It’s the show that Halp, my in-laws, Smokey, Short Round, Billy Crystal, Donald Trump and Jiggaman have been waiting for. It’s the New York Yankees top prospects podcast! I’m not going to lie, I’m pretty excited. Even though I’m what my New Jersey born and bred mother in law calls, “a Bawstin”. Yes, she actually calls me that, but often reassures me that besides Donnie Wahlberg I’m her favorite one. Mother in Law shade aside, we get into all the big prospects. The Gleyber, The Frazier, The Judge, The Justus, and The Rutherford. All Yankees prospects get a The in front of their name, like Ohio State in NFL introductions. Truthfully, I’m just hoping they don’t charge me with any sort of copyright infringement, or make me shave my beard, or cut my hair. You know it’s not my Boston roots that leave me emotionally unattached to the Bronx Bombers, it’s their strict dress code. I don’t do well with dress codes. Enough about my issues with authority, let’s talk some Top New York Yankees Prospects.

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goodfold2
goodfold2
5 years ago

grabbed my likely one pitcher diplan, with 2 picks left, not for a while, and these (all listed long term minor deals)
MI:demeritte/a.rondon (TB)/tejeda (TEX)/p.gonzalez (COL)/salcedo ATL
CI: craig/padlo/denton (STL)/lavalley (CIN)/kubitza (ATL)/l.encarnacion (PHI)
OF: kirilloff/g.whitley/cozens/mag sierra/tocci/vj reyes (ARI)/dj davis (TOR), d.alvarez (BAL)
and also altherr till end of 2019 and b.drury (all positions except C) till end of 2019
so i’ve addressed my power dearth this year with all hitting picks, taking power/hit over speed with which best overall guys i took. with only maybe 1 good CI guy left, at least 5 MI, and probably 3-5 OF’ers that have decent power stats any particular position i should target with my last 2 picks (i won’t drop names here i think i might be sniped by 2 owners who have 4 picks before my last 2). just missed dj peters when grabbing diplan.

Hometown Heroes
Hometown Heroes
5 years ago

12 team AL only Keeper league. I trade Cobb$1(2 yrs), Tilson $1(3yrs), Moreland $1(1 yr) for Hamels $14(1 yr). What are your thoughts?

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Hometown Heroes
5 years ago

@Hometown Heroes: I’d do it! It’s better to pay for an actual contributor.

Grey
Admin
5 years ago

You’re so fired, Ralph! Halp’s totally Comey too…

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: He is! I started writing my resignation during the show!

Grey
Admin
Reply to  Ralph Lifshitz
5 years ago

You must resign in shame!

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: I’m standing in my garage wearing a cone of shame

Grey
Admin
Reply to  Ralph Lifshitz
5 years ago

I see that Fathead Benintendi in the corner of your garage

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: That’s actually Andrew Benintendi, I kid napped him and encased him in carbonite until camps opens.

Halp
Halp
Reply to  Ralph Lifshitz
5 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: Is this the plot to Celtic Pride 2?

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Halp
5 years ago

@Halp: No, Fever Pitch: Misery Edition

Halp
Halp
Reply to  Ralph Lifshitz
5 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: haha … that was the other movie I had in mind

Grey
Admin
Reply to  Ralph Lifshitz
5 years ago

I also like the mosquito in amber next to him with a sign that reads, “Benintendi DNA.”

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Yes I’m going to
clone him and take over an MLB team.

Grey
Admin
Reply to  Ralph Lifshitz
5 years ago

The whole filed with him would be Be-nine-tendis, yeah?

Halp
Halp
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: haha … there was no intent! I thought it was funny and harmless!

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Halp
5 years ago

@Halp: Snitch

Halp
Halp
Reply to  Ralph Lifshitz
5 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: ha, it’s too bad we do these live and had no chance to edit that out!

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Halp
5 years ago

@Halp: Lies! How am I supposed to feed my children with Banquet meals? I have to cook now! Cook my own food! Like a peasant!!!!

Big Odio
Big Odio
Reply to  Ralph Lifshitz
5 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: I hear the 99 cent store has a refrigerated section now

Grey
Admin
Reply to  Halp
5 years ago

Haha

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
5 years ago

Hey Ralph! Great cast. Just updating on the $30 Kershaw keeper trade saga…

Now Villar guy is too in love with Villar to move him…but suggested instead that $15 Altuve straight up might do it (!!!). That would be amazing, but not holding my breath.

In the meantime, he said that if altuve didn’t work he would definitely do Kershaw for the pair $25 Scherzer and $18 Darvish!

Either one of those deals are highway robbery, right? I feel like some owners would even view either of Scherzer or Darvish as better values than Kershaw (let alone the pair).

Anyway, thanks again!

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
5 years ago

@Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Yeah I think I do either of those deals

Miketron
Miketron
5 years ago

When are you going to get Gohara in your ATL prospects? Just curious on where he slots in with all their pitching props.

