FanGraphs Audio: Mike Newman, Totally Not in a Box

Episode 278
Prospect analyst Mike Newman considers, among other topics, the impact a deep minor-league system can have on an organization’s ability to acquire major-league talent — not unlike what happened in the recent trade that saw Toronto acquire Mark Buehrle, John Johnson, and Jose Reyes from Miami.

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Audio after the jump. (Approximately 53 min play time.)


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3 years 9 months ago

*Josh Johnson
3 years 9 months ago

Newman said this: ‘He’s walking 5% of the time (a very low rate), making great barrel contact. What happens if he learns to wait for his pitches? The guys who have improvement to make project for more power than guys who already have it figured out. Where’s the upward mobility?’

I am running a series of posts to investigate this, starting with Minor League Aging Curves for contact v. plate discipline. You can click on ‘OutliarBaseball .com’ above to visit my site.