September 19, 2021 at 11:12 am #172769
I am thinking they don’t send AAA guys to AFL, but maybe that is old info, or wrong altogether.September 19, 2021 at 3:36 pm #172796PadsFSParticipantFree
Either way, he needs to be there given his lack of professional playing time.September 19, 2021 at 5:09 pm #172810
Patrick Wisdom hit a 3-run HR today, his 27th, setting a Cub rookie record.September 19, 2021 at 5:45 pm #172811
Patrick Wisdom hit a 3-run HR today, his 27th,
For perspective. Goldschmidt has 26.September 19, 2021 at 7:36 pm #172818
“For perspective. Goldschmidt has 26.”
And Wisdom making $570,000.September 20, 2021 at 9:51 am #172850
Goldschmidt is having a better year than Wisdom but yes the pay difference is large. Going forward one player has a proven track record and one doesn’t.
I am just glad we didn’t give up and trade O’Neill. His numbers are also better than Wisdom’s and he too is making the league minimum.September 20, 2021 at 10:37 am #172853Euro DandyParticipantFree
The thing that is eye catching about Wisdom’s year is the RATE at which he is hitting home runs. He is hitting a home run every 11.89 at bats. Only two players have a better career rate, McGwire at 10.61 and Ruth at 11.76 (includes players with 3,000 minimum plate appearances). What’s the likelihood that Wisdom comes close to matching this in future seasons?September 20, 2021 at 12:28 pm #172857
Zero if he doesn’t get the 40% K rate under control.September 20, 2021 at 1:50 pm #172859
The amazing thing about Wisdom is he set the Cub rookie HR record in 321 PAs, breaking Kris Bryant’s previous record of 26 which took him 559 PAs. BTW, Bryant’s K rate that year was 36%, and he went on to win the MVP award the next year.
If you take out McGuire who like Sosa was on the juice when he hit all those HRs, only Babe Ruth has a better HR rate.September 20, 2021 at 5:23 pm #172868PugsleyAddamsParticipantPaid - Annual
What amazes me is that the cub rookie HR mark only sat at 26. As with any organization that’s been around for over 100 years, they’ve had some pretty big boppers over the years. Banks, Billy Williams, Santo, Hack Wilson, just to name a few. I kind of scoff at 26…..if given the chance, I think I could have banged out 26 dingers in my sleep, while in my prime. Anybody know what our Cardinal record is for this feat?September 20, 2021 at 6:28 pm #172871
Would have to be Pujols with 37 HRs in 676 PA.
Wisdom has 27 HRs in 353 PA so far.September 23, 2021 at 8:29 pm #173294September 24, 2021 at 5:41 am #173298
Quote from MLBTR about Nogowski
” in the small sample size of 147 PA in the majors, Nogowski has a very high 87.8% contact rate, so there is some interesting potential if Nogowski is able to improve the quality of that contact”September 24, 2021 at 9:52 am #173315
This was the quote that caught my attention:
Given the Giants’ knack for revitalizing hitters, it might not be surprising to see Nogowski translate those minor league numbers into production at the big league level.
The Giants have certainly figured something out when it comes to getting the most out of nothing. Their roster is basically a combination of past their prime veterans and washed out has beens, yet they are on pace to win around 105 games.September 25, 2021 at 7:32 am #173453
The Pirates gave up on Nog pretty quick but the Giants see something worth working with. They do seem to know what they are doing. They got him for free so why not.September 27, 2021 at 7:17 am #173709PadsFSParticipantFree
Ramon Urias (a CC favorite) is making his first MLB start at 2B tonight for the Orioles.
I didn’t see it mentioned anywhere but Urias has had a fine season for the Orioles with a .279 BA, .361 OBP, 115 wRC+ in 300 PAs. Slightly negative defensive stats while mostly playing SS now. He just got hurt so his season is over, but I’m really happy for him.
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