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  1. #1
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    New and improved Eric Thames

    only 13 games in, but what happened to this guy in Korea?!

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    1.022 SLG
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    Fantastic scouting and investment right now from the Brewers


    Or nobody has figured him out yet.

    He posted insane numbers in Korea

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    He is Mr. Fangraph right now.

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    I don't know if we're gonna update this every time he jacks one but he did and his SLG is still 1.0

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    Him and Sterling Marte go to the same gym
    "If you find yourself in the majority, rethink your position" - Mark Twain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shlumpledink View Post
    Him and Sterling Marte go to the same gym
    They absolutely do. The guy doesn't face major league pitching for four years, comes back enormous and nobody can get him out. Yeah that's normal

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    New and improved Eric Thames

    ^ I didn't know John Lackey had a PSD account
    If Trump can become president with no political background then I don't understand why I need a resumť

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    Great thread , let's just wait a bit

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    He was pretty damn cut as a Blue Jay I know this

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    well unfortunately it looks like you were right about Bargs...

    but hopefully we can use his expiring, if not at least we unloaded Novak's deal...

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    Quote Originally Posted by thawv View Post
    They absolutely do. The guy doesn't face major league pitching for four years, comes back enormous and nobody can get him out. Yeah that's normal
    is there something I am missing? I seen the before and after pics and he barely looks different outside of some tats... His size is literally similar.

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    What's most impressive right now is his plate approach. He is basically only swinging in one area of the plate, and if the pitch isn't there, he'll watch it.

    Eventually no pitches will go anywhere near that area, but every breaking pitch or pitch anywhere else, he just ignores. It's like prime Bonds.

    But....eventually, the league will pitch him differently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffy25 View Post
    What's most impressive right now is his plate approach. He is basically only swinging in one area of the plate, and if the pitch isn't there, he'll watch it.

    Eventually no pitches will go anywhere near that area, but every breaking pitch or pitch anywhere else, he just ignores. It's like prime Bonds.

    But....eventually, the league will pitch him differently.
    Thaw just accuses every talent spike as PED's

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    It's interesting because I wonder if playing in Korean or Japanese leagues would actually benefit a bunch of guys similar to Thames. There's been some articles referencing his drastic change in swing and whiff rates against breaking balls.

    One of the things you'll see a bunch of in a lot of those Asian leagues is breaking balls. Given some of his struggles in the bigs, he probably wasn't really going to be given consistent chances to work on diagnosing and hitting breaking pitches. It's made him a more patient hitter who isn't swinging at as many as pitches. It allows him to use that power he's pretty much always had.

    He's obvisouly going to regress some, but the be interesting to see how much he falls down. If he can settle in as a good regular player, it'll be interesting to see if other guys consider that route more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffy25 View Post
    Thaw just accuses every talent spike as PED's
    Not every talent spike.

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    Two more tonight... #9 and #10

    Wow

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