Scatter brained, unfocused, all over the place, just a few terms you might use to describe this hodge-podge of prospect analysis I bring to you here on this the lord’s day. We’re going to break this into three parts, first part will be a little analysis of the recent transactions involving Yulieski Gourriel and Anderson Espinoza, then we’ll jump into some updates on 2016 draft picks, now that they’re roughly a month into their professional careers, and we’ll close with some updates on international signings. If you’re looking for more than this I suggest you seek wisdom from those smarter than I. Yes, those people exist, roughly 79% of you reading this fall into that category in fact.

 

Yulieski Gourriel, 2B/3B Astros: If you didn’t hear, the older of the Gourriel/Gurriel bros. signed with the Houston Astros Friday for a reported 5 year $47.5 million dollar contract. If someone can confirm if it’s spelled Gurriel or Gourriel that would be great. I’d always seen Gourriel up until the past few days. Regardless, we’ve spoke in detail about Gourriel’s legend on the island of Cuba, and the expectation that at 32 he’s ready to provide above replacement level contributions right out the gate. It’s a good, though curious signing by Houston. Good, because it’s another major league bat, and really you can never have enough of those, particularly down the stretch. It’s curious because the Astros roster seemed to be coming together like Voltron with Luis Valbuena slashing .310/.401/.547 since June 1st, and top prospect Alex Bregman nipping on the heels of a promotion. This is a huge blow to my recently top ranked prospect, or is it? Yeah, there’s no way to spin this in a positive light, it is a major fly in the ointment that is Bregman’s rest of season value. Even if Bregman hits Houston before Gourriel, I would imagine it’s only to temporarily keep the seat warm. Once the Cuban veteran is ready for prime time Bregman should be regulated to the bench or demoted to AAA. As for what sort of production to expect from Gourriel, the comps to Hanley Ramirez, and a healthy David Wright seem to be amongst the most popular for those in the know. Prior to leaving Cuba, Yulieski was having a season for the ages in Serie Nacional where he was hitting .500 and slugging .874 in 186 at bats. He also had a 38 to 3 walk to strikeout ratio.

Anderson Espinoza, SP Padres: Whoa, typing Espinoza with Padres behind it gave me chills. What’s done is done, and Espinoza is no longer a Red Sox prospect. Dombrowski gonna Dombrowski you know? Regardless of where you fall on the spectrum with this trade, Espinoza’s value has to get a bump after being traded straight up for a 27 year old All-star with a sub 3 ERA and a 10+ K rate. On the surface it would be easy to say Espinoza was struggling at A level Greenville when you look at his 4.38 ERA, but he was getting extremely unlucky. A .343 BABIP, 64.9% LOB, and a FIP of 3.09 tell a different story. Just to refresh your memory, Espinoza is an 18 year old righty with a high 90’s fastball and two plus secondary offerings. His ceiling is best pitcher in the game type territory, though the floor would be something along the lines of a high end back of the bullpen guy. Though I think he’s more likely a starter and a good one, even if he doesn’t live up to the Pedro Martinez comps. The other component of all this is the prospect of calling the friendly confines of Petco park home. Long and the short, Espinoza owners in dynasty leagues made out well.

2016 Draftee updates:

My intention is to do a 2016 draftee and J-2 rankings for dynasty within the next month or so, but for the next several weeks I’m just going to provide you with updates. Today I’ll give you updates on my current top 10 fantasy players from the draft, and then Wednesday we’ll get into some later round guys making early noise from the jump.

Kyle Lewis, OF Mariners (Everett AquaSox; Class A SS): 26 games into his professional career, my top fantasy player from this year’s draft is slashing .291/.381/.515 with 23 runs, 3 homers, 22 RBIs and a couple of steals. He’s got very real power.

Corey Ray, OF Brewers (Brevard County Manatees; Hi-A): The Louisville product’s numbers on face value might look pedestrian, but it’s important to keep in mind he jumped a couple levels as the Brewers assigned him to hi-A Brevard County. Many experts view Ray as the top fantasy prospect in the draft. Likening his power, speed, contact skill set to that of A.J. Pollock. So far he’s slashing .235/.241/.235 with no homers and 1 steal. A rough start for sure, but keep in mind we’re talking about 9 games, and he’s playing two levels higher than most in his position. It’s waaaaayyy too early to panic.

