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redsfanmia
04-20-2010, 11:59 AM
I will be sitting behind the plate for Chapman's start in Indy. I am very excited and will give my impressions of him after the game.

REDblooded
04-20-2010, 07:17 PM
woot... I'll be 4 rows behind the Bats dugout... can't wait.

Superdude
04-20-2010, 08:11 PM
wear a helmet

REDblooded
04-20-2010, 10:46 PM
Best part is, if the NFL draft runs at its normal pace, I'll still get home 6 hours before the Colts make their selection.

maniem
04-21-2010, 12:47 AM
I'll be there as well, I'm pretty excited to see him pitch. I'm glad it worked out to where he would pitch in Indy, although i'm not sure how it worked. He pitched last Friday, and there were no off days, so do the Bats go on a 6 man pitching schedule? Or did they just decide to push him back a start?

redsfanmia
04-21-2010, 12:49 AM
I'll be there as well, I'm pretty excited to see him pitch. I'm glad it worked out to where he would pitch in Indy, although i'm not sure how it worked. He pitched last Friday, and there were no off days, so do the Bats go on a 6 man pitching schedule? Or did they just decide to push him back a start?

His last start was a rainout so it pushed him back a day.

REDblooded
04-21-2010, 03:11 AM
And no matter what, he was bound to pitch in Indy... It's a 5 game series.

texasdave
04-22-2010, 11:10 AM
Today is Earth Day but I am thinking with Chapman going to the mound tonight it should be promoted as "Scorch the Earth Day".

Hoosier Red
04-22-2010, 12:55 PM
And no matter what, he was bound to pitch in Indy... It's a 5 game series.

Yeah but Sunday and Monday are in Louisville.

REDblooded
04-22-2010, 01:50 PM
Tickets just got delivered...

Section 116 row J for me tonight... 5 rows behind Bats dugout.

mdccclxix
04-22-2010, 02:02 PM
Today is Earth Day but I am thinking with Chapman going to the mound tonight it should be promoted as "Scorch the Earth Day".

Nice. :cool:

diamondx123
04-22-2010, 02:50 PM
hi any link to see the chapman pitching today

_Sir_Charles_
04-22-2010, 02:51 PM
Probably doesn't deserve a thread of it's own, and I'm not sure if it's been posted or not.

Per Sheldon:


The Orioles claimed Pedro Viola off waivers from the Reds on Wednesday, then optioned the him to Triple-A Norfolk.

redsfanmia
04-22-2010, 11:01 PM
Chapman is not ready to pitch at the MLB level. He was basically all over the place the first two innings throwing probably 45 to 50 pitches and going full count on nearly every hitter. I think he ended up striking out 8 and walking at least 5 or 6. There were two or three hard hit balls off him and honestly there were only 3 or 4 swings and misses against him.

Hoosier Red
04-22-2010, 11:03 PM
No, he's not ready for the majors. But it's pretty impressive when a guy goes 5 1/3 strikes out 8, gives up 0 earned runs and everyone goes meh.

If his name was not Chapman people would be begging the Reds to bring him up.

dougdirt
04-22-2010, 11:15 PM
No, he's not ready for the majors. But it's pretty impressive when a guy goes 5 1/3 strikes out 8, gives up 0 earned runs and everyone goes meh.

If his name was not Chapman people would be begging the Reds to bring him up.

Not if he was walking as many guys as he is.

redsfanmia
04-22-2010, 11:24 PM
Not if he was walking as many guys as he is.

The strike zone was very inconsistent, I was sitting right behind the plate. He lost one and "hit the bull" threw it behind the batter at like 94+. He is very impressive and throws without effort.

GOYA
04-22-2010, 11:28 PM
No, he's not ready for the majors. But it's pretty impressive when a guy goes 5 1/3 strikes out 8, gives up 0 earned runs and everyone goes meh.

If his name was not Chapman people would be begging the Reds to bring him up.


Date OPP W L ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO GO/AO AVG
Apr 19 COL 1 0 0.00 8.0 2 0 0 0 0 9 2.75 .080

Do you hear the screams to bring LeCure up?

dougdirt
04-22-2010, 11:28 PM
The strike zone was very inconsistent, I was sitting right behind the plate. He lost one and "hit the bull" threw it behind the batter at like 94+. He is very impressive and throws without effort.That is all fine and dandy, but if he is walking 15+% of the hitters he is facing, I don't care if his name is Cy Young, I don't think people would be clamoring for him to be called up. Its pretty simple right now, the guy can't come close to hitting the catchers target most of the time.

redsfanmia
04-22-2010, 11:34 PM
That is all fine and dandy, but if he is walking 15+% of the hitters he is facing, I don't care if his name is Cy Young, I don't think people would be clamoring for him to be called up. Its pretty simple right now, the guy can't come close to hitting the catchers target most of the time.

