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  1. Jinzu

    Will they trade Calhoun?

    Some interesting things I noticed about Calhoun’s stats. Fangraphs does not rate him a good defender, and they rate his arm as bad. I’m not sure why that is as he’s still seen by most as a gold glove caliber RF. The only thing I can think of in regards to his arm is that he is being punished by stats because he doesn’t have as many assists as he’s had in the past, but that’s because runners don’t test him as much out of respect for his arm. And I don’t think any stats take that respect into consideration.
  2. Jinzu

    The Official 2019 MLB Draft Thread

    Thank you for all the updates. They are appreciated!
  3. Hedges is absolutely better overall than Lucroy. But Lucroy is superior with the bat this season. And offense is what they are looking for. “The Padres’ goal in dealing from its current position player cast would be to upgrade offensively at two spots – catcher and center field – and add “young arms,” per Acee. Their desire to pick up controllable pitching has long been known, though it’s interesting they want a better offensive backstop.” On May 24th, Lucroys OPS was .800. Last 15 games he’s slumped atrociously, hitting .140/.228/.140. For the season, his OPS is .680. It is not unrealistic for him to get hot again. Hedges OPS for the season is .579. https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2019/06/padres-reportedly-willing-to-trade-most-position-players.html
  4. You saw Lucroy as a backup catcher when his OPS was in the upper .700s? My post was with the assumption he got hot again to those levels again. To answer your question, for the same reason some posters on here want to go after MadBum though the Angels probably won’t make the playoffs. Because there is hope of making the playoffs, current players in-house are worse this season, and there is organizational depth in the position they are trading from.
  5. I like Smith more than Lucroy, but I still think the team needs to play Lucroy more to see if he can get hot again and look attractive as a trade target. Then work out a trade with the Padres sending Lucroy over for Luis Campusano.
  6. Jinzu

    Gameday: Jun 10th Dodgers vs Angels

    Jill is no Alex
  7. Attendance looks similar to what you’d see at a game in Oakland
  8. Jinzu

    Dallas Keuchel

    Agreed. He may be looking for the team that offers him the opportunity to raise his stock the highest before the offseason. A good story can do that. Leading the Angels as their “ace” into the postseason is a good story. Better than solidifying the middle of a contender’s rotation.
  9. So we need to trade him ASAP while he has some offensive value. San Diego?
  10. Jinzu

    The Official 2019 MLB Draft Thread

    Best remaining college player after Day 2. Interesting. #134 MLB.com, #92 Baseball America.
  11. Jinzu

    The Official 2019 MLB Draft Thread

    I also like 134. Carter Bins C. But who knows if we have capped out on drafting catchers from Fresno State. School: Fresno State Year: Junior Position: CAge: 21 DOB: 05/11/1998 Bats: R Throws: RHeight: 6'0" Weight: 200 lb.Previously drafted: 2016, 35th (1037) - PHI WATCH Scouting grades: Hit: 45 | Power: 50 | Run: 40 | Arm: 60 | Field: 55 | Overall: 45 A 35th-round pick out of a Northern California high school by the Phillies in 2016, Bins turned them down to attend Fresno State. He became an immediate starter behind the plate for the Bulldogs and has blossomed into one of the better defensive catchers in college baseball. A team that believes enough in his bat could take him in the top three rounds. Bins has a chance to become a plus receiver with arm strength to match. He moves well behind the plate, possesses soft hands, blocks well and makes accurate throws. He also earns praise for his instincts and leadership skills. Bins' bat will determine whether he can become a starting catcher at the big league level. He has shown better discipline and made more consistent contact this spring, but his right-handed swing can get long and he'll probably hit more for power than average. While he hasn't driven the ball as much in 2019 as he did a year ago, he has solid to plus raw power.
  12. Jinzu

    The Official 2019 MLB Draft Thread

    71. Spencer Jones 1B/LHP could also be another potential two-way player. School: La Costa Canyon (Calif.) HS Year: SeniorPosition: 1B/LHP Age: 18 DOB: 05/14/2001Bats: L Throws: L Height: 6'7" Weight: 205 lb.Commitment: Vanderbilt WATCH Scouting grades: Hit: 50 | Power: 55 | Run: 55 | Arm: 55 | Field: 50 | Overall: 50 Scouting grades: Fastball: 55 | Curveball: 55 | Changeup: 40 | Control: 45 | Overall: 45 At first, Jones' participation at the Perfect Game All-American Classic in San Diego last summer after a solid Area Codes Game performance seemed like a nice little "local kid done good" story. Then he singled and stole a base on the offensive end while throwing a perfect inning on the mound, serving notice that he might be the best two-way player in this Draft class. Scouts won't get the chance to see him this spring, however, as surgery to fix a small fracture in his throwing elbow will put him on the shelf until the summer. The scouting industry is somewhat divided about where the 6-foot-7 left-hander's future lies. On the mound, he's up to 93 mph with his fastball, a pitch that's rarely straight. He has the ingredients of a very good curveball that could eventually be a plus pitch. It all comes from a projectable body and a delivery that works, giving hope that he'll find the strike zone more consistently and have the aptitude to add an effective third pitch as he gains more experience. Many thought he'd turn into a pitcher only, especially given his size, but he's shown he uses all those moving parts well as a position player. He's a plus runner and obviously, his arm works well, and he's played both the outfield and first base. He has a whip of a swing and is very unpolished, but some evaluators can dream on him as a hitter. Jones has as much upside as perhaps anyone in the Draft class and that's true on both sides of the ball. He still could factor in the early rounds of the Draft, though teams looking to sign him away from his Vanderbilt commitment will have to do so based on his summer performance.
  13. Jinzu

    The Official 2019 MLB Draft Thread

    I was looking for this but couldn’t find it. Definitely better than writing it out
  14. Jinzu

    The Official 2019 MLB Draft Thread

    Top Draft Prospects Remaining according to MLB.com: 13. RHP Matthew Allen 29. OF Maurice Hampton 33. LHP Jack Leiter 34. LHP Hunter Barco 35. 3B Tyler Callihan 37. SS Brooks Lee 38. SS Matthew Lugo