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  1. ChuckS

    Mike Baumann 2019

    Is this abbreviated appearance due to him pitching in the all-star game?
  2. ChuckS

    Austin Hays 2019

    The “removed for precautionary reasons” never added up given the description of the injury. I stand by my 2 to 6 week arm-chair doctor prognosis.
  3. What about the fact that Yefry has no track record of success and Straily has some? They are both gone now. If the purpose was to intentionally lose as many games as possible, Straily would still be here.
  4. Ortiz, Tate, and Kline (if eligible) are big fallers for me. Also JC Encarnacion, who is probably outside of the top 30 at this point. Doesn't bode well for our return on the trades from last July. McKenna's stock has to be down as well, but I thought he was ranked a bit lower than he should have been to start the season. I'd still put him in the top 20. I'd add Adam Hall to the list of guys who should get a nice bump up the list.
  5. Hall's stuff is elite for a LH starter and I think his command has a better chance to improve to acceptable levels than Mountcastle's walk rate given his age and the natural trajectory of pitchers. I'm not sure there is anything elite about what Mountcastle brings to the first base position. Power hitting first baseman are very common and most of them can get on base at a decent clip. Mountcastle's walk rate is always going to limit his OPS potential.
  6. ChuckS

    Austin Hays 2019

    Okay. I'll eat my words if he's back in the lineup this week. I can think of many times I've seen a player exit the game with a hamstring injury. I can't think of any instances where they were back in the lineup the following day.
  7. ChuckS

    Austin Hays 2019

    Running out a grounder. Coming up limp and grabbing the back of his leg. It doesn't take a genius to speculate on what the injury is. Hopefully he just tweaked it in a little, but typically these are multi-week injuries.
  8. ChuckS

    Austin Hays 2019

    He missed a few weeks with an injury during his first season in Aberdeen as well. He's had about five separate injuries over his three years in the organization at this point that has caused him to miss chunks of time. To be fair, he was healthy all of 2017. I'm not done. He could still end up in Baltimore THIS season. But it's becoming a concern.
  9. ChuckS

    Austin Hays 2019

    Sounds like a hamstring injury. Minimum of two weeks but could be a 4-6 week injury. Looking like it could be another lost season for him. Ugh.
  10. I couldn't think of a less exciting set of roster moves. I expected multiple prospects involved in the Single A All-Star games to be on the move. Hopefully more moves are coming soon.
  11. Of course it's possible since all of these rankings are subjective. I believe Mountcastle's awful walk rate and positional inflexibility limit his upside. I don't see Hall and Grayson having the same glaring limits in their games. They are clearly ahead of Mountcastle IMO, but I guess you can make the argument for Mountcastle if you want to focus on his power potential and the fact that he's much closer to the big leagues. Both Adam Jones and Jonathan Schoop drew significantly more walks than Mountcastle when they were in the minors, for point of reference. On a side note, Adam actually had pretty good walk rates in the minors. Not sure what happened when he got to the big leagues. He has full minor league seasons of .297 (AVG) .370 (OBP) and .314 .382.
  12. ChuckS

    Trey is hurt

    Left elbow contusion is the early diagnosis. So he should be fine.
  13. What boggles my mind is getting up in a 3-0 or 3-1 count and swinging at a pitch that isn't in a particular quadrant of the strike zone that you know you can do some damage with. I seriously doubt these guys are getting fooled by breaking pitches in counts like that. Not at the minor league level. There is no excuse for swinging at ball four. So it is essentially making your mind up that you are going to swing before the pitch is thrown. Schoop did quite a bit of this. Always drove me nuts.
  14. This worries me a lot. I think it greatly limits his upside. Hays has the same issue. Both are around 3-4 percent BB rate over their minor league careers. I haven't either play enough to know if they are patient early in the count and just let it rip when they get ahead. I'd be interested to see what their chase percentages are for pitches out of the zone and how that compares to other players.
  15. Tough to predict the Delmarva promotions. There are four starters deserving. The most obvious one to me is Gray Fenter. 1.23 ERA and 1.11 WHIP in 50 innings. At 23 years old, he's too old to be loitering around in low A ball. Rom has the most impressive numbers of anyone at Delmarva and he's earned a promotion as well as Grayson Rodriguez whose surface #'s other than ERA are just as good as or better. Peralta has been struggling a little bit lately, but I think he's ready to be bumped up too. My best guesses are Fenter and Peralta to Frederick (if it's really just going to be two promotions). Sedlock and Baumann to Bowie in corresponding moves. Regarding Rom and GrayRod, I can't see one being promoted but not the other.
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