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Monday Morning Manager: September 3rd, 2012


Welcome back to the MMM, where I don't have much time to talk. We are ramping up our coverage for football season (this week you guys!) so I don't have much time to update you on TCU Baseball. But, there are a couple of important notes regarding some former Frogs, so let's get to those real quick as well as take a look at the current professional depth chart. A full wrap up of each former Frogs 2012 professional season will come in a couple weeks, promise.


- Andrew Cashner is healthy and off the DL, he will rejoin the Padres starting rotation some time this week according to manager Bud Black. I expect the Padres to be careful through the end of the season with Cash, probably no more than 80-90 pitches per start. In fact, the Padres will likely use a six man rotation through the end of the season.

- Matt Carpenter continues his rookie of the year campaign with the Cardinals, now sporting a slash line of .309/.375/.495 for a team that is solidly in contention for one of the two wild card spots. What a dream for Carpenter, you couldn't ask for more.

- Scott Atchison has started to throw some, the Red Sox are hoping he might pitch some later in September.

- Jake Arrieta is currently pitching in AAA but is showing real signs of progress. He threw seven innings of shutout ball last week and will stay with the Norfolk Tides through the end of their season.

- Sam Demel had a recent brief call up to Arizona that didn't go well, he is back down to AAA with the Reno Aces where he will likely remain until the end of their playoff run.

- Bryan Holaday is with the Tigers as their third catcher, will likely get little playing time through the end of September.

- Matt Curry also got a recent call up, to AAA to play with the Indianapolis Indians through their postseason run. Curry's AA season was solid but his second half was shaky, finishing with a .285/.351/.479 slash line and 11 HR/56 RBI.

- In what was a much talked about and public departure, Steven Maxwell left the Joliet Slammers with a couple of games left in their season for no apparent reason. The Slammers manager told the media that he believed Steven simply didn't have the heart to play the game and decided to leave the team even after he had pleaded with Maxwell to stay through the end of the season. Too bad, you hate to see a guy leave the game that way, hopefully there is more to the story and Maxy has something big planned as his next step... Best of luck buddy.


Major Leagues
Andrew Cashner (15 Day DL) (Padres)
Matt Carpenter (Cardinals)
Scott Atchison (60 Day DL) (Red Sox)
Bryan Holaday (Tigers)

Triple AAA
Jake Arrieta (Orioles)- Norfolk Tides
Sam Demel (Diamondbacks)- Reno Aces
Chad Huffman (Indians)- Columbus Clippers
Matt Curry (Pirates)- Indianapolis Indians

Double AA

High A
Greg Holle (Brewers)- Brevard County Manatees
Jerome Pena (Orioles)- Frederick Keys
Kyle Winkler (Diamondbacks)- Visalia Rawhide

Low A
Taylor Featherston (Rockies)- Asheville Tourists
Tyler Lockwood (Red Sox)- Greenville Drive
Matt Purke (Nationals)- Potomac Nationals

Low A Short Season
Kyle Von Tungeln (Rockies)- Tri City Dust Devils

Rookie League
Josh Elander (Braves)- Danville Braves
Kevin Allen (Royals)- Idaho Falls Chukars
Erik Miller (Reds)- Billings Mustangs

Independent League
Steven Maxwell- Joliet Slammers
Joseph Weik- Gateway Grizzlies