Jump to content
Philip

Maybe too soon to ask about Mike Wright

Recommended Posts

I have almost no faith in Wright’s ability to be a worthwhile MLB pitcher, but he’s done well so far. I know it’s only 3-4 innings but it is a mirage or does he look legitimately improved?

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 minutes ago, Philip said:

I have almost no faith in Wright’s ability to be a worthwhile MLB pitcher, but he’s done well so far. I know it’s only 3-4 innings but it is a mirage or does he look legitimately improved?

We was just talking about him in the 2019 ST thread.

Just now, Moose Milligan said:

It's a mirage.  It's always a mirage with him.

 

I get how you are feeling, but new regime and maybe Wright will benefit from him.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, Moose Milligan said:

It's a mirage.  It's always a mirage with him.

 

That’s what I think too. And he appears to be pretty immature. But I would be happy to be wrong.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Seemed to have a good slider yesterday. A lot of 89 his first game, some 92-94 in his second. He comes from the Chris Tillman school of wildly fluctuating velocity from game-to-game. Been like that with him for years because he can't seem to decide if he wants to throw a 2-seamer or 4-seamer. One year it was like he completely abandoned the 4-seamer. Then he threw a cutter for awhile, which was just a bad, faster version of his slider AKA a bad, slower version of his fastball. He's a mess. 

If he's going to have any success he needs to figure out what he throws. The new regime could help him with that by showing him what works and what doesn't. We'll see. He's a middle relief guy at best and not a very good one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
36 minutes ago, Redskins Rick said:

I get how you are feeling, but new regime and maybe Wright will benefit from him.

Well, that's the wildcard here.  New regime, analytics, etc.  Maybe it's not a mirage.

But in an ST game where he's probably facing quad-A guys and guys that are going to be cut in a week or two (I'm guessing, I don't know who he faced), I'm not holding my breath.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
24 minutes ago, Moose Milligan said:

Well, that's the wildcard here.  New regime, analytics, etc.  Maybe it's not a mirage.

But in an ST game where he's probably facing quad-A guys and guys that are going to be cut in a week or two (I'm guessing, I don't know who he faced), I'm not holding my breath.

I thought game 1 and game 2 of ST, had a lot of starters, but you have a key point.

Not holding my breath. But, if he couldnt get the weaker guys out, then it would be really bad.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We were overdue for the first "hey, I know this guy has a 5.55 ERA and is 27 and his stuff is mediocre, but he's thrown three scoreless against AA hitters so that means we can pencil him in for 220 innings of a 3.75, right" thread.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, interloper said:

Seemed to have a good slider yesterday. A lot of 89 his first game, some 92-94 in his second. He comes from the Chris Tillman school of wildly fluctuating velocity from game-to-game. Been like that with him for years because he can't seem to decide if he wants to throw a 2-seamer or 4-seamer. One year it was like he completely abandoned the 4-seamer. Then he threw a cutter for awhile, which was just a bad, faster version of his slider AKA a bad, slower version of his fastball. He's a mess. 

If he's going to have any success he needs to figure out what he throws. The new regime could help him with that by showing him what works and what doesn't. We'll see. He's a middle relief guy at best and not a very good one.

“I thought we had a lot of highlights,” Hyde said. “I really liked the way we played. The pitchers early in the game - Mike Wright, Rogers - I thought they really threw the ball well and attacked hitters. Things we talked about earlier in the day.

Mike Wright really trusting his slider as a strike and a put-away pitch and throwing some four-seamers elevated. And Rogers with just great tempo and pitch mix and quick innings. Got us off the field."

Wright hasn’t allowed a run in four innings - two in relief and two as a starter.

“That’s his second outing, and two innings were a really good two innings,” Hyde said. “We’re going to continue to throw him out there and continue to build him up and see how it goes. But that was awesome. It was awesome to see his command, his aggressiveness. His velo was nice. The whole thing was a really good outing.”

http://www.masnsports.com/school-of-roch/2019/02/davis-on-his-home-run-and-wrapping-up-an-11-5-loss.html

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wasn’t impressed with Wright in his televised outing on Saturday.   But in any event it’s too early to draw any big conclusions.    At least he’s not getting bombed right out of the gate, like some of his colleagues.   

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, DrungoHazewood said:

We were overdue for the first "hey, I know this guy has a 5.55 ERA and is 27 and his stuff is mediocre, but he's thrown three scoreless against AA hitters so that means we can pencil him in for 220 innings of a 3.75, right" thread.

Get real.  250 innings of a 2.75 is more like it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mike Wright is not good.  It's proven fact....

                                                                                            
I           Split  W  L  ERA  G GS    IP   H   R  ER HR BB IBB  SO HBP WP   BF  WHIP SO9 SO/W
    Career Totals 10 11 5.75 91 24 228.2 260 154 146 38 87   4 178  24  9 1029 1.517 7.0 2.05


Now its time for the analytics....

8.5% career Walk rate

17.3% K rate

All 5 of Wrights pitches are graded below average.

 

giphy.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 minutes ago, bobmc said:

“I thought we had a lot of highlights,” Hyde said. “I really liked the way we played. The pitchers early in the game - Mike Wright, Rogers - I thought they really threw the ball well and attacked hitters. Things we talked about earlier in the day.

Mike Wright really trusting his slider as a strike and a put-away pitch and throwing some four-seamers elevated. And Rogers with just great tempo and pitch mix and quick innings. Got us off the field."

Wright hasn’t allowed a run in four innings - two in relief and two as a starter.

“That’s his second outing, and two innings were a really good two innings,” Hyde said. “We’re going to continue to throw him out there and continue to build him up and see how it goes. But that was awesome. It was awesome to see his command, his aggressiveness. His velo was nice. The whole thing was a really good outing.”

http://www.masnsports.com/school-of-roch/2019/02/davis-on-his-home-run-and-wrapping-up-an-11-5-loss.html

Yep, I think it's best for Wright to stick with these pitches. Enough with the 2seamer and the meh cutter. 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, El Gordo said:

It's too soon for anything.

Folks are ready to go with Ruiz over Nunez based on two ST games. Not saying that might not eventually happen, but dang.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


Orioles Information


Orioles News and Information

Daily Organizational Boxscores

News

Tony's Takes

Orioles Prospect Information

2018 End of Season Top 30 Prospects List

Prospect Scouting Reports

Statistics

2019 Spring Training Stats

Baseball Savant Stats

Minor League Stats







  • Posts

    • I almost forgot. Peter Dinklage.  A fantastic actor.  For eight seasons, he helped bring Tyrion Lannister to life and helped make this show what it is.  Eight seasons ... and his last line is, "I once brought a jackass and a honeycomb into a brothel."   That is what they give him to go out on.  I never thought I'd see a writer/director as self-destructive to himself and a franchise as Rian Johnson.  I didn't realize that Benioff & Weiss took that as a personal challenge.
    • Ep. 6 - This should be quick and easy.  Despite it's length, there's not much talking.  Most of the episode is spent staring quietly at things.   - Tyrion goes to find Jaime.  He makes his way down to the room w/ the dragon skulls which doesn't take him very long.  Mind you, we saw this room completely collapse and cave in last episode.  It's underground, they literally had a castle and millions of pounds of dirt fall on them.  Now, the room is completely intact, with piles of bricks laying about.  He finds Jaime very easily and, somehow, both he and Cersei aren't crushed and mangled to a pulp.  Quite the opposite, he only has to move a couple bricks to uncover them and they look perfectly fine, aside from being a bit dirty and dusty.  Apparently, they would have lived if they just moved 15 feet to the left or right.   - Jon and Davos find Grey Worm, who is executing Lannister soldiers.  Davos tells Jon to find Dany and talk to her.  Jon goes through the city, walks through all of the Dothraki and Unsullied and at the top of the stairs waiting for him is ... Grey Worm.  Did Jon get lost?  Did he stop for lunch?  I guess Grey Worm just has a better teleporter.     - What follows is a scene where Dany announces Grey Worm is now her Master of War and basically tells her forces that they're going to rape and pillage the world.  What's funny is that Jon is standing behind her looking very distressed ... but he doesn't actually speak the language she's speaking in this scene, so he has no idea what she's saying.   - It's now snowing heavily in King's Landing.  It was snowing at the end of Season 7, spring/summer time in a desert last episode and now it's the dead of winter.  It's snowing so hard that Jon almost walks past Drogon without seeing him because he's covered in it.  Later this episode, a few weeks have passed and it looks like spring/summer time again.   - Jon meets w/ Dany and, of course, she sounds like a crazy person.  Like Darth Vader, she's totally cool w/ killing the younglings.  Jon kills her, Drogon melts the Iron Throne,  takes her body and flies off over the ocean.  I'm sure there's supposed to be some kind of emotional weight to this scene, but it's not there.  Kind of hard to feel bad for Emperor Palpatine.  This is also a very convenient way to get rid of the dragon. No more "nuclear weapon" to worry about in Westeros.  The next scene skips ahead a few weeks and everyone knows that Jon killed Dany.  I have no idea why because the only evidence literally flies out the window, never to be seen again.  Yeah, there's blood on the floor, but this is taking place directly after last episode where we watched almost half a million people die.  When we first see Dany, it looks like it's the first time she's been in this room ... meaning, NO ONE ELSE has been in here.  The only way for anyone to know what happened to Dany is if Jon told them.   - Skip ahead and Tyrion is being called in front of a council of what looks like the heads of the remaining noble houses.  We're left to assume that because they never bother telling us who they are or what this group is.  There's multiple randoms who never get a name, have no speaking lines and who basically do nothing.  On top of that, it seems like there's too many people; there's at least 15.  Bronn is also missing from this scene.  Right after this, we find out he's Warden of the Reach (because, of course he is).  How is he not at something this important?   - They literally brought the actor who played Edmure Tully back just to make him look like a jack@ss one more time.  What a waste of a character.   - The entire point of this scene is to decide what to do w/ Tyrion.  That doesn't even last 5 seconds and immediately turns into, "We should vote on a new king."  Because that's totally how monarchies.  Not just now, but for every king ... voting.  Yup, definitely how monarchies work.     -Tyrion, yes the prisoner whose here to be punished, nominates Bran Stark.  Everyone votes for him except Sansa, who declares that the North will remain independent.  In true Season 8 fashion, Tyrion labels him Bran the Broken ... get it?  Because he's crippled and can't walk.  Nothing says respect like making fun of a cripple.   - At this point, everyone forgets why they're there, so Bran names Tyrion Hand of the King.  The only one who protests in Grey Worm, but he's ignored because everyone wants to go to lunch.   - Tyrion tells Jon that, as punishment, he is being sent to rejoin the Nights Watch.  The same Nights Watch where everyone is pretty much dead or gone.  The same N.W. that guards a magical wall that no longer serves a purpose.  The Wall which is meant to keep out the wildlings and the undead.  The undead, who are now gone, and the Wildlings, who are now friendly to the people of the south.  The same N.W. that's in the NORTH, which is now an independent country, ruled by Queen Sansa.   - Jon says his final goodbye's to his siblings and Arya says that she's not returning to the North.  She's going "west of Westeros" ... which, I'm pretty sure, is just Essos.  Apparently, she's a ship captain now, with her own Mayflower-sized ship that's fully manned w/ a crew.  It never explains how she can afford this, but whatever.  Nothing matters.   - Grey Worm, who had complete military control of King's Landing, decides the Unsullied are all leaving and going to the Isle of Naath.  I guess this isle is big enough to accommodate 8,000 respawnable soldiers.  We see a couple Dothraki around the docks, but there's no mention of what they're going to do.  I guess the 50,000 thieves, rapists and murderers that are left are staying in Westeros.  That's good to know.   - We have a meeting of the new Small Council in the Tower of the Hand.  Tyrion looks nervous, as if this is his first meeting.  This is literally his third turn as Hand for a monarch.  Here we meet the new small council: Davos is Master of Ships, Bronn is Master of Coin and Warden of the Reach while Samwise Gamgee is now a Grand Maester.  Yes, the same Sam that was at the Citadel for all of a week and never finished his training ... he's a Grand Maester now, because nothing matters.  Mind you, he was also at the council meeting to judge over Tyrion.  He wasn't dressed as a Maester there, he was dressed like a nobleman, so I assumed he was representing House Tarly and the Reach.  Nope.   - King Bran is also here.  I guess the Red Keep and all of it's insanely tall towers are now handicap accessible.  Bran mentions that they still don't have a Master of Whisperers, Master of Laws and a Master of War ... but, don't worry.  This doesn't go anywhere.  He then asks if anyone has seen Drogon.   Yes, the man who can literally see and know anything doesn't know where the dragon is.  I also found it funny that he mentioned not having a Master of Whisperer's.  Why would the guy who knows everyone/everything need a Master of Whisperers?   - Brienne and Podrick are now Kingsguard.  Yes, Pod.  Pod the Rod ... Kingsguard.  Also, I thought Brienne was sworn to Sansa, who is now Queen of the North, but I guess that doesn't matter, either.   - Last scene is of Jon returning to Castle Black, where the Wildlings are all waiting for him.  I guess he's Lord Commander again?  It definitely looks like it from this scene.  It ends w/ Jon petting Ghost and leading the Wildlings north of the Wall.  I'm pretty sure the scene of Jon petting the dog was the most expensive scene of the season.     As upset as this season has made me, I'm glad this is finally done.  The pain is finally over.
    • Ynoa is bad. BAAAAAD. So what? Do we have anybody on this team who isn’t? We got him for nothing, And remember good teams don’t give up good players unless their general manager has an exceptionally unwise moment. The Ynoa Acquisition was not the result of an unwise moment. I just can’t understand why Brandon doesn’t leave him in? “You’re terrible. Go out there and be terrible, but be terrible for the rest of the game.” At least that way he would eat some innings.
    • His minor league stats did not suggest he would be much of a hitter.  
    • I was never much of a Davis fan,  I would prefer he would at least be replacement level but I don’t think his few game of hitting better means anything His average on the season is in the shouldn’t be in the big leagues range and he never got it into a major league batter range.  As the way the team is being run I don’t think it matters what happens to Davis.
    • Dwight Smith JR last year was 25 in triple A and had .771 OPS.  This year DJ Stewart 25 in triple A has .985 OPS.  Similar scenarios when they were 23 in AA.  Man your guys live in some alternate reality universe.
  • Popular Contributors

×
×
  • Create New...