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#1 BSLMattKory

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Posted 13 July 2020 - 08:36 AM

BSL: Three Dudes

https://www.baltimor...om/three-dudes/


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Posted 13 July 2020 - 09:08 AM

Fun read. Especially like the line about Teddy Bears!  Good job!



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Posted 13 July 2020 - 04:07 PM

It's definitely interesting hitting 31 HRs only gave Nunez an OPS+ of 101, that kind of really solid production in the HR department still only made him a league-average hitter 



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Posted 13 July 2020 - 04:57 PM

BSL: Three Dudes

https://www.baltimor...om/three-dudes/

Interesting read.  All 3 have a role on this Oriole team, I am doubtful that any of the 3 will be part of what we hope are better times.

 

Alberto and Ruiz bear watching, but I think Nunez is likely to be an arbitration casualty.


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Posted 13 July 2020 - 05:49 PM

It's definitely interesting hitting 31 HRs only gave Nunez an OPS+ of 101, that kind of really solid production in the HR department still only made him a league-average hitter 

 

You can look at Chris Carter with 41 home-runs and an .821 OPS in 2016 and the Brewers didn't tender him a contract.

 

CJ Cron has been knocking the ball around for several years and teams (LAA, TB, MIN) keep non-tendering him too.

 

The production has some value but teams are telling you they only value it so much.

 

Once arbitration starts changing your salary upwards, teams, which I'd guess will include the Orioles, won't tender a contract. 



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Posted 18 July 2020 - 01:02 PM

If you look at all three of these guys, they're actually 3 components of what you'd want in a single player.

Ruiz is a LH bat that can play some defense. Nunez has power and nothing else. Alberto has some contact skill, but nothing else.

Today, to get those things, you have to take up 3 spots in the lineup. If you have a really good team 1-6, then maybe having 7-Nunez/DH, 8-Ruiz/3B and 9-Alberto/2B is modestly useful but you'd be carrying those 3 guys to maybe not even get average production out of those 3 positions. Why?

What are we expecting any of these guys to become?

If you could mush those 3 components into a single guy, that'd be interesting. If we looked into the Orioles prospect pool, that's what we'd hope a kid like Gunner Henderson (LH) or Coby Mayo (RH) could become. A solid defender that has some contact skills and power. Package that together into an above average player and you have something. That's then one position and you have similar opportunity to provide better performance at 2 other positions too.

Henderson and Mayo are 3-4 years away. So just keep running no upside guys out there? Sure, if losing is your goal.

The Orioles don't really have any upper level prospects for 3B....but guys like Colton Welker (COL) or Nolan Jones (CLE, should have drafted by the Orioles) could be some reasonable upper level targets.

If you wanted more stability with past production, Kyle Seager (LH) and Evan Longoria (RH) are both easily acquirable guys that have a better combination of floor, performance upside (defense, contact and power) than any of our 'three dudes', even put together.




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