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2011 Outlook: Other Players To Watch

2011 Team Outlook series:
Tacoma Rainiers, Jackson Generals,
High Desert Mavericks, Clinton LumberKings

Despite all of the players mentioned in the Team Outlooks linked above, there’s still a few other players worth noting in the system who are interesting for one reason or another.  So, let’s take the time and see who some of them are.

Seon Gi Kim, RHP, Clinton LumberKings
Kim is an intriguing 19 year old right hander from Korea who made his professional debut last season.  He made seven starts and seven relief appearances, mostly for the Mariners’ complex team in Peoria, and in 61 1/3 innings ran an impressive 71/12 strikeout to walk ratio, including a 7/1 mark in his three innings for rookie-level Pulaski.   Continue reading

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High Desert Mavericks 2011 Outlook

Opening Day Roster

High Desert, and the California League in general, is always tough to judge because it’s a frankly ludicrous offensive environment.  The high altitude, dry air, and frequently mediocre pitchers combine to dramatically inflate the numbers that batter put out, and make even the few good pitchers that get assigned there looks far inferior to what they are.  I’ll be writing a fuller post on this in the near future; in the meantime, let’s see how things look for the Mavericks in 2011.

Prospects To Watch:

Tacoma Rainiers 2011 Outlook

Opening Day Roster

With several prospects who are either on the cusp of the majors or in a “prove it or lose it” stage of their career plus a few “AAAA” type players, the Rainiers almost have to be an early favorite to challenge for the PCL title again in 2011.  That isn’t to say they’ll have an easy road at it; the PCL looks like it should be very, very good this year.

Still, even if they fall short, the Rainiers should provide plenty of entertainment and quality minor league baseball for their fans in the first season of the new Cheney Stadium.

Prospects To Watch: