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by TomtheBombadil
Fri May 25, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Draft Thread
Replies: 451
Views: 24965

Re: 2018 Draft Thread

I like Hannah a bunch. If we were going to under slot a college guy in the 1st, I think he's my top choice. I might agree with this since intuitively it seems like he has more starting potential than say a Larnach due to bringing speed and defense to the table. Larnach strikes me as a Seth Smith ty...
by TomtheBombadil
Fri May 25, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Draft Thread
Replies: 451
Views: 24965

Re: 2018 Draft Thread

Well of course he is. I wasn't comparing Rolison and Zastryzny as prospects, but comparing the situations. (i.e. a guy who wasn't great most of the year, but who happened to have a terrific start in his conference tourney in front of the FO; leading them to select him) I don't buy it. Rolison was a...
by TomtheBombadil
Thu May 24, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Draft Thread
Replies: 451
Views: 24965

Re: 2018 Draft Thread

This doesn't please me, especially since Rolison was pretty sharp yesterday. Reminds me of when Zastryzny had a really good tourney in front of the Cubs brass and they fell in love with him. Rolison’s a significantly better prospsect than Zasrtrzny. Throws harder, better breaking ball, better pedig...
by TomtheBombadil
Thu May 24, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-23-18
Replies: 28
Views: 495

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-23-18

Lange’s start took him up to a 16.8% K-BB rate on the season to go with 0 HRs allowed in 42 IP. Fangraphs has him with a 49.2% GB and 25%(!!) IFFB rates, though I don’t know how accurate these are.

Miguel Amaya
by TomtheBombadil
Thu May 24, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Draft Thread
Replies: 451
Views: 24965

Re: 2018 Draft Thread

This doesn't please me, especially since Rolison was pretty sharp yesterday. Reminds me of when Zastryzny had a really good tourney in front of the Cubs brass and they fell in love with him. Rolison’s a significantly better prospsect than Zasrtrzny. Throws harder, better breaking ball, better pedig...
by TomtheBombadil
Wed May 23, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-23-18
Replies: 28
Views: 495

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-23-18

Lange's throwing his changeup with success again so far tonight. I know this isn't the first start he's used the pitch aggressively along with the breaking ball this year. He came into the year with questions about a third pitch, his ability to throw strikes, and (since he was and is a flyball pitch...
by TomtheBombadil
Wed May 23, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Draft Thread
Replies: 451
Views: 24965

Re: 2018 Draft Thread

Two HS pitchers that missed time to injury this year, Mike Vasil and Mason Denaburg, made their returns yesterday: https://twitter.com/kileymcd/status/999067513504792576?s=20 https://www.mlb.com/news/latest-2018-mlb-draft-news-from-callis-mayo/c-277888816 Facing powerhouse American Heritage and pote...
by TomtheBombadil
Mon May 21, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-21-18
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-21-18

Johnny Pereda doubled his career high with his third HR in 8 days

Tyler Alamo hit his 7th HR and is another guy putting the ball in the air more often this year
by TomtheBombadil
Mon May 21, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-21-18
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-21-18

Craig Brooks in AA: 59.2 IP / 41 H / 1 HR / 83 Ks Craig Brooks as a pro: 150.1 IP / 113 H / 4 HRs / 207 Ks I look forward to being all like "hey look, Craig Brooks is a MLer" when he pops in Oakland, Tampa, SD, Baltimore, or maybe Texas in the next couple years as a guy with Strop-ish pote...
by TomtheBombadil
Mon May 21, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel
Replies: 2853
Views: 115672

Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

http://bloody-disgusting.com/movie/3499850/toho-ditching-shin-godzilla-2-favor-massive-kaiju-filled-cinematic-universe/ "After 2021, we’re thinking of a potential strategy that [releases] Godzilla movies uninterrupted at a rate of every 2 years, although there is a preference for a yearly pace ...
by TomtheBombadil
Mon May 21, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Westworld
Replies: 155
Views: 5547

Re: Westworld

the maeve and bernard storylines are the ones i'm most interested in at this point. i feel like they could've put the delores scenes from last night into a future episode that is more delores-heavy . with everything going on with maeve in shogun world, they felt out of place/shoe-horned. I felt the...
by TomtheBombadil
Mon May 21, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Draft Thread
Replies: 451
Views: 24965

Re: 2018 Draft Thread

Those are the kind of prospects that fill out of a draft behind some big spending up top. Lopez is perfect for that kind of draft in the rounds 3-10 range, college arm that can start in the lower minors to gain experience and innings before converting to a reliever with an interesting arm angle from...
by TomtheBombadil
Mon May 21, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-20-18
Replies: 3
Views: 283

