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  1. 27 points
    I watched a lot of it, some good deception with his stride/delivery, chart was pretty solid: FB- averaged 93 MPH, touched 95, great vert action with it, threw 29--18 for strikes with 12 swings but no whiffs SL- main secondary, sat 85 mph, minimal break actions on it but good spin, threw 38 and commanded it impeccably with 25 strikes--22 cuts and 6 whiffs CH- heavily used with a tad more horizontal break but similar on velo spectrum to SL at 85.5 MPH, threw 25--15 strikes with 10 hacks and 3 whiffs CU- much more horizontal movement than other stuff, lightly used at 79 mph, threw only 7--3 strikes with 3 swings and a whiff on it Overall was impressed with his mound presence and general stuff, release point was remarkably consistent and filled up the zone...many borderline calls did not fall his way but stayed together and was just plain solid.
  2. 21 points
    Yeah a pretty nice chart here: FA- pretty similar to last outing at 93+MPH on average, great vertical break, threw 47--30 for strikes with 19 swings and 5 whiffs--all which are marked increases from his debut SL- main secondary again, really beautiful dive and dart movements to it and commanded it incredibly, as he threw 28--22 for strikes with 20 swings and 7 whiffs! 87MPH CH- went away from it this start, but still looking like a nice offering, only 5--2 strikes with 2 cuts and a whiff CU- brought this out more and as I said in first write-up it looks like a very solid pitch, great sweeping shape and perfect to compliment his vert movers and velo spectrum at 79mph, he spun up 10--5 strikes with 4 hacks and 2 whiffs We are seeing a legit 4 pitch mix here (no wonder the PCL/AAA guys could not touch him) and someone that has keenly honed instincts to operate on the bump. It's early, he will have to adjust as the league gets the book on him, but he has the stuff/tools to do so. Working up in the zone could really have positive outcomes for his K rate, but he does a wonderful job of commanding his stuff to the edges of the plate--I am seeing barely a few pitches over the heart on his zone plots.
  3. 17 points
  4. 15 points
    I would like my opponents players to underperform, and mine to overperform.
  5. 15 points
    So the Brewers just got swept by the Padres. In those three games check out these stats: Hernan Perez: 0/10, 3 K, 6 Men left on base. Travis Shaw: 0/7, 5K, 2 Men Left on base Jesus Aguilar: 0/4, 2 K, 2 Men Left on base That is a combined 0/21 with 10K and 10 men left on base. I was one of those who said that the Brewers were taking a big gamble sending Hiura down for monetary reasons but that I could ALMOST understand it. They certainly have to realize now that the gamble is backfiring and it could cost them a post season berth.
  6. 14 points
    Hiura just passed Shaw in the locker room. Apparently a tense scene. Here’s a look at the video-
  7. 14 points
    Aguilar: .250/.364/.393, 1 HR in 33 PAShaw: .143/.265/.286, 2 HR in 49 PAPerez: .161/.206/.194, 0 HR in 35 PAHiura: .307/.395/.627, 7 HR in 86 PA for Triple-A San Antonio
  8. 14 points
    I’ve got a Minor concern today, as I only have one Gallen of alcohol for Darvish Day. Wonder if I can find some more on Sale. I may have to Bauer some money. Sorry.
  9. 14 points
    I only have players I should've given up on but didn't.
  10. 14 points
  11. 13 points
    about the same as Tyler White winning the triple crown...
  12. 12 points
    Only in MLB Angels honor Skaggs....the results a combined no-hitter 13-0
  13. 12 points
    Law is smart but he’s a pompous jerk that goes out of his way to belittle people and start arguments on Twitter. He’s near the top of my fight club list. He’s always pushing his flaming liberal political agenda...I say this and I’m pretty liberal myself. He’s just super annoying and condescending about it. His prospect knowledge is pretty strong but he literally does it for a living. I read a lot of his material but there are times when he makes himself hard to take. He does do the “what I got wrong” thing but even when he does that, it lacks humility and just comes off as his typical pompous routine.
