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Dave Cameron
1:03
Odds of injury are probably high enough that I'd go under 50%. But if we stipulate that Kershaw and Seager are going to stay healthy, then yes.
Jack
1:04
Who will be the ace of the Phillies in 2 years, Nola or VV?
Dave Cameron
1:04
I doubt VV will even be an SP in two years.
VanExellent
1:04
Are Corey Seager and Kris Bryant about equal in terms of value?
Dave Cameron
1:04
Yeah, they're in the same range.
Dooduh
1:05
There's plenty of reason to think that Nimmo has turned the corner. He's having one of the best seasons of any prospect in AAA (controlled for age). Sure, he's not going to OPS .900 in the majors, but that doesn't mean he lacks solid fwd value. As I said, positionally, the Mets are thin in OFers and are likely to lose Cespedes. That means Nimmo is valuable to them.
Dave Cameron
1:05
He's in Vegas and is running a .400 BABIP. You are overstating his season.
Jerry
1:07
What's wrong with Addison Russell?
Dave Cameron
1:07
Low-ish contact/moderate power guys are generally not great hitters. He's a nice player because of the defense at a premium position, but without some significant improvements, he's not going to become the superstar people were hoping for.
Steve
1:08
Marco Estrada: overrated or underrated in your opinion?
Dave Cameron
1:08
Overrated by Jays fans, underrated by fans of everyone else.
Daniel
1:09
For a player like Russell... Should the effort be to improve plate discipline and contact rates, or sacrifice some of that for improving power? Obviously, it isn't that easy, but...
Dave Cameron
1:09
Probably different for every player. I don't know enough about swings and physical adjustments to know which one Russell is more likely to be able to improve. But without improvement in one of the two areas, his offensive upside is limited.
Bart
1:09
Why is Starlin Castro not the hitter he used to be during the first couple of season's with the Cubs?
Dave Cameron
1:10
His strikeout rate eroded. He was a high-contact guy, and now he's close to a league average strikeout guy. Same deal with Russell, to an extent; guys with this kind of power can't strike out this often and be good hitters.
1:11
Alright, off to do some writing. We'll do it again next week.
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