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Just now, RVAOsFan said:

Going to watch Bowie in Richmond tonight and disappointed to see McKenna is not starting in CF, at least he is batting DH.  Surprised since they got last night off due to rain. 

How does the turf look?  Muddy track?

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I wouldn't think it should be too bad, had some storms here last night but been warm and dry all day.  I will update conditions when I get to the stadium.

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Not sure what he has been working on, but RM has to be one of the most disappointing prospects from a pure statistics perspective in our system to start the year.  Hopefully the HRs are signs some things are starting to click. 

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I think RM would qualify as one of our most disappointing prospects in the first half of 2019.  While this is hardly distinguishing himself, I note that RM has an OPS in the .690 area for May and June against, as Luke noted in another thread, a AA league-wise average OPS of .676.

The last 10 games includes two of RM's seven HRs, a batting average over .320 and an OBP over .400.  June was RM's best month in terms of xbhs.  A little improvement in the BB and K ratios, which aren't awful, would go a long way toward improved results (for any hitter, of course including RM).  The last 10 games include a BB ratio near 10% (4 BBs in 41 PAs) and a K ratio under 20% (7 Ks in 41 PAs).  Maybe a corner is being turned ...

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8 minutes ago, hoosiers said:

I think RM would qualify as one of our most disappointing prospects in the first half of 2019.  While this is hardly distinguishing himself, I note that RM has an OPS in the .690 area for May and June against, as Luke noted in another thread, a AA league-wise average OPS of .676.

The last 10 games includes two of RM's seven HRs, a batting average over .320 and an OBP over .400.  June was RM's best month in terms of xbhs.  A little improvement in the BB and K ratios, which aren't awful, would go a long way toward improved results (for any hitter, of course including RM).  The last 10 games include a BB ratio near 10% (4 BBs in 41 PAs) and a K ratio under 20% (7 Ks in 41 PAs).  Maybe a corner is being turned ...

McKenna is still just 22 and has made progress at every level. Hoping he has a great 2nd half and spring training next season. We could really use a solid version of him in Baltimore.

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He has struggled overall this year, but he's still shows flashes that get you excited. He hit a deep home run to the right of center field yesterday that was one of the longest home runs the home announcers had seen in that ball park. It was was on a 92 MPH fastball that he clearly barreled.

Add in his solid defense in center with an above average centerfield arm, and there's still thing to like about him. I'd like to see him have a really good second half and that could offset his disappointing first half.

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10 hours ago, hoosiers said:

I think RM would qualify as one of our most disappointing prospects in the first half of 2019.  While this is hardly distinguishing himself, I note that RM has an OPS in the .690 area for May and June against, as Luke noted in another thread, a AA league-wise average OPS of .676.

The last 10 games includes two of RM's seven HRs, a batting average over .320 and an OBP over .400.  June was RM's best month in terms of xbhs.  A little improvement in the BB and K ratios, which aren't awful, would go a long way toward improved results (for any hitter, of course including RM).  The last 10 games include a BB ratio near 10% (4 BBs in 41 PAs) and a K ratio under 20% (7 Ks in 41 PAs).  Maybe a corner is being turned ...

I read this and was thinking RM was Ryan Mountcastle.   Phew!  

Yes, McKenna has been a huge disappointment.  

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