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    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    So what numbers do mean anything to you?
    60 ABs at any level mean nothing to me. I could pluck 60 ABs out of Juan Castros career and make him look like a hall of famer probably. It's impossible to judge a player from that little of ABs. To cite them is as silly as me saying he never took a walk over those same number of ABs in AAA showing that he is a hacker. Its just way too small of a number for me to care about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIDP View Post
    60 ABs at any level mean nothing to me.
    yup, it's what separates you from pros.

    a top scout really only needs to see 8-10 ABs against top competition to make a sound assessment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by princeton View Post
    yup, it's what separates you from pros.

    a top scout really only needs to see 8-10 ABs against top competition to make a sound assessment.
    I generally agree with you. It doesn't really take much for a good scout to determine if a player has it or doesn't. I would even go as far to say that you can get a good idea by a certain players mannerisms, plate presence, and swings of how good he is. Most good scouts could see a player go 0-4 with 2K's but still realize that he is a very good player.

    I disagree with you 8-10 AB's theory. You can compile a good stretch of at bats or look good at the plate for a couple of games. Heck even Juan Castro has 36 career HR's. But it doesn't take much to look at Castro and see he is limited at the plate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by princeton View Post
    yup, it's what separates you from pros.

    a top scout really only needs to see 8-10 ABs against top competition to make a sound assessment.
    Yea because its super uncommon for guys to have some great numbers at AAA, and MLB over 10 days worth of ABs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    I generally agree with you. It doesn't really take much for a good scout to determine if a player has it or doesn't. I would even go as far to say that you can get a good idea by a certain players mannerisms, plate presence, and swings of how good he is. Most good scouts could see a player go 0-4 with 2K's but still realize that he is a very good player.

    I disagree with you 8-10 AB's theory. You can compile a good stretch of at bats or look good at the plate for a couple of games. Heck even Juan Castro has 36 career HR's. But it doesn't take much to look at Castro and see he is limited at the plate.
    I'm not actually sure which way you're arguing. first you say four ABs is enough then you say 8-10 are not enough.

    my key point is that decisions have to be made early-- for instance, do we know what the heck is going on with our drafters? if we were to wait until hall of fame ballots are cast before we assess and make changes, then we've waited far too long.

    with Stubbs vs. Lincecum, I argued that you knew within weeks, and that has turned out to be true. yet folks here continued to argue, as recently as last year, that I just "think" and don't actually "know" about Stubbs. it's true, the early returns can be wrong but how many Cy Young awards does it really take? honestly, at some point you've got to make a decision. you can deal Lincecum for a LOT, and have a Stubbs as a throw-in in that deal. That tells you all that you really need to know.

    with Beckham vs. Alonso or Frazier, the rookie of the year award should help. Beckham's value-- actual franchise value-- last year was probably $5mill, and it's probably quadrupled since then. you can probably trade him right now for Alonso and Frazier and another solid prospect. that's nice.

    regarding Lincecum: at time of that draft, I commented that if Reds were so worried about Lincecum getting injured then pick Kyle Drabek instead. just not Stubbs. And, here we're getting info that Drabek is the guy that everyone's lusting after. Lincecum's still the man by FAR, but a Drabek buys you a Stubbs and a lot more right now. Drabek wins, Reds first round loses.

    so, are the Reds re-thinking how they pick the first round? I sincerely hope so. but I guess we could wait as they pick like this for 15 more years in order to gather all of the data...

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    Quote Originally Posted by princeton View Post
    I'm not actually sure which way you're arguing. first you say four ABs is enough then you say 8-10 are not enough.
    Not getting into the Stubbs draft debate.

    But what I am saying is that when you get to a certain level you can tell who the good players are and who are the fillers. It doesn't take much and a good scout should be able to determine that.

    I just think that if you are using an 8-10 AB frame you can be deceived by a hot streak. I think most of us on RZ could go and watch a AA game and pick out who are the good players and who aren't. I do think it is a little premature to make those judgments about draft players because projectability is still a huge issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    I think most of us on RZ could go and watch a AA game and pick out who are the good players and who aren't.

    I don't

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    Quote Originally Posted by princeton View Post
    I don't
    I'm trying to think of a polite way to respond to your condescending post, and I can't do it.

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    Really.... Stubbs and Lincecum? Is there even anyone on this board that thought at any point in time that Stubbs was better on this board? I don't recall a single poster thinking that. Not one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by princeton View Post
    if Tim Lincecum had any future, we'd have drafted him as well.

    Reds would have a much better team now and a brighter future had they drafted Beckham. So it goes.
    GET OVER IT. We drafted Drew Stubbs... jesus

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    Quote Originally Posted by princeton View Post
    Reds would have a much better team now and a brighter future had they drafted Beckham. So it goes.
    A little early to be saying that......

    Remember when Prior was pitching (great) in the majors, while the Twins were waiting patiently for Mauer to develop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    A little early to be saying that......

    it's not actually. Reds would give up Yonder Alonso plus a couple of other prospects in return for Beckham right now.

    (apologies for introducing logic into the argument)

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    Quote Originally Posted by princeton View Post
    it's not actually. Reds would give up Yonder Alonso plus a couple of other prospects in return for Beckham right now.

    (apologies for introducing logic into the argument)
    Naw dude, we have Zack Cozart. ZACK F'ING COZART

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    Re: Would you trade Chris Heisey for....

    Quote Originally Posted by princeton View Post
    yup, it's what separates you from pros.

    a top scout really only needs to see 8-10 ABs against top competition to make a sound assessment.
    Maybe the Reds should hire a few of those guys.

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    Princeton is getting a little out of control I think.


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