I agree but I was just saying that the strike zone was very inconsistent with lots of chirping from both sides. He is not ready and honestly I think he needs the full year in AAA to work on command and to get acclimated.

Cedric
04-22-2010, 11:37 PM
Not if he was walking as many guys as he is.

Ever looked at the minor league BB rates of other young power pitchers? Minor league baseball is a different animal all together. Not even mentioning the terrible umpires.

TRF
04-23-2010, 09:51 AM
Not if he was walking as many guys as he is.

Mike Leake says hi.

That said, I think both guys would benefit from 2+ months at AAA. Leake's BB total is alarmingly high. I thought Maloney should have been the 5th starter.

I think Chapman is acclimating to a 5 day schedule, like Leake is. I'm way unconcerned.

GIDP
04-23-2010, 11:24 AM
Mike Leake says hi.

That said, I think both guys would benefit from 2+ months at AAA. Leake's BB total is alarmingly high. I thought Maloney should have been the 5th starter.

I think Chapman is acclimating to a 5 day schedule, like Leake is. I'm way unconcerned.
there is a difference between Mike Leakes walks and Chapmans wildness. Chapman can be dominate but he is throwing way too many pitches right now. Cutting down on some of the completely wild and outside of the zone balls will be a huge step for him.

lidspinner
04-23-2010, 12:04 PM
AC will be a late season call up when rosters are opened up....you cannot fool MLB'ers unless your offspead stuff is close the strike zone.....MLB hitters will sit on the red and if they dont get it, they just wont swing....its that simple....

I remember a few years ago, the Cubbies had a RP. big tall lanky guy....threw upper 90's and everyone thought the world of him but he could not throw anything but Red.....batters started nailing the fastball and not swinging at anything else....If I remember right, 98% of his hits that were given up were given up on fastballs....I think it was a small sample size but point is batters will learn your fastball if your other pitches are not at least close. Chapmans off pitches are not even close to the zone.

dougdirt
04-23-2010, 01:16 PM
Mike Leake says hi.

That said, I think both guys would benefit from 2+ months at AAA. Leake's BB total is alarmingly high. I thought Maloney should have been the 5th starter.

I think Chapman is acclimating to a 5 day schedule, like Leake is. I'm way unconcerned.

The main difference between the two is that Leake is missing his sports by 3 inches. Chapman is missing his by 12-18 inches.

REDblooded
04-23-2010, 01:35 PM
I saw Chapman get squeezed low quite a few times last night... Next inning, same pitch goes for a strike for the Indians starter...

Hoosier Red
04-23-2010, 02:37 PM
Date OPP W L ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO GO/AO AVG
Apr 19 COL 1 0 0.00 8.0 2 0 0 0 0 9 2.75 .080

Do you hear the screams to bring LeCure up?

That's a fair point. I just think it goes to the raised expectations for Chapman and for all the minor league pitchers that he had maybe three balls hit hard all night, struck out 8 gave up no runs and everyone around me was pretty disappointed.

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2010, 03:49 PM
Will Carroll - checking out Aroldis Chapman


I finally got the chance to see Chapman live last night in Indianapolis, and he didn't disappoint. Forgive me if I sound like a scout (reminder: I am not a scout), but he's a smooth lefty with a live arm, showing two plus pitches and the makings of two more. The Reds' prospect with Triple-A Louisville throws a very good fastball that lives at 92-94 mph and can touch 100 when he gets angry. He has a slider with two-plane movement, enough to buckle the knees of a good hitter. That good hitter, Pedro Alvarez, saw three pitches in his second at-bat. First was a 93-mph fastball that tailed back in over the outside of the plate.

full report:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=10639

jredmo2
04-23-2010, 04:19 PM
Think about if he can get that control under... well under control I guess. How nasty will he be? Yesterday when he struck out Alvarez on three pitches, it was two well-placed curveballs and then the 100 MPH fastball.

GIDP
04-23-2010, 04:21 PM
Think about if he can get that control under... well under control I guess. How nasty will he be? Yesterday when he struck out Alvarez on three pitches, it was two well-placed curveballs and then the 100 MPH fastball.

Sky is the limit.

GOYA
04-23-2010, 06:21 PM
Even though the live game video was screwed up all night, the video replay of Chapman's start is available for folks with MiLB.TV