Ayo whaddup it’s ya boy Grey Albright aka the Fantasy Master Lothario aka The Guy Who Eats Takis Every Day aka The Guy Who Cool Sculpted The Fat Off His Stomach After Eating Takis Every Day aka The Guy Who Started A ZZ Top Cover Band Named The Gay Beards And Had To Explain To Everyone I Meant Gay As In Happy And Beards As In Beards aka The Guy In Starbucks Asking For The Bathroom Code While Carrying His Entire Wardrobe aka The Guy Who Goes Oop All The Time aka The Guy Still Vaping aka The Guy Standing Behind You aka The Guy Wondering Why Lumberjacks And Lesbians Both Wear Flannel aka The Guy In Charge Of Moseying At Your Local Frontiertown aka The Guy Typing This With His Pinkie Toe. I’m here with 2020 content, snitches! Okay, I need to sit down, I’ve exhausted myself in the excitement of it all. Well, the joke’s on my butt, I have nowhere to sit! A quick preamble about the 2020 fantasy baseball rookie series that is coming from me over the next few weeks. Rookies could get a post if they meet MLB eligibility requirements, less than 130 ABs or 50 IP. That means no Bo Bichette, no Aristides Aquino, no Kyle Tucker (just missed at 131 ABs), and no Trent Grisham. In 2012, the first player I highlighted was Mike Trout. That wasn’t an accident. I said in the Mike Trout post, “He’s ranked number one for me. Numero uno. The Big Mahoff. He’s the big Statue of Liberty in New York, not that girly one in Paris!” Since then, I’ve attempted to make the first rookie post about a prospect that will be the top rookie for fantasy the following year. Last year that honor went to Vlad Jr. Yes, it’s an honor, don’t be so condescending. The year before it was Ronald Acuña Jr. This year the top fantasy prospect isn’t no ordinary man, this is the prospect I be seeing in my sleep. Luis Robert will be your number one 2020 fantasy baseball rookie. Will Lou Bob be named to the All-Century Team in 80 years or edged out by a robot with grabby hands named the Hitter-Tron that my great-great-nephew will sue, due to trademark infringement, only to find out it’s the same Hitter-Tron that once graced this little fantasy baseball blog called Razzball? Can Lou Bob be a top 50 overall player in 2020? Will Luis Robert even get enough at-bats? Let’s stop the questions and start the answers! Okay, one more question… Anyway, what we can expect of Luis Robert for 2020 fantasy baseball?

On Prospector Itch’s top 25 prospects for 2020 fantasy baseball (not clickbait at all!), Luis Robert Wuhl ranked 2nd overall behind Wander Franco, who seems assured of spending almost all of the 2020 season in the minors, so if you were wondering why no Wander — Wandering? — that’s why. On the other hand, we got Louie Bobby. RIP Cougs’s grandma who died of that. Or was that Lewy Body? Okay, moving on! Last year in the minors, Robert went 44/16/39/.297/7 in 202 ABs, and, as we know by now, Triple-A is harder than the majors. I kid, a little. To me, the majors are number one and Triple-A is 1A. Like many hitters nowadays (I say nowadays like I’m super old!), the ball rockets off of Robert’s bat. Here’s one of the sexier clips I found, his 1st Triple-A hit (leave the sound on for one of the more hilarious home run calls; how do you even confuse him for…that?!):

He kinda looks like Eloy in that clip. However, Eloy has the speed of a large man in a chair with wheels going uphill. Luis Robert (great name, by the way) can swipe 20+ bags. The strikeouts and lack of walks might hinder him a little, in at least the average department.  Not for nothing, the mannequins in the average department are a real bore. So, solid power, great speed, bleh average and I want him on all of my 2020 fantasy baseball teams. Can I get a giddy and an up? The last question after that last question is how early do we see him? The Paler Shade of Sox might just be my early pick to make the 2020 World Series. They are built for now and Luis Robert is 100% ready to go. I don’t see many rookies being up on Opening Day, because MLB is damaged and there’s no incentive for teams to win with their best team on the field, but remember Eloy started the year with the White Sox, and I could see the same for Luis Bobby Ricky and Mike, I like Luis Robert who cares who you like. For 2020, I’ll give Luis Robert the projections of 78/22/59/.248/24 in 514 ABs with a chance for more.

  1. Dr Easy says:
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    Alcides Escobar? Seriously?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup!

