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Bobby Poyner

Discussion in 'The Adopt a Prospect Forum' started by bringbackburks, Jul 25, 2017.

  1. bringbackburks

    bringbackburks lurker

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    Age 24 (12/1/92)
    6' 205 lbs
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    14th round of 2015 Draft out of University of Florida

    Bobby Poyner has been putting up some sneaky good numbers between Salem and Portland this year. When he was drafted he was a fairly well regarded prospect (at least as college seniors go) who always had good control but lacked strikeout stuff. That's changed now as he's put up a k/9 of 12.6 in 47 innings between Salem and Portland while still maintaining a bb/9 of 2.1. He started and relieved at Florida and never put up numbers like this so it doesn't appear to be just the switch to a relief role. Comimg out of college his fastball was described as high 80's to low 90's, along with a curve, changeup and slider. Has anyone seen him pitch this year? Is there an increase in velocity or development of a secondary pitch that might account for his success? He's obviously miles away from helping the big club, but he'll be interesting to keep an eye on.
     
  2. simplicio

    simplicio Well-Known Member Gold Supporter

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    Update via Fangraphs:

     
  3. edoug

    edoug Member SoSH Member

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    Not exactly the most glamorous of prospects but someone who could have a nice career in the Majors.
     
  4. simplicio

    simplicio Well-Known Member Gold Supporter

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    Another perfect inning tonight, down to a .50 WHIP over 32 IP in Portland.
     
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    Gave up a lone single in a save last night, Portland ERA now at 0.27. Last allowed multiple base runners in an inning with a pair of walks on July 17th (to start off two hitless scoreless innings), which were also the last walks he's allowed.
     
  6. simplicio

    simplicio Well-Known Member Gold Supporter

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    The magic wears off a bit with a blown save and loss, allowing an inherited run to score then giving up 3 of his own the next inning. 4H, 2BB, 3K, 3ER in 1.1 IP, ERA all the way up to 1.05.
     
  7. simplicio

    simplicio Well-Known Member Gold Supporter

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    Back into form, inherits men on 1st and 2nd with one out in the 8th, gets a fly out, walks one and strikes out the last. Next inning works around a leadoff double with 3 straight Ks for the save.

    36 pitches over 1.2 innings, so he did have to work for it. Really curious to see if his stuff can translate at a higher level.
     
  8. bringbackburks

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    Struck out the side last night after allowing the bases loaded on a couple walks and a double. ERA back under 1 at .97. Has anyone seen him this year? Still haven't found anything about an increase in velocity or the addition/improvement of a secondary pitch.

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  9. simplicio

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  10. bringbackburks

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    Poyner is in camp with the big club and has been mildly impressive so far, 3 ip 2k, 0 h, 0 bb. Cora was quoted in Friday's Herald saying that "I'm not saying he's a guy that will go up north with us but he's a guy that's opening eyes.... He's a good one."

    Should be interesting to see if he can force himself into the bullpen conversation during the first half of the season. Last season's numbers combined with this spring could easily have him as one of the first lefties up.
     
  11. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Gave up a long HR to the Orioles' Tim Beckham today
     
  12. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Glad I posted the above, he's looked VERY good ever since then!
     
  13. chrisfont9

    chrisfont9 Member SoSH Member

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    Looks like he's this year's LHH reliever. Can we call him Robby to make it simple?
     

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