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I explained yesterday that I’m out of town and extremely drunk, possibly scoring in the 80s (likely not) on a lush golf course in the trashy state of Ohio.  Therefore, I’m going to be saving week 10’s Minor Accomplishments post for this coming Wednesday.  Instead, today I’ll grace you with the final installment of our feature on draft prospects. We’ll get back to our usual schedule next weekend.  Same as yesterday, J.B. Gilpin will be filling in for me in the comments, but I should be back at some point this evening to address questions.

A quick look at where the prospects from part 1 and part 2 ended up in the draft:

Braden Shipley — 1.15 D’Backs
Kris Bryant — 1.2, Cubs
Jonathan Gray — 1.3, Rockies
Mark Appel — 1.1, Astros
D.J. Peterson — 1.12, Mariners
Sean Manaea — 1.34, Royals

Ryne Stanek | RHP, Rays

The Rays received a compensatory round one selection after losing B.J. Upton to free agency, and they used it — the 29th overall pick — to draft Ryne Stanek out of the University of Arkansas.  Stanek fits the ideal starting pitcher profile — at 6-4, 190, he looks the part, and he features an impressive brand of pure stuff.  The fastball is the most advanced offering at the moment, sitting mid-90s with great late sink, and touching elite velocity when needed.  The slider flashes plus potential, but it’ll need some seasoning in minor league ball.  He also mixes in a change and a curve, but scouts anticipate a heavy FB/SL repertoire, which leads some to wonder if his skill set will be best utilized in the late innings.  Stanek isn’t going to be the quickest moving college arm — he needs to work on sequencing and command and pitching approach in general.  But his tools profile is impressive, and as soon as things begin to click for him, he’ll push toward Tampa in a hurry.

Colin Moran | 3B, Marlins

Moran was drafted sixth overall on Thursday to the Miami Marlins.  The third baseman out of University of North Carolina was widely considered the safest bat in this year’s crop of talent.  Safe, though, doesn’t always translate into high-impact.  With a polished skill set at the dish, Moran figures to tear through the minors with haste.  He’s a patient hitter with an advanced approach, and when he gets his pitch, he barrels it.  He’s almost a lock to offer quality numbers in the AVG and OBP departments, but reports on his power potential are mixed, and it seems most likely — at least early in his career — that he’ll be more of a doubles guy than an over-the-wall masher.  The Marlins can feel free to be as aggressive as they’d like with Moran, who should be ready for the upper levels by year’s end.

Marco Gonzalez | LHP, Cardinals

With the 19th overall pick in the 2012 Draft, the Cardinals selected Michael Wacha out of Texas A&M.  Wacha featured many attractive tools at the time, but his main attraction was the changeup, which was graded by most as the best in the 2012 class.  Well, St. Louis was at it again on Thursday, selecting Marco Gonzalez out of Gonzaga with the 19th overall pick.  Like Wacha, Gonzalez features a filthy changeup, the best in this year’s draft pool.  His size and fastball aren’t quite so impressive as Wacha’s, but the secondary stuff, and the change in particular, are weapons that would play above average at the highest level almost immediately.  Gonzalez’s low-90s fastball is the only thing holding him back from projecting like a high-impact starting pitcher, but if he can spot it well, he’ll do quite well given the off-speed stuff.  As it stands, it’s difficult to tab Gonzalez as a high-impact, high-ceiling guy, but he’s certainly a safe bet to reach the bigs as a quality mid-rotation arm.

  1. RudyCorrales says:
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    ROS Projections for these pitchers.

    I have these 3 pitchers that im SO SO about:

    Burnett
    Garza
    Beachy (DL SPOT)

    On the wire we have

    Jarrod Parker
    Mike Leake
    Bronson Arroyo
    John Lackey
    AJ Griffin
    Jose Fernandez
    Dillon Gee
    Gerrit Cole
    Scott Feldman

    Should I drop any of my 3 for these guys on the wire? Should i stand pat?

    • RudyCorrales says:
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      And thanks for everything dudes. You guys are clutch. The help you guys give and the time you put in is insane. Mad kudos.

