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Re: Follow the prospects: Cutter Dykstra
« Reply #25: August 01, 2013, 09:07:26 AM »
He's two levels below his previous highest assignment and old for the league.  Organizational filler.

yeah, unless he develops some power he's not going much farther.  It's always a bad sign when you are his age and largely playing DH in A-ball.

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Re: Follow the prospects: Cutter Dykstra
« Reply #26: August 02, 2013, 12:54:20 PM »
yeah, unless he develops some power he's not going much farther.  It's always a bad sign when you are his age and largely playing DH in A-ball.

Next step: independent league. I saw Pete Rose, Jr play for the Jersey Jackals. I think he's now managing a minor league team.

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Re: Follow the prospects: Cutter Dykstra
« Reply #27: August 20, 2013, 12:27:10 AM »
doubled tonight to extend his on-base streak to 28 games.

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Re: Follow the prospects: Cutter Dykstra
« Reply #28: August 20, 2013, 09:47:11 AM »
yeah, unless he develops some power he's not going much farther.  It's always a bad sign when you are his age and largely playing DH in A-ball.

6 Games at DH for the season and his career.


He is 2 months older than Billy Burns and is putting up better OBP numbers than Burns did at Potomac. He doesn't have Burns speed but has a tad more power.

If you want to be encouraged about anything it's his BB% has gone from 6.3% in 2011 to 8.7% in '12 to a whopping 17.9% this season all while his K% has gone the other way 24.6%,16.9% to 14.9%.

His BABIP has held in the .340-.350 range, which is normal for a player that hits in the .280-.300 range with little HR power and 15%+ K rate.

Is he a prospect? No but he could become a useful bench player or trade chip.







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Re: Follow the prospects: Cutter Dykstra
« Reply #29: August 20, 2013, 02:53:43 PM »
whenever i saw him play at Potomac he was at DH, i hadn't checked the stats though.

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Re: Follow the prospects: Cutter Dykstra
« Reply #30: August 20, 2013, 03:27:42 PM »
whenever i saw him play at Potomac he was at DH, i hadn't checked the stats though.

I just wanted to put where Cutter Dykstra was in terms of development. Not meant to criticize your opinion.

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Re: Follow the prospects: Cutter Dykstra
« Reply #31: August 20, 2013, 05:56:34 PM »
I just wanted to put where Cutter Dykstra was in terms of development. Not meant to criticize your opinion.

it's ok, most of my opinions deserve criticism. :)

FWIW, look at the master prospects list, I took crap for even "starting" the prospect watch for him.

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Re: Follow the prospects: Cutter Dykstra
« Reply #32: August 25, 2013, 08:33:40 PM »
Hit a towering homer tonight.

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Re: Follow the prospects: Cutter Dykstra
« Reply #33: September 08, 2013, 09:41:10 PM »
Nice year for Dykstra, not sure he's anything more than a AAA/AAAA player though without any power and not a ton of speed.  At 24 he's got to go make it to Harrisburg and produce next year.

.283 /.413/.388, 4HRs, 16 SBs.

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Re: Follow the prospects: Cutter Dykstra
« Reply #34: September 09, 2013, 08:52:42 AM »
Let's be honest, the woman he knocked up is probably the best he's ever going to do

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Re: Follow the prospects: Cutter Dykstra
« Reply #35: April 10, 2014, 10:54:55 AM »
Made it to AA this year.  Final A+ stats for 2013:

.283 / .413 / .388 4HR, 16 SB

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Re: Follow the prospects: Cutter Dykstra
« Reply #36: April 11, 2014, 02:58:40 PM »
Ah..."if only". Lenny Dykstra was the least likely prospect CF in the Mets organization. Just tough and determined. I kept yelling to him to get a shorter bat...so did all the fans. Nope. Lenny wanted to hit home runs. He was still an important player. So...who knows?

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Re: Follow the prospects: Cutter Dykstra
« Reply #37: April 11, 2014, 03:05:27 PM »
Ah..."if only". Lenny Dykstra was the least likely prospect CF in the Mets organization. Just tough and determined. I kept yelling to him to get a shorter bat...so did all the fans. Nope. Lenny wanted to hit home runs. He was still an important player. So...who knows?

Lenny also had a little helper.

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Re: Follow the prospects: Cutter Dykstra
« Reply #38: April 14, 2014, 12:46:12 AM »
Wouldn't surprise me. I liked Mookie Wilson better. However, when Mookie got hurt in 1986, Dystra was the AAA CF. Everyone was looking for Shawn Abner and Stanley Jefferson to the future CF.

I was surprised by Billy Beane's recollection of Lenny in "Moneyball". Beane had been a first rounder after the Mets drafted Strawberry. I assume that most people have read Beene's book, but: Beane stood waiting for a spring game against the Phillies, talking with Dykstra about Steve Carlton, the opposing pitcher. Dykstra didn't know about Carlton: "That guy's got nothing".

Beene was twice the athlete (had all the "tools") but Dyskstra was a ball player.

I won't rule out Cutter Dykstra. Who knows?