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Kalapse last won the day on August 5 2020

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  1. Kalapse

    A Nick Madrigal Sized Sample

    Of the 181 players on an active roster with 1500 career PA's only 8 have a career batting average of .300 or greater and only 2 of those guys have a sub .150 career ISO, it's extremely hard to do. Assuming he'll be a perennial .300+ hitter because of his bat to ball skills while ignoring the role power plays in batting average seems unwise. Miguel Cabrera Jose Altuve - AKA the REAL reason Madrigal was drafted 4th overall DJ LeMahieu Mike Trout Joey Votto Charlie Blackmon Buster Posey Mookie Betts
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    A Nick Madrigal Sized Sample

    Comparing Nick Madrigal, a 4 year college starter, to Tim Anderson, an extremely raw Juco player, isn't exactly instructive. Also, Tim's defense is still pretty bad but he makes up for it with explosive athleticism (range and arm in the field, power at the plate) that Madrigal does not possess. That's the biggest issue with Nick, he doesn't have any of the physical traits to overcome his limitations, he just can't afford at all to struggle with parts of his game that should come pre-baked with a polished 4 year college starter. Also, a lot of Nick's fuck-ups in the field aren't leading to errors.
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    Starters innings pitched

    Lynn's 111 pitches were the most by any starter this year (Bauer had 110 on the 7th), it's the only completed game and only shutout in MLB to this point.
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    A Nick Madrigal Sized Sample

    I have a feeling it'll eventually come out that the Brewers asked for Madrigal in a package for Corbin Burnes and were rebuffed and I'm going to lose my shit.
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    Royals vs Sox 5:20pm Home Opener GT

    Then he shouldn't be on the roster.
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    Royals vs Sox 5:20pm Home Opener GT

    And I fully acknowledge that Williams will get 2 hits tonight because everyone's bitching about him starting, that's just the way it works.
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    Royals vs Sox 5:20pm Home Opener GT

    No, fuck that. Nick Williams can knock of the rust in the cage, you don't automatically get a start because you're new. It should matter if the player is any good or not.
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    Royals vs Sox 5:20pm Home Opener GT

    Nick Williams isn't even close to a good enough hitter for his handedness to matter when making out the lineup. When you can't hit the platoon advantage doesn't fucking matter.
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    Royals vs Sox 5:20pm Home Opener GT

    LaRussa's obsession with starting bench players is going to drive us insane.
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    the TLR managing thread

    It's like he's making decisions in slow motion, like he can't process what's happening fast enough, hence the relievers constantly hurrying to warm-up, I don't know that's something that you'd expect to improve with a 76 year old who's been away from the game for a decade. Seems like the problems we're having are exactly the types of situations you'd hope to avoid by hiring a hall of fame manager.
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    Royals vs Sox 5:20pm Home Opener GT

    Last I heard it was right around 9.5% which is insane.
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    Royals vs Sox 5:20pm Home Opener GT

    2021 vs righty starters: .206/.325/.290/.615 2021 vs lefty starters: .292/.382/.496/.877 This isn't something we didn't see coming when Eloy went down, it's 100% accurate to question whether or not this lineup has enough thunder vs righties, so far they're not fairing well at all.
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    A Nick Madrigal Sized Sample

    Hanser Alberto put up 2 WAR in 2019 slashing .305/.329/.422 (9.1% k rate) with positive defense. Realistic expectations for Madrigal at this point probably aren't too far off from 2019 Hanser Alberto, hopefully with a higher walk rate than 2.9%, though with his total lack of power and natural inclination to expand the zone I don't expect a high walk rate from Nick, he's going to be challenged constantly.
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    Starters innings pitched

    Kinda interesting: coming into today there have been 146 games started on the season, basically once through the rotation, the most pitches from a starter is 105 by Johnny Cueto. Out of 146 starts only 5 were 100+ pitches, Lance Lynn's 99 pitches were 6th most.