    • Mr. Fister Furbush says:
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      @RudyCorrales:
      Drop garza for Either Fernandez, Aj Griffen or Gerrit Cole(depending on if you like top prospects haha) points eagle next week though grab Cole and start him as a two starter.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @RudyCorrales: I think I stand pat, but Garza is close. For ROS I probably stick with what you got if I couldn’t stream

  2. JK says:
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    Anyone have any thoughts on the Chris Marerro call up for the Nationals? Does he figure to have any value? Isn’t Laroche in his way at 1st?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JK: Yea he’ll get a start today in the double header probably, not too excited about him for this year tho

  3. Chicken Dinner says:
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    ROS

    J Jay
    Blanks
    Saunders

  4. chunk says:
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    Choo or dom brown?

    • chunk says:
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      @chunk: Also would you give reynolds/didi for donaldson? id replace didi with alcides

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @chunk: I like Alcides more than DiDi ROS so I think I like that move, Reynolds is plummeting back to earth.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @chunk: Oh and it kinda depends on need, if I needed the power Brown, a tad more speed/AVG Choo

  5. TheNewGuy says:
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    Oh baby, Great news on Puig huh. Donnie baseball saying he’ll stick with the club even when Kemp and Craw are back. That Dickey for Puig trade looks better for me each day!

    Next guy on the callup list is Myers I guess. ROS projections once he gets the call (testing you here)?

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      @TheNewGuy:
      And whats your thoughts on starting rooks like Cole first time out? I normally play it safe as I dont want to get roofied, but its a H2H league so if I really need the start I might go for it.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TheNewGuy: I would start Cole great matchup and he was already fairly polished heading into AAA this year. Nice move for Puig! Dickey is toast. ROS for Myers 275ish AB 13 HRs 40 RBI 5 SB .260

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        @JB Gilpin: So definately 4th OF material then.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @TheNewGuy: Yea I think something like that, a lot will depend on if he’s out there every day or platooned.

  6. justin says:
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    I hope you get out of the sand trap soon enough to answer some questions. Justkidding man. Thanks for the write ups. What are your thoughts on T. Walker from seattle? Worth a fourth round pick in a 12 team keeper league where we keep 7. So it woukd be like an 11th round pick….

    Also same league im lost. I took over this team and im attempting to rebuild it. What would you do with this team?

    Lucroy.rizzo.walker.castro.headley.jennings.aoki.craig. fraizer.rollins.nava.granderson.utley.middlebrooks.

    Iwakuma.ryu.garza.feldman.parker.lincy.soriano.janseen.pestano…

    Thanks in advance for the insight.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @justin: That sounds about right, I love his stuff but he’s still finding the hold on his breaking stuff last time I read. If he can command it he’ll be dirty. Since you’re rebuilding I like the upside of that pick. I would look at your standing and see if a top 3 team is hurting in saves and deal maybe garza and a closer for a young guy. Then maybe wait for Utley to come off the DL and hope he stays hot then deal him

  7. Miami says:
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    Start Edwin Jackson vs PIT today?

    Last day in weekly 5×5 H2H and I’m up 5-4-1. Tied in Ws. He should win ERA, I should win Ks, and WHIP is still within my reach – he’s up .05. He has Zimmermann vsMIN, I have Minor @LAD. I feel like best chance to take a point will be Ws. SON likey the Edwin.

    • Miami says:
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      @Miami: Could also go with Nicasio, who might be more likely to get the W vs SD. ERA doesn’t really matter at this point.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Miami: Ya but still worried about that Whip with Nicasio. I think Jackson is risky too, but he’s less a potential WHIP killer. I’d roll him out there

  8. Moth says:
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    Hey J.B., I’ve been offered RYU! for Corbin in a 5×5 roto keeper league. Ryu strikes me as slightly better right now (higher K%, lower SIERA and a more diverse arsenal of pitches), but Corbin is a few years younger and may have a higher ceiling. Oh, Pat-C has a lower draft reference too (12th round vs. 10th). Undecided at this point, so I’d love to get your take. Thanks in advance!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Moth: Love both guys. Agree Corbin has the upside, but Ryu is more refined with great stuff off that fastball. Since its so close I think I keep Corbin since he’s a tad cheaper for ya.

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        @JB Gilpin: Yeah, that makes sense. Corbin could be an improved CH away from being an absolute stud!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Moth: For sure! The slider and fastball are both nasty, a change would be unhittable. I have him in a dynasty and hoping this keeps up!

  9. madman says:
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    moving forward…Catchers??? Castro, Martin, Doumitt

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @madman: Hmmm probably Doumit, don’t buy the Castro hot start.

