There’s times where you just need to trust your gut. About 14 months ago I added a UCLA righthander with impressive stats in one “open universe” league I’m in. His name was Griffin Canning, and while there were some mechanical knocks, injury history, and a lack of premium stuff. I saw something in early March of 2017.  He mowed down the Michigan lineup going 8 strong, allowing 6 baserunners on 3 hits and 3 walks, while striking out 12. He showed a curveball with depth, a fastball in the low 90’s that he commanded well, a slider, and an off-speed pitch. Despite a very good 2017 season in the PAC-12, Canning dropped down boards due to his size, injury history, and the aforementioned mechanical issues. He dropped all the way to the Angels in the second round, and in what is becoming an increasingly reality based narrative, Billy Eppler stole another one. Coming off consecutive seasons at UCLA where he exceeded 100 innings, the Angels were prudent to delay his professional debut until 2018. The righty was assigned to High-A Upland out of camp, and such begins Canning’s second act. His first two professional starts produced 8.1 scoreless frames, with 14 punchouts, and 7 baserunners. He saw promotion immediately to AA Mobile and while his next few starts were struggles, Canning clicked in his next six allowing a single earned run over 32.1 frames. A few starts later Canning was promoted to AAA Salt Lake where he made his debut this Thursday, going four, allowing five baserunners on 2 hits, and 3 walks. Over his time in the Southern League he made 10 starts, going 1-0 with a 1.97 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 9.7 K/9, and 3.7 Bb/9.

Is Canning a future ace? Not likely, but I’ll spare you mid-rotation cliches. Much like any pitching prospect on the cusp of the majors, he’s an intriguing lotto ticket. There’s risk his command becomes a problem, perhaps his injury woes popup again, or maybe he gets the call and is lights out. There’s certainly an interesting arsenal, a track record of success dating back to college, and a rotation in a good pitcher’s park with some opportunity. While neither lefties or righties have done very much damage, Canning has done an especially good job vs. righthanded batters. His slashline against righties sits at .131/.236/.197 in 140 plate appearances across three levels of action. On the flipside he’s yet to get out of the sixth inning and has not exceeded 88 total pitches in any start. Are the Angels simply being cautious for the hell of it? Of course not, they’re taking it easy because there’s concern of him breaking down. Despite this there’s still much more to like than dislike. His stuff has taken a jump up in proball with his fastball now touching mid-90s, he steals strikes, gets some swings and misses, and has only been hit hard just once. His biggest hurdle is finding a way to get deeper into games without losing any of the nasty that’s made him successful. Worth a stash in a deep league if you have some bench spots to burn… Here’s what else I saw in the MiLB.

  • In the never-ending battle between Hunter Greene and MacKenzie Gore to reign supreme as the best pitching prospect from the 2017 Draft rages on. Gore and Greene have both been coming around but their Friday night starts were polar opposite. Greene had the longest start of his professional career going 6.2, allowing two earned on 87 pitches, 62 of which were strikes. He punched out 7, walking no one, while drawing 10 swinging strikes. This is the next adventure in a string of strong starts spanning a month. Over his last 10 starts his ERA sits at 2.93, with 53 Ks to 8 walks, and 3 homers. Gore on the other hand was roughed up on Friday, allowing 4 earned over three innings. He’s dealt with blister issues, and bouts of command waning so far in 2018. It’s not enough to panic, but it might be enough to move him below Greene in my forthcoming Top 100. I wouldn’t trade either player in dynasty at the moment, both are holds for the next couple of years for me. Let Gore work out his kinks, and see if Greene can keep this up.
  • Hey yo Astros!!! Call up Kyle Tucker brah! He’s been on some Barry Bonds ish of late, hitting .510/.537/.735 in his last 11 games heading into Saturday. He started off last night’s game with a double, and came around to score. At 21 he’s hitting .312/.379/.507 with 10 homers and 12 steals in his first 67 games at the AAA level. He looks ready to help the Astros this summer.
  • R.I.P Nick Senzel’s 2018, as a finger injury, and not the vertigo cut his season short. Kid has had some rough luck, and now he’ll get the injury prone label, right or wrong. He should be back in 2019 ready to help the Reds, not a bad buy for a rebuilding team looking to move some right now players in dynasty.
  • The Blue Jays first rounder Texas prep star Jordan Groshans has had nice welcoming to professional ball. He’s gone 7-for-16 with 2 homers, 5 runs, 10 RBI, with 5 Bb-3 K. He’s 18 till November so he’s age appropriate for the level, but a bump up to Bluefield of the Appy League might be in store soon. Just another nice addition to a building Blue Jays future core.

  • Stop fat shaming Kevin Maitan for a second and look at what the young buck is doing! The 18 year old third baseman is slashing .433/.500/.533 with a homer in 7 games. His numbers are about even from both sides of the plate, remember Maitan is a switch hitter, and Fangraphs has him at a 32% linedrive rate. Small sample, sure, but there’s a ton to like.

  • The White Sox promoted outfielder Luis Robert to High-A Winston-Salem on Thursday. He’s yet to homer across 60 plate appearances, but he has gotten on base, and hit for a high average. The talent is evident, but it’s going to take some time for it to all click. Hell, it could click tomorrow, Tuesday, August 12th, or early next year, but it’s coming.
  • I’m getting a lot of question about the Rockies Roberto Ramos, who hit four homers in his first 2 Eastern League contests.  He’s 23 years old coming off a .304/.411/.640 performance for Lancaster, and a Homer Run Derby crown in last week’s All-Star soiree. Should probably be said that it was his third taste of the Cal League, though the 89 plate appearances in 2016 hardly count for any real time. So he has a lot to prove in Hartford, I promise to get some live looks sooner rather than later. What I did see thanks to the good folks at Baseball Census, was a hitter with bat speed, a long powerful stroke, but one susceptible to velocity inside, and chasing breaking stuff off the plate. That’s not to say his pitch recognition is poor, because it’s actually above average, he just simply has some holes in his swing. Any Rockies hitting prospect with power is always an add so I won’t stop you, but it’s not like the Rockies actually play rookies. Let alone rookie first baseman with power.

  • One of my long time deep sleepers, the Marlins Jordan Yamamato, reemerged this week, going 7 scoreless for High-A Jupiter, and striking out 13 Florida players in the effort. BTW, three of those came against Cristian Pache! He was acquired via the Christian Yelich trade, and has bulked up since I first wrote about him in 2016. He mixes an average fastball that sits low 90’s, with an above average curveball, and an average changeup. The numbers were good last year at High-A Carolina when he was still a member of the Brewers organization, and they remain strong through 27.2 innings in 2018. There will always be some pen risk as a small righty, but to me he’s a starter. Worth an add in leagues 18 teams or deeper.
  • Eli Morgan the Cleveland Indians 2017 8th round pick out of Gonzaga has been one of the best pitchers in A ball this season. Between Low-A Lake County and High-A Lynchburg he’s gone 5-2 with a 2.17 ERA, 0.84 WHIP, 6.86 K/BB, 31.8% K%, and a .184 BAA. He has a plus changeup, an above average slider, and a high-80’s-low 90’s fastball he lands for strikes. He’s small, listed at 5’10 190 lbs, so he’s an unusual profile, but he has a plus pitch, good command, and pitchability, which might be enough to get him to the bigs. Here’s a look at that nasty changeup.

  • I wrote about Alex Kirilloff on Thursday, we talked about Alex Kirilloff on Saturday’s podcast, and Alex Kirilloff goes 8-for-15 in his first three games. He homered on Friday night, going 4-for-6 with 5 RBI. He followed that up last night going 3-for-3 with a double. Did I mention I dedicated a post to him? He’s 20 all season and might see AA before all is said and done.
  • Before the Mets can destroy him let’s all relish in Jarred Kelenic. He went 3-for-4 in his pro debut with a triple and a pair of runs. He was the 6th overall pick, and will be ranked within the top 5 of my upcoming First Year Player Draft ranks. Here’s the triple.

  • Another long time favorite of mine is back on the mound with the Marlins. It’s Jorge Guzman of course! He’s been solid, but really noisy this year in finding his success. Control has been an issue, and the hitters don’t necessarily respect his secondaries enough to have trouble with his fastball. Jason Woodell got some good looks at him, and Jason has me pumping the brakes a little on my pre-season love. He’s still sitting 97-100 with the heat, a slider with projection, and a changeup. Here’s some tape from Jason.

