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To be fair, Matos did have one really good year. If Santander can ever have that level of success over the course of a full season you would have to be encouraged.

 

 

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Tied for the 2nd best Exit Velocity on the team overall (Nunez has the best).   No idea when that starts to normalize but it's certainly a good thing so far.

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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. 

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1 hour ago, O-The-Memories said:

To be fair, Matos did have one really good year. If Santander can ever have that level of success over the course of a full season you would have to be encouraged.

Yeah, Matos had a 4 rWAR season over 486 plate appearances. He definitely shouldn't be in the Curtis Goodwin, Jim Traber, David Newhan conversation.

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2 hours ago, RZNJ said:

It took about a year.  Both had very strong rookie seasons.  Both, without checking, had sophomore slumps but Coggins was worse and never recovered.  Those 73-74 O's were fun teams.  They stole bases and didn't rely on the three run homer.  Weaver showed he adapted to his team's talent.  IIRC, Coggins platooned with Rettenmund in RF, Baylor and Bumbry in LF, and Blair still in CF.  Can that be right?

My memory was off.  For some reason, I thought Coggins tailed off badly after a really good start, but he was very good the whole season.  Wow, he's 68 years old now - hard to believe it was that long ago.  Yeah, 1973 was a fun team - with Bumbry and Coggins running around, and Grich and Baylor and the old guys slowing down but still getting it done.. Tommy Davis was the DH..  Even Earl Williams at catcher - not much of a catcher, but he hit ok that year., while Davey Johnson somehow hit 43 homers for Atlanta.  Davey probably figured out that launch angle stuff before it was ever a thing.    

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1 minute ago, Ruzious said:

My memory was off.  For some reason, I thought Coggins tailed off badly after a really good start, but he was very good the whole season.  Wow, he's 68 years old now - hard to believe it was that long ago.  Yeah, 1973 was a fun team - with Bumbry and Coggins running around, and Grich and Baylor and the old guys slowing down but still getting it done.. Tommy Davis was the DH..  Even Earl Williams at catcher - not much of a catcher, but he hit ok that year., while Davey Johnson somehow hit 43 homers for Atlanta.  Davey probably figured out that launch angle stuff before it was ever a thing.    

I was a big Tommy Davis fan because he seemingly came out of nowhere but then I realized that he was actually a really great young player for the Dodgers in the early 60's before a broken ankle kind of sidetracked his career.  Check out his baseball ref stats.

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This was Santander's 1st home run since July 24th.

 

 

(vs. YANKEES, 8/06)

 

NUMBER 9

 

ANTHONY ROGER SANTANDER 

ANTHONY ROGER SANTANDER 

ANTHONY ROGER SANTANDER 

ANTHONY ROGER SANTANDER 

ANTHONY ROGER SANTANDER 

ANTHONY ROGER SANTANDER 

ANTHONY ROGER SANTANDER

 

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(vs. YANKEES, 8/13)

 

NUMBER 11

 

ANTHONY ROGER SANTANDER 

ANTHONY ROGER SANTANDER 

ANTHONY ROGER SANTANDER 

ANTHONY ROGER SANTANDER 

ANTHONY ROGER SANTANDER 

ANTHONY ROGER SANTANDER 

ANTHONY ROGER SANTANDER

 

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42 minutes ago, OFFNY said:

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(vs. YANKEES, 8/13)

 

NUMBER 11

 

ANTHONY ROGER SANTANDER 

ANTHONY ROGER SANTANDER 

ANTHONY ROGER SANTANDER 

ANTHONY ROGER SANTANDER 

ANTHONY ROGER SANTANDER 

ANTHONY ROGER SANTANDER 

ANTHONY ROGER SANTANDER

 

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Here it is to straightaway CF!  427 feet with 106 EV

 

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5 hours ago, bobmc said:

Here it is to straightaway CF!  427 feet with 106 EV

 

That’s some impressive bat speed and pitch recognition. He went down and got that one.

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On 8/1/2019 at 12:03 PM, RZNJ said:

I was a big Tommy Davis fan because he seemingly came out of nowhere but then I realized that he was actually a really great young player for the Dodgers in the early 60's before a broken ankle kind of sidetracked his career.  Check out his baseball ref stats.

Davis'  '73-74 seasons are straight out of a bizarro-world time capsule.  He was basically a full-time DH with a 105 OPS+, just over replacement level.  But he had a Hanser Alberto line, hit .306 but with a .732 OPS, and somehow finished 10th in the MVP voting.  In 1973 there were people who thought he was the best player on the Orioles.  In 2019 we'd be talking about his exit strategy, if maybe some contender would like to have him as a platoon guy or pinch hitter so we could ditch his contract.

Now 10 years prior... Davis may be the answer to "Who is the most obscure post-WWII player to have a 150 RBI season?"  He actually had two batting titles.  I'll have to do a bit of research but he may also be the only player whose single 100-RBI season also cleared 150.  His top RBI season was 153, his second-best was 89, and he played 18 years in the majors.

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2 hours ago, DrungoHazewood said:

Davis'  '73-74 seasons are straight out of a bizarro-world time capsule.  He was basically a full-time DH with a 105 OPS+, just over replacement level.  But he had a Hanser Alberto line, hit .306 but with a .732 OPS, and somehow finished 10th in the MVP voting.  In 1973 there were people who thought he was the best player on the Orioles.  In 2019 we'd be talking about his exit strategy, if maybe some contender would like to have him as a platoon guy or pinch hitter so we could ditch his contract.

Now 10 years prior... Davis may be the answer to "Who is the most obscure post-WWII player to have a 150 RBI season?"  He actually had two batting titles.  I'll have to do a bit of research but he may also be the only player whose single 100-RBI season also cleared 150.  His top RBI season was 153, his second-best was 89, and he played 18 years in the majors.

I’ll admit, I was shocked when I went back to look at Davis’ ‘73-74 stats and saw how low his OPS was.    At the time, he was perceived as a very good hitter and a big contributor to those teams’ successes.    

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