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    Re: More positive reaction on Chapman

    Fay just tweeted again that Reds had Chapman at 99 on their gun. So readings on the top end for him today ranged between 99 and 102.

    I believe that can be described as "sudden".

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    Re: More positive reaction on Chapman

    Quote Originally Posted by redsmetz View Post
    In Ken Burns' Baseball, he tells the story as Lefty Grove was batting against Fellder and was called out on strikes. He is reported to have said, "that last one sounded low" or some such wording.
    here that story
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    Re: More positive reaction on Chapman

    from what little i have seen of Chapman he not just throws 100 mph but he has movement on his pitches. late movement is especially good. 100mph & late movement from a LH pitcher is incredibly rare in the bigs. batters are going to have a really hard time hitting him. if he has control with 3 pitches (100mph fastball, 88 mph slider & changeup) then he is going to be very special!

    think about this for a second. a rotation spot that had Matt Maloney's name pencilled in gets taken over by a #1 starter. instead of 2 solid vets & 2 promising youths & a rookie instead we have a #1 starter & 2 solid vets & 2 promising youths. can you say playoffs? yeah baby, its spring & i can get excited about the dream!
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    Re: More positive reaction on Chapman

    He hit 102 on the gun?

    Oh. My. God.

    AND HE'S LEFT HANDED

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    Re: More positive reaction on Chapman

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    He hit 102 on the gun?

    Oh. My. God.

    AND HE'S LEFT HANDED
    C'mon man, I don't have any more room left on my sig!

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    Re: More positive reaction on Chapman

    An unconfirmed 102 for an unnamed scout. A 100 confirmed from another scout. Regardless, fast. The mph sequence to strike out Getz to start the 4th was apparently 94, 96, and then 100. The 100 was looking.

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    Re: More positive reaction on Chapman

    from Keith Law
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    Two word scouting report on Aroldis Chapman: That'll work.
    contrast with his report on Farnsworth
    If my options with Farnsworth are the rotation or the bullpen, I'd release him.

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    Re: More positive reaction on Chapman

    I must say. The feeling I have about Chapman is the same one I had about Junior: "This doesn't feel right. When is the other shoe going to drop?" Let's hope it doesn't.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: More positive reaction on Chapman

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    I must say. The feeling I have about Chapman is the same one I had about Junior: "This doesn't feel right. When is the other shoe going to drop?" Let's hope it doesn't.
    When debating prospects it's easier to be "right" by saying someone is going to fail. It will make you look smarter in the future.
    This is the time. The real Reds organization is back.

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    Re: More positive reaction on Chapman

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    I must say. The feeling I have about Chapman is the same one I had about Junior: "This doesn't feel right. When is the other shoe going to drop?" Let's hope it doesn't.
    Things this good aren't supposed to happen to the Reds, are they?

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    Re: More positive reaction on Chapman

    Geez, Brantley sure not throwing any cold water on the day's work for Chapman on McAllister's show in the 8:05 segment. Talking about the poise and confidence, and how little chance the Royals generally had against him. He finished the thought with this:

    "Left-handers have no chance against him."

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    Re: More positive reaction on Chapman

    I do wonder how it is that many teams studied him, agreed that he was raw and lacked command but had great upside, and by the time he got to spring training he had seen himself on television, lightning struck, and he showed up with off-the-charts ability and very few flaws. Does he have Maravilla del Muchacho tattooed on his arm?

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    Re: More positive reaction on Chapman

    Quote Originally Posted by membengal View Post
    Geez, Brantley sure not throwing any cold water on the day's work for Chapman on McAllister's show in the 8:05 segment. Talking about the poise and confidence, and how little chance the Royals generally had against him. He finished the thought with this:

    "Left-handers have no chance against him."
    Apparently Alonzo does. He doubled one into the gap against him a few days ago

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    Re: More positive reaction on Chapman

    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    from Keith Law
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    contrast with his report on Farnsworth
    Farnsworth is an example of a 100 MPH guy who never was worth a darn. Did the scout say what Farnsworth was hitting on the gun today?

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    Re: More positive reaction on Chapman

    Apparently Alonzo does. He doubled one into the gap against him a few days ago
    Not exactly. He hit it down the leftfield line. One writeup described it as a bloop.
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