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Two Way Players......

Discussion in 'MLB Baseball Forum' started by BrockForBroglio, Dec 28, 2018.

  1. BrockForBroglio

    BrockForBroglio Well-Known Member

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    Saw on MLB about Ohtani, being a pitcher and a hitter. One guy that could have done that was Bobby Thigpen. In college he hit well.
     



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    carson Death by inches

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    We'll start seeing more of it. The Reds are rumored to be willing to give Michael Lorenzen some ABs this season; not to mention they've got Hunter Greene down on the Farm. Rays also have a two-way guy in Brandon McKay coming up their system.
     
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    Matt Davidson is training this winter to be a two way player.

    Also, Brett Eibner could do it, but it's not quite the same thing if you are a shitty hitter. He pitched in 11 games in the Ranger organization last year and played 37 games in the outfield.
     
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    Two way relief pitchers is the way to go.
     
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    JohnU Aristocratic Hoosier

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    Mostly pitchers who can run bases and be a useful at-bat in NL only formats. Regular 2-way players don't work very well on structured MLB 40-man rosters. There's 1 for every 1,000 players It will never be a trend.
     
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    calsnowskier Sarcastic F-wad

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    Pablo Sandoval has a 90+ FB and has been pretty vocal about wanting to pitch more. He was thrown out for a garbage inning early in ‘18 and put up a perfect frame. While I would be shocked to see him get into the regular bully rotation, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him get a few outings a month in garbage time.
     
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    Billy Bean?
     
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    Chewbaccer Illustrious Potentate

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    Charlie Culberson was hitting 94 and throwing strikes in mop up duty last year.
     
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    J.D. Davis hasn't been mentioned, I think he could be a limited relief option at the end of the Astros' bench if they're willing (I'm pretty sure that he is).
     
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    All pitchers will be relief pitchers in a few years if the recent trends continue. Starters will give way to 'openers'. I'm not a big fan of the way baseball is evolving with 'openers' and 'the shift'.
     
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    Didn't he throw a decent curve too?

    I do think it's something that will become more common, to a point.

    It'll certainly always be more common than switch pitching :pound:
     
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    calsnowskier Sarcastic F-wad

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    That is a true novelty as well. One the Giants will be utilizing this year also.
     
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    Yeah, I've been following Venditte's career for a long time.
     
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    I know it's not overly likely, but I've been rooting for him to succeed since I read an article about him in the USA Today about 12 or 13 years ago.
     
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    I first heard of him when the Yankees drafted him the first time. So 2008, iirc.
     
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    True to a point, that’s mostly on the main issue with baseball and all youth sports though. Specialization is a big reason youth sports is the way it is and why college baseball is less exciting than some female college sports.
     
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    Clicked expecting a thread about the Vince Jones-type MLBers.
     
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