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Pretty uninspiring.
 

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So our elite, can't-believe-he-came-to-school recruit from 2017 is hitting .198 for the Wisconsin Woodchucks. The guys on the team with Toral and Quinones have to be thinking "these guys play for Miami???"
 

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So our elite, can't-believe-he-came-to-school recruit from 2017 is hitting .198 for the Wisconsin Woodchucks. The guys on the team with Toral and Quinones have to be thinking "these guys play for Miami???"
Not a good sign.
 

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Amditis is done for the summer (not injured). He finished with a .333 average (7 for 21) in 8 games. All his hits were singles. He had 6K/1BB. He didn’t commit any errors, and doesn’t appear to have been charged with a passed ball. He did allow 7 stolen bases.
 

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Cloonan is also done. He finished with a .290 average (9 for 31) with 9K/8BB. On the mound he pitched 3.2 innings with a 2.45 ERA. He walked five while striking out three.
 

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Nice turnaround of late from Jeremy Cook. In the past week he’s made three appearances for a total of 6 IP. In that stretch he’s picked up two wins, given up just three hits, and hasn’t allowed a run. Most notably he has recorded 13 strikeouts while only walking one batter. On a more negative note, he has committed three errors in just nine appearances.

His ERA has been cut from a high of 11.57 to 4.50, his WHIP is down from 2.17 to 1.42, and his OBA is now .196 from an earlier .278.
 
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So our elite, can't-believe-he-came-to-school recruit from 2017 is hitting .198 for the Wisconsin Woodchucks. The guys on the team with Toral and Quinones have to be thinking "these guys play for Miami???"
Quinones hit almost .300 as a Freshman.

And as a lightly regarded, bottom of a recruiting class kind of guy.
 
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Well isn't that just a ray of sunshine.
You mentioned him with Toral which was silly as usual.

I get the Toral criticism but it's never accompanied by praise for the more lightly regarded guys like Quinones and Escala who played above their hype.
 

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You mentioned him with Toral which was silly as usual.

I get the Toral criticism but it's never accompanied by praise for the more lightly regarded guys like Quinones and Escala who played above their hype.
Do you understand that this thread is about summer ball?
 
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Do you understand that this thread is about summer ball?
I know that you will make ridiculous claims about small sample sizes.

I'm sure Quinones is the first guy EVER from Miami to have a bad summer, though. And of course the responses from his summer teammates would be some snarky comment about him going to Miami.
 

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I know that you will make ridiculous claims about small sample sizes.

I'm sure Quinones is the first guy EVER from Miami to have a bad summer, though. And of course the responses from his summer teammates would be some snarky comment about him going to Miami.
He's not even the only guy on his Woodchuck team to have a bad summer. Put that together with all the other bad summers right now and things are really looking up for next year.
 
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Jeremy Cook was selected to play in the Valley League All Star Game on Sunday. He was also selected to play on the Valley League showcase team later this month.

He threw three more scoreless innings this week. For the summer, Cook is now 3-0 with a 3.60 ERA in 15 IP. He has 27K/12BB.
 

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Ray Gil is now playing for the Winchester Royals in the Valley League after batting just .115 (3 for 26) with 14 Ks in the Cape Cod League. Two of the three hits came on opening night. He's just 1 for 5 in his first few Valley League at-bats. His lone hit was a homerun, which I believe is just the second by any of our players this summer. A disappointing summer for Gil to say the least. Hopefully the Valley League will help him rebuild some confidence heading into the fall.

Gabe Rivera is batting .244 (11 for 45) in 14 games for Harwich. He's still striking out too much with 17K/2BB, but is generally holding his own (he's right on the team batting average at the moment). He hasn't committed an error yet, which is notable given his struggles holding onto routine flyouts last season.

Greg Veliz has been great so far this summer for Chatham. He's made 7 appearances out of the bullpen with a 1.63 ERA and 19K/4BB in 11 IP. He has a 1-1 record and has picked up a save. Based on his summer performance, Veliz may be the best candidate for the closer role if Gates and Cecconi both make a case to start this fall alongside McKendry and McMahon.

