This might be my favorite time of the year to do the Prospect Podcast. With so many trades, and prospects changing hands, the content writes itself. Not to mention the influx of talent from the most recent draft, and the typical stateside debuts of last year’s July 2nd class. All of this happens simultaneously, giving us endless topics to research and debate. So that we did! Lance and I kickoff  the show with some Francisco Mejia and Yusniel Diaz talk, in the aftermath of their respective moves. Follow that up with our general thoughts, impressions, and takeaways from this year’s edition of the MLB Futures Game. The last half hour or so of the show is comprised of our weekly 5 by 5 where we dive into some low minors breakouts, and get some first hand scouting notes from Lance’s recent trips to Fort Wayne. It’s another banner week on the Podcast with the Mostast… or something. As always make sure you head over to Rotowear.com and use our promo-code SAGNOF to get 20% off all of your purchases.

 

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  1. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Hey Bud,

    I didn’t see Corey Ray, 18 bombs and 30 bags already in AA, in your mid season top 100, have you soured on him, forgot him or do all those K’s, 116, scare you away?

    Cheers,
    MP

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Malicious Phenoms: Did you see I did a top 500? He hasn’t been a top 100 guy for over a year. He’s had a good year and is edging back toward that area. I had him around 150. If you haven’t seen the list check it out

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz:
        My bad, I did not see the top 500.

  2. Uno Mas Cerveza says:
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    Ralph-

    Winker, Aaron Hicks or Calhoun in a 6X6 OBP keeper?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Uno Mas Cerveza: Hicks, but I could take Winker.

  3. Scott says:
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    When do you think Mejeia is up and will he play every day when he is up? He only qualifies at util in Yahoo. If he is going to catch, i’m interested, I also wanted to get your thoughts on kingery ros? Do you think he is slowly turning the corner and do you expect the power to start showing up? His line drive rate has been good. Do you like kingery more than Jorge polanco ros, obp league? Kingery qualifies everywhere. Thanks

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Scott: I’m not sure because the Padres like to hold those guys down. Might be at the end of the season. Could be up before that, but I’m not sure of their development plan. My understanding is they plan to proceed with him behind the plate.

      I think it clicks for Kingery, he’s taken time to set in. I’m going Kingery.

  4. Drew says:
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    Trade my Senzel for his Muncy? Currently in 1st in a 16-OPS keeper. We keep 6 MiLB a year. I’ve got Tatis, Senzel, Yordan Alvarez, trammell, Kirilloff, Willie C., Alec Hansen, and Nate Pearson stashed right now.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Drew: Go for it! get that ship!

  5. JB says:
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    Great podcast. Best assessment of Mejia that I’ve seen. But … Will we see Mejia this year in the majors? Will he contribute to Fantasy results ROS? Should he be stashed in a re-draft league?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @JB: In re-draft he’s an okay stash, but there’s a good shot the Padres keep him down until the AAA season ends. They did that with Margot and Renfroe.

  6. Joe says:
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    Ralph! Do I trade away winker and Fernando tatis for springer? I’m currently in first and don’t need springer but he would certainly put me over the top

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Joe: I would hold.

  7. Anthony says:
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    If Diaz doesn’t hit 2 homers in Futures game, does the Orioles trade Machado to LAD? Gotta wonder…

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Anthony: I mean I had him pretty high on my list. It’s the Orioles so I guess we can’t put anything past them. But they’re still a major league franchise my guess is they knew about him.

  8. William Hung says:
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    What are your thoughts on the guys the Mets got in return for Familia: William Toffey and Bobby Wahl?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @William Hung: Ehhh not much of anything.

  9. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Ralph! Is our boy Garret Hampso the 2B in Colorado with DJ out?

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