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Paul Janish New Baseball Assistant
Interesting move.
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Can someone please post some additional background and feedback on him? All I have heard is he was one of the stars of 2003 national champ team.
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RE: Paul Janish New Baseball Assistant
I had heard a rumor of this a couple weeks back. I don't believe he's been hired for the Assistant Coach opening, but rather the student volunteer assistant position. Apparently, Paul has several credit remaining for his degree.

IMO, a strong addition and a guy who should relate well with the players, especially given his major league experience.
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(08-10-2017 04:24 PM)Owl1912 Wrote:  Can someone please post some additional background and feedback on him? All I have heard is he was one of the stars of 2003 national champ team.

I wouldn't call him one of the stars of the championship team, though he was our starting SS. Exceptional defensive SS, who developed into a quality college hitter by his Senior season in 2004. Has been in pro ball ever since, and in fact is still playing on Baltimore's AAA club. Over the past 8 years he has bounced back and forth between AAA and the majors-- first with the Reds and then the Orioles-- whenever they were in need of a backup SS. His MLB career has been one of "great glove, no hit"-- typical for middle infielders in the 1960 - late 1970s, but no longer sufficient as the game has gotten much more offensive.
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Paul Janish New Baseball Assistant
That sounds positive. Thanks.
Now for the big news we are all waiting for from baseball...any news there?
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(08-10-2017 04:33 PM)Owl1912 Wrote:  That sounds positive. Thanks.
Now for the big news we are all waiting for from baseball...any news there?

Again, everything I'm hearing is that there will be no announcement until classes begin and the Athletic Department returns from Syndey. Late August at the earliest...and, IMO, this means the Assistant Coach opening will remain vacant for at least another month. Not good.
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A little surprised to see this. My first thought was that I hadn't seen any indication he was no longer with the Orioles organization (and that seems to be what latter posts and the Fox blurb indicate as well).

He's hitting .270 at Norfolk, and got called up for awhile to fill in for the Orioles due to injuries. He's spent time on the Orioles roster for small bits of the last 3 years.

I'd quibble in a minor way with Walt's comments that he is considered merely 'good field', as his fielding peripheral numbers (when he's actually gotten on the field) in the majors have been ridiculously good, frankly Gold Glove level had he managed to hit well enough to sustain a starting role anywhere.

With regard to his 'star' definition at Rice, he was all-WAC twice, and his glove was sterling here as well. He also tied for the team lead in RBI in 2004 for Rice. I'm fairly sure he was drafted as a junior.

ETA - Paul J. played for Billings in the Reds organization in 2004, so the Fox article's statement that he was drafted in 2005 is in error.
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(08-10-2017 04:48 PM)Rick Gerlach Wrote:  A little surprised to see this. My first thought was that I hadn't seen any indication he was no longer with the Orioles organization (and that seems to be what latter posts and the Fox blurb indicate as well).

He's hitting .270 at Norfolk, and got called up for awhile to fill in for the Orioles due to injuries. He's spent time on the Orioles roster for small bits of the last 3 years.

I'd quibble in a minor way with Walt's comments that he is considered merely 'good field', as his fielding peripheral numbers (when he's actually gotten on the field) in the majors have been ridiculously good, frankly Gold Glove level had he managed to hit well enough to sustain a starting role anywhere.

With regard to his 'star' definition at Rice, he was all-WAC twice, and his glove was sterling here as well. He also tied for the team lead in RBI in 2004 for Rice. I'm fairly sure he was drafted as a junior.

Rick, I said he was an "exceptional defensive SS". "Good field, no hit" was a phrase regularly used for MLB middle infielders in the 1960s - '70s. Think Don Kessinger, Dale Maxwell, Hal Lanier, Bud Harrelson. The "good field" meant GG caliber defensive ability.

Paul was one of the stars and leaders of the 2004 team when he really came into his own as a hitter-- hitting something like .345 with 9 HRs and 20 double/triples. He was our second best hitter that year. However, the "stars" of our 2003 championship team were the Big 3, Aardsma, Sinisi, Cruz, Kohlkurst and Davis. I believe Paul had the lowest AVG amongst our starters that year.
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(08-10-2017 04:54 PM)waltgreenberg Wrote:  
(08-10-2017 04:48 PM)Rick Gerlach Wrote:  A little surprised to see this. My first thought was that I hadn't seen any indication he was no longer with the Orioles organization (and that seems to be what latter posts and the Fox blurb indicate as well).

He's hitting .270 at Norfolk, and got called up for awhile to fill in for the Orioles due to injuries. He's spent time on the Orioles roster for small bits of the last 3 years.

I'd quibble in a minor way with Walt's comments that he is considered merely 'good field', as his fielding peripheral numbers (when he's actually gotten on the field) in the majors have been ridiculously good, frankly Gold Glove level had he managed to hit well enough to sustain a starting role anywhere.

With regard to his 'star' definition at Rice, he was all-WAC twice, and his glove was sterling here as well. He also tied for the team lead in RBI in 2004 for Rice. I'm fairly sure he was drafted as a junior.

Rick, I said he was an "exceptional defensive SS". "Good field, no hit" was a phrase regularly used for MLB middle infielders in the 1960s - '70s. Think Don Kessinger, Dale Maxwell, Hal Lanier, Bud Harrelson. The "good field" meant GG caliber defensive ability.

fair enough. Dal Maxvill (I'm a Cardinals fan).
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