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  1. Also went and looked up CES' bio from OK State since B Ref only listed his 2021 college year. The guy has been crushing it for a while now and looks like the part of a serious baseball "Dude". Time (and better and better competition) will tell just how far he goes, but the building blocks are there... this kid can play ball. From his Bio at OK State: JUNIOR COLLEGE: An All-American performer at Yavapai College … hit .410 with 31 doubles, 33 home runs and 103 RBIs in 81 career games … sophomore season was cut short due to COVID-19 pandemic but prior to that he hit 11 homers and drove in 33 runs to go along with a .430 batting average … as a freshman in 2019, was named the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference Player of the Year and was a First-Team All-American and First-Team NJCAA All-Region I honoree … was also a national Gold Glove Award winner … led the ACCAC with 22 homers and 70 RBIs and was second with a .402 batting average … drafted in the 34th round of the 2019 MLB Draft by Seattle.
  2. Thanks for the heads up Seth, looked pretty cool. Very interesting to see the takes on another organization. Although, if I'm being honest... felt a bit naughty going to another site (OMG, I'm such a horrible person!) just kidding... it's a pretty good site
  3. Can't help but feel that this is pretty spot on. Sometimes, guys just don't figure it out fully despite prodigious God given talent. I won't ever say, "Sano... it's all your fault." because baseball is just cruel and unforgiving even in the best of times. Not every player has that "plan" for when their talent alone isn't enough, and at that level it never is. God speed to wherever life and baseball takes Miguel, but I believe you are right Trov... it probably isn't in MN any more.
  4. Love the write up as always Seth. Your passion for the game and telling these guys' stories is evident and we are honored to be able to read it everyday . Got to watch a couple of Wichita games this week on MiLB, and I have to say that Steer is in total Beast Mode. You might even say that he has really grabbed the bull by the horns .
  5. Sometimes you just have to tip the cap to the other guy as well. The A's starter did a great job overall.
  6. Although, don't you think that joke is going against the grain?
  7. ... Ryan Jeffers is not good at throwing out runners. He ranks fifth last in this category among catchers in 2022. Also, who cares? Jeffers has had four bases stolen on his watch in 2022, and has thrown out one runner, for a CS% of 20%. Yadier Molina is at 29%. I don't disagree with this, but also... bases are generally stolen off the pitcher or pitch selection. Even Yadi or Pudge in their prime had a difficult time throwing out a runner if the pitcher had a slow/lengthy delivery. It just puts the catcher behind the power curve.
  8. Lord Dark Helmet: What the heck am I looking at? When does THIS happen in the move? Col. Sandurz: NOW. You're looking at now, sir. Everything that happens now is happening now. Lord Dark Helmet: Go back to then! Col. Sandurz: What? Lord Dark Helmet: THEN! Col. Sandurz: I can't! Lord Dark Helmet: Why not? Col. Sandurz: We passed it! Lord Dark Helmet: When? Col. Sandurz: Just now! Lord Dark Helmet: When will then be now? Col. Sandurz: SOON!
  9. - The highly-anticipated matchup of brothers Louie and Gus Varland will take place in game one I'm really interested to see this game tonight. Should be fun to watch... maybe not so much for Ma' and Pa' Varland, but the rest of us may enjoy it . Then again, I often tell my children to go out into the back yard and fight to see who is our favorite... , so who knows.
  10. Interesting thought, but I can't help but wonder if many teams may be a little shy about spending a high pick on him given how last year played out. I'd bet that many if not most teams are interested, just to what degree remains to be seen. Just to be clear, I think he is a good pitcher, just not sure how good at the pro level he will be .
  11. We shall see about CES's bat as he progresses up the levels, but he has absolutely raked right out of the gates as a college bat. A promising sign thus far .
  12. As of right now, I agree this seem to be the most plausible scenario in the short term.
  13. Unfortunately I had just gotten back from Iraq and was starting a new job outside of the military at that time and clearly I missed that story . Someone willing to fill me in ?
  14. Louie Varland with some nasty movement on a circle-change. He'll be a starter if he can develop it into a consistent third pitch. 2 - 0 Changeups are why I have trust issues...
  15. I hate the idea of drafting Dylan Lesko (we can argue about it in the comments) Amen brother! Ok, all joking aside I don't think he would be a great choice at #8 for the Twins anyway. There is a very realistic chance my son's team will face Lesko's team in the second round of the GA State Playoffs next week (AAAAAA Bracket), although there is rumor that Lesko was shut down as a precaution with an unknown (minor?) injury last week. Giving his draft stock, he may be out for the remainder of season with the draft upcoming. Also we may see him stick with his Vandy commit if he isn't drafted high enough.
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