The Arizona Fall League is in full swing and my colleague Jason Pennini is out in the desert taking in Fall League action. Scouting is Jason’s full-time gig, with professional experience last summer with the Milwaukee Brewers organization. So he brings a unique perspective and understanding of what teams are looking for. Not only does Jason touch on some of the top performers in the first week of the AFL, he gives us some instructional league looks. He hit on players like Peter Alonso, Forrest Whitley, Bobby Dalbec, and Jonathan India, among others. It’s another episode of the Razzball Prospect Podcast powered by ProspectsLive.com. As always make sure you stop by Rotowear.com, and support our sponsor by picking up some of the freshest T-shirts out there.Please, blog, may I have some more?
It’s that funny space between the end of the minor league season, and the beginning of the Arizona Fall League on Tuesday. With limited information coming out of instructs (head over to Prospectslive.com to get those updates), Lance and I run through some of the story lines of the moment. In particular the Carter Stewart Grievance, and try to predict how much the young right-hander signed for. We then ask, “If you had to start a team (real life) with one hitter and one pitcher who would they be? Following that we jump into our biggest disappointments of 2018, where Lance and myself detail four players who let us down this season. As always make sure you stop by Rotowear.com, and support our sponsor by picking up some of the freshest T-shirts out there.Please, blog, may I have some more?
It’s our annual end of season Mock Draft Spectacular when the Fantasy Master Lothario and Myself (Vanguard) mock out the top few rounds of next year’s draft while the 2018 season is still fresh in our minds. Who goes 1? Is Mike Trout still consensus? That’s for us to know and you to figure out. Maybe Mike Trout doesn’t get drafted at all? There’s a Josh Rutledge drop for the homies, and a lot more where that came from. Sorry Razzballers, but you’re just going to have to listen to get the results! Anywho, it’s the latest episode of the Razzball Podcast. As always, go and checkout our sponsor Rotowear.com and use our promo-code SAGNOF to get 20% off all of your purchases.Please, blog, may I have some more?
I’ve been thinking about this post for awhile. It’s sat around in my head, trying to think of a dynamic opening. I guess it never came. Today will be my last post as prospector at Razzball. I won’t be leaving altogether however, I’m sticking around for the Razzball Podcast with Grey and rest assured the Prospect Podcast with Lance isn’t going anywhere. My efforts for 2019 and beyond as far as writing go, will be on my new site Prospectslive.com. This adventure over the last five seasons has been a blast. This was my first and only writing gig, and for that opportunity I’m forever grateful to all those involved. So while I’m leaving in one form I’m not gone altogether. Before I step aside there’s a few characters in this play I’d like to thank.Please, blog, may I have some more?
And so the offseason truly begins this week on the Razzball Prospect Podcast, as Lance Brozdowski and yours truly, revisit the July edition of my First Year Player draft rankings. We talk Gorman, Bohm, India, and others at the top. Get a hot take on Xavier Edwards value, and talk some of the other risers in this year’s draft class, as we begin to prepare for our offseason drafts. We open the show with some brief discussion of the Padres vs Rangers On Deck Game, discussing some of the top performers from both squads. As always make sure you stop by Rotowear.com, and support our sponsor by picking up some of the freshest T-shirts out there.Please, blog, may I have some more?
With the season coming to an end, and with the Fantasy Master Lothario conceding titles in both the Perts and NL Only Tout this year. Our hero deals the only way he knows how, by training for next season. Looking to come back bigger, faster, and stronger, Grey hits the off-season with a singular focus: Smite Thy Enemies. Sorry for the dramatic language, Grey gets intense when he loses. All joking, and phony dramatics aside, Grey and yours truly dive into some of the top targets for each of us in the upcoming year. We start with some tasty rookie-nookie, debating Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Eloy Jimenez’s ETAs in 2019, as well as touching on Fernando Tatis Jr’s 2019 outlook, and whether or not Daniel Palka should be a target. We then do the trendy thing, and discuss Adalberto Mondesi’s ADP for 2019. Seriously, how many times have you heard that conversation now? Anywho, it’s the latest episode of the Razzball Podcast. As always, go and checkout our sponsor Rotowear.com and use our promo-code SAGNOF to get 20% off all of your purchases.Please, blog, may I have some more?
I figured what better for a weekend double shot than a dual Luis Garcia post. Why you ask am I so enamored with the name Luis Garcia? Particularly when this unholy example of Garcia walks amongst us. This version of the Phillies Luis Garcia is a toolsy shortstop who made his stateside debut this summer in the GCL. Signed out of the Dominican Republic for $2.5 million during the July 2017 signing period. A top ten player in the class, he was, much like the Nationals Luis Garcia, a player heavily praised for his defensive prowess with a split camp on the quality of his hitting. We got some looks at Luis Garcia this summer in Florida. While it’s nowhere near enough information to determine his future value, it was a glimpse of an exciting player to come. Let’s dig in a little deeper…Please, blog, may I have some more?
Certain organizations just have a knack for success in certain areas. Might be the draft, trade market, free agency, or player development. The Washington Nationals however are equipped with a particular set of skills, skills acquired over a very long time. Skills that make them a nightmare for the competition on the International Amateur Market. If you develop Juan Soto and Victor Robles, that won’t be the end of it. If you know how to hit the stuffing out of a baseball they will pursue you, and they will sign you. The next Nationals stud international you should look for, find, and add is shortstop/third-baseman Luis Garcia. No, not that Luis Garcia, or that Luis Garcia either! Not even that one. So many Luis Garcia’s, how will our hero standout? This Luis Garcia. A versatile infielder, with a contact first approach, some power projection, speed, and athleticism. A player that ranked 128th on my mid-season Top 500, and one that will likely be moving into the Top 100 in my next update. Today we’ll take a look at why this Luis Garcia is the one to add. No disrespect to the next Luis Garcia of the Phillies. More on him tomorrow…Please, blog, may I have some more?
All the games have been played, the seasons have been wrapped up, players are at home or in their respective Instructional Camps, and all eyes are on MLB. That can only mean one thing; it’s Superlatives SZN on the Razzball Prospect Podcast. We kick it off this week, with a quick look at our Projected Top 10 Prospects entering 2020. I’m not going to spoil it and list out the names, but it’s a pretty talented group (obviously Ralph). We start the show off with a quick run through of the recently promoted players, congratulate the champions at all levels of the minors, and have a quick discussion of what makes a top organization. We round the show out by running through the LIDOM draft, and discuss some of the top names on The Island this Winter. As always make sure you stop by Rotowear.com, and support our sponsor by picking up some of the freshest T-shirts out there.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Everybody needs to be on high alert, Razzball HQ’s location might possibly be in flux. While most of the operations this summer have been run from Grey’s desert fortress, (apologies again, to all the interns that passed talking Ted for walks in the Palm Springs sun. We’ll tip a Steel Reserve in your memory.) Madam Cougs has been hard at work preparing the SAGNOF mansion for the marketplace. For the first 70 or so minutes Grey takes us through the trials and tribulations of the Albright’s real estate venture. All the while assuring us, that the fact their entire building is selling has nothing to do with roaches, mice, vagrants, or the murder that happened on the 3rd floor. After that we talk baseball, lots of it. Mostly pitching as we dive into some names that under-performed in 2018, but could be due for a bounce-back in 2019. Yeah we talk Luis Castillo, Madison Bumgarner, Michael Wacha and more. It’s the latest episode of Razzball Fantasy Baseball Podcast. As always, go and checkout our sponsor Rotowear.com and use our promo-code SAGNOF to get 20% off all of your purchases.Please, blog, may I have some more?