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  1. I guess I am no expert but October still seems far away enough not to create a sense of urgency. This is all just wild speculation by me anyway
  2. Unless a trade, injury, or a losing streak creates a more imminent need I see him getting called up closer to the ASB. The Rays have the best record in the AL, and Brujan’s positional versatility makes him a more likely candidate to get the next call IMO. The Rays would be crazy not to want Franco’s bat in their lineup for the playoffs, and they’ll want him to get acclimated to the majors beforehand, so that’s why I see next month as a more likely call up time assuming everything else remains status quo.
  3. .259/.310/.704 vs LHP so far this year with 4 HRs, not too bad at all, maybe this is an area he improved on during the Covid year
  4. Has a better K/BB than Wander Franco to boot. Skill set is not dissimilar to Mookie Betts
  5. Last night’s game is why he had draft value this year, it is just really hard to find guys capable of games like that so I found him tough to pass up at the price he was going for in drafts this year...
  6. Having a pretty good spring training, is this the year? I am sure he is good enough to break camp given how bad the Giants are, but obviously that will never happen
  7. Prospects Live https://www.prospectslive.com/lists/2021/1/17/2021-top-100-fantasy-prospects Baseball America (pay wall) https://www.baseballamerica.com/rankings/2021-top-100-prospects/ Baseball HQ (pay wall) https://www.baseballhq.com/content/minors-hq100-2021s-top-prospects Any others? Usually some lesser known but very good lists get linked in this forum
  8. The low batting average, low walk rate is going to make him tough to roster
  9. The Rays had a pretty good offense-by-committee this year that leveraged deeper COVID rosters to maximize value from heavy platooning, but with few individual standouts. So with a thinner roster next year after coming up short in the WS they don’t have a choice but to try to infuse more starpower in the lineup and see what they have in Franco. They really should give him lots of ABs to acclimate too. They know he’s got the elite hit tool, so it’s not worth it to jerk around his playing time.
  10. Interesting, 2021 will definitely have some arbitrage opportunities based on small sample size recency bias. My inital thoughts: Give me Jose Altuve at a pick 109 price all day over Hiura at pick 69 Give me Victor Robles at pick 158 all day over Kyle Tucker at pick 39 How is James Karinchak not one of the 57 RPs on this list??? I have no problem with Betts, Acuna and Tatis as the top 1-3 but if you’re weighting power/speed guys that heavily (which really is good strategy) then Franklie Lindor is a mega bargain at pick 15
  11. Yeah this unwritten rule is ridiculous if it even if it is an unwritten rule. In other sports that have a game clock a comeback eventually becomes a statistical impossibility, at which point it is bad sportsmanship to run up the score. Not so in baseball. It’s not like anyone can just hit a home run on demand either the same way someone can do a showboat dunk in the midst of a blow out basketball game. Home runs are hard to hit!
  12. I don’t think near-consensus is possible, there is just too much evidence of young hitters experiencing growing pains after pitchers study them a bit that I don’t see how the more proven guys don’t get the edge. Doesn’t mean some people won’t say screw it I want to get my guy and take him # 1. I will say this, if you are currently competing to win it all this year, it would be very hard to justify trading Tatis for anyone, even Acuna, whether you are in a keeper league or not
  13. A guy with the upside to give you something in the spectrum of vintage Shin Soo Choo/Adam Eaton/Ben Zobrist production is a really good fantasy player regardless of position. Should be an easy top 10 fantasy 2B next year, especially in OBP leagues, if he locks down his job security (which won’t take much more at this rate).
  14. It looks like Dahl has lost favor as their leadoff hitter... Could be another path to ABs besides LHP matchups
  15. Rockies with 3 straight games against a lefty SP, he could get an extended look here to show what he can do...
  16. In weekly roster locks you gotta bench your Cardinals if you have backups, right??
  17. I think he deserves an extended look, numerous guys he is competing with for playing time are under-whelming
  18. I am curious how the Marlins players managed to stay Covid free up to this point if they had such low regard for social distancing etc
  19. The players’ billion dollar grievance claim over the season being “too short” isn’t looking so hot ....
  20. Trout is on paternity leave, call him up! Time to just see what you have
  21. I assumed MLB had a plan in place where it wouldn’t have such a paralyzing effect every time a positive test comes in. Obviously the Marlins are a unique case, and the Phillies are being extra cautious because the played the Marlins, but why is a positive test in St Louis any different than any other case where a player is shut down after a positive test but the team moves on??
  22. Maybe it wasn’t such a hot idea for Cody to tinker with his swing coming off an MVP season after all...
  23. Part of the idea behind an alternate ballpark is that Miami being a hot spot probably factors in to other teams refusing to travel and play there. It is hard to see the same reluctance from other teams to match up with the Marlins if suddenly they were playing a whole new squad in a whole new location. It is a bold idea but I don’t know what the real plan is to resume Marins games anytime soon. It seems better than waiting out however many weeks it takes to have a quorum of Marlins players and staff safely emerge from quarantine.
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