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Old 06-24-2013, 10:22 PM   #351 (permalink)
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Hey everyone, I have 23 new TTMs to post from the last few days! Today alone I got 13. I'll try to post as many as possible later today, so stay tuned!
Oh... My... God... I hope you get some great successes man.
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Old 06-25-2013, 03:19 PM   #352 (permalink)
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Oh... My... God... I hope you get some great successes man.
Thanks Mike! Of the 23 returns, 19 of them answered my questions!!

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6/19 brought 5 returns:

Will Lamb c/o Myrtle Beach Pelicans in 9 days

Nice return from the Rangers' 2nd round pick of 2011. He was converted to a reliever this season and has lowered his ERA dramatically each month, posting a 1.50 ERA so far in June.





Luis Sardinas c/o Myrtle Beach Pelicans in 8 days

Another Pelican! I swear, some of these teams must all sit down and sign their mail together. Sardinas put together some very impressive numbers last year in class A Hickory (.291 with 30 SBs) and has continued to do so this year in A+ Myrtle Beach.





Jared Burton c/o Twins in 8 days

Quick return from the Twins' reliever, and my first TTM auto on a 2013 Heritage.






DJ Baxendale c/o New Britain Rock Cats in 9 days

This former team USA pitcher and 2012 Twins draftee fired his way to a AA promotion with a 7-0 record, 1.10 ERA in A+ Fort Myers.






Darin Ruf c/o Lehigh Valley IronPigs in 8 days

Ruf pounded his way to an unbelievable .317 / 38 / 104 line last year, earning himself a September callup.


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Old 06-25-2013, 03:59 PM   #353 (permalink)
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Very nice man, I sent to Sardinas in May and haven't gotten anything yet this is like the 3rd person in weeks that has gotten back to other people but not me... I'm so jealous!
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:07 PM   #354 (permalink)
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6/20 brought 4 more returns (see above for other TTMs posted today):

Chris Heston c/o Fresno Grizzlies in 6 days

Great return from the Giants' pitching prospect. He had a breakout year in 2012 with a 2.24 ERA through 148.2 IP but has struggled a bit this year in the hitter-friendly International League.





Adrian Marin c/o Delmarva Shorebirds in 13 days

What a nice auto from the 2012 3rd round pick by the Orioles and their no. 11 overall prospect entering the 2013 season.






Mike O'Neill c/o Springfield Cardinals in 10 days

O'Neill was originally drafted all the way back in the 31st round of 2010, but has proven to be an absolute steal for the Cardinals, hitting .312 in 2011, .359 in 2012, and .322
so far in AA this year. If he keeps it up, he should make it to St. Louis before long!






Nick Maronde c/o Arkansas Travelers in 6 days

Another lightning fast return. Maronde earned himself a callup last year after dominating as a SP over three minor league levels. He has since been sent to the bullpen, where he has raised both his K/9 as well as his ERA.


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Very nice man, I sent to Sardinas in May and haven't gotten anything yet this is like the 3rd person in weeks that has gotten back to other people but not me... I'm so jealous!
Thanks! Sardinas seems to be a spotty signer, only 4/9 of people that have sent to him on SCN since May have gotten him back. Good luck though!
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The lone success from 6/22 (other TTMs posted today are above, more coming soon):

CJ Riefenhauser c/o Montgomery Biscuits in 11 days

This guys has just been lights out this year in AA. He has yet to give up an earned run in June and has whittled his ERA all the way down to 0.52 through 52 IP (Just 3 ER all year!)


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Thanks... jaja maybe my Spanish letters aren't quite cutting it... fingers crossed I'll get it tomorrow. I'm also starting to think my mail lady is hoarding my mail or something.
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Thanks... jaja maybe my Spanish letters aren't quite cutting it... fingers crossed I'll get it tomorrow. I'm also starting to think my mail lady is hoarding my mail or something.
Jajaja yo he escrito muchas cartas de TTM en español también y a veces los jugadores responden bien. Pero Cespedes no
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6/24 return #1/13 (see previous posts for more TTMs posted today)

Cam Seitzer c/o Montgomery Biscuits in 12 days

Nice return from the son of former major leaguer Kevin Seitzer. Cam was fantastic last year and has been solid this year. Fun fact: both Seitzers were drafted in the 11th round!

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6/24 return #2/13 (see above for more TTMs posted today)

Anderson Feliz c/o Tampa Yankees in 7 days

Very fast return from Yankees' hot corner prospect.

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6/24 return #3/13 (see previous posts for more TTMs posted today)

Ben Alsup c/o Modesto Nuts in 9 days

Really great looking auto from the former LSU player who has been a solid SP in each of his 3 pro seasons.

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6/24 return #4/13

Eric Stamets c/o Inland Empire 66ers in 12 days

Very nice success from the Angels' SS whose avg has hovered around .300 this year.


