In our never ending quest to cover every single farm system in baseball, uncover every sleeper, upside youngster, and great name in the minor leagues. We bring you the Oakland Athletics for our watershed  23rd Episode. Let it be noted in the annuals of history that the most important thing to happen on January, 20th 2017 was Halp and Ralph’s discussion of Jharel Cotton’s changeup. Truly a great moment in Podcast, Fantasy Baseball, and American history. I mean what’s not to love about a Jharel? Or Cotton, I mean have you slept on Cotton? Come on in and learn about the Semi-Pro Wrestler I beat up as a child or why Franklin Barreto might be an underrated fantasy prospect. We do it all! We talk Puk, Chapman, Nunez, and Frankie Montas. As well as any A’s prospect worth discussing. It’s the latest episode of the Razzball Fantasy Baseball Prospect Podcast.

 
  1. goodfold2 says:
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    just finished podcast 18, would’ve known rios earlier had i done that before.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: thus i got him at 5.30 (sometimes known as mr.irrelevant, which i never understood, since the irrelevant guys DON’T get drafted, although cody thomas became one of those).

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        @goodfold2: you had of course had him as highest LAD available floorbored and mentioned as “breakout” there too.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @goodfold2: Yeah he can rake, really it’s his defense that knocks him down real life lists. I think he’s in my top 100

  2. Swfcdan says:
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    Hey Ralph, or should I just call you shitz (the shitz?).

    Recently traded Taillon for D Norris and a 2nd rnd milb pick for next year. Both ‘prospects’ will likely be promoted and start at $0 on our teams with option to extend them in future. I just felt Taillon was being overrated despite his meh K and whiff rates, whereas Norris has those no doubt but is a bit riskier with the gopher ball. Like it?

    Still could offer my 1.11 pick in our upcoming draft for Berrios, but I just dunno if I can do it! That pick will probably get someone like Pint or Perez having had a guess at working it out, so not amazingly valuable. But Berrios was just so god damn AWFUL last year and showed little signs of improvement- a 49/33 K/BB rate yuck! Tell me o prospect master, why did he struggle so badly and why do you think he’ll be much better next year? I won’t need to promote him so can just let him simmer on my farm another year.

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      @Swfcdan: And loving the pod, something good to listen to whilst im toiling away in the gym! Glad your buddy was higher on Mateo than you at least haha.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Swfcdan: Hahaha I don’t like him. I do the same thing with podcasts. Usually my gym go to.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Swfcdan: I could see Norris being better if he figures it out. I have some worries with Norris over Taillon. Despite the swing and miss stuff Taillon knows how to pitch. I’m not sure Norris does yet. His ceiling is certainly higher and Taillon has more injury risk. My other issue with Norris is the van thing. He slept in a van, that freaks me out. Seems like the kind of guy that could abruptly retire at 28 to pursue a career in performance art.

      As for Berries, I think he was just young and was justvill prepared for the big leagues. Everything he did flew in the face of what he did throughout the minors. He’s a good buy low candidate in dynasty.

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        @Ralph Lifshitz: Sounds like you’d rather have him than 1.11 (pint, perez range) then? That’s good enough for me, think I’ll do it!

        And nice videos, first time I’ve seen them!. Good to put a face to the voices haha.

        As for Norris, you’re scared about the van thing? C’mon man it’s awesome he does that haha, he’s probably got lower body fat and in better shape than most major leaguers because he doesn’t eat any junk. I’ll bet on the K upside anyway.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

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          @Swfcdan: Or he’s completely insane….. I don’t get the van life. Hahaha it’s a personal joke/crusade of mine.

  3. jim says:
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    Nice work guys! Thanks for the talk. Ralphie, I am a new fan of yours, heard you a few times around the web and like your work. Look forward to more.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @jim: Thanks Jim! I’m a fan of yours now too!

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