Hello and welcome to the show became later with Sam Biederman, and we brought on ICO Jenna to the show.
So this is the SportsCastrs premier baseball talk show today will be going over and over 2020 award directions.
So, But before we get into that, before we get into that, we have a bunch of topics to get into.
As on Wednesday, the first players arrived at camp players reported to camp on Wednesday, and with with that, baseball is technically back, so it's very exciting.
Obviously, the testing has shown a lot of players coming up with the virus, which is, uh, surprised we'll get we'll get, and we'll get into that in a moment.
Just the feeling of the crack of the sound of the crack of that.
That the pat, the pound of the glove, everything.
It's amazing to be back.
It's amazing for baseball to be baseball players to be back on a few of playing baseball.
Yes, except for Mike Leake and dozen Ryan Zimmerman and Joe Ross, who are the four players so far that have decided not to play in 2020? What impact will they have on the team on their teams.
Mostly, Zimmerman is the most impactful.
We can agree on that, right? Yeah, Definitely being the captain for the Nationals he has.
He's gonna make a big impact, not playing for the team.
Obviously, they're lost dome this year, so that's gonna be a big problem for them.
Coming into 2020 and on with the World Series hangover.
I don't think it's gonna affect from this much because the break that we had with the virus and everything, but just coming off a World Series, losing Riendeau, who was one of their star players and now using Zimmerman, it's definitely going to put make a big impact on the way this team works and functions in 2020.
Yeah, the thing with Zimmerman, he wasn't a particularly impactful here, but Zimmerman and does.
What Zimmerman is known for now is his off field impact and how much he helps in the locker room in the clubhouse.
They got a young team.
They've got 21 year old one.
So 2122 year old Victor Robles, they're going, they're going, and then they need a veteran guidance that they're not going to be getting now.
from Ryan Zimmerman.
Yeah, they just need that veteran figure.
You have young stars, you have one.
So is really, really good.
In my opinion, it is probably one. So does amazing.
Yeah, he's good.
I don't like him because I'm a Mets fan, but he's just amazing.
I'm still upturn area of Even so, they still really saw roster.
Yes, that I know.
Oh, this doesn't This should not impact on Apple's on the field very much.
But only everyone only played in 52 games last year and had a three.
Anything like a 3 20 on base percentage.
And with Ross, he had a He had an e r a or five last year and 1/5 and a fit before six.
I mean, and he went, He walked a lot of matter.
So it's not to him.
It's not gonna be to impact for on the field.
You're getting the off.
You're just getting off the field guy.
Then Russ pitched in the World Series.
You asked, saying, That's about as much as I say about Joe Ross.
Yeah, way we just got there was we just got the results back from the first cycle of tests, and only 1.
2% of tests come back positive.
What? We have to see that, but we're going to see that number increase.
Yeah, just think what we'll see, I think, is that as the season goes, as the teams travel more because they're playing at their home ballparks as they begin traveling, I think we'll consistently see some players left and right getting the virus.
So I won't be surprised if during the season and now more people come up positive with the virus.
It's enough. It's inevitable.
The number will go up.
We only have 31 players just bothered with her.
Will be going up.
The major birthdays in baseball today Frank Kenna, uh, moist s Alu to very impactful. Players do not.
One of my baseball coach, Storm Frank Tanaka, is when the seventies, I fear in the nineties.
In the nineties, after in the seventies, we played with 21 years in the major leagues from 1973 to 1993 1 240 games.
He was finished third in Cy Young, voting in 1975 in 1976 obviously, most notably with in California Angels.
You know they is a heck of a plan.
And Moises Alou, we all know about Moises Alou is exploits with the with the Montreal Expos, the Houston Astros, Chicago Cubs, the New York Mets about forgetting and team.
Yeah, I'm forgetting a bunch of San Francisco Giants, um, to Williams with the Pittsburgh Pirates After getting in his career and the season with the Florida Marlins in which he finished in which he finished tended NBP voting.
Alou was one that was a phenomenal Blair to his 2000 was fan tastic.
Plating is 126 times but hit 30 home runs, 3 55 for 16.