  10. Racehorse says:
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    This year finding (relatively) young starting pitching not named Alex Cobb in my 16 team dynasty league has been hard as hell. And I passed up Cobb in my draft for the likes of Doubront and Gee… @#( $%#*^&$!!!!

    Sorry, I had to get that off my chest.

    Nate Karns.

    What do you think? Despite coming back from a torn labrum in his chicken wing, Karns’ minor league numbers look pretty good: 262 SO in 216 IP with a 1.10 WHIP over 3 years on the farm. Yes, the Nationals have some guy named Strasburg (who’s also having a hard time staying healthy), but they also have Dan Haren and it’s getting way past noon for him…

    What say you?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Racehorse: Hmmm not a huge Karns fan, even in a 16 teamer I would think there are better young arms out there. Sorry about Cobb! I had no idea he’d be this good but kinda liked him. I think Karns will end up in the bullpen long term. Who else is on your wire/young arms not owned?

      • Racehorse says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        JB,

        I didn’t mention what would prolly be considered an important fact about my 16 team dynasty league: we have 10 player minor league rosters — which locks up almost all arms (and all prospects in general) who are touted in any way, shape or form. So looking for anything useful is akin to dumpster diving.

        All that said, I’ve stashed Danny Duffy and Eric Surkamp in my DL slots. What do you think of them?

        Lastly, Joe Wieland-DL is still out there — is this someone I should keep tabs on? (it’s that kind of league)…

        Thanks for the input!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Racehorse: Aha yea 10 minor leaguers definitely makes a difference. And Karns ownable. I do think he moves to the bullpen eventually, but for now it seems anyone that’s young/just in or almost in the Majors is useful. Don’t know much about Surkamp, like Duffy though if he can get healthy again. Weiland – mehhh looks like he’ll miss the rest of this year, I don’t have much optimism as he’ll be 26 or 27 off a major shoulder injury with no track record.

  11. Racehorse says:
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    Here’s another one…

    Nate Eovaldi.

    He’s scheduled to come off the DL later this week. He’s younger than Nate Karns, though his minor league numbers aren’t as sexy as Karns. And while the Marlins stink they’re going to give him a chance.

    Again, 16 team dynasty league has me trolling for arms that have any hint of upside.

    What do you think?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Racehorse: Aha didn’t read one below haha. Like Eovaldi more. Power stuff, great park, should be a starter his whole career.

      • Racehorse says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        No problem…

        I’m streaming Tom Koehler today against the Mets.

        What do you think of TK? Do I have a death wish?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Racehorse: Nah not a death wish, but not too stoked for it

  12. Iceman says:
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    Hey db, I need a streamer today and the pickings are slim. You thoughts on Karns? The streamonater seems to like him.

    • Iceman says:
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      @Iceman: sorry, stupid spell check on my phone. JB.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Iceman: Haha I was like, “why’s he calling me a douchebag!?” I wouldn’t start Karns. Still raw, only had this year of experience above A ball and had a 4.60 era in AA. Don’t think he’ll be particularly effective.

      • Iceman says:
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        @JB Gil@JB Gilpin: ok, other options are gaudin, pettibone or Santiago. Best chance at a K’s, QS and a w, whip doesn’t matter at this point.
        Thanks for the great work!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Iceman: Definitely like Santiago the best there. Striking guys out, can pitch deep into games, and pretty solid matchup vs. Oak, well maybe neutral, but yea

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Iceman: is Jose Alvarez out there? He wasn’t in the system so he’s on waivers in Yahoo but has owned AAA and gets a spot start this afternoon for the Tigers. Like him a lot more is he’s an option

      • Iceman says:
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        @JB Gilpin: yes, he’s there. You like him better than the guys I listed?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Iceman: I think I like Santiago the best closely followed by Alvarez

  13. James says:
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    I just traded away Alex Cobb and Dan Straily for Wil Myers, Kevin Gausman, and Jake Peavy in an AL only keeper league. How’d I do?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @James: I really like Cobb but hitters with an impact are harder to find so Myers should be money in a deep AL keeper like that. Like the move. Plus I think Gausman can develop despite a rocky start.

      • James says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks for your input. I really like Cobb too. I think he’s about to become an ace. The trade was proposed to me and I had such a hard time pulling the trigger but I agree with you about Myers. What are your thoughts on Straily?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @James: Solid WHIP and Ks but just can’t seem to get it all together in the Majors. long Term I see him crashing and burning if he’s ever not on the Athletics, so he’s not an ideal dynasty guy in my eyes.

