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The Phillies paid a shizzload of dough to sign the big league-ready Cuban RHP, Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez.  The deal is worth up to $60 million, $40+ million of which is guaranteed.  So, if we’re taking for granted that Ruben Amaro knows what he’s doing, then it’s a safe assumption that Gonzalez is going to quickly blossom into a front-end starter and a coveted fantasy asset, a la Yu Darvish, who signed for similar money.  But I’m not so sure about all that.  Gonzalez is 26 years old and he’s been pitching in international ball long enough for talent evaluators to have come to a consensus on his projection, so it’s surprising to find such mixed opinions on the guy.  The Phillies are paying him starter’s money, but there are plenty of folks around baseball who don’t even see Gonzalez working out long-term in a starter’s role.  Clearly I’m skeptical about the Phillies’ financial commitment, but even so, I’m not completely writing off the possibility of M.A.G. earning every dime of that contract on the mound.  With a deep arsenal of fastballs and various off-speed offerings, all of which he throws with deception and good command, Gonzalez appears to be a guy who’ll keep hitters guessing and tally up the whiffs — there’s certainly enough upside to be stashing him in deep leagues. Still, my inclination is that there’s not $60 million dollars worth of talent here.

Kris Bryant | 3B, Cubs – In his first professional game, Bryant made three errors at the hot corner.  Oof.  The Cubs now have Mike Olt projecting as their future 3B, and Bryant, who’s 6-5, seems destined for a corner outfield post, so these defensive blunders aren’t of major concern.  The 2nd overall pick from last month’s draft is currently playing short-season ball with Boise.  He’s one of the best sluggers in the minors, and I treated him as such, ranking the 21-year-old #13 on my Mid-Season Top 50 Fantasy Baseball Prospects list.

Miguel Sano | 3B/OF, Twins – Miguel Sano, #6 on that list, did some showboatin’ after launching a homer earlier in the week.  He’s been riding the bench for 4 straight games because of it.  Here’s the clip.  It takes him 10.1 seconds to reach first, and while we knew Sano wasn’t a plus runner, that’s a pretty poor time.

Victor Roache | OF, Brewers – Before Kris Bryant was the best slugger in college baseball, that title belonged to Victor Roache.  Roache, however, suffered a broken wrist in his final collegiate season, and since the injury his power stroke has not been as potent as we all anticipated.  But the 21-year-old seems to be rediscovering himself over the past few weeks, hitting .366/.409/.707 with 4 homers in his last 10 games at Low-A Wisconsin.  Roache will climb the ladder in a hurry if he continues producing.

Kole Calhoun | OF, Angels – Calhoun is on fire at Triple-A Salt Lake, hitting .500/.583/1.000 with 5 homers through his last 50 trips to the plate.  On the year, the 25-year-old is hitting .354/.431/.617, and he has little left to prove in the minors.  Expect to see him playing in Anaheim before the year is through.

Carlos Rodon | LHP, North Carolina State – Rodon is almost surely the #1 overall pick in next year’s draft, and his talents were on display earlier this week as the big lefty faced the Cuban national team.  He lasted 6.2 frames, allowed only 2 hits, walked zero, and whiffed 11.  His slider is otherworldly good.

D.J. Peterson | 3B, Mariners – Peterson, the 12th overall pick in last month’s draft, made his full-season debut earlier this week, as the M’s promoted him to Low-A Clinton.  He should be one of the quickest to the bigs from this year’s draft crop.  More on him here.

Travis d’Arnaud | C, Mets – Good news for Mets fans and dynasty owners, as Travis d’Arnaud has returned to action after breaking his foot some two months ago.  It’s tough to say whether or not he’ll reach Citi Field this season, but for fantasy purposes, he remains in the top tier of catching prospects.

Javier Baez | SS, Cubs – Javier Baez was slow to get going after promotion to Double-A earlier this month, but he’s been crushing the ball lately, drilling 6 home runs in his last 10 games.  The 20-year-old has enormous potential and came in at #8 on my mid-season list.

Taylor Guerrieri | RHP, Rays – I hinted at the possibility last week, and sure enough, Guerrieri underwent TJ surgery on Wednesday.  Sucks.

