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  1. 38 points
    He must be yelling ‘ball’ before he throws each pitch.
  2. 35 points
    Just saw pic on Rotoworld. Dropped.
  3. 28 points
  4. 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.
  5. 24 points
  6. 22 points
    Pretty impressive start and chart shows this is something he can likely sustain: FB- averaged 94+ MPH and goes to it often, was really close even when he was missing with it, lots of vert action to it, threw 54--29 strikes with 16 swings and 2 whiffs SL- sat 84 MPH, very nice dive and dart movement on it, tossed 24--18 strikes with 13 swings and 4 whiffs... CH- little firmer at 86 MPH, fall-off action with it, threw 17--11 strikes with 10 swings and 2 whiffs on it CU- heard the announcers say that he has just added it to his bag, it has serious promise imo, very complimentary to his velo spectrum at 79 MPH and also helps change eye levels of batters with it's horizontal sweep/rotation, spun up 11--9 strikes with 8 swings and 2 whiffers It's a pretty solid 4 pitch mix here and plus command of everything!
  7. 21 points
    All hail Cavan the Broken, First of His Name, King of the Andals and the First Men, Lord of the Six Kingdoms, Protector of the Realm, and Player of Many Positions for The Jays of Toronto
  8. 20 points
    Amid all the baseball today let us not forget this is the 75th anniversary of D-Day that saw over 10,000 American soldiers die that day to put a very major nail in Hitler's coffin. And that back in those days countless MLB players served in the war including the big name stars.
  9. 20 points
    Oh crap this Rotoworld forums platform just turned the headings into light peacock blue. My eyes are burning trying to read this stuff. Help! Is there a way to go back to old school with heading for threads you can read in like BLACK????
  10. 20 points
    For anyone that hates watching videos for 2 minutes and would rather read for 10 seconds; bud black says "umm" about 1000 times and basically says that hampson and macmahon are trying hard.
  11. 19 points
    With minor league Opening Day here, this thread is for providing updates on a daily basis of how prospects performed around the minors. If there are prospects that you are following, feel free to post how they hit or pitch in a game. John Sickels' Minor League Ball did one of these threads for at least a dozen years, but that site was discontinued over the winter.
  12. 19 points
  13. 19 points
    Fool me once, shame on you, fool me 9 years in a row.... what the hell, let’s do it again.
  14. 19 points
    Buxton is like a Thursday night with the boys. You know you got work in the morning, you tell yourself eh I'll just have a pint, quick snack... 3 hours later you're 2 shots and 5 pints deep throwing your buddy in the bushes for fun. Buxton has contact issues, inconsistent approach, hasn't shown us much, and we say we're not interested... but by the end of spring all you see is the athleticism, the past hype, and thought it could magically be the year and we'll probably invest more than we should. Why? Because it will be fun as hell... and Shin Soo Choo will be our AM Tylonol.
  15. 18 points
    Big-ish list for Deep and Shallow Redraft Leagues in No Particular Order MLB Hitters: Upton, Didi, Scooter, Corey Dickerson, Jed Lowrie, Mitch Garver, Travis Shaw (sucked before "injury") but that may have been just what he needed to get back to form), Kyle Seager, Jake Lamb MLB Pitchers: Jimmy Nelson, Andrew Heaney, Sean Manaea, Taillon, Brandon Morrow, Betances, Kluber, Alex Wood, Eovaldi, Hunter Strickland, Josh James (if a rotation spot opens), Maeda, David Robertson, Joe Jiminez (in case Greene is dealt), Biagini (if Giles is traded), Sam Dyson (if Will Smith is traded) Prospect Hitters: Yordan, Kyle Tucker, Kevin Cron, Luis Urias, Sean Murphy, Kieboom, Kelbert Ruiz, Ryan Mountcastle, Zack Collins, Nate Lowe, Cavan Biggio, Jesus Sanchez, Jorge Mateo, Daz Cameron, Yusniel Diaz, DJ Stewart, Monte Harrison, Ke'Bryan Hayes, Jacob Wilson, Jake Rogers, Corey Ray and maybe (doubt they come up this year): Bo Bichette, Jo Adell, Alex Kirilloff, Luis Robert Prospect Pitchers: Logan Allen, Cease, Gallen, Luzardo, Mitch Keller, Brendan McKay, AJ Puk, Nate Pearson, Triston McKenzie maybe Whitley, Honeywell, Mize and Luzardo though for different reasons they are questionable to make it this year
  16. 18 points
    Going to waivers right now
  17. 18 points
    Looks hot now.... then you draft him.
  18. 18 points
    Dodging these lackluster adds like
  19. 17 points
  20. 17 points
    On the royals broadcast recently, they were talking about how he gives himself a "hit" for things like a productive out, 8+ pitch AB, certain statcast measurements, in addition to his normal hits, and keeps track of it in a spreadsheet. His goal is to hit over 0.500 on the year given those criteria.