That's I'd call I'd call either his 94 where he had a 1 53 B s plus or is 2000 where he had a 1 51 opiates was his best seasons.
Yeah, he was, I think, obviously, Alu, also known for the State Department play as he was the left fielder for the Chicago Cubs, you know? All right, through to the main event of the night, we got our empathy award predictions.
We're gonna go we're going to do, we're gonna have three league wide awards, and then we're gonna have the four award and that we're not gloves were not doing silver sluggers.
That would be too much We're going to do.
We're gonna give you a break out player, a comeback player, a fantasy bust, and then we're gonna have Reliever of the year in both leagues.
Rookie of the year in both leagues.
Cy Young in both leaks and M v P in both leaks.
All right, Gets first breakout player eating here.
Okay, um, for me, I was going to go with Mike four.
Who's the first baseman for Yankees? And that's our positions on a flight.
Is he in a play to have Roy? Yeah, but boy is was hurt all last year, and he and he started like, the first, like, 50 Game two is good. And then he got hurt.
And then through his 1st 165 games, was just as good, if not better than Pete Alonso's 1st 165 years of his career.
So I think that you're gonna see a lot more avoid.
Then you're gonna see him Mike Ford.
Okay, that's that's your opinion left.
But in addition, are you Yankee thin? Are you a Yankee fan? Yes.
All right, that explains it.
Well, what? Really? I wait.
Hold on. You're gonna say something.
All right, Andy.
So for my breakout player of the year, I am testing era for the Brewers.
One. Good one are just very solid.
We're gonna need him this year.
He hit three or three last year.
19 home runs 49 are the eyes of the 9 30 P.
S just really saw numbers across the board.
And I just think he's going.
He is going to be very vital to the success of the pristine this year.
Now, let's go care.
But I knew we were going to go with your, uh, so I decided to switch it up a little bit.
I'm going with one of the guys that Yes, I did.
I did mention last week on our breakout players, of course, because if I didn't and that would be in there being something a little weird there, I'm going with Washington Nationals Relief pitcher Tanner.
Rainy who I have fallen in love with his statcast numbers because he throws hard and he throws with a lot and he throws with the great spin rate.
He's a guy that had a bit that had Yeah, yeah, he strikes out 35% of batters.
His practice is expected.
Batting average was really low.
So he had So he really didn't You allowed some hard contacts, but he didn't allow contact.
You walk, you needs to get his walks down, and he needs to get.
And he needs to start allowing less hard contact.
But with that, I mean, the dude get the dude gets guys to miss this dude, get swing and miss stuff.
So Comeback player of the year in both.
Leak in one week and major league wide.
Okay for me, a guy that, um who had previously been a a good wasn't the grave, but he was a good reliever.
And then he got traded to the mess, and he was he was really bad.
So I went with Edwin Diaz.
Who I think No, no, no, no. That's not a comeback.
But that's not a comeback player.
And also use not.
And also he was phenomenal before he went to the Mets.
That is not a comeback player, that is, that is a bounce back player.
He was not injured.
Come back, is coming back from injury suspension.
Comeback is not a bounce back.
Its a player that did not play last year or played a small amount of games.
I had put a bounce back player to with same pick that, all right, so just just quickly think of a just as I go with my comeback player of the year, you can think you can think of a bounce back of a comeback player here and a guy that a lot of people just keep forgetting about from the Texas Rangers was just traded.
Cory Kluver? Yeah, and his seven starts last year.
He was pretty bad, but the Fit suggested he's still.
He had had three consecutive seasons where he finished top three silent voting and five consecutive seems where he finished top end Cy Young voting and he still got it.
I think he can definitely still pitch.
He still had he can still throw.
He can still get you still get batters out, I think.
Yeah, the er A last year is high, but he's consistently been with guys that walks.
The fewest batters in a leak doesn't allow.
He does not love too much hard God that obviously last year's down year in seven starts but help, but he'll get back this year.
You start about 12.
Bones will be used to that staff, and he will be the best picture on that stuff and will be a very good.
But you seem like finish top 10 Cy Young voting.
I'm not, but don't mark my words there.
But he very well may, because people forget how good Cooper was, how effective he was.
How many's how many sub one whips he had to.
