Klawchat 5/18/17
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Keith Law
4:07
Credit everyone there except Kiley. We know he's just there for the food.
Danny
4:07
Would you deal Tommy Joseph to a contender at the deadline and call up Hoskins? He seems legit, no?
Keith Law
4:08
I think Hoskins is legit, but what would a contender do with Joseph?
Jose
4:08
Is Josh Ockimey improving his outlook at all? I am hoping he can be a power hitting 1b in the next 3-4 years.
Keith Law
4:08
Yes - remember he was on fire till about mid-July last year and then absolutely stunk afterwards. I asked, and was told he wasn't hurt, but he ran out of steam. So I guess I believe this is real but he has to show he can hit all season, not for half a year.
Seath
4:08
Could you see Tyler Jay working the bullpen in the Majors and transition to the rotation eventually (2-3 years)? Or do you think the move is permanent?
Keith Law
4:09
I got the sense this was a permanent move but I believed he could develop as a starter and would love to see them keep the door open for him.
John
4:09
If the Twins keep this up through the All Star break should they stand pat or flip Dozier and Santana for younger pieces to put around the young core?
Keith Law
4:09
I do not believe they're going to keep this up till the ASB and they'd be remiss in failing to get value for their older players.
Theo
4:10
if the MLB players association were the Beatles what would the NFL players association be? My guess would be a tone deaf rabbit trying to play the banjo.
Keith Law
4:10
The NFLPA can't comment because they're currently fetching Goodell's dry cleaning.
Marcus
4:10
You mention Fried as an elite guy, no concerns over him scuffling a bit so far?
Keith Law
4:10
Obviously not.
Ben
4:11
What are the cubs doing with Jose Albertos? Is he hurt? Why hasn't he started in the minors? Still see him with front of the line potential?
Keith Law
4:11
They claimed a minor injury last year, and of course he's got no innings under his belt, so it's not like he can go out and pitch a full year.
Mark
4:11
Jacob Gatewood has already walked more this year at a higher level than all of last year. Is this a legit change or are we still in SSS territory?
Keith Law
4:12
He got LASIK, no? The story - not that I could dispute this in any way - is that he can see the ball properly for the first time in years. Works for me.
Jesse
4:12
How soon before Rosario is up? With the season lost, might the Mets be better off keeping him at triple-A all season?
Keith Law
4:12
How would that make them better off, exactly?
Carter
4:12
What to make of Carson Fulmers AAA numbers he doesn't seem to be missing bats anymore.
Keith Law
4:13
I've said since he was a college sophomore that he's a reliever. He can't command his fastball well enough with that delivery, and he got college hitters out too often on breaking stuff out of the zone.
Kevin
4:13
Kyle Funkhouser just got a promotion to high A. Think he has a future of 2-3 or is that too bullish?
Keith Law
4:13
I'll buy that. He dominated low-A on stuff, and he was way too old/experienced for the level. Now he gets a real test.
Mike
4:14
Thanks, Keith. Hopefully my stats class gets out early. Moon Palace closes at 8 according to their website - for others who might want to know.
Keith Law
4:14
Thank you. It starts at 6:30, and I'll certainly try to stay to accommodate everyone. I signed the books of everyone who stayed on Tuesday.
Tyler
4:14
I admit I overreacted when I saw Judge wasn't on your 25 under 25 list. Had his birthday not been 3 weeks ago, roughly what range would he have fallen in? (Also, Judge's age makes you realize how everyone has different time tables of developing their talent.)
Keith Law
4:15
I didn't consider anyone who didn't qualify - once I include one guy who's 25, I'd have to include or at least consider them all, and then the whole list is kaput. But yes, he did develop on a different path, and credit the Yankees for how they handled him.
Chris
4:15
Will Kyle Tucker be a top 10 prospect at years end he is killing it. Has he changed anything or just a body maturing
Keith Law
4:16
Great hitter. Not likely to be a top 10 prospect as a corner OF.
JD
4:16
is the political chaos as bad for your mental health as it is for us in DC, or does it not take up a big part of your mindspace?
Keith Law
4:17
It's impossible to avoid this stuff if you're online as much as I am. I'm happy with chaos if it slows the implementation of dangerous policies. This administration hasn't given me any reason to think they have pro-growth economic policies coming.
Theo
4:17
Renfroe has suddenly started walking, did someone say "you shouldn't swing at balls"? What would go into getting him to make this adjustment?
Keith Law
4:18
It's been a week. That's not necessarily an adjustment; guys who rarely walk can still have a seven-game stretch where they draw seven walks without any material change in their games.
Bob
4:19
The thing that boggles my mind is that though every team has an analytic department and most teams seem to use it in picking players, there are still so many managers that don't seem to be on the same page.
Keith Law
4:19
Same. How guys like Scioscia and Collins have infinite job security - thanks to their owners - in the face of industry upheaval just boggles my mind. For everyone else, it's evolve or die.
Larry David
4:19
How important is it for Triston McKenzie to pack on like, 50 pounds and how much can that mess with a guys mechanics?
Keith Law
4:20
Doubt he's got room for 50 pounds, but he could gain 20 naturally over the next few years. He doesn't really need velocity, but the prevailing belief is that size equals durability and if that's true (I don't know that it is) then it would be very important because he has to walk around storm grates.
John
4:20
Are you excited about Daniel Brito at all? He is small, but seems to have a useful tool set. Any chance he is better than a utility player down the line?
Keith Law
4:21
Oh I think he's got a good chance to be a lot better than a UT. He's so young his range of outcomes is high but he has star potential.
Jason
4:21
Heard of the band Temples? You should check em out.
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