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It’s prospect list madness this week with mid-season top 100 prospect lists dropping faster than Ralph’s productivity at work. Ralph posted his top 100 last Sunday (and continued on to 200 earlier today) and I’ve been slowly ranking the top 100 over on my website ImaginaryBrickWall.com (currently up to 70). We discuss the discrepancies between our rankings, including Triston McKenzie vs. Walker Buehler and where we slot the 2017 MLB Draft guys, along with comparing our rankings to the behemoths of the industry, Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus. We talk similarities too, as we both gush over some of the top breakout prospects, such as Estevan Florial and Ryan McMahon. Finally, we rep our podcast sponsor RotoWear.com, who is hooking up all Razzball readers/listeners with 15% off their purchase by entering promo code “SAGNOF.” It’s the latest edition of the Razzball Fantasy Baseball Prospect Podcast:

(Link to the podcast at Blog Talk Radio)

   
  1. Richard Davis says:
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    With Chavis and Devers as top 3B prospects for Boston, has Dalbec fallen off the map? Same with Newman and Tucker at SS for Pittsburgh, is Tucker the guy to own in dynasty now? And how close is Khalil Lee as compared to guys like Tramell, Florial, or Leody Taveras? I own the latter 3, but could probably trade 2 of them for a guy like Giancarlo Stanton, then pick up Lee as a replacement. Thanks for all the prospect info as always. Halp and Ralph are the best

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @Richard Davis: Dalbec has fallen off for sure. A college bat, especially a later rd pick, bat first guy like Dalbec has to hit and he just hasn’t. His value has tanked. Not to say he can’t come back with a strong year next year, but you can say that about a ton of guys in the minors.

      Not quite the same with Newman because he is a 1st rd pick, glove first guy and his contact % is still really strong. I was never all that high on him, and for me his value hasn’t dropped all that much if at all. Doesn’t take away from Tucker’s value at all though, who is another first rd pick and has been solid. Considering Tucker’s speed, I would prefer him in fantasy.

      He can be considered in the same range as Florial and Trammell as power speed guys with K issues, but probably behind Leody. If you can trade two of those guys for Stanton and then pick up Lee, I would go for it.

      • Richard Davis says:
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        @Halp: Thanks for all the insight. Again, love you and Ralph’s prospect stuff, best in the business

        • Halp

          Halp says:
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          @Richard Davis: Awesome to hear! Thanks man

  2. Tommy says:
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    Halp, really enjoy your podcasts and work on Brick Wall. In a dynasty league would you deal Cole or ERod for Duvall? I’m down on Cole and fear a move from Pitt will only diminish his already declining value.

    Also, is it time to drop BearClaw? Even if this guy gets the job he’s been waiting to take for a couple years it seems he will fail miserably in the role with his terrible ratios. Closers and saves are gold so I’m worried to make this drop knowing he will get scooped up.

    Thanks!

    • Halp

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      @Tommy: Appreciate that, Tommy. Thanks. If you are pitching heavy and want to add offense, I can see it, but I think Duvall’s average is going to come down and I would value the young pitchers over him. At least Cole. Objectively, Duvall’s value is higher than Rodriguez’ I think, so I can see pulling the trigger on that one.

      Relievers are so volatile. I would say if you held this far, you might as well hold until after the trade deadline to see how things shake out.

      • Tommy says:
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        Thanks for the quick reply and the advice. I will be patient and see how these next 3 weeks play out.

  3. mrbaseball says:
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    Deep Keeper League 16 teams – I own All these Young Dudes – Do you like any of them for next year – any I might part ways with at the moment – 10 keepers but who knows I might have to keep 1 or 2 of these gems

    Manuel Margot SD – CF
    Raimel Tapia Col – LF,CF,RF
    Hunter Renfroe SD – RF
    Miguel Andújar NYY – 3B
    Franklin Barreto Oak – SS
    Derek Fisher Hou – LF,RF

    • Halp

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      @mrbaseball: I mean, I like all of the for next year, ha. I would rank them Margot/Tapia basically even, Fisher, Renfroe, Barreto, Andujar.

  4. mikeMaher

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    This is diving pretty deep, but have either of you watched any of Brandon Downes in the Royals’ system? He played at Virginia with Derek Fisher, Nick Howard, and Mike Papi. Was hurt earlier this year but is mashing through 24 games now. 9 home runs, .300 / .394 / .722 slash in High A. He’s from my hometown so I’m always pulling for him!

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @mikeMaher: Haven’t seen him and hasn’t really been on my radar, but looking into him a bit, he looks like someone who could be a legit later career breakout guy. Power/speed is MLB quality, so the fact he has improved his plate approach and contact numbers is a great sign, albeit as a 24 year old in Advanced A ball. I think it puts him more likely on course for a 4th OF type role, but you never know, and he would be even better in fantasy. Very cool that he is from your hometown.

      • mikeMaher

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        @Halp:

        Yeah, went to high school with his older brother so I have my fingers crossed for him.

  5. Josh says:
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    Dynasty: Would you deal Moncada and Jimenez for Alex Wood

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @Josh: That is too much for me. I would deal only one of those guys as a centerpiece for Wood.

  6. Drewbaca says:
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    I was listening to Jim Bowden in the car and he was high on these two prospects:

    Kingray – he has a short swing like Altuve, and minus the speed component, could hit 30HR and bat .300! (Probably a September callup)
    Soto – called him a superstar in the making who can flat out hit and could win a batting title.

    My question to you is two fold: What are your thoughts on these guys and what are their ETA? I currently have Altuve for $67, but I have a ton of offers for him as I’m not contending. I have prospects on my team already such as Devers, Rosario, Hoskins, Rodgers, McMahon, Murphy and Fisher. I don’t want to load up on prospects because I’d like to try and win next year. That said, are either of these guys worth it? They both sound incredible.

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @Drewbaca: Yup, love both of those guys. I have Kingery above Soto because he is closer and has a great power/speed combo. He could see time this year. Soto is probably 3 years away, but he has elite upside. Not much speed though.

      • Drewbaca says:
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        @Halp:

        Awesome.

        In a points league, would you offer $67, $1 Baez and $1 Morales for $1 Bellinger and $1 Manaea? Then add Kingray with the extra slot?

        • Halp

          Halp says:
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          @Drewbaca: Yea, I think that definitely makes sense if there are going to be good players to buy with that extra money.

          • Drewbaca says:
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            @Halp:

            Rizzo and Trout and Scherzer next year for sure.

            • Halp

              Halp says:
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              @Drewbaca: Yea, I would go for that. Bellinger for $1 in a keeper/dynasty is among the most valuable assets in the game.

  7. Josh says:
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    Moncada, Jimenez, Espinoza, and Keller for Fulmer, Lester, J. Gray. I’m a couple pitchers away from winning the title this year. Have a hard time letting go of these guys though.

    • Halp

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      @Josh: If it wins you a championship I don’t think you will regret it, but in a vacuum it is too much for me.

  8. David says:
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    Segura or Healy in dynasty with OBP, SLG & XBH? Thanks.

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @David: Segura

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