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Offline Smithian

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Robbie Ray, LHP
« Reply #100: April 09, 2013, 11:21:11 PM »
Money + paid education (likely) versus college and maybe even less money? I'll take option A. Better to fool them early and make money versus showing them the truth and making less.
More like Arkansas could use a top #2 starter behind Ryne Stanek

I'm biased.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Robbie Ray, LHP
« Reply #101: April 10, 2013, 07:12:22 PM »
Robbie Ray had a decent start today in Potomac

6 IP 5 H 3 R 2 ER 1 BB 7 K

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Robbie Ray, LHP
« Reply #102: April 10, 2013, 07:12:55 PM »
Sounds great, call him up.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Robbie Ray, LHP
« Reply #103: April 17, 2013, 09:03:43 AM »
Another nice outing (other than the walks).

6IP, 4H, R, ER, 4BB, 4K.

Would be nice to see him creep back into legit prospect status.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Robbie Ray, LHP
« Reply #104: April 21, 2013, 02:58:58 PM »
Good outing today:

6 IP 2 H 1 ER 4 BB 10 K

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Robbie Ray, LHP
« Reply #105: April 22, 2013, 03:33:05 PM »
Ray is starting to be worth tracking.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Robbie Ray, LHP
« Reply #106: April 22, 2013, 03:54:15 PM »
Updating 1st post to show his 2013 assigment to high A Potomac.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Robbie Ray, LHP
« Reply #107: April 26, 2013, 09:33:48 PM »
Another solid night.

6 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 2 BB, 8 K

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Robbie Ray, LHP
« Reply #108: April 26, 2013, 09:35:10 PM »
The name Robbie Ray is so badass.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Robbie Ray, LHP
« Reply #109: April 26, 2013, 09:37:50 PM »
say good day to robbie ray

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Robbie Ray, LHP
« Reply #110: April 26, 2013, 09:46:01 PM »
Call. Him. Up.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Robbie Ray, LHP
« Reply #111: April 26, 2013, 10:09:24 PM »

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Robbie Ray, LHP
« Reply #112: May 01, 2013, 08:49:45 PM »
Mixed bag for Ray tonight:

5 IP 4 H 2 ER 4 BB 7 K

ERA is at 1.85

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Robbie Ray, LHP
« Reply #113: May 08, 2013, 07:33:49 PM »
So far tonight:  4 IP  2 hits 1 run  7 Ks

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Robbie Ray, LHP
« Reply #114: May 08, 2013, 09:24:24 PM »
Any report's on his velocity and movement so far this year?

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Robbie Ray, LHP
« Reply #115: May 08, 2013, 11:40:01 PM »
Any report's on his velocity and movement so far this year?

Slower but better control. All by design according to Nats Prospects.

http://nationalsprospects.com/2013/05/first-impressions-3/

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Robbie Ray – After a dreadful 2012, Ray seems to have put it behind him. The most noticeable change is that he seems to be sacrificing speed for the sake of command. That may not please the velo-hungry folks, but instead of trying to throw 92-94 inaccurately, he’s having success with working 88-90 and hitting his spots.

Offline nobleisthyname

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Robbie Ray, LHP
« Reply #116: May 09, 2013, 03:17:49 AM »
Hey if it works it works. Not everybody needs to be a Strasburg or Zimmermann. Being a lefty helps too.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Robbie Ray, LHP
« Reply #117: May 13, 2013, 07:40:46 PM »
2 IP  0 hits  5 Ks   so far tonight.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Robbie Ray, LHP
« Reply #118: May 13, 2013, 08:31:54 PM »
Odd start

3 IP 2 H 2 ER 2 BB 7 K (61 pitches)

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Robbie Ray, LHP
« Reply #119: May 13, 2013, 09:18:31 PM »
injury?  jam?

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Robbie Ray, LHP
« Reply #120: May 23, 2013, 03:59:44 PM »
Michael Hurcomb's "5 on the Farm" notes in Scott White's CBS sports fantasy Down on theFarm" write up:

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Robbie Ray, SP, Nationals
Affiliate: Class A Potomac
2013 stats:3-2, 2.42 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 64 strikeouts, 23 walks, 28 hits and two home runs allowed in nine starts (48 1/3 innings)
Striking out 11.9 batters and allowing 5.2 hits per nine innings is going to garner attention. Ray was just a blip on the radar entering the season after the left-hander went 4-12 with a 6.56 ERA last season for Potomac, but the spotlight has quickly turned his way thanks to a fast start. When rehabbing with Potomac, Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman told The Washington Post Ray throws "a lot fastballs," has "a good, easy motion" and has "a chance to be really good." That's quite the endorsement coming from an established major-league All-Star. Ray said he was "put in (his) place" last year because he didn't take the opposition serious. Ray would leave his pitches up in the strike zone and aggressive hitters took advantage. The Nationals changed Ray's mechanics. He went from a low-three quarters delivery to a high three-quarters arm angle, and he added more twist to the motion. The alterations have given Ray more consistent location with his pitches and a more deceptive motion. The Nationals are loaded with pitching prospects -- A.J. Cole, Lucas Giolito, Nathan Karns, Matt Purke, Sammy Solis -- but if Ray continues down this path, he might surge toward the top of the list.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Robbie Ray, LHP
« Reply #121: May 23, 2013, 10:36:48 PM »
He'll likely get a promotion to AA at the minor league all star break.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Robbie Ray, LHP
« Reply #122: May 26, 2013, 12:42:04 PM »
Will see Ray in person today. As always will report back with my thoughts.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Robbie Ray, LHP
« Reply #123: May 26, 2013, 03:10:48 PM »
Will see Ray in person today. As always will report back with my thoughts.
Very interested to hear.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Robbie Ray, LHP
« Reply #124: May 26, 2013, 03:47:36 PM »
Sitting next to Cole and Solis.

Solis seems like a super nice guy. Cole doesn't say much.