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9 months ago  ::  Apr 20, 2017 - 4:01PM #1
downwind
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You sign a pitcher who was 0-6 with a 5.5 era and release a .300 hitter? What genius decided on this move?


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Yankees sign LHP Nestor Oronel to a minor-league deal


The New York Yankees have signed LHP Nestor Oronel to a minor-league deal and released first baseman Connor Spencer, according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America.

Oronel, 20, was released by Pittsburgh at the end of March. Originally an international free agent signee of the Pirates in 2013, Oronel spent three seasons in their organization, and last year was 0-6 with a 5.53 ERA in 15 games (eight starts) at Advanced Rookie-level Bristol.


Spencer, 24, was the Yankees' eighth-round pick out of UC-Irvine in 2014. He hit .303 with five home runs and 69 RBI in 193 games over three seasons, including a .271-5-35 line over 93 games between Class-A Charleston and Class-A Advanced Tampa in 2016.


9 months ago  ::  Apr 20, 2017 - 4:35PM #2
GottaGoToMo
Posts: 67,766

Wow, that doesn't make sense.

9 months ago  ::  Apr 20, 2017 - 5:06PM #3
Joeybagadonutz
Posts: 8,217

It actually makes a lot of sense. He's the same age as Aaron Judge and playing A-Ball. He's also a 6'2" 1B who's slow and has hit a grand total of 5 HR's in his three year minor league career in a league where he was a year and a half older than the average age of competition. Career .OPS is .765, which isn't going to get it done at 1B and he's not considered a prospect anymore. 


Also we have a lot more talented prospects that will fill right in with MUCH higher ceilings. That roster spot should be used on someone that has a legitimate shot at the majors- he didn't. 

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9 months ago  ::  Apr 20, 2017 - 5:33PM #4
GottaGoToMo
Posts: 67,766

Apr 20, 2017 -- 5:06PM, Joeybagadonutz wrote:


It actually makes a lot of sense. He's the same age as Aaron Judge and playing A-Ball. He's also a 6'2" 1B who's slow and has hit a grand total of 5 HR's in his three year minor league career in a league where he was a year and a half older than the average age of competition. Career .OPS is .765, which isn't going to get it done at 1B and he's not considered a prospect anymore. 


Also we have a lot more talented prospects that will fill right in with MUCH higher ceilings. That roster spot should be used on someone that has a legitimate shot at the majors- he didn't. 




Do you really feel that the pitching prospect with his numbers has a legitimate shot at the majors?

9 months ago  ::  Apr 20, 2017 - 5:45PM #5
Joeybagadonutz
Posts: 8,217

Apr 20, 2017 -- 5:33PM, GottaGoToMo wrote:


Apr 20, 2017 -- 5:06PM, Joeybagadonutz wrote:


It actually makes a lot of sense. He's the same age as Aaron Judge and playing A-Ball. He's also a 6'2" 1B who's slow and has hit a grand total of 5 HR's in his three year minor league career in a league where he was a year and a half older than the average age of competition. Career .OPS is .765, which isn't going to get it done at 1B and he's not considered a prospect anymore. 


Also we have a lot more talented prospects that will fill right in with MUCH higher ceilings. That roster spot should be used on someone that has a legitimate shot at the majors- he didn't. 




Do you really feel that the pitching prospect with his numbers has a legitimate shot at the majors?




If they see something in him that they think they can fix then yes, absoultely. 


He's only 20 years old and more importantly he's a lefty. Lefties get a lot of chances, many more than a righty. He's also young for his level, kind of hard to believe that the Pirates gave up so quickly. 

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9 months ago  ::  Apr 20, 2017 - 7:01PM #6
NW
Posts: 12,500

Apr 20, 2017 -- 5:45PM, Joeybagadonutz wrote:


Apr 20, 2017 -- 5:33PM, GottaGoToMo wrote:


Apr 20, 2017 -- 5:06PM, Joeybagadonutz wrote:


It actually makes a lot of sense. He's the same age as Aaron Judge and playing A-Ball. He's also a 6'2" 1B who's slow and has hit a grand total of 5 HR's in his three year minor league career in a league where he was a year and a half older than the average age of competition. Career .OPS is .765, which isn't going to get it done at 1B and he's not considered a prospect anymore. 


Also we have a lot more talented prospects that will fill right in with MUCH higher ceilings. That roster spot should be used on someone that has a legitimate shot at the majors- he didn't. 




Do you really feel that the pitching prospect with his numbers has a legitimate shot at the majors?




If they see something in him that they think they can fix then yes, absoultely. 


He's only 20 years old and more importantly he's a lefty. Lefties get a lot of chances, many more than a righty. He's also young for his level, kind of hard to believe that the Pirates gave up so quickly. 




Joey FTW.

9 months ago  ::  Apr 21, 2017 - 7:10AM #7
GottaGoToMo
Posts: 67,766

Apr 20, 2017 -- 5:45PM, Joeybagadonutz wrote:


Apr 20, 2017 -- 5:33PM, GottaGoToMo wrote:


Apr 20, 2017 -- 5:06PM, Joeybagadonutz wrote:


It actually makes a lot of sense. He's the same age as Aaron Judge and playing A-Ball. He's also a 6'2" 1B who's slow and has hit a grand total of 5 HR's in his three year minor league career in a league where he was a year and a half older than the average age of competition. Career .OPS is .765, which isn't going to get it done at 1B and he's not considered a prospect anymore. 


Also we have a lot more talented prospects that will fill right in with MUCH higher ceilings. That roster spot should be used on someone that has a legitimate shot at the majors- he didn't. 




Do you really feel that the pitching prospect with his numbers has a legitimate shot at the majors?




If they see something in him that they think they can fix then yes, absoultely. 


He's only 20 years old and more importantly he's a lefty. Lefties get a lot of chances, many more than a righty. He's also young for his level, kind of hard to believe that the Pirates gave up so quickly. 





Well I hope you're right.

9 months ago  ::  Apr 21, 2017 - 7:12AM #8
GottaGoToMo
Posts: 67,766

Apr 20, 2017 -- 7:01PM, NW wrote:


Apr 20, 2017 -- 5:45PM, Joeybagadonutz wrote:


Apr 20, 2017 -- 5:33PM, GottaGoToMo wrote:


Apr 20, 2017 -- 5:06PM, Joeybagadonutz wrote:


It actually makes a lot of sense. He's the same age as Aaron Judge and playing A-Ball. He's also a 6'2" 1B who's slow and has hit a grand total of 5 HR's in his three year minor league career in a league where he was a year and a half older than the average age of competition. Career .OPS is .765, which isn't going to get it done at 1B and he's not considered a prospect anymore. 


Also we have a lot more talented prospects that will fill right in with MUCH higher ceilings. That roster spot should be used on someone that has a legitimate shot at the majors- he didn't. 




Do you really feel that the pitching prospect with his numbers has a legitimate shot at the majors?




If they see something in him that they think they can fix then yes, absoultely. 


He's only 20 years old and more importantly he's a lefty. Lefties get a lot of chances, many more than a righty. He's also young for his level, kind of hard to believe that the Pirates gave up so quickly. 




Joey FTW.




This wasn't a competition.

9 months ago  ::  Apr 21, 2017 - 10:46AM #9
Lulu
Posts: 2,470
Lefty pitchers always get a longer leash.
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