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  1. 5 points
    It doesn't have me bummed. I don't know about any of you guys but I've learned a lot about myself in regards to the whole Davis situation. I've been pretty harsh on here, maybe a little too harsh in regards to him. I've said it before, I'll say it again...no one likes to suck that much at their job no matter how much money they're making. And ESPECIALLY in a situation where you're making headlines for BEING TERRIBLE. He can't hide anywhere, it's all out on front street for every baseball fan to see. That being said, how happy were we all for him when he got his first hit? How happy were we for him when he hit his first homer? Sparked a rally to win a game last week? It feels SO GOOD to be happy for that guy. Davis, by all accounts, is a good dude and his teammates seem to love him. You don't hear any "anonymous teammates" griping about him in the media. You DO hear that he's worked hard to get himself out of whatever's been effecting him over the past two seasons. This team is way more fun when Davis is a threat at the plate. If he can get back to a .750 or even .800 OPS, that'd be a giant success and a hell of a comeback. I think we'd all be happy for him.
  2. 4 points
    I don't even have to look up his stats to know that we ripped off the Mariners again!
  3. 4 points
    Bundy's problem isnt velocity, its location. He throws the ball in the middle of the strike zone all the freaking time. Fangraphs Bundy Heatmap FB Let's compare that to his own mediocre teammate, who lives up in the Zone this year with better results. Fangraphs Cashner Heatmap FB Here is the heatmap for Matt Boyd. Same average velocity as Bundy. Matt Boyd is sporting a low 3's ERA and an 11.3 K/9. Again, fastball is up in the zone. Fangraphs Matt Boyd Heatmap FB One more, Madison Bumgarner. Madbum is sporting the same average FB speed as Bundy and a not too garish 3.66 ERA. He is also a pitcher learning to pitch with dimished velocity. And his fastball....sits up in the zone. Fangraphs MadBum Heatmap FB Bundy can survive in this league where he is at with his pitching repatoire and velocity, especially if he gain regain his plus slider. He just has a serious "I dont know where this is going" problem right now (and for the last year).
  4. 3 points
    I was fooling around with Fangraph's new minor league stat tool. It goes back to 2006, and now you can pull full reports with all the minor leagues in any kind of format. It's really kind of cool. I always noticed that the Orioles haven't had much success buying or developing its talent internationally (it's not a secret to anyone). I knew, based on a conversation I had on this board recently, that we've only had two players that played on our DSL team make the majors: Jonathan Schoop and Eduardo Rodriguez. I believe that prior to 2006, Pedro Florimon was a name thrown