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RZNJ

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  1. Stewart in LF, Hays in CF, and Santander in RF. Mancini at 1B, Nunez at DH. Don't care about Wilkerson, Peterson, and Smith. Mountcastle can come up and get AB's in LF/1B/DH. AB's created when Nunez plays 3B and/or rotating Mancini and the 3 outfielders.
  2. I remember signing onto AOL and getting onto USA Today's website and think it was a big deal to get real time games and boxscores from the minors using the dial up modem. No cell phone. Had to disconnect the telephone to dial up. When I was a teenager, Baseball America was a revelation and the minor league stats were 10 days old. We've come a long way!
  3. I'm not disagreeing. Elite college players might be on the AA level. They are few and far between. IMO, the general talent level of top division I teams is low A ball. The Blaine Knights, Zach Watson's, and Kyle Stowers are probably not ready to succeed in high A ball right now. You said AA pitching would be more on a par with what he's used to seeing on top college teams and in the CWS. I strongly disagree with that.
  4. How many top college pitchers are ready to step into AA? Why do many people think the top Division one teams represent the level of AA or even High A ball?
  5. There wasn't much to work with. It didn't seem like your standards for humor were very high. Haha.
  6. All of it. Some people are still trying to wrap their heads around the recent history of the game and Mountcastle's walk numbers and are trying to figure out some comparisons which point to a similar player who became a successful or very successful ML hitter. They seem hard to find. Some, like Luke and Tony are saying that he is such a good hitter and doesn't really chase out of the zone so they aren't as concerned with the low walk totals. There is no doubt that offense is up in AAA this year. Some see Mountcastle as this year's version of Mancini. I think we would all be happy with that. At least we can look forward to more comedy from duo collectively known as CornDog.
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    2019 GCL Orioles

    Okay. I didn't realize that. I do read the summaries sometimes. Just didn't see that one.
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    2019 GCL Orioles

    Daza threw 4 shutout innings with 6 strikeouts yesterday.
  9. Being concerned that his low walk level could be a sign of trouble at the ML level makes someone a "hater"? Sure thing. I would argue that we " haters" are the ones looking at the whole picture.
  10. Funny how you left out the word "almost" in his quote. Tony, you're better than that.
  11. Come on Tony! No one is suggesting they'd rather have him walk than get a hit. Walks or lack of walks are USUALLY a sign of a hitter who swings at pitches that he can do damage to or a hitter who swings at anything close to the plate. Mountcastle is hitting the snot out of the ball in AAA but we are hoping he does the same I'm the majors. Let's use Baumann as an analogy. Should we be happy if he looks great in AA with a fastball slider combo or should we hope that he develops a changeup so he'll be better equipped to have success when he reaches the majors. We are all Oriole fans. We want Mountcastle to succeed. We don't want walks at the expense of production but some hitters actually do more damage when they are more selective than he seems to be.
  12. A good trade candidate for an NL team, specifically an NL west team.
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    Shayne Fontana

    I'll just reiterate that he looks interesting as a late round pick. It looks like he's got pretty good plate discipline, some speed and some pop. He just turned 22. If he's not a prospect at all I'll gladly wait for the OH scouting report.
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    Keegan Akin 2019

    What if he goes 6 shutout innings next time out?
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    Shayne Fontana

    Right, but it seems like the O's like what they see.
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    Dean Kremer 2019

    No doubt. The curve ball sounds like his best pitch and I'm sure there's an adjustment there as well although the 6 strikeouts suggest he had it working to some extent.
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    Dean Kremer 2019

    True but you could make the case that he was still rounding into form from his time off due to injury. He was reportedly at his best in his last start in Bowie. No biggie. Hopefully, he settles in over his next few starts.
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    Shayne Fontana

    When you are a post 20th round pick, start at GCL, get promoted to Aberdeen, then get promoted to Delmarva and then find yourself batting in the #3 spot in the lineup after a week, you've earned your own thread. Welk, deservedly getting attention as an interesting late round pick. This guy deserves some too.
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    Dean Kremer 2019

    I didn't realize how dumb my post was until just now. Next time I check the stats first!!!
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    Dean Kremer 2019

    Didn't they rush John Means? What did he so well in AAA?
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    Roch: Pitching In

    So what should Brocail be saying to these guys? You think there is better advice. Are you suggesting "I know you can't locate strike one so I want you to start a slider knee high outside half that finishes below the knees two inches outside so the hitter will chase? What exactly do you think he should be saying? I also highly doubt he advocates grooving pitches down the middle.
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    Dean Kremer 2019

    1. Kremer has to be added to 40 man this year 2. Tony said he looked best he's seen him all year in his last start 3. O's may want to take a look in September. 4. O's may want to give him a few AAA starts with ML ball to prepare him. Or it may be none of those but I don't care about the AA playoffs anyway.
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    Roch: Pitching In

    Telling a pitcher that it's imperative to get ahead of the hitter with a first pitch strike is something every pitching coach in the history of the game teaches. If you can't locate pitch one then you likely can't consistently locate pitch 2,3,4, or 5 and it doesn't matted who your pitching coach is.
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    Cristian Alvarado

    Very few starters go more than six now. The biggest change you are advocating is the usage of relievers.
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