Friday, June 19, 2009

Syracuse Sycophants "down on the farm"

The next report takes us to big orange country. We got to Syracuse hoping to find some players making noise, and we were not disappointed. Now for the report on the Sycophants.

1. Midre Berroa ..... Midre is a 5 pitch pitcher with so-so control, decent stamina, nice splits, and the will to produce. He is currently in AAA, after 3 season in the majors. He is 6-2 with a 3.00 ERA. In 60 innings, he has given up 53 hits, 4 homers, 23 walks, while fanning 54.

2. Rodney Wolcott ..... Rodney may never make the major leagues, but he sure will enjoy his time in the minors. In 16 innings, he has given up 15 hits, 2 homers, 9 walks, and 13 strike outs. Rodney has so so control, splits, splits, but he gets the job done. He is 5-1 with a 1.13 ERA.

3. Larry Sturtze..... Larry is tearing it up in AAA again. He is hitting .376, with 10 doubles , 2 triples, 4 homers, and 23 runs batted in. He should be a very good major league producer really soon. He had good power, decent contact, great batting eye, and very good splits.

4. Skip Jeffcoat.... Skip is a very exciting player. He has good contact, streaky power, decent splits, and a decent batter's eye. In AAA he has 9 doubles, 4 triples, 22 RBI's , and he has a .396 OBP. He has walked 23 times, fanned 25, and has 6 stolen bases.

5.Jamie Jang.... Jamie is going to be a fine ML player in the future seasons. He hits for average, adequate power, and loves to hit the ball in the gaps. He has 19 doubles, 2 triples, 16 homers, and 65 RBI'S in just 56 games. He has a .408 OBP while walking 26 times and fanning 30.

6.Brian Lieber..... Brian is doing a great job in AA so far this season. He has 16 doubles, 3 triples, 7 homers, 44 RBI'S and a .341 average. In the midst of a 14 game hitting streak, Lieber continues to get on base any way he can. His OBP is.426. He has 8 stolen base, 26 walks, and only fanned 35 in just over 230 at bats. He is a good contact hitter, good against right handed pitchers, and a good base runner.

7. Jesus Guerrero..... Jesus is hitting .324 down in AA. He has 19 doubles,3 triples, 8 homers, 54 RBI'S, and a lofty .406 OBP. He has walked 29 times, while fanning 36 times in just over 215 at bats. Jesus is not flashy by no means. He had so so numbers all around, but he preforms very well.

8.Vin Henson..... Vin is producing extremely well after his demotion. He got demoted from AAA to High A, a very hard slap in the face. Vin is a speedy player, that loves to slap the ball around. He does not hit for power, or for extra bases hits. He will get on base and cause problems though. He has 6 doubles, 1 triple, 2 homers, 35 RBI'S, and 20 stolen bases. He also has a .347 average and a .445 OBP.

9.Hal Benoit.....Hal "don't call me Chris" Benoit is another guy I feel for. Despite spending his 4th season in Low A, he keeps a positive attitude toward the owner. In 20 innings, he has given up 21 hits, 1 homer, 7 walks, and 26 strikeouts. He is 3-0 with 2 saves, and a lofty 0.89 ERA.

10. Marty Carter..... Marty " don't welcome me back" Carter is another player that has been demoted recently. After 3 or 4 seasons in AA, he was dropped to Low A. He is hitting .362 with a heavy .447 OBP. In 221 at bats, he has 20 doubles, 1 triple, 4 homers, 31 RBI'S, while walking 28 times. He has fanned 35, but that is not bad at all. He has average ratings around the board. He proves that you don't have to be a superstar to preform well.

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