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  1. 52 minutes ago, ST. STEVEN said:

    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.

    Thank you for this!

  2. You want to find the most underrated fantasy player this year??? Look no further then to Howie Kendrick. Kendrick is having one of the best seasons of his career at the age of 35. A look at his superficial stats and also underlying metrics points to a player with solid rest of the season value.  Keep chumming Kendrick..

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  3. 40 minutes ago, AnonymousRob said:

    How does this compare with other players under similar circumstances?

    Not sure.. Those numbers do seem to be alarming though. Pitchers are obviously taking advantage of his aggressiveness at the plate. If he is going to full fledge break out then he needs to make the adjustment. 

  4. Under high leverage situations, Franmil has a 10% line drive 60% ground ball 30% fly ball rate with a 20% hard hit rate. This is telling that Franmil doesn’t have much of an approach at the plate and is just a swing and rip type of player. Until he develops better plate discipline I don’t see much more improvement then what we have seen from Reyes .

  5. A look at the superficial stats of schwarber and the results this year are indicative of a mediocre player not living up to the godlike performances schwarber had in the minor leagues. However, a deeper dive into schwarber’s underlying metrics points to a player on the cusp of making some noise.

    Schwarber currently has a top 9% exit velocity at 92.1% which is the highest exit velocity he has posted since 2016. His hard hit rate, per baseball savant, is top 7% which is his highest hard hit rate since 2016.  

    Schwarber’s batted ball profile looks beautiful with a 21% LD 38.4%GB and 40.2%FB. His spray charts show that he has not been as pull heavy as he has been in years past with a 41.7%Pull 28.7% Cent and 29.8%Oppo. His .264 Babip is below is career norm of .271 and with his spray chart and batted ball data his average is due for some positive regression.

    A look at his plate discipline shows a guy with the best swinging strike rate of his career at 9.4%. This comes with a 10% increase in O-Contact at 64.8%.

    Finally, probably most importantly, schwarber has struggled his entire mlb career against lefties. This year, schwarber has a .310 batting average against lefties with a hard hit rate of 63.2%.

    Schwarber is batting leadoff for the cubs and I think he is a player that deserves some more attention.


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  6. I am shocked that there is no thread on this guy.  Has anyone taken notice to what he has been doing at the plate?!?!

    Let me begin to tell you....

    To start, not including today, Fletcher owns a 8.0% walk rate while maintaining a 4.5 % K rate.  This is backed up by a 1.5 SwStr%!, 91.1 O-Contact!, and 98.0 Z-Contact%!  In addition, he has lowered his O-Swing percentage from 26.2% to 22.2%. These numbers are absurd.  With over a 100 plate appearances plate discipline metrics are reaching stabilization.  

    Fletcher may not have a ton of pop but he has been hot at the plate as of late.  Today, he popped a 105mph screamer over the fence.  His hard hit rate is at a respectable 38.8% which is 9% higher then last year.  In 2018, Fletcher posted a .209 ISO in triple A. There is a chance that 10+ homer potential is possible. 

    Finally, Fletcher is hitting leadoff for the Angels, Ohtani is back in the lineup, and Fletcher may have 2nd, 3rd, SS, and OF eligibility by the end of the year.  In a points league, a player like this is gold.


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  7. What are the thoughts on cano?? As an owner, I am getting nervous. I’m really not liking the platoon splits. He is struggling mightily against lefties.  BABIP luck doesn’t show any positive regression. The batted ball mix shows he has been more aggressive at the plate and as a result taking less walks and striking out more. Cano’s swinging strike rate is up a few ticks. With less obp value, increased k’s, and diminished power, his profile is looking a lot loss appeasing. I’m wondering if 36 year cano is becoming a replacement level player in 12 team mixers.

  8. 9 minutes ago, Cesare13 said:

    Caleb smith a top 15 arm? I think we need to pump the brakes a bit.

    I don’t know that I’d say he is a top 15 arm just yet. What I’m saying is I wouldn’t be willing to sell him for anything less then a top 15 arm. 

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  9. Meh, I hope so. It certainly seems like he is pressing considering his o-swing rate is 10%  above his career rate. Not only is his plate discipline off, his hard hit rate and exit velocity is mediocre at best.  In a year where exit velocities across the league are up, his is less then to be desired.  Hopefully things get brighter as the weather warms.