Author Topic: Now we’re having fun: 2025 Nats Roster  (Read 4994 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline imref

  • Posts: 44494
  • Re-contending in 202...5?
Re: Now we’re having fun: 2025 Nats Roster
« Reply #150: July 08, 2024, 12:37:41 PM »
He was not playing left in the minors. He's 6-7. His running and speed are deceptive. He's fine in left field and there's no lack of effort.
he played 22 games in LF in Rochester this year, and 24 in CF. He also played 5 in RF.

Online JCA-CrystalCity

  • Global Moderator
  • ****
  • Posts: 42272
  • Platoon - not just a movie, a baseball obsession
Re: Now we’re having fun: 2025 Nats Roster
« Reply #151: July 08, 2024, 12:46:21 PM »
Wood really looks like a 1B. Seems to have no instincts in the OF.


this is different from what every scout says. I will chalk it up to playing a new position. Swap him with Thomas before moving him anywhere

Online JCA-CrystalCity

  • Global Moderator
  • ****
  • Posts: 42272
  • Platoon - not just a movie, a baseball obsession
Re: Now we’re having fun: 2025 Nats Roster
« Reply #152: July 08, 2024, 12:51:49 PM »
He was not playing left in the minors. He's 6-7. His running and speed are deceptive. He's fine in left field and there's no lack of effort.
everything seemed off of a bad read coming in.  He hasn't played with CJ and Lip, either. Therr has been a few balls where he pulled back thinking an infielder would get it. It'll take time. Haven't seen him blow a fly ball as bad as Winker or Thomas yet.

Online JCA-CrystalCity

  • Global Moderator
  • ****
  • Posts: 42272
  • Platoon - not just a movie, a baseball obsession
Re: Now we’re having fun: 2025 Nats Roster
« Reply #153: July 08, 2024, 12:53:30 PM »
he played 22 games in LF in Rochester this year, and 24 in CF. He also played 5 in RF.
and none last year. How many of the lf games were rehab? 5 or so?

Offline Natsinpwc

  • Posts: 26695
Re: Now we’re having fun: 2025 Nats Roster
« Reply #154: July 08, 2024, 12:58:03 PM »
this is different from what every scout says. I will chalk it up to playing a new position. Swap him with Thomas before moving him anywhere
Yes. I was surprised.

Online welch

  • Posts: 17184
  • The Sweetest Right Handed Swing in 1950s Baseball
Re: Now we’re having fun: 2025 Nats Roster
« Reply #155: July 08, 2024, 01:39:41 PM »
He was not playing left in the minors. He's 6-7. His running and speed are deceptive. He's fine in left field and there's no lack of effort.

Yes. I watched him plenty at Rochester, and he is a good fielder. We won't see "hustle" and face-twisting torment as he goes for a ball...he looks casual. But he is one of the fastest guys on the team. Sure, it doen't look like his legs are moving quickly...but he covers ground.

He will be fine.

Offline Ali the Baseball Cat

  • Posts: 17767
  • babble on
Re: Now we’re having fun: 2025 Nats Roster
« Reply #156: July 08, 2024, 01:46:02 PM »
Freakish. Reminds me of Jon Rauch tagging baserunners without stepping off the mound. 

Online Slateman

  • Posts: 64889
  • THE SUMMONER OF THE REVERSE JINX
Re: Now we’re having fun: 2025 Nats Roster
« Reply #157: July 08, 2024, 01:47:33 PM »
Outfield is fine. Playing a corner can be more challenging than CF for athletic outfielders. Even more so playing an outfield he never has before.

He doesnt looks max effort because he never does. He's long and lanky.  He just glides. He's Devon White.

Offline Natsinpwc

  • Posts: 26695
Re: Now we’re having fun: 2025 Nats Roster
« Reply #158: July 08, 2024, 02:02:27 PM »
Almost looks like he is scared of pulling his hammy again. It may not be fully healed.

Offline varoadking

  • Posts: 29936
  • King of Goodness
Re: Now we’re having fun: 2025 Nats Roster
« Reply #159: July 08, 2024, 02:11:13 PM »
Almost looks like he is scared of pulling his hammy again. It may not be fully healed.

Could be...

Hasn't shown much of an arm either...

Offline imref

  • Posts: 44494
  • Re-contending in 202...5?
Re: Now we’re having fun: 2025 Nats Roster
« Reply #160: July 08, 2024, 02:37:23 PM »
Yes. I watched him plenty at Rochester, and he is a good fielder. We won't see "hustle" and face-twisting torment as he goes for a ball...he looks casual. But he is one of the fastest guys on the team. Sure, it doen't look like his legs are moving quickly...but he covers ground.

He will be fine.

if you read the scouting reports on his fielding, several note his "effortless glide". His height hides how fast he is.

Offline imref

  • Posts: 44494
  • Re-contending in 202...5?
Re: Now we’re having fun: 2025 Nats Roster
« Reply #161: July 08, 2024, 03:16:14 PM »
Rosenthal says the Braves are looking for OF help. Thomas for David McCabe?

Offline GataNats

  • Posts: 2072
Re: Now we’re having fun: 2025 Nats Roster
« Reply #162: July 08, 2024, 03:19:44 PM »
if you read the scouting reports on his fielding, several note his "effortless glide". His height hides how fast he is.

