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1 hour ago, Lillian said:

As I wrote in another thread, it will only cost the Sox $1.3 Million to put Beckham on the roster. Seems like a no brainer. He is really on fire at Charlotte and he has the Major League experience. He is the most logical replacement for Madrigal, and they don't have to give up any prospects. If Sheets can supply a little LH balance to the lineup, he is the prospect who should be playing, at least until they get Eloy and Robert back.

Totally agree with this. Give Beckham a shot over Mendick.  

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9 minutes ago, Springfield Soxfan said:

Totally agree with this. Give Beckham a shot over Mendick.  

I agree.  Why was Beckham signed if not for situations like this?

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It looks like he can hit; of course he could devolve into Palka too.

Regardless, he clearly has skill, so why was a complete afterthought until this year; did he develop  that much in 2020 where no one outside the org could see?  Did the org. even know what they had?

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Just now, GreenSox said:

It looks like he can hit; of course he could devolve into Palka too.

Regardless, he clearly has skill, so why was a complete afterthought until this year; did he develop  that much in 2020 where no one outside the org could see?  Did the org. even know what they had?

Not sure, but hopefully they let him play RF for as long as possible to see if he can pull it off.  If so, it opens some magnificent possibilities with the roster.  

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When he hit the FB at the top of the strike zone for the homer last night that eliminates an area that other teams scouts will try to probe for a weakness. Most guys can’t hit that pitch. Especially the upper cut launch angle guys have no chance

 

 

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26 minutes ago, GreenSox said:

It looks like he can hit; of course he could devolve into Palka too.

Regardless, he clearly has skill, so why was a complete afterthought until this year; did he develop  that much in 2020 where no one outside the org could see?  Did the org. even know what they had?

The Sox obviously thought that he had potential. He was the second round pick in 2017, at #49. His junior year at Wake Forest, he hit 21 homers, in 63 games, with an OPS of 1.053. The problem has been that he was exclusively a first baseman, which is a position that is blocked by our MVP. Over the off season, he worked with his father, Larry Sheets to learn how to play RF. He also lost some weight, to improve his speed.

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39 minutes ago, Lillian said:

The problem has been that he was exclusively a first baseman, which is a position that is blocked by our MVP. Over the off season, he worked with his father, Larry Sheets to learn how to play RF. He also lost some weight, to improve his speed.

They also drafted Vaughn (who is going to be a great player for the Sox for years) on top of him.  More of these guys should learn OF - increases their versatility, value and it's easier on the knees.

That was one killer swing last night in the 9th.

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1 hour ago, GreenSox said:

It looks like he can hit; of course he could devolve into Palka too.

Regardless, he clearly has skill, so why was a complete afterthought until this year; did he develop  that much in 2020 where no one outside the org could see?  Did the org. even know what they had?

He had raw power, but his in-game power was dismal for a first baseman, but he was always a hard worker and was easy to root for.

Then his game power emerged in Birmingham, but he wasn't putting up top prospect numbers (.266/.346/.710) and Vaughn was available. That prompted him to develop as a right fielder in Schaumburg.

This year he began mashing in Charlotte and got more OF reps. The Sox gave him all the time he needed to develop as a hitter, power hitter, and fielder. They knew what they had, but it seems the rest of us didn't.

 

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Can anybody think of a comparable player - one that was just decent in the minors, but really turned it up once they got the the majors? Maybe AAA was truly his turning point, who knows. He made adjustments to his swing to get more loft on it. 

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Ozzie Albies wasn't a power hitter in the minors then all of a sudden he's hitting 24 in the bigs.

However he was only 21 when he hit 24 so it could've been perfect timing bringing him up when they did, if he got stronger and made some adjustment in his swing or approach.

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21 minutes ago, ron883 said:

Can anybody think of a comparable player - one that was just decent in the minors, but really turned it up once they got the the majors? Maybe AAA was truly his turning point, who knows. He made adjustments to his swing to get more loft on it. 

comparing him to anyone is stupid after 4 games.

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43 minutes ago, Quin said:

He had raw power, but his in-game power was dismal for a first baseman, but he was always a hard worker and was easy to root for.

