Just keep chucking talent into the firebox and hope that coaching, video, personality tests, wearable tech, organizational philosophy, and the mysteries of the universe squirt out some rare nuggets at a reasonable pace.
Thanks for posting this. I read this Monday and meant to comment to you. Drastically different from BA’s write up that I referenced. Not my critique, theirs. I’ve never seen the kid. I am two years removed from most of the HS kids. I know many of the college Sophomores and Juniors fairly well. I have some info on the Central Florida kids, but that’s about all I got as a personal knowledge base.
I like what MLB wrote about Halpin. If that is what Elias sees, then perhaps he’s higher on the board. I believe Elias May take 1-2 HS kids, at most. Just based on limited data and all. Quite polar reports, but that’s how it goes. One scout sees him on a bad few days. Another sees him on a good few games. What I take from that is inconsistency would make it tougher to draft him unless you are all in on him as an area scout and cross checker.
I wish my adhd 9 year old daughter would stop talking jumping and singing Taylor swift and go the ?!?!!??? To sleep or at least go to her room. I might ready the Samuel l Jackson book go the f to sleep!
Well when people say his comp is Mookie freaking Betts, I think people are getting carried away with upside projections. I hope I look back at this post in 6 years and Martin has an MVP and multiple top 5 finishes.
As I am sure you are aware there only two career .400 OBP currently playing in the MLB. Mike Trout and Joey Votto. Add Juan Soto in his first two years in the MLB. That is a total of three.
So I do not think Austin Martin is likely to join them. Odds are against it.
College stats don't always translate, metal bat and all. Martin will probably be a good OBP hitter in the majors but probably not a .400 guy if history serves.
Right. He's not saying it's overrated now, in that some catchers can fool the ump into calling balls strikes. But in a few years strikes will be strikes and balls will be balls and all this framing nonsense will be history.
No incentive in the NCAA to punish or catch cheating? Besides the implication that the playing field is slanted towards the cheaters and no one cares? That the sports are essentially illegitimate, not unlike pro wrestling?
How would I know if teams get around the salary cap in the NFL or NHL?