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#1 BobPhelan

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Posted 11 July 2023 - 06:46 AM

21 years old - 6'2'', 211 lbs

 

10th Round Pick - OF



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Posted 03 September 2023 - 08:08 PM

Promoted to Aberdeen.

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Posted 14 September 2023 - 06:52 AM

A/A+/FCL

 

.323/.455/.510 (.966), 22 R, 8 doubles, 2 triples, 2 HR, 25 RBI, 21 BB, 21 SB, 96 AB

 

169 wRC+, 16.9% BB rate, 18.5% K rate, .188 ISO



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Posted 09 June 2024 - 06:19 PM

Promoted to Bowie. He’s a keeper.

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Posted 09 June 2024 - 06:54 PM

More interesting prospect than Bradfield.

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Posted 09 June 2024 - 07:07 PM


More interesting prospect than Bradfield.

Only offensively. Bradfield's path to the majors is much clearer given his elite tools.

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Posted 09 June 2024 - 07:16 PM

I know minor league numbers don't really mean much, but Etzel steals bases at a higher and better rate than Bradfield. Granted, Bradfield has elite speed so doubtful Etzel can match him there.

What's Etzel's speed tool? 60-65?

I'll take the guy with the overall better offensive tool and slightly lesser speed.

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Posted 10 June 2024 - 03:00 AM

This may be unfair and it might be totally incorrect but it’s my theory and I’m sticking with it. The Orioles seem, as an organization, to believe in lifting weights and getting stronger. Etzel was no string bean but he put on 15 pounds of mostly muscle over the off season, seemingly maintaining his speed, and now finds himself promoted to Bowie.

Meanwhile, Bradfield stated in an interview that he wanted to get stronger, naturally, which I took to meaning he wasn’t comfortable going on an extensive weight program. Bradfield is a finely toned athlete but he’s definitely slender. I’m sure he’s afraid of losing flexibility and speed. I’ve seen him drive the ball at Aberdeen but he’s basically got warning track power on his best fly balls. He can probably continue his current path and become a 4th outfielder some day but I hope he goes the Joey Ortiz route this next off season. I’m not saying he needs to hit 20 homers but he needs to be able to do more damage and a little extra bat speed never hurt anyone.
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Posted 10 June 2024 - 04:51 AM

I know minor league numbers don't really mean much, but Etzel steals bases at a higher and better rate than Bradfield. Granted, Bradfield has elite speed so doubtful Etzel can match him there.

What's Etzel's speed tool? 60-65?

I'll take the guy with the overall better offensive tool and slightly lesser speed.

 

60 run, 55/60 defense including CF. 



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Posted 10 June 2024 - 08:20 PM

mlb.com had Etzel at #229 in the draft.  Scouting Report






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