Jump to content


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Dominikk85 last won the day on March 22 2020

Dominikk85 had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

494 Top Notch

About Dominikk85

  • Rank
    25-Man Roster

Recent Profile Visitors

2,088 profile views
  1. Dominikk85

    The Andrew Vaughn LF Thread

    Yeah it wasn't super difficult to get there as he was playing deep already and the ball was hanging up a long time but the wall was well timed.
  2. Dominikk85

    The Andrew Vaughn LF Thread

    I think he will be fine but he has a big hole in the outer half of the zone. I already saw that in spring, first they tried to bust him in and he turned on that very well but then in the second half of spring they adjusted and threw him more away and he did not much with that. His head map supports that, he did not have many ABs but he has literally not hit anything in the outer half of the plate https://www.fangraphs.com/players/andrew-vaughn/26197/heat-maps?position=OF&ss=&se=&hand=&count=&pitch=&season=&view=bat&data=&grid=&blur=&type=5 He needs to work on staying on that outside pitch longer and not cut across the zone so much. At lower levels he did not need to do that as he could just wait for his pitch with his good plate discipline but in the majors he can't have such a big hole because pitchers can locate. Once he improves that he will be a tough out.
  3. Dominikk85

    CLE @ SOX, 1:10 PM Central

    No way eloy is the odd man out, that probably still is yermin if Vaughn starts hitting.
  4. Dominikk85

    CLE @ SOX, 1:10 PM Central

    He just stole that strikeout though with his framing.
  5. Dominikk85

    CLE @ SOX, 1:10 PM Central

    Didn't yoan have a play a home there?
  6. Dominikk85

    CLE @ SOX, 1:10 PM Central

    I think Eaton really was a solid addition. He had a very bad season last year and his power might be a bit on decline but his plate discipline is back on track this season (10% walks, 18 Ks) and if he can post a 350 obp with 12 homers or so he will help the team a lot. I think against righty pitchers he should lead off.
  7. Congrats, what field did you did your doctorate in?
  8. Dominikk85

    CLE @ SOX, 7:10 PM Central

    The balls were directly hit at Vaughn, TLR would have caught them if he skipped the beer today:).
  9. Dominikk85

    Trade Targets

    Schwarber is pretty bad Defensively too though. I think the white Sox shouldn't Punt too much defense. How about getting one of Jesse winker or Tyler naquin from the Reds? The Reds really have one outfielder too many so one has to sit and might be opening to trade one. I know naquin was a first baseman too but he lost some weight and unlike schwarber or Vaughn he is actually quite fast and athletic.
  10. Dominikk85

    White Sox Winner!!!

    Nick williams sprint speed in 2019 (didn't find later values) was 27.8, Vaughn is at 25.8. Sprint speed is not everything but on top of beeing super slow Vaughn also has literally no Of experience. Williams Of numbers are mostly bad from CF, he was like average in LF. I'm not saying I want Williams instead of Vaughn but if Vaughn plays every day in LF that will be one of the worst defensive seasons of all time in LF because of both his lack of speed and lack of experience. He actually did a decent job so far not having any huge Gaffes and he did catch the routine fly balls but most of those a 50 yo beer league softball player would probably have caught too. So far Vaughn was lucky he mostly got routine fly balls and balls way out of his range but as the season goes on there will be situations with a ball toward the line or a short one which he doesn't reach with bases loaded costing two or three runs and over a season that adds up. Vaughn is not an everyday left fielder and expecting that from him would be unfair, his position is DH and 1b with occasional fill ins in LF.
  11. Dominikk85

    Sox vs Indians, Monday April 12th, 7pm

    Every rebuilding team probably who has a guy who is 30+. Depends on whether the Sox are willing to take on some salary.
  12. Dominikk85

    Sox vs Indians, Monday April 12th, 7pm

    Vaughn isn't a left fielder though and he is not learning it, with a 25.8 ft/s sprint speed no amount of experience will help you there. Vaughn always will be an emergency solution in left, Hahn needs to make a trade soon and send vaughn to the minors as soon as the minor league season starts.
  13. Dominikk85

    We Thought We Have A Good Bullpen?

    I think the pen will be fine. Yeah they have been bad and bummer and foster probably were due to some regression but overall I still think the pen is a talented Group that will be fine. Also team defense was very bad which did not help either but when Anderson and Engel are back and nick gets more acclimated this will improve too. Right now the injuries just mean a lot of guys play out of position or are below average there. Vaughn and leury play out of position and collins has improved but still isn't a great defensive catcher. With madrigal also slumping Defensively (I still think he will be fine, he had a month in the majors and then a shoulder surgery which probably didn't help either) this means a lot of defensive weak spots in the roster.
  14. I wonder if only certain pitchers want to pitch to collins. I do like giving grandal a few more days off and keeping him fresh as he is 32 (I think 115-120 games caught is good for him), but play collins against righties please.
  15. Dominikk85

    The Andrew Vaughn LF Thread

    But he is an infielder and the Sox are pretty well set with madrigal, Anderson and moncada. Sure marte is fast and could play Of but why not get an outfielder in the first place who is probably cheaper than marte.