As of 9-19
Overall 0.3 fWAR
Overall .7 fWAR
I included wild pitches Because it can be debatable whether the blame should be on the catcher or the pitcher, but Sisco Is clearly better at stopping pitches.
But neither of these guys will make any other team go googly eyed.
This is where Sisco is today the 19th. He has improved, in K and BB rats especially, but I don’t think anyone is going to be in a rush to trade anything meaningful for him. His defense remains bad and he offers nothing as a runner.
32.4 K rate
I’m pretty sure he would be claimed, but that would actually be good for the Orioles. If he does, he gets the benefit of coaching from the new team, and we can watch him develop, or not, on a real life stage. If it is unlikely that he does well Enough to stick, when he returns to us, we will have had the benefit of the empty roster spot, but also the benefit another team coaching, and whatever experience he has on the major league stage, if he gets that far.
And when he returns to us, we will have that much more knowledge and can deal with him more effectively.
Of course there’s always the risk that he makes it all the way with his new team, and I guess that’s the risk we have to take.
After all, TJ McFarland has had a pretty good career throwing in the upper 80s.
Severino is the one of those that I can best imagine attaining some actual market value.
The team will need to wait out the Realmuto bidding for the good teams that need a catcher. If we just guess the Phillies retain, the bottom-tier catching situations from this summer on clubs that perhaps mean to contend in 2021 look like:
COL - happy to do business with them again
DET - Schoop repping the former Oriole brand well
WAS - haha. Imagine the WS tenure helps the incumbents
CIN - will try not to have a Tyler Mahle infatuation here, they could maybe use Alberto too. Nunez as fill-in with Votto salary relief?
NYM - ibid Colorado
HOU - do Elias Sig still have some nuanced favorites even James Click doesn't have his arms around yet?
By the 1 is a fluke, 2 is a trend notion, now as the PTBNL's get named I'm curious to see if it is all July 2 guys from 2-3 years ago. It's as if we're retroactively doing some 2018/2019 stuff.
Unless of course it's a Bundy basket type pitcher we'll all not quite understand with what we have in view.
Elias actually said precisely that on the team podcast. I finally gave in to the commercials and subscribed - he was on with Hollander and Arnold a couple weeks ago. It's team controlled content but its something. He also said his expectation prior to next year's later All-Star weekend draft there was going to be some combine type stuff for clubs to get more data on the Rockers and Leiters of the world, in case we play our way back into that mix these last 9 days, with an assist from some 2019/2020 mixing.
Holding back even some of the better prospects until later was explained in the context of reserving enough space for AAAA guys if needed in case you were the team that had the Marlins/Cardinals type experience.