out there. But I didn't know how that stacked up to other teams. I went about and pulled all the batters and pitchers between 2006 and 2018 that played in the DSL. There are 9598 unique players that have played in DSL over those 13 seasons. After accounting for rehab stints (only 4 that I could account for, all pitchers) I calculated that only 270, or 2.8%, have played in the major leagues. Here are those players: Red Sox (16) - Cesar Cabral, Darwinzon Hernandez, Frankie Montas, Gerson Bautista, Javy Guerra, Jonathan Aro, Jose Alvarez, Manuel Margot, Nefi Ogando, Rafael Devers, Raul Alcantara, Roman Mendez, Stolmy Pimentel, William Cuevas, Xander Bogaerts, Yamaico Navarro Rangers (15) - Abel De Los Santos, Alexi Ogando, Ariel Jurado, Christian Villanueva, Fabio Castillo, Hanser Alberto, Joe Ortiz, Jorge Alfaro, Jose Leclerc, Odubel Herrera, Omar Beltre, Ricardo Rodriguez, Tomas Telis, Wilfredo Boscan, Yohander Mendez Rockies (14) - Antonio Senzatela, Carlos Estevez, Cristhian Adames, Edgmer Escalona, Edwar Cabrera, Jayson Aquino, Jhoulys Chacin, Jose Briceno, Juan Nicasio, Rafael Ortega, Raimel Tapia, Rosell Herrera, Wilin Rosario, Yonathan Daza Yankees (13) - Abiatal Avelino, Abraham Almonte, Amauri Sanit, Cesar Vargas, Francisco Arcia, Jimmy Paredes, Joel De La Cruz, Jose Pirela, Jose Quintana, Jose Ramirez, Luis Severino, Ramon Flores, Zoilo Almonte Nationals (12) - Adrian Sanchez, Atahualpa Severino, Eury Perez, Jefry Rodriguez, Juan Jaime, Pedro Avila, Rafael Bautista, Raudy Read, Reynaldo Lopez, Victor Robles, Wander Suero, Wilmer Difo Astros (12) - Alfredo Gonzalez, Elieser Hernandez, Fernando Abad, Framber Valdez, Henry Villar, Jandel Gustave, Jorge De Leon, Jose Cisnero, Michael Feliz, Reymin Guduan, Richard Rodriguez, Teoscar Hernandez Giants (12) - Adalberto Mejia, Ariel Hernandez, Ehire Adrianza, Francisco Peguero, Hector Sanchez, Jonathan Loaisiga, Kelvin Marte, Kendry Flores, Keury Mella, Luis Castillo, Miguel Gomez, Reyes Moronta Blue Jays (11) - Carlos Perez, Carlos Ramirez, Henderson Alvarez III, Jairo Labourt, Jimmy Cordero, Joel Carreno, Jose Manuel Fernandez, Luis Perez, Miguel Castro, Moises Sierra, Richard Urena Padres (11) - Dinelson Lamet, Franchy Cordero, Frank Garces, Franmil Reyes, Jose De Paula, Jose Ruiz, Luis Urias, Pedro Hernandez, Rymer Liriano, Simon Castro, Tayron Guerrero Mets (11) - Elvin Ramirez, Gabriel Ynoa, Gonzalez Germen, Hansel Robles, Jenrry Mejia, Jordany Valdespin, Juan Lagares, Luis Cessa, Merandy Gonzalez, Rafael Montero, Rhiner Cruz Braves (10) - Christian Bethancourt, Daniel Castro, Jesus Sucre, Johan Camargo, Jose Peraza, Luis Avilan, Mauricio Cabrera, Randall Delgado, Victor Reyes, Williams Perez Twins (10) - Danny Santana, Engelb Vielma, Felix Jorge, Fernando Romero, Jorge Polanco, Josmil Pinto, Miguel Sano, Oswaldo Arcia, Randy Rosario, Yangervis Solarte Royals (10) - Andres Machado, Jorge Bonifacio, Juan