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Teoscar Hernandez called up

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by rocketpower2, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. rocketpower2

    rocketpower2 Member

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    Didn't see this on here yet. It has been confirmed.

    Good to see them gauging what they have for 2017.
     
  2. rocketpower2

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    Nvm. Delete this.

    My bad, haha.
     
  3. No Worries

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Corresponding move for Teoscar Hernandez's call-up expected to be Ken Giles to paternity leave. Would be another move if Gregerson activated</p>&mdash; Jake Kaplan (@jakemkaplan) <a href="https://twitter.com/jakemkaplan/status/764155499705163776">August 12, 2016</a></blockquote>
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  4. vince

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    I'm hoping to see Teo Hernandez called up. He was hanging on the Astros with the thinnest of threads. Now he is a legit prospect again. Talk about a turn around in a blink of an eye.
     
  5. kaleidosky

    kaleidosky Your Tweety Bird dance just cost us a run

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    Preston to the DL! praise the baseball gods
     
  6. conquistador#11

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    OPS 1.850! You like that?
     
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    That's the debut we expected from Bregman. Maybe there is something to spending more time in the minors before moving up.
     
  9. Nick

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    Not really.

    Was White's hot debut that long ago?

    Most player struggle... albeit not to the levels that Bregman (and Reed prior to him) did... but its the ones that rebound well that obviously have the best overall careers ahead of them.

    The ones that come out of the gate on fire... either they're Pujols or to a lesser extent Pence/Correa-types, or we know absolutely nothing about them.
     
  10. Spacemoth

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    Or Tyler White, or Luke Scott. Too many busts that came out guns blazing in their initial stints in the majors to make anything of it. But starting off hot sure as hell is better than starting off cold, which is pretty much what 90% of the AAA players who can't cut it in the majors do.
     
  11. Nick

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    But is it really?

    I think in the end, it's still all about adjustments. The ones who start out hot get adjusted to... if they're really special, they either adjust right back or they were too good to even be phased by the initial adjustments. The ones that can never make the adjustment are no different than the ones who get exposed as AAAA players.

    The ones that start out poorly do for a plethora of reasons... and yes, the most common one is that they're simply just not that good.

    I still stand by the fact that the vast majority of debuts by future all-stars and HOF'ers are not stellar.
     
  12. kaleidosky

    kaleidosky Your Tweety Bird dance just cost us a run

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    aside since he was mentioned: Luke was actually a solid player for a while. When he was healthy, he still hit in Baltimore
     
  13. Houstunna

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    Great first game! Hernandez had some good ABs and good results.

    What's the scouting report his speed and arm?
     
  14. Snake Diggit

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    He has a very good arm and very good speed. His athleticism is top notch, his defense sometimes gets dinged for routes and awareness, but he has the tools to be an elite defender and baserunner. As a prospect he is a 4 tool player: plus power, plus speed, plus arm, plus glove. The real question has always been his ability not to swing at bad pitches and to make contact when he does swing. He improved drastically in that area this season (something I did not think he had in him), so Houston may very well have a damn good player on their hands.
     
  15. Hoothrewpoo

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    He hasn't looked great in the games I've watched in person this year. He's almost been a liability... And in close games has been pulled in favor of Aplin. Hernandez looked like he was lazy to the ball, arm was just ok when he got to it. His bat was ok. Couple of hard hit balls across a couple of games. Only recall one falling in. I'm skeptical about his ability to be a plus major league outfielder when he didn't even appear serviceable in AAA. Guess we'll see over the next month.
     
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    Aplin happens to be one of the elite defensive outfielders still in the minors, he just can't hit his way out of a paper bag.

    The guy slugged .500 and hit .300 in his first taste of AAA. The bat was more than serviceable there.

    Fun fact: Astros got big contributions last night from 3 guys who started the year in Corpus.
     
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    Hunter Pence was awesome as a rookie. He batted .350 deep into the season.
     
  19. Nick

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    Yep. He's in the hot debut that stayed hot category (Pujols, Correa, Oswalt)
     

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