Category: Kane County Cougars

Kane County Cougars Hump Day Jerseys

Tomorrow is Hump Day!
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So naturally there is a MiLB tomorrow sporting a Hump Day Camel Jersey, Presenting, the Kane County Cougars Hump Day Camel Jersey.

Those are some seriously cool jerseys if you ask me. Another pop culture phenomenon tied into MiLB, aptly enough giving major league fun in the minors.  WOO WOO WOOO

The Kane County Cougars are the Single-A Affiliate of the Diamondbacks playing in the Midwest League. Today’s featured prospects are Cody Reed and Ryan Burr.

Ryan Burr

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From MLB Pipeline: 

Scouting Grades: Fastball: 70 | Slider: 50 | Control: 45 | Overall: 45

Burr was virtually unhittable at two Minor League stops in 2015, holding hitters to a combined .160 batting average and striking out 13 per nine innings. There isn’t anything fancy about how Burr does it, using a power fastball-slider combination to miss bats. He touches 97 mph consistently with the fastball and throws it with a big-time downhill plane. He tightened up his slider during his pro debut, making it a more effective pitch, one that could end up being better-than-average if his command continues to improve.

Cody Reed

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From MLB Pipeline: 

Scouting grades: Fastball: 50 | Slider: 50 | Changeup: 45 | Control: 50 | Overall: 45

Still very young — he was drafted two days before his 18th birthday — Reed has a good feel for pitching for his age. His velocity has dipped a bit as he’s adjusted to the pro game, going from touching the mid-90s during his senior year of high school to touching 90-91 mph with his fastball. Reed’s slider shows glimpses of being a sharp out pitch, and his changeup has some fade, albeit inconsistently. He tends to throw a lot of strikes, sometimes to his detriment. Reed doesn’t have a true out pitch, and he needs to learn to get hitters to expand their zones rather than always challenging them over the plate. That said, some deception in his delivery makes it tough to pick the ball up.

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