Marcus Stroman | RHP, Blue Jays – I know I probably write about Marcus Stroman more often than I should, and maybe that’s because I’m always surprised by impressive lines from Stroman when I’m digging through box scores.  I suppose I’ve been conditioned to believe that this 5-foot-9 22-year-old is never gonna cut it as a starter, but for months now, he continues to turn in exciting line after exciting line (6.2 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 11 K in his most recent outing).  I’m thinking it’s probably time to start expecting this type of production from Stroman going forward.  His overall 2013 line at Double-A New Hampshire reads:  2.99 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 10.3 K/9.

Carlos Martinez | RHP, Cardinals – Martinez has returned to Triple-A Memphis, where he’ll resume working as a starting pitcher.  He’s still an option for the Cardinals’ big league rotation if there’s a need later this season.

Kyle Zimmer | RHP, Royals – Zimmer was on fire before his promotion to Double-A, and he hasn’t cooled off whatsoever in two outings since.  The 21-year-old has posted a 0.00 ERA and a 19/3 K/BB through 12 IP at Northwest Arkansas.

Andrew Heaney | LHP, Marlins – Andrew Heaney should be getting a promotion to Double-A here shortly, himself.  The 22-year-old hasn’t allowed a run in 5 starts (27 IP) this month at High-A Jupiter.

Phillip Ervin | OF, Reds – The Reds drafted Ervin 27th overall last month out of Samford University.  He’s playing rookie ball right now, but there’s little doubt that he’ll make his way to full-season ball before long.  The 21-year-old has connected with 5 homers in his last 6 games.

  1. Nick says:
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    Who’s the next to get called up, pitchers and position players?

    Will Bogaerts or Tavaras see time this year?

    How about Archie Bradley, Walker or Taillon?

    Keep up the good work, cheers

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      I’ll be updating the prospect power rankings on Wednesday — those ranks balance ETA & fantasy impact for an ROS top ten. I think we’ll see Bogaerts this year… not so certain on Taveras. Bradley has a shot at arriving, but I doubt Walker or Taillon surface till next year.

  2. Thorbs says:
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    Great article, Scott!

    How high do you think Bryant’s ceiling is? Specifically, if he ends up in the OF, how does he compare to other top OF prospects?

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Love Bryant. He’d be one of the best power hitting prospects in the game, right in the same tier as, say, Miguel Sano.

  3. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Should I drop Ruf for Calhoun?

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      No… Calhoun will likely only occupy a utility OF role when he surfaces.

  4. Mike says:
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    What do you see long term for Danny Salazar? poss SP1/SP2?

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Nah, I don’t see front-end upside… Potential mid-rotation arm, but more likely a high-leverage reliever w/ a good chance a closing ballgames.

  5. bossmanjunior says:
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    @Scott

    Man that sucks about Guerreri. Im a die hard Rays fan from day 1 and I love following our minor league system. Luckily if there is any system that can withstand loosing a top pitching prospect, its the Rays. With Moore, Cobb, Hellickson, Archer, Odorizzi, and Colome all under team control for many years, they should be set for a while.

    There has been speculation for a year now that the Rays plan to trade Price in the offseason. I’ve always thought the Cardinals made the most sense and Dave Cameron predicted the Cubs the other day. Do you think something like Matt Adams and Carlos Martinez would make sense or would the Rays demand Tavarez?

    • Scott Evans

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      It indeed sucks, but you’re right about the Rays being well suited to absorb that blow. Cards & Cubs both have the pieces to get that deal done, and no I don’t think the deal would have to include Taveras — could be any combo of Adams/Martinez/Wacha … Cubs could offer Baez or maybe even Starlin Castro, depending on their plan… better fit for the Cubs, IMO.

  6. bossmanjunior says:
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    @Scott

    Also, good news, I was able to trade Altuve and Ogando for Zobrist today. Not bad for a guy riding my bench and my worst starter.

    In my h2h league, I have 5 starters going tomorrow but only want to start a couple of them to preserve my other categories. Right now im comfortably ahead in wins, down 3 in strike outs, marginally behind in WHIP (1.05 v. 1.02), and ahead in ERA (1.61 v. 2.12), but not so much I can afford a huge blow up. My 5 starters are Miller @ATL, Parker vLAA, Lester @BAL, Erasmo vMIN, and Ogando @CLE. According to SON, Miller is a must start and the rest are all similarly ranked around 5. Im leaning towards also starting Parker, who has posted a great WHIP the past 2 months and is at home, and Erasmo, facing possibly one of the weakest offenses of late at home. He has Fernandez going at home against PIT. Do you concur with this rationale? Thanks buddy.

