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TT: Time to demote Smith Jr. and bring up Stewart

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13 minutes ago, weams said:

Maybe after that Padres series?

Yeah, that would make sense. The Orioles need pitching as an immediate need but will probably get a smith replacement after the series which should be Stewart.

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I think Elias is just trying to make it through Wednesday (maybe end of the week as he might try to pick a guy or two off waivers after competitors rearrange their 40 man rosters).  After which, he will rearrange his inventory and probably make a lot of the moves everyone here is talking about.  We are entering round 2 of the inventory year after Wednesday as Elias has exhausted all his ways to acquire new talent in the 2019 season (except for late international signs) and will have to wait until the offseason before he can begin the quest to add more new talent.

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Until a few minutes ago I had never heard of Chandler Shepherd. I’ve looked at Norfolk stats several times over the past few weeks and totally managed to ignore him. 

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6 minutes ago, Ohfan67 said:

Until a few minutes ago I had never heard of Chandler Shepherd. I’ve looked at Norfolk stats several times over the past few weeks and totally managed to ignore him. 

Are the Orioles serious about calling him up? Shepherd is getting shelled this year. his ERA at Norfolk and Pawtucket is 8.39 with a 1.99 WHIP. Why not give Straily another chance first. He is putting up respectable numbers at Norfolk. 

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1 hour ago, Tony-OH said:

Stewart in his last nine games despite a .259 BaBIP, .270/.357/.595/.952.

Tony... it’s time to audition Stewart. We need to figure out if he’s a part of the long term plan. 

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It isn't like Stewart wasn't given a chance.  Unfortunately, he got hurt and Santander took his spot.  Now he'll get another chance.  I would like to see him come through. His LH bat, along with Santander and possibly Sisco is a nice balance to Nunez, Mancini, Mountcastle, Hays.

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34 minutes ago, OsFanSinceThe80s said:

Are the Orioles serious about calling him up? Shepherd is getting shelled this year. his ERA at Norfolk and Pawtucket is 8.39 with a 1.99 WHIP. Why not give Straily another chance first. He is putting up respectable numbers at Norfolk. 

Yep. They are calling him up. 

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Highest ERA in the minors to ever get a promotion to the majors?  It has to be in the running.  Baltimore Orioles. The team of opportunity!

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6 hours ago, eddie83 said:

Smith left the game with an injury last night. Perhaps an IL move is soon. 

It looked pretty bad.  Dr Ruz thinks he's probably out for the season.  Tough luck for Smith, but he's proven himself as a 4th/5th OFer - a legit Major Leaguer.  

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3 minutes ago, Ruzious said:

It looked pretty bad.  Dr Ruz thinks he's probably out for the season.  Tough luck for Smith, but he's proven himself as a 4th/5th OFer - a legit Major Leaguer.  

He's below replacement level.  He'll be lucky to get a job in the majors next year.  He's lucky tanking is in vogue.

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13 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

He's below replacement level.  He'll be lucky to get a job in the majors next year.  He's lucky tanking is in vogue.

Overly harsh but true.

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1 hour ago, Ruzious said:

Overly harsh but true.

Which one is it though? How can he be overly harsh but yet true in his assessment that Smith is a below replacement level player.

WAR: -0.7
oWAR: 0.1
dWAR: -1.1
Slash: .238/.293/.415/.708
EV: 47th percentile
Hit Hard %: 55th percentile
Spring speed: 35th percentile
xwOBA: 18th percentile
xBa: 28th percentile
xSLG: 23rd percentile
OOA: 2nd percentile
Outfielder jump: 6th percentile

The numbers say Smith is a little above replacement level as a hitter, but one of the worse defensive outfielders in baseball. He doesn't hit enough to be a DH, so what you have is potential NL PH/5th outfielder. 

He was a guy worth a shot, but the numbers suggest he only proved he's an awful defensive outfielder (like Trumbo bad) with a barely acceptable bat as a 4th/5th outfielder. If Smith brought defensive skills you could live with the bat a bit in a 4th outfielder role, but he was evaluated and found to not be of major league quality unfortunately. 

 

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1 minute ago, Tony-OH said:

Which one is it though? How can he be overly harsh but yet true in his assessment that Smith is a below replacement level player.

WAR: -0.7
oWAR: 0.1
dWAR: -1.1
Slash: .238/.293/.415/.708
EV: 47th percentile
Hit Hard %: 55th percentile
Spring speed: 35th percentile
xwOBA: 18th percentile
xBa: 28th percentile
xSLG: 23rd percentile
OOA: 2nd percentile
Outfielder jump: 6th percentile

The numbers say Smith is a little above replacement level as a hitter, but one of the worse defensive outfielders in baseball. He doesn't hit enough to be a DH, so what you have is potential NL PH/5th outfielder. 

He was a guy worth a shot, but the numbers suggest he only proved he's an awful defensive outfielder (like Trumbo bad) with a barely acceptable bat as a 4th/5th outfielder. If Smith brought defensive skills you could live with the bat a bit in a 4th outfielder role, but he was evaluated and found to not be of major league quality unfortunately. 

 

Lol, I was trying to agree.  There were 2 other sentences in COC's post - just thought they were a bit harsher than needed - not a big deal.  

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