Jump to content
Il BuonO

Dean Kremer 2021

Recommended Posts

58 minutes ago, sportsfan8703 said:

This is the “Calvary”. Zimmerman, Akin, Lowther, Kremer, Wells, and Baumann. We need these guys to produce at some point this season. Hall and GRod are highly regarded, but we don’t know how far they are away. OD 2023?  We need 2-3 of the above to become MLB SPs or we’re not competing. 

I think you are zeroing in on reality.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Philip said:

We have a lot of guys to go through, some of them aren’t going to make it at all, others will disappoint, a few will succeed. I’m not really that excited about anybody except Wells. I really want to see him, because I dream about Greg Maddux being reborn in Australia.

and Baumann!!!! Where the asterisk is Baumann?

Why do you keep asking this? Did you not pay attention to the offseason when they talked about taking it slow with him?  He ended the year on the IL with an arm Issue.  If he is in the radar for this season, in terms of pitching in the majors, it’s several months away.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, Philip said:

We have a lot of guys to go through, some of them aren’t going to make it at all, others will disappoint, a few will succeed. I’m not really that excited about anybody except Wells. I really want to see him, because I dream about Greg Maddux being reborn in Australia.

and Baumann!!!! Where the asterisk is Baumann?

Reportedly he has been pitching in Sarasota.   

Share this post


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

Reportedly he has been pitching in Sarasota.   

I don't fans have a clue what is going on with Bauman.  Throwing in Sarasota.  What does that mean?  On flat ground?  Soft toss?  Off the mound?   The way this has been going I would not be surprised that he is schedule of TJ surgery.   More info in needed.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


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

I don't fans have a clue what is going on with Bauman.  Throwing in Sarasota.  What does that mean?  On flat ground?  Soft toss?  Off the mound?   The way this has been going I would not be surprised that he is schedule of TJ surgery.   More info in needed.

All I know is what Tony reported.   Maybe he knows more about whether Baumann is pitching in games or whatever.   

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

o

 

Kremer pitched against the Mariners earlier this season, allowing 4 Runs over 3 Innings Pitched in the process. He totaled 3 Strikeouts and 1 Walk in said outing.

 

 

SEATTLE MARINERS )))))) (May 3rd)

Mitchell Haniger - RF

Tyler France - DH

Kyle Seager - 3B

Kyle Lewis - CF

Jose Ramon Marmolejos-Diaz - 1B

Dylan Moore - 2B

John Paul "J.P." Crawford - SS

Thomas James "T.J." Murphy, Jr. - C

Taylor Walter-Lee Trammell - LF

Erik Swanson - RHP )) (0-1, 0.00 ERA)

 

 https://www.baseballpress.com/Lineups

 

o

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/29/2021 at 4:14 AM, sportsfan8703 said:

This is the “Calvary”. Zimmerman, Akin, Lowther, Kremer, Wells, and Baumann. We need these guys to produce at some point this season. Hall and GRod are highly regarded, but we don’t know how far they are away. OD 2023?  We need 2-3 of the above to become MLB SPs or we’re not competing. 

Well, as long as none of them are crucified on that hill. As for the cavalry, I’m not fond of that moniker based on past experience, but I’m willing to be convinced.


Zimmerman doesn’t look to be a long term piece.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

o

 

Kramer had his best game of the season to-date ...... certainly much better than his previous outing against the Mariners, in Baltimore.

 

 

18 OUTS: )  7 Flyouts, 4 Strikeouts, 2 Foulouts, 2 Popouts, 2 Lineouts, 1 Groundout

 

 

DEAJUNIOR "D.J." KREMER )))))))) (vs. MARINERS, 5/03) 

IP:l.6

H:llll.2 ) l(1 Home Run, 1 Single)

R:llll 1

BB:ll2

SO:ll4

Pitches: l) 94 )(61)Strikes, )33)Balls)

2021 ERA: l) 86.43 )  21.00 IP  (15 ER) 

2021 WHIP: l)  1.619  )  21.00 IP  (34 H/BB) 

2021 OPPONENTS BATTING AVG: l)  .306  )(26 for 85)   

 

PITCHES BY INNING  

*******************  

22  l.(13 llStrikes, llllllBalls)

11  lll(81 llStrikes, lll.llBalls)

12  lll(91 llStrikes, llllllBalls)

15  lll(91 lllStrikes, llllllBalls)

22  lll(14 lllStrikes, llllllBalls)

12  lll(81 lllStrikes, llllllBalls)

 

o

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
37 minutes ago, NCRaven said:

He’s pitched his ass off tonight.  Offense sucks.

Until suddenly it doesn’t! 🤣

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, NCRaven said:

He’s pitched his ass off tonight.  Offense sucks.

I thought so....I mean the pitching part. 

It’s funny, starting this thread I commented I was most excited about watching him more so than other pitchers and was soon disappointed. However, Big Ben mentioned that his success in the minors is because the curve was a big out pitch for him there, a weapon. He went on to say he hasn’t been landing it and that’s hindered his progress. 

He still struggled with it last night, too, but he looked far more composed out there and it was easily his most complete outing this year. If he can get back to consistent use of the CU as a main piece in his arsenal it’ll make his job easier. He doesn’t throw the change up much, but it looked good last night when he did throw it. We’ll see....but I  still think he can be a serviceable back of the rotation guy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, Il BuonO said:

Well, as long as none of them are crucified on that hill. As for the cavalry, I’m not fond of that moniker based on past experience, but I’m willing to be convinced.


Zimmerman doesn’t look to be a long term piece.

