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#21 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 09:55 PM

Anybody know if Mckenna viable in CF and what's the defensive assessment? Looks on the small side for a COF. 

 

#17 Ryan McKenna, OF, Bowie (AA)

Ceiling: 45 (4th Outfielder) | Risk: Moderate | MLB ETA: 2020

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McKenna had a breakout year in 2018, tearing up the Carolina League before earning a mid-season promotion to Double-A Bowie. The speedy outfielder makes a lot of contact and plays a solid CF, able to also impact the game on the bases. McKenna might not quite have the bat to play everyday for a contending big league club, but he’s no less than a solid fourth outfielder and late-inning reserve.


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Posted 31 October 2018 - 07:32 PM

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#23 birdwatcher55

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 02:19 PM

Congrats Ryan!!!

#24 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 03 November 2018 - 07:17 PM

Has done some work at 2nd? That's interesting.
https://www.milb.com...afl/c-300143328



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Posted 03 November 2018 - 11:38 PM

Has done some work at 2nd? That's interesting.
https://www.milb.com...afl/c-300143328

Makes sense.



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Posted 04 November 2018 - 05:14 PM

Who's idea is this? Graham? Brady?

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Posted 20 December 2018 - 08:32 AM

MASN: After strong AFL season, Ryan McKenna takes momentum into 2019

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Posted 20 December 2018 - 01:46 PM

Wonder if the new regime will move him to second base. Seems more viable there. 



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Posted 20 December 2018 - 02:00 PM

Wonder if the new regime will move him to second base. Seems more viable there. 

 

What do you mean by more viable?

 

Bat would play equally at either, there is very little difference offensively between 2B and CF.  Or are you thinking he won't make it defensively in CF and have to be moved to LF?  Certainly a higher bar offensively for a corner OF spot than CF or 2B.



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Posted 20 December 2018 - 02:30 PM

What do you mean by more viable?

 

Bat would play equally at either, there is very little difference offensively between 2B and CF.  Or are you thinking he won't make it defensively in CF and have to be moved to LF?  Certainly a higher bar offensively for a corner OF spot than CF or 2B.

The standard WAR positional adjustment for COF and 2B is a 10 run differential. There are additional scarcity adjustments. If he's a very good CF or and/or an elite COF then there's less of an issue. I'm not sure that's the case. The guy's power and walk rate are also red flags for me in the OF. You can typically fin find better offensive profiles, otherwuse we're leveraging heavily on his defense. Of course he has to be able to play second base, but yeah, I do think he may be more viablel there. I agree a lot depends on how good a CF he could be. 



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Posted 20 December 2018 - 02:43 PM

The standard WAR positional adjustment for COF and 2B is a 10 run differential. There are additional scarcity adjustments. If he's a very good CF or and/or an elite COF then there's less of an issue. I'm not sure that's the case. The guy's power and walk rate are also red flags for me in the OF. You can typically fin find better offensive profiles, otherwuse we're leveraging heavily on his defense. Of course he has to be able to play second base, but yeah, I do think he may be more viablel there. I agree a lot depends on how good a CF he could be. 

 

Right, the adjustment between 2B and LF is 10 runs, but there is no adjustment between CF and 2B, both are +2.5 runs per year.  And there are no other scarcity adjustments, IMO, the positional adjustments incorporate all of that.  They are meant to be inclusive of longer periods of time, so I suppose you could scale them differently year-by-year if you like based on the rise and fall of offense at a particular position.  I've always considered the adjustments to be more of a bonus for players who are capable of playing a higher rung on the defensive ladder.  No bonus points if you can't get on the field (DH), +5 runs if you can handle 1B, +15 if you can handle a corner OF spot, +20 if you can handle 2B/3B/CF, and +30 if you can catch.

 

Versatility is always a good thing, especially for a guy with a questionable bat who may be better suited to a utility role.  But I'm much more interested in how McKenna hits next year than how he fields.



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Posted 20 December 2018 - 03:02 PM

Right, the adjustment between 2B and LF is 10 runs, but there is no adjustment between CF and 2B, both are +2.5 runs per year.  And there are no other scarcity adjustments, IMO, the positional adjustments incorporate all of that.  They are meant to be inclusive of longer periods of time, so I suppose you could scale them differently year-by-year if you like based on the rise and fall of offense at a particular position.  I've always considered the adjustments to be more of a bonus for players who are capable of playing a higher rung on the defensive ladder.  No bonus points if you can't get on the field (DH), +5 runs if you can handle 1B, +15 if you can handle a corner OF spot, +20 if you can handle 2B/3B/CF, and +30 if you can catch.

 

Versatility is always a good thing, especially for a guy with a questionable bat who may be better suited to a utility role.  But I'm much more interested in how McKenna hits next year than how he fields.

I believe there are additional scarcity adjustments made each year. I can't say whose favor that would work in though (asssuming I'm right) or even how significant they are. They are probably minimal. Certainly not saying the WAR adjustments are perfect. The scouts will  have a better idea than me. I think we may be leveraging too much at CF for this guy. Not sure if he even has a decent arm or not. In addition to his offensive profile, he looks pretty scrawny and seems to me we have a surplus of OF and a lack of MIF's. I'd probably favor Hays over him in CF if Mullins craps out. That said, just my opinion, it's for the scouts/organization to decide. I know it was mentioned as a something they were looking at in the last regime. 



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Posted 24 March 2019 - 03:57 PM

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(#7) Ryan McKenna, OF

Ceiling: 50        Risk: High        ETA: 2020      Role Description: Everyday Player
Ht/Wt: 5’11” / 185 lbs.          B/T: R/R         Highest Level: AA              Age (as of April 1, 2019): 22y, 1m
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Hailing from the Northeast prep ranks, McKenna was seen as an athletic speedster who needed reps against better competition as an amateur. That proved to be the case his first two seasons as a pro, as McKenna didn’t start to show much life offensively until last year. He broke out in a big way, slashing an eye-popping .377/.467/.556 in the Carolina League before a promotion to Double-A. At the plate, McKenna’s game is centered around contact and speed, setting the table for big boppers while wreaking havoc on the bases. His 70-grade wheels show up on defense, where he’s a lock to remain in CF and plays the position well. McKenna was the biggest riser in this system last season and now looks like a potential everyday player. His speed, defense, and bat-to-ball skill can skill make him a valuable fourth outfielder even if he falls short of that ceiling. 



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Posted 05 April 2019 - 07:24 AM

4/4 AA: 0 for 2, 2 bb's



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 12:38 PM

AA: .237/.318/.395 (.713), 1 double, 1 triple, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 1 SB, 38 AB



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Posted 05 May 2019 - 03:54 PM

Very disappointing first month.

 

AA: .202/.270/.288 (.558), 4 doubles, 1 triple, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 1 SB, 104 AB



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Posted 16 May 2019 - 10:22 PM

AA: .216/.281/.345 (.626), 7 doubles, 1 triple, 3 HR, 10 RBI, 3 SB, 139 AB



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Posted 03 June 2019 - 07:33 AM

AA: .206/.295/.335 (.631), 9 doubles, 2 triples, 4 HR, 18 RBI, 6 SB, 194 AB



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Posted 17 June 2019 - 09:48 AM

AA: .214/.300/.333 (.633), 10 doubles, 2 triples, 5 HR, 24 RBI, 8 SB, 243 AB



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Posted 02 July 2019 - 12:01 PM

AA: .231/.309/.371 (.680), 15 doubles, 3 triples, 7 HR, 35 RBI, 10 SB, 299 AB

 

.715 OPS in June, getting better each month.






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