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.

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

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @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 says:
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          @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.

          • Ralph Lifshitz

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

  2. Another Dan says:
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    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

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Another Dan: Velasquez and Thor

      • Another Dan says:
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        @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

        • Ralph Lifshitz

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

          Soto should be your next pick

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @Another Dan: Thanks, always appreciated, Dan.

  3. Another Dan says:
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    Really hassling you today, sorry.

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

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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

      • Another Dan says:
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        @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

        • Ralph Lifshitz

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          @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.

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            @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.

            • Ralph Lifshitz

              Ralph Lifshitz says:
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              @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.

  4. Copperhead Road says:
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    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.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @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 says:
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        @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.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

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

  5. Big Odio says:
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    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.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Big Odio: They do!

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

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: ah shit i guess just the other side of touki.

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          @goodfold2: hmm, just saw this, don’t know how relevant it is. probably more believable to think the same team that does last year’s stupidest trade ever (trumbo for a backup minor league catcher with a serial killer name), and probably worst trade i’ve ever heard of is just being stupid than to believe he’s got real shoulder concerns. they did get smyly, so i’m not saying this was particularly stupid on their part.

          http://www.foxsports.com/mlb/story/luiz-gohara-trade-seattle-mariners-jerry-dipoto-drew-smyly-011117

          • Ralph Lifshitz

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            @goodfold2: Yeah I think hindsight is 20/20 with Trumbo. He broke out huge, and the return was puzzling for sure. On the other hand Dipoto has made a lot of good changes within the organization and I like the Segura trade.

  7. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    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!

  8. Grey

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

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        You must resign in shame!

        • Ralph Lifshitz

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

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I see that Fathead Benintendi in the corner of your garage

            • Ralph Lifshitz

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

              • Halp

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

                • Ralph Lifshitz

                  Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                  @Halp: No, Fever Pitch: Misery Edition

                  • Halp

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

              • Grey

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

                • Ralph Lifshitz

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

                  • Grey

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

    • Halp

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

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Halp: Snitch

        • Halp

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

          • Ralph Lifshitz

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

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

  9. Hometown Heroes says:
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    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?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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

  10. goodfold2 says:
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    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.

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