Slade-OH

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  1. Having looked over the list, I see a lot of Top 100 shoe ins, something I wouldn't consider Mountcastle at all. I think Tony's right when he said the league is simply loaded with talent. I'm sure Mountcastle was in the discussion for the back end of the list though.
  2. Not surprised. I can't think of anyone other than Sisco that was worthy of making the cut for any of these lists. At least we got four on the New York Penn league list. That's encouraging for next year.
  3. Yea my main concern with Murphy is that he's already striking out at a high rate and only hitting around .250 in Low A ball. So, I worry about him passing the AA test offensively when he gets there. He's still young though so there's certainly potential for improvement on offense and defense.
  4. I haven't seen Murphy at all this year so I can't comment on his defense but I agree that a position switch is likely in order for Mercedes. Even with the defensive question marks (and apparent off-field question marks), Mercedes was by far the most impressive bat I saw on the Keys so I agree that he's being underrated. He has a chance to be a solid platoon bat (maybe like a steve pearce) in my opinion at the big league level, or an offensive minded backup catcher if his receiving skills dramatically improve.
  5. Stewart looks much more comfortable at the plate in the recent games I've seen him play. I think that's the big difference is he is finally adjusting to hitting from a more upright stance then the Jeff Bagwell-esque crouch he's been in for last 3+ years at FSU. He seems much more confident in his approach now and its showing in the results. I still have his ability to hit left handed pitching and tap into his plus raw power consistently in games as major question marks. But, his hit tool has progressed enough since he came to Frederick for me to be more encouraged about his future outlook then I was at the beginning of the season.
  6. I don't disagree with that statement. However, I do think Mullins has the talent to go much higher then he did. Lack of exposure playing college ball at Campbell and his short stature (looked 5'7" at most when I saw him play) are what led to him lasting to the 13th round in my opinion. Kid's a great athlete though with plus speed and baserunning instincts and can plays above average defense in center too. We'll see how the bat develops but he has some sneaky pop for a guy his size and can get down the line fast and turn singles into doubles and doubles into triples. He reminds of Yaz a little offensively but contributes more value on the basepaths and on defense. So, I question how Yaz can crack a top 30 still but Mullins can't other than proximity to the big leagues I guess.
  7. They actually did have him in left field in game two of the double-header yesterday
  8. Also, I have no idea why he is listed at 5'11", 175 pounds. I've seen him without a jersey on. He's every bit of 200 pounds, maybe even 210-215.
  9. Here's video of the Mercedes home run from last night. Not the best quality since I took while sitting in the press box but I thought he showed good mechanics in his swing here turning on an inside fastball. Looked like a pop up off the bat but it actually cleared the stadium and landed in the adjacent little league field. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/tou5DRqOxyg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  10. Provides a nice upgrade to a team that in spite of all the right handed bats, ranks just 26th in wOBA versus LHP as opposed to 3rd in wOBA versus RHP. Pearce has a .502 wOBA versus LHP this year among which is best in the MLB among batters with 50 PA or more against lefties (not to mention, pretty solid numbers versus righties too). Plus he's the proverbial "great clubhouse guy". Nice work, Duquette
  11. Two quick videos of a Stewart groundout and single <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/drFL_3-l0rc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/X3FOPhPWYYA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  12. BOWIE, Md. ? Baysox catcher Chance Sisco has been chosen to participate in the 2016 Sirius/XM All-Star Futures Game at Petco Park in San Diego Sunday, July 10 at 7:00 p.m. Sisco will represent the Baltimore Orioles as a member of the U.S. Roster. Currently rated the #3 prospect in the Orioles organization by MLBPipeline.com, Sisco was the Orioles second round selection in the 2013 draft out of Santiago High School in Corona, Ca. Sisco opened the 2016 season with the Baysox and currently ranks second in the Eastern League with a .401 on-base percentage and fourth in the league with a .309 batting average through 62 games. The catcher has recorded 16 doubles and 23 RBI on the season while walking and striking out 33 times each over 217 at-bats. In 50 games behind the plate, Sisco has thrown out nearly 30 percent of attempted base stealers (23-of-77). Major League Baseball, in conjunction with MLB.com, Baseball America and the 30 Major League Clubs, selected the 25 players currently on each team. The SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which is now in its 18th year, features the top Minor League prospects competing in a contest as part of All-Star Sunday. The 2016 Bowie Baysox season is presented by Money One Federal Credit Union. The Baysox 2016 season is underway. Don't miss a minute of the action as the Baysox defend their 2015 Eastern League Championship. Single game tickets are now on sale at www.baysox.com.
  13. I took some video from the press box of two of D.J. Stewart's at bats last night. Video quality isn't great and going forward I'm going to go into the stands to get a better angle but this is something I plan on doing more of going forward since I work most of the Keys home games. I wanted to do more last night but I need to clear some space on my phone for more video <iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Moy0HO7QTI8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/1M1hTXsxRAs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  14. From MLB.com: "The best junior college prospect in the 2016 Draft, Dietz likely will fall just short of becoming the highest selection in John A. Logan (Ill.) CC history, a distinction that belongs to White Sox 1994 second-rounder John Ambrose. After the Giants took Dietz in the 29th round last year, he spent the summer adding strength, which has led to more dominant stuff this year. He went 12-1, 1.22 in 13 starts with 117 strikeouts in 103 innings, ranking third in wins, fifth in ERA and seventh in whiffs among national junior college pitchers entering the Juco World Series. After topping out at 93-94 mph in 2015, Dietz now consistently works at 91-94 mph with his fastball and has hit 98 in short stints. His slider has gotten harder and sharper as well, showing flashes of becoming a solid pitch. He also has made strides with his changeup, enhancing his chances of remaining a starter. With his 6-foot-6 frame and three-quarters delivery, Dietz creates good angle with his pitches. The Texas Christian recruit has no problem filling the strike zone, though he'll need to improve the command of his fastball and the consistency of his secondary pitches to make it as a big league starter. If he can't, he has promise as a late-inning reliever." VIDEO
  15. From MLB.com: "Western Michigan hasn't had a player selected in the first three rounds since Ryan Van De Weg (Padres) and Luke Wilcox (Yankees) in 1995, but Akin should end that drought this June. He matched potential first-rounder Eric Lauer pitch for pitch in an April matchup in front of several scouts and obliterated big leaguer Pat Misch's school strikeout record, fanning 129 in 105 innings heading into the NCAA tournament. He pitched the Broncos to their first Mid-American Conference tournament championship by winning two games in five days (and MVP honors) while permitting just one unearned run in 13 2/3 innings. One of the hardest-throwing lefty starters in the college ranks, Akin usually pitches at 91-94 mph and peaks at 96 with late life on his fastball. Though he's not a big guy, he maintains his velocity deep into games and generates it without much effort in his delivery. There's some debate as to which is better, his low-80s slider or his tumbling changeup, but both should be at least average offerings. Akin has three pitches and fills the strike zone, so he'll definitely be a starter going forward. He fared well against quality competition in the Cape Cod League last summer, another point in his favor." VIDEO College stats: 7-4 record, 1.82 ERA, 109 IP, 72 H, HR, 30 BB, 133 K, .192 AVG