Page 15 of 36 FirstFirst ... 5131415161725 ... LastLast
Results 225 to 240 of 565

Thread: Around Baseball 2017

  1. #225
    MVP NJH's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    13,358
    Thanks
    986
    Thanked 7,149 Times in 4,042 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Brownie19 View Post
    stat-scouting - Carlos Vargas is an interesting prospect. High BB%, low K%. His numbers were dragged down by a low BABIP last year.
    BB and K rates basically don't matter in rookie ball

  2. #226
    MVP
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    9,333
    Thanks
    341
    Thanked 2,000 Times in 1,490 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Dinger View Post
    WTH are the Rays smoking here?
    I'm very happy to see Smyly go to Seattle (fantasy sports reasons), but imo if they Rays are going to trade someone like him they should be looking for less volume and more quality.

  3. #227
    Blue Chip Prospect
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Posts
    848
    Thanks
    78
    Thanked 400 Times in 218 Posts
    Shae Simmons could be nasty. Smyly will probably work out fine at SAFECO.

    Dipoto is doing everything he can to get Mariners in the playoffs.

  4. #228
    DONOR Spanky99's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    29,785
    Thanks
    33,532
    Thanked 6,494 Times in 5,017 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by HERPDERP View Post
    Holy Fuck!

  5. #229
    Top 100 Prospect
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    368
    Thanks
    124
    Thanked 181 Times in 85 Posts

  6. #230
    DONOR Spanky99's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    29,785
    Thanks
    33,532
    Thanked 6,494 Times in 5,017 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by jerb View Post
    Figured that'd get done today. Another good deal by the A's. Seems like the LHRP's are much more expensive.

  7. #231
    MVP
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    9,333
    Thanks
    341
    Thanked 2,000 Times in 1,490 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by jerb View Post
    I wonder if the A's will try to cash in on Doolittle now?

  8. #232
    DONOR Spanky99's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    29,785
    Thanks
    33,532
    Thanked 6,494 Times in 5,017 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Abomination View Post
    I wonder if the A's will try to cash in on Doolittle now?
    Nats...

  9. #233
    Prospect
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Posts
    187
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 44 Times in 30 Posts
    Speaking of, I wonder what type return we could get for Osuna at this point. Not advocating trading him. He's the only truly elite arm in the pen. But a 21-year closer who throws 98 mph fastballs in this market is worth a pretty penny. Like would a team like the Nats who desperately need a closer and are going all in trade Robles+ for him.

  10. #234
    Hall of Famer burlingtonbandit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    15,454
    Thanks
    669
    Thanked 1,837 Times in 1,337 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray View Post
    Speaking of, I wonder what type return we could get for Osuna at this point. Not advocating trading him. He's the only truly elite arm in the pen. But a 21-year closer who throws 98 mph fastballs in this market is worth a pretty penny. Like would a team like the Nats who desperately need a closer and are going all in trade Robles+ for him.
    Maybe they trade him after seeing how ugly his form on the leg press was...

  11. #235
    Top 100 Prospect Rusty_Savage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    794
    Thanks
    309
    Thanked 164 Times in 126 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by burlingtonbandit View Post
    Maybe they trade him after seeing how ugly his form on the leg press was...
    Or just how ugly he is

  12. #236
    MVP HERPDERP's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    10,640
    Thanks
    584
    Thanked 1,798 Times in 1,100 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by burlingtonbandit View Post
    Maybe they trade him after seeing how ugly his form on the leg press was...
    made me cringe.

    0 rep

    0 rep

    0 rep

    he should get on Sanchez' program
    Fuck Taylor Swift

  13. #237
    All Star Brownie19's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Wasaga Beach
    Posts
    3,875
    Thanks
    1,274
    Thanked 939 Times in 629 Posts
    I love how he has an 11 year old kid as his spotter.

  14. #238
    All Star Brownie19's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Wasaga Beach
    Posts
    3,875
    Thanks
    1,274
    Thanked 939 Times in 629 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by NJH View Post
    BB and K rates basically don't matter in rookie ball
    Isn't that one of the things people are impressed about with Vlad Jr.?

    Perhaps that's just the people who aren't as smart as NJH (such as me).

  15. #239
    MVP NJH's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    13,358
    Thanks
    986
    Thanked 7,149 Times in 4,042 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Brownie19 View Post
    Isn't that one of the things people are impressed about with Vlad Jr.?

    Perhaps that's just the people who aren't as smart as NJH (such as me).
    Sorry, I just realized that I misspoke.

    IIRC - BB% in the low minors is irrelevant to essentially irrelevant in projecting hitting prospects.
    K% does carry significance.

    I think the biggest takeaway here is that walk rate doesn’t matter very much at the lower levels of the minors. In fact, it’s not predictive at all for players in rookie ball or Low-A. And even as high as Double-A, a one percent change in strikeout rate affects a player’s projection by about 1.5 times as much as a one percent change in walk rate.

    Intuitively, this makes sense. A hitter doesn’t need to be particularly good at hitting to run a high walk rate in the low minors, as pitchers at these levels often have little idea where the ball’s going. As a result, batters can get away with taking an ultra-passive approach in the hopes they’ll see four balls before they see three strikes. That strategy might work in Rookie ball or A-ball, but it can lose its effectiveness in the upper levels, where pitchers have a better handle on their control.

    To be clear, this isn’t to say that a high-walk prospect is no more likely to make it than a low-walk prospect. Walk rate generally correlates with future success, but only because it’s collinear with ISO. Simply put, players who hit for power also tend to walk a lot, but it’s the power–rather than the walks–that predicts big league performance.

  16. #240
    All Star Brownie19's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Wasaga Beach
    Posts
    3,875
    Thanks
    1,274
    Thanked 939 Times in 629 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by NJH View Post
    Sorry, I just realized that I misspoke.

    IIRC - BB% in the low minors is irrelevant to essentially irrelevant in projecting hitting prospects.
    K% does carry significance.
    I appreciate being corrected. The best part of this board is learning from those who are wiser than I.

  17. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Brownie19 For This Useful Post:

    NJH (01-12-2017),Spanky99 (01-12-2017)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •