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  1. https://nypost.com/2019/08/06/the-cubs-have-another-craig-kimbrel-problem-to-worry-about/
  2. Melancon does not have a 2019 page... not even a 2018 page! This is now changed with the announcement that he will be the Braves primary closer! Hopefully he is there to stay, especially for the stretch run in both fantasy and real baseball playoff! https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2019/08/braves-to-install-mark-melancon-as-closer.html
  3. Marquez and all of his owners would be the last ones who sing this....
  4. Sorry to hear that. We've seen many talented players not reaching their potential due to injuries..... one of the thing I see is that nothing is taught in the little leagues in regards to body protections; such as stretching and warm ups; I feel that often time conditioning since 10/11U and up can help build a stronger body. But apare often focused on winning and not ways to protect kids in the long run from the grindings of playing baseball. As for your last part of the sentence, man I can't help much there except for... may I suggest apps like b-umble, h-inge... etc? 😎
  5. Suck it up and then be like you and us, sitting in front of the screen and talk about fantasy players?
  6. He is no where close to return to the team; according to Aaron Boone on "Mike's On"; thus, it's 50/50 whether he can return in August. Might just be a lost season for Stanton.
  7. Not if there is an adequate left handed batter against RHP; none of the inciarte, Camargo screams confidence either. Also, Braves manager Snit has a hard time understanding the concept based on his bullpen usage. So far with what has been said by Snit, sounds like they want Riley to learn to fix his issues with CB and SL through MLB pitching.
  8. And he just hit the IL; he did get pulled early that the blister may be only cause him to lose one start. Totally guess on my part though.
  9. I am guessing he is on your bench today? He's on mine and he just hit his first HR since May 28th. Hopefully this means he is about to breakout again from the power and HOPEFULLY speed standpoint.....
  10. I don't think his power is sustainable; he hit a total of 23 HR's in 1414 AB's; that's less than 10 HR's in 600 AB's. He did have an increase in his HR/FB ratio from '18 to '19 but to me that's more to do with "juiced ball" both in AAA and MLB; I think a 10-15 HR's is what I would expect from him at most. Season Team GB/FB LD% GB% FB% IFFB% HR/FB IFH% BUH% Pull% Cent% Oppo% Soft% Med% Hard% 2016 Cardinals (A-) 1.30 22.2 % 44.0 % 33.8 % 22.4 % 5.3 % 41.7 % 22.6 % 35.7 % 2017 Cardinals (A) 0.98 13.5 % 42.9 % 43.6 % 17.2 % 3.4 % 35.0 % 22.9 % 42.1 % 2017 Cardinals (A+) 2.00 22.0 % 52.0 % 26.0 % 7.7 % 7.7 % 50.0 % 33.9 % 16.1 % 2017 Cardinals (AA) 1.47 19.1 % 48.1 % 32.8 % 18.3 % 3.3 % 39.4 % 22.9 % 37.8 % 2018 Cardinals (AA) 1.63 23.1 % 47.7 % 29.2 % 23.9 % 5.5 % 49.7 % 21.6 % 28.7 % 2018 Cardinals (AAA) 0.77 30.4 % 30.4 % 39.3 % 9.1 % 4.5 % 40.4 % 28.1 % 31.6 % 2019 Cardinals (AAA) 1.18 19.4 % 43.6 % 37.0 % 21.3 % 11.5 % 47.3 % 26.0 % 26.6 % I like his speed though; Edman is quite fast as he is the 12th-fastest maximum sprint speed in baseball this year per Statcast; 30+ SB is quite reachable. His K% in the minors of lower than 20% is good but I think he needs to keep a BB% of close to 10% to profile well as the leadoff guy with minimum power. Season Team BB% K% BB/K AVG OBP SLG OPS ISO Spd BABIP UBR wGDP wSB wRC wRAA wOBA wRC+ 2016 Cardinals (A-) 15.5 % 9.4 % 1.66 .286 .400 .427 .827 .141 8.6 .305 2.4 50 17.0 .396 151 2017 Cardinals (A) 8.6 % 10.9 % 0.79 .284 .347 .439 .786 .155 7.7 .309 0.8 24 3.6 .350 118 2017 Cardinals (A+) 8.5 % 22.0 % 0.39 .257 .338 .357 .695 .100 4.0 .327 -0.4 9 0.5 .327 106 2017 Cardinals (AA) 6.7 % 14.2 % 0.47 .247 .298 .347 .645 .100 5.0 .281 0.1 22 -5.6 .295 80 2018 Cardinals (AA) 7.0 % 15.3 % 0.46 .299 .350 .403 .753 .104 6.7 .345 3.1 65 4.6 .340 108 2018 Cardinals (AAA) 10.5 % 14.5 % 0.73 .318 .382 .394 .776 .076 7.6 .357 0.6 11 0.8 .350 108 2019 Cardinals (AAA) 6.9 % 15.1 % 0.45 .305 .356 .513 .869 .208 8.7 .333 1.8 35 2.8 .365 109 2019 Cardinals 1.7 % 20.3 % 0.08 .263 .288 .509 .797 .246 8.7 .286 0.9 0.2 0.6 8 0.5 .328 104 All in all, I see someone with 10-15 HR (juice ball era), 30+ SB, .275 BA and about .350 OBP. Currently with 2B/3B/SS eligibility, I think he's got some value.
  11. What do you guys think of the outlook of these two young OF's ROS and who has the better chance to reach their peak? They are both top 10 first round picks; one 2013 (Meadows) and one 2015 (Beni). To me, they have similar profile as both are power/speed combo with good hit tools; Beni has better OBP and Meadows seems to have more raw power. Thoughts?
  12. And one more... The last combined no-hitter in California was thrown in Oakland on 13 July 1991 – the exact day Skaggs, a California native, was born.
  13. Anyone think he might be a decent reclamation project by the Sox? While really bad this year (I feel that a lot had to do with his mental aspect of the game, when he has been hitting bombs in AAA for a few years now and still not getting that prolonged chance to hit in the majors can play tricks with his mind. Yes, I know his bats are slow and he's a bit overweight... etc... My point though is, will he actually take this change a scenery as his wakeup call and opportunity to right ship his career? Will be watching it closely.
  14. From CBS... for whatever it is worth... Facing the same offense second time in a row is not easy; especially an offense like the Phillies. So if I was the Marlins, I would be giving him at least another one extended look.
  15. Someone needs to tell Beni and Betts that the baseballs this year are juiced.... on the day with a score of 17-13, in which most pitchers don't have an idea how to command the baseball and these two decided to go 1/7 combined with 2 R..... That 1st inning bases loaded pop by Beni.........