He had back to back sub one whip seasons in 18 17 and 18.
You hear that? You're coming.
I'm trying todo trying to pull.
Um, I think I know.
I think I know you're going with.
I just have an idea.
Well, where your farm guy Other than the one I think I know you're going with Are you going with Salvador Perez in it.
Uh, yeah, you can.
You can do that.
I e I mean, he had a down here in 18 but yeah, I mean, it is defense facility.
That's that's the concern with Perez.
Is his defense that catchers still gonna be there? And if it isn't they d h with a d h him because he's goes in because he's mostly been a average to below average back since 2014.
Yeah, even yet for centuries.
But, I mean, he's never anyone.
Hasn't had an on base over 300 since 20.
I can only find his crew.
Your stats moving.
Sorry, because I didn't play in 2019.
His career batting average wasn't that good either.
Uh, he did it 141.
Yes, he put him.
You want you want to see some symmetry? You want to see some symmetry? In 2017 Salvador Perez played in 129 games in 2018 playing 129 games In 2017 He get 27 home runs with 80 every eyes in 2018 and 27.
Home runs and 80 r b I's in 2017.
He walked 17 times in 2018.
You walk 17 times.
Every other number is different, But that's creepy.
Actually. One stolen base in 18 year.
You can pull those consistent numbers that's freaking on the dot to I mean, if you if you idiots, if he hits his post sixties per 1 60 twos for his career.
87 r B I's I am 30.
Doubles a 4 42 slugging percentage, Really only 4 42 slugging for all right.
But, I mean, if he can put up say, like, six home runs and 10 doubles, that's good for a 16 game season for a catcher.
Yeah, you dogs are awesome.
Job to the best.
Yeah, I'm sorry.
I wasn't I didn't find anybody in that short amount of time.
Eso If you just want to skip me on that one, that would be preferred, because I probably deal right.
That's fine. Fantasy.
A fantasy bust for 2020.
So hurry up on your knees up.
But so my fantasy I had Manimal Chato.
He's really already she was my, you know, is my fantasy bust last year, Uh, but he to living six.
He did, and I was right.
So yes, I just think I don't think he's gonna put up better numbers accents.
I just think he's consistently going to me.
And he's just an overriding player.
Honestly, that's why he's a very good player.
I actually think he's gonna bounce back a little bit this year, But not to the point of uh, not not, you know, obviously not.
So yeah, that's why I have my fancy bust spot.
So I we're Samuel ago, Actually, people go all the last.
So for me, I was gonna dio Josh Bell of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
So last year, he actually had a really good year.
Get, um Well, you know, you got a really good first half.
In the end, he had 37 home runs.
I think he had hunt 100 plus ribbies, which is good, but I mean, it's good, but it doesn't matter.
Yeah, but I feel like this year he's just depends on where you batten quarter.
R b R B I's are useless.
But what what stands out is the 96 is the 9 36 P.
S with the 1 43 ps.
Plus, he had a great first half last year.
In the first half, he was slugging, use loving 6 48 He had no PS over 1000 in the second half.
O p s of 7 80 Yeah, So I think he I think he just like he might be a better later on pick and fantasy.
But I think if you if the people who want but take him, I just cause he added a good first half last year, I don't think that would be smart.
So I think he's probably gonna be a fantasy bus.
All right? My guy is a guy.
I'm just not buying the hype on Tommy Admin.
Last year, coming up from the minor as a rookie at a at a 50 p.
S, he had 11 homers, 15 stolen bases.
But I just I'm just not buying Tommy admin hype.
I don't if it like, it's just This is a gut feeling for me, Tommy.
Edmund is not someone that I drafting fantasy this year.
Uh, eso move onto bigger, real wolves.
So the real awards Okay, let's do it nationally, Nick.
Reliever of the year we got.
If we don't have it, there are two correct answers here.
I only two correct answers I put creates the other ones.
Josh Shader opinion.
So you don't know that it's not your opinion into the fact.
You know, I had originators 1 19 year. Right.
Well, we'll get to you.
100 watt strikeouts is your 1000.
2 innings pitched.
Hey, is I need the best reliever in this class going into 2020? Uh, he is just really, really good.
