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Juan Osvaldo Lagares

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Posted: 5/4/2011 7:13 PM

Juan Osvaldo Lagares 


.300 OBP that is...Has anyone noticed that Juan Lagares has been in the Mets minor league system for six seasons and has a sub .300 OBP? The last time he had an entire season with an OBP over .300 was when he was 17 years old in the DSL back in 2006. In fact, he hasn't had double digit walk totals since 2007!

Heading into today, his OBP is at a robust .303 and he has 5 total BBs on the season. Will he be able to keep this up and establish himself as a .300+ OBP player?

Last edited 5/31/2011 4:41 PM by RSVandy

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Posted: 5/4/2011 7:18 PM

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I feel like he may provide a good example of why it's good to challenge and rush prospects through the system. The Mets brought him over and put him into full season A ball at his age 18 season after putting up a .751 OPS in the Dominican.

Imagine if he wasn't challenged...I think that we would probably be looking at a .200 OBP type of player, but now he's able to elevate his game and is flirting with .300.
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Posted: 5/4/2011 8:56 PM

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He's truly a monster.  Those descriptions of him as the next Jose Reyes were stupid though, as Lagares blows Jose out of the water in every facet of the game.
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Posted: 5/4/2011 11:36 PM

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nyr2k2 wrote: He's truly a monster.  Those descriptions of him as the next Jose Reyes were stupid though, as Lagares blows Jose out of the water in every facet of the game.

I was going to post that it looks like Legares was going to be RSVandy's new favorite player. But now it looks like Vandy will have to pry him from nyr's cold, dead, fingers.

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Posted: 5/5/2011 12:11 AM

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nyr2k2 wrote: He's truly a monster.  Those descriptions of him as the next Jose Reyes were stupid though, as Lagares blows Jose out of the water in every facet of the game.
He must be a very special talent.

He was brought over to full season A ball for his age 18 season, obviously because he has incredible physical tools like 80 speed, 80 power, 80 fielding, etc. The Mets didn't even do this for other players such as David Wright, Ike Davis, Matt Harvey, etc. because their tools pale in comparison to Lagares' tools.

Lagares actually compares well to a prospect like Bryce Harper. Both of them played in A ball during their age 18 season.
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Posted: 5/5/2011 9:30 PM

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pimp.gifIs this the start of what I think it is the start of?
 
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Posted: 5/5/2011 11:22 PM

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Mongo22 wrote: pimp.gifIs this the start of what I think it is the start of?

I shudder to even think about it.
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Posted: 5/5/2011 11:47 PM

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Mongo22 wrote: pimp.gifIs this the start of what I think it is the start of?
If you're thinking that Osvaldo is the next Ichiro or perhaps the next Hank Aaron, then yes, this is the start of it.

Oddly enough, I just noticed that he hasn't played since May 2nd. I wonder why that is...
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Posted: 5/6/2011 9:37 AM

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Mongo, it soulds like we're too late.

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Posted: 5/6/2011 1:22 PM

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"Shortstop Juan Lagares, who turns 18 next Sunday, already has turned heads in Mets camp. Tim Teufel, who will manage the Mets’ Savannah affiliate in the low Class A South Atlantic League, hears a difference when Lagares, a right-handed hitter, makes contact.

“You stop to watch him,” said Tom McCraw, the hitting coach with the Gulf Coast Mets.

This kid could be reallll good, he has been compared to Jose Reyes by the scout who scouted both Reyes and Lagares. Look for Lagares to start the season in Low A."

www.metsprospecthub.com/uncate...-turning-heads/

It's no surprise that Teufel has since been promoted.

"Throw strikes, you dummy" ~ Buck O'Neil

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Posted: 5/6/2011 1:37 PM

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All the Reyes trade rumors make sense...why keep a poor-man's Juan Lagares on the roster?
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Posted: 5/6/2011 3:46 PM

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NewMFS62 wrote: Mongo, it soulds like we're too late.

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Oh lord.
 
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Posted: 5/6/2011 3:49 PM

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RSVandy wrote:
Mongo22 wrote: pimp.gifIs this the start of what I think it is the start of?
If you're thinking that Osvaldo is the next Ichiro or perhaps the next Hank Aaron, then yes, this is the start of it.

Oddly enough, I just noticed that he hasn't played since May 2nd. I wonder why that is...

He's been very busy lately.  He's helped tornado victims in Alabama, went to the royal wedding in London, and then he was spotted in Abbottobad Pakistan on Sunday and throughout the week, but no one knows why and no one has any pictures. . .

I'm sorry NewMF, I just can't help even myself.
 
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Posted: 5/6/2011 3:59 PM

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He's probably been called it to help national security this week post-Osama. Understandable.

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Posted: 5/7/2011 12:22 AM

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He is a true American hero. It's truly admirable when a great player is willing to take a break from the game in order to serve this country. Lagares is like a modern day Bob Feller.
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Posted: 5/7/2011 7:50 AM

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Ahh, I see... I was wondering why is there  a thread on Lagares? lol.....

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Posted: 5/11/2011 9:38 AM

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Sorry to disagree, guys.  Corey Ragsdale is still better than Lagares.  And neither of them can hold a candle to Holzdkom (spelling?).
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Posted: 5/11/2011 10:13 AM

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I think Vandy is having some trouble finding a picture of Mr. Lagares, and that's why he still has one of Holdzkom as his avatar.
 
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Posted: 5/17/2011 2:16 PM

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Juan has been on a hot streak ever since this thread started. His post topic creation line is 11-29, 3 HRs, 1 BB, 1 SB, 10 RBI, 1.000+ OPS.

His OBP is now at .330 and his OPS is nearing .800!

Clearly he reads this forum and has been encouraged by his fans.
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Posted: 5/17/2011 2:24 PM

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RSVandy wrote: Juan has been on a hot streak ever since this thread started. His post topic creation line is 11-29, 3 HRs, 1 BB, 1 SB, 10 RBI, 1.000+ OPS.

His OBP is now at .330 and his OPS is nearing .800!

Clearly he reads this forum and has been encouraged by his fans.

The same thing happened when I mocked Allan Dykstra.  Someone needs to start ridiculing Holt and Flores.
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