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Offline Nats113437

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Any info on Robert Gilliam?
« Topic Start: December 22, 2011, 05:59:04 PM »
The Nats got him with Gio.  It sounds like he is a power arm, but I can't find any scouting reports.

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Re: Any info on Robert Gilliam?
« Reply #1: December 22, 2011, 06:01:06 PM »
The Nats got him with Gio.  It sounds like he is a power arm, but I can't find any scouting reports.

the last power arm we got from the As worked out real well.

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Re: Any info on Robert Gilliam?
« Reply #2: December 22, 2011, 06:01:49 PM »
the last power arm we got from the As worked out real well.

i can't tell if this is sarcasm because if it is then you are mistaken

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Re: Any info on Robert Gilliam?
« Reply #3: December 22, 2011, 06:02:54 PM »
i can't tell if this is sarcasm because if it is then you are mistaken

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Re: Any info on Robert Gilliam?
« Reply #5: December 22, 2011, 06:39:32 PM »
H-Rod blows, zdk.

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Re: Any info on Robert Gilliam?
« Reply #6: December 22, 2011, 06:59:42 PM »
good k and bb rates, high hr rate (presumably a low xFIP)

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Re: Any info on Robert Gilliam?
« Reply #7: December 22, 2011, 07:04:28 PM »
@BenBadler

Arm strength, up to the mid-90s, but results haven't matched RT @RealNats113437 Any scouting report on Robert Gilliam? Thanks.


Per BR, looks like the K/BB numbers have matched, but the ERA hasn't. Probably big innings and dingers.

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Re: Any info on Robert Gilliam?
« Reply #8: December 22, 2011, 07:08:15 PM »
Quote from: JIM BOWDEN
Nats also get Robert Gilliam RHP in deal FB 92-95 w chance of avg slider back of rotation starter not hype name but more upside than Milone

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Re: Any info on Robert Gilliam?
« Reply #9: December 22, 2011, 07:15:21 PM »
thanks.  Hopefully, Menhart can help him in Harrisburg. I am not worried about that ERA in the Cali league.

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Re: Any info on Robert Gilliam?
« Reply #10: December 22, 2011, 07:19:27 PM »
thanks.  Hopefully, Menhart can help him in Harrisburg. I am not worried about that ERA in the Cali league.

Yep another hitters league.

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Re: Any info on Robert Gilliam?
« Reply #11: December 22, 2011, 07:20:22 PM »
HROD RULEZ

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Re: Any info on Robert Gilliam?
« Reply #12: December 22, 2011, 09:27:55 PM »
H-Rod blows, zdk.

not really his era was in the 3's.  that is not bad and with his stuff he could easily improve.

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Re: Any info on Robert Gilliam?
« Reply #13: December 22, 2011, 11:03:58 PM »
Did you really just use ERA to claim a relief pitcher had a good year?

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Re: Any info on Robert Gilliam?
« Reply #14: December 22, 2011, 11:04:44 PM »
Is he related to Terry Gilliam?

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Re: Any info on Robert Gilliam?
« Reply #15: December 22, 2011, 11:05:24 PM »
Law says Gilliam is filler, doesn't impact the deal in his view at all.

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Re: Any info on Robert Gilliam?
« Reply #16: December 22, 2011, 11:05:58 PM »
Is he related to Terry Gilliam?


Not.............the comfy chair!??!?!?!


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Re: Any info on Robert Gilliam?
« Reply #17: December 22, 2011, 11:07:13 PM »
Did you really just use ERA to claim a relief pitcher had a good year?

okay sometimes he was dominant and other times he was a pile of crap

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Re: Any info on Robert Gilliam?
« Reply #18: December 22, 2011, 11:07:42 PM »
okay sometimes he was dominant and other times he was a pile of crap

when he was on though....wow.

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Re: Any info on Robert Gilliam?
« Reply #19: December 22, 2011, 11:07:48 PM »
Law says Gilliam is filler, doesn't impact the deal in his view at all.

I can't imagine Gilliam is that much worse than Milone. He certainly has more upside.

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Re: Any info on Robert Gilliam?
« Reply #20: December 22, 2011, 11:08:39 PM »
okay sometimes he was dominant and other times he was a pile of crap

75% of his appearances were scoreless efforts (closer to 70% if you include two appearances with unearned runs), the other 25% were pretty bad.  As long as he isn't one of the back 3, that is fine by my standards.

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Re: Any info on Robert Gilliam?
« Reply #21: December 22, 2011, 11:17:09 PM »
Baseball America:

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Gilliam has three things going for him: arm strength, control and a feel for three pitches. He finished third in the California League this season with both 156 strikeouts and 164 1/3 innings, and he's more than just a throw-in for Washington. Gilliam sits in the 92-94 mph range and while his slider and changeup grade as below-average presently, both could become average offerings with further refinement. That could mean a future in the bullpen, but it also gives him an outside shot at a future as a mid-rotation starter.

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Re: Any info on Robert Gilliam?
« Reply #22: December 22, 2011, 11:20:33 PM »
Baseball America:


He could be a very very nice throw in for us. 

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Re: Any info on Robert Gilliam?
« Reply #23: December 23, 2011, 11:49:27 AM »
I have not looked, but I'm guessing his ERA as a starter in the California League was better than Daniel Bard's.  Throw out Cali league eras.

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Re: Any info on Robert Gilliam?
« Reply #24: December 23, 2011, 01:43:46 PM »
I really like what I've heard on this Gilliam kid.