19 year reign, which is really solid on, no matter what way you put it, he had 101 strikeouts and sixteens pitched, which is just really saw Austin segmental.
What? It's absolutely mental, which has been able to do Yeah, so he's just insane.
So that's why I have my I got Josh shader within this board.
I have just I've been a huge gob****e Irfan since the first moment I saw him.
I saw him pitch.
He used about that.
You got that 96 mile an hour fastball.
It coming out of that low arm thought.
He's six foot three, but he looks like he's six foot seven sometimes, and he simply he's one of them is simply the best reliever in baseball right now.
I don't I mean, I don't think you can debate that.
He strikes out about 50% of the batters he faces.
He he's brought his walk significantly down.
He's brought his fifth.
Wasn't degree last year, but, I mean, it was It was really good.
But it wasn't what it waas in 2018 because he was, he had a bunch of home runs.
You know what? I don't think I start.
He gave a bunch of home run.
You know what? I don't think he's gonna get up as many home runs this year.
They utilize that.
They utilize Josh haters so well until the last until the wild card game.
Yeah, s own ego.
What do you think? Yeah, well, I had picked Josh Cater to, and Sam went, like, very in depth, and all his numbers were really good.
And I feel like Marquis uses him very well and puts him in the best situations.
Um, Josh Shader can get anybody out, which is, I think, like a pro, like there are some left used in this league that only can get lefties out.
But he's a guy that can get every single batter pretty much in the league out, out.
So I say that's what makes him like a really special guy.
And that's why I had him winning reliever year.
The American Lee Week Really of the year award going first over.
So I had Liam Hendriks for the A's.
Uh, okay, that's a That's a good one.
I want Andrew last year over with 25 saves, 124 strikeouts with 0.
96 with in 85 innings pitch.
So really very, very solid.
Numbers across the board raise 1.
80 which was really is really good, in my opinion, I just think he's really solid leave picture.
And that's why I have, um, at the reliever the year from the A L sides.
Okay, so I nursed.
I had our oldest chapman for the reliever of the year there, so In my opinion heat, you can throw Ah, high nineties low, 100 mile per hour fastball, which is one of the fastest in the league.
And what? Not like, I think.
I think he's I think I think he's second Jordan Hicks in that in that category.
Yeah, So, um, he also likes isn't playing this hearings injured? Yeah, and last.
And last year he really developed his slider better, and he started getting more people out with that and throwing it a lot more often.
So I think that is definitely a bonus now that he he went from kind of a one pitch guy.
So maybe a to pitch guy, which will definitely help him out.
Last year he had 37 saves, which is a lot, and I think he product that it matters.
States don't matter, either.
Saves saves their based on how many same situations you're put in.
Has had 37 saves last year.
Do you think that matters? No.
Because didn't he bust a ton of um, Anyway, he made you have been a lot of days, but yet, uh, the sense I got exactly six.
All right, That's still a lot of stairs, But saves don't matter.
Yeah, well, saves about how many states situations you're put in.
If you're putting 35 situations, you should you ship it up with 6 27 28 saves, I would end up with the I I wouldn't be like, you know what I mean? Problem zero.
Because, you know, I mean, I would I would.
Obviously you read all private, and I pretend it's a better talk.
A lot of the batteries because we didn't want to pitch to him.
Exactly, so that they wouldn't come back to us. You had a girl.
See? So, Sam, what is your ale reliever years now? I wanted to go for I wanted to go for an interesting one. Here.
This is This is more of a This is one of a dark horse pick.
Not that I really not that I think he's actually going to win it.
But I just But I just really wanted Teoh, but I just Really This is a guy that I just really wanted to mention in this scenario.
I think he's gonna have a good year.
I think Taylor Rogers gonna have a good year.
I just think that is striking.
Strikeouts one up. Last year's walks, one town.
Do you think again with him? The homers went up last year because of because, of course, they did.
If he can keep the strikeout walk ratio the way it was last year, there's no one touching him and he's going and and you should win this war with the strikeout if the home runs go down.
But he any many things to strike out? Walker issue.
I don't think he's going toe.
I don't think he's going.
I don't that street live extra, I hope every step from for most pitchers.
