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4 hours ago, Frobby said:

Frankly, for Law to say Wells has a chance to be a back end starter is about the most complimentary thing he’s said about any Orioles prospect all year.   

Means he'll be a TOR starter and Cy Young candidate, right? 😉

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10 hours ago, Frobby said:

Frankly, for Law to say Wells has a chance to be a back end starter is about the most complimentary thing he’s said about any Orioles prospect all year.   

The only O's prospect he's been fairly complimentary about is DL Hall. Even with Rutschman, Law's said things like "he's not a generational prospect" and "definitely not on the level of Posey as a catching prospect."

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2 minutes ago, TINSTAAPP said:

The only O's prospect he's been fairly complimentary about is DL Hall. Even with Rutschman, Law's said things like "he's not a generational prospect" and "definitely not on the level of Posey as a catching prospect."

Truth is, the median outcome for Rutschman is certainly well below what Posey turned out to be.   But to say that on draft day Rutschman was not the prospect that Posey was when he was drafted is absurd.   

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10 hours ago, Frobby said:

Frankly, for Law to say Wells has a chance to be a back end starter is about the most complimentary thing he’s said about any Orioles prospect all year.   

I agree with Law. Very small chance to stick.  😬

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11 hours ago, Frobby said:

Six shutout innings tonight, 5 hits, no walks, 4 strikeouts.   Classic Wells.

I know it is much easier to get AA batters out on underwhelming stuff, but Wells, outside the K numbers is just dominating and is a year younger for the league. There's got to be something there right?

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52 minutes ago, Mendoza Line said:

I know it is much easier to get AA batters out on underwhelming stuff, but Wells, outside the K numbers is just dominating and is a year younger for the league. There's got to be something there right?

I’m not going to lie, he’s my favorite pitching prospect to follow in the whole organization.    He gives you a good outing just about every time out.    His upside probably isn’t as high as some others, but I will not be surprised at all if he has a long, successful career as a starter.   

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If Law just says that any random O's pitching prospect won't be a successful major league starter he has a very high chance of being right and recent history is on his side.  When the O's successes at developing starting pitching are two high 1st round picks Gausman and Bundy, it looks like Law is right more often than not.  Especially when Gausman looks like an ace one start and AAAA pitcher the next (I assume that pattern has continued with Atlanta).  Bundy looks a pitcher who has lost his stuff and struggles in just about every outing.  He would already be in the bullpen for most major league teams. 

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3 minutes ago, OriolesMagic83 said:

If Law just says that any random O's pitching prospect won't be a successful major league starter he has a very high chance of being right and recent history is on his side.  When the O's successes at developing starting pitching are two high 1st round picks Gausman and Bundy, it looks like Law is right more often than not.  Especially when Gausman looks like an ace one start and AAAA pitcher the next (I assume that pattern has continued with Atlanta).  Bundy looks a pitcher who has lost his stuff and struggles in just about every outing.  He would already be in the bullpen for most major league teams. 

But (according to KLaw) Gausman's troubles were because the O's moved him on the pitching rubber. 

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20 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

But (according to KLaw) Gausman's troubles were because the O's moved him on the pitching rubber. 

Guess the Braves didn't get the memo.

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Not a great day from Wells:

5.2 innings, 9 hits (1 home run), 5 runs (all earned), 4 strike outs and 0 walks.

90 pitches, 66 strikes.

The home run was a solo shot to open the 6th. The rest of the runs were just pieced together.

Took the loss.

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7 hours ago, Legend_Of_Joey said:

Not a great day from Wells:

5.2 innings, 9 hits (1 home run), 5 runs (all earned), 4 strike outs and 0 walks.

90 pitches, 66 strikes.

The home run was a solo shot to open the 6th. The rest of the runs were just pieced together.

Took the loss.

Worst game of the year for him.   First time he’s given up more than 3 runs all season (and he’d only done that three times).

On the bright side, if 5.2 IP, 5 ER is your worst outing of the year, you’ve obviously had a pretty good year.   

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3 hours ago, Frobby said:

Worst game of the year for him.   First time he’s given up more than 3 runs all season (and he’d only done that three times).

On the bright side, if 5.2 IP, 5 ER is your worst outing of the year, you’ve obviously had a pretty good year.   

Not only that, but 0 walks during his worst game.

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