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Follow the Prospects: Mason Denaburg, RHP
« Topic Start: July 03, 2019, 10:43:31 AM »
Right Handed Starting Pitcher
Born: 08/08/1999 (Age: 19)
Height: 6'4''
Weight: 195
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: 1st Rd. (#27 overall), 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft (WSH)

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Denaburg was pitching his way into the top 15 picks this spring before a bout of tendonitis shut his season down early. Washington pounced on a premium talent that fell in the draft, inking Denaburg to an over-slot bonus with the 27th overall pick. He didn’t pitch in the GCL after signing, but I caught a quick look at the righty during Instructional League.

At 6-foot-4 and 195 pounds, Denaburg has an ideal pitching frame with a nice mix of present physicality and future growth potential. He pitches from a semi-windup and finishes fairly clean down the mound, though there’s some occasional balance issues that pull him off-line right now. Denaburg struggled to repeat and find the zone in this look, but there were no mechanical red flags that lead me to believe he will have trouble ironing out parts of his delivery with time. The fastball worked in the 90-to-94 mph range, showing consistent run and angle. Denaburg has touched 96-97 mph in the past, and it’s likely his heater ticks up a bit as he builds pro mound time. He threw a handful of curveballs at 78-to-80 mph with tight spin and flashes of sharp 10-to-4 shape. He has shown a changeup in the past but didn’t break it out in this viewing.

This was not his best outing, as Denaburg walked two hitters and allowed an earned run in his inning of work. It’s never a good idea to over-think instructs results, especially for a teenage pitcher who was getting his first live game action in a few months. All the tools that attracted the Nationals to him were on display: an athletic and projectible frame with the potential for two above-average pitches. I imagine Washington will bring him along slowly, though it would be a good sign if he starts 2019 at Class A Hagerstown. The upside is a #3 or #4 starter, though he’s young and raw enough that the MLB ETA is still at least 3-4 years away.

Now pitching in the Rookie/Gulf Coast League

http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?player_id=669379#/career/R/pitching/2019/ALL

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Mason Denaburg, RHP
« Reply #1: July 03, 2019, 10:44:31 AM »
made two starts so far, going a combined 7 innings and allowing 2ER on 6H with 4BBs and 8Ks. 

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Mason Denaburg, RHP
« Reply #2: July 03, 2019, 10:45:09 AM »
Can he pitch out of the pen?

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Mason Denaburg, RHP
« Reply #3: July 03, 2019, 11:53:09 AM »
Can he pitch out of the pen?

maybe by 2022 or 23

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Mason Denaburg, RHP
« Reply #4: August 23, 2019, 11:32:44 AM »
https://twitter.com/TalkNats2/status/1164920197070893057

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Source tells us that #Nats first round pick in the 2018 draft, Mason Denaburg, recently experienced arm pain and has sought advice from doctors. Denaburg just turned 20 years old and started 4 games in the GCL rookie league.

Another slam-dunk first round pick from Mike. Who makes AA first - Seth Romero or Denaburg? :lmao:

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« Reply #5: August 23, 2019, 10:14:09 PM »
https://twitter.com/TalkNats2/status/1164920197070893057

Another slam-dunk first round pick from Mike. Who makes AA first - Seth Romero or Denaburg? :lmao:

He hasnt pitched in 3 weeks. I wondered what was up. But, one would think they would know already if it was something serious.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Mason Denaburg, RHP
« Reply #6: August 26, 2019, 02:52:55 PM »
He hasnt pitched in 3 weeks. I wondered what was up. But, one would think they would know already if it was something serious.

Shoulder strain per Byron Kerr.  No timetable for return.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Mason Denaburg, RHP
« Reply #7: August 27, 2019, 07:07:07 AM »
https://twitter.com/TalkNats2/status/1164920197070893057

Another slam-dunk first round pick from Mike. Who makes AA first - Seth Romero or Denaburg? :lmao:

Actually looking forward to these two having a full year next year.   Could make watching the minors more interesting than it has been in a few years.   

