Ted’s Notes from Binghamton on Flores

Ted Berg went to Binghamton and has notes on Wilmer Flores, Greg Peavey, Michael Jordan (seriously) and the Spiedie.

On Flores defensively:

“Flores played second base on Tuesday night. He looked OK there but didn’t get a ton of chances. Flores says he feels most comfortable at third base, but everything I heard from people who have been watching him suggested he’s been at least passable at second and first this year in his first season off shortstop.”

On Greg Peavey:

…threw seven shutout innings to earn the win for the B-Mets. I don’t know from Peavey, but his fastball sat around 93 on the stadium gun and he didn’t seem to have much trouble throwing his breaking ball to both sides of the plate for strikes….. I wonder if he’s the type of guy who could dial up his fastball a bit (and tally more strikeouts) and prove effective in a relief role down the road.”

This gun has a history of being fast. Remember back in 2009 when it said Jenrry Mejia hit 102? Well it did.

Peavey is a four-pitch college guy who can certainly throw his breaking stuff for strikes, but has an 88-90 mph fastball. In 23 starts for AA Binghamton, he’s allowed 154 hits in 130 innings with a 76/33 K/BB ratio. That’s a 5.3 K/9 and a 2.3 BB/9 rate. He’s certainly not a starter in the big leagues. I have trouble seeing him in a big league bullpen unless the 93 mph is more right that his usual 88-90 velocity.

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