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Junior Lake 2013 Outlook


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#1 Mithrandir

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 10:54 AM

Any word on this character?  Three hits and an SB in his debut for Cubs last night.

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 11:24 AM

Would a Junior Lake be a pond?
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Posted 20 July 2013 - 11:35 AM

I'm keeping an eye on him. That OF is a mess right now with injuries and the Cubs are looking toward the future. He could be a part of their future. It'll be interesting to see if him or Sappelt goes down when DeJesus returns. If Sappelt goes down, I'm taking Lake in my NL only. He has decent speed. He's not an extraordinary prospect, but he is underrated IMO. I'm watching the Cubs situation. He could be helpful to owners in deep leagues looking for some steals in the second half.

Edited by baltimore_boy, 20 July 2013 - 11:35 AM.

Bring back Ray!

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 12:20 PM

The 3B eligibility could come in handy. SBs from the hot corner are few and far between.
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Posted 20 July 2013 - 12:27 PM

Wish I would've scooped him in my NL-Only last night, now I'll have to bid a few dollars more.

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 01:47 PM

He's SS-eligible in ESPN.

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 02:00 PM

He's listed as a SS but played 3B mainly in AAA and can play throughout the OF, so there's a chance that within a month he could become super-utility.  Good prospect, but not great.  Probably for deep leagues only.

As a Cubs fan though, he was fun to watch last night.  definitely keeping my eye on him.
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Posted 20 July 2013 - 02:42 PM

Lake played mostly SS through the minors, but was so erratic with just about everything that he moved to some 3rd and some OF this year.   The best descriptor that I can tell you about Lake is that he's always been a Jeckyll/Hyde kind of player, and maybe one of the most frustrating players to evaluate.  The tools are there for him to be successful, but can he become consistent enough to do it?  I don't know.

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 02:52 PM

Interesting analysis so far. He's a definite NL-only play so far, mixed is a wait & see for sure.

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 04:35 PM

Career .732 OPS in the minors. Pretty terrible BB/K/ Meh, I'll pass.

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 04:38 PM

He's only up right now because dejesus is on DL. He could be sent back down in a week. That said, if he plays well, he could stick, but the playing would probably be an issue.
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Posted 20 July 2013 - 04:39 PM

He will easily stay up over multiple cubs outfielders (Borbon, Sappelt) if he were to play well throughout his time. Explosive athlete but bad approach.
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Posted 20 July 2013 - 06:24 PM

View Posttaobball, on 20 July 2013 - 04:39 PM, said:

He will easily stay up over multiple cubs outfielders (Borbon, Sappelt) if he were to play well throughout his time. Explosive athlete but bad approach.

Definitely spots open for him. Schierholtz is also more than likely getting moved. I was thinking Cesar Hernandez would eventually be my cheap NL only speed but this guy end up being it. I think he made a lot of good impressions yesterday with Sveum saying that this was the first player called up during his tenure that has actually looked like a major league player. Not going to get into the slap in face that was for all the other guys lol

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 10:04 PM

2 run homer today. I think I am going to take him in my FAAB bids. He could be one of the unheralded prospects that turns out to be great in deeper leagues. Like a Josh Rutledge, Wade Miley, or Mike Fiers from last year.

Edited by baltimore_boy, 22 July 2013 - 10:05 PM.

Bring back Ray!

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 10:13 PM

Lake is an absolute tool shed, but hasn't learned to utilize them. He flashes brilliance but then follows it up with an at bat where you wonder how he's a professional ball player.  For example, back when he was in A+ ball in Daytona a scout talked about how Lake had the best arm in the league. That included not only the position players, but the pitchers as well. This year he has begun to drastically improve his plate discipline and that has made him a more consistent player. It's tremendously unlikely, but if he ever fully taps into those tools than he could become a very valuable player.
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Posted 22 July 2013 - 10:43 PM

He looks a lot bigger to me now than he did in the AFL Rising Stars Game. He's filled out quite a bit.
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Posted 22 July 2013 - 10:54 PM

I saw his first CS, it was ugly.

Just checked the box scores, see he has another CS, but an otherwise nice stat line, and they plugged him in the leadoff spot.

I don't really follow the cubs, but for a while there, they have been having Valbuena leadoff, so he might be a better option there.

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 11:18 PM

puig 2.0

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 11:23 PM

Where does he play once Dejesus gets back?
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Posted 22 July 2013 - 11:41 PM

4/5  a HR and 3 RBI from the leadoff spot




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