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    Re: Reds Sign Derek Dietrich

    Quote Originally Posted by JCM11 View Post
    Looking at his defensive stats he looks like a serviceable corner IF who's pretty bad every where else. Barring injury I doubt he'll get much corner IF time with the Reds. The bat looks good, but I'm just wondering where he's supposed to play. We still don't have a viable SS option behind Peraza.
    2b is dietrich's 'best' defensive position. he is also ok at third. (EDIT: turns out he has played first base too, i didn't realize that.)

    he's bad in left field according to the stats, but as was said earlier in this thread i believe that could be because left field is tough to play in miami with so much ground to cover.
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    Re: Reds Sign Derek Dietrich

    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds View Post
    Man I hate the 13 man bullpen. We need a true backup for both SS and CF still at this point.

    Reds could still open the season with a twelve man pitching staff. Eventually it’ll be 13, but not necessarily in the beginning. Sometimes there are early off-days, etc.

    So they probably have awhile to get this all worked out.

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    Final note on this: I’m calling one more big player move by the Reds before OD. Something that will bring a CFer, or more pitching, or both. Lot of possibilities, but that’s an official prediction.

    Corner OFers, Scooter, India, all possible guys who could move.
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    Re: Reds Sign Derek Dietrich

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    Reds could still open the season with a twelve man pitching staff. Eventually it’ll be 13, but not necessarily in the beginning. Sometimes there are early off-days, etc.

    So they probably have awhile to get this all worked out.

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    Final note: I’m calling one more big player move by the Reds before OD. Something that will bring a CFer to the team. Lot of possibilities, but that’s an official prediction.
    Red Sox have been rumbling about contracts again lately and Jackie Bradley Jr. was one guy they were supposedly motivated to move for salary reasons earlier this offseason. Still would be a fan of that move.
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    Re: Reds Sign Derek Dietrich

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post

    Just me, still don’t see Matt Kemp on the team. Not a real NL bench players, no defensive versatility. Makes more sense in the AL.
    One minor caveat. With Votto, Scooter, Winker, Schebler, and Dietrich, the team could be a bit vulnerable to LH pitchers. Kemp would help in that regard. As it stands, the only other RH hitters are Peraza, Suarez, Puig, Senzel, and the catcher.

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    Re: Reds Sign Derek Dietrich

    Quote Originally Posted by mace View Post
    One minor caveat. With Votto, Scooter, Winker, Schebler, and Dietrich, the team could be a bit vulnerable to LH pitchers. Kemp would help in that regard. As it stands, the only other RH hitters are Peraza, Suarez, Puig, Senzel, and the catcher.
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    i fully expect matt kemp to be on the reds and have a good season. his interview with mlb network recently where he talked about his meeting with david bell was very telling. sorry, would link to it, but i can't right now. i bet a google search would pull it up quick.

    i don't think the reds are worried about centerfield unless senzel proves he can't handle the job. outfield seems set to me.

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    Re: Reds Sign Derek Dietrich

    Quote Originally Posted by mace View Post
    One minor caveat. With Votto, Scooter, Winker, Schebler, and Dietrich, the team could be a bit vulnerable to LH pitchers. Kemp would help in that regard. As it stands, the only other RH hitters are Peraza, Suarez, Puig, Senzel, and the catcher.
    It's worth noting that Puig has a 100 point lower ops vs LHP in his career, and had a near 300 point gap last year .921 vs .626. He's basically like having another lefty in the lineup.

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    Re: Reds Sign Derek Dietrich

    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds View Post
    Red Sox have been rumbling about contracts again lately and Jackie Bradley Jr. was one guy they were supposedly motivated to move for salary reasons earlier this offseason. Still would be a fan of that move.
    JBJ would really complete this offense/defense.

    It may seem like an underpayment, but I wonder if a deal built around Schebler+something for JBJ could work. It would shave 8mil off of their luxury tax payroll, and get them a viable LF/4th OF who is still cheap and has quite a bit of control left.

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    Re: Reds Sign Derek Dietrich

    Like this pickup. Have considered Dietrich a good target for a couple years now -- the defensive versatility and solid LH bat is a valuable combination.
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    Re: Reds Sign Derek Dietrich

    Quote Originally Posted by WrongVerb View Post
    Yet another move I really agree with. Guy can play all over the diamond and gets on base at a very reasonable clip. Has some pop too. Plus he hits from the left side. A perfect player to round out the bench.

    Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+
    2013 23 MIA NL 57 233 215 32 46 10 2 9 23 1 0 11 56 .214 .275 .405 .679 85
    2014 24 MIA NL 49 183 158 31 36 6 2 5 17 1 0 13 38 .228 .326 .386 .712 99
    2015 25 MIA NL 90 289 250 38 64 14 3 10 24 0 2 23 65 .256 .346 .456 .802 122
    2016 26 MIA NL 128 412 351 39 98 20 5 7 42 1 0 32 84 .279 .374 .425 .798 120
    2017 27 MIA NL 135 464 406 56 101 22 5 13 53 0 1 36 98 .249 .334 .424 .758 106
    2018 28 MIA NL 149 551 499 72 132 26 2 16 45 2 0 29 140 .265 .330 .421 .751 112
    6 Yr 6 Yr 6 Yr 6 Yr 608 2132 1879 268 477 98 19 60 204 5 3 144 481 .254 .335 .422 .757 109
    162 162 162 162 162 568 501 71 127 26 5 16 54 1 1 38 128 .254 .335 .422 .757 109

    Year Age Tm Pos Lg G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld%
    6 Se 6 Se 6 Se 2B 192 177 124 1531.0 790 293 481 16 93 .980
    4 Se 4 Se 4 Se OF 156 137 70 1121.2 235 227 5 3 1 .987
    4 Se 4 Se 4 Se LF 156 137 70 1120.0 235 227 5 3 1 .987
    5 Se 5 Se 5 Se 3B 145 125 93 1084.0 273 66 193 14 25 .949
    4 Se 4 Se 4 Se 1B 61 45 23 390.0 349 329 17 3 31 .991
    2 Se 2 Se 2 Se DH 4 4
    1 Se 1 Se 1 Se RF 1 0 0 1.2 0 0 0 0 0
    6 Se 6 Se 6 Se TOT 554 484 310 4126.2 1647 915 696 36 150 .978
    want more proof that hit-by-pitch is one of the most-underated stats in baseball? it's not even mentioned here. just looking at these stats, you might think his on-base percentage numbers are way off.

    hit-by-pitch is every bit as valuable as a walk. dietrich only has 144 career walks ... but he has 93 career HBP.

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    Re: Reds Sign Derek Dietrich

    Quote Originally Posted by JFLegal View Post
    want more proof that hit-by-pitch is one of the most-underated stats in baseball? it's not even mentioned here. just looking at these stats, you might think his on-base percentage numbers are way off.

    hit-by-pitch is every bit as valuable as a walk. dietrich only has 144 career walks ... but he has 93 career HBP.
    Id rather my guys draw walks than HBPs. No injuries occur with walks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tracy Jones View Post
    I’d rather my guys draw walks than HBP’s. No injuries occur with walks.
    this is a good point. i still think hit-by-pitch is an underrated stat. some guys just have a knack for it. dropping that elbow when a curve ball is thrown far too inside, instead of getting out of the way (yes, technically that should not be a HBP if the batter doesn't try to get out of the way, but they very rarely enforce the rule). also shows a lot of toughness, which can rub off.

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    Re: Reds Sign Derek Dietrich

    I think this move helps to create a mix and match situation in which the Reds could have 6 LH bats against tough RHP's, and 6 RH bats against tough LHP's.

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    Re: Reds Sign Derek Dietrich

    The dude is basically a copy of Schebler as far as a hitter goes. So I do not see the point especially if Schebler is a bench player.

    Schebler last year
    255/.337/.439 for .776 ops nearly identical to Dietrich

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    Re: Reds Sign Derek Dietrich

    Quote Originally Posted by InsaneinthBrame View Post
    The dude is basically a copy of Schebler as far as a hitter goes. So I do not see the point especially if Schebler is a bench player.

    Schebler last year
    255/.337/.439 for .776 ops nearly identical to Dietrich
    Having a Schebler bat on the bench is a good thing. Having more Schebler bats on the bench is an even better thing because his bat is better than a typical bench player. They also signed him to a minor league deal, very little risk and no requirement to roster him. I don't see what's not to like about it.
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