Sunday, July 11, 2010

Futures Game Running Diary: Bottom 5

Henderson Alvarez comes in to pitch for the world team. I had never heard of Alvarex before today. A 6' right-hander, Alvarez sat between 92-96mph with his fastball. His changeup seemed fine and slider looked average. His size and violent delivery shout "reliever". Don't know how his arm would hold up over a 200 inning major league season.

Scrolling across the bottom of the screen: Cleveland Caveliers interested in Josh Childress and Kyle Lowry. I love Lowry, but the Cavs seem destined for a top 4 pick next season. You deserved better, Cleveland.

Eric Hosmer picks up his 3rd hit of the game. He's made contact with some pitches that Vlad Guerrero would scoff at. He is an early MVP candidate.

Angels top prospect Hank Conger (a switch hitting catcher) hit a HR. His swing is cool; a David Ortiz kind of flare to it. Conger is a fine hitter with lots of raw power, but is fringe average defensively. He'll be able to stay behind the plate if he stays in shape. Nice to see him hit one out in front of mostly Angels fans.

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