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    AAP: Leroy Hunt

    AAP: Leroy Hunt Leroy Hunt, Pick 149, Round 4 Position: P Born: 11/28/1987 Birthplace: Sacramento, CA College: Sacramento CC Height: 6' 6" Weight: 240 Bats: R Throws: R Leroy Hunt scouting video - scroll down to the 4th pick, click the scouting video link Scouting Report: The Reds drafted Hunt in 2005 as an outfielder out of high school and followed him to Sacramento City College. He had enormous raw power as a hitter but never seemed to get comfortable at the plate against good velocity, so Sac City moved him to the mound to take advantage of his arm strength. While he remains raw, Hunt has one of the best fastballs in the state. It has heavy sink and boring armside run, and Hunt throws it in the 90-94 mph range, touching 95 at times. His secondary stuff (slider, changeup) is almost nonexistent, but that didn't stop him from a 40-inning scoreless streak this spring, including a pair of outings against better-regarded Matt Thompson of Santa Rosa (Calif.) Junior College. Hunt needs to develop either his slider or changeup to have a second pitch, a concern because he hasn't shown much aptitude so far. He doesn't have a four-year college option and should be an easy sign, and with his intimidating size (6-foot-6, 220 pounds) and fastball, he profiles as a power reliever. (^post by maggsmaggs) Hunt is a sidearming righty who features a fastball that ranges from the low to mid 90s. Hunt was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 33rd round in the 2005 MLB Draft. He needs to develop his breaking pitches to develop into a starter with any potential. Hunt has signed with Oral Roberts University. (^from futuresox) 2007 College Stats: Player ERA W-L APP GS CG SHO/CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR AB B/Avg WP HBP BK SFA SHA Hunt, Leroy......... 1.91 9-4 18 17 1 1/3 1 94.1 67 28 20 30 97 11 2 2 336 .199 2 14 1 3 4 Hunt's minor league page. *Currently in Great Falls
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    Sox vs Tigers Game Thread 6-3-11

    Ok, I dont necessarily agree, but I can understand where you are coming from.
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    Sox vs Tigers Game Thread 6-3-11

    You want to ride the hot hand yet you say bench Pierre, who has actually been hitting for the past two weeks? Don't get me wrong, Pierre sucks. But he actually does give us a better chance to win than Dunn right now.
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    Sox vs Tigers Game Thread 6-3-11

    QUOTE (NorthSideSox72 @ Jun 3, 2011 -> 02:11 PM) I assume your YAY is sarcastic? Dunn needs to hit his way out of this slump, sitting on the bench after an off day isn't going to help anything. And how will looking completely lost vs a lefty help? It's gotten past the point of letting him play through the slump, plain and simple. We need to win ball games now, and until he fixes his approach and starts hitting the ball, he can't be playing everyday, and especially not vs lefties. I'm not saying outright bench, but no more blind faith that he will snap out of it eventually.
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    2011 White Sox Catch-All Thread

    Gotta bring back the grinder rules. This all in stuff sucks.
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    Slumps and Adam Dunn: they've met before

    It would be so much more encouraging if those slumps took place at different parts of the season. Right now those stats seem to back up the assumption of him being out of shape and having no passion for the game, IMO. Dunn will almost undoubtedly improve, you gotta really try to keep up his level of suckage. However, the one thing those stats don't account for is bat speed. His bat is so freaking slow and he is having trouble catching up to fastballs in the low 90s. I don't know who has less bat speed, him or Beckham.
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    2011 Video Game Catch-All Thread

    A hacking group claims to have hacked psn again and taken info from around a million users. And if the details from the hackers is correct, it sounds like Sony half-assed it. It just seems to keep getting worse for Sony.
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    2011 Pre-Draft thread

    QUOTE (Chisoxfn @ Jun 2, 2011 -> 05:47 PM) I'd be down for Purke if he somehow slides to 47. Sox would obviously have to dish out some cash though (4 to 5M). Which they won't. There is a shot Goodwin could be there too (drafted by Sox before, repped by Boras, kicked out of UNC and now playing for Miami Dade CC). From everything I've read, it sounds like we shouldn't touch Purke with a 100 foot pole. I read a recent scouting report saying his fastball has dropped 4-5 mph since HS and he tires real fast. There are some serious injury concerns with him too. Couple that with his asking price, I have a feeling he will fall a lot and wind up returning to TCU.
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    2011 Pre-Draft thread

    QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ Jun 2, 2011 -> 03:12 PM) It doesn't matter for a second where they are ranked. The Sox in 2000 had the top ranked farm team in the country... How'd that work out? The Royals have had tons of prospects in recent years, very few of them have come close to their hype. It still doesn't change the fact that the Royals currently have the best farm system in baseball. Will the prospects pan out or not? No one knows. For all we know the Rays current farm system will wind up busting, and the White Sox system is gonna shock everyone. Unlikely, yes. But no one can predict the success of prospects. But what we do know is that the Royals current system is f***ing stacked.
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    2011 Pre-Draft thread

    QUOTE (Balta1701 @ Jun 2, 2011 -> 02:30 PM) Isn't that really the only question? Trying to predict which prospects succeed and which fail is like trying to pick the winning numbers for the lottery.
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    2011 Pre-Draft thread

    I think the Royals whole top 10 or close to is in most top 50 prospect lists. That's unheard of! Whether they pan out or not isn't the question. They easily have the best farm system in baseball right now.
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    Lilly flower

    QUOTE (The Baconator @ Jun 2, 2011 -> 08:50 AM) With so many people clamoring that moving Beckham around would hurt his bat (not to say that you are one of them, I don't know), how can it be a good idea to move Lillibridge to three positions each week? I don't see the logic behind some arguing that moving Beckham away from 2B would destroy him at the plate, yet having Lillibridge playing as a full-time player with no full-time position is a good idea. Any player who consistently let's his fielding affect his hitting, or vica versa, is too weak mentally to be in the Majors.
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    Thomas "had a lot of teammates involved" in steroids

    QUOTE (That funky motion @ Jun 2, 2011 -> 01:01 PM) Frank has become a different person with the media now. If he was like this back in the day, who knows what kind of a household name, he would have been. This.
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    2011 White Sox Catch-All Thread

    QUOTE (chw42 @ Jun 1, 2011 -> 04:17 PM) Masterson's a good pitcher who will keep getting better. You gotta wonder about his health though, his mechanics are sketchy on the elbow. With the win today, the Sox are 18-12 against teams above .500. 9-19 against teams under. It makes no sense. I can't believe anyone would group Masterson with Declarmen. Both were highly thought of back then, but I gotta assume Masterson was on a higher level. Injury concerns or not, masterson for Dye would have been awesome! Does Declarmen still throw in the mid to high 90s? If so, he'd be worth the risk.
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    Sox vs BoSox Game Thread 6-1-11

    QUOTE (Steve9347 @ Jun 1, 2011 -> 03:21 PM) That is true, but the gap from Paulie to Frank is the size of the grand canyon. Considering Paulie led the team to a World Series Championship, I'd say the gap is closed a bit.
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    Wow, Humber. You fo' realz?

    QUOTE (Balta1701 @ Jun 1, 2011 -> 02:53 PM) How are you quantifying "Little movement"? You're correct on his average velocity, however, I'm not sure how I can quantify movement. For example, I just picked Roy Halladay as a guy who I think has a lot of movement on his standard pitches, and checked the standard fastball movement (not his 2 seamer). For the standard fastball, Halladay's pitch breaks 4.4 inches left and 5.8 inches down. Humber's fastball breaks 6 inches left and 8.8 inches down, so if nothing else, relative to his release point, Humber's fastball actually moves more than Doc's. I'm happy to concede that I'm not reading these numbers right and there's something else to relative release points that I'm not understanding, but please, quantify your little movement part for me. I'm going strictly based off what I have seen of him this season. His fastball moves, all do. But his just doesn't have the life on it that's gonna make it tough for hitters to hit. Maybe below average was too critical, especially with his curve and he has a change up to. I guess average to a tick below would be more fair.
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    Wow, Humber. You fo' realz?

    QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ Jun 1, 2011 -> 02:39 PM) That isn't below average either. I'd say 90 mph with no or little movement is below average in the MLB, but that's just me.
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    Sox vs BoSox Game Thread 6-1-11

    QUOTE (Balta1701 @ Jun 1, 2011 -> 02:33 PM) The problem is...he had a decent may....by putting up a .704 OPS and still not being very good on defense. If he could still run, that'd be one thing, but he can't. He put up a .704 OPS and can't steal any more. Ops can't be looked at for Pierre though because he is a slap hitter, his slugging % is always going to be terrible. I don't know the numbers, but I bet his average and OBP were decent this month. But yeah, his d is terrible and the lack of power he provides is scary bad for even the worst slap hitters.
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    Sox vs BoSox Game Thread 6-1-11

    QUOTE (Balta1701 @ Jun 1, 2011 -> 01:45 PM) Except his career splits flat out disagree with this assessment. High leverage: .916 OPS Med Leverage: .891 Low Leverage: .885 And people who followed the Reds completely disagree with those stats. Even the Reds announcer, Marty Brennamen said he was garbage in high leverage situations, and put up most of his numbers when the game didn't matter.
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    Sox vs BoSox Game Thread 6-1-11

    QUOTE (fathom @ Jun 1, 2011 -> 01:43 PM) That he's hit the wall with regards to bat speed, and his numbers the last few months last year were a telling sign? Don't forget that a MLB gm and countless other people talked about how lazy he is and has no passion for the game. It really is a perfect storm of a player slowing down and not having the work ethic to compensate for what he has lost.
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    Wow, Humber. You fo' realz?

    QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ Jun 1, 2011 -> 07:31 AM) For the record, 91-93 is not "below average fastball". For the record, he sits mostly around 90-91 without much movement. You can only get away with that with good location and keeping batters off balance. And for the most part, Humber's done that.
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    Wow, Humber. You fo' realz?

    QUOTE (SoxAce @ Jun 1, 2011 -> 08:00 AM) So was I. And no he isn't the same stud he was at Rice forming the big 3, but neither was Floyd when he was so highly touted pitching at Lakewood. (one lost velocity on his fastball, but gained movement - Floyd, the other had TJ and gained more velocity on his fastball, but lost movement - Humber) Only seen one of his starts, but just my opinion on following him (and the other big 2). Humber gained? From everything I've read, he was a 93-95 guy at rice. Now, he sits around 90. If he gained velocity, I would have hated to see his fastball before TJS.
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    Sox vs BoSox Game Thread 5-31-11

    QUOTE (kapzk @ May 31, 2011 -> 10:32 PM) Wat do u mean, Dunn was pretty good today, sure he didn't crank a HR or any ribbies but he got on base 4 out of 5 times. I agree that Rios flat out sucks. Lol, ok. I'm gonna wait until he puts a good swing on a ball to say he looked good. He had what, at least one walk on 4 pitches (that's bad pitching, not him working the count), a pop out on a pitch he should have clobbered, a HBP, and a weak ass grounder that got through because of the shift. I hate to be so critical, but he showed nothing today, except for the fact he didnt K. It's so discouraging to see him so late on low 90's fastballs.
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    Sox vs BoSox Game Thread 5-31-11

    We really can't be putting Rios and Dunn in the same lineup anymore. Besides those two, great offensive night.
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    Wow, Humber. You fo' realz?

    QUOTE (iamshack @ May 31, 2011 -> 09:13 PM) Well the scouting report when he was drafted says comfort zone 91-93. So he's maybe lost 1-2 mph off of that? I'm not buying the stuff argument. His stuff looks pretty sharp to me. Are we watching the same guy? Plus curve, below average to average change, and below average fastball. However, his command has been solid, he changes speeds, and works fast. He's like a less polished, right handed Buehrle, except he has a plus pitch (but also a screw in his elbow). He could be a solid 3 or 4 guy. But I tend to think this is more of a hot streak/first time around the league than anything else. Would I trade him if someone in need like the Yankees offered something good? Yes. But I would have no problem letting him pitch while he's hot and hold onto him in the future as well to see what he is all about. Also, either I have bad eyes, or it looks to me that Humber's frame has changed quite a bit since Rice/TJS. He looks relatively skinny with not much in the legs. Not exactly a work horse frame (not to say he can't be a work horse).
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