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  1. It's all a guessing game right now.  Depends on how quickly he heals/responds to treatment. I tend to agree with @sleepysock's comments but timeline will be determined by the team doctors.  If he heals on the low end, then I'd expect him back first week of August give or take, and if closer to the back end of the timeline would think he's back end of August thereabouts.

  2. 1 minute ago, Maxcd99 said:

    I dont think anyone I mentioned (besides Dominguez) is in the same class as Franco either, I'm just saying their rise in rank parallels his. I don't think I compared anyone else to Franco either from a talent stand point. It's just that Valera, Robinson, Rodriguez, and Luciano were all top 10 or so in their signing class and because they have lived up to it stateside, they're all getting a rise in rank/hype accordingly. Fantrax' rankings may take it to an extreme, but their overall improved esteem is substantiated. I'm not saying any of them at this point have the same projection Wander has.

    Fair enough.  I don't actually think we are disagreeing.  All good.

  3. 27 minutes ago, dod959 said:

    Still 19 years old. Currently 4th in the Midwest League with a 149 wRC+. Super prodigy Wander Franco had a 154 wRC+ before getting promoted. Nolan Gorman currently with a 127 wRC+. Out-performing other 19/20 year old top prospects like Alek Thomas, Turang, Edwards, Freeman, Amaya in the same league. 

    Last 2 games he has 4 bombs. Dodgers might have tapped his power so look out because Vargas has a 0.81 BB/K as well. 

    Thanks for bumping the thread and providing the above.  He does look like he has some upside, possibly this is a breakout, but I would caution that his strong 2 game power display is anything consequential.  If he continues to bang XBH and Hrs in the next couple weeks, then I'm on the train. 

  4. 32 minutes ago, Maxcd99 said:

    From what I recall, all of the guys you mentioned were top international signees a few years ago and have had continued success stateside. They've always had the tools and projection to succeed and since they've backed it up in games, their rankings have soared appropriately. It's not like they came out of nowhere.


    Wander Franco always had the Wander Franco hype. He was the clear top talent of his class and since he's been destroying the already aggressive assignments the Rays have given him, it propelled his hype and rankings even further. Jasson Dominguez is just as well regarded as Franco was in 2016, but he just signed his professional contract today, let alone has proven himself stateside. He's definitely a top 100 minor league asset as of now, but prospect lists won't reflect that until he backs it up. Since Valera, Rodriguez, Robinson, and Valera have backed that up stateside, most prospect lists will rank them accordingly since this time last year most of them didn't have professional at bats outside of rookie ball.

    Edit: I guess I see how bold this list really is in ranking Dominguez as a borderline top-50 guy. The talent is there but I see what people are saying when this list is too bold.



    To the people talking about Gorman/Kelenic aggressive rankings, while I agree their positions are too bold for my liking, I think part of the point of these lists is to highlight guys that clearly have their stock up. Mize being top 5 or top 10 is semantics since he's already an established top tier guy, but Kelenic even sniffing the top 5 is a testament to how high people now are on him even if he should be 10-15. He wasn't 10-15 when the season started.

    I don't think any of the guys mentioned are in the same class as Wander Franco.  Franco is a full year younger than Julio Rodriguez and also younger than Valera or Robinson. The stats Franco put up last year in rookie ball were video game crazy, especially given his age. Sure, these guys could be the next Wander, which I suspect is the rationale to their ranking, but I disagree with the assessment that 15 games into the season that guys like Valera and Robinson are deserving to be ranked as highly as they are.  They are holding their own, but I would hardly say that their numbers are justifying the ranking.  Again, perhaps by end of the rookie ball season they will.  

  5. At 6'5 220lbs, Roberto Ramos, a 24 year old bat-only 1B prospect, has been tearing it up over the past couple years for the Rockies.  Last season between High A and Double A, Ramos hit 32 home runs while batting .269 but with a .368OBP.  This year, he is back at it again this time in AAA where he has already slugged 19Hrs and is hitting .307 with a .402OBP.  The K rate remains high, over 25%, but I'm wondering if this is just a Quad A type, or perhaps there is something here.  It would seem there's little left to prove in the minors and he could be an injury away from a call.  Anyone have any further insight on him?

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  6. 1 hour ago, Italian_guy said:



    What do you guys think? It includes 2019 signings. 


    I found it a bit too much this season performance - related

    This was my sense of things too.  Albeit guys like Julio Rodriguez, Luciano, Robinson, Valera, etc., all appear to be proving they will be top prospects it does seem a bit aggressive given their assignments right now.  I would think if they start proving themselves against more advanced pitching in more advanced leagues it would justify their present rankings.  The newly drafted guys are also somewhat hard to rank.  Until you start to see the results, I guess they do the best they can with trying to gauge talent versus where to rank on the list.  That said, there are a lot of newly drafted guys added so time will tell if justified or not.  Overall, hard to be too critical and the list is what it is 'a list' by a good fantasy prospect maven.  

  7. On 6/27/2019 at 8:17 AM, mspangle said:

    Sale can be a 2nd half guy, in 2017 Post All-Star he had 86.2 IP 130 K's 3.12 ERA 1.07 WHIP, in 2018 (with injury) had 29 IP 49 K's 1.55 ERA, 0.69 WHIP.  Last two years post All-Star.


    I'm holding my Sale shares.

    They need him this year.   Unlike last year they are not coasting into the playoffs.

  8. 7 hours ago, Sternes said:

    Any shot someone goes after Adam Duvall and gives him a chance in their lineup?  He is hitting .261 with 24 HRs in the minors and is still only 30.

    It's possible.  I could see him get moved for a relief guy, or something small like that.  Still, there aren't a bunch of teams lining up and most teams selling aren't looking to get a 30 year old back in a deal, in all likelihood. 

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  9. Can't make excuses for how poorly he has played in the first half of the season, but as a recent parent myself if this is his first child you wonder there has been added stress on the home front.  Perhaps now that the baby has arrived, and presuming the baby his healthy, it might alleviate some of that stress.  LOL, the stress may be replaced by sleep deprivation though. 

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  10. Any Sox fans have any insight on his struggles?  Was last year an outlier and this is really what we should expect?  Just wondering if he is pressing, is hurt, or something else going on, because if this is the type of player we can expect he will be moved way down my board next season.  

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