  • The Nationals promoted  shortstop Carter Kieboom to AA Harrisburg, from there he handled the rest. So far he’s 6-for-15 with a homer, and looks to be ready for the level at just 20 after slashing .298/.386/.494 for Potomac. Hoping to catch Kieboom against New Hampshire in July.
  • The Padres Esteury Ruiz was a hot topic on The Baseball Show postgame periscope Wednesday, check that out here. The wiry strong, righthanded hitting second baseman is slashing .279/.311/.535 with 2 homers, 3 doubles, a triple, and 4 steals over his last 10 games. He has great instincts on the bases, plus hit, and developing power. His biggest knocks come in the field at second.

  • Did you realize that Peter Alonso is good? After doing everything but hit homers through his first six AAA games, in lucky number 7 he went hogwild. He went 3-for-5 with 3 homers, including a grand slam, and 7 RBI. That’s the kind of power we expect from Alonso and it really was only a matter of time. No idea when he’ll be up in Flushing, but any opening at first should see a swift promotion.

  • Here’s a quick look at under the radar stud talent Kristian Robinson of the Diamondbacks organization. A seventeen year old five tool skills, Robinson is raw, but impressive both physically and athletically.

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  1. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Love starting my Sunday off with the minor league update!! Great stuff Ralph!

  2. henncoop says:
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    Love your prospect stuff …you keep me ahead of the curve in dynasty
    I am in a 12 team 6X6 roto dynasty type league with 30 player roster plus 5NA skot (you keep 25 to start the year.
    My current 5 NAs are: Calhoun, Hays, L Robert, Allard, & S Sanchez but I also snagged F Peralta & promoted Buehler & Soroka. I Am currently in 2nd & competing for the title this year.

    Is there any way I pick up Kirilloff or do I just wait till next year’s draft & hope for the best???

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @henncoop: Dump Hays for Kirilloff

  3. Field of Schemes says:
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    Hey Ralph!

    Could you please rank these following players in terms of fantasy impact potential: S Matias, M Hiraldo, D Waters, J Rossario, and F Nova

    I’ve got 4 spots to fill on my MiLB roster and looking to go with young, high ceiling types.

    Thanks!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Field of Schemes: Rossario, Hiraldo, Waters, Matias, and Nova

  4. Drew says:
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    Thanks Ralph!

    You think P. Alonso gets a call this year before rosters expand? You like him or Jake Bauers long term?

    • Drew says:
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      @Drew: add Yordan Alvarez to the list. Which of him, Bauers, and Alonso do you like long term?

      Thanks.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

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        @Drew: I like Alvarez long term the best of the trio, but I’d go ALonso over Bauers. I think he does get the call at some point. It’s just a matter of an opportunity opening up.

  5. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Who you like better going forward Devon Travis or Johan Carmargo?

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: travis or Joe ross. Position does not matter. Just want the best player for 2018 and beyond. Thanks

  6. TJvera says:
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    So where do you place Alex Kirilloff in your prospect ranks? Top 25?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @TJvera: Not top 25, but close 30-40

  7. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    June 23, 2018 at 9:02 am (link)
    16 team dynasty with holds, OPS, QS, K/9, k/BB, hits, total bases, net steals, OBP over AVG. max 7 man prospect lists but you can only send down guys somebody owned at start of year (so none of my NA’s on active roster can be sent down). 130 AB/50 innings guys have to come up or get dropped. roto and we have 4 fake rosters with all players benched for the prospect lists/DL’s over 5 (yahoo so there’s a max DL on rosters itself)/suspended guys (again, for some asinine reason in yahoo suspended counts as active player)
    C zunino
    1B valencia (3B/RF)
    2B jose ram (3B)
    3B yolmer (2B)
    SS semien
    CI solarte (2B/SS/3B)
    MI d.travis (peraza attempted FAAB shortly)
    LF jd mart (RF)
    CF meadows (all OF)
    RF mookie
    OF brocktune (LF/RF)
    OF bader (CF/RF)
    util heyward (CF/RF)
    util rajai davis (streamer)
    BN kiermaier (CF)
    BN hanram (1B)
    BN mancini (1B/LF)
    DL adams, franchy, r-zimm, longo, miggy
    NA (4) rooker, marsh
    SP (1800 max innings): wood, hamels, morton, stripling, montas
    RP (max 6): fields, c.green, cishek, yates, rivero, kimbrel
    DL carrasco, cueto, morrow
    NA m.white, paddack
    prospect list: kieboom, trammell, mcmahon, c.stewart, k.lewis, m.baez, javier

