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"astor center" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"Name even mentioned brain. Podcasts like that's part of the reason why we do the major leaguers second says. Yeah like they're guys who just don't get mentioned but those are often not prominent players. Who maybe even aren't having a good year and they're just very but like i don't know if you set a cutoff of like three war or two wars something like an average year. Maybe like four words. Maybe like a all-star type season like what percentage of players do we cover at some point and in the past that the end of the year. We've done an episode or two where we just kind of go team by team and talk about something that we missed with that season and readers will submit story lines or season's just weird wacky things that happened that we didn't touch on in the podcast and obviously a lot of our listeners. Don't listen to every single episode of effectively wild for shame but they may not know if we have mentioned a certain player at some point. But that was the idea. Basically 'cause you know just like as. I'm looking at leaderboards occasionally. I will see someone who i just did. Not know was having a good year or didn't know us have that good a year and i figured we could single some of those guys out see. I felt confident that i understood the exercise. And then one of the guys. I put on my list was literally salvador perez for like ten minutes. So we'll see if we hadn't really before that. So i can still pick 'em can't i can't tie sure that would be a good example because i mean he's probably come up at some point i talked about the homerun derby a little bit. But we hadn't dwelt on him downlink dwellers to up on all right. I don't know do you wanna go. I should i just take salvador. Yes i mean. I guess we don't have much more to say about. I don't wanna you go. I i i want to calibrate. 'cause there are two things that are going to happen here. One of two there. We have one of two pass ahead of us or at least ahead of me so i did a little prep for this. Obviously because you can't just sit there on the leaderboard melia that guy. Although i mean i might so i did some prep. I was like. I have my list. I have a list here. And we're gonna do one of two things. You're going to say your first pick and i'm gonna feel really good about my list or you're gonna say your first pick and i'm going to have to go off board and we'll see which we get say. I think probably the level of fame and name awareness of our players will vary from pick pick some of my picks like they're fairly prominent players but just had sort of escaped my notice or we haven't talked for whatever reason so some people will be like. Yeah of course that guy. Seven to good and others will be like. I've never heard of that guy. Hopefully we'll find the happy medium here. I don't think i picked any all-stars. I kind of forget who was an all star. Who wasn't worried. I don't. I'm not a reliable memory bank for that. Sorry okay well. My first pick is is kind of a cheat. Actually because it's more of a position than a single player. It's like a group of guys who have collectively played a position on a team and have done pretty well. Okay and most my picks here will probably be on not as great teams just because we tend to talk about the teams more so it's more likely to have overlooked players not so good teams but this actually is a very good team. Astros center fielders. Okay astros center. Fielders has been very productive this year and that came as a surprise to me because coming into this year i think that was seen as sort of their weak spot. Maybe even their colegio. Because george springer left and they didn't really replace him with anyone prominent they just kind of kept mile straw around and there was a lot of doubt about whether i'll straw could hit in the major leagues. And then they traded miles trot at midseason but both straw and the players through have replaced him or split time with him. They've all been good and astor center. Fielders as a unit have produced three point. Nine were this year which actually ranks fourth among all centerfield units in. Mlb this year. And you know you could look at the top of that list and cedric. Mullets is at the top. The orioles have had the most productive center fielders. The sheer didn't see that coming but we have talked about cedric. Marlins maybe not enough this year but he has come up but the astros center fielders mile straw. Chaz mccormick shake myers. They heard the three guys who have produced almost all of that playing time. And they've all been good and that surprises me. Mouse draw was expected to be good at defense and he was very good at defense and he's been like a three one player this year and he has hit even better since they traded him to cleveland at the deadline and i was sort of surprised that they traded him to cleveland. Because it's like who's going to replace him well. Apparently chaz mccormick and jake myers and they have both been really good this year. Chess mccormick has a wealth. Only a one zero seven. Opiates plus but you know with the said defense and and base running in all of that and so he has of like you know more than a a wins worth of value in two hundred fifty. Five plate appearances. And then jake myers. He has been good to. He has won twenty. Opiates plus about one hundred plate appearances and those guys combined have. I mean they've outperformed. George springer has not been. It's been ursus. yeah right. So it's weird how that works out. And they've also got four games from cal tucker in centerfield and i don't want to steal one of your picks of cal tucker was going to be one of your picks but i thought about making kyle tucker a pick of mine before i came up with this unit of center fielders. 'cause kentucky's been great and he has actually been the astros best hitter this year. It has not been bregman or Or even korea or your don alvarez or anyone it's been cal tucker and he has mostly played right field but he has been graydon. And i didn't really recognize how great he has been with. Like a one forty nine debussy. Plus that lineup is not a young lineup. But he's twenty. Four alvarez is twenty four like they're two of the younger members there and he has totally blossomed and he was obviously a top prospect but there was some doubt about him because his initial call up did not go well at all and then it seemed like maybe they weren't fully trusting him with the starting job a few years ago but he is turned around and turned into the type of player that they hoped he would be okay. I think that's a good pick on. Its own and it also makes me feel better about the i compiled so it's a really excellent. I'm going to take with my first. Pick omar narvaez. Yeah 'cause you know we've been having a good little year so you know he. He doesn't show up if you're looking at the graphs leaderboard spycatcher. He's not gonna show up on qualified. Lists only has three hundred ninety one plate appearances. So he's below the qualified threshold but he's he has also three and a half one season going for him he has a one thirteen. Wrc plus. but i think the most. I continue to be fascinated by guys like omar narvaez who granted like. I'm sure there's a little bit of noise in the data but who have like really wild swings between times in their careers were they have been just atrociously bad pitch framers and then times the in our crews were..
"astor center" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"It's time for declare your independence with ernest handcock to be a part of the show. Call six zero two two six twenty eight hundred. Our guest is kyle o'donnell bill documentary maker and legally insane films dot com. Okay legally insane. What is that about well. Legally insane is the type of documentaries that we do. They're crazy crazy stories that tap into hit a legal march and the documentaries that we do have a sharp critical Component of the legal system and or justice system and or civil rights discussion. That's where that came from. Okay now is there any one. That is so clearly laid out documented. Clear dan quartzite name that other documentary. I'm supposed to watch that. There was a description I'm wondering if there was another documentary or another town. That was so perfectly. Example of bag is being bad than court. Site is another one I'm not sure there was a documentary. Filmmaker named john right of jumps media. Who covered it for several years. But i think when he was doing it. The story wasn't over yet it had had quite a few years to go until it was over so And he actually was in helping me. Acquire some footage The footage that you got. How did i mean how long does that take much is the cost to be able to. You know. do all this research and what you can put on the screen. I i spent the original budget for my former dot com documentary. What was left of that of that budget. Something like forty thousand and then another sixty five's just getting to where i'm at now with it. Just footage rights are type stuff and background checks and documents employer requests and on and on and on but a lot. Yeah no i remember. Yeah you guys started. I people contact me about this. I was kinda surprised it wasn't done sooner. I'm glad you did it and I if you listen to any of our shows about it and stuff ideas. In samir informs the direction that i that i took because a lot of the stuff that said about it later is not necessarily. It doesn't have the same heart that it did when it was going down so shows like yours. I think the alex jones show chimed in on it. It was An audio radio. Online guy in richard abby that that release something like two hundred two hour shows on the thing during the conflict. So yeah audio that influence. Thank you by the way for helping me along the way. Yeah no no no i. I'm glad you did it. That's why i do this stuff. You know the one thing that. I always made clear and we did shows there. We did live remotes. We had you know meetings at different things. There'd be got one hundred people show up and so we live broadcast from the parking lot of city. I was being head about it. And i just wanted to the biggest thing that i do. I wanted to be encouraging of the type of behavior that these people did. They were just asking questions to the point that they got arrested for asking a question. They want to make clear. You are not allowed to ask this question. And i still do not see where all the money went. We're talking god. Ah my track was tens of millions of dollars in corruption from different highway programs water treatment and then they wanted to give you an example. Instead of the rv place that had a water bill they would charge for every faucet that the rv place had it was. They were milkin this thing for as much as they could and i'm going not only that but they also forced people to capture wells that had been in their families for generations and connected the city water which caused people cancer literally. Yeah no no no. That was another thing to water. Deal see reason wherever they go throughout arizona especially in anywhere they first thing they have to do is get you on a municipal water supply or sewer and the reason is because then that qualifies him for a bunch of other government grant program federal. We rule you environmental united nations. Of what the hell's going on they set this stuff at an international planetary. Pick aliens from alison. Whatever the hell you want to control. These people do this first. And that's what they do and when you have a municipality they can do. You don't like it we just a harass arrest you and do whatever we can which they would do. It was amazing. Amazing and i would cover that. I'm going wow. And all you need is a few positions of power and you got a perfect microcosm of government around the planet because you need somebody. That's the gun some as a police chief. Somebody that'll prosecute you gotta have the local prosecutor. You gotta have a corrupt judge system. Pull judge or something that will you know. Allow us to go through. And then you gotta have the talent manager and the town manager runs all this stuff. Elected politicians don't mean nothing. You be a mayor. I want to see the books. We're not showing it to you. Yeah but i'm the mayor. You're confusing us with somebody that cares. We're not gonna show you. We're not gonna let you see exactly all the checks that are going to god knows what this is amazing and quartzite did everything. They could to hide it to the point that they would sacrifice a bunch of law enforcement or fire. This guy that guy and still you don't know so it's not over. You're going to you know. Have that sequel. What i've left to do 'cause The footage that i have as you kind of mentioned there's there's a couple of different versions. I liked to get Four to six part ministerial out that really dives into not only answering that question but the details of the moat that you're describing that protective moat that a town starts building around itself just four foresee and kind of foreshadow quote unquote issues of these pesky question astor's centers. They start building that rule. Early as you're kind of saying the paperwork backs that up the the witness statements. Back that at the footage backs that up everything that i've seen. That's that's a point. A lot of people can agree on even the people at the top when they stop and look around. Say wait.