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  1. Hufflepuff

    Another Trout Slump

    I hate guys that take walks and get hit by pitches... swing the bat
  2. Hufflepuff

    What was worse?

    gotta factor in inflation... now days the fetal four might be worth about 40 million
  3. Hufflepuff

    Skaggs and Heaney

    Interesting article on Heaney. Really good analysis
  4. Hufflepuff

    Angels select Kyren Paris at 55

    I feel like there is so much volatility in 1st round pitching prospects. If you go back and look at the mlb prospects top 10 pitching prospects over the years you'll find a lot of names like: Matt Moore, Julio Teheran, Shelby Miller, Jacob Turner, Taijuan Walker, Danny Hultzen, Archie Bradley, Carlos Rodon etc... Time will tell, but it seems like scouts felt this was a weak pitching class. We could just sign G Cole if the Angels really want an ace.
  5. Hufflepuff

    Gameday: Jun 11th Dodgers vs Angels

    I’m not feeling very confident about the 8th and 9th...
  6. Hufflepuff

    Skaggs and Heaney

    First off, Fake news. Noe Ramirez's swinging strike % is at 13.4 per fangraphs. I see what you're saying about sample size, but you're missing a key point in what I'm saying. Heaney is throwing 2 pitches! He's getting a ton of swing and miss on his fastball cause he's elevating it more.. Once he gets a feel for his changeup, he will absolutely be able to elevate his game to another level (if he can stay healthy). His changeup was a great pitch for him last year with a wCH of 8.3. His peripherals would indicate that Heaney has a much higher upside. With that said, I don't dislike Skaggs, but Heaney is better.
  7. Hufflepuff

    Skaggs and Heaney

    Definitely not my entire argument, but if Heaney is getting that kind of swing and miss on two pitches... I think he can absolutely take his game to another level once he works his changeup in. I haven't been on the board long, so maybe you're right with people giving Heaney slack for the reasons you mention. I give Heaney slack because I think his potential is much greater than Skaggs.
  8. Hufflepuff

    Skaggs and Heaney

    I'm not sure how you figure they're statistical clones. Heaney gets a "longer leash" because his advanced stats are significantly better. Heaney is essentially working off 2 pitches right now (fastball and slider), and rarely throwing his change up (which happened to be a great for him last year). Heaney's Swinging strike rate is at 19.4% which is absolutely amazing. He attacks the zone, has a low walk rate, and is way more efficient with his pitch count. Not only are their stats different, they're just different pitchers all together. Heaney is definitely the better pitcher. 2020 Rotation: Ohtani, Heaney, Canning (potential ace level pitcher), Skaggs, and pick an arm amongst 6 available back end guys. That's a very solid rotation. I think our pitching will be fine.
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    Who do you wanna see for round 2?

    I like the guy slotted at #55, Drew Mendoza. Big guy at 6'5. Don't love his swing, and scouts don't think he can stick at 3B, but I love the idea of a big lefty bat at 3B. He had solid offensive numbers at FSU.
  10. Hopefully we save money with our 1st round pick, and can throw more money at our 2nd round pick. Get a high ceiling high school kid that's slipped down the draft board like Hunter Barco.
  11. I agree with your assessment. If we were drafting "best available" I think we let one go with Jackson Rutledge. I'm sure there's a lot more behind the scenes we don't know about, but I don't think we drafted a position of need or best available.
  12. Hufflepuff

    Kole's 2018 was a ton of bad luck

    That would explain the decrease in BABIP. I wonder if an increase in his launch angle coupled with a continued hard hit % would be beneficial. Take advantage of that RF fence being lowered. Bottom line: I agree, ground balls into the shift are no bueno, and he needs to continue to just focus on that hard hit%
  13. Hufflepuff

    Angels sign Cody Allen

    Swinging strike % down from 14.9 to 12.7. Still pretty good. If he can regain his command, I can see him having a solid rebound year.
  14. Hufflepuff

    Alvarez to Philly

    Good thing this board doesn’t run this team. Great upside trade. Garcia has a live arm and great peripherals. Check out his fangraphs. Even if Garcia doesn’t pan out, losing Alvarez means nothing.
  15. Hufflepuff

    How about Nick Markakis for RF?

    What if we took David Peralta attached to Grienke for someone like Jahmai Jones / Castillo?