Graterol, Kelvin Herrera, Meibrys Viloria, Miguel Almonte, Orlando Calixte, Ramon Torres, Sugar Ray Marimon, Yordano Ventura Angels (10) - Alberto Rosario, Alexi Amarista, Ariel Pena, Eduardo Paredes, Jaime Barria, Jairo Diaz, Jean Segura, Jose Rondon, Luis Jimenez, Victor Alcantara Cubs (10) - Alberto Cabrera, Arismendy Alcantara, Felix Pena, Jeimer Candelario, Junior Lake, Marco Hernandez, Marwin Gonzalez, Pedro Araujo, Starlin Castro, Willson Contreras Tigers (9) - Angel Castro, Angel Nesbitt, David Paulino, Jose A. Valdez, Luis Marte, Melvin Mercedes, Sandy Baez, Steven Moya, Willy Adames Diamondbacks (9) - Ender Inciarte, Alfredo Marte, Elvis Luciano, Enrique Burgos, Eury De La Rosa, Gabriel Moya, Silvino Bracho, Socrates Brito, Yefry Ramirez Marlins (8) - Arquimedes Caminero, Domingo German, Francis Martes, Jarlin Garcia, Jhan Marinez, Jose Urena, Marcell Ozuna, Yefri Perez Cardinals (8) - Allen Cordoba, Audry Perez, Carlos Martinez, Edmundo Sosa, Luis Perdomo, Magneuris Sierra, Oscar Taveras, Sandy Alcantara Reds (8) - Aristides Aquino, Carlos Contreras, Daniel Corcino, Enerio Del Rosario, Henry Alejandro Rodriguez, Miguel Rojas, Pedro Viola, Wandy Peralta Pirates (8) - Alen Hanson, Edgar Santana, Gregory Polanco, Joely Rodriguez, Luis Santos, Pablo Reyes, Starling Marte, Willy Garcia Dodgers (7) - Carlos Frias, Dennis Santana, Jose Dominguez, Luis Garcia, Rafael Ynoa, Rubby De La Rosa, Yimi Garcia Phillies (7) - Dario Alvarez, Hector Neris, Jonathan Villar, Lendy Castillo, Lisalverto Bonilla, Seranthony Dominguez, Yohan Flande Mariners (6) - Edward Paredes, Freddy Peralta, Gabriel Guerrero, Juan Diaz, Ketel Marte, Michael Pineda White Sox (5) - Andre Rienzo, Eduardo Escobar, Fautino De Los Santos, Miguel Gonzalez, Yolmer Sanchez Athletics (5) - Jose Torres, Pedro Figueroa, Renato Nunez, Ronald Herrera, Yairo Munoz Indians (5) - Danny Salazar, Elvis Araujo, Erik Gonzalez, Gio Urshela, Jesus Aguilar Rays (4) - Alex Colome, Diego Castillo, Enny Romero, Roberto Gomez Brewers (3) - Jorge Lopez, Miguel Diaz, Orlando Arcia Orioles (2) - Eduardo Rodriguez, Jonathan Schoop So anyway, that was my fun experiment. I'll post more in this thread as I get information about the new guys the O's are signing.
  5. 3 points
    Chicago White Sox Awaiting Starting Lineup Hitters Name Pos. BBE LA° EV Hard Hit% xwOBA xBA xSLG K% BB% Sprint Nicky Delmonico * LF 2 1.8 108.9 100.0 .426 .368 .404 25.0 25.0 Vs. Yoan Moncada 2B 63 13.0 95.2 47.6 .408 .296 .624 24.7 7.5 27.5 Vs. Ryan Cordell * CF 16 17.6 93.4 43.8 .366 .291 .541 22.7 4.5 28.5 Vs. Jose Abreu 1B 61 16.8 91.6 54.1 .358 .247 .500 25.5 8.5 26.3 Vs. James McCann * C 30 11.3 90.8 36.7 .356 .283 .488 19.5 7.3 26.4 Vs. Yonder Alonso 1B 60 17.7 90.5 51.7 .373 .272 .471 15.1 15.1 22.8 Vs. Yolmer Sanchez 3B 40 11.3 89.0 37.5 .259 .215 .268 27.7 10.8 26.7 Vs. Welington Castillo C 28 13.6 88.1 39.3 .370 .227 .449 20.8 16.7 23.3 