FanPost

AFL lines, 11/2/05

Mesa defeated Grand Canyon 8-4

Giants lines:
2. 2B Kevin Frandsen: 3 for 4, HR, HBP, SB

Other Mesa lines:
1. CF Chris Denorfia: 3 for 5
RHP Adam Miller: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

Notable Grand Canyon lines:
4. 1B Garrett Jones: 2 for 4, 3B, 2B, BB
RHP Wes Littleton: 2.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Frandsen raised his AVG from .200 to .234 yesterday.  He raised his SLG from .267 to .344.  It would be nice to see him draw a walk again.  He has 1 BB and 3 HBP among his 64 AB.  Here is a summary of Frandsen's BB/AB ratio this year:
San Jose: 26/291
Norwich:   4/129
Fresno:    2/ 94
SJ play:   4/ 30 (with 1 IBB)
Mesa(AFL): 1/ 64
I don't want to get too hung up on walks, but a player needs to hit for a lot of average and/or power when he walks so little to be valuable.  This may depend a bit too on whether you think being HBP is a projectable skill.  During the regular season, Frandsen had 32 BB and 23 HBP along with his .335 AVG, and he fell just short of a .400 OBP.

Denorfia raised his AVG to .329.  Adam Miller's ERA is now 7.08.  The Twins' Jones had a poor year in triple-A Rochester.  The Rangers' Littleton had a hot start in the AFL, but has recently cooled off as his ERA is now 3.45.

Elsewhere in the AFL:
Braves: C Jarod Saltamacchia: 3 for 4, 2B
Dodgers: RF Matt Kemp: 2 for 4, 2 2B, BB, K, CS

In the Mexican Pacific League:
Rangers: 1B Adrian Gonzalez: 1 for 3, HR, BB, K
(None): 1B Calvin Pickering: 2 for 3, HR, K

In the Venezuelan Winter League:
Indians: CF Franklin Gutierrez: 1 for 2, 2B, 2 BB, K

Saltamacchia and Kemp have had several big games recently.  Are the Giants interested in Gonzalez and/or Pickering?  Another good game for Gutierrez, no longer in the NL West since he was traded for Milton Bradley.

This FanPost is reader-generated, and it does not necessarily reflect the views of McCovey Chronicles. If the author uses filler to achieve the minimum word requirement, a moderator may edit the FanPost for his or her own amusement.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join McCovey Chronicles

You must be a member of McCovey Chronicles to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at McCovey Chronicles. You should read them.

Join McCovey Chronicles

You must be a member of McCovey Chronicles to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at McCovey Chronicles. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker