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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 9:42 pm    Post subject: Rusty Ryal Reply with quote

Could Ryan be called up this year or will they call up Jamie D'Antona from Tucson?
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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 11:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Rusty Ryal Reply with quote

CoJack wrote:
Could Ryan be called up this year or will they call up Jamie D'Antona from Tucson?


Ryan?
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 5:28 am    Post subject: Re: Rusty Ryal Reply with quote

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CoJack wrote:
Could Ryan be called up this year or will they call up Jamie D'Antona from Tucson?


Ryan?


Sorry, I meant Ryal.
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Double-A second baseman Rusty Ryal was named Southern League Hitter of the Week. Ryal hit .483 with four doubles, four homers and 13 RBIs. "He's been good," D-backs farm director A.J. Hinch said. "Very hard-nosed player with good instincts. He's showing a little power and putting together quality at-bats. It's good to see." Ryal is hitting .360 with a .994 OPS (on-base plus slugging).


Interesting. Didn't know the Dbacks moved him to 2B. He definitely has a better stick than EBone, could he be AZ's keystone bagger of the future?!
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like he spent about half his time at 2B last year too, now full time

http://minors.baseball-reference.com/players.cgi?pid=12804

He could have a future here at 2B
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

.985 OPS in the southern league is excellent. Sure, he's old for his league, but if we get another uggla on our team, I'm all for it Smile Hopefully he's better with the glove
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.985 OPS in the southern league is excellent. Sure, he's old for his league,

ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

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Hopefully he's better with the glove

He seems to be making the plays at 2nd ... have heard some good descriptions over the radio so I hope the announcer is being factual. He has only committed 2 errors in 37 games ...
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.985 OPS in the southern league is excellent. Sure, he's old for his league,

ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
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well, he's no spring chicken
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!


LOL....

What, you dont like that?
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

qudjy1 wrote:
Incognito wrote:

ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!


LOL....

What, you dont like that?


I understand where Levski is coming from, but for the mom of a player who is even older in the same league, the tune is going flat. Personally I think it is time that the MLB teams started promoting players based on age ... maybe then we could see what some of these 'old timers' could do at the next level. After all, keeping a player at a lower level will never show what he can do at the next level. I am sure everybody knows of what I speak, right? Wink
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I get it Incog... just messing...
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Justin Upton was 19 when he put up .950 OPS or so in the Southern League

Mark Reynolds was 23 when he puts up .950 OPS or so in the Southern League

Rusty Ryal is what, 25? Just saying...
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The DBacks roster is more likely to get a rusty trombone than a Rusty Rhal.
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The DBacks roster is more likely to get a rusty trombone than a Rusty Rhal.


They already have some rusty tools on this team.
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I get it Incog... just messing...


I understand ... I just like to try and keep levski in tow since my kid is so old for the league ... Wink
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Justin Upton was 19 when he put up .950 OPS or so in the Southern League

Mark Reynolds was 23 when he puts up .950 OPS or so in the Southern League

Rusty Ryal is what, 25? Just saying...


Maybe Ryal spent too much time in the light as a kid... [/weak bionerd joke about the pineal gland... haha]
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Maybe Ryal spent too much time in the light as a kid... [/weak bionerd joke about the pineal gland... haha]


I dont get it.
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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rusty Ryal sounded familiar to me, but then I remembered I was thinking of Chris Rahl.

Whatever happened to that guy? Didn't he have a good year once?
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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dylan wrote:
Rusty Ryal sounded familiar to me, but then I remembered I was thinking of Chris Rahl.

Whatever happened to that guy? Didn't he have a good year once?


He started the season at Mobile by going 0-34, and hasn't done all that much better since. Hitting .257 with just 2 homers since.

Oh, and 8 walks, 42 K's.

Oh....

And maybe you were right about Reynolds.....grrrrrrr.....(but wrong about Uggla)
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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Rusty Ryal sounded familiar to me, but then I remembered I was thinking of Chris Rahl.

Whatever happened to that guy? Didn't he have a good year once?


He started the season at Mobile by going 0-34, and hasn't done all that much better since. Hitting .257 with just 2 homers since.

Oh, and 8 walks, 42 K's.

Oh....

And maybe you were right about Reynolds.....grrrrrrr.....(but wrong about Uggla)


Wow, worse than I would have thought. Too bad for him.

Anyways, I don't WANT to be right about Reynolds, but like Rahl, I'm gonna keep believing that contact rate in the minors matters.

I honestly don't even remember my thoughts on Uggla (so they definately weren't good).

He's our Gonzo karmic payback I guess. At least we're right with the baseball gods again.
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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You just felt that Uggla's rookie year was a fluke, (K rate based opinion I think) and pointed to his second half slowdown in 2006 as evidence of that.

Most homers by a second baseman in the majors since 2006

second most RBI's, behind only Utley.
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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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... I was thinking of Chris Rahl. ... Whatever happened to that guy?


I feel badly for Chris ... his start this season was horrific and wasn't necessarily a reflection of how hard he was hitting the ball. Seems to me he was making good contact but just seemed to hit "at 'em" balls all the time.

One of the things I have 'noticed' in listening to the games is that a lot of these guys do not seem to go to the plate with much of a 'plan'. I enjoyed listening/watching a bit on Pujols last week where he talked about his plan when he went to the plate ... to take the ball where it was pitched and find a gap. Then they showed him hitting an outside pitch, an inside pitch, and one down the middle. Of course I realize that there is a big difference between Albert Pujols and kids in the minors, but it just brought to mind the idea of going to the plate with a PLAN, which we seem to lack, at least in Mobile. JMHO FWIW
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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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You just felt that Uggla's rookie year was a fluke, (K rate based opinion I think) and pointed to his second half slowdown in 2006 as evidence of that.

Most homers by a second baseman in the majors since 2006

second most RBI's, behind only Utley.


Hmm, well he does seem to be red hot in May and has trended to a first half player. Gets banged up at 2B? Anyways looking at his splits to see because you said that did anyone else see this!?!?

vs RHP

.362/.438/.819 in 146 PAs

vs LHP

.189/.279/.270 in 43 PAs

Uggla is a RHB.
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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guys with short term reverse splits always see them revert.

The fact that he's hitting righties so well is a strong point in his favor, as you know his numbers vs. lefties will get better.

His splits for 2006-2007 are almost DEAD EVEN
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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wasn't saying it was showing anything except some crazy numbers. That kind of reverse split this far into a season is just an interesting factoid.
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