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  1. Yeah if you watched (or charted) him, it was mostly a function of some bad sequencing or some soft hits that found holes --usually in the 5th or 6th inning-- followed by a 3 run HR allowed in the first half of the season. The crude stuff and metrics always pointed to a much better pitcher, and boy did he find his grove in the 2nd H...his slide piece was borderline untouchable too.
  2. Interesting gameplan...they didn't want to show too much of their hand in the 1st H!
  3. For those of us that were high on him going into last year, his 19 outlook thread was a tough place, lol.
  4. Mine as well get this going, as he emerged last year and will become one of the biggest risers as 'prospect season' gets on us. I feel like the CBS write up encapsulates his situation quite well: "Noelvi Marte has top-five prospect upside, and this will be the last offseason to acquire him in dynasty leagues for a palatable price. He is on the Julio Rodriguez path -- a high-profile international signee ($1.55 million in 2018) who destroyed the Dominican Summer League (.309/.371/.511, nine HR, 17 SB in 65 games) and will be given an aggressive assignment for his stateside debut. He doesn't have as good of an approach as Rodriguez did at the same age, but Marte is a five-tool shortstop with at least 60-grade speed. He needs to work on using the whole field (23.4 Oppo%), but his 40.7 FB% is encouraging for a player who could develop 30-plus homer power. An 18-year-old who is already 6-foot-1, 181 pounds, Marte may have to move to third base, but his bat should profile anywhere. If he is as good as advertised, he should spend a good chunk of the year at Low-A, and if he hits there, his stock will explode."
  5. Idk, I hear you...but his K was nearly pretty damn good, 93K in 73IP and the BB was borderline great at only 16 in those innings..the 44 hits for a .081 WHIP were likely a bit of a fluke, though. Still the stuff backs up his profile, as well. You can always pick up awesome RPs, but relative to general values, Gallegos is prob the early season smart nab imo.
  6. Pretty spot on^ I really do like Gallegos, but it remains to be seen if he is more than just a flash...even if I strongly have a hunch he is... Gant heavily overachieved in the first half and stuff got corrected real quick with him (though some absurd workload def contributed too)...still think he is just a quality middle man imo. Hicks will be back around the break too and likely has to get a chance to close again.
  7. Yes, go ahead and feel pretty good about that. Lindor is just a better bet than Javy imo and the other pieces tilt barely enough in your favor.
  8. Now we got the Judge and Mr Clapper running the G-Men offense. Actually I view it as a pretty net positive for Barkley overall...prob the rest of the offense too.
  9. I have joined up here, and sounds like commish is going to implement a scoring system of mine...very balanced and super fun. Lets get to 16
  10. #4 in Pipelines Top10 Lefty Pitchers feature: Here is some stuff on his secondaries: "He complements his impressive heater with a trio of above-average-or-better secondary pitches, including a plus slider that he uses to back-foot right-handed hitters. Skubal's curveball is less dynamic and at times bleeds together with his slider, though he still demonstrates solid overall feel for the pitch, and his changeup will be another weapon once fully developed. He was more successful against right-handed hitters (.180/.259/.304) than lefties (.233/.277/.310) in his first full season, and recorded the Minors' highest swinging-strike rate (18.1 percent) among pitchers who threw at least 120 frames."