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ABWII is claimed off of waivers... Again!

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#1 James

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 04:14 PM

Adam Brett Walker has been claimed again.  This time by the Braves:

 

http://www.mlbtrader...dam-walker.html

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 04:20 PM

He'll keep the guys in Gwinnett company. I don't understand this move actually, from the Braves POV.

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 04:34 PM

A ball player should get $1000 every time he is claimed off waivers.

ABW would have had a pretty good off-season so far.

 

It actually might keep teams from jacking these players around with no real intent to give them a position in their organization.

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 04:44 PM

I think this pretty much makes it official: Adam Brett Walker II is the 1201st most desired player in all of baseball.

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 06:30 AM

 

I think this pretty much makes it official: Adam Brett Walker II is the 1201st most desired player in all of baseball.

Since he was still claimed, that makes him 1200th. Don't shortchange the guy.

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 07:22 AM

 

A ball player should get $1000 every time he is claimed off waivers.

ABW would have had a pretty good off-season so far.

 

It actually might keep teams from jacking these players around with no real intent to give them a position in their organization.

Interesting idea.  I can't imagine it would affect the team's decision one bit, but what if the league raised the waiver fee by, say, 100% and gave half to the player?  It would make the whole process a little more humane, anyway, even if it didn't change what teams did.

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 07:52 AM

I wish him well.
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Posted 27 January 2017 - 08:29 AM

I think he deserves serious consideration.  I would like to see what he can do at the major league level despite the strikeouts.


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Posted 27 January 2017 - 08:47 AM

 

I think he deserves serious consideration.  I would like to see what he can do at the major league level despite the strikeouts.

 

Sadly, that won't happen in Atlanta. He'll be in Gwinnett unless everyone and their monkey's uncle is hurt. One of the few areas the Braves have some depth at is corner outfield options.

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 09:06 AM

 

Sadly, that won't happen in Atlanta. He'll be in Gwinnett unless everyone and their monkey's uncle is hurt. One of the few areas the Braves have some depth at is corner outfield options.

Odds that he is still in the Atlanta organization at the start of Spring Training?


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Posted 27 January 2017 - 09:52 AM

Since he was still claimed, that makes him 1200th. Don't shortchange the guy.

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 09:53 AM

 

Odds that he is still in the Atlanta organization at the start of Spring Training?

 

No idea, honestly. The team could make use of him at AAA, but that would block a guy they really like in Dustin Peterson, so I'm not sure exactly where he fits, even at AAA

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 01:55 PM

Kevin: Is Adam Walker just AAA filler at this point? I see that he was a top 20 prospect for the O’s on MLB.com’s final 2016 update

Klaw: He can’t hit and has no position. I don’t see ranking him anywhere.

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 09:56 PM

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 10:22 PM

 

Sadly, that won't happen in Atlanta. He'll be in Gwinnett unless everyone and their monkey's uncle is hurt. One of the few areas the Braves have some depth at is corner outfield options.

 

Really, because I thought the Braves only had three outfielders on their 40 man roster.  I imagine ABW  will have one of the corner outfield spots opposite their up and coming star Peterson.  I've been wrong before, but that is my guess.  Just glad to see ABW has been wanted over the off season.  40 man or no 40 man, he will have to produce to make any team.  We will see which team performs better at the end of 2017 I guess.


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Posted 05 February 2017 - 10:24 PM

 

Really, because I thought the Braves only had three outfielders on their 40 man roster.  I imagine ABW  will have one of the corner outfield spots opposite their up and coming star Peterson.  I've been wrong before, but that is my guess.  Just glad to see ABW has been wanted over the off season.  40 man or no 40 man, he will have to produce to make any team.  We will see which team performs better at the end of 2017 I guess.

 

He only counts as being wanted a lot if you also consider how often he was unwanted.

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 10:28 PM

 

Really, because I thought the Braves only had three outfielders on their 40 man roster.  I imagine ABW  will have one of the corner outfield spots opposite their up and coming star Peterson.  I've been wrong before, but that is my guess.  Just glad to see ABW has been wanted over the off season.  40 man or no 40 man, he will have to produce to make any team.  We will see which team performs better at the end of 2017 I guess.

