I was tempted to do a rookie outlook post for the entire Marlins organization. Here’s me putting guys in categories in my brain:

“Okay, Jesus Aguilar, you stay where you are. Everyone else take a step forward.” Seeing one player with his head low, “Wait, who are you?”
The player finally lifts their head, “I’m Chad Wallach, sir.”
“Oh, you stay with Jesus Aguilar. I think. Were you in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly?”
“That’s Eli Wallach, sir.”
“Any relation?”
“Not sure, but since this is your inner monologue, you could google it.”
“Don’t talk back to me, son.”

So, there’s a ton of Marlins prospects. Let’s just run down some names:  Jazz Chisholm, Monte Harrison, Sixto Sanchez, Trevor Rogers, Lewin Diaz, Edward Cabrera and Max Meyer. Already gave you a Sixto Sanchez fantasy, and I debated writing one for Edward Cabrera, but, honestly, Prospect Itch’s Marlins top 10 prospects will suffice for most of these guys. Monte Harrison is interesting, but has severe strikeout tendencies, and I like Lewin Diaz, but more of an NL-Only guy, who I might rank in January, but don’t think I need to talk about him for 500+ words at this point. Jazz Chisholm, though, there’s still more to say, and looks to be at least be in the discussion for a starting job in April, which makes him immediately relevant. So, what can we expect from Jazz Chisholm for 2021 fantasy baseball?

Psyche! My NFBC league filled, so we’ve started another league with Donkey Teeth. The slow draft starts this coming Monday, and costs $150 to join. $1,000 to the winner, $350 to 2nd place, and money back to 3rd. Also, there’s a $30,000 overall prize, amongst other incentives, like razzing Donkey when he drafts Chris Sale and Noah Syndergaard. Donkey’s league is just about full too, so don’t wait, hesitate or any other rhyming synonym. To sign up, click this rather unwieldy link that’s under this writing. Anyway, the Jazz Chisholm 2021 fantasy:

Marlins are filled with low-contact prospect hitters, huh? Okay, sorry, I was looking at Monte Harrison, and now Jazz Chisholm. Maybe Jeter doesn’t want anyone who threatens him as the best contact guy on the team. In Double-A last year, Chisholm went 21/16 with a 11.3% walk rate, and 33.8% strikeout rate and a .204 average, and, um, my Jazz hands are moving from excitement to just scratching my head. Hey, bro, ya kinda have to make more contact. Then in a very small sample this year after his call-up, Chisholm went 2/2 with a 30.6% strikeout rate and a .161 average. Here’s a thinkpiece from 2025 about the Marlins, “Why the Marlins Shouldn’t Have Asked Lewis Brinson To Be Their Prospects’ Batting Coach.”

So, why are we here talking about a guy who can’t hit the broadside of a barn with a rake rather than a guy who just rakes? Chisholm makes great contact, when he hits the ball, and the ball jumps off his bat. He also has that tantalizing-for-fantasy speed/power combo. Think back to what I said a few sentences ago, Chisholm went 18/13 with a .204 average. That was in 395 ABs. While it’s not 100% Jazz hands to have a guy go 30/30/.200 because that average does drag down the fun times, but at middle infidel? I’m still very interested. Plus, he’ll only be 23 years old to start 2021, so maybe the contact rate gets a little better as he matures. His strikeouts did get better after his trade from the D-Backs to the Marlins in the 2nd half of his stay in Double-A, down to 25.5%.

If he has a 25% strikeout rate in the majors, he’s going to go 25/25/.260 and become a top 25 overall bat. In 2021’s draft season, he’s prolly barely a last round flyer with huge upside. Sit on him during Spring Training, and if he’s sent down, which he likely will, then you can drop him. No down side, because his draft price is basically free. All about investment vs. potential reward, which is why I’d love to offer you this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to invest in my shock collar that goes off every time someone says, “It goes without saying.” If it goes without saying, stop saying it! For 2021, I’ll give Jazz Chisholm projections of 31/13/34/.206/10 in 268 ABs with a late-June/All-Star Break call-up.

 
  1. Mike L says:
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    I have 2 off the wall questions to make trades in my forever keep dynasty league. I own Andrew Vaughn, Kelenic, and CJ Abrams as my prospects to hold and stay close to the top in my league. What kind of player value should I look for with Vaughn or Abrams? I would rather not let either of them go but I have to probably make a move unless Vaughn and Kelenic are both up out of camp(fat chance). I am a Marlins fan and I still can’t really think of anything to say about Chisolm except he will more than likely do better than Brinson. What happened to that guy?

