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Those pesky Jays just acquired Jonathan Villar.  Starling Marte to the Marlins (would have looked good in our OF/lineup).

 

 

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1 hour ago, RandyMarsh said:

After feeling the pressure of the surging Tigers the Buffalo Jays have gone and got Robbie Ray.  

dont know why the jays need anymore pitchers after trading for the great taijuan walker last week.

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20. Zack Short, SS
Drafted: 17th Round, 2016 from Sacred Heart (CHC)
Age 25.0 Height 5′ 10″ Weight 175 Bat / Thr R / R FV 40
Tool Grades (Present/Future)
Hit Raw Power Game Power Run Fielding Throw
35/40 45/45 45/45 45/45 50/50 50/50

Short struck out at an alarming rate last year, much more than he ever has before (32% last year, 21% career). Some of that may have been due to a smaller sample of at-bats, as he missed much of 2019 with a hand injury. He has good ball/strike recognition, hits the ball in the air consistently, and is a capable defender all over the infield, including at short. He’s now on the Cubs 40-man and I think he’s a big league ready utility man.

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After Short led the Northeast Conference with nine homers and 33 walks as a Sacred Heart sophomore in 2015, lackluster performances in the Cape Cod League and his junior season depressed his Draft stock. After signing for $80,000 as a 17th-rounder in 2016, he regained his power and steadily advanced through the system. He began 2019 in Triple-A and was poised to make his big league debut later in the year, but an errant pitch broke his left hand in April, sidelining him for 10 weeks and hampering him afterward.

Short has surprising power for his size, thanks to quick hands and an aggressive approach in which he tries to pull and left everything with his right-handed swing. The Cubs would like to see him shorten his stroke, develop more consistency and make adjustments to catch up to fastballs up in the zone. While he doesn't hit for average, he does work deep counts and draw a lot of walks, fueling healthy on-base percentages.

Short can help a team beyond his bat, using his solid speed well on the bases and playing quality defense at a number of positions. He might be the best shortstop in the system, and his quickness and strong arm allow him to get the job done at second and third base as well. He has a ceiling as a Zack Cozart-type regular but more likely will be a slugging utilityman.

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2 minutes ago, Gehringer_2 said:

Niko's stock falling?

Just getting something for an expiring asset. 

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Short will fit right in with the plethora of other utility infielders we have.  With that said for only 30 games of Maybin its a pretty good deal for the Tigers.

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4 minutes ago, Gehringer_2 said:

Niko's stock falling?

Nikos defense has been great per FG, but the Ks are out of control

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I can already tell Short is going to be scrappy as ****. Team better double down on the laundry detergent cause his uni will surely be getting dirty.

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12 minutes ago, RatkoVarda said:

Nikos defense has been great per FG, but the Ks are out of control

Niko is simply a terrible batter left handed. His OPS platoon split this season is up to 500pts!  At this point he should just try hitting RHP as a RHB.

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Zack Short is a 5'10" utility infielder.  Even his name is an indicator of grittiness.  

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Short went to a small northeast college, failed to impress in the Cape Cod League, got traded for an underachiever who was built up as the next superstar and is now on the cusp of the Major Leagues.  There's a movie in there.  

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2020 will always be remembered as the year we acquired Zach Short at the trade deadline.  And only Zach Short.

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26 minutes ago, tiger337 said:

Short went to a small northeast college, failed to impress in the Cape Cod League, got traded for an underachiever who was built up as the next superstar and is now on the cusp of the Major Leagues.  There's a movie in there.  

That will go straight to Crackle or Vudu

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1 hour ago, Motor City Sonics said:

Speaking of Cameron..................Do we get more Demererittes or do we get Dazzled by Son Of Cameron?   

Harold, man. Harold.  I'm ready for him to come back.

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1 minute ago, Chili Mac Davis said:

Harold, man. Harold.  I'm ready for him to come back.

hammy still injured

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