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Re: Follow the Prospects: Robert Hassell III, OF
« Reply #225: November 29, 2023, 11:49:06 AM »
final AFL stat line: .290 / .366 / .348, 1HR, 6SBs, 69ABs. His .714 OPS was 5th highest on the team.

I still think he's Adam Eaton 2.0, and that's not a bad thing.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Robert Hassell III, OF
« Reply #226: November 29, 2023, 01:21:41 PM »
final AFL stat line: .290 / .366 / .348, 1HR, 6SBs, 69ABs. His .714 OPS was 5th highest on the team.

I still think he's Adam Eaton 2.0, and that's not a bad thing.
he's looking like a better stolen base guy than Eaton. Eaton was 15-18 SBs in his prime. Still would like a bit more power or maybe just more hard hits.

Eaton's career line was .276 /. 354 / .409, with about 1 HR every 60 PAs. ISO of .133.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Robert Hassell III, OF
« Reply #227: November 29, 2023, 02:12:03 PM »
With the numbers he is posting seems more like Andrew Stevenson.

Edit. Actually Andrew had a .934 OPS is fhe AFL in 2016.  So Robert has some work to do.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Robert Hassell III, OF
« Reply #228: December 08, 2023, 02:35:04 PM »
FWIW Zips already thinks his career is over before it started. Hope he can outplay the projection.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Robert Hassell III, OF
« Reply #229: February 05, 2024, 12:18:21 PM »
final AFL stat line: .290 / .366 / .348, 1HR, 6SBs, 69ABs. His .714 OPS was 5th highest on the team.

I still think he's Adam Eaton 2.0, and that's not a bad thing.
I just can't convince myself to give up on him quite yet, though it is clear the professionals who watch this stuff have written him off as AA roadkill.

If he is a dud this year, I'll come around to it just not happening. But I think a year further off his injury with a normal offseason, he could again establish himself as a solid prospect.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Robert Hassell III, OF
« Reply #230: February 05, 2024, 12:54:55 PM »
final AFL stat line: .290 / .366 / .348, 1HR, 6SBs, 69ABs. His .714 OPS was 5th highest on the team.

I still think he's Adam Eaton 2.0, and that's not a bad thing.
looking at his Ks and walks in the AFL, he got his Ks back down to 25% range from the 32% in Harrisburg, and he maintained about a 12-13% walk rate. On the 49 PAs that didn't end in a K or a BB, he had 20 hits. the Ks have to come down a little further, and he's not showing the power he showed in A+ for SD, but he could still be a CF or 4th OF just by getting the Ks down. Drop that BABIP down to .320 or so, that AFL line is still a .320 OBP and ok for bottom of the order guy.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Robert Hassell III, OF
« Reply #231: February 05, 2024, 01:15:17 PM »
If he is a dud this year, I'll come around to it just not happening. But I think a year further off his injury with a normal offseason, he could again establish himself as a solid prospect.

I feel like the entire org's philosophy this season is simply the baseball version of the Old Chinese Proverb, "We'll See"

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Robert Hassell III, OF
« Reply #232: February 05, 2024, 01:24:10 PM »
I feel like the entire org's philosophy this season is simply the baseball version of the Old Chinese Proverb, "We'll See"

That's what I think how they'll looking at this season. Pivotal season for a lot of guys. See who performs and go from there.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Robert Hassell III, OF
« Reply #233: February 05, 2024, 05:32:00 PM »
The player with the greatest decline in ZiPS projected 2024-27 WAR from last year to this year is . . . Robert Hassell III. 8.8 drop to -1.7.
https://blogs.fangraphs.com/zips-2024-2027-movers-and-shakers/
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Robert Hassell III missed most of the Arizona Fall League in 2022 with a broken hamate bone, and things got even worse when the calendar flipped; he hit .221/.324/.321 across two levels in 2023. Just to contextualize how troubling a line that is, ZiPS gets a translation of .201/.275/.274 for the year. It doesn’t end him as a prospect, but it isn’t encouraging to see such a lack of production from one of the two outfield prospects the Nationals received in the Soto trade. On the bright side for Washington, the other outfielder it picked up for Soto, James Wood, was the No. 2 prospect in all of baseball in our updated 2023 rankings and had a four WAR improvement in this exercise.

Juan Yepez checks in a -6.1. Among pitchers, Dylan Floro and Thad Ward check in at -3.5 and -3.3 respectively. Looking for Nats-related positive news? Eric Fedde is up 2.7 WAR. Jesus Luzardo is up 3.0.