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#21 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 23 August 2018 - 06:52 AM

FanGraphs: Orioles Pitching Prospect Zac Lowther Has Vexing Funk


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Posted 23 August 2018 - 09:26 AM

Unlike some of the other pitching prospects, you haven’t really seen a drop off in his numbers as he has gone up the ladder.

Looking forward to seeing him in AA
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Posted 24 August 2018 - 08:31 AM

Unlike some of the other pitching prospects, you haven’t really seen a drop off in his numbers as he has gone up the ladder.
Looking forward to seeing him in AA

Is he arguably our top pitching prospect right now? If not, who is and who are your top 3???

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 08:37 AM

DL Hall, Akin and then Lowther. 


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Posted 24 August 2018 - 08:39 AM

DL Hall, Akin and then Lowther. 


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Posted 24 August 2018 - 09:58 AM


DL Hall, Akin and then Lowther.

Ortiz above Akin, IMO. Based on scouting reports I've read more than production to date. I've only seen highlights of any of these guys.

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 11:29 AM

He’s not that good if you can’t ever get his name right.

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 03:28 PM


He’s not that good if you can’t ever get his name right.

I'm up to like 80/20 Ortiz/Ruiz at this point. Getting there.

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 04:23 PM

Kremer has to round out the top 5 right?

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 04:48 PM


Kremer has to round out the top 5 right?

I'd go Grayson Rodriguez over both Kremer and Lowther.

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 06:33 PM

I'd go Grayson Rodriguez over both Kremer and Lowther.


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Posted 24 August 2018 - 06:54 PM

I'd go Grayson Rodriguez over both Kremer and Lowther.


I wouldn’t but you aren’t wrong Walter.

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Posted 25 August 2018 - 09:04 AM

I would have Akin over Ortiz.

Hall and Rodriguez are the 2 best prospects.

Akin is third.

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Posted 25 August 2018 - 09:13 AM

So Hall is our consensus #1? Ace material?

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Posted 25 August 2018 - 10:07 AM

So Hall is our consensus #1? Ace material?


Scouts have said more like a 2/3..he still has a lot of development left though, so I’m not sure you can place any label on him yet.

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Posted 04 September 2018 - 10:17 AM

A+: 5-3, 2.53 ERA, 92.2 IP, 100 K, 26 BB, 1.08 WHIP

 

A: 3-1, 1.16 ERA, 31 IP, 51 K, 9 BB, 0.68 WHIP



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Posted 06 September 2018 - 02:45 PM

MASN: Zac Lowther’s strong 2018 season featured fast start and big finish
http://www.masnsport...ther-draft.html



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Posted 09 September 2018 - 05:28 PM

Do we have ANY aces in our system??? Exclude Harvey who I don't think will ever throw a pitch in the majors.

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 12:24 PM

Do we have ANY aces in our system??? Exclude Harvey who I don't think will ever throw a pitch in the majors.

 

Really difficult to project any pitcher as an ace.  Just impossible to know until they get there.  Ben McDonald and Stephen Strasburg are probably the highest rated pitchers in my lifetime, and while both had some good seasons (Strasburg especially) I don't think either really lived up to the hype as "ace".  

 

Hall probably has the highest ceiling in our system, there's just a long way to go in his development.



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Posted 24 March 2019 - 03:55 PM

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(#9) Zac Lowther, LHP

Ceiling: 45        Risk: High       ETA: 2020       Role Description: Swingman
Ht/Wt: 6’2” / 235 lbs.          B/T: L/L         Highest Level: A+              Age (as of April 1, 2019): 22y, 11m
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The crafty lefty has done nothing but dominate since signing with the O’s as the 74th overall pick in 2017. He coasted through the New York-Penn League after signing, pitching similarly well last year across two A-Ball stops. Despite only working in the 88-to-92 mph range on his fastball, Lowther gets swinging strikes because of excellent deception and late ride. He works with four pitches, pairing the fastball with an average curve, playable changeup, and show-me slider. Lowther ties this pitch mix together with plus control and command, able to spot numerous pitches around the zone. He has the makings of an overachiever, potentially finishing a back-rotation option or versatile swingman with some chance to exceed that.






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