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"anthony ghosts" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"And it's very exciting to see such a young team able to do that. They have been the beneficiaries of pretty good health throughout the season, which I won't say for certain, but I would imagine is in some ways connected to how young the roster is on average, right? But like absent Anthony ghost eating TJ and a couple of stints on the aisle from some of their other guys and I guess please act not being able to resist the mound. And what you shouldn't do, Zach, 'cause they need you to throw with that hand. Like, they've been very healthy, especially relative to the rest of the division. And those things can like sit comfortably together and acknowledging the reality of the division circumstance isn't meant to diminish like what they have been able to achieve because they still had to go out and win those games against their division opponents, right? When they had those series against the twins and the White Sox earlier this month and they really like said no, we're gonna win the AL central. They still had to do it and take advantage of the diminished state of their opponents. We just watched a Mariners team like go three and 7 on a road trip against the angels a's and royals. So winning against diminished teams isn't a given you still have to do it. So I think we can acknowledge the circumstance of their division and still applaud the performance within it. I don't think that those things are contradictory or mutually exclusive. Yeah, the youth makes them fun for sure and they set some records I saw that they had 16 MLP debuts this year, which is the most ever for impatient winner and I think they're the 8th team to be the youngest in the majors and make the playoffs in a season. I did a step last inspired by the youth of the guardians back in episode 1888 because young teams tend to not be so good yet and the guardians are already, which bodes well for their future. Yes. And yes, it is true they've had good health just looking at the baseball prospectus injury list ledger. They have had the fewest games missed of any team, which could be luck, could be their youth could be good health management and injury prevention. Who knows? So I'm not saying it's purely a fluke, but that's been a big part of their success. And yeah, the division rap means wrote about this at baseball perspective recently. And the AL central this season as measured by performance outside the division is one of the worst divisions of all time. Behind the 2022 NL central, which is even worse, we gotta do something about the centrals. The people of the Midwest deserve good baseball. Like what are we doing here? Abandoned the heartland. I think the thing with the guardians, you could say maybe that their youth led to their being underrated to some extent just because players who haven't even been in the big leagues, there might be bigger error bars on their projections, so you might not be able to anticipate exactly what they'll do before they even get there. So that could be part of why they weren't a preseason favorite. It's certainly true that they were not, right? Right. They had 7.5% chance to win the division according to the opening day fan grafts play ads. And I think no one on the fan graft staff picked them to make the playoffs. No one in the ringer staff picked them to make the playoffs either. So I didn't. And yeah, I mean, people were definitely picking the White Sox and the twins. There might have even been some dark horse Detroit tigers picks out there, Cleveland was kind of an afterthought. Not because they've ever really been bad lately, but just because ownership hasn't really invested in the roster and I guess you could say that perhaps that led to the talent that was already on the rest are being underrated or just the skill of that front office and player development department in bringing players along just because the fact that they did next to nothing over the off season and then also did next to nothing at the trade deadline. I think ownership at least merited some condemnation for that just because there clearly was a competitive base there that you could build on and that was the frustration. Like if they had been a hopeless team as currently constituted, then it might have been like, well, what's one or two moves here or there? It's a drop in the bucket, but because they did have some talent because they kept Ramirez around. It was like, okay, don't waste this, put some talent around this team. Right. Ultimately, they did that just by promoting from within and developing players and that front office has a pretty long track record of working within the constraints. Set by ownership and not being able to spend a lot, but still being able to make smart trades and acquire good players and produce their own good players, particularly pitchers, so that has paid off again. If anything, you would want them still to just spend because again, like if the front office is so adept at putting this good team together that is not making a ton of money said you want them to go into the playoffs, not just as the best team in the AL central, but as good as any other team in the playoff field, which might be a bit of a stretch. So which is not to say that they could not beat any other team or could not make a run because of course they can any team can. But you would just not want them to squander what they have here. I hope that they continue to build on it, keeping Ramirez instead of trading him like one door. That was great, but then you want other players to come along and they have come along just from within or from other teams organizations acquired via trades, which should not let ownership off the hook for trying to supplement where it can. Yeah, I mean, I think that when you think about the teams where if you're asked like who's particularly adept at player development, whose front office group is among the best Cleveland is definitely near the top of that list, the way that they develop pitching, you know, they have a good homegrown outfielder, the curse is over, right? It's done. So that's done the way that they can help to sort of maximize guys on the pitching side is really incredible. I mean, it's funny to watch the guardians social media account doing this like, you know, no one believed in us preseason. And I'm like, they're not going to say anything publicly, but I'm like, if you go ask your folks in the front office, I doubt that their internal projections were wildly different than ours, right? But you're right. Especially when you have young guys who, you know, like zips really liked Steven Kwan, I think zips. Fan graphs was tyrants. We were fun. And scattering was. Yeah, we were very, yeah, we were we were here for the Qantas. I don't know if we need to do names and words and nouns like nothing. No, right. Yeah, there you go. But like zips was really high on Quan, but even still there's going to be a ceiling on the projections that you give a guy who doesn't have big league experience. And it can be a compounding projection issue, right? Because you're sort of absolute projection of him is going to be as it turned out lower than what his performance this year has merited. And when you have guys whose performances are better than you expect, you are probably also taking the low end on their projected playing time, right? Because if they're really good, they force the issue and then they're like really good all the time and they're going to play more than we maybe had them projected to on the playing time side. So you have this like compounding projection issue, but I just think we have talked about this within the context of other teams seemingly every year and definitely lately, right?
"anthony ghosts" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"Least a team that could rival the dodgers for who knows a decade common fundamentally. Not that much has changed except that the padres have had a really lousy couple months. I suppose they started the season. Sixty six forty nine. They were flying high like things. Were going okay. And then the wheels fell off and yeah. The arms fell off and this is what happens. So yeah i would think that. Obviously there's gonna be some bitterness and disappointment and padres fans have waited a long time to see young exciting and talented padres team. So it's a big bummer. To see how this season has gone but does that you have to clean house. Obviously were not air. So we're not seeing what is exactly happening. We're just speculating from afar. Based on the results but there is still so much talent to on that team end where they're rumors and rumblings and mutterings about tingler when the team was winning maybe maybe they just weren't loud enough to become a public like it's it's tough because he is a manager in his first full season his first non pandemic shortened season. And this is a team where andy green who seemed like a smart guy was reportedly losing the clubhouse his job and then tinkler comes in and instead of sort of the established manager who has managed before who has played in the big leagues. And has that cachet next to his name. Pickler was kind of unknown. And so maybe he is heard to earn that respect than maybe he has not earned it from everyone but again i doubt his job would be in jeopardy if the padres still had an intact pitching staff and add continued contending this year so is he not the guy. Does this prove he is not the guy who can take the padres to the promised. Land at no. They were pretty good for the first year under tinkler. So i'm inclined to chalk this up more too short handedness than to tinkler but who knows without being there. It's tough to say and if people involved her considering changes than presumably. There is some rationale for that. Yeah i think he did sort of step up and save tattoos from getting a check kids right because yes started when teddy's was complaining about a call and he struck out and anglers inserted himself and got ejected for arguing balls and strikes and spared totti's from getting ojected. Which is the right move. That's what the manager should do in that situation and then machado was like. Hey don't make this about you. It's about the team like got to stay in the game and everything and maybe that is a useful corrective coming from a veteran leader soil. Again like neither of them is necessarily in the wrong. They're both frustrated. And sometimes that causes bashes usually those cautious curve in the clubhouse right and behind closed doors out of sight of prying eyes and had we never talk about it until someone brings it up in a biography or something decades exactly. Yeah i think that that's all right. Well that's the sad story of the padras. Sorry patriots vince Things will look up for you. I'm sure it's probably gonna be fine next year. Yeah like i think that's a good thing to remember. And you get to live in san diego like you know. That's that's a strong plus in the plus column. And i did want to just salute another team that is in playoff position. Now atlanta still holding on to that and l. east top spot and we didn't really give alexander topless a a ton of credit for shifting that entire outfield at the deadline. But that is really worked out. Like yeah sure has those were low profile moves than we are busy talking about trade turner and max scherzer and all these major moves and i think we mentioned taste. The braves avenue outfield. Now basically so but it seemed like maybe you shuffling deckchairs in that outfield. Not that that team was entirely out of it but they weren't exactly bringing superstars necessarily but i was thinking of this in the past few days because of course eddie. Rosario one of the players they acquired just hit for the cycle on five pitches which i saw. According to jeremy frank on twitter is the fewest pitches on record in a cycle. So that's kind of cool. And then adam duvall hit an absolute monster shadow. A four hundred eighty three foot homerun. So i had occasion to think kate good job. Alexander topless for not replacing a kunia or osuna or or the guys that they didn't have on hand that they expected to but doing pretty darn decent job of pan those holes because so much of it is about. Hey just don't play jake. Arrieta don't play the replacement player and instead these guys have hit entering tuesday. They have had. Adam duvall who has a one twenty-one. Ps plus they have jorges layer. Who has a one twenty four o. Ps plus and then they have rosario who in more limited playing time has sit even better one ninety eight pius plus the only one who hasn't really performed tall that well as jack petersen eighty one but he hasn't been horrible if you combined them into some outfield voltron. They just got themselves a pretty productive players. You combine them. That's like probably one of the biggest impact combined two players that any teammate at the deadline obviously they have needed everyone to hold off the phillies so kudos to braves for not sitting on their hands. Because at the time. I remember there was even some sentiment like. Oh they're still going for it. You know it like oh maybe they could just throw in the towel here regroup for next year and clearly. They didn't see it that way and they were right not to see it that way. Maybe they just understood that division is totally crazy and if they just tried a little bit they'd be in it that's the way it has worked out worked out for them and also just wanted to salute. Anthony goes for being back in the big lakes because we've been waiting and kind of keeping our eye on him for a while now as he finally made it back as a pitcher now so we can't do a amita major leaguer because he has been a nuclear before but it's a a new and improved or his completely different anthony ghosts not the tigers and bluejays lousy hitter of two thousand twelve to two thousand sixteen but the pitcher who reinvented himself in twenty seventeen and has been slowly working his way back to the big leagues and made it up this week with cleveland. The touch triple digits and looked pretty decent. So congrats on the career. Reinvention always nice to see a two way player. Even if he weren't doing the two ways at the same time draft him in the minor.
