Lisa Ann just followed me back on Twitter! Oh wait, where am I … ummm … the podcast, right, the prospect podcast! Ralph and Halp deliver a jam-packed episode this week, starting with the recent call-ups of Francis Martes, Sean Newcomb, Jacob Faria, and Brett Phillips (we recorded too early to cover Josh Hader’s call-up). We then get into a 2-man mock draft of 2017 MLB Draft prospects for fantasy baseball purposes, discussing everybody from Hunter Greene, Kyle Wright, and Brendan McKay, to Tristen Lutz, Stuart Fairchild, and Brian Miller. It’s the latest edition of the Razzball Fantasy Baseball Prospect Podcast:

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mikeMaher
5 years ago

Great stuff, guys. Really enjoying this series.

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
5 years ago

keep Faria in my n/a over them two then

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
5 years ago

thanks kingery hr and steals at 2nd are appealing though

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
5 years ago

hoskins or kingery for an n/a position,looking for help this year and a keeper in 10 team league with 6 keepers,thanks another great job

coacher
coacher
5 years ago

5×5 roto OBP, HR, R, RBI, SB – we can stash two minor league guys. The top rated guys available are Albies, Senzel, W.Adames, B.Rodgers, Moniak, Devers, Kyle Tucker, and Vlad Jr.

I have Robles and Barretto. Would you drop one or both for any of the above guys?

Halp
Halp
Reply to  coacher
5 years ago

@coacher: i would drop barreto for tucker, vlad jr or devers. Any would do. I personally lean tucker because he should chip in with steals but it is very close

coacher
coacher
Reply to  Halp
5 years ago

@Halp: OK thanks….just did. Robles is the real deal, right? I don’t really want to drop him but like Devers chances a lot since there isn’t really anything standing in his way to be the next 3B of Boston.

Joe Buck's Schwarboner
Joe Buck's Schwarboner
5 years ago

Hey Halph! Who would you take between Story/Lackey vs Owings/Shoemaker? H2H, offensive strikeouts, OBP, SLG, QS, and pitching K/BB all count. Limited keepers, Story would be a 22nd rounder if he rebounds enough to be kept, others likely not being kept.

Halp
Halp
Reply to  Joe Buck's Schwarboner
5 years ago

@Joe Buck’s Schwarboner: tough one. Slight lean towards story and lackey but dont feel that strongly about it.

Joe Buck's Schwarboner
Joe Buck's Schwarboner
Reply to  Halp
5 years ago

@Halp: That was my exact take on it. I was the one who proposed it, and I think that side just has a tiny bit more upside. The whole league erupted in an uproar because some people thought the Owings side was that much better

Kenneth Cashman
5 years ago

Halp,

Thanks again for the shout out bro, really appreciate it. Another awesome episode, you and Ralph killed it once again.

Who do you like ROS out of the young Rays arms – Snell/Faria/Honeywell/DeLeon (assuming injury is minor)? I’m definitely highest on Honeywell long-term, but also feel like that cheap-ass franchise is gonna keep him buried in the minors as long as possible, especially with all these other options.

Halp
Halp
Reply to  Kenneth Cashman
5 years ago

@Kenneth Cashman: no problem. Thanks again for the shirt. I think it is honeywell too. But yea, they may go with their other options this year

Kenneth Cashman
Reply to  Halp
5 years ago

@Halp: I hear ya. I just freed up an NA spot in a redraft league, and as much as I like Honeywell I think I’m better off going in a different direction.

Also, if you or anyone else come across any prospects who’s name rhymes with Mike Foltynewicz please send them my way.

Rosscoe
Rosscoe
5 years ago

Nice job as always Halph!

I drafted Yordan Alvarez in the Razz30 FYPD in the offseason. Feeling pretty good about that now!

The last few years my draft strategy has pretty much been draft college bats early and scout teams like the Astros and Dodgers international signings for late round flyers. Usually works pretty well, but I’m not sure about this year…

Halp
Halp
Reply to  Rosscoe
5 years ago

@Rosscoe: thank you! Great pick and i think your strategy is excellent. Sometimes you gotta take a shot on a good player in a shit organization, but i get the hesistation. We can only draft these guys, we cant develop them

A2K
A2K
5 years ago

Halph;

Just started listening to the Prospect Podcasts about 3 weeks ago, good stuff. Really enjoy hearing you guys talk about the future.

How long until we see Hoskins? Is there a date which would be the cut off to delay his arb eligibility clock?

Thanks for all you guys do

Halp
Halp
Reply to  A2K
5 years ago

@A2K: thanks! I think it has more to do with joseph than than the arb clock, but im sure that is a factor. I’ll guess he forces his way into at bata by august but it is a pure guess

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
5 years ago

Tom Murphy over Alex Avila? 2-catcher league and I also have Russell Martin.

