Sunday, August 21, 2016

Weekend TTM Roundup: 08/15-08/20


Received On: 08/16/2016

My first return this week came back from Andre Robertson.
Andre Robertson was originally drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the fourth round of the 1979 MLB Player Draft. The shortstop/occasional third baseman & second baseman's contract was sold to the New York Yankees in late 1979. Robertson spent a few years in the New York Yankees farm system, earning All Star nods at affiliates like the Columbus Clippers in 1981. In 1981 Robertson made his MLB debut and went onto play five seasons with the Yankees. Robertson's best year was in 1983 when he marked a career high in games played, plate appearances and doubles.

Received On: 08/19/2016

My next return came from Brewers prospect Demi Orimoloye.
Demi Orimoloye was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the fourth round of the 2015 MLB Player Draft. Orimoloye was originally born in Nigeria but he moved to Canada before he was one years old. At this point in time Orimoloye is still the athlete trying to become a baseball player. He possesses great potential thanks to his incredible physique that enables him to have a ton of power and bat speed. He also has a ton of speed that'll enable him to be a total threat on the bases and cover a lot of ground in the outfield. Although he's had a mixed season in rookie ball this year, there is still time for Orimoloye to deliver on his promise.

Received On: 08/19/2016

Next up is Chris Okey.
Chris Okey was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the second round of the 2016 MLB Player Draft. The young catcher has been on the radar of prospecting circles for years since being a promising player on young USA teams as a teenager. The former Clemson Tiger projects to be a very good catcher in the big leagues. Offensively he has the power and speed to be a double-digit HR, solid base running catcher. Defensively he's a good receiver but his arm isn't exactly a cannon. Given how the Reds have been able to develop Devin Mesoraco and Yasmani Grandal into big league caliber catchers, it wouldn't surprise me to see Okey be an everyday catcher in the big leagues soon.

And those were my returns this week. Big thanks to Mr. Robertson, Orimoloye and Okey for the awesome autographs.

And as always thank you (the readers) for stopping by :).

2016 TTM Count: 213

Sources:
*http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/roberan01.shtml
*http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?player_id=647309#/career/R/hitting/2016/ALL
*http://m.mlb.com/prospects/2016?list=mil
*http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=sa875027&position=OF
*http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/evaluating-the-2016-prospects-milwaukee-brewers/
*http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?sid=milb&player_id=608360#/career/R/hitting/2016/ALL
*http://m.mlb.com/prospects/2016?list=cin

4 comments:

  1. Solid week! The Robertson came out great.

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  2. So, you're saying that Okey might turn out to be an Okay catcher?... I'll see myself out.

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    1. You're not the first to say that and you won't be the last...

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