He’s having a terrific year. It’s kind of a shame that we’ll never know how he would have done over 162 games in 2020.
The NL MVP race should be interesting.
Manny: .322/.384/.619, 16 HR, 46 RBI, 2.8 rWAR
Betts: .303/.376/.597, 16 HR, 39 RBI, 3.1 rWAR
Freeman: .349/.460/.641, 11 HR, 48 RBI, 2.5 rWAR
Ozuna: .313/.402/.596, 15 HR, 47 RBI, 1.7 rWAR
Tatis: .279/.368/.574, 15 HR, 40 RBI, 2.2 rWAR
There are other guys who have a higher WAR than Ozuna and Tatis, like Conforto, Story and Yaz. Will be a fun argument once all 60 games have been played.
I think DJ's triple scored. I think both Valaka and Hanser made bad throws that allowed runs even it not errors. I specifically remember two plays at the plate that had poor throws. Several Severino passed balls.
I sort of understand what Philip is saying, though I think he simply overestimated what we realistically might get. Even if we didn’t get guys who were close to the majors, we might have gotten guys who were more highly regarded than these two. But I’m pretty happy with them. We’ll see in a year or two whether they’re real prospects or not. Of course if the GCL disappears, as has been rumored, the development of these types of players won’t be apparent for even longer than is now the case.
I’m not necessarily disagreeing with you, but can you think of some recent examples of where defense cost us runs? We did not allow any unearned runs in the games I listed. We all know that bad defense sometimes contributes to runs allowed even when no errors are charged, but did that happen in these games? I wasn’t watching closely enough to know (or at least, don’t recall).
The PTBNL were specifical not in other teams pools. I doubt too many here will be excited by the names. The futures are what we are hoping for and filling in a type of talent that the team has missed out on.