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Ryan McKenna 2019

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2 minutes ago, Ohfan67 said:

Interesting aside about McKenna’s age: Mountcastle is four days older than McKenna. 

And Cadyn Grenier is older than both of them.

 

Woot, got my Grenier dig in for the week already.

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McKenna with two doubles and a walk tonight in his first four plate appearances. Line sits and .231/.321/.368.

He has had a miserable August, with a .565 OPS coming into tonight, following his best month of the season, an .822 OPS July.

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10 minutes ago, MurphDogg said:

McKenna with two doubles and a walk tonight in his first four plate appearances. Line sits and .231/.321/.368.

He has had a miserable August, with a .565 OPS coming into tonight, following his best month of the season, an .822 OPS July.

He's looked miserable at the plate the last week or so, bad body language, poor confidence. It looks like he needs the offseason to get himself together. The ability is there, I mean, he still lashes the balls at times and the defensive ability is strong. 

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16 minutes ago, Luke-OH said:

He's looked miserable at the plate the last week or so, bad body language, poor confidence. It looks like he needs the offseason to get himself together. The ability is there, I mean, he still lashes the balls at times and the defensive ability is strong. 

Hopefully he gets his head right and has a good year at Norfolk. 

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10 minutes ago, MurphDogg said:

Hopefully he gets his head right and has a good year at Norfolk. 

Is he even a lock to be promoted?  Master the level and all that.

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11 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

Is he even a lock to be promoted?  Master the level and all that.

No. He's no lock to be promoted.  I'd call it 50/50.  Mullins and Diaz figure to be in Norfolk.  Non prospects figure to man at least 2/3 of the Bowie outfield.

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2 minutes ago, RZNJ said:

No. He's no lock to be promoted.  I'd call it 50/50.  Mullins and Diaz figure to be in Norfolk.  Non prospects figure to man at least 2/3 of the Bowie outfield.

Yes, he is.

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52 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

Is he even a lock to be promoted?  Master the level and all that.

Not a lock but I think he has done enough. Not sure Bannon mastered the level and he has really stepped up at AAA. The offensive requirements are lower in center field.

He has added two more singles tonight, his first four hit game of the season. 

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46 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

Is he even a lock to be promoted?  Master the level and all that.

You must have an Olympic Gold Medal for dead horse flogging!

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Just think you’re taking too strict an interpretation of what Elias said.  Each prospect is different and may need to be handled differently.

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11 hours ago, NCRaven said:

Just think you’re taking too strict an interpretation of what Elias said.  Each prospect is different and may need to be handled differently.

I'm responding to other posters taking it too seriously.

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