  14. 12 points
  15. 12 points
    Not sure if I am allowed to put this up yet, as he has not officially been called to bigs (and had no minor league thread either) but Tony Gonsolin (6'3" 205 lbs) is reported to be added to LAD 40 man and make a start tmrw. In keeper and deeper points leagues I have already made the stash. He is mostly listed as Dodgers second best prospect arm (top5 overall) and has continued to put up good numbers throughout his trek up thru there system (296K in 255IP) and even though he was held back in beginning of season he has made 8 rather short starts in AAA (PCL) with a 2.77 ERA and 31K/13BB and a .202 BAA, he went 5 strong innings in last start . Here are some snippets: Pipeline: Gonsolin starred as a two-way player at St. Mary's, leading the Gaels in batting (.308) as a sophomore, steals (12) and saves (seven) as a junior and saves again (six) as a senior. Though the Dodgers liked his tools as an outfielder, they preferred him as a pitcher and have seen him consistently improve since he moved full-time to the mound after signing for $2,500 as a ninth-rounder in 2016. His stuff took off in his first full season as a pro and continued to impress after he shifted from the bullpen to the rotation in 2018, when he topped the system in wins (10), ERA (2.60) and strikeouts (155 in 128 innings). Gonsolin began 2017 with an 88-92 mph fastball but was hitting 100 by the end of that season, and he operated at 93-97 mph as a starter in '18 while maintaining his velocity into the late innings. His upper-80s splitter devastates hitters with the way it dives at the plate, and his low-80s curveball has become a consistent plus offering with nice shape. He also uses a mid-80s slider to give hitters a different look. The athleticism that helped Gonsolin thrive as a two-way player in college also allows him to throw strikes on a regular basis. Klaw (he was among his 101-110 overall prospects going into year): "Gonsolin was a reliever on the same St. Mary's team that produced current Brewers pitcher Corbin Burnes and also played the outfield, so his pitching was behind where you'd expect it to be at age 21, and he was still available in the ninth round for the Dodgers in 2016. He has had nothing but success as a starter in pro ball, with a four-pitch mix that includes a plus fastball and plus split-change, along with excellent control. Teams have been trying to pry him loose from the Dodgers in trades for a year, but L.A. seems to know what it might have here..." FanGraphs: Touched by the Dodgers excellent player dev group. At times his fastball has been in the upper-90s, cresting 100, but it was in the low-90s this spring and he was placed on he injured list thereafter with an oblique issue. Gonsolin’s four-pitch mix looks like it was designed in a lab and considering the way his stuff works together, it may have been. He’s an extreme overhand, backspinning four-seam guy, and he works up at the letters with it. It’s complemented by a deep-diving, 12-6 curveball. He’ll also work a slider to his glove side and it has shocking, horizontal length considering Gonsonlin’s arm slot. But the headline offering here is the changeup, a split-action cambio that bottoms out as it reaches the plate. Gonsolin uses it against both left and right-handed hitters and it’s one of the best changeups in the minors.
  16. 12 points
    Here's a snippet of a Player Card I've been creating. Thought it could be useful for some and easy to view. LMK your thoughts! Hope to do these for Daily Performance Updates as well if I get positive feedback. If not, I'll crawl back in my hole
  17. 11 points
    The Lakers remind me of a Fantasy auction draft in which an owner blows about $168 out of a $200 budget on two top 5 superstars, then steps back for a while, with the hope to grab one or 2 medium value players in the $15 range, and fill up the rest of the roster with $1 players left at the end, except in this case the Lakers fell asleep after those first two picks, and come back at the end of the draft finding $32 left on their budget, but not a single player worth more than $1 left. Enjoy your 2019-2020 LA Lakers!
  18. 11 points
  19. 11 points
  20. 11 points
    Unfortunately at the hospital last night. Luckily after 5 hours they eventually got it to go down.
  21. 11 points
    Rouged odor. He may only be 25, but that’s 175 in dog years (same as his batting average.)
