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« Reply #60 on: May 12, 2012, 05:51:33 AM »

those 4 hr were in four consecutive at bats.
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« Reply #61 on: May 12, 2012, 06:50:23 AM »

Henceforth May 11 shall be forever more known as "Springer Day".

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#Astros George Springer has hit 3 HOME RUNS in Game 2 of a Doubleheader at High-A Lancaster. He's got 4 HR's on the day. 8 on the year.
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Game 1 BOX SCORE;  Game 2 BOX SCORE.

In the second game all 3 HRs came off the same guy.  Burn me once, burn me twice, burn baby burn
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« Reply #62 on: May 15, 2012, 04:31:48 PM »

Klima at 'Baseball Prospect Report' (formerly 'Baseball Beginnings') with a Pro Scouting Update/Video: Jonathan Meyer, Houston Astros.
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« Reply #63 on: May 15, 2012, 05:22:15 PM »

Klima at 'Baseball Prospect Report' (formerly 'Baseball Beginnings') with a Pro Scouting Update/Video: Jonathan Meyer, Houston Astros.

His last sentence about the one Lancaster infielder he'd want being Meyer. OK, good for Meyer. Let's see, who else is in that infield? Oh, yea...a first-round draft choice.

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« Reply #64 on: May 15, 2012, 09:05:40 PM »

Yes, that is a pointed jab at Mier.  IIRC, wasn't Klima down on Mier before he was drafted?
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« Reply #65 on: May 15, 2012, 09:25:29 PM »

Meyer can play, Mier can't. Mier is ARod compared to Delino.
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« Reply #66 on: May 15, 2012, 09:32:43 PM »

Yes, that is a pointed jab at Mier.  IIRC, wasn't Klima down on Mier before he was drafted?

Didn't seem to be too down on him.  SCOUTING REPORT LINK
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« Reply #67 on: May 15, 2012, 09:36:57 PM »

Thanks.  My memory failed me.  I think it was the scouting the sally guy. Wow, those we're pretty high grades for Mier.  
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« Reply #68 on: May 15, 2012, 09:46:50 PM »

Did I miss something, Springer is now sitting out his 4th game in a row.  How did he get injured?
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« Reply #69 on: May 15, 2012, 09:48:56 PM »

He was hit by a pitch on the hand or wrist. Wasn't thought to be serious, but I didn't get the impression he would miss four games either. 
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« Reply #70 on: May 15, 2012, 10:42:23 PM »

Meyer can play, Mier can't. Mier is ARod compared to Delino.

I'm not down on Delino. He is still young and still learning a new position. All indications are that he's making good progress and has a great tool in +speed. 

Mier too is progressing but he is no longer young for his level and not looking like he will ever be a plus hitter for a middle infielder. I don't think he's a bad pick I just think he was a reach for the first round as was Castro. You don't have to use a first round choice on a good-field, no-hit SS or on a catcher with mid-level defensive abilities. Seems to me they were projecting on these two because of intangibles.
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« Reply #71 on: May 16, 2012, 08:17:08 AM »

Didn't seem to be too down on him.  SCOUTING REPORT LINK

Pretty generous power projection; 60 power would be something like 20-25 HR per season.  I remember projections of 12-15 HR per season with lots of doubles, which would be a 50, at best.  He hasn't progressed as quickly as expected, but his numbers are pretty decent this year as a 21-year old.  Before going down with a hamstring injury, he was hitting .309/.414/.447 with a couple of homeruns in 26 games with good defense.  The J.J. Hardy and Nomar comparisons were probably a little lofty, but I'm not ready to give up on him, yet.
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« Reply #72 on: May 16, 2012, 12:50:13 PM »

I'm not down on Delino. He is still young and still learning a new position. All indications are that he's making good progress and has a great tool in +speed.  

I am a bit.  I remember wanting a Sale.  And still would rather have a Sale.  
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« Reply #73 on: May 16, 2012, 01:23:48 PM »

I am a bit.  I remember wanting a Sale.  And still with rather have a Sale. 

If we're going be wistful and talk about changing history, we might as well start with Mike Trout over Jio.
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« Reply #74 on: May 16, 2012, 01:26:59 PM »

If we're going be wistful and talk about changing history, we might as well start with Mike Trout over Jio.

Shit. Was Trout available when they picked Jio?
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« Reply #75 on: May 16, 2012, 01:33:21 PM »

Shit. Was Trout available when they picked Jio?

Sadly, yes.  And the outrage isn't all in hindsight. Scout groupthink at the time was that generally the Astros (and other teams) were nuts to pass on Trout.

There is a backstory I don't remember as to why Trout fell as far as he did, but the Angels made it work so I suppose the Astros can be handed some blame.  Maybe the org was worried about a repeat of the "no signing" 2007 debacle? 
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« Reply #76 on: May 16, 2012, 01:34:55 PM »

Keep in mind that Trout fell to 25.  Astros weren't alone in this one.
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« Reply #77 on: May 16, 2012, 01:51:55 PM »

I remember Heck saying they had Jio as the best player in the draft. Not the best player available.
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« Reply #78 on: May 16, 2012, 01:56:28 PM »

I remember Heck saying they had Jio as the best player in the draft. Not the best player available.

If he said best player that was bullshit for the media.  That was the Strasburg draft.  He may have been BPA for the Astros at 21.
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« Reply #79 on: May 16, 2012, 02:08:07 PM »

Here's the article with the "best player" quote.

As for why Trout fell to the Angels at 25, there's a lot that went into that. He wasn't from an area that was scouted very heavily, and I think I remember reading that his season was shortened by weather or somesuch. Teams just weren't familiar enough to justify the risk of taking him as a result. The Angels had five of the top fifty picks, so while other teams might also have liked him, the Angels were in a lot better position to take a risk. I don't remember seeing anything published that had him pegged as a top-five type guy.

ETA: Trout was actually the second player the Angels took that year. They took Houston-area guy Randal Grichuk right before Trout at 24.
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