I guess that is why he was MVP of the International League.
One of the reasons Elias could leave him in AAA all last season was the O's were not in contention and Elias was saving Mountcastle service time.
I didn’t realize how relatively close James is to the all time scoring mark. Currently he is 4,300 points behind. He is in his age 35 season.
He has scored 1954, 2251, 1505, and 1544 points over the past four seasons.
Do you think he’ll hang on to play three/four more seasons to get it?
I'm one of the people who thinks baseball has become way too monolithic with everyone falling in love with spin rate on four seamers. I just never got it I guess, it didn't make sense to me as to why you would want more people hitting the ball in the air. Can't say I was surprised when baseballs started leaving the park in record numbers.
All right, I’m sure this has been a huge discussion since the draft, but our fourth and fifth round guys were considered risky because they could’ve gone to college? I think that’s true of Baumler, but I think he hasn’t signed yet?
was it also true of the other guy?
In order to get him to 5th best, your minimum plate appearances would have to be 90. In order to claim he had the 40th-best OPS, the minimum plate appearances would be 140.
Would you say that Austin Hays led the Orioles in OPS last year?
One player Mountcastle's age or younger had a higher OPS in the IL last year with 200+ plate appearances, Luis Robert (top 3 overall prospect). Austin Riley (top 40 prospect going into 2019) topped him over 194 IL plate appearances.