    drop which (if any) of the NA’s for hanram stashing to make my roster more flexible. i could get lucky if hanram gets suspended for having some “stuff” in the car of a speedball dealer, but i don’t know what exactly is illegal about having stuff in somebody’s car, other than if his “stuff” is in fact the drugs.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Hanley is under federal investigation for being part of a fentanyl ring. I doubt he plays professional baseball again. He’s an easy drop. Also if the stuff is illegal and the dude FaceTimes you, that’s not a great look.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: you shound like you know much more about this than i do, only thing i heard was that a speedball dealer (i.e. a guy with a large amount of fetanyl + coke in his car) also had some “stuff” of hanley’s in that car. maybe it was just some CD’s. maybe hanram is in fact the biggest investor of said speedball dealer operation, and of course there’s a large amount of ground in the middle.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: crack not coke, and yeah now i’m seeing this. when a dealer’s first thing upon being pulled over is to contact YOU alone yep, sure sounds like he’s the prime investor here. and THIS is why BOS cut him AND why nobody else has signed him. they won’t say that legally since then they’d be pulled in for knowing about it by the cops.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: The reporter that reported that is a crime reporter, broke the Aaron Hernandez story too.

  8. Captain James T Kirk says:
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    Another great writeup, Ralph!

    Is Kieboom good enough to stick at short and have Turner moved to second?

    How would you rank Adell, Yordan Alvarez, Trammell and Kirilloff? I can keep two of those guys.

    Thanks!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Captain James T Kirk: I’m not sure, I’ve heard he’ll move to third, and I’ve heard others say they think he can stick.

      Adell, Trammell, Alvarez, Kirilloff

  9. Nostraballus says:
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    What about Eloy Jimenez? Will he ever get called up? Should I keep Jimenez over players like Albies, W.Buelher, A.Reyes & Bellinger H2H 12×12 keeper

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Nostraballus: I talked about Eloy on the podcast yesterday. He was just promoted to AAA Thursday. I mentioned his timeline in my last minor league update post. More than likely we see him late in September or next year.

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    Great stuff as usual. Debating an offer, my Meadows for his Jack Flaherty in Dynasty. Who would you prefer value wise regardless of team need?

    Thanks!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Julius: Flaherty is safer IMO, but Meadows has the upside. Format and team need 100% would dictate my answer.

  11. Alternate Name Due to Other One Not Being Picked Up says:
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    June 23, 2018 at 9:02 am (link)
    16 team dynasty with holds, OPS, QS, K/9, k/BB, hits, total bases, net steals, OBP over AVG. max 7 man prospect lists but you can only send down guys somebody owned at start of year (so none of my NA’s on active roster can be sent down). 130 AB/50 innings guys have to come up or get dropped. roto and we have 4 fake rosters with all players benched for the prospect lists/DL’s over 5 (yahoo so there’s a max DL on rosters itself)/suspended guys (again, for some asinine reason in yahoo suspended counts as active player)
    C zunino
    1B valencia (3B/RF)
    2B jose ram (3B)
    3B yolmer (2B)
    SS semien
    CI solarte (2B/SS/3B)
    MI d.travis (peraza attempted FAAB shortly)
    LF jd mart (RF)
    CF meadows (all OF)
    RF mookie
    OF brocktune (LF/RF)
    OF bader (CF/RF)
    util heyward (CF/RF)
    util rajai davis (streamer)
    BN kiermaier (CF)
    BN hanram (1B)
    BN mancini (1B/LF)
    DL adams, franchy, r-zimm, longo, miggy
    NA (4) rooker, marsh
    SP (1800 max innings): wood, hamels, morton, stripling, montas
    RP (max 6): fields, c.green, cishek, yates, rivero, kimbrel
    DL carrasco, cueto, morrow
    NA m.white, paddack
    prospect list: kieboom, trammell, mcmahon, c.stewart, k.lewis, m.baez, javier

    drop which (if any) of the NA’s for hanram stashing to make my roster more flexible. i could get lucky if hanram gets suspended for having some “stuff” in the car of a speedball dealer, but i don’t know what exactly is illegal about having stuff in somebody’s car, other than if his “stuff” is in fact the drugs.