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            @JB Gilpin: Yeah and he’s not quite assured a rotation spot either. Would you agree that he’s likely in a fight for the 5th spot next year with Sonny Gray going into next season?

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @James: Yea probably, Gray has really improved. I wonder if he’s a favorite of our Grey?

  14. Beastman says:
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    Appreciate the post on a hungover Sunday morning.

    Would you drop any of Yunel, Andrelton, or Hill (DL) for Nick Franklin? Just lost Asdrubal for a month and noticed Franklin has been heating up.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Beastman: I’ve never bought into Franklin, Yunel is a possibility though. Might take the upside of Franklin right now

  15. Huge Caulk says:
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    12team keeper 6×6 AVG OBP STL R RBI HR WHIP ERA SV QS K/9 K

    Harvey for Choo heads up…. Who wins?

    1)does Choo already getting hit by 17 pitches worry anyone?
    2)will the Mets shut Harvey down before the playoffs.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Huge Caulk: First, 1- nah and 2 – maybe but only 1-2 starts I’d think. Never been a huge Choo fan, I know he’s killing right now, but with keeper values I like Harvey

  16. TheNewGuy says:
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    Dunno where I hungoverly (new word for ya) posted, clearly not here, so here it is anyways.

    Sell high on Dom Brown? In big need of a reliable 1B after all the shizz (Paulie and Ike) ive been through. Think id need to aim big, could I get an Aushizz, Votto, C Davis, Fielder type for him? The next tier (Encarnacion, Gonzo) I can see him continuing to outproduce.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Probably not the first tier, but both guys you mentioned last i think could be targets. I would hungoverly take both guys over Dom haha

  17. Emily says:
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    I’m in a very close matchup this week and I have to stream a pitcher starting later on today in case my offense slumps – I’m winning by .25 in ERA but losing by a little bit in the other categories. My options are Skaggs (vs SF), Dedundo (vs Nats) or Arroyo (vs Cards)

    Which do you think is the best option to help me get at least 3 k’s and a win? Thanks!

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      @Emily: or I could pick up Alvarez…think he’s a better shot than the other 3?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Emily: I had to pick between Skaggs and Alvarez and I went with Skaggs. I think he’s your man

  18. Gob Bluth says:
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    I think you had horns on the mind and mistakenly wrote “Jordan” Shipley.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Gob Bluth: Hah yup it’s Braden – I’m sure he’ll fix

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @Gob Bluth: Thanks for the heads up.

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Oh, damn. Nice catch, thanks! Jordan & Braden are actually cousins, for what it’s worth… some good athletes in that family

  19. Terse

    Terse says:
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    the first sentence of this post had me lolling for a good 35 seconds

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Terse: I know and I’m at the Razzball HQ working! Ugh that Scott is gonna get it

  20. Mariner Mike says:
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    Have Cole and Wheeler this week good idea to start ‘em. Thinking so. Who do you think is farther along in career? thank you!!

    • jarvis greenswad says:
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      Wheeler out of the gate might do well, especialy since Gee is pitching above average again and Harvey…Well Harvey could be a MLB god!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And as far as the bucs SP— Cole. Whats not to like??? I roll the dice on both

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Mariner Mike: Yea I like both. Cole is further along and more polished IMO

  21. malamoney

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    Do you think they send Gausman down to AAA to work on things?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @malamoney: Ugh they might, but I think he could have a solid second half if they let him work it out.

  22. Ryan says:
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    In a dynasty league, should I trade darvish and aoki for puig and cain?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ryan: I like the Darvish side, think he’s the best player and has a long successful career ahead of him

  23. Zac says:
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    Hey kind of random but what are your thought on some of these prospects? Who are the better of the group? and will any see any MLB time this year? Here are the names.
    Joey Terdoslavich, Teodoro Martinez, Edward Salcedo, Arismendy Alcantara, Jorge Polanco, Renato Nunez…..

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Zac: I won’t know nearly as much on those guys as Scott, I’ll be sure he follows up with ya!

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Terdoslavich could surface this year and has some potential in the bat… if opportunity presents itself he could end up being useful in NL Only. Best upside is w/ Nunez, followed by Salcedo. Polanco is a nice player with hope to develop into a big league regular. The others have work to do… wouldn’t quite call them org guys, but they don’t project like quality MLB regulars at the moment.

  24. George says:
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    Hi Scott – Do you have an idea what the signing bonus range is for a 15th round draft pick by chance?

