Klawchat 4/13/17
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Keith Law
2:03
When your world is full of strange arrangements ... Klawchat.
Aaron
2:05
This is the obvious small sample size chat. I'm asking this because his hot start has me intrigued, but did you hear anything about Alex Jackson from Braves spring training? What are your thoughts on his bat?
Keith Law
2:06
I saw him in Orlando. He looked awful. Still leading with that elbow, cutting up through the ball, and way bigger than he was in HS.
RSO
2:06
Is James Kaprelian's career over after TJ surgery?
Keith Law
2:07
Dramatic much?
Tim
2:07
Is MItch White a top 25 prospect come the end of the year? Same question with Buehler
Keith Law
2:07
Hard to say that now, but I would say unlikely. White might be more likely to shoot up than Buehler, since he's a lot more physical than Buehler is.
Important Question
2:08
Thoughts on Giolito? Very nervous...
Keith Law
2:08
Nervous why? because he had a mediocre first outing? That doesn't make sense - one outing or a few games of at bats shouldn't sway your opinion up or down of anyone.
Jim
2:09
Hi Keith, What is the ceiling for Beau Burrows??? Can he be a #2 or higher??
Keith Law
2:09
Don't think he has that kind of ceiling. Hasn't shown enough propensity to miss bats.
Johnny Bench
2:09
Who can the Cubs trade to get a cost control pitcher?
Keith Law
2:09
If they told teams they'd include Eloy and Happ in a deal, they could probably get anyone on the market.
Jack
2:10
you didn't mention seranthony dominguez in your phillies review, what is your opinion on him?
Keith Law
2:10
He was in my Phillies org report.
Josiah
2:10
US just dropped the MOAB... escalating to the biggest-non-nuclear weapon we have this early in a presidency doesn't make me feel very safe. What do you think?
Keith Law
2:10
I agree. Gotta wag that dog, though.
Danny
2:10
Should Albert Abreu have started in Tampa? His throwing 100 doesn't solve the questions about him starting right i.e. breaking pitches and repeating delivery?
Keith Law
2:11
Right, getting hyped already (it's as if folks decided, well, Kap is hurt, we need to replace him with another Yankee arm in the hype machine), has a great arm, still has a lot of developmental milestones to hit. I imagine he'll spend much or most of the year in Tampa though.
Julian
2:11
Mitchell White, RHP for the Dodgers, is picking up some nice reports. Is his upside as high as the top Dodgers pitching prospects sans Urias? Thanks
Keith Law
2:11
I wrote about him in March and put him on the top 50 I posted earlier this week.
Drake
2:11
Hey Keith. What about Eduardo Rodriguez intrigues you so much? It seems like he has a really hard time staying consistent throughout the game.
Keith Law
2:12
Above avg fastball, plus changeup, will show an average slider, has shown control in the past. I think he gets beat too often on pitch selection - too many fastballs, especially up, in changeup counts. Also needs to throw the slider more to get more consistent with it.
John
2:12
What from the Reds hot small-sample-size start can we take as real? Those bullpen arms look solid, though a couple should return to starting.
Keith Law
2:13
Don't take anything from the first week as real.
Cory
2:13
You are probably tired of this question (sorry if that is the case) but I'm hoping the Twins take Hunter Greene, but wouldn't be sad about Brendan McKay. Who would you choose if you were in charge of their draft?
Keith Law
2:13
Greene. Chance for a generational talent there. McKay is very solid, not likely they ever regret taking him, but Greene has the raw elements to develop into a superstar and you rarely get a crack at guys like that.
Julian
2:13
Too early to be alarmed by Bellinger's K%?
Keith Law
2:14
Too early for everything. It's April 13th.
Daniel
2:14
Lets get the obvious out of the way... Mets fans are already clamoring for Amed Rosario (due in large part to Reyes awful start). When do you project Rosario to be ready to help the Mets? When would you promote him?
Keith Law
2:15
Midyear? I worry that Vegas isn't going to help Rosario develop at the plate at all, because it's a good hitting environment where mistakes aren't necessarily punished (and sometimes get rewarded). He may end up needing a promotion to continue to develop as a hitter, especially in recognizing breaking stuff and laying off those pitches out of the zone.
Jay
2:15
Had the dark chocolate gelato at Frost last night affogato. It was great, if you're into that sort of thing.
Keith Law
2:15
I was bummed I only got there once on our Arizona trip this year.
Davey Johnson
2:15
How does the rest of Eugenio Suarez' career shake out? Seems to be a lot of tools there.
Keith Law
2:15
When he was still with Detroit I thought he had the upside of a regular at short. That's probably still his maximum potential.
Jim
2:16
How come only liberals can express their views on ESPN?
Keith Law
2:16
Aw, I'm sorry, snowflake. Did you need a safe space?
JV
2:16
Any word on aiken's velo in his first start?
Keith Law
2:16
I know he was only in the upper 80s in March.
Tim L
2:17
What are your thoughts on O's Cedric Mullins? Great spring and buck loves him.
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