"anthony ghosts" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast
"See podcast network. I'm your host. Kevin mahalick appreciate you guys tuning in. It is monday. September twentieth two weeks away from the end of the regular season for major league baseball and a lot left to happened. A lot to talk about with you guys taking place over the weekend. So let's dive right into it here in our fourth and final segment. First off the first thing to discuss is eddie. Rosario hit for the cycle for the atlanta braves. This past sunday in their game against the san francisco giants. But what made this cycle. Even more impressive is than resort. Rio did so while only seeing five total pitches to hit for that cycle. Of course the cycle is a single double triple home run on the same game. So he got four. Hits on only five pitches. He didn't work to count. he didn't work the at bat. He saw what he wanted early on and took advantage of it. According to baseball reference database. It is the fewest number of pitches seen by a player who hit for the cycle since at least nine thousand nine hundred ninety rosario hit and oh one double in the second inning. Hey first pitch triple in the fifth inning a first pitch home run in the seventh inning and then a first pitch single in the ninth inning. So he didn't wait around. He wasn't walking. He wasn't striking out. He said i'm going up there with a plan. And i'm going to get after it was certainly impressive hitting for the cycle. After seeing just five total pitches. Rosario became the second braves player to hit for the cycle. This season joining freddie freeman. Who accomplished the feat just a month ago on august. Eighteenth against the marlins and the only other players in major league baseball to hit for the cycle this year or trey turner and drake cronin worth turner during his time with the nationals. I believe may have been in. La can't remember that my head. But jake cronin worth with the padres so it goes to show only four cycles have been hit this year and we've had what nine no hitters thrown so about half as likely to see a cycle then even a no hitter so far this season but it was a huge producer for their game against the giants the braves ultimately winning by a score of three to nothing and what was a game they needed after losing the first two to the giants out there in san francisco but rosario and his nineteen games since joining the braves is slashing three twenty. Three seventy five seven forty. He almost as as many home runs with five as strikeouts as he only has six strikeouts. He has been a key reason why they've been able to replace the production of okunola junior and osuna him so layer and duval have certainly been stellar out there in the for the braves but resort an extremely impressive feat hitting for the cycle and just five pitches on sunday for the braves. Also on sunday we saw shohei ohtani returned to the mountains and he was excellent once again despite having his scheduled start against the oakland a.'s. Push back a couple of days to arm soreness. And at that point we had read some reports that we may not see him pitch again. This year we actually saw tani returned to the mound and he was sharp on sunday. He struck out ten guys over eight strong innings to help solidify a front runner position for that. Mvp award in the american league otani did give up a pair of solo home runs and was stuck with a no decision before the angels fell three two two in ten innings in the series finale. Otani came up just short in his quest for his tenth victory but his line is a pitcher now stands at nine and two with eight three two eight and one hundred forty six strikeouts in one hundred in twenty three innings over the course of twenty two starts angels manager. Joe madden said. He did beautifully. He competed again. He started missing bats again. He had pretty much everything working. Today he gave up two homers otherwise he was outstanding. It was really well done so otani again. He opened up. The game is fast ball touch ninety nine miles an hour in the first inning which was nice to see. After he had lost some velocity his past couple of outings. People were worried about his physical health. He would be able to pitch once again. He went back out for the eighth inning. When he was at ninety pitches loaded the basis with one out but was able to get out of it with a pop up in strikeout to escape the jam so otani again eight strong innings after we thought we may not see him on the mound here once again. It was certainly nice to see an outing like that from the potential american league. Mvp award winner also had a nice moment in cincinnati. Compliments of mookie. Betts i mean the dodgers right fielder just gets it right. In the bottom of the sixth-inning reds pinch hit or tj. Friedel hit the first pitch for lever. Tony got someone into the right field seats. The home run was fritos first. Big-league hit and right after that bats went to the fan who caught the home run in the stands and he could be seen communicating with them and kind of bargaining right. It looked like he was trying to get the ball back for free on the kid to get his first hit and get the baseball now. Ultimately the fan did toss the ball down to the fields. And you thought to yourself. Hey it's his first hit. Maybe mook he's just saying. Throw me the ball. We gotta get it back. Gotta give it to the kid but ultimately the next half inning. When bets ran back out to right he brought a baseball bat with him so he traded a signed baseball bat to the guy who caught the home run ball just so a guy on the reds could have his first major league hit and get the ball and be able to take it home so bets. Doing something nice for somebody on the other team is just absolutely fantastic and it was great to see once again. Mookie is the man who plays with them says they enjoy him as a person and just a guy who gets it out there. As traded a fan of bats to ultimately get that baseball back for the kid on the reds to have himself a memoir for the rest of his life you also had a suspension handed out in major league baseball and major league baseball levied eight. Three game suspension against white sox. Mike right for attention throwing at shohei ohtani over the past game sin. You had manager tony. Larussa was given a one game suspension. Larussa impressively this is ninety first ejection of his career. The suspension stems from a three pinch incident in which right badly missed on consecutive balls and then eventually plucking otani in the leg with his third offering right has appealed the suspension so he will be available adult on if it will remain at three games if it will be shorten but overall you guys have heard me say this you get one chance to throw it a got. I don't care what happened the day before the game before the week before. Whatever you're dealing with out there but you don't get three opportunities you can't miss with two pitches and then hit the guy on the third. Okay just you get one right and if you miss you miss it's over move on you're done with so it becomes extremely obvious about intense and that you were clearly trying to hit the batter at that point. When it's the third offering that ultimately plunk him in the leg so i certainly understand the suspensions. I think they're going to stand. I don't think that they will. The appeal will be held. And they'll be shortened here in any way another feel-good story here. The cleveland indians are selecting. The contract of outfielder turn pitcher. Anthony ghosts as first reported by the indians here. The left-hander will be appearing in the majors for the first time since twenty six team and the first time ever as a pitcher ghosts who is now thirty one years old was a two way star in high school and two second round draft pick by the phillies back in two thousand and eight..
"anthony ghosts" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast
"And david robertson completed the five hit one run affair against the dominican republic so japan and korea were then facing off where japan won by a score of five to two so japan has yet to lose a game here at the olympics in this basically sent korea to face off against the usa so the usa defeated the dominican republic. They were gonna face the loser of the korea. Japan game ultimately being korea and then. The usa won by a score over korea seven to two so. The usa advances to the gold medal game by defeating korea. Seven to two with a five run bottom half of the sixth inning. Being the difference the score was two to one heading to the bottom of the sixth and the usa had themselves a big inning once again on the mound joe ryan for the usa four and a third allowing only one run Rider ryan one and two third scoreless. Scott mcgauchie one third of three hits one run anthony ghosts and anthony carter combined to finish off that score by a final of seven to two so once again. We have the bronze-medal game tomorrow. Friday friday evening between the dominican republic in korea and then the gold medal match up between the usa in japan. Taking place saturday morning so. The usa made it difficult on themselves by blowing. That lead. japan but bounceback victories over the dominican republic as well as south korea puts them right in the gold medal match up in a rematch against japan. Where the winner will take goal. So who's been performing for team usa when it comes to the offensive side of things. Tyler austin is the big winner for the usa. He's sitting four twenty nine. He is nine for twenty one with two home runs. Three doubles seven. Rbi's so he's doing a bit of everything for team usa and you also have a tristen casas. He's only hitting to sixty three but he has three home runs in a double as he has five for nineteen and he's the team leader with eight. Rb is so out of the twenty eight. Rbi's eight of them for casas. Seven for tyler. Austin are the two big names offensively. How are some of the other guys doing some names. you may recognize. Well todd frazier. He's struggling a bit. He is only three for seventeen in the tournament. he does have two doubles. He sit in one seventy six. You have bubba starling hidden to eighty six eddie alvarez to fifty eric phileas two fifty mark close vary hitting to thirty five jamie westbrook to twenty two jack lopez one eighty two in nick allen hitting one seventy six offensively so us as a team hitting two forty seven with a four thirty four. Slugging percentage and tyler austin and tristen casas doing a lot of the heavy lifting for