A week after covering two of the less exciting systems in baseball, the Broshitz train keeps on rolling. Running on nothing but the pure excitement the Angels top 5 prospects bring. We don’t spend much time chit-chatting on this one, we dive right into Shohei Ohtani, his impact, outlook, and potential value in 2018. We spend a good chunk of time digging into the swings of Jahmai Jones and Jo Adell. Debating which Angels outfielder should rank higher, and what the finished products will look like. We discuss Kevin Maitan’s market correction, Brandon Marsh’s back hip coil, and which MLB player his swing reminds us of. There’s some discussion of the back end of the Angels top 10 and a couple of hidden jewels. 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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Julius
4 years ago

Bichette or Otanis in dynasty? have the first pick and debating it in our draft.

Stats are below. What would you?
R
H
HR
RBI
SB
BB
TB
AVG
OBP
OPS
XBH

W
CG
SV
K
HLD
ERA
WHIP
K/BB
K/9
BB/9
QS

Lance
Reply to  Julius
4 years ago

@Julius:
It’s Ohtani for me.

He should be the first pick in every FYPD.

Mobin Can't Hack It
Mobin Can't Hack It
4 years ago

16 team dynasty. active rosters are max 28, prospect list max 7. roto. i won this last year but some draft picks (last year was 1st year) weren’t looking good at this point. we’ll do a prospect draft then later a regular online one which is really just preseason waivers. stats are a lot
hitters: 5×5 stuff minus AVG with these added: slugging, OBP, OPS, hits, total bases, steals %
pitchers: 5×5 stuff plus holds, K/BB, K/9 (can’t do K% in yahoo), QS, net saves. 1750 max innings.
roster:
C zunino (was streaming him and others for a while, ended on good chair if duck duck goose)
1B swiggy
2B jose ram (3B)
3B longo
SS semien
MI solarte party (2B/3B/SS)
CI r-zimm
LF mancini (1B)
CF kiermaier
RF mookie
OF jew don (RF)
OF brocktune (LF/RF)
util hanram
util d.travis
BN mcmahon (could be moved down of course), bader (same, we have 2 NA slots in addition to prospect list during season, but cannot add new players other than trades to prosepect lists, can send down guys though if they were called up earlier), mini donkey, d.fisher (LF/RF)
SP (5 starters with 1 P slot): wood, cueto, grin and lamet, hamels, morton, peacock, rodon the monster, mccarthy
RP (5 slots) kimbrel, knebel, rivero, neris, morrow, yates (hells yeah this had to be my best drafted RP league last year)

prospect list: i.diaz MIA, c.stewart, meadows, a.reyes (has to be called up very soon into season), k.lewis, collins, fedde

have to drop at least 4 guys from active roster. mcmahon/bader could be sent down. easy drops are yates (although i’d be all closer no holds guys, but that seems like an easy thing to trade out of), mini donkey, mccarthy, but who’s the 4th? only useful SP in FA for online draft would be maeda/richards, but i doubt with pick 16 (even if i drop somebody) i’d get either.

2. also (probably more for ralph only) i draft 16th in odd prospect rounds, 1st in evens; who’s best guys to drop from that (i’ll later find all the available names from your top 100 prospects)

Imtherealohtani
Imtherealohtani
4 years ago

Ohtani fever!!!

Niceguybilly
Niceguybilly
4 years ago

Hey Ralph,
Great stuff as always!
Bit off topic but my prospect pick is coming up. Looks like the guy I wanted the whole time, Trammell, is going to be available but somehow Tucker has not been picked. I know your rankings from October clearly has Tucker ahead but would it be crazy to stick with Trammell? I don’t care about timeline, just about upside.
Thanks!

Geoff
Shohei Lifshitz
Reply to  Niceguybilly
4 years ago

@Niceguybilly: Go Tucker, you have to.

Bterry
Bterry
4 years ago

Hey Ralph, long time forever keep 4 league. Standard 5×5 with k/9 instead of k.
Would you rather keep Gary sanchez and either Hoskins/b ham as your 3 & 4 keepers, or toss back Hoskins and b ham for a shot at Ohtani as my 4th keeper? It looks like only 2 guys in the league are keeping 3 so I’d have a decent shot at getting Ohtani and would be able to fall back to one of the two I currently have rostered if Ohtani goes to one of the two picks in front of me. Thoughts?

Bterry
Bterry
Reply to  Bterry
4 years ago

@Bterry:
My first two keepers aren trout and arenado.

