In the grand tradition of beating things into the ground; we here on the Razzball Prospect Podcast indulged in yet another Scott Kingery talk. Then again, this is the Philadelphia Phillies Top Prospect episode, so it’s only right. I have strong opinions on Kingery, like your meme-sharing Uncle on Facebook. Only my opinion is about Scott Kingery, and nothing else. Lance and myself dig deep, touching the big names in the top ten, like Sixto Sanchez, J.P. Crawford, Jhailyn Ortiz, Adonis Medina, and many more. Finally, please make sure to support our sponsor by heading over to RotoWear.com and entering promo code “SAGNOF” for 20% off the highest quality t-shirts in the fantasy sports game. It’s the latest edition of the Razzball Fantasy Baseball Prospect Podcast:

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  1. jose says:
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    Ralph,
    Where can I find what level the prospects have been asigned to? Do you have a link?

    Thanks, I want to chech all my players and see witch ones I can watch on MILB TV.

      • Notorious D.A.N. says:
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        Have you seen any aggressive assignments (players skipping a level or starting in full season ball) that have suprised you yet?

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @Notorious D.A.N.: Get back to me in a week. Right now Leody’s high-A assignment seemed aggressive.

  2. jose says:
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    Ralph,
    I completed my starting lineup for my “2020 Dream team” as of now.
    I only lost two players that I wanted, Sixto Sanchez and Michele Baez, but I have a good rotation to start with anyways .

    Lineup
    1- Taylor Trammell CF
    2-Franchy Cordero RF
    3- Fernando Tatis Jr SS
    4- Eloy Jimenes LF
    5- Austin Riley 3B
    6- Pavin Smith 1B
    7- Keibert Ruiz C
    8- Luis Urias 2B

    Rotation
    1- Alex Reyes
    2- Walker Buehler
    3- Kyle Wright
    4- Mike Soroka
    5- McKenzie Gore

    And two nonprospects Luis Castillo & Julio Urias

    I have a few on my radar for the next couple drafts: Jahlyn Ortiz, Gabriel Arias and Tristen Lutz, before they disappear.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @jose: Nice, add Jession Rosario and Cristian Pache, you’re going to want those guys.

  3. J-Hova says:
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    I’m looking forward to this, thanks Ralph! I live in the Balt/DC area and one of the better radio personalities in the area is Al Galdi. Super versed and heavilly analytic. His brother worked as a data analyst for Google and is now head of player research for the Phillies so am always interested to see what they’re up to and started rooting for them. I also own Kingery everywhere which helps…

    Quick side question. Are you starting Castillo VS the Nats today in a ROTO. It’s going to take a month to recover from CMART and Rivero’s WHIP and ERA!! Thanks Ralph

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @J-Hova: Depends, I’m one to start my studs early, but I certainly understand being cautious early. My view is how much worse can it get? Run out Castillo.

  4. your mom says:
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    Hi. In a keeper, kingery of b.hamilton?

    Thanks

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @your mom: Kingery for me, B-Ham is never on any of my teams.

  5. Alan says:
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    In an obp league, Dexter Fowler or Carlos Gonzalez ?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Alan: Toss up, but I’d go Fowler.

  6. Roger Anderson says:
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    Which DL candidate has to go? Only two DL slots.
    Greg Bird – out for 6-25 weeks
    Michael Conforto – out 1-4 weeks
    Mike Zunino – out 7 days

    Somebody goes back in the pool or I have to hold with bench fixture reducing my daily options.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Roger Anderson: I’d dump Mikey Z

      • Roger Anderson says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: THat was my inclination but, I like to have 2C (Already have Sanchez), it’s H2H league and every additional batter makes a difference (some good some bad). With only 8 teams, there is always someone fairly good available, except maybe on short days.

        Thanks for your hard work. I picked up so many prospects last year that I won. (Judge, Bellinger, C Taylor)

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @Roger Anderson: Then dump Bird.

          No problem, glad to do it.

  7. 100 faab for the year ——
    I would have to dump either Colin Moran or Derik Fisher. Who I both think will be decent this year.
    Should I bid for Kingery or Wait for Acuna and about how much about to bid for each?
    Nether can be keepers next year.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Luvdarooks: If you’re asking me If I’d dump the two of them for Kingery and Acuna, hell yeah!

      I mean, I’d bid my ass off trying to land both. I mean, you’d know what players go for in your league better than me. That’s a reading the room situation.

  8. Chris says:
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    Thanks Ralph!

    Tough call today, strasburg or Carasco? Leaning Strasburg but do you really think the reds get shutout two days in a row?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Chris: I’d go Stars

  9. Ian says:
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    Great podcasts!
    I was not on the ball and missed out on Kingery.
    I have stashed Jimenez, Tucker and Acuna in a keeper. Don’t really have much more stashing room. My pitching is Thor Kluber Pax Corbin Bauer Matz Kenley J Shane green and Kela. Should I further tank my team with at least one of T Mckenzie and Forrest Whitley? Don’t want to miss out again especially with pitching. (Someone already has Kopech). Any advice appreciated. Thanks.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Ian: I’d dump one of your pitchers for Whitley. I’d go Matz

      • ian says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: Thanks…especially considering the fragility of Matz even if he starts pitching great.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @ian: He’s going to break, it’s just a matter of time.

  10. JP says:
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    Ralph-I sent you a message last week about meeting for an FCats game sometime as I am a season ticker holder. You had mentioned you might want go on 7/21. I have a prior commitment but would be happy to mail you the two tickets I have if you want them. Hopefully we will be able to catch a different game this summer

  11. Tom N. says:
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    Ralph, that bum Billy Hamilton was batting 9th yesterday and out of the lineup today. Should I take a shot on Mallex for my no power speed in a dynasty league?

