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Re: Follow the Prospects: Elijah Green, OF
« Reply #126: April 30, 2023, 03:24:24 PM »
It’s easy to fall in love with that kind of raw power.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Elijah Green, OF
« Reply #127: April 30, 2023, 03:39:05 PM »
Picking up the pace. Good to see.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Elijah Green, OF
« Reply #128: April 30, 2023, 06:38:31 PM »
2-5, HR today

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Elijah Green, OF
« Reply #129: April 30, 2023, 08:37:14 PM »
2-5, HR today
Did you notice how the outs were made?

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Elijah Green, OF
« Reply #131: May 19, 2023, 07:57:23 AM »
Slumping. 0 for 4 with three Ks. OPS down to .660.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Elijah Green, OF
« Reply #132: May 27, 2023, 09:55:40 PM »
2-for-4 with a double and an RBI tonight. Hitting lifted to .245 with .708 OPS. Recovering, or maybe adjusting to pro-ball

https://www.milb.com/gameday/nationals-vs-red-sox/2023/05/27/727669#game_state=final,lock_state=final,game_tab=box,game=727669

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Elijah Green, OF
« Reply #133: May 29, 2023, 01:23:53 PM »
All Green ha to do is hit .240 at the mlb level.  If he does that he’ll run into at least 20 homers, steal 40 bases, and play at least slightly above average defense.  Think like a prime Chris young with more power or a kris davis with massive speed

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Elijah Green, OF
« Reply #134: May 29, 2023, 02:15:19 PM »
All Green ha to do is hit .240 at the mlb level.  If he does that he’ll run into at least 20 homers, steal 40 bases, and play at least slightly above average defense.  Think like a prime Chris young with more power or a kris davis with massive speed

I'm hoping for 30 homers with his power, but we will see over the next couple seasons.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Elijah Green, OF
« Reply #135: May 30, 2023, 07:56:29 PM »
https://twitter.com/fxbgnats/status/1663674447004352513?s=46&t=Q_qc3R_qyMHAAFvlywNqzQ

Let’s not jinx the operation, but it’s been an encouraging few days for the young brother 💯

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Elijah Green, OF
« Reply #136: June 01, 2023, 09:38:04 PM »
https://twitter.com/natsfarm/status/1664443706831785984?s=46&t=Q_qc3R_qyMHAAFvlywNqzQ

DETONATION!

It’s been a great night between this and the Wood homer!

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Elijah Green, OF
« Reply #137: June 01, 2023, 09:54:22 PM »
Squished it!

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Elijah Green, OF
« Reply #140: June 04, 2023, 11:21:57 AM »
Fewer than 200 PAs at low A as a 19 year old. Give him time. If he starts next year in f'burg, that's fine.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Elijah Green, OF
« Reply #141: June 04, 2023, 11:30:43 AM »
Fewer than 200 PAs at low A as a 19 year old. Give him time. If he starts next year in f'burg, that's fine.

Indeed.

I keep comparing him to our own Harmon Killebrew, signed at 17 and stuck on the major league team for two seasons because he signed for a bonus. And, of course, Killebrew is in the Hall of Fame. Green has plenty of time to learn, and if he becomes really good but not an all-time great, then that is plenty good enough.

Let him start next season at Fred-burg.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Elijah Green, OF
« Reply #142: June 06, 2023, 11:39:35 AM »
I asked a few days ago about precedent for players striking out as much as Green and still becoming productive major leaguers. Killebrew aside it doesn't look like there's much. From Fangraphs' report on the Nats' farm system on Green:

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there’s virtually no precedent for a hitter striking out this much at this level and succeeding in the big leagues. Only a few current major league hitters have in-zone contact rates as low as Green does and none of them struck out anywhere near this much in the low minors, instead getting worse as they climbed and reached the big leagues where the best pitchers live.

https://blogs.fangraphs.com/washington-nationals-top-31-prospects-2023/

I will note that it seems his K rate has been steadily going down. It's still atrocious at ~40%, but it was sitting at 50% for a while.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Elijah Green, OF
« Reply #143: June 06, 2023, 11:49:13 AM »
It's early and he's young.

But I think we all know the high ceiling was paired with a low floor.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Elijah Green, OF
« Reply #144: June 06, 2023, 12:03:41 PM »
I asked a few days ago about precedent for players striking out as much as Green and still becoming productive major leaguers. Killebrew aside it doesn't look like there's much. From Fangraphs' report on the Nats' farm system on Green:

https://blogs.fangraphs.com/washington-nationals-top-31-prospects-2023/

I will note that it seems his K rate has been steadily going down. It's still atrocious at ~40%, but it was sitting at 50% for a while.

Bo Jackson

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Elijah Green, OF
« Reply #145: June 06, 2023, 12:08:17 PM »
Bo Jackson

He was brought up in the comments section as a best case scenario.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Elijah Green, OF
« Reply #146: June 06, 2023, 12:11:58 PM »
Joey Gallo was another comp. Not the hitman.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Elijah Green, OF
« Reply #147: June 06, 2023, 12:14:27 PM »
He was brought up in the comments section as a best case scenario.

It’s too early to make any conclusions about him. And Bo Jackson would be fantastic

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Elijah Green, OF
« Reply #148: June 06, 2023, 12:18:25 PM »
Bo Jackson
Maybe a poor man's Bo Jackson

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Elijah Green, OF
« Reply #149: June 06, 2023, 12:46:03 PM »
Maybe a poor man's Bo Jackson

I’m not comparing him to Jackson. Just stating that Jackson was a player with very high strikeout rates yet found success.