Matt Thaiss, 1B Angels (Burlington Bees; Class A): The 16th overall pick in this year’s draft has hit pro ball like a wrecking ball, slashing .330/.384/.527 across two levels after receiving promotion to Class A Burlington on Sunday. Thaiss was a catcher in college but the Angels plan on developing him full time as a first baseman. He’s quickly nipping at Ray’s heels if the later doesn’t get it together in the second half.

Zack Collins, C White Sox (Winston-Salem Dash hi-A): After batting .091 through 3 games at rookie ball the White Sox had seen enough. Collins was swiftly jumped two levels to hi-A Winston Salem of the Carolina League. In his first game there Collins went 3/4 with a 3 run blast. So far Collins is playing behind the plate, and the quick promotion tells me he could have more of a chance of staying there than first anticipated. Regardless, the bat plays everywhere.

Nick Senzel, 3B Reds (Dayton Dragons; Class A): The number two overall pick in the draft was assigned to Class A Dayton of the Midwest league. So far he’s been excellent, slashing .313/.400/.438 while stealing 7 bases. No homers as of yet, which fuels concerns he doesn’t truly have an impact power bat at third.

Mickey Moniak, OF Phillies (GCL Phillies, RK): Through 13 games the top overall choice is batting .278/.321/.373 with a homer and a steal. When considering Moniak’s age you quickly realize he’s more than holding his own at the moment. I expect Moniak to take at least three years to marinate before being ready.

Delvin Perez, SS Cardinal (GCL Cardinals): Is it for real or is it the effects of the PEDs he got popped for wearing off. Either way Perez is slashing .352/.405/.451 with 8 steals in 18 games. Cards might have a steal on their hands.

Braxton Garrett, LHP Marlins: Signed on Friday, I personal rate Garrett the highest of any arm in the draft. He’s unbelievably safe and polished for a prep arm. Typical coach’s kid. 6’3 and a lefty, Garrett has front of the rotation upside.

Jason Groome, LHP Red Sox: What’s with the high-end lefty prep arms waiting till the last moment to sign? Another one that snuck in just before the deadline. Groome will now join a stocked Red Sox farm system, as he vies with Michael Kopech for the distinction of top pitching prospect in the system.

A.J. Puk, LHP Athletics (Vermont Lake Monsters; Class A SS): Puk has pitched just two innings so far and has yet to allow a run.

Will Craig, 3B Pirates (West Virginia Black Bears, Class A SS): Another college hitter struggling out the gates. Craig is a player I rated very highly as a potential impact bat from this year’s draft, but so far he’s slashing an underwhelming .159/.337/.203. Once again it’s early, but this is no way to make an entrance.

July 2 Signings Update:

As expected Kevin Maitan signed with the Braves, you can check out my Kevin Maitan fantasy here, it’s only legal in Kentucky.

The Padres were boss players in the international pool this year. Seriously they showed up to the J-2 players ball with the finest furs, ladies, and a grip full of paper. The Friars signed the top Dominican prospect in shortstop Luis Almanzar, the top Venezuelan prospect after Maitan in Gabriel Arias, Dominican outfielder Jeisson Rosario, top Cuban pitcher Adrian Morejon, and 5 other prospects in Baseball America’s top 50 July 2nd talents. They’re also front runners for top Cuban hitting prospect Jorge Ona whenever MLB clears him to sign.

Speaking of Adrian Morejon, he looks to be one to target in the upcoming first year player drafts. The Padres dropped a hefty $11 million for his signature and the scouting reports are glowing. He’s just 17 and his contract is structured so he won’t pitch professionally until 2017, but it will be worth the wait. Many think he could report to one of San Diego’s Class A affiliate right out the shoot. He mixes a plus fastball, two changeups, and a hook, with a smooth repeatable delivery and clean arm action.

