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  1. How much longer does the Keoni Cavaco experiment go on?
  2. Okay, so here is the take of a casual fan: stop taking a band aid approach to the SS position and either commit to giving a long term FA contract to a guy who will bring defense and offense (Correa) or decide you are a budget team and only interested in saving money (be willing to take less performance in return). Can a guy currently in the system break out? Yes. Is there risk with that move? Absolutely. The safer, albeit more expensive route, is to pony up for a long term FA signing and to clear out the farm of the SS prospects who do not show the promise to promote through the system. Package these guys while they can still be sold off, don’t wait until they flounder longer in the farm system and hold little value as trade bait.
  3. Cavaco was not a great pick, regardless where he was snagged, 1st round or 40th round. Look at it this way, if the kid was picked, let’s say 10th round, would everyone be thinking that all of the sudden he’s going to show something he hasn’t shown already? There are serious fundamentals missing from his game, both offensively and defensively. He has a big problem hitting the baseball. He was drafted and touted as a power bat - he has shown none of that. He had 24 errors on defense, and he missed a bunch of games due to concussion and whatever else he missed for at the end of the season. His errors likely would have been around 30 without those missed games. He is not a great baseball player, expecting him to suddenly be one is a bad bet. If he can’t field, can’t hit, and apparently can’t keep himself on the active list for a reasonably short season - he is a bust. Not just because of the stats, but because this is not what a first round pick looks like, whether he’s a HS guy or college. Give me a break, someone really screwed this pick up. Where the hell is he even playing this off season?
  4. Will Cavaco have another year at Low A or will they push him to high A to see if he can rise to the occasion? Wasted pick.
  5. Not picking a fight here, so I will just say that the only person who has stated how great Low A baseball is on here is you, claiming that it’s “NCAA tournament on Uber steroids.”I think that is pretty funny. Cavaco 2019 (short season) 40% K rate, 2021 38% K rate. An .864 fielding percentage. This is indicative of a player playing way over their heads. Not his fault, if some idiot wanted to throw $4M at me to sign, I’d do it too…but this kid is a swing and miss expert, not a potential major leaguer.
  6. When was the last time you physically watched a Low A game in person? You seem to be fantasizing that this level of minor league baseball is somehow incredible. It’s not. To say that a guy who wasn’t even committed to a P5 program but now plays Low A ball is somehow suddenly in a different stratosphere than a typical college player is a stretch…if everyone who is playing minor league ball is so much better than a college player, then why draft any college players? By the same token, every guy drafted should tear it up…I don’t agree with you at all here.
  7. To me, I equate Low A ball to D1 college baseball. It’s not like guys in low A are facing major leaguers. They facing guys who are at the same level as they are, some older and more experienced, but they are still playing low A. Pitchers with amazing stuff don’t stay in Low A, they get promoted quickly. He isn’t as good as they thought he was.
  8. K rate is a big problem for Cavaco. I know people will say the sample size is small, but it is what it is. He hasn’t been able to make the adjustment from high school ball to the low A level. If his fielding was dynamite you might give him a little bit of a pass, but the kid is a sub par fielder (.895) for a guy who was lauded as having elite tools. He was supposed to be a power bat, where the heck do they see this, the guy does not hit for power per his numbers. Athletic, yes. But if a player cannot catch, throw, or hit the ball that speed and athleticism doesn’t mean much.
  9. How many position players picked in the first round haven’t been promoted? He has played more innings of baseball for the Twins than they ever saw him play in high school, so I would say his body of work as a pro is more representative of the baseball player he is than the little but they saw before drafting him. They wasted a pick on an unproven/unknown high school player over taking a proven college player or a high profile high school prospect. I don’t need to see any more to know this is not going to work itself out with more reps. Horrible fielder, doesn’t hit for power…how does that stack up against what they were saying about him when they drafted him?
  10. Another week with Cavaco in the lowlights section with FT Myers…your assessment of his projectability is not being matched by any performance factor he has shown. BUST!
  11. Ok, just wondering why nobody is being critical of Keoni Cavaco and his less than acceptable performance this season in Ft Myers? A .240 average, kid has not shown any ability to hit for power, strike outs are crazy high, fielding is terrible (sub .900 fielding percentage - 20 errors). Why are people so apologetic for this kind of performance when he was out #1 pick in 2019 and still can’t get promoted from Low A ball?
  12. 2019 first round pick hasn’t played in 4-5 games and you guys haven’t even addressed what the situation is. what is going on in Ft Myers with Cavaco not playing?
  13. Like Jkcarew, I agree Cavaco was a waste of a 1st round pick. I probably wouldn’t have taken him until later. Not sure if they thought they had to pull the trigger early to get him, but it’s not like he was a polished high school player in any position. Athleticism, speed are abundant. But his hit took was problematic throughout high school. I know people can turn things around, but his ceiling to me is much lower than what is being projected.
  14. Yes, Cavaco is already a bust and will show that to a greater degree this year. What a waste of a pick...he likely can’t even be packaged to be traded for an arm that we need. Great job, FO!
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