  21. 16 points
    For those who don't know, Old Yeller was a good dog. They say the best daggum dog in the west. He really saved the day at times. Sadly, one day Old Yeller contracted rabies and they had to take him behind the barn to get put down. It's now the middle of June. Who are some players on your fantasy team or on MLB teams that you've been hanging onto that it's time to take behind the barn? #1 is easy: Mark Reynolds for the Rockies. #2 Miles Mikolas for my fantasy team
  22. 16 points
    Miguel Cabrera, you’ve been a good boy! Come with me out back...
  23. 16 points
    Comps for him listed so far in this thread: Hoskins, Goldy, and Votto. Glad I have him but I'm getting too excited. I need to read Garrett Hampson game logs to quickly cool myself off.
  24. 16 points
  25. 16 points
    That time of year, folks. Bold Predictions Year in Review There's tons of predictions, can't get 'em all. Generally gonna avoid if it's more Real than Fantasy NFL. Winners of the Thread Worst to first in a tough division. Great call. Adams was actually top 2. Lockett WR11 overall. Mahomes smoked it. Just ignore my other predictions. This guy was the first to predict Mahomes as the QB1. Even bolder, and it's looking likely. Honestly, it was trending that way till he got hurt. Early 2nd round ADP turned into a top 3 RB. Note the timestamp. Good stuff. SadFaceHappy made 11 predictions and got 6 right. Excellent efficiency. Some of these aren't incredibly bold, but great work nonetheless. Kamara Faulk 2.0 confirmed. Zeke 50+ and 2,000+ confirmed. Missed the TDs though. Bell outside top 6 -- lol Morris was there for a time, and I think you predicted this before he even joined the team. NE is absolutely morphed into a run-centric team. Henry is over 1k yards confirmed. Credit where it's due! The award for the biggest winner goes to @The_Truth_Returns! A couple of these predictions were more "in the right direction" than "true", but a couple were pure nostradamus. Truth Returns did one for every team, and missed his fair share. But here were some really good ones, almost eerily right. Reich was a blessing for Luck. Texans aren't the #1 seed in the AFC, but he came right back in. Wentz took a big step backwards this year, though Ertz was not the TE1. TBD on playoff status. Golladay takeover confirmed. Carson alpha dog confirmed. Rams 3 wins, Rosen 10TD to 14NT, and he took over in week 5. All pretty damn close. On the right track, but not quite. Participation trophies. Actually because of bad kicking. Right idea, wrong AFC South team! Evans had a damn good year but not WR3. Besides that, spot on, Flash. In the post-season, sure! 754 yds and 4 TDs ... pretty spot on! WR39 on the year. Take a walk. Losers. Christian who? Not sure that this wasn't sarcasm. Ooooooh..... Sooorey..... Five strikes, you're out. RIP. Both Freemans combined for 79.1 standard points, approximately 200 less than Saquon Barkley. Gohawks was on it, though: What a pathetic loser this poster is. dmb going for insane instead of bold. And the award for the biggest loser goes to.... @mrblonde1984! You made a prediction for every single team... and 30 out of 32 were wrong. Not particularly close either. A couple right ones... 1: Thompson did have more points than Guice, but only because of injury 2: Moore did have more points than Funchess, altho I'd argue that wasn't too bold. These topics certainly are fun to look back on to see just how wrong we are
  26. 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.
  27. 15 points
  28. 15 points
    I wanted part of this. And what's funny is. I was watching him pitch and the first 2 innings he looked like a deer in headlights. I was like Why did I start him. Then all the sudden he settled down and looked totally different pitcher. Like confident wise. he was aiming pitches the 1st 2 innings. After that he became a pitcher, Calm, collective. Not aiming. Just throwing. Who ever started him. Give a Like...And Good Luck to All.
  29. 15 points
    BOS - Barnes ATM but def fluid with Brasier, id roster barnes over brasier if i had to pick rn, neither have me excited or confident MIN - Its Parker for lions share with Rodgers getting the lefty saves TEX - i think leclerc gets it back wouldnt bother with the Martin and Kelley TB - even as a fan i have no clue whats going on here, Castillo - Alvarado - Pagan all are in the mix based off of something, heck if i know, id lean Alvarado/Castillo over Pagan tho, those 2 have best bet to run with it imo KC - i like Kennedy if you have a spot, the meh outing recently doesn't turn me away, bad defense accounted for most of that and i dont see another arm to contest Kennedy really ATL - im on the Luke Jackson train with a 👀 following minter from the WW (still think they sign kimbrel after the draft) SEA - its Elias for me easily at this point, the other 2 guys are better but haven't really seen much action, until then just watching them and how Elias does LAA - I rank them Robles - Allen - Buttrey as it seems buttrey wont really get a fair crack as the fireman kind of guy imo, still think allen gets another chance and Robles has NEVER had a sub 3.5 ERA (3.48 one year thats it) which doesn't get me excited about his ROS outlook Obv take this FWIW and feel free to chime in with any other opinions or takes on these situations, i just wanted to do a recap and outline my opinions
  30. 15 points
    Just grabbed him. What’s the lowdown? Is he a pitcher or a hitter?
