I’m a stone’s throw from Cleveland, and a lot of the talk on the radio (that isn’t about the Browns) is about when the heck the Tribe is going to promote Bobby Bradley. He’s been featured in my stash lists two months in a row and has just been crushing it for Triple-A Columbus (24 dingers, hitting .290+). Chief Wahoo is working his magic from beyond the grave because apparently the prayers have been answered. With Leonys Martin DFA’d, today’s a great day to bring up the young slugger and see what he can do. Bradley has always lurked in the Top 100 lists, so I doubt he’s available in your dynasty league. It’s possible he’s on the wire in redrafts however. BB has a lot of swing and miss in his game so don’t expect a pretty average or K-rate in the bigs. But he’s cheap power, and even with everybody and their brother hitting 40 homers nowadays, the potential for 20+ homers down the stretch is still useful. Here’s what else is happening around the minor leagues…

Enyel De Los Santos, RHP | PHI – Will get the spot start today against the Marlins. The “lowly” Marlins, who are going for the sweep against my beloved Phils. De Los Santos is a decent flyer for some Ks in deeper formats – mainly NL-only – but his Stream-o-nator value of $2 in mixed leagues is enough for me to stay away. I like Santos long term as a starter, he’s just stuck in no-man’s land this year a la Touki Toussaint in Atlanta.

Nate Pearson, RHP | TOR – Heading to the injured list and at the time of this draft, there’s no reason being given. Let’s hope it’s a cramp in his pinky toe and not elbow ligaments that look like they’ve been sent through a Salad Shooter. Go on…keep your secrets New Hampshire. If you’re a masochist, you draft pitching prospects to your fantasy squads. Then you just sit, wait, and smile…because you know the pain will eventually come.

Alec Bohm, 3B | PHI – Headed to Double-A Reading, his third level this year. The Phils are really pushing Bohm up the ladder quickly and I love it. If you’re a top spec, go out there and do your thing against the toughest competition. This will be a true test of Bohm’s ability. He’ll be facing legit arms just one year removed from the draft, and won’t get the bonus of the juiced ball in Triple-A. If he crushes it with Reading, it’s all him and could push him even higher up the ranks heading into 2020 (I was already pretty high on him coming into this year).

Nolan Gorman, 3B | STL – Promoted to High-A Palm Beach. Ditto for Gorman, who is also getting challenged by his club. The FSL favors pitchers, so just like Bohm this will really show us what Gorman can do against better arms and no real advantages on his end. Gorman was my top pick of all the 2019 first-year players, and so far he’s rewarded my faith with ten homers. He’s really struggled against right-handed pitching though (just .143). Something to keep an eye on for an otherwise solid offensive prospect.

Jo Adell, OF | LAA – 3-for-4 with a homer – his second straight game with a bomb. He’s now hitting over .400 with three homers in the fourteen games he’s played with Double-A Inland Empire. The injury seems well behind him, and I’d suspect he gets a look at Triple-A later this season into early next. For those of you looking to compete in 2020 in your dynasty league, Adell is a prospect that will fit that timeline nicely.

  1. Mike says:
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    You like Yamamoto at Philly today?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I do. Philly looks a little flat footed lately.

  2. hothot says:
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    apologies if this was already covered on Razzball, but praise be, Yahoo! is finally adding Brendan McKay’s Pitcher profile to Waivers this Tuesday, keeping his Pitcher and Hitter profiles split like Ohtani.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Balloons fall from the ceiling every time Yahoo gets their shizz together haha.

  3. Lion O says:
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    12 team keeper, 30 man roster, keep 21 players
    Would you drop any of the following for bobby bradley

    Garret cooper, yandy diaz, ryan mcmahon, nate lowe, kieboom.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Probably Lowe, basically same thing just more power less average.

  4. Danny Almonte says:
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    Funny BB is the headliner, I was just coming here to ask about grabbing him. The dilemma is 4 years of Bradley or 4 years of Kevin Newman? I know they’re like opposites but just want best player. Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Caught the wave at the right time. I’d take Bradley over Newman.

  5. James Stechschulte says:
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    Luis Urias ROS if he gets called up this next week? Long term in a keeper league?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Definitely a grab…love him.

      • wOBA Fett says:
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        Sorry for the piggyback here, but how do you see Urias producing in a redraft league once he’s up?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          Probably lighter on power than what he’s done in Triple-A. I’d think you’d get 5-8 homers, .270, maybe 10ish steals. Nothing, crazy, more of a high floor than high ceiling this year to be conservative.

  6. Robert says:
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    Yo Mike – I have been offered Yordan Alvarez for my Lucas Giolito. There’s no way Yordan gets sent down when Springer is activated, right?

