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#1 ppearson50

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 12:19 PM

Who is this guy? He is 10 for 20 with 2 homeruns and 8 rbi this spring. Probably no shot to make roster but he looks like he is our spring training MVP.


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Posted 11 March 2018 - 12:31 PM

I have the same question - I do not remember him in any of our prospect lists. 


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Posted 11 March 2018 - 12:34 PM

It's a nice ST, but he really isn't a prospect, he is 29 and has never done very well in the minors (never cracked a top 300 list I believe)

Zero chance to make this team and very little chance to stick in the org, maybe this opens some eyes for him in Korea/Japan or can catch on as a AAA type for another team.

Best of luck to him, nice to see these type of guys have a good showing.

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 02:07 PM

I kind of want to see LaMarre push for the 4th outfielder spot. He seems to be a solid all around outfielder that would provide more pop than Granite or Grossman. The Star Tribune profile also made him seem like an affable guy with MN ties that would be fun to root for. I know he's kind of a aaaa journeyman but I hope he can keep his hot spring training going!
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Posted 11 March 2018 - 02:36 PM

There's no evidence that he would provide more pop than Grossman...the evidence is that he'd provide less.Meanwhile, he's actually older than Grossman.So, anything can happen, but highly unlikely.

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 02:36 PM

No.
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Posted 11 March 2018 - 02:40 PM

Reminds me of when some here wanted Matt Hague on the roster last year. LaMarre struggled to hit in AAA and he has a very small sample size thus far... I'm not worried about Grossman and we have no room on the 40 man roster for journeyman outfielders.

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 02:49 PM

When is he getting his ABs?

That matters.

Are they against AA pitchers?

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 03:20 PM

No thanks.

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 11:56 PM

When is he getting his ABs?

That matters.

Are they against AA pitchers?

Spot-checking at b-r.com's Spring numbers, his opponent quality is lower than Buxton's but higher than Granite's. Read into that what you will, about how much opportunity to shine is being given.

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 06:50 AM

 

Reminds me of when some here wanted Matt Hague on the roster last year. LaMarre struggled to hit in AAA and he has a very small sample size thus far... I'm not worried about Grossman and we have no room on the 40 man roster for journeyman outfielders.

Yeah, Hague had a good spring for the Twins last year, but was obviously just filler to be used at AAA. That said, I still love rooting for guys like him and LaMarre, players that never really showed much in the past, but also ones that never really got much of a chance either. It's gotta be discouraging to put up crazy good numbers in spring training only to realize you have almost zero chance of making the big league roster.


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Posted 12 March 2018 - 08:06 AM

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 08:22 AM

 

Beware all Luke Hughes impersonators.

Didn't Hughes actually put up some decent numbers in the minors?


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Posted 12 March 2018 - 04:34 PM

 

Didn't Hughes actually put up some decent numbers in the minors?

 

In 2008, he had a pretty good year at AA, but not much after that. I can't recall the one Spring where he absolutely went off in Spring Training, and I thought.....this guy can bring the lumber.....and that's the year I learned, finally, not to read anything into Spring Training stats.

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 04:37 PM

Him or Grossman. Which shows you how valuable Grossman really is.

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 05:11 PM

a 77-year-old brant alyea seems like a better bet.
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Posted 12 March 2018 - 05:35 PM

Wasn't Ah Leah a song by Donnie Iris?  I think he can hit too?

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 09:42 AM

a 77-year-old brant alyea seems like a better bet.

Well, sure, but we'd have to outbid all the other teams to get him. LaMarre, we've got wrapped up.

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