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Miketron
5 years ago

@Miketron: He’s in the Long Shots and will probably be right above Touki

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Ralph Lifshitz
5 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: ah shit i guess just the other side of touki.

Big Odio
Big Odio
5 years ago

I didn’t listen but I own clint frazier so well done. Your intro reminds me of my buddy who is from the bay, loversthe giants but married a dodger girl. The jokes write themselves.

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Big Odio
5 years ago

@Big Odio: They do!

Copperhead Road
Copperhead Road
5 years ago

What’s your take on Arcia this year. Kinda feels like he’s a better real baseball player than fantasy. Do you think he can surprise like Lindor. They are comparable in minors.

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Copperhead Road
5 years ago

@Copperhead Road: It’s very possible, but he’s young and toolsy, so we might have just scratched the surface in his potential.

Copperhead Road
Copperhead Road
Reply to  Ralph Lifshitz
5 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: I’m down to my final keeper and with what I have I can move guys around to fill positions. Could keep Ozuna and go known quantity or do think it’s worth a flyer for me to keep Arcia for him potential upside.

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Copperhead Road
5 years ago

@Copperhead Road: I’d go Ozuna, he’s known and has upside.

Copperhead Road
Copperhead Road
Reply to  Ralph Lifshitz
5 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: thanks

Another Dan
Another Dan
5 years ago

Really hassling you today, sorry.

Thor, Arcia for Bogaerts. fair? close ? Which side?

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Another Dan
5 years ago

@Another Dan: It’s cool, that’s why I’m here. I wouldn’t trade Thor for Xander straight up.

Another Dan
Another Dan
Reply to  Ralph Lifshitz
5 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz:

Thanks. Would you be worried if your starting SS was Arcia at present ? I am a bit concerned that he’s my best (and only) option at SS. Rest of my roster is reasonably well set, it’s an obvious hole at present.

Thanks,

Dan

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Another Dan
5 years ago

@Another Dan: I wouldn’t do that by sacrificing Thor. The offer above should be enough to get you Seager let alone Xander.

I think you’re better with Syndergaard and Arcia than you are with just Xander.

Another Dan
Another Dan
Reply to  Ralph Lifshitz
5 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz:

Thanks. I’m the epitomy of ‘may as well just give you my password’. Taking this Englishman a while to pick up the nuances of Dynasty baseball.

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Another Dan
5 years ago

@Another Dan: It’s okay I forgot to change my captain to Kane this week and have Lallana wearing the armband for my FPL team.

Another Dan
Another Dan
5 years ago

Another good one guys, thank you.

Couple of questions, in a dynasty which sides do you prefer ?
Ryon Healy or Vince Velasquez
Syndergaard and Bellinger or Bogaerts

Dan

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Another Dan
5 years ago

@Another Dan: Velasquez and Thor

Another Dan
Another Dan
Reply to  Ralph Lifshitz
5 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz:

Thanks again.

Am pondering my next choice in first year player draft as well. Thaiss is still there (Dalbec went 3 picks before me). Other notable names Beuhler, Soto, Quinn, Jones, Staumont, Sisco, Sedlock, Szapucki, Dunn. That order look about right ?

Dan

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Another Dan
5 years ago

@Another Dan: I’d go Soto, Szapucki, Buehler, Thaiss, Quinn, Dunn, Staumont, Sisco, Jones, Sedlock.

Soto should be your next pick

Another Dan
Another Dan
Reply to  Ralph Lifshitz
5 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz:

Thanks.

Halp
Halp
Reply to  Another Dan
5 years ago

@Another Dan: Thanks, always appreciated, Dan.

goodfold2
goodfold2
5 years ago

finished podcast, literally not one person mentioned isn’t owned of course till nolan martinez/freicer/sands from some mix of
1. it’s a deep system
2. large fanbase
3. media control of market
from minor league ball’s list t.austin (18th) was highest guy not owned in this entire system. now even he is.
would chad green (26 years old) slot into that pitchers list (diplan MIL, woodruff MIL, mata BOS, harol gonzo MIL, puckett KC, kay MIL, m.thompson SD). he’d get same rookie contract (league min till end of 2020)

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  goodfold2
5 years ago

@goodfold2: oops, will be 26 early this year.

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  goodfold2
5 years ago

@goodfold2: If Austin and Green are owned and you’re looking for some short term contributors sure I’d take either. They’re going to get some MLB looks

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Ralph Lifshitz
5 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: had to weigh it, he’s (green) probably a guy i can get in FA bidding. rather have an upside guy in my minors slot (forgot minors players don’t start their contract clock till they hit the min innings (50), so a prospect really could easily have better than a 2020 contract, could get 4 full years of high upside lottery tickets, which seems smarter, it’s not as if i have a team that would beat the very best teams now anyway, this team has gotten 9-12th every year for 3 years). also with holds, even if these high upside guys with great fastball/slider ratings do hit bullpen long term still have value.

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  goodfold2
5 years ago

@goodfold2: Yeah if you’re not in it that makes sense.