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09-11-2011, 11:00 PM
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Rays have called up Matt Moore. We've got a double header with the Yanks due to a makeup game coming up.

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Jarrod Parker is making his MLB debut on Tuesday. Starting against Dodgers. Huge fan of his.

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Fernando Martinez is now property of Houston Astros. Mets placed him on waivers to make room on 40-man roster.

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Fernando Martinez is now property of Houston Astros. Mets placed him on waivers to make room on 40-man roster.
Considering all the hype that surrounded him, pretty disappointing. Injuries took their toll on him.

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Keith Law released his top 100 today.

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Got my first look at Tyson Gillies for the phillies, he was acquired in the Cliff Lee deal but injuries have kept him out of the lineup, now that he's healthy he looks impressive with great speed. I thought it was strange that the phils protected him on the 40 man since he's barely played over the last 2 years but now I can see why. Looking forward to seeing how he does this year in AAA perhaps?

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Keep your eye out for Enny Romero from Tampa Bay.

He's got top of the rotation potential.

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Mikie Mahtook is a guy I think breaks out this year. Extremely toolsy and could move reasonably fast too.

Guillermo Pimentel OF Mariners and Edward Salcedo SS/3B Braves are 2 names worth keepeing an eye on.

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Got my first look at Tyson Gillies for the phillies, he was acquired in the Cliff Lee deal but injuries have kept him out of the lineup, now that he's healthy he looks impressive with great speed. I thought it was strange that the phils protected him on the 40 man since he's barely played over the last 2 years but now I can see why. Looking forward to seeing how he does this year in AAA perhaps?

Did you know Gillies is legally deaf?

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Did you know Gillies is legally deaf?
yea I've read about him over the last 2 years but since he barely played I never got to see him in action. Really impressed with him, the phils got an interesting return on Cliff Lee as Phillipe Aumont also has looked good. Will be intersting to see what kind of year Gillies has.

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03-12-2012, 04:16 PM
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There's been a lot of talk in spring training about Jake Diekman for the phils. He was named to the all prospect team during the Arizona Fall League. Looked good over the weekend, throws with an odd arm angle that's sort of side armed.

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Billy Hamilton is also a guy people should watch for. Legit 80 speed, one of 2 in the minors imo (other by Trout).

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Billy Hamilton is also a guy people should watch for. Legit 80 speed, one of 2 in the minors imo (other by Trout).
Billy Hamilton is legitimately the fastest kid in the minors. 103 stolen bases last year...just insane. He could steal 80 in the majors if he can get his plate discipline up and work his switch hitting. He took big strides in his hitting last year and the year before so I expect that he will be the perfect lead-off hitter.

Even though I love Phillips the chances of Hamilton being moved to 2B are pretty high because his arm isn't very strong. An infield of ??? (Francisco? Frazier? I like Frazier...until Buckley or Rosa is ready) - Cozart - Hamilton - Votto (god I hope we can afford to resign him) will be very solid.


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03-13-2012, 04:12 AM
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Not entirely convinced that Billy Hamilton will hit enough in majors to be a star player. I like Hamilton but am not all over him like some.

And yeah his future is most likely at 2B. Maybe CF.

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Billy Hamilton is also a guy people should watch for. Legit 80 speed, one of 2 in the minors imo (other by Trout).
What about Gose?

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I find it interesting the the phils have been giving reps at 2B, he's looked good from the games i've seen despite his thin frame. If he continues to hit well at AAA (this should be his first full season at AAA) perhaps he sees some time in the NL this year. I can see why he's considered one of the phillies top prospects.

Phillippe Aumont, likely the key part in the phils trade for Cliff Lee has struggled with his command a bit, but it will be interesting to see if he makes his NL debut at some point this season.

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What about Gose?
He doesn't have 80 speed. He's fast, but it's more of a 60-65 type speed.

Hamilton and Trout are on another level. Both is incredibly fast.

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He doesn't have 80 speed. He's fast, but it's more of a 60-65 type speed.

Hamilton and Trout are on another level. Both is incredibly fast.
Gose has stolen 70+ twice. Trout hasn't broken 60.

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03-20-2012, 04:51 PM
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Stolen bases aren't a good proxy for speed. Trout's home to first time as a righty is ~3.8s, about .5s less than the average.

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Stolen bases aren't a good proxy for speed. Trout's home to first time as a righty is ~3.8s, about .5s less than the average.
Well yeah, that's true, but a large way that speed is manifested tangibly is in stolen bases, as well as defense, and just base running in general. But having a speed guy who doesn't steal bases is less important than having a speed guy who does.

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Gose has stolen 70+ twice. Trout hasn't broken 60.

Some teams runs more. Some players just have a knack of stealing bases.

IMO Hamilton is the fastest guy in minors with Trout right behind him and Gose not far behind them. When you look at Hamilton run you see how fast he is. Trout on the other hand is deceivingly fast. You look at him run and he seems slower than Hamilton yet the numbers dont lie.

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Some teams runs more. Some players just have a knack of stealing bases.

IMO Hamilton is the fastest guy in minors with Trout right behind him and Gose not far behind them. When you look at Hamilton run you see how fast he is. Trout on the other hand is deceivingly fast. You look at him run and he seems slower than Hamilton yet the numbers dont lie.
Well if the numbers don't lie and Trout is deceivingly fast, by what token is Gose behind Trout? Can't be numbers, and apparently not by the eye test either. What besides his first base split?

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Well if the numbers don't lie and Trout is deceivingly fast, by what token is Gose behind Trout? Can't be numbers, and apparently not by the eye test either. What besides his first base split?
Stealing bases is all about reads, so those "numbers" are more indicative of style and base running ability, not pure speed.

Trout gets out of the box faster than anyone I've seen, but I didn't watch guys like Henderson in his prime, or Ozzie Smith. Joey Gathright might compare I guess, but he was pretty slight and looked the part.

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Stealing bases is all about reads, so those "numbers" are more indicative of style and base running ability, not pure speed.

Trout gets out of the box faster than anyone I've seen, but I didn't watch guys like Henderson in his prime, or Ozzie Smith. Joey Gathright might compare I guess, but he was pretty slight and looked the part.
Oh I totally agree that stealing bases is about reads more than speed, but I'd argue that that ability to read and steal a base is more important than getting out of the box a little bit faster.

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Oh I totally agree that stealing bases is about reads more than speed, but I'd argue that that ability to read and steal a base is more important than getting out of the box a little bit faster.
Depends on how often that speed allows a player to get on base. If Trout gets on base more because he is faster out of the box, or more often is able to turn singles into doubles and doubles into triples, then I'd argue that is more important. Depends on if the difference isn't negligible, but it would be more of a question for Bill James.

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