This is accurate. I appreciate the work being done in these posts but I think the pitching staff as a whole should have been included.
Most very good relievers were once starters who have failed to be able to go through lineups multiple times as they moved up the pro ranks.
We only have a few true relief prospects and that’s probably not much different than most teams.
He also got the leadoff hit in the bottom of the 13th to help the Braves to the 1-0 win yesterday. Pache ran for him straight away.
I feel like anyone like him, the ring is the thing by this point, so so far so good. The NL DH perhaps saved him this summer from Duvall taking his job, though now in October I really feel like this is his time to outshine Duvall as I believe Nick can still hit good pitchers while Duvall is kind of a rich man's Renato Nunez.
Nick might put more butts in seats than Renato for $2-$3 million here next year if everybody wanted nostalgia, but he should stay with Atlanta if he can. They have Waters/Pache coming but as always those guys could have stuff to work on. Ozuna's choice of next team would bear on any Atlanta opportunity for him as well.
Eh, I think the Astros got unfairly protected earlier this year when Manfred declared that anyone who threw at them would be suspended. In a game that loves to brag about unwritten rules and how players police themselves, that came to a screeching halt. While the Astros FO took a hit and their manager, too, the players that orchestrated and benefitted from the cheating didn't have to deal with anything, which is a shame.
Anyway, let's keep talking about our mediocre catchers and our one elite prospect.
So? Rutschman does both very well.
You stick him with practically anyone and you have the best C situation in baseball..if he’s as good as advertised.
Either Severino or Sisco would be amongst the best back up C in the league.