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Bunch of Moves on 7/27

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To Norfork: 

  • RHP David Lebron
  • Ofelky Peralta
  • RHP Mike Baumann 
  • LHP Nick Vespi 

To Bowie (from Norfolk)

  • RHP Tyler Joyner 
  • RHP Diogenes Almengo

 

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Most interesting is Baumann to Norfolk (finally), Rom to Bowie, and Pinto to Delmarva.

Ofelky Peralta to Norfolk is another to keep an eye on, he has been Rule 5 eligible and is somehow only 24. Could still be a big leaguer (likely as a reliever).

Brandon Young turns 23 in a couple weeks, was an undrafted free agent in 2020 and has put up decent numbers at Delmarva, so nice to see him move up a level.

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If all goes well for Baumann he could be in the rotation next April in Baltimore. Im curious if the plan on stretching out further Peralta to start as well. AAA has proven to be a big challenge for many of our previous prospects. So this experiment should be interesting. 

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1 minute ago, jabba72 said:

If all goes well for Baumann he could be in the rotation next April in Baltimore. Im curious if the plan on stretching out further Peralta to start as well. AAA has proven to be a big challenge for many of our previous prospects. So this experiment should be interesting. 

They've been using Peralta as a starter most of the year and may continue to do so, but I think his future will end up in the pen. they need to find out whether he can pitch on back to back days if needed where he could bring his upper 90s heat. He could be a Tate replacement.

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9 minutes ago, Tony-OH said:

They've been using Peralta as a starter most of the year and may continue to do so, but I think his future will end up in the pen. they need to find out whether he can pitch on back to back days if needed where he could bring his upper 90s heat. He could be a Tate replacement.

Yep, and considering that he is Rule 5 eligible again this off-season, it would help to know how his stuff plays in short relief (with the AAA/MLB ball) before either adding him to the 40-man roster or risking losing him.

Prior to this season, I had him in the second tier of potential 40-man roster adds, but he has leapfrogged past guys like Sedlock, Fenter, Adam Hall, and Mason McCoy

 

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30 minutes ago, Tony-OH said:

All good moves. Looking forward to putting eyes on the short right-handed Pinto to see if he's guy or not. 

It was time for Baumann to take that step as his command has come around of late. Always interesting when they have to pitch with the major league ball at AAA and how long it takes to adjust.

Young is the most interesting of the free agent pitchers signed last year so glad to see him challenged at Aberdeen.

Rom to Bowie make a lot of sense. It will be interesting to see how his stuff plays against Double-A hitters.

I'm hoping they move Peralta to a reliever role and see how he looks there. It was time to see how he spins a major league ball.

Vespi is really moving and it's clear the Orioles think he's close to being a big league left-handed reliever, perhaps a replacement for Scott or Fry is they are dealt.

The only one missing here is Felix Bautista. While command is still not good, it's better and it's time to see what he looks like with a major league ball against more mature AAA hitters.

I’ve never understood why they use a different ball from the big leagues? What’s the purpose? 

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1 minute ago, Bmorebirds24 said:

I’ve never understood why they use a different ball from the big leagues? What’s the purpose? 

Saves about $100K per minor league team over the course of the season. MLB owners are incredibly cheap.

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5 minutes ago, MurphDogg said:

Saves about $100K per minor league team over the course of the season. MLB owners are incredibly cheap.

Cheap and stupid. I honestly never knew that and been watching baseball for 30+ years. 

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4 minutes ago, Bmorebirds24 said:

Cheap and stupid. I honestly never knew that and been watching baseball for 30+ years. 

From what I’ve read, there are also some issues about whether there’s a sufficient supply of the quality of leather used for major league balls.  

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31 minutes ago, Frobby said:

From what I’ve read, there are also some issues about whether there’s a sufficient supply of the quality of leather used for major league balls.  

That is just a fancy way of saying, "the reason is money". There isn't a shortage of cows in this country.

If MLB wanted to open their own tannery or whatever, they certainly have the resources. Surely fans would pay more to purchase beef made with cows that provided their hides to MLB balls.

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1 hour ago, MurphDogg said:

That is just a fancy way of saying, "the reason is money". There isn't a shortage of cows in this country.

If MLB wanted to open their own tannery or whatever, they certainly have the resources. Surely fans would pay more to purchase beef made with cows that provided their hides to MLB balls.

I only eat steaks from the same cow as Mike Trout HR balls

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