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#341 TwentyThirtyFive

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Posted 15 September 2022 - 09:07 AM


The Ringer: Baseball’s Best Young Hitter and Pitcher Play in Japan

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Posted 15 September 2022 - 09:14 AM

No


Why no? Skeptical of how they'll translate? 

I know you get that the reason people are so high on these two is that they're 22 and 20, and performing at a high level in AAAA. 

 

So is it the hyperbole that bothers you?



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Posted 15 September 2022 - 09:48 AM


Why no? Skeptical of how they'll translate? 

I know you get that the reason people are so high on these two is that they're 22 and 20, and performing at a high level in AAAA. 

 

So is it the hyperbole that bothers you?

Yes.

 

 

Define young first of all. Are we saying 22 and under since 1 is 22. 23 and under?? 24 and under??

 

 

I dont doubt these are legit talents but if I had sent Hunter Greene and his 100 MPH heater over to Japan 2 years ago do I think he'd have the same success and buzz as Sasaki. Yup. Greene has always been a very good prospect but he has never been categorized as the best player.



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Posted 15 September 2022 - 09:58 AM

BTW I also dont accept NPB being called AAAA. You dont have guys putting up these outlandish numbers in AAA let alone thinking this league is a little above. The average player over there is an A caliber ballplayer at best. 



#345 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 15 September 2022 - 10:13 AM

Pretty good article on that here... 

https://bleacherrepo...baseball-league



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Posted 16 September 2022 - 11:56 AM

BSL: MLB Notes: September 16th

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Posted 19 September 2022 - 11:27 AM

CBS Sports: MLB Power Rankings: The nine most important series remaining in final weeks of 2022 regular season

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#348 CantonJester

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Posted 19 September 2022 - 06:57 PM

BTW I also dont accept NPB being called AAAA. You dont have guys putting up these outlandish numbers in AAA let alone thinking this league is a little above. The average player over there is an A caliber ballplayer at best. 

 

Disagree. NBP is solidly at or above AAA (and still significantly below MLB). Frankly, when it comes to fundamentals, the Japanese players (particularly catchers) are better than their American counterpart. The foreign leagues more aligned with Single A ball would like Taiwan, maybe Korea...



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Posted 19 September 2022 - 07:23 PM

Disagree. NBP is solidly at or above AAA (and still significantly below MLB). Frankly, when it comes to fundamentals, the Japanese players (particularly catchers) are better than their American counterpart. The foreign leagues more aligned with Single A ball would like Taiwan, maybe Korea...


Korea is AA.

#350 CantonJester

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Posted 19 September 2022 - 07:47 PM

Korea is AA.


OK, where would you slot the Cuban League?



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Posted 19 September 2022 - 07:49 PM


OK, where would you slot the Cuban League?


A ball. Handful of Major League caliber, but largely compromised of Rookie ball types.

#352 CantonJester

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Posted 19 September 2022 - 08:05 PM

A ball. Handful of Major League caliber, but largely compromised of Rookie ball types.

 

Yeah that sounds about right. 

 

Munetaka Murakami or Roki Sasaki...Who do you take to build a roster around in MLB?



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Posted 20 September 2022 - 08:53 AM

Yeah that sounds about right. 

 

Munetaka Murakami or Roki Sasaki...Who do you take to build a roster around in MLB?


IDK about building a roster around anyone in baseball...   but...  while Sasaki is a little bit younger, and also an elite prospect... I'd feel better betting Murakami.   Just me being more comfortable with the position player.  For him to be MVP at 21, and that much better at 22 is pretty wild. 



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Posted 20 September 2022 - 09:08 AM


IDK about building a roster around anyone in baseball...   but...  while Sasaki is a little bit younger, and also an elite prospect... I'd feel better betting Murakami.   Just me being more comfortable with the position player.  For him to be MVP at 21, and that much better at 22 is pretty wild. 

 

No of course not. But yeah, 565 PAs, and 111 of them were walks…and he still hit 55 HR. That’s nuts



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Posted 21 September 2022 - 10:37 PM

I know the Os offense has been super frustrating before tonight. The Cardinals haven’t scored an earned run in 38 innings and counting, and are getting no-hit by Blake Snell through 6 as we speak.

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Posted 23 September 2022 - 01:01 AM

In case anyone cares, today is the 114th anniversary of the "Merkle Blunder," a game that still stands on baseball's Mt. Rushmore.



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Posted 23 September 2022 - 09:35 AM

BSL: MLB Notes September 23rd

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Posted 25 September 2022 - 10:42 AM

 

 

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Posted 26 September 2022 - 09:02 AM

CBS Sports: MLB Power Rankings: Surging Guardians capture AL Central title; Mets up to No. 3

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Posted 28 September 2022 - 07:16 AM

FanGraphs: The Race For Third Place In AL MVP Voting Is On






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