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Of course, Fowler is a switch-hitter, not a LH-only bat.
To those calling for Wong batting second, Matheny always caters to LH RH LH type lineups when he can.
Fowler and Wong were the only LH bats in the lineup last night. He would never put them together. That’s also why we don’t see Fowler second when Carpenter plays. Pham splits the two up.
No one disagreed with you that Diaz looked off, but that he could still be a serviceable SS in the long run. He is always going to be somewhat valuable given how little he strikes out and now his bat has picked up at Memphis.
Are the three fastest players in the organization sitting atop the Springfield lineup?
All three got a SB today – Sierra, Mercado, and Seferina are like the double-A version of the ’99 Indians (Lofton, Visquel, Alomar)
Wainwright has 2.3 WAR on the year per Fangraphs, which gives him a full season WAR of 3.8.
He has a 0.8 WAR on the year per B-R.com, which gives him a full season WAR of 1.3.
Depends on which site you use really.
Free Agency WAR per $$ is around $8.15M this year and Wainwright makes $19.5. His Fangraphs WAR paints him as giving us $31.0M of value this year or an excess value of $11.5M. Or negative excess value if you use B-R.com WAR.
Now, that money may be spent in better ways given our pitching depth (Weaver, Gonzales, etc) but Wainwright hasn’t exactly been a disappointment. Remember he is giving us nearly an extra win worth of WAR with his hitting (over that of a normal pitcher) too.
Could you please explain the thought process behind this? Carpenter is 8th among 1B in DRS and 12th in UZR/150. This would put him solidly above average defensively and he’s at least average with the bat too (14th in wRC+). I feel like this is a tired narrative that needs to be addressed so we can all stop it with the Matt Carpenter trashing.
I don’t get it and every time I mention these same numbers the folks that bash his defense (at 1B mind you) don’t have an answer, but will post about it in another thread a few days later. It’s nerve-racking to say the least.
How about that 10.8% BB-rate in AA and 11.1% in AAA this year?
The more I read the more I agree with this.
He needs some development yet but he probably slots in behind reyes and kelly prospect wise… Which is impressive.
MLB Pipeline put O’Neill at #4 behind Reyes, Kelly, and Weaver, ahead of Perez and Flaherty.
That’s a really cool picture of Alcantara.
I’ve enjoyed watching them this year still. I find it odd you put Wacha in that list and not Martinez also.
Who do you take?
Weaver, Flaherty, Gonzales, and Gant
or the Springfield quartet ~ Hudson, Gallen, Alcantara, and Gomber?
Memphis pitching is becoming a must-follow event!
Also it looks like the Twins are backing off Garcia due to his injury history.
Jenner is at Springfield too right?
Rosenthal is a disaster waiting to happen each and every time he takes the hill. As far as I am concerned we trade him for a sack of potatoes and be happy. I am tired of his act. This is the 4th year this crap has been going on with him.
I find your selective posting hilarious. Yes Rosenthal screwed up, but I didn’t see you clamoring for his trade in his last SIX outings when he didn’t give up a run or even a walk while striking out 10 batters. Try to be a little more consistent.
I’m positive the last time you posted was around July 1st, the last time he gave up a run.
July 1, 2017 at 9:59 pm
Rosenberg is nerve wracking? Nah, cant be.
I mean, he only has been ever since he came into the league.
Really disappointing to have the bullpen ruin games again and again and again. But it’s not suprising when you have a bunch of below average arms trying to patch together innings with 91 mph stuff. There are no elite arms besides Rosenthal in the bullpen. That needs to change.
Only Cecil and Bowman average 91. Everyone else is quite a bit above 91.
I wonder if Molina is nursing an injury from Wednesday.
I think Lynn is much more valuable than Garcia. I feel like Garcia’s arm could fall off at any moment.
I really think Stanton would be the best possible option for us moving forward. Kind of like getting an elite free agent.
Much like the Dodgers taking on all that salary back in 2012 acquiring Adrian Gonzalez, Hanley Ramirez, Carl Crawford, and Josh Beckett.
Mercado is just one SB away from the league leader in AA. I hope he gets it. Kind of a dubious award though.
Weaver with another good outing, now 9-1 with a 1.91 ERA…crazy
Bader with an excellent game as he took two walks and didn’t strike out. He also hit a bomb.
Excited to have Diaz back tomorrow although Mejia has been excellent this year. I wonder if Diaz will start moving around the diamond.
I’m glad to see Morales pitching well in relief in Springfield too.
What a bummer to hear about Sosa.
After thinking we were loaded in the lower minors at the shortstop position last year, the loss of Sosa (to injury), Mercado (to position change), Cordoba (to the Rule V), and Perez (just struggling) really puts a damper on the system. Edman is also struggling at AA.
Perez has a .935 OPS in the GCL. He shouldn’t have been pulled from JC so quickly (unless it’s another issue)
If he needs to be in Jupiter around Oquendo, then why not move him to Palm Beach?
Diaz is dealing with a personal issue. Will return to action Friday.