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Fun stuff Hoppers win 4-1 behind an absolute gem from Barone. Game only lasted barely 2 hours.

 

Don't have much time so going to give the cliff notes.

 

Barone went 8 2/3 giving up one run on two hits(I think). He struck out somewhere around 9. He had a perfect game through 7 and a 1/3 then walked a batter and gave a double. His fastball is 87-90 mph with a bunch of movement on it. His offspeed stuff is pretty nasty. He completely embarrassed some of those hitters and I mean they looked like high schoolers facing a major leaguer. It was that bad. The Intimidaters are pretty bad anyways. Barone was obviously tiring towards the end of the game. They started to hit the ball a lot better off of him. I imagine his pitch count was way up there as the reason why they pulled him after a walk in the 9th.

 

Gaby with a two run shot that earned a fan $500 dollars for the first hit and runs of the game. He deserves a promotion. I'm guessing they are keeping him around until after the All Star Break in June. Maybe in hopes of clinching a playoff berth. I dunno. He should have been promoted already and that's really the only reason beyond there's no room in Jupiter for him.( I don't know if there is or not. Just suggesting)

 

Septimo is the man. I'm really starting to like this guy. He made a couple more fantastic plays in the field. In the 5 games I've been to he hasn't made an error, but I think he has made 6 or 7. He must have Robert Andino disease. Make the tough plays and screw up some easy ones. Anyways he hit an opposite field homer which was a bomb. Also, beat out an infield hit but the umpire called him out. Oh well.

 

Van Houten I think hit an opposite field homer. I think it was him. I could be wrong. He also had a double.

 

Those were the only four hits for the Hoppers on the night, but it was enough.

 

Greg Burns once again looks a little lost at the plate. Hopefully he can pull out of it.

 

Kris Harvey earned a walk. Good to see. His ratio is ridiculously bad I think.

 

****Barone should be promoted pretty soon here

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Thanks for the report:)

 

I was gonna ask you for your thoughts on Barone so this saved an extra post too. Will be interesting to follow him now, numbers wise he has had arguably the best year of any pitcher in our system so far.

 

I get the feeling that Gaby Sanchez might be skipping the FSL altogether and moving up to Carolina later this year.

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Thanks for the report:)

 

I was gonna ask you for your thoughts on Barone so this saved an extra post too. Will be interesting to follow him now, numbers wise he has had arguably the best year of any pitcher in our system so far.

 

I get the feeling that Gaby Sanchez might be skipping the FSL altogether and moving up to Carolina later this year.

 

I would really like to see that.

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Its possible the reason he is still in low A is because they are still working on his defense and trying different spots. Thing is though he seems to have settled into mostly just playing first base, which is probably his best spot, even if its not the most helpful for the organisation.

 

Its not an issue for now, we'll get a better feel for how we shape our depth wise as an organisation in the winter, once Jacobs etc all have a full season of play to look at and judge.

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Greensboro is one of the best places to play in all of the minors! New Park, locker rooms, etc... and 7-10 thousand fans a night. It is a little home run friendly. that could have some thing to do with the numbers. I think its still early for promotions but some of the Hoppers are lookin' Great. What a confidence builder! Keep it up Guys !

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