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#21 Trov

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 01:14 PM

 

I'm sorry but but I must point out again that the emperor is currently wearing no cloths.

 

I voiced concerns about Lewis in May and was told there were no problems. So now that it is September....lets look at AVE, OBP, and SO/BB ratios over time

 

2018 "A" (last half season): 0.255, 0.726, <2.0

2019 "A" (first half season): 0.238, 0.665, >3.0 (which earned a promotion ?!?!)

2019 "AA" (last half season) 0.231, 0.649, 3.0 exactly (so based on history ready for another promotion?!)

 

This is not the trajectory of a future superstar. I'm not an expert and do not know what is wrong with his swing/approach, BUT it is clear to anyone without bias that something is wrong.

 

One Theory:They are trying to revamp his swing for a better launch angle and it is failing miserably. Earlier this year Buck was quoted as saying that he was going to hit HIS way this year (which makes me wonder if they were trying to revamp his swing as well for HR/launch angle...... ) Retooling for a better launch angle is good for some but not all!

First, I am not trying to argue that Lewis is set to be top player around, but there is a reason many outlets have him near top prospect around.Yes, his numbers are not as good as one would hope, but being over 3 years younger than average comp should be considered.Finally, pure numbers does not tell the whole story, and sure the FO and coaches have much more of an idea of how he is doing.Remember Kepler numbers last few years and people were talking platooning him, now he is doing great and no need to platoon.Kepler had some of hardest contact on the team last year, but had very low BABIP compared to average exit velocity.  

 

I trust in the Falvene two-headed monster, at least so far. 

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#22 D.C Twins

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 03:27 PM

 

Lewis is still young. Also I think surrounding him with guys who are similar in age and have similar major league trajectories, but are more consistent hitters (Larnach and Kirilloff) will continue to help him. It seems like the front office is promoting those guys in tandem. Wouldn't surprise me to see all three of them starting in Rochester next year, and then possibly all three of them starting for the Twins the year after. 

Uh?!At some point results have to dictate reality right? If Lewis starts in Rochester next year, his new nick name can be Delusion of Granduer! Lewis is light years away from Larnach and Kirilloff based on any metric except wishful thinking for a #1 overall pick.


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Posted 03 September 2019 - 03:29 PM

 

 

First, I am not trying to argue that Lewis is set to be top player around, but there is a reason many outlets have him near top prospect around.Yes, his numbers are not as good as one would hope, but being over 3 years younger than average comp should be considered.Finally, pure numbers does not tell the whole story, and sure the FO and coaches have much more of an idea of how he is doing.Remember Kepler numbers last few years and people were talking platooning him, now he is doing great and no need to platoon.Kepler had some of hardest contact on the team last year, but had very low BABIP compared to average exit velocity.  

 

I trust in the Falvene two-headed monster, at least so far. 

He has been dropping in rankings overall. And Law expressed concerns in his last assessment. I think the FO has done a fine job overall but step one is to admit you have a problem


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Posted 03 September 2019 - 03:30 PM

Also Lewis had BETTER numbers last year at "A" than this year and he was EVEN YOUNGER then!


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Posted 03 September 2019 - 03:35 PM

 

 

He’ll be fine.

But we drafted him to be sooooooo muuuuch more than fine.....


#26 Seth Stohs

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 03:46 PM

 

Are we to make something, anything, out of Lewis playing different positions recently?

 

No... he only played SS until they clinched. Other guys have been able to play some SS and he has been able to get some exposure at other spots. Never a bad thing.

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#27 glunn

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 01:10 AM

Thank you Tom Froemming, Cody Christie, Steve Lein, Ted Schwerzler, Matt Braunand Seth Stohs.

 

Your work this year has been stellar -- the best since TD started this feature. The reports have been consistently thorough, informative and entertaining. 

 

Clearly a lot of work went into this and I am very grateful for all that you have done here,

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#28 spycake

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 04:27 AM

I'll echo the others, thanks for the minor league reports!

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#29 James

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 10:30 AM

Great job with the minor league reports, crew!Always some of my favorite articles.  

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