Professor Turgeson

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  1. Garrett Hampson 2018 Outlook

    I would be shocked.
  2. James Paxton 2018 Outlook

    Awww man.
  3. Jordan Hicks 2018 Outlook

    Plus he wasn't throwing the slider at all when he first came up. Maybe it was deliberate to try and develop fastball command. But for whatever reason, he wasn't. Now that a hitter has to guess on an 86 MPH slider with break and a 100+ MPH fastball with sink? Uh Oh!!!!
  4. Chris Paddack - SP SD

    My bad. I got mixed up on your acronyms. I saw his curve look really good two years ago before injury. I'm confident that it'll develop into a useful third pitch with reps. A third pitch is the least of my concerns. And his command is something that get overshadowed by the sexy changeup. He has great command.
  5. Chris Paddack - SP SD

    If last night (or all his starts this season) are with an "off changeup", I'd love to see what he could do when it was on. I think he's in A Ball because of the impending innings limit and the depth of prospects residing in the Padres system. They'll push him up when the other moving parts in the Padres pitching farm, who are capable of throwing more innings, allow it. He's pretty much dominated every outing, so the insinuation that the changeup isn't ready or that he's still a work in progress in the California League seems like convenient rationalization. He's obviously doing something to fool hitters. I doubt it's an underdeveloped changeup which he has no feel for. Also, the biggest fear I've had is that pitchers with dominant changeups can often be fools gold at the lower levels and tend to not replicate their success at the higher levels. If he's capable of producing last night's results with a less-than-on changeup that he's not throwing often, then I get the feeling that it's not just his changeup that's producing these results. FWIW, I'm also not a fan of his throwing motion, but I regard all pitchers as injury risks.
  6. Chris Paddack - SP SD

    Run came in on a steal of home. He K'd the guy at the plate to end the inning.
  7. 2018 "Deep" Sleepers

    Agree on Griffin and Hampson.
  8. Chris Paddack - SP SD

    Dominant again. I think he's more than just a good changeup.
  9. Franmil Reyes 2018 Outlook

    At least 3 of those Ks are looking. Still learning that MLB pitchers can locate. Not getting blown away.
  10. Chris Paddack - SP SD

    I'd be surprised if he pitches again in A+.
  11. Chris Paddack - SP SD

    He's a bad bad man. I'll say it once again. He'll be a household name very soon. Health is the only concern. I haven't seen results like this even from Strasburg. And he was older. Best pitcher in the Padres system IMO.
  12. Cavan Biggio -- INF Toronto

    .414 3 HRs vs. Lefties .277 9 HRs vs. Righties
  13. Rhys Hoskins 2018 Outlook

    It appears to me that he's being pitched around or at least pitched very carefully. At first he was just taking walks and hitting the occasional cookie, but now he's starting to expand a little out of frustration. Seems like a typical cycle for a young hitter. He needs to just stay patient and wait for his pitch. It also seems that a bunch of his cookies are first pitch strikes, which he tends to lay off. May need to adjust. He watches first pitch fastballs, gets behind in the count and then sees nothing but breaking pitches.
  14. Luis Castillo 2018 Outlook

    Rut roh. Back out for 7th.
  15. Chris Paddack - SP SD

    One of my favorite under the radar pitchers. Finally made it back to the mound after a year+ recovery from TJ surgery. Went straight to Cal League and looked good through 6 with no runs, 3 hits and 7 Ks. Had crazy numbers in A ball before getting injured. Will be a household name soon.