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We recorded the podcast too early to discuss the Tyler O’Neill for Marco Gonzales trade, but maybe that was for the best because Ralph Lifshitz and I were liable to wax poetic about “The King of the North” for the entire hour. Long story short, it really doesn’t change either of their fantasy values all that much other than the obligatory NL to AL drop for Gonzales. We did record the podcast right on time to get into the Blake Rutherford and J.D. Martinez trades, though, along with Yoan Moncada’s long awaited MLB debut. We talked Rafael Devers and Derek Fisher knocking on the door of the majors, and then dove deep into lower minors breakouts, including Michel Baez, Starling Heredia, Jahmai Jones, Royce Lewis, Heliot Ramos, and many more. Finally, we hammer home the insanely high quality of RotoWear.com‘s t-shirts, and implore you to head over there and enter promo code “SAGNOF” for 15% off. It’s the latest edition of the Razzball Fantasy Baseball Prospect Podcast:

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  1. dfrench23 says:
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    Got to watch my Royals win but WOW Moncada is fast. He’s smooth at 2B, also. He went from home to third in a blink on his triple. The Sox fans in front of me were really OOOhing and AHHing about him…but they left when it was tied late.

    What are the chances either of my minor leaguers come up this year? Devers and Acuna are my guys.

    Thanks!

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @dfrench23: Yea, Moncada is a special talent all around. Devers I think gets called up if the Sox can’t find a 3B on the trade market. So that will play itself out over next week or so (they can still trade for someone who clears waivers after the trade deadline too). Acuna I don’t think Atlanta calls up this year, but who knows with them. I wouldn’t count on it though

  2. James says:
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    Not sure if this is the right right post to ask this… Kelly got called up to cover Molina, what can I expect from Kelly, is it to cover Molina every 4t or 5th or do you think that STL will give him some game time to shop him for trade bait?

    • Rosscoe says:
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      @James: Man, I’m just a guy, but I don’t think Kelly is going anywhere. He’s Molina’s future successor and a highly valued real life prospect. For the time being, he’ll just be the backup and probably play a couple times a week.

      • James says:
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        @Rosscoe: I’m not expecting a trade, just it has been touted by a few news sources. was just interested in the Razzball take on Kelly’s role.

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @James: I agree with Rosscoe. I think they view him as the catcher of the future, and will slowly work him in over the next few years. I guess it depends on who is offered for him though. Don’t think he would be untouchable, but doubt a trade is coming.

  3. Rosscoe says:
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    HALP! YOU NEED TO COME ON THE BASEBALL SHOW THIS WEEK.

    Can’t leave Ralph swinging in the breeze there man. Lets do this!

    Crabs, please back me up on this.

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @Rosscoe: hahah … I love the Baseball show as a fan! Nick the Smooth Dick should really be the next guest imo

    • @Rosscoe: They need to go Brady-Bunch style with the screen and have everyone from the chat on one week.

      • Halp

        Halp says:
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        @Kenneth Cashman: ha, yea, that would be cool as hell too if they can pull it off

  4. Just Busted says:
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    Great podcast!
    Yahoo, H2H, 12 team, 5×5

    ROS Zunino or Lucroy at Catcher?

    Thanks!

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @Just Busted: Thanks. My money would still probably be on Lucroy to outperform Zunino ROS but I don’t feel very confident either way on it. 12 team league you can probably try to work the waiver wire for good matchups or the hot hand too.

  5. Racehorse says:
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    Trying to sort out which far off prospects to focus on is … is … hard! And these podcasts are like tall cold beers in the desert – luv them!

    Carter Kieboom — he’s 19, (turns 20 in September), and his single-A numbers look really good compared to his rookie-ball numbers from last year.

    I’ve heard former GM Jim Bowden (who does both MLB radio and the Fantasy Sports on Sirius/xm) mention Kieboom a couple of times during the Nats trade talk for a closer, and Bowden didn’t seem very high him (as a comparison, Bowden is very high on Juan Soto) … but Kieboom’s numbers were looking good back in May, and they look good now.

    What do you guys think?

    Thanks — and again, great job with these podcasts.

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @Racehorse: Thanks. I like Kieboom as a solid all around player type but his upside can’t rival Soto’s. He is definitely a player I would be willing to give away in a win now move like that, but Soto is someone you only move for a stud back in return.

  6. Mike L says:
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    I’m not playing to win until next year in dynasty but would you drop Kelly for Zunino or Ramos? Seems like Kelly has much more upside. Also, I need to draft a MI and a CI. Happ/B. Rodgers….Andujar/Shaw/D.Smith?

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @Mike L: Those guys might have more value than Kelly next year too, but long term, I like Kelly the best out of that group. Not sure what you are asking on the MI/CI question.

      • Mike L says:
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        @Halp: Which do you prefer out of the two up the middle and the best out of the 3 at corner?

        • Halp

          Halp says:
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          @Mike L: Gotya. Prefer Rodgers and Dom Smith (is Shaw Chris Shaw?)

          • Mike L says:
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            @Halp: Travis.

            • Halp

              Halp says:
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              @Mike L: Easily Travis Shaw then

  7. Dave Weinnstein says:
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    What’s your take on Tyler O’Neill being traded to the Cardinals? They seem to have a lot more OF blockers then Seattle did.

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @Dave Weinnstein: Yea, I have no idea how the playing time is going to shake out. Things like this usually work itself out if the player is deserving of a starting role, but as of now, you have assume he will have to fight for at bats the first couple years of his career

  8. David says:
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    Story or Benintendi in a dynasty (no concern of positional need) OBP, SLG and XBH, no AVG?
    Thanks

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @David: Benintendi is just the much safer choice at this point

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