Thursday, July 24, 2008
AL South Preview
Season 4 Record: 131-31 1st place and WS Champion
Star Watch: Matty Cordero, Omar Gonzales
Rookie Watch: Christian Barfield, Perry Casanova
Analysis: Last years squad totally dominated, will this season be any different?
Draft Attention: Pitching
Season 4 Record: 99-63 2nd place 5th seed
Star Watch: Archie Charleston, Carlton Bryne
Rookie Watch: Howie Stafford, Juan Gutierrez
Analysis: With the addition of Byrne helps the pitching staff. Offensively they are very sound and will score lots of chick points. Will the defense cost them games? Can they beat Nashville?
Draft Attention: Pitching, SS, 2B, CF
Season 4 Record: 96-66 3rd place 6th seed
Star Watch: Cooper Bryant, Bernard Blue
Rookie Watch: Kenneth Mintz, Tex Jennings
Analysis: Will pitching save the day in Austin for a repeat play off appearance? Hitting and defense could be inconsistent.
Draft Attention: C
Season 4 Record: 63-99 4th place
Star Watch: Brian Brea, Frank Jang
Rookie Watch: Fernando Carreras, Julian Alexander
Analysis: The term "pray for rain" comes to mind for the Patriots. They may or may not achieve last years success but they will give it their all trying. This team is in serious rebuild mode and lacks starting pitching, but if the offense and rotation can get them the lead the pen can hold it. Help is on the way, but it is a couple seasons away.
Draft Attention: C, SP, 3B