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  1. He does have a point that this crackdown should have been announced over an offseason, not in the middle of one.
  2. Great question. Just going off pure memory here so I'm sure I'm way off, but you probably have to go back to when there were a lot more pure platoons. The best one I can remember offhand was the 1983 duo of Ernie Whitt and Buck Martinez. I went back and looked and they combined for 5 WAR hitting 27 homers between them while being a great defensive duo as well.
  3. It would be interesting in that we've never really seen this before. Two impact catchers sharing the position defensively while also getting regular PAs at 1B/DH.
  4. Well if that's the case, they'll need to like the bat a lot. If they like the bat that much, then I could definitely see him going 1-5.
  5. Tony-OH

    Jahmai Jones

    Yeah, brain fart.
  6. Lowther just needs to pitch every five days. I could really care less if its in the majors or minors this year, but the fact they keep jumping him around and pitching a few innings here and there is a pretty bad plan if you ask me. Lowther needs to improve the consistency of his changeup and he's never really used major league balls until this year. The ridiculousness of MLB for allowing different balls then what they uses AA and below is spectacularly stupid. The ball difference alone is a reason to give these guy some AAA experience before bringing them up IMHO. Considering this
  7. The fact that they don't use the same ball throughout the minors is mind-bogglingly stupid.
  8. Tony-OH

    Jahmai Jones

    Vavra is the much better prospect overall, but Leyba is major league ready. I'd like to see Vavra get the first half in AA and then move up to AAA for the second half. If he does well, he gets an opportunity to compete for the 2B job next spring with Leyba and Jones. I'm not sure Jones will stick on the grass long-term, but might as well play him instead of Wilkerson.
  9. Tony-OH

    Jahmai Jones

    I agree with you here. jones is not a guy you play service clock games with and considering the team is starting Steve Wilkerson at 2B, it's probably time to get him or Leyba up to Baltimore and see what they have.
  10. He's been out for weeks now but I heard his injury is not too severe. He was really showing he could dominate for an inning or two and looked like he could be a decent left-handed reliever. Saying that, he'll need to start pitching again soon or he'll start dropping in the rankings.
  11. Sorry SG, but you are going way too far here. Players learn how to pitch to better competition without getting there brains beat in by trying things. Guys learn new pitches, how to command their pitches better, sequencing, and reading professional hitters in the minors. I know you are on this kick of late that anyone that looks vaguely ready is ready and can't learn anything in the minors, but I don't think you will find many people that will agree with you.
  12. I'm not sure why, but this was always one of my favorite baseball cards growing up.
  13. One would move to first base I'm sure so it's not like they would have one as a backup. I wouldn't be thrilled with drafting another catcher so high unless their are lingering concerns about Rutschman's shoulder and it's affect on his throwing. I will say, Rutschman looks very smooth at 1B for a guy with limited experience there.
  14. Your relationship with Dee will always be the legacy of Hangout nights!
  15. Need to see the change more before I can make that call. His slider is better than Alex Wells.
  16. Baumann looked very good yesterday, commanding all four pitches for te most part. Only got one velocity reading from the announcers at 94, but he got a fair amount of swing and miss and limited hard contact which was mostly oppo related.
  17. The more I watch of Grenier this year the more I like him. Defensively, he's the most consistent SS in the system with plenty of arm to stay there. In his last 15 games he's absolutely killing it at the plate slashing .466/.523/.759/1.282 in 65 PAs with 3 HR, 6 2B, and a triple. Now clearly he's not going to keep hitting like this, but if he can prove over this season his bat is legitimate, he quickly will shoot up the prospect rankings because he's a legitimate major league defensive SS.
  18. I wanted to give Adley a little more time after my initial looks early in the year when he was struggling to get to the inside fastball. Right now, he's locked in lining balls all over the field. Even his outs have been pretty loud of late. Watching Rutschman show his oppo power, he certainly has better than 50 game power so I'd rate his power about 60. He has a great eye at the plate and frequently gets behind in counts still because he takes close pitches that may or may not be strikes, but he's very good at looking for a pitch to drive. He'll roll over on pitches occasionally, and he's
  19. This is why you have to love prospect scouting. Bishop has been absolutely on fire in June at Bowie striking out 24 batters while allowing no runs on seven hits and just two walks over 14 innings. Bishop is not going to wow anyone with velocity, but he's a four pitch guy who gets lots of swing and miss on his slider and curveball, and can work the fastball up in the zone for some despite the pedestrian 90-92 velocity. I'd like to see the change a bit more, but he's not giving a up a lot of hard contact right now and when he commands his pitches, he's proving to be tough to hit.
  20. Haven't seen enough of his Jones' of late to make a call there, but he's hitting the ball well since his return. Very small sample size, but really like Turchin's approach at the plate. his home run yesterday was on a slider and was a bomb to left center. It's almost like the team used him as an org guy by jumping him to AA with no High-A after very little playing time in Delmarva this year, but he's showing that he's somebody to keep an eye on so far.
  21. Yes, we've discussed a few times the fact that Ortiz has gotten bigger since 2019. He's hitting the ball pretty well, especially considering the quick promotions from Low-A to AA.
  22. You can certainly build a case for Ortiz over Servideo, and he very well jump him this year, but look at how Ortiz hit in his professional debut in New York Penn League action vs Servideo in the Sally League? i like the plate discipline for Servideo but he need to start hitting the ball with more authority as the season goes on to stay where he is on the list.
  23. Keegan Akin graduated from the list after going over the rookie innings limit at the major league level. Cameron Bishop enters and makes a big jump. Showing four pitches and dominating AA right now.
  24. Well someone might think he's a prospect, but I just think he looks like a AAA or an up/down guy. Don't forget, you can always go over to the minors forum and look at the current Prospect Power rankings to see if I consider a guy a prospect or worth keeping an eye on this year.
  25. It is amazing how people can judge a pitcher on inconsistent work that they've seen on TV a few times and call him organizational filler and such. People can have any opinion they want, but it's embarrassing that they think this is the stuff we've seen in the minors where he's had so much success. I haven't liked wheat I've seen from Lowther either, but as I said, if some people actually to the time to read what I wrote instead of just showing their ignorance, it would be better to wait to judge his stuff when he's on a normal schedule rather than when he's thrown 16 innings since April.
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