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Article: Draft Preview: Five to Focus On

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#81 Willihammer

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 12:01 PM

Thought this was interesting. This guy thinks Bukauskas' delivery puts his UCL at risk.

 

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Well, there's that.

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 12:09 PM

I find this exercise interesting, if not totally predictive. 
 
http://www.fangraphs...ctive-stats-10/


One interesting thing about this article is how a similar article in 2015 was the first time I saw Benintendi rated highly, even higher than Swanson and Bregman, although they and Fulmer were all rated highly.

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 12:11 PM

Thought this was interesting. This guy thinks Bukauskas' delivery puts his UCL at risk.
 


Seems like showing video of a young pitcher and predicting a future UCL issue is the prognosticator's equivalent of shooting fish in a barrel.
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Posted 03 March 2017 - 12:12 PM

Bukauskas is a pretty exciting guy but other places have noted some concern with his effort/delivery.  

 

With 35 and 37, it's also possible (likely?) that a pitcher slotted for the top 15 gets injured (like Giolito or Aiken) or has a crap season (Alec Hanson) and the Twins might be able to take a gamble that way, as well.  

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 12:12 PM

Reviews Wright's delivery too. Sees some elevated injury potential with him too.

Edited by Willihammer, 03 March 2017 - 12:13 PM.

Well, there's that.

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 12:46 PM

 

Seems like showing video of a young pitcher and predicting a future UCL issue is the prognosticator's equivalent of shooting fish in a barrel.

Yeah, I'd like to see him do the opposite - pick pitchers that will stay healthy.

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 07:04 PM

I'm not either, but you wanna bet if this happens more, or less, this year? You do know the history of college coaches abusing these guys, right?


The abuse question is greatly overstated, especially in recent years. Might be 2-3 guys a year max, but vast majority of programs handle their pitchers responsibly.

110 pitches followed by a full weeks rest strikes me as perfectly reasonable.
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Posted 04 March 2017 - 04:55 AM

Yeah, I'd like to see him do the opposite - pick pitchers that will stay healthy.


Mark Prior would have been on that list.

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 05:32 AM

Thanks for posting that video. Of course it's a fluff piece to a certain extent, but I really was drawn in by the talk of the pitching specialist.
It was also at that age that Hunter began working with Alan Jaeger, a pitching coach widely considered a pioneer of arm health and velocity development.

Also, he seems unusually focused for a teenager.
Very interesting.


Agreed. I'm onboard the Hunter Greene bandwagon/harbor cruise boat. Seems like a special talent and amazing kid. Also think that Falvey would like the work with Jaeger. Description of work ethic and drive reminds me of Berrios.
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Posted 04 March 2017 - 05:32 PM

Mark Prior would have been on that list.


Good form doesn't protect a pitcher from batted balls, baserunners or Dusty Baker.
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