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Scott Seabol and Brett Carroll homer, but the Topes lose 7-6 to the 51s

  • Robert Andino: 0/4 r bb k sb(17)
  • Reggie Abercrombie: 1/5 r 2b k
  • John Gall: 2/4 r rbi
  • Val Pascucci: 0/3 r bb 2k
  • Scott Seabol: 3/3 r hr(25) 3rbi
  • Brett Carroll: 2/4 r 2b hr(13) 2rbi k
  • Wes Obermueller: 4ip 6h 4r(3er) 5bb 4k
  • Harvey Garcia: 1ip 3h 2r(1er) 0bb k
  • Ben Julianel: (L, 2-1) 2ip 1h 1r(1er) bb 5k hr
  • Erasmo Ramirez: 1ip 2h 0r 0bb 0k

Jai Miller homers 3 times in Carolina's 12-5 win over Tennessee

  • Eric Riggs: 1/5 r k
  • Chase Lambin: 1/4 r bb k
  • Lee Mitchell: 1/4 r bb 2k
  • Grant Psomas: 2/5 2r
  • Jai Miller: 3/4 3r 3hr(9,10,11) 7rbi bb k.... hellooooooo
  • Brad Davis: 4/5 2doubles 3rbi k
  • Jesus Delgado: 2ip 2h 1r(1er) 0bb k
  • Jimmy Serrano: (W, 4-1) 3.2ip 3h 1r(1er) 0bb 3k hr
  • Craig Molldrem: 1.1ip 0h 0r bb 2k
  • Scott Tyler: 2ip 2h 3r(3er) 4bb 3k hr

Josh Johnson pitches well in his rehab assignment as Jupiter wins 5-4 in 10

  • Kris Harvey: 2/4 bb 2k sb(5)
  • Andy Jenkins: 0/5 r rbi
  • Gaby Sanchez: 1/3 r rbi bb
  • JT Restko: 1/4 r bb 2k
  • Chris Coghlan: 0/2.... hitting just .167
  • Colin Roberson: 1/4 r 3k
  • Josh Johnson: 3ip 0h 0r 0bb 4k
  • Derell McCall: 4.1ip 3h 3r(2er) 0bb 3k
  • Wes Letson: 0ip 1h 1r(0er) 0bb 0k
  • Kurt Koehler: .2ip 0h 0r bb 0k
  • Jeff Gogal: (W, 4-2) 2ip 0h 0r 0bb k

Greg Burns hits his 5th homeruns in Greensboro's 2-1 win over Delmarva

  • John Raynor: 1/4 bb k sb(47)
  • Scott Cousins: 2/3 2b bb.... on fiyah... up to .291
  • Spike McDougal: 0/3 r bb 2k
  • Logan Morrison: 0/4 k
  • Jacob Blackwood: 1/3 2b rbi
  • Chris Hatcher: 1/3 3bb sb(8)
  • Daniel Garcia: 0/3 bb 2k
  • Greg Burns: 1/4 r hr(5) rbi 3k
  • Kyle Winters: (W, 5-1) 7ip 7h 1r(1er) bb 5k
  • Brad Stone: 1ip 1h 0r 0bb 2k
  • Blake Jones: (S,18) 1ip 0h 0r 0bb 2k

Jamestown loses to Lowell, 8-6

  • Ryan Curry: 0/3 rbi bb k
  • Bryan Petersen: 1/4 rbi bb k
  • Torre Langley: 1/4 rbi
  • Ben Lasater: 0/4 bb
  • Dustin Kaats: 0/1 2r 2bb
  • Thomas Hickman: 0/2 r bb k
  • Osvaldo Martinez: 1/3 r 2b rbi bb k
  • Tyler Belcher: 0/3 rbi
  • Lucas Waters: 0/3
  • Carlos Faria: (L, 1-2) 3.2ip 3h 5r(4er) 4bb 2k
  • Andrew Battisto: 1.2ip 3h 1r(1er) 0bb 0k hr
  • Andy Jackson: 2.2ip 3h 2r(0er) 0bb k
  • Andrew Alsup: 1ip 0h 0r 0bb 2k

GCL Marlins were off.

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Jai Miller just moved up a spot or two on the prospect ladder after tonight's game. The guy really is still young and playing a premier position in Double A. It would be nice to have a true prospect out there in CF. Awesome.

 

Nice to see Scott Cousins on fire too. I want him or Raynor promoted soon!

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Jai Miller just moved up a spot or two on the prospect ladder after tonight's game. The guy really is still young and playing a premier position in Double A. It would be nice to have a true prospect out there in CF. Awesome.

 

Nice to see Scott Cousins on fire too. I want him or Raynor promoted soon!

 

Both hopefully soon.

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wow looking into the numbers Jai has had a very good season except for May (.122 /.232 /.256) but other than May he's hit atleast .300 every other month and with his lowest obp for those months being .392 and his lowest slg being .495.