Vs. Tim Anderson SS 58 8.4 87.5 32.8 .360 .316 .495 18.7 2.7 28.7 Vs. Leury Garcia LF 62 7.2 87.4 30.0 .286 .257 .369 26.7 4.4 27.8 Vs. Jose Rondon * 2B 18 4.6 86.8 33.3 .282 .250 .332 28.6 7.1 27.3 Vs. Adam Engel * CF 18 0.8 83.0 44.4 .306 .261 .422 39.4 6.1 29.1 Vs. Starting Lineup Great Poor * Did Not Qualify Pitchers Name Pos. BBE LA° EV Hard Hit% xwOBA xBA xSLG K% BB% Ervin Santana P 34 16.9 89.9 41.2 .503 .324 .751 9.1 13.6 Vs. Show All Pitchers Pitcher Arsenals ARSENAL TYPE: PITCH PERCENTAGE ▾ Average SpeedPitch PercentageAverage Spin Pitcher 4-Seam Sinker Cutter Slider Change Curve Split KN Ervin Santana 46.3 7.8 40.7 5.0 Show All Pitchers Catcher Pop Times Name Arm Exchange Avg Pop (2B) James McCann 83.2 0.74 2.02 Welington Castillo 80.1 0.62 1.96 Outs Above Average Name OAA Back Left Back Back Right In Right In In Left Adam Engel 2 010001 1 0 1 0 0 0 Leury Garcia -1 00-1-100 0 0 0 -1 -1 0 Baltimore Orioles Awaiting Starting Lineup Hitters Name Pos. BBE LA° EV Hard Hit% xwOBA xBA xSLG K% BB% Sprint Renato Nunez 3B 63 16.3 92.6 49.2 .366 .277 .533 23.9 6.5 27.2 Vs. Chris Davis 1B 31 14.5 91.7 51.6 .284 .188 .399 38.3 10.0 23.9 Vs. Trey Mancini LF 74 10.0 89.4 44.6 .394 .299 .581 20.8 9.4 26.9 Vs. Jonathan Villar 2B 79 10.3 89.1 38.0 .299 .253 .362 18.5 7.4 26.9 Vs. Jesus Sucre C 46 8.3 88.3 26.1 .241 .218 .287 16.9 5.1 23.7 Vs. Rio Ruiz 3B 55 7.4 87.9 40.0 .301 .231 .327 22.4 12.9 26.1 Vs. Dwight Smith Jr LF 69 8.7 87.2 31.9 .314 .247 .430 16.7 6.7 26.6 Vs. Richie Martin SS 34 13.2 85.0 35.3 .237 .184 .250 33.3 8.3 29.3 Vs. Joey Rickard CF 46 14.8 83.9 23.9 .252 .188 .290 27.4 8.2 28.3 Vs. Pedro Severino * C 27 12.9 83.0 22.2 .353 .274 .488 18.9 5.4 27.4 Vs. Hanser Alberto SS 50 8.7 80.1 18.0 .262 .252 .318 13.3 3.3 26.2 Vs. Stevie Wilkerson * 2B 1 45.3 52.4 0.0 .021 .026 .027 75.0 0.0 Vs. Starting Lineup Great Poor * Did Not Qualify Pitchers Name Pos. BBE LA° EV Hard Hit% xwOBA xBA xSLG K% BB% John Means P 42 11.8 86.9 35.7 .281 .192 .320 25.8 7.6 Vs.
  6. 3 points
    Updated 7/26/19 Int'l Signings: DSL Orioles1 & DSL Orioles2 8/2/11 C Daniel Fajardo - (24, VEN) - Frederick 8/2 RHP Francisco Jimenez - (24, DO) - Bowie 8/2 RHP Cristian Alvarado - (24, VEN) - Bowie 3/26/13 RF Ademar Rifaela - (24, NED) - Norfolk 8/8 C Alfredo Gonzalez - (23, VEN) - Frederick 9/7 RHP Ofelky Peralta - (22, DO) - Delmarva 9/18 RHP Victor Romero - (24, VEN) - Frederick 11/26 C Jean Carrillo - (21, PAN) - Frederick 1/13/14 3B Jomar Reyes - (22, DO) - Frederick 3/26 RHP Jhon Peluffo - (21, COL) - Delmarva 10/9 SS Irving Ortega - (22, DO) - Aberdeen 4/8/15 3B Carlos Baez - (21, DO) - GCL Orioles 5/10/16 3B JC Encarnacion - (21, DO) - Delmarva 5/20 RHP Junior Jador - (23, DO) 6/9 RHP Manuel Daza - (22, VEN) 7/2 SS Jean Carmona - (19, DO) - Aberdeen 11/18 P Leonardo Rodriguez - (21, DO) - Aberdeen 11/24 LHP Cesar Angomas - (19, DO) 2/22/17 OF Davis Tavarez - (20, DO) - GCL Orioles 