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    Mazara Returns, Mercedes Optioned, Lambert to 45 day IL

    Hopefully this is not his only AB of his mlb career. Could turn out that way albeit I could see a team like the orioles or royals take a shot at him. He obviously has no future with the Sox as they will have like 4 DHs next year (abreu, vaughn, EE, collins and other guys like eloy who at least need some days at DH as a breather). Still great for him at least he got that AB and maybe he gets another chance if somebody gets injured or covid.
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    I think that warmup swing is to remind him of not rolling over because he goal is to hit a straight line the other way. Votto has a similar on deck swing.
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    He doesn't have to fix it but Altuve did make changes and still was a 300 hitter after that while going from 10 to 30 bombs. I think he could use a little bigger load and still hit for good average. The 112 is interesting. He did get stronger and probably gained 10-15 pounds but I wonder if that wasn't a misread by statcast. If true that would be a good sign and mean he has potential for 25 plus bombs if he hits at the right angles.
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    I think madrigal has a movement flaw causing him to lose power. He loads his hips nicely and loads his hands too but his back is extremely stiff. I did this comparision with Cruz who is much more flexible with the spine as he slightly turns the spine in and bends the front shoulder slightly down. That causes the upper and lower half of nick being kinda disconnected while Nellie has the lower and upper half nicely connected with that more flexible spine and thus better separation and torque in the body. I have changed that with some kids I have worked with. This won't make him nelson Cruz of course but it could possibly raise his EV by a couple MPH.
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    But they also could have drafted Kyle skipworth at 6. Name is very fitting:)
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    Polanco has 40 WAR for his career (37 on fangraphs), getting that out of your 4th pick would be a spectacular success. Obviously he is not guaranteed to be that good but 37 career war would make madrigal the second best 4th overall pick of the last 20 years (just behind ryan Zimmerman and way ahead of the next guy).
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    8/2 Sox vs Royals GT

    Wow that is one crazy DP.
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    Btw most people in the industry didn't see madrigal as a 3 homer guy. Longenhagen for example thought he would eventually grow into like 15-18 homer power which he since has corrected down (but maybe could still happen). So I disagree madrigal had no upside, the upside was he grows into some power and hits .300+ with good defense and 15-18 bombs which is essentially whit merrifield or Dustin Pedroia who had 4-5 war seasons at their peak.
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    8/1 Sox vs Royals GT

    Howard and vaughn weren't even in the same draft
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    A bit early to say, isn't it? I think he will hit. I also think he will gain some power and not be a 3-5 homer guy like Dee Gordon but more of an 8-12 guy with good average like Howie kendrick. Ideal outcome would be a whit merrifield type who hits .300 with 15 bombs. Not this year obviously but if he gains a couple pounds and alters his swing a little he can be a double digit guy. But for this year I'm fine with him hitting 280 with 2 Homers and a couple doubles.
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    8/1 Sox vs Royals GT

    If Engel is playing shouldn't eloy DH then over him?
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    7/31 Sox vs Royals GT

    That looked like he was playing pepper and stopping his bat at contact, kinda like he wanted to check his swing but was too late:). But whatever, I think he will get his first hit tonight already.
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    Not a fan of bunting but starting the runner with madrigal on definitely can make sense because with his high contact rate there is some double play risk, especially since madrigal also seems to hit a fair share of grounders. Thus I think it is important to have a good runner like tim or robert batting after madrigal, definitely not slow guys like catchers, Jose or eloy because that would mean lots of double plays even tough madrigal is fast himself and at least could make it only one out if he beats it out. But generally they should have a fast runner in front of him that he can move over with his contact.
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    The LEGEND of Luis Robert ESPN feature article

    He definitely is super fast, already beat out a few double plays and infield hits/errors. I'm impressed with him. He has chased quite a lot but he also took some tough pitches and took tough pitches the other way. And defensively he already is a leader out there taking command in the OF.
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    Nothing really lost yet, projections say you only need to play .500 this year to get the last playoff spot. So as long sox are not more than 1 or 2 games below 500 after 30 games they have a good chance because after the Yankees, rays, twins, Indians and Astros and As there are still two spots left for the angels, white sox, red Sox and blue jays with the rest of the teams sucking. Somebody behind giolito and keuchel in the rotation needs to step up though.