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DelMarFan

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Re: Postseason 2015
« Reply #30 on: October 06, 2015, 06:05:49 pm »
Castro vs Baez would have been a debate once, but not after Castro's September.  No way Castro isn't in the lineup, although he might get removed for defense later in the game.

If Joe starts La Stella over Coghlan (which is really the only debate, I think), I'm guessing it's due to Joe's perception of La Stella's ability handle velocity.  We've been hearing a lot about that lately.  Probably it comes from Joe.  I don't pretend to be able to judge Coghlan's ability against good heat, and I don't have access to the numbers (I expect they do).  I think defensively it's mostly a wash.  La Stella isn't that different from Bryant at third.  Coghlan isn't that different from Bryant in the outfield (yeah, Coghlan is better this year, but it's only about six months ago he was collectively referred to as a butcher).

I already said I'd go with Coghlan for defense (and then I said it was mostly a wash, which I think it is).  It's why I won't be surprised either way.  If it's La Stella, bet it's about velocity.

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Re: Postseason 2015
« Reply #31 on: October 06, 2015, 06:10:28 pm »
Cole's been better against LH batters by 70 OPS points this year.

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Re: Postseason 2015
« Reply #32 on: October 06, 2015, 07:32:58 pm »
Rasmus solo homer puts the Astros up 1-0 in the top of the second.

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Re: Postseason 2015
« Reply #33 on: October 06, 2015, 08:17:46 pm »
Chris Archer in the booth, making me wish the Cubs still had him.  And I'm one of the few who still doesn't have any problem with the Garza trade.

Carlos Gomez homer, 2-0 Astros!

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Re: Postseason 2015
« Reply #34 on: October 06, 2015, 08:19:05 pm »
Imagine adding Chris Archer and Josh Donaldson to this Cubs team.

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Re: Postseason 2015
« Reply #35 on: October 06, 2015, 08:37:21 pm »
Can you imagine this boards reaction to a AAA hitter that put up wRC+ of 104 and 94 his first to years in AAA and a wRC+ of 31 and 90 and handing him the 3B job?

Or a AA pitcher with 19.3% K% and 13.1% BB% that on promotion to AAA improves that to 21.8% and 10.9%?  For people that don't follow those numbers they are bad.

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Re: Postseason 2015
« Reply #36 on: October 06, 2015, 08:48:59 pm »
Keuchel dominating through 5 innings, still 2-0.  Would really be nice to see the Yankees season end tonight.

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Re: Postseason 2015
« Reply #37 on: October 06, 2015, 08:54:32 pm »
I can't recall if it was the night of, or the morning after, Denorfia's GW HR, but either Baseball Tonight or MLBN showed a graphic that stated that Denorfia was one of the league's best hitters against pitchers whose fastballs are 96+...no clue where they got the data from, but his average was .330+...

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Re: Postseason 2015
« Reply #38 on: October 06, 2015, 08:59:36 pm »
Can you imagine this boards reaction to a AAA hitter that put up wRC+ of 104 and 94 his first to years in AAA and a wRC+ of 31 and 90 and handing him the 3B job?

Or a AA pitcher with 19.3% K% and 13.1% BB% that on promotion to AAA improves that to 21.8% and 10.9%?  For people that don't follow those numbers they are bad.


That is why organizations employ people they refer to a scouts.

brjones

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Re: Postseason 2015
« Reply #39 on: October 06, 2015, 09:18:19 pm »
Gregorius with a "clean" slide trying to break up a double play at second base:

https://twitter.com/based_ball/status/651580227961925632

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Re: Postseason 2015
« Reply #40 on: October 06, 2015, 09:32:16 pm »
With the Astros up 3-0, Keuchel leaves the game after 6 innings. 

Former Cub Marwrin Gonzalez in to play first base.  That's looking like a pretty good Rule 5 pick by the Astros.  I think Rondon was a better Rule 5 pick, though.

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Re: Postseason 2015
« Reply #41 on: October 06, 2015, 09:37:59 pm »
Tony Sipp pitching for the Astros.  He's had two really good years for them, I bet he's on the Cubs' radar this offseason since they really need a good LH reliever.

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Re: Postseason 2015
« Reply #42 on: October 06, 2015, 09:43:29 pm »
That is why organizations employ people they refer to a scouts.

I always wondered about that, thanks for making that clear. I also wasn't talking about major league teams, I was talking about his board and I don't know Underwood and Almora for example.

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Re: Postseason 2015
« Reply #43 on: October 06, 2015, 09:54:29 pm »
Cute, but think implication was that why would anybody be high on these guys given numbers cited.

Actually, of course, board knew Archer (at least) was a high ceiling guy.

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Re: Postseason 2015
« Reply #44 on: October 06, 2015, 09:59:54 pm »
I mean I put can you imagine the board's reaction in the first sentence, I'm not sure how I could make that anymore clear to what I was talking about.

Plenty of high ceiling guys get downgraded due to stats on this board. I only look at xFIP though and they don't even have that for minor leaguers, so I'm completely lost.