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There’s no time for small talk this week, because Ralph Lifshitz and I set out to break the record for most prospects talked about in a single podcast episode. Here are just a few of the names we discuss: Julio Urias (recorded before news broke of his season ending shoulder surgery), Patrick Weigel, Lewis Brinson, Brendan Rodgers, Rafael Devers, Gleyber Torres, Nick Senzel, Shed Long, Michael Chavis, Yordan Alvarez, Bo Bichette, Austin Hays, Ryan Mountcastle, Colton Welker, Logan Allen, Nick Neidert, Tyler Mahle, Joey Lucchesi, Jordan Humphreys, Estevan Florial, Taylor Trammell, Brett Cumberland, Tyler Wells, Randy Arrozarena, Jordan Luplow, Luis Escobar, Zack Littell, Zac Gallen, Beau Burrows, Nabil Crismatt, Jesus Sanchez, Khalil Lee, Monte Harrison, Mario Feliciano, Josh Ockimey, and many more. Also, on this week’s episode of Real Husbands of the Crab Army, El Presidente Lifshitz begins to fear a military coup is afoot. It’s the latest edition of the Razzball Fantasy Baseball Prospect Podcast.

   
  1. Jaaaaaake.crab says:
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    I mean, never underestimate the Crabs. That being said, Viva Presidente Ralph

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @Jaaaaaake.crab: If there was going to be a coup attempt, I assume Ralph would have been poisoned at that meetup.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Jaaaaaake.crab: Perhaps I was. Ballpark Tacos were serious. I’m like Rasputin takes a lot to kill me.

  2. Rosscoe says:
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    Ralph, I didn’t want to say anything before, but Nick has totally been giving off Gaddafi vibes lately… Just sayin’

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @Rosscoe: haha

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Rosscoe: He did show up to the meetup in a kufi.

  3. Steve says:
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    Speaking of high potential prospects, I’ve been offered Donaldson and Morrison for Bellinger and Berrios in a H2H points league. Should I take it?

    Great podcast. Thanks for all the info.

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @Steve: If Dynasty/keeper, definitely not. In a redraft, eh, Bellinger is just more fun to own. I probably stick there too. plus, it is not easy to replace pitching, and Berrios is pitching lights out.

      • Halp

        Halp says:
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        @Halp: And thanks, Steve!

  4. Mike says:
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    In your humble opinion, what kind of value does a combo offer of sonny gray and gerritt Cole have? I’ve made offers for above average pitchers in exchange for those 2 arms. I know their ERA is bloated, but every expert I hear I is high on Cole and gray.

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @Mike: I think Gray’s value is completely shot at this point. I’ve also seen “experts” claim that they think Gray’s underlying numbers claim he is still good, but I have a sneaking suspicion they wouldn’t buy him in a fantasy league either. Cole, I think most people have come to terms that he just isn’t an ace, and is more of a solid pitcher. As for their trade value combined, theoretically you should be able to get a better pitcher by packaging them both, but realistically, I don’t think any team is going to give up a better performing pitcher just to get two of them. Those two for a hitter might be a more realistic trade scenario.

      • Mike says:
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        @Halp: gotcha. So do you think dropping gray for someone like, Mike Montgomery would be a better move? I’d like to deal hime but on one is bitting.

        • Halp

          Halp says:
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          @Mike: It’s really not that crazy but I would stick with Gray for a little while longer. He does have the ability to turn it around.

  5. Rosscoe says:
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    Halp, Halp…

    Awesome work as always man, but you totally forgot to mention the O’Neil breakout game!

    2 Homers and 7RBIs, is our boy back or what?!?

    • Halp

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      @Rosscoe: Thanks! And haha, very true! He really is due for a hot streak, and there is no way he is going to struggle like this against Triple-A pitching for much longer imo. Hopefully he goes on a tear. I can forgive a half season or so of struggling at a new level, but an entire year is tougher to take.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Halp: KING IN THE NORTH!!!

  6. omar says:
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    Barreto or Tyler Austin ROS? AL Only 5×5 Roto

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @omar: I would go Austin, because I’m not sure how long Barreto will be up for with Semien almost back. Austin is no guarantee to stay up either, though.

  7. Alan says:
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    Thx guys. Wow Shed Long! And Yordan! Can you group these guys into tiers or rank in order of preference?? Also, are there 3-4 that really stand out above the rest based on upside potential in NL ? Feranando Tatis, Adrian Morejan, Luis Urius, Mitch White, Edwin Rios, Mauricio Dubon, Colton Welker, Luplow, Andrew Stevenson, Trammel, Carter Kiebom, Shed, Yordan Alvarez

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @Alan: Tatis, Kieboom and Trammell probably stand out above the rest for NL guys in terms of upside. Florial and Lee have loads of upside too, just a rather large strikeout issue.

      • Alan says:
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        @Halp: thanks!! Would you say Shed Long and Alvarez are top 100 guys?

        • Halp

          Halp says:
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          @Alan: Yea, for sure. I almost had Long in the top 100 during the off season. And both of those guys have really good upside too.

  8. Sport says:
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    Harp and Ralph are my favorite parts of Razzball! This site is a whole extra level with you two.

    So Brandon Crawford is my SS in a 16 team dynasty I took ovwr. I have managed to grab some really good prospects (Robles, Asuna, Kingery, Moniak) but the only SS I have is Isan Diaz and I am guessing who loses SS eligibility eventually. So my question is, who are the top rated SS after the main ones (Gleybar, Rosario, Rogers, Barretto) that aren’t too far away? Raul Mendesi comes to mind and as a Royal’s fan I hear his name a lot as Escobar’s replacement next year. And what about Katel Marte?

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @Sport: Thanks, Sport! Much appreciated. Mondesi and Marte are two good ones, but not technically prospects. Willy Adames is pretty close to that top tier. Nick Gordon is a very safe, solid choice and he is having an excellent season. Kevin Newman isn’t my favorite for fantasy, but he is close and has an elite contact rate. Yu Cheng Chang is an underrated name, but highly unlikely to stick at SS if he stays with Cleveland. Richard Urena isn’t having a great year, but should still be on the radar.

      • Sport says:
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        @Halp: yeah Adames is another one I targeted but owners are pretty tight in these guys. This is great help though and I appreciate it!

  9. mrbaseball says:
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    Dynasty League offered Julio Urías for Derrick Fisher – what freaks me out is that they knew there was some kind of problem for a long time since he only was pitching 5 innings a game – so not sure what this type of surgery means but this was the offer

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @mrbaseball: Shoulder surgery is pretty scary. Maybe he comes back 100% perfect, or maybe he is never the same. I do know it is major shoulder surgery though. I’m personally hanging on to Fisher.

  10. Scott says:
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    Three favorite propsects for a dynasty league from the list below?

    Jack Flaherty
    Sixto Sanchez
    Jesus Sanchez
    Austin Beck
    Kyle Wright
    Adam Haseley
    Colton Welker
    Ryan Mountcastle
    Cristin Stewart

    • Halp

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      @Scott: Like all of them a lot. Top 3 would probably be Jesus Sanchez, Austin Beck, and Christin Stewart.

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