Minor League Minutes for 8/23/19: Brewer Hicklen can’t stop hitting home runs

Be sure to check out Drew’s most recent write-up on his 2019 MLB “Shadow Draft.”

Option A – Sign Osmund.

If I signed Osmund for $2M, and I signed Rice who wasn’t drafted for $100,000, that would give me about $600,000 to spend.  That includes the 5 percent you are allowed to go over on slot values.  That would not allow me to sign Jones. However, I would be able to sign Carver.

Doc wrapped up an incredible three part series on Chase Vallot.

With 75 games under his belt in 2019, Vallot is very much the hitter he has always shown himself to be: 24 of his 45 hits have gone for extra bases. Perhaps every bit as concerning as the strikeouts is his terribly-low walk total. Even when he struck out 151 times in 353 plate appearances in 2018 between Wilmington and Idaho Falls, he still walked enough (45) to boost his OBP up to .320, 136 points higher than his .184 batting average, and his .713 OPS was somewhat redemptive.

 

Photo Credits: Ryan Griffith (@ryanrgriffith)

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