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  1. Kyle Tucker, OF HOU

    Fisher and Marisnick a combined 1-5 with 3Ks today. Astros winning, and the offense is exploding with zero help from those two. I still think it’s a matter of Tucker getting hot and forcing the issue. The opportunity is there.
  2. Gleyber Torres 2018 Outlook

    Drury can also play corner OF. His versatility actually makes a pretty useful bench bat.
  3. Mac Williamson 2018 Outlook

    I noticed a lot of Turner similarities too. Leg kick, weight transfer, athletic bend in the knees, mammoth weight transfer as he swings (driven by that leg kick), and his hands pre-swing and then just driving right to the ball.
  4. 4/21 - GAME DAY THREAD

    Nola just carved in the top of the third.
  5. Mac Williamson 2018 Outlook

    Looks like a swing worth a roster spot to me. Giddy up.
  6. Kyle Tucker, OF HOU

    Astros scored 10 runs yesterday, but Marisnick still got his K. Fisher 1-4 with a double, and a K. Tucker meanwhile showing signs of life: 3-6 with a double and 2 Rs scored - his first 3-hit game in AAA.
  7. Mike Soroka - ATL SP

    The tricky part here is Gohara’s return. Gohara is probably ready after 3 more starts in the minors, one coming this weekend. If the Braves think Wisler can fake it for a few weeks as the fifth starter, then they just hand the keys to Gohara and continue letting Soroka develop. Soroka’s outlook for a SP slot in Atlanta is basically dependent on an injury or McCarthy just completely falling apart. No way they can justify the switch now with the way McCarthy is throwing. Soroka might be “very, very close” in terms of being ready to get big league hitters out, but the Braves aren’t likely going to a 6-man rotation just to get him up, and I’m not sure where the spot comes from barring injury.
  8. Mac Williamson 2018 Outlook

    Not a Giants fan, but they’ve been desperately seeking a spark on offense. Williamson has always been a lefty killer, but the swing changes supposedly were targeted at keeping his bat in the zone longer and making better quality contact. Oppo HR last night was a low and away pitch he dipped down and drove 10 rows deep to right center. That’s a pretty impressive shot off a 91 mph pitch (to me at least). With Pence down, and Williamson’s performance this spring and to start the year in AAA, why wouldn’t the Giants give him everyday PT for a couple of weeks to see what they’ve got? This situation (his age, his previous failings, swing change with a specific hitting instructor) falls right in line with JDM, Turner, Murphy, Taylor, etc. They’re not going to all work out as well, but I’ve got a roster spot to find out when a dude has been this hot and is staring opportunity right in the face.
  9. Jakob Junis 2018 Outlook

    i believe you are correct. Both out-pitched their FIPs and xFIPs consistently too (likely as a result).
  10. Preston Tucker 2018 Outlook

    Inciarte could hit near .200 and would play everyday given his ridiculous defense in CF. He's not going to the bench for anything other than injury. As for Tucker, I argued earlier that once Acuna comes up, Tucker should take Markakis' spot at least 2/3 of the time, but I'm not sure Atlanta will do that. Should and will are two different things, but I personally hope they make Markakis the 4th OF and let Tucker play against all RHP until he proves he can't handle it.
  11. Lourdes Gurriel 2018 Outlook

    Travis has sucked out loud at 2B, and the GM this morning said Gurriel would be starting today/tonight. I would imagine they give him a shot to play almost everyday considering how versatile he is.
  12. Kyle Tucker, OF HOU

    The bar is just so low for him to be markedly better than whatever they're rolling out there. It's not inconceivable he's a hot streak away from Houston.
  13. Jakob Junis 2018 Outlook

    ^^ Agreed. In my lineup where I have him.
  14. Mar/April Closer Thread 2018

    Not to my knowledge, which is why I was so aggressive going after Strickland and willing to punt Melancon. When the grey muscle portion of that article appeared and then disappeared within 10 minutes, that was a major red flag to me that the Giants are hiding how bad this really is. I'm not sure he'll be effective even if he does get back, much less the guaranteed 9th inning guy. I obviously can't confirm this as I don't work for a team, but I would imagine most of these high dollar contract guys have insurance policies (secured by the team on the team's behalf) where the team doesn't have to eat the remaining $$ if the guy never plays again. It would be kind of stupid not to for that kind of investment in a player.
  15. David Dahl 2018 Outlook

    I wouldn't be surprised if Noel Cuevas got the call instead. Tapia's hitting .218, and Dahl's gone 0-8 in his return from the DL. I'm still holding Dahl because I think he's up by the end of April or early May and could be a real difference maker, but he needs to get back in rhythm after missing nearly 2 weeks.