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Mason Denaburg, RHP
« Reply #8: July 04, 2020, 09:41:36 PM »
Out for 2020 due to unspecified surgery. Expected back in 2021

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Mason Denaburg, RHP
« Reply #9: July 06, 2020, 09:58:01 AM »
Out for 2020 due to unspecified surgery. Expected back in 2021

will he ever even make it to full season ball


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Re: Follow the Prospects: Mason Denaburg, RHP
« Reply #11: July 07, 2020, 09:14:41 AM »
Hes out for the year with an injury but feeling great?

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Mason Denaburg, RHP
« Reply #12: July 07, 2020, 09:55:31 AM »
Hes out for the year with an injury but feeling great?
Ok. You can read the article for an explanation.  Could be smoke. Who knows?

Slate doesn't seem to understand the whole concept of rehab I guess.  :shrug:

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Mason Denaburg, RHP
« Reply #13: July 07, 2020, 11:36:29 AM »
that picture of his release looks a lot like Scherzer's.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Mason Denaburg, RHP
« Reply #14: July 07, 2020, 11:45:35 AM »
Ok. You can read the article for an explanation.  Could be smoke. Who knows?

Slate doesn't seem to understand the whole concept of rehab I guess.  :shrug:
Then why is it an "unspecified injury"

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Mason Denaburg, RHP
« Reply #15: July 07, 2020, 12:20:31 PM »
Then why is it an "unspecified injury"
Sounds like it just took him longer than planned to recuperate from the original injury. Or else he has something new and they have missed it. Just don’t pay attention to what is said until next spring.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Mason Denaburg, RHP
« Reply #16: July 10, 2020, 09:18:37 AM »
Sounds like it just took him longer than planned to recuperate from the original injury. Or else he has something new and they have missed it. Just don’t pay attention to what is said until next spring.

When you have a 20-year-old pitcher missing an entire season with shoulder surgery, there's not much need to pay attention to anything anyone is saying. 

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Mason Denaburg, RHP
« Reply #17: July 10, 2020, 10:04:10 AM »
When you have a 20-year-old pitcher missing an entire season with shoulder surgery, there's not much need to pay attention to anything anyone is saying.
Seems that way.  No one is going to say there is something major wrong with him but they don't know what it is. 

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Mason Denaburg, RHP
« Reply #18: July 10, 2020, 10:31:07 AM »
TINSTAAPP.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Mason Denaburg, RHP
« Reply #19: July 10, 2020, 11:05:17 AM »
TINSTAAPP.
Especially in the Nationals system

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« Reply #20: July 10, 2020, 12:04:02 PM »
Especially in the Nationals system

Talk In Nationals' System? Trade Away A Pitching Prospect!

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Mason Denaburg, RHP
« Reply #21: July 11, 2020, 05:30:26 AM »
Talk In Nationals' System? Trade Away A Pitching Prospect!

This is not something that Anaheim Anthony proposes pawning

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Mason Denaburg, RHP
« Reply #22: April 04, 2021, 03:11:20 PM »
Denaburg has had TJ, see you in 2022

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Mason Denaburg, RHP
« Reply #23: April 04, 2021, 05:02:29 PM »
https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/news/nationals-mason-denaburg-undergoes-tommy-john-surgery/

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The Nationals announced Sunday that Denaburg (shoulder) recently underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

Denaburg was believed to be entering 2021 at full health after having recovered from the arthroscopic right shoulder surgery he required in October 2019, but the 2018 first-round pick has yet another new arm injury to contend with. He'll end up missing the entire 2021 season and a large portion of the 2022 campaign while he recovers from the elbow injury.

Given that this is his second major arm injury, I'm thinking we're headed down the Matt Purke route with Denaburg

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Mason Denaburg, RHP
« Reply #24: April 04, 2021, 05:10:24 PM »
https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/news/nationals-mason-denaburg-undergoes-tommy-john-surgery/

Given that this is his second major arm injury, I'm thinking we're headed down the Matt Purke route with Denaburg

Yep.  Except Purke at least was a college dude.  Overall, people don't seem to acknowledge the injury risk in drafting 18-year-olds who throw in the upper 90s: a lot of those dudes break, but when they're doing it on a college roster, you haven't wasted a first round pick on them.  It also makes the choice harder when Denaburg ages out of the MiLB control years, because he'll still be reasonably young.