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by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 553
Views: 13757

Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Tim wrote:I forget, what is the penalty for blowing past your allotment? Is it two first rounders taken away? Or is there more?


Opposing teams get 4 outs at the plate for 2 seasons.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 553
Views: 13757

Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:4th rounder:

Ethan Roberts, RHP, Tennessee Tech

Not ranked by BA or MLB.com


He appears to be a multi-inning reliever, 26 appearances, 1 game started, 71 IP. A good one too, 61 H, 2.41 ERA, 96/20 K/BB, 4 HR

Tennessee Tech is in a super regional this weekend.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 553
Views: 13757

Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 553
Views: 13757

Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

I love the job Theo + crew have done as much as anyone. However, I feel like they are getting more praise than they deserve for the drafting job they've done with the Cubs. I'm more than willing to give them the benefit of the doubt on the first round college hitter. But what else have they done in...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 553
Views: 13757

Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

I love the job Theo + crew have done as much as anyone. However, I feel like they are getting more praise than they deserve for the drafting job they've done with the Cubs. I'm more than willing to give them the benefit of the doubt on the first round college hitter. But what else have they done in...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 553
Views: 13757

Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Tryptamine wrote:I mean damn, Theo must be completely sauced because that is just a god awful day 1. I don't even know if that's fixable in the next two days.


The difference between 15 and 150 on prospect lists is a rounding error, they’re all going to fail, it’s okay.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 553
Views: 13757

Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

CoolHandLuke wrote:
Hrubes20 wrote:They thinking Rocker is gonna be there at the comp picks? Gotta use this underslot somewhere.


What is the benefit of taking one of those guys later instead of with this pick?


Lower risk. The later you take the risky sign, the less of the draft pool you’re betting on it.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 553
Views: 13757

Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

So what do we think a good outcome for Hoerner looks like? Something like Jed Lowrie or Asdrubal Cabrera? Lemahieu College bat who squares everything up and settles as an above average defensive 2B A guy that's like a 1.5fWAR player outside of Coors? Listen, I invented hating DJ Lemahieu, I don’t r...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 553
Views: 13757

Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Bertz wrote:So what do we think a good outcome for Hoerner looks like? Something like Jed Lowrie or Asdrubal Cabrera?


Lemahieu

College bat who squares everything up and settles as an above average defensive 2B
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 553
Views: 13757

Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Love this pick. What’s his name? What position does he play?
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 553
Views: 13757

Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

The new market efficiency is toolsy outfielders who sign for above slot.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 553
Views: 13757

Re: 2018 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Regular Show wrote:
Splendid Splinter wrote:3,000+ spin rate on his curve? That's insane...


You should watch video of his curveball. It's crazy impressive.

Best curveball and breaking ball in the draft by far. I'm sure I can find a gif somewhere...



by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: soccer soccer soccer
Replies: 2023
Views: 74741

Re: soccer soccer soccer

wolf stansson wrote:It's stupid to draw many conclusions from these Sarachan-lead friendlies, but that Ireland game sucked. Trapp has never done anything for me as an international, Hamid was trash and so was CCV.


You mean it was bad that Ted Beneke ran our backline ragged?
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4719
Views: 258773

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

fWAR is based on just FIP, not xFIP. I expect most of the rotation and Rizzo to not be in such a state by year's end, and although it's fun to imagine a team with 9 (!) position players north of 3 fWAR, odds are not great that all of those folks continue their pace the full season.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Regular Season Rumors
Replies: 40
Views: 4493

Re: Regular Season Rumors

Hot take: Archer is not a very attractive trade target. He hasn’t had a sub-4 ERA since 2015, he turns 30 in September, and the Rays are naturally going to try to get value like they’re trading away an ace. You can get a 3ish win pitcher in much more attractive packages than Archer.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-1-18
Replies: 17
Views: 589

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-1-18

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:Also, Jeffrey Passantino has been promoted to South Bend.


Get after it, stout adult son
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4719
Views: 258773

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Since the season is one third through and makes for easy and clean math, let's have some fun with fWAR extrapolations Yay Bryant: 7.2 Schwarber: 5.1 Almora: 5.1 Zobrist: 5.1 Contreras: 4.5 Russell: 3.9 Baez: 3.9 Happ: 3.3 Morrow: 1.8 Edwards: 1.8 Cishek: 1.5 Yuck Rizzo: 1.8 Heyward: 1.2 Lester: 1.5 ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 3433
Views: 182831

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Genius

by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Regular Season Rumors
Replies: 40
Views: 4493

Re: Regular Season Rumors

This could be another thread entirely, but im confused by the rhetoric that the bullpen is getting overworked. If you look at the appearance and IP leaderboards, the only Cub showing up in like the top 50 is Cishek, and he’s 1) not all that high 2) a lower risk given the way he gets hitters out(arm ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu May 31, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: This is the thread where we talk about how awesome Kris Bryant is
Replies: 517
Views: 39005

Re: This is the thread where we talk about how awesome Kris Bryant is

I swear, every Kris Bryant story replaces the one that came before it as the Most Kris Bryant thing: https://theathletic.com/374291/2018/05/31/he-was-supposed-to-be-the-savior-how-kris-bryant-made-living-up-to-the-hype-look-so-easy/ This was July 23, 47 days after the Cubs drafted Kris Bryant with t...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu May 31, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2017-2018 NBA Season
Replies: 286
Views: 14257

Re: 2017-2018 NBA Season

MJ FANS DON'T READ THIS
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MJ haters, hello

(be sure to read the whole thread)
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu May 31, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4719
Views: 258773

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

I am torn between "Chicago media are aggressively dumb dolts" and "Yu it's been 2 months and you barely speak conversational English and you can even tell yourself they're chanting 'Yuuuu', how are you at the point you earnestly think the city hates you"
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed May 30, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Albert Almora: Somehow a slow Grady Sizemore?
Replies: 20
Views: 558

Re: Albert Almora: Somehow a slow Grady Sizemore?

The one thing I'll stand up for with Almora's BABIP is that he's been much better about going to right field on pitches to the outside, and even though those mostly aren't frozen ropes they're often singles because of the approach. Much rather him letting the ball travel and looping it to right than...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed May 30, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Albert Almora: Somehow a slow Grady Sizemore?
Replies: 20
Views: 558

Re: Albert Almora: Somehow a slow Grady Sizemore?

The walk rate is better than I would've guessed, and improving. If he's taking his walks that's gonna mean real good things. https://i.imgur.com/GsuOq3N.png I'm still a skeptic of pretty much any hitter with his offensive profile, but there's definitely a 'good enough' point where he doesn't need a ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed May 30, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: CEJ to the DL with Shoulder Inflammation
Replies: 15
Views: 506

Re: CEJ to the DL with Shoulder Inflammation

Also, it's telling how many people have gotten at least a token shot at bullpen innings before Maples this year. He's made it blindingly obvious he's not ready, but still a precipitous fall.

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