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by TomtheBombadil
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It’s not me, it’s Yu
Replies: 36
Views: 3028

Re: It’s not me, it’s Yu

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by TomtheBombadil
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-20-18
Replies: 1
Views: 181

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-20-18

Brayan Mancillia is an 18 YO in the DSL who is hitting so far this year while playing catcher, LF, and RF. Hopefully he keeps on believing in himself. Josue Fernandez picked up 5 Ks to help balance out all those walks. Ovalles picked up a couple more hits
by TomtheBombadil
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 564
Views: 14313

Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

1. What are you talking about with the "seemingly random college arms" comment? The only one I can think of is Zastryzny, who was pretty much universally disliked at the time of the draft. Most didn't care too much, because Bryant was an awesome pick, but nobody loved Zastryzny in the 2nd...
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 564
Views: 14313

Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Everyone has guys they like. We all miss a bunch. None of us are any better or worse at this than anyone else. I try my best to be receptive to what others say, because we're all in the same boat. We're prospect nerds. There ain't many of us on here either, probably 10? I'm happy to hear who you li...
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-19-18
Replies: 14
Views: 459

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-19-18

6'3" 17 YO switch hitter Josue Fernandez has 10 BBs in maybe a dozen DSL PAs. That's unusual. He's one of the handful youngest players in the org having just turned 17 in February. Santiago Blanco, an 18 YO switch hitter, has logged innings at 2B and CF. He's been hitting some (.393 BA) and sho...
by TomtheBombadil
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 564
Views: 14313

Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Just so I'm super clear for the future - what's the process for owning up? Do I have to mention the big Ryan Kellogg miss more often? What should I be sayng about Rucker post-draft outside of shucks and good luck? Is there a credit/debit system and what earns credit talking about prospects? It seems...
by TomtheBombadil
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency Thread 2017-2018
Replies: 83
Views: 8927

Re: International Free Agency Thread 2017-2018

Weird. I wonder if they’ll resign him at a later date?
by TomtheBombadil
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 564
Views: 14313

Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Tim wrote:By aesthetic, do you mean "couldn't even get college hitters out"?


Well no - more regular ERA and hits allowed vs the also pro ball relevant data working for him like his DIPs and batted ball profile.
by TomtheBombadil
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 564
Views: 14313

Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

But with the bolded, the big thing for everyone is whether or not you got the same vibe when you watched Ryan Kellogg, Kyle Twomey, or any of the other failed pitching prospects you fell in love with? Well no, Kellogg and Twomey were really well known HS recruits that never got better but I thought...
by TomtheBombadil
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-18-18
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-18-18

Good season debuts for Jose Gutierrez, Jonathan Bruzual, Reivaj Garcia, Henderson Perez, Luis Verdugo, Yovanny Cruz, and non-Cub Alek Thomas in the AZL
by TomtheBombadil
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Manny Machado Thread
Replies: 387
Views: 26666

Re: The Manny Machado Thread

This year makes 3 of 4 years(not so coincidentally matching the start of his power surge/physical maturity) where he’s been average at 3B, poor at SS, or both. I’m open to the idea that a team can be optimistic and think of him as a primary backup, filling in a few games a year or maybe for a DL st...
by TomtheBombadil
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-17-18
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-17-18

I'd like to see Marquez loosen up a pretty stiff delivery a little bit and do a better job keeping the ball in the park. The raw arm strength is appealing but there's more to the future potemtial job!
by TomtheBombadil
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-16-18
Replies: 8
Views: 476

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-16-18

Woof, rough one for Ademan Eugenio Palma as a pro: 155.2 IP / 125 Hs / 4 HRs / 26 BBs / 134 Ks He's only in the NWL but is about the same age as a college draftee (21). At his pace it's hard to imagine a high ceiling but there's nothing really wrong with slow and steady if you're healthy with some s...
by TomtheBombadil
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: I like Gold Gloves and I cannot lie: the Jason Heyward thread
Replies: 666
Views: 45211

Re: I like Gold Gloves and I cannot lie: the Jason Heyward thread

Brian wrote:He was apparently playing the last two years without hands, so they don't really look all that bad now do they?


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by TomtheBombadil
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Manny Machado Thread
Replies: 387
Views: 26666

Re: The Manny Machado Thread

Has Machado *really* beyond a shadow of a doubt proven he can not play SS? Defensive stats like UZR and DRS require multiple (2-3+) years of sample rather than a couple months...I definitely prefer Harper by a huge margin but view Machado as a stud too.
by TomtheBombadil
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 564
Views: 14313

Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

It should be noted that no one in the media is calling Richan's fastball bad or slow. It's just been deemed as such here because 89-94 isn't exciting and he gave up what amounts to largely groundball singles in the hits allowed column. None of those three pitchers, hardly the pictures of consistency...
by TomtheBombadil
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-15-18
Replies: 30
Views: 784

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-15-18

Here's a napkin. You're drooling a bit. Right there in the corner. No, the other corner. Now it's hanging off your... Ah, it's fallen on your shirt, never mind. https://78.media.tumblr.com/9d30892d9ce61424327bc450ebf36dda/tumblr_inline_oneopgysQ11rh3k1r_500.gif Velazquez joins Soto among Emeralds b...
by TomtheBombadil
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-15-18
Replies: 30
Views: 784

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-15-18

All kidding aside, per AZ Phil, and I'm sure you know all this already, 88-91 on the FB, advanced change, developing curve, with good control of all offerings. Yeah that's not really what I'm looking to find out or see from video. He closes out his night with a K. At least three Ks were swinging, w...
by TomtheBombadil
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-15-18
Replies: 30
Views: 784

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-15-18

Psh, as if I didn't see that 3 years ago. He's 15 in that video. I've even gif'd an international play clip from about later that year on this site before.
by TomtheBombadil
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-15-18
Replies: 30
Views: 784

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-15-18

That is game changing speed.

Carrera's doing really well. I hope someome gets some video of him this summer.

Jonathan Soto seems interesting. LHH catcher with enough speed to try and fail stretching a double into a triple. He's 2-2 so far
by TomtheBombadil
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-15-18
Replies: 30
Views: 784

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-15-18

Fernando Kelli stole home. The radio broadcast crapped out so now clue what happened
by TomtheBombadil
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-15-18
Replies: 30
Views: 784

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-15-18

Kelli's already singled and stolen a base, just took third on a flyout...Carrera picked up a K in his first IP, also made an error. 7 teenagers in the lineup for Eugene
by TomtheBombadil
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 564
Views: 14313

Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

He has less fastball than all of them, and doesn't even flash a plus secondary like each of those 3 you listed. Those are the big reasons why he was knocked around all year at the college level. It's not always a great thing to throw strikes when your stuff is as mediocre as Richan's. From what I s...
by TomtheBombadil
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-15-18
Replies: 30
Views: 784

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-15-18

Luis Verdugo belted two triples, scored twice, and collected an RBI, Richard Nunez drilled an RBI double and walked twice, and Erling Moreno, Riger Fernandez, and Chi-Feng Lee combined (albeit pitching for opposite squads) to hurl 6.2 IP of two-hit shutout ball, in a six-inning AZL mini-camp intras...

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