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Yeah, absolutely. Wouldn’t risk throwing Lester or Ogando out there…

  7. Bitchesbeshoppach says:
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    Great article as always. This isn’t a minor league question but I dropped Lawrie for archer. I have beltre and trumbo to play third, and kipnis to play second. I’m a Canadian and a blue jays fan, so I may be forced to leave the country because of this. Was it the right move? Free health care be damned!

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Ha! Yeah, no sense in having Lawrie waste space on your bench. He’s one who could explode for huge production before long, but can’t sacrifice pitching flexibility while you wait around for that.

  8. Joe LoPiccolo says:
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    Three year contracts. Standard 5×5 plus ops and batting average against. That will be changed to quality starts next year. Trade question. Do you move alverez 3rd base Pit. for Minor. All things being equal who is the better player moving forward? Alverez strikeouts and poor average scare me. Plus I noticed he rarely hits doubles. All or nothing. But 40 hr and 100 RBI is difficult to find. Is minor the real deal? Prob the last move I make this year. Someone break it down for me.

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      I’d hold Alvarez in an OPS format. He’s still trending upward… better days to come.

  9. Harris says:
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    Quick opinion if you don’t mind. I’m in a h2h league. Deep pitching very streaky offense. Was offerred my choice of Stanton, M.Carpenter or Utley for Archer. Stanton is very tempting, but I already have Kemp,Puig,C.Gomez and Upton. All have been very up and down. Carpenter besides being eligible at 3 positions, seems to never have a terrible week. I lose Archer who I just picked up 3 weeks ago. I’m counting on Colon not being suspended or serving that suspension if it comes. All of that n mind….Stanton or M. Carpenter?

    • Harris says:
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      @Harris: I went with Stanton. Carpenter is steady, but I’ve got Pedroia, Freeman and Seager. If Stanton has a good 6 weeks I’ll win this league.

      • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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        @Harris: If this is a regular type of h2h league, then getting Stanton for Archer is a major steal. And I wrote that even though I like Archer.

      • Scott Evans

        Scott Evans says:
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        Stanton for Archer is like the steal of the century. You should be poppin’ champagne this morning.

        • Harris says:
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          @Scott Evans: the way he put the trade up he ofeffered Utley and in the comments said I could choose Stanton or Carpenter instead. So I had to put the Stanton offer up. He has to accept it still. I don’t think this guy is going to back out, but if he only ends up offerring Carpenter I’ll be pissed, but ill still accept the trade. Carpenter is steady, and I’ve got a lot of streaky hitters. Hopefully he does the right thing.

  10. Eric K says:
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    It seems like no one ever mentions how bad Baez’s walk and strike out rates are. People just continue to rave about him. To me, unless he gets those under control he is not going to have a lot of success in the majors.

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      No one denies the risk wrapped up in Baez. He needs to refine his approach, stop chasing pitches he can’t drive… expect him to spend more time than other big prospects at AA while he sorts out those issues. There’s flame-out risk, for certain, but that’s not unusual — I’d probably put Sano in a similar category, maybe Springer, too. Important thing is, the raw tools are so damn sexy that there’s an argument to made that Baez is the highest ceiling fantasy prospect in the game.

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        @Scott Evans:

        Not sure I’d put Springer in the same category. He has at least proven at each level he can draw walks and hit for average. The k’s for him are concerning but have not stopped him yet. i think he has far less risk then Sano and especially Baez. Not to mention Springer also has plus speed which will help him beat out some infield singles.

        • Scott Evans

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          Fair points. Just saying there are still plenty who question Springer’s ceiling because of the whiff rate

          • Steven A says:
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            @Scott Evans:

            I get that. But his power/speed potential is as good as anyone out there. I just question why people aren’t as excited about Springer’s potential ceiling. It would be one thing if he was striking out and not walking (ala Baez), but that is not the case. I am actually more excited about his potential than I was about Myers’….who also had/has a problem with strike outs albeit not as bad as Springer….but still bad.

  11. mcBlunty says:
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    is trading brandon phillips and matt holiday for matt kemp giving up to much? im in a keeper league and not going to make the playoffs so trying to build for next year

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      I think it’s an overpay. Important not to give up too much to a contender when you’re in sell-mode.

    • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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      @mcBlunty: Yeah, I would want another player. Kemp is not exactly a youngster. He is 29 I think and had been slowed by numerous injuries.

  12. apoxonbothyourhouses says:
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    i worry about the number of pitches on Rodon’s arm. Avent seems to pitch him into the ground.

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      I hear ya… he seems to have the frame to absorb the abuse a la Lance Lynn at Ole Miss, but Rodon is a special talent & you gotta treat him extra carefully. Endless ceiling.

  13. Marti says:
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    Who are the marlins outfielders next year?

    Cesar puello..call up

    Hunter Morris any potential?

    Leathersick with mets has an amazing strikeout rate..what are plans there?

    • Scott Evans

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      Yelich/Marisnick/Osuna … hard to say if Stanton’s still around.

      Doubt we see Puello until this biogenesis scandal is cleared up… he’s right in the middle of the mess & likely facing suspension.

      I’ve always like Morris as a power bat, but approach still needs work.

      There’s some late-innings potential w/ Leathersich, but needs to work on command.

    • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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      @Marti: Leatherpuke will likely be a September call-up. Only way he won’t be is if he were to get injured before then.

  14. Kobayashi Maru says:
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    Probably a bit early to be asking, but I recently threw in the towel on a year where my top players included Bryce Harper, Jason Heyward, BJ Upton, Billy Butler, and Johhny Cueto . . . I’ve been selling players like im the Marlins GM to build for next year. I am in a 12 team keeper league in its first year, where players can be kept for one season at their current price, or indefinitely at +5$. Which of these players do you think will keep pace with the +5$ rate, and which ones should I enjoy one cheap season from and then cut loose?

    Jean Segura $1
    Wil Myers $5
    Manny Machado $7
    Carlos Gomez $11

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      For what it’s worth, I’d keep Machado at +20… no joke. Anyway, keep Myers, Machado & Segura… let Gomez walk.

      • Kobayashi Maru says:
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        @Scott Evans: Thanks, I know it’s early, but we have a keeper $ cap at $100, so I’m trying to figure out my budget as I trade the rest of my team.

        Who would you rather have in this system:

        Starling at $2
        Fowler at $3
        Lucroy at $1
        Xander B at $1
        Wheeler at $1

        • Scott Evans

          Scott Evans says:
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          Marte, Bogaerts, Wheeler

          • Kobayashi Maru says:
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            @Scott Evans: Thanks! The Marte owner is being insane, “I don’t think Zobrist, Jim Johnson, Eric Young, and Matt Wieters help me enough this year.” So I may roll with Xander.

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    Six weeks of tough sledding ahead to try to sneak into playoffs, and I’m currently rolling w/Brad Miller at SS in a 12-team keeper; currently have Gattis rotating in and out of the bench spot based on matchups, but considering swapping him to stash Bogaerts.
    Think Bogaerts will be called-up/do anything meaningful in that timeframe?

    Also, in a tight matchup today where I’m tied w/my opponent for wins and losses and am up 9k’s with a slight lead in ERA and am slightly back in WHIP, he has Corbin and Chacin going today w/pretty good matchups; would you counter with either Erasmo or Ogando (or both), or sit them both?
    I think I have to play Erasmo against the Twins, but am 50-50 with Ogando going against the potent Indians’ offense.

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Bogaerts has upside worth stashing & I think he’ll get the call… start Erasmo, sit Ogando.

      • JFK says:
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        @Scott Evans:

        Sounds good – I’ll pick him up.
        Thanks!

  16. Shawn of the livid says:
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    I have to choose either keeping Erasmo or grabbing Kluber off waivers. Not sure on this one. Help me razzballers, help me. Who is the better pick going forward?

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      I think Erasmo. Today’s start should be telling.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Scott Evans: can’t believe kluber wasn’t grabbed after erasmo’s terrible 2 first starts led you to him. today’s should help if the first 2 didn’t.

  17. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    wow, that didn’t take long for Calhoun to get the, he’s taking Pujols spot. Do you think he can nudge Schuck out?

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Doesn’t appear likely that he’ll have regular playing time. He’ll really need to produce to wor his way into that sort of role.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Scott Evans: Having watched some Angel’s games I’m not sure about Schuck sometimes

  18. Shake N Bacon says:
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    Well I just acquired Yelich in my keeper league. However, I’m not sure he will be a keeper for me as we can only keep 6 guys.

