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by TomtheBombadil
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 241
Views: 27049

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

Some hot takes: - ^^ Good on that board for calling Tork the best bat since Bryant. The only reason MLB doesn't push that line, opting for Mark T from nearly 20 years ago, is because Bryant is an upcoming apex FA and those guys aren't getting much good press for a while. Interesting take on Swiney, ...
by TomtheBombadil
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 241
Views: 27049

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

For a finished product, I completely agree. I don't think a whole lot is changing between now and the majors for Kelley. They'll ask him to mix in a two seam or knuckle curve or curve or slider or cutter or something more but beyond that starter's command of the fastball and changeup duo on a near ...
by TomtheBombadil
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 241
Views: 27049

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

You like Kelley's body over Abel's ? The video I watched of Kelley makes him look a little portly already. Abel looks like a young Strasburg. Long, thin, and loose limbs with plenty of room to add good weight. Or did you mean body of work? 100%, Abel's going to need a good 20 pounds to catch up. Th...
by TomtheBombadil
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 241
Views: 27049

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

I’m a little skittish with Kelley since there haven’t been glowing reports about his ability to spin a breaking ball. That plus the risky demographic is a bit scary. I’d prefer Abel (like you mentioned) and I think Fulton will likely make Baltimore very happy. But I can’t say there isn’t a fun thou...
by TomtheBombadil
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 241
Views: 27049

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

https://www.instagram.com/p/CA3P5ssjCpy/?igshid=j0da7onfzxm3 MLB.com mentioned there's a crowd that sees him in the majors by 20-21. I am in that section of the bandwagon, see him as a potential Jose Fernandez the reptiles will let live Great little race this year for top prep arm, Abel had me prett...
by TomtheBombadil
Fri May 29, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs release 30 players
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: Cubs release 30 players

https://www.thecubreporter.com/05292020/cubs-release-30-minor-leaguers The Cubs have released 30 minor leaguers (the 21 players listed below, and the others will be added to the list when identified): Carlos Asuaje, INF Dario Beltre, RHP Jhonny Bethencourt, INF Charcer Burks, OF Roberto Caro, OF Ada...
by TomtheBombadil
Fri May 29, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 2438
Views: 71302

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

NOLA wrote:
TomtheBombadil wrote:OTOH most of that place is llamas, alpacas, and sets for Peter Jackson movies

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18/12 on the gif as whole post form, above perfect
by TomtheBombadil
Thu May 28, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 241
Views: 27049

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

Jared Kelley won the National Gatorade Player of the Year, joins a pretty productive list including multiple HOF and HOF caliber players. He's eligible to be the third baseball player in four years to win the national HS male athlete award (Witt 2019, Gore 2017)...Hot take out of that is that I thin...
by TomtheBombadil
Thu May 28, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 2438
Views: 71302

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

Banedon wrote:


OTOH most of that place is llamas, alpacas, and sets for Peter Jackson movies
by TomtheBombadil
Thu May 28, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 241
Views: 27049

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

No, I just got it wrong. He's new and my go to is Theo, so much easier to remember. I will nail the name every time if he drafts Abel, Crow-Armstrong, or someone else I like...or just get it right --- Random player...If you like Tyler Soderstrom, maybe you will like Steve Williams from Auburn!? He's...
by TomtheBombadil
Wed May 27, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 241
Views: 27049

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

BA: 16 Mick Abel Jesuit HS, Portland, Ore RHP Notes: We’ve had the Cubs linked to bats fairly consistently in our 2020 mock draft process, with names like Hassell, Soderstrom and Arizona’s Austin Wells pegged to this pick. Hassell and Soderstrom have both been picked above and Wells is now being ta...
by TomtheBombadil
Wed May 27, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 241
Views: 27049

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

Longenhagen's new mock: 16. Chicago Cubs- Cade Cavalli, RHP, Oklahoma I think some of the teams picking in the middle of round one (Reds, Rangers, Cubs, Red Sox, D-backs) might be more motivated than usual to take a pitcher who they can plug and play in their bullpen sometime this summer, and the Ph...
by TomtheBombadil
Wed May 27, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: 80 game season with expanded playoffs, starting in July
Replies: 61
Views: 2709

