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by toonsterwu
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 561
Views: 14138

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: 561
Views: 14138

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: 534

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: 534

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: 534

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: 350

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: 780

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: 423

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: 780

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: 561
Views: 14138

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: 286
Views: 20122

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: 9
Views: 518

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...
by toonsterwu
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Eugene’s Roster
Replies: 15
Views: 655

Re: Eugene’s Roster

Casey will be 23 this winter, and pitched 95 innings. A lot of pro pitchers his age go well over 100 innings in a season. From his angle. He's going to be 23 next season. His college-over-pro choice, and recent affirmation that it was the right choice because he wants to be prepared for life after ...
by toonsterwu
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Eugene’s Roster
Replies: 15
Views: 655

Re: Eugene’s Roster

I wouldn't be absolutely stunned if the Cubs wanted to rest Casey and Richan after big workload years. I wouldn't be surprised if Weber and Hoerner's time in Eugene is very, very short, barring some extreme struggles. Agreed, there's never any shortage of innings to go around at Eugene because they...
by toonsterwu
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 3434
Views: 183229

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

He's just so balanced and disciplined at the plate, without sacrificing his power. Now, Dave Martinez has sorta protected him - he gets a bit more rest, but that's partly because with Adam Eaton back healthy, they can afford to rest him a bit more. Still, the only odd statistic of note was that he s...
by toonsterwu
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 3434
Views: 183229

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

holy crap Juan Soto is good. he's had enough time that some sort of book on him should be forming, and yet he keeps producing. There's so many young, talent offensive guys in the minors, but honestly, i think it's Juan or Vlad Jr. at the top of the list when focusing just on offense, and that's incl...
by toonsterwu
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Eugene’s Roster
Replies: 15
Views: 655

Re: Eugene’s Roster

I wouldn't be absolutely stunned if the Cubs wanted to rest Casey and Richan after big workload years.

I wouldn't be surprised if Weber and Hoerner's time in Eugene is very, very short, barring some extreme struggles.
by toonsterwu
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 561
Views: 14138

Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

A few days later, and I think I really like the trio of Roberts/Franklin/Thompson a lot more than I originally did. No, we didn't get Casey Mize or any sort of elite pitching prospect (I would note that post-draft, there was a lot of talk by teams that some of the college arms that fell were a bit o...
by toonsterwu
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 561
Views: 14138

Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

I wouldn't put Herron or Artis in a category with Davis. While it's fair to question how those guys will perform as they move up the ladder, neither has Davis' tools, but both have shown productivity at the collegiate level that should imply a relative solid hit tool. With Davis, it's unrefined raw ...
by toonsterwu
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 561
Views: 14138

Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Craig, I actually don't disagree with anything you said. Yes, sometimes it's important to have focused drafts. Yes, the goal is major leaguers, and ideally, impact major leaguers. I certainly understood the pitching heavy drafts. Still, I think, in looking at the system from this year, a system that...
by toonsterwu
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 561
Views: 14138

Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

On a wholly separate note, Been catching up on the draft yesterday. Granted, a chunk of those Day 3 guys won't sign. Still ... as lukewarm as I was to start off the draft this might be my favorite draft under Theo/Jed/Jason. It probably won't have the overall impact of some of the other drafts, but ...
by toonsterwu
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 561
Views: 14138

Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Dunno why this thought didn't cross my mind about Hoerner last night, and perhaps someone posted it last night, but I wouldn't be surprised if a positive case for him is Ben Zobrist. Sure, Zobrist is bigger, but people forget that Zobrist was actually a solid shortstop prospect, not elite defensive...
by toonsterwu
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 561
Views: 14138

Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Dunno why this thought didn't cross my mind about Hoerner last night, and perhaps someone posted it last night, but I wouldn't be surprised if a positive case for him is Ben Zobrist. Sure, Zobrist is bigger, but people forget that Zobrist was actually a solid shortstop prospect, not elite defensivel...
by toonsterwu
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 561
Views: 14138

Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

TomtheBombadil wrote:I like the Luke Reynolds pick way more than I should. He hit everywhere he played in college.


I love the pick. He's got a good bat, should be cheap, and well, we really could use some 3rd basemen in the system. Heck, we could use anything more than the million OF's we've taken.
by toonsterwu
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 561
Views: 14138

Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Pretty sure he's a 4th year junior. College didn't make him any smarter though. Still says it was a good decision lol. I assume a UVA degree has some value. Yeah. And he could have done that after he tried pro baseball. With 900k in his pocket. And the Cubs paying for his college. It's a completely...

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