Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Frobby

Alex Wells 2019

Recommended Posts

Holt on Wells: “He’s a pitcher. He really works to execute with a plan. He does his homework, he knows the hitters and he knows what his strengths are. And he has zero fear. He just is 100 percent attack. And those are the things that jump out at me when I think of when I watch him pitch. He also has the ability to create swing-and-miss at times, frozen takes. He creates weak contact. So, he does a little bit of everything, but the number-one thing is he attacks.”

Wells has his doubters among some scouts because of his below-average velocity. Is that a concern for Holt?

“Well, like I mentioned before, it’s the total repertoire,” Holt replied. “We’ve certainly seen guys pitch at 88 to 91 (mph) in the big leagues because they had other pitches that are quality pitches and helped the fastball play up. He’s no exception to that. It’s really a matter of him continuing to develop the quality of his other offerings and then we continue to give him every chance to go out and attack with his plan.”

https://www.masnsports.com/steve-melewski/2019/11/chris-holts-take-on-a-few-minor-league-pitchers.html

 

  • Upvote 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Frobby said:

Holt on Wells: “He’s a pitcher. He really works to execute with a plan. He does his homework, he knows the hitters and he knows what his strengths are. And he has zero fear. He just is 100 percent attack. And those are the things that jump out at me when I think of when I watch him pitch. He also has the ability to create swing-and-miss at times, frozen takes. He creates weak contact. So, he does a little bit of everything, but the number-one thing is he attacks.”

Wells has his doubters among some scouts because of his below-average velocity. Is that a concern for Holt?

“Well, like I mentioned before, it’s the total repertoire,” Holt replied. “We’ve certainly seen guys pitch at 88 to 91 (mph) in the big leagues because they had other pitches that are quality pitches and helped the fastball play up. He’s no exception to that. It’s really a matter of him continuing to develop the quality of his other offerings and then we continue to give him every chance to go out and attack with his plan.”

https://www.masnsports.com/steve-melewski/2019/11/chris-holts-take-on-a-few-minor-league-pitchers.html

 

Wouldn't it be exciting if he went on the weighted ball program and came into spring training sitting at 91 and touching 93?

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, Can_of_corn said:

Wouldn't it be exciting if he went on the weighted ball program and came into spring training sitting at 91 and touching 93?

I'd LOVE it.  But if it were easy, everyone would do it. 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If he is, hypothetically, the Orioles 8th best young pitcher according to the Hangout Prospect list that's pretty good. Or even tenth best.  Hypothetically. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, weams said:

I'd LOVE it.  But if it were easy, everyone would do it. 

Everyone??

The Orioles and Davis have discussed sending him to a hitting school, but that probably won’t happen.

“We’ve talked about it,” he said. “They basically left it in my hands. They said, ‘If this something you want to do, we’ll do everything we can to help.’ I’m 33. I’ll be 34 in March … I’m on the backside of my career. I don’t think there’s going to be a massive swing overhaul where I’m changing mechanically. That’s not going to happen.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, John Welch said:

Everyone??

The Orioles and Davis have discussed sending him to a hitting school, but that probably won’t happen.

“We’ve talked about it,” he said. “They basically left it in my hands. They said, ‘If this something you want to do, we’ll do everything we can to help.’ I’m 33. I’ll be 34 in March … I’m on the backside of my career. I don’t think there’s going to be a massive swing overhaul where I’m changing mechanically. That’s not going to happen.

Not everyone. Everyone who has not already cashed in. Is that better? 

  • Upvote 1
  • Like 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, John Welch said:

Everyone??

The Orioles and Davis have discussed sending him to a hitting school, but that probably won’t happen.

“We’ve talked about it,” he said. “They basically left it in my hands. They said, ‘If this something you want to do, we’ll do everything we can to help.’ I’m 33. I’ll be 34 in March … I’m on the backside of my career. I don’t think there’s going to be a massive swing overhaul where I’m changing mechanically. That’s not going to happen.

Regarding statements like that, it's almost like he is daring the Orioles to do something about this all. Talking as if he will Pujols off into the sunset in four years. Describing himself as a aging player and the problem is that Oriole decided to bank on one.  He's not all wrong. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, weams said:

Regarding statements like that, it's almost like he is daring the Orioles to do something about this all. Talking as if he will Pujols off into the sunset in four years. Describing himself as a aging player and the problem is that Oriole decided to bank on one.  He's not all wrong. 

But lets keep this Wells. He is such a nice young pitcher.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, weams said:

Not everyone. Everyone who has not already cashed in. Is that better? 

Maybe everyone who isn't stubborn

When I asked Cardinals hitters how much they took advantage of the new technology offered them — including Blast motion sensors, K-vests and high-speed video — the reactions seemed to range from outright lack of interest (Harrison Bader) to tepid curiosity (Paul Goldschmidt and Paul DeJong). DeJong toyed with the motion sensors (which fit onto the knob of the bat). Goldschmidt recalled using the K-vests a time or two.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, weams said:

But lets keep this Wells. He is such a nice young pitcher.

You're right. 

Back to Wells. 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


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

If he is, hypothetically, the Orioles 8th best young pitcher according to the Hangout Prospect list that's pretty good. Or even tenth best.  Hypothetically. 

He is nearly 100% certain to make it to the majors, I’d say.    The question is, will he have a better career than Garrett Olson?   I hope so.

As an aside, I just looked at Olson’s stats.   His annual ERA progression went like this: 7.79, 6.65, 5.60, 4.54, 2.08 .... 108.00.   He kind of had things moving in the right direction there for a while!  (Full disclosure: in those last two seasons he pitched 4.1 and 0.1 innings. 😉)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Frobby said:

He is nearly 100% certain to make it to the majors, I’d say.    The question is, will he have a better career than Garrett Olson?   I hope so.

As an aside, I just looked at Olson’s stats.   His annual ERA progression went like this: 7.79, 6.65, 5.60, 4.54, 2.08 .... 108.00.   He kind of had things moving in the right direction there for a while!  (Full disclosure: in those last two seasons he pitched 4.1 and 0.1 innings. 😉)

I just grabbed my elbow when you said that. 

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
58 minutes ago, weams said:

I just grabbed my elbow when you said that. 

Wells doesn’t throw hard enough to hurt his elbow!    (Just kidding, I’ll cross my fingers now...)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wells is a guy who could very likely pull a Charlie Morton and throw harder just by trying to throw harder. It’s such a low effort delivery. But then the question is does that effect his release, does his command diminish, does it affect his feel for his other pitches?

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He's a fascinating story to watch unfold. He might be a guy who really helps a team win games in the regular season but can't be much of a contributor against the best lineups. The problem is we play in the AL East, where the best lineups pop up most years.

 

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.

Sign in to follow this  

Orioles Information


Orioles News and Information

Daily Organizational Boxscores

News

Tony's Takes

Orioles Roster Resource

Orioles Prospect Information

2018 End of Season Top 30 Prospects List

Prospect Scouting Reports

Statistics

2019 Orioles Stats

2019 Orioles Minor League Stats

Baseball Savant Stats







×
×
  • Create New...