Re: 80 game season with expanded playoffs, starting in July

I can not stand when schills describe this as billionaires v millionaires as if they're the same thing or even particularly close. It's going to be so disgusting to see how quickly the owners swindle cities out of billions once this is all over while still crying poor and using their press to make i...
by TomtheBombadil
Tue May 26, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 241
Views: 27049

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

Yeah I think you go upside/risk with the picks this year and then go get the more projectable, higher/safer floor dudes in the UDFA part. Daniel Cabrera is probably my favorite pick if they do go with a “safe” pick at 16. Yeah, I feel the same way about Cabrera among the college bats. Just seems li...
by TomtheBombadil
Tue May 26, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 241
Views: 27049

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

I'm actually pretty much against Mitchell at 16 too, am just very rarely going to be into a college bat who skips the CCBL especially with the suspended draft season. Mitchell didn't record any playing time with Team USA either last summer, got an invite, so no postseason ball at all last year. The ...
by TomtheBombadil
Tue May 26, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 241
Views: 27049

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

My rage would know no bounds if this guy opened his tenure by selecting Crochet. 13 HRs allowed in just 63 and change during 2018, 21 in 132 NCAA innings, 137 hits allowed...Tbf pitchers are less straightforward than hitters and MLB.com's praise for the changeup was better than I thought, but still!...
by TomtheBombadil
Tue May 26, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel
Replies: 4605
Views: 379702

Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

Derwood wrote:Nah, that movie looks like its supposed to be stupid. Tom inexplicably loves movies that are trying to be good but are actually terrible


False, there is no try! I am the genre of movie fan that thinks Planet Terror is a masterpiece of sorts
by TomtheBombadil
Sat May 23, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NFL Offseason
Replies: 160
Views: 7249

Re: NFL Offseason

by TomtheBombadil
Thu May 21, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 241
Views: 27049

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

https://www.mlb.com/news/jose-cruz-son-trei-is-top-mlb-draft-prospect Nice puff piece on one of my favorite sleepers in this draft and possible 3rd gen MLer, Trei Cruz. I had no idea he was Jose Cruz Jr's son but do remember his dad as a talented switch hitter on the Blue Jays. Jose Cruz Sr. is a Ha...
by TomtheBombadil
Thu May 21, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel
Replies: 4605
Views: 379702

Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

lol, Snyder is a hack, and his cut is going to be even worse than the already terrible theatrical release That theatrical cut really was just horrendous, had Whedon's fingerprints all over it from the start though. I like Watchmen , Man of Steel , and even Sucker Punch I loosely look at Man of Stee...
by TomtheBombadil
Thu May 21, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel
Replies: 4605
Views: 379702

Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

Snyder cut to HBO Max....Nice
by TomtheBombadil
Thu May 21, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 241
Views: 27049

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

I see Hassell in a similar bucket, basically Billy McKinney but a little taller for the models...Most interesting HS hitters at 16 are Crow-Armstrong, Walker, maybe Howard, maybe even Blaze Jordan or even weirder with like Chase Davis or Daniel Susac, maybe even Corey Collins if they're so caught up...
by TomtheBombadil
Thu May 21, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 241
Views: 27049

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

Mayo mocking Patrick Bailey to the White Sox, right after two teams dying for a fast moving catcher who might hit too, is odd. Seems as if the Cubs are getting profiled in these mocks a little, Soderstrom and Hendrick are the only HS prospects I've seen mocked to them. I really don't see a ton of di...
by TomtheBombadil
Wed May 20, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 241
Views: 27049

Re: 2020 Draft Thread



Article also says he's worked on his curve as well, has 12/6 shape according to Kevin Gunderson his trainer

Knock some heads and make it happen, Theo!
by TomtheBombadil
Wed May 20, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 241
Views: 27049

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

https://www.mlb.com/news/top-two-way-players-in-the-2020-draft Maybe I just didn't check out his MLB.com profile, everyone else there seems to have had that copied and pasted, but the write-up here for Wynn sounds promising: Masyn Winn, RHP/SS (No. 54) A legitimate two-way prospect as a short but ta...

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