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  1. Gallen went bananas on the Iowa Cubs today 6 IP, 3H, 1 ER, 0BB, 8K Iowa then put up 4 ER against the bullpen after Gallen exited with his pitches at 84 - 59 for strikes.
  2. Zac Gallen ... Won't be a deep sleeper for long I pounced on him in my dynasties.
  3. My own rankings ... And everyone should trust their own the most, isn't that the point of fantasy?
  4. Yes similar build to Edwards... So that is a concern. But I'm willing to roll the dice as look at Chris Sale he's a long wiry guy too. Triston is so young and so lanky putting weight on as he ages shouldn't really be a problem. The impressive thing is how hard he can throw while being so light. The kid already probably has more pro innings than any pitcher his age, which tenders more experience but also more wear and tear.
  5. Highest signing bonus ever for a position player at $7,025,000.
  6. Yeah his production was sneaky... He wasnt playing in games to start the season I want to say it was well into May before he saw his first action and naturally started slow. But yeah his 2nd half was really good. So if he carries that over next year his stock will continue to rise.
  7. I mean I certainly aren't projecting eliteness from that. But I'm also not going to say he didn't hit. I'm with you India shouldn't be in the top 20 the way I see it. But that's where they have him. I think a lot of it has to do with how good he was in college and sometimes it takes that first year to really adjust to wood. Honestly at first glance I'm thinking India just might be one of those guys that loses quite a bit of power from composite to wood.
  8. Well he hit fine for his debut but not well enough to be ranked that high in my eyes.
  9. Gimenez does offer more SB potential but will taper off as he advances. His SB% isn't all that great, which isn't a good sign in the lower leagues. But outside of that Paredes flat out, out hit Gimenez... Better peripherals too and got stronger as the season went on. I like both players I just don't get the gap between their rankings. I'll take the better hitter projecting to translate easier over the guy who will steal 15 maybe 20 bases. Kieboom and Lux will be good prospects to parallel this season. My point is they too should be within a few spots of each other. Not 14 to 58 or whatever it was. Puk is hurt his stock should have dropped more than it has. He really hasn't gone down much from where he was ranked before the injury. McKenzie is highly under rated. I've watched extended tape on McKenzie and his fastball curveball combo is good enough to devastate even MLB hitters his first time through the league over a 60 game period or so. McKay is playing with guys his level. The vast majority of good college players drafted in the same year ended the season if not played most of their season in advanced A ball. McKay will be in AA to start and his pitching could be big league ready next year. I assure you McKay will be a better hitter as well as pitcher than Davidson if they let him do both. Luzardo got hit hard in his small 4 start sample in The PCL. Real hard. Now I wouldn't take Keller over Luzardo but Triston for sure and McKay maybe too. Luzardo has 150.67 innings (42 of which were in rookie ball) in his minor league career Triston McKenzie has 328.33 and Luzardo is less than 2 months younger. Triston has more innings in Advanced A and AA than Luzardo does in his entire minor league career.
  10. I get that would prevent him from being at the top of the list right now. But dominance is dominance and he dominated much more so than Libeatore.
  11. Matthew Liberatore makes the list at 92 but Eric Pardinho is nowhere to be found?
  12. It not being a "fantasy based" ranking list makes it a better case for Keller as you're getting guys bumped up for defense on this list that in fantasy you could either ignore or bump much further down. My concern with Keller is the mad drop off at AAA. Was this truly because his lack of a 3rd pitch has finally caught up to him? Or is his arm starting to go? I honestly didn't catch any AAA tape on him so I'm curious to see where his velos are in spring training.
  13. Now I'm not 100% on this but... While he will eventually have to give signing bonus back this will have to be disputed in court. So in the mean time he can dip into that money to find himself plenty good representation (I'm sure he's already done this). Good enough to where The A's (a small market team) won't be able to bury him he did sign for 4.66 million dollars. We've seen what money ball is all about... Do you think The A's want to invest multiple millions to go toe to toe with this kid? Cause I'm sure Kyler and his family if it came down to it would invest everything they had if they had to. Also how bad do The A's want to look in this situation. You are trying to bury a kid? I can see the headline now, The Oakland A'holes continue to attack a kid with a dream. I'm pretty sure that's something both parties would love to avoid. The A's would lose more in PR trying to bury him rather than reach a reasonable agreement with him. Besides from all reports I've heard The A's have been very understanding an patient in this entire process. Look if you want to go to The NFL then just pay back the signing bonus... It's pretty clear cut. Sucks The A's wasted a draft pick but players don't sign out of the draft all the time and The A's should have done more dewdiligence it was known that he also played football. I'm honestly hoping there's a way that he can do both.
  14. Glad to see Deivi made the list but why so low? Love to see my boy Tyler Freeman made the list. He is so under rated. The difference between Andres Gimenez and Isaac Paredes just shows they got it wrong on one of them. They statistically are the same player except Paredes hit better in AA and carried better peripherals the entire season. I like Jazz, but seriously how is he ranked higher than Paredes? Let alone nearly 50 spots higher? Kieboom vs Lux... How is Kieboom ranked that much higher on the fantasy end? Triston McKenzie at 93, Keller 99, and McKay at 90 is absolutely laughable. I personally would take McKenzie over Luzardo #16 and especially Puk at #22 dude's hurt right now.
  15. I personally can't understand how Bart and Keibert are viewed so differently. This is the classic mainstream mistake of "oh look a shiny new toy" ... Bart is good but Keibert is not only younger but further advanced in the minors while maintaining better peripherals. Walked more in AA while striking out less than half as much as Bart. It's a pretty close call to me right now Bart just has the allure of being a shiny new toy and Keibert is easy to over look with his pedestrian OPS because he's at a demanding position and at an advanced level for his age. At this point they project to be pretty close, Bart showing more power but Keibert showing an advanced hit tool for a 20 year old switch hitting catcher. That is a pretty rare feat.
  16. Yeah in a dynasty league you're going to win that trade easily.
  17. Easiest and most fair way to "regulate" this is make your league deep enough so that most streams are not quality pitchers. Add another SP slot and a P slot to all 10-12 teams, that's 20-24 less SPs to stream. I say if people want to go crazy streaming let them. The only time it ever really is a problem in my eyes is when it's the playoffs and they are just hoarding guys without ever planning on starting them. Otherwise honestly if they are beating your regularly rostered players with FA scraps then that's really on you not on them. Streaming is a tough strategy and if someone is going to dedicate a roster spot or 2 to do it then