Jump to content
Frobby

Ryan Mountcastle 2020

Recommended Posts

4 hours ago, Frobby said:

Great article today on the work Mountcastle has put in over several offseasons:   https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/bs-sp-orioles-ryan-mountcastle-20200227-3gcaddwbojb7xe3mvuvw4jsqxq-story.html%3foutputType=amp
 

He had a great day today, with two doubles and a homer.    

Good article.  Seems a player who does what it takes to succeed. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Ripken said:

I have no doubt he'll hit.  Be great if he can do something else useful.

Young Mark Trumbo as a comp? Can play 1B, 3B, and RF, but none of them well. 

Trumbo AAA .297/.365/.949, 24% K rate

Mountcastle AAA .312/.344/.871, 25% K rate

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 minutes ago, Aristotelian said:

Young Mark Trumbo as a comp? Can play 1B, 3B, and RF, but none of them well. 

Trumbo AAA .297/.365/.949, 24% K rate

Mountcastle AAA .312/.344/.871, 25% K rate

Mountcastle was two years younger.

I'll call PCL a wash with the 2019 gopher ball.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
33 minutes ago, Aristotelian said:

Young Mark Trumbo as a comp? Can play 1B, 3B, and RF, but none of them well. 

Trumbo AAA .297/.365/.949, 24% K rate

Mountcastle AAA .312/.344/.871, 25% K rate

Trumbo is a minor league history I enjoy.  18th round high school bat - he worked it 5.5 full seasons before his first cup of coffee.  He has 3000-some minors PA's, nearly as many as his 4000-some in the show.

I do see Mountcastle is up to 4.25, and this is 1st time I've appreciated the 280/290/300/310 BA progression.  I feel like Mountcastle is Nuke Laloosh to Trumbo's Crash.  Maybe for a AAA finale Mountcastle will get his team a rainout.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, Aristotelian said:

Young Mark Trumbo as a comp? Can play 1B, 3B, and RF, but none of them well. 

Trumbo AAA .297/.365/.949, 24% K rate

Mountcastle AAA .312/.344/.871, 25% K rate

Yeah, possibly.  Mountcastle is not a bad athlete but he doesn't throw well.  I wanted them to try him at 2B for a while, since he started out at SS/3B.  I think he could become a solid LF.  That bat though, loudest MiLB bat I ever heard.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 minutes ago, Ripken said:

Yeah, possibly.  Mountcastle is not a bad athlete but he doesn't throw well.  I wanted them to try him at 2B for a while, since he started out at SS/3B.  I think he could become a solid LF.  That bat though, loudest MiLB bat I ever heard.

He does look more fluid in LF than Trumbo for sure, but doesn't have Trumbo's arm. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm glad to see him working to improve.  That said, I think he's still a 1B/DH at the end of the day.  That's not a bad thing, it's just that the team needs to make a decision on whether his bat will justify moving Mancini or Nunez.  I don't see room for all three of them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Ripken said:

Yeah, possibly.  Mountcastle is not a bad athlete but he doesn't throw well.  I wanted them to try him at 2B for a while, since he started out at SS/3B.  I think he could become a solid LF.  That bat though, loudest MiLB bat I ever heard.

Then how did he even played SS before being drafted?????????

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 minutes ago, Redskins Rick said:

Then how did he even played SS before being drafted?????????

Because "doesn't throw well" is relative. Not throwing well in comparison to professional baseball players is much different than in comparison to high schoolers, even down in Florida. He must have been athletic enough to field the position and the arms was good enough to get by against much lesser competition.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, jamalshw said:

Because "doesn't throw well" is relative. Not throwing well in comparison to professional baseball players is much different than in comparison to high schoolers, even down in Florida. He must have been athletic enough to field the position and the arms was good enough to get by against much lesser competition.

Good point.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, jamalshw said:

Because "doesn't throw well" is relative. Not throwing well in comparison to professional baseball players is much different than in comparison to high schoolers, even down in Florida. He must have been athletic enough to field the position and the arms was good enough to get by against much lesser competition.

On a lot of HS teams, whoever the best athlete is winds up at shortstop.

The Orioles drafted about 20 SS's last year.   Probably 5 of them actually wind up at that position.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


Orioles Information


Orioles News and Information

Daily Organizational Boxscores
News

Tony's Takes

Orioles Roster Resource

Orioles Prospect Information

2018 End of Season Top 30 Prospects List

Prospect Scouting Reports

Statistics

2019 Orioles Stats

2019 Orioles Minor League Stats

Baseball Savant Stats






  • Posts

    • Roughly AA average talent level, wider spread in talent, and at least a few parks where the run context makes Coors Field look like Dodger Stadium.  But it's good to see Pie having success.
    • Rick, you're looking at the Forbes estimated value of the franchise - not the size of their markets. Forbes is famously not very reliable with those things. You're also ignoring Northern Virginia and DC itself as other large, wealthy communities. There's a huge gap between the Nationals and the Orioles.
    • I'm going against most everyone else. I think Detroit will surprise us and take Martin. Our picks; 2. Spencer Torkelson 30. Bryce Jarvis 39. Bobby Miller
    • 1. Austin Martin, 3B/OF, Vanderbilt, Age on draft day: 21 Martin may not be the first overall pick this year, but he’s the best overall prospect due to his combination of performance, athleticism and all-around quickness. There’s some Javy Báez to his hand speed, although unlike the young Báez, Martin rarely strikes out. We haven’t seen a top college prospect this athletic since George Springer in 2011, although before the draft Springer had the two-strike approach of a turnip. Martin punched out barely 10 percent of the time in 2019, and just twice in 69 plate appearances before baseball shut down in March. . He’s going to end up at a skill position — center, third, second, maybe shortstop if his arm is back to normal — and hit for average with developing power. That’s the kind of probability with upside you want at the first overall pick. 2. Spencer Torkelson, 1B, Arizona State, Age: 20 Torkelson hit everyone’s radar in the spring of 2018 when he hit 25 home runs as a freshman to lead all Division I hitters, then hit 7 more on the Cape that summer to finish one off the league lead. Torkelson is extremely strong, hitting for all this power with almost no stride and a two-handed finish that makes his swing almost short by comparison to most power hitters, and while he’s shown some swing-and-miss he’s also been willing to take walks, leading the country this spring before the shutdown. He’s a good enough athlete that he might be able to handle left field, although I’d bet on him spending most of his career at first base. ... but even if he’s a 50 hit/70 power guy in the end, that’s someone who hits fourth and makes a handful of All-Star teams. 3. Asa Lacy, LHP, Texas A&M, Age: 21 Lacy separated himself from the rest of this year’s very strong college pitching... , showing he could hold 93-94 mph deep into games, touching 98 mph, with a plus changeup and above-average slider. Lacy’s got a great starter’s build and his delivery works, with a big step-over stride and good timing. He works well to both sides of the plate, although his command and control are still inconsistent; the ability to reach back for 97-98 mph is great, but his stuff is good enough that he could just hold 92-93 mph all game and probably throw better strikes. If he’d had a full spring, and kept this up, more people would likely see him as a candidate to go 1-1. If there’s a future No. 1 starter in the class, I think it’s him.
  • Popular Contributors

×
×
  • Create New...