The fact is that Davis can't hit MLB pitching anymore. He can't catch up to a 95 mph fastball anymore. Those are a dime a dozen in the modern bullpen and not uncommon in starters. He is hitting ridiculously low against good fastballs. It was around .100 or so, ok that's not much lower than his regular average. He can't even hit mistake pitches from a pitcher with good velocity anymore.
Interesting thing about this list Is that in the past we’ve taken at least two successful guys who were not on anyone’s radar; Joey Rickard and Santander. And that was the old regime, back in the horse-and -carriage days of analytics, when they did calculations with an abacus, and pitch-tracking with a sundial.
I bet they go for a AA pitcher with a tremendous spin rate, and a 3B with a laser arm, and damn the prospect ranking.
I just want it to be merit based.
If they should be at a certain level they should be at that level.
AR could have started his professional career at A+ and no one would have thought he was being rushed.
I’ll let them sort it out in spring training.
As to Adley, if he’s truly ready for the majors, I hope they get him there sometime in the first half of 2021. No point wasting those knees in the minors all year. I believe the O’s have a decent shot at a winning record in 2022 and having Adley get a good bit of major league experience in ‘21 can only help that along.
I'd rather not have Grayson in A+ ball.
I don't want to see everyone in the farm lose a year of their career. I would hope that they learned enough in their controlled environment that they can skip a level.
Seriously, what is it you have heard about Grayson that makes you think he needs to be in A+ ball next year?