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  1. #136
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    Quote Originally Posted by WOwolfOL View Post
    This is their percentiles I presume

    Even by the eye test its easy to see that Happ is not close to being the fastest guy on the team.
    If Nico is 93rd I have no idea why he's not in CF. It's not what I'm getting though, last year, he was 89th out of 568, which would put him around 84.5.

    Still pretty darn fast and would think it'd be best in the long-run if he's in CF.

    edit: he is slower, interestingly enough, than Andrew McCutchen, who obviously can't play CF anymore, so I guess he's not in that tier of speed where you just play CF no matter what.

    Idk lol
    Last edited by La_bibbers; 08-12-2020 at 02:40 PM.

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    Also Victor Caratini runs slower than Rizzo, so I guess people should ridicule him endlessly too anytime he's on the bases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by La_bibbers View Post
    If Nico is 93rd I have no idea why he's not in CF. It's not what I'm getting though, last year, he was 89th out of 568, which would put him around 84.5.

    Still pretty darn fast and would think it'd be best in the long-run if he's in CF.

    edit: he is slower, interestingly enough, than Andrew McCutchen, who obviously can't play CF anymore, so I guess he's not in that tier of speed where you just play CF no matter what.

    Idk lol
    It could be simply that Hoerner doesn't have a great feel for CF. Or he's a superior 2b to Happ. Not sure. There's certainly more to simple speed for CF defense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thawv View Post
    Not sure if Happ take good angles to balls, or gets a good jump on them, but he is the fastest guy on the team. So he might not be replaced
    Im saying Almora will be a late inning CF defensive replacement. That will be when Happ gets moved to LF to replace Schwarber

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1908_Cubs View Post
    It could be simply that Hoerner doesn't have a great feel for CF. Or he's a superior 2b to Happ. Not sure. There's certainly more to simple speed for CF defense.
    No doubt, just saying I imagine if you're an elite runner, you can probably compensate for a lot. At least to be better than Ian Happ and probably as good as Almora in CF. 93rd percentile seemed high enough that that could be possible. Upon reviewing the evidence, Nico is probably not there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1908_Cubs View Post
    It could be simply that Hoerner doesn't have a great feel for CF. Or he's a superior 2b to Happ. Not sure. There's certainly more to simple speed for CF defense.
    Agreed. I like Nico rotating between 2b/SS/CF anyway. He hasnt played much CF so he probably wont be great there immediately, but its a bonus that hes an option there. It lets them keep Heyward in RF if Happ isnt in the game and gives an alternative to Almora.

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    https://twitter.com/mdgonzales/statu...304448512?s=21

    I was glad to see Schwarber in there since I assumed that meant his knee was fine. Guess not...

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    8/11 & 8/12: Cubs (10-3) at Indians (10-7) IGT

    If hes beyond his COVID issue, I wonder if they could grab Puig super cheap for the rest of the way. They could use another outfield/DH option. The bench is still pretty thin. Caratini should probably be DHing less than he is. Puig has a league average bat, so hed be a nice short term upgrade.

    In addition to a reliever or 2, another DH option, and a pinch runner are probably the needs at the deadline.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sofnr View Post
    Fun Facts

    Sprint speed.

    Hoerner 93

    Kris Bryant 77

    Javier Baez 70

    Ian Happ 64

    Almora 62

    Scwharber 60
    My bad. I was looking at his rookie season, where he was the fastest guy on the team.

    Today Nico is, with a sprint speed of 28.7

    Happ is currently at 27.8. In his rookie season his sprint speed was 29.

    Sorry for the old news
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    So, how many PA do we give Bryant in the leadoff spot to say it not working and try him elsewhere to hopefully get him out of this slump..

    50 PA .195 Avg .327 OBP .668 OPS
    6BB 14 Ks

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    Quote Originally Posted by chibears55 View Post
    So, how many PA do we give Bryant in the leadoff spot to say it not working and try him elsewhere to hopefully get him out of this slump..

    50 PA .195 Avg .327 OBP .668 OPS
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    I don't think leading off has anything to do with it. I think he's off to a slow start.

    He was the lead off hitter in college, and he said that he would love to do it for the Cubs. I'm guessing, slump.

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    Damn that was a very nice play Lindor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thawv View Post
    I don't think leading off has anything to do with it. I think he's off to a slow start.

    He was the lead off hitter in college, and he said that he would love to do it for the Cubs. I'm guessing, slump.
    That why I'm saying maybe to move him down to another spot in order just to shake it up a bit, get him into a different routine to try and shake off the slump.
    Once he gets going, they can always put him back at leadoff if they want
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    Quote Originally Posted by chibears55 View Post
    So, how many PA do we give Bryant in the leadoff spot to say it not working and try him elsewhere to hopefully get him out of this slump..

    50 PA .195 Avg .327 OBP .668 OPS
    6BB 14 Ks
    Unless Bryant starts expressing interest in moving down, Id let him be. Hes going to hit. If for whatever reason he asks to move, then maybe move him.

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    That was a base hit? Uh sure?

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