    I’m sorry for asking this, as I’m sure you’ve gotten this question a bunch in the past few weeks but: What is Yelich’s upside? Who is a good comp for him?

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Kemp without the steals.

      • Shake N Bacon says:
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        @Scott Evans: Oh wow. So that’s some high praise. I may reconsider my keepers. Thanks for the comp Scott!

  19. elvis a bust says:
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    SCOTT,
    SP to own…conflicted?
    … CHATWOOD, E.JACKSON, PERALTA, WORKMAN ,or Tommy HANSON. Im in a pickle this week to see who to go with. Can you serve me up some juicey wisdom

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      I like Workman for the 2-start week in h2h formats.

      • elvis a bust says:
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        thanks again, i was leaning towards him too, seems like he a needle in a haystack that goes unnoticed, kind of like Chatwood was earlier.@Scott Evans:

  20. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I see that LJ Hoes got called up and is playing today, do you have anything on him, is this the same as Calhoun?

    • Scott Evans

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      Seems like he’ll ba a 4th OF… Not much fantasy intrigue…

  21. Doubleheaders says:
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    Trying to talk myself into dropping Erasmo for Archer……i agree with Ramirez’s start being telling. Thanks for your opinion.

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Also keep in mind that Cobb is nearing return & that might push Archer to the ‘pen… all things being equal, I probably give the edge to Archer over Erasmo, though…

  22. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Any idea on what Gerrit Cole’s innings limit will be? And why do they limit a pitcher to innings as opposed to pitches. That never made any sense to me. They don’t take a pitcher out of a game because he’s pitched 7 innings. It’s pitches damnit!

    Also, when a pitcher is shutdown for the season, is he sent to the minors? Just wondering what his status will be at the end of the year. We can keep a player in our minor league spot if he ends the season in the minor leagues. Although right now I have Taveras and Springer too.

    • Scott Evans

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      Based on what other clubs are doing, Cole has roughly 10 starts left, but that’s very inexact. Teams have proprietary methods of gauging use & abuse, and in general, it’s unfair to say they’re treating a given situation rightly or wrongly. I know that the Bucs really monitored Cole’s usage at AAA this season, so they might have him at a point where they’re comfortable using him for the duration & into the playoffs. Also worth noting that Cole, physically, is built for a big league workload.

    • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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      @malamoney: If Pity shuts him down, he would not go back to the minors.

  23. Harris says:
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    I posted about the Stanton/Archer trade. I am sensing the guy is going to reneg. He put the offer as Utley and in coments wrote “or Stanton, Carpenter). If he does back out of Stanton, I think Matt Carpenter for Archer is a good deal. Should I do it, or is it not a good enough deal to make up for him backing out of Stanton?

    • Scott Evans

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      Carp for Archer is still solid… it’s a major step down, which is tough to swallow, but you still gotta feel good about it.

  24. Milarky says:
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    Can you rank who you think makes the most contribution in 2014 between Soler, Marisnick and Bubba Starling? Then again for 2015 if different?

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Marisnick is probably the only guy to produces in 2014… Soler over Marisnick for 2015… Starling looks like a 2016 guy.

  25. TheNewGuy says:
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    Just added Yelich to my H2H team, had to wait until the next week, dunno how I managed to find him still available.

    Anyway just wondering what you think he’ll bring to the party for this year. Clearly should be the better bet over Marisnick. He’s started fairly well too, but will he provide more than just a hollow average? I thought I remembered hearing power/speed upside with him when reading stuff on him before. ROS projections (if you do that kinda thing)?

    • Scott Evans

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      Tough to put a firm projection on him, but he’ll offer good AVG (275) & 10ish bombs… not much speed.

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Scott Evans: he not meant to be a speed dude then? Thought I remembering hearing 20-20 type potential for this guy. Might be wrong.

        • Scott Evans

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          Not a speed dude. No 20-20 potential.

  26. bash says:
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    Hey Scott

    You ranked polanco so high , would u drop lindor for him in a dynasty ? Also would u drop olt for Franco? Thanks!!

    • Scott Evans

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      I would drop Lindor for Polanco… love Lindor as a real life prospect, but his skill set for fantasy isn’t great. Olt for Franco is also much closer, but I side w/ Franco for long-term… if ETA is very important to you, gotta hold Olt, however.

