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    TJ Friedl: Ceiling, ETA, Fit

    Outside of articles commenting on how savvy of a move it was for Dick/Walt to pick him up, I haven't seen much written on Friedl's ceiling, how quickly he could move through the farm, and where he might fit once he does.

    Any comparisons so far as ceiling is concerned?

    Any prognostications on how quickly he could move? He's only a couple months younger than Senzel

    Could he spoil any possible Billy extensions? Or is he looking more like a solid bench bat/defensive sub?

    Not gonna lie, that HR he hit today in his first MLB spring training AB looked mighty nice. Makes you wonder.
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    Re: TJ Friedl: Ceiling, ETA, Fit

    Pure speculation is reaching the majors in 2020 and establishing in 2021. Ceiling is a Brett Gardner type player but realistically he'll make a nice fourth outfielder.
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    Re: TJ Friedl: Ceiling, ETA, Fit

    Ceiling is a young healthy Mantle or Eric Davis in the first half of 86.
    Floor is Brady Clark

    Likely who knows yet

    When arrives? If he is decent I could see him progress fairly quickly as he did have college time. Maybe 2019

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    Re: TJ Friedl: Ceiling, ETA, Fit

    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    Ceiling is a young healthy Mantle or Eric Davis in the first half of 86.
    Floor is Brady Clark
    Clark was a useful fourth OF and second division starter/ strong-side platoon guy.

    I suspect Friedl's floor is far below that.

    He might well not make the majors at all.

    That said, the start to his career has been fun to watch. I'm a fan.

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    Re: TJ Friedl: Ceiling, ETA, Fit

    Nearly all the reports I've seen considered him a 3rd-4th round talent. I'm keeping my expectations around there but will monitor him throughout the season. A plus defender in center field with plus speed and an average hit tool should result in at least a backup outfielder. At best, I see him as Peter Bourjos with a better OBP and more stolen bases. He still has a very long way to get there though.

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    Re: TJ Friedl: Ceiling, ETA, Fit

    It is just awfully early to even speculate. His floor as a hitter is Ryan Wright probably. Who knows what his ceiling is. Let's see what he does in a full-season league and see how he adjusts once the pitchers start adjusting to what he does well/doesn't do well. If he goes to Dayton, you can watch him in person or on MiLB TV. I am optimistic that I will like what I see, but very curious.

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    Re: TJ Friedl: Ceiling, ETA, Fit

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    At best, I see him as Peter Bourjos with a better OBP and more stolen bases. He still has a very long way to get there though.
    Bourjos was an exceptional defender. Does Friedl have that type of glove?
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    Re: TJ Friedl: Ceiling, ETA, Fit

    2020 OF mix - Luis Robert (R), Taylor Trammell (L), Aristides Aquino (R), TJ Friedl (L), Michael Beltre (B)

    IF - Joey Votto (L), Dilson Herrera (R), Jose Peraza (R), Nick Senzel (R), Shed Long (L), Alfredo Rodriguez (R)

    CA - Chris Okey (R), Tyler Stephenson (R)
    Last edited by corkedbat; 03-12-2017 at 11:43 PM.

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    Re: TJ Friedl: Ceiling, ETA, Fit

    Quote Originally Posted by corkedbat View Post
    2020 OF mix - Luis Robert (R), Taylor Trammell (L), Aristides Aquino (R), TJ Friedl (L), Michael Beltre (B)

    INF - Joey Votto (L), Dilson Herrera (R), Jose Peraza (R), Nick Senzel (R), Shed Long (L), Alfredo Rodriguez (R)

    CA - Chris Oakey (R), Tyler Stephenson (R)

    Lol Luis Robert.
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    Re: TJ Friedl: Ceiling, ETA, Fit

    Quote Originally Posted by OhioRiverBarge View Post
    Lol Luis Robert.
    Hence the


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    Re: TJ Friedl: Ceiling, ETA, Fit

    Quote Originally Posted by corkedbat View Post
    Hence the

    Yeah, I missed it first time I read through your post. Hey, I'm not complaining.
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    Re: TJ Friedl: Ceiling, ETA, Fit

    Friedly now 2 - 2 with a BB on the Spring Training season.

    He'll be sent down today or tomorrow, but he's had a nice result in his limited AB's.

    Interested to see his progress at Dayton.

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    Re: TJ Friedl: Ceiling, ETA, Fit

    He won't be sent down. He's not in big league camp. They just brought him (and some others) along on a given day.

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    Re: TJ Friedl: Ceiling, ETA, Fit

    Interested to see his progress at Dayton.
    Wouldn't be surprised to see him skip over Dayton, like Trahan did. Dayton could already play Siri, Trammel and Beltre in the OF. Friedl's more advanced than they are.
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    Re: TJ Friedl: Ceiling, ETA, Fit

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    He won't be sent down. He's not in big league camp. They just brought him (and some others) along on a given day.
    Semantics, thy name is doug.

    He'll be relegated to minor league camp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    Wouldn't be surprised to see him skip over Dayton, like Trahan did. Dayton could already play Siri, Trammel and Beltre in the OF. Friedl's more advanced than they are.
    While the Dayton OF is indeed crowded, is Friedl capable of moving up to High A that quickly?


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