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  • Birthday 06/16/1972

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  1. Was it a Dodger that hit it? Blue balls?
  2. We scared him off already..
  3. ettin

    The Official 2019 MLB Draft Thread

    That is sort of where I was going with my statement. 5-6 out of 10 would be average so I was leaning more in the 7-8 out of 10 realm like you suggested. Also I really do think this draft will take a while to show its true value compared to some others prior. Some of that pitching will likely show up in the near future maybe (1-2 years) but who knows.
  4. It is a rule that any new poster has to buy pizza for all AW.com members. I don't make the rules, just help enforce them.
  5. ettin

    The Official 2019 MLB Draft Thread

    From appearances I would, at this moment in time, call it an above average draft. What will ultimately determine a final evaluation will be how picks #1 and #2 pan out, along with the overall performance of all of the pitchers we picked up. This may take some time to see the ultimate results. Right now I feel more than comfortable with what happened but I am not ecstatic (yet).
  6. ettin

    The Official 2019 MLB Draft Thread

    FanGraphs evaluation of the Angels first day of picks:
  7. ettin

    The Official 2019 MLB Draft Thread

    MLB Draft Tracker had him ranked 154th pre-draft so I kind of get why he didn't like being selected at the 601st position. But yeah bummer we couldn't divine that he'd bow out so soon.
  8. ettin

    The Official 2019 MLB Draft Thread

    Super Pussy Ranger Of All Time.
  9. ettin

    The Official 2019 MLB Draft Thread

    That was what I was trying to convey but didn't really word it perfectly.
  10. ettin

    The Official 2019 MLB Draft Thread

    I love you guys, ha!
  11. ettin

    The Official 2019 MLB Draft Thread

    The Angels seem, at both the Major League level and in the Minors, to be placing a lot of value on bat control and pure hitting ability. You'll notice that the team is being populated by hitters like Simmons, Rengifo and Fletcher that put the ball in play a LOT by not striking out or even walking much. The Angels seem to be targeting those types such as Thaiss and now a guy like Wilson. One of the things the Angels have struggled with in the past is consistently putting a string of hits together to drive in runs and I think Eppler and the analytics staff are partial to hitters that can put the ball to the right part of the field. This also helps mitigate defensive shifts against the team, as our hitters can hit the ball where the defenders are not, thus forcing the opposing teams to play a traditional defensive alignment. Just my 2 cents.
  12. ettin

    The Official 2019 MLB Draft Thread

    Thank God I am not a Major League GM
  13. ettin

    The Official 2019 MLB Draft Thread

    I'm saying Quinn Priester or Corbin Carroll. Final answers.