  22. 10 points
  23. 10 points
    I was one of the lucky ones who got to witness the game first hand tonight. Let me say, as a longtime Angel fan, that was one of the most remarkable performances I have ever seen. From the fans chanting Tyler’s name during the pre-game ceremony to the emotional Trout homerun and the onslaught of offense, and finally ending it with a combined no-hitter was simply miraculous. With all the players placing their jerseys on the mound at the end of the game, I never been more proud to be an Angels fan. I don’t think there was any more perfect way to honor him than they did tonight. It’s officially July 13th happy birthday Skaggs #ForeverNasty45TS
  24. 10 points
    Now if only we could ask pitchers to throw him 60-70 mph fastballs every AB.
  25. 10 points
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  27. 10 points
    "X-itis" means inflammation of the X. There I just saved you 200k in student loan debt.
  28. 10 points
    Stuff showed awfully well tonight imo, both from watching and charting: FB- averaged 95 MPH with great vertical action on it, threw 28--14 strikes with 10 cuts and 2 whiffs CH- looked nice, good tumble with nice release (83 mph), tossed in 10--7 strikes with 3 swings and 2 whiffs SL- had nice tilt at around 85 mph, threw 5--all for strikes with 3 cuts on it and a whiff CU- need lots more of this, beautiful shape at 79 mph, spun 6--4 strikes with 2 swings and 1 whiff
  29. 10 points
    I think the more childish thing is reading into or caring about who or what a player "follows" on their personal social media account, as if it means anything. Good for him. He's 24 years old... 24... He spent 7 years busting his a** in the minors, came up, played great, got demoted. They totally screwed him. He should be pissed. He should be mad AT the organization. Zero reason he should be in the minors, it's a joke. I'd be more concerned about his desire to play if he wasn't furious at the org for doing him dirty like this. This is just another example, IMO, as to why minor league service needs to be counted towards reaching free agency... 7 years in the minors, 24 years old, plays great -- sent down, pathetic.
  30. 9 points
    The mod team has received some feedback over the years suggesting that some community members would like a venue where they can pose team / league context-specific questions about minor minor league players to a prospect-oriented audience. Our response has generally been that we'd prefer folks used the Bench Coach Help forum for this sort of thing. At the same time, we do recognize that some prospect hounds don't spend as much time in Bench Coach, and therefore might not ever see the prospect questions, which are often drowned out by more general, redraft-oriented fantasy advice. In response to these requests, we are establishing this MiLB Bench Coach thread on a trial basis, with the following restrictions / caveats: 1. There will be one (and only one) Minor League Bench Coach thread per season. This means no individual topics for each question, and no asking BC questions in other MiLB threads. Any BC questions posted in existing threads or as new topics will be merged or removed at the mod team's discretion. 2. Requests for advice may not include discussion of any players who have reached the major leagues. If your question involves adding, dropping, or trading for any players that have accrued any MLB service time, it probably belongs in the Bench Coach forum. We want to reserve this thread for questions that are grounded in the long-term value of a minor league prospect, not the day-to-day fluctuations of one or more players that have been called up. 3. This thread is an experiment -- one we reserve the right to shut down at our discretion if we feel it isn't working. We're offering this as a compromise to address a specific complaint, not as a general solution. We still believe the Bench Coach forum is the right place to ask questions about your team. Attempts to try to use this thread in any way other than as described above will add to the administrative burden on our end, which will eventually lead to the experiment being killed. However, if things go well, we may bring this back for the 2020 fantasy season. With all of that said, we're very thankful to the members of our community who offer their prospect analysis in the MiLB outlook threads, and look forward to a productive discussion here as well.
