Thoughts and pictures of my local minor league baseball team the New York Penn League Connecticut Tigers; a Detriot farm team. We'll still be looking at former Navigators/Defenders players along the way....

Monday, October 12, 2009

Matt Yourkin....

The lefty reliever was 6-2 in 50 games pitching to a 2.42 ERA over 63.1 IP. He allowed 52 hits, issued 26 BBS and had 72 Ks. He finished the season as the team's closer notching 8 saves.


Blogger thehondohurricane said...

Will Lingo has some interesting points about Minor League attendance in the current issue of BA. Generally, in 2009, attendance was down unless there was a new market or new stadium . I found one comment regarding new markets interesting/amusing. He wrote, "And if you think Richmond fans are going to be excited about coming back out to The Diamond, we would respectfully disagree." One can only wish!

Another interesting tid bit in Giantics (same issue) by Andy Baggarly regarding Bumgarner's call up to SF. "... and he was getting ready to pitch the opener (EL PLAY OFFS) when the Giants flipped the script. They decided to call him up Sept 8 to add another lefthanded arm to their bullpen, and when Tim Lincecum needed to miss a start with a sore back, Bumgarner had roughly four hours to prepare for his major league debut."
Certainly a different twist as opposed to the reason we were given earlier. I believe Baggarly only because it gave the Giants one last chance to stick it to Norwich.

Finally, I didn't know Brandon Crawford would be going to the Azl Fall League. I never liked this guy, mostly because of losing Bocock to make room for him, but I don't see him as a high level prospect either. Too many K's.

1:44 PM

Blogger AR fan said...

I found Crawford to be very impressive defensively but this is not 1975 anymore and everyone expects offense out of that position now. No more Mark Belangers and Eddie Brinkmans playing 160 games and hitting .230 or less.

2:21 PM

Blogger thehondohurricane said...

In 108 games Crawford had a team high 100 K's (Mooney was # 2 with 77 in 114 games) and tied Bond with 14 E's in 22 fewer games then Brock. He certainly wasn;t the worst SS ever to appear at Dodd, but I never felt he lived up to his hype. Quite likely, he will improve with experience, but we'll never see it.

By the way, Ed Brinkman was a career .220 +/- hitter, but hit in the .260's the two years he played for Ted Williams. Coaching can make a difference.

12:40 AM

Blogger AR fan said...

Very good range resulted in some tough chances and, consequently, more errors for Brandon. I would bet he averaged more chances per game than Brock, which could speak to his above average range.

4:12 PM


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