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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tjw4404
tjw4404
4 years ago

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
tjw4404
Reply to  tjw4404
4 years ago

I just put Deshields on the DL and added Jose Martinez.

Big league choo
Big league choo
4 years ago

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?

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

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

Another Dan
Another Dan
Reply to  Alex
4 years ago

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
Another Dan
Reply to  Another Dan
4 years ago

@Another Dan:

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

Racehorse
Racehorse
4 years ago

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
Racehorse
Reply to  Racehorse
4 years ago

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

Chris D.
Chris D.
4 years ago

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

Roger Anderson
Roger Anderson
Reply to  Geoff
4 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: I have been wondering the same question. Thanks for the clarity.

Anodyne
Anodyne
4 years ago

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
Anodyne
Reply to  Anodyne
4 years ago

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

Anodyne
Anodyne
Reply to  Geoff
4 years ago

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

tjw4404
tjw4404
4 years ago

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

Chris D
Chris D
Reply to  Geoff
4 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: wouldn’t Rizzo be his 2b?

Chris D
Chris D
Reply to  Geoff
4 years ago

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

tjw4404
tjw4404
Reply to  tjw4404
4 years ago

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.

Sky Burnz
Sky Burnz
4 years ago

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?

Tom N.
Tom N.
4 years ago

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

Roger Anderson
Roger Anderson
Reply to  Geoff
4 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: @Ralph Lifshitz: Mallex or Brinson?

JP
JP
4 years ago

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

Ian
Ian
4 years ago

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.

ian
ian
Reply to  Geoff
4 years ago

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

Chris
Chris
4 years ago

Thanks Ralph!

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

Luvdarooks
Luvdarooks
4 years ago

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.

Roger Anderson
Roger Anderson
4 years ago

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.

Roger Anderson
Roger Anderson
Reply to  Geoff
4 years ago

@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)

Alan
Alan
4 years ago

In an obp league, Dexter Fowler or Carlos Gonzalez ?

your mom
your mom
4 years ago

Hi. In a keeper, kingery of b.hamilton?

Thanks

J-Hova
J-Hova
4 years ago

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

jose
jose
4 years ago

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.

jose
jose
4 years ago

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.