[USML Announce] Choice Remarks

Brad Jansen bljansen at gmail.com
Mon Jul 18 17:18:59 EDT 2011

Jeffrey, I appreciate your email and sentimenst but right now my attention
and energy are devoted to reclaiming fifth place.....Andy, are you dumping
yet? I need a couple players.

On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 10:32 AM, Jeffrey Winick <jhwinick at aol.com> wrote:

> Just in case you missed it.  Last week and this week's Baseball America
> Prospect Hot Sheet includes the following:
> July 8th
> Michael Choice Team: High Class A Stockton (California)
> Age: 21
> Why He's Here: .448/.500/1.069 (13-for-29), 5 HR, 3 2B, 14 RBIs, 6 R, 3 BB,
> 6 SO, 1-for-2 SB
> The Scoop: The A's have been waiting for a power bat to come along to help
> out their outstanding pitching staff. While we shouldn't give up on Chris
> Carter and Michael Taylor yet, neither has produced at the major league
> level, leaving Choice as the next hope for filling that void.
> Choice has worked to cut down on the moving parts in his swing that he had
> in college. The results have been positive, as his average has climbed 36
> points in the last month, from .237 on June 8 to .273. One thing that's
> always been there is Choice's plus power. If you go back to his pro debut
> last year, he has 29 homers in 110 professional games, including 22 this
> year. Choice took it to another level this week, homering in five
> consecutive games to move into a tie for the Cal League lead. Granted, the
> last three came at the launching pad that is High Desert, but it's clear by
> now that Choice's power is no fluke.
> July 15th
> Team: high Class A Stockton (California)
> Age: 21
> Why He's Here: .400/.423/.640 (10-for-25), 2 HR, 3 RBIs, 3 R, 1 BB, 7 SO
> The Scoop: Choice returns to the Hot Sheet after a No. 1 ranking last week,
> when he belted homers in five straight games. He didn't match those numbers
> this week (who could?), but he extended his lead in the Cal League home run
> race with two more long balls, giving him 24 on the season. He hasn't just
> been cranking homers lately either, as Choice is also riding a 13-game
> hitting streak. He's batting .390/.457/.732 in 82 at-bats in the second half
> of the season.
> Never fear Brad Lee.  I'll have plenty of prospects to follow during the
> rest of this miserable year.  And keep an eye on this guy.  I think he'd
> look great in a RipTorn uniform next year.
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