Yeah, I'm not saying I think Roger is going to win the award.
I think that it's just a name that I wanted to mention in this conversation.
I really don't I think I think there's a lot of guys out there that could win this.
Yeah, really, really.
Years have broad topic.
All right, let's go toe.
Let's go to a l Rookie of the Year.
So for this one, I'm just gonna go first.
Robert thanks. Railed at the good one.
Yeah, he had a 3 28 average 30 fuel rods with 36 stolen bases last year.
So all in the Myers, so all around just really saw numbers on any is a pretty saw center fielder for the White Sox.
I just think he's really gonna fit in a while this season.
And I think that with the average in our with that speed, I think it's just a deadly combination.
Yet Robert Robert Robert was a phenomenal, phenomenal picture.
Phenomenal outfielder for the for the White Sox organization.
Um, I mean, you could you could say Nick Madrigal co do it could win at that organization.
There's two guys in that organization that really have a good chance of doing and Rober and Madrigal.
But Madrigal is not my pick.
My pick is so for me.
I also had Lewis Ro Bear, um so, like Andrew said that he had a phenomenal stats in the minors with a 3 28 average, 32 home runs and 36 stolen bases.
His, um, she's He could definitely solid center fielder out there, and I think he probably will get the playing time this year, and if he does anything similar to what he did in the minors, he's gonna be a really strong candidate.
And, like Andrew said, if he's a guy that can steal bases and hit home runs unset, that's kind of like a deadly combination that will bet.
The white shocks, um, score a lot of rooms As long as he brings his strikeouts down, I think he's gonna be phenomenal and walks up.
He needs to bring his walks.
Oppa's well, but he's fantastic.
He was fantastic in the minors last year.
Now my regard I really like to win to win this award is Ryan.
Castle probably won't play much in the majors this year, if at all.
So I have to ask it to go with the 1 80 And my pick is Nate Pearson from the Rooter Bronco Blue Jays organization, who pitched very well in three levels in the minors last year.
Fish well do need and push pitch well in New Hampshire pitched well in Buffalo.
I'm I City, it's total.
Last year, he fished.
Let's do that math.
About about 100 3 innings last year 101 102 innings last year.
And he had an e r A in in New Hampshire, where he spent most of his season 2 to 5 90 are.
I struck out 10 batters per nine innings.
He's Yeah, the walks were The walks are a little concerning in New Hampshire, but the walks were quite going buffalo and and into needed.
So if you want, if you want a bet, if you want to bet the guy Do you like here for a pitch for initial tape here? Yeah, I agree with you on that pick.
So for the entire working in the year National League record a year, Okay, go.
I have someone I personally think, uh, he might be.
I don't know if he's taking the rookie given in September, so I think he's just kind of in that, Considering Iraqi, it's cabin looks 34 months.
I guess he's a rookie.
He only played right thinking really good.
Seven day special political 3 47 with the one point you're to wait in the minors last year, Andi came up in September and I just think he's really saw player.
He has good average.
She has good power.
He's just a good all around player in my opinion s so I think he is just one of the better candidates for another week of the year.
Yeah, Lots with locks.
Locks is the popular candidate that everyone seems to be going with Everyone.
If you did, you have it.
E did strike out a bit.
But he was Certainly He's certainly a guy out there that Yes, he must.
Oh, in a any four.
4 21 on base in the minors last year, so he definitely knows how to get on base.
But Gavin Lux is not my pick.
Yeah, well, do you want me to know My pick is yes. Please, please, please.
Well, once again, I also picked gaffe in luck because he really tried it after me.
And he had phenomenal miners numbers like Andrew said, And, um, he also it when he came up, he only hit, like, to 40 and had two home runs.
But I think, but that was only in 23 games played.
And I honestly think with the playoff experience he got.
That will definitely help him coming in to next season.
Having a chance to play a couple of games in the playoffs off and just understand some of those more higher pressure situations will, I think, will greatly affect his play during the regular season.
All right, my pick is a guy that has more experience than any other rookie.
Well, not maybe experience but a base.
Choco Akiyama from the Cincinnati Reds.
