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    Spring Training 2019

    I know that winning the Grapefruit League carries no weight, but with all of the depth we have we should have the best record this spring.

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    Some thoughts about yesterday game. Touki's fastball was around 92-94 he touched 95 a couple of times. So no problems with his velocity, he obviously still has his big curveball and used his split finger a lot in his 2 innings of work, I have to guess that he's working a lot on the pitch and it looked really good forcing some swings and misses with it.

    Allard was working with a 90MPH fastball and even though he wasn't hit particularly hard he didn't force one swing and miss in two innings of work, not even one.
    Last edited by beldugo; 02-24-2019 at 12:07 PM.

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    Soroka said his current shoulder issue isn’t related to the one he had last year. Different muscle group in the shoulder. He thinks he over used it lifting and rowing after he would throw. He hopes to be pitching in games by the end of ST.


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    2019 Vikings Draft :
    Round 1: Garrett Bradbury C N.C. State
    Round 2: Irv Smith TE Alabama
    Round 3: Alex Mattison RB Boise State
    Round 4: Dru Samia G Oklahoma
    Round 5: Cameron Smith LB USC
    Round 6: Armon Watts DT Arkansas
    Round 6: Marcus Epps S Wyoming
    Round 6: Oli Udoh OT Elon
    Round 7: Kris Boyd CB Texas
    Round 7: Dillon Mitchell WR Oregon
    Round 7: Olabisi Johnson WR Colorado State
    Round 7: Austin Cutting LS Air Force


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    Freddie Freeman offered some big time praise of Max Fried:

    “A lot of people ask me about all our pitching prospects, and the first name that comes out of my mouth is Max Fried,” Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman said. “He has a bulldog mentality, he’s 95-96 (miles-per-hour fastball) with a hammer (excellent curveball), and now he’s got a pretty good change-up and a slider too. A lot of people always ask about our guys, and the first guy I say is Max Fried.

    “I think he’s one of the best pitching prospects I’ve seen in a long time. Left arms like that don’t come around very often.”

    “I mean, I don’t know what else he can show,” Freeman said, “especially last year, coming into the playoffs and doing what he did. That’s a left arm that needs to be pitching on your team. So hopefully he has a great spring and shows that he deserves to be here.

    “It’s very hard not to have that in the rotation, but we’ll see what happens.”

    “Spring training always plays itself out — six weeks is a long time for things to play out,” Freeman said. “But if just pitches as he has the past year, I don’t see how he doesn’t force his way into something in a major fashion. Because he’s that good.”
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    2019 Vikings Draft :
    Round 1: Garrett Bradbury C N.C. State
    Round 2: Irv Smith TE Alabama
    Round 3: Alex Mattison RB Boise State
    Round 4: Dru Samia G Oklahoma
    Round 5: Cameron Smith LB USC
    Round 6: Armon Watts DT Arkansas
    Round 6: Marcus Epps S Wyoming
    Round 6: Oli Udoh OT Elon
    Round 7: Kris Boyd CB Texas
    Round 7: Dillon Mitchell WR Oregon
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikingsfan0845 View Post
    Freddie Freeman offered some big time praise of Max Fried:



    https://theathletic.com/837615/2019/...aves-rotation/
    Along with Fried another guy who seems to be forgotten sometimes is Bryse Wilson, I saw his 2 innings appearance two days ago and he certainly has swing a miss stuff, his command is also good. He probably represents (with a healthy Soroka) the more balanced prospects when it comes to stuff and control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beldugo View Post
    Along with Fried another guy who seems to be forgotten sometimes is Bryse Wilson, I saw his 2 innings appearance two days ago and he certainly has swing a miss stuff, his command is also good. He probably represents (with a healthy Soroka) the more balanced prospects when it comes to stuff and control.
    I could be wrong on this but I believe I recall hearing that Wilson's issue is his stuff besides his fastball is rather average. He might be a guy destined for the bullpen.
    2019 Vikings Draft :
    Round 1: Garrett Bradbury C N.C. State
    Round 2: Irv Smith TE Alabama
    Round 3: Alex Mattison RB Boise State
    Round 4: Dru Samia G Oklahoma
    Round 5: Cameron Smith LB USC
    Round 6: Armon Watts DT Arkansas
    Round 6: Marcus Epps S Wyoming
    Round 6: Oli Udoh OT Elon
    Round 7: Kris Boyd CB Texas
    Round 7: Dillon Mitchell WR Oregon
    Round 7: Olabisi Johnson WR Colorado State
    Round 7: Austin Cutting LS Air Force


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    Alex Jackson is off to a nice start. Doubled in a pair of runs yesterday and today hit a solo home run.
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    Round 1: Garrett Bradbury C N.C. State
    Round 2: Irv Smith TE Alabama
    Round 3: Alex Mattison RB Boise State
    Round 4: Dru Samia G Oklahoma
    Round 5: Cameron Smith LB USC
    Round 6: Armon Watts DT Arkansas
    Round 6: Marcus Epps S Wyoming
    Round 6: Oli Udoh OT Elon
    Round 7: Kris Boyd CB Texas
    Round 7: Dillon Mitchell WR Oregon
    Round 7: Olabisi Johnson WR Colorado State
    Round 7: Austin Cutting LS Air Force


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    William Contreras also homered. Our catching prospects looking good today.
    2019 Vikings Draft :
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    Round 2: Irv Smith TE Alabama
    Round 3: Alex Mattison RB Boise State
    Round 4: Dru Samia G Oklahoma
    Round 5: Cameron Smith LB USC
    Round 6: Armon Watts DT Arkansas
    Round 6: Marcus Epps S Wyoming
    Round 6: Oli Udoh OT Elon
    Round 7: Kris Boyd CB Texas
    Round 7: Dillon Mitchell WR Oregon
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikingsfan0845 View Post
    I could be wrong on this but I believe I recall hearing that Wilson's issue is his stuff besides his fastball is rather average. He might be a guy destined for the bullpen.
    I saw him live last year, and he was popping 95 on the gun a lot.

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    William Contreras is why I'm not that worried we didn't get Realmuto

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    I am curious to hear some objective thoughts on how Greyson Jenista has looked so far during his time with the Braves. He was drafted for his bat and will need to be able to play one of the corner OF spots to make it with Atlanta in the majors, as 1st base is obviously taken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamba42 View Post
    William Contreras is why I'm not that worried we didn't get Realmuto
    I view them as unrelated. Contreras won’t be ready before Realmuto was gone (2 yrs). Realmuto would have been a great bridge to Contreras, but I don’t think he would have blocked him at all.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Coach100 View Post
    I view them as unrelated. Contreras won’t be ready before Realmuto was gone (2 yrs). Realmuto would have been a great bridge to Contreras, but I don’t think he would have blocked him at all.


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    I assume with what we were going to have to give up to get Realmuto we would have extended him longer

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikingsfan0845 View Post
    I could be wrong on this but I believe I recall hearing that Wilson's issue is his stuff besides his fastball is rather average. He might be a guy destined for the bullpen.
    He's projected (by fangraphs) to have two plus pitches (beside his fastball) in the future, from what I saw, his changeup looks very good already, he didn't use his slider much.

    I think he's a bit underrated and might have a better chance to fullfil his ceiling, albeit, a lower ceiling than others Braves SP because his fastball is that good and I see above average command.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamba42 View Post
    I assume with what we were going to have to give up to get Realmuto we would have extended him longer
    That takes two sides. The Braves seemed to be willing to trade for Realmuto without any extension agreement in place.


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