June 24, 2015
Gleeman and The Geek #200: Non-Stop Prospect Talk
In a special midweek, podcast-only "Gleeman and The Geek" episode we go player-by-player through the Twins' preseason top-40 prospects to see how their stock has changed and how close some of the high-end prospects like Miguel Sano and Jose Berrios are to reaching the majors.
Gleeman and The Geek: Episode 200
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It might sound a little odd, but it wouldn’t surprise me if the best pitcher of all the Twins current prospects winds up being… Trevor May. He’s physically very solid, strong into late innings, intelligent, and coachable. He has conquered his early walk problems, lost his early nervousness, and is now steadily getting better at getting guys out. He’s learned how to hold runners by varying his timing at the set, and he’s learning how to subtract speed to fool hitters. Everything about him is a positive.
Comment by jimbo92107 — June 24, 2015 @ 1:52 pm
Is there a stat that shows the impact of a hitter working counts? Are hitters that work counts generally getting on base more (it seems like they obviously would)? I am not really a Mauer apologist but in today’s game he went 0 for 4 but saw 23 pitches in 4 ABs. It seems very difficult, and a little unlucky, to have seen that many pitches yet not walked. Basically 19% of the pitches the White Sox pitcher offered were to Mauer. No one else in the game saw more than 17 pitches on either side. It seems like this is exactly how you would want hitters to approach ABs but he wasn’t really rewarded for it.
Comment by AP — June 24, 2015 @ 2:52 pm