“This might sound hyperbolic, which isnâ€™t the typeÂ of chamber Michael Jackson used to sleep in, but I think Lewis Brinson can be the Rookie of the Year in the NL next year if he gets the ABs. Â He could vault himself into the conversation for top ten outfielders as soon as 2018 with the opportunity. Â Only thing stopping him besides playing time is his plate discipline. Â That concerns me. Â Heâ€™s pretty swing happy. Â Last year in 23 Triple-A games, he walked at a 2.2% clip and Kâ€™d at a 22.6% mark.”Â And that’s me quoting me from my Lewis Brinson post from last year.Â In only 47 ABs last year for the Brewers, Brinson struck out 31% of the time and hit .106.Â Super small sample size — that’s what she said, and then I asked her if she meant it ironically.Â It does show there’s still a problem here though.Â Of course, there’s also still wonderful to be found in Brinson.Â His Triple-A numbers last year were 13 HRs, 11 SBs, .331 in 299 ABs while only K’ing 18% of the time.Â Right direction for the fire emoji, and away from the flame out, but he did have a .377 BABIP, which is likely a little high, even for someone with his speed.Â So, what can we expect from Lewis Brinson for 2018 fantasy baseball?Please, blog, may I have some more?
I know, you thought it was going to be 100 prospects right? Well, it’s a good news/bad news thing. The good news is I will be ranking the Top 100 Prospects and beyond, however I will be doing them in increments of 50. So the bad news is you only get 4,000+ words and 50 prospects to read. Lets be honest, we are amongst friends here right? Even 4,000 words is at least two, if not three bathroom sessions. I know that’s when you read these, and I’m cool with it. Now that we’ve made assumptions about your bathroom reading habits, lets move along. As always, I’ve tried to balance the right now value of “close to the majors” prospects vs the high end talent. While also trying to be somewhat objective, and conscientious of the general consensus, which is important to trade value. That’s not to say I don’t go rouge and aggressively rank some players I like. Ahhh, who am I kidding it’s all personal bias. So here you go, dig in. The next 50 will drop on Wednesday at the stroke of midnight.Please, blog, may I have some more?
If you’ve been following along with the Prospect Podcast over the last few weeks. Then you’ll know that last week’s episode was a cheat sheet for today’s post. It’s not like discussing players like Ronald Acuna, Eloy Jimenez, or Victor Robles ever really gets old. I could talk about that trio of players all day. In fact if you check the Guinness World Records Book/Site/Twitter I’m listed as having spoke about nothing but Ronald Acuna, Eloy Jimenez, and Victor Robles for 37 hours consecutively. Needless to say it was a hell of a day(s). Quick aside, do people still call it the Guinness Book of World Records, or has that been scrapped because no one really reads actual physical books anymore? Seriously reading a book with a binding is right up there on the crazy meter just behind trench coats, which is just behind army fatigues. Sorry Stephen King but you look crazy with that book, now pay attention to the baseball game. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, google Stephen King Red Sox. It will just be images of him reading books from the front row at Fenway. Wow I got really off track there. Anyway you know what this post is about, outfielders, my favorite outfielders, the top 10 favorite outfielders right now. Remember these are my thoughts ladies and gentlemen, right or wrong, just what I was feeling at the time. Vibe with me,,,,(CU!)Please, blog, may I have some more?
Rhyses Pieces. Rhys Lightning. Hoskdongs. Whenever a prospect comes up, dominates,Â andÂ produces a platter of prospective team names to stash for 2018, the triangle of fantasy happiness is complete.
We all know you – yeah, you – should’ve added Hoskins a while ago, yet due to something called
“fantasy fooseball,” “fantasy football,” all your league mates think they’re too cool to add one of the hottest, non-Stanton dongers – new word – in the game. That might leave you with the messiah of mashing still lingering on your waiver wire.
What do Ryen Russillo, Louis CK (allegedly), and Ralph Lifshitz all have in common? Hint: It has nothing to do with the fact that they are all from Boston. After getting that out of the way, we dive into the very deep and talented class of minor league outfielders. We discuss if Ronald Acuna is the #1 prospect in the game, how far should Austin Meadows fall, Victor Robles vs. Kyle Tucker, and if we are still underrating Willie Calhoun. We debate the rankings of Alex Verdugo, Anthony Alford, Kyle Lewis, Tyler Oâ€™Neill, Estevan Florial, Austin Hays, Taylor Trammell and many more. We close the show by talking our favorite sleepers (Tristen Lutz, Bubba Thompson, Brandon Marsh, Christian Pache, etc ..) and also our biggest fallers (Mickey Moniak, Blake Rutherford, and Corey Ray.) As always, please make sure to support our sponsor by heading over to RotoWear.com and entering promo code â€śSAGNOFâ€ť for 15% off the highest quality t-shirts in the fantasy sports game. Itâ€™s the latest edition of the Razzball Fantasy Baseball Prospect Podcast:Please, blog, may I have some more?
