I didn’t quite make it through my Springfield notes last night. As an apology, please accept these pictures.
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Of course they would have Reifer pitch on tie-dye jersey night.
Carpenter *looks* to have a build to move to 2B. Can’t wait for the write-up on him.
Carpenter is AMAZINGLY skinny in these shots. He’s listed at 6’3″, 200#. Where is it all? Is his skeleton made of tantalum or something?
Wade, I’m curious about your “build to move to 2B” comment. As far as I can tell, only two major-league starting second basemen (Neil Walker and Reid Brignac) are as tall as 6’3″. Most are short and cobby, of the same general build as Skip Schumaker if not (shudder) Aaron Miles. Is there some reason why a guy as tall and lean as Carpenter doesn’t do well there?
A larger fraction of MLB third basemen are at least Carp’s height, but even they tend to be considerably more massive. If he doesn’t bulk up a bit, I worry about his durability at the position. Of course, he’s young enough that he will. (Sheesh … how nice it must be to still be of an age where people say “you need to gain weight” …)
I meant it in “looks” … as in he doesn’t look 6’3″ and 200 lbs. I can see the 6’3″ maybe standing in cleats, but can’t grasp where 200 came from (weighed after taking a shower in full gear?).
That’s what 200 pounds looks like on a 6’3″ frame.
Waaaaay skinnier than I thought he would be.
3. Good, lots of room to fill out and add more power!
Carpenter used to be chubby in college and has lost a lot of weight.
Looks like Darth Vader is a lefty. Who knew?
and those are some extremely short Storm Troopers.
My exact comment!
This is great. I feel as though I just got Ass Pear on HCwDB.
All the guys wearing the new larger (and safer!) helmets also make them all look like they are little leaguers…
DJ was skinner than I thought he would be also.
I saw many of these guys in the beginning for the season and they do look a bit thinner, most likely have lost some significant weight by this time of year, that’s why they bulk up before the season, most of it’s gone by end.
And I think the perception is that they are supposed to look like Major Leaguers, who eat a lot better during season, than the lower level guys do.
Thanks for sharing the pictures. Looking forward to your eyeball analysis of the players.
Sparser crowds than I would have guessed , although Tye-Dye jersey night brought out more fans.
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