The Los Angeles Angels are supposedly shopping outfielder Vernon Wells, and the New York Yankees are rumored to be the team who is very interested. Now why would the Yankees want Wells? Well, here are some Wells- facts to sleep on: - 2006 signed to[...]
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So the Marlins are in a very interesting situation this year. It?s a familiar situation, but an interesting one none the less. After trading away half your team, how do they get their fans to come back to the games? After reading “Veck as in Wreck” recently, I think I might have the answer ? [...]
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Colorado Rockies GM Dan O'Dowd and owner Dick Monfort will guests on the The Press Box with Peter Burns and Mark Kiszla Wednesday morning at 8:15 a.m. to talk Rockies baseball.
Burns was kind enough to invite Purple Row to join the conversation, seeking our staff and community's outside knowledge of the Rockies and baseball, in general. He will be taking three pre-selected callers based on who has the best questions to ask Colorado's front office duo.
One or more spots may or may not be reserved for members of the Purple Row staff, but you'd like to participate, post your questions below. If the quality of your question can beat that of Fish, Aberle, Greg myself or anyone else on the staff, you'll have a great chance be picked to join in lieu of one of us.
Obviously, you'll have to be available to call in at a specific time within the 8 a.m. MT hour, so make sure you're aware of that beforehand. Someone will contact you at some point this evening to let you know whether or not you've made the cut.
I hope this interests some of you, as it's a great opportunity to reach out to O'Dowd, who has been known to be candid in his approach to answering questions, and Monfort.
With that, fire away!
Harmon Killebrew 2012 Topps ‘Golden Moments’ – On The Short List I’ll be the first one to admit that I do not know enough about or cover the career of Harmon Killebrew on this blog enough. I have tried to … Continue reading →
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This post is about Kenny Long, star left-handed reliever for the Astros minor league affiliates in Tri-City and Lancaster. If you want to read about somebody other than Kenny Long, sorry, you will just have to wait.
I am not a social media guy. I deleted my Facebook account after college and did not join again until given this opportunity to write for TCB (so I could advertise). At the same time, the editors
guilted me into getting suggested that I get a Twitter account to follow Astros news. Turns out, as long as I keep away from anything non-Astros-related, Twitter is a pretty neat tool.
And then there came Kenny Long. See, Kenny Long legitimized my standing as an unofficial blogger for the Houston Astros by becoming the first professional baseball player to follow my feed. And for that, he deserves an article mostly--but not quite entirely--to himself.
Long was drafted in the 22nd round of the 2012 Rule IV draft out of Illinois State, where he destroyed the school record for earned saves, once held by MLB veteran Jeremy Accardo. It seems odd that he should fall all the way to the 22nd round, with his 2.50 career ERA in college with a K/9 over 9.00 and a BB/9 under 2.50. He was listed among the Top 100 College Propsects coming into the draft. Some media outlets suggest that even in Round 22, Long was one of the best draft picks made by the Astros this season.
Once in pro ball, Long did not dawdle to become an important part of the Tri-City ValleyCats' and Lancaster Jethawks' playoff teams. He dominated the New York Penn league, to the tune of a 1.61 ERA in 22 innings with 38 strikeouts and only 7 walks. (Pause for dramatic effect) That's a K/9 rate of 15.3! After a surprise promotion to Lancaster, skipping Low-A Lexington, he baffled High-A hitters by yielding 1 earned run in 8 innings, but with an astonishing 18 strikeouts.
If you read the preceding link, you can see Long's own description of his repertoire, which he varies through use of two different arm slots. His fastball can reach the high 80's and with a bit more bulk (he's a skinny dude, but is only 23 years of age) probably will add a few mph of velocity. His out pitch is a sidearm slow slider he calls his frisbee that he uses to baffle left-handed hitters.
I'm no scout, but to me Long looks like he has a good chance of becoming a strong piece of a major league bullpen, either as a LOOGY or late-inning reliever if he can keep those walks down and strikeouts up. Stats have shown that the odds are against any 22nd-round pick making an impact in the majors, but the Astros front office picked a guy who should have a much better shot than most.
I'm glad that Kenny Long followed me on Twitter because it gave me the opportunity to do more digging into his stats and "stuff" than I would have otherwise. What I found was info about a young pitcher with a bright future in Major League Baseball, and another reason to raise my esteem of the new Astros front office.
Immediately after promising to write this post, Long's Tri-City battery mate Tyler Heineman and Lancaster pitcher Andrew Robinson followed me. Sorry guys, if I wrote an article about everybody who followed my Twitter account, I'd have to quit my day job and do this full-time (sorry TCB editors - it's not gonna happen). However, I did a little additional digging on both these guys just because they earned an honorable mention. In the prospect rankings that we published last month, I had Heineman in a virtual tie with Carlos Perez for top catching prospect in the Astros' farm system and both were in my Top 30 overall. Robinson's stats look like a right-handed version of Long's. Once he was converted from starter to the bullpen this season, Robinson blew away the Cal League (a notoriously hitter-friendly place), with a K/9 of 11.0 and a low walk rate. LIke Long, both of these fellas look to be future major leaguers, and I thank them for thinking that my 144-character inanities are worth a casual glance.
Because Hamilton doesn't add any value via the walk, most of his offensive performance hinges on what happens when he makes contact. The outcome of a batted ball is dependent on two things: speed and quality of contact. The early 30s are when bat speed starts to slip and reaction time suffers. If Hamilton had better command of the strike zone, his ability to take walks could compensate for his inevitable declines in other areas. As it is, his offensive value is closely tied to skills that soon start to fade in free agents of a certain age.Which is to say, yes, very, very bad. He's like buying into Vlad Guerrero with more off-the-field problems, way lower walk rate, and starting with his age 32 season. Or maybe Vernon Wells would be a better comp, at least on the field. Regardless, Hamilton's on schedule for a 3.4 WARP season in 2013 according to PECOTA, which figures to be a pretty lousy bet for the kind of money the Angels are throwing at the problem. The always readable Sam Miller exits thusly:
Jerry Dipoto has been the Angels? general manager for 13 months, and he has now made a whopping 13 moves at the big-league level. He has shown two skills that can make for a great GM: he?s great at picking up small pieces (especially in the bullpen) for cheap, and he?s great at making the big deal happen, which can be as easy as but also much more difficult than "offer the most money." Those big ones are the moves that get GMs into trouble. From a surplus-value calculation, the Albert Pujols deal alone threatens to undo all the other small, savvy moves Dipoto has made. Yes, the Angels have the money to outrun that mistake, and they have the money to outrun the Josh Hamilton mistake, if it is one. But avoiding the mistake in the first place would be best.That, from his track record thus far, seems unlikely.