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  1. So you would be happy with Wieters 2.0 at catcher?
  2. I've pivoted away and want them to pick Abrams. I just dont see Rutcshman as exciting enough, even though chances are good he'll become a good hitter. At catcher, I think the bat gets wasted somewhat. And I haven't read anything to make me think Witt is a better prospect than Abrams.
  3. A good part of that WAR came with Milwaukee, after the O's decided they didnt want to resign him. He was really only a solid starter for Baltimore for 2 seasons and parts of two others. I was expecting more. I think everyone did.
  4. Ben Mcdonald was the disaster. Even though I dont remember reading any harsh criticisms of him on these forums. I guess because the picks were 18 years apart.
  5. I want to see them roll the dice and take Abrams. If his floor is an every day regular at either SS or CF, I would prefer that over a Catcher even if Rutschman can hit.
  6. I think its interesting that GrayRod threw 100 pitches in his last start. I think that hints he'll be promoted quickly through the organization. Why have him waste 100 pitch outings just mowing down hitters in Low A? They may decide at some point that his stuff will play anywhere and promote him accordingly.
  7. I believe Means will do well the 2nd time around the league.
  8. Rutschman at least is a sure bet to become an everyday player, even if its at the most demanding position. If the Orioles scouts say "Witt is the real deal, he'll move up quickly", then I wont mind them making that pick. But everything I've read says he isnt polished enough to get a read on how good of a hitter or if he'll stay at SS.
  9. Im definitely for this. The balls are juiced for this many HR's to be given up across MLB. They need to fix this. A draft lottery for all the non playoff teams would help tanking also.
  10. I dont think the return is enough to sell off Bundy/Cashner. This team needs those two to keep from going 35-127 or something close to it.
  11. The top four pitchers on this list might be arriving in different seasons if we're to believe Elias is going to stick to his plan of level by level development.
  12. If Stewart hasnt been called up with Trumbo on the DL, im not sure when he'll be called up. September maybe.
  13. Via the 3 true outcomes. Walk K or HR all at record breaking levels. Balls put in play at all time low. • Strikeouts, up for a 14th consecutive season, are at another all-time high. • Walks have reached their highest rate in 19 seasons. • Home runs are at a record level (2.6 per game). Four of the five seasons with the greatest rate of home runs have occurred in the past four years. • Those so-called Three True Outcomes (strikeouts, walks and homers) account for 36 percent of all plate appearances, up from 31 percent in 2015. https://www.si.com/mlb/2019/05/14/baseball-home-run-record-strikeout
  14. You can definitely see the athleticism that makes Hyde believe Wilkerson can play center. He snagged that ball even if he stumbled a bit. The result is all that counts. We'll see what his statcast numbers say after like the minimum games to start counting says.
  15. Whatever he'd doing, he's a different player since the streak ended. As long as its within MLB guidelines Im glad he's doing it again. makes you wonder what kind of potential season Davis can have this year.
  16. His bat looked quick when he pulled a 92mph fastball for a HR yesterday. Not something I expected to see coming into this year. Its possible alot of his problems were mental.
  17. Unless they trade Rutschman, which is a possibility.
  18. Hyde says he looks fine in RF. I dont think the O's are considering moving their star hitter to full time DH. Nunez is slumping. Possibly a few more weeks of a Nunez slump will force Elias' hand and call up Stewart.
  19. Problem is Mancini and Smith are doing fine as corner OF's and I dont think they'll try Stewart in Center, so he's stuck until an injury happens.
  20. That would be an aggressive promotion if Hall is moved to Frederick. Seeing that Grenier is two years older than Hall.
  21. I could be wrong but wasnt Babe Ruths dad killed outside the same bar that is now in CF today?
  22. From the statcast numbers Tony posted Rickards slight edge in foot speed tells me he has better range than Williams. I think in another two weeks Rickard is still slumping and Williams is hitting even better, a change might be made, but not right now.
  23. Disappointing for Diaz and Mckenna but I wasnt really expecting much from the other position players on this team. Bannon would be legit if he could handle playing 3B or 2B. Doesn't look like hes settled in defensively yet.
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