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-20-18

Keegan Thompson also gave up 3 HRs today.
by TomtheBombadil
Mon May 21, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Social
Topic: TV thread
Replies: 2539
Views: 107089

Re: TV thread

I am fully entertained, Westworld!
by TomtheBombadil
Sun May 20, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread
Replies: 260
Views: 15960

Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Heck, if I'm being fair ... I'm not so sure the Cubs future is necessarily better than the Nationals. I really love Soto, and a core of Soto/Robles/Turner/Rendon plus Scherzer/Strasburg in the short term, and an ownership that you know will spend ... is very, very tantalizing. Sure, KB/Rizzo/Contre...
by TomtheBombadil
Sun May 20, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel
Replies: 2853
Views: 115672

Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

snoodmonger wrote:Deadpool 2 was fun and I'm in love with the actress who played Domino.


Vanessa from Atlanta
by TomtheBombadil
Sun May 20, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Draft Thread
Replies: 451
Views: 24965

Re: 2018 Draft Thread

Murray's something like 5'10" and maybe he's up to 200 pounds. Next year, 5 years removed from HS, he'll be 22 in August and a one year quarterback at a Big 12 school. That's a 6th-7th round pick if some NFL GM is feeling nuts and really closer to UDFA material. There's few real doubts what pro...
by TomtheBombadil
Fri May 18, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Draft Thread
Replies: 451
Views: 24965

Re: 2018 Draft Thread

Water gun to face I would take Rolison over Gilbert. RHs with Gilbert’s stuff are a dime a dozen....Neither guy does it for me at 24 as the Cubs don’t *need* anything more from the farm this decade, but Rolison’s got the pitches to do what Little was probably hoped to do last year I think Gilbert en...
by TomtheBombadil
Fri May 18, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Draft Thread
Replies: 451
Views: 24965

Re: 2018 Draft Thread

I’d eat a half gallon of almond milk ice cream to get Callis’ Rocker mock or that Weathers mock to come true

I like Ryan Rolison, a healthy college lefty with 95 and his breaking ball is pretty rare, but he’s the kind of guy I’d ve ecstatic to land at 63 and meh at 24.
by TomtheBombadil
Fri May 18, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Draft Thread
Replies: 451
Views: 24965

Re: 2018 Draft Thread

Uh, I responded to what you SAID. YOU SAID they hadn't spent big on pitching. Concepcion was 6 mill. Albertos got 1.5 which was definitely a top 3-5 bonus that year for pitching. Tseng got 1.5 or so, which was a top bonus for his year too. I'm not arguing talent. Ooooh...I see. Here's what I said w...
by TomtheBombadil
Thu May 17, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-17-18
Replies: 9
Views: 516

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-17-18

Brendon Little has now given up 7 HRs in 45.1 pro IP to go with just 27 Ks

OTOH Eddy Martinez had back to back good days and Amaya continues to trek at a quality pace
by TomtheBombadil
Thu May 17, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Draft Thread
Replies: 451
Views: 24965

Re: 2018 Draft Thread

Uh, I responded to what you SAID. YOU SAID they hadn't spent big on pitching . Concepcion was 6 mill. Albertos got 1.5 which was definitely a top 3-5 bonus that year for pitching. Tseng got 1.5 or so, which was a top bonus for his year too. That's three guys over a four year span, one ranked, durin...
by TomtheBombadil
Thu May 17, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Draft Thread
Replies: 451
Views: 24965

Re: 2018 Draft Thread

+1 on all of this. I'd also note that Blackburn and Johnson were technically 1st round picks, even if in the supplemental round. Speaking of those guys, who were first supplemental round rather than first round, another hot take is that the 2018 Cubs draft will follow the same format as the Cubs' 2...
by TomtheBombadil
Thu May 17, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Draft Thread
Replies: 451
Views: 24965

Re: 2018 Draft Thread

Gotta remember the Cuban gem we unearthed named Concepcion. Gerardo, maybe? Anyway, he got like 6 mill from us, but at least it was over 5 years. Albertos was around 1.5 too. As a general rule, pitchers just don't cost as much in IFA. Especially now that Cubans are capped too. It seems like there's...
by TomtheBombadil
Thu May 17, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Draft Thread
Replies: 451
Views: 24965

Re: 2018 Draft Thread

Two hot takes: - I think the Cubs’ pitching development issues are mostly that they have not prioritized pitching like they have hitting. They only just used a first on one for the first time last year and have yet to pay big for an IFA arm (Tdeng is their high IIRC). - All this talk about next gene...

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