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    "Lodolo a Fast Mover?"- Fangraphs

    https://blogs.fangraphs.com/cincinna...-a-fast-mover/

    Interesting read on one of our favorite pitching prospects.

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    Re: "Lodolo a Fast Mover?"- Fangraphs

    How does a guy with that profile and scouting report place 92nd on someone's list? There is no way you can convince me that there are 91 better prospects in baseball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edd Roush View Post
    How does a guy with that profile and scouting report place 92nd on someone's list? There is no way you can convince me that there are 91 better prospects in baseball.
    From what I've seen most people have his ceiling at a no. 3 starter. So they are probably counting that he doesn't (in their opinion) have Ace upside into their rankings.
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    Lodolo has a ton of extra projection in his frame on top of his already put together arsenal. His ceiling is ace.
    Friends don't let friends fWAR.

    Coddle thy pitchers.

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    Re: "Lodolo a Fast Mover?"- Fangraphs

    Was it just me, or did anyone else come away from that article thoroughly unimpressed?

    Very little analysis and much more of a puff/ introductory interview piece.

    Meh.

    Williams and Krall have both hinted that he'll probably begin in A+. That'll be good for his numbers-- and confidence.

    If he's good at the All-Star Break, I could definitely see him bumped to AA. There's little in front of him, and the Reds may want to push him aggressively due to his pitchability and poise. I do get some Mike Leak vibes, but perhaps he finds a couple mph as he works with Boddy and company.

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    Included in @johnfayman's observations: Nick Lodolo didn't allow a ball in play during his live BP session. "He's nasty," Nick Senzel said. "Put him in the rotation."

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    Re: "Lodolo a Fast Mover?"- Fangraphs

    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    Bobby Nightengale
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    Included in @johnfayman's observations: Nick Lodolo didn't allow a ball in play during his live BP session. "He's nasty," Nick Senzel said. "Put him in the rotation."
    When major leaguers start commenting on your stuff, it's generally a great sign.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanky View Post
    From what I've seen most people have his ceiling at a no. 3 starter. So they are probably counting that he doesn't (in their opinion) have Ace upside into their rankings.
    They say that about everyone, though, it's how these writers hedge their bets.
    (Referring to Jack Hannahan signing with a Korean team)
    Since there are no teams on the moon, I guess South Korea's far enough from Cincinnati to satisfy me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OGB View Post
    They say that about everyone, though, it's how these writers hedge their bets.
    In scout speak, a #3 starter is what a lot of people would deem a very good #2, or borderline #1 (but not an ace). Scout speak, there are like 10 #1's in baseball at a given time. And maybe 20 #2's.

    Does that make sense? Not really given that there are 30 teams and even an even distribution of talent would give you 30 of "each" - but that's kind of how things work. So no, it's not "writers hedging their bets". It's simply scout speak where a #1 is an Ace in the playoffs, and a #2 is a #2 in the playoffs - not an even distribution of talent across baseball.

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    Re: "Lodolo a Fast Mover?"- Fangraphs

    Kind of like an "Ohio 10" is an "LA 5"...

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    Re: "Lodolo a Fast Mover?"- Fangraphs

    Quote Originally Posted by NeilHamburger View Post
    Kind of like an "Ohio 10" is an "LA 5"...
    As an Ohio 3, I'm scared to ask how deep underground I'm buried if I move to LA....

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    As an Ohio 3, I'm scared to ask how deep underground I'm buried if I move to LA....
    Doug’s got a Dayton face with a Toledo booty!
    What would you say.....ya do here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedTeamGo! View Post
    Doug’s got a Dayton face with a Toledo booty!
    Poor Toledo.

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    Re: "Lodolo a Fast Mover?"- Fangraphs

    Not worried that much about this year (although he could be an interesting mid-season call up in case of injury/poor performance/trade). What I'd really like is for him to be ready to go full-bore next OD. If both Disco & Bauer were to hit the market, having Lodolo ready to slot into one of their spots at MLB minimum salary would allow for some pretty decent $$$ to either re-sign one of them, acquire a possible upgrade or even address another need. An extension for Castillo or even Gray would not be a bad use either.

    Hopefully, the same to a lesser extent with Garcia at SS and TySteve behind the plate.
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    Re: "Lodolo a Fast Mover?"- Fangraphs

    Quote Originally Posted by corkedbat View Post
    Not worried that much about this year (although he could be an interesting mid-season call up in case of injury/poor performance/trade). What I'd really like is for him to be ready to go full-bore next OD. If both Disco & Bauer were to hit the market, having Lodolo ready to slot into one of their spots at MLB minimum salary would allow for some pretty decent $$$ to either re-sign one of them, acquire a possible upgrade or even address another need. An extension for Castillo or even Gray would not be a bad use either.

    Hopefully, the same to a lesser extent with Garcia at SS and TySteve behind the plate.
    It's important that these guys succeed on those last rungs of the minor league ladder.

    Theoretically, the additions of Garcia (for Galvis), Stephenson (for Barnhart), and Lodolo (for Bauer) would mean $23M or so to be spent on a free agent.

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