After exhausting you with the War & Peace-length essay Friday morning, I hadn't really planned on dropping another post until Sunday (who am I, Ken Burns?). That was, until something caught my eye during my nightly review of the Jays minor league affiliate boxscores over on milb.com.
(No, really. I do this every night. Six teams, from Rookie League to AAA. You call it obsessive, I call it "staying on top of things". Leave me alone.)
The day after I put myself out there with Ricky Romero, he drops this pitching line for the 'Cuse:
7 IP, 5H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 10 SO
Grab a ticket, friends. Lots of room left on the train.
And since we're here....
You probably already know about Travis Snider's promotion to AAA (um, let's ignore the 3 K's tonight), but how about this year's first round selection, David Cooper, receiving his second promotion since being drafted? Scouts attached the trendy catchphrase "advanced bat" to him coming out of the draft, but this is ridiculous.
In his 3 minor league stops through Auburn-Lansing-Dunedin, Cooper is raking at a clip of .347 - 4 HR - 40 RBI through his first 47 games as a pro. You might think the 4 taters look low, but give the kid a little time and some of the 21 doubles he's hit so far (oh, did I mention those? In 47 games?) will start clearing the fence.
Call this a continuation of the "Reasons for optimism...." post. Don't even get me started on the potential of some of the kids down in Lansing.