Then his game power emerged in Birmingham, but he wasn't putting up top prospect numbers (.266/.346/.710) and Vaughn was available. That prompted him to develop as a right fielder in Schaumburg.

This year he began mashing in Charlotte and got more OF reps. The Sox gave him all the time he needed to develop as a hitter, power hitter, and fielder. They knew what they had, but it seems the rest of us didn't.

 

I need to amend this - Sheets wasn't in Schaumburg. He did the OF work on his own, so he did sneak up on the Sox a bit as a fielder.

Dude's work ethic has to be commended.

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1 minute ago, harkness99 said:

comparing him to anyone is stupid after 4 games.

You're stupid

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Gavin Sheets recent minor league stats actually look pretty damn comparable to his dad's stats in AA and AAA, at similar ages. 

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7 minutes ago, ron883 said:

You're stupid

jose abreu sucks eventhough he has a track record of success.. but yet a guy who has played 4 games is jesus in cleats.

 

I can't make this shit up.

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5 minutes ago, harkness99 said:

jose abreu sucks eventhough he has a track record of success.. but yet a guy who has played 4 games is jesus in cleats.

 

I can't make this shit up.

You can make it up, because you are right now. When did I ever say Jose Abreu sucks? I should report you for lying and putting words in my mouth. Slander. 

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1 minute ago, ron883 said:

You can make it up, because you are right now. When did I ever say Jose Abreu sucks? I should report you for lying and putting words in my mouth. Slander. 

bro you are legendary for shitting on abreu... lol.

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3 hours ago, GreenSox said:

It looks like he can hit; of course he could devolve into Palka too.

Regardless, he clearly has skill, so why was a complete afterthought until this year; did he develop  that much in 2020 where no one outside the org could see?  Did the org. even know what they had?

Lol at you trying to turn this into bad news for Sox org. 

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2 minutes ago, bmags said:

Lol at you trying to turn this into bad news for Sox org. 

Thank god the Rangers asked for walker.

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4 hours ago, GreenSox said:

It looks like he can hit; of course he could devolve into Palka too.

Regardless, he clearly has skill, so why was a complete afterthought until this year; did he develop  that much in 2020 where no one outside the org could see?  Did the org. even know what they had?

This is only his age 25 season. Burger is 25. this is Rutherford's age 24 season. Sheets is right in that age group to emerge as a productive big leaguer if that's in his future.

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Sheets, burger and Vaughn all have clearly gone on diets and worked on being serviceable around the diamond. The 2020 pandemic will forever separate prospects that had talent and those that have the desire to be on the Major league club. What a breath of fresh air for this franchise

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On 7/1/2021 at 12:38 AM, Jack Parkman said:

Haven't you learned anything from Mercedes? 

I like what I've seen so far but I need to see more. 

To compare Gavin to Yermin is ridiculous!  Sheets in 3 years in the minors hit BA .281 OBP .357. With Abreu on the Sox, it's obvious Gavin playing coming up to play first base would be one of the toughest hurdles to make it up. It's obvious why they started making Gavin play right field. You can simply tell from Gavin's swing and patience at the plate, he will be a solid hitter for years to come. 

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3 minutes ago, The Kids Can Play said:

To compare Gavin to Yermin is ridiculous!  Sheets in 3 years in the minors hit BA .281 OBP .357. With Abreu on the Sox, it's obvious Gavin playing coming up to play first base would be one of the toughest hurdles to make it up. It's obvious why they started making Gavin play right field. You can simply tell from Gavin's swing and patience at the plate, he will be a solid hitter for years to come. 

Yermin was .302/.362 in the minors.

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9 minutes ago, southsider2k5 said:

Yermin was .302/.362 in the minors.

Fact is, he also played 10 years in the minors. If he was so good, why did it take 10 years at .302 BA to get here? Oh yeah he couldn't catch. Gavin can play 1B and RF besides DH. 

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24 minutes ago, The Kids Can Play said:

Fact is, he also played 10 years in the minors. If he was so good, why did it take 10 years at .302 BA to get here? Oh yeah he couldn't catch. Gavin can play 1B and RF besides DH. 

He can't really play the OF. He's a 1B/DH. 

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