  31. 9 points
    I'm glad you guys are doing this. Here's a 10 round convenience update for you guys and the rest of us who enjoy following along: Round 1 1. Ajax - James Harden 2. Unluckyshot - Anthony Davis 3. Superjew - Stephen Curry 4. Trench Mob - Karl-Anthony Towns 5. Simsanityy179 - Giannis Antetokounmpo 6. COH - Lebron James  7. Kaboom - Joel Embiid  8. Styler - Nikola Jokic 9. RDNC - Kawhi Leonard 10. Terribleswedes - Damian Lillard 11. Stifle Tower - Paul George 12. TOAA - Kyrie Irving Round 2 1. TOAA - Jimmy Butler 2. Stifle Tower - Nikola Vucevic 3. Terribleswedes - Rudy Gobert 4. RDNC - Bradley Beal 5. Styler - Jrue Holiday 6. Kaboom - Kemba Walker 7. COH - Andre Drummond 8. Simsanityy179 - Russell Westbrook 9. Trench Mob - Devin Booker 10. Superjew - Lamarcus Aldridge 11. Unluckyshot - Mike Conley 12. Ajax - Victor Oladipo Round 3 1. Ajax - Clint Capela 2. unluckyshot - Deandre Ayton 3. Superjew - Kristaps Porzingis 4. Trench Mob - Draymond Green 5. Simsanityy179 - Myles Turner 6. COH - Blake Griffin 7. Kaboom - Chris Paul 8. Styler - Pascal Siakam 9. RDNC - Al Horford 10. Terribleswedes - Trae Young 11. Stifle Tower - Otto Porter 12. TOAA - Ben Simmons Round 4 1. TOAA - John Collins 2. Stifle Tower - Tobias Harris 3. Terribleswedes - Demarcus Cousins 4. RDNC - Hassan Whiteside 5. Styler - Zion Williamson 6. Kaboom - Donovan Mitchell 7. COH - Luka Doncic 8. Simsanityy179 - Kyle Lowry 9. Trench Mob - Jonas Valanciunas 10. Superjew - DeMar DeFrozen 11. Unluckyshot - Eric Bledsoe 12. Ajax - Buddy Hield Round 5 1. Ajax - Marc Gasol 2. unluckyshot - Lauri Markkanen 3. Superjew - Brook Lopez 4. Trench Mob - Khris Middleton 5. Simsanityy179 - Kevin Love 6. COH - Robert Covington 7. Kaboom - Mitchell Robinson 8. Styler - D'Angelo Russell 9. RDNC - D'Aaron Fox 10. Terribleswedes - Danillo Gallinari 11. Stifle Tower - Jayson Tatum 12. TOAA - CJ Mccollum Round 6 1. TOAA - Julius Randle 2. Stifle Tower - Malcolm Brogdon 3. Terribleswedes - Bam Adebayo 4. RDNC - Zach Lavine 5. Styler - Jaren Jackson Jr 6. Kaboom - Brandon Ingram 7. COH - Stevan Adams 8. Simsanityy179 - Jamal Murray 9. Trench Mob - Ricky Rubio 10. Superjew - Jeff Teague 11. Unluckyshot - Caris LeVert 12. Ajax - Serge Ibaka Round 7 1. Ajax - Josh Richardson 2. unluckyshot - TJ Warren 3. Superjew - Montrezl Harrell 4. Trench Mob - Thomas Bryant 5. Simsanityy179 - Gary Harris 6. COH - Terry Rozier 7. Kaboom - Lonzo Ball 8. Styler - Kelly Oubre Jr. 9. RDNC - Derrick Favors 10. Terribleswedes - Lou Williams 11. Stifle Tower - Dewayne Dedmon 12. TOAA - Aaron Gordon  Round 8 1. TOAA - Domantas Sabonis 2. Stifle Tower - Jarrett Allen 3. Terribleswedes - Ja Morant 4. RDNC - Danny Green 5. Styler - Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 6. Kaboom - Jonathan Isaac 7. COH - Willie Cauley-Stein 8. Simsanityy179 - Jeremy Lamb 9. Trench Mob - Wendell Carter Jr. 10. Superjew - Joe Ingles 11. Unluckyshot - Delon Wright 12. Ajax - Bojan Bogdanovic Round 9 1. Ajax - Spencer Dinwiddie 2. Unluckyshot - Miles Bridges 3. Super Jew - Terrence Ross 4. Trench Mob - Nicolas Batum 5. Simsanityy179 - Enes Kanter 6. COH - Kyle Kuzma 7. Kaboom - Dario Saric 8. Styler- Marvin Bagley III 9. RDNC- Elfrid Payton 10. Terribleswedes - Kent Bazemore 11. Stifle Tower - Marcus Smart 12. TOAA - Dejounte Murray Round 10 1. TOAA - Rudy Gay 2. Stifle Tower - Larry Nance Jr. 3. Terribleswedes - Gordon Hayward 4. RDNC - Eric Gordon 5. Styler - Dwight Powell 6. Kaboom - Taurean Prince 7. COH - Evan Fournier 8. Simsanityy179 - Will Barton 9. Trench Mob - Jordan Clarkson 10. Superjew - Thaddeus Young 11. unluckyshot- Paul Millsap 12. Ajax - JaVale McGee
  32. 9 points
    I play with diehard fantasy junkies and I play with casual fantasy enthusiasts and every single one has laughed at this price tag. It will be interesting to see how many tens of people sign up for this service.
