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Nice to see the Tribe helping area families in need.
I hope Zimmer makes these predictions look way off. From Grey Albright:
Zimmer doesn’t look ready. With each level promotion, he’s exposed further. In Double-A last year, he struck out one quarter of the time, then a 28% strikeout percentage last year in Double-A and, finally, 37% in Triple-A. In Arizona Fall League, it’s not looking much better as he struck out 26 times through 22 games and 74 ABs. Tim Tebow only struck out 20 times in 19 games. Zimmer is doing everything else as well as he’s always done, which is why we’re talking about him at all. Has 4 HRs and 8 SBs in those 22 games, and last year between three levels, he had 18 HRs and 46 SBs.
So, a young Curtis Granderson? Grandy actually never struck out that much. I asked Prospector Ralph and he gave me George Springer as a comparison. To give you an idea of where my head is at, I asked Ralph, while saying to him, Zimmer looks like Drew Stubbs to me. That gives you an idea of how low I am on him.
An extra roster spot, an increased luxury tax threshold, possibly an international draft and tweaks, tweaks, tweaks.
Nope . . . move along Indians.
Singleton features tons of power but has struggled to control his strikeout rate. It is expected that he’ll clear waivers and stay in Houston.