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#161 BSLBobPhelan

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:27 PM

AA: 4-4, 3.22 ERA, 44.2 IP, 46 K, 17 BB, 1.21 WHIP


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Posted 01 June 2018 - 10:31 PM

AA: 5-4, 2.97 ERA, 57.2 IP, 63 K, 21 BB, 1.13 WHIP


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Posted 20 June 2018 - 10:25 PM

AA: 7-5, 2.65 ERA, 74.2 IP, 78 K, 29 BB, 1.13 WHIP


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Posted 22 June 2018 - 08:27 AM

Balt Sun: Orioles pitching prospect Keegan Akin riding sneaky fastball to standout season at Double-A Bowie



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Posted 22 June 2018 - 10:48 AM

Some good news. Anybody think Akin gets called up this year. 



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Posted 22 June 2018 - 10:54 AM

Some good news. Anybody think Akin gets called up this year. 

 

Probably. I've seen him a couple times this year, he just happened to be pitching when we took the girls to a couple games, looks good, but not so overwhelmingly dominant that I would be looking to move him up this season. This season is lost already, send him to AAA see how he does for this year, and then give him a shot to force his way onto the team in Spring Training. But you know the O's...they will keep doing that just enough attempt at competing to keep them from rebuilding, and not enough rebuilding to ever compete thing.


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Posted 05 July 2018 - 11:48 PM

AA: 8-5. 2.63 ERA, 85.2 IP, 92 K, 38 BB, 1.16 WHIP



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Posted 18 July 2018 - 11:02 PM

AA: 9-6, 2.91 ERA, 92.2 IP, 100 K, 46 BB, 1.22 WHIP



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Posted 02 August 2018 - 09:08 PM

AA: 10-6, 2.84 ERA, 104.2 IP, 107 K, 50 BB, 1.23 WHIP



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Posted 03 August 2018 - 07:47 AM

What is Aikin's floor and ceiling?  Is he comparable to anyone?  He is certainly kicking ass at AA.



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Posted 03 August 2018 - 11:21 AM

What is Aikin's floor and ceiling? Is he comparable to anyone? He is certainly kicking ass at AA.


Ceiling is probably a #3 / #4 starter. He should at minimum be a good left reliever though.

Next year's starting rotation competition is going to be very interesting. You're going to have Cobb, Bundy and Cashner, and then 2 spots that to me are going to be wide open.
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Posted 04 August 2018 - 08:16 AM


Probably. I've seen him a couple times this year, he just happened to be pitching when we took the girls to a couple games, looks good, but not so overwhelmingly dominant that I would be looking to move him up this season. This season is lost already, send him to AAA see how he does for this year, and then give him a shot to force his way onto the team in Spring Training. But you know the O's...they will keep doing that just enough attempt at competing to keep them from rebuilding, and not enough rebuilding to ever compete thing.

Based on the acquired targets from this firesale, I think this comment holds up.
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Posted 04 August 2018 - 08:44 AM

Ceiling is probably a #3 / #4 starter. He should at minimum be a good left reliever though.

Next year's starting rotation competition is going to be very interesting. You're going to have Cobb, Bundy and Cashner, and then 2 spots that to me are going to be wide open.


His ceiling is higher than a 3/4.

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Posted 04 August 2018 - 12:17 PM

His ceiling is higher than a 3/4.

 

I think his ceiling is a 3/4.



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Posted 04 August 2018 - 12:24 PM

I think his ceiling is a 3/4.


Yeah, I'm interested to see him, but haven't ever thought he projected as possibly more than that. If he is 'just' that, that's awesome.



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Posted 04 August 2018 - 05:19 PM

Nothing wrong with a 3/4. That’s what I see in his upside as well.

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 10:16 AM

AA: 14-6, 2.77 ERA, 130 IP, 135 K, 56 BB, 1.18 WHIP



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Posted 04 September 2018 - 09:55 AM

AA: 14-7, 3.27 ERA, 137.2 IP, 142 K, 58 BB, 1.25 WHIP



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Posted 10 September 2018 - 07:14 AM

Orioles.com: Akin looks to build on career year in minors



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Posted 24 March 2019 - 03:57 PM

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(#6) Keegan Akin, LHP

Ceiling: 50 Risk: High  ETA: 2019  Role Description: League Average Starter (#4/#5 SP)
Ht/Wt: 6’0” / 225 lbs.          B/T: L/L         Highest Level: AA             Age (as of April 1, 2019): 24y, 0m
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Though he did it fairly quietly, Akin dominated the Eastern League in 2018 en route to being named the circuit’s Pitcher of the Year. Baltimore’s second-rounder from Western Michigan in 2016, Akin would reach the mid-90s as a college junior but pitched at 89-to-92 mph his first year of pro ball. That old velocity returned last year, and his fastball was touching 95-to-96 mph late into starts by season’s end. Akin throws a slider and curve that both grade as average, changing the shape of his breaking ball based on situation and batter handedness. His changeup grades as a playable offering, enough to play as a fourth pitch and keep hitters off balance. We’re bullish on Akin and have been for some time, expecting him to crack Baltimore’s rotation at some point next season. Nothing blows you away, but Akin is a fairly safe prospect that could finish as a reliable back-rotation starter.






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