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  1. 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? 😎
  2. Suck it up and then be like you and us, sitting in front of the screen and talk about fantasy players?
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.....
  7. 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
  8. 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?
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.........
  13. While the Indians lineup is favorable for Touki, one thing I think can go against him is the cold weather forecast tonight. 47 degree at game time with close to 80% chance of rain. Not good for pitchers. I am still debating whether to start him; but I am leaning towards benching him tonight.
  14. I was looking for that detail but couldn't find it. Where did you get that stat? I only know this due to the https://www.nbcsports.com/chicago/white-sox/yoan-moncada-has-lot-strikeouts-and-white-sox-think-baseballs-umpires-might-be-partially I posted earlier in this thread.
  15. Plus many of his hits were hard hits but right to someone; I was at the game earlier this week when the Braves took on the Cubs, though there were ground outs, they were hard hit ground outs. Looking at his avg. EV, increased almost 4 miles and hard hit % increased by almost 8%. On top of it, look at his K% compare to BB %, I am still very confidence that he will snap out of this.
  16. I have him on my dynasty league and never even thought of giving him up even though I had managers trying to trade him away from my team. During spring training; I paid attention to his K's and BB's; in February, in 12 PA, he had 5 K's and 1 BB, in March, with more than 4 times the PA from Feb. (52 PA), he only strung out 11 times and walked 10 times. I wanted to post on here but felt that I would jinx him; but so far so good during the season; except for yesterday 0-5 2K's (nitpicking!?)... Hopefully he will continue to keep his K's down and walk more. He did say he will try to be
  17. I agree, Rockies need to just let their young players play through and learn MLB pitching like many other teams do. Can't imagine if the Braves chose to play Markakis or even worse, members of AARP's..... over Acuña last year!
  18. We talking Machado or Harper? $300M is Machado and $330M is Harper... Anyways, I agree, I think the heavy dose of a combination of new environment, teammates, and the s--- load of money in his bank account are affecting his way of play. He did not play well in ST either; but hopefully he will get out of the funk soon...!
  19. This is what I have gathered so far...... Black might be a fellow fantasy baseball manager too but does not have neither of the Hampson or McMahon; so he does not care about making it clear to his opponents...... as a matter of fact, he might just throw them and us a big wrench and give the job to Vailaika..... 😈
  20. How as a Braves fan and the fact that you are on this site with quality valuable information to pick/draft potential upside players and you own no share of Acuña Matata?
  21. Yeah I know right? He looks to be on pace to somewhere around 80 BB and 80 K on the season... What concerns?! 😋
  22. I believe Bauers will play mostly LF but some 1B too; especially considering Santana is the main guy at 1B and there is potential of HRam being picked to go north with the team, and he plays 1B mostly as well. Indians like their players with some positions flexibilities, so as long as Bauers hits, he will be in the lineup. He just went 2 for 3 with 1 HR and 5 RBI's today; raising his spring BA to .276 with 2 HR and 2 SB... I like what I see so far and that right field at Progressive can be LHH heaven!
  23. Saw Pache a couple times this spring in person and I came back impressed with the kid. How impressed? I traded for him right after I came back from my spring training trip! He demonstrated good power to left and left center during batting practice, with two swings resulted in hitting the tall wall twice in the left center field and another swing pass the left field. In game, the one HR I saw was to the left (Friday 3/9), just flied over the left field wall. I think his power has come along and will continue to get better. I think 15+ HR once he reaches major, shouldn't be an issue; his ca
  24. He pitched two pain-free innings; though the box score wasn't great (2 IP. 3 H. 3ER. 2K), McHugh himself said that he was tinkering a few pitches, so should take the score with a grain of salt. A mislocated changeup, a pitch McHugh normally does not throw to righties resulted in a hit and a cutter that got pulled for a HR. “The way I’m trying to use (the cutter) may be a little different, steal some strikes with it backdoor to lefties whereas, in the past, I’ve pounded it in to lefties with it,” McHugh said. “Changeup is coming along … probably this spring training I feel as good with it
  25. [Removed Cool Story] Barnes is a very inconsistent player and so far, only one good year to show for in his MLB career; albeit, the first two years were SSS. One thing for sure though, in leagues with OBP, he can be serviceable as he has consistently shown that he is willing to take walks; what's going to determine his season from serviceable to decent or solid is his K% and of course a bit of luck (BABIP). Four years in the major and the K% goes from above avg. in one year to below average or poor in the next; again, very inconsistent and the projections around the industry are not kind
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