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Re: Round Rock 2019
« Reply #20 on: April 08, 2019, 12:45:32 pm »
The conversion to utility player is still on.  Today is Straw's third start at short stop in five games.
Started in CF yesterday I do believe. 

Luhnow said they'd give him a couple of weeks to see if he can handle SS and then re-evaluate things.
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« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2019, 01:02:55 pm »
A few years ago, they tried someone at short who made no sense (not an opinion on Straw at SS).  A Reed-type body, IIRC (well, maybe not that bad).  Who was it?

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« Reply #22 on: April 08, 2019, 01:04:17 pm »
A few years ago, they tried someone at short who made no sense (not an opinion on Straw at SS).  A Reed-type body, IIRC (well, maybe not that bad).  Who was it?

Tyler White?

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« Reply #23 on: April 08, 2019, 01:33:48 pm »
Yes.  Thank you.  Looked him up on BB Ref and see he had 31 games played at SS from 2016-18.

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« Reply #24 on: April 08, 2019, 03:13:15 pm »
I am going to be doing color with Capps for a game or two each month this season. I am so looking forward to talking about some guys I know a little about. Lots of talent  in RR in April.

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Re: Round Rock 2019
« Reply #25 on: April 11, 2019, 02:40:48 pm »
Has anyone who's been to a game have a scouting report on Tucker?  His spring training scuffling seems to have carried over into the season.  I know small sample size and all that, but I'm almost wondering if he's hurt.
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Re: Round Rock 2019
« Reply #26 on: April 11, 2019, 07:50:32 pm »
Has anyone who's been to a game have a scouting report on Tucker?  His spring training scuffling seems to have carried over into the season.  I know small sample size and all that, but I'm almost wondering if he's hurt.

No idea yet on Tucker.  It's early though?

Alvarez hit yet another bomb last night to go along with a couple of doubles, and spent the whole game playing 1B.  I'd love to know how he looked there.
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« Reply #27 on: April 11, 2019, 07:52:54 pm »
Has anyone who's been to a game have a scouting report on Tucker?  His spring training scuffling seems to have carried over into the season.  I know small sample size and all that, but I'm almost wondering if he's hurt.
Only saw him in the Hooks exhibition, but he still looks stiff with a long swing to me — more like a tennis stroke. If it was something that obvious, though, smarter baseball minds than mine would have given up on him long ago.
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« Reply #28 on: April 12, 2019, 09:45:46 am »
Only saw him in the Hooks exhibition, but he still looks stiff with a long swing to me — more like a tennis stroke. If it was something that obvious, though, smarter baseball minds than mine would have given up on him long ago.

Aren't the Astros on record stating they have no intentions of altering Tucker's swing?  I don't know how he hits with that loop, but the numbers are there at every level so far (except the one that matters).

I wouldn't be concerned with his output yet,  Slow starts seem to be in his DNA.
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« Reply #29 on: April 12, 2019, 03:50:00 pm »
Aren't the Astros on record stating they have no intentions of altering Tucker's swing?  I don't know how he hits with that loop, but the numbers are there at every level so far (except the one that matters).

I wouldn't be concerned with his output yet,  Slow starts seem to be in his DNA.
FWIW, I agree.  I just don't understand.
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Re: Round Rock 2019
« Reply #30 on: April 15, 2019, 12:18:19 pm »
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« Reply #31 on: April 15, 2019, 12:20:07 pm »
Not a good outing by Forrest.
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Re: Round Rock 2019
« Reply #32 on: April 15, 2019, 03:50:04 pm »
Aren't the Astros on record stating they have no intentions of altering Tucker's swing?  I don't know how he hits with that loop, but the numbers are there at every level so far (except the one that matters).

I wouldn't be concerned with his output yet,  Slow starts seem to be in his DNA.

Hinch is on record as saying he needs to make changes in his swing, but I do not know what kind. I agree his swing is unorthodox-stiff and long.
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Re: Round Rock 2019
« Reply #33 on: April 16, 2019, 07:39:10 am »
I read a short interview with Hinch where he said Tucker needed a ‘B’ swing for certain situations and they were working with him on that.

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« Reply #34 on: April 16, 2019, 08:12:48 am »
I read a short interview with Hinch where he said Tucker needed a ‘B’ swing for certain situations and they were working with him on that.
If so, that may explain his RR numbers. It will be interesting to look at monthly splits.
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Re: Round Rock 2019
« Reply #35 on: April 16, 2019, 10:47:11 am »
still seems  strange when the local Austin news comes on and  Round Rock comes up in sports, I had drowned it out for so many years and all at once you hear Forest W , Tucker, other names and Houston Astros...music to the ears.
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Re: Round Rock 2019
« Reply #36 on: April 16, 2019, 09:32:11 pm »
Alvarez with #7

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Re: Round Rock 2019
« Reply #37 on: April 17, 2019, 01:10:26 pm »
Brady Rodgers' stats look really good so far.  It looks like he has knocked off some of the rust after ST.  Has anyone seen him throw in RR yet?   

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Re: Round Rock 2019
« Reply #38 on: April 18, 2019, 05:56:06 pm »
I’d forgotten this, but they’ve finally started using MLB balls at AAA this season. And early returns show the ball—by design or not, no need to rehash that here—is flying farther and faster than ever. Expect some AAA hitters and pitchers to put up career high home run totals.

Of course, because it’s the MLB ball now, I guess those “inflated” AAA numbers should be ever-so-slightly more indicative of that we can expect when guys reach the bigs.

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Re: Round Rock 2019
« Reply #39 on: April 18, 2019, 07:29:11 pm »
I’d forgotten this, but they’ve finally started using MLB balls at AAA this season. And early returns show the ball—by design or not, no need to rehash that here—is flying farther and faster than ever. Expect some AAA hitters and pitchers to put up career high home run totals.

Of course, because it’s the MLB ball now, I guess those “inflated” AAA numbers should be ever-so-slightly more indicative of that we can expect when guys reach the bigs.

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I thought PCL was already a hitters league.  This makes it more so.
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