    • NUX says:
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      You should use Itch’s dynasty list from during shutdown, that will help a lot. Obvi its slioghtly outdated a bit but its still a good reference, bc we haven’t learned a ton more about these guys with no MLB ABs in 2020. I would identify your team needs, review the list from Itch and then propose a few players your thinking about possibly trading these prospects for to Grey here. I think that’ll be more helpful to get your best answer.

      https://razzball.com/dynasty-baseball-draft-guide-rankings-omnibus-for-fantasy-baseball/

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yes, if you want to flip one prospect for another…I thought you wanted to flip a prospect for a player in the majors

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully better than Brinson! Tho, he should

      What kind of player prolly depends on size of the league and who in your league wants them and what they’re willing to give…maybe like a Trent Grisham type?

      • Mike L says:
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        No I meant a good player to go after who’s already up. I targeted Vaughn 2 years ago because I noticed that 1b prospects were slim but now it seems like with more gaining eligibility at that spot it’s a little deeper. I can’t see Abrams hanging onto SS staying at San Diego but a guy with that speed is exciting so he’s hard to trade away also. The sad part of my league is more than half of them don’t understand the real value with holding these guys. So anytime you try and swap they want to offer you peanuts. But the minute you drop them…you’ll have to offer your left testicle to get them back.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, honestly, that sounds like every dynasty league ever — Maybe Voit, if his owner doesn’t believe in 2020?

          • Mike L says:
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            I need to find a Cal/White Sox fan most likely. Happy early turkey day.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You too!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                …and you do!

  2. Jayj says:
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    Stroman or happ 6×6 obp 16 man. looked like happ fell apart after 1 month. thoughts?

    • NUX says:
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      Def Stroman

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Stroman’s the best! (Best pitcher around 200th overall, at least)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stroman

      • jayj says:
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        btw, i meant Ian happ, i just realized i think you might have thought i said JA Happ

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, Ian is fair

  3. Dave D says:
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    So, with the Morton signing, I wonder if anyone drafting Ian Anderson at #82 overall will have any regrets if he opens the season as the 5th starter (or worse)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah, wouldn’t have been me…Only sorry more didn’t

    • Bamabterry says:
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      I took him at 90 in one of my NFBC drafts. Curious as to why this signing would hurt him? My choice at that slot was between he, berrios, urias, and paddack there. I ended up with urias with the next pick (103) and felt good about the two picks.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Who’s him?

        • Bamabterry says:
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          Ian Anderson

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        It squeezes Anderson for IP if Morton/Smyly are in rotation, which they are — Anderson is still in rotation, but going from 4th starter to 5th starter takes a good 30 IP off his line

        • Bamabterry says:
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          Why would that take 30ip off his line? I guess thats the part I was missing. If anything, in theory, it would be just one start less right?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            1st off, 5th starters don’t get a start every rotation — 2nd, they’re first one out if someone else comes along

            • Bamabterry says:
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              I never knew that they skip the 5th starter sometimes. Good to know. Hopefully anderson will be good enough next year to not be replaced. He and beiber sure carried my staff this year.

                • Bamabterry says:
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                  I would take all the stats you project in the article… prorated to 160ip instead of 132. Hopefully he finds a little more control with the fastball this year and the change you mention in the article can shine. I didnt consider his innings being that much lower than a pitcher in his draft range. Urias is a dodger too and no way he gets 180+. May be tough sledding for my staff in that league.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Yeah, maybe, but a lot can happen, and maybe he gets more IP or someone else you weren’t expecting IP from does better, it’s still very early

  4. The Great Knoche says:
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    Allow me to introduce you to Player A

    Dude hit about .290 across parts of 2 Double-A seasons. Hit. 290. He had 12 HRs and 11 SB in 282 ABs. K rate at 16.3%.

    Player A is Rougned Odor. Looks what he’s done in the majors. (Seriously what happened to this guy? K rate doubled in the majors between 2015 and 2018. Get off the launch angle man!)

    Anyhoo, If Nelson Cruz and Adrian Beltre can’t help this guy, whatcha think the club that deals with Brinson is gonna do with Jazz?

