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Re: Follow the Prospects: Yasel Antuna, SS/3B
« Reply #25: February 10, 2021, 11:59:38 AM »
Garcia either starts in the majors or is in the minors, and the Nats are praying he's in the minors.  That's the Jordy Mercer signing.  But let's not turn this into a Garcia thread or else some mod for the Farm will have to start moving posts.

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Why would the Nats be praying? Just put him in the minors to manipulate service time.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Yasel Antuna, SS/3B
« Reply #26: February 10, 2021, 01:32:06 PM »
Q for me is when do you move Antuna and / or Garcia off SS?  One way to play things is to assign Garcia to Rochester and Antuna to Harrisburg and let both play SS as Turner re-signing insurance.  I think Harrisburg is an aggressive assignment for Antuna since he'd essentially be skipping A ball based on his alternative site performance. I'd be astounded if he's assigned any higher, and if he's not on the same team as Garcia (or Cluff), then he should still play SS.

They both need to play SS, and those levels seem right (if not Wilmington for Antuna, at least to start).  Neither one has proven he can hit enough to play anything but SS, so you give them the chance to do that and also to show they can stick at SS if not - and neither has shown that, either, although I think at least Garcia can.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Yasel Antuna, SS/3B
« Reply #27: February 10, 2021, 04:07:45 PM »
They both need to play SS, and those levels seem right (if not Wilmington for Antuna, at least to start).  Neither one has proven he can hit enough to play anything but SS, so you give them the chance to do that and also to show they can stick at SS if not - and neither has shown that, either, although I think at least Garcia can.
does Cluff figure into this somehow?  He's a college boy, so you think they would want to play him.  Sounds like Garcia at Rochester, Cluff starts at Harrisburg, Antuna at Wilmington, and then figure they get bumped up a level if there are injuries in MLB and they perform at the initial assignment.  Leaves open a chance for Antuna to push past Cluff if he plays well in Wilmiington.

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« Reply #28: February 10, 2021, 04:54:02 PM »
does Cluff figure into this somehow?  He's a college boy, so you think they would want to play him.  Sounds like Garcia at Rochester, Cluff starts at Harrisburg, Antuna at Wilmington, and then figure they get bumped up a level if there are injuries in MLB and they perform at the initial assignment.  Leaves open a chance for Antuna to push past Cluff if he plays well in Wilmiington.

He figures into it in the sense that they're your 3 SS prospects.  He's older than Antuna, but Antuna's also been in the system longer and was at Hagerstown a year earlier, before Cluff was drafted and Antuna got hurt.  But Cluff's already 24, so you can't really stick him lower than AA if you think he's any sort of actual prospect. Lord knows what that means for 2021. 

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Yasel Antuna, SS/3B
« Reply #29: February 10, 2021, 05:59:33 PM »
does Cluff figure into this somehow?  He's a college boy, so you think they would want to play him.  Sounds like Garcia at Rochester, Cluff starts at Harrisburg, Antuna at Wilmington, and then figure they get bumped up a level if there are injuries in MLB and they perform at the initial assignment.  Leaves open a chance for Antuna to push past Cluff if he plays well in Wilmiington.

Cluff is 24 and in low A ball. I dont think he is relevant to this conversation. Hes probably in the Wilmer Difo replacement category

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Yasel Antuna, SS/3B
« Reply #30: February 10, 2021, 06:06:53 PM »
He figures into it in the sense that they're your 3 SS prospects.  He's older than Antuna, but Antuna's also been in the system longer and was at Hagerstown a year earlier, before Cluff was drafted and Antuna got hurt.  But Cluff's already 24, so you can't really stick him lower than AA if you think he's any sort of actual prospect. Lord knows what that means for 2021. 