5/10 2B Edidson Rojas - (20, DO) - GCL Orioles 6/13 OF Frank Tolentino (19, DO) - GCL Orioles 7/2 3B Oscar Olivares - (20, DO) 7/4 SS Hector Vizcaino - (19, DO) 8/4 LF Josue Cruz - (18, DO) 8/30 CF Ricardo Castro - (19, VEN) 12/22 C Wilkin Grullon - (19, DO) 12/28 RHP Miguel Tejada - (19, DO) 1/5/18 LHP Edinson Lopez - (20, DO) 4/16 RHP Pablo Falconette - (18, PAN) 7/27 OF Isaac Bellony - (16, DO, $220,000) 8/6 RF Damien Valdez - (17, DO, $200,000) 8/15 RHP Kelvin LaRoche - (19, DO) 8/17 OF J'Rudjeanon Isenia - (17, NED, $125,000) 8/20 RF Angel Gomez - (17, VEN) 8/20 3B Moises Ramírez - (17, DO, $225,000) 8/20 3B Gilbert Machado - (17, VEN) 8/28 RHP Carlos del Rosario - (19, DO) 9/25 LF Kevin Infante - (18, CUB) 11/16 ---Mike Elias hired--- 12/7 RHP Hector Lopez - (17, PAN) 12/25 C Lians Beato - (18, DO) 1/5/19 P Alexander Ayala - (17, CUB) 2/17 RHP Oscar Pierret - (18, DO) 2/17 RHP Jordany Vasquez - (18, DO) 2/17 LHP Yan Lara - (19, DO) 2/21 LHP Jesus Chavez - (18, DO) 3/6 RHP Enmanuel Gutierrez - (17, VEN) 3/7 RHP Juan de los Santos - (17, DO) 3/12 LHP Eduard Monroy - (17, VEN) 3/25 C Michael Mantecon - (17, CUB, $30,000) 4/7 RHP Joel Benitez - (19, DO) 4/8 CF Stiven Acevedo - (16, DO, $275,000) 4/8 C Deiby Ramirez - (26, DO) - Frederick 4/17 SS Anyelo Reyes - (17, DO) 4/22 C Hector Lucero - (18, VEN) 4/24 RHP Orlando Fulgencio (18, DO) 4/24 1B James Rolle - (18, BHS) 4/24 RHP Harif Frias - (18, DO) 4/24 RHP Joeli Martinez - (19, DO) 4/25 RHP Jorge Morla - (19, DO) 5/9 2B Luis Sena - (17, DO) 5/20 SS Luis Valdez - (19, DO) 5/20 SS Raily Nunez - (17, DO) 5/20 SS Yorkislandy Alvarez - (20, CUB) 5/20 RHP Darlin Alcantara - (18, DO) 5/20 RHP Jairo Vasquez - (17, DO) 5/20 RHP Brayner Sanchez - (18, DO) 5/20 C Julio Herrera - (18, DO) 5/27 RF Welington Santana - (18, VI) 6/5 Andry Mercedes 6/6 RHP Issac Solano - (17, DO) 6/7 Anthony Morillo 6/12 RHP Manuel Duncan - (17, DO) 6/12 RHP Joldanny Genao - (16, DO) 7/2 SS Erison Placencia - (17, DO) 7/2 LHP Johan Berroa* - (18, DO) 7/2 RHP Alejandro Mendez - (18, DO) 7/2 LHP Luis Ortiz* - (DO, $400,000) 7/2 SS Anderson Rogers - (DO) 7/2 RHP Charbel Abboud - (VEN) 7/2 OF Luis Gonzalez* - (DO, $475,000) 7/2 C Kenny Baez - (DO) 7/2 RHP Harol Arias - (VEN) 7/2 SS Leonel Sanchez - (DO, $400,000) 7/2 OF Dax Stubbs - (BHS) 7/2 RHP Moises Chace - (VEN) 7/2 SS Robert Martinez - (DO) 7/2 LHP Moises Salas* - (VEN) 7/2 SS Cesar Aguasvivas - (DO) 7/2 RHP Raul Rangel - (VEN) 7/2 OF Luis de la Cruz* - (DO) 7/2 RHP Erick Caines - (DO) 7/2 C Ricardo Rivera* - (COL) 7/2 OF Jesus Alvarado - (VEN) 7/2 RHP Francisco Crispin - (DO) 7/2 RHP Cesar Alvarez - (VEN) 7/2 SS Rolphy Cruz - (DO) 7/2 LHP Jose Ramirez* - (VEN) 7/2 RHP Edgar Portes - (DO) 7/2 RHP Randy Beriguete - (DO) 7/2 LHP Adrion Lacle* - (NED)
  7. 3 points
    o Happy 26th BIRTHDAY, John Alan Means. o
  8. 3 points
  9. 3 points
    That is one theory of what happened for Brady.
