Bruce is much faster. Encarnacion is faster.
Fairel had a rough inning and may take the loss. Comparisons to Maloney. Four lefties having success under 90 mph, one at each level with Wood and Horst also.
Andrew Bowman is a lefty with a FB 92-95. On some days, he looks like a major leaguer. On other days...well, his ERA is 5.28. The organization still has hopes for him.
How about Mark Pawelek? I believe he fits the bill if he ever has success.
Tell you what Icehole3. I respect anyone's opinion. Just for you, the first five scouts I see at games this week, I will ask what they have Wiley's speed rated at on the 2 to 8 scale and I will post the responses.
Again, I would not describe Wiley as a lumbering guy, but he is not particularly fast. He has average speed, as I have been saying. And in the outfield, his range on fly balls is below average.
Not that stolen bases are great measures of foot speed, but when Encarnacion was in the Midwest League, he stole 25 bases and was thrown out seven times. Wiley, on a team where every player on the team has the green light to run at any time, on a team where the catcher, who admits he never stole more than five bases in a season in high school, has eight steals, well, Wiley has four steals in nine tries. Last season at Billings, Wiley had two steals.
Wiley is hotter than hot as a hitter and I have seen him hit balls in BP that made me shake my head. But I will guess that he is a 5 runner.
May not be a fair question, but, redsof72, do you think Wiley may be able to move up the ladder quickly?Wiley is hotter than hot as a hitter and I have seen him hit balls in BP that made me shake my head. But I will guess that he is a 5 runner.
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No offense intended or taken. I emailed a pro scout that I know from an NL Central team that saw Wiley on the last road trip. I asked him for his time on Wiley to first base. Here was the reply. Don't kill the messenger, and again, I am not trying to be a jerk, just providing information:
"The best time I had was a 4.40, which from the LH side is a 30 runner, or well below average…"
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