Sammy Infante is in the pipeline now, just 19 though.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Yasel Antuna, SS/3B
« Reply #32: March 14, 2021, 01:56:03 PM »
Antuna is taking his talents to Rochester

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Yasel Antuna, SS/3B
« Reply #33: March 14, 2021, 03:15:34 PM »
Antuna is taking his talents to Rochester

Sounds like the plan is for Garcia to be in DC, then.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Yasel Antuna, SS/3B
« Reply #34: March 14, 2021, 03:29:47 PM »
Sounds like the plan is for Garcia to be in DC, then.
More like Garcia will go to Double A

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Yasel Antuna, SS/3B
« Reply #35: March 14, 2021, 04:22:36 PM »
Sounds like the plan is for Garcia to be in DC, then.

Antuna at SS, Garcia at either third or second.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Yasel Antuna, SS/3B
« Reply #36: March 14, 2021, 07:44:28 PM »
Antuna at SS, Garcia at either third or second.

Garcia should be playing SS regularly if he's in the minors.  I'd rather he be in AA playing SS than AAA playing 2B. 

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Yasel Antuna, SS/3B
« Reply #37: March 14, 2021, 07:47:21 PM »
Garcia should be playing SS regularly if he's in the minors.  I'd rather he be in AA playing SS than AAA playing 2B. 

He's blocked at SS this year and next, and possibly beyond that, I'd like to see if there's another pathway to the majors for him.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Yasel Antuna, SS/3B
« Reply #38: March 14, 2021, 08:25:00 PM »
Garcia should be playing SS regularly if he's in the minors.  I'd rather he be in AA playing SS than AAA playing 2B. 
if they are moving somebody off SS at AAA, wouldn't you think it'd be Antuna?

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Yasel Antuna, SS/3B
« Reply #39: March 15, 2021, 08:02:31 AM »
if they are moving somebody off SS at AAA, wouldn't you think it'd be Antuna?

Man, I don't know.  It's pretty hard to move anyone off SS in the minors until they've proven they can hit enough to play somewhere else. 

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Yasel Antuna, SS/3B
« Reply #40: May 12, 2021, 02:00:48 PM »
0-21 to start the season at High-A.  He's ready for the majors.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Yasel Antuna, SS/3B
« Reply #41: May 12, 2021, 03:09:19 PM »
0-21 to start the season at High-A.  He's ready for the majors.
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The farm system is a disaster.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Yasel Antuna, SS/3B
« Reply #42: May 12, 2021, 03:46:59 PM »
:smh:

The farm system is a disaster.

Outside of pitching at Wilmington you are correct.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Yasel Antuna, SS/3B
« Reply #43: May 14, 2021, 04:56:00 PM »
now up to 0-27 with 6 walks and a stolen base .000 / .176 / .000, 1 RBI, 12Ks in 27 ABs

He's at least making some contact.

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« Reply #44: May 14, 2021, 08:48:34 PM »
now up to 0-27 with 6 walks and a stolen base .000 / .176 / .000, 1 RBI, 12Ks in 27 ABs

He's at least making some contact.

"Some" being the key word.  That's a 44% K rate!

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Yasel Antuna, SS/3B
« Reply #45: May 15, 2021, 02:59:50 PM »
And the streak is over, Antuna with a 2-RBI double last night.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Yasel Antuna, SS/3B
« Reply #46: May 15, 2021, 06:05:16 PM »
And the streak is over, Antuna with a 2-RBI double last night.

It was a walk off homer

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Yasel Antuna, SS/3B
« Reply #47: May 15, 2021, 06:22:52 PM »
It was a walk off homer

I missed that. Thanks. Hopefully the start of something.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Yasel Antuna, SS/3B
« Reply #48: May 24, 2021, 10:33:39 AM »
batting .050 on the year, probably wasn't ready for High-A

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Yasel Antuna, SS/3B
« Reply #49: May 24, 2021, 12:08:38 PM »
batting .050 on the year, probably wasn't ready for High-A

There was some speculation that he would start in AA so this is kind of disappointing.

He’s actually up to .080 but with 3 HR thanks to one in each of his last two games