Jump to content
Greg Pappas

An Early Look at the 2019 Draft

Recommended Posts

On 8/11/2018 at 2:42 PM, joelala said:

Wow, I had no idea how valuable Simmons was, and for some reason always thought he was an international signing. 

But yea, I was referring to their pre-draft profiles.  I don't remember because I wasn't following the draft very closely back then, but I'm pretty sure Harper had the highest profile by far and was considered to be the only 'can't miss' guy, even though I find that term to be ridiculous for prospects.

Andrelton Simmons is basically Manny Machado on defense, except he has the range to play SS.  His arm may even be stronger.  If you're ever watching Angels games to watch Trout, I would highly suggest you take a secondary look at Simmons playing defense.  It's pretty breathtaking.  The seasons where he hits better than average end up being 7-8 WAR seasons for him because he is playing shortstop and his defensive numbers are so good.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, Hallas said:

Andrelton Simmons is basically Manny Machado on defense, except he has the range to play SS.  His arm may even be stronger.  If you're ever watching Angels games to watch Trout, I would highly suggest you take a secondary look at Simmons playing defense.  It's pretty breathtaking.  The seasons where he hits better than average end up being 7-8 WAR seasons for him because he is playing shortstop and his defensive numbers are so good.

He's fantastic but I still am not a believer in the fielding metrics and their value towards WAR> 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, Hallas said:

Andrelton Simmons is basically Manny Machado on defense, except he has the range to play SS.  His arm may even be stronger.  If you're ever watching Angels games to watch Trout, I would highly suggest you take a secondary look at Simmons playing defense.  It's pretty breathtaking.  The seasons where he hits better than average end up being 7-8 WAR seasons for him because he is playing shortstop and his defensive numbers are so good.

Yea he is a joy to watch play baseball.  I love his unorthodox, violent swing too. He moves like a spider, it's pretty amazing to watch.  I just for some reason always thought he was an international guy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, joelala said:

Yea he is a joy to watch play baseball.  I love his unorthodox, violent swing too. He moves like a spider, it's pretty amazing to watch.  I just for some reason always thought he was an international guy.

It’s that first name.   Sounds very Caribbean.   

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, weams said:

He's fantastic but I still am not a believer in the fielding metrics and their value towards WAR> 

I don't think it's a stretch for a mediocre hitter to produce MVP-caliber seasons on the strength of defense.  Whenever I've seen him play he's been a human highlight reel, so, at least to me, he passes the eye test.  And if you believe he is as good a defender as the numbers suggest (perennial GG candidate), then I believe WAR has him valued correctly.

 

3 minutes ago, Frobby said:

It’s that first name.   Sounds very Caribbean.   

He is from Curacao.  He just went to college in the USA so he was draft-eligible.  According to Wikipedia, he was apparently too skinny as a 16 year old so he didn't really attract the attention of scouts.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, cboemmeljr said:

I think Daniel Espino is an interesting option.  

 

 

At 1-1? A HS pitcher is way too risky at 1-1, for me. Not a chance I would ever take him there. And I don’t love the arm action either. It screams labrum surgery.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



Orioles Information


Orioles News and Information

Daily Organizational Boxscores
News

Tony's Takes

Orioles Roster Resource

Orioles Prospect Information

2021 Minor League Depth Chart

2021 Prospect Power Rankings

2020 Top 30 Prospects List

Prospect Scouting Reports

Statistics

2020 Orioles Stats

2019 Orioles Minor League Stats

Baseball Savant Stats






×
×
  • Create New...