A guy I've been saying is gonna win looking here and, like, I just think that he's had he's had great seasons in Japan.
Last fight the last five seasons.
Yeah, he added, Down here.
16 and a slight down.
GOP mess was just 64.
So was down, but he still hit 20 homers.
He's played every game the last five seasons, even played 144 which is one more than the Schedule I who leaked in and he's had yet that 3 92 on base percentage last year.
He's got he's got good plate.
Just when he just needs stick down the strikeouts and he can have a and he can have a rookie within your type season because the human brings in extra basis.
Yeah, So what s Oh, I definitely agree with you on that, Uh, he's someone I believe has been kind of overlooked with a little bit considered.
Gavin looks beating more popular, but I I'm not nothing against cabin looks.
I really like Gavin looks one you see on your TV.
Sayang goes for sign before maybe waas nationally and you get Cy Young.
There's a bunch of answers you can go with.
But you do you think? I think because I met Jacob did wrong their back to back to back, but he had probably I think, in my opinion, he has the best offense he's had behind.
I think just that she can carry off.
But that doesn't matter.
Why are you wiring increased? Sit.
Why do you even have to mention the offense? I don't care about his win loss.
Total no one If he could go open story and if he had a And if you're good enough peripherals, I eat seeking still a sigh up 1.
73 virgin and every year and then just the one loss Teresi was think 500 or something but he had to 43 R E r.
Last year, which was the second major.
Yeah, 200 does good strikeouts, which is very solid.
And then, yeah, 0.
97 with, uh, he's just very, very solid.
And in my opinion, he's just He is one of the best, if not the best picture and unique at the moment.
He's just been dominant throughout.
I think tough starts of the season, but really brought it back down.
So I think you just my pick for the NL.
So I wear it all.
His numbers are great.
So, yeah, that's where I have become.
Yeah, so I also had take up the Graham because I agreed with its on Andrew.
That's he's just probably a top five picture right now.
No debate made a clerical, but there, But he's one or he's too.
Okay, not top five.
He's one or he's too, and I have him one.
Well, if he's one of two, he's also top five.
Well, yeah, but don't say top five.
Stay top to find.
That's like calling.
That's I call you Mike Trout atop three player.
He's number one.
Well, Yeah, it was, uh Well, now I know what everyone on everyone's NL Cy young pick is I don't know.
You don't Just cause I think he's the best pitcher in baseball Doesn't mean I think he's gonna win Cy Young.
I knew you were gonna go.
Jacob The ground, you go finish.
So, yeah, I think that he's, um he's he's gonna win the n l Cy own.
And Andrew said a lot of his staff, so I won't repeat it.
But one stat is he had an opponent.
Fatted average of 207 which is good, because if you're limiting the guys is batting average.
So they're not getting a lot of hits off you, then That means they can't score a lot of runs on.
So I think that was it.
A good staff form.
He pitched 204 innings in 32 games played so that that's good.
That's like, I think roughly like 6.
4 innings average per game, which is pretty good for this day and age.
It's actually really good for this day and age where some pictures don't even go past five on a normal basis.
So you only allowed 55 earned runs and 154 heads, which are both really good.
And he had he averaged 5.
8, pretty much six K's per every base on ball.
So he just has all around really good asked, like the e r A, um, K's and webs and then also some of his not so popular stats are also very solid.
So I think that makes him and I think he he can definitely repeat what he's done.
So I think he will.
What's that? What's that? Were you calling? Not so popular.
I don't care about a step.
Popularity popular doesn't matter.
Yeah, well, some people don't look at certain stats and that that's true, but they're not not popular that are just that there is less used them that's over, baby misunderstood or or under used under used is the word I'd use.
Just say advanced stats.
It's a fast I take offense to this stuff.
Come on, come on.
Your better than I know that Walker burglars my scientific.
Yeah, I I've been saying take of the ground for a long time, but you know what I was thinking.
Everyone is gonna say to Graham, I should be different.
I should say, Walker Buehler, a guy that a guy that's 2018 was fantastic is 2019 was a small step back, but it was still fantastic.
The X Whoa Ba has been very good.
The world has been very good.
All these numbers are in the top, unearned the top 25% of the week and then the spin rate.
