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6 months ago  ::  Dec 08, 2021 - 8:14PM #1
Giancarlo
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twitter.com/TorosdelEste/status/14687282...


Looks effortless for him too.

6 months ago  ::  Dec 08, 2021 - 11:09PM #2
JudgeandYankees
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Hopefully we see this kid groomed as the future closer this season.

6 months ago  ::  Dec 09, 2021 - 7:59AM #3
Giancarlo
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I'm very excited about him.   He had no problems after being promoted to AA at age 22.   He'll turn 23 in May and should be in AAA this year.


So far they've used him as a starter and I would like to see him get a shot at staring in the majors.   He has an obviously amazing fastball that can reach/top 100 MPH with good life on it.   He also has an excellent curveball that he throws 15-20 MPH slower than his fastball.   And he throws a changeup that is supposed to be above average when it's on, so he potentially has the makings of a SP's arsenal.


I see him as a potentially wilder Gooden.   Can't wait for the Yankees to get him in to the majors and let Blake work with him.

6 months ago  ::  Dec 09, 2021 - 1:15PM #4
Paterson
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        Throwing a baseball 100 mph is a sure way to get noticed. It is not an indicator of pitching ability. I hope the young man has a great career, but let's not get carried away on velocity.


www.masslive.com/redsox/2021/06/boston-r...

6 months ago  ::  Dec 09, 2021 - 11:37PM #5
JudgeandYankees
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Dec 9, 2021 -- 1:15PM, Paterson wrote:



        Throwing a baseball 100 mph is a sure way to get noticed. It is not an indicator of pitching ability. I hope the young man has a great career, but let's not get carried away on velocity.


www.masslive.com/redsox/2021/06/boston-r...




100 mph is some elite nasty stuff, even down the middle hitters have trouble hitting a ball that fast.

6 months ago  ::  Dec 10, 2021 - 7:22AM #6
xnewyorker
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Trade him as he is healthy.   Yankees cannot develop minor leaguers.


Cashman has held on to too many kids such as Adams, Andujar, Frazier and they all fizzled out.


6 months ago  ::  Dec 10, 2021 - 9:30AM #7
luvdayanks
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Dec 10, 2021 -- 7:22AM, xnewyorker wrote:


Trade him as he is healthy.   Yankees cannot develop minor leaguers.


Cashman has held on to too many kids such as Adams, Andujar, Frazier and they all fizzled out.





Andujar and Frazier fizzled out due to injuries. When they were healthy they performed well.

6 months ago  ::  Dec 10, 2021 - 9:35AM #8
xnewyorker
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Dec 10, 2021 -- 9:30AM, luvdayanks wrote:


Dec 10, 2021 -- 7:22AM, xnewyorker wrote:


Trade him as he is healthy.   Yankees cannot develop minor leaguers.


Cashman has held on to too many kids such as Adams, Andujar, Frazier and they all fizzled out.





Andujar and Frazier fizzled out due to injuries. When they were healthy they performed well.




Andujar was a butcher at 3B and Frazier couldn't stop running into the wall and he can't stop running his mouth when he was released and signed with the Cubs.

6 months ago  ::  Dec 10, 2021 - 9:45AM #9
SSBob
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Dec 9, 2021 -- 11:37PM, JudgeandYankees wrote:


Dec 9, 2021 -- 1:15PM, Paterson wrote:



        Throwing a baseball 100 mph is a sure way to get noticed. It is not an indicator of pitching ability. I hope the young man has a great career, but let's not get carried away on velocity.


www.masslive.com/redsox/2021/06/boston-r...




100 mph is some elite nasty stuff, even down the middle hitters have trouble hitting a ball that fast.




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High 90's - 100 mph fastballs are no longer unusual. Without decent secondary pitches (changeup, breaking ball) most MLB hitters will sit and feast on pin straight fastballs "down the middle".

6 months ago  ::  Dec 10, 2021 - 11:13AM #10
luvdayanks
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Dec 10, 2021 -- 9:35AM, xnewyorker wrote:


Dec 10, 2021 -- 9:30AM, luvdayanks wrote:


Dec 10, 2021 -- 7:22AM, xnewyorker wrote:


Trade him as he is healthy.   Yankees cannot develop minor leaguers.


Cashman has held on to too many kids such as Adams, Andujar, Frazier and they all fizzled out.





Andujar and Frazier fizzled out due to injuries. When they were healthy they performed well.




Andujar was a butcher at 3B and Frazier couldn't stop running into the wall and he can't stop running his mouth when he was released and signed with the Cubs.




Running his mouth has nothing to do with the subject. In 2017, Andujars breakout year he played 135 games at third base and made 15 errors, not good but far from "a butcher". Frazier and Andujar were highly rated as prospects throughout baseball, injuries caused their demise, not "not being developed" as prospects.

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