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Padres vs. Dodgers

Paddack vs Buehler

Lamet vs. May

Richards vs. Stripling

Buehler and May worry me....which means we will lose to Stripling.

Let's figure out a way to get 2 of 3!

 

 

 

Really hurts to not have Hosmer vs 3 LAD RHSPs...   I hope the big series gives the bullpen the jolt it needs to amp up & get back on track

First surprised they added Almonte .... now surprised he is in the line-up as DH batting 7th.

Cronenworth again at 1B now batting 5th.

Profar moves to batting 9th.

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Now even a worse sign for Naylor's future.

Why are you guys so in love with Naylor ?

I just don't see it at all....Paul McNulty all over again

Quote from 3fingersplit on August 3, 2020, 4:09 pm

Why are you guys so in love with Naylor ?

I just don't see it at all....Paul McNulty all over again

Who is in love with Naylor? He is just a 23 year old “asset” is who around still trying prove (or disprove) his draft as the 12 pick in the first round and his time (now past) as a top 100 prospect.  Scouts loved his bat potential and at 23 too soon to just write off.

Like the visual comp with McAnulty .... both 5’11” and “full bodied”. However, no one (except some on this site) projected much out of him (12 round pick out of college).

I still hold a bit for the John Kruk comp ... also 5’10” and “full bodied”. Kruk did not hit the majors until 25 with SD and ended up with a pretty useful career.

Could go either way but at 23 just too early to pull the trigger. I leave that up to the scouts.

I must have missed the McNulty years but I don't think anyone is in love with Naylor.  Naylor is a young hitter who has shown some good hand/eye coordination in the minors with good walk to strike out ratios.  He also exhibits some good power.  Problem with Naylor is that he doesn't have a position where he is superior defensive, and certainly not in the OF.  For that reason, in my opinion he deserves a decent chance as the DH, but maybe he's not ready and the benching against RHPs indicate that.  An experienced bat against Buehler (Almonte) could not hurt, but the bottom of our line-up looks bad.   At least Betts is not in the lineup, but the Dodgers have so much depth the falloff probably won't be significant.

There comes a time when a prospects’ greatest value to his team is as a trade piece.

Before he completely loses  his “potential” as a prospect.

I’m beginning to think that’s where we are with Naylor.......why I usually include him in my made up deals.

If we don’t get Baez and Morejon up and going they will be in this category also.
Mejia needs to hit or all of his value will be gone as well.

 

 

Exactly.  And it only takes one believer to do it, ala Preller with Grisham.  I know there are still Padres' fans that think Urias is going to be better than Grisham but until the last couple of drafts Padres had a dearth of legitimate OF prospects and those that we do have now are still quite a ways away - even Trammell.  Let's see what these players who might still pique other teams with their potential actually have or if we don't see that happening then we do need to tuck them away and just say they weren't physically or mentally ready to contribute in this very short season.  Baseball is brutal at times.

Quote from MrPadre19 on August 3, 2020, 5:06 pm

There comes a time when a prospects’ greatest value to his team is as a trade piece.

Before he completely loses  his “potential” as a prospect.

I’m beginning to think that’s where we are with Naylor.......why I usually include him in my made up deals.

If we don’t get Baez and Morejon up and going they will be in this category also.
Mejia needs to hit or all of his value will be gone as well.

 

 

Thinking Naylor does not have much trade value .... some team would certainly take him (probably in a multi player deal) but with the Padres not playing his LH bat in situations calling for a LH bat ... value plummets.

Guessing if he could be moved in a deal for something of value .... Preller would pull the string since Naylor is not displacing Hosmer ... Tingler clearly does not want him in the OF ... and the Tingler DH model is to use it as a "rest day" for regulars. Has little fit for the Padres ... but his hitting potential is still there, so someone would take the shot on him.

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Not quite in the same mind on Morejon (still very young) and Baez .... in part because they are pitchers. Guessing they would be either up (Baez) or on early call-up (Morejon) if the Padres did not clog up the active roster with some veterans and out of option players. Both would be good trade chips ... but to get something of value and not to just move on from them. Otherwise, still good back-up pieces until the next wave is ready.

Beginning to think this kid Grisham has a chance to be around for a bit. Nice distance on today's HR against a top pitcher.

Also, Cronenworth really looks good in the field ... at 1B even though not his position (SS). Moves well (as expected as a SS) but very instinctive action on throws to 2B and and the pitcher covering 1B ... plus seems to judge when to take the play himself at 1B. Seems a "natural ballplayer" ... at least defensively. We will see about his bat in the long run but seems to have earned a worst case role as a utility INF.

Looks like 2 good pick-up by Preller.