- EME was promoted to AAA even though he didn't do that great in AA. I guess it was just time, plus our top OF - Neal, Ford, Kieschnick - was promoted to AA, so he needed to go somewhere if he was to start. I still think that if given enough time to get healthy, he can be a hitter again, but this season is probably do or die, if he don't do it, we should probably let him go. He really should be a DH if he ever makes the majors, so an AL team would probably pick him up.
- Henry Sosa: I read on Baggs or Schulman that Sosa that he'll be relieving there, not starting.
- Andy Sisco: He was a Royal's prospect a few years back, fireballer (theme for Giants) who could not find his control, but when he is on, he was a monster for the Royals. I hope the Giants can find the way for him to do his magic, he would be awesome to have in the bullpen. He's in AA, but I would have sent him to be with Steve Kline, who helped Runzler figure out the key to rise through the minors quickly and make the majors.
- Wow, I don't really recognize any of the starting pitchers for San Jose, I wonder if this is the year that they are not competing for the title.
- Got some prospects there - Adrianza, Belt, Peguero, Fairley - though I was surprised about Fairley, he didn't do that well last season.
- Augusta look barren too, Wheeler plus Joseph and Sanchez battling for time at catcher, they must be planning on playing Joseph a lot at 1B already, he really needs to play everyday so that we can see what type of bat he got.
- For some reason RafRod was not assigned. Sometimes a player rehabbing from something ends up in spring instructionals before getting assigned once he has recovered, but I was not aware of him being injured. I was expecting him to play in Augusta this season.
As I noted before, the prospect I am keeping a sharp eye on is Nick Noonan. He had a massive change in his strikeouts in his last two months of 2009 and if he can continue that into 2010, he is going to have a breakout year where he fulfills the prospect promise he had when we drafted him. He could be among those pushing to make the majors by season end, among many possibles in AA, partly made possible by the much better park there than at Connecticut.