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Everything posted by MurphDogg

  1. I don't think that is a big factor, the electronic eye is only in that one stadium.
  2. Bannon and McCoy each got three hits yesterday, including a home run for Bannon and a double for McCoy. McCoy's line is now .343/.452/.457. Bannon's is .236/.259/.309. McCoy and Kremer will represent the O's at the Fall Stars game on Saturday.
  3. Harvey definitely has not graduated. Pitchers exceed rookie eligibility with 50 innings or 45 days on the active roster excluding the period of roster expansion following September 1st. Harvey pitched 6 and a third innings and was called up in mid-August, accruing around 15 days prior to September 1st.
  4. Callis has the Orioles taking Hancock, with Torkelson going first and Martin going third.
  5. According to Roch, looks like Wasdin, Clark and Beyeler will be the only coaches who won't return.
  6. Stewart struggled in his first 10 games, but over his last 31 games, he batted .280/.370/.473. Smith's OPS was decent in mid-May, but it was driven by power that he had never shown at any level of professional baseball. From May 15th onward, Smith hit .210/.272/.343 in 233 plate appearances (44 more plate appearances than Stewart has had in his career). Smith had a stretch worse than Stewart's first 34 plate appearances of .121/.147/.121, it just didn't stand out as much because it was in the middle of the season instead of his first 10 games. From July 1 to July 20, Smith batted .031/.113/.063 over 35 plate appearances. That is crashing through the earth's core. Their wOBA was identical (.299) Smith's wRC+ and OPS+ were both a single point better. Hardly fair to say Smith made more of his opportunities when he had nearly 3 times as many plate appearances and they batted basically the same. Stewart hasn't gotten the same opportunities that Smith got this year.
  7. No AFL for Hays. In the lineup today, batting second.
  8. Stewart since August 19 (including his first inning home run today), .289/.375/.489.
  9. Hays is out of the lineup today.
  10. Picked up 4 more at-bats tonight, as he walked in the 9th. At 124 with 2 games left, so has 6 at-bats remaining.
  11. The Saguaros are playing their 8th game of the season tonight, a quick statistical update: Dean Kremer made his second AFL appearance tonight, going three innings and allowing one run on one hit (a home run) and one walk while striking out 5. Over his two appearances Kramer has pitched 5 innings, allowed 1 run on 3 hits with 1 walk and 8 strikeouts. Alex Wells has also made two appearances, going 4 innings over those two appearances, allowing 1 run on 5 hits with no walks while striking out 6. David Lebron made his third appearance tonight. After allowing 4 runs on 6 hits with one strikeout over an inning and a 2/3rds in his first appearance, he has bounced back with 4 innings allowing no runs on no hits with 3 walks and 3 strikeouts over his last two appearances including tonight. Cody Carroll has pitched three times, allowing 1 run on 1 hit (a home run) with 3 walks and 3 strikeouts over 2 and 2/3rds innings. Rylan Bannon is batting .333/.368/.333 in four games. Mason McCoy is batting .417/.500/.500 in three games. Both Bannon and McCoy are in the lineup tonight and these stats do not include the game tonight.
  12. Rookie eligibility update: Hays had 115 career at-bats coming into tonight's game and players lose their eligibility once they "exceed 130 at-bats". He went 2-5 tonight, reaching 120 at-bats with 3 games remaining.
  13. The Tigers lost their 111th game of the season tonight, clinching the worst record and the #1 pick in the 2020 draft.
  14. With the Orioles win and the Tigers loss, the Tigers magic number for the #1 pick is 1. Any Orioles win or Tigers loss clinches the number 1 pick for the Tigers. The Marlins lost and the Orioles won, so the Orioles magic number for clinching (at least) the #2 pick remains at 1. Any Orioles loss or Miami win will clinch (at least) the number 2 pick for the Orioles.
  15. Give him a break, probably an auto correction on Guglielmo Chrome...
  16. Remember this Devon White catch against the Orioles?
  17. Sounds like Jones and Schoop to me.
  18. Heh, a little easier to market a guy who is robbing home runs and beating his chest than a guy throwing 6-7 solid innings every 5th day on a team with 100+ losses.
  19. Maybe ask him to draw a walk or two or hit a sac fly or a sac bunt. It is definitely feasible to play 5 games and only get 19 at bats while still getting additional plate appearances. The 8 at-bats last night really hurt those odds though. If he has 19 at-bats going into like the 5th inning of the last game of the season, on the road, I would rather he get pulled than get two extra at-bats. Just from a marketing standpoint it is nice to have a rookie in contention for the various awards.
  20. I don't think he is good enough defensively to be a late inning defensive replacement in the outfield. I am not convinced he is an average corner outfielder. I would prefer that the Orioles carry a second player who is capable of playing an average defensive centerfield who would be a better defensive replacement in the corner outfield and could also contribute as a pinch runner, ie Mason Williams or one of the dozen similar players in the minors. You could talk me into Wilkerson as part of a second base platoon with Alberto, but I don't think he should get much playing time in the outfield. If he maintains his hitting against right handers, he could be useful there. If he played a passable shortstop he could be an acceptable utility guy, I just don't think there is a ton of value in utility infielders that can't play short. I am rooting for him, he definitely plays hard and I appreciate the flexibility, but I just don't see a player that is rosterable on a decent Major League team at this point. Obviously, the Orioles standards at this point are somewhat lower, but at 28 in January it seems unlikely he gets much better and I would rather use his at-bats on someone who could feasibly be rosterable on the next good Orioles team or who is tradeable.
  21. With the Orioles loss and Miami's win, the Orioles magic number for clinching (at least) the #2 pick is now 1. Any Orioles loss or Miami win will clinch (at least) the number 2 pick for the Orioles. The Tigers magic number is 3. A total of 3 Tigers losses or Orioles wins clinches the number 1 pick for the Tigers.
  22. In case anyone was curious about his rookie eligibility for next season, Coming into the game tonight, Hays had 103 MLB st-bats. He managed to rack up 8 ABs tonight, so if he has more than 19 at-bats over the final 5 games, he will not be a rookie next season. Note: this designation only matters for Rookie of the Year eligibility (and other rookie awards) and appearances on prospect lists, it doesn't have any service time implications.
  23. I was factoring in both offense and defense, although I think Alberto may be a better defensive second baseman. Wilkerson has played fewer than 120 innings at third over the last two seasons between Bowie, Norfolk and Baltimore combined, though he did play there in the AFL last fall. Not sure whether to make anything of that or not.
  24. He isn't among the top 2 options at any position on the field.
  25. Since May 28, Wilkerson has appeared in 81 games with a .200/.265/.346 line. For the season, he has accrued -1 rWAR besting only Chris Davis (-1.2) and Dwight Smith Jr. (-1.1). I don't think you can be a super utility player and be below average defensively at every position, a below average baserunner, and unplayable against left-handers even if you are league average hitter against right-handers. So long as he is the third best option at second-base, which he has been the whole season, he isn't really adding any value over a fourth outfielder who can actually play a reasonable centerfield.
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