It’s the show the entire off-season has been building toward. It’s the Jeter retirement project, complete with young hotties. Not necessarily the young hotties you’re familiar with, because these are… dudes. Remade almost seems like an understatement for this system which has long been the dregs of MLB’s minor leagues. Now they feature a top 25 talent in Lewis Brinson, a top 50 bat with massive upside in Monte Harrison, arms of all types, and some decent depth pieces. It’s a new day in Miami, not necessarily a better day, but a new one. They have South Beach, they’re good. 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,
    can you do comparacion between Trammell and Franchy Cordero for me?

    Cordero put up some sick numbers on AAA last year. He has tremendous speed. He had 18 triples in about 90 games. He also hit .326 with a high OBP. He didn’t steal a lot of bases, but as I said before steals are not a priority to me.

    Cordero is thre years older, but he is in AAA, if he doesn’t make the team.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @jose: I think one is closer to a finished product with some power/speed upside, and a player with superstar upside. Cordero has ability it’s just a matter if it all clicks, that’s not that different from Trammell really. It’s the upside you’re chasing w/ T2.

      • jose says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz:

        Just got Trammell late last nightm, according to plan. Urias is next if I can survive one more pick in about an hour and half.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          Nice

          • jose says:
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            @Ralph Lifshitz:
            Ralph,
            I am going to have to sweat Urias for five more picks. I just trade J.upton and the pick for Jimenez and his first pick after the June draft. Maybe i get lucky and land 3B Nolan Gormam, lets hope he lands with a NL team.

  2. Beetroot McKinley says:
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    Hey Man!

    Who would you rather have Trammell or Brinson? NL only and I’m not competing next year. I would lose a year of Brinson due to his upcoming ABs.

    Thanks!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Beetroot McKinley: Brinson will help more in 2019. You’ll likely have to wait until 2020 for Trammell.

      • Beetroot McKinley says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz:
        Thanks man. Love your work.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          Thanks for reading!

          • Beetroot McKinley says:
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            @Ralph Lifshitz: I ended up getting Robles. I assume you’re still high on him? A little worried he gets moved to the AL but if they were gonna sign Harper I would of thought they do it by now.

  3. Ben says:
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    Thanks for all the hard work.

    Other than Acuna. Who are this year’s early call ups that are can’t miss guys? I guess I’m looking for this year’s bellinger. Also who are the top couple pitchers we can expect up early?

    What can we expect from Kingery? He’s having a really good spring. When should he be up?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Ben: Andujar, Gleyber, Brinson, Kingery, and Kopech.

      • LenFuego says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: I would add Austin Hays and Willie Calhoun to that list. Neither one are truly “can’t miss”, but if you are looking for 2018 impact only they are well worth considering. Both are power hitters who appear to have full time jobs in the majors, and if they can keep their averages above .260, they should be very valuable pieces in 2018.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          I’m worried about Hays playing time after the Rasmus signing. The Orioles are super weird. Willie C for sure.

          • LenFuego says:
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            @Ralph Lifshitz: I am glad you pointed the Rasmus signing because I missed that. That definitely lowers the bar on Hays. Still, he will probably get some opportunities and if he manages to get off to a good start, he might work his way into a full-time position –
            definitely more speculative of a play than I was thinking though.

  4. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Solid podcast Prospector dude!

    Hey wud you make this trade. 12 team H2H points, 40 man rosters, dynasty, keep forever.

    I trade:
    Jonathon Villar in a deal to get Miguel Andujar?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      Yes, easy M Peasy.

  5. David says:
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    Hey Ralph. Calhoun or Puig in dynasty? Thanks

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      Puig

  6. Max

    Julius says:
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    Would you prefer Luis Robert or Austin Meadows for dynasty?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      I’d go Robert if I’m rebuilding.

  7. GP says:
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    Hey Ralph, thanks for all the work you do.

    I’m in a dynasty league and in need of a RF- am I being too short sighted giving up my Honeywell for his Puig? Or is that about right in terms of return?

    Love Honeywell dearly but for a guy who already should’ve been up last year another year out is going to hurt…

    • Lance

      Lance says:
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      @GP:
      It would depend a bit on the rest of your team, your contention window, etc. It’s a context-dependent situation.

      But I have no problem giving him up if you need the RF and think you have a shot to win now.

      TJ is tough to gamble on.

      • GP says:
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        @Lance: Thanks Lance!

  8. David says:
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    Also, which Padre pitcher do you prefer long term, Baez or Espinoza?

    • Lance

      Lance says:
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      @David:
      Baez for me.

      Espinoza with TJ is just tough to gauge value on. No need to assume more risk with an already risky commodity in pitching prospects.

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