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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2012)
« Reply #325: April 25, 2012, 10:15:01 AM »
Eldred hit 3 more HR last night

Okay, seriously? That's getting ridiculous.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2012)
« Reply #326: April 25, 2012, 10:31:33 AM »
Would you expect anything less from a guy with 256GB of RAM? :stir:

I think Dunn has 512GB

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2012)
« Reply #327: April 25, 2012, 10:38:45 AM »
Why does Tyler Moore remind me of Brad Eldred?

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2012)
« Reply #328: April 25, 2012, 10:45:14 AM »
Why does Tyler Moore remind me of Brad Eldred?

Because the typical AAAA power hitter is always a big stocky guy that can mash the minors but has trouble hitting in the pros... usually due to a very high K rate and bad plate discipline?

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2012)
« Reply #329: April 25, 2012, 10:47:59 AM »
Why does Tyler Moore remind me of Brad Eldred?

Can't be the size, Eldred is a giant compared to Moore.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2012)
« Reply #330: April 25, 2012, 10:48:41 AM »
ALTHOUGH, Moore has show an increase in walks and a decrease in K's so far in AAA, so maybe that's a start of a positive trend. :pray:

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2012)
« Reply #331: April 25, 2012, 01:30:06 PM »
PhilNats               BA    OBP   SLG   OPS
Laynce Nix          .333  .391  .619  1.010
Brian Schneider   .267  .313  .267   .579
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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2012)
« Reply #332: April 25, 2012, 03:43:42 PM »
Was odd watching Red Sox - twinkies series.  So far, Jason Marquis, Matt Capps, Jamey Carroll, and Josh Willingham have played for the Twins, and Marlon Byrd for the Sox.  3 trade targets or potential free agents are playing as well (Span, Commander Cody, and Ryan Sweeney).

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2012)
« Reply #333: April 25, 2012, 11:31:16 PM »
Mets Jon Rauch 11G 10.0IP 4H 6K 0.50WHIP 0.00ERA 3-0W/L

Dodgers Jerry Hairston Jr .313AVG  .405OBP  .375SLG  .780OPS

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2012)
« Reply #334: April 25, 2012, 11:38:54 PM »
Mets Jon Rauch 11G 10.0IP 4H 6K 0.50WHIP 0.00ERA 3-0W/L

Dodgers Jerry Hairston Jr .313AVG  .405OBP  .375SLG  .780OPS

two likable former nats!

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2012)
« Reply #335: April 25, 2012, 11:40:14 PM »
two likable former nats!

Jerry Hairston did a heck of a job filling in for an injured RZ for us.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2012)
« Reply #336: April 25, 2012, 11:44:55 PM »
Jerry Hairston did a heck of a job filling in for an injured RZ for us.

Seems to split time with Rivera in LF and Uribe at 3B

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2012)
« Reply #337: April 26, 2012, 01:01:43 AM »
Adam Kennedy sighting in Los Angeles.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2012)
« Reply #338: April 26, 2012, 12:47:24 PM »
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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2012)
« Reply #339: April 26, 2012, 01:19:48 PM »
Laynce Nix only has 25 PA. Charlie Manuel continues to be an idiot.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2012)
« Reply #340: April 26, 2012, 01:37:36 PM »
Kearns batting cleanup for Fish today :lmao:

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2012)
« Reply #341: April 26, 2012, 02:57:50 PM »
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RT @AdamWFoster: Wow, here's the most interesting MiLB stat I've seen so far this season: Derek Norris has 3 BB through 76 PA. #OaklandAggression

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2012)
« Reply #342: April 26, 2012, 06:13:46 PM »


You beat me to it. I was just checking on AJ Cole (4.84 ERA) Brad Peacock (3.96 ERA) and Norris stats and was surprised that Norris had so few walks but his power has came back (or is it hitters league?) and has over a .950 OPS.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2012)
« Reply #343: April 26, 2012, 06:24:20 PM »
You beat me to it. I was just checking on AJ Cole (4.84 ERA) Brad Peacock (3.96 ERA) and Norris stats and was surprised that Norris had so few walks but his power has came back (or is it hitters league?) and has over a .950 OPS.

Most definitely a hitter's league, mostly due to the ballparks in the PCL's elevation though, not their sizes.  It is much tougher for pitchers to get their breaking pitches to break.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2012)
« Reply #344: April 26, 2012, 10:04:06 PM »
Nick Johnson 0-3 tonight now OMG for 26 in Baltimore uniform

Luis Ayala gets the save his 1st this season for Birds

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2012)
« Reply #345: April 26, 2012, 10:56:17 PM »
I wonder if the As told Norris, "we trust you have good plate discipline, so we do not want you taking walks.  We want to see contact from you.  That is your weakness.  Show you can make contact, then you can go back to a more selective approach."

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2012)
« Reply #346: April 27, 2012, 06:47:52 AM »
I wonder if the As told Norris, "we trust you have good plate discipline, so we do not want you taking walks.  We want to see contact from you.  That is your weakness.  Show you can make contact, then you can go back to a more selective approach."

That doesn't make sense. Hacking at pitches outside the zone would lead to a low BA as well as a low OBP.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2012)
« Reply #347: April 27, 2012, 09:49:18 AM »
I think they know he will not swing at clear balls, but they do want him to take hacks at balls on the fringe of the zone.  Pitches that he doesn't think are strikes, that Pitch F/x may not think are strikes, but umps may call strikes.  He has enough power to hit those pitches hard enough for them to fall in a bit. 

Along these lines, I think he did not draw a walk for his first 50 PAs, then, when the other teams realized what he was doing (it got some publicity in BA, I think), they started pitching him ridiculously out of the zone, and he picked up his 3 walks.

you are right, maybe this does not make sense.   I'd really like to know what is going on.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2012)
« Reply #348: April 27, 2012, 09:55:52 AM »
Eldred called up to the Tigers to replace Inge.  Will play DH for the near future or as Leyland puts it "as long as he hits".

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2012)
« Reply #349: April 27, 2012, 10:08:08 AM »
I think they know he will not swing at clear balls, but they do want him to take hacks at balls on the fringe of the zone.  Pitches that he doesn't think are strikes, that Pitch F/x may not think are strikes, but umps may call strikes.  He has enough power to hit those pitches hard enough for them to fall in a bit. 

Along these lines, I think he did not draw a walk for his first 50 PAs, then, when the other teams realized what he was doing (it got some publicity in BA, I think), they started pitching him ridiculously out of the zone, and he picked up his 3 walks.

you are right, maybe this does not make sense.   I'd really like to know what is going on.


Quite honestly it looks like he falls in with every other AAA hitter. Pitchers at that level know that walks won't get them promoted and attack hitters. When you take into account he went from the Eastern League (.236 ISO) to the PCL(.257 ISO) , his slugging isn't much better.