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terapined
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April 2nd, 2018 at 9:26:58 AM permalink
Is this player incredible or what
Gets a hit on opening day then pitches a great game last night
Looking forward to watching this player
Plays both ways
incredible
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RogerKint
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April 2nd, 2018 at 10:29:23 AM permalink
He had a great game so we're comparing him to Babe Ruth? I'm obv a bigot.
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terapined
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April 2nd, 2018 at 10:38:19 AM permalink
Quote: RogerKint

He had a great game so we're comparing him to Babe Ruth? I'm obv a bigot.


Throughout the history of baseball
You can either hit
or
You can pitch
Babe could hit and pitch - rare
Ohtani can hit and pitch - rare
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RogerKint
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April 2nd, 2018 at 10:58:46 AM permalink
Pitchers getting a hit - not rare.

They even hit home runs sometimes and no one compares them to the Babe. There's something about this guy that you really like.... I wonder what it could be hmmmm ;)
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mcallister3200
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April 2nd, 2018 at 11:04:02 AM permalink
Rick ankiel is more like it.

Also, why canít someone think he should pitch and simultaneously be a bigot?
terapined
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April 2nd, 2018 at 11:07:50 AM permalink
Quote: RogerKint

Pitchers getting a hit - not rare.


Not on opening day when not scheduled to pitch
His numbers in Japan are crazy
104 games, 22 home runs 2016 batting .322
Pitching, went 15 - 4 in 2015. 190 K's in 160 pitched innings
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SM777
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April 2nd, 2018 at 11:09:33 AM permalink
Don't get too far ahead of yourself.

He doesn't project as a great hitter at the big league level by all regards.
RogerKint
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April 2nd, 2018 at 11:11:06 AM permalink
Quote: terapined

Not on opening day when not scheduled to pitch
His numbers in Japan are crazy
104 games, 22 home runs 2016 batting .322
Pitching, went 15 - 4 in 2015. 190 K's in 160 pitched innings



My numbers in Japan are amazing. Giggity

Not saying he doesn't have potential just saying it's. One. Game.
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terapined
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April 2nd, 2018 at 11:27:28 AM permalink
Quote: SM777

Don't get too far ahead of yourself.

He doesn't project as a great hitter at the big league level by all regards.



He may not become a great hitter
regardless
I think if he is good enough to be in the starting rotation and good enough to be in a starting lineup
That would be a pretty incredible accomplishment in itself
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TomG
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April 2nd, 2018 at 11:46:33 AM permalink
Quote: RogerKint

He had a great game so we're comparing him to Babe Ruth? I'm obv a bigot.



You're the one who brought up the Babe Ruth comparisons. The rest of us are comparing him to Ken Brett or Verdell Mathis. His greatness has yet to be proven, but his uniqueness is unquestionable.

Why didn't the Angels have him at DH yesterday? Against a right-handed starter Pujols went 0-5 and is coming off a season with a .286 obp.

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