When it comes to Holliday, Gunnar said he benefited from the camp he was at with big leaguers during the whole COVID thing. Jackson should be in camp as long as possible if he performs and is going to be up next year.
Kind of a sobering writeup, Longenhagan definitely isnt high on many of our SP prospects, already calling Hall a reliever and Grayson a mid rotation upside. Also suggests Cowser and Kjerstad may be platoon OF's. Also not high on Norby or Westburgs defense. Still, we have strength in numbers so if these guys underperform at least we have some promising prospects behind them.
Right. Norby was complimented by one of the coaches as a hitter who thinks about taking the fastball to right center which allows him to wait and identify and adjust to other pitch types. It sounded like a system wide philosophy. Easier said than done.
I like guys that can see the ball as long as possible. That gives them a better chance to identify and hit a pitch. You can measure that with “trigger to impact” times. Guys that are quick to get to their power and can wait as long as possible I believe thrive. This is seen in natural oppo power. I’ve seen Mayo swing and miss at a lot of seemingly very hittable pitches. I’ve been slow to get excited but am hoping he is the next Troy Glaus.
From Delmarva to Bowie, his walk rate dropped at each level while his strikeout rate rose at each level. He also looks like a strict pull hitter at this point. He’s very young and has talent. I do think this year will tell us if he’s capable of making those adjustments or not.