the team. Usa when it comes to on the mount how we doing out the pitching staff going on here. Well you got some good and some not so good but overall the pitching has been fantastic for team usa anthony. Ghosts has yet to lower yet to allow a run in four appearances over five and a third innings edwin. Jackson has made two appearances. He's allowed one unearned run. It was the extra inning run against japan for zero point. Zero zero. era are though he was saddled with the only loss for team usa. You have scott kasmir again. Who made the one start five scoreless innings in fantastic outing for scott kasmir ryan writer. Who has one no. With three appearances in four innings. He's been excellent out of the bullpen. You have joe ryan. Who started two games for team usa. He's gone ten and a third innings allowing two runs on nine hits so he is one no with a one seven four. Era the other starter. Nick martinez he went five innings allowing one run for a one eight zero era. So the starting pitching for the. Us has fantastic. You had casimir. Go five scoreless. Nick martinez five only allowing one run. And then joe ryan started the other two games allowing two runs over the course of ten minutes now on the top end of the bullpen. Some of the bullpen is struggle david robertson. He's allowed two runs in three innings for a six era. You have shane by as allowing two runs into an two thirds for a six seven. Five and anthony carter to runs in and a third innings for seven seven one. Era but the team era for team usa over the course of forty five and one third innings is two point one eight so the pitching has really been the carrier for the usa. Say they've been excellent and just only allowing eleven runs over the course of forty five innings forty six strikeouts to only twelve walks as a staff again. Joe ryan he's been fantastic eight strikeouts only one walk so the starters there now. I don't know who lines up to start the gold medal game. If it's joe ryan i assume it will be if not. It's certainly looks like nick. Martinez would be next on the line. Or scott casimir would be the two guys potentially pegged to start so looking at some of the other lineups. Let's look at the dominican republic. No they had a few ex major leaguers on their squad. So let's look at how they've been performing so far this year or this tournament for the olympics. You have jose batista. He's hitting one forty three. He is only two for fourteen with one double in one in three total basis. So he's been struggling for the dominican republic. You have milio bonifazio. Only hit in one fifty four as he is too for thirteen on the tournament. So the dominican republic as a team only hidden their offense as certainly let them down even though they're playing for the bronze-medal on the pitching side of things again. They've gotten some good outings. A couple of starts angel sanchez. On hill sanchez scoreless over five innings rove vow dez. One run over five and a third and then you have danielle radius. Who's giving up two runs over four and two thirds innings as well from the starting pitching side of things so a team. Era of three five six for the dominican republic looking at israel who's been standing out for israel as they overachieved by winning a game earlier in the tournament. Shoutout to mitch glasser. He went seven of seventeen hidden. Four twelve as well as ryan lavarnway hitting three fifty seven for twenty during the tournament. Here so a nice tournament for them and then looking at japan's roster as we face off against japan in the gold medal game who are some of the names to watch out for. You have takia kyw. Hit and five hundred. He's five for ten high jato sakamoto hitting three eighty nine seven for eighteen.
"anthony ghosts" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast
"Some independent leagues to stay fresh and stay available further tournament here as well. You have utility guy. Patrick kavila hand. Who's at triple a. For the san diego padres. Also there's jack lopez triple eight for the boston red sox and then the last infielder is jamie westbrook. Who's with aaa for their. Milwaukee brewers now in the outfield. You have tyler austin. Who's a professional over in the japanese professional league. He's playing for yokohama. Dena base stars in the palm late over there. You also have eric. Who's that aaa for the seattle mariners in the outfield patrick. Avila hands and infielder outfielder. And then bubba starling. Who's at triple a. For the kansas city royals at the catcher's position tim federova ch- whose triple a. For the dodgers behind the dish in behind him you have mark colossal very who's at aa for the cincinnati reds so again this team is littered with aaa and aa individuals who are trying to bring home a medal for the united states and the pitching staff your led by sean bads a right handed pitcher for aaa with the tampa bay race. Anthony carter who is with these sapiro. Stay south theo. He's in the mexican kid. Professional league representing the usa. You have brandon dixon. who's at aaa with. The st louis cardinals left handed pitcher anthony. Ghost triple a. With the cleveland indians another former major leaguer edwin jackson who is currently a free agent representing team. Usa jackson again..