  27. Matt P says:
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    Any faith in Tyler Austin become a top prospect again? Thinking of dropping him for Roache in my dynasty league, good/bad idea? Thanks!

    • Scott Evans

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      I’d hold Austin. Roache seems to be on the cusp of breaking out, but I wouldn’t call this a breakout just yet…

  28. Abs says:
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    Good read as always Scott, i am in this VERY deep 20 team Roto Dynasty league, when i say deep it’s putting it nicely, so top 100 guys and maybe 150 also, guys like Urias, Mondessi, Franco and Glasnow should get scooped in the 1st round of the upcoming prospect draft, i have a bunch of 3,4 and 5th round picks, so i am mostly looking at staying ahead of the curve in terms of draft prospects and international players, are there any players you would suggest, like deep, bottom of the ocean deep, i am looking at Eloy Jimemez, Dazmon Cameron(2015 potential 1st rounder) Ryan Boldt(Nebraska) and Rafael Devers, is there any aproach you would suggest for such situation.

    • Abs says:
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      @Abs: i meant that most 100 to 150 prospects are gone, the league has 300+ players on the minors farm

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Wow… and you can hold these guys indefinitely on your farm? If that’s the case, I’d pound the international signings, guys who are 16-17 y.o. w/ huge potential… Jimenez is the obvious one, but don’t sleep on Micker Zapata, Rafael Devers, Luis Encarnacion, Marcos Diplam…

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    David Freese has been ice cold all year. Think theres any chance the Cards bench Freeze and shuffle some players around to find a spot for Oscar T? Could Craig possibly play 3rd?

    If not I guess we wont see Oscar till next year. The Cards really could do with making a deal for a 3B though, its been a hole for them all year at an offensive position. Just wondering who might be available…A-Ram wouldve been a good fit…Headley maybe?

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      @TheNewGuy: And whats your thoughts on Shelby in a single season league while we’re at it, think he plays the full year in the bigs?

      Ive been trying to shop him as I dont think he will and its H2H. Been turned down on offers for no2 type starters such as Shields, Grienke, Moore, Hamels. Do I need to drop another tier and go for guys like Lester, CJ, Erv, Ryu, Cain?

      • Scott Evans

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        He’s a good sell in H2H. I’m not sure if they’ll shut him down, but his performance has definitely be declining over the past couple months.

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Craig can’t play third, Cards aren’t shopping for a 3B & no Taveras call-up until he’s healthy.

  30. Frank White says:
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    The Miguel Gonzalez your talking about, Is it the guy in B-More?

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Huh? No. Different guy.

  31. Zac says:
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    20 team dynasty keep all. My team is no longer in contentionA guy offered me My werth, villar, and rendon for his Sano, and mercer…. is this deal close I want him to throw in wacha. What are your thoughts?

    • Scott Evans

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      I’d hold… Wacha would make it worth consideration, though.

  32. raf says:
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    I think I need to drop one of my AL-only minor leaguers. This is a redraft league so all that matters is 2013…

    I have Springer, Arcia, Gray and Rienzo

    My leaguemates tend to ignore all but the highest profile minor leaguers until they get called up so another way to think of this might be who has the least chance of coming up and making impact soon.

    I do probably need SP’s a bit more than hitting but it’s been a rough year in both.

    Who would you drop and why?

  33. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Can you rank your top 10 rookie pitchers for next year?

  34. Zac says:
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    What type of numbers are expected of Rendon in his prime?

  35. Thorbs says:
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    Great read as always!

    Longterm outlook for Skaggs?

  36. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Good Samardzjia showed up tonight…man he is such a tease. Makes me think he is sexy, then does something crazy like walk 5 in 5 innings with a WHIP of over 2 his next time out. Then…back to sexy. Then back to unsexy…it’s like that crazy girl. You hate her crazy most of the time, but you keep going back because, well, she has skills.

  37. TheNewGuy says:
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    Got an opening in my far as a result of a minor trade (send Olt to give me OF help in Pence), so you know who I come calling too!

    Looking at your recent top 50 two guys stand out to me, Frazier (OF) and Meyer (P). Ive never heard of this Frazier kid, was he drafted this year (therefore unavailable in our league till after our prospect draft)? Otherwise its (yet another arm) in Meyer I guess.

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