  33. 9 points
    And one more... The last combined no-hitter in California was thrown in Oakland on 13 July 1991 – the exact day Skaggs, a California native, was born.
  34. 9 points
    The story will give you chills. • Tyler Skaggs’ mother throws first pitch (Angels throw no-hitter) • Trout hits HR exactly 454 ft (Skaggs wore No. 45) • Franchise’s 11th no-hitter (Skaggs wore No. 11 in HS) • Score 7 runs in 1st, 13 runs total (Skaggs birthday is 7/13) 7 hours ago
  35. 9 points
  36. 9 points
    Can we move on from klaw and actually talk about the website that has provided an updated list.
  37. 9 points
    If you haven't figured out that @Dr. Whom trolls in every post you haven't been paying attention. I've given up on this thread because about 80% of posters seem to own him in redraft leagues, and they are butthurt because they made an awful decision and drafted a 20 year old minor leaguer in the first 4 rounds. The other 20% are keeper/dynasty owners and they realize that not all prospects rake out of the gate, regardless of the level of hype.
  38. 9 points
    Translation: “I’d like to get him out of the closer role but all of my other options suck just as bad.”
  39. 9 points
  40. 9 points
    George Valera, OF, CLE (SS) : 1-3, R, 2BB Julio Rodriguez, OF, SEA (A): 2-4, R, RBI, K Marco Luciano, SS, SFG (ROK): 2-4, R, 2B, RBI, BB, K, CS Luis Garcia, SS, WAS (AA): 3-4, R, RBI Brennen Davis, OF, CHC (A): 0-4, R, BB, 2K Luis Garcia, SS, PHI (A): 2-4, 2R, 2B, RBI, K Triston Casas, OF, BOS (A): 0-4, R, BB, 2K Kristian Robinson, OF, ARI (SS): 0-4, 2K Mark Vientos, SS, NYM (A): 2-5, 2RBI, K Antoni Flores, OF, BOS (SS): 1-4 Garrett Whitley, OF, TAM (A+): 3-4, 2R, 2B, K Xavier Edwards, SS, SDP (A): 0-4 Tirso Ornelas, OF, SDP (A+): 0-3, RBI, BB, 2K Estevan Florial, OF, NYY (SS): 0-4, K Wildred Patino, OF, ARI (ROK): 3-4, 2R, 2RBI, K, SB
  41. 9 points
    Well, pretty quiet here after a heck of a turnaround start, and the signs really point to him getting it figured out too: FA- I admittedly have not charted him in a bit, but I know reports were that he was missing more than a couple ticks with it, but it was pretty well back last night at least as he averaged 93.6 MPH with it and generated a ton of spin/vertical action with it, threw 34 with an awesome nearly 80% strike rate and 68% swing rate, plus 4 whiffs SI- also really crisp at 93 mph average and good drop, threw 13--9 strikes with 9 cuts and 3 whiffs SL- was back in a big way, killer action--both dive and esp dart movement, spun in 39--23 strikes with 17 hacks at it and 7 whiffs, sat 85 mph CU- only 8 but good tilt, threw in for 6 strikes with 5 swings and a couple whiffs FC- the cut job was even working, good velo spot on spectrum at 89 mph and nice actions, only 4 but all for strikes and all offered at with 1 whiff CH- threw in 7 for good measure, at about 87 mph with 5 going for strikes and those 5 were also swung at...
