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Minor Leaguers: Hernandez, Redmond, and Hicks

Posted on: June 15, 2008 6:07 pm

SP,Todd Redmond: ERA 3.42, W-L 7-2, BAA .267, K's 70, BB 13

Looks good all around. Wasn't expecting the K's. His best pitch is the change up. He's doing well at a pretty high level (double A)

OF, Gorkys Hernandez: BA .303, OBP .363, SLG .493, HR 3, RBI 18, SB 6, CS 1

Gorkys is looking good at class A. He's certaintly got some wheels on him, and he's actually hitting for some pop. I like it.

SS, Brandon Hicks: BA .243, OBP .340, SLG .504, HR 12, RBI 35, SB 9, CS 2

Shortstop is not a position of need for the Braves, what with Escobar and Lillibridge well ahead of Hicks on the org. depth chart, but his power speed combo is impressive.

Well, I'm starting to run out of prospects. The next segments will be more along the lines of players like Tyler Flowers.

Category: MLB

Since: Jan 29, 2008
Posted on: July 6, 2008 9:22 pm

Minor Leaguers: Hernandez, Redmond, and Hicks

I'm usually very much in favor of going one way or the other, and going all the way with it. Be decisive. But I don't think this is a situation where that is needed. We can develope the young guys in the minors and go for gold at the major league level. As long as we resign Tex, we don't have any big needs on the minor leage level. As long as the Braves don't empty the system going after a Matt Holliday, they have a very bright future. Pretty much all the positions on the field are taken care of for years to come. SS, 2B, 1B, LF, CF, RF, C, it's all taken care of. We aren't in a situation where we have to give up on this year to win in the future. I'd stick with the team we have, maybe introduce a couple supporting pieces if the Braves are in a spot where they can really contend past the trade deadline. So I don't think a decision is needed here. Let the prospects do their thing in the minors, so they will truly be ready when they come up, and let the MLB players do their thing and try to win a world series. Jordan Schafer is the name I've heard thrown about a lot as someone that should be called up, and as much as I would like to see him in the majors, he's not ready. He's holding his own in AA, but he needs to truly excell for an extended period of time before we see him, IMO.

Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: July 6, 2008 12:23 am

Minor Leaguers: Hernandez, Redmond, and Hicks

14, I think we share most of the same ideas about the Braves. So I figured i'd ask you straight up.  What do you think about getting the team set up for the future by playing some more of youth?

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