    Also, how patient would you be with Tapia before cutting ties? I do not have space in my minors for him and he’s burning a hole on my bench waiting for Cargo to get hurt.

    Thanks

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Tom N.: I’d cut ties with Tapia.

      Don’t like Hamilton, but I’m not of the mind that Mallex gets an everyday gig. At least right away.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @Roger Anderson: Brinson, all day everyday. I actually think Mallex is a fringe MLB guy.

  12. Sky Burnz says:
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    Taveras seems like an enigma. He is ranked between 30 and 50 by most prospectors and with a small writeup and lukewarm praise. Is his skillset just boring? A good OBP OF with 20 SB potential?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Sky Burnz: Not at all, but it’s tough to go crazy over a teenager without any elite production. I picked him to go 20/20 this year. He’s a crazy talented 5 tool kid, very exciting.

  13. tjw4404 says:
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    I’ve been offered Rizzo and Alex Wood for Jansen and Dee Gordon. I’m in a standard 5×5 yahoo league.

    My team:

    C D’Arnaud
    1B Freeman
    2B Gordon
    SS Bregman
    3B Gallo
    OF Bryce
    OF Cespedes
    OF Haniger
    Util Deshields
    BN Acuna

    Sp Weaver
    Sp Wacha
    RP Jansen
    RP Hand
    P Soria
    P Greene
    P Kela
    Bn Bauer
    Bn Matz
    Bn Gausman
    Bn Clevinger
    DL Melancon

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @tjw4404: You’d need a second baseman, and who do you bench in your outfield?

      • Chris D says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: wouldn’t Rizzo be his 2b?

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @Chris D: When’s he getting 2B eligibility? Is he already 2B eligible on Yahoo? If so, then do the deal.

          • Chris D says:
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            @Ralph Lifshitz: Yahoo has him 2b Eligible. I would pull that trigger as well on this trade.

            • Ralph Lifshitz

              Ralph Lifshitz says:
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              @Chris D: Yahoo is F-ing nuts.

    • tjw4404 says:
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      Thank you everyone. I just wasn’t sure about losing SBs from Gordon but I think I’ll have enough to still be competitive. Hard to pass up Rizzo’s bat.

  14. Anodyne says:
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    Great job, guys! I love Jhailyn Ortiz and think heaven about to take a big step forward. Dynasty question for you: who do you like better in dynasties: Tim Anderson or Gerrit Cole? Thanks for all you do.

    • Anodyne says:
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      @Anodyne: I think he’s about to take a step forward. Damn autocorrect!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Anodyne: Hahaha, all good, I knew what you meant.

      I’d go Cole, I’m just not an Anderson believer.

      • Anodyne says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: Nice. I like Anderson but don’t really need him as I’ve already got Segura at that position. Appreciate the feedback!

  15. Chris D. says:
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    Is Jose Martinez worth picking up and dumping Ryan Zimmermanan? (Sorry for the non prospect question. I do own Sixto so enjoyed the analysis)

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Chris D.: Yes, 100%, Jose Martinez is going to blow up this year.

      • Roger Anderson says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: I have been wondering the same question. Thanks for the clarity.

  16. Racehorse says:
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    Winker vs Strasburg
    or
    Kiermaier vs Porcello

    Mad Max made Wink (and all Reds hitters) look silly yesterday … and career wise KK hasn’t had much success against Porcello, who has pitched well in the Trop ~

    • Racehorse says:
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      @Racehorse: which hitter to roll with, by the way

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Racehorse: Sorry late to the party in this one.

  17. Alex says:
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    Should I try trading hosmer for a SP in a 16team OBP league. Have jo ma and Mancini to cover first

    • Another Dan says:
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      Hey Ralph,

      Not had chance to listen yet, but I have been looking forward to this one. Own several of these in different places.

      Ran Castillo Andy Wacha out in my roto – ouch.

      Are Texas that bad that they won’t even call WillieC up to play while Deshizz is broke ? It’s one of the things in US sport that there isn’t really an equivalent to in English sport. There isn’t a phrase used by football managers when discussing young players ‘if he’s good enough, he’s old enough’.

      Football update : won 3-1 on Tuesday, won 5-1 today. 2nd place is back in our own hands. Game on !!

      Best wishes,

      Another Dan

      • Another Dan says:
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        @Another Dan:

        Sorry, comment ended up in the wrong place. I won’t re-post it.
        Another Dan

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Another Dan: There’s no service time non-sense. I’ve long said major American sports should do away with the college system and have these kids in academies when they’re 13. The euro football leagues do a much better job.

        Willie will be up in a few weeks.

        Yes!!! Promotion!!!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Alex: Yeah, sounds like you should explore it.

  18. Big league choo says:
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    10 team 5×5 OBP dynasty

    Looking to get better at MI/5th OF position

    Better stash Austin meadows, jorge Mateo, Dustin fielder or Clint Frazier?

  19. tjw4404 says:
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    I’ve been offered another crazy trade. I’m in a standard 5×5 yahoo league. I trade Acuna and I receive Puig, Cueto, Quintana, and Carlos Martinez. Thoughts and which 3 players should I drop to balance my roster.

    My team:

    C D’Arnaud
    1B Freeman
    2B Rizzo
    SS Bregman
    3B Gallo
    OF Bryce
    OF Cespedes
    OF Haniger
    Util Deshields
    BN Acuna

    Sp Weaver
    Sp Wacha
    RP Kela
    RP Hand
    P Soria
    P Greene
    P A. Wood
    Bn Bauer
    Bn Matz
    Bn Gausman
    Bn Clevinger
    DL Melancon

    • tjw4404 says:
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      I just put Deshields on the DL and added Jose Martinez.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @tjw4404: Good move

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