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9 minutes ago, seak05 said:

Article on Kelenic and Franco, and the potential dangers of calling up a prospect to soon when they haven't had many at bats at a level: https://www.tampabay.com/sports/rays/2021/06/08/a-cautionary-tale-when-dealing-with-wander-francos-promotion/

 

So I just read that piece and what "dangers" are you talking about?

Heck the article even says

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using Kelenic as an example is an extreme form of cherry picking.

There is nothing I saw in that article that indicated that a "danger" exists for the player or his development.

Oh no, Kelenic got demoted.

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32 minutes ago, BirdinBama said:

It's about time that I asked.....how is this young man's first name pronounced? I want to say "Gooner" (phonetic)

"Gunner"

As in Helicopter Door-Gunner

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Romorr: How close is a Gunnar Henderson 50 FV bump?  Same with Grayson to 60 FV?  Won’t ask about Hall, still think he needs to show a little more.  Any other Oriole prospects you thinking about as far as an updated FV?
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Eric A Longenhagen: Gunnar bump yes, no Grayson bump (more about pitching in general than him specifically), Hall bump yes
 
For context, before the season he had Henderson  at 45+, Rodriguez 55 and Hall 50.  
 

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Tantalizing excerpt by Dan Connolly in a June 22 column in TheAthletic.com:

 

...The scout told me that Henderson, a 2019 second-rounder, might be the best player he’s seen so far this year from an upside perspective. And then he dropped this hammer.

“He reminds me of Corey Seager.”

Yep. I just added to the growing hype. I apologize for that.

Henderson has barely played as a pro. This will be his first full season in the minors. He’s still a teenager. And we’re comparing him to the reigning NLCS and World Series MVP?

That might be a little much, but the scout says Henderson has the size and strength to drive the ball consistently in the majors, the athleticism to remain at shortstop if necessary, and a winner’s attitude on the field...

 

 

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I was surprised to see Gunnar still listed at only 6'2" on minorleaguebaseball's player page today.   In my mind between the high school basketball and the thoroughbred tags, I kind of pictured him sprouted to 6'4" like Seager.

Tall + Bat Left + Play SS + Gunnar-level promise is a 4-part filter that probably narrows results to not many more than Seager/Gunnar/Marcelo Mayer.   Certainly shrimpy Wander Franco fails to qualify!

Got my popcorn ready for watching SS reps with Westburg and Henderson back as teammates.

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9 minutes ago, OrioleDog said:

I was surprised to see Gunnar still listed at only 6'2" on minorleaguebaseball's player page today.   In my mind between the high school basketball and the thoroughbred tags, I kind of pictured him sprouted to 6'4" like Seager.

Tall + Bat Left + Play SS + Gunnar-level promise is a 4-part filter that probably narrows results to not many more than Seager/Gunnar/Marcelo Mayer.   Certainly shrimpy Wander Franco fails to qualify!

Got my popcorn ready for watching SS reps with Westburg and Henderson back as teammates.

I don't pay any attention to listed heights and weights.

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Wound up getting another at bat today. 

Add another K. 0-4 with BB today with all 4 K’s.  0-14. 10K’s. 
 

Due for a big week next week. Or at least a hit. 😀

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