***** Official Houston Astros 2019 Season Thread *****

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Isn't the bigger issue with playing him at first that Yuli plays there?
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redline248 said:

Isn't the bigger issue with playing him at first that Yuli plays there?
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redline248 said:

Isn't the bigger issue with playing him at first that Yuli plays there?

He's not coming up to be an everyday player initially imo.

He comes up and joins the rotation of DH/scattered spot starts between Diaz, Kemp and Jake. (I'm hoping white is the one sent down personally)

I would assume if he comes up and is just raking we would DH him more often than the other guys but if does get a scattered start he can give yuli the night off?
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redline248 said:

Isn't the bigger issue with playing him at first that Yuli plays there?
The biggest issue is that Diaz, Kemp and White are out of options. Even though none has played well, there is no chance that any of them clears waivers.

White has only made 3 starts in the field. If it were possible to send him down without losing him, it would be easy logistically to give Alvarez a shot at DH with the occasional time in the field. Because we are in 1st place, I'm sure they will slow play this and see how it shakes out.
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Surely losing White is not that big of a deal? Even if Alvarez comes up and struggles he can give them what White is currently giving them.
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White is a tricky deal. He was widely anticipated to be a breakout guy this year and projected to be a 25 HR guy with good OBP. It's easy to hate him because he's fat AF and that's on him and it's easy to love Kemp because he hustles and seems like an overall good dude.

The're about the same age and have had about the same amount of opportunities and White definitely has the most potential of the two. Especially if he can lose some weight.
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Interesting stats related to the discussion.

wRC+

Tyler White - 98
Yuli Gurriel - 97
Aledmys Diaz - 74
Tony Kemp - 58

wOBA

Tyler White - .311
Yuli Gurriel - .309
Aledmys Diaz - .276
Tony Kemp - .252

ISO

Tyler White - .069
Yuli Gurriel - .157
Aledmys Diaz - .175
Tony Kemp - .125

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White is tough because he's not really good enough to play regularly but he's good enough that you don't wanna just let someone claim off waivers for nothing.

Like I've said I really Kemp as a clubhouse guy but he's has been downright awful offensively and with the OF stacked he has no place on this roster.
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Time is running out for White. 0 home runs for a DH is awful
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Harry Dunne said:

White definitely has the most potential of the two. Especially if he can lose some weight.
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bearkatag15 said:

Harry Dunne said:

White definitely has the most potential of the two. Especially if he can lose some weight.

Yes, ha ha...you have come full circle with the "White sucks bit". You were right and then you were wrong and now you're right again. IDK that his play is directly correlated with how much you rip him, but it certainly can't hurt for you to give it one last push before he gets waived and becomes a Pirate. I can see him becoming a late bloomer Luke Scott type.

Kemp on the other hand, in what scenario would we ever regret letting him go? Not enough arm for center and not enough bat for corner OF. Maybe he could start at 2b for someone, but even then he's like a bad-hitting version of Dee Gordon without the speed.
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By who?
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I don't think White's weight is the issue with his hitting. If you can hit, you can hit. One of the greatest hitters of my generation...Tony Gwynn was even fatter that White. David Ortiz was fat...dude could hit. Dave Parker got fat at the end of his career. Dude could still hit.

All his weight does is pigeon hole him into the DH spot since he really can't play the field...so if he can't hit as a DH, then he really has no value. He's just another one of those guys who can hit at AAA but can't in the big leagues.

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By who, what?
PSully97
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Kirby Puckett!!!
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How does Marisnick's numbers compare to these?
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Absolutely...Kirby Puckett...fat...dude could hit.

Responsible for the greatest play-by-play call that I ever heard live...

"And we'll see you tomorrow night!"

Safe at Home
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There was this guy named Babe...
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Marisnick
wRC+ - 110
wOBA - .328
ISO - .189
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Bobcat-Ag said:

Interesting stats related to the discussion.

wRC+

Tyler White - 98
Yuli Gurriel - 97
Aledmys Diaz - 74
Tony Kemp - 58

wOBA

Tyler White - .311
Yuli Gurriel - .309
Aledmys Diaz - .276
Tony Kemp - .252

ISO

Tyler White - .069
Yuli Gurriel - .157
Aledmys Diaz - .175
Tony Kemp - .125




I read this wondering why bearkatag was posting something positive about Big Puddin, then I realized it was BobcatAg.

Cat fight!
TREX01
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Meanwhile, we have a 22 year old rocket launching DH prospect destroying everything he sees in AAA. Can't get to houston fast enough
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We are 2 games behind the twins for the league lead, and 2-4 against the Rangers for the silver boot heading into a 4 game series.

Time to bring the bats!

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yes, time to payback the Rangers and make Joey Gallo look like 2018 Gallo
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I solemnly swear to limit my references to cock grabbing, knob slobbing and the "Gallo greeting" to 15 this series.

And those 3 don't count.
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more White tonight --- hitting 6th in the order
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I've never been to MMP when it was storming outside. I wonder if it takes some of the attention away from the game and some of the focus from the players.
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Rat face lurks with a .158 batting average
Bobcat-Ag
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I'm not sure that it's positive for any of them. Seems to be a lot of blah.
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Hope everyone stays safe out there, got one tab monitoring the weather
http://houseofhouston.com/author/dshedd/
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another great play by Correa
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That's one way to start the game
mathguy86
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Another semester is in the books. I'm sitting in an easy chair with a bourbon in my hand watching a game.

Life is good.

Now beat these pig ****ers.
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Kick their butts.
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nice dive by George --- this is going to be close
mathguy86
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That's just horrible luck for George. He should have just trusted his instincts and kept going.
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