  31. 15 points
    In 2017 he gave up 2HR once and never 3. In 2018 he never gave up more than 1. Guess we have different definitions of "very prone".
  32. 15 points
  33. 14 points
    I only have players I should've given up on but didn't.
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    How did the benching go? 🤔
  36. 14 points
    Statistically they are closer than people would like to admit but here are a few reasons why i'm more excited: Age relative to their opponents (21 vs 26), speed of advancement through the minors (2 years vs 5 years), previous scouting reports (close but Yordan at least previously has been marked as having a better hit tool typically), better supporting cast, ability to hit it to all fields more consistently And most importantly Yordan doesn't have a creepy Simple Jack smile, unlike ol Kevin:
  37. 14 points
    Pirate fans watching Meadows
  38. 14 points
    Just... no. That's freaking nonsense. This thread shouldn't exist. I'm going to get too angry with bad opinions. Because the idea that "beaning" should be acceptable in any sport is asinine. People ask me why I take this seriously and I'll be upfront here since this thread exists and then I'll probably dip out: Because I'm 23. And I love baseball. And I want to lvoe baseball for the next fifty years. But you know what? This sport needs to make sure that it isn't dwindling even more than it is now. People have more alternatives than they ever have before. ESPORTS. You don't ahve to like them, but that alone should shoot fear into the veins of any long-term baseball fan. "Old School" people, I love ya, but you aren't creating NEW fans. NEW fans are all that matters. And the sport is less-approachable when it has horrendous attitudes like this one. Throwing projectiles at humans on purpose is assault. I don't care if anyone wants to try and drag me into an argument about that. I really don't. It's ******** assault. Plain and simple. No doubt. And Bat-Flips! Oh my god. how did we EVER vilify something so harshly? The Bat-Flip is the most innocuous ******** celebration in pro sports. It's a wrist flick! WHO. THE HELL. CARES? We've perverted the concept of bat flips into something that, any observer OUTSIDE of baseball, would go... "Wait... that? People are mad at that?" My roommate is a huge football and sports fan but not a baseball fan, and I love using him as a jump-off as a non-baseball fan. He cannot even comprehend the concept of this issue. It is simple to virtually everyone outside of the sport: Beaning is stupid, Bat-Flips are innocuous and... kinda cool. Amir Garrett put it the best: So anyone who faces me and hits a bomb. I expect you to admire your work lol.. but just remember when I get you back I will admire mine as well... YES! SO MUCH FREAKING YES! THIS. THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS. Like who actually likes the concept of "acting like you've been there before." That's nonsense. I want people to act like what they did was epic and fun. Did anyone pay attention to the NFL last year? Called the "No-Fun-League" for years? Finally decides to allow celebrations and guess what? IT WAS ******** AWESOME. Team celebrations were AWESOME. Turnover celebrations and TD celebrations were AWESOME. I've said it before. I don't JUST want Bat Flips. I want Grand Slams where all four batters wait to cross home plate together and do a coordinated dance accross. f--- IT. ITS FUN. GET OVER YOURSELVES. I love the Old School. But even if I *liked* that version of the game more, like I like the no-DH more, there is a reality. The game is less approachable when it is being "old school." And unless you want baseball to be the 15th most popular sport behind 9 ESports in 25 Years, you "Old School" people need to realize that sacrifices are necessary for what's good for the game, and getting new fans, and sustaining the game into the next generation. And don't a single person get me started on this bull**** about being a "role model." I better not see a single Jose Reyes or Addison Russell or Kareem Hunt in my sports then, and you better be complaining about them every day of your life if you want to tell me that I should care at all about the "Role Model" that Tim Anderson is. Please. I don't wanna make another reply, but often feel compelled to. That said. Cheers. i'm out.
  39. 14 points
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    The only closer in Georgia
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  42. 14 points
    1. Trout 2. Mookie 3. Voit
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  44. 14 points
    Lol. If he leaves, he's a snake, traitor, ring-chaser, etc. If he stays, he's 'soft'.
  45. 14 points
  46. 14 points
    From where? The hospital? Thats usually where he spends most of the NBA season...
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  48. 14 points
    Thanks for posting this brock and appreciate the kind words. I ranked Chavis on my top 1000, but I must of missed him when I did the prospects only list. It is updated. Also, tryptamine is right that the write up and projection on Widener was better than my ranking of him. I moved him up a little bit. Thanks for the feedback guys.
  49. 14 points
  50. 14 points
    I added the 3 Centers of HOU as handcuff for Capela. My team was bad enough to have 3 streamer spots in a 16-team league. Didn't expect not even one of them would have a good enough stat line. Dang! Just wasted 3/5 Adds in the first day of the Week.