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Jake Cronenworth

This says he's a dirty player 🙂

https://www.draysbay.com/2018/2/20/17016708/tampa-bay-rays-prospects-inf-jake-cronenworth-top-50

 

Nice write-up and that was before his 2019 breakout in AAA.

And a lot of nice things in the fangraphs review ...

https://blogs.fangraphs.com/rays-padres-act-to-type-in-tommy-pham-trade/

He’s a 25-year old shortstop with enough glove to stick there, with the arm and fielding motions to handle any position across the infield in at least a utility role. His real appeal is with the bat, where he took a huge step forward in 2019.

I don’t expect his pitching to come into play unless it’s one of those 17 inning games and “someone’s gotta pitch the 18th” and we would have the advantage of having him available.

 

Quote from MrPadre19 on December 6, 2019, 2:57 pm

I don’t expect his pitching to come into play unless it’s one of those 17 inning games and “someone’s gotta pitch the 18th” and we would have the advantage of having him available.

 

Depends how good he really is .... 26th man not playing much in the field might get some “rest the pen” work in ... if nothing else ... blow outs to save an arm.

https://www.prospects1500.com/milb/a-prospect-perspective-from-the-rays-padres-trade/

https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/padres-rays-trade-tommy-pham-hunter-renfroe-headline-intriguing-deal/

This guy is actually interesting. Everything I am reading is exciting so far.

Quote from onlypads on December 8, 2019, 2:30 pm

This guy is actually interesting. Everything I am reading is exciting so far.

Comps very well with 2 other rookies (age 26 and 27) who had similar grades and progression through AAA... McNeil and Whit.. I can live with 1/2 of one of those guys-- ie 2 WAR-- if he turns out to be a 3 WAR plus player for us #Winning

Quote from Henry Silvestre on December 8, 2019, 5:51 pm
Quote from onlypads on December 8, 2019, 2:30 pm

This guy is actually interesting. Everything I am reading is exciting so far.

Comps very well with 2 other rookies (age 26 and 27) who had similar grades and progression through AAA... McNeil and Whit.. I can live with 1/2 of one of those guys-- ie 2 WAR-- if he turns out to be a 3 WAR plus player for us #Winning

Yes!!

Simulated game against Quantrill. Only player to get a hit--a double down the line.

Evaluators assess him as having a plus bat and his AAA performance certainly reflects that designation. Decent speed and defense. Plus arm.

Love to see him compete with Profar to start at 2B.