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    Re: Baseball America's Reds Updated Top 10

    If any of you have an ESPN Insider membership could you go to this link and let me know who prospects #39, 41 and 46 are? Thanks!

    http://insider.espn.go.com/mlb/story...-mlb-prospects

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    Re: Baseball America's Reds Updated Top 10

    Ok - we took out his worst month out of the equation -- let's take out his best month ...what are his numbers after doing such a thing? Just curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    What would be something you want to see, in numbers from him? And remember, he plays in a ballpark that just crushes power to right field, where he hits the ball far more often than he pulls it.
    I'd like to see him improve on his K:BB rate. Through most of his career it's been 4:1 or worse. I'd like to see that closer to 2:1 or better.
    Sabermetrics is this: A batter's goal is to extend the inning. Extend enough innings and you're going to score runs. Extend more innings than your opponent and you're going to score more runs than him.

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    Re: Baseball America's Reds Updated Top 10

    If they thought Y-Rod was a centerfielder and could play one full time in the majors -why would they let Ryan LaMarre stand in his way? LaMarre is looking at a career as a 5th Ofer. If Yorman could really be stretched into full time duty as a CFer then you have to move the LaMarre's of this world out of his way. I don't think Y-Rod projects to be a centerfielder.

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    Re: Baseball America's Reds Updated Top 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Cooper View Post
    If they thought Y-Rod was a centerfielder and could play one full time in the majors -why would they let Ryan LaMarre stand in his way? LaMarre is looking at a career as a 5th Ofer. If Yorman could really be stretched into full time duty as a CFer then you have to move the LaMarre's of this world out of his way. I don't think Y-Rod projects to be a centerfielder.
    Because they see LaMarre differently than you do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cooper View Post
    Ok - we took out his worst month out of the equation -- let's take out his best month ...what are his numbers after doing such a thing? Just curious.
    I didn't take out his worst month just for S's and G's. I took it out because he was clearly still recovering from his injury and it has nothing to do with how he will perform moving forward.

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    Re: Baseball America's Reds Updated Top 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    I'd like to see him improve on his K:BB rate. Through most of his career it's been 4:1 or worse. I'd like to see that closer to 2:1 or better.
    Yeah, that's been a weakness in his game, though it's been marginally improving this season, sans of course May. I do think it will improve with time. Probably not to 2:1 or better, but he understands the strikezone for the most part. I think he will settle in at a rate better than 3:1 though in the long run.

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    Re: Baseball America's Reds Updated Top 10

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Because they see LaMarre differently than you do.
    Yes, a guy who turns 26 in a couple months with a career OPS below .600 in AAA is a HUGE part of the future!
    Go BLUE!!!

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    Re: Baseball America's Reds Updated Top 10

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Yeah, that's been a weakness in his game, though it's been marginally improving this season, sans of course May. I do think it will improve with time. Probably not to 2:1 or better, but he understands the strikezone for the most part. I think he will settle in at a rate better than 3:1 though in the long run.
    Right now he's around 3.5:1. To me, this is the single best (although not the only) predictor of success in the major leagues. A good K:BB rate shows a few things. It shows strikezone awareness (as you mentioned). It shows pitch recognition (picking up a fastball vs. breaking ball vs. change up). It shows prediction of the path of the ball, and a willingness to be aggressive on pitches in the strikezone. All things that lead to solid production at the plate.

    I have not watched YRod, so I don't really have a well-formed opinion on him. From looking at his stats, I think he's got a chance to be good, but he really does need to start putting it all together or other players (like Ervin) are going to pass him by soon.
    Sabermetrics is this: A batter's goal is to extend the inning. Extend enough innings and you're going to score runs. Extend more innings than your opponent and you're going to score more runs than him.

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    Re: Baseball America's Reds Updated Top 10

    We will see how it all works out. I feel like I've said just about everything I can possibly say about how I feel about Yorman Rodriguez at this point.

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    Re: Baseball America's Reds Updated Top 10

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    We will see how it all works out. I feel like I've said just about everything I can possibly say about how I feel about Yorman Rodriguez at this point.
    Kind of reminds me of your comments a few years ago on Homer Bailey.
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