Anthony Santander annual posting up report card grades, Age 21-25
2017-2018: our Rule V pick is "injured"
2019-2020: I dunno....C ?
This year's Forecaster book only has 136 days for 2017's, ahem, strained elbow, and the oblique last September on his 5-year injury log. I can get my man being pretty pumped he was blasting Max Scherzer last summer.
The list will be gauche if we get an Adley/Baumann hoard.
I am guessing an SEC ace for 1-5 in July, and granted the chance for any exact 4 pitchers to be healthy 365 days from now is probably about 10%.
"The #1 farm system in baseball" could have a little lump of coal tinge in certain circumstances, though of course in the longer term we get to see how it all plays out.
The Bills had some success last year too against us. The thing is that not many teams can match the Bills personnel. So I don't think the book is out on Lamar, unless the book is "have a bunch of undersized, fast linebackers/safeties that can keep up with Lamar." Frankly if Allen didnt have Stefon Diggs to throw to the bills might not have scored at all on offense.
I don't think you can wait on at least listening regarding Lamar's extension. Whether you think he is worth it or not, QBs with his resume fetch too much on the open market for you to take a wait and see approach. I think the uncertainty that comes with trying to draft a QB, combined with their outsized effect on the team offense, makes GMs rightfully risk-averse when it comes to trying to draft QBs vs devoting large portions of cap space to a known quantity.
I would personally assign a bit more blame to the rest of the players but I've seen increasing analysis on the Ravens passing game that leads me to wanting a new OC as well. That said, the Ravens have been terrible at establishing the pass for the vast majority of Harbaugh's tenure, and hes the constant there, so I kind of wonder if the problem is him. And we can't let him go because he's too good a coach overall. So that puts us in a real bind with Lamar.
Because I don't buy into "injury prone" as a rule. If there's a degenerative issue, I see it, but some guys age into a lot of injuries and others age out of them. Others just never are the same again.
I concede that Santander has to prove he can stay healthy though. That's why I said it was his achilles heel, and not the OBP.