Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Break, Day 11 Packs 61-66

I want to start off this break post with a thanks to my man, Mark, a This Way to the Clubhouse for yet another awesome trade. The gifts will be posted soon. Great stuff as always. And if you haven't dealt with Mark yet, you, my friends, are missing out. Clink on the link above to visit Mark's World.

Tonight we start the final leg of the break with this year's Pro Debut. I had to do a little research on the affiliates, but it is done. I'm going to list the Minor League team name with Major League team in parenthesis. As for the picture, I don't know enough of these players to pretend who's good and who's not, so I'm going to pick the best looking card or the team with the coolest name. Let's get started.

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Pack 61
Heath Hembree - Richmond Flying Squirrels (Giants)
Deck McGuire - New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays)
John Hellweg - Inland Empire 66ers (Angels)
Travis d-Arnaud - New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays)
Trevor Story - Asheville Tourists (Rockies)
Justin Boudreaux - Ogden Raptors (Dodgers)
Nick Urbanus - AZL Rangers (Rangers)
Todd McInnis - Batavia Muckdogs (Marlins)

Pack 62
Robbie Grossman - Bradenton Marauders (Pirates )
Nestor Molina - New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays)
Tyler Thornburg - Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Brewers)
Jake Marisnick MiLB All-Star - Lansing Lugnuts (Blue Jays)
Juan Perez - Billings Mustangs (Reds)
Trey McNutt - Tennessee Smokies (Cubs)
Scooter Gennett - Bevard County Manatees (Brewers)
Zack Cox - Springfield Cardinals (Cardinals)

Pack 63
Cody Buckel - Hickory Crawdads (Rangers)
Miguel Santos - Elizabethton Twins (Twins)
Gary Brown - San Jose Giants (Giants)
Luis Jimenez Auto - Arkansas Travelers (Angels)
Jett Bandy - Inland Empire 66ers (Angels)
Josh Parr - Missoula Osrey (Diamondbacks)
Mark Haddow - Great Falls Voyagers (White Sox)
Matt Davidson - Visalia Rawhide (Diamondbacks)

Pack 64
Casey Crosby - Erie Sea Wolves (Tigers)
Taylor Lindsey - Orem Owlz (Angels)
Mike Olt - Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Rangers)
Alexi Amarista - Salt Lake Bees (Angels)
Bryce Harper - Syracuse Chiefs (Nationals)
Kevin Pillar - Bluefield Blue Jays (Blue Jays)
Tim Shibuya - Elizabethton Twins (Twins)
Ryan Brett - Princeton Rays (Rays)

Pack 65
Allen Webster - Chattanooga Lookouts (Dodgers)
Kole Calhoun - Inland Empire 66ers (Angels)
John Lamb - Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Royals)
Anthony Gose MiLB All-Star - New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays)
Taylor Motter - Princeton Rays (Rays)
Mike Murray - Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (Giants)
Nick Castellanos - West Michigan White Caps (Tigers)
Jonathan Griffin - Missoula Osprey (Diamondbacks)

Pack 66
Kevin Matthews - Spokane Indians (Rangers)
Wil Myers - Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Royals)
Javier Baez - Boise Hawks (Cubs)
Steven Proscia - High Desert Mavericks (Mariners)
James Allen - Billings Mustangs (Reds)
Nicholas Cuckovich - AZL Royals (Royals)
Nicholas Tropeano - Tri City Valley Cats (Astros)
Jace Peterson - Eugene Emeralds (Padres)

Nice start to breaking the young 'ens. For some reason, I've really liked this set since its inception in 2010. Just something different, I guess. What do you guys think?

Oh, and as a wrestling fan, I'd be remiss to point out the name of the third player in the break, John Hellweg. Although spelled different, the name automatically reminded me of Jim Hellwig. Who is Jim Hellwig you ask?

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  1. How can you question the sanity of a man who had his name legally changed to Warrior?

    As for the Jays guys, Gose was already up in the bigs this year, and does show great potential in terms of speed on the basepaths. Travis D'Arnaud is the latest guy to be labeled as the catcher of the future. Deck McGuire was another one with potential on the mound, but he put up some ghastly numbers at AA this year. Nestor Molina was traded in the off-season for Sergio Santos and is now in the White Sox system.

  2. Wow, lot of Angels in that grouping. Very pleased!