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Hopefully not for a while. Just an effortless looking delivery. Reminds me a lot of Pedro.
a lot bigger than pedro. Pedro, of course, was a guy Dr. Jobe told the Dodgers that he would blow out his arm due to his motion and that they should trade high for him when he was young.

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Langford struggling so far: .240 / .286 / .606 in 25 ABs with 6 Ks and 2BBs. Just one XBH.

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Langford struggling so far: .240 / .286 / .606 in 25 ABs with 6 Ks and 2BBs. Just one XBH.

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Langford struggling so far: .240 / .286 / .606 in 25 ABs with 6 Ks and 2BBs. Just one XBH.
.606? You are using OPS not SLG? Standard slash line uses AVG/OBP/SLG. OPS can be seen from that pretty easily. I take it the SLG is .320 (ISO .180)?

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.606? You are using OPS not SLG? Standard slash line uses AVG/OBP/SLG. OPS can be seen from that pretty easily. I take it the SLG is .320 (ISO .180)?
mlb.com uses average/OBP/OPS unless at the top of the player pages.

After tonight's game, Langford is at .241 / .303 / .310 for a .613 OPS. Still just one XBH.

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Max Clark made his season debut for the Class-A Lakeland Flying Tigers tonight. Same place he ended up last year (and struggled in 11 games).

Rhett Lowder opened his season at High-A with a 4IP, 5K, 2H, 1BB, 0R performance.

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Where are they now:

1. Skenes (Pirates) - AAA
2. Crews (Nats) - AA
3. Max Clark (Tigers) - A
4. Langford (Rangers) - Majors
5. Walker Jenkins (Twins) - A
6. Jacob Wilson (A's) - AA
7. Rhett Lowder (Reds) - A+
8. Blake Mitchell (Royals) - A
9. Chase Dollander (Rockies) - A+
10. Noble Meyer (Marlins) - A

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Langford has an OPS of .602.  He’s no Joey Gallo.

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Langford has an OPS of .602.  He’s no Joey Gallo.

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Still better than Trey Turner’s .560.

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Still better than Trey Turner’s .560.
Cmon man. You can spell his name right. 

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he's a philly, not worth the effort. :)

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he's a philly, not worth the effort. :)
And after he got you that chip. 

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And after he got you that chip. 
what have you done for me lately? :)

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Callis:
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Skenes hasn't surrendered a run in six innings, permitting just two baserunners while striking out 11 of the 20 batters he's faced.

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Langford's last 7: .222 / .250 / .509

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Skenes tonight: 3.1 IP, 3H, 0R, 1BB, 8Ks.  Sitting at a 0.00 ERA / 0.64 WHIP with 19Ks in 9.1 IP

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Kind of wish some of those Crews 1/1, Skenes 1/2 calls had been right. I'm not saying this as down on Crews, it's just we have outfielders, we have centerfielders, and it's just easier to come up with corner outfielders than guys like Skenes. Crews can be a cf, but with Wood, Hassell, Vaquero, and even Young and potentially Pinckney, that's a deep position.

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I preferred Crews to Skenes, but that was mostly because I'm assuming the Pirates will lose Skenes for 1.5 years at some point.

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Langford vs Angel Hernandez:


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Swings or takes?

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When I looked it up. 3/4/5 were all called strikes. Oof.  2 was a ball. 


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Takes

https://www.reddit.com/r/baseball/comments/1c2qp93/highlight_full_terrorism_replay_of_angel/
Angel seems to have real problems with cutters and probably sweepers too.  Possible article there on what pitches fool Angel the most.

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Takes

https://www.reddit.com/r/baseball/comments/1c2qp93/highlight_full_terrorism_replay_of_angel/
Yea I saw that.  Was confused because the pitch up high was also red so there were four strikes. Turns out that was a ball.