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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 06, Pick 190 RHP Chris Viall
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:00 pm 
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Metro2007 wrote:
Mets 6th round pick @chris_cmv is a member of your 2016 @Kingsport_Mets #Mets

That's what I would have figured.


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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 06, Pick 190 RHP Chris Viall
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:20 pm 
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I was hoping Brooklyn, but Kingsport makes more sense, I suppose.

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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 06, Pick 190 RHP Chris Viall
PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:19 pm 
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tejdog1 wrote:
I was hoping Brooklyn, but Kingsport makes more sense, I suppose.



The limelight is something he can look forward to later.

I love the pick. I hope he is a good student as there are a lot of bad habits to correct.


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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 06, Pick 190 RHP Chris Viall
PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 1:42 pm 
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Alex Nelson thinks Viall might be used as a reliever, not just this year but as a permanent move.

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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 06, Pick 190 RHP Chris Viall
PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:02 pm 
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Metro2007 wrote:
Alex Nelson thinks Viall might be used as a reliever, not just this year but as a permanent move.

Alex Nelson or Steve Sypa?


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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 06, Pick 190 RHP Chris Viall
PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:13 am 
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ilikeike29 wrote:
Metro2007 wrote:
Alex Nelson thinks Viall might be used as a reliever, not just this year but as a permanent move.

Alex Nelson or Steve Sypa?



My mistake you are right Sypa said it
http://www.amazinavenue.com/2016/6/22/1 ... hris-viall

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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 06, Pick 190 RHP Chris Viall
PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 7:05 pm 
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Former @StanfordBSB pitcher Chris Viall, a @SportsSoquel alum, hit 101 mph with one of his fastballs last night #scscore


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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 06, Pick 190 RHP Chris Viall
PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:55 am 
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Chris Viall, RHP, Stanford

"This is as big a stuff -- fastball velocity, fastball movement, breaking ball -- as you will find in the draft," Tanous said. "His command has been off this past year. We felt like this was a really good chance at a really good spot, the sixth round, to take a shot at somebody. I'm a firm believer that at certain points in the draft -- and it may be in the 15th round, it may be in the sixth or seventh -- but you have to take a shot at some big upside. Viall probably has the biggest upside that we took. ... Chris Viall just has such enormous stuff. Once we get some command and control with him, I think he's a guy who is going to move up in the system really quickly."

- via Rubin

I will say this seems very pie in the sky but the one place in the org where they walk the walk is developing pitchers, so I won't knock this yet. Long odds tho.

And btw, when are they going to go for big upside on an OFer..?


well clocking 100. they talked about power and at 6-9 that would look great in front of familia

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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 06, Pick 190 RHP Chris Viall
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I get that 100 is exciting, but where in the pre-draft scouting reports did it say that he just needed to add some velocity and he'd be good to go?

I mean, isn't this a guy who always threw hard (even before he had, like, 5 days in our organization to learn so many new things) and yet still wasn't much of an effective pitcher in college, or one that was even used all that much given all of the other issues?


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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 06, Pick 190 RHP Chris Viall
PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:05 pm 
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I get that 100 is exciting, but where in the pre-draft scouting reports did it say that he just needed to add some velocity and he'd be good to go?

I mean, isn't this a guy who always threw hard (even before he had, like, 5 days in our organization to learn so many new things) and yet still wasn't much of an effective pitcher in college, or one that was even used all that much given all of the other issues?


Entirely true on all accounts. I think the point is that sometimes velocity is overstated in scouting reports. If he's still throwing up triple digit fastballs in Kingsport, good to know the scouting is right on velocity. Hopefully, Mets will teach him how to throw 97 and around the strike zone.

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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 06, Pick 190 RHP Chris Viall
PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:25 pm 
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MarkJohnson>You wrote:
I get that 100 is exciting, but where in the pre-draft scouting reports did it say that he just needed to add some velocity and he'd be good to go?

I mean, isn't this a guy who always threw hard (even before he had, like, 5 days in our organization to learn so many new things) and yet still wasn't much of an effective pitcher in college, or one that was even used all that much given all of the other issues?


Entirely true on all accounts. I think the point is that sometimes velocity is overstated in scouting reports. If he's still throwing up triple digit fastballs in Kingsport, good to know the scouting is right on velocity. Hopefully, Mets will teach him how to throw 97 and around the strike zone.


Yup, agreed.


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