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Ruzious

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  1. Ruzious

    Ryan Mountcastle - 3B - 2018 #3 Prospect

    This is silly. Nobody was arguing against your point, because it was so obvious. Nobody misconstrued your point. My point was - if you're going to start players like him, you better have a great team around them if you're going to win. Hopefully that's the end of that discussion.
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    Ryan McKenna - OF - 2018 #13 Prospect

    You guys obviously know more than I do, and that's a good thorough scouting report, but I think a little too much emphasis is being made about him being small. 5'11 185 at age 21 is a little on the small side - but not by a lot - and that's not much of a factor with so many smaller guys hitting for power.
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    Who should be dealt this winter/off-season?

    I gotta see if my boss will go for that consistently mediocre approach as a positive.
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    My approach to the 2019 season

    So all we need is for the veterans to have career years, and the youngsters to put up their best minor league numbers in the majors, and we'd be decent. Actually, I'm ok with the Iglesias idea as long as the deal is no more than 2 years. Everything falls apart with bad defense and young pitching, and he keeps Villar at his better position. Also, if you're gioing with Nunez at 3B, you need a good steady SS. Nunez showed some defensive improvement, but I think you have to regard him as a below average defensive 3Bman, and we're below average at 1B, as well. Actually, the thing to do might be to use Mountcastle at 1B when he's ready.
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    Ryan Mountcastle - 3B - 2018 #3 Prospect

    Oh, so all we need to do is put a phenominal team around him. No problem.
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    An Early Look at the 2019 Draft

    I am no scout, but from everything I've read by people who seem to be knowledgable about them, I'm not sure there's a reason - other than the Witt hype and chicks digging the long ball - that Witt is rated higher than Abrams.
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    Ryan Mountcastle - 3B - 2018 #3 Prospect

    Put it this way - Moreland's a bad starting first baseman, and the Sawx have won despite his play; not because of it.
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    Yusniel Diaz - OF 2018 #5 Prospect

    Phil Bradley sounds too optimistic imo. He had tremendous speed at his peak and a lifetime OPS+ of 119. I'd guess Mike Devereaux is a better comp. Granted, Devo played a lot of CF, but he was better suited to play corner OF. Then again, I'm not as high on Diaz as most are.
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    Ryan Mountcastle - 3B - 2018 #3 Prospect

    Mancini is a legit Major Leaguer, but he's hardly a front-line starter on a good Major League team. And what I mean by hardly, is he's not good enough.
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    Dean Kremer - RHP - 2018 #4 Prospect

    Glad to see the Hangout folks are ahead of the national people on Kremer. When a pitcher keeps on producing and has good stuff and still young, it's time to realize he's a really good prospect. I think this is a great call putting him this high.
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    Carmona vs. Hall

    Really a player to make or break your player development group - not by himself but moreso than perhaps any other player in the system.
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    Today's Game HOF nominees

    Ever since the rumors he stole Christmas, he's been unfairly blackballed. We won't bring up the issue of his biceps suddenly doubling in size.
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    Fall and Winter Leagues

    He's now 1st in OPS. Granted, he's only played 14 games.
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    Who’s in your MiL top 20?

    I'd be interested to see the major league stats of players rated similarly to Diaz when they were in the minors and also never averaged an XBH per 10 at bats at any minor league level.
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    Who’s in your MiL top 20?

    I think Diaz' power is overrated. He hit 2 homers in the Futures Game, and people assume he's got big power. But he's never averaged an XBH per 10 at bats at any level. Granted, McKenna only did it at Frederick, but he's a CFer.
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