Jump to content

A concern I have with Starling


Recommended Posts

Football is his first love. I think the current system lends itself to guys that want to play football picking baseball. My son is experiencing this now. He is a top notch QB entering the 8th grade next year. As a 6' 1" 190 lb kid that can throw a football about 60 yards, has 3 years running the spread option and can run he already is getting attention at camps and people that follow travel football. However he has always hated baseball because quite honestly even with a pretty swing he simply misses the ball. About 3 months ago one of his friends that plays travel baseball had him over for a weekend and he went to one of his baseball practices. The problem started with the coach handing him a ball and saying throw it to the catcher. Well he has a cannon and threw the ball hard where he wanted it to go. Now he has two coaches wanting him to pitch for travel teams. He is wishy washy on the idea but he loves to compete and I imagine he will give it a go. When he is ready for college I could see him facing the football baseball question. As a football coach and someone that loves that game I would tell him take the money baseball has to offer. I think the current system has kids making this choice a lot and I think it is part of the reason we see so many talented guys that don't seem to progress.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My concern is simple...I don't feel the Orioles will be able to develop him.

Well I think it is possible that any team might have the same problem if he would rather be doing something else. I know in your mind it is hard to see that a players commitment could have a huge impact on what the outcome is in 4 or 5 years.

Allstar I have seen the ratings of him at QB and I have actually seen film of him and he has a good bit of work to do before he takes DI football by storm. He is obviously a stud but he is not as accurate as you would like and has a tendency to have a little to much air under the ball for my liking. Because he was such a running beast at the high school level he put up a lot of easy numbers over the top because teams had to play cover zero or watch him run for 300 yards a game. He won't be outrunning all the guys on defense at Nebraska. JMO.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Posts

    • Of course he is the best player in the minors, but there is more to it than that. There could be others ahead of him because they are more likely to contribute sooner at the MLB level.  The Orioles are balancing four things: 1) seeing what they have in Ortiz, Westburg, and Norby, 2) what is best for the team in terms of wins for the season, 3) what is best for the development of Holliday, and 4) where Holliday is more likely to win ROY for the extra pick.  Of course, not all of these are equally weighted, but I do think its folly to presume the Orioles are sure Holliday will be better over the course of an MLB season next year vs. Ortiz or Norby.  In the long run, it's a no brainer, but we are just talking about next year.  Holliday has some issues in the field and also hits a lot of groundballs that aren't going to be hits at the major league level. If there wasn't an Ortiz or Norby ready to go, for sure he would be up next year.  But, that is not the position that we find ourselves in.
    • My theory is that Elias was not planning for the Orioles to be a contender this season, and did not build a bullpen accordingly.
    • I can't read it either before the Sun's blocker kicks in.  But I suspect there's no new quotes but just integrating the recent Forbes team valuation into the context of the ongoing tomfoolery that is Angelos. I'd love to see some of the Forbes breakdown though.
    • We'll have to be used to it for a week because the Nationals up next have a very similar offense.  The Nats & Guardians are 29th & 30th in the league in HRs... but also 29th & 30th in striking out. 
    • I certainly don't want to get into another Frazier/Westburg debate that's already been beaten to death, but I also think it's extremely clear that Westburg is the superior defender either judging by stats or the eye test.  It's obvious that Hyde loves Frazier's clutchiness/veteranosity, and as the season winds down he seems to be playing him more.  But what seems most confusing to me is why Hyde doesn't replace Frazier for defense late in games with Urias or Westburg....I'd also imagine Mateo could play a much better 2B as well.  
    • This guy John Angelos is reaching Mark Davis territory. And I thought Peter was bad.
    • Yes, and he's obviously one of those people who has never had to be accountable for his words or actions and has no idea how out of touch with the real world he really is.
  • Popular Contributors

×
×
  • Create New...