    Honestly, I just wanted to get Odor into the conversation somehow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any time is a good time for Odor talk…you point out why I’ve liked him for years, but he can’t convert into anything but promise, it seems

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        Always is. Dude just lost it.

        Can you task CoolWhip with a what went wrong with Garver post?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’ll ping him

          • Dave D says:
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            Ha! Good one, Knoche!

        • Wake Up says:
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          Here it is:

          Relax he’s just a Catcher.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            That might just sum it up

  5. Wake Up says:
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    *sets the needle down gently on Miles’ Kind of Blue*

    I thought that I already read your great autobiography “Who is Grey Albright?” Is it still available btw?

    Now I see that you have a second one coming out in the New Yorker???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yes, Whom Is Grey Albright, a smashing success!

  6. DonnieB says:
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    Speaking of Monte Harrison. Is he worth grabbing at all this year? Maybe pick 500? Or lower? And do you think Kris Davis is now Chris Davis or worth a pick at some point? Finally, Hunter Renfroe have any appeal? Thanks. Look forward to your sleepers next week.
    Harrison
    KDavis
    Renfroe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Have no real interest in any of these guys — Renfroe doesn’t have a team, Harrison can’t hit the ball, Chris Davis and Khris Davis have become the same person essentially

      • Dave D says:
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        Renfroe’s value will skyrocket when the Rockies sign him to squieze out Hillard, Hampson, Tapia, et al and go with Pillar, Blackmon, Renfroe…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, totally…That doesn’t seem farfetched at all

          • DonnieB says:
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            Makes me love Renfroe now. Sexy talk.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, indeed!

  7. Wake Up says:
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    Thought you said Jersey not the Bronx…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Allow me to play the New Jersey national anthem…*places hand under armpit, makes farting noises*

      • Wake Up says:
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        Haha…very strong Garden City vibes as well…

        couple of standouts so far…

        4th round Devers
        6th round Ketel

        2nd round SP

        15t

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take all of them, except the 2nd round SP

          • Wake Up says:
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            Not sure I will either…but it’s leaning that way

            What bat do you like in that range instead?

            Only Harper jumps out

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Arenado, Harper, Lindor, Mondesi, Albies, Robert — give or take — are you in my or Donkey’s league?

  8. jayj says:
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    Thoughts on Soler? nobody wants him, worth just holding and hope for the best, or trade him off for someone with upside that isnt there yet. keeper

    • jayj says:
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      need 1b, so looking at jesus aguilar. or maybe a happ type. or just hold.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d want way more than Aguilar…Ian Happ seems fair

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I still like him, but depends what you can get

  9. Dave D says:
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    Say it aint so, Randy??!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Randy lost his shizz

      • Dave D says:
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        Could be a lengthy one. Short on details but doesnt sound good.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed, but Sano kidnapped someone last year, paid off authorities and then was back in the league no problem, so who knows

          • Dave D says:
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            Haha! Good point.

  10. Cram It says:
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    More like Chazz Jizzholm, amirite? Thank you, good night!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, you are right, sir!

      • Dave D says:
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        Oh no, Cram went there…. I’m guessing this is made in West Hollywood too…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  11. nightpandas says:
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    Oh my Randy Arozarena…or should we say Randy Arosuna…

    Grey in a keeper would you trade Nellie Cruz for Carrasco if you needed another pitcher?

    I’ve got 2 guys for my Util spot in Cruz and Mondesi as I also have Tatis

    Thanks Grey, keep safe this holiday weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeouch….Sounds fair, I’d prolly take Carrasco

  12. Smitty says:
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    Chish could excel if given a legit shot, which always seems to be the question

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, eventually is the hope, since they gave away Gallen

  13. The Great Knoche says:
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    Got pick #4 in our NFBC DC. Right in front of you Albright. I have a definite top 4 above the rest this year, so am fairly stoked.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, damn, I wanted a top 4 pick…5 is like the hardest 1st round pick

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        You might want to think that over before making it your #3 draft preference?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahahahaha, maybe I’m not so smart, Knoche!

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            Baseball smarts and KDS smarts are two different things. I’ll start a website with a blog to give tips for 2022.

  14. NUX says:
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    Josh Naylor. 2021 Sleeper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I think I wrote it already, honestly, not sure

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