Lazaro “Lazarito” Armenteros agreed to terms with the Oakland, announcing the deal on July 2nd. Lazarito has long been considered the best teenage prospect to recently leave Cuba. Should be interesting to see if he’s starts in the Dominican Summer League or the AZL. The A’s were also busy players in the J2 period reaching deals with 4 Dominican players including George Bell, son of the former major leaguer by the same name.

There’s quite a few internationals signings from the last few year’s July 2 periods that are making a splash in the Dominican Summer League and the Arizona League. These are typical the first stops for teenage international prospects as they matriculate through the minor leagues. Here’s a few to keep an eye on.

Leodys Taveras, OF Rangers: Was featured on my pre-season Top 100 and is quickly working his way back onto it. Between the DSL and AZL Taveras is slashing .308/.366/.431 with a homer and 12 steals. Very real potential for a nice power/speed profile, the power just needs to catch up.

Anderson Tejeda, SS Rangers: While he’s not really a fit for this list, as he signed in 2014, I still wanted to update you on him. Cool? Good! Anyway, after slashing .312/.393/.522, in the DSL in 2015, Tejeda has followed that up with a .306/.365/.540 between the DSL and AZL this season. The hit tool is for real and he’s flashing the early signs of a power/speed skill set.

Juan Soto, OF Nationals: So far slashing .333/.345/.544 with 2 homers and a steal.

Others to Monocle: Jesus Sanchez, OF RaysDerian Cruz, SS BravesJhailyn Ortiz, OF Phillies

 

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  1. Martin Harris says:
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    Please rank jordan Patterson Alex verdugo and cody bellinger.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Martin Harris: for this year or dynasty.

      For dynasty it’s Verdugo, Bellinger, and Patterson.

  2. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Good stuff man! Who do you like better long term, Brady Aiken or Frances Martes?

    Cheers and have a great Sunday!

  3. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Mallex Smith or Daz Cameron? Long term.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Malicious Phenoms: Mallex Smith, Cameron is so far away and in many ways an unknown. So I’ll play it safe and say Smith.

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: Thanks, would you cut Daz to add Aiken, or hold the bat.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

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          @Malicious Phenoms: I would do that, Aiken through an arm is a better prospect IMO.

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            @Ralph Lifshitz: Ok, I now see Ke’Bryan Hayes is an FA again, add Hayes over Aiken?

            • Ralph Lifshitz

              Ralph Lifshitz says:
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              @Malicious Phenoms: Yeah all things being equal with no needs position wise I’d take Hayes, but it’s close.

              • Malicious Phenoms says:
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                @Ralph Lifshitz: I have always liked Aiken, some real nasty stuff..I have plenty of bats, but another front line starter, especially after losing, Harvey, Heaney and having Ryu & Yu is the way for me to go now. I’ll keep Aiken.

                thanks again for all the help & advice this season!

                • Ralph Lifshitz

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                  @Malicious Phenoms: Makes sense I’d do the same thing if I needed pitching

  4. Pousse-Pousse says:
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    Know when Gurriel will be included in ESPN/Yahoo fantasy universes?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Pousse-Pousse: My guess is when he’s added to the 40 man roster. Can’t be sure, I’d add him immediately though.

      • I am a Banana! says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: in the past, ex: Olivera, ESPN has put the guy on waivers after his first MLB game

  5. Adam says:
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    Need to stream today
    Jon Gray @atl. Or
    Wacha vs Miami
    Thanks

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Adam: Gray, better K numbers and better matchup.

  6. Boy Wonder says:
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    14 team H2H redraft:

    my Danny Duffy and Michael Fulmer for his Aroldis Chapman

    My other closers are Santiago Casilla, Jeremy Jeffress, Seung Hwan Oh.

    Which side?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Boy Wonder: Seems like an even swap. I’d want more starters in h2h but you have some second tier closers, adding Aroldis should help.

  7. In a redraft league I own Bergman and AJ Reed. I have Alex Reyes in My NA spot and I’m using a roster spot to hold Bergman because I thought his call up up was imminent. Reyes can’t pitch into the sixth inning Bergman is blocked and Reed has sucked in AAA and in the show. I guess who should I keep in my NA slot offense is my biggest need

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Dnut Eastwood: Keep Bregman in your N/A spot and see how long you can hold Reed. He could hear up at any time.

