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by toonsterwu
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-11-18
Replies: 18
Views: 540

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-11-18

I know Lacy's ceiling is limited, but that's a heck of a nice start to A+. I actually expect, with his polish, he should be fine in A+, and the real test will be AA.
by toonsterwu
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Manny Machado Thread
Replies: 426
Views: 30069

Re: The Manny Machado Thread

Supposedly, if Justus Sheffield is included, the Yankees could get him, which would be a surprise to all. That said, Yankees would be foolish to deal Justus Sheffield. Very curious what the package the Yankees offered was. I'm still betting on the D-backs here - their core is built for now, they hav...
by toonsterwu
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-11-18
Replies: 18
Views: 540

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-11-18

What's the Myrtle Beach rotation now? Lange, Lacy, Uelman, Abbott, Miller? I'm assuming Lacy is sliding into Clark's spot for now, with a decision to be made when Clark returns? Abbott's sort of scuffled since going up, but Uelman's been solid (although he hasn't gotten the ground balls). Curious if...
by toonsterwu
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2018 Mid Season Top 20
Replies: 30
Views: 875

Re: 2018 Mid Season Top 20

I don't love Bote in the top 5 (if he's eligible), but I guess ... there isn't much there. I'd take him over Lange. The idea of Bote as top 5 is ... ugh. I'm tempted to rank Duncan Robinson far higher, which sort of goes against my own rule on guys like him ... guys with command, but average stuff, ...
by toonsterwu
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2018 Mid Season Top 20
Replies: 30
Views: 875

Re: 2018 Mid Season Top 20

Is it? I can see arguments either way, for Adbert or for Miguel. Here's the thing ... I'm not so sure either Miguel Amaya and Adbert Alzolay are top tier level guys, guys that have the talent to ever be a, say, top 15 type prospect. They are close, but the reason I lean Amaya is two fold ... a) It's...
by toonsterwu
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2018 Mid Season Top 20
Replies: 30
Views: 875

Re: 2018 Mid Season Top 20

I'd take that report with a grain of salt in that the commentator notes that he's judging arm strength on the back fields in spring. Doesn't mean he's not wrong, but weren't there some reports of ODLC in the 94-95 range this year? Thought there was. As for a list ... ugh ... it ain't pretty. I think...
by toonsterwu
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-1-18
Replies: 37
Views: 720

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-1-18

Well, as debated as he was, going to be fun to follow Richan's start to his career.
by toonsterwu
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-30-18
Replies: 13
Views: 549

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-30-18

I'm curious how Uelman performs in Myrtle. He wouldn't have been my first choice to go there - he's got a higher ceiling than Lacy with a legit power sinker, but it seemed that the secondary stuff needed more work. Curious how it turns out. Still, asking a college arm to work on secondaries in High ...
by toonsterwu
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 662
Views: 22113

Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Sure feels like Weber might be a bit under-slot. His Dad gave an interview with the dailyprogress and said he'll sign. Made some comments about a slow process and all that ... but that he'll sign by the deadline. I'm reading between the lines here, but they have to have advisors that know the system...
by toonsterwu
Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Regular Season Rumors
Replies: 158
Views: 10835

Re: Regular Season Rumors

I'm with Tim on this one ... if it's some sort of Hatch and a Steele-level arm for Happ, I think you take it and run (btw, that's awfully bad writing for the Athletic to allow Jim Bowden to post a trade and not have an editor look it over to see if there are any glaring issues). Happ might be one of...
by toonsterwu
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 662
Views: 22113

Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

I'm gonna be mildly surprised if Andy Weber comes in as a under-slot guy. He's coming off a fantastic year at a major school. 5th round seems about right. That said, it's a bit surprising he hasn't signed yet.
by toonsterwu
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-21-18
Replies: 13
Views: 548

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-21-18

Lacy started in the pen, and may go back there, but at this point, he's been too good as a starter to just shift back to the pen. There are no glaring mechanical/delivery issues that I'm aware of that might force him there eventually (unlike Rucker, where there's some modicum of concern - to be clea...
by toonsterwu
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-21-18
Replies: 13
Views: 548

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-21-18

We're seeing pitcher movement ... I hope Rollie Lacy gets the call to Myrtle. Am curious if his stuff holds, and he was a college arm, so might as well find out sooner than later. Wait, if Thompson is up, did someone get bumped from that rotation (up or out) that I'm forgetting? Or are they shifting...
by toonsterwu
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 662
Views: 22113

Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

I have no clue what's going on in this thread. I didn't love Richan, particularly when it was announced, the thought was he was getting slot. System is, though, geared towards under-slot guys, and knowing he got underslot makes that pick okay. Just cause he agreed to an underslot bonus doesn't make...
by toonsterwu
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 662
Views: 22113

Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

I have no clue what's going on in this thread. I didn't love Richan, particularly when it was announced, the thought was he was getting slot. System is, though, geared towards under-slot guys, and knowing he got underslot makes that pick okay. All that said, the 2nd point is an interesting discussio...
by toonsterwu
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Nationals acquire Kelvin Herrera
Replies: 11
Views: 733

Re: Nationals acquire Kelvin Herrera

A day later, I'm still mystified by this deal. Even if you acknowledge Herrera as being a touch over-rated ... he was still likely one of the better available pen arms out there. I've got to think the target was Morel here - too much is known about Perkins and Gutierrez. Nationals shore up their bul...
by toonsterwu
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Nationals acquire Kelvin Herrera
Replies: 11
Views: 733

Re: Heyman: Nationals close to acquiring Kelvin Herrera

Okay, a second to think about it ... and I'm still perplexed. Look, Guiterrez is a nice bat. He's got a nice stroke, don't think he'll ever have that much pop unless the swing changes. If you squint really hard, you can sort of see something like Jeimer Candelario. Blake Perkins has a lot of raw too...
by toonsterwu
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Nationals acquire Kelvin Herrera
Replies: 11
Views: 733

Re: Heyman: Nationals close to acquiring Kelvin Herrera

That's it? Really? The Nationals system has a healthy amount of talent, ranging from raw upside guys to high floor guys. That's it for Kelvin Herrera? Wow. Really, just [expletive] wow. I'm glad they trust their scouts, but I half thought Kelvin Herrera could've netted a fairly solid, polished prosp...
by toonsterwu
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-17-18
Replies: 5
Views: 495

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

I'm fairly pleased that Matt Swarmer's stuff seems to be holding up a level. Gonna need more data to really know, but that's a nice plus. I think it's time to say bye to Jake Stinnett. There's enough arms looking for an opportunity. It feels so weird to see Trey Martin doing well. I recall the blurb...
by toonsterwu
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-15-18
Replies: 30
Views: 1230

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

Jen-Ho Tseng is having a season to forget. I get that Tseng is on the 40 so they want to keep him around as a 40 man option to call up to spot start if needed, but at a certain point, with how bad he's been, and his age, I just don't see why they wouldn't just try him in the pen. Granted, with the ...
by toonsterwu
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Alzolay Out For the Season (Strained Lat)
Replies: 8
Views: 549

Re: Alzolay Out For the Season (Strained Lat)

Well ... I'll look on the bright side. Time to get Duncan Robinson up to AAA, which opens a slot at AA for Lange, or more likely Thompson, and which potentially opens up a spot for say, Rollie Lacy or Tyler Thomas at Myrtle. Yeah, better to have Alzolay healthy and pitching, but at least some guys e...
by toonsterwu
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-15-18
Replies: 30
Views: 1230

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

With Robinson, I want to see if that strikeout rate holds up. Anyone hear how his changeup looks this year? He's always had a fastball/breaking ball combo. If the changeup has improved enough, it's starting to look like he could have more of a mid-rotation ceiling, which would be a nice jump and sur...
by toonsterwu
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 662
Views: 22113

Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

In a world where we gave guys like Stinnet, Skulina, and Pierce Johnson the time of day for a few minutes, what's so bad about Richan? He's healthy, young, can hit 94, can locate it, healthy, can locate at least two other pitches, keeps the ball in the park, and missed bats this year. Plus he's not...
by toonsterwu
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread
Replies: 335
Views: 23647

Re: THE Bryce Harper in 2018 Thread

Curious what the Nationals power transfer means in the whole scheme of things. Mark Lerner supposedly is relatively close with Bryce (as close as these relationships can go), but he's not as close to Boras as his father is.

In the end, may not mean much, as it's still the Lerner family.
by toonsterwu
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2019 Draft Thread
Replies: 12
Views: 1171

Re: 2019 Draft Thread

Considering they seem to scout UVA ... 3 guys at UVA to watch for next year: a) Evan Sperling - Sperling was fairly highly touted coming out of the prep ranks but had TJ before getting to UVA. Been a long road back - flashes last year, but no consistency. This year, looked a bit better before gettin...

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