The stats spin rate, though, is so, um, bailing from Walker Buehler.
You throw the fastball.
At 97 he throws the slider.
87 the cutter in 93 the curve it 81.
So he's got three distinct speeds, and he can mix them up really well.
The fastball is his most used pitch. Will throw.
The slider will throw the country of throw the terrible, throw the sinker.
You want to try and get that off, and I'll say that.
And I don't think you should throw the change very often.
The fastball 205 batting average against to 17.
Expect about and against, but the real pieces on.
So this is repertoire comes with that slider where which has just a to 41 to 37 x whoa ba against and No one you don't you don't hit that slider heart.
You do not hit his slider and I really I really like a slider.
You just I think he needs to throw it more often, to be honest with you.
Yeah, use on top.
It's for the NL, Cy.
Let's do a L Cy Young.
Okay? I'm pretty sure a lot of people pick this Teoh, I think.
I think he's one of the better best pitchers in the AIL.
Not the best pitcher in the league. Maybe.
No, it's not the best he is. He is.
He is the best pitcher in jail.
2.50 p. R. E. Last year.
His fastball really high nineties.
He strikes out a lot of ADDers and 326 strikeouts.
Last year it is your ****** nine whip.
So just overall he's very, very solid.
Okay, good about your a very high.
It's strikeout totals over 300.
So I just think Gerrit Cole is very very Sohn Very solid picture for this.
Using calls my pin it yet Yeah, calls my pick.
Teoh last to see his his twenties, 2016 17.
Zari is 15 16 17.
There were good seasons.
He was a very, very good pitcher in the National League with the Pirates, but they stress the picture contact approach cool and not a pitch to contact picture.
As you could tell by that starting 5% strikeout rate in 2018 and the obnoxious 40% strikeout rate in 2019 he simply is. Even.
He is the second best pitcher in baseball, behind only Jim Campground.
Ah, lot of people think he's the best pitcher in baseball, and I understand that those people who say that because he is some disease phenomenal, he strikes guys out at a ridiculous rate.
The spin rate is there.
The ex rebel was phenomenal after the world was phenomenal.
The expected something they expect about having all phenomenal.
The first walk up 97.1.
The average against 1 66 The slider comes in at a at any night.
The curve comes in 82 so event three distinct speeds.
Those that three Those are three phenomenal pitches.
Yeah, well, I don't think those are three of the best pitchers in major league baseball.
Yeah, well, for me, I also had, um, Gerrit Cole.
Oh, and all his staff are just phenomenal of the last two years.
And as I said, even in 2015 16 and 17 he wasn't Everybody was good.
And that and I think Sam made a really amazing point on how the Pirates were Maybe not using him, right, I So I see it the best in my He's the best strikeout pitcher in baseball.
I mean, you can't deny that he just broke the all time.
He just broke the single season record for strikeouts per nine innings amongst qualified starting pitchers.
Yeah, so he did go see.
Like he pitched In 33 games, he had 200 openings, which is average is around 6.5.
Any for games of those, that's really good.
But he had Sam said he had 326 direct outs, which is absolutely phenomenal.
That broke the record, and no snow that I got for nine broke the record.
So strikeout, strikeout.
The single season strikeout record is it's not that it's okay.
That record will not be broken.
Who holds them work.
It's like someone know from a law.
It's like five Well, from like 1997 I think back on the pitcher's pitch in our meetings.
And then everyone exercise their pitching.
The you know what it is because I e.
I think it's yes.
Um, Matt Kilroy, 513 in 18 86 yet it's never gonna be broken that you know what? That was his rookie season.
And you know what? He wasn't particularly good that year.
You really had a 101 e r a plus.
So that's he was an average.
He just he just pitched.
He just fished 583 innings and strikeouts per nine, which at that point, it was enough for 513 strikeouts.
E he was he was fine.
You wouldn't get a very, very good Yeah, a very good fit to six.
But I mean, you'd expect him to have a very good fit with that strikeout rate.
And yet you're anybody's.
Hey, I beat me S o l.
We're We're serving our Yeah. Yeah.
So my piece on air.
What? Because, like how I got my trap might drop.
Not no explanation needed.
