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1 minute ago, Sidearmer said:

 

That's a realistic concern though.

 

yes indeed it is! if that was his concern over the OBP he mentioned then i woulda just kept it moving hah

 

i think the Sb will be there regardless so the OBP im not even super concerned over, the BA i am very pessimistic on as you alluded to

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It was an NL-only league.

I figured since I started Merrifield's outlook thread, I may as well start his partner-in-crime's thread, too. Both were very effective thieves in 2018, especially late in the season.    Und

Currently higher on the player rater than Trea has EVER been.

16 minutes ago, meh2 said:

Interesting read on Mondesi for those taking the plunge on him: https://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article227405899.html

Supposedly he's working hard at improving his plate discipline. Extremely small sample size warning in 26 spring at bats he's walked 4 times and k'd 4 times. 

 

That's all good, but I won't believe it until I see him doing it against legit MLB pitchers during the regular season. And I'm a Mondesi believer, LOL. I need to see the proof in the pudding over an extended period of time. Until then, I know I've got myself a highly volatile 2B/SS who could go 20-50 just as easily as he could turn into Byron Buxton. 

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54 minutes ago, Flyman75 said:

 

That's all good, but I won't believe it until I see him doing it against legit MLB pitchers during the regular season. And I'm a Mondesi believer, LOL. I need to see the proof in the pudding over an extended period of time. Until then, I know I've got myself a highly volatile 2B/SS who could go 20-50 just as easily as he could turn into Byron Buxton. 

Oh, I agree. Nothing in that small of a spring training sample is going to change my valuation of him, but it’s better than seeing him have 0 walks and 8 k’s with reports of him having a poor work ethic.

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3 minutes ago, meh2 said:

Oh, I agree. Nothing in that small of a spring training sample is going to change my valuation of him, but it’s better than seeing him have 0 walks and 8 k’s with reports of him having a poor work ethic.

 

Agree and super agree. Lol. 

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26 minutes ago, bradwatson said:

2 walks today. All concerns out the window.

 

Yeah I know right? He looks to be on pace to somewhere around 80 BB and 80 K on the season... What concerns?! 😋

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Espn with a lot of league mates who think highly enough of their baseball knowledge to ignore rankings yet know almost nothing about the non-"big" teams. Devers, andujar, gleyber, turner and a few other questionable choices went over mondesi

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On 3/11/2019 at 1:21 PM, dannyusf said:

 

Wow. Never saw that his OBP is below .300. Might be tough for him to retain lead off for the whole year

Maybe for a more normal team, but I've seen Yost stack his 1/2 spots an entire years at a time with sub .300 OBP guys (Escobar, etc)...

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1 hour ago, ST. STEVEN said:

Maybe for a more normal team, but I've seen Yost stack his 1/2 spots an entire years at a time with sub .300 OBP guys (Escobar, etc)...

 

Yeah, Yost doesn't really sweat OBP.....

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12 hours ago, Simsanityy179 said:

Which draft site is this ? I haven’t seen him past by 75 in any yahoo draft over the past month. Consider yourself a lucky man 

It was an NL-only league.

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How much you guys base a player expectations on past batter vs pitcher?

 

I always work on this each year to see what a hitter did vs "good" pitchers, great indicator of hit tool.

 

Saw Mondesi has a HR vs Veralnder and Hader, 2 hits vs Severino but did not see much after that vs what I deem, "good pitchers".

 

My eye tells me he is a decent hitter with room to grow, I AM NO HATER, just curious to my question above.

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19 minutes ago, CharlesHustle said:

How much you guys base a player expectations on past batter vs pitcher?

 

I always work on this each year to see what a hitter did vs "good" pitchers, great indicator of hit tool.

 

Saw Mondesi has a HR vs Veralnder and Hader, 2 hits vs Severino but did not see much after that vs what I deem, "good pitchers".

 

My eye tells me he is a decent hitter with room to grow, I AM NO HATER, just curious to my question above.

its good to see a player have success vs good sp but small sample size and I don't think you can really make any conclusions.

remember when everyone got hyped when devers hit that high fastball off chapman his rookie year?

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On 3/22/2019 at 12:22 PM, CharlesHustle said:

How much you guys base a player expectations on past batter vs pitcher?

 

I always work on this each year to see what a hitter did vs "good" pitchers, great indicator of hit tool.

 

Saw Mondesi has a HR vs Veralnder and Hader, 2 hits vs Severino but did not see much after that vs what I deem, "good pitchers".

 

My eye tells me he is a decent hitter with room to grow, I AM NO HATER, just curious to my question above.

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It's an unconventional tool but it speaks volumes. I still vividly recall young Miggy and young Xander taking Roger Clemens deep in big games. 
The home run versus Hader is particularly impressive, that's like out-quicking a hummingbird ... or something. 

Carter Kieboom took Verlander deep twice the other day, that'll get your attention.

On 3/22/2019 at 12:44 PM, colepenhagen said:

its good to see a player have success vs good sp but small sample size and I don't think you can really make any conclusions.

remember when everyone got hyped when devers hit that high fastball off chapman his rookie year?


I do remember Devers doing that, one of the few young lefties with the raw ability to do such a thing, off the flame-throwing Octopus.
Obviously Lastings Milledge probably got the best of good pitchers here and there too, so it's not an end-all gauge of talent... but it's sort of like finding out that a cute girl you like also digs your favorite band. It re-affirms what you already think and feel. Long story short, Carter Kieboom is a stud in the making. 

 

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