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  • Birthday 3/31/1970

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  1. Orioles 2017 Top 30 Prospects

    Exactly. i think some are focusing on the label of a left-handed part of platoon as a bad thing. Mullins has an opportunity to have a nice long career because of his speed defense combination. At the same time, people also need realize he has some shortcomings and he although he had a nice Double-A season, his late season struggles have to be taken into consideration. His career .268/.323/.441/.764 slash line is nice, but he still has things to prove before he gets anointed as the next Orioles everyday starting center fielder.
  2. Orioles 2017 Top 30 Prospects

    First off, you were being condescending by making us sound like we were a no nothing blog, so stop with all of the hard-ache. Secondly, if you are in baseball and you don't take as many opinions as you can then I would look inward at yourself. Scouts outside the organization have zero to gain by down grading a player to us. The guys I talk to I've had relationships for years. They are an opinion to be added in with other opinions within the organization as well as our scouting. You are 100% correct that opinions are just that. I'm completely fine with anyone having a differing opinion than me, and I don't take offense at someone who says that they don't agree, but there is absolutely no need to disparage someone's opinion as being lesser because you don't agree. I've been doing this for 20 plus years. That doesn't make me infallible or never wrong, but I'll lay my process down against anyone including professional baseball people. That doesn't make me right, but it sure should mean I deserve a little respect and don't get called "blog pages ", whatever the heck that means. It doesn't matter what the team has in store. I feel his most likely outcome is a platoon outfielder because of his inability to hit lefties. Doesn't mean that he might not improve or a team might live with it and play him every day,
  3. Orioles 2017 Top 30 Prospects

    2017 vs LHP: .208/.277/.327/.604 2016 vs LHP: .217/.282/.350/.632 2015 vs LHP: .181/.272/.278/.549 See a trend? Every scout we talked to outside of the organization told us platoon outfielder. His defense is very good and his speed and power should give him a great opportunity to at least be a platoon outfielder. That's a great 13th round pick. BTW, a blog is something a writer posts his thoughts too. We are an actual website for a sports media company that has covered the Orioles and since 1996. I've been scouting the minor leagues since 1997. You can certainly disagree all you like and you can think we undervalued him, but it's pretty disrespectful to try and degrade us because you have a differing opinion.
  4. Thank you for your service

    Anyone who is "offended" by someone saying thank you for your service is an idiot, pure and simple. I get uncomfortable when someone calls people in the military heroes because most of us are not. We did our service when asked, and unless you did something heroic like risked your life to save others in a combat situation then you are not a hero. That's not to degrade anyone's service, I just don't believe we are heroes. Saying that, I don't get offended if we are called that, but my personal preference is not to see us called heroes. It's like when they were standing up military "heroes" at Camden Yards. This one guy, who either put himself up or someone close to him put him up, was shown and the fans respectfully stood and gave him a standing ovation as they talked about his service. No offense, but the guy was some lower enlisted air force chaplain's assistant who served in Germany for one tour and got out. Now I'm not degrading his service, but I have hard time finding the heroics. Maybe I just put a lot a emphasis on what a real hero should be, but that made me roll my eyes and made me realize that we are throwing around hero way too loosely. Some of us served in combat areas, while others did not get that opportunity. Regardless, they served their country voluntarily (at least since Vietnam) and there's nothing wrong with someone thanking them for doing so. Oh and not to end on a downer, but keep politics out of this. Thanks.
  5. O's interested in Tyler Chatwood

    I just meant I would have targeted him if I were GM. Not that he's past tense.
  6. O's interested in Tyler Chatwood

    I've been talking Chatwood on the radio for months now. He's the guy I would have targeted because I think he will be affordable and has stuff that should work in Camden Yards (sinking fastball).
  7. Orioles 2017 Top 30 Prospects

    Can we keep the discussion about the Top 30 prospects and not about the Orioles record of developing pitchers? Thanks.
  8. Orioles 2017 Top 30 Prospects

    I can't judge where the Orioles rank nationally since I don;t follow other teams' systems very closely. I will say I think the system is deeper with legitimate help in the upper levels now. Just need that starting pitching to get to the upper levels of system and still be prospects.
  9. Orioles 2017 Top 30 Prospects

    Do we? When was the last pitcher to come through the system and had immediate and long lasting success at the major league level? Again, I think they have made some good changes but the results need to be there more.
  10. Orioles 2017 Top 30 Prospects

    It's honestly a valid question. Saying that, I really liked what I heard about John Wasdin the new pitching coordinator and contrary to some opinions, there are some good pitching coaches at the affiliates.
  11. Orioles 2017 Top 30 Prospects

    Profiles for the top five prospects are available in the Plus Members Forum. Five more will be posted tomorrow.
  12. Orioles 2017 Top 30 Prospects

    Yeah, me too. I only saw him pitch on video, but I liked how he commanded the ball at such a young age. The fact that Tampa targeted him didn't hurt his status either as they have a good record of judging pitching prospects. I'm on record that I didn't like giving him up for Beckam because I felt like Tampa was trying to dump Beckam and the Orioles could have given up less to get him than Myers.
  13. Orioles 2017 Top 30 Prospects

    Myers would have been 11th on the list if he was still in the organization.
  14. Orioles 2017 Top 30 Prospects

    Sorry about that, I fixed it. It got late last night. haha
  15. Orioles 2017 Top 30 Prospects

    He changed his delivery working with his own guy this off season. The Orioles tried to get him to fix it but he was reluctant until his results were awful and then was told he bought in a bit. We shall see. As for Gonzalez, honestly because his numbers were skewwed by a few bad outings and someone might just take a chance with him and stick him in their bullpen. We have him at the end of our list so it's not like we are too excited over him. Saying that, he may have a some left-handed reliever value at some point, but as a multiple inning reliever versus a LOOGY.
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