2017 Spring Training

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  1. juicystream

    juicystream Contributing Member

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    Because why not?
     
  2. Buck Turgidson

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    Their names got picked out of the hat.

    It doesn't seem like anything said is what you want to hear or understand.
     
  3. jim1961

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    Seemingly, I am the only one that expected our 2017 ST debut to be something more than last place.

    You can all return to your regular channel and programming. Nothing wrong here.
     
  4. Spacemoth

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    Yeah I have no evidence for my argument. Just makes intuitive sense to me, and empirically I got burned a couple time in fantasy baseball money leagues in college (2002-2006) betting on hot spring training pitchers, while the opposite happened when I took hot hitters.
     
  5. MrBear1

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    Nah, it really says nothing. Not to mention its been like one week
     
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  6. texans1095

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    There is literally no reason to worry. Devo has looked fine, not to mention he will rarely start games this year. His value is highest as a long reliever and last year posted markedly better numbers as a reliever than as a starter. So even poor numbers in a few ST starts for him wouldn't concern me. Morton looked good in his start. Musgrove has been fine. McCullers and Keuchel, your two best pitchers haven't played yet. And at this point, the batters are simply getting their timing down and getting used to live pitching again. The goal of ST isn't to win a ton of games. It's to get your players ready for the season while remaining healthy. If you're gonna jump to conclusions about the team/individual players based solely on their ST performance, then you should've considered Bregman a disappointment after his poor numbers in ST last year.
     
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  7. Yaosthirdleg

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    Just a reminder as well...........Altuve, Bregman, Beltran, Correa, etc. will all be leaving ST for the WBC soon. ST records almost never matter and they certainly won't this year.
     
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    bobrek Vamos Los Astros

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    Depth
     
  10. Progs

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    Kyle Tucker has arrive to camp.
     
  11. Snake Diggit

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    MacT made an interesting comment the other day that indicated Hoyt was guaranteed a roster spot. If so that means 23 spots are filled and the other 2 will be between:

    White (bench bat that can play 3B/1B and/or serve as RHB in a platoon).
    Reed (could put Gurriel in super utility role)
    Moran (bench corner infielder)
    Stassi (backup catcher who can platoon with McCann and shift Gattis to a DH role)
    Kemp (bench utility player)
    Teoscar (RHB that can platoon with Aoki/Reddick and shift Marisnick to a pure defensive role)

    Musgrove (5th starter would shift Fiers to a long relief role)
    Peacock (long releif option)
    Tolliver (2nd lefty reliever)
    Chapman (2nd lefty reliever)
    Guduan (2nd lefty reliever)
    Gustave (fireball late inning option)
    Feliz (either late inning or long relief option)

    Don't see any way NRI makes it. Don't see how Tucker or Aplin can make the roster ahead of Teoscar. Paulino and Rodgers have almost no chance of making the rotation ahead of Peacock or Musgrove.
     
  12. jim1961

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    Anyone want to predict when the first cuts come?
     
  13. Buck Turgidson

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    But did we win today?!?!
     
  14. jim1961

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    Didn't win or lose. Just like the last two games :)
     
  15. toycannon

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    Playing the Mets today...lets get another tie!! lol
     
  16. tellitlikeitis

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    Here's where we stand now....

    Italics - non-roster invitee

    Current status as of March 13: 53 players

    Pitchers

    Kevin Chapman
    Chris Devenski
    Dayan Diaz
    Michael Feliz
    Mike Fiers
    Edison Frias
    Ken Giles
    Luke Gregerson
    Reymin Guduan
    Jandel Gustave
    Will Harris
    Brian Holmes
    James Hoyt
    Jordan Jankowski
    Dallas Keuchel
    Francis Martes
    Lance McCullers
    Collin McHugh
    Charlie Morton
    Joe Musgrove
    David Paulino
    Brad Peacock
    Tyson Perez
    C.J. Riefenhauser

    Brady Rodgers
    Tony Sipp
    Cy Sneed
    Ashur Tolliver
    Aaron West

    Catchers


    Juan Centeno
    Evan Gattis
    Tyler Heineman
    Brian McCann
    Max Stassi
    Garrett Stubbs

    Infielders

    Jose Altuve
    Alex Bregman
    Reid Brignac
    Carlos Correa
    J.D. Davis
    Marwin Gonzalez
    Yulieski Gurriel
    Colin Moran
    A.J. Reed
    Jon Singleton
    Tyler White

    Outfielders

    Nori Aoki
    Andrew Aplin
    Carlos Beltran
    D.J. Fisher
    Alejandro Garcia

    Teoscar Hernandez
    Jon Kemmer
    Tony Kemp
    Ramon Laureano
    Jake Marisnick
    Josh Reddick
    George Springer
    Preston Tucker
     
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  17. tellitlikeitis

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    I assume this means were are adding someone?
     
  19. Joe Joe

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    https://baseballsavant.mlb.com/catch_probability_leaderboard

    Not surprising. Statcast likes Marisnick's defensive ability to make tough plays. However, this stat is only one part of defense. This stat does not say how well a player was positioned (i.e. a well positioned player would likely get less hard opportunities).
     
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    Dallas Keuchel went 3 scoreless today. Only allowed 1 hit, no walks, 1 K.

    His results are one of the few things I'm interested in this Spring. See how he bounces back, and what his velocity is looking like.
     
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