Scotty@AW

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  1. Of all the things Scioscia was ever accused of being, I'm not sure a single poster in the history of AW ever accused him of not having a Y chromosome.
  2. Not at all. Have you ever watched the movie, "Miracle" about the 1984 Olympic Hockey team? I'm thinking about the goalie, Jim Craig. He refused to take the test, and that's actually what defined one of his better traits.
  3. I'd hate to see how Scioscia would've done on such a test. He probably would've refused to take it, which actually says a lot about him as a manager.
  4. Taylor Ward's minor league career isn't exactly a measure of consistency that you'd use to predict future performances. He went from focusing solely on his receiving skills and handling a pitching staff behind the plate for three consecutive years, to moving to third base where he only had to worry about himself. Not only that, his swing and general approach were overhauled in his final season in the minors before reaching the majors leagues. His approach isn't contact oriented and speed isn't a huge part of his game (though it is a nice add-on). So he's not exactly who I'd add into this group. Guys that are in that group, Chone Figgins, Maicer Izturis (to a lesser extent), Erick Aybar (the plate discipline wasn't a marquee tool), Jose Peraza (minus the plate discipline), Kenny Lofton..... These are the type of players that typically don't have as steep of a curve adjusting to new levels because their tools are largely ones that don't necessarily slump, or if they do slump, they don't slump as bad. Obviously Rengifo isn't part of that group yet because he's still a minor leaguer, but if we're basing it solely on skill set, yeah he fits in with that general group.
  5. Thank you @Blargand @Angelsjunky!!! I think given the data provided, it appears that Rengifo developing into that (:370 OBP and many SB) sort of player is well within his spectrum of possible outcomes. Of course it isn't guaranteed, but it does appear as if it's certainly not a far fetched possibility. This is just speaking in generalities, but contact oriented players who rely on plate discipline and speed typically have less of a learning curve when moving up a level. It'll be interesting to see what Rengifo does as a follow up.
  6. It would be interesting to do a study, of the players that get on base 37% of the time or better, what their minor league OBP looked like, and the guys that posted strong OBP numbers in the minors and carved out regular roles in the majors, what their OBP translated to.
  7. Rengifo's tools aren't that type that scouts go crazy over. But we've seen enough examples of the flaws in standard scouting preference. Not every great player is 6'2" 200 lbs. Sometimes they're 5'9" 170 lbs. From a straight scouting perspective, if I knew nothing else about them and only had a chance to watch them once or twice, of course I'd rank Jones higher. That's why most publications will rank him higher, they just not watch them enough to know the difference. Rengifo's performance wasn't a fluke. I'm more willing to trade Jones than Marsh though. If Jones likely outcome is Villar, Marsh's is Reddick. There's still a Blackmon element to him though.
  8. Scotty@AW

    Cozart for Gray?

    Because their payroll reset, I think the Yankees might consider it. I'd do it, but I'm guessing they'd say no thanks, or at the very least, they'd ask for a prospect added onto our end of the deal.
  9. Scotty@AW

    Jean Segura?

    Yeah I was mistaken.
  10. As far as their likely outcome, I'd go with Rengifo. This is of course based on full playing time, which isn't likely, but Jones seems like he'll be a Jon Villar type, someone that hits 15 HR and swipes 30 bags, but only hits .260 which keeps the OBP down at .330 or so. The defense would grow to simply be acceptable, not advanced, but won't hurt you either. Fletcher, I think he's exactly what he showed last year. There won't be much of a learning curve with Fletch. He's going to hit .280, and get on base around a .320 clip, with no discernible power, and decent speed, but not SB type. His value comes in his glove. Fletcher would be a gold glove level starting 2B. Rengifo would grow into 10 HR a year, swipe 30 bags, probably similar to Jones but with less power. But his defense would be a step up over Jones, and his BA and OBP would be the best of the group. I anticipate Rengifo being ready to take over as the starting 2B beginning in 2020, but I'd still hold onto Jones next year if I can help it, just in case he takes a huge leap forward and we suddenly have a 30/30 type of player. Still, I like Rengifo. I think he's a faster Cesar Henrnandez. Probably hit .280/.370 and 30 SB.
  11. Agreed, though that assumes we'll have runners in front of him just as frequently. But I suppos f he's batting behind Trout and Ohtani, that's about as safe as any bet you could make regarding this team.
  12. Scotty@AW

    Jean Segura?

    I thought that was Reagins.
  13. Scotty@AW

    Jean Segura?

    I sort of just wish we never traded Segura in the first place. Watching Greinke in an Angel uniform was a truly beautiful thing to see, but it didn't end up making a difference.
  14. Scotty@AW

    Jean Segura?

    I thought about Segura. Maybe if the Angels worked through a third party on this one. Have an NL team or whoever trade for him with the specific plan that they'll flip him our way for prospects. I cant remember too many recent circumstances outside of the rule 5 draft where this happened. I think back when Reagins was GM and we traded for Vernon Wells. The Jays and Rangers had a prearranged deal that Francisco and Napoli would switch hands because obviously the Angels weren't going to deal Napoli straight to the Rangers.