Since surviving a vicious industry wide-Cub Fan driven smear campaign, Eloy Jimenez has been a man with a mission. Since joining Winston-Salem, the Chi-Sox high A affiliate, heâ€™s slashed .352/.418/.690 with 5 homers and 18 RBIâ€™s in his first 20 games. The 20 year old slugger has continued to make improvements at the plate in 2017, walking at a 10% clip, while maintaining K rates at or below 20%. The combination of contact, patience, and power is a rare one. This is why I rank Eloy amongst the very elite prospects in the game, with such contemporaries as Acuna, Robles, Guerrero, and Tucker. Heâ€™s likely to spend the remainder of 2017 in Winston-Salem, before being assigned to AA next season out of camp. He has a real shot at the number one prospect in all of baseball, once Ronald Acuna heads to the majors. Despite all of his recent success and oodles of upside, it will be years before we find out just how high of a price the Cubs paid for Quintana. Thatâ€™s not to say that Jimenez is canâ€™t miss, though heâ€™s a close as they come. The Chicago White Sox system is full of future potential stars, but none shine brighter at the moment than Eloy. A future .280/35/100 player is the ceiling, with a power hitting DH floor. It wouldnâ€™t shock me if we saw Jimenez some time in late 2018, with the mostly likely time frame being September. Hereâ€™s what else I saw in the MiLB…Please, blog, may I have some more?
A major influx of high impact offensive talent just recently hit the big leagues (Yoan Moncada, Rafael Devers, Lewis Brinson, Derek Fisher, Harrison Bader, Jordan Luplow, and Dominic Smith coming soon too), and Ralph and I went over each one and projected their rest-of-season numbers by playing over/under based on their Steamer projections. Even with so many of our favorite prospects getting the call, it still felt like there was a little something missing. That little something was Willie Calhoun, who we prayed is involved in the seemingly inevitable trade that sends an American League starter to Los Angeles. We also talked about the Tyler Oâ€™Neill for Marco Gonzales trade, Dansby Swansonâ€™s demotion, and closed the show by discussing some of our favorite low minors breakouts. Finally, please make sure to support our sponsor by heading over toÂ RotoWear.comÂ and entering promo code â€śSAGNOFâ€ť for 15% off the highest quality t-shirts in the fantasy sports game. Itâ€™s the latest edition of the Razzball Fantasy Baseball Prospect Podcast:Please, blog, may I have some more?
Will Grey poop on? Â Not this DeJong! Â But, c’mon, we just have to look at Paul DeJong for one brief moment:
Dude looks like he owns a pair of Opti-Grab glasses. Â Some things that sound like they’d be said to the guy in that picture: Â “Um, Paul, why are you walking a lizard on a leash?” Â “Paul, you shouldn’t sit three inches from the TV.” Â “So, you say you’ve been frozen in that gaze for six months? Â Hmm, have you tried a cup of coffee?” Â “Paul, are you wearing those glasses with open eyes and are really sleeping?” Â “Paul, I’m happy you got laid, but that was two months ago, can you lose the shit-eating grin?” Â Seriously, I can go on all day. Â “Paul, buddy, you’ve been out of the water for twenty minutes and the shark is still biting your arm.” Â Okay, done now. Â This week Paul DeJong had four homers and has 14 homers in 50 games. Â That’s almost as goofy as his grin. Â Buy him right now! Â Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:Please, blog, may I have some more?
Raise your hand if you did not trust Danny Salazar ($8,200) in his first start off the DL facing the Blue Jays. Â Iâ€™ll admit, I benched him everywhere to feel him out and wasnâ€™t touching him with a stick in DFS. Â All he did was give up 1 hit and ZERO walks while striking out 8 in 7 IP. Â Where the heck was that all year Danny? Â All can be forgiven if you keep that up for two months though. Â Tonight, the Czar gets to face the lowly White Sox who are in the midst of fire-bombing their major league roster that quite frankly, wasnâ€™t very good to begin with. Â The Chi Sox rank in the bottom three in all of baseball in team OPS vs. RHP and that was before shipping off Todd Frazier. Â The Pale Hose are middle of the pack in strikeouts, but Danny has big time upside in that department, probably the biggest of any pitcher on the slate today. Â Ks pay the bills and thatâ€™s why Danny will the pitcher I have the most exposure to tonight. Â Letâ€™s see who else Iâ€™ll be exposing myself to on this fine July night below:
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The fans that arrived early yesterday at Nationals Park were puzzled to find what appeared to be a show on HGTV. Â The newest Property Brother, Michael Blazek, the Brewers pitcher, opened a box from Ikea, and sat at home plate for six hours during the pregame, assembling something. Â At one point, he screamed to the heavens about being screwed, but Bryce Harper (3-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 26th and 27th homers) realized Blazek wasn’t saying he was screwed, he needed a screw the box was missing. Â Ryan Zimmerman (2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 21st and 22nd homers) had a fix, they could use Dusty’s toothpicks to hold together Blazek’s contraption. Â Then Anthony Rendon (2-for-4, 2 runs and his 21st homer) had a brilliant idea. Â The twine holding together the Nats’ bullpen could be used to hold together Dusty’s toothpicks. Â Brian Goodwin (3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer) and Wilmer Difo (2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer) were the first ones to the plate to see what Blazek had constructed. Â It was a bit shoddy in places, but it was holding up. Â Pulling back, we reveal that Blazek had built a baseball tee to place all his pitches on. Â All of these guys are either owned or are Wilmer Difo, with the exception of Brian Goodwin. Â He has three homers since the All-Star break, and has been cemented in the leadoff spot (for reasons only Dusty can explain). Â Won’t help you on average, but has a solid base of speed and power that could help in deeper leagues while he’s leading off, and especially when hitting off a tee. Â Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:Please, blog, may I have some more?