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6/24 return #5/13 (see previous posts for more TTMs posted today)

Hoby Milner c/o Clearwater Threshers in 14 days

He's given up 15 ER in his last 2 starts, but besides that Milner has been a solid SP for the Phils' A+ affiliate. Yet another team USA card signed!


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6/24 return #6/13 (see previous posts for more TTMs posted today)

Jack Marder c/o Jackson Generals in 13 days

Marder slugged his way to a .360 / 10 / 56 line last year, but has struggled this year, unable to remain above the Mendoza line at AA. I love the personalization; 6/24 brought my first 2 personalized successes of the regular season!

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6/24 return #7/13 (see previous posts for more TTMs posted today)

James Ramsey c/o Springfield Cardinals in 11 days

Fantastic return from the Cardinals' first round pick (23rd overall) in 2012 out of FSU. He destroyed pitching in the Florida State League to open the 2013 season, earning a promotion to AA Springfield. Very pleasantly surprised to get this one back, and it's always a cool bonus to get a bible inscription.

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6/24 return #8/13 (see previous posts for more TTMs posted today)

Matthew Murray c/o Lexington Legends in 11 days

Nice return from the Royals' relief prospect. He made his first appearance of the season on May 24 and has posted a 2.54 ERA so far.

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6/24 return #9/13

Michael Snyder c/o Inland Empire 66ers in 9 days

Awesome success from the brother of Brandon Snyder (fringe MLBer currently with AAA Pawtucket Red Sox). Michael was drafted last year out of Florida Southern and debuted with Orem, where he hit .333 through 70 games. This year, he is hitting close to .300 with 12 HRs. He reminds me of CJ Cron, who played for IE last year- both hit around .290 with 20-30 HRs.


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6/24 return #10/13 (see previous posts for more TTMs posted today)

Stephen Pryor c/o Mariners in 16 days

Great return from the dominant Mariners' reliever who tossed 7.1 scoreless innings to open up 2013 before succumbing to injury, from which he has yet to emerge.

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Jajaja yo he escrito muchas cartas de TTM en español también y a veces los jugadores responden bien. Pero Cespedes no
he escrito sólo tres o cuatro. la primera carta que escribí en español fue Céspedes y que autografió durante ST My Spanish isn't that great, but I love to use it when I can. Can speak a little French, Portuguese, and Japanese too! I wrote some stuff in Portuguese to Andre Rienzo when I wrote to him, always wanted to try French for some francophone like Bedard or Aumont.

I love to say things in Japanese to former NPB players, but they always just respond like "yep". I said "Sain wo kudosai Darvish-sama" to Darvish when I got him ip but he didn't even acknowledge me at all.

About the biblical verses, I love when they write stuff like that - even personalizing's are wicked cool imo. Nice Pryor!

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6/24 return #11/13 (see previous posts for more TTMs posted today)

Travis Jankowski c/o Lake Elsinore Storm in 14 days

Fantastic success from the Padres' first round pick in 2012. This crafty speedster was at the center of Stony Brook's surprise appearance in the 2012 CWS. This year, he has already swiped a whopping 49 SBs, and the season isn't even half over!

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he escrito sólo tres o cuatro. la primera carta que escribí en español fue Céspedes y que autografió My Spanish isn't that great, but I love to use it when I can. Can speak a little French, Portuguese, and Japanese too! I love to say things in Japanese to former NPB players, but they always just respond like "yep". I said "Sain wo kudosai Darvish-sama" to Darvish when I got him ip but he didn't even acknowledge me at all.
Wow I'd love to learn Japanese! Sounds like your consolation for Darvish ignoring you is an IP auto . It's fun to try and connect with players linguistically; I have to imagine that's kinda cool for them. I hope they don't mind that we aren't fluent!
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About the biblical verses, I love when they write stuff like that - even personalizing's are wicked cool imo. Nice Pryor!
Thanks! I totally agree about personalizing and bible verses. For me, it's one of the things that makes TTM (and IP) autos so much fun and so unique. I've asked for other inscriptions in some of my LORs, but haven't really had too much success yet
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Awesome stuff as usual. Do you still send to non minor leaguers/prospects? I tend to focus on veteran guys.
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6/24 return #12/13 (see previous posts for more TTMs posted today)

Steven Proscia c/o Jackson Generals in 13 days

Proscia hit .303 and .333 (in 2011 and 2012 respectively) with class A+ High Desert, but has struggled with AA Jackson. He has some solid tools and could turn it around at any moment, however.

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Thanks Mike! I do send to MLB players and some retired players, but given that there are about 6x as many MiLB players as MLB players, I end up getting back way more MiLBers. Also, I'd say that about 60-70% of players stop signing once they make the big leagues, so it's good to get them early.
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