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   1. The Mighty Quintana Posted: October 07, 2021 at 12:52 PM (#6044481)
Thanks, Jose. Any word on Noah Song timetable? Not sure if his extended military commitment can be spun as a good thing propect-wise, as it does limit pitches thrown at a young age.
   2. Jose is Absurdly Correct but not Helpful Posted: October 07, 2021 at 01:22 PM (#6044488)
I haven't heard anything about Song in awhile. He's in flight training apparently and really there is no updates since last spring. I think it was a two year minimum then he could ask out if he wanted but that doesn't mean he will. I would expect we will hear something over the winter.

I agree there is potentially a "hey his arm isn't getting any wear and tear" and presumably he's keeping in shape (I saw a documentary years ago, navy pilots play lots of volleyball, do some karaoke to pick up girls and drive motorcyles so that should work). I think more relevantly let's say he comes back and progresses quickly. The earliest he'd be in the majors is his age 26 season so assuming no radical changes to the CBA the Sox will comfortably control his prime years.
   3. Darren Posted: October 07, 2021 at 01:43 PM (#6044495)
The hulking first basemen category had some nice results:
--Tyreque Reed, 24, minor league rule 5 guy: 0.296 0.405 0.587 at A+, earning a promotion to AA, where he didn't fare so well.
--Pedro Castellanos, 23, always made good contact, finally showing power at AA: 0.289 0.364 0.471
--Joe Davis, 24, a 19th rounder, was way too old for A ball, but did well there and then got promoted: (A) 0.333 0.384 0.577; (A+) 0.261 0.303 0.441
   4. villageidiom Posted: October 07, 2021 at 02:16 PM (#6044506)
(I saw a documentary years ago, navy pilots play lots of volleyball, do some karaoke to pick up girls and drive motorcyles so that should work)
I'm not sure how comforted I should be if he's driving the motorcycle on the highway to the danger zone.
   5. Darren Posted: October 07, 2021 at 03:11 PM (#6044520)
I've heard his fastball can take your breath away.
   6. The Mighty Quintana Posted: October 07, 2021 at 05:17 PM (#6044563)
Well, Noah would definitely have the advantage at net over Maverick in volleyball: 6'5" vs 5'6"
   7. Darren Posted: November 19, 2021 at 12:17 PM (#6053563)
BA has put out its list for the Sox top 10 prospects. Mayer gets the #1 spot over Casas. That surprises me a bit given how close Casas is to the Majors and how well he's performing. That may just be my bias in favor of ML-close-or-ready players.
   8. Jose is Absurdly Correct but not Helpful Posted: November 19, 2021 at 01:49 PM (#6053579)
Yeah Chris Hatfield of SoxProspects agrees with you (and so do I). My guess is this is just a matter of ceiling vs. risk situation. Mayer is a long way from the Majors but clearly is seen as being a high upside type. I'm with you though. Casas has a high floor and even if his ceiling isn't Mayer's it's still significant.
   9. Jose is Absurdly Correct but not Helpful Posted: November 19, 2021 at 01:55 PM (#6053582)
Also Darren keep your eyes peeled on your boy Jimenez. He's 40 man eligible but probably won't get protected. It's not completely out of the question he gets traded today though to a team that wants to throw him on the 40 man and carry him.
   10. Darren Posted: November 19, 2021 at 02:08 PM (#6053583)
Noooooooo!

Yeah, I'd seen that. I can't believe they would leave him unprotected and not trade him. His speed and defense make him a great candidate to stash as a 5th of.
   11. Darren Posted: November 19, 2021 at 02:11 PM (#6053584)
As for Casas, or seems like a reasonable range of outcomes would be between below average starter and All Star. Mayer may have a change to be a better all star but way more possible downside.
   12. Jose is Absurdly Correct but not Helpful Posted: November 19, 2021 at 02:44 PM (#6053588)
I think they are banking that a team won't want to stash a guy as far from MLB ready as he is on a big league roster all year. You are basically throwing away a year of development. I don't think he'll get picked but he might. Crawford and Feltman are the two names I've seen that I'd rather not give up on. Thaddeus Ward too but he's already going to miss most of this year with after Tommy John surgery.
   13. Darren Posted: November 19, 2021 at 05:05 PM (#6053608)
If the new CBA has a set age for free agency, Casas probably has a shot of winning the 1B job out of spring training, so that's interesting.
   14. Darren Posted: November 19, 2021 at 07:02 PM (#6053633)
Jimenez and Feltman both left unprotected.

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