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So, how good is Asher Wojo?

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I’m not even going to try to spell his whole name, so he’s Asher from now on. 

I thought his second start was actually pretty good, even though he gave up runs and took the loss. I can’t analyze well however, so I’d like to ask the crowd, how good is this guy? Is he a 45FV? Is he already AT his FV? Is he good?

Overall I am happy with Elias’ pitching acquisitions. Straily and Karina flopped But they were reasonable risks, and no shame they didn’t work. But Armstrong Eshelman and Wojo seem to be winners.

 

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He's probably a AAAA type of guy like Ynoa who will have his good starts and his clunkers.

Here's how I remember how to spell Wojciechowski (no snark, this is just a simple trick that works for my brain):

1. Woj

2. Cie

3. Chowski

That way you just have to memorize 3 small chunks.

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We had Asher Wojo last year at Norfolk.    He opted out of his contract in late July when we didn’t call him up, and he pitched the rest of the year for Charlotte.    I’m not expecting much from him.   

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As others mentioned Wojo is an AAAA type pitcher, but if he is serviceable enough he'll stay on the 25 man roster the remainder of the season. Don't expect any miracles with Wojo.

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52 minutes ago, Tony-OH said:

He's a 40 on the scouting scale. He's just holding a spot and trying to be respectable for awhile. 

Thanks. What about Brooks/Eshelman/Armstrong?

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1 hour ago, interloper said:

He's probably a AAAA type of guy like Ynoa who will have his good starts and his clunkers.

Here's how I remember how to spell Wojciechowski (no snark, this is just a simple trick that works for my brain):

1. Woj

2. Cie

3. Chowski

That way you just have to memorize 3 small chunks.

Thank you. I teach patterns allthe time, and I understand this completely. Thanks a lot. I hope he’s here long enough to make learning it worthwhile.

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11 minutes ago, Philip said:

Thanks. What about Brooks/Eshelman/Armstrong?

Armstrong is the most interesting of the group, probably the only one who'll be on the team next year. 

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1 hour ago, Philip said:

Thanks. What about Brooks/Eshelman/Armstrong?

Armstrong has the best stuff, but he makes too many mistakes in the middle of the plate, particularly with his slider. He has outstanding spin rate on his fastball so it works well up in the zone. If he could ever consistently get his slider to end up low and away glove side, he could be really successful in a relief role. I'd call him a 40 now due to his command issues with a chance to be a 45.

Eshelman is a 40 because of his plus command, but he has no out pitch and will need to get a lot of attem' balls at the big league level because he's not going to miss many bats. He knows how to pitch though. I'd probably say he's got a chance to be a 45 at the major league level if he can continue to have plus command of all four pitches. Any off days of command and he's going to get lit up.

Brooks is similar to Wojo. A 40 level pitcher and at 29, that's what he's going to be.
 

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10 minutes ago, Tony-OH said:

Armstrong has the best stuff, but he makes too many mistakes in the middle of the plate, particularly with his slider. He has outstanding spin rate on his fastball so it works well up in the zone. If he could ever consistently get his slider to end up low and away glove side, he could be really successful in a relief role. I'd call him a 40 now due to his command issues with a chance to be a 45.

Eshelman is a 40 because of his plus command, but he has no out pitch and will need to get a lot of attem' balls at the big league level because he's not going to miss many bats. He knows how to pitch though. I'd probably say he's got a chance to be a 45 at the major league level if he can continue to have plus command of all four pitches. Any off days of command and he's going to get lit up.

Brooks is similar to Wojo. A 40 level pitcher and at 29, that's what he's going to be.
 

Tony, thanks a lot for the information.

Have you developed a feel for Elias’ judgement? He seems to be making good choices. I am curious that he didn’t try for Casey Sadler from Tampa, though. He was traded and not claimed, but the Tigers gave up nothing for him.

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4 hours ago, interloper said:

He's probably a AAAA type of guy like Ynoa who will have his good starts and his clunkers.

Here's how I remember how to spell Wojciechowski (no snark, this is just a simple trick that works for my brain):

1. Woj

2. Cie

3. Chowski

That way you just have to memorize 3 small chunks.

Phonetically: Voy jee hof ski

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As trades are made around the league, won't more Wojo types hit waivers? We could see two or three more guys join the club this way in the next month.

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