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2018 Astros Minor League Thread

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by tellitlikeitis, Nov 12, 2017.

  1. JeeberD

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    That's one way to mess up your shoulder...
     
  2. Buck Turgidson

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    Finally read the article this morning, the parts that stood out to me were 1) letting the game "slow down" and not being in intimidated by the surroundings 2) pre-game prep in the majors (video, data, etc...as opposed to the minors) 3) being less passive on defense 4) not hitting so many ground balls

    The weight gain stuff does not bother me at all, he's still a growing boy and this was inevitable
     
  3. raining threes

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    Seems like excuses from Tucker for not getting the job done last year.

    Tucker wouldn't be a guy that kept me from trading for a star level player or a #1 starter.

    But I've never been that high on Tucker and wanted Luhnow to pick Benintendi. So I'm a bit biased.
     
  4. Buck Turgidson

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    Eh...a 21 year old who had played 153 games above A-ball at the time of his callup had some issues adjusting and was pretty honest about what he needs to work on. Or he's making excuses. Whichever.
     
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  5. raining threes

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    I'm going with excuses.

    I think Tucker's ceiling is a guy like Markakis or Shawn Green
     
  6. Joe Joe

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    Green and Markakis had 6+ WAR seasons and were better than newly-elected HOF Harold Baines for most of their careers (Baines basically was better in his mid-late 30s). I'm fine with Tucker's ceiling looking like a HoF's for the years he's under club control even if it means he's not quite that good in his mid to late 30s.
     
  7. Redfish81

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    Anyone judging Tucker on 72 major league plate appearances needs to relax.

    Tucker first 72 plate appearances.....

    BA .141, .236 OBP, .439 OPS

    Alex Bregman first 72 plate appearances.....

    BA .156, .236 OBP, .455 OPS
     
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