Film Study: Nick Pratto 2018 Playoff Edition

Nick Pratto had a solid season hitting .280/.343/.443 at Lexington.  Pratto had an even better South Atlantic League Playoff hitting .333/.481/.667 in 6 playoff games.  This is a small sample but perhaps it’s enough to give us a sense that Pratto may be a clutch player.  Pratto was 7-21 with 2 HRs, a double, 4…

Film Study: Chris Ellis

I saw some of Chris Ellis in person over the last two seasons.  He always seemed to be good enough to get the job done.  He threw hard, had a good curve, a slider, and a solid change.  In my notes I wrote “we never seem to hit this guy hard.  Someone to watch.”  Well,…

Film Study: Sam McWilliams

Here’s what the film says on newly acquired RHP Sam McWilliams. McWilliams is fairly polished.  I think this is one reason the Royals selected him not to mention his ability to throw a baseball.  He throws a 4-seamer, 2-seamer, slider, change, and a variation of the slider that looks more like a curve.  I don’t…

Trade Target: Genesis Cabrera

The Cardinals are now all in with their trade for Paul Goldschmidt yesterday.  What the Cardinals are lacking is a solid second baseman or veteran outfielder who gets on base a lot and can run.  Cue the Whit Merrifield rumors.  Whit actually makes a lot of sense for the Cardinals although the Royals aren’t seriously…