2021 midseason moves will probably be crazy. The whiffing in the NYP suggests a conservative initial assignment, but also one where hopefully he's Barry Bonds grown man to the children he'll be playing with. A good Stowers '21 I think pushes through three levels; two is making par, maybe.
I saw Stowers multiple games with Aberdeen in Brooklyn in 2019. He just glides across the OF in large strides (which makes it all the more impressive that Janvrin pushed Stowers to RF - which gave the Aberdeen pitchers two OFers who could track down everything that possibly could be tracked down). As I posted at the time, we sat with Mark Dashbach's father and had to cheer for our three Stanford guys with him.
I hope what the Os saw with Stower's swing is fixable because there's a big hit risk here for a second rounder IMO. This pick has the downside of the OF equivalent of a Cadyn Grenier. It would be an enormous boost to our OFers at the bottom of the system if Stowers turns into the player the Os envisioned when drafted.
The World Series has been attended by close to 11,500 fans a game, but those numbers are not enough to offset revenue losses if that’s the maximum number attending games next season. Due to the surging pandemic in the U.S. and Canada, ballparks in New York and California would still be closed to fans in 2021 because of state health and safety rules.
“I think the one thing we’ve learned is that COVID is a really unpredictable virus,” Manfred said. “We don’t know what’s next. But at this point it’s just impossible to speculate what next year’s going to look like. We’ll just have to get closer and then we’ll make the best decisions we can.”