I WOULD BE KEYING ON SS, 2B, AND 3B IF I MADE A PICK AS THE ORIOLES GM.
PLAYERS I FIND INTERESTING LOOK LIKE THEY COULD BE READY AND LESS LIKE A PROJECT.
I LIKE THE PIRATES KEVIN KRAMER HE WAS A .280ISH HITTER / .350 OBP/ .460 SLG.
SS OSWALDO PERAZA THE YANKEES #4 HE'S 20 BUT GRADE 60S IN RUN, ARM, FIELD & 45 POWER AND 55 HIT. BUT HASN'T PLAYED ABOVE A BALL. THIS CONTRADICTS MY PREVIOUS POINT BUT I BELIEVE I WOULD FIND A WAY TO CARRY HIM AS A UTILITY PLAYER TO SWIPE HIM FROM THE YANKEES. HE HAS A CAREER .350 OBP AND .267 AVG.
ROCKIES COLTON WELKER (3B) LOOKS LIKE A POSSIBILITY AT 3B (60 ARM, 55 FIELD, 50 HIT , 50 POWER)
Im obviously in the minority here but i liked Wieters. Did he live up to the hype? No. How many truly do? Was he a damned good catcher? Yes, i value switch-hitting good defensive catchers with some pop. Could he run? I could run about the same but you can't have everything, that position wears a body down.
Nuke, these big-league hitters are gonna light you up like a pinball machine for awhile - don't worry about it. You've got to play this game with fear and arrogance.
I am hopeful the four AUG/SEP Team IP leaders will be Means, Baumann, Hall, Rodriguez for the Lindor Cohort closing argument.
Baumann I've gotten to about the same place as I am with Adley/Yusniel, where a Week 2 debut would be thrilling. I'll accept the adrenaline pushing the April pitches; if something's going to give, I want my 16 months done before October 2022.