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2019 Rays: Yandy Diaz is bigger than you

Discussion in 'Adopt-a-Team' started by VORP Speed, Feb 24, 2019.

  1. VORP Speed

    VORP Speed Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Rays are going to teach Yandy some launch angle, openers going to open, Snell/Glasnow/Morton, Honeywell shows up in June, Meadows and Pham make those trades last summer look really good.....
     
  2. Rough Carrigan

    Rough Carrigan reasons within Reason Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    This reminds me, when is the Hall of Fame induction ceremony for Glenn Braggs?
     
  3. VORP Speed

    VORP Speed Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Rays announce rotation set-up as Snell/Morton/Glasnow/Opener/Opener
     
  4. VORP Speed

    VORP Speed Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Launch angle project progressing.
     
  5. Brand Name

    Brand Name thinks there's no 'i' in denial Staff Member Dope Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Yandy Diaz was and is lowkey my favorite addition to any team this offseason. Along with Jose Martinez of St. Louis, consistently two top five guys in xwOBACON each of the past two seasons. Basically, it's a stat that I created using the following basis: BABIP but accounts for homers, and is then represented using the wOBA scale. Finally, that's all relatively adjusted according to Statcast, so each batter gets an individual batted ball profile, similar to a pitcher's bbFIP. The cost Neander acquired him for was patently absurd.

    Rooting for him to absolutely destroy the league in the name of good science.
     
  6. Ford Frick's Asterisk

    Ford Frick's Asterisk Member SoSH Member

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    Good luck... maybe getting traded was the wakeup call Yandy needed (although it would take more than 3 XBH in spring training to convince me). It was never stated outright, but it was obvious there were coachability issues with him in the Indians organization. It's not like Cleveland's coaching staff has never heard of launch angle. They wanted Yandy to hit for more power, but he didn't want to tinker with his swing. They also wanted him to play the outfield, but he was resistant to learning the position even though right field was his one path to a regular job in Cleveland. I'm thrilled Cleveland got Jake Bauers for an unestablished 27-year-old DH who had already written himself out of their plans.

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