Geoff
Shohei Lifshitz
Reply to  Bterry
4 years ago

@Bterry: I’d keep Trout, Arenado, Sanchez, Hoskins, and Hamilton.

Bterry
Bterry
Reply to  Shohei Lifshitz
4 years ago

@Shohei Lifshitz: can’t. Can only keep 4. There is a good chance I could keep Hoskins and get b ham in 5th round tho. I’m pick number 7. Plus the 2 guys only keeping three would put me picking 9th IF I kept one of Hoskins/beam. You thinking I should just roll with the hitters and let Shohei go?

Geoff
The Castillo Hype Machine
Reply to  Bterry
4 years ago

@Bterry: I’d keep Hoskins. That’s an awesome four keepers.

Richard Davis
Richard Davis
4 years ago

So I’ve been offered the 8th pick in our current Prospect Draft for Michael Chavis. I could draft Jesus Sanchez, Keston, or Helliot. Do you take any of those guys over Chavis? Its a keep forever 20 team league and I’m top 5 now, so I’m thinking even if Chavis is a little less upside, he will be up first so I could use faster. Thanks

Geoff
Shohei Lifshitz
Reply to  Richard Davis
4 years ago

@Richard Davis: Hmmm it proximity is the focus then no. Though if it’s Hiura and I had a hole at second I’d be tempted. Is it average or OBP?

Richard Davis
Richard Davis
Reply to  Shohei Lifshitz
4 years ago

Thanks for the response. It is actually OPS. However, the pick has already been used by the other owner, and then Keston, Helliot, and Jesus Sanchez went picks 9, 10, and 11 lol, so I’m keeping Chavis. I think Chavis is close with all 3 of those players, and I already have Altuve and Moncada for 2B, so I’m prolly good there. Thanks for EVERYTHING you do and all your hard work on prospects, it’s really a very big help.

Prince George
Prince George
4 years ago

Hey Ralph, enjoying each of these podcasts. Thanks. Dynasty Question: a no salary, 15 team, keep forever, …..trade my DeJong for a first round (overall #3) pick where I would draft K. Hiura? Thanks.

Geoff
Shohei Lifshitz
Reply to  Prince George
4 years ago

@Prince George: I’d do it!

Regan
Regan
4 years ago

Oh boy, the Los Angeles Anaheim Angels of California! Excited to listen to this one. Just finished our dynasty auction and ended up with a big share of this system in Jones and Marsh. Really wanted Jo but he went crazy expensive. Like 15, couldn’t crack the big had to lay off and go to plan B Jones, but hey it freed up the money for your boy Marsh. All in with you on this kid!

Here is the rest of the team, let me know what you think. 14 team, 12 man ML roster $120 budget. This is a keep forever with $4 inflation. I went off a combo of you and 361’s rankings. I feel pretty good about the team, top end tallent was crazy exp. Some yahoo blew his whole wad on Ohtani. My boy Guererro, who was my #1 target went for 81 and Ocuna 75. I laid back and tried to get the best value with highest upside. 11 hitters, 1 pitcher. Quantrill was a nod to your boy at 361 who has him super high. I do like SD pitchers and he was decent value. Went heavy with 5 tool OF, seemed to be best value and so deep.

Fernado Tatis Jr 44
Leody Taveras 16
Taylor Trammel 13
Kyle Lewis 9
Cal Quantrill 8
Jahmai Jones 6
Bobby Bradley 5
Brandon Marsh 5
Jorge Mateo 4
Colton Welker 4
Nick Pratto 4
Christin Stewart 2

Rip City Sultan
Rip City Sultan
Reply to  Regan
4 years ago

@Regan: Rip City Sultans here. Really like Marsh,Welker, and Jones for the price! Nice

Geoff
Ralph Vegas
Reply to  Regan
4 years ago

@Regan: Hahaha nice. Yeah, looks good, I like Quantrill too, but he’s likely a 3.

Big League choo
Big League choo
4 years ago

10 team dynasty OBP league with TBs, no BA

Need SS help

1)My Jacob Faria for Jose peraza

2)My Villar for Duffy

My MI as of now Chris Taylor, Semien, Willie Calhoun, Villar

3)Trying to create open spots to stream, would you cut Austin hays, adam jones or Aaron hicks in a league this shallow with 5 Minors spots?

Geoff
Ralph Vegas
Reply to  Big League choo
4 years ago

@Big League choo: I’d go Faria and Duffy, you have plenty of MI.