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  1. The Orioles don't have any players with history with Bauer. It isn't like Rice, where players might think they know the true guy. He is way too much of a wild card given the accusations and has numerous times demonstrated poor judgment. A young team like the Orioles don't need someone like him around.
  2. Given the recent success of sons of major leaguers, you may well be correct.
  3. Must have some sort of nagging injury. Too big of a prospect to be benched.
  4. One homer in 78 AAA at-bats is a bit odd. Probably a blip, but interesting development especially since he is hitting otherwise.
  5. If you watch how the Dodgers have done it, generally it should be your top 3-4. Only with this most recent trade with the Nationals have they dipped into their top 3, and Ruiz is somewhat redundant for them.
  6. While this is true, it seems that the two strike approach is back to some degreee in the majors. You see more choking up and widening out. The concept of using your A swing with two strikes seems to be fading at the major league level. I hope our guys are being prepared to similarly adjust at the big league level since control is too good to just wait for.one down the middle or swing from the heels with two strikes.
  7. It concerns me that this strategy might not work so well with good pitching. However, maybe training the eye this way could encourage better plate discipline which could then be used for a better two strike approach against better pitching.
  8. I know he couldn’t be drafted but Acuna seems to have these tools.
  9. FWIW, Baseball America has Termarr Johnson ranked ahead of him. https://www.baseballamerica.com/rankings/top-2022-high-school-mlb-draft-prospects/ And he has k'd 4% of the time. Of course, it's likely his high school comp isn't quite as good as IMG's. https://www.maxpreps.com/athlete/termarr-johnson/MGMnNhk3EemAzYoOhE8Jsg/baseball/stats.htm
  10. Maxpreps has the K rate at 35%. It's IMG Academy so my thought was maybe that is relatively normal because of the competition. However, it looks like he led the team. https://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/img-academy-ascenders-(bradenton,fl)/baseball-spring-21/stats.htm For comparison sake, Bobby Witt, Jr. struck out less than 10% his senior year. There aren't much stats for his junior year. https://www.maxpreps.com/athlete/bobby-witt-jr/8A1T9k1KEea-8KA2nzwbTA/baseball/stats.htm
  11. Martin is 38 but I THink will continue to drop
  12. He could be as good as Vlad and it wouldn’t have mattered this year.
  13. I guess Steve Pearce in 2014 didn't have enough plate appearances?
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