  42. 9 points
    Pitches well enough to be picked up in starts that no one uses him. Hyped by experts. Destroys ratios beyond repair. Universally dropped. Waits until the absolute last believer drops him and then pitches like an ace. Picked up...destroys ratio and the cycle repeats itself. He’ll turn into sherzer (on someone elses team) once enough people say “never again, no matter what”. its as if he’s been perfectly programmed in the future to go back in time and ruin fantasy baseball teams in the past.
  43. 9 points
    Can we create a manager thread so you all can argue there and we can back to actual updates about relievers in here? Not trying to be snarky, as many good points are being made in here... But over the last three pages there is mostly discussion about Bell, not the actual relievers.
  44. 9 points
    Flash-forward 13 days: "Mets announce they amputated the wrong leg"
  45. 8 points
    I don’t even know who the F Evan Silva is, nor do I care. The only advice I follow is AxElf and even then, I do the complete opposite..
  46. 8 points
    I read this on twitter from a respected trainer and fitness guru. Being out of shape after hitting 91 home runs Monday takes an abnormal amount of recovery time. Add in the fact that Vlads diet is likely high in bread and carbs means that he’s more susceptible to immflamtion and longer recovery time. Also the fact that he plays in a dome means he doesn’t get much vitamin D and raises his white blood cell count. Something to keep an eye on.
  47. 8 points
    RIP Tyler Skaggs. As an Angel fan I’m heartbroken to have now witnessed two great young talents pass way too soon. I was always a big Skaggs fan and tried to get as many shares of him on my fantasy teams as he had a wicked curveball and I was a true believer in his breakout potential. His run last year before injury was amazing and he was a true competitor. Going to the ballpark won’t be the same knowing I won’t be able to watch you on the mound again. My condolences to his friends and family and to all fellow Angel fans. Way too young but you’ll be an Angel forever.
  48. 8 points
    I would like to see Antonio Brown capitulate. If he failed to catch a ball next season and was barely targeted I'd be delighted. I would like to see Juju Smith-Schuster surpass every Antonio Brown single season record next season.
  49. 8 points
    Us owners will get immense in a hurry if this is true! Lol (gigady gigady)
  50. 8 points
    Hitters: George Valera, OF, CLE (SS): 1-5, HR, R, RBI, K Luis Garcia, SS, WAS (AA): 2-4 Julio Rodriguez, OF, SEA (A): 4-6, 2R, 2RBI, BB, K Luis Garcia, SS, PHI (A): 0-4, BB, 2K Wander Javier, SS, MIN (A): 0-1, K Triston Casas, 3B, BOS (A): 2-4, 2B, HR, 2RBI, K Brennen Davis, OF, CHC (A): 1-3, RBI, K Mark Vientos, SS, NYM (A): 0-4, 2K Miguel Amaya, C, CHC (A+): 1-4, R, K Kristian Robinson, OF, ARI (SS): 2-4, 2B, BB, 2K Antoni Flores, SS, BOS (SS): 0-4, BB, 3K Xavier Edwards, SS, SDP (A): 0-3, 2BB, 2K Tirso Ornelas, OF, SDP (A+): 1-4, K Pitchers: Jordan Holloway, SP, MIA (A+): 1IP, 0H, 0ER, 0BB, 0K Ian Anderson, SP, ATL (AA): 7IP, 3H, 1ER, 3BB, 7K Trevor Stephan, SP, NYY (AA): 4IP, 9H, 6ER, 0BB, 2K