You mean he's not a horse?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Il BuonO said:

I thought so....I mean the pitching part. 

It’s funny, starting this thread I commented I was most excited about watching him more so than other pitchers and was soon disappointed. However, Big Ben mentioned that his success in the minors is because the curve was a big out pitch for him there, a weapon. He went on to say he hasn’t been landing it and that’s hindered his progress. 

He still struggled with it last night, too, but he looked far more composed out there and it was easily his most complete outing this year. If he can get back to consistent use of the CU as a main piece in his arsenal it’ll make his job easier. He doesn’t throw the change up much, but it looked good last night when he did throw it. We’ll see....but I  still think he can be a serviceable back of the rotation guy.

The 12-6 CB is a tough pitch to throw for a strike.  It’s usually a pitch you want to appear as a strike and then it drops out of the zone.

The issue for Kremer is that his fastball command hasn’t been good and because of that, players are laying off the curve.

Everything plays off of the fastball.  Commanding that is the #1 most important thing any of these guys can learn this year.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I imagine guys like Kremer who don't have overpowering stuff and really have to locate to be effective tend to fare better as the season goes on and they get into their rhythm. Nice start last night. It's a long season so only being one game under .500 at this point doesn't have a ton of meaning. But I can't help but think that if Kremer can dependably settle into the #3 spot, we could make things more interesting than expected this year. There would be a number of decent young guys competing for those last back end slots. Mountcastle is starting to hit. Santander will return soon. And arguably our weakest spots (SP, C, 2B) have some of our best prospects in the upper levels of our system (Hall, Rutschman, Jones). Like I said, it's WAY too early to start thinking like that, but it's opening day in the minors and I can't help myself. 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, Il BuonO said:

Well, as long as none of them are crucified on that hill. As for the cavalry, I’m not fond of that moniker based on past experience, but I’m willing to be convinced.


Zimmerman doesn’t look to be a long term piece.

To quibble, ZimmermanN - 🥰 @sportsfan8703.  Good use of the term - moniKer though!  (do you remember when we all played those word games on here?)

Melewski on K-man's night,

"But Kremer’s outing was otherwise spotless. He went six innings, allowing two hits and one run with two walks and four strikeouts. He threw 94 pitches, including 61 four-seam fastballs that topped at 95 mph. He lowered his ERA to 6.43 in his longest outing of the season, topping his previous best of 4 2/3 innings.

https://www.masnsports.com/steve-melewski/2021/05/dean-kremer-throws-strong-outing-but-os-fall-1-0.html

 I love it when K-man does the kick when he gets the punch out!  😎

UNLV%20vs%20New%20Mexico%20Day%203%20(17

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

2021 Minor League Depth Chart

2021 Prospect Power Rankings

2020 Top 30 Prospects List

Prospect Scouting Reports

Statistics

2020 Orioles Stats

2019 Orioles Minor League Stats

Baseball Savant Stats






  • Posts

    • We are still incredibly early in the minor league year. Players slump. Some players are slow starters. And in Rutschman's case, he's facing a higher quality of opposing pitching as he ever has after a year of not playing in competitive games against other teams. It's quite the learning curve, particularly when he also has to worry about his defense behind the dish and learning the pitchers.  I have zero expectations to see him in the Majors this year. If he turns the corner and dominates for a couple months on both sides of the ball. I'm fine with bringing him up. If he doesn't, I'm fine with leaving him down in the minors. Let's take a step back for now and just let him make the adjustment and then re-evaluate after he starts showing he can adjust and find consistent success against the competition he's playing against now. 
    • I don’t know what word I would use to describe his start.  Like you, I don’t really care about 2020 and I think the whole mono excuse was bs in 2019. I know I don’t want to hear that cliche bs about him being a C and that he has a lot to learn back there.  Plenty of top C prospects have been able to learn how to be a C and hit, so please spare me that. I think, for me, I am just disappointed at the start of his pro career.  It doesn’t mean I’m down on him but as someone who generally preferred Witt (I don’t like the idea of a C with the first overall pick), I was hoping to see him come out and show us why people think he’s one of the best players to come out of college in the last 20 years. Right now, he looks like a good defensive C who is completely overmatched at the plate.  That’s not the look we should be seeing.     It doesn’t help that everyone put Wieters on a pedestal and acted as if he was a god, only to have him come to the majors and be very pedestrian in comparison to expectations.  Scouts missed a lot of obvious issues with him and I worry about the same thing with Rutschman.  Hopefully he just starts hitting soon and, as you said, we look back on this and laugh.
    • They're not winning this year? 😛 I just assumed they were.
    • It's just two starts, but they're rather encouraging. I would leave him there to dominate and build up his pitch count. If he's still flat out dominating after five or so more starts, I bump him to Triple-A. Honestly, though, I don't know if it matters in AAA or AA. As long as he's pitching well and showing improved command, the main thing is for him to be on track for a summer call up to the Birds next year. 
    • I don't see how this is a surprise.  He didn't exactly dominate in  2019.  He had a hot stretch in Aberdeen.   2020 doesn't mean anything to me.  I know the reports out of the alternate site were glowing and people were raving about him but I don't see how facing the same pitchers over and over again is a telling sign of future success.  No one can convince me otherwise. This is essentially the best competition he's ever had to face.   I'm not surprised that he's striking out this much...or that he's struggling so far.  Hopefully he just needs to get his feet wet a little bit and get a bit more comfortable and we'll be able to laugh about that time we freaked out that AR had a slow start in the minors.
  • Popular Contributors

×
×
  • Create New...