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22 hours ago, LookinUp said:

I think (hope) our future OF is Diaz, Hays and someone else. Could be Mountcastle, McKenna, unknown, Santander, Stewart or Mullins. I don't think Mullins' chances of being a full-time first division starter are very high though. No idea if McKenna continues his progression enough to take that eventual spot.

Both Hays and Diaz are corner OFers who can play CF in a pinch, but they're not CFers.  So the 3rd OFer should be a CFer, or we're going to be handicapping our pitchers - which would be a very bad thing.    

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On 3/20/2019 at 3:15 PM, LookinUp said:

I think (hope) our future OF is Diaz, Hays and someone else. Could be Mountcastle, McKenna, unknown, Santander, Stewart or Mullins. I don't think Mullins' chances of being a full-time first division starter are very high though. No idea if McKenna continues his progression enough to take that eventual spot.

 

On 3/21/2019 at 2:06 PM, Ruzious said:

Both Hays and Diaz are corner OFers who can play CF in a pinch, but they're not CFers.  So the 3rd OFer should be a CFer, or we're going to be handicapping our pitchers - which would be a very bad thing.    

Right now, I think the penciled-in 2020 OF (maybe post-ASB) is Diaz-McKenna-Hays as the regulars with Mullins as the 4th OF who pretty much always plays one of the spots against RHP.  Stewart is likely a DH/bench bat and starts sometimes in LF against RHP.

The first three guys get something like 500 - 600 PA each (occasionally playing in the DH spot), while Mullins gets something like 350 - 400.

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8 hours ago, BohKnowsBmore said:

 

Right now, I think the penciled-in 2020 OF (maybe post-ASB) is Diaz-McKenna-Hays as the regulars with Mullins as the 4th OF who pretty much always plays one of the spots against RHP.  Stewart is likely a DH/bench bat and starts sometimes in LF against RHP.

The first three guys get something like 500 - 600 PA each (occasionally playing in the DH spot), while Mullins gets something like 350 - 400.

Projecting McKenna to get 500 or more at bats in Baltimore next year is a bit aggressive. If things go well for him this season he will split the year between Bowie and Norfolk. I don’t see them rushing him with the glut of more advanced outfielders we will likely have in Baltimore. I’m thinking second half of 2020/start of 2021 if he continues to make progress. He could easily do a full season in Bowie and a full one in Norfolk next season. 

Hays, Diaz, Mullins, Santander, and Mancini is your primary 2020 OF/DH mix with Mountcastle at 1B. 

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On 3/23/2019 at 8:02 AM, ChuckS said:

Projecting McKenna to get 500 or more at bats in Baltimore next year is a bit aggressive. If things go well for him this season he will split the year between Bowie and Norfolk. I don’t see them rushing him with the glut of more advanced outfielders we will likely have in Baltimore. I’m thinking second half of 2020/start of 2021 if he continues to make progress. He could easily do a full season in Bowie and a full one in Norfolk next season. 

Hays, Diaz, Mullins, Santander, and Mancini is your primary 2020 OF/DH mix with Mountcastle at 1B. 

You’re right. My numbers were based on split/share over a full season. 

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On 3/23/2019 at 8:02 AM, ChuckS said:

Projecting McKenna to get 500 or more at bats in Baltimore next year is a bit aggressive. If things go well for him this season he will split the year between Bowie and Norfolk. I don’t see them rushing him with the glut of more advanced outfielders we will likely have in Baltimore. I’m thinking second half of 2020/start of 2021 if he continues to make progress. He could easily do a full season in Bowie and a full one in Norfolk next season. 

Hays, Diaz, Mullins, Santander, and Mancini is your primary 2020 OF/DH mix with Mountcastle at 1B. 

With Trumbo gone there is no reason for Mancini to spent more than about 20 innings in the outfield in 2020.

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On 3/22/2019 at 11:08 PM, BohKnowsBmore said:

 

Right now, I think the penciled-in 2020 OF (maybe post-ASB) is Diaz-McKenna-Hays as the regulars with Mullins as the 4th OF who pretty much always plays one of the spots against RHP.  Stewart is likely a DH/bench bat and starts sometimes in LF against RHP.

The first three guys get something like 500 - 600 PA each (occasionally playing in the DH spot), while Mullins gets something like 350 - 400.

That makes sense, and I think the focus has to be on 2020, because we know 2019 may be a historically bad season.  

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