  10. 3 points
    As an aside, I am really liking Joe Trezza’s willingness to look at and present analytic data in his reporting and tweets. He doesn’t overdo it, but he’s definitely willing to go there and presents it in a simple, understandable way.
  11. 3 points
    Our own Jose Bautista! Or maybe not. I'd be fine with an average LFer who doesn't flip his bat and get cold-cocked by Rougned Odor.
  12. 3 points
    Not really. But it can make the season a lot more enjoyable for both the team and its fans.
  13. 3 points
    He has an .811 OPS with 13/37 in the 97 games since we’ve acquired him. 317 PA. He’s gotta he in the lineup.
  14. 3 points
    An extra update on Grover, from Roch: "Grover recovered from an oblique injury suffered late in camp and was dominant in his outings at extended spring training. He didn’t allow a run in eight innings, walking three batters and striking out an astounding 22. A slow-climber with his fastball velocity, Grover dialed it up earlier than usual this year. I’m told that his heater averaged 95 mph and topped out at 100 mph. There’s room for more."
  15. 2 points
    https://baseballsavant.mlb.com/sprint_speed_leaderboard?year=2019&position=&team=BAL&min=10 Faster than I expected: Severino, Nunez. Both are above league average. Slower than I expected: Villar (right at league average) and DSJ (below). I've seen the 2018 numbers last year, so Mancini was not a surprise for me. But he's pretty much right at the league average at 26.9 feet/second. Better speed than you might think. Not surprisingly, Martin and Mullins have been our fastest guys by a significant margin. If only they could get on base.
  16. 2 points
  17. 2 points
    The only Rynes I know are Duren and Sandberg.....maybe he will be a player. https://baseballhall.org/discover/card-corner/1962-ryne-duren-topps-card
  18. 2 points
    The fact that a team was able to trade something (anything) for Mike Wright and roster him should be a bit of a wake-up call to everyone suggesting the list of roaterable players beyond Baltimore is just Mancini, Villar, and Givens.
  19. 2 points
    Hey folks, another little bit of daily happiness: I’m listening to the Rangers broadcast( with outstanding radio guys) and they mentioned that Marcus Simien has the second most hits in the American League. They then pointed out that the American league leader in hits is none other than the Orioles Trey Mancini. As Rangers color man Matt Hicks said, “I’m sure this comes as no surprise to anyone…” 🙂
  20. 2 points
    At first i read this as Wright traded for organ. I know watching Wright pitch has hurt my liver from all the drinking when he is on the mound good to see Elias getting a new one for people.
  21. 2 points
    His name is not wright.....and that can't be wrong.
  22. 2 points
    o BALTIMORE O RIOLES )))))) (vs. WHITE SOX, 4/24) Jonathan Rafael Villar Roque - SS Trey Mancini - DH John Dwight Smith, Jr. - LF Renato Nunez - 1B Steve Wilkerson - RF Rio Ruiz - 3B Joey Rickard - CF Hanser Joel Alberto Pena - 2B Pedro Severino De Leon - C John Alan Means - LHP )) (2-2, 1.72 ERA) OPPOSING PITCHER Ervin Ramon Santana - RHP )) (0-1, 10.38 ERA) https://www.baseballpress.com/Lineups o
  23. 2 points
    For the record, I'm not always positive. I'm really making a conscious choice to be positive about the club this year, though. For my own sanity. The silver lining report is kind of an exercise to force myself to see the positives in an ultimately lost, if entertaining, year. Mike Wright is gone though, so I'm feeling very positive right now!
