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About OmarComing25

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    Birmingham Barons (AA)
  • What do you like about Soxtalk?
    Get to talk baseball with other Sox die-hards
  • Favorite Sox player
    Jose Quintana
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    Eddy Alvarez
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    Konerko Grand Slam (I was there in person)
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    Mark Buehrle
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    QUOTE (2005thxfrthmmrs @ Apr 18, 2018 -> 04:34 PM) Just goes to show that even if he's a .250 hitter he could still be an all star 2B. Yep, even if he never improves his K rate he's an above average regular. If he can cut it to below 30% he'll be a superstar.
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    04-17 Games (Beck, Adams, Flores, and Henzman)

    Collins has an almost 30% walk rate and his BABIP is literally .083, I'm not really that worried about him.
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    Speaking of can't miss prospects, Acuna isn't exactly lighting it up in AAA to start the season either (.175/.283/.275, 32.6% K rate).
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    QUOTE (SCCWS @ Apr 9, 2018 -> 08:05 PM) His first year in the majors and he hit .271 w 20 hrs and 90 RBI. He stole 20 bases walked 70 and struck out 112. In 151 games. We didn't have anyone w close to 70 BB and it was his first full season. He walked more than Avi and Abreu combined. You say not great defense but he was adequate learning a new position in LF in a difficult ballpark. I would take him in a heartbeat. He is the kind of player that sells tickets. Even worse, I watched the Rays yesterday and the same situation as today. Colome struggled late but the difference was Benintendi knocked in the winning run in the 8th and we let him off the hook. He had a 103 wRC+ which was less than Moncada last year. 20 HR is not that great for a left fielder particularly in the juiced ball era, and while he had a good walk rate he had very mediocre power (.154 ISO) and only ended up with a .776 OPS. The 20 SB all added up to being just slightly above average on the basepaths last season. He hasn't been bad at any aspect of the game, but he also hasn't been great at any of them either. Guys who sell tickets generally have something that stands out about them and there's nothing that stands out about Benintendi thus far. There's nothing that exciting about a LF who has been league average in pretty much every aspect of the game. This year he's showing even less power so far and is making some of the weakest contact of any hitter in the MLB (average exit velocity of 84 mph). Of course like with Moncada it's way too early to judge him but it's a massive stretch to say that Benintendi has been a stud. IMO his stock is clearly down from what it was a year ago.
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    QUOTE (raBBit @ Apr 9, 2018 -> 04:11 PM) Incredible. What's your source for the wRC+ mid game? Fangraphs keeps a live update if you look at the player page.
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    QUOTE (SCCWS @ Apr 8, 2018 -> 03:21 PM) As a White Sox fan living in Red Sox country that is a terrible comparison. Benintendi and Moncada arrived together from AA to the Majors. Moncada went back to AAA while Benintendi stayed in the majors. Benintendi has 700 ABs 22 HR- 105 RBI-22-SB 89 BB/140 SO and a .270 avg. Moncada has 286 ABS 9HR -26 RBI 3 SB 35 BB/98 SO and a .226 avg. Benintendi has been a stud since he arrived. Moncada has struggled for 2+ years. I still think Moncada has a higher ceiling. To make it worse for me, even Devers who was behind Moncada arrived last year , has similiar ABS as Moncada and put up better numbers. I would take Moncada over him as well but I do have "White"-colored glasses. Benintendi has been a stud? He was a barely league average hitter last year in a corner outfield spot with not great defense and has been terrible to start this season. Personally I think he's been one of the more overrated players since he came up.
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    QUOTE (Jose Abreu @ Apr 8, 2018 -> 05:24 PM) I just can't believe that anyone truly cares about numbers from such a small sample size. I've watched every single one of his at bats and I am not at all worried. Yep. Today's game is a perfect example of the effects of a small sample size. In just 4 PA Moncada has gone from a 77 wRC+ to a 118 wRC+.
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    4-8 Gamethread - Tigers, 1:10pm, CSN

    QUOTE (KyYlE23 @ Apr 8, 2018 -> 11:35 AM) He regularly sat at 97 in his starts last year https://twitter.com/enosarris/status/981592431186518016 @enosarris Following Following @enosarris More Starters who've added most velo this year: 1) Hector Velazquez (+3.0) 2) Reynaldo Lopez (2.5) 3) Tyler Glasnow (2.2) 4) Daniel Gossett (2.2) 5) Kenta Maeda (1.6) 6) Blake Snell (1.5) 7) Andrew Triggs (1.4) 8) Rich Hill (1.3) 9) Luis Severino (1.2) 10) Garrett Richards (1.0) This tweet by Eno suggests he has increased velocity by quite a bit. It was just one start but usually pitchers are throwing slower to start the season.
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    Home Opener Game Thread! White Sox vs Tigers

    4 walks between Anderson and Davidson in a single game. Never thought I'd see that.
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    White Sox Winner!

    Offense has been hitting some absolute bombs this season, this is fun.
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    4/3 Game Thread: Sox @ Blue Jays

    QUOTE (StrykerSox @ Apr 3, 2018 -> 08:51 PM) And where did you get 100 extra OPS? Is he gonna hit 20 more home runs than I gave him? Remember, I was generous on his BABIP, so .740 is lucky. Not likely. The only path to serious success lies in cutting down strikeouts. It seems like he strikes out looking a lot, so maybe that’s a positive sign, but if it doesn’t get better somehow, he’s not going to be worth what we gave up. Why would a .740 OPS be unlikely or lucky if it’s worse than what he did last year?
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    4/3 Game Thread: Sox @ Blue Jays

    QUOTE (StrykerSox @ Apr 3, 2018 -> 08:14 PM) The typical unsubstantiated tripe from you. I don’t take you too seriously at all, but if you’re capable of it, I’d love to hear your reasoning as to why we shouldn’t be concerned that we traded one of the best players/contracts in baseball for a guy who could K 200 times in a season. He was an above average hitter last year despite all the strikeouts. And it's not like he's flailing away and looking overmatched, he's just not being aggressive enough in 2 strike counts. You haven't really done a good job explaining why the strikeouts are going to doom him. It also seems like you almost want him to fail just so you can proclaim that you "called it".
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    2018 MLB catch all thread

    QUOTE (soxfan49 @ Apr 2, 2018 -> 09:29 AM) Yeah, after the homer I thought he was doomed. My post was premature. His stuff was really good otherwise. Then again I know about 2 guys in the Oakland lineup. What a sorry franchise that is. Horrible stadium, below average farm system, no good vets to trade to boost their system. Oakland's problem isn't their offense, it's their pitching. I think their offense will be pretty good this year. Also their farm system is not bad, it's a top 10 system.
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    **Game 2 of 162: Sox at KC Thread**

    Avi's defensive metrics were fine in 2016 too, it's been a two year improvement, not one.
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    Should the Sox attempt to extend some of their talent?

    QUOTE (Balta1701 @ Mar 30, 2018 -> 04:19 PM) Avi was an above average defender during 2017 by most metrics. Rated decent in 2016 as well, he hasn’t been a poor defender for a couple years now.