    dum de dum

  12. Alternate Name Due to Other One Not Being Picked Up says:
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    16 team dynasty with holds, OPS, QS, K/9, k/BB, hits, total bases, net steals, OBP over AVG. max 7 man prospect lists but you can only send down guys somebody owned at start of year (so none of my NA’s on active roster can be sent down). 130 AB/50 innings guys have to come up or get dropped. roto and we have 4 fake rosters with all players benched for the prospect lists/DL’s over 5 (yahoo so there’s a max DL on rosters itself)/suspended guys (again, for some asinine reason in yahoo suspended counts as active player)
    C zunino
    1B valencia (3B/RF)
    2B jose ram (3B)
    3B yolmer (2B)
    SS semien
    CI solarte (2B/SS/3B)
    MI d.travis (peraza attempted FAAB shortly)
    LF jd mart (RF)
    CF meadows (all OF)
    RF mookie
    OF brocktune (LF/RF)
    OF bader (CF/RF)
    util heyward (CF/RF)
    util rajai davis (streamer)
    BN kiermaier (CF)
    BN hanram (1B)
    BN mancini (1B/LF)
    DL adams, franchy, r-zimm, longo, miggy
    NA (4) rooker, marsh
    SP (1800 max innings): wood, hamels, morton, stripling, montas
    RP (max 6): fields, c.green, cishek, yates, rivero, kimbrel
    DL carrasco, cueto, morrow
    NA m.white, paddack
    prospect list: kieboom, trammell, mcmahon, c.stewart, k.lewis, m.baez, javier

    drop which (if any) of the NA’s for hanram stashing to make my roster more flexible. i could get lucky if hanram gets suspended for having some “stuff” in the car of a speedball dealer, but i don’t know what exactly is illegal about having stuff in somebody’s car, other than if his “stuff” is in fact the drugs.

    dum de dum

  13. JP says:
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    Please rank William Contreras, Andres Gimenez, Kristian Robinson, A Baddoo, A Alford. 6×6 Roto Avg, Runs, SB, HR, RBI, OBP. Thank You Ralph.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @JP: Robinson, Alford, Gimenez, Baddoo, Contreras on upside alone.

      Alford is hard, he’s onviously been awful, but I can’t imagine he doesn’t click at some point this year. Gimenez might have the most likely MLB future as he does so much well. Robinson might be the best player.

  14. CarlosMartinez’Barber says:
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    Got this trade offer this morning (10 team 6×6 roto – OBP/SLG and QS)…would you pull the trigger?

    My Jack Flaherty for his Brian Dozier.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @CarlosMartinez’Barber: Are you going to win this year and do you have enough pitching? If so it’s an easy yes.

  15. mushi says:
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    hi. keep forever league:
    albies or devers?

    thanks!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @mushi: Albies

  16. Super Terrific Carpal Tunnel Virusy Box vs Mail Robot (who wins) says:
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    who’s weakest prospect stash out of: m.white, paddack, rooker (1B/LF), marsh (RF) if i already have these in a 7 man prospect list: trammell (LF), javier, kieboom, m.baez, k.lewis (RF), mcmahon, c.stewart (LF). we have specific OF spots and OPS, net steals over steals, OBP over AVG, total bases, hits, holds, QS, K/BB, and K/9 added. i cannot send down any of white/paddack/rooker/marsh (till offseason, then i could)

  17. Thoughts on Brusdar Graterol and Taylor Trammell..own both in a dynasty keep forever league. Also have one free minor spot available. Would you scoop up Paddack or Luzardo

    thank you!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Stephen: I would add Luzardo

      • Ralph Lifshitz

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        @Ralph Lifshitz: I wrote an entire post about Brusdar, and hes been in a few of these, Trammell is one of my favorite prospects and was already top 25 entering the season.

  18. Justin says:
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    Great stuff as always…When do u think we will get to see your 1st year player rankings? I use ur rankings as my Prospect Bible & have my pick coming up soon….any chance for a teaser if the full article isnt ready yet?

    keep up the great work….my dynasty team minor leaguers thank you!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Justin: I was hoping to see some of them in proball. We did a show on the rankings. Slap that on. Let me know who has been taken and who is available and I’ll give you my opinion.

      • Justin says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: I listened to that already & got some helpful tips but my memory isnt what it used to be :-) may have to give it another listen

        its a 16 team H2H pts league so the picks have been very pitching heavy so far: Mize, Liberatore, Madrigal, Stewart, Bohm, Singer, Weathers Gilbert, Kelenic, Bart, India, Swaggerty, Winn

        i have 5 more picks before i pick so my list of the next 6 in order is: Gorman, Larnach, Groshans, Adams, Casas, Naylor….

        i usually go for the power guys who can take a walk…plus i follow ur strategy of taking hitting with my 1st pick over pitching if i can

        would u order them any different? is there anyone else u would put above those 6?

