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Dam8610 last won the day on May 29 2018

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  1. Dam8610

    Mid-Year Top 10 Prospects

    K rate does nothing to BABIP. A low K rate will correlate to a higher BA because BABIP x (1-K%) will approximate BA, especially for players with low HR totals. A player who hit 0 HR, 0 SF, 0 Sac Bunts, and struck out 0 times would have BABIP = BA. EDIT: Went back and read my post, I see why you asked. I was referring to not striking out as opposed to low K rate. A strikeout has a .000 BA. The BABIP of any contact is higher, as seen in the article shared by thxfrthmmrs.
  2. Dam8610

    Mid-Year Top 10 Prospects

    Not necessarily, no. Why would quality of contact need to go down for K rate to go down? Yes, this is the outstanding question in Madrigal's development that will determine his career path. He needs to develop more of a line drive contact profile. If he does that, the sky is the limit.
  3. Dam8610

    Mid-Year Top 10 Prospects

    Quality of contact and speed are the two factors that influence sustainable differences between league average BABIP and a given player's BABIP. The quality of contact is the question mark at the ML level as of now. He has the speed. My projection was based on a high end outcome for him, say 80th percentile or higher. Thus, the projection assumes that the quality of contact question resolves at least mostly favorably for him.
  4. Dam8610

    Mid-Year Top 10 Prospects

    Is a high end outcome projection for one of his best seasons. With his contact and speed profile, I don't see how that's extreme. The most extreme thing about it is the nearly .160 ISO and that's basically a league average ISO. I don't see a .370ish BABIP as extreme for someone who Ks as little as he does and has speed as a big component of his game. The difference between your .330/.380/.480 and my slashline is roughly 7 singles and 5 doubles over the course of 650 PAs. I think to hit .300, he'd have to have a BABIP in league average range because of how rarely he strikes out, and that seems low to me. I thought and still think that Altuve is a 95th+ percentile outcome for Madrigal. Exactly. Hitting .290-.300 would require a BABIP in the .300-.320 range. It's possible he could end up in that range, but that to me is an extreme projection on the low end because of his speed and tendency to not strike out.
  5. Dam8610

    Mid-Year Top 10 Prospects

    Exactly, he's the only guy I've ever seen have a higher grade placed on his game power than his raw power, and it's because of his style of play. He's going to stretch singles into doubles and doubles into triples if he develops the way we're all hoping he will. I also think he's capable of developing the power to hit 15-20 HR in a season, which could put him on another level.
  6. Dam8610

    Mid-Year Top 10 Prospects

    In his best years? Yes, if he develops well.
  7. Dam8610

    Mid-Year Top 10 Prospects

    I feel like the following line is not unreasonable to expect from Madrigal, provided he's healthy and becomes a capable ML hitter: 650 PA 210 H 50 2B 15 3B 5 HR 50 BB 35 K That produces a slashline of .350/.400/.508, which if combined with 50 SB and Gold Glove defense is easily an all-star and probably a 6 fWAR player.
  8. Dam8610

    Two Sides to the Trade & Free Agent Coin

    I'll be happy to look past the trade if Moncada, Eloy, Robert, Madrigal, Vaughn, et al turn into murderer's row and Giolito, Kopech, Cease, Rodon, Lopez et al become the best pitching staff in baseball. Basically, if the Sox traded Mike Trout but then ended up with the LA Dodgers roster and farm, I don't think any of us would be upset. Same concept.
  9. Dam8610

    Two Sides to the Trade & Free Agent Coin

    The specifics on loss aversion are that it takes a gain twice as large as a loss to experience the same level of feeling about the gain as the loss. We can see this by looking at Sox fans reactions to the Quintana or Eaton trade and the Tatis Jr. trade.
  10. Dam8610

    2019 MLB Draft and Signing Tracker

    So this weekend?
  11. Dam8610

    Sox sign Hector Santiago

    Why not give Detwiler a shot? What do they have to lose at this point?
  12. Dam8610

    Trade for Clint Frazier?

    There are legitimate reasons that Giolito has improved. He changed his mechanics, his training regimen, his pitch usage, etc. The results have been a huge improvement. It's not just a mirage, he found a working formula.
  13. Dam8610

    The 2020 Rotation - What’s Your Plan?

    These two posts in combination don't make much sense. In the first, you essentially say Strasburg and Keuchel are too expensive. In the second, you list five pitchers, two of which are Strasburg and Keuchel, and say that two of them are needed to "give us a true contending rotation". So which is it?
  14. Dam8610

    The 2020 Rotation - What’s Your Plan?

    Seems like 2 SP are needed from outside the organization. I like the idea of Strasburg and Keuchel. 1) Giolito 2) Strasburg 3) Kopech 4) Keuchel 5) Cease
  15. Dam8610

    2005 Championship team and WAR....

    Aaron Rowand had 4 WAR CF defense and was immediately traded for a LH power DH.