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Did you ever get a time on Manny's backward walking trot from the other day?
Things that will never be the same:
Beer holding it's chill
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Thanks for this great podcast! Hours of entertainment.
It's like the opposite of watching Bryce Harper run. Harper has so many flailing pieces, he looks faster because a lot is happening and he's hustling. Then watch Mike Trout run, it's smooth. Hamilton isn't as smooth, but he's quieter than other speed guys. I think Stubbs is a quiet runner with plus speed as well.
Sometimes teams reduce pitches like the cutter or slider because it may hurt their fastball velocity. 4-seam fastballs build arm strength, while pitches that you don't throw with your fingers directly behind the ball can reduce velocity over time.
A lot of teams have their lower level guys throw a lot of 4-seamers and changueps to build arm strength and reduce injury risk.
Don't know if that is the situation here, but that's what I'm gathering because he is just 19.
It's funny. I thought to myself, "I hope Yorman Rodriguez is that next guy." But he really hasn't struggled much until this year, and he isn't even 20 yet. He had quite a year as a 17 yo in the Pioneer League, and had just an OK year as an 18 yo in a hard to hit in Midwest League.
I hope he bounces back after a rough start to this season.
Reds fan prospect porn. This is awesome.
I will say the popularity of the book helped a lot of kids that never played college ball get into the game. Thanks Michael Lewis.
In response to speed: How do you take into account a guy's inability to get out of the box. I feel like the time to first is as much about his swing, as it is his speed. I've seen fast players have horrible times to first, simply because they don't get out of the box well (off balance swing, false step). I know running to 1st is the most important 90 feet in the game, but I don't think it truly evaluates someones speed (to many degrees, yes, but just not a flat out grade on a time). Any agreement here? These day's, with the lack of power, speed from 1st to 3rd and 2nd to home can be just as important. Do you have wiggle room for these grades, or is this just the "tangible" thing you mention? Thoughts?
Nevermind, found it on yesterday's comments.
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Billy Hamilton (2nd comment by me today about him, ughh) had an inside the parker this year. I have it timed at 14.1. Check it out:
"...the Cardinals/Braves game had only one video feed..." - Making Reds fans happy with this one.
"Billy Hamilton, SS, Reds (Low-A Dayton): 2-for-4, 2B, 3B, 2 R, 2 RBI. Even with this game, he's still at just .204/.287/.293 in 48 games." //// I've never seen a guys numbers dramatically change with a 2-4 when he is 48 games into the season. Just sayin'. Could last year have been a complete fluke (serious question)?