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Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. 2019 Outlook


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59 minutes ago, ReyesMurphyWright said:

Last 11 games:

.395 BA / .458 OBP % / .674 SLUG%

3 HR, 3 doubles

5 walks, 7 strikeouts

17 RBI

 

That's a lot more like it.

Sitting today.  Nothing like giving a kid who has had troubles getting going a breather in the middle of a hot streak.

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You know when 20 year old baseball players rest? The winter. When they inevitably get hurt. Plus the copious amount of off days the sport has obnoxiously scheduled into this soft year of 2019

not playing him now isn’t only missing on numbers in the season and his career he will never get back—it is also hampering an opportunity for growing and development. 

An off day against an ace like sale when you’re struggling and it’s on the road is the right move.

how they have managed his playing time from the jump even as a 19 year old shows the hallmark of a bad organization who does losing things and continues to lose because they mismanage player development, trades, the hiring of managerial personnel and managing their assets like their farm system. He better be as good as advertised or that organization—a rudderless ship—will certainly not help. They are a mess from top down to bottom. They have 3 players. Vlad, Bichette And Gurriel Jr. That is it. Raw talent on those 3

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25 minutes ago, mevins31 said:

You know when 20 year old baseball players rest? The winter. When they inevitably get hurt. Plus the copious amount of off days the sport has obnoxiously scheduled into this soft year of 2019

not playing him now isn’t only missing on numbers in the season and his career he will never get back—it is also hampering an opportunity for growing and development. 

An off day against an ace like sale when you’re struggling and it’s on the road is the right move.

how they have managed his playing time from the jump even as a 19 year old shows the hallmark of a bad organization who does losing things and continues to lose because they mismanage player development, trades, the hiring of managerial personnel and managing their assets like their farm system. He better be as good as advertised or that organization—a rudderless ship—will certainly not help. They are a mess from top down to bottom. They have 3 players. Vlad, Bichette And Gurriel Jr. That is it. Raw talent on those 3

 

they are going no where.  the team isnt playing fantasy baseball.  of course they are going to sit him occasionally. 

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The vast majority of fantasy leagues are redraft and won't care about this thread for "years to come." Neither should dynasty owners for that matter.

Earlier in this thread, after his slow start, I put the over/under at his dad's rookie OPS (.833). Personally, I'd still be sweating the over a bit more than the under. Though the line itself doesn't look so bad anymore.

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1 hour ago, Fiveohnine said:

The vast majority of fantasy leagues are redraft and won't care about this thread for "years to come." Neither should dynasty owners for that matter.

 

 

Oh, they will. It's important to learn from mistakes in fantasy baseball.  Some people convinced themselves to "get anything they can" because of the Home Run Derby. So they wasted an early round pick on a rookie who was never going to steal bases, got terrible production, and then compounded that mistake by selling low.  I think someone else said he doesn't have a major league swing. Other people complaining about what he was advertised as, as if some evaluator's prospect analysis on a guy is a guarantee for your 2019 redraft team.  If everyone lived up to their advertisements (both good and bad), there wouldn't be a point to playing fantasy anything, the whole point is to figure out where the value is and isn't. 

I like Vlad as a talent a lot, but at no point did I ever endorse a whacky redraft price. 

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4 minutes ago, brockpapersizer said:

 

Oh, they will. It's important to learn from mistakes in fantasy baseball.  Some people convinced themselves to "get anything they can" because of the Home Run Derby. So they wasted an early round pick on a rookie who was never going to steal bases, got terrible production, and then compounded that mistake by selling low.  I think someone else said he doesn't have a major league swing. Other people complaining about what he was advertised as, as if some evaluator's prospect analysis on a guy is a guarantee for your 2019 redraft team.  If everyone lived up to their advertisements (both good and bad), there wouldn't be a point to playing fantasy anything, the whole point is to figure out where the value is and isn't. 

I like Vlad as a talent a lot, but at no point did I ever endorse a whacky redraft price. 

The only thing I ever wondered about was how he got an 80 hit tool; first ever. And even though he looks awesome, I still wonder it.

to me that seems a product of some great talent, hype, and last name/pedigree. Someone in scouting gave him that for those reasons. Good for the sport that he’s looking better though 

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3 hours ago, brockpapersizer said:

I look forward to quoting the terrible Vlad takes for years to come. 

 

?  what does this year have to do with years to come?  id gladly take him in a dynasty, but ppl who took him in the 4th this year are insane

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5 minutes ago, jfazz23 said:

 

?  what does this year have to do with years to come?  id gladly take him in a dynasty, but ppl who took him in the 4th this year are insane

 

Lots of people said he was bad talent, didn't have a major league swing, that's not the same as saying he was a bad 4th round pick. 

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Just now, brockpapersizer said:

 

Lots of people said he was bad talent, didn't have a major league swing, that's not the same as saying he was a bad 4th round pick. 

 

oh ok.  my mistake.  TOR lineup will be solid with vlad and bo bichette for years to come

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37 minutes ago, brockpapersizer said:

 

Lots of people said he was bad talent, didn't have a major league swing, that's not the same as saying he was a bad 4th round pick. 

Doesn't have a major league swing😂. It somehow escaped every scout's attention as they filed that he has a perfect swing!

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39 minutes ago, jfazz23 said:

 

oh ok.  my mistake.  TOR lineup will be solid with vlad and bo bichette for years to come

I have scoured their levels pretty close.

they don’t have a ton aside from Vlad himself, Gurriel jr. Bichette, Biggio who is fringe, Jansen. Honestly no great prospects. They have a long ways to go. He’s going to be on a lot of losing teams. Hopefully it doesn’t permeate his performance 

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6 hours ago, mevins31 said:

What injuries has he had other than oblique

You have a really short term memory, don't you?

 

 

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they don’t have a ton aside from Vlad himself, Gurriel jr. Bichette, Biggio who is fringe, Jansen. Honestly no great prospects.

No great prospects guys... aside from the 5 guys who would be at or near the top of every farm system in baseball! Nice take

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1 hour ago, brockpapersizer said:

 

Oh, they will. It's important to learn from mistakes in fantasy baseball.  Some people convinced themselves to "get anything they can" because of the Home Run Derby. So they wasted an early round pick on a rookie who was never going to steal bases, got terrible production, and then compounded that mistake by selling low.

 

I get what you're saying. But you're also counting your chickens before they've hatched. I'm not saying they won't. Just that you've already counted them.

Also, selling before the homerun derby would have been selling low, not after. I think some people probably got decent value at that point.

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