After getting off to a great start in his first three outings, Tyler Keysor has struggled in his last three. His summer numbers are 0-2 with a 5.68 ERA in 6.1 IP. He has 8K/3BB.

Northwoods League
Toral seems to have finally broken out of his slump. His average is back up to .223 (25 for 112) after a three hit night. He has hits in 7 of his last 9 games. First base is certainly wide open heading into the fall with Toral and Gil's struggles this summer. If Gates does turn out to be a two-way player this season, Perfect Game has him listed as a first basemen.

Quinones has not turned the corner. He's batting just .176 (13 for 74) with 20K/11BB. I think it can mostly be chalked off to a bad summer, but he'll need to get it turned around quickly in the fall with the competition from Del Castillo and Amditis.

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A 1 for 15 mini slump over the last three games has dropped Escala from .308 to .274. He's 29 for 106 overall with four doubles and two triples. He's scored 26 runs in 27 games batting almost exclusively out of the leadoff spot. He has 21K/11BB while committing 8 errors at shortstop.

Rivero hasn't pitched since June 25 but is still on the roster.
 
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Ray Gil is now playing for the Winchester Royals in the Valley League after batting just .115 (3 for 26) with 14 Ks in the Cape Cod League. Two of the three hits came on opening night. He's just 1 for 5 in his first few Valley League at-bats. His lone hit was a homerun, which I believe is just the second by any of our players this summer. A disappointing summer for Gil to say the least. Hopefully the Valley League will help him rebuild some confidence heading into the fall.

Gabe Rivera is batting .244 (11 for 45) in 14 games for Harwich. He's still striking out too much with 17K/2BB, but is generally holding his own (he's right on the team batting average at the moment). He hasn't committed an error yet, which is notable given his struggles holding onto routine flyouts last season.

Greg Veliz has been great so far this summer for Chatham. He's made 7 appearances out of the bullpen with a 1.63 ERA and 19K/4BB in 11 IP. He has a 1-1 record and has picked up a save. Based on his summer performance, Veliz may be the best candidate for the closer role if Gates and Cecconi both make a case to start this fall alongside McKendry and McMahon.

After getting off to a great start in his first three outings, Tyler Keysor has struggled in his last three. His summer numbers are 0-2 with a 5.68 ERA in 6.1 IP. He has 8K/3BB.

Northwoods League
Toral seems to have finally broken out of his slump. His average is back up to .223 (25 for 112) after a three hit night. He has hits in 7 of his last 9 games. First base is certainly wide open heading into the fall with Toral and Gil's struggles this summer. If Gates does turn out to be a two-way player this season, Perfect Game has him listed as a first basemen.

Quinones has not turned the corner. He's batting just .176 (13 for 74) with 20K/11BB. I think it can mostly be chalked off to a bad summer, but he'll need to get it turned around quickly in the fall with the competition from Del Castillo and Amditis.

Alaska Baseball League
A 1 for 15 mini slump over the last three games has dropped Escala from .308 to .274. He's 29 for 106 overall with four doubles and two triples. He's scored 26 runs in 27 games batting almost exclusively out of the leadoff spot. He has 21K/11BB while committing 8 errors at shortstop.

Rivero hasn't pitched since June 25 but is still on the roster.
Thanks for the updates. Gino seems to have his work cut out for him, doubling as hitting coach with this offense (at least that was my understanding). Our best hope seems to be that the hitters who under-performed are much more comfortable in their second year of seeing college pitching, and guys like Zamora and Escala continue to develop and improve and not fall victim to a sophomore slump.

The pitching should be solid once again if they stay healthy.
 

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Another solid performance for Cook in the Valley League All Star Game

 
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2 HR and 6 RBIs in the last four games for Toral. His average is down slightly to .222

Quinones continues to struggle. His average is now down to .159
 

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The power surge continues for Toral. He went 3 for 5 with 2 HR and 7 RBIs last night. His average is now up to .236. He has 5 HR and 24 RBIs for the summer.
 
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