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Jake Meyers appears to be the real deal

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by Yordan The Great, Aug 15, 2021.

  1. Chilly_Pete

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    Forrest Whitaker and Hagakure in a film? 1st place in my book.
     
  3. Yordan The Great

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    10 RBIs in only 39 ABs.

    That's a projected 154 RBIs over a 600 AB season.

    Just saying.
     
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    Minimum 25 batted ball events, Jake Meyers is:
    34th in MLB in Barrels/PA
    27th in MLB in hard hit %
    21st in MLB in average exit velocity

    McCormick:
    93rd
    29th
    87th

    Straw:
    474th
    476th
    379th

    Sprint speed:
    Meyers: 29.5 ft/sec (18th in MLB)
    McCormick: 28.9 ft/sec (49th in MLB)
    Straw: 29.2 ft/sec (27th in MLB)
     
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    He's better than Myles Straw...
     
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    Thats not saying much, but I get your point.
     
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    Meyers + Maton + the future potential of that catcher is better than Myles Straw (Is that better?)
     
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    Taylor Jones with his breakout game yesterday as well. Another highly athletic player.

    Gurriel probably has 2 good years left, it would be awesome to transition over to Jones seamlessly.
     
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    The ceiling for Maton >>> Straw. In fact, we sold high on Straw who is more likely to decline as a hitter (.220-.240) vs advance further than he's done in this breakout season.

    Add in the potential of this catcher who has been highly successful at the plate in the minors.

    It's simply a genius trade.
     
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    Very encouraging. Where does Meyers rank in swinging strike %?
     
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    Swings at pitches out of the zone 28% of the time (309th in MLB)
    30.5% whiff percentage (432rd in MLB)
    21.8% swing and miss percentage at pitches in the zone (403rd in MLB)
     
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    Just curious is Jake Meyers a 5 Tool Player.

    I think he is

    Speed
    Hit for Average
    Hit for Power
    Defense
    Arm Strength
     
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    Trading Reliever Josh Fields for Dodgers Prospect Yordan Alvarez

    Astros destroyed Josh Fields in the World Series in 2017
     
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    James Click is following the same motto Jeff Luhnow does, sell high and get prospects who are potential stars.
     
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    Based on what?
     
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    I think so. Hit for average and on base skills are really the only tool he’ll need to prove he can sustain over a season. Might be the best athlete on the team.

    Unrelated but speaking of athletes in the Astros farm system, anyone seen Jeremy Pena Instagram. He legit looks like a Marvel superhero, have high hopes for him in the bigs.
     
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    Law of averages.
     
  19. torque

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    Jake's last two at bats: 108.7 and 108.1 mph off the bat.
     
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    This year is his first extended look. The only other year he got more than 100 MLB at bats, he performed better than he has this year. His total minor league stats show much better production. Seems the law of averages do not agree with your statement. Anything else?
     

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