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  1. 15 minutes ago, Under500Forever said:

    DG has a decent start the other day. I’m going off the top of my head but I think he pitch 4.1 innings, 3 hits, 2 runs, 2 walks, 5 Ks. I read since the grip of the baseball is  different his breaking ball has lost dip.



    Should be noted that both of the ER were from inherited runners that scored.

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  2. 1 minute ago, boomzdaddy said:

    Anybody watch his last few games and have some insight?  I have him in a weekly and debating on what to do with him, hasn't been good after that homer but the last few games look better.

    He's getting his first taste of big league action.  Not everyone hits the ground running.  From what I've seen, he has not been swinging wildly or just going up hacking.  It seems he does have a plan but just has been fooled on some quality big league stuff and some of the Ks as a result have been looking rather than him just hacking, as mentioned.  It takes time for most guys his age to adjust.  IF you are relying on him this year, then I would not be expecting much out of him.  The Marlins have nothing to play for, so they are better served giving the kid every day ABs to see what they have.  That said, if he continues to struggle he'll get moved down into the 7th-8th spot (like Brinson) and that is a fantasy wasteland, especially on an NL club.  Long-term, I think this kid has a conducive swing that could get you 25+Hrs and 15+ steals, but the average may not be more than .270-.275 or so.  I could see him as a Jonathan Villar type, with less speed (perhaps the reverse hr/sb split).  Just my two cents.

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  3. 11 hours ago, Harrycubed said:

    Thank you for your reply, but they rate guys with a FV index from 35 points and higher on lists. Does mason Martin not rate at least a 35, even being a “bat only” player?  Vogelbach was rated and on those lists. 


    Follow up question.  Where would you recommend looking for the most in depth and “accurate” Fantasy info on minor leaguers, even obscure, or not yet signed players?  


    Thanks for your help!


    Ya, my perspective is they don't rank him because he has almost no defensive ability.  They were way down on Alonso, I believe, as well for the same reason.  If Martin continue to hit with the power he has shown thus far, there is a chance he can carve out a role.   I like him and I think he is undervalued fantasy guy.

    As for sites, I like Eric Cross at Fantrax and RazzBall are good.  On RW, there are a number of great posters, @brockpapersizer and @garlando are two of the guys I respect greatly, but there are a lot of other knowledgeable guys too.  So, if you are looking for up and comers a great thread is the "Deep Sleepers" one and also just keep a watch at threads being created.  Usually, you will have a ton a guys that you will end of up liking, haha.  GL

  4. 6 hours ago, Golden Spikes said:

    4-5 HR 27, now at .405, this is insane


    @Golden Spikes - I know you are a big Pads guy and respect your opinion.  What do you think of France?  Obviously, the juiced ball has to be taken into account, but his numbers even factoring in same are still crazy good.  Do you think he gets any shot with the Pads before year end, outside of a September call-up, and is there any path to playing time?

  5. 7 hours ago, Harrycubed said:

    I have this guy in my dynasty league. No prospect love for him.  Fangraphs doesn’t even have projections on him.  Nuttin. When will he get some love!? 

    Remember that sites like FG value defense and are not concerned about Fantasy.  They do have guys that comment on fantasy appeal.  Why he does not get love on most non-fantasy sites is that he is limited to first base only and for most prospect evaluators that puts tremendous pressure on the bat to make it.  He reminds me a lot of Dan Vogelbach. There is no question the power and walk rates are impressive, but he might have a hard time having a BA over .250 unless he refines his approach.

  6. 19 minutes ago, jvfantasy said:



    Save Cruz for the playoffs??? They can't save anyone for the playoffs. I'll say there is < 5% chance they IL Cruz. The Indians are 1 GB of them (and getting Kluber back very soon) in the Central, and Oakland or Tampa could easily make up ground if Min falls to a wildcard race. Yes they could rush him back from IL if they slip, but every game matters at this point.

    And if he can't swing a bat?  I don't think this is a matter of a guy just playing through some tightness in his hamstring, which as a DH is less of a concern, the point is that he has a wrist sprain.  That could mean a number of things in terms of how quickly it heals or doesn't heal.  It's speculation right now, but given he was out a month the last time I say the odds are significantly higher than you suggest. There is no point having him in the lineup if he can't actually make hard contact.  You are not getting any defensive value as a tradeoff.

  7. 11 hours ago, Hanghow said:

    Just heard it's a strain and he's dtd on the Indians broadcast. 

    Not sure what they diagnosed him with the last time he hurt the wrist, but it is the same one.  It's rather telling he was not able to finish the AB, because Cruz does not strike me as a guy who would just come out for something that he felt was minor.  Perhaps, he was nervous with it given he was out a month last time.  Still, I wouldn't be surprised if they don't have him pick up a bat to swing for a number of days.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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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