    • @Dnut Eastwood: in 38 ABs Reed has 17 Is that’s isn’t good razzballers. Damn near 45 percentile so he has to go Ralph so I guess who if either makes an impact Reyes or Bregman. On waivers for NA I have Josh Bell AJ Pollock, David Dahl, Moncada, and I believe the Red Sox left fielder who played in the futures game but dudes name is slipping my mind either of these guys do you see having any impact. I’m done stashing with a roster spot

          • Ralph Lifshitz

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            @Dnut Eastwood: Yeah I agree I’ve dumped him in a few spots. Yes Bregman over Reyes. I don’t think the Cards force it.

            I’ve added Pollock a bunch the last week. We might get a good month plus of him. Dahl is my next choice, he’s hitting so well, and if Car-Go and Blackmon get sold he could be up in early August.

            I love Moncada and Benintendi (that’s who you’re thinking of) but a lot needs to shake out for them to have a big impact. The Pirates hate Josh Bell, no idea why. They optioned him back to AAA Indy yesterday.

            • Malicious Phenoms says:
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              @Ralph Lifshitz: Pirates are going to put Bell back in the OF in AAA..Maybe take over for Polanco, if he doesn’t get healthy soon..

              • Ralph Lifshitz

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                @Malicious Phenoms: Okay, that could happen, but they’ll probably sign some schlub and have him play there. Bell should be their everyday first baseman

                • Malicious Phenoms says:
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                  @Ralph Lifshitz:
                  Got this news from roto world:

                  Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said Sunday that Josh Bell will be re-introduced to the outfield at Triple-A Indianapolis.
                  Bell began his pro career as an outfielder but has been a first baseman exclusively since the beginning of last season. It’s possible this development could be related to Gregory Polanco’s nagging hamstring issue.

                  • Ralph Lifshitz

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                    @Malicious Phenoms: Good stuff, and I figured as much, just seems strange to hold back someone like Bell for Freese and Jaso.

                    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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                      @Ralph Lifshitz: Agreed, unless they think Bell just needs more seasoning down on the farm..

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Dnut Eastwood: be weary of the small sample size

        • Ralph Lifshitz

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          @J-FOH: particularly with streaky guys

          • @Ralph Lifshitz: thanks for the insight fellows. I will probably let Reed ride another week. Kind of forced to we have 5 max transactions per week. With the long week I need my last two to be pitching streamers

  8. Boy Wonder says:
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    Okay got another offer.. 14 team H2H redraft:

    my Marcell Ozuna Duffy and Michael Fulmer for his Aroldis Chapman and Max Kepler

    My other closers are Santiago Casilla, Jeremy Jeffress, Seung Hwan Oh.

    Which side?

  9. Boy Wonder says:
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    my Ozuna* and Fulmer for his Chapman and Kepler.

    Which side?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Boy Wonder: I like the Ozuna side. I liked your Duffy trade better.

  10. Brett says:
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    Ralph is Glasnow back up soon worth holding on to?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Brett: He could be, particularly if the Bucs move a starter. Depends on format and bench depth though.

  11. Tehol Beddict says:
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    Prospector , if you had nuts on your chin, would those be chin nuts?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Tehol Beddict: No they’d be your balls.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: why would his balls be on your chin?

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @J-FOH: Shut up Jack!!!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Ralph Lifshitz: hehe.next time say like your mom’s balls

  12. Tweak says:
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    Great work, as usual Ralph! Looking forward to seeing what Bregman brings to the table in the future, but the Gourriel addition makes me wonder about this year.

    I’ve had an offer on the table in my dynasty league for a few days and I keep waffling over it. Part of me thinks it’s a slam dunk, no-doubter, but part of me thinks not.

    I give up:
    Bregman
    I receive:
    Kershaw plus Pomeranz

    My current pitching is Archer, Odorizzi, Smyly, Stroman, Glasnow, Kazmir, Urias, Giolito, Severino, Berrios.

