Jump to content

Visit Rotoworld.comRotoworld Forums  
Rotoworld: MLB | NFL | NBA | NHL | NASCAR | CFB
Sports Talk Blogs: PFT | HBT | PBT | CFT | PHT
  Visit NBCSports.com

Photo
* * * - - 1 votes

Junior Lake 2013 Outlook


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
195 replies to this topic

#1 Mithrandir

Mithrandir

    On the Ballot

  • Established Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,113 posts

Posted 20 July 2013 - 10:54 AM

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

Worth keeping an eye on?

14 Team mixed...5x5...C- Vogt1B - LaRoche2B - AltuveSS- Reyes3B - CarpenterOF - Bautista, Gardner,  Marte, Pence UT - Paredes UT - Kang/Deshields Bench - Deshields/Kang Pearce,Sano DL - Saunders SP - Kershaw, Arrieta, Carrasco, Sale, Volquez, Chavez, Happ, RP -Tolleson, Will Harris DL- Parnell <p> 


#2 compsella

compsella

    On the Ballot

  • Established Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,472 posts

Posted 20 July 2013 - 11:24 AM

Would a Junior Lake be a pond?
14-team, H2H, Total Points, 7 Keepers (3-year contracts)

C Doug Gwosdz, Mackey Sasser
1B Razor Shines
2B Arquimedez Pozo
3B Scat Metha, Jim Walewander
SS Steve Jeltz
OF Johnny Dickshot, Rusty Kuntz, Bristol Robotham Lord, Johnny Wockenfuss, Hiram Bocachica
UT Drungo Hazewood, Coot Veal

SP Kevin Mmahat, Steve Fireovid, Cannonball Titcomb, Lil Stoner, Roy Face, Juan Eichelberger
RP Ed Head, Boots Poffenberger, Firpo Marberry, Yorman Bazardo, Fu-Te Ni

MNR Joey Terdoslavich, Rougned Odor, Kevin Quackenbush

#3 baltimore_boy

baltimore_boy

    Hall of Famer

  • Established Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,740 posts

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!

#4 Posting In The Clutch

Posting In The Clutch

    All-Time Great

  • Banned
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 10,131 posts

Posted 20 July 2013 - 12:20 PM

The 3B eligibility could come in handy. SBs from the hot corner are few and far between.

"I'd like to start a religion. That's where the money is."

- L. Ron Hubbard


#5 supac720

supac720

    Superstar

  • Established Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,918 posts

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.

#6 2445ricardo

2445ricardo

    Allstar

  • Established Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 576 posts

Posted 20 July 2013 - 01:47 PM

He's SS-eligible in ESPN.

#7 taobball

taobball

    On the Ballot

  • Established Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,226 posts

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.

TAO Fantasy League 2015 

H2H Points (14 Teams)

 

C: Wilson Ramos

1B: Edwin Encarnacion

2B: Kolten Wong

3B: Nolan Arenado

SS: Starlin Castro

OF: Corey Dickerson

OF: George Springer

OF: Oswaldo Arcia

UT: Anthony Rizzo

 

Be: Avisail Garcia, Brett Lawrie

 

SP: Alex Cobb, Alex Wood, Francisco Liriano, Andrew Cashner, Jake Odorizzi, Drew Smyly, Derek Holland, Danny Salazar

RP: Ken Giles, Luke Gregerson, Tony Watson

 


#8 MrMartyBarrett

MrMartyBarrett

    Superstar

  • Established Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,137 posts

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.

#9 supac720

supac720

    Superstar

  • Established Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,918 posts

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.

#10 fletch44

fletch44

    Superstar

  • Established Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,250 posts

Posted 20 July 2013 - 04:35 PM

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

#11 grimsfield

grimsfield

    On the Ballot

  • Established Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,731 posts

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.
"The base paths belonged to me, the runner. The rules gave me the right. I always went into a bag full speed, feet first. I had sharp spikes on my shoes. If the baseman stood where he had no business to be and got hurt, that was his fault."

#12 taobball

taobball

    On the Ballot

  • Established Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,226 posts

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.

TAO Fantasy League 2015 

H2H Points (14 Teams)

 

C: Wilson Ramos

1B: Edwin Encarnacion

2B: Kolten Wong

3B: Nolan Arenado

SS: Starlin Castro

OF: Corey Dickerson

OF: George Springer

OF: Oswaldo Arcia

UT: Anthony Rizzo

 

Be: Avisail Garcia, Brett Lawrie

 

SP: Alex Cobb, Alex Wood, Francisco Liriano, Andrew Cashner, Jake Odorizzi, Drew Smyly, Derek Holland, Danny Salazar

RP: Ken Giles, Luke Gregerson, Tony Watson

 


#13 bravesfan4life

bravesfan4life

    On the Ballot

  • Established Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,083 posts

Posted 20 July 2013 - 06:24 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.


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

#14 baltimore_boy

baltimore_boy

    Hall of Famer

  • Established Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,740 posts

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!

#15 Tryptamine

Tryptamine

    On the Ballot

  • Established Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,580 posts

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.

16 Team H2H Dynasty Points League(51 man rosters,31MLB/20Farm)

(C,1B,2B,SS,3B,LF,CF,RF,DH,DH)(6xSP,3xRP) Minor League Players Are in Red

C:Lucroy,C.Sisco,W.Contreras

1B:A.Rizzo,

2B:Kinsler

3B:Arenado,Jo.Reyes,C.Randolph

SS:B.Crawford,O.Albies,D.Robertson

LF:CarGo,C.Frazier

CF: A.Jones,A.Benintendi

RF:Pence

DH:T.Hunter

DH:K.Calhoun

BENCH: Chris Carter,D.Span,L.Martin,D.Travis,A.Cabrera,

SP:Strasburg,Arrieta,Quintana,Salazar,Anibal,Cain,Paxton,Kennedy,Shoemaker,Volquez,Z.McAllister,Colome,E.Ramirez,C.Bettis,A.Simon

RP:Chapman,Papelbon,Casilla,Romo,R.Ferrell

SP:T.Jay,K.Allard,A.Russell,K.Freeland,K.Ziomek,J.Hader,J.Sheffield,Z.Davies,J.Guerrero,J.Steele,D.Cease

 

 

 


#16 Posting In The Clutch

Posting In The Clutch

    All-Time Great

  • Banned
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 10,131 posts

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.

"I'd like to start a religion. That's where the money is."

- L. Ron Hubbard


#17 blangtang

blangtang

    Superstar

  • Established Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,937 posts

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.

#18 asianflyer77

asianflyer77

    Veteran

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 486 posts

Posted 22 July 2013 - 11:18 PM

puig 2.0

#19 GotAlt

GotAlt

    Veteran

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 436 posts

Posted 22 July 2013 - 11:23 PM

Where does he play once Dejesus gets back?

12 Team Standard
QB- Wilson
RB-Forte, FJax, Ingram, Crowell, West, LMurray
WR-Green, Maclin, TSmith, T.Williams, Gordon
TE-Rivera, Clay


#20 blangtang

blangtang

    Superstar

  • Established Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,937 posts

Posted 22 July 2013 - 11:41 PM

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