Corey Seager Promoted to Rancho Cucamonga

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I don’t usually — by which I mean, ever — make posts about low-level minor leaguers getting promoted or demoted, but the Dodgers don’t usually have prospects like Corey Seager, either.

Tonight, we learn via Hugh Bernreuter of Mlive.com that the 2012 first-round pick is leaving the low-A Great Lakes Loons to join the high-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. Seager, 19, is hitting .309/.389/.529 for the Loons while collecting all sorts of accolades from prospect pundits, though even that excellent line doesn’t tell the full story. He missed nearly all of May with a hamstring pull, and since returning he’s put up a .335/.423/.605 line in 45 games. So, yeah, the bat is for real, and he’s managed to stick at shortstop longer than anyone expected.

As we know, Rancho plays in a high offense environment, so it’ll be fun to see him perform there. That said, the Quakes season ends one month from tonight, so barring a big surprise, expect to see him starting next year there as well. If all goes well, that puts him in Double-A at some point in 2014… and maybe it’s not out of the question to see him in the bigs in late 2015.

That’s all getting ahead of ourselves, of course. For now, one of the brightest stars in the Dodger system — I would place him ahead of Zach Lee & Joc Pederson, though there’s understandably disagreement there — is moving on up.

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KMT59
KMT59

Cubs manager Dale Sveum said that Julio Borbon was designated for assignment because of his base running error yesterday. He apparently has done that before. And if you're a fringe player, it doesn't help to do stupid things. Because teams can always find another guy to play like you who isn't going to make that mistake.

Tired Math Cat
Tired Math Cat

"But learning when to throw balls on purpose was a big deal too — in the minors it was just “how hard can I throw it and how far away from hitter can I put it,” because they swung at everything. “Against one team, I had 11 strikeouts the first time out, then 13, then 15. Six starts in, and I had 45 strikeouts against one team. You’d think they’d stop swinging at the slider low and away and they never did,” Straily said of his time in the minors. In the big leagues, many of those sliders low and away just elicit an “eh.” "

I've noticed this when watching minor league games. I find it interesting and one of the reasons I'm a huge supporter of an adjustment period (such as with Magill). 

TheConman
TheConman

@KMT59 yup. if you're gonna try and steal 3rd, down 4 runs in the 9th, you better make sure that ball gets all the way to the backstop.

DBrim
DBrim moderator

@Catfishin Eh. I don't think that's really significant.

Purple Drank
Purple Drank

@DKDodgers to be fair, AJ gets regular days off and Uribe really hasn't played 3 days in a row for a while. I can favor sitting Mark Ellis against right handers more. I just wish if AGone was going to sit, that it'd be against a lefty.

DBrim
DBrim moderator

@Catfishin I do, but my PS3 hasn't been on since March.

DBrim
DBrim moderator

@Catfishin Probably going in a box today so it can be packed for the move.

Purple Drank
Purple Drank

@SpaceDodger (optimistic math lion) @Purple Enhanced Drank (PED) @dodgersdan @Disgruntled Goat  @DKDodgers This is not true, Amy. As a math person you know of the transitive property, that states that if A = B and B = C, then A = C. However, in this case, that property does not apply, since there are plethora of reasons for which Adrian Gonzalez was scratched. In fact, I can claim that since Don put Gonzalez in the lineup today, that Gonzalez was alive today (since you have to be alive to be in the lineup) and therefore, Gonzalez was not dead last night.