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Offline NatandtheHat

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Height: 6-2
Weight: 200
Date of Birth: 4/2/1991
Hometown: Moline, IL
School: Indiana State University
Pos: SP, RH
Acquired: From Oakland Athletics in exchange for Kurt Suzuki (8/22/2013)
Alter Ego:  The White Ninja



2012: Arizona League (Oakland) - 30 IP, 1.20 ERA, 0.567 WHIP, 10.5 K/9
2013: Class-A Beloit (Oakland) - 121.1 IP, 3.56 ERA, 1.335 WHIP, 6.7 K/9


At the time of the draft, Baseball America noted that Bacus -- Indiana State's ace -- led his team to a Missouri Valley Conference championship. He sits 90-92 mph with his fastball and features a slider and change-up, though his lack of swinging strikes makes him profile as a No. 4 starter.



Offline comish4lif

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Dakota Bacus, RHP
« Reply #1: August 23, 2013, 10:56:49 AM »
From Baseball-reference - his always updated stats:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=bacus-000dak

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Drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 9th round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from Indiana State University (Terre Haute, IN).

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Offline TigerFan

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Dakota Bacus, RHP
« Reply #5: August 23, 2013, 01:28:15 PM »
The Whitewall Ninja.

http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130702&content_id=52469546&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb&sid=milb

I'd pay to see this effort at Nationals Park.  It is hard to believe someone wouldn't go noticed for a couple of innings on the field.  Hilarious stuff!

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Dakota Bacus, RHP
« Reply #6: August 23, 2013, 02:50:54 PM »
How did we get a minor leaguer this awesome for 6 weeks of Kurt Suzuki?

He may be the panache the clubhouse chemistry has been missing lately. CALL. HIM. UP.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Dakota Bacus, RHP
« Reply #7: August 23, 2013, 02:51:35 PM »
I'd pay to see this effort at Nationals Park.

Bring a credit card with a high limit... because LAC  :lol:

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Dakota Bacus, RHP
« Reply #8: August 23, 2013, 02:53:40 PM »
He may be the panache the clubhouse chemistry has been missing lately. CALL. HIM. UP.
of course, he may be in the park already and no has spotted him.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Dakota Bacus, RHP
« Reply #9: August 23, 2013, 02:58:06 PM »
I hope he reads these posts and laughs as much as we are. 

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Dakota Bacus, RHP
« Reply #10: August 23, 2013, 03:12:36 PM »
of course, he may be in the park already and no has spotted him.

The greenwall ninja just doesn't have the same ring to it.  :(

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Dakota Bacus, RHP
« Reply #11: August 23, 2013, 03:24:22 PM »
he's already my favorite minor leaguer, sorry Syracuse Legend

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Dakota Bacus, RHP
« Reply #12: August 23, 2013, 03:33:29 PM »
he's already my favorite minor leaguer, sorry Syracuse Legend

Same.  I'm following him on twitter now, but it sucks that he changed his twitter handle from @WhiteNinja33.  Is he retiring his alter ego because Hagerstown doesn't have a white outfield wall?

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Dakota Bacus, RHP
« Reply #13: August 23, 2013, 03:37:09 PM »
What kind of trouble could a major league club get in for these types of shenanigans? It would be awesome

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Dakota Bacus, RHP
« Reply #14: August 23, 2013, 03:37:42 PM »
Same.  I'm following him on twitter now, but it sucks that he changed his twitter handle from @WhiteNinja33.  Is he retiring his alter ego because Hagerstown doesn't have a white outfield wall?

What's his new twitter? I must follow

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Dakota Bacus, RHP
« Reply #15: August 23, 2013, 03:53:34 PM »
What's his new twitter? I must follow

@DBacus33

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Dakota Bacus, RHP
« Reply #16: August 23, 2013, 03:57:23 PM »
Jim Callis thinks he's a sleeper!  :D

Offline Copecwby20

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The WHITE NINJA must remain at the top of the prospects forum, lest you catch a white ninja star to the throat

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Fixed the thread title to disclose his alter ego.

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WHITE NINJA BUMP
you didn't even see that coming (because he's a freaking ninja)

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WHITE NINJA BUMP
you didn't even see that coming (because he's a freaking ninja)

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White Ninja tonight:   6 IP  1 hit  0 runs  4 bb   1 K

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White Ninja tonight:   6 IP  1 hit  0 runs  4 bb   1 K
Where is he assigned?

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White Ninja tonight:   6 IP  1 hit  0 runs  4 bb   1 K

That line is so ugly, yet so sweet at the same time.  You can't argue with results.

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