Jake McGee

  • Baseball America’s Top 10 Rays Prospects

    Baseball America’s Top 10 Rays Prospects

    December 22, 2009 at 1:21 pm 1 comment

    Baseball America has released their annual list of the Rays Top 10 prospects. The number in parentheses is that player’s 2009 ranking… 1. Desmond Jennings, of (5) 2. Jeremy Hellickson, rhp (8) 3. Wade Davis, rhp (3) 4. Matt Moore, lhp (6) 5. Reid Brignac, ss (4) 6. Tim Beckham, […]

  • Ranking The AL Closers; JP Howell Second Worst

    Ranking The AL Closers; JP Howell Second Worst

    November 30, 2009 at 9:30 am 8 comments

    Last year, Joe Posnanski generated a new statistic to evaluate closers (CLOSER+) based on Bill James’ method of classifying saves. James breaks down save opportunities into three categories: 1. Easy Save. This is a save when the first batter faced is not the tying or go-ahead run. 2. Tough save: […]

  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss McGee’s Fastball, Hellboy’s Changeup And Crawford’s Clubhouse Presence

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss McGee’s Fastball, Hellboy’s Changeup And Crawford’s Clubhouse Presence

    November 30, 2009 at 8:12 am 14 comments

    Before the Webtopia, Joe Smith gives us several great tidbits in his latest column… On Jake McGee: “McGee feels he’s back to 100 percent. He said he’s throwing 95 mph, and his changeup is better than ever.” Andrew Friedman adds that the Rays “haven’t given up on McGee as a […]

  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Bringing Back Navi, Prospects Making The Jump And Kevin Kennedy’s Crystal Ball

    October 12, 2009 at 6:31 am 3 comments

    Let’s start this with a Topkintopia before we get to the regular Webtopia. Several good tidbits in Marc Topkin’s latest piece… Both Pat Burrell and BJ Upton will likely be back in 2010 unless somebody makes an offer the Rays can’t refuse. In the case of Burrell, that means somebody […]

  • Down On The Farm: Mohawks In Hudson Valley

    July 27, 2009 at 6:27 am 0 comments

    Durham 5, Norfolk 3. Jason Cromer gave up 3 runs (2 earned) in 7 innings on 11 hits and no walks…Rhyne Hughes hit his 7th home run since being promoted and was 3-4. He is hitting .310…Reid Brignac went 1-3 with a double…Matt Joyce was 2-3 with 2 doubles and […]

  • Down On The Farm: Jake McGee Continues To Progress

    July 24, 2009 at 6:37 am 0 comments

    Indianapolis 4, Durham 3 (10). Andy Sonnanstine returned from the DL and gave up 2 runs in 6 innings on 6 hits and 1 walk. He struck out 4…Chris Richard had his second straight 3-hit game (3-5) and his 6th multi-hit game in the last 10…Reid Brignac was 1-5 and […]

  • Down On The Farm: Jake McGee Makes ’09 Debut

    July 20, 2009 at 6:31 am 0 comments

    Louisville 7, Durham 6 (13). Matt DeSalvo walked 5 and gave up 3 runs in 5 innings…Reid Brignac went 2-7 with a triple and an RBI while Matt Joyce was 1-5…Chris Richard had 3 hits including his 17th home run…John Jaso was 0-5 with 4 of the Bulls 17 strikeouts. […]

  • Down On The Farm: Joyce Homers In 3rd Straight Game

    July 1, 2009 at 6:00 am 2 comments

    Durham 9, Columbus 6. Carlos Hernandez picked up his first win in his last 5 starts, holding Columbus to 2 runs in 6 innings. He struck out 4 and walked 2…Matt Joyce finished 4-5 with 2 doubles and his 9th home run. It was the 3rd straight game in which […]

  • Down On The Farm: Jake McGee Makes First Start In Over A Year

    June 27, 2009 at 6:20 am 0 comments

    Durham 5, Toledo 3 (15). The Bulls finally pulled out a win after 4 hours, 37 minutes when Justin Ruggiano hit a 2-out bases loaded single in the 15th to score 2. He was 0-6 prior to the single…The bullpen combined to allow just 1 run in 9 innings…Chris Richard […]

  • Down On The Farm: Hughes And Jennings Hit Home Runs

    June 1, 2009 at 6:00 am 0 comments

    Durham, Buffalo. James Houser picked up his 2nd win despite giving up 8 hits and 4 walks in 5 innings. He allowed only 1 run with the help of 3 double plays in those 5 innings…Ray Olmedo and Ray Sadler each drove in a pair. Speaking of which, isn’t it […]


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