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#1 NickStevens

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Posted 08 December 2021 - 02:45 PM

RHP Nolan Hoffman from Seattle and RHP Cole Uvila from Texas, the "Driveline spin monster" (https://blogs.fangra...d-spin-monster/)

 

Hoffman was previewed by Baseball America (below)  

 

"A true sidearmer, Hoffman has long been an effective reliever going back to his days at Texas A&M. A fifth-round pick of the Mariners in 2018, Hoffman went 1-2, 3.53 between stints at Low-A Modesto and High-A Everett in 2021. Hoffman is able to work east and west in the strike zone with his heavy arm-side running arsenal. He pairs a low-90s two-seam fastball with true natural sink with a hard-running changeup, that despite some of the heaviest run in the minors (greater than 16 inches of run) still manages to land in the zone 60% of the time. A two-pitch reliever who gives you a unique look for an inning at a time with groundball-heavy stuff, Hoffman is especially effective against righthanded hitters, as could be expected for a low-slot sidearmer."

 

 


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Posted 08 December 2021 - 03:25 PM

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Posted 08 December 2021 - 03:25 PM

Any examples of minor league Rule 5 guys having future success?  I know there are a quite a few MLB guys that have carved out decent careers, not sure I recall hearing about anyone who was a former minor league Rule 5 selectee though I'm sure it must have happened.



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Posted 08 December 2021 - 03:26 PM

Any examples of minor league Rule 5 guys having future success? I know there are a quite a few MLB guys that have carved out decent careers, not sure I recall hearing about anyone who was a former minor league Rule 5 selectee though I'm sure it must have happened.

Tyler Gilbert threw a no-hitter for the Diamondbacks last year after being taken in the minor league phase of the rule 5 draft.

That’s all I’ve got. Yermin Mercedes was one but it was years before his hot start this season.
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Posted 08 December 2021 - 03:29 PM

Tyler Gilbert threw a no-hitter for the Diamondbacks last year after being taken in the minor league phase of the rule 5 draft.

That’s all I’ve got. Yermin Mercedes was one but it was years before his hot start this season.

 

Thanks.  I was talking about guys who contribute at any point in the future, not necessarily right away.


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Posted 08 December 2021 - 03:48 PM

Im sure there are numerous out there that have carved out a decent run as RPs. Like above avg for a few years. Probably harder to find the same as a SP
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Posted 08 December 2021 - 04:35 PM

I read today that O’s legend Alejandro de Aza was a minors rule 5. I don’t know if he was successful, but he did play in over 800 games.
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Posted 08 December 2021 - 04:46 PM

I read today that O’s legend Alejandro de Aza was a minors rule 5. I don’t know if he was successful, but he did play in over 800 games.

The list of All Stars is probably short but again IM sure there are guys that carved out productive runs. 



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Posted 08 December 2021 - 05:39 PM

I read today that O’s legend Alejandro de Aza was a minors rule 5. I don’t know if he was successful, but he did play in over 800 games.

I think he was a pretty decent player.  He had his moments.


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Posted 08 December 2021 - 08:25 PM

I read today that O’s legend Alejandro de Aza was a minors rule 5. I don’t know if he was successful, but he did play in over 800 games.

 

If you simply play in over 800 MLB games after being a MiL Rule 5 guy, I think you can call that a success.


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Posted 08 December 2021 - 09:13 PM

Make it three. Traded for RHP Tommy Wilson, who was taken by Seattle earlier today. 

Wasn't Fangraphs Top 30 this year for the Mets, but was noted for his 96 mph fastball and good changeup. 

Only 15.1. innings this season in Double-A. 18 K/5 BB. .182 BAA.


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Posted 08 December 2021 - 10:04 PM

Make it three. Traded for RHP Tommy Wilson, who was taken by Seattle earlier today.
Wasn't Fangraphs Top 30 this year for the Mets, but was noted for his 96 mph fastball and good changeup.
Only 15.1. innings this season in Double-A. 18 K/5 BB. .182 BAA.


He also happens to be Biff from Back to the Future’s son…
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Posted 09 December 2021 - 08:07 AM

I read today that O’s legend Alejandro de Aza was a minors rule 5. I don’t know if he was successful, but he did play in over 800 games.

 

 

If you simply play in over 800 MLB games after being a MiL Rule 5 guy, I think you can call that a success.

 

Yeah, de Aza unquestionably had a successful career and has gotta be near six sigma for any minor league Rule 5 draftees.

 

As a point of comparison because I have the numbers handy, less than a quarter of 1st round draft picks accrue greater than the 7 WAR that de Aza had for his career.


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Posted 09 December 2021 - 08:10 AM

He also happens to be Biff from Back to the Future’s son…

 

Young Biff or Old Biff?


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Posted 09 December 2021 - 08:32 AM

Would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the @Mariners organization for everything they’ve done for me!! It’s been a fantastic few hours with you all and I’m thankful for the opportunity 1f642.png

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Posted 09 December 2021 - 10:40 AM

Would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the @Mariners organization for everything they’ve done for me!! It’s been a fantastic few hours with you all and I’m thankful for the opportunity 1f642.png

Let’s do this thing @Orioles1f919-1f3fc.png

Sounds like a guy with a lot of irons in the fire, and one who likes social media.


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Posted 09 December 2021 - 12:21 PM

Sounds like a guy with a lot of irons in the fire, and one who likes social media.

 

I just want to get a look at his dad's sports almanac so I can see how long until the Orioles are good again...


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Posted 09 December 2021 - 12:24 PM

I just want to get a look at his dad's sports almanac so I can see how long until the Orioles are good again...

 

It only covered 50 years...


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Posted 09 December 2021 - 12:51 PM

It only covered 50 years...


A 2015 Almanac isn't going to help us much in 2022. ;)


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Posted 09 December 2021 - 01:07 PM

Dammit haha




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