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  1. weams

    <p><p><p>Happy birthday</p></p></p>

  2. eb45

    Why is there no talk about Richard Rodriguez?

    What is there to say? He might contribute as a big-league middle reliever at some point. He also might not. Not really a lot to discuss.
  3. eb45

    Stretching Out Ryan Meisinger?

    Yeah, that was the trend for a while. Matt Anderson went #1 at one point also. Then there was the trend of nobody taking relievers in high rounds, ever, and it seems like that's just now starting to thaw as the sabermetric consensus starts to correct itself on the value of leverage. One trend that just popped up last year was teams taking college relievers with very high picks with the intention of using them as starters (Tyler Jay, Dillon Tate, etc.) I guess the thinking there is that if the guy can't put it together as a starter, you know what he can do in short stints. This was something the Orioles tried as well, but never with super-high picks and never really with much success (hello, Dan Klein!).
  4. eb45

    Stretching Out Ryan Meisinger?

    Apart from guys like Brad Brach and BJ Ryan, who were never starters but were already major leaguers when the O's acquired them, I believe the answer you're looking for is Chris Ray. As others have said, though, it's a new strategy, so judging it on the past when they weren't actually employing this strategy is probably not a great idea. We've already seen Donnie Hart and Ashur Tolliver make the big leagues as relievers, and Hart in particular didn't look wildly out of place. It's not an overwhelming stack of evidence, to be sure, but again, this is a pretty new thing they're doing. Seems like it started with the 2013 draft (when Hart was taken).
  5. eb45

    New MLB Top 100 Prospect List-No Orioles, Sisco snubbed

    Subconscious bias is a very real factor in the hype industry.
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    Yermin Mercedes

    The reasons he's not at a higher level right now are named Chance Sisco and Jonah Heim. That's all there is to it, really.
  7. eb45

    Delmarva's Roster in 2017.

    Unfortunately, I moved out of the area a couple years ago, and the IronBirds aren't coming to Auburn (the closest NYPL team to me) at all this season. I was going to make the trip down to Batavia to see them last week, but suddenly found myself carless after some guy ran a stop sign. So maybe I'll drive to the Albany area next month when they play the Valley Cats. From the film I've seen, though, Heinrich's got genuine plus power and he seems to have less swing-and-miss than you'd think. COF all the way so the bat's the carrying tool, but the upside is a major impact bat. McKenna doesn't have the same kind of power as Heinrich, but he's faster and makes more contact, and unlike some of the O's recent HS "athlete" picks, he hits the ball with authority. I like both guys a lot (again, based solely on film). Ferguson I've got basically nothing on. I'll have more if I get down to Albany.
  8. eb45

    Our top 10 prospects right now?

    I don't know if it's so much that I'm low on Sedlock as it is that I'm high on Mountcastle/Reyes/Scott/Peralta. But to answer your question, I'm not completely sure he has any secondaries that can get outs at the big-league level, and his fastball probably doesn't play out of the pen as well as Scott's and Peralta's. I'm also of the opinion that an impact reliever contributes more to winning games than a middling starter. But I do like Sedlock and the more I think about it, the more I'm second-guessing myself for having him at 8. I wouldn't object to him as high as 5. Some other guys I feel like commenting on: - At the end of last season, I noted that Heim's defense made him a candidate to fly up my list if he could show an ability to consistently make solid contact. He's made some strides, and his power numbers look good, but I'm still going to need to see more than a .231 average for him to crack my top ten. - Chris Lee's strikeout numbers are just dire. Even Tyler Wilson was striking out 7 or 8 guys per nine innings in the minors. I'm not sure what's going on with Lee (he hasn't pitched since May), but like Sedlock, I'm concerned he doesn't have a major-league quality out pitch. - Cedric Mullins is younger than I thought. I was about to get on Ruzious for listing a 24-year-old in Delmarva in his top ten, but somehow he's 21 all year. I still wouldn't have him in my top ten, but the power numbers make him more intriguing than I'd pegged him as. - Jomar Reyes still has all the tools he had last year, and he's still 19 and in Frederick. I'm not anointing him the savior of the franchise, but it's still way too early for me to be worried about him based on his performance. - I'm not a huge Keegan Akin booster yet -- I watched him pitch on TV for Western Michigan a couple times and I was not blown away. I'm very open to him changing my mind, though. - Really want to see Matthias Dietz get on the mound so I can look at some film of him. Hard for me to evaluate someone I haven't seen at all, but all the words that have been written about him make me think he could jump into my top ten very quickly.
  9. eb45

    Delmarva's Roster in 2017.

    Don't forget Jaylen Ferguson in that outfield, and there's a non-zero chance Seamus Curran makes the team too. Should be fun.
  10. eb45

    Our top 10 prospects right now?

    Here's what I've got: 1 Chance Sisco 2 Hunter Harvey 3 Trey Mancini 4 Ryan Mountcastle 5 Jomar Reyes 6 Tanner Scott 7 Ofelky Peralta 8 Cody Sedlock 9 Garrett Cleavinger 10 Austin Hays
  11. eb45

    Cory Jones, RHP

    That's got to be at least a couple ticks cold. Still hard to get too excited about a righty who must be topping out around 88-89.
  12. eb45

    Chance Sisco....(Promoted to Norfolk)

    This is super salty and I'm not gonna lie, I like it.
  13. eb45

    Chance Sisco....(Promoted to Norfolk)

    Brandon Snyder dominated Bowie at age 22. Markakis at 21. LJ Hoes didn't quite dominate but he did hit .305/.379/.413 at 21. And then there's Manny, who hit .266/.352/.438 at age 19. Schoop and Xavier Avery also put in okay seasons at Bowie at 20 and 21, respectively.
  14. eb45

    DJ Stewart (and others) promoted to Frederick

    Interesting note on the O's broadcast today that Stewart's closed his stance since his move to Frederick. I'd love to see some good side-angle video of him if anyone's at Frederick any time soon.
  15. eb45

    DJ Stewart (and others) promoted to Frederick

    One guy who does have a similar load to Stewart, at least in the "bat head pointing down" department is Paul Goldschmidt. His load is a lot cleaner than Stewart's, but he's got a similar situation where he needs to cock his wrists before he loads. I'm still not a fan of the setup Stewart's used since being drafted, but it's not unthinkable that he could hit with that weird wrist action, I guess. Chris Davis is another guy who moves his hands a lot in his load. So it's not like a weird setup is a kiss of death. But if you go and look at how his swing has changed since he was drafted, you'll notice the differences.
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