Thursday, April 14, 2011

Good Start; Come On Home

Game 7: Durham Bulls 5; Charlotte Knights 2
Season: 4-3
Wrap, Box, Herald-Sun

The Bulls came home last night after their best day at the plate in this young season. Twelve hits (20 total bases) against a team that featured rehabbing White Sox star Jake Peavey for the first six innings. DHing Jose Lobaton continued his hot streak with a 4 for 4 night. Outfielder Brandon Guyer went 3 for 4 with two doubles. Justin Ruggiano was back in the lineup and hit a double. RBI leader Russ Canzler (6) had a home run and a single with 3 RBIs.

Meanwhile, Dirk Hayhurst had a good day as the starter.

Nice finish to the trip.


From time to time the blog Rays Index publishes an analysis called the Trade Value Index that rank-orders players in the Rays system in terms of perceived “value”, or how much they ought to be worth in a trade. He takes a look at all the players on the Rays 40-man roster plus a few key prospects. Here are the Bulls on his list and their current ranking. Click on the link to see the full list and the methodology.

  • 11. Alex Torres
  • 14. Desmond Jennings
  • 16. Robinson Chirinos
  • 20. Alex Cobb
  • 21. Jose Lobaton
  • 25. Brandon Guyer
  • 37. Rob Delaney
  • 43. Brandon Gomes
  • 47. Dane de la Rosa


  1. The season preview I wrote is now available at the Indy:

  2. Like your preview and your glossary ( Will link more prominently tomorrow.