Bauer will be the most chilled pitcher when he hits age 24, he had control all the way till last year you guys are to histrionic.
Bauers control and command issues go back to college.
All the things said about him now are the things I said about Kerry Wood 5+ years into his big league career.
Yea 203 K's 36BB's is a big issue................ um wrong, so what you guys believe Bauer is going to have one of the worst commands in the bigs? Come'on your sleepwalking.
That said, scouts were worried about this stuff going into the draft. His command was considered his biggest weakness, and few were fans of his propensity to pitch up in the zone with his fastball. Hes also had and has trouble consistently repeating his mechanics and release points.
Last edited by SenorGato; 11-01-2012 at 01:02 PM.
RE: Cecchini; it was actually 51 steals in 57 attempts and a .394 OBP. He's 6'3", 215 lbs. and if he hadnt torn his ACL his Senior year of HS he'd have been a likely first round pick. As it is, the Mets selected his younger brother 12th overall in last years draft.
Boston has a glut of talented young bonus baby 3B's right now, with Middlebrooks, Cecchini, Vitek, Michael Almanzar and possibly Xander Bogaerts, as many believe 3B is his eventual ML position. And last season they moved David Renfroe and Travis Shaw to other positions just to lossen things up.
Got a feeling Cherrington will be trading one of 'em for pitching this offseason and I know scouts love Cecchini. They'd part with Middlebrooks before they traded Bogaerts.
Vitek, Almanzar, and Renfroe are borderline worthless at this point. Vitek has been a big disappointment being such a high pick in the draft. Almanzar was given a major bonus, and Miguel Cabrera comparisons ().
The Sox can't be sure Middlebrooks is here to stay until he takes care of his BB and K% problems. They do have depth of course and with Bogaerts there Cecchini is a possible trade piece.
Bogaerts is another guy that, like Javier Baez, doesn't get enough talk about a move to 2B rather than 3B. It would max his value as an athlete and hitter if he can't stick defensively at SS. Few things made me happier than when Theo Epstein acknowledged that 2B as a possibility for Baez.
I would think the whole point of moving them to 2B is to get them away from having to be as rangy as a SS. It's more about hands, the ability to competently turn the double play, and then of course the offense. Being able to outhit everyone at your position is a pretty good way to overcome perceived or even real deficiencies defensively.
Last edited by SenorGato; 11-10-2012 at 02:37 PM.
Also in Boston obviously Pedroia is our second baseman barring a highly unlikely trade. He'll get extended, we won't let him walk. While I would be open to dealing him i think the more ignorant fans would cry about it and i doubt the front office has the balls to deal him to begin with.