2057.14: A Less Heralded Bear Cub

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2057.14: A Less Heralded Bear Cub

Post by BaseClogger » Wed Jan 10, 2024 3:10 pm

9/12/2057


When rookie starting pitcher Keith Mays made his debut back in May (natch) he got his own team news post. He pitched 33 innings to the tune of a 4.09 ERA for the Bears before succumbing to a torn UCL that has him shut down until mid 2058.

However, when his backfill, 26 year-old Morgan Tomsett, picked up where Mays left off he didn’t get his own post. It’s understandable; Mays was elevated to #9 overall BBA prospect before getting injured and has been listed in the top 100 prospects list since 2053. Tomsett, on the other hand, was an unheralded minor league free agent signing in 2052 with only a $75K signing bonus. Like Michael Schultz before him, Tomsett slowly elevated his game and eventually rewarded the Bears for their efforts foraging at the bottom of the minor league free agent list. He discovered a third pitch over the offseason and suddenly found himself ranked as the #40 BBA prospect. We had some laughs about that lofty ranking on discord, but as Tomsett’s knucklecurve went from an under developed 5 potential to a 5/7 his chances as a starter looked real. Tomsett had never started a game in my organization but I moved him from the AAA bullpen to the AAA rotation and his performance improved. After 89.1 innings of 2.12 ERA Tomsett cemented that he was the most worthy replacement for Mays. Since joining the San Fernando rotation he’s pitched 48.1 innings of 3.54 ERA. In the midseason prospect list update, Tomsett moved up to the #20 overall prospect.

My next decision will be whether Tomsett draws any postseason starts or pitches out of the playoff bullpen. A lot will hinge on how he performs in the season’s closing weeks.
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Re: 2057.14: A Less Heralded Bear Cub

Post by RonCo » Wed Jan 10, 2024 3:11 pm

Great story.
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Re: 2057.14: A Less Heralded Bear Cub

Post by Dington » Wed Jan 10, 2024 3:14 pm

Like bumps.
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Re: 2057.14: A Less Heralded Bear Cub

Post by BaseClogger » Tue Apr 09, 2024 4:01 pm

Tomsett remains an enigma. Now 27 years old, his knucklecurve stands as a 5 with *10* potential. His base ratings sit 8-7-9 with 11-8-9 potential (his movement lumped a point). Will he ever fulfill his potential?
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Re: 2057.14: A Less Heralded Bear Cub

Post by Trebro » Sat Apr 13, 2024 2:17 pm

BaseClogger wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2024 4:01 pm
Tomsett remains an enigma. Now 27 years old, his knucklecurve stands as a 5 with *10* potential. His base ratings sit 8-7-9 with 11-8-9 potential (his movement lumped a point). Will he ever fulfill his potential?
Have you run him through a conversation to 25 yet? that might give you a better indication now that ratings are more stabilized.
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Re: 2057.14: A Less Heralded Bear Cub

Post by BaseClogger » Sat Apr 13, 2024 3:59 pm

Trebro wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2024 2:17 pm
BaseClogger wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2024 4:01 pm
Tomsett remains an enigma. Now 27 years old, his knucklecurve stands as a 5 with *10* potential. His base ratings sit 8-7-9 with 11-8-9 potential (his movement lumped a point). Will he ever fulfill his potential?
Have you run him through a conversation to 25 yet? that might give you a better indication now that ratings are more stabilized.
He looks good in that game too but he’s gotta develop which seems like a long shot at his age. Might see what he can do out of the bullpen next year.
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