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Goldstein on Gindl and Iribarren


At the risk of becoming that guy, I'm again going to quote Kevin Goldstein on Brewers prospects. As always, subscription required to read the whole thing. On Caleb Gindl:

Gindl was a fifth-round pick this year out of a Florida high school. His hitting tool is power, and that plus a strong arm are things that normally would have ranked him higher on most draft boards, but with a 5'9 frame and a thick build, scouts worried about his projection. So far, he doesn't need any. Gindl went 4-for-12 over the weekend with a pair of doubles, which represents a rough time of late for the right fielder-his pro numbers dropped to .431/.463/.683 in his first 31 games since signing for a bonus of just under $150,000. Yes, the Pioneer league is a great place to hit, but .431 is still .431, 18 years old is still 18 years old, and impressive is still impressive.
On Hernan Iribarren:
Iribarren entered the year as the No. 9 prospect in the Brewers system based largely on his career minor league batting average of .330. His average has to stay up there, as Iribarren offers little in the way of power or walks, but many scouts believed the bat was good enough to do just that. Facing the big test of Double-A, Iribarren stumbled out of the gate and was sitting at a lowly .260/.339/.331 at the Southern League's All-Star break. Since then, he's been doing his best Hugh Duffy impression. Iribarran's 9-for-14 weekend is just a small part of a 14-game run in which the 23-year-old Venezuelan has gone 28-for-56, raising his OPS an even 100 points in an overall batting line of .296/.364/.406. The guy can hit, and he's finally showing it.
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