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  • #179813
    blingboy
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    Last year there was some speculation here on the board about who might be a breakout in 2021 amongst the minor leaguers. I named Nootbaar and wish I could find the thread so I could gloat and claim moral superiority.

    #179814
    jj-cf-stl
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    click on your ID name
    click on replies created
    type Nootbaar in the search bar and click search
    You’ll see every reply where you typed his name

    #179815
    blingboy
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    Thanks, it was TCN 2021 Top 50 Countdown thread. Posted 1-31-21. “I didn’t see a place to discuss these articles on the members forum, so I will just say I don’t buy the Aussie catcher thing. My sleeper is Lars Nootbaar.” Send all autograph requests c/o Brian, he will forward them.

    #179817
    jj-cf-stl
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    Now get a roll of bubble wrap and make a coons skin cap out of it. Those 3′-0″ doors may be a bit tight now!
    😉

    #179820
    Brian Walton
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    Lars was also our #52 prospect last year and was profiled in our Best of the Rest article.

    2021 St. Louis Cardinals Prospects – Best of the Rest

    #179832
    bccran
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    Nootbaar rated higher than Baez?
    Hmmmm.

    #179841
    Brian Walton
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    I am guessing you didn’t participate in our annual community prospect voting for 2022. Too bad as it is a good process to share information and points of view. Our forum members put Lars #8 and Baez #12. (The ranking thread is pinned to the top of this board.)

    #179842
    blingboy
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    Lets he’s not a one year wonder.

    #179849
    Brian Walton
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    #179855
    bccran
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    Keith Law has Baez at #9 and Burleson at #14.

    #179856
    Brian Walton
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    And BP has Burleson ahead of Baez. Different folks have different opinions, which is especially understandable when comparing a Triple-A player with a teen who has limited backfield experience in Rookie ball.

    #179860
    bccran
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    True, and MLB.com has Baez as #5 and Burleson #11.

    Sure hope Baez isn’t another Fletcher. But I don’t think he is.

    #179868
    mudville
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    After Baez got drafted he was interviewed and asked who he
    would compare himself to. His answer was Mike Trout. After I heard that, I pretty much wrote him off as a blowhard with an inflated ego. I hope I’m wrong.

    #179872
    Brian Walton
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    #179874
    stlcard25
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    McGreevy’s control does remind of Waino, who did allow a lot of hits despite few walks, even in his prime. Hopefully he picks up a little velocity and grows into at least a #2/3.

    #179895
    blingboy
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    The Community had Thompson ahead of McGreevy and I see Brian will too. That guy really took a beating last year.

    #179899
    Brian Walton
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    Choose your poison. McGreevy was scored upon in six of seven outings that averaged just over an inning each and had an ERA of 9.39.

    #179902
    blingboy
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    It will be very interesting to watch them both this year.

    #179953
    Brian Walton
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    #179958
    gscottar
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    I had Thompson number 17 in my personal rankings. He was completely overmatched in 2021 although I blame the organization for placing him in Memphis instead of Springfield. Hopefully 2022 is better.

    #179962
    Brian Walton
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    Many differences of opinion. Thompson fell out of BA’s top 10 Cardinals, but is no. 6 on Law’s new list.

    #179964
    blingboy
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    I kind of wonder if necessity will cause Thompson to get called up without having a been notably competitive in the upper levels, along the lines of Oviedo. Anything like the pitching attrition we have seen will end there, assuming he remains healthy. I was impressed with his ability to answer the bell in Arizona and do well. Optimistically, I hope he turns into the kind of work-a-day starter that takes a load off the rest of the staff. Raking the coals late to fill that role is something I hope we don’t see again this year. Assuming there is a this year. I am good with ranking Thompson ahead of McGreevy, he paid on the mound while McGreevy was coddled.

    #179974
    Brian Walton
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    #179978
    gscottar
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    It isn’t official yet but it sure looks like we have a good opportunity to win the Matt Adams trade. Sometimes it takes a few years to determine those things.

    #179986
    blingboy
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    If the DH comes in, I bet we have the cheapest DH in the NL. Tied for cheapest at least.

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