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How in the heck did we get JT Brubaker for a song? This is a guy with incredible stuff who doesn't walk a ton of guys or give up a ton of home runs. Strikeouts are a bit lacking, and he's a bit old, but still the guy has done pretty well everywhere and he was 97-99 as a starter (though scouting reports I read seem to think he's more mid-90's as a starter and high 90's as a reliever)

He's even a rare University of Akron baseball draftee. Go Zips!

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1 hour ago, ChosenOne21 said:

How in the heck did we get JT Brubaker for a song? This is a guy with incredible stuff who doesn't walk a ton of guys or give up a ton of home runs. Strikeouts are a bit lacking, and he's a bit old, but still the guy has done pretty well everywhere and he was 97-99 as a starter (though scouting reports I read seem to think he's more mid-90's as a starter and high 90's as a reliever)

He's even a rare University of Akron baseball draftee. Go Zips!

When I researched AAA starters in every organization that were two and half stars or better he was the best guy I found. I then used the, "what would it take to get him" and although most choices wanted top prospects, for some reason the simulation really likes Marcos Diplan. So off Diplan went to get Brubaker.

According to the sim, Brubaker does have really good velocity but his movement numbers aren't great which usually suggests he'll give up homers.

We'll see, but he was too good not to try and get. 

I've also been very happy with Wilmer Font who I claimed off waivers from Toronto. So far he's been money in the long reliever role.

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He seems way better than Marcos Diplan at least. Great pickup!

I'm also kind of happy because he's a U of A alum, like me. Fun fact: Chris Sabo of all people is currently running their baseball program. He had the game-winning RBI in extra innings at my first Orioles game. August 29th 1994 vs. the Indians

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Great to see the intensity that Givens is showing this year.  When he slammed the ball back into his glove I thought, man, this guy really wants it this year!  

Are you publishing the cumulative stats anywhere?  What's our record?  Maybe you been posting and I've just missed it... I love following these (simulated) games!  

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