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The Scrapperbook: 7/20/2012-7/26/2012

The Scrapperbook: 7/20/2012-7/26/2012
July 27, 2012
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Where We Stand in Week Six:

Overall Record: 19-18 (4-3 this week), Fourth place, 4.0 games behind Auburn.

Week Six Games:

20 @ Jamestown, L 7-9 (WP: R. Newell; LP: J. Wagoner; SV: N. Wittgren)
(Completion of game suspended on 7/19/12) Recap Box
20 @ Jamestown, W 2-1 (WP: J. Lee; LP: H. Reyes; SV: R. Homblert) Game Story Recap Box
21 vs. Jamestown, L 2-5 (WP: R. Del Orbe; LP: J. Sisco; SV: F. Reed) Game Story Recap Box
22 vs. Jamestown, W 2-1 (WP: R. Homblert; LP: M. Fermin) Game Story Recap Box
23 @ Williamsport, W 3-1 (WP: R. Merritt; LP: L. Gonzalez; SV: C. Penny) Game Story Recap Box
24 @ Williamsport, W 9-3 (WP: L. Morel; LP: N. Hanson) Game Story Recap Box
25 vs. Staten Island, L 2-8 (WP: G. Encinas; LP: J. Lee; SV: J. Pazos) Game Story Recap Box
26 vs. Staten Island, Postponed: Rain

The Transactions:

7/25/2012: OF Logan Vick assigned to Mahoning Valley Scrappers.

The Good:

  • CF Tyler Naquin has shown more pop in his bat of late, hitting for a double in each of his past four games. While he's still without a homer this season, he does has ten extra base hits (8 2B, 2 3B). Naquin is never going to be a guy who is going to be known for his power, but he has gap power to compensate for it and I'm not overly concerned about it.
  • Although RHP Luis DeJesus wasn't as impressive and dominant as he has been in his past start, he still turned in yet another quality start. He went 5 innings, allowing 4 hits and an earned run, while walking 2 and striking out a batter. For the season, he's 3-0 with a 1.42 ERA. In 38 innings pitched, he's allowed 26 hits, 6 ER/9 R, and has walked 10, while striking out 25. Opposing hitters have a mere .191 average against him.

The Bad:

  • Fielding continues to be a huge issue with this team, as they committed 15 errors this past week. As I mentioned last week, this is a young team that is going to make mistakes. At a certain point, however, adjustments need to be made. 
  • C Charlie Valerio has cooled off since his fast start to the season. In his past ten games, he's hitting .235. In that time span, he does have a triple and two home runs, but he also has 11 strike outs, as well.
  • 2B Joseph Wendle has also been in a little funk of late. This past week, he hit .150 (3-20). His overall stats for the season still are rather impressive (.313 AVG, .376 OBP, .509 SLG, .885 OPS).
  • Last week, it seemed like OF Aaron Siligia has been figuring things out. This week, however, he probably had one of his worst weeks as a professional, hitting just .100 (2-20) and over his past ten games it doens't look much better, as he's hit .158 with a .179 OBP, .211 SLG, and .390 OPS.

Prospect Value Trends:

  • UP: Jake Sisco, He's done everything the organization as asked and more this season. He's worked himself potentially being one of the top ten prospects in the organization and is looking like the player we were hoping for when we drafted him in the third round.
  • UP: Joseph Wendle, While he had a rough week last week, overall he's still been impressive in all aspects of his game and deserves an All Star game nod.
  • UP: Luis DeJesus, He struggled in Lake County this year, but has really rebounded in Mahoning Valley and been a bright spot in the Scrappers rotation all season long.
  • EVEN: Tyler Naquin, He got off to a fast start, but since then, he's leveled off. His fielding has been top notch, but you'd like to see him hitting for a little more power (which will come), and stealing a few more bases. His average is also not quite where everyone would like it, but he's also done nothing to hurt his value either.
  • DOWN: Robbie Aviles, As a starter, things weren't quite clicking for Aviles. He struggled with his command and often looked shaken on the mound. When he did have command, he was quite hittable and since then, he's been coming out of the bullpen.

Looking Ahead:

27 vs. Staten Island, 6:05 PM
27 vs. Staten Island, TBD
28 vs. Brooklyn, 7:05 PM
29 vs. Brooklyn, 5:05 PM
30 vs. Brooklyn, 7:05 PM
1 @ Vermont, 7:05 PM
2 @ Vermont, 7:05 PM
3 @ Vermont, 7:05 PM

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