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#1 goulik

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 02:09 PM

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LaMonte Wade

Born Jan. 1st, 1994 in Baltimore, Maryland

Raised in Owings Mills, MD

Graduated H.S. From St. Paul's in Broklandville, MD.

University of Maryland .394 on-base percentage in three seasons

Drafted: Minnesota Twins 9th round, 260th overall selection in 2015

 

He made his professional debut with the Elizabethton Twins where he hit .312/.428/.506 (.934) with eight doubles, five triples and nine home runs. He took 46 walks with just 34 strikeouts. He was also 12/13 in stolen base attempts. He was promoted to the CedaR Rapids Kernels for the final week of their season and their playoff run.

 

Wade began the 2016 season with Cedar Rapids. He hit .280/.410/.396 in 207 at bats. Again he walked more than striking out with 44 BBs to 27 Ks. After starting in the MidWest League all star game, Wade was moved up to the Fort Myers Miracle for the remainder of the season. In high A he hit .318/.386/.518. On the season he hit a combined 14 doubles, 4 triples and 8 Long balls.

 

Wade spent all of 2017 with Chattanooga. He hit .292/.397/.408 for an .807 OPS in 424 at bats. He continued to show a good eye at the plate with 76 walks and 71 strike outs. Wade had his lowest professional HR total with only 7 but he had 22 two baggers doubling his professional total.

 

Wade was sent to the AFL and recorded 63 at bats. He hit .238/.351/.413 including 3 doubles, 1 Triple, 2 HR's, 9 walks and 10 strike outs. He also had a nice outfield collision...

Attached File  Twins 2017 AFL Week Five_ LaMonte Wade suffers concussion in on-field collision - Twinkie Town.html   156.79KB   45 downloads

Which was followed by this nice pic.

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This Spring, he was given a non roster invite and is expected to spend the season in AAA. He is healthy but given the current roster construction, it will be tough for him to break through to the majors without injuries or trades in front of him.

 

Follow on Twitter@WadesWorld6

 

Apparently he is buddies with a guy named Stefon Diggs...

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Fanrag scouting report from Oct.

https://www.fanragsp...t-lamonte-wade/

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 02:47 PM

Been a big fan of him since he joined the organization. I just love his approach at the plate, and think he has an extended MLB career ahead of him as a 4th OF at the very least. 

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 03:25 PM

 

Been a big fan of him since he joined the organization. I just love his approach at the plate, and think he has an extended MLB career ahead of him as a 4th OF at the very least. 

Me too. He doesn't have the same ceiling as other recent prospects but his floor is very high also. He is just an intelligent player that does things right. He's one that can produce solid numbers and do the little things that will help a manager trust and rely on him.

 

In my mind I like to picture him against Arcia and Rosario. He doesn't have that same explosive potential, but he will play really well and he won't make you cringe at a boneheaded play in the field or on the base paths either. IF he could start hitting more home runs... 

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 04:23 PM

Not important to anyone else, but USAFChief and I were in attendance at the AFL game where Wade was injured. Truly a horrifying several minutes waiting for the two motionless players to be seen to.

We couldn't afford fire alarms, so Dad hung Jiffy Pop over the doors.


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Posted 14 March 2018 - 12:43 PM

Here's a swing of his from the AFL last November:

 

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From a different angle a previous day:

 

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And his "hit to me, hit it to MEEE!" pose in right field:

 

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 08:44 AM

And They're Off!!

 

The season has started and Wade has a hit (1 for 4 opening night). Here We Go!!


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Posted 18 April 2018 - 08:59 AM

Wade is not necessarily tearing things up (yet) and has a pedestrian slash of .257/.325/.257 for a .582 OPS

But it is only 10 games and 35 at bats. He has 9 hits, all singles so far. He also has 4 walks to 3 strike outs. He has not attempted a steal yet.

 

Defensively he has not made an error but he does have an assist from Center Field. That will teach ya to try to get an extra base on Wade!! He has actually spent half the season in Right Field (most of 5 games) with only two complete games in center, and parts of 4 in left.