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The first half of the season was not good for Addison Barger. He spent time on the IL and didn't hit all that well when he was fit. On Friday he had three hits over 100 mph, including his third home run. Davis Schneider also homered as Buffalo won. Damiano Palmegiani homered in New Hampshire's win. Devonte Brown homered to give Vancouver the win. Dunedin lost.

Toledo 5 Buffalo 8

Altoona 2 New Hampshire 7

Eugene Vancouver

Dunedin 6 Bradenton 8

FCL Tigers 7 FCL Blue Jays 1

Three Stars

Third Star - Devonte Brown

Second Star - Davis Schneider

First Star - Addison Barger



Three Buffalo hitters had good nights. Addison Barger was 3-4, just a triple short of the cycle. All of his hits registered over 100 mph. Barger's home run was his third of the season. Davis Schneider has been the power leader for the Bisons. He hit his 17th on Friday and added a double. Cam Eden had two hits, he also doubled.

Three of the younger pitchers, Hagen Danner, Jimmy Burnette and Hayden Juenger each pitched a scoreless inning.

Sem Robberse is back from the futures game and pitched well. He did give up a two run home run, but in five innings he just allowed three hits. Mason Fluharty and TJ Brock continued to be strong at the back of the bullpen.

Damiano Palmegiani got the scoring started with his eleventh home run. Steward Berroa tripled in two runs, Miguel Hiraldo doubled in two. Sebastian Espino had three hits.

Devonte Brown hit a two run home run in the sixth inning to break a 2-2 tie and set Vancouver up for the win. Alan Roden went 3-4, Gabriel Martinez 3-3 with a walk.

For Dunedin, Rafael Ohashi was hit around by Bradenton for five runs in five innings.

Victor Mesia hit his first home run of the season, a two run shot.

Brandon Barriera returned from injury to throw two innings in the FCL. He walked one and struck out two.

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Ducey - Saturday, July 15 2023 @ 09:59 AM EDT (#431759) #
David had a story up the other day on Sportsnet saying that, among other things that:
Barger may have to have off season elbow surgery
Ricky T is about 3 weeks from return to action
Roden will be promoted soon
Mike Green - Saturday, July 15 2023 @ 12:09 PM EDT (#431761) #
I was looking at fangraphs prospect description of Alan Roden. It is from this year. As usual, there is nothing about plate discipline/control. But, there is something about speed- 40/40. He's 19-3 stealing bases, he hardly ever grounds into double plays and Nigel says that he has a number of hustle doubles. I doubt that he's a 40 runner. Maybe 55, like Matt Chapman. He's a big corner outfielder, and it seems the speed rating is influenced by stereotyping. In the result, the prospect rating doesn't capture how suited he is for a leadoff role.
hypobole - Saturday, July 15 2023 @ 12:29 PM EDT (#431762) #
This is from th 2022 draft thread.

"Roden is opportunistic on the bases despite fringy speed and swiped 28 bags in 29 attempts in the NECBL."

So 40 is probably too low, but 55 is probably wishful thinking.
Nigel - Saturday, July 15 2023 @ 12:37 PM EDT (#431763) #
Actually Chapman is probably an excellent comp for Rodenís level of speed. I donít see a lot of SBís as he moves up but heís an excellent all around base runner.
Nigel - Saturday, July 15 2023 @ 12:50 PM EDT (#431764) #
Iíve been trying to think of a comp for Roden - the closest I can come up with is Matt Stairs (the younger, not the 40 year old DH version). Roden is likely to have less power but is probably more athletic. Similar builds and similar strike zone control though.
hypobole - Saturday, July 15 2023 @ 01:46 PM EDT (#431766) #
Chapman is weird. His sprint speed is well above league average; only KK and Whit faster Jays. But home to 1st his 4.45 rates around a 35 for a RHB on the scouting scale.
Mike Green - Saturday, July 15 2023 @ 01:52 PM EDT (#431767) #
I will bet that Roden's home to first time is pretty good. Wouldn't it be nice if they published the numbers rather than a subjective grade?
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