Klawchat 6/2/17
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Bruce
4:33
Jake Gatewood has had a nice season so far making a bit more contact and walking more. What are your thoughts on his future?
Keith Law
4:34
Sounds like he's seeing the ball for the first time in a while thanks to eye (LASIK?) surgery. That's a good explanation for a massive stat change like that. I'm buying.
Jake
4:34
Just ate at Snooze in San Diego. Now I'm taking a nap
Keith Law
4:34
Very solid 55 for me. Mission is better, but Snooze is acceptable.
Steve
4:34
I know he's not tooled up, but Austin Slater just keeps hitting. Think he's a long term solution for SF?
Keith Law
4:35
More a short-term solution than long-term. But I like him a little as a plug for their leaking LF situation.
Ross
4:35
I know the bigger story on Jake Gatewood was finding out he needed contacts, but there was also talk he made some swing changes. Have you heard anything about them?
Keith Law
4:35
I guess it was contacts, not LASIK. Don't think he's made swing changes.
Elton
4:35
Did you like the new season of Master of None?
Keith Law
4:36
Haven't watched any of it. Sort of got some other stuff going on right now...
Matty D - SF
4:36
1st KLaw thanks for doing the chats they're amazing. 2nd Does Puig need the proverbial change of scenery? And when are you coming to the Bay for a book signing? Smart Baseball (I'm finally getting to it) is phenomenal.
Keith Law
4:36
You're welcome. Berkeley 7/19 at Books Inc.
Cal
4:36
What would Vlad jr have to do over the next year or so to get called up by the Jays in 2018?
Keith Law
4:36
He's 18 in low-A. How about 2019?
Brian
4:37
Hunter Renfroe had 15 BBs in May and his OPS was .868. How long before it is safe to say he has made an adjustment that has legs?
Keith Law
4:38
About 300 more PA, roughly. Also struck out 30 times in ~100 PA.
Peeeeete
4:38
We don't have a lot of hot seasons here in Iowa, but we're all excited about Jake Adams. What's the scouting report on Adams?
Keith Law
4:39
Wouldn't get too excited. Not a top 100 guy; 6' 250 pound 1b/dh with some power but no wood bat experience.
CharleyT648
4:39
SP Jordan Humpreys
Keith Law
4:39
Samoans! Do the Humprey Hump.
Jim
4:39
Have you seen Gore in person this year? Any chance he could go at 1?
Keith Law
4:40
No. That's my big miss on seeing guys this spring (of those I could reasonably have seen). Book release & personal issues kept me home more. He is in the mix at 1.
Denny Hocking
4:40
Anything interesting rumor-wise around the Twins since you blessed us with your last mock?
Keith Law
4:40
Same names. I don't expect much to change until teams get in their draft rooms this weekend.
Dallas
4:40
Could Royce Lewis slip out of the top 10 ? Let's say Wright/Greene/Gore/Mckay go 1st 4 picks; Atl goes pitching again; Oak/Ari go college; Boras scares Phi/Mil/LAA/CWS/Pit/Mia; could he fall to Houston at 15 and get top draft money there?
Keith Law
4:40
This is very, very silly.
Erich
4:40
whos hot start do you believe is more sustainable? Justin Smoak or Yonder Alonso? Both look like like completely different players this year.
Keith Law
4:40
Alonso. But you're damn right I'm enjoying Smoak's season.
Arch Stanton
4:40
Project Schwarber's career: better or worse than Matt Stairs?
Keith Law
4:41
Better. Kid can hit. Just be patient. They can't all be Michael Conforto.
4:44
That's all for this week - thank you all for your questions, for buying Smart Baseball, and for quote-tweeting me while letting me respond to you. I will chat again late next week, and my next mock will be June 11th, the day before the draft. I'll also have a top 100 ranking up on Wednesday. Enjoy your weekends!
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