Professor Turgeson

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  1. There's lots of overreacting to Gallo from both sides of the prediction front. Some think he's a 200 K waste of space that'll run into a few, but will ultimately end up being Russell Branyan. There are others that think he's got unmatched raw power that can't be taught. I lean a little toward some future development. He's really young and he's shown the ability to adjust at each level. The upper levels (AAA and MLB) will likely take the longest to adjust. I've seen him destroy a Clayton Kershaw slider, which not many people do. The issue as I see it is that he's been held back due to the Texan's desire to win now. This means when he does get a shot, he feels like he needs to prove himself immediately, with no ability to develop in the majors. This leads to him losing his good batting eye and swinging at stuff out of the zone. He also seems to get a bunch of Ks looking, but I don't have the numbers to back it up. He's got a bunch of talent, but needs to find himself at the highest level. Unfortunately, he plays for a team that's not patient and unwilling to let him work through it. Therefore, he'll likely be traded in the offseason for pitching and use 2017 as a development year in the big leagues for another team.
  2. It's the kind of Ks that concern me. Last night he got caught looking on a borderline pitch. Then he fought back from 0 -2 to finally chase a slider down. If he's swinging through pitches in the zone, I'll get concerned. He walks enough to start passing on the breaking stuff. And the Ks looking are going to come. He's a big guy, which will lead to some umps calling the high strikes.
  3. According to Twitter, Statcast has that as the second longest homerun at that field this year.........the opposite way and not on the good part of the bat.
  4. Lind is likely being showcased for a trade and it's working somewhat. But that doesn't mean he'll be traded unless they settle for a bag of balls and a fungo. A contender may be willing to throw the Mariners something for a left handed bat off the bench. But yeah, the market is limited.
  5. Heading to AAA Tacoma.
  6. He's been playing a bunch of 1B. Gotta be trade-related.
  7. Which porch is tougher in Seattle? Right or left? I recall it was the right porch that killed Beltre. Although I consider Vogelbach more of a hitter than a masher.
  8. Another good start tonight. 5 IP 3 H 0 ER 2 BB 8 Ks 73 Pitches 53 Strikes 3 Groundouts 1 Flyout
  9. He was MVP of the Futures Game two years ago. He was called up to sit the bench for three days and then quickly sent back down (Why, I have no idea). He's watched guys that he was in front of make it to Texas and stay. All the while he's been shuffled across three different positions. I think he's frustrated and it's effecting his development. He was also disciplined by the manager at one point - likely because he was showing his frustration. Texas handled Chris Davis the same way. Gallo has been widely regarded as a guy with plus makeup, but apparently over the last year his rah rah attitude has eroded. Whatever happens, I hope it benefits him in the future.
  10. Another good start.
  11. Looked good against a good South Bend lineup.
  12. It's either an impending trade, a small injury, or he pissed someone off. Nothing else seems plausible.
  13. Apparently it was the Manager's decision which seems odd. Likely just a smokescreen. He doesnt seem like an attitude problem.
  14. Pulled for a pinch hitter. Speculate away
  15. I don't get to check in as much as I used to, but I had to go to the bottom of page 2 to find any discussion of him on this board. And while that's not the best barometer, it does indicate the amount of discussion being generated. He's knocking on the door also.