One of the things we get questions about all the time is when a certain player will be promoted. Usually we base our answers on patterns that have been established in the past and trends over the years. When we got word that Jeff Roy was being sent to Bradenton last week, we guessed that Barrett Barnes would be going to Altoona before he even knew(he was still in the lineup the next day) and it happened to work out that way. Most people would have guessed Harold Ramirez was going due to his terrific half season at the plate, but those trends we follow didn't point that way due to his age and lack of playing time. Barnes seemed like the more likely player to get promoted since he is older and behind where he should be due to injuries. Ramirez still might see some time at Altoona this year, ...
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