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  1. 56 minutes ago, Fantasy Dork said:

    Had to dig deep to find this thread, but Jim Bowden just brought this guy up in article titled "11 minor leaguers who are ready to help their big-league teams now". It costs money to read, but you can go to his fangraphs page to see why he is talking about him. Brings a little bit of speed, power, and has a solid BB% and K%.


    This is the first time I've heard of this guy, so I'm curious what other people think, particularly those who had him on their radar way back when.

    Has been a 'guy' for a couple years now.  I see some Oscar Mercado fantasy appeal if things break right.  Just needs an opportunity to get regular ABs.

  2. 5 minutes ago, brockpapersizer said:



    He's got some work to do to continue lowering that K-rate.  Still, the power is legit.  6Hrs in less than 100Abs, as a 20 year old, in the FSL is pretty impressive.  Let's hope he continues to make adjustments so that he is not just a 3-true outcome guy.

  3. On 6/19/2019 at 11:56 PM, Flyman75 said:

    What are the expectations for how Andujar will do after returning from a torn labrum next year? How much of a down-tick, if any, should we expect?

    Really tough to say.  There are not that many hitters that have this kind of surgery.  The returns are mixed from those that return, some come back without issue, others do not.  If the Yanks do not move him in the off-season, I suspect they will give him a long look in ST.  There is risk though that he will not return to his stats from last year.

  4. Bell is trying to play the analytics/stats game to give his team the best chance to win on a nightly basis.  That I can't blame him for, I guess, but for fantasy it really is going to be annoying if there is some kind of multi-player platoon going on with VanMeter, Aquino and Ervin.  And long term, at some point you have to see what you have in a guy and let him struggle against LHP/RHP, depending on the weakness, and let them see if they can figure it out.  This is especially true for a non-contending team.

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  5. 12 minutes ago, Palmetto08 said:

    6/60 since July 17 (2 HR 5 RBI) 

    Average down to .254 from .280.  Love the HRs but guy is struggling big time.  

    Can he get it back on track or will the struggles continue?

    He seems pretty streaky this year.  That sucks for guys in weekly lineups, but hard to justify letting him go in deeper leagues.  He could just as easily start another hot streak and you want to be on-board when he does.  His career numbers suggest that his .280 average would stand to regress but likewise, I think he should get back to the .270 range by season's end.  He is an everyday starter as well and hits in a prime counting stats position in the lineup.

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  6. Jack Patterson, SP Cubs.  Turing 24 yrs old in August, the 6'0 210lb lefty was a 32nd rd pick in last year's draft.  He was just promoted to AA so it will be interesting if his stats translate to age-level.  He has yet to give up a HR in 66 innings.  Here are his numbers between Low A and High A:

    Minors 2019 [-] - Minors 7 1 1.50 21 6 0 0 1 2 66.0 37 12 11 0 4 26 1 71 .164 0.95 2.16
    South Bend MID A(Full) 5 1 2.34 16 1 0 0 1 2 42.1 29 11 11 0 0 18 1 47 .195 1.11 2.26
    Myrtle Beach CAR A(Adv) 2 0 0.00 5 5 0 0 0 0 23.2 8 1 0 0 4 8 0 24 .104 0.68 2.00

    Sorry for the format, just move the category on top over one.  66IP, 26BB, 71Ks, 1.50ERA, 0.95 WHIP.  Anyway, I don't think we are looking at a future ace but could be a guy that is useful for fantasy and one to watch and see if the breakout is for real.

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  7. 14 hours ago, Flyman75 said:

    I know it's low-A, but this kid is putting up redonkulous numbers. Projected out to 155 games, he's on pace for .321-96-33-125-48. Lol. I don't care what level you're playing on, that's just stupid. 

    So what are the expectations as far as his movement through the system? Hopefully get the midseason call to AA next year...midseason call to AAA in 2021...then have a chance to win an OF spot in 2022 at age 21? 

    I think even more importantly, there is starting to be better plate discipline.  As the season has gone on, his K rate has been declining which is a sign, for me at least, that he understands that his approach needs refining.  It also may mean there is better pitch recognition.  

    @Flyman75 - I think your expectations of his movement are pretty accurate.  If he absolutely rakes next year then perhaps it may speed things up a little bit or likewise if he stumbles it could delay things a bit, but otherwise this seems like a pretty good timeline, imo.

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  8. On 7/10/2019 at 12:15 PM, BigPapi44 said:

    Mods, I apologize in advance if there is already a thread for him, but I searched and searched but did not see one.

    Nolan Jones is a 21 year old (turned 21 in May) 3Bman for the Indians that was just promoted to AA.  At 6'4 185lbs, Jones has a long and lean frame.  His left handed swing is fairly compact and there is little movement in his legs.  Jones has excellent plate discipline as evidenced by his walk rates across a number of levels that he's been at to date. There is some criticism though that he actually takes too many pitches, some that he could drive and do damage with his bat. Another critique is that he has really yet to develop in-game power.  His home run totals though, I do not believe are something that should be weighed too heavily, especially given his age.  He has to date been in pretty pitcher-friendly parks in the Midwest and Carolina League.  Now that he has been moved up to Akron, we will see if the power starts to play a bit more as I believe there are some decent hitter-friendly parks in the Eastern League.

    His profile, arm and body-type suit him well for 3B.  If his bat plays, as expected, the Indians may shift J-Ram back to 2B.  Jones could also probably play 1B and looks athletic enough that if he is blocked he may be able to play a corner OF position.  All speculation at this point though, but something to consider from a fantasy perspective if you feel he is blocked and won't get any playing time.

    Jones is already on some top 100 prospect lists, but is generally ranked in the 60-100 range.  I'm not sure Jones is going to be a fantasy stud, but he is definitely a guy that might move up lists pretty quickly if he takes off at AA and the window to buy may close quickly.  For those of you in OBP leagues, I think he is more valuable given the consistent walk rate he has shown so far. 

    As suspected, the power is starting to show up in AA.  Jones hit his 4th HR last night in 82ABs.  He hit just 7 in 252ABs in High A.  Likewise, his slugging % has gone up from .425 to .512.  I think he could make the jump to MLB at some point next year.

  9. 3 hours ago, brockpapersizer said:


    If this year's Vogelbach is legit, that's a pretty good dynasty asset for 12 team+ obp leagues. He's been my starting 1b almost all year and I'm having a good season.

    Absolutely agree!  Martin definitely has a ton of power and patience.  He's also young enough that he might become an even better hitter as he matures.

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  10. 41 minutes ago, brockpapersizer said:

    I asked the mods to unarchive the Mason Martin thread. He just turned 20 and I think he probably has the lead in minor league home runs at 28.  Has hit better since he got promoted to Hi A as well. Probably a better prospect for an OBP than standard league though


  11. 15 minutes ago, Flyman75 said:

    RW blurb says Puig is a strong candidate to be traded. Anyone with any ideas as to who he might be dealt to?

    Depends on who you think will be buying, because teams like the Indians who might have a need may also be dealing.  The only real buyer where Puig may fit right now, for me at least, is the A's and possibly the Cubs.

  12. 24 minutes ago, Smiley392 said:

    Think I should pick him up and keeper him or just wait and draft him next season? is he cant miss?

    No such thing as a can't miss in fantasy baseball, haha, I guess it depends on how many keepers you can keep and how deep your league is.  Imo, the kid has been damn impressive so it's getting hard to keep him a secret for much longer and one of your league-mates might jump on him.  

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