Yeah, let my trap.
Mike Trout is so good that we don't even need to explain anything.
I'll show you that 70 career war I'll show you.
That's basically what nine War Percy he's in.
That's basically what he's been putting up, all right, and L M v p.
Final word of the day.
I just wanted to just, uh, pick a different player.
New players in the league.
I picked Mookie Betts.
Uh, he hated to 95 25 29 runs Any R B I's in 9 15 P.
So I think he's just a really if you have any.
If you're gonna mention Mookie Betts, you better discuss that 2018.
Yeah, he won the M V p.
Or maybe then he was just a beast.
I didn't need to pull this stuff.
I could do that for.
In three court, he batted 3 46 that season, he had a 4 30 would on day 6 40 slugging 32 dinners.
There, 30 stolen bases in 136 games is 162 game based on here was like, What, um, 14 homers, 37 stolen bases, 50 like 60 doubles? Something like that.
Yeah, hey would have been.
And then he put up.
6 b War in 614 blade appearances, and he's also the best defender of right field in baseball.
Yeah, but he's not my pick.
But PICO, who's your pick? My pick.
I I don't saying Keith.
Probably a popular pick, but I picked Nolan Aaron Auto for the N L M V P.
I certainly think that it Erin Otto gets hot.
If Aaron gets hot, those numbers could be outrageous.
Playing in Colorado.
So for him, Just like last year, he batted 3 15 which was first in the NL.
Yes, one, which was also fits in the NFL, and he had 118 ribbies, which was tied for fourth in the NL.
So those are three top far in those categories in the NL.
And then he had 185 hits, which was ninth in the MLB, which is is really good, so he did really good.
Also, he's an outstanding fielder at third base he had a 2nd 2nd best defense.
If their ba*****t in baseball match happens, only one better.
Yeah, So he had he had a 9 80 fielding.
Know if you're excited off my show, use the RTR house above average range.
Factor those into four stats who do not ever, ever, ever on my show or anywhere mentioned fielding percentage that is your one and only warning.
10 assists, no booze.
Er, VRs outs above average and range factor and range.
Factors kind of rate.
And the easiest ones use yard.
Here s and L a Okay, Okay.
We'll write those down, so I will just let you move.
I will just let you go.
Okay, get 18 DRS last year.
Okay, My VP pick.
Here's a guy that I really that I think is one of the most fun players to watch in Major League baseball.
I think it's gonna be a two horse race.
I think it's having this guy and its division rival position rival is Juan Soto.
The guy is Ronald Akunyili Jr.
I think that Acuna is going to be is gonna be simply phenomenal this year.
I just think that if he ups if he ups his.
What if he brings down and strike out right? The homers and stolen bases will speak for themselves, and he's fine and he's pretty **** good defensively as well.
He put up 11 DRS last year.
He put up a lot, put up a bunch of use.
Er, I think that he's a great I think it is a great defender of defense, of defender of the outfield, and I think that he's a great hitter as well.
I mean, you can't deny that he's got he's had yes, airs.
You did Linda leaving Parents still say that he and he gets to the plate a lot.
He was a leadoff guy and he's and he's going to be their talisman for the next.
I don't know 10 15 years.
He's going to face that organization in Atlanta and steals bases.
He hits Stingers, he walks a decent amount and a and a strikeout rate is a little bit high.
But with a Kunio you're getting you're getting a guy that knows that puts the barrel on the ball, hits it really hard and he's just 22 years old.
Yeah, uh, he's He's one of more fun players to watch.
One way got one trivia obsessed with.
Question number 2000 495.
No, we're not doing that one.
We're not doing that.
Question the random. It doesn't matter.
It's not a baseball question.
Number 5 53 by the way.
5 53 of the American League on base percentage record.
Ted Williams 1941.
Number 5 53 Who was the only player to steal four bases in a league championship series? Boon.
Is it Joe Morgan, Ricky Anderson, Steve Sax or Ron Gant? You? I don't know, actually.
Don't know this, e i.
You think it's Morgan is not.
It is Ricky Anderson.
No, but nobody would.
Nobody would eat.
Nobody should be surprised by being Rickey Henderson.
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