    • Mike

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      I can’t say for sure. I wouldn’t think so. In a vacuum I like that deal for you.

  7. dninja82 says:
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    Good stuff man thanks!

    What do you think of George Valera? I know hes young but any chance he makes a Wander Franco like jump up the rankings now that he’s healthy and getting ABs?

    • Mike

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      Thanks! It’s tough when a guy is that young but he’s talented enough sure.

  8. toolshed says:
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    Do you think we see tucker up this year? Or will it require a trade or an injury? I’ve had him stashed for a while and then hiura got sent down so I own both with only 1 na spot. How much longer does shaw get?

    • Mike

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      I do and I’m still stashing him in two leagues. I do think it will require something to open up for him though.

      Shaw I have no idea. It seems like the Brewers are not interested in starting Hiura’s clock this year.

  9. Grey

    Grey says:
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    Prescient ain’t just a word I use the dictionary to define, it is Prospect Mike, y’all! Nice call on Bradley!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha thanks!

  10. Grey

    Grey says:
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    Hey, Mikestein, anything to Leyba?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Maybe in NL-only. He’s seems more like an empty average type.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Not sure of PT either

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          Exactly

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    Nicky Lopez seems to he doing better. I play in a league that is similar to a points format. Do you like him better than schoop in a keeper format. Where we count bb, k, xbh, obp, ops along with the traditional stats? Minnesota offense has been so good and while schoop may have more hr and rbi, is the tradeoff in other stats worth it? Not sure what Lopez calling looks like? I am surprised he hasnt ran yet, I thought hed run more. Thx

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      hmmm, I’d run with Schoop even with Lopez improvement.

  12. toolshed says:
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    Ceiling not calling

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha no problem. I guess it’s needs dependent…looks like a 5/25/.270 guy to me.

  13. Slimcompoop says:
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    Hey Mike. I’ve got a couple of decisions to make before tonights FAAB claims in my 12-team keeper. Which side would you rather have in the following three scenarios?

    (1) Brendan Rodgers or Lourdes Gurriel?
    (2) Elieser Hernandez or Logan Allen?
    (3) Daniel Murphy or Bobby Bradley

    Thanks for the help.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Rodgers
      Hernandez
      Bradley

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        I should’ve put more context in my original message. It is a 12-team keeper league, but you only get to keep six and I already have those players, so it’s basically for the rest of the year.

        Does that change your opinion(s) on any of your above choices?

        P.S. I could get sneaky and drop Rodgers for Bradley and then move Murphy to 2B.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          Nah I’d still stick to my original choices.

          • Slimcompoop says:
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            Thanks Mike.

            • Mike

              Mike says:
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              Anytime man.

  14. Robert says:
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    Woodruff has already doubled his innings from last year. Do you think he is on any limits for the season?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I doubt it’ll be anything too constricting if he is on one. Have to take into account the innings he threw in the minors last year too, which I think brings it up to about 120?

  15. Robert says:
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    Got it, thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      No problem

  16. Air Yordan says:
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    Better stash rest of season: McKay or Cease?

    What do you think the time table is for MacKenzie Gore and Sixto Sanchez? Which do you like more in 2020.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Cease, but it’s close.

      I like Sixto more, both probably up early next year.

  17. Nightpandas says:
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    Mike

    Looking for 2020 potential impact

    Batting keepers are looking like Voit Chavis Tatis Vladdy Eloy Benintendi ERosario
    SPs are looking like Marquez Morton Paddock Othani

    Who would be the best stash for me bad a potential to knock one of these guys out ?

    Matt Manning or Logan Allen or Mateo? Got an open spot

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Tough one. I guess Mateo, but I like the guys you already have as keepers.

  18. Swfcdan says:
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    Asked prospect Jesus, but no response yet and want prospect Joseph to give his take too. Selling team, which package you prefer:

    Kelenic, 2020 1st rnd pick (likely 10th-12th), J Bart
    Kelenic, L Urias

    Likely comes down to what you see Urias and Bart becoming. Thoughts?

    • Swfcdan says:
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      Scratch that, seems he’ll offer the pick along with Urias too! Gotta take that side then right?

      Future line for Urias? Are you buying the power outburst this year?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Nice! Yeah I like the Urias side.

      Not all the way, but he could hit 8-12 in the majors easy.

  19. sh says:
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    Mike what do you think of Honeywell, I have been offered Honeywell and a 4th round pick in the first year player draft for Kyle Crick and a 2nd round pick in the first year player draft. I am concerned of his injury history, but is a 2nd worth a gamble for him.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d stay away unless you can get him for a bigger discount. He broke the bone that attaches to the ligament that was repaired in Tommy John.

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