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Give him the award :whip: and extend him :whip:

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Re: Trey Lipscomb RotT / Extension Watch
« Reply #1: March 31, 2024, 04:15:25 PM »
It would be awesome if this guy emerges as a building block for the future and possible 2B of the future once House takes over 3B.  We need some of the prospects besides “The Big 3” to become solid big leaguers.

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Re: Trey Lipscomb RotT / Extension Watch
« Reply #2: March 31, 2024, 04:21:33 PM »
It would be awesome if this guy emerges as a building block for the future and possible 2B of the future once House takes over 3B.  We need some of the prospects besides “The Big 3” to become solid big leaguers.

On NatsChat they mentioned the last non-first round draft pick to produce more than 2 WAR for the Nats is MAT drafted all the way back in 2009.

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Re: Trey Lipscomb RotT / Extension Watch
« Reply #3: March 31, 2024, 04:41:15 PM »
If this guy becomes a passable full time starter, it’s one of the best Nats draft picks since….. Well, there is a reason multiple fire sells only got our farm system to average.

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Re: Trey Lipscomb RotY/ Extension Watch
« Reply #4: April 02, 2024, 09:11:36 PM »
.455 BA / 1.227 OPS so far.

Way better than that kid in Texas :couch:

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Re: Trey Lipscomb RotY/ Extension Watch
« Reply #5: April 05, 2024, 10:12:09 PM »
profile on The Board of prospects on Fangraphs.

https://www.fangraphs.com/prospects/the-board?sortcol=3&sortdir=desc

By Longenhagen

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Lipscomb was perhaps the most unlikely 2024 Opening Day rookie. He spent most of 2023 at Double-A, where he performed slightly above the league average despite pretty terrible plate discipline. He swung at a 58% clip last year, which is very concerning, though he covers enough of the zone to have kept his strikeout rate down below 20%. At some point there is going to be a reckoning for all that chase and Lipscomb will have to make an adjustment. While his feel for oppo contact is aesthetically pleasing, it's tough to project enough offense here for him to profile at third base. He has fantastic range at third but his arm isn't great. Lipscomb one-hops a lot of throws and often takes an extra beat to get rid of the baseball, which you don't have the luxury of doing at the big league level. He played both middle infield positions during spring training and has a shot to develop into a viable second baseman. The rebuilding Nats have skipped Lipscomb over Triple-A, and there are going to be some early-career growing pains as he attempts to adjust to major league stuff. Eventually he could be a multi-positional utility guy, but the rate of chase here is concerning enough to round down a bit because it creates pretty serious bust risk.

well, technically he wasn't on the OD roster.

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Re: Trey Lipscomb RotY/ Extension Watch
« Reply #6: April 07, 2024, 08:06:55 AM »
1-14 over his last four games.  MLB is not easy. 

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Re: Trey Lipscomb RotY/ Extension Watch
« Reply #7: April 07, 2024, 08:10:22 AM »
1-14 over his last four games.  MLB is not easy.
It's almost like MLB pitchers adjust.

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Re: Trey Lipscomb RotY/ Extension Watch
« Reply #8: April 08, 2024, 07:37:05 AM »
.207/.233/.310

Hype train off the rails?

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Re: Trey Lipscomb RotY/ Extension Watch
« Reply #9: April 08, 2024, 08:54:41 AM »
.207/.233/.310

Hype train off the rails?

probably heading back down once Senzel is ready.

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Re: Trey Lipscomb RotY/ Extension Watch
« Reply #10: April 08, 2024, 09:54:55 AM »
probably heading back down once Senzel is ready.
and I'm good with that. I was on an island saying Alu should have been the call up rather than starting Lipscomb's service clock and potentially burning an option if he didn't pan out. That said, I have been impressed by his defense. If he doesn't show enough to displace Garcia by Spring 2027, then he's really not going to matter more than any other utility guy in the long term team.

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Re: Trey Lipscomb RotY/ Extension Watch
« Reply #11: April 09, 2024, 01:20:46 AM »
Nope

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Re: Trey Lipscomb RotY/ Extension Watch
« Reply #12: April 09, 2024, 10:59:59 AM »
Good bounce back game.

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Re: Trey Lipscomb RotY/ Extension Watch
« Reply #13: April 10, 2024, 01:00:55 PM »
Trey stole home. That's not bad.

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Re: Trey Lipscomb RotY/ Extension Watch
« Reply #14: April 12, 2024, 06:05:26 PM »
.207/.233/.310

Hype train off the rails?
It’s early.

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Re: Trey Lipscomb RotY/ Extension Watch
« Reply #16: April 12, 2024, 09:51:50 PM »
Zuck reports that Senzel will be the everyday 3B when he returns from injury, possibly very soon. No word on what this means for Lipscomb but I'd imagine he goes back to Rochester so he can play everyday.

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« Reply #17: April 13, 2024, 12:32:57 AM »
Zuck reports that Senzel will be the everyday 3B when he returns from injury, possibly very soon. No word on what this means for Lipscomb but I'd imagine he goes back to Rochester so he can play everyday.

Just a ridiculously dumb franchise.

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Re: Trey Lipscomb RotY/ Extension Watch
« Reply #18: April 13, 2024, 12:34:14 AM »
Have you watched lipscomb play as of late?

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Lipscomb has the yips throwing from 3rd base. It was obvious after his throw to first today that Gallo saved him on.

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Lipscomb has the yips throwing from 3rd base. It was obvious after his throw to first today that Gallo saved him on.
you do wonder if the Gallo at 1st rather than in left has to do some with no other viable 1st baseman on the roster. Meneses pushing Winker to left and Gallo to 1st isn't viable. I guess Lipscomb goes down when Senzel is ready, but I'd like to see a Rosario release, Yepez recall, and Meneses to the minors move to try to get better D and a more righty hitting.

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Senzel will be up next week

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Our young star is back in the majors!

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Baseball can crush rookies. Why hasn’t it crushed Trey Lipscomb?

Nusbaum article discussing Lipscomb enduring despite the occasional error-burst, streaky hitting, and other up and down aspects of a season where his overall numbers are meh.

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Still, while such poise has helped elevate Lipscomb, baseball’s highest ranks have a learning curve. He’s making contact to all fields, but his average exit velocity is in the bottom 10 percent of all major leaguers, and he is hitting .154 against breaking balls. His average launch angle, minus 3.2 degrees, is the lowest among any major leaguer with at least 75 plate appearances. By outs above average, Lipscomb has been one of the game’s best defensive third basemen this season — though he has had trouble while playing out of position, with recent miscues in stints at first and second base weighing down his overall defensive metrics.

Poise, calmness, and training. discussing some winter training with Wood and his trainer Caceres:

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While working with Lipscomb, Caceres compared the motion of a swing to whipping a towel — reacting with the lower body and letting the hands do the rest. They worked on his posture, watching video of players who hit for contact and power such as Mookie Betts, Ronald Acuña Jr. and Jose Altuve — letting his hands have space to stay inside the ball rather than under them. At times, he would throw almost directly at Lipscomb and have him aim to the opposite field to force him to stay inside the ball. Lipscomb’s posture improved, and his hands stayed on plane for as long as possible.

Lots of anecdotes and insights from his college coach, Tom Vitello.
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“Max Scherzer played in that city, and I was able to coach him. It’s kind of the same deal,” Vitello said. “If the answer is not there or they don’t have the skill to get the job done, then they’re going to get to work and figure out a way to make it happen. This is a sport where you have to constantly evolve or your name disappears off the face of the earth. … He’s going to get to work and figure out how to solve that next problem that comes.”