So, league average wOBA last year was .315. I’ve taken the lineup from the OP and added the Steamer projected wOBA for each player.
1. Mullins CF L .331
2. Hays LF R .326
3. AR C S .339
4. Mountcastle 1B R .337
5. Mancini DH R .336
6. Santander RF S .323
7. Urias 2B R .317
8. Odor 3B L .299
9. Mateo SS R .283
That doesn’t look too bad at all. The problem of course is that these 9 players won’t get all the at bats. But at least when our regular lineup is on the field, we really only have two below average offensive players.
Yea, I think you are one of those delusional MD fans to be honest. The program just isn’t what it was. I think you saying it’s definitively better than jobs I listed, when those schools are winning more and out recruiting them, is hilarious.
Again, it’s not a bad job..it’s still an excellent job. But it’s not among the top 20ish job anymore…it’s lost luster.
It’s like UCONN…UConn was amongst some of the best jobs and now it’s not.
Yes, this is a thread about hitting, and yes, I'm sure others have noted this, but when commenting about our anticipated SP success or failure, it seems most are not considering the impact AR will have.
Setting aside his above-average framing skills, I can absolutely foresee him helping raise the level of each and every pitcher with whom he teams up.
I'm quite sure we saw this impact when Wieters would catch for Tillman. I really believe Tillman's success depended heavily on MW being there to guide him through jams and particularly to get him through outings when he didn't have his best stuff.
There are limits, of course, but I can't wait to see how much influence Rutschman's presence has on whatever staff we have in place.