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Official Philadelphia Phillies Thread - 22/23 Offseason Champs

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10 minutes ago, Ace Nova said:

Solid 1-4.  Keep in mind we also have Andrew Painter - if he continues to shine - could be a mid-late season call up. 

The Rob Thomson interview I posted yesterday he specifically talked about Painter winning the #5 spot and breaking camp with the Phillies - said they won't hold him back if he is ready and that his is way more polished and ahead of Abel and McGarry, even though he is the youngest out of them.   

Every report I hear about him makes it sound like he is the total package - Big frame (6'8") hard thrower (99mph) 2 plus breaking pitches, command, fields well, keeps runners in check, high baseball IQ.

 

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15 minutes ago, iladelphxx said:

The Rob Thomson interview I posted yesterday he specifically talked about Painter winning the #5 spot and breaking camp with the Phillies - said they won't hold him back if he is ready and that his is way more polished and ahead of Abel and McGarry, even though he is the youngest out of them.   

Every report I hear about him makes it sound like he is the total package - Big frame (6'8") hard thrower (99mph) 2 plus breaking pitches, command, fields well, keeps runners in check, high baseball IQ.

 

I’ve seen him pitch here and there and he looks like the real deal from the little I’ve seen.  

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2 hours ago, iladelphxx said:

The Rob Thomson interview I posted yesterday he specifically talked about Painter winning the #5 spot and breaking camp with the Phillies - said they won't hold him back if he is ready and that his is way more polished and ahead of Abel and McGarry, even though he is the youngest out of them.   

Every report I hear about him makes it sound like he is the total package - Big frame (6'8") hard thrower (99mph) 2 plus breaking pitches, command, fields well, keeps runners in check, high baseball IQ.

 

My only concern is how little Painter has pitched so far in his professional career. 109 innings total in two years, 103 which came last year. 

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Lots of Red Sox prospect watchers say Song could be a major steal and was one of Boston's top pitching prospects before he joined the Navy. 

Dombrowski drafted him, so hopefully he knows something 

 

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Career Notes: Was regarded as a potential late-first/early-second-round talent but for his service requirement as a pending graduate of the Naval Academy. Red Sox drafted him in the fourth round anyway and signed him to a well-below-slot bonus. Following his graduation and being commissioned as an officer, played for Lowell while on temporary assignment duty at the Academy. Impressed in Lowell, showing an expectedly good fastball and slider and an unexpectedly good changeup after having barely thrown it in college. Returned to the Naval Academy for a month before pitching in relief for Team USA during the 2019 Premier12 Tournament, where he was considered by some to be the most impressive pitcher on a talented, generally much older squad. Submitted a waiver request to transfer his service commitment to the Navy Reserve in October 2019 in order to continue his baseball career, but the request was Chief Naval Officer at the Naval Academy did not endorse his request because Song had graduated during a short window during which the Department of Defense ended the program allowing graduates of the service academies to delay or alter their service commitments in order to pursue careers in professional sports. After several months in limbo (perhaps due in part to the application being made during a period of numerous changes at the Departments of Defense and the Navy), altered his request in April 2020, requesting to begin flight school. Was ultimately ordered to report to flight school in June 2020. Lieutenant Junior Grade Song graduated from flight school and received his wings as a Naval Flight Officer on April 28, 2022, after which he submitted another request for a service waiver to resume his baseball career. The waiver request is currently pending before the Secretary of the Navy. Song has begun a new training block at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville in the meantime.

Summation: Has the potential to develop into a number three or four starter. Canceled 2020 minor league season, plus clarity with regards to his situation with the Navy, give him a better chance of reaching his potential relative to his peers. However, there is still a non-zero chance he either never returns to baseball or returns with diminished stuff having not pitched in so long, and therefore his floor is much lower and risk far higher than that of a typical prospect with his talent. Strong pitchability, already showing the makings of a four-pitch mix, with three showing above-average potential. Outstanding makeup, strong work ethic. Type of person every organization strives to have. If he returns from his Naval service with the same stuff he showed in Lowell in 2019, he could move quickly as long as he can build up his stamina.

   

 

 

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Someone write on Biden's note card to sign this form because your favorite team needs a pitcher. 

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I am concerned about putting a 20 year old flame thrower in the regular April rotation and then asking him to make starts in October.

It makes me worry about the quality of those October starts and his TJ risk.

May be controversial, but I’d start his year a couple months late, get him a few starts in Lehigh, and then bring him up to the big club comfortably after the All Star break.  Then, come playoff time, you’ve got a kid with elite stuff that hitters haven’t seen.

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14 hours ago, iladelphxx said:

 

 

One of my Nuke A School roommates got a  tryout then minor league contract toward the end of that program and they let him out of his enlistment fairly easily. Granted, that was 1990, but he never went anywhere beyond that and the Navy had no problem letting him go.

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3 hours ago, The_Omega said:

One of my Nuke A School roommates got a  tryout then minor league contract toward the end of that program and they let him out of his enlistment fairly easily. Granted, that was 1990, but he never went anywhere beyond that and the Navy had no problem letting him go.

This guy is a Naval Academy grad and a pilot.  Lots of time, money and effort went into his training and education. 

I'm guessing an enlisted man would have a much easier time than an officer, especially an aviator. 

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I’d make him leadoff and the schwarber 2 hole. That way if he gets on schwarber might hit 2 run homers instead of solo 

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