Mac Williamson feels like baseball.
The offseason is an odd stretch of long road. There’s no baseball in the beginning and an annoying approximation of it at the end. Whatever treaty the horizon feigns with light, we still get up for work in the dark and go home in the dark; the sun is so indifferent to its friends this time of year. We get the flu, and are quite happy to retreat to the couch. It’s cold outside, and much comfier in here. We have ennui, and are a bit distracted. Those things are all true, and also, poor excuses for watching the wrong game by mistake.
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April 18, 2014 6:11 am
Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Rockies third baseman Ryan McMahon.
Mac Williamson, OF, Giants (San Jose, A+): 2-4, 3 R, 2B, HR. We know Williamson has power. The question is whether he will hit. There’s some serious swing-and-miss to his game, but thus far in a repeat of the California League, he’s controlling the strike zone better than he did last year.
Zoilo Almonte, OF, Yankees (SWB, AAA): 2-4, 2 R, 2 HR, K. I’m almost afraid to mention Almonte because I talked about him a lot this winter, but a pair of home runs is a day worthy of any update. With the injuries the Yankees have already put up with, Almonte is just a pulled hamstring or tweaked quad away from being called on for big-league duty.
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September 17, 2013 6:00 am
The series moves to the outfield grass with five prospects whose intriguing tools are limited by other flaws.
Now that we’ve exhausted the players in the infield in this series, it’s time to move further back on the grass. And in the National League, there is no shortage of outfielders that are putting up stats that don’t quite line up with their potential for fantasy. This is a diverse group, ranging from guys who might have power to guys who definitely have speed—and it’s about to be kicked off by a player who I get asked about an awful lot (and not just because he plays for a New York team).
But before we get into that, I just want to mention how awesome the BP prospect team has been throughout this whole process. And I really mean the ENTIRE team. We’ve gotten input from just about everyone on these players, and it’s been fantastic first-hand information. In fact, I may just lie to them and say that the project is continuing on in perpetuity so I can infuse as much knowledge as I can into my being. So in conclusion: they’re great, you know it, and let’s move on.
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