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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
    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.
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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????
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
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    Fool me once, shame on you, fool me 9 years in a row.... what the hell, let’s do it again.
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. 18 points
    Going to waivers right now
  18. 18 points
    Looks hot now.... then you draft him.
  19. 18 points
    Dodging these lackluster adds like
  20. 17 points
  21. 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.
  22. 16 points
    Updated 162 game average- .317/.383/.592 46 HR/25 SB
  23. 16 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..
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    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
  26. 16 points
    Miguel Cabrera, you’ve been a good boy! Come with me out back...
  27. 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.
  28. 16 points
    Just grabbed him. What’s the lowdown? Is he a pitcher or a hitter?
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  30. 15 points
    Might be nice to compile a complete list of closers and possible outcomes going into the trade deadline. I'm sure some of this is wrong as the scotch is flowing so feel free to correct/addend anything. AL EAST Yankees: Chapman isn't going anywhere and no one is supplanting him. Red sox: Eovaldi/Workman debate as above but also showing interest in outside options. Very murky but with huge ramifications. Rays: Pagan/Castillo...Drake? I dunno this is a total cluster. I doubt they trade for anyone that becomes "the guy" either but it's possible. Personally not interested in this one at all. Orioles: Guessing Givens gets moved but they do have 2 more years of arbitration so they may not. If he is I doubt he's closing for his new team regardless. Not a ton of value here. Jays: Giles seems very likely to move and likely to remain a closer for his new team outside maybe a few places. AL CENTRAL White Sox: Colome will probably move on, but it's a bit murkier than it looks at face value. I'm not buying the "Sox won't sell cause they're technically in the race" narrative but he also doesn't have a good K rate or K:BB, has a low BABIP, and his arbitration price will pretty high next year with the SV totals. Still think he goes but I don't think teams will be breaking down the doors for him. Indians: Doubt Hand is in much danger of moving with Cleveland chasing down the Twins. Tigers They don't have to move Green with another year of arbitration eligibility, but can't imagine they won't. His chances of closing for his new team however are probably close to 50/50. Definitely some risk here. Royals Oddly enough Kennedy is probably one of the safer good bad-team closers given his high priced contract. There's always a possibility of a salary dump trade given how well he has done in his new role. Twins Rogers/Parker have actually been a solid RHP/LHP committee. That being said the Twins could be buyers at the deadline and helping their talented but volatile starters with extra inning from a shut down designated closer isn't out of the question. AL WEST Astros: Osuna seems safe outside of something wild and unexpected happening. Athletics: They're clearly in the hunt but will they be big buyers? Doubtful. Hendriks has been stellar but 2 of last year's best arms in Treinan and Trivino have been bad. Crazier things have happened but based in their history if the As go get a reliever I doubt it's a big enough name to displace Hendriks. Angels Hansel is so hot. They're over 500 so going and getting help wouldn't be unheard of, but the AL odds are stacked against them. They're also a good enough team not to trade off talent if they don't get a good offer. I'd guess Robles is starting out. Rangers: Kelley seems as if he just had a significant injury so LeClerc/Martin are it I guess. Another team over 500 but doesn't seem like a contender. It's possible they're sellers, and I could see LeClerc having some appeal to a contending team, but he has been awful in the 9th this year and just signed an extension so I would assume he's staying put. Kelley would have been a Sell candidate if somehow he avoided serious injury. Mariners: Elias is the closest thing to a guy they have I guess. Yeah he's not particularly good but he's cheap and the Mariners are bad and rebuilding so I'm assuming he's gone and placed in a setup role. Strickland doesn't sound like hell be back in time to build up significant trade value but you never know. NL EAST Braves: Luke Jackson seems as if he should be better than he has been but he continues to blow saves at big times. Their pen is lousy with talented arms that blow up at bad times. Definitely a prime spot for a closer change. Even if they whiff at the deadline (Swarzak?) Nationals: Doolittle hasn't been quite as good as before, and the Nationals seem like prime bullpen buyers. Still he has been good enough that unless they go all out for a guy like Yates I don't he's going anywhere. Phillies: Talk about underperforming. On paper this should have been a stellar BP but they have been pretty bad/injured. Neris in particular has fluctuated from great to terrible. With them being a part of nearly every rumor on a deadline pitcher and with Gabe being a lot more traditional I'm his closer usage this year, definitely a prime closer change candidate. Mets: What a train wreck. Still I can't imagine Diaz going anywhere at this point, even if they finally accept the fact that they need to enter a rebuild of some kind. Marlins: Romo has been good not great, but he'd be a decent cheap rental on a contender. Very little chance he closes for a new team though. NL CENTRAL Cubs: Already made their move with Kimberl Brewers: You could argue they're best with Hader in a fireman role an a stud closer to close the door. It's what they did last year with Jeffress, who had fallen off a bit last year. So maybe. Still gotta inside if they make a move it'll be for a starter. Cardinals: The Hicks injury hurts them big especially with Martinez, Miller, and Gant sucking. Carlos is the guy for now but definitely another group I could easily see buying a closer near the deadline. Pirates: Cheap controllable and dominant closers like Vazquez would cost a hefty price. Not unheard of but still I seriously doubt he moves. IF someone is willing to sell the farm for him I gotta imagine he'll close almost anywhere he goes. Reds: Can I pass? Iglesias/Lorenzen(/Garrett?) Have been pretty meh this year but Rasiel remains a talented arm controllable through 2021 (I believe). He's someone I would expect to stay where he is given the relatively new contract and mediocre performance thus far but he seems more attainable than someone like Vazquez if a contender is looking for more than a rental. If you asked last year if he'd close for a new team the answer would seem obvious but this year it's more up in the air. Really hard team/pitcher combo to predict. AL WEST Dodgers: Kenley is no longer the superstud he once was, but he has been more than good enough to remain the closer short of some crazy blockbuster deal. Diamondbacks: Holland has fallen from grace a bit recently, but still had solid numbers overall on the season. He'd be pretty cheap overall (about 3 million I believe). Seems sonewhat likely he is moved and somewhat unlikely he closes for most contenders. Hirano or Lopez are probably staying and will slide into closer roles if Holland is moved. Giants: They're still technical in the race along with pretty much the entire NL. Sure there's reason to believe they won't sell but it would seem silly of them not to try to take advantage of their bullpen depth/talent. Problem is it's impossible to predict who they sell. Smith, Dyson, and Watson are prove trade candidates. Smith has a decent shot at closing for his new team as well. As pointed out earlier Moronora is a potential although less likely and Melancon would be difficult to move with his contact. Lots of value to be had here but also a lot of unknowns. Padres: Yates is obviously the big prize of the off-season and would close almost anywhere he is traded. Making $3 million and with another year of arbitration I believe the Padres when they say that it'll take a lot to get him though, as they seem close to contending in the near future. Rockies: Getting a taker on Davis seems optimistic at this point, although Oberg is still lurking regardless of a trade.
  31. 15 points
    I would like my opponents players to underperform, and mine to overperform.
  32. 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.
  33. 15 points
  34. 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.
  35. 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
  36. 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".
  37. 14 points
    Hiura just passed Shaw in the locker room. Apparently a tense scene. Here’s a look at the video-
  38. 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
  39. 14 points
    How did the benching go? 🤔
  40. 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:
  41. 14 points
    Pirate fans watching Meadows
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    The only closer in Georgia
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    Petition to have the old layout back? This new one sucks
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    From where? The hospital? Thats usually where he spends most of the NBA season...