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#41 RShack

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Posted 16 December 2015 - 07:51 AM

If Givens, O'Day, and Britton are all healthy, there's a good chance they pitch about 200 innings with a sub 2 ERA, which is of tremendous value, especially considering many of those innings would be high leverage.

 

It's the cheapest and most achievable way to get 200 IP of sub-2 ERA... and it shows up more often than once every 5th game too...


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Posted 16 December 2015 - 09:07 AM

If Givens, O'Day, and Britton are all healthy, there's a good chance they pitch about 200 innings with a sub 2 ERA, which is of tremendous value, especially considering many of those innings would be high leverage.

Yep.  It will be the best part of the team.


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Posted 16 December 2015 - 11:37 AM

I liked what I saw from Givens last year but lets slow the roll on expecting him to be dominant over a full year. Could happen, but too small a sample size

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Posted 16 December 2015 - 11:42 AM

Yep.  It will be the best part of the team.

 

And the often forgotten Brach.


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Posted 31 January 2016 - 09:51 AM

PressBox: Five Things To Know About Orioles Prospect Mychal Givens

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Posted 20 April 2016 - 09:08 AM

MASN: http://www.masnsport...eakfast-47.html

 

* Mychal Givens walked a batter in the ninth, but he kept the score 4-3 by retiring Donaldson and Bautista.

Givens has allowed three earned runs (four total) and nine hits, with three walks, in 6 2/3 innings. However, he’s also struck out 13 batters.

What is Showalter seeing with Givens?

“Statistically, it’s pretty obvious,” he replied.

“Mike’s got good stuff. He gets a little flat-plained sometimes with his fastball and gets a little ... Jim Palmer’s got a great saying for it. He gets a little of the merry-go-round going instead of the Ferris wheel. He’s going side to side instead of straight, even though his arm angle’s a little bit lower. And that’s what gets him out of whack a little bit and flatten his ball out. But Mike’s an athletic guy.

“I think we’ve all got to keep in mind how little pitching he’s really done professionally. He’s working on little things like his times to the plate and holding runners and understanding different parts of it. He’s got a chance to be a good piece for us and he’s learning from some of the best down there. But there’s some growing pains along the way.”



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Posted 24 April 2016 - 11:09 AM

Balt Sun: Orioles reliever Mychal Givens comes through in the clutch with game-changing escape act
http://www.baltimore...0423-story.html



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Posted 18 May 2016 - 09:30 AM

MASN: Mychal Givens talks strikeouts and his numbers against lefty batters
http://www.masnsport...ty-batters.html



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Posted 18 May 2016 - 12:33 PM

I am glad they pointed out that Givens has been fine in the past and its a SSS vs lefties right now.


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Posted 18 May 2016 - 12:58 PM

I am glad they pointed out that Givens has been fine in the past and its a SSS vs lefties right now.

 

To put some numbers on it:

 

2016: 23 PA, 1409 OPS (525 v RHB), 0 HR, 3 BB, 3 K

2015: 44 PA, 555 OPS (527 v RHP), 0 HR, 3 BB, 10 K

And in the minors:

2015: 129 PA, 608 OPS (452 v RHB), 1 HR, 6 BB, 31 K

2014: 107 PA, 631 OPS (553 v RHB), 1 HR, 17 BB, 18 K

2013: 72 PA, 573 OPS (623 v RHB), 0 HR, 8 BB, 13 K

 

I wouldn't expect him to dominate lefties like last year, but I do think he'll end up with really good numbers against lefties from this point forward.  650 or so OPS-against.



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Posted 30 May 2016 - 10:39 AM

Season to-date...

 

3-0, 6 holds, 2.11 era, 19 games, 21.1 ip, 23 hits, 1 hr, 10 bb's, 31 k's, .747 OPS against...

 

vs. LHH: 1.200 OPS (27 ab's)

vs. RHH: .536 OPS (57 ab's)



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Posted 01 June 2016 - 10:36 AM

MASN: Orioles hoping Givens can find balance in his pitching life
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Posted 01 June 2016 - 11:00 AM

I think it's something worth keeping track of, but I don't agree that it's a problem that must be addressed rather than something that may just kind of be one of those things.  I don't have much worry at this point that he will be a liability against LHB moving forward.

 

He's definitely better against RHB than LHB, but he got lefties out really high clips in the minors and last season, just wasn't as dominating against them as he was against righties. 

 

I think that once we get further down the road, the first 30 or so PA this year will be looked at as a fluke rather than anything resembling the norm.  I think people get too wrapped up in small samples of the most immediately recent results at the expense of track record.  Even someone with as limited a track record and experience as Givens.


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Posted 01 June 2016 - 01:28 PM

Similar to ODay, you can see how lefties could pick him up well.

 

He has to get more in on the lefties.


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Posted 24 August 2016 - 09:46 PM

Season: 8-1, 3.17 era, 50 games, 59.2 ip, 6 hr, 29 bb's, 76 k's, 3.72 xFIP

 

RHH: .506 OPS (143 ab's)
LHH: 1.023 OPS (67 ab's)

 

30 K%
11.9 BB%
.299 BABIP
79.9 LOB%
1.38 WPA (23rd overall among relievers)
 



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Posted 24 August 2016 - 09:49 PM

I think he needs to pitch inside more to the LHB's. Flipped a decent changeup today that K'd  Espinoza on. He was big there the 6th.



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Posted 04 October 2016 - 11:05 PM

Will be lost in the aftermath... but kudos to Givens... he came up huge.

Really nice first full season for him.


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Posted 04 October 2016 - 11:12 PM

Will be lost in the aftermath... but kudos to Givens... he came up huge.


Really nice first full season for him.



Yep. He was great.
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Posted 05 October 2016 - 07:12 AM

Will be lost in the aftermath... but kudos to Givens... he came up huge.
Really nice first full season for him.


Yep...this offseason, his focus needs to be on getting lefties out more consistently....and hopefully, preparing for the closers role.
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Posted 05 October 2016 - 12:11 PM

I'm telling you, as many question marks as the Orioles may have, their bullpen is gonna be a strength for a while.

 

I'd love to see Givens as a set-up man.






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