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6 hours ago, Second Base said:

And that's what I'm hoping it is with Wilson. It's hard to ignore what somebody is and instead draft what they will someday be.

The third would be Wilson. He has a better hit tool than Thaiss and Cron, but appears to lack Thaiss' plate discipline, or the power of Cron and Thaiss.  My guess is the end result will be a borderline starting middle infielder that hits .280 with halfway decent defense and collects some doubles.

David Fletcher with worse fielding?

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I also think some of the Will Wilson critique came from the fact he was a disappointing draft pick.  Just about every ranking had him roughly where the angels chose him.  Not to mention, we have a lot of guys in the system already who project as a short or 2nd, so what did he really add to our farm system?  Not to mention, we are sorely lack pitching both in the parent club and in the minors that I really wanted to draft the best available pitcher.  That aside, I think the Angels did not think anyone available was really worth their draft slot value, so they chose the best prospect they liked who they thought they could save a few dollars on by signing other potential high ceiling guys.  Because I believe the next three picks are all guys who could be top 50 prospects one day.  

With all this said, Wil Wilson was pretty much a consensus top 20 prospect who projects to be a good middle infielder with some power.   Just because he had a lack luster debut doesn't negate in entire body of work in college or all the scouting reports that had him a consensus top 20-25 player in the draft.   I am actually waiting to see (and sort of expecting) if he rocks both Burlington and Inland Empire pitching next year.  I also tend to think the comparisons to Thaiss are a bit premature, but I still have hope for Thaiss as well.  I still think Thaiss could be a good baseball player.  I have concerns, though, he won't really be given a chance.  I tend to think players really need some time to get their feet wet and go through their lumps, and Thaiss hasn't been given that opportunity. Bringing in Bour was a bad move, and they should have just platooned Thaiss with Albert (we couldn't have done any worse) all year.  Get Thaiss a good 250 plus at bats this year and let's see how he does.  

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6 hours ago, vladdy#27 said:

David Fletcher with worse fielding?

Not really the same player so it's hard to comp. I mean.....David Fletcher with worse fielding (but not bad in the field, just not gold glove level) but much more pop I guess.

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13 minutes ago, Angelsjunky said:

How about Michael Young as a Wilson comp? He won't have a lifetime .300 BA, but Young played in the 90s-00s live ball era, so his numbers are inflated. Actually, Howie might also be somewhat similar.

I actually like this comp. 

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21 minutes ago, Angelsjunky said:

How about Michael Young as a Wilson comp? He won't have a lifetime .300 BA, but Young played in the 90s-00s live ball era, so his numbers are inflated. Actually, Howie might also be somewhat similar.

Yeah that would more than work for me!

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If Wilson is anywhere close to Michael Young then he’s about to be the one of the best picks in his draft class.  .300 lifetime average, Hit .300 8 or 9 times in his career, near .350 OBP in his career, 2400 hits.  Yea I’ll take that. 

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On 11/26/2019 at 3:01 PM, ten ocho recon scout said:

Still the GOAT gif.

Which one is where he earned the title of Big Sexy? We should do a poll.

E. All of the Above

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On 11/27/2019 at 11:27 AM, Stradling said:

If Wilson is anywhere close to Michael Young then he’s about to be the one of the best picks in his draft class.  .300 lifetime average, Hit .300 8 or 9 times in his career, near .350 OBP in his career, 2400 hits.  Yea I’ll take that. 

I'd love for him to be somewhere between Brian Dozier and Michael Young.

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Bradish was ranked 19th on our Angelswin.com Top 30 Prospect list. The rest of the pitchers in the Bundy deal were unranked although I had Mattson at the bottom of my personal list.

This is a good trade that meets our needs now and gives the Orioles a variety of lottery tickets, one or two of which might actually pan out for them in the long run, so my initial reaction is that it is a good trade for both sides.

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1 hour ago, ettin said:

Bradish was ranked 19th on our Angelswin.com Top 30 Prospect list. The rest of the pitchers in the Bundy deal were unranked although I had Mattson at the bottom of my personal list.

This is a good trade that meets our needs now and gives the Orioles a variety of lottery tickets, one or two of which might actually pan out for them in the long run, so my initial reaction is that it is a good trade for both sides.

Yeah, this Bundy trade didn't put even a scratch on our farm system. Still looking good! 

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1 hour ago, Chuckster70 said:

Yeah, this Bundy trade didn't put even a scratch on our farm system. Still looking good! 

It reminds me a bit of the Huston Street trade! Rondons!

EDIT: However, for the record, I did like both Mattson and Bradish, particularly the former. Both can become at the minimum good relievers I think.

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6 minutes ago, ettin said:

It reminds me a bit of the Huston Street trade! Rondons!

EDIT: However, for the record, I did like both Mattson and Bradish, particularly the former. Both can become at the minimum good relievers I think.

Yeah but remember R.J. Alvarez who had lights out stuff in the minors and looked like he was a sure bet to be a setup guy or closer. 

I'm happy with two years of Bundy over some minor league hopefuls that aren't in the top 15 prospects list.

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57 minutes ago, Chuckster70 said:

Yeah but remember R.J. Alvarez who had lights out stuff in the minors and looked like he was a sure bet to be a setup guy or closer. 

I'm happy with two years of Bundy over some minor league hopefuls that aren't in the top 15 prospects list.

That's the thing about minor league relievers. The numbers really don't matter until they get to the majors. Either there is projection or there isn't. 

R.J Alvarez, Michael Kohn, Nick Maronde etc....

The best indicator of success among the minor league relievers is still velocity and out pitch. 

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In case anyone's wondering, with Kyle Bradish now out of the org, everyone moves up and Jeremy Beasley becomes #30 on the Angelswin list (Mattson was in the #32-35 range...not exactly sure).

Edited by Angelsjunky

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18 minutes ago, Angelsjunky said:

In case anyone's wondering, with Kyle Bradish now out of the org, everyone moves up and Jeremy Beasley becomes #30 on the Angelswin list (Mattson was in the #32-35 range...not exactly sure).

Best known for: One of the rare American pitchers to go with a splitter heavy approach (similar to many Japanese pitchers). Good sink to it. Could turn into a ground ball machine soon.

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