Thursday, June 18, 2009

Wichita Linemen "down on the farm"

Now it is time for the Wichita Linemen's report in the minors. Rumor has it, they got their name from Glen Campbell. I twas either that or Galveston, but the owner choose Wichita. Anyway let's get going with the report.

1. Vinny Newman..... Vinny "don't call me Paul" Newman is a player who will make some noise in the Big leagues. He has good control, stamina, splits, 4-5 pitches, and most of all experience. Vinny has had 1 season in the ML , and did fairly well. Right now in AAA he is 5-1 with a 3.22 ERA. In 73 innings, he surrendered 75 hits, 5 homers, 29 walks, while fanning 57.

2.Freddy Lee.... Freddy is getting settle in AAA, now in his 4th season down there. He is doing very well this season. He has a 1-0 record with a 0.93 ERA. In 29 innings, he has given up 18 hits, 1 homer, 6 walks, while fanning 25. He has good splits, decent stamina, good control, and 4 pitches to challenge the hitters with.

3. Marv Ojeda.... Marv is becoming a very dominant closer in AAA. In his 4th season in AAA, this is the best he has performed. He is 13 for 14 in save chances, with a dazzling 0.83 ERA. In 21 innings, he has issued 13 hits, 1 homer, 7 walks, while striking out 19. He has good control, and 3 decent pitches.

4.Quinn Gload....... Gload is in AA and doing a very nice job thus far this season. He is 1-2 with 1 save combined in High A and AA this season. In 39 innings, he has given up 33 hits, 2 homers, 8 homers, while fanning 37.

5.Benito Rincon ...... Benito is a pitcher who can really make an impact someday in the big leagues. He has good stamina, control, decent splits, 4 pitches, 1 being a very good 4 seam fastball. In Low A he is 6-2 with a 3.00 ERA. In 72 innings, he has given up 66 hits, 7 homers, 22 walks, while fanning 68.

6.Donald Flores...... Donald is in High A, and doing very well this season. He has 19 doubles, 1 triple, 5 homers, 39 RBI'S, while posting a .327 average. His OBP is .394, which is really good.

7.Heinie Olmos..... Have no earthly idea where his name came from, and I don't want to imagine. With 23 doubles, 4 triples, 9 homers, 47 RBI'S , and 8 stolen bases. He is hitting.291, with a OBP of .358. He has walked 21 walks, while fanning 39. He has good power, good contact, decent splits, and a decent batting eye. If he cuts down on his strikeouts, he will be just fine.

8.Haywood Moran...... Haywood is in AAA now after recently being promoted from AA. He hit .354 with 10 doubles, 7 homers, while driving in 37 runs in AA. He walked 23 times while fanning 35, giving him an OBP of.425. Moran may never make a big name for himself in the major leagues, but he sure will give it a go when called upon.

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