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Who are the likely candidates for Aberdeen’s rotation?

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2 hours ago, Frobby said:

22nd rounder Jake Lyons was given the start tonight and threw 4 perfect innings, striking out 7.   Not bad!   I’ll be interested to hear what the folks who went to see Rutschman have to say about Lyons.   

He was just overpowering Hudson Valley. Worked quick, attacked the plate (wasn't missing by a lot when he did miss), and generated a lot of "right at the fielder" contact when they DID hit the ball.

Didn't throw any type of breaking ball much, just attacked with the fastball.

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18 hours ago, Legend_Of_Joey said:

He was just overpowering Hudson Valley. Worked quick, attacked the plate (wasn't missing by a lot when he did miss), and generated a lot of "right at the fielder" contact when they DID hit the ball.

Didn't throw any type of breaking ball much, just attacked with the fastball.

So what were the 82 mph and 78 mph pitches then? I saw a good mix myself. 

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On 7/19/2019 at 2:44 PM, Frobby said:

Could be.   Houston Roth started yesterday, but only for 2 innings, and then Hammer pitched relief later in the game.    

Hammer today. 

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23 minutes ago, weams said:

Hammer today. 

Adley is stealing strikes for him, about the only thing you can see well from the Aberdeen camera angle, but yeah, the dude frames. 

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1 minute ago, Luke-OH said:

Adley is stealing strikes for him, about the only thing you can see well from the Aberdeen camera angle, but yeah, the dude frames. 

With all the emphasis on framing some catcher should be nicknamed the carpenter by now.

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3 hours ago, weams said:

So what were the 82 mph and 78 mph pitches then? I saw a good mix myself. 

I mainly saw fastballs.

Granted, I also saw Dippin Dots, a crabcake sandwhich, some popcorn, and Gatorade, so...

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3 hours ago, Can_of_corn said:

With all the emphasis on framing some catcher should be nicknamed the carpenter by now.

Maybe "Player's Weekend" 2020.

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Some brief notes on some Aberdeen relievers.

Malachi Emond - throws a fastball that's either a cutter or has significant natural cut, 88-90mph, nifty little late breaking splitter and a below average slider. Long arm action, never going to sniff average command. I'd be curious if he could develop a 4S fastball that was a bit harder, but most likely an org guy.

Shelton Perkins - 89-90 fastball with a wicked slider, plus pitch. Some deception in the delivery but I can't see that velocity working on a fairly straight fastball. Also throws a changeup, but it isn't good. Will need to add velocity or develop enough command of the slider that he can pitch off it if he's going to be more than an org guy.

Kade Strowd - 90-93mph fastball, commands it well, more of a starter look, has a fringy slider and change. Command should make him interesting in the lower minors at least. Will need to develop the secondaries, not ready to call him more than an org guy yet. 

 

 

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Morgan McSweeney - 90-93, some hop, hides the ball a bit, tight breaking slider, high spin pitch. Threw some changeups but didn't show the ability to control them. 

Connor Gillispie - 88-91, big time ride, high spin fastball. Drop and drive, gets down the mound well. Slider with big two plane break, comfortable throwing for strikes or chases. Threw a few changeups with significant armside fade and tumble, but doesn't have consistent feel for the pitch, wastes it often. 

Just a note, all these velocities (and the post before this) might be low. Leonardo Rodriguez was 89-93 on the same stadium gun and I have him reliably at 92-95 and 92-96 in separate starts. Starter Kevin Magee isn't a big velocity guy, but was just 84-88. So I think it might be a tick or two slow, not sure though. 

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It’s looking like Delmarva should have a good pitching staff again next year, albeit older. I don’t think we can hold back the recent college SPs in the GCL for Aberdeen next year. Combine that with the Aberdeen guys and it should be good in at least in terms of results. 

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Nice tandem outing today from the law firm of Hammer & Roth.

Hammer: 4 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K’s, ERA now 1.40.

Roth: 4 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K’s, ERA now 0.55.

Unfortunately, Aberdeen was shut out and Hammer took the tough loss.   

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On 7/27/2019 at 7:11 PM, Frobby said:

22nd rounder Jake Lyons was given the start tonight and threw 4 perfect innings, striking out 7.   Not bad!   I’ll be interested to hear what the folks who went to see Rutschman have to say about Lyons.   

His second gem with Adley again in a combined no hitter!  @Luke-OH

"Lyons, 20, covered the first five innings, striking out five while throwing 41 of 61 pitches for strikes. He faced one over the minimum in the outing, with a leadoff walk in the third inning representing the lone blemish on his performance. It was Lyons’ third career start as a professional after the Orioles took him in the 22nd round of this year’s Draft out of Oklahoma State. Overall, the 6-foot-5 right-hander has compiled a 3.27 ERA with 27 strikeouts and two walks in 22 innings spanning 10 outings."

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https://www.mlb.com/news/orioles-prospects-throw-combined-no-hitter?t=mlb-pipeline-coverage

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2 hours ago, bobmc said:

His second gem with Adley again in a combined no hitter!  @Luke-OH

"Lyons, 20, covered the first five innings, striking out five while throwing 41 of 61 pitches for strikes. He faced one over the minimum in the outing, with a leadoff walk in the third inning representing the lone blemish on his performance. It was Lyons’ third career start as a professional after the Orioles took him in the 22nd round of this year’s Draft out of Oklahoma State. Overall, the 6-foot-5 right-hander has compiled a 3.27 ERA with 27 strikeouts and two walks in 22 innings spanning 10 outings."

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https://www.mlb.com/news/orioles-prospects-throw-combined-no-hitter?t=mlb-pipeline-coverage

I got a really poor report on Lyons from a non-Orioles prospect guy who was at his previous outing. I haven’t seen him yet.

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29 minutes ago, Luke-OH said:

I got a really poor report on Lyons from a non-Orioles prospect guy who was at his previous outing. I haven’t seen him yet.

I guess that Vermont has a poor group of players then.  Nine straight no-hit innings.  His release point (above, at least, is good 😉 ).  I was hoping for Adley's comments on what pitches he threw, etc.  Anyway, thanks for responding.  The guy from St. Katherine's is interesting only since he was a non drafted free agent and the last guy with 3 punch outs (Kyle Martin went to my high school in Oceanside, NY) to seal the deal was pretty cool.  But the story line of all of the successes in the pitching arena is encouraging anyway.

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