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Preston Tucker called up

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by sealclubber1016, May 7, 2015.

  1. Nick

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    Again... nobody here is predicting anything... but a simpleton opinion (based on absolutely nothing, as you have said) that Bregman will fail because others have failed deserves to be called out.

    Also, where did I say he wouldn't have any struggles? Just a few posts above I agree that most players struggle... but the better ones figure it out more likely than the others. And he happens to bat on the side of the plate where the Astros need more help right now.

    And despite Reed being highly touted... Bregman has lapped him in that regard. He's the best rated prospect in all of baseball right now.
     
  2. Jay713

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    So anyways, how about this Preston Tucker guy? Back on track fellas.
     
  3. Nick

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    In the lineup tonight in the 8 spot as DH. Sad that with all the DH candidates the Astros have, they can't muster one that can hit reliably/consistently any higher.

    That being said, Tucker has shown some pop... before his head gets in the way. Hell, I went to Brett Wallace's last 2 HR game as an Astro (and likely in the majors)... so he can be as good once as he ever was.
     
  4. Jay713

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    Hopefully Preston can hit somewhat respectable with a few homers, and at least hold the fort until the other "2 guys" are in the lineup.
     
  5. jsingles

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    Wait, are they not really guys? They're girls?
     
  6. studogg

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    are you freaking serious? no, AJ reed did not dominate at all levels before his call up. that was my point. no, Singleton did not dominate at all levels before his callup, that was my point.

    yes, springer did. yes, altuve did, yes, correa did.

    the probability of making a smoother transition increases with strong performances at all levels although it guarantees nothing.

    if your singular point is we aren't sure what we'll do so don't get your hopes up, fine. that's fair.

    if it's drawing a correlation between players who weren't even close to performing on his level and there was simple organization hope for the player or a specific need at the position when brought up - they aren't fair measuring sticks.

    Reed freaking struggled this season at AAA after ripping up AA and A. He'd shown the ability to hit mistakes, specifically fastballs, but nothing else.

    Singleton was always a high risk/high reward player and part of the reason the Phillies were ok with letting him go. His ceiling was high, but his minor league performance never lived up and so far, he hasn't cut it in the majors either.

    Moran was highly rated upon drafting but his performance since has been luke warm greatly reducing his overall performance outlook and he hasn't dominated an upper level of the minors.

    Reed, Moran and Singleton were all brought up for specific needs at the time and a stalling offense - not because their play fully merited the promotion.

    Bregman's does.

    Again - my point was to look at players with both a high ceiling and did perform well across all levels prior to call up. That is a better barometer for his out of the gate performance.

    If you can't grasp that, can't help you son.
     
  7. Jay713

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    Lol. Good one.
     
  8. juicystream

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    Springer was more like Reed & Singleton. Reed & Singleton put up big numbers and both have high ceilings.
     
  9. studogg

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    No, he was dominating AAA prior to call up. Pallilo had a whole shtick built around calling him up
     
  10. juicystream

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    He was, but there were lots of question marks about his ability to make enough contact in the bigs. Of course, how quickly we forget, Springer actually struggled badly early on.
     
  11. Nick

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    2 week adjustment process. And he was still a higher rated prospect from the time he was drafted till the time he was called up.

    Singleton would not have been called up without the extension being signed.
     
  12. juicystream

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    It was more like 3 weeks. More time than was given to Reed. Reed was BA's #11 prospect. Jon Singleton was a very highly ranked prospect for years, and only needed the extension for a call up because the team was looking to save $$$ (I guess his .941 OPS in AAA wasn't dominating enough).
     
  13. Nick

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    Springer was far and away the more polished player with higher expectations. Being 25 also helped.
     

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