  2. Fungazi 2.0 says:
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    no Trent Grisham.. a sigh of relief for every Brewers fan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why, you saying I jinx guys?

      • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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        Nope, saying that their fans would rather not hear/read about that guy right now

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, gotcha

  3. packers2018 says:
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    Off the topic.
    I’m 10 spots behind you in the NFBC.
    Quick look at the top 15, each team has some issues because of the roster configuration that we had to deal with. So each team has to lose 4 players automatically. 10 of those top 15 have Flaherty so they are only going to get a 1x pitcher. Lot of movement left in the standings because of 2x and 3x.
    The guy in 2nd place to me has the team to beat.
    Just thought I would chime in. Still reading your post each day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! I haven’t looked at the teams above us much, but we were going for Nats/Astros the whole time, so if anyone above us was thinking Yanks or Cards, they’re screwed… Were you going Nats/Astros too? Prolly if you’re doing that well…

      Good luck! Hopefully we both get paid!

  4. Ray says:
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    I’m not sure I understand Itch’s list linked in this post. Is he saying the top prospects for the future as of 2020? Or the guys that will deliver the most value in 2020? Because as you said Franco is more or less universally seen to be staying in the minors all season, or at least the vast majority.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Itch isn’t saying his list is for only 2020, I’m saying my guys are, so I skipped Wander

  5. bigbear says:
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    2020!!! Happy New Year!

    Pretty sure that guy’s already playing SS for the ChiSox right? Tim Anderson?

    Is it ok if I read his name like he’s French? “Lou-ee Roe-bare”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roe-bare works too! The name works in so many ways!

      Anderson goes to 2nd, so Roe-bare does, either way Yolmer’s gone or about to be gone

      • pinkman says:
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        Robert is OF, no?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Right, dur, before coffee…Not sure what the Anderson thing was about above

          • bigbear says:
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            Sorry. Same type of hitter. A little pop, some speed, not much OBP.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh, gotcha, yeah, as said before, it was before my coffee… Gotcha now!

  6. Primetime says:
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    Want Acuna next year. The guy who has him is out of the league next season. Who can I trade to get him?

    He does own yelich and Robles berrios.. other then that nothing..

    The league could veto but if it’s fair I will fight it.

    Not moving Bellinger, freeman or Arenado.
    10 team keeper league OBP

    Albies
    Story
    Ozuna
    Marte S
    Moncada
    Blackmon c

    Kershaw
    Nola
    Bieber
    Glasnow
    German D
    Gallen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte/SP (Gallen, Domingo, Kershaw Nola or Glasnow)?

      • Lloyd Braun says:
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        Starling Marte and (insert Kershaw or Nola or Glasnow) for Acuña in a dynasty?

        I’d never consider another offer from an owner who offered me that.

        No offense Grey – Love you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, jumping off point

  7. Smitty says:
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    Absolutely primed for stardom. I’d think guys like Abreu (if resigned) Moncada, and Eloy would take him under their wing and take the pressure off the kid. This 5 tool stud is ready to go, but as you hit on, will he be with the big club from the get go? Either way I’ll be in the hunt for his services

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, totally, hard to see him staying down long, especially with how they treated Eloy

      • Smitty says:
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        Chisox will have a killer lineup – with his wheels top 3 in the order seems to be his future, but maybe not in ’20. I’m all in…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, agreed

  8. Harley Earl says:
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    Great stuff Grey.

    Love the content — as in moving toward 2020 already. You guys have been ahead of the curve. One of the reasons I’m a daily clicker here at the Razz.

    So, just one question today.

    Instead of saying “With a chance for more” do you ever label a guy “With no chance for more”? And if you haven’t — would you do it just once for me this year? Haha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, Daniel Palka with absolutely no chance for more ever again.

      • Smitty says:
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        Ha Palka! and Arrietta

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hehe

          • Harley Earl says:
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            Haha!!! Love it!

  9. P says:
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    Cool it down, Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m out of control

  10. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Buy or sell. Joe Maddon leads Angels to playoffs in 2021.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sell

  11. knucks says:
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    Stubby. Clapp.

    That’s it, that’s the comment.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahahaha, a fine choice by the Pirates so we can get the giggles

  12. Cohen says:
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    Hey Grey, i love playoff baseball! You think Astros close it out or this is going to a game 7?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Feels like it’s going 7 but we’re gonna see… not sure why they’re playing it cute with a bullpen game

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