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#421 TwentyThirtyFive

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Posted 13 May 2024 - 08:35 AM

I like the Stowers for Kjersted move. Stowers clearly more in the AAAA mold. You dont mind sitting him on the bench 6 days a week. Kjersted doesnt have anything to prove in AAA but hes also just not gonna get reps up here. Id rather he be getting reg ABs in AAA vs Stowers. Wasnt sure if they would go Hays for Kjersted and keep McKenna. Guess the need for a LH bat off the bench won out.

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Posted 13 May 2024 - 01:18 PM

I wouldn’t write off Bradfield just yet. A hot 2-3 weeks and some of you will have him here OD 2025. Anyway, once Mayo comes up and snatches 3B and Westburg takes over 2B the Holliday to CF questions will be going like wildfire! I’m kidding, maybe.

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Posted 13 May 2024 - 02:10 PM

Honestly, Holliday for CF isn't as crazy an idea as I once thought. Especially since it appears his IF future is limited to 2B, and with the emergence of Westburg.

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Posted 08 June 2024 - 11:01 AM

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Posted 08 June 2024 - 12:14 PM

https://x.com/ericcr...VUJft8skf32X07Q

 

Not sure what that source is.  Fangraphs has Cowser at 18th in all of MLB in hard hit percentage but only at 39.7%.

 

Gunnar is 2nd.  Westburg is 10th.  Mountcastle 22nd.



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Posted 08 June 2024 - 01:07 PM

Not sure what that source is. Fangraphs has Cowser at 18th in all of MLB in hard hit percentage but only at 39.7%.

Gunnar is 2nd. Westburg is 10th. Mountcastle 22nd.


Savant has him at 51.7 so I guess it’s that. 17th in MLB. Gunnar is 5th.

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Posted 08 June 2024 - 02:46 PM

Baseball Savant absolutely loves everything Cowser. Offense, defense, speed.
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Posted 16 June 2024 - 09:48 AM

Time to voice the concerns. You cant just cherry pick metrics you like. Id love to see how much red he has on savant the last month and a half anyway but nonetheless even if there is a lot of red he has some huge flaws offensively. Someone not that long ago noted his K rate had dropped in May while still maintaining a good BB rate. The K rate was still 28% in May but it had indeed dropped from the 33% it was in April. 

 

We are now halfway through June and his K rate this month is 38% and the BB rate has dropped to 4.8 %. .522 OPS and a 50 wRC+. Ced, who everyone loves to hate on is at 10% BB rate and 15% K rate for the month. 596 OPS and a 75 wRC+. Since April 18th which was exactly 3 weeks into the season Cowser has played 50 games with a 173/282/307 slash line. The league quickly adjusted to his hot start and he clearly has not adjusted back yet over the last 50 games. There really has been no bright spots of even a 7-10 day stretch. Thats concerning. Now, maybe he does figure some things out as the season goes longer but this has been a concerning turn after the first 3 weeks. His saving grace  for awhile appears to be his defense. Fangraphs loves his defense and it has carried him to a current 1.9 WAR. Thats contrasted by baseball reference only having him at 0.8 WAR. Big discrepancy between the two and the truth is likely somewhere in the middle. One thing for sure though is he cant keep having such subpar months offensively and surivive as an avg to above avg regular. Something has to give one way or the other.



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Posted 16 June 2024 - 10:05 AM

Other than the game winning homerun you mean. His defense has been great at all three outfield spots, he hits the ball hard, and yes strikes out too much but he's also a rookie that will continue to improve. Not a concern as far as I'm concerned but fine with them feeding the hot hand in the outfield throughout the season.



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Posted 16 June 2024 - 10:12 AM

He's not improved as the season has gone on. Again, the league adjusted after 3 weeks and he has shown no signs of adjusting back over the last 50 games. We will wait til he gets closer to 1000 PAs before we start saying anything too definitive but he needs to show some life. As I said, at least show me a week or two stretch of production. Give me something. Its been consistently bad for about 8 weeks now



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Posted 16 June 2024 - 10:15 AM

He’s in attack mode too often and opposing pitchers know it. It’s a game of adjustments and constant growth, we’ll see how these next few months go.
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Posted 16 June 2024 - 10:17 AM

His metrics improved in May from April despite the results not following. He's 24 years old. Most improvements happen between seasons, harder to do during the daily grind of 162. Not ignoring the results on the field but gotta defend one of my guys who is always getting more criticism than he deserves.



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Posted 16 June 2024 - 10:20 AM

He’s in attack mode too often and opposing pitchers know it. It’s a game of adjustments and constant growth, we’ll see how these next few months go.

Just give me a damn league avg month or two. Something to stem the tide. Right now, its absolutely fair to wonder if it was 3 weeks of magic and question if he cant adjust back. 



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Posted 16 June 2024 - 10:26 AM

.775 OPS vs. RHP 148 ab's

.605 OPS vs. LHP 47 ab's

 

.580 OPS in May, 80 ab's

.522 OPS in June, 39 ab's

 

Overall...

 

.734 OPS, 195 ab's, .226 baa, 22 bb's, 69 k's, 8 hr's, 1 triple, 12 doubles, 29 rbi

 

Projected Pace: 

 

19 hr's, 67 rbi, 28 doubles, 2 triples, 51 bb's, 160 k's

 

 

Fielding: 

 

LF: OAA +6, DRS +1, UZR / 150 +3.2

CF: OAA +1, DRS +1, UZR / 150 +7.8



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Posted 16 June 2024 - 10:29 AM

Here's the bottom line. Neither of our 2 CFers are providing even adequate offense. Thankfully their defense has been very good. But when neither is hitting well and they are both left handed its not good.



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Posted 16 June 2024 - 10:57 AM

Just give me a damn league avg month or two. Something to stem the tide. Right now, its absolutely fair to wonder if it was 3 weeks of magic and question if he cant adjust back. 

 

He has a 110 wRC+.

 

March/April - 182

May - 71

June - 50

 

Lets see how June finishes up.



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Posted 16 June 2024 - 01:12 PM

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Posted 16 June 2024 - 01:13 PM

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Posted 16 June 2024 - 01:17 PM

Cowser boosting those statcast numbers.

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Posted 16 June 2024 - 01:17 PM


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