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    Ben Lively

    I think this could be another great pick. Supposed to be a starter, 4 pitch arsenal, good command, projectable size. I'm a fan.

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    Re: Ben Lively

    Quote Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1 View Post
    I think this could be another great pick. Supposed to be a starter, 4 pitch arsenal, good command, projectable size. I'm a fan.
    I heard he outdueled a couple higher rated pitchers this season, but he seems to lack a true plus pitch. Let's hope he can develop one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edd Roush View Post
    I heard he outdueled a couple higher rated pitchers this season, but he seems to lack a true plus pitch. Let's hope he can develop one.
    I heard that too and I equally hope he develops a plus pitch. Even if he turns into a BOR starter, I think that would be fine value in the 4th round.

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    Re: Ben Lively

    If he really has command of 4, he'll work out just fine.

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    Blake Lively!?
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Sounds like a guy that will sign

    Ben Lively ‏@BenLively19 40m
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    Stuff-wise, Lively has added a tick to his fastball this season. He's consistently flashing a four-pitch mix, including a fastball that he works anywhere from 88-93, with the ability to touch some 94s. He also has made significant improvements with his slider, while the upper-70s changeup also continues to get sharper.

    "A lot of Ben's situation this season is that it's not necessarily that his pitches have gotten that much better, it's just that he's commanding those good pitches better," he said. "His slider has really been a wipeout pitch this season. That slider, for sure, has taken a big, big step forward."
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    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Ben Lively

    Yawn. As a prospect he seems the opposite of his last name.
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    Re: Ben Lively

    Similar profile to Lecure, also a 4th rounder.
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    Ben Lively ‏@BenLively19 16h
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    Lively was a complete steal in the 4th round. His collegiate stats were impressive and he's off to a dazzling start at Billings. In his first 6 innings (2 starts, 3 innings apiece) he has struck out 13 and hasn't allowed a run.

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    Re: Ben Lively

    He had another dazzling start statwise today. 3 innings of 2 H, 1 BB, 7 K.

    I didn't get a chance to listen to his start today, but I'm wondering if he is throwing a lot of pitches. 3 innings pitched seems kind of low.

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    Re: Ben Lively

    Quote Originally Posted by wastedtime View Post
    He had another dazzling start statwise today. 3 innings of 2 H, 1 BB, 7 K.

    I didn't get a chance to listen to his start today, but I'm wondering if he is throwing a lot of pitches. 3 innings pitched seems kind of low.


    My guess would be that the Reds are limiting him due to his innings pitched in college.

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    Re: Ben Lively

    What is his stuff like? Does he have a lively fastball?


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