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Offline imref

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Follow the Prospects: Matt Purke, LHP
« Topic Start: August 17, 2011, 12:49:10 PM »


Hometown: Spring, Texas
Height / Weight: 6-4 / 180
Position: LHP
B/T: L/L
DOB: 7/17/90

History:
Played 2 seasons at Texas Christian University: 29GS, 21-1, 2.61 ERA, 169IP, 203K, 54BB
Drafted 14th overall by the Texas Rangers in 2009 (unsigned)
Drafted 3rd round (96th overall) by the Washington Nationals in 2011 ($4.4 million, major league contract)

Scouting Report:
http://baseballnewshound.com/?p=746
Best Tool: Curveball (70/70)
Worst Tool: Changeup (40/50)

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Purke, LHP
« Reply #1: August 17, 2011, 12:49:42 PM »
Matt Purke is healthy and ready to become a National: "I'm ready. Just give me a uniform and put me out there."

http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/nationals-watch/2011/aug/17/matt-purke-healthy-and-ready-become-national-im-re/

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Among the highlights from his conversation with the Washington Times, Purke admitted that he was never 100 percent healthy at any point during his season for Texas Christian University this year said he's been on a throwing program all summer. His stamina, velocity and command have all come back and he's progressed to having thrown seven or eight bullpen sessions of 45-50 pitches in each session.

"Now, I basically have enough stamina to pitch two or three innings in a game," he said.


Lot's of other good stuff in the article.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Purke, LHP
« Reply #2: August 17, 2011, 01:02:09 PM »
A couple of comments from Kevin Goldstein following the draft, but before Purke's signing:

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Matt Purke is still the biggest mystery of the draft; he entered this year with visions of being considered for the top overall pick. Blisters hampered him early, but then he developed shoulder problems, a far more concerning issues. He tried to pitch late in the year, but his stuff was nowhere close to what teams saw last year, when he want 16-0 for TCU.


http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=14417

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Purke, LHP
« Reply #3: August 17, 2011, 01:03:11 PM »
Sweet, our glasses figures will remain high after we trade Clippard.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Purke, LHP
« Reply #4: August 17, 2011, 01:46:35 PM »
Does he rock a silly hat?

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Purke, LHP
« Reply #5: August 17, 2011, 01:48:55 PM »
Sweet, our glasses figures will remain high after we trade Clippard.

I was very concerned about our glasses quotient tbh.

Purke does look like a total badass in the OP's picture on the right at the top of the page.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Purke, LHP
« Reply #6: August 17, 2011, 02:03:27 PM »
nice job, IMREF. 

My shoulder aches just looking at that picture.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Purke, LHP
« Reply #7: August 17, 2011, 02:35:21 PM »
this guy's look is awesome


-glasses
-beard
-silly sideways hat

big fan already

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Purke, LHP
« Reply #8: August 17, 2011, 02:47:08 PM »
this guy's look is awesome


-glasses
-beard
-silly sideways hat

big fan already


Isn't it more of a chinstrap?


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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Purke, LHP
« Reply #9: August 17, 2011, 03:45:01 PM »
Purke is very intriguing indeed. That times article has me pretty excited about getting him and his recovery seems off to a good start. I dont think the importance of this draft for this franchise could be overstated if they all turn out well.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Purke, LHP
« Reply #10: August 17, 2011, 03:51:54 PM »
Does he rock a silly hat?

He's the king of the silly hat.

Offline Slateman

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Purke, LHP
« Reply #11: August 17, 2011, 04:41:25 PM »
Invereted W. He's done

Offline GMUNat

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Purke, LHP
« Reply #12: August 17, 2011, 05:37:42 PM »
Invereted W. He's done

He also has the outverted M so he has a chance.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Purke, LHP
« Reply #13: August 17, 2011, 07:22:28 PM »
No you're mistaken. Its an introveeted M, which means he'll have knee and eyebrow problems.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Purke, LHP
« Reply #14: August 17, 2011, 07:37:16 PM »
Now tweeting (he's a newb)

@mattpurke47


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mattpurke47 Matthew Purke
so pumped about my trip up to #washingtonnationals and ready start my career with this great organization and meet all the awesome Nat fans

 :clap:

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Purke, LHP
« Reply #15: August 17, 2011, 09:15:24 PM »
Its his agent telling him what to say. Well find out how much he loves us come contract time.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Purke, LHP
« Reply #16: August 17, 2011, 09:32:55 PM »
Invereted W. He's done


Inverted silly hat, we're freaked.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Purke, LHP
« Reply #17: August 18, 2011, 07:33:08 AM »
Inverted silly hat, we're freaked.

:lol:

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Purke, LHP
« Reply #18: August 18, 2011, 08:22:42 AM »
Purke Tweeted that he is on a plane to DC. I wonder if that means they are introducing the picks tonight.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Purke, LHP
« Reply #19: August 18, 2011, 10:08:10 AM »
Purke Tweeted that he is on a plane to DC. I wonder if that means they are introducing the picks tonight.

Ya Charlie and Dave said he'd be at the park tonight

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Purke, LHP
« Reply #20: August 18, 2011, 10:15:37 AM »
The Washington Times article posted yesterday said they would introduce Purke at a press conference and then inform him privately whether he's going to Viera or Auburn. Press conference junkies, take note.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Purke, LHP
« Reply #21: August 18, 2011, 10:56:57 AM »
The Washington Times article posted yesterday said they would introduce Purke at a press conference and then inform him privately whether he's going to Viera or Auburn. Press conference junkies, take note.

so no real news will be released there then?

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Purke, LHP
« Reply #22: August 18, 2011, 10:57:46 AM »
so no real news will be released there then?

Well we'll probably find out later from NFA Brian. The press conference will just be "here's Matt Purke in a Nats jersey" and hammondsnats drooling all over the place.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Purke, LHP
« Reply #23: August 18, 2011, 10:58:50 AM »
so no real news will be released there then?

Purke just discovered Twitter.  At the rate he's been cranking out the tweets, he's like to report it himself.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Purke, LHP
« Reply #24: August 18, 2011, 11:00:14 AM »
Purke Tweeted that he is on a plane to DC. I wonder if that means they are introducing the picks tonight.

Purke tweeted that he is flying first class. LAC?