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Everything posted by Fenamo

  1. James Anderson has him ranked 52nd citing a potential plus-plus hit tool. Stock value is rising and name brand will carry some trade value.
  2. Not sure where you're getting your information from but RosterResource has him as their #4. It would be exceedingly rare for a team to trade a potential #2-#3 pitcher right after they acquired him. I don't know if there is a return that teams are willing to pay that would appease the DBacks. He's top 25% in Exit Velo, xwOBA, xSLG, xBA%, and K%. The hype train is out ahead of itself, but he'll have an MLB rotation spot with an amazing defense behind him.
  3. When you have all the money in the world, what's a little more? Evil Empire indeed.
  4. Can easily think of 12+ guys I'd want ahead of him in 2020 and I own him in my most competitive league. Love the guy but he's not a first rounder. CMC, MT, Cook, A. Jones, Evans, Cooper, Chubb, Zeke, Tyreek, Adams, Kamara, Cooper, Hopkins, etc.
  5. That's a hopeful but possible projection. He should be owned in all 12 team+. Looks like Baby Gronk out there.
  6. Plenty of reasons, I'm sure, but the unconventional college career is the most likely culprit: - 5 star recruit who settled on Texas A&M - Beat out Kyler Murray to start - Both he and Kyler transfer away from Texas A&M after the season (yikes) - Transfers to Houston and is redshirted for 2016 - Starting QB in 2017 and then benched week 3 for Postma - Foregoes his senior year and enters the draft That'll raise red-flags and likely drop you from any draft-boards. Seems like some talent evaluators whiffed on him hard. Either way, here we are! Cam Newton likely lisfranc fracture and it's now the Kyle Allen show.
  7. Pocket presence and touch. Great for a Norv Turner offense:
  8. There seems to have been a massive adjustment post ASB that many aren't factoring in. 2nd half splits: 11.71 K/9, 0.49 BB/9, 2.93 ERA, 2.84 xFIP (4th), 32.2% K-BB% (3rd), .199 AVG, etc. He's probably not safe enough for the 3rd round but I don't think it's as ridiculous as ya'll are making it sound, if he can sustain the success thru September.
  9. Expected to be called up 9/2. Playing time likely will be an issue but perhaps a chance at lightning in a bottle:
  10. So glad to see Darvish back to a dominant pitcher. The guy is just a master at his craft when he's on. Recently added a new pitch too -- knuckle curve that he attributes to learning from Kimbrel. It's nasty with a 12-6 break as opposed to his "normal" curve that has more of a slurve action. I agree with @Just_A_PI, assuming health he is a top 30 SP next season. At his current form, he may be top 10 ROS. New curve:
  11. Less than Baez, Franmil, Hiura, Chavis, etc. Not optimal but when you are second in the league in Brls/PA %, I'm fine with it. Top 6: Cruz, Aquino, Gary, Yordan, Gallo, & Trout Other awesome stats: - 5th in Brls/BBE (barrels/batted ball events) - 4th most max exit velocity - Better MLB BB/K than his MiLB ratio An adjustment period will come but it's an amazing ride. - https://baseballsavant.mlb.com/statcast_leaderboard
  12. Yes. As soon as Astudillo is back (September 1st or sooner), they will have three catchers on the roster and not worried about having two in the lineup. Hold.
  13. He's going to get a chance to start. An ace is more important than a closer and Graterol is said to have ace stuff. His fastball has been clocked at 103.7. With that fastball alone, he will be a successful big leaguer by at least being a dominate reliever. How his secondaries develop will decide all.
  14. Welcome to the show, young stud!
  15. Abraham Toro (Astros 3B) called up:
  16. Called up to fill in at 3B while Bregs mans SS:
  17. Let's what he does with the magic ball.
  18. Lou Gehrig (14 v Cle) Gleyber Torres (13 v. BAL)* Jimmie Fox (13 v. Det) Roger Maris (13 v. CHW) Hank Sauer (13 v PIT) Joe Adcock (13 v. BKN) *ongoing Most home runs in a season vs a single opponent. Kid is special. Credit: James Smyth
  19. This is turning into a fascinating story between a kid that was non-tendered and a hitting coach that believed he could be a superstar (yet to be seen). I'm a believer that once you have seen the tools, that means the tools exist. He's got a lot to prove but why couldn't he be the next Judgian impact? After his first home run, Aquino thanked God then Donnie Ecker (Red's assistant hitting coach): After his first two hitless games, Ecker tuned up some cell phone coverage and got Aquino on the field using a tool called the Line Drive Pro. With the help of that tool, he honed his swing to what they had worked on in Spring Training and all minor league season. He then hit his first hit and then his first home run. The rest is history. Unless you are trading with a Taco -- it's best to strap in and hope for the moon. There will be an adjustment period in which the book is out and pitchers have his number. Then is the time to strike if you want to buy -- not now, dear God not now. How he adjusts during this period will decide rather he will be a super star, role player, or AAAA. Thus far, he's historical. Excellent article on the Athletic (which is well worth the subscription): https://theathletic.com/1115258/2019/08/04/prepping-the-punisher-how-the-reds-honed-aristides-aquinos-swing/
  20. Must've skipped over where I said obviously a small sample size, eh? Strikeout rate actually stabilizes at 60 PA based on Fangraphs' research so we will quickly close in on that so hopefully he keeps it "down" 🤞. The statistics are just fun, I'm most excited about the article I posted.
  21. Man this kid is showing real well right now. We're obviously dealing with a small sample size right now but his statcast metrics are absolutely insane. 25% Barrel -- current MLB qualified leader is Cruz with 13.4% 91 MPH Exit Velocity 18.9 Launch Angle Leading to .421 / .768 / .512 xBA/xSLG/xWOBA What is most encouraging to me is his strikeout rate is actually less in the majors thus far than any minor league season since High A. He implemented a swing change* as well which can be an excellent sign of old projections now being inaccurate. With what he's flashing, he needs to be picked up in most leagues to see if there is something here. *Swing Change Article
  22. My guess is that this is just a vacation to keep his IP down because of the aforementioned TJS like he did earlier in season. Especially based on this quote:
  23. Ding ding ding. Welsh has him at #8 with his latest update: https://www.patreon.com/posts/prospect-one-top-28838335 (unlocked I believe)
  24. I'm really enjoying Shelley V's takes. Her take below along with James Anderson's ranking of him (#75) helped me proactively pick him up last week in my dynasty. IMHO he's a must add in dynasty, solid add in 5 OF, and reasonable gamble in 3 OF. If you play OPS or OBP, his value goes way up. -https://fantasy.fangraphs.com/the-stash-list-intriguing-profiles/
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