Originally posted by OregonDuckNiner:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
Great performance today in a big 3-game series for Augusta's Kendry Flores. 8 innings, 1 ER, only 5 hits allowed, no walks and 15 Ks! He leads all South Atlantic League qualified starters in K's (134), WHIP by a wide margin (0.94 before his start today), is 2nd in FIP (.282) and is now 3rd in ERA (.265).
Statistically, he's been the best overall starter on Augusta's staff (which includes top prospects Chris Stratton and Martin Agosta) and at 21 is the second youngest starter (only 2 months older than Joan Gregorio). Definitely someone to keep an eye on.
I wish everyone on the major league roster stayed the same, but all of our top pitching prospects magically developed 2 years ahead of schedule. If only...
I should've also noted that Flores shut down a pretty good Lexington team which has some big names on it...Raul Mondesi (yes, the son of RM Sr., went 1-5), Bubba Starling (5th player taken overall in 2011, Flores struck him out 3 times today) and Hunter Dozier (taken 8th overall this year, Flores struck him out twice).
The most interesting question(s) about some of these prospects is, who will be used as trade chips and what could they get in return? To me, that's as important as having them make our major league roster. Some of these guys might never start for us, but if they can net us a solid LF or a long-term solution at 3rd, they would've served their purpose.
[ Edited by GhostofFredDean74 on Aug 21, 2013 at 12:33 PM ]