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  • Another phenom?

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/201...html?hpt=hp_t3

  • #2
    the kid is fast. WOW
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    • #3
      And he can throw 90mph+
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      • #4
        Weird - he's getting caught stealing at a clip of about 22%. Speed is one thing, but that stat suggests he may need to get a little better at leads, reading pitchers, selecting his spots, etc. Of course, I just looked up Rickey Henderson's stats and Billy's right there with him in terms of caught stealing so what the heck do I know?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Rufus67 View Post
          Weird - he's getting caught stealing at a clip of about 22%. Speed is one thing, but that stat suggests he may need to get a little better at leads, reading pitchers, selecting his spots, etc. Of course, I just looked up Rickey Henderson's stats and Billy's right there with him in terms of caught stealing so what the heck do I know?
          stealing at 78% is very good. Of course it will be a little harder against yadier molina than against A ball batteries though.
          I now have my own non commercial blog about training for batspeed and power using my training experience in baseball and track and field.

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          • #6
            He does fly, but like mentioned above it'll be interesting to see what he does against more polished batteries.

            He's 8 for 12 in AA (67%) this year. What's the standard in a quick look when it comes to basestealing? About 72-75%?
            "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Ben Grimm View Post
              He does fly, but like mentioned above it'll be interesting to see what he does against more polished batteries.

              He's 8 for 12 in AA (67%) this year. What's the standard in a quick look when it comes to basestealing? About 72-75%?
              He just started playing AA. He hasn't had a chance to study the pitcher's moves. A guy like this will improve his stealing percentage when he's in the majors seeing mostly the same pitchers. He'll be able to study them and create a book on their moves.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Ben Grimm View Post
                He does fly, but like mentioned above it'll be interesting to see what he does against more polished batteries.

                He's 8 for 12 in AA (67%) this year. What's the standard in a quick look when it comes to basestealing? About 72-75%?
                That's correct. last year it was about 72% in the MLB. to have a positive expectation you must steal at least 70% or so. however you have to consider that the rate goes down a little if you steal a lot because you not only steal against hand picked catchers/pitchers. so 78% at that clip is good since anyone knows you are stealing and you still do it.

                I agree with TGs point about getting reads but also you have to consider that MLB batteries care more about holding runners while AA batteries will likely more concentrate on working on things.
                I now have my own non commercial blog about training for batspeed and power using my training experience in baseball and track and field.

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