  24. 2 points
    I thought this would be a good time to bump this thread. The upward trend took a little longer than I’d thought it would but. . .
  25. 2 points
    o How do you get rid of counterfeit money ??? Put it in the collection plate at church. See how often the simple solution will elude us ??? George Carlin, 1988 o
  26. 2 points
  27. 2 points
    The players aren’t moping around and going through the motions. That alone makes watching this year’s team a more enjoyable experience.
  28. 2 points
    As long as it annoys CoC, I'm for it. 🌈🦄
  29. 2 points
    The Orioles are smack in the middle of the AL for Runs Scored: http://www.espn.com/mlb/stats/team/_/stat/batting/league/al 5th in hits 10th in doubles 8th in homers 9th in batting average 11th in on base 10th in OPS If this team finished with those totals, I'd be fairly happy. That's a lot more than I'd have expected headed into this season and a reason to be positive heading into 2020.
  30. 2 points
    This is about where I'm at. The offense can be a lot of fun at times. Seeing these guys come into their own is great. The pitching, on the other hand...cherish the gems like we got last night, it's going to be murky waters for most of the season. And really, that could be the thing that'd hold this team back. The defense is improved, the offense is surprisingly decent, it just doesn't have any household names. The pitching is what'll hold this team back from cracking 70+ wins.
  31. 2 points
  32. 2 points
    You cant polish a turd. Going into the season we knew the pitching would be terrible. I am not sure why you want to blame the pitching coach. We only had three starters and 3 relievers with any sort of success in the past. Bundy cant throw the ball over 90 mph and Bleier hasnt recovered from his injury. That leaves Cobb and Castro for guys being worse than expectations. Cobb was just as bad last season at this time. I am not sure what is wrong with Castro.
  33. 2 points
    Hard to say with HS kids, there are probably 20-30 names who could go as high as the teens or as low as the late second (or fall out of the top ten rounds with a big signing bonus ask). College guys (going off other people’s rankings, because some of these guys I am much higher or lower on) who could be there in no particular order. Jackson Rutledge - hard throwing, big bodied JUCO arm with some relief risk Seth Johnson- I’ve wrote about him a ton and think he should go earlier, but teams are risk adverse Greg Jones - former O’s unsigned pick, toolsy SS (draft eligible Soph), has gotten stronger from HS days and has 55 raw power, 70 speed, still pretty raw though Graeme Stinson - most people’s top arm coming into the spring, but he broke down under a starter’s workload and lost almost 10 mph on the FB and now hasn’t pitched in awhile, probably injured. At his best he was upper 90s LH velocity and best slider in the class. Hard to tell where he’ll go without seeing the medicals Matt Canterino - I have him lower, low 90s righty with funk and pitch-ability. Also a good curveball. Control over command, backend type without a ton of upside IMO Drey Jameson- Soph eligible righty was plus performance to go along with 92-96 t97 and a plus slider, change and command need work, pretty high effort delivery with head whack but is a good athlete and holds velocity well. Carter Stewart- 9th overall pick last year, playing in JUCO, stuff has taken a step back Michael Toglia - tall lanky 1B/maybe COF with athletic actions and big power, may have swing and miss issues due to lever length, hasn’t performed as well as expected thus far Chase Strumpf - 2B with a bunch of average tools, huge performance last year but has been underwhelming this spring Matt Wallner -RF with huge raw power, huge arm (96+ on mound), dealt with arm issues that have kept him from being a two way player this spring. He’s also slumped at the plate but appears to be breaking out of it. Cameron Cannon - 2B/3B with elite approach, quick hands, and a bunch of average tools Kody Hoese - 3B breakout power bat, dominant performance this spring, scouts reportedly aren’t enthused about his raw tools, but they may be talking about old looks, he’s drastically improved his strength and swing from last summer IMO Ryan