        As always, thanks for the help

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          @Ralph Lifshitz:
          Siegler, Kowar & Turang just got picked so those 6 still on the board…in my eyes id be really happy with Gorman or Larnach….whattya think?

  19. Padre says:
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    Traded away Edwin Diaz and Sean Newcomb for
    Carlos Martinez. Good deal for me receiving Car mart?
    I know it’s risky but a good buy-low deal?
    Thanks

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Padre: it’s fair, you need full good season C-Mart that doesn’t always happen

  20. Silent Heat says:
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    Is Randy” DiMagio” Cesar for real? Wasn’t on anyone’s radar this year it seems.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Silent Heat: We’ll see, I’m skeptical of righthander pull hitters in Corpus Christi it’s 315 to left. Though he hasn’t been crazy pull heavy this year. Need more info.

  21. Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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    senzel out for year, this sucks as i had him stashed in NL only 10 teamer h2h with my 1 total stash slot. going over the top 150 from march to find somebody else to stash here. i’ll obviously only look at 2018 and some 2019 ETA’s from that list. we do keep 3 per year at previous year’s ADP’s (senzel would be right around a last rounder if not a last rounder) but i already have one of freeman/harper as a 1st rounder, plus some mix of
    b.anderson (last rounder 25th)
    marte PIT (3rd rounder)
    nimmo (25th rounder)
    wacha (around a 12th)
    hoskins (2nd)
    thames (10th or 11th)
    hanson (25th)

    already owned: tatis, keller, mcmahon, kang, morejon, robles, sunday santana

    highest ranked guys in 150 with only 2018 or 2019 ETAs: rodgers, trammell, hiura, baez, urias. harrison, riley.

    most of these except urias are shown with the 2019 though, urias or one of the others?

      • Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: interesting, damn he’s young too (just drafted), glad i asked as to who you think has good shot at 2018 stats.

  22. Rich says:
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    Dynasty league:

    Currently in first and making a run at it. Was offered e.Suarez for Calhoun & Tatis. Thoughts? Even? Too much?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Rich: Don’t care about Calhoun but Tatis is a lot. Will this put you over the top for this year and next? Anything else you can offer with Willie?

      • Rich says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: I think he’s pretty fixated on Tatis. I can maybe move Calhoun out of the trade, but not Tatis. Even one for one you’d take Tatis’ upside over Suarez’ breakout now? Thanks

  23. dannyp says:
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    Good stuff sir! 20 team league keep up to 15 with no limit on how long we can keep them.. trying to pry vlad jr and albies from a team looking to compete for a title next year.. gonna be costly as he sees both as huge pieces to help him next season. What do you think about this offer?

    Send – Tatis, Soto and senzel
    Recieve- albies and vlad

    Too much? Not enough? He’s shown some interest in my Goldy too but he wants some young talent if he’s giving up young talent. Thanks again for all you do ?

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      @dannyp: the ‘?’ at the end was supposed to be a cheers emoji lol

  24. Sport says:
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    I love your write ups. We don’t get the usual one sentence, maybe two, like we usually read from other prospectors. You paint a more detailed picture and I thank you for the time it takes to do so. By far my favorite and most informal prospector!

    In a major rebuild. 20 teams H2H points. Was offered Luzardo and Basabe for my Moose. Good deal? The guy also has Vlad Jr. Would it be too much to give up Brian Dozier for Vlad? Maybe give up Moose/Dozier for Vlad/Basabe/Luzardo?

  25. TJvera says:
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    Got an interesting offer in my 16 team dynasty h2h, im competing this year. my hitting is solid, i give Jo Adell, Matt Adams & Andrew Heany for Jesus Sanchez, Nelson Cruz & Andrelton Simmons, take it right?

  26. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    guessing at this point for redraft leagues tucker better stash than big willie (OPS and/or OBP leagues), TEX is simply stupid and tired of his “attitude” or whatever b.s. right. even though they have a DH spot they could easily use. it is cool they finally are letting profar just play (even though his hitting is god awful for somebody that highly touted this many years later), so maybe they’ll let willie do that at some stage.

    • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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      @A Wesley Snipes Life: actually make that willie vs tucker vs tatis for this year only. all three out there. i’d assume from previous info that tatis is last here, but maybe something has changed. obviously vlad isn’t in play here.

  27. demribbies says:
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    who has more long term value. Hiura or Kingery?

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