    Another kid from the University of Louisville who went to high school in Cherokee, Iowa was drafted this year. Cody Ege, 15th round, Texas Rangers. Last year, Matt Koch, SP, was drafted in the 3rd round as a junior and went to high school and college with Ege.

    Koch appears to be set for a promotion to AA after being converted from a relief pitcher to a starter and has been fairly decent in his 7 starts this year including giving up just 1 walk over 35 1/3 innings.

    I project Ege as a lefty specialist in the majors. Koch has the makings of being a potential #4 starter for the Mets or a late inning specialist.

    • Scott Evans

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      Typically someing <100K at that point, but I can't be certain for a prep athlete… effective lefty specialists tend to move quickly though the organization, so be prepared to see him push through the low levels quickly if he's pitching well.

  25. Mariner Mike says:
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    I have Gregorious at short, Escobar, Crawford,Simmons,and Iglesies are on waiver wire. Do you think I should hold on DeDe or should I consider a move. Thank you for your thoughts!!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mariner Mike: I think I like Simmons the best for ya there but with that depth you can ride the hot bat

  26. Benny says:
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    Would you rather have Bourn or Carl Crawford in a dynasty league for the next 3 years?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Benny: Man good one… Crawford for more upside, I think outweighs the injury risks

  27. ferris says:
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    nl-only (maybin has real value here) – i have excess SP

    what do you think of

    the smoking hot jordan zimmermann for the slumping shin soo choo?

    the smoking hot jordan zimmermann and the scorching maybin for the slumping justin upton?

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @ferris: these 2 trades have to be being discussed with separate owners as i can’t imagine someone who was doing what j-up was doing for the year until like 3.5 weeks ago is being added to a steals guy and even then is in the same ballpark value-wise as choo. And i love choo. Something’s up with J-up’s mind right now or something as he’s become a 2 true outcome hitter, walks and K’s only. But it really wasn’t that long ago he was bashing 12 homers in less than 20 days (many center field bombs).
      Who knows what the problem is lately, but that early season hot-streak wasn’t luck. It does look as if every hittable pitch to him is going 106, when before they all looked to him like they were coming 85. And if Maybin has real value in NL only leagues, what does that say about Upton’s value?
      certainly do trade 2 if possible.

    • Scott Evans

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      I like the Choo end & I like the J-Up end of both deals. I think I’d prefer the 1-for-1 deal, though…

  28. jason batteiger says:
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    sorry, that was 12 homers in less than 30 days (27 days into season it was)

  29. TheNewGuy says:
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    Prospects, prospects, prospects!

    How good is Yasiel Puig! Think I could’ve pulled off a masterstroke trading a broken Dickey (apologies for the imagery) for Puig on the day of his callup. I had a good feeling about the kid, but was partly purely at being pissed at Dickey and missing out on Puig….good call huh?

    And Gerrit Cole to start tommorow. Managed to stash him just in time in my prospect robbing league. What to make of him right now, should he stick, and would you boldly start him right away tommorow?

    Got Myers soon, call should be anytime soon!

    • Scott Evans

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      Haha, it’s all very exciting, but let’s try to keep things in perspective … I might even consider trying to sell high on Puig right now.

      Cole has the stuff to be very good right now, but command might not be there just yet. Wouldn’t surprise me if he dominated from the get-go, but I’m taking a conservative approach to his arrival. Not going all-in on him just yet.

      Tis the month for prospecting!

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Scott Evans: Yeah I was close to cutting Dickey too, its like Christmas come early! Shows it can be a good idea to trade for an unknown, when the other guy has no idea what to expect from him.

        Cole’s lack of K’s worry me a bit, I wonder is it the old “boredom, frustration” etc situation? With his stuff it wouldn’t suprise me either to see him make a Lincecum-like entry to the show. Gonna be exciting to watch his debut though, and I think im throwing him out there!

        Seeing as you’re here man, got a trade offer Im pondering over (suprise!). WOn’t go into the excessive details here, will keep your mind from being turned to mush, but what do you think of Rizzo. Can he be a top 5 1B this year or in the near future? You a fan of his? Seems to have hit a snag recently, after a great start.

        • Scott Evans

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          Rizzo is a top 10 1B, but it’s a stretch to say he’s a top 5 guy now, or even that he will be in a few years. Solid, solid option, but not the high-impact Fielder/Goldy variety.

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