Pepiot - 91-94 with an excellent changeup and high spin curveball and fastball. Good not great performance, not the best athlete. Grant Gambrell - RHP up to 97, sits 91-95, mostly lower late in games, good not great performance but potential above average SL and change. Guys who should be gone but could slip, George Kirby - elite performance, above command,and well rounded repertoire but is just a low 90s guy so he could fall. One of the Will Wilson, Logan Davidson, Branden Shewmake group of big conference SS. Kameron Misner- tooled up OF who had top 5-10 helium at one point but is showing huge swing and miss against premium competition Guys I think should be considered but aren’t ranked that highly elsewhere, not an exhaustive list Tony Locey Alec Marsh Brady McConnell Tanner Morris
  34. 2 points
  35. 1 point
    http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/26594192/tucker-sets-kicker-record-4-year-extension And well deserved. Glad to have you for a bunch more years! Suddenly in the mood for some Royal Farms coffee..............
  36. 1 point
  37. 1 point
    o The 130 Orioles fans will go home happy, and the 25 White Sox fans will go home dejected. o
  38. 1 point
    I'm interested to hear if there's anything that sticks out about the guy. Probably not, but why not throw another middle infielder into the mix down there.
  39. 1 point
  40. 1 point
    I agree with this. I think I've mentioned before that with the focus on launch angles now, Bundy would be better served to work his fastball up in the zone.
  41. 1 point
    Well given the Orioles trade history with the Mariners I expect the Orioles to make out well on this deal. I don't know what the Mariners think they can do with Wright, but he is their problem now.
  42. 1 point
    o Don't start with that "You against the world" rhetoric again. Nowhere did I assert that you were not allowed to have an opinion. I said that you were wrong in regard to Bundy not being able to find a place on another MLB roster besides the Orioles, and I told you why I thought that. o
  43. 1 point
  44. 1 point
    I'm not telling anyone how to raise their kids. I don't think it's unreasonable to suggest that if a kid can't handle a normal city atmosphere that it might be a good idea if they were exposed to that more. Or not. Just stay in the suburbs and avoid the city environment at all costs. I was really just comparing my experience. Me and plenty of my friends and family have been to the stadium dozens if not hundreds of times and have had zero issues involving our personal safety. There is perception and there is reality. There is also culture shock. Which I sympathize with. But only one way to get over that.
  45. 1 point
    Part of what I love about being a fan are my overreactions lol but This pitching has just been outright horrid but tonight was absolutely brilliant! Cashner has been the one guy who Ive been impressed with all year and feel like every time he’s on the mound we’re going to have a chance to win. I’m anxious to see how Means does tomorrow because I like the little I’ve seen from him.
  46. 1 point
    Gotta say, so far he looks pretty good...athletic, some power..seems like he knows what he's doing out there...may be blossoming at 27..
  47. 1 point
  48. 1 point
    I'm sure I've posted this before but I don't care. My favorite version of the song.
  49. 1 point
    o Melvin Mora HATED losing to the Yankees when he played for the Orioles. I remember when he got thrown out of a game when the umpire allowed the contest to continue in a torrential downpour, THEN called for the tarp to be put on the field AFTER a 2-run single by the Yankees gave them the lead. Then there was a game in which the Orioles made a late rally to win the game. Mora scored the tying run from 1st base on a double. When he started to get up, he was smiling so large, he looked like a little kid in a candy store. Mora's passion in those games against an intra-divisional rival was great to see. o
  50. 1 point
    If there were a 'Team Hotsheet' the Delmarva Shorebirds would be number 1. They have the best record of all the minor league teams at 9-1 and a .900 W-L per-centage! Harrisburg follows with 10-2.
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