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  1. 28 SB's on pace for nearly 20 HR's, I think alot of teams would take that. He's having a great season and the O's would look foolish not to bring him back.
  2. We had Joey Rickard as our 4th OF when Yaz was traded, who also has better stats in AAA last year. I like Yaz but he never did anything in Norfolk that suggests this breakout was going to come. Yaz does look the part of a major leaguer, unlike say Stewart, who is also a much higher draft pick. Yaz' 14th round draft status meant he was always going to be behind the higher drafted corner OF's and rule 5 picks.
  3. High K rate, low walk rate since he moved to the bullpen.
  4. Has Akin been skipped over in prospect status by these 3? Akin very easily could be called up sometime next year.
  5. Still to be determined if his bat will play at 1B. Doesn't seem like the O's are interested in getting him much time in the OF.
  6. Post All Star, they are 8th in the AL in Runs scored. Not terrible, just slightly below average in the AL. Pre All Star, they are 14th out of 15 AL teams in runs scored.
  7. This newfound velocity is unusual isnt it? Has he tweaked his delivery or something?
  8. Right now it seems Mountcastle is either at 1B or LF. Basically another Mancini.
  9. A .309 OBP and .787 OPS while being the primary DH just isnt good enough. Mountcastle might have a spot open for him next year after all.
  10. Hays is definitely in the picture for CF next year. Longterm? Who knows.
  11. Outside of Hays, I dont see anyone in the minors who can or will play CF everyday for the Orioles, and with Hays slumping with the bat, might not be ready until mid May 2020. Prado, Bellony and Acevedo in the DSL are the next likeliest IMO, unless McKenna really develops next year.
  12. The coaches probably see the velocity drop and dont see the point in driving up his pitch counts.
  13. Saw that. Also had a walk two games ago. Hopefully someone told him his "never walk" approach was not going to be successful going forward at the next level.
  14. Trumbo's walk rate was almost 10% in AAA, so he improved alot as he moved up the levels. I dont know what age his AAA season was. Adam Jones walk rate was around 7.4% in two AAA seasons
  15. I didnt see your original post about Marte. Its definitely an interesting comp because he is clearly a major leaguer who had a very low walk rate in the minors. Mountcastle does have much more power than Marte does. While Marte has a big edge in baserunning and im guessing range in the OF.
  16. Even Marte walked 28 times in 436 PA's in AAA. Almost double Mountcastle's total. But like you mentioned, Marte has stolen over 30 bases 5 different seasons, and has plus range. Mountcastle's just been playing 1B until recently.
  17. I think there's a shot one of them will, but both will get to 35+ easily without any injuries hitting them. I just cant envision any scenario where a 1B who walks under 20 times a season is going to produce enough to move Mancini or Nunez. The low bar is Nunez right now who is hitting 249 with a .316 OBP. Even without walking, Mountcastle may well be able to clear those numbers.
  18. If he's just OK thats not someone you push out Mancini or Nunez for. Two guys who are on their way to hitting 40 HR's. Defensively neither are very good, so if Mountcastle can learn to play solid at 1B or the OF, that would give him an edge.
  19. Agree with this. 14 walks in 440 PA's would not play in the majors. Playing 1B, thats ridiculous. But I dont know if its any better or how he looks in the OF.
  20. Why wait two years? Seems like something that should be fixed right away.
  21. It is strange Santander's only had middling stats at Norfolk the last two years but has found his stroke in Baltimore. Oh well. His name will keep getting put in the lineup since his defense has been a plus so far too.
  22. No but he's still blocked from being on the major league team.
  23. 6 minutes and counting...guessing nothing happens.
  24. Eerily quiet on the Orioles trade front.
  25. Depends. If Rutschman is a .330 type hitter and has 100 Walk potential, then i would consider moving him off catcher, but as was the case with Wieters, you wont know what you have until he's in the majors already.
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