    Obviously, I don’t need to add pitching, but it is hard to pass up on adding the best pitcher in baseball. I need an improved offense to succeed in the future, but have plenty of youth (Rendon, K Seager, Grichuk, Kepler, Profar, J Bell, N William, Benintendi, C Frazier, among others).

    Am I totally nuts for not accepting immediately?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Tweak: Yeah just do it, Kershaw is next level shizz. You’ll find another hitter. This coming from a Bregman fan boy.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Tweak: Nice team buddy.I agree with Ralph, take Kershaw..

  13. Slim

    Slim says:
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    I read somewhere Gurriel changed his name legally to that version recently. Pretty sure thats the only one we see from here on out. Cant tell you if his brother changed his name too though. Yeah. Not confusing at all…

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Slim: Yeah and it depends where you see it, talk about cultural appropriation.

      Haha such a strange change, his father is kind of a big deal in latin baseball circles and I had always seen the O spelling. I’ll go Gurriel going forward

  14. doc says:
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    drop bregman for de leon?
    12 team redraft

    have bregman in na and glasonw on roster so it would be de leon on na. or hold bregman?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @doc: Hold Bregman

      • doc says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: drop paxton his next starts are @toronto and vs pirates or hold?

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @doc: Dump em

  15. Tehol Beddict says:
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    I’d say you’ve become more popular than me but It would be misleading considering I’ve dropped 4 posts the entire season and 85 percent of your comments are from two people but who’s counting. Congrats and best wishes.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Tehol Beddict: You’re popular? News to me.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Tehol Beddict: I really like how much you guys support each other. Tehol it’s great to see that you read all of Ralphs posts including the comments. Now ralph, tehol has a trump like following in twitter. Love him or hate him these peeps tweet about and to the mythological man model of men’s undergarments.

  16. 740 says:
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    Hey Guys,
    need advice.

    10team h2h 6x5cats

    have offer on table. my Cole, YU, Grichuk for Betts, Quintana
    take it or hold?

    thanks!!!!!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @740: Take it, Betts is the best player in the deal, and I’m weird I think Quintana is the best pitcher in the deal. Yu’s too fragile.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

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        @Ralph Lifshitz: Oops is the Gerrit Cole, for some reason I thought Cole Hamels haha. So my previous statement about Quintana is incorrect.

  17. Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry says:
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    FAAB to spend on Gourriel in AL only dynasty?

    on a scale for draft – $260, season – $100

    cheers

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry: I’d spend $25 to $30 in season conservatively. If it’s a league where there’s not much, I’d spend it all of you need him.

  18. David says:
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    Ralph, who would you rather have as a keeper, position not withstanding, Polanco or C. Seager?
    Thanks

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @David: Still Polanco. Particularly in roto.

  19. Jack says:
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    Hold Glasnow or stream Reynaldo Lopez?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Jack: Stream Lopez I’m doing it all over. I really like Lopez.

  20. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Use nice waiver priority on Bregman still; or hold and go for Gourriel or Giolito?

  21. Dal says:
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    Would you rather have JUpton or Conforto in a 12 team H2H dynasty league?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Dal: Upton

  22. brett says:
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    Ralph,

    Not sure if you know this, but is Moncada arbitration eligible? For instance Gourriel is not in his contract. I was wondering as that could come into play with when he is up next year.

    Thanks

    • I am a Banana! says:
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      @brett: apparently he negotiated away his arb years

      • Ralph Lifshitz

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        @I am a Banana!: Yeah he is, he wasn’t over 23 and had less than 5 years of service time in Serie Nacional.

        • I am a Banana! says:
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          @Ralph Lifshitz: oops, I read this backwards and thought he was asking about G(o)urriel

  23. eg says:
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    pick up reynaldo starting tuesday?
    any ros value?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @eg: not sure about ROS, but I’m giving him a go to see if I can catch some lightning in a bottle.

