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Is Caleb Joseph back in form?

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#1 DaJellyBelly

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 11:32 PM

It appears that Caleb has gotten his mojo back that he

displayed when he filled in for Matt. I've always felt that he

is the type of player that needs regular playing time to be

at his best.

 

The Orioles catching situation is well in hand.

 

PS: When he was subbing for Weiters. He did pretty good

at the plate and got some timely hits to win games.



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Posted 14 March 2017 - 05:03 AM

Heres hoping but its spring sooo ill hold onto my yippee
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Posted 14 March 2017 - 06:42 AM

I'll also hold off and wait until the season starts. But I agree that he seems to be a better full time player , than a part time player. But p/t in the majors beats f/t in Norfolk


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 12:58 PM

Almost 31 years old, a very low 200s hitter in the majors, just shattered a very bad MLB record... Nice enough guy, but I just don't see where the optimism comes from with him.

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 03:39 PM

Wasn't he playing injured at the beginning of last season? Sometimes it takes a long time to completely heal. I remember one season when I jammed my thumb and it never completely healed until winter. He is a solid but not spectacular player, seems to frame well and has a good arm. IMO last year was a fluke.



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Posted 19 March 2017 - 06:57 PM

Even if last year was a fluke, a historically inept fluke, before that he was a .225ish major league bat with maybe a .280 OBP. At basically 31 I just think we're probably kidding ourselves to think he'll be any different at the major league level than he's proven himself to be (via playing time "earned") so far...
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 07:22 PM

Even if last year was a fluke, a historically inept fluke, before that he was a .225ish major league bat with maybe a .280 OBP. At basically 31 I just think we're probably kidding ourselves to think he'll be any different at the major league level than he's proven himself to be (via playing time "earned") so far...

 

   I like Joseph ( he seems like a good guy and He has a great story), however, He struggled offensively before his horrific injury. He seemed to 

   have trouble squaring up the ball. I am inclined to give him a bit of a pass, but the fact remains that his OPS was .413. One of the positive aspects 

   of Joseph's game was the fact that He brought a bit of offense to the table when He played in a part time role. I think He needs to OPS at least in

   the .650 range to be a decent back up. I hope that his ST performance is an indicator that he has gotten his stroke back.






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