 

He was only picked up by the Braves with the hope to pass him through waivers so he could fill their AAA roster. He did not receive an initial spring training invite, though this year that is basically meaningless as the WBC will mean plenty of guys are going to be going back and forth between minor league camp and major league camp.

 

The Braves have 3 guys listed as outfielders on the 40-man, true, but plenty have played the outfield on the 40-man currently, including two guys currently penciled in as starters in the infield. Right now, he'll have his work cut out for him to get consistent at bats in Gwinnett with Peterson, Mel Rojas, Jr., Emilio Bonifacio (seriously have no idea why he sticks around, but the Braves have some sort of fetish for him on their AAA roster), Ronnier Mustelier, and Lane Adams all penciled in for AAA Gwinnett currently.

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 06:10 PM

 

He was only picked up by the Braves with the hope to pass him through waivers so he could fill their AAA roster. He did not receive an initial spring training invite, though this year that is basically meaningless as the WBC will mean plenty of guys are going to be going back and forth between minor league camp and major league camp.

 

The Braves have 3 guys listed as outfielders on the 40-man, true, but plenty have played the outfield on the 40-man currently, including two guys currently penciled in as starters in the infield. Right now, he'll have his work cut out for him to get consistent at bats in Gwinnett with Peterson, Mel Rojas, Jr., Emilio Bonifacio (seriously have no idea why he sticks around, but the Braves have some sort of fetish for him on their AAA roster), Ronnier Mustelier, and Lane Adams all penciled in for AAA Gwinnett currently.

Hey the kid is playing baseball is all I know.  Anything can happen from there.  

 

Crazy part is we are talking about a guy who just left the worst team in baseball and got DFA'd off the 40 man (Twins).  3 teams actually picked him up and now he has a chance to impress a new employee.  Go figure.  It's not like the Twins performed better by keeping Walker off the MLB roster.  Like all lost prospects - Maybe a new voice helps with development.  We will see how Buxton, Kepler, Rosario, and Vargas progress this spring with a new hitting coach.  I pray well.

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 07:00 PM

I really wish a MLB team would keep ABWII on there roster for the whole 2017 season and start him everyday so we can see him slash a 17HR/635-OPS/240-SO/550-PA/Sub-Par Defense/DH.

 

Home Runs can be fun, but I can't see where that would be fun... and I do not think that is far off from the truth.

 

Like many, I just want to see Adam Walker walk into the sunset of the MN Twins reality.

 

Steve Balboni, Ken Phelps, Ron Kittle, Rob Deer and many more are by far his superiors.

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 05:39 PM

 

I really wish a MLB team would keep ABWII on there roster for the whole 2017 season and start him everyday so we can see him slash a 17HR/635-OPS/240-SO/550-PA/Sub-Par Defense/DH.

 

Home Runs can be fun, but I can't see where that would be fun... and I do not think that is far off from the truth.

 

Like many, I just want to see Adam Walker walk into the sunset of the MN Twins reality.

 

Steve Balboni, Ken Phelps, Ron Kittle, Rob Deer and many more are by far his superiors.

I think most people on the board agree with you.  It would be a first in his career (stat line) however.  But if you wish it hard enough - it might come true.  I only know what I've seen and that stat line you proposed has yet to happen.  So maybe?  I'll bet on the "at least" 25 home run totals and 100+ rbi totals and 200 strikeout totals he's produced EVERY year on average.  Maybe this is the year he won't be able to tap into that power and production.  Maybe? - His lack of contact and SO's haven't kept his respective teams from having 80 win seasons and him being the teams leading run producer.  So maybe, this is the year his SO's cost his team from scoring more runs than most other teams. Maybe this is finally that year.  History shows..........................Balboni, Phelps, Deer, etc. so we will go by that history and play it safe with a Top 5 pick again. I know how my maybe's have turned out (80+ wins) Lol  

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