Hak-Ju Lee, SS, Rays (Double-A Montgomery)
Lee had a breakout year in 2010, but it was mitigated a bit by an ugly final month's showing at Double-A. Those struggles continued at the beginning of 2012, but he seems to have found his stroke; with two-hit games on Saturday and Sunday, he's now 12-for-25 in his last six games to lift his averages up to a more respectable .248/.315/.327. To be certain, Lee needs to hit. He has below average power and, while he has good plate discipline, he's not exactly a walk machine, so much of his value revolves around his batting average and plus speed. Any offensive production will make Lee quite valuable, as he's not just a true shortstop, but a good one. Again, he needs to hit.
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Injuries last year cost clubs $487 million -- or about $16 million per team. The bill since 2008 for players who can't play is $1.9 billion.
In the Yankees-Rays series, the Rays were credited with 4 Defensive Runs Saved. The Yankees defense was charged with -6 Runs Saved
Is this likely?
In the Bowling Green game today, the box score says that the 4 BG pitchers did the following;
Floethe: 5 IP, 31 pitches, 30 strikes (3 H, 6 Ks)
Carpenter: 1 IP, 4 pitches, 4 strikes (1 H)
Partridge: 2 IP, 7 pitches, 7 strikes (1 H)
Hubbard: 1 IP, 7 pitches, 7 strikes (2 Ks)
No DPs are mentioned.
Incidentally, the 3 South Bend pitchers were almost as efficient.
Friedman is walking on a razor’s edge, and the only reason we don’t notice is because he’s made it look so gosh-darned easy. But unless the Rays’ underlying financial situation changes somehow over the next couple years — a new stadium deal would change this ranking a lot — their long-term outlook is as clouded as ever. Friedman and Co. will keep the Rays as competitive as possible for as long as possible, but nobody can fight against the current indefinitely.
@RMooneyTrib #Rays minor leaguer P Matt Bush arrested tonight for leaving the scene of an accident with injury