  24. Adebisi says:
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    Great stuff as always. I hoard young starters like a lunatic bc my league has a 14 player minor league farm w a 300 innings limit. definitelty helps me week to week having the extra starters. A few I’m looking at on waivers are Chad Kuhl, jake Thompson, Tyrell Jenkins, nick kingman, and Chad green before he got rocked. Possible drops are Francisco Mejia, Kevin Newman, Daniel Mengden, Patrick Corbin, Mike Clevenger, Joe Jiminez and Brock Stewart. Are there any other close to the majors guys you are looking at that might be under the radar? And of the names I listed who would you add and who would you cut? Sorry for the long question and thank you.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Adebisi: I’d drop Clevenger for Thompson, otherwise stay pat.

  25. B the Esq. says:
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    With the YuGo (Gray’s term) pickup by the Astros, I am thinking of dumping Bregman in a 10 team H2H keeper.

    How bad does this hurt Bregman this year, and in the future…..are one of them moving to 1B or OF?

    Better for this year and the future to pick up Yoan Moncada? DeLeon? Reyes?

    Thanks!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @B the Esq.: First off Moncada is the top pickup hands down.

      As for Gurriel, we’ll have to see how it shakes out. They could rotate Bregman between SS, 3B, and DH giving Gurriel and Correa time at DH a few times a week. Gurriel could play first or second as well. I just don’t know at this point, the signing was sort of baffling.

      • B the Esq. says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: At this point is it worth dropping Bregman for Yoan? Gray thought YuGo would push Bregman until next year….he actually said June of 2017. That seems extreme, but Moncada better this year and moving forward?

  26. malamoney

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    I’ve asked this before, but I’m back to repeat myself.

    Which guys in the minor leagues right now will have the biggest impact in fantasy league next year. I prefer guys that have a reasonable chance of ending this season in the minors.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @malamoney: Did I not answer the last time? Sorry if not. If you’re just looking for an update no problem.

      Bregman, Glasnow, those two might spend the end of the season in the majors, David Dahl, Austin Meadows, Andrew Benintendi, Yoan Moncada, Bradley Zimmer. Alex Reyes is honorable mention.

      • malamoney

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        @Ralph Lifshitz: You answered, I was just seeing if the landscape might have changed.

        Did you mean to say Bregman and Glasnow might end the season in the majors or minors?

        I’m looking for guys to finish the year in the minors. Thanks!

  27. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Hey man, would you trade Francis Martes for Lewis Brinson? I would think yes, but just want a second opinion..

    cheers

  28. Jensen says:
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    Ralph, wanted to get your opinion on some dudes for a 12team keep forever league.

    Mike Hauschild
    Brady Rodgers
    John Andreoli
    Alen Hanson
    Dylan Cozens
    Rhys Hoskins
    Jordan Montgomery
    Anthoy Banda
    Ryan Cordell.

    Any of those guys you think are a must own in a shallow dynasty? For reference maybe the top 50-75 guys are all owned, but after that ownership thins down a lot. Esp for guys who are not big name specs.

    • Jensen says:
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      @Jensen: Also for reference my minor league guys are Brendan Rodgers, Bradley Zimmer, Bobby Bradley, Victor Robles, Cody Bellinger, and Delino DeShields.

  29. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    16 team h2h with keep 6 (no costs, just binary keep or not) per year. OPS and hits added
    C hundley
    1B goldy
    2B odor SS segura
    3B arenado
    OF (3) duvall/upton/saunders
    util (2) c.santana/rajai
    BN sano/reed
    DL pollock
    SP thor/liriano/b.norris/peavy/chen/hendricks/hill/j.guerra
    RP kintzler/rondon/blanton/siegrist/jeffress (holds and QS here added)
    DL diekman
    it seems i don’t need 2 BN bats and would be better off with a 3rd holds guy. if rajai keeps getting jerked around on playing time i could grab SD steals guy with also job security issues coming up soon, or one of dickerson, revere,
    1. i have an NA slot open with reed up, stash with that lineup which of de leon/margot/vogelbach/berrios/winker/j.thompson/dahl
    2. do i drop reed yet here to stash the NA guy, peavy/norris are other options, but FA SP are really trash.

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