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Old 04-25-2006, 09:48 PM   #1137
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Scott Taylor
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6-2 190
12/28/1986

Right-handed pitcher and fifth-round 2005 draft pick Scott Taylor got the call up from Extended Spring Training to Peoria and made his Midwest League debut in a start with the Class A team on Monday.

Low 90s fastball, usually between 89 and 93 mph, a curveball and a changeup. I've got kind of a slurve type pitch, but not for long. The Cubs are going to get me away from that, and put me into more of a 12-6 curveball. More of a ground ball pitch. They just feel like I'll be more effective with that, because there will be more of a change in velocity with that pitch.

Iíd like to think Iím a Roger Clemens or Curt Schilling type of guy. I think my body and my frame is pretty much the same as thereís is. Hopefully one day I can have the same [stuff] as they have.
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Old 04-25-2006, 09:51 PM   #1138
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Carlos Perez
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5/20/1982

Perez is the 23 year old whom the Cubs got along with SS Spears in the Corey Patterson dumping to Baltimore. This marked first time in Perez's career that he spent an entire season in a full circuit league. Before hand he had spent his first four pro seasons in Rookie leagues. Last year for Low-A, Perez started 27 games going 151 IP, while posting a 9.99 H/9, 3.63 BB/9, and 8.68 K/9. His best pitch is his fastball that usually sits 88-93 mph with touches of 95. While his curveball and changeup are considered average at best. The biggest problem scouts have with Perez outside of his control, is his delivery, it's inhibits his ability to throw inside to righties. Perez is likely to start the season in Daytona (high A), but if Petrick/Blasko are healthy to start the season then Perez will be back in low-A (Peoria)
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Old 04-25-2006, 09:54 PM   #1139
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Name: Sean Gallagher
Position: Right handed pitcher
DOB: 12/30/1985
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 210lbs
Bats/Throws: R/R

History: Apparently Gallagher was a bit impatient. After a nice stint in the Arizona Rookie League his first season an injury allowed Gallagher to get a taste of Lo-A ball. It was supposed to be a taste anyway, like the guy in the grocery store who makes the sample tables his lunch Gallagher gorged himself on Lo-A hitters, rattling off 36 straight innings without giving up an earned run, and didn't stop there, going 14-5 with an ERA under 3.00 before a one game promotion to Hi-A Daytona. All he did there was throw five innings of one run ball, striking out seven without giving up a walk.

Pitches: Apparently all that 'raw' talk went out the window after the '04 season. Of his fastball/curve/change arsenal only the curveball sticks out. Command is key for Gallagher, who's fastball is low 90s at best and change is still a project. That lack of velocity is the reason he stays in the 20s on this list, though a full season at Hi-A next year would prove us gleefully wrong.

The change up might be the key to future success for Gallagher. In '05 it was inconsistent, but he rarely got hurt on it because the curveball was dominating. As hitters learn they can sit on the curve because he is unable to blow the fastball by them the changeup will become more and more important.

"He was incredible in the Midwest League," a scout who watched the league says, "but he's got to learn to keep that change up down to get lefties out at higher levels. If he does that he could turn into a right handed Barry Zito."

Prediction: Gallagher has two very big things going for him, command and a head start. Since he won't turn 21 until the after the '06 season the Cubs will make every effort to keep him at each level a full season, and work on the change. Since spotting the curveball isn't a problem, it also allows him to put the majority of the work in on the change. But there is one other thing that could come to his aid.

"I'm not convinced he's done growing," our scout says, "and if he adds another tick or two to the fastball, all of a sudden he could turn into a front of the rotation starter. It's not so much about the velocity on the fastball as it is the difference between the fastball and change, if he can get that different to 10MPH then the sky's the limit, because that curveball is going to devastate hitters at every level unless they go up there looking for it."

ETA: Youth is served. The Cubs instincts will tell them to leave him at each level for a full season, but that was the plan last year as well. It stands to reason that if an injury opens a spot in Double-A his name will at least be in the conversation to fill it, based on the success of last year when he skipped ahead. We're not willing to make the Greg Maddux/Barry Zito comparison's yet, but if he saw any time at Double-A next year and survived we'll be changing our tune like a jam band in the middle of their finally.
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Position: C
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Date of Birth: 5/6/1982
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Old 04-25-2006, 10:08 PM   #1141
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redsox, do you think you could get a CAP for SP Angel Guzman? He was called up by the Cubs and will be making his debute tomorrow.
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Old 04-25-2006, 11:56 PM   #1142
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can you do shairon martis who pitched no-hitter against panama during wbc? he is in sf organization team
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redsox, do you think you could get a CAP for SP Angel Guzman? He was called up by the Cubs and will be making his debute tomorrow.
Angel Guzman is in the game as a top 100 pro, i forgot what his fake name is.
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Old 04-26-2006, 08:11 AM   #1144
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Here are two requests, Ruben Rivera and Scott Thorman.

Scott Thorman
Richmond Braves (AAA-Braves)
6 January 1982
1B
Bats Left; Throws Right
3 Stars
Pop

#52
6'3/235
Athletic
3-5-5-1

1-3-N-N-N-Regular-2-On
Upright

Ratings:
59 54 58 53 40 50 70
66 20 60 70 60 60 50

Tendencies:
65 65 65 65 70 70
60 60 75 75 75 65
50 50 80 80 60 40

Zones
vs LHP
HNC
NHC
NCC

vs RHP
HHC
HHN
CCC
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Ruben Rivera
Charlotte Knights (AAA-White Sox) (Also played for Panama in WBC)
14 November 1973
CF/OF
R/R
1 Star
Latin

#14
6'0/196
Skinny
9-1-9-1

1-2-N-N-3-Low-2-On
V. Guerrero

Ratings:
57 54 52 53 10 50 60
61 10 70 70 65 65 60

Tendencies:
70 70 55 55 65 65
65 65 60 60 60 65
60 60 70 70 50 70

Zones
vs LHP
CNN
NHH
CHC

vs RHP
CNN
CHH
CNC
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