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Old 05-26-2018, 05:45 PM
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Yeah, I only overreacted due to the historic tendency of HF to look for the worst. Apologies.
I figured. And in truth, HF has made a few overtly and overly negative comments through the years.
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I think this also has to do with the talent surrounding you. Moncada being in perhaps the worst situation of any rookie.

No, Freddie Lynn was in a worse position for a rookie.


Moncada is in a no/low pressure situation. It's training/refining camp: all 162 games of it.
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Old 05-26-2018, 09:21 PM
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No, Freddie Lynn was in a worse position for a rookie.

Moncada is in a no/low pressure situation. It's training/refining camp: all 162 games of it.
Iím pretty sure LoveYourSuit specifically meant only this yearís rookies, not rookies in general.
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Old 05-26-2018, 09:54 PM
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I still feel he's a little passive out there. I want him more aggressive at the plate, especially early in counts.

The talent is clearly there, just waiting for that blowup.

It does get envious and distracting watching the things Torres, Acuna, Albeis are doing right out of the box. Instant All-star level success. Even Austin Meadows who had fizzled a bit in the minors hit the floor running for the Pirates.

I think this also has to do with the talent surrounding you. Moncada being in perhaps the worst situation of any rookie.
Hot starts don't always mean sustained success, and Moncada will do a lot of YoYoing (Intended) before he stabilizes. You can already see hints of him striking out less, but he will fall back into a rut there. I would be shocked if he doesn't get on an absurd hot streak in the coming weeks to prop his average closer to .300.

Also, Acuna is hitting below .300 and so is Albies. Torres is catching heat but lets see when they hit a slump.
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Iím pretty sure LoveYourSuit specifically meant only this yearís rookies, not rookies in general.
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Old 05-27-2018, 12:59 AM
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What is wrong with his comment?
At this point in the season a few bad days or a couple good ones can still swing the BA between .250 and .270. Either way it swings you can't come to any sort conclusion on that alone, and has no bearing on his long term success
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Old 05-27-2018, 04:27 AM
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Old 05-27-2018, 01:53 PM
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Yoan with another lackluster game from the right side.

As some have mentioned, time to to get out of being a switch hitter.
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Old 05-27-2018, 08:08 PM
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Yoan with another lackluster game from the right side.

As some have mentioned, time to to get out of being a switch hitter.
Already?! Seriously?!
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Old 05-27-2018, 09:26 PM
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Yoan with another lackluster game from the right side.

As some have mentioned, time to to get out of being a switch hitter.
That is a recipe for disaster. How is he supposed to deal with major-league sliders breaking away from him from left-handers when he hasnít batted that way against them in years?
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Old 05-28-2018, 01:18 AM
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That is a recipe for disaster. How is he supposed to deal with major-league sliders breaking away from him from left-handers when he hasnít batted that way against them in years?
Sit on the fastball, and hope the pitcher doesn't get the slider over with two strikes. Same as the majority of left hand hitters.
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Old 05-28-2018, 04:24 PM
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I was feeling better after I saw Benentindi was off to a horrible start, but he's caught fire in Boston.
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Old 05-28-2018, 04:32 PM
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Are we going to be doing this until he becomes an all star, because his average will probably drop to .230 and then bump back up to .280. I just really think we would be better off not going nuts with every AB.
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Old 05-28-2018, 04:55 PM
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Are we going to be doing this until he becomes an all star, because his average will probably drop to .230 and then bump back up to .280. I just really think we would be better off not going nuts with every AB.
Yep. Big prospect comes with big expectations. But honestly, I'll feel better when I see some consistency. I like the tools but he has a lot of developing left to do and it's hard see others (like benentendi) same age jump right in and light it on fire.

Lack of effort in the field that just allowed another run isn't helping either.

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Old 05-28-2018, 05:21 PM
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Yep. Big prospect comes with big expectations. But honestly, I'll feel better when I see some consistency. I like the tools but he has a lot of developing left to do and it's hard see others (like benentendi) same age jump right in and light it on fire.

Lack of effort in the field that just allowed another run isn't helping either.
Committing an error because of a bad hop is not a "lack of effort".

His OPS was around .900 before his hamstring injury which caused him to lose his timing because he wasn't playing. He's fine.
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