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Offline zimm_da_kid

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Seiya Suzuki watch
« Topic Start: October 19, 2021, 02:54:37 PM »

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Re: Seiya Suzuki watch
« Reply #1: October 19, 2021, 03:00:07 PM »
Ohtani broke Matsui's HR record in early July, the day after a pitching start. 

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Re: Seiya Suzuki watch
« Reply #2: October 19, 2021, 03:08:39 PM »
Could be posted this offseason.  Looks like a monster.  He’d be the best Japanese hitter to come over since matsui.


https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=suzuki001sei

https://www.latimes.com/sports/olympics/story/2021-08-02/japan-sieya-suzuki-united-states-baseball-tokyo-olympics-mlb


aj pollock?  I was going to say some snark about AJ, but he turned in 3 20 HR seasons and the same number of 130+ wRC+

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Re: Seiya Suzuki watch
« Reply #3: October 19, 2021, 03:19:07 PM »
aj pollock?  I was going to say some snark about AJ, but he turned in 3 20 HR seasons and the same number of 130+ wRC+

Yeah pollock is sneaky good and criminally underrated.  Crazy thing too is pollock seems to only bat 7th or 8th for the dodgers and only starts if there’s a left on the bump

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Re: Seiya Suzuki watch
« Reply #4: October 19, 2021, 04:29:34 PM »
He's not coming to DC

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Re: Seiya Suzuki watch
« Reply #5: October 19, 2021, 06:27:02 PM »
He's not coming to DC
I'd like someone at the next SPH event with Rizzo or DiPuglia to ask what level they think NPB and KBO is at relative to AA/AAA/MLB. Do we not trust their stats? It seems we just don't get involved in with players out of Asia.  We do Dominican, Venezuela, and a Cuban or two.  Do we just assume that, if they come to the east coast, it's going to be NYC, and that otherwise, these guys will go to the West Coast?

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Re: Seiya Suzuki watch
« Reply #6: October 19, 2021, 07:18:33 PM »
I'd like someone at the next SPH event with Rizzo or DiPuglia to ask what level they think NPB and KBO is at relative to AA/AAA/MLB. Do we not trust their stats? It seems we just don't get involved in with players out of Asia.  We do Dominican, Venezuela, and a Cuban or two.  Do we just assume that, if they come to the east coast, it's going to be NYC, and that otherwise, these guys will go to the West Coast?
Asian players are fairly unreliable. The game is simply differently played. The ball is a bit smaller and tackier. More emphasis is put on contact. The mound is a bit different.

There's a reason why so few of them are here.

Also, in like May of 2020, Fangraphs did a series of articles and podcast interviews on the Asian baseball leagues. Worth listening to if you got time. Essentially, only Japan is seen as close to MLB. Korea and Tawain were .... not good. Also, not a lot velo. So while the skill level of the pitchers was Single A, there werent any Jackson Rutledge types blowing 98 either.

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Re: Seiya Suzuki watch
« Reply #7: October 20, 2021, 11:35:00 AM »
Yeah pollock is sneaky good and criminally underrated.  Crazy thing too is pollock seems to only bat 7th or 8th for the dodgers and only starts if there’s a left on the bump

He's very good but the reason people don't realize it is that he's the Strasburg of position players.  The last time he played more than 3/4 of a full season was 2015, and he's 33 now. 

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Re: Seiya Suzuki watch
« Reply #8: November 05, 2021, 06:11:52 PM »
'Star right fielder Seiya Suzuki will be made available to Major League Baseball clubs via the posting process this offseason, one source told MLB.com on Friday.'

How do they get him to stay in the box - and it must cost a fortune in stamps.... ;) :D

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Re: Seiya Suzuki watch
« Reply #9: November 05, 2021, 06:14:25 PM »
How do they get him to stay in the box.... ;) :D

Poke some holes in the sides...