Sign in to follow this  
ST. STEVEN

Josh VanMeter 2019 Outlook

Recommended Posts

4 hours ago, The Big Bat Theory said:

I was not trying to belittle anyone.  You just repeated they he could have 2 starts as well and I just wanted the correct info posted.  Please don't get upset over an honest attempt at a correction.  Thank you.

BBT takes his Yahoo platform knowledge very seriously. Now you know.😁

  • Haha 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

VanMeter already was basically playing near daily, but def will be now. Hope they still move him around a bit, also Scooter could be dealt yet to open up 2nd.

Also he prob should not need to be sitting v LH...dude has put up a .358/.435/.774 against them in AAA this year in 50+ ABs

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 hours ago, mavsfan23 said:

Is it Ervin or Vanmeter to get the AB’s in Cincy? 

He should slot in at 2b most days now with Scooter gone. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 minutes ago, Redsfan34 said:

He should slot in at 2b most days now with Scooter gone. 

Yeah, he should play there pretty consistently and still move around a bit too. Had another couple walks today, along with a base knock, run and SB.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Really hope he is what the peripherals show he is. I invested probably more than I should have in him, but his skill set in that park could produce some really strong results. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Really like his approach at the plate. And yes would love to see the Reds give him looks against lefties.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This guy could be a difference maker down the stretch, particularly in points leagues.  Rarely strikes out, can take a walk, hits for power, and has multi-position eligibility in most formats. Trades of Puig and Scooter have cleared the way for plenty of playing time.  If he starts regularly against lefties the rest of the way, look out!

Edited by Von Hayes
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Shocked to see him sitting today. Thought he would be a lock for everyday playing time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

David Bell would put literally any right handed human being in the lineup against a LHP. Peraza .727 OPS vs. LHP? Get him in there! 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Guy only has a 148wRC+ in his first 91 MLB PAs, so he must sit so that a guy with a 65wRC+ can get ABs.Veteran something something something.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yep, thats the Reds for ya. Lets sit a guy batting .471 this week.

Edited by MSkibisky
  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, MSkibisky said:

Yep, thats the Reds for ya. Lets sit a guy batting .471 this week.

 

David Bell is an absolute disaster.

  • Like 4
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

this guy can really hit. I think he'll be the "Jeff McNeil" of 2019. He has dual 2B/OF eligibility in some leagues too, which is sexy. 

Edited by ChicksDigTheOPS

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
36 minutes ago, 96mnc said:

 

David Bell is an absolute disaster.

He's misunderstood..like most geniuses.

  • Haha 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Benched again. Unless Bell is actively trying to tank, this just doesn't make any sense.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It’s not just Bell. It’s happening everywhere and it’s sorta ruining the sport for me, fantasy aside. Lineup tinkering is out of hand. 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He has 10 AB vs lefties. They’re not even giving him a chance to succeed against them 

Edited by street sharks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is ridiculous... can't keep this guy if that's all the playing time he's going to get.  Baseball is not that complicated....

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Slimzy17 said:

This is ridiculous... can't keep this guy if that's all the playing time he's going to get.  Baseball is not that complicated....

It’ll continue. I’ve said it before, but Winker has a similar hitting profile to Van Meter and bs like this has been happening to him all season. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, street sharks said:

Stealing like a mad man. Three steals in the last four games. Sucks he isn't playing every day

You guys have to be patient. Managers aren't just gonna wholesale replace vets in the lineup. Plsyers have to be slowly worked into the rotation and slowly worked out of it. The better he plays the more he'll play until eventually he's just the starter. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

His speed and power metrics don't look that too impressive, and he has been caught twice already stealing.

Not saying the guy can't be solid, but most ball clubs are looking at the metrics as well and will give veterans the first chance. 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.