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2013 Spring Training Thread

Postby Fade2White12 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:14 pm

Let's talk ST. Use this thread to overreact to ST stats, players being in the "best shape of their lives" or getting LASIK, etc.

Arguably the most impressive starts have been two prospects:

21 y/o Michael Wacha, STL - 5 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 8 K.
24 y/o Jedd Gyorko, SD - 5/13, 4 H, 3 HR, 9 RBI.


News:

-Carl Crawford feeling forearm tightness in his throwing arm.
-Phil Hughes may miss the start of the season with a bulging disk.
-Elvis Andrus is not playing today because his new tattoo hurts.
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Re: 2013 Spring Training Thread

Postby Ender » Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:23 pm

I watched the Phillies vs Braves game today. Since we were already talking about guys like Howard and Utley gonna talk about it!

Howard looks strong but he still isn't running very well. He pulled everything. (Edit: He just hit an opposite field HR which is a good sign).

Utley looked amazing and is running free and easy and using his legs in his swing.

M. Young was hitting the ball hard but everything was right into the ground which I guess is par for the course.

Ruf looked pretty bad and is pretty obviously having problems with his arm which he kept pressing on when they showed him in the background.

Brown looked really good but still a little loss vs offspeed stuff.

Hamels looks like he is in mid season form.

J. Upton looked very comfortable against Hamels, I really don't worry about him this year. He was swinging with authority and looked healthy

BJ. Upton not so much, I expect his AVG to stay pretty low this year and I think the NL East pitching may eat him up considering the AL East was kind of soft last year.

Maholm didn't magically find a way to not look very average~.

Pastornicky looks like someone who has never played 2B before out there.

Mike Adams looks healthier than I expected.
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Re: 2013 Spring Training Thread

Postby Element » Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:19 pm

I saw Wacha's start yesterday. He looks like he could be a handful. He's tall and lanky and gets on top of the ball differently than most pitchers. He throws straight down-hill. It was hard to judge the movement with the way most of these camera angles are at, but based on hitter reactions, it was nasty.I see a lot of ground balls and a decent strikeout rate in his future.
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Re: 2013 Spring Training Thread

Postby Element » Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:38 pm

Forgot to mention earlier ... Lance Lynn doesn't even look like the same guy. He lost 40+ lbs and it may be effecting him on the mound. He was throwing between 89-91. He was 93-95 last year in games that I saw. I know that it sometimes takes power pitchers some time to get going, and it very early. It's worth keeping an eye on.
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Re: 2013 Spring Training Thread

Postby Ender » Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:50 pm

Lynn's average fastball last year was 92 MPH and it was lower as the year went on. 90-91 doesn't seem far off from expectations for him.
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Re: 2013 Spring Training Thread

Postby Element » Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:30 pm

I think that I'm developing a man-crush #Puig :-?
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Re: 2013 Spring Training Thread

Postby Element » Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:03 pm

Y`s Guy wrote:Element, your NOOb team is pretty damned good so far


So I win the championship before I complete the draft? We should put that up to a league vote too. :-D

In all seriousness ... I could use some more run producers. Other than that, I am fairly happy.
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Re: 2013 Spring Training Thread

Postby Element » Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:43 pm

Element wrote:I think that I'm developing a man-crush #Puig :-?


Puig jacked his first. The kid looks legit.
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