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    Re: Anthony Castrovince: Top 10 Rotations & Top 10 Lineups

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    Re: Anthony Castrovince: Top 10 Rotations & Top 10 Lineups

    JunkHead and Saluika are entitled to their opinion. If you think their opinions are "trolling" STOP REPLYING!! That is the best way to deal with trolls.

    As for the discussion at hand, I view elite players as being those at the top 5% of their position/toolset being compared. Viewed in that context, Bruce is most definitely an elite defender and power hitter. Is he an overall elite MLB player? No, not in my opinion. However, he is still a very good MLB player with potential to improve in to the "elite" ranks.
    Last edited by Caveman Techie; 02-07-2014 at 10:33 AM.
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    Re: Anthony Castrovince: Top 10 Rotations & Top 10 Lineups

    Quote Originally Posted by junkhead View Post
    2011: #15 in wRC+, #15 in Off, #17 in WAR among NL outfielders
    2012: #13 in wRC+, #14 in Off, #19 in WAR
    2013: #17 in wRC+, #16 in Off, #9 in WAR

    He's not an All-Star quality player.
    The guy definitely has his issues but there are other metrics to evaluate players. Even if they are old school methods, they still hold merit and carry weight for the people that make all star SS and MVP selections and frankly I think sometimes stuff gets overanalyzed by newer stats. They do hold merit but at the same time 30 + hone runs, 90+ RBI, among the league leaders in XBH and top notch D in right field holds merit.

    I'm not the biggest Bruce fan in the world. He has some consistency issues as well as contact issues at the plate, but I'd never try to cut down his defense or power potential. Defensively for his position, rf not of in general he's among the best and as far as hitting for power he is as well.

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    Re: Anthony Castrovince: Top 10 Rotations & Top 10 Lineups

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveman Techie View Post
    JunkHead and Saluika are entitled to their opinion. If you think their opinions are "trolling" STOP REPLYING!! That is the best way to deal with trolls.

    As for the discussion at hand, I view elite players as being those at the top 5% of their position/toolset being compared. Viewed in that context, Bruce is most definitely an elite defender and power hitter. Is he an overall elite MLB player? No, not in my opinion. However, he is still a very good MLB player with potential to improve in to the "elite" ranks.
    I don't think junkhead trolls.

    But, a Cardinals fan responding to an opinion by saying "It's rosezone, where objectivity comes to die" is trolling to me.

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    Re: Anthony Castrovince: Top 10 Rotations & Top 10 Lineups

    Top 10 bullpens: Braves have most dominant unit
    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article/mlb/...&vkey=news_mlb

    1. Braves
    2. Royals
    3. Dodgers
    4. Reds
    5. Cardinals
    6. Pirates
    7. Blue Jays
    8. Rays
    9. Athletics
    10. Red Sox

    4. REDS
    The Reds will stick with Aroldis Chapman in the closer's role, and at this point, it's hard to blame them. Even if Chapman didn't reach the downright historic level he ascended to in 2012, he nonetheless struck out 15.8 batters per nine while allowing only a 1.037 WHIP last year.

    And with right-handers Alfredo Simon, J.J. Hoover and Sam LeCure (all of whom had adjusted ERAs at least 33-percent better than league average) and left-hander Manny Parra in the mix, to say nothing of returns to health by veterans Jonathan Broxton and Sean Marshall, the Reds should again have a bullpen that rates as a team strength.
    Honorable mention: Rangers, Padres, Tigers, D-backs, Brewers, Giants

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    Top 10 teams: Cardinals the envy of baseball
    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article/mlb/...&vkey=news_mlb

    1. Cardinals
    2. Tigers
    3. Red Sox
    4. Dodgers
    5. Rangers
    6. Nationals
    7. Rays
    8. Athletics
    9. Braves
    10. Yankees

    Honorable mention: 11. Reds, 12. Pirates, 13. Giants, 14. Angels, 15. Indians and Royals (tie)

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    Re: Anthony Castrovince: Top 10 Rotations & Top 10 Lineups

    Quote Originally Posted by junkhead View Post
    Top 10 teams: Cardinals the envy of baseball
    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article/mlb/...&vkey=news_mlb

    1. Cardinals
    2. Tigers
    3. Red Sox
    4. Dodgers
    5. Rangers
    6. Nationals
    7. Rays
    8. Athletics
    9. Braves
    10. Yankees

    Honorable mention: 11. Reds, 12. Pirates, 13. Giants, 14. Angels, 15. Indians and Royals (tie)
    For the record, going into last year, the Reds were the envy of every team in the NL Central. And the Nationals were the envy of every MLB team.
    "Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.

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    Re: Anthony Castrovince: Top 10 Rotations & Top 10 Lineups

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    You shouldn't post junkhead's picture like that! :-)
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    Re: Anthony Castrovince: Top 10 Rotations & Top 10 Lineups

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    For the record, going into last year, the Reds were the envy of every sports writer in the NL Central. And the Nationals were the envy of every sports writer
    Fixed that for you.

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