It isn’t his glide.   Watch how slow he is about picking the ball up when it is in the corner.   Takes him longer to grab it and get a throw off than a fat man

Offline GataNats

  • Posts: 2072
Re: Now we’re having fun: 2025 Nats Roster
« Reply #163: July 08, 2024, 03:20:24 PM »
Rosenthal says the Braves are looking for OF help. Thomas for David McCabe?

No.  Definitely not Thomas.   Send them Winker if the price is right

Online Slateman

  • Posts: 64889
  • THE SUMMONER OF THE REVERSE JINX
Re: Now we’re having fun: 2025 Nats Roster
« Reply #164: July 08, 2024, 03:45:00 PM »
Wood really looks like a 1B. Seems to have no instincts in the OF.


I have noticed a lackadaisical approach in the field and after he draws a walk a casual removal of batting gloves and shin guards before heading to 1B.
Have no issues with the offence but I would like to see max effort on the field. A little more hustle and intensity.
Shelve the fanboi outrage for just a minute...the kid has been terrific at the plate in his first week...

His outfield play has been pretty dreadful in his first week...especially for someone who has come up thru the system as a Center Fielder.  If you haven't seen that...then you haven't been watching...
Could be...

Hasn't shown much of an arm either...

It isn’t his glide.   Watch how slow he is about picking the ball up when it is in the corner.   Takes him longer to grab it and get a throw off than a fat man

Offline imref

  • Posts: 44494
  • Re-contending in 202...5?
Re: Now we’re having fun: 2025 Nats Roster
« Reply #165: July 08, 2024, 03:54:41 PM »
Guessing this is the same list of folks who were ready to write off Dylan Crews a few months ago. :couch:

Offline varoadking

  • Posts: 29936
  • King of Goodness
Re: Now we’re having fun: 2025 Nats Roster
« Reply #166: July 08, 2024, 04:01:19 PM »
Interesting... dave just said they will "get Wood going in the outfield"...and "he needs to work on that first step"...

Pretty much what the folks that have actually been paying attention have said here...

But dave's a dumbass...so not sure we can give him any credence...

Offline aspenbubba

  • Posts: 5846
Re: Now we’re having fun: 2025 Nats Roster
« Reply #167: July 08, 2024, 04:13:07 PM »
Interesting... dave just said they will "get Wood going in the outfield"...and "he needs to work on that first step"...

Pretty much what the folks that have actually been paying attention have said here...

But dave's a dumbass...so not sure we can give him any credence...

Vindicated.

Online Slateman

  • Posts: 64889
  • THE SUMMONER OF THE REVERSE JINX
Re: Now we’re having fun: 2025 Nats Roster
« Reply #168: July 08, 2024, 04:17:00 PM »
Interesting... dave just said they will "get Wood going in the outfield"...and "he needs to work on that first step"...

Pretty much what the folks that have actually been paying attention have said here...

But dave's a dumbass...so not sure we can give him any credence...
If the greatest manager in DC baseball history says it, it must be true.

Offline Natsinpwc

  • Posts: 26695
Re: Now we’re having fun: 2025 Nats Roster
« Reply #169: July 08, 2024, 04:32:22 PM »
Guessing this is the same list of folks who were ready to write off Dylan Crews a few months ago. :couch:
No. Wasn’t in that group. This is reality. He’s nervous. Hurt.  Or lackadaisical

Online JCA-CrystalCity

  • Global Moderator
  • ****
  • Posts: 42272
  • Platoon - not just a movie, a baseball obsession
Re: Now we’re having fun: 2025 Nats Roster
« Reply #170: July 08, 2024, 04:34:10 PM »
Interesting... dave just said they will "get Wood going in the outfield"...and "he needs to work on that first step"...

Pretty much what the folks that have actually been paying attention have said here...

But dave's a dumbass...so not sure we can give him any credence...
hard to argue he's played flawless left field, but the whole "he's a first baseman" stuff goes far beyond what Davey is saying and what can be justified by his play this week. Work on his first step in a position he has not played much before is a reasonable reaction.

Offline NatsLSU

  • Posts: 267
Re: Now we’re having fun: 2025 Nats Roster
« Reply #171: July 09, 2024, 08:49:52 AM »


Online Slateman

  • Posts: 64889
  • THE SUMMONER OF THE REVERSE JINX
Re: Now we’re having fun: 2025 Nats Roster
« Reply #173: July 09, 2024, 01:30:36 PM »
https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2024/07/nationals-trade-rumors-deadline-sellers-kyle-finnegan-hunter-harvey-lane-thomas-jesse-winker.html

Quote
The Nationals have been on the periphery of the postseason picture for much of the season but are preparing to approach the trade deadline as a seller, per Ken Rosenthal, Katie Woo and Patrick Mooney of The Athletic. Washington will be open to offers both on potential free agents and players signed/controlled for only one additional season, per the report

Online JCA-CrystalCity

  • Global Moderator
  • ****
  • Posts: 42272
  • Platoon - not just a movie, a baseball obsession
Re: Now we’re having fun: 2025 Nats Roster
« Reply #174: July 09, 2024, 01:54:04 PM »
https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2024/07/nationals-trade-rumors-deadline-sellers-kyle-finnegan-hunter-harvey-lane-thomas-jesse-winker.html

yes, that seems to put Thomas, Finnegan, and Harvey on the table. Which is probably good. Doesn't mean they all get dealt, but we should not hold them too tightly.