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#981 Ruzious

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 10:51 AM

I agree that Dj has a higher upside offensively, but his defense is pretty bad, and I think we will have better options as a DH, so it is hard to see DJ getting enough time to make a substansial jump.

 

This is where I am, and frankly - I'd rather have Diaz getting a chance on the Baltimore roster.  As far as ceiling goes, his is higher than DJ's, imo.  



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Posted 25 September 2020 - 01:09 PM

This is where I am, and frankly - I'd rather have Diaz getting a chance on the Baltimore roster.  As far as ceiling goes, his is higher than DJ's, imo.  


Yeah, I agree. I really like Stewart’s approach at the plate, always seems to have a good AB. But the defense (or lack thereof), sheesh.... awful. I’d go so far as to say Mountcastle looks better on defense and it’s not that close. Also, I have to believe Diaz is an all around better choice long term than Stewart.

I was hoping Stewart would finish with a flourish to pique another team’s interest, but there’s not enough of a track record there. Otherwise, trade him.

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 04:03 PM

I already mentioned in another thread I thought there were a couple pitchers in the top ten they could have gone after and another poster stated the preference of Elias to get position players. I agree it tends to look that way, but I think it’s more a result of strategy for the moment and an overall philosophy that avoids pitchers.

 

Elias has had little success with pitchers (Appel, Aiken) at the top of the draft and more success with the bats (Correa, Bregman).

 

I'd guess they're just more comfortable with bats, given their history. 



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Posted 25 September 2020 - 05:58 PM

Elias has had little success with pitchers (Appel, Aiken) at the top of the draft and more success with the bats (Correa, Bregman).

 

I'd guess they're just more comfortable with bats, given their history. 

Buy the arms, grow the bats??


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Posted 26 September 2020 - 10:29 AM

Buy the arms, grow the bats??


Kinda what Luhnow did when Elias worked for him. The thinking is with injuries and maturity at ML level it’s better to grab them when they’re through the development phase. Fill in the roster with home grown prospects who play the field.

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 08:22 AM

So, their 2020 record could conceivably get them to a tie for 4th in draft order. Anyone know what the tie breaker is for something like that? Head to head match ups or something else?

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 09:21 AM


So, their 2020 record could conceivably get them to a tie for 4th in draft order. Anyone know what the tie breaker is for something like that? Head to head match ups or something else?


Previous year's record. Worst drafts first.
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Posted 27 September 2020 - 09:31 AM

Looks like top 5 for sure if we lose today. As high as 3?

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 09:34 AM

If its last years record as tiebreaker and Im doing it right it looks like we are locked in between 4 and 6.

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 10:29 AM

Austin Martin's slide continues down prospect boards. No power. Suspect avg and still doesnt really have a position.




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