 

April .302 /.392 /.524 /.916

May .122 /.232 /.256 /.488

June .355 /.412 /.495 /.906

July .322 /.403 /.661 / 1.064

 

His strikeouts are still high but Jai has turned his career around especially when you look how bad he was at Jupiter last year. Has he finally figured it out? :mis2

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Jai Miller - 6'4 - 195lbs - 22 years old - Bats: Right - Throws: RightJai MillerABRXBHHRSBBBAVGOBPSLGGCL Marlins1461761915.199.279.260Jamestown4353013.233.292.302Greensboro3905130121132.205.273.351Greensboro4156929131657.207.305.345Jupiter344401802445.209.308.267Jai Miller was the first three sport All Star in Alabama prep history. He had signed a letter of intent to go to Stanford, where he would play wide receiver and point guard. The Marlins drafted him in the 4th round (113) of the 2003 amateur draft. He fell a bit because teams believed he really wanted to play the other two sports in college. Area scout Dave Dangler had a strong relationship with Jai's father, and this allowed the Marlins to sign him for $250,000. Jai has had alot to deal with, as his mother and grandmother were tragically killed in a car accident, but he decided to continue on his dream to play professionally.Based on size alone, the 6'4 right hander drew many comparisons to former Marlins outfielder, Preston Wilson. Blessed with a quick pair of hands this has translated into fantastic bat speed with Jai. There isn't a fastball that can be thrown by him. Unfortunately, opposing pitchers know this, so they throw him a stead diet of breaking balls. Miller was rated as having a 70 speed (20/80 scale). He has been timed as fast as 4.05 from home to first base. Even though he has that tremendous speed, this has not translated into a great stolen base success rate. His problem is that he doesn't get good enough jumps from first base, and I'm sure he has been working on it.Always one who was a strikeout machine, he decided to not a hit a homerun every at bat and just put the ball in play. On the one hand, his strikeouts went down for the third straight year (163-139-115) but on the flipside, he hit zero homeruns. We all know the Florida State League isn't exactly a hitter's paradise, but it's shocking to think he wouldn't "luck" into a homerun last season. While he does strikeout too much still, he does walk alot, and that is definitely a promising sign. Over the past two seasons, Jai's walk rate(OBP-AVG) has been .098 and .099 which are both awesome. The bad part is that he can seem to hit a high enough average where his walk rate looks that much better. Never projected to win a batting title, he needs to find a way to hit atleast .260. If he can get his average around that level, he becomes a much more valuable prospect because he can take a walk.In the outfield, he is almost too fast. Because of his world class speed, Jai tends to drift under balls, instead of running to a spot and waiting for the ball to get there. He has a very strong arm, although he has an odd grip which tends to make the ball fade a bit. He has no problems running to either side, or straight back to the wall, but he needs to improve coming in on low liners and bloops. This is obviously a huge season for Jai's prospect status. Just turning 22 in January, he will make his debut in Carolina this year. If he can improve the batting average and show the power he was possessed, he could see himself vault up the prospect hot list.Update: Jai has played 92 games so far in Carolina this year and in his 297 at bats, he is hitting .273/.355/.468 in his breakout campaign. His 11 homeruns are just 2 under his career-high set two seasons ago in Greensboro. Hard to believe this is a guy who didn't even "luck" into a big fly last year in Jupiter. He still is striking out alot (92) but his walk rate is still good with 37.He has very impressive monthly splits too.Jai MillerABRXBHHRSOBBAVGOBPSLGApril639832010.302.392.524May828722811.122.232.256June93992288.355.412.495July5910104168.322.403.661Totals2973635119237.273.355.468From suspect to legit prospect in about 3.5 months. Not too bad. Hopefully he can keep it up the rest of the year and head to the AFL and then the PCL in 2008.

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With his speed and arm would you say he might be an above average defender in CF?

for sure

 

 

He would make a perfect #8 hitter if he can play an above average CF. Can take a walk yet is obviously very aggressive. That is what you need in front of the pitcher.

 

If he keeps this up the rest of the year and we don't make a move, I see no reason why he can't be the frontrunner heading into ST 08. Great to see a guy develop like that.

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With his speed and arm would you say he might be an above average defender in CF?

for sure

 

 

He would make a perfect #8 hitter if he can play an above average CF. Can take a walk yet is obviously very aggressive. That is what you need in front of the pitcher.

 

If he keeps this up the rest of the year and we don't make a move, I see no reason why he can't be the frontrunner heading into ST 08. Great to see a guy develop like that.

I still think he's a year away (meaning late 2008 at best)

 

As of right now, I think Brett Carroll is a huge frontrunner for next season

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FWIW His numbers match up really well with a Mike Cameron. Much moreso than a Preston. The power wasn't there early, struck out a lot, finally broke thru with some power at about 22 in double A. Jai walks more though. By 23 Cameron was an uber prospect in triple A, putting up an OPS over a 1000. I see no reason to believe Jai couldn't do that in the PCL.

 

http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/C/Mike-Cameron.shtml

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