D'Arnaud goes deep. Good to see, he hasn't really had much success this ST offensively.
Good day for the prospects.
Really really good day for our young players including Thames, Lawrie, and even Cooper. Gose 1-1 too!
Really happy to see Thames with 2 walks, it's important for him to keep his plate discipline in check. He has only struck out twice in spring training so far I think and hopefully he can keep improving that.
Blue Jays minor league lefthander Mitchell Taylor failed a second test for a drug of abuse. The 2010 seventh-round pick went 4-2, 4.23 in 13 appearances for Rookie-level Bluefield last year, helping to lead the club to the Appalachian League finals. The 19-year-old ranked fifth in the league in WHIP (1.16) and fourth in opponent average (.242) while striking out 61 in 55 1/3 innings. Taylor signed for $367,500 out of Spring (Texas) High.
lol, for realz? I can't help but laugh on both counts.
EDIT: ooh that swing looked pretty and easy. I can't wait to see him in September!
I'm not sure how that makes any sense. These supposed GMs know they're calling about Jeff Mathis, right?
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I'm not that familiar with McDade. Can somebody shine some light on him? Projection, ability, etc. Cheers.
A switch hitting big man... a really big man. Not Fielder esque but he is big. He's got power and plays good defense at 1st base but can't do much else. His plate discipline is poor (low walks + high strikeout rate = disaster). He's been improving at it though but it's still very poor. Doesn't hit for a high AVG either.
I doubt he is a regular and playing at a non-premium position, he has to make it as a regular. Only way I see him making it is if he can hit 25+ bombs and hit for a .280-.290 AVG to make up for his low OBP a little bit. If he can do that, he'll have some value if his defense stays good and he watches his conditioning.
Basically a complete opposite of David Cooper. Too bad you can't combine them, otherwise you would have a great 1st baseman.