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Offline BrandonK

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Re: Following the Minor League Teams (2016)
« Reply #25: April 07, 2016, 10:09:48 AM »
Once it warms up in Syracuse

Yup. 'Cuse has already cancelled their first 4 games. FO needs to get them closer to DC

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Re: Following the Minor League Teams (2016)
« Reply #26: April 07, 2016, 10:12:15 AM »
Yup. 'Cuse has already cancelled their first 4 games. FO needs to get them closer to DC

Richmond would be perfect.

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Re: Following the Minor League Teams (2016)
« Reply #27: April 07, 2016, 10:15:12 AM »
Try and get there ASAP! I think Little Gio will be in AAA sooner than we think
Will see how the rotation works out.

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Re: Following the Minor League Teams (2016)
« Reply #28: April 08, 2016, 01:48:21 PM »
Syracuse wins the first of two (5-1) with Taylor Cole on the mound. Now winning 1-0 in game 2 with Taylor Jordan pitching.

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Re: Following the Minor League Teams (2016)
« Reply #29: April 08, 2016, 02:41:51 PM »
Syracuse wins the first of two (5-1) with Taylor Cole on the mound. Now winning 1-0 in game 2 with Taylor Jordan pitching.

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Re: Following the Minor League Teams (2016)
« Reply #32: April 20, 2016, 12:30:09 PM »
Stevenson, Difo, and Hearn getting a ton of love there. Neat. Kelvin Gutierrez over Ward (and Voth) is interesting to me. 

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Re: Following the Minor League Teams (2016)
« Reply #33: April 20, 2016, 01:39:46 PM »
One thing I saw come up repeatedly with our hitting prospects: they're mostly ground-ball oriented. Over and over, it seems like he praises a guy's bat speed but says he's unlikely to hit for power because he has a ground-ball swing plane.

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Re: Following the Minor League Teams (2016)
« Reply #34: April 20, 2016, 01:51:00 PM »
One thing I saw come up repeatedly with our hitting prospects: they're mostly ground-ball oriented. Over and over, it seems like he praises a guy's bat speed but says he's unlikely to hit for power because he has a ground-ball swing plane.

Riz seems to think these guys will develop power eventually. Hasn't really been the case. He's developed a very low number of hitters (Harp and Rendon really shouldn't count). Mikey is really the only guy to come through the system since his first draft as GM in 09. I wonder if he changes his philosophy this year with two first rounders.

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Re: Following the Minor League Teams (2016)
« Reply #35: April 20, 2016, 01:51:01 PM »
One thing I saw come up repeatedly with our hitting prospects: they're mostly ground-ball oriented. Over and over, it seems like he praises a guy's bat speed but says he's unlikely to hit for power because he has a ground-ball swing plane.
I think going back since the day Rizzo arrived we've been looking for guys who can spray the ball, play good defense, and run the bases. A lot of our highly drafted hitters are middle infielders and defense first outfield types. Go find power in free agency.

And the guys in our system who want to be power hitters have either not really developed so far (Ward), got hurt (Skole), or faded into oblivion (Keyes). On the other hand, the Nats have a small army of minor league middle infielders and outfielders who are fast as heck, solid gloves, and can play anywhere.

The Skole injury sucked. I remember back when Rizzo was saying he was the lefty first baseman of the future and both Davey Johnson and Matt Williams spoke highly of him. I don't see another player in the organization who even come close to profiling as even an average MLB power hitter.

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Re: Following the Minor League Teams (2016)
« Reply #36: April 20, 2016, 03:28:19 PM »

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Re: Following the Minor League Teams (2016)
« Reply #37: April 20, 2016, 03:32:10 PM »
Scoring our prospects via an alternative system:

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/katoh-projects-washington-nationals-prospects/

Just what we need...more made-up stats...  ;)

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Re: Following the Minor League Teams (2016)
« Reply #38: April 20, 2016, 04:00:55 PM »
I'm surprised KATOH has Trea at 1 over Little Gio

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Re: Following the Minor League Teams (2016)
« Reply #39: April 20, 2016, 04:13:17 PM »
I'm surprised KATOH has Trea at 1 over Little Gio
My understanding is KATOH hedges its bets a little on pitchers because of the possibility that they blow out their arm and never make it. I think it also favors control and "high floor" guys (thus Austin Voth coming up high).

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Re: Following the Minor League Teams (2016)
« Reply #40: April 20, 2016, 04:34:09 PM »
My understanding is KATOH hedges its bets a little on pitchers because of the possibility that they blow out their arm and never make it. I think it also favors control and "high floor" guys (thus Austin Voth coming up high).

Yeah, that's the way I read it too. Considering Trea's MiLB numbers too, I'm sure that's why.

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Re: Following the Minor League Teams (2016)
« Reply #41: April 20, 2016, 05:49:24 PM »
Went to the Pfitz today. Fedde generally looked good although he struggled with his control. Stevenson only had one hit but hit the ball hard all four times.


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Re: Following the Minor League Teams (2016)
« Reply #42: April 21, 2016, 11:27:53 AM »
Kevin Brown ‏@kevinnbrown  27m27 minutes ago

Other @SyracuseChiefs transactions today: IF Nate Freiman released by @Nationals, RHP Taylor Jordan and OF Caleb Ramsey placed on DL.

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Re: Following the Minor League Teams (2016)
« Reply #43: April 21, 2016, 11:28:59 AM »
Kevin Brown ‏@kevinnbrown  27m27 minutes ago

Other @SyracuseChiefs transactions today: IF Nate Freiman released by @Nationals

In other words, Tyler Moore was traded for nothing.

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Re: Following the Minor League Teams (2016)
« Reply #44: April 21, 2016, 11:37:06 AM »
In other words, Tyler Moore was traded for nothing.

Salary dump...

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Re: Following the Minor League Teams (2016)
« Reply #45: April 21, 2016, 12:05:22 PM »
In other words, Tyler Moore was traded for nothing.
Fine by me.

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Re: Following the Minor League Teams (2016)
« Reply #46: April 21, 2016, 12:28:31 PM »
Harrisburg is at Bowie this weekend. Lopez scheduled to pitch tonight and Giolito tomorrow night.

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Re: Following the Minor League Teams (2016)
« Reply #47: April 21, 2016, 12:34:06 PM »
Harrisburg is at Bowie this weekend. Lopez scheduled to pitch tonight and Giolito tomorrow night.

Get on down there for a game or two!

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Re: Following the Minor League Teams (2016)
« Reply #48: April 21, 2016, 02:47:03 PM »
Kevin Brown ‏@kevinnbrown  27m27 minutes ago

Other @SyracuseChiefs transactions today: IF Nate Freiman released by @Nationals, RHP Taylor Jordan and OF Caleb Ramsey placed on DL.
Caleb Ramsey is playing today.

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Re: Following the Minor League Teams (2016)
« Reply #49: April 21, 2016, 02:57:31 PM »
Get on down there for a game or two!
If they were pitching Saturday or Sunday I might go but no way facing rush hour traffic from where I live.