Looks like he could either be a great WR or a mediocre QB. My guess is he starts the latter and ends up the former once we get him here. Definitely a D1 caliber athlete though.
That’s good to hear he IS D-1 caliber athlete. - pretty sad the kid is right here in my home city and I haven’t been keeping up on his recruiting - - makes 2 Kansas kids for next year. - -Do you now by chance what other schools other then K-state may have been interested in him? -size? - - 100 yd time? - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY
I know nothing more about him other than watching his film he was clearly above the competition all season. I coached HS football for 4 years and watched film on probably 25 different schools in that time and at least a thousand different players.
This guy sticks out as clearly D1 material. You can just tell when a Kansas High School kid is D1 because he is basically unstoppable. He is bigger, faster, stronger, quicker and just flat out more athletic than anyone else on the field trying to tackle him.
To me, he looks like a future receiver. He has the size for it and he would be a legitimate threat with the ball after the catch.
Don’t feel bad about not hearing about him though, he isn’t ranked at all on 247. Which is pretty rare even for some of the lesser recruits tbh. But it is nice to see that Miles and staff are at least looking at the talent in our backyard even if nobody else really is.
@HighEliteMajor Let me preface this with saying that Salvy is my favorite Royal and I have his signed jersey hanging in my office as we speak.
I was worried about it this season, but I think we have already seen the best of Salvy. We are 6 years removed from his best season at the plate, and will be 7 now… Without a monumental shift in his plate approach, the signs point to him being a 20ish HR guy who hits in the low .200s, that doesn’t walk, strikes out a lot, and is a huge rally killer for the rest of his career. Compared to other catchers, that’s fine. It’s expected. Hell, it’s kind of good depending on the season. But that from your 1B or DH, you’re looking to replace them at that production. Even a minor dip compared to what he did at the plate last season makes him a near unplayable hitter. His advanced stats show that, as a hitter and baserunner he was 10 runs worse than an average player.
A great example of this scenario is Victor Martinez while he was in Detroit. Once he made the switch to DH, his value changed completely. He has only had a positive RAA (Runs Above Average) twice since he was switched to DH/1B in 7 seasons and he was a significantly better hitter than Salvy has ever been in 4 of those 7 seasons.
I think, if Salvy moved to DH, we would see a similar story. Only, Salvy isn’t ever gong to put up OPS over .800 ever again so it would be worse. We are talking close to 50 runs below an average player and thus, a below average player.
It’s been going on all season, when I’'m home it’s not a problem but otherwise I’m subject to available wifi. I’ve tried all the tricks above, thanks guys for trying Hopefully the upgrade will shake something loose. But it bugs me that this is the only webpage that I have trouble with, you’d think something else would mess up as well.
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