Halp
Halp
Reply to  Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
5 years ago

@dfrench23: i would stick with avila because i think murphy is going to split time at best when he returns.

Sport
Sport
5 years ago

I love hearing and reading you and Ralph’s stuff. I believe Grey called it Halph Prospect talk or something?!?

I took over a bad team in a 16 team league. My only closer is Ramos and starting to get offers from contenders for him. I already have Acuna, Tatis Jr, Isan Diaz, Robles, Calhoun, Derek Fisher, Kingery, Collins, Allard, and Buehler.

I was offered JP Crawford for Ramos. Do I go for more? Maybe Crawford and Kyle Tucker? I’m new to trading in a dynasty format so what is good return for a closer?

Thank you!

Sport
Sport
Reply to  Sport
5 years ago

@Sport: Also, where do you see Aidan Diaz playing? He is listed as SS but I have read others list him as 2B. If Tatis and Diaz neither one pan out as SS then I would need one as it’s my weakest position right now.

Sport
Sport
Reply to  Halp
5 years ago

@Halp: Stupid auto correct….Isan Diaz of the Brewers. Sorry.

Sport
Sport
Reply to  Halp
5 years ago

@Halp: That’s what I was thinking about Ramos. I don’t own him on any of my other teams for that reason. WHat are the chances gen is even closing in two years when I might be competitive?

Halp
Halp
Reply to  Sport
5 years ago

@Sport: yea, it makes sense to trade him for best deal available in your position

Dave Weinnstein
Dave Weinnstein
5 years ago

Would you pick up Mancini in a full dynasty league? He is available via trade for essentially nothing…do you think he has a solid future with the O’s? I’m a bit torn about him, but production has been solid thus far.

Chris
Chris
5 years ago

Hi Halp,

I got last week Amed for my NA Spot.

I’m going to drop SS Russell.
Which do you recomend to pick up:
Hernan Perez
Simmons
Tim Beckham
Swanson

H2H, 12 teams
avg, obp, r, rbi, hr, sb, tb

Thanks,
Chris

Anodyne
Anodyne
5 years ago

I’ve got a space on my roster to add a minor leaguer from the free agent pool, but of course most of the top guys are already rostered. These are the guys from y’all’s preseason top 100 who are still available:

Rowdy Tellez
Bobby Bradley
Austin Riley
Thomas Szapucki
Delvin Perez
Luis Alexander Basabe
Will Craig
Travis Demeritte
Ian Anderson
Desmond Lindsay
Bryan Reynolds
Alex Kirilloff
Chase Vallot

If you could add one of these guys, who would you add? Or is there somebody you didn’t rank in the preseason whom you’d prefer?

Anodyne
Anodyne
Reply to  Halp
5 years ago

@Halp: Kingery is already taken, and Welker isn’t available yet in Yahoo. So Perez it is! Thanks for the tip. And yeah, I’m definitely looking for upside as opposed to “safe” guys who are close to the majors. Much prefer a guy who has a chance to move up these prospect lists over the next year or two, since I’m trying to build value.

Jared Culverhouse
Jared Culverhouse
5 years ago

Dynasty roto:

Would you do Bumgarner and Jacob Barnes for Kuechel, Brad Miller, and Cam Bedrosian/Alford?

For dynasty I have a hard time turning loose of a guy like Bumgarner.

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
5 years ago

Morning Halp,

Who do you like for next year and beyond Thor or Sale?

Also Barreto or Tim Anderson same question…

tvera
tvera
5 years ago

In a 16 team Dynasty League, have Cano, Gyorko, Castro, Scott Kingery and Yoan Moncada as 2B and Ult players i need of pitching have been offered McCullers & Pineda for Cano, yay or nay. Also where would Walker buehler rank in up coming ranks.

tvera
tvera
Reply to  tvera
5 years ago

@tvera:

h2h league , with k/9, QS, K/BB & BB/9, WHIP,ERA W as counting pitcher stats

Jacobi Barron
Jacobi Barron
5 years ago

Good morning , thanks for the podcast and greys analysis on Amed Rosario. Should I trade both Trevor story and Jonathan Villar and then add Rosario? And if I can’t find a trade partner should I just drop both ?

Jacobi Barron
Jacobi Barron
Reply to  Halp
5 years ago

@Halp: thank so for the advice. Was going to keep both but I just looked on waiver wire and Mitch haniger is available. Should I pick him up and who should I drop between story and villar?

Jacobi Barron
Jacobi Barron
Reply to  Halp
5 years ago

@Halp: your right trying to acquire all of it. Appreciate your help.