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    Baysox Event Featuring D.L. Hall

    That would be really stupid. Let him go to Frederick and if he dominates promote him to Bowie mid season.They are not going to rush him to the majors to avoid starting his service clock so what would be the point of rushing him to AA?
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    Nick Markakis

    In other words, the same strategy that Dan Duguette used for years.
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    Ryan McKenna - OF - 2018 #13 Prospect

    I am typically more pessimistic than most on Orioles prospects (for example I have my doubts whether Mountcastle and Hays will ever be decent regulars). However, I thought McKenna's skills really stood out at Frederick and clearly think more highly of him as a prospect than you do. Happy Holidays!
  4. Pitchers are much more risky than hitters and Montero was the only position player between Harper and Machado. Taillon missed a couple years with tommy john but is clearly the best pitcher of that group.
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    Ryan McKenna - OF - 2018 #13 Prospect

    There are plenty of solid major league regulars with a similar skill set. Adam Eaton Kevin Pillar Kevin Kiermaier Ender Inciarte Lorenzo Cain (less SB potential) Dexter Fowler (early in his career) Albert Almora Jr Odubel Herrera Jackie Bradley Jr Jesse Winkler Brett Gardner
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    Ryan McKenna - OF - 2018 #13 Prospect

    https://2080baseball.com/reports/ryan-mckenna/ At 2:52 https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/eric-longenhagen-chat-10-25-18/ With the exception of Luke, it is very surprising to see the lack of excitement of orioleshangout staff about Ryan McKenna. I am not scout, but I have been going to Keys game for 15 years and beside Machado and Markakis, I think he is the most skilled position player I have seen in the organization. The combination of his speed, hit tool and defensive are going to make his a solid everyday major leaguer. McKenna may not have excelled in his half season at AA, but he made up for it in the fall league. I expect McKenna to be a AA allstar in 2019 and be on the cusp of the majors in 2020. I read a lot of scouting reports and McKenna is rated significantly higher by many national scouts. There are some exceptional prospects behind McKenna on this list. https://www.prospectslive.com/lists/2018/11/26/arizona-fall-league-top-25-prospects
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    New Rankings with Rule 5 guys

    I think they are talking about Josh not Donnie. However, the saying is that if you are a lefthanded reliever that is breathing, you can find a team that is interested.
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    2019 Winter Meetings

    Huge difference between Bryant and Acuna versus Hays and Diaz. Vlad and Eloy will likely start the year in the minors so their teams get an extra year of service time. Hays and Diaz will start the year in the minors because that is where they belong in their development.
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    2019 Winter Meetings

    Derek Fisher is someone that Mike Elias knows well that I would like to see the Orioles go after. He had a great half season in 2017 at AAA and was a top prospect at the time he was called up. Fisher never got a consistent chance with the Astros and is now going to surpassed by Kyle Tucker. I would trade Givens for Fisher and a c level prospect.
  10. Fangraphs rates Martin as a 35+. The Orioles have 32 players rated 40 or better including DJ Snelten who I honestly never even heard of before.
  11. Believe it or not, the A's are not responsible for publishing the top 30 list on milb.com. The only thing we know for sure about how the A's feel about Martin, is they did not feel he was worth putting on their 40 man roster.
  12. I believe there are two Chris Holt's with connections to the Astros. The pitching coach is not the former player.
  13. I have Santana on my deep dynasty team so I somewhat familiar with him. He got better as the year went on and he has talent, but struggles with patience ( 20 BBs in a full year). Like a lot of rule V candidates, he would be much better off playing everyday in AA than sitting on the bench in the majors. However, the Dodgers are loaded and it is unusual to see a player that is Santana's age and talent be available in the rule V.