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Jwho77
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DAT 6/4 Bstros (Miley) at M's (Moore) 9:10 p.m. (ATTSW)


High C
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re: DAT 6/4 Bstros (Miley) at M's (Moore) 9:10 p.m. (ATTSW)
That’s one helluva soyboy mullet Kelsey has going there.


Jwho77
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re: DAT 6/4 Bstros (Miley) at M's (Moore) 9:10 p.m. (ATTSW)
In the "things that are not surprising" department...

Best baserunning teams (per the baserunning component of WAR):

1. #Cardinals
2. #Rangers
3. #RedSox

Worst:
t1. #Padres
t1. #Reds
t3. #Mets
t3. #Royals
t3. #Astros


wahoocs
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re: DAT 6/4 Bstros (Miley) at M's (Moore) 9:10 p.m. (ATTSW)
The addition of Straw and the fact that Hinch hasn't asked much from the team in regards to the running game, outside of accidentally scratching his genitalia, should allow us to be somewhere close to the top of the basement


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LSUGrad9295
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re: DAT 6/4 Bstros (Miley) at M's (Moore) 9:10 p.m. (ATTSW)
Super Jack has been fun to watch, but his 0-19 since getting a hit in his first MLB at bat is kinda subpar


Jwho77
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re: DAT 6/4 Bstros (Miley) at M's (Moore) 9:10 p.m. (ATTSW)
Astros 3rd round pick is Jordan Brewer, the Big Ten player of the year out of Michigan.

6-1, 195

MLB.com Scouting grades:
Hit: 50 | Power: 50 | Run: 65 | Arm: 50 | Field: 55 | Overall: 45

@jjcoop36
LOVE LOVE LOVE the Astros pick of Jordan Brewer. Extremely productive junior year. May be able to play CF in pro ball. Have mentioned he outproduced Ronnie Dawson in same conference as a junior (another Astros pick from a few years ago)

MLB.com:
quote:

If he realizes his upside, Brewer will have at least solid tools across the board. He has well above-average speed and plus raw power, giving him 20-20 potential. He doesn’t try to do too much at the plate, using his combination of a quick right-handed swing and strength to deliver hard contact to all fields. He needs to refine his instincts a bit but he has the quickness to become a quality defender in center when he returns there in pro ball. His arm grades as average to solid and plays up because he makes accurate throws.


Good background piece on Brewer from Detroit paper:

LINK
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wahoocs
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re: DAT 6/4 Bstros (Miley) at M's (Moore) 9:10 p.m. (ATTSW)
Thx, meant to check on that


Jwho77
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re: DAT 6/4 Bstros (Miley) at M's (Moore) 9:10 p.m. (ATTSW)
No problem. Brewer fits the mold of the first two picks. All three are college late bloomers who had great junior seasons.


wahoocs
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re: DAT 6/4 Bstros (Miley) at M's (Moore) 9:10 p.m. (ATTSW)
Well, if nothing else, we know this organization likes molds


Rjlebla
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re: DAT 6/4 Bstros (Miley) at M's (Moore) 9:10 p.m. (ATTSW)
Is it odd that we’re going after these college guys? Does it mean we want to plug some holes with guys further into their development or are guys like Whitley souring the organization a bit with regards to mental maturity? Of course I’m kidding about the last part...sort of.


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re: DAT 6/4 Bstros (Miley) at M's (Moore) 9:10 p.m. (ATTSW)
I willing to bet they are seeing holes Yeldon and Kyle Tucker’s game so they need older experienced guys



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225rumpshaker
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re: DAT 6/4 Bstros (Miley) at M's (Moore) 9:10 p.m. (ATTSW)
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Well, if nothing else, we know this organization likes molds
And winning...


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bearkatag15
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re: DAT 6/4 Bstros (Miley) at M's (Moore) 9:10 p.m. (ATTSW)
Maybe they think that college guys have shorter development timelines and it might be quicker to flip them in trades at next year deadlines?


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Jwho77
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re: DAT 6/4 Bstros (Miley) at M's (Moore) 9:10 p.m. (ATTSW)
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Is it odd that we’re going after these college guys?


No, it's a bad draft for arms and they probably are combining analytics with Luhnow's Cardinals experience on how to maintain winning teams with lesser draft picks.

quote:

Does it mean we want to plug some holes with guys further into their development?


One might guess trades are a-comin' but who knows? Taking a catcher you like when it's the weakest position in the org makes sense. Taking guys who project at SS and CF is never a bad idea.

We know the minors are deeper in pitching so they are going with position players early. Makes sense.


dhav14
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re: DAT 6/4 Bstros (Miley) at M's (Moore) 9:10 p.m. (ATTSW)
Let’s not forget the Ringer article from yesterday. Luhnow feels he has an advantage in player development, he is taking players he thinks he can develop into guys that can succeed in the bigs. Astros turned Castro from a shite pitch framer to a near elite one, they’ll try to do the same thing with Lee. Luhnow values versatility, so he takes up the middle defenders with projectable bats. It’s a simple strategy behind all the mounds of data
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dhav14
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re: DAT 6/4 Bstros (Miley) at M's (Moore) 9:10 p.m. (ATTSW)
4th round Colin Barber HS OF California


bearkatag15
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re: DAT 6/4 Bstros (Miley) at M's (Moore) 9:10 p.m. (ATTSW)
Committed to Oregon. Wonder if 4th round is high enough for him to skip college.


Jwho77
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re: DAT 6/4 Bstros (Miley) at M's (Moore) 9:10 p.m. (ATTSW)
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Astros turned Castro from a shite pitch framer to a near elite one, they’ll try to do the same thing with Lee.


Hopefully framing will be a thing of the past by the time Lee reaches the majors.


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Jwho77
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re: DAT 6/4 Bstros (Miley) at M's (Moore) 9:10 p.m. (ATTSW)
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Committed to Oregon. Wonder if 4th round is high enough for him to skip college.



An obscene number of Top 10 round picks signed last year. Teams pretty much have assurances on guys before taking them so high. He's signing for that $400K or maybe even a tad more since we drafted three college guys before him.

Barber apparently just crushes the ball when he makes contact. He could be that classic swing plane chance guy who launches bombs from the left side.
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Jwho77
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re: DAT 6/4 Bstros (Miley) at M's (Moore) 9:10 p.m. (ATTSW)
Round 5: Hunter Brown, RHP, Wayne State

MLB.com said:

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Brown drew very little scouting or recruiting attention as a Michigan high schooler, with his only college offer coming from Wayne State. His stuff steadily has improved in his three years at the NCAA Division II program, to the point where he should be the first small school player selected in 2019. He should eclipse big leaguer Anthony Bass (fifth round, 2008) by a couple of rounds as the highest pick ever from the Warriors. Brown peaked at 91 mph with his fastball as a freshman, at 93 mph as a sophomore and at 95 mph on Wayne State's scout day last fall. This spring he has shown the ability to sit at 96-98 mph for three innings at a time, work consistently at 92-96 and maintain overpowering velocity on his four-seamer deep into games. The pitch stands out more for the downhill plane that results from his high-three-quarters arm slot than its life, though he also will throw a two-seamer with some sink in the low 90s. His slider also has gotten considerably better during his time at Wayne State, and it can be a plus pitch in the mid-80s with bite and depth at its best. Brown hasn't had to use his changeup much and he'll need to achieve greater velocity separation from his fastball. There's not much effort in his delivery and he should develop at least average control if he can do a better job of repeating his mechanics.


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