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5 minutes ago, tdawg87 said:

Herm has clearly reached the point of no return. He has nothing left to show in the minors.

He really should get a bulk of September ABs in RF. Angels should give him regularly playing time for a few weeks and see if he can stick. 

He seems like the guy who bounces around a couple teams by DFA and then all of the sudden at age 29 drops 25 HR after an injury opens up playing time on a small market team. 

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I could really see Hermosillo sneaking up on us and playing an important role next year. Let Kole walk, start the year with an outfield of Upton-Trout-Goodwin-Hermosillo. Let Herm and Goodwin fight to start games in RF, with Herm backing up Trout until Adell is ready (June?).

I still like the idea of Herm being a long-term 4th outfielder behind Marsh-Trout-Adell.

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29 minutes ago, Dochalo said:

Herm destroys lefties.  He's actually a really good RHed platoon option with Goodwin prior to Adell coming up.  He's fast as shit although not really a candidate to steal a ton.  He plays good defense.  Even in CFer when Trout needs a day off.  

Yeah, he's a more natural 4OF than Goodwin is, who is more of a fringer corner starter or platoon player.

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Jackson has a .301 average from July 1st on.

His first 14 games he hit .214/.333/.536 with 4 HR while striking out 35% of the time

His last 37 games he's hit .301/.356/.699 with 16 HR while striking out 30% of the time. His average is better and he's striking out less so thats encouraging, but he's also walking less. 16% in his first 14 games versus 7% his last 37.

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Walsh keeps throwing scoreless frames. He's a better pitcher than we've been giving him credit for.

And yes, Hermosillo should probably be in the major leagues. I understand why he's in AAA, he missed a chunk of time rehabbing from the hernia, and Goodwin took that 4th outfield spot and had run with it. But as far as his ability, he should probably be a plain outfielder.

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2 hours ago, totdprods said:

FYI - Michael Hermosillo has three home runs already tonight in the SLC game - and its only the the 4th inning.

He’s also hit seven in his last ten games before tonight, so currently at 10 HR last 11 games.

collection mind blown GIF

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2 hours ago, TroutField said:

Adell 2-4 with another double today. 3 in the last 2 games. Also cut down a run at the plate with a solid throw. He’s coming around in AAA after the rough stretch to start. 

I'll be in the bunk with @tdawg87.

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On 8/17/2019 at 1:43 AM, rafibomb said:

Adell's second double of the night was just short of his first triple-a home run

 

 

That dude on the mound looks Sabathia large.

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1 hour ago, ten ocho recon scout said:

Anyone whos actually watched him have a take on this? Whats been his problem lately? Pitch recognition?

face more lefties again today and struggled.  I haven't seen too many of his AB's lately but he's actually faced a ton of lefties at AAA so far for whatever reason.  

sometimes when guys have reverse splits its a balance issue where they start to sort of lean in across their normal hitting zone and get jammed a ton or lose their normal pitch recognition.  Again, not sure.  just speculating.  

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He's 20 and competing with guys waiting for an injury on the parent club to move up. Most of the pitchers he is facing are 3 to 6 years older than him with three times as much experience. They all have close to MLB level skills, some are former big Leaguers that know what they are doing out there. 

It's not a slump, it's a learning curve. He's a smart guy, he has tremendous skills and reflexes. It is just time before the puzzle pieces slip into place and he starts tearing AAA up like he did his previous four levels. 

When he lost the first two months of the season to injury that really set his learning time table back. This flat spot should have taken place in June and by now it would be in his rear view mirror. A September call up would have been in place.

But mid August with the season wrapping up soon he doesn't have time to catch up. That's why he is headed to Fall League, experience against top tier players and making up for missed playing time. If he does well there and really shines in spring training he may just earn a roster spot. 

But those lost two months really cost him momentum and he may not find his way to Anaheim until mid season. But even then he will only be 21. Damn young to be patrolling a major league outfield. 

 

 

 

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Adell is the least of my concern about the farm. The lack of overall pitching and the fact that our other high upside hitters are in rookie/A ball is a big concern right now. 

We need Chris Rodriguez and Jose Soriano to take huge jumps(stay healthy) next season. Badly

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