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#21 DocBauer

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Posted 02 March 2019 - 07:30 PM

Never heard of Ryne Harper, ever, until the Twins picked up last season. ,(Of course, never heard of Magill before either until he was brought in). So I looked up the 29yo Harper's career numbers and I was honestly surprised!

2.56 ERA/ 1.14 WHIP/ .228 BA/ 10.97K per 9IP/ 4-1 SO/BA.

I know it's ST and only the first week and all that, but the stuff he shows in that clip, with his career milb numbers and I'm confused. He's never even had a ML cup of coffee and is a non-roster invite?
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Posted 02 March 2019 - 07:55 PM

Here's an interview with Harper from a few years ago which I just stumbled upon. Might be of interest. It was from 2016 when he was new to the Mariners organization and with the Jackson Generals AA team.

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#23 Tom Froemming

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Posted 03 March 2019 - 03:21 PM

Here come a bunch more from today:

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Posted 03 March 2019 - 04:09 PM

Is that to rhyme with the Rhine River, or a nice Rhine wine, or the Rhine province in Prussia? :)

He’s a baseball player so I assumed it was to rhyme with Ryne Sandburg.

It looks like the Twins signed the right Harper this year too.
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Posted 03 March 2019 - 04:42 PM

Looks good. Let's start the season already!

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#26 Tom Froemming

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Posted 03 March 2019 - 09:16 PM

Here's a bit of Ryan Eades. He gave up just three earned runs over his final 30 1/3 innings in the minors least year (0.89 ERA) and struck out 34 batters while walking just five over that stretch. 

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 07:46 AM

Random observations:

 

Andrew Vasquez doesn't even look like he's trying. It's amazing he has that velocity with what seems like such a casual delivery.

 

Ryan Eades seemed to have success working up in the zone. Is that a thing he's emphasizing more now?

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 08:26 AM

Andrew Vasquez doesn't even look like he's trying. It's amazing he has that velocity with what seems like such a casual delivery.

I would like to see whatever a more deliberate delivery would accomplish, then. Too many of his pitches go nowhere close to the catcher's mitt.

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 08:32 AM

Here's a bit of Ryan Eades. He gave up just three earned runs over his final 30 1/3 innings in the minors least year (0.89 ERA) and struck out 34 batters while walking just five over that stretch.


I watched this game on MLB Network yesterday. Dude looks pretty raw still... It looks like there's promise with the big bender though.
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Posted 04 March 2019 - 12:56 PM

Addison Reed might be broken...

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 01:37 PM

As of this moment in ST games...

 

Tyler Austin 6 K's in 18 PA (33%)

Nick Gordon 5 K's in 13 PA (38%)

Luke Raley8K's in 15 PA (53%)

Brent Rooker 8 K's in 15 PA (53%)

 

If he doesn't make the club, looks like Austin is a strong candidate to hit in the 2 hole at Rochester.

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 07:35 PM

As of this moment in ST games...

Tyler Austin 6 K's in 18 PA (33%)
Nick Gordon 5 K's in 13 PA (38%)
Luke Raley 8K's in 15 PA (53%)
Brent Rooker 8 K's in 15 PA (53%)

If he doesn't make the club, looks like Austin is a strong candidate to hit in the 2 hole at Rochester.


Austin doesn't have options. If he doesn't make the club he'll be on another MLB roster. I think it's 99.9% that he'd be claimed.
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#33 Tom Froemming

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 09:50 PM

Couple from today:

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Posted 05 March 2019 - 08:36 AM

 

Yes, he is a large man. (but no, obvi, still like a 1/2 Bartolo) 

I'm still hoping we see Bartolo pitching for some MLB team in 2019.

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Posted 05 March 2019 - 08:38 AM

 

Here come a bunch more from today:

Twins pitchers striking out opposing batters. What a refreshing new trend! Let's hope it continues!

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Posted 05 March 2019 - 08:48 AM

 

Addison Reed might be broken...

 

Despite the red flags he still might have been a justifiable signing based on his past results, but that shouldn't stop the team from walking away from him if he's going to take the spot of a better-abled pitcher. If his velocity is decreasing while everyone else's is increasing, there might not be much to salvage.

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#37 Vanimal46

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Posted 05 March 2019 - 08:54 AM

Despite the red flags he still might have been a justifiable signing based on his past results, but that shouldn't stop the team from walking away from him if he's going to take the spot of a better-abled pitcher. If his velocity is decreasing while everyone else's is increasing, there might not be much to salvage.


Yeah there was nothing wrong with the original signing. Sometimes it just doesn't work out.

Now we'll see how long the FO let's this linger... If it's more of the same and he's just broken, get rid of him quickly.
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Posted 05 March 2019 - 10:31 AM

Reed and Duffy's days are numbered.Just too many pitchers in camp for a few not to step up and claim a spot.

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he gone!


#39 Tom Froemming

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Posted 05 March 2019 - 12:29 PM

Here's some of Gibson talking about his first outing:

https://www.mlb.com/...es/c-2523324583

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Posted 05 March 2019 - 03:13 PM

Did they start throwing breaking balls to Buxton today?

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