Jump to content

Everth Cabrera looking like an excellect pickup


Frobby

Recommended Posts

I am of the ilk that Flaherty goes down because of Cabrera's speed and versatility. He can do everything Flash does only a little bit better and with a little more versatility. Plus the speed dimension is huge late in games.

The harder question for me is Paredes or Lough. Paredes certainly looks like a better hitter than Lough and should we not keep him on the team, it is my opinion that he would be scooped by someone else in a heartbeat.

He would be a solid DH option who could pinch hit, provide Manny a few days off to rest the knees at third and possibly play first in a tight pinch although I doubt it would ever come to that with Pearce and Davis on the team.

But losing him is a dangerous proposition and while I like Lough, I think we can replace him with Cabrera in the outfield and our 4 other outfielders much more easily than we could find better organizational depth/pinch hitting than Paredes.

Paredes seems like a guy ready for a breakout season if he gets enough at bats, and with Davis still being a big question mark, we may need him to take some at bats from Chris as well.

Lough and Flaherty are the most likely to go down to AAA, plus they both have options right? That should make the choice a little easier.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 96
  • Created
  • Last Reply

I predicted Snider to be a big disappointment and he has not been.

I like Snider a lot. I am sorry he lost a ball on Sunday, but he atoned with the 3 RBI homer. I suspect he will have a nice season with us. He fits well as a complement to Delmon Young. The 75 percent complement.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

A few things.

A) Cabrera does not do everything Flaherty does. He doesn't play a credible 3B nor 1B. Flaherty does both.

B) I don't think that matters in this case. Flaherty will go down before Cabrera.

C) If we had a team full of 8 year olds, and therefore Paredes would be superior in the field to all of them, where would you play him? I can't see a position where he would fit full-time. (And) don't say DH. His bat isn't good enough to be a full-time career DH. So no matter how enticing his bat has been (last fall, this spring), if he doesn't project at a position then he won't be an Oriole.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Flaherty plays 2B, 3B, 1B, and COF in a pinch. He also hits for power. Cabrera does none of these tings so you really can't say he does every thing Flaherty does but better. It seems to me if you have Flaherty and Cabrera on the team, you have more things covered than if you have Cabrera and Lough.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I like Snider a lot. I am sorry he lost a ball on Sunday, but he atoned with the 3 RBI homer. I suspect he will have a nice season with us. He fits well as a complement to Delmon Young. The 75 percent complement.

Thorne is dumbing you down Michael.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I think Flash stays, since he plays plus defense and Cabrera is not a plus defender.

Buck loves his defense.

Cabrera looks like a fine defender to me, and his metrics have him well on the positive side, albeit nearly all at SS. The real thing Flaherty has over Cabrera is power (15 HR/162, vs 4).
Buck make a point of saying in ST, Cabrera needed to work on his defense.

That was shortly after Cabrera arrived, and was shaking off rust. The fact that Cabrera is playing SS on a nightly basis in Hardy's absence speaks volumes about Buck's opinion of who is the better defender at SS. Now, who is better equipped to play the other positions when called upon to do so is a different question. Flaherty has a lot more experience at getting moved around the infield than Cabrera does.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

That was shortly after Cabrera arrived, and was shaking off rust. The fact that Cabrera is playing SS on a nightly basis in Hardy's absence speaks volumes about Buck's opinion of who is the better defender at SS. Now, who is better equipped to play the other positions when called upon to do so is a different question. Flaherty has a lot more experience at getting moved around the infield than Cabrera does.

Buck has hard roster decisions to make, and it sounds like Parmalee is crushing the ball in AAA.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

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


  • Posts

    • I do think we have players who are not very good in RISP for careers. Names that jump to mind are Mullins, Hays, Mountcastle, Santander, Mateo, McCann, Cowser-not much track record. I only feel confident with Gunnar, Adley, Ohearn, Westburg and Kjerstad-small sample size. When any of the good group are struggling we really struggle.
    • Thanks. BTW, I'm not really picking on Fruit who does have some pitches to work from and considering his awful college stats is a nice development just to get to this point.  I'm certainly not rooting against nor do I no one develops, it just the who "Orioles are masters at drafting and development" really holds no weight when it comes to pitching so far. Are they learning from past mistakes and finding better pitchers? Are they now going invest early draft capital more often, maybe even their first pick since it's late 1t round on pitching? Could they decided to take on more risk/reward High School arms early in teh draft? Perhaps. I know that Elias and Sig are smart guys. I think Holt is a good development guys given the right guys (Bradish, Kremer and even Grayson come to mind), but this organization is in need of pitching on a really good major league team and there's not a lot to bring up because they have not been good and drafting and/or developing their minor league pitching.   I'm hopeful like with anyone else, they've learned from their mistakes and will take a more balanced approached in the draft because as I've also shown, they've haven't exactly hit too often after the 1st round with college hitters since 2020 (Can't really judge Norby). 
    • It does seem like we get "up" for divisional rivals and then fall prone to trap series. Still, let's give some credit to the Cubs. Imanaga and Steele are excellent pitchers. If they were starting for us we would expect to win most of the time.
    • All the pitchers we developed but didn’t draft. They did develop. 1. Grayson Rodriguez 2. D.L. Hall (ok, ok) 3. Kyle Bradish 4. Dean Kremer (was fastball/curveball) 5. Felix Bautista 6.  Cade Povich 7.  Chayce McDermott 8.  Maybes (Portes/Chace/DeLeon/)
    • We focus on Mayo and rightfully so but Norby should also be getting at bats over Mateo, Urias and arguably some others.  
    • After the 2022 season. “Norby and Westburg battled down to the last game for that season homer honor. But during the year they showed similar approaches with a strong ability to drive the ball to right-center to produce a lot of their homers. Now both are showing up on top 100 prospects list. In the latest one out yesterday, Norby got his third top 100 recognition. After coming in earlier at No. 82 via Baseball Prospectus and No. 93 via Baseball America, Norby was ranked No. 92 by ESPN.“
    • And that’s with sweeping the Reds too. 2-10 vs Chicago, St Louis, Pitt and Milwaukee.  
  • Popular Contributors

×
×
  • Create New...