Hanifee and Hernaiz were the next two on last year’s list, and there’s no reason Hall or Hernaiz would have jumped Hanifee, as none of them played this year. So that leaves Hanifee-Smith or Smith-Bradish. I voted too quickly for the former before realizing Smith-Bradish was an option. Based on the glowing things Matt Blood and others said about Bradish at the alternate training site, as well as the generally good reviews on Smith when we acquired him, I’m guessing these two both jump Hanifee. So Smith-Bradish is my choice despite my premature vote for Hanifee-Smith.
When I played football in high school we played each year in a town in a very sandy area whose football field was sand with occasional sand burrs to hold the soil together. The high school fields there have greatly improved but they are probably still jerks.
Can’t complain about sticking with Wells-Rom. I voted for Rom-Smith before knowing that the main reason Wells didn’t pitch at the alternate site was the logistical problems with bringing him back from Australia.
I’ve always been a big Wells fan and was really happy with his performance at Bowie in 2019. Hopefully 2021 will be a year in which he proves his stuff plays in AAA and earns a call-up to the majors. I’ve always thought of him as a LH Zach Davies, and Davies has shown that a crafty pitcher can still succeed even if his FB averages 88-89 mph.