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Author Topic: MLB 2024 Season  (Read 19931 times)

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Re: MLB 2024 Season
« Reply #400 on: July 08, 2024, 04:01:18 PM »
I think everyone severly underestimated the seriousness of the 2019 injury.  He's finally trusting his body again.  Last year seemed like he was 80-85% of the way back.  If you look at it, it's easy to see...

2019, Injury ruined MVP year
2020, shortened season bc of rehab + Covid
2021, Slashed .248 / .362 / .373 (50% back...played in 117 games)
2022, Slashed .252 / .355 / .383   (65% back...played in 154 games)
2023, Slashed .278 / .370 / .447 (80% back...played in 144 games)
2024, Slashing.329 / .407 / .533 (100% back and starting in ASG)

Maybe he is doping. I have no way to know but it is clear that his late '19 injury was devestating.

Yeah and it wasn’t just production. His swing looked off. He was rolling over everything. Wasn’t using the whole field. His power never left him but his ability to make consistent solid contact left for awhile. When he connected, he hit a ton of absolute missiles.

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« Reply #401 on: July 08, 2024, 04:09:24 PM »
Yeah and it wasn’t just production. His swing looked off. He was rolling over everything. Wasn’t using the whole field. His power never left him but his ability to make consistent solid contact left for awhile. When he connected, he hit a ton of absolute missiles.

To my uneducated eye, it looked like he was bailing out with the right foot after the injury. Maybe trying to subconsciously protect it? He couldn't pull the ball with any sort of power.

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« Reply #402 on: July 08, 2024, 08:48:00 PM »
To my uneducated eye, it looked like he was bailing out with the right foot after the injury. Maybe trying to subconsciously protect it? He couldn't pull the ball with any sort of power.

100%. Not exactly the same, but his swing began to resemble the fall-away slap style of the high-contact Japanese hitters. It was a terrible mismatch to his body and talent, but he was clearly not trusting keeping his weight in the box.

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« Reply #403 on: July 08, 2024, 09:39:14 PM »
I doubt it.  He’s Catholic


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« Reply #404 on: July 08, 2024, 09:44:38 PM »

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« Reply #405 on: July 09, 2024, 05:39:20 AM »

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Then he’s going to hell
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« Reply #406 on: July 09, 2024, 07:01:41 AM »

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But enough imitations of priests with their alter boys.
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« Reply #407 on: July 09, 2024, 03:04:17 PM »
To my uneducated eye, it looked like he was bailing out with the right foot after the injury. Maybe trying to subconsciously protect it? He couldn't pull the ball with any sort of power.

I do think trust was the issue. He would bail on his swing but when forced to run (He had 4 triples in 2023) he would intinctively fly. 
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« Reply #409 on: July 10, 2024, 01:01:33 PM »
With López sweeper being mia this year and ruining his results to metrics, I’ll sound more like a biased twins fan


But is there a more overrated player by casual fans than Luis Arraez?

Wooof. Guy currently is a borderline awful player but an all star and loved on twitter
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« Reply #410 on: July 10, 2024, 01:05:00 PM »
With López sweeper being mia this year and ruining his results to metrics, I’ll sound more like a biased twins fan


But is there a more overrated player by casual fans than Luis Arraez?

Wooof. Guy currently is a borderline awful player but an all star and loved on twitter

He’s fine and overrated.  Definitely shouldn’t be an all-star over Brice Turang
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« Reply #411 on: July 10, 2024, 02:14:47 PM »
With López sweeper being mia this year and ruining his results to metrics, I’ll sound more like a biased twins fan


But is there a more overrated player by casual fans than Luis Arraez?

Wooof. Guy currently is a borderline awful player but an all star and loved on twitter

People are just enamored with the old ideas of baseball and obsession with average.  Ignoring all trends in modern baseball and focusing on someone hitting over .300, even if that person is a weak hitting singles merchant.  Even if he isn't gonna be a power hitter, but he doesn't even hit that many doubles, much less triples.

I do find it amusing that for all his high average, he's been top 10 in double plays hit into the last few years.  I think he was leading the league for a bit this year.

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Re: MLB 2024 Season
« Reply #412 on: July 10, 2024, 02:34:05 PM »
With López sweeper being mia this year and ruining his results to metrics, I’ll sound more like a biased twins fan


But is there a more overrated player by casual fans than Luis Arraez?

Wooof. Guy currently is a borderline awful player but an all star and loved on twitter

He shouldn't be an all-star this year, but he was top 10 in OPS last year with a very solid 3.5 WAR. He's good, not great.

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« Reply #413 on: July 10, 2024, 02:51:17 PM »
With López sweeper being mia this year and ruining his results to metrics, I’ll sound more like a biased twins fan


But is there a more overrated player by casual fans than Luis Arraez?

Wooof. Guy currently is a borderline awful player but an all star and loved on twitter

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« Reply #414 on: July 10, 2024, 05:35:06 PM »
He shouldn't be an all-star this year, but he was top 10 in OPS last year with a very solid 3.5 WAR. He's good, not great.

The issue is he's gotta literally hit .365 to have a good OPS and to have value

He's virtually unplayable defensively but cant justify playing a guy with less power than Nick Punto at DH. His "running" is more of a waddle. No speed and metrically poor base runner(I think he still is)

Its more annoying cause people around here who still tilt about him being gone(we have literally no where to play him) are the same people who said Joe Mauer sucks. Mauer has more talent in his left nut. Mauer the "singles hitter" had 7 seasons with OPS higher than Arraez last year.
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« Reply #415 on: July 10, 2024, 05:45:17 PM »
August is approaching so we know the season ending injury is coming

But Byron Buxton is back to being to being the most electric player to watch in the sport. His speed with no knees is unbelievable.
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« Reply #416 on: July 10, 2024, 09:40:52 PM »
Tobias Myers probably turns into a pumpkin at some point but he’s been invaluable to the Crew for 3 months.

The front office can field a roster
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Re: MLB 2024 Season
« Reply #417 on: July 11, 2024, 09:44:41 AM »
From Yahoo Sports:

110 years ago today, 19-year-old Babe Ruth made his major league debut, earning the win (7 IP, 2 ER) and going 0-2 at the plate in a 4-3 Red Sox victory over Cleveland.

"He has a natural delivery, fine control and a curveball that bothers the batsmen," wrote the Boston Globe. And though he went hitless on the day, they wrote that he "shaped up like a good batsman."
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« Reply #418 on: July 11, 2024, 10:40:26 AM »
From Yahoo Sports:

110 years ago today, 19-year-old Babe Ruth made his major league debut, earning the win (7 IP, 2 ER) and going 0-2 at the plate in a 4-3 Red Sox victory over Cleveland.

"He has a natural delivery, fine control and a curveball that bothers the batsmen," wrote the Boston Globe. And though he went hitless on the day, they wrote that he "shaped up like a good batsman."

I'm sure he had a blazing fastball in the low 70's. Curveball maybe in the mid to upper 50s.

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« Reply #419 on: July 11, 2024, 02:19:01 PM »
Normally I don’t pay much attention to ASG picks or how bad they are

Aside from clear ones like Walker being left off for Alonso strictly for derby.

So I just noticed David Fry for Guardians.

He might be the worst inclusion of all time. Sure the overall numbers were solid. But he just now hit 200 ABs. And he’s been horrendous since June.

28 year old journeyman found lightning for a month and made it.
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« Reply #420 on: July 11, 2024, 02:31:25 PM »
Paul Skenes is nuts
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« Reply #421 on: July 11, 2024, 02:32:04 PM »
Skenes with 10 Ks, 0 hits given up through 5 innings.  He's decent I guess.

Just hope the Brewers fanbase is as good as the Cardinals' and give him a standing O whenever his outing ends.  Well deserved.
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« Reply #422 on: July 11, 2024, 02:52:50 PM »
Civale was great today too. Skenes is a total freak though.

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« Reply #423 on: July 11, 2024, 03:06:24 PM »
Brewers also doing their damndest to help Skenes get his no hitter - top/heart of the order saw a total of seven pitches in the 6th and six pitches in the 7th.
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« Reply #424 on: July 11, 2024, 03:09:21 PM »
Brewers also doing their damndest to help Skenes get his no hitter - top/heart of the order saw a total of seven pitches in the 6th and six pitches in the 7th.

Brutal approaches.
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