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    Jonathan Villar- Our new 2B?

    Villar was a top prospect for the Astros and never took off there/got a big opportunity to be an everyday guy. Went to Milwaukee and had a great season, followed by an injury riddled season and then got put in the doghouse this year and battled injuries/didn't perform up to his 2016 level. Considering Villar has a whole year of control ahead of Schoop and didn't get handed a starting gig and never got moved around/didn't play everyday ala Villar, not sure that's a fair comparison. I prefer Schoop to Villar, but it's not drastic, and if he can stay healthy and be somewhat close to 2016 form I'd take Villar easy. Plus he's cheaper, another year of control, and better defensively/profiles to be able to stick there much longer than Schoop. When you add in the fact that Villar was the 3rd piece from the trade and we were more so dealing Schoop to get Ortiz and Carmona, that just makes it an easy win for me. If Villar falls off a cliff then this trade becomes more murky/dependent on the prospects, but right now it looks like we got a guy that could bring similar value to Schoop while adding two legit upside pieces. No brainer to me, especially considering we weren't keeping Schoop and he was an FA after next year.
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    Jonathan Villar- Our new 2B?

    I love Schoop, but I think that's the Orioles fan in you if I'm being honest. He never walked, he was clearly not likely to stick at 2B long-term and we don't know how he'd work at 3B or SS (likely not a very good SS). Our rebuild window likely takes 3-5 years, in which Schoop defintely would be on the downswing. Villar has shown he can be a better defensive 2B than Schoop and has much more of a OBP mentality with speed. We need more of that. This organization has mostly went away from that and more so vaulted to guys with Schoop's characteristics (low walks, big power).
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    Jonathan Villar- Our new 2B?

    Well, the thing about Villar is he actually has proven to be a quality player at the major league level, while having one outstanding season. Beckham was a top prospect that never really amounted to much more than a decent utility guy for the most part for the Rays. As I said, I don't expect Villar to be 2016 Villar, but he doesn't need to be to be a very rock solid player for us and possibly turn into a nice trade chip down the line/possible long-term MI for us.
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    vs. RANGERS, 8/05 (Avoiding the Sweep)

    He's 24. Plenty of time. Mental mistakes are what we're going to see for the next few years playing the kids.
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    Jonathan Villar- Our new 2B?

    . I love Schoop but Villar brings long term/better chance to stick at 2B and is superior in that regard. He has a year longer in control while being cheaper. Takes pitches and has speed on the base path, etc. Schoop def has the better arm and more power, but tbh Villar may be a better option for this team long term and he happened to be the 3rd, yes 3rd, piece in the deal behind two strong prospects for the rebuild. Idk why some here act like it was a weak return. Going to guess because there wasn't a top 100 prospect in it but man does it look like a damn good deal. Villar may not fit here long term and he won't continue to perform like he has thus far. But he has proven, when healthy, to be a very solid 2b. To get that and two good young prospects got a guy expiring in a year and a couple months...pretty darn solid.
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    Orioles - Victor Victor Mesa

    Moncada is 22 and has immense upside. Not everyone comes up and dominates out of the gate. It's a process.
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    Orioles - Victor Victor Mesa

    I mean if he really did an IG live and just said Baltimore and nothing else I'd say that's significant. But I'm not sure what actually happened for sure.
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    Orioles - Victor Victor Mesa

    So all Mesa said was Baltimore or Eroc was joking about him mentioning us?
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    Orioles - Victor Victor Mesa

    Can't confirm this and it is Barstool but I don't think Eroc would lie about this.
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    Orioles - Victor Victor Mesa

    So what farm systems do? Is there only like 5-6 farm systems that fit that description and the rest project as "very weak", or? Not many teams have 7+ top end guys that project to form a future winning team.
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    Orioles - Victor Victor Mesa

    This isn't true... Of course top end talent is important, but that's not the end all be all regarding a farm system. Not to mention there are several pieces such as Hall, GRod, Carmona, JCE, Harvey etc. who are all about projection and COULD be those pieces down the line. Mountcastle, Hays (if he gets back on track), Diaz all project as top 50'ish prospects now. Hard to believe Hays doesn't get it figured out with what he did at all levels last year. Think he started pressing and than the injury propped up.
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    Orioles - Victor Victor Mesa

    Considering we have participated very little in the IFA market over the past however long is why we sit where we do. I'd say we're in a solid spot considering.
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    Orioles - Victor Victor Mesa

    This. Diaz, Hays (needs to get back on track but I see no reason why he won't), Mountcastle, Hall, G-Rod, Lowther, Harvey (serious risk but still has the upside), Mckenna, Mullins, + all the guys we acquired ala Tate, Carmona, JCE, Ortiz, Kremer etc. have definitely made our farm very solid. We do lack that ideal 2-3 top end guys to put us near the top, but Diaz/Hays/Mountcastle/Hall all seem to be guys that are/have been there OR have a chance to become that. It's definitely a solid farm. Great? No. "Very weak"? Not even close.
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    Orioles - Victor Victor Mesa

    You do realize his brother would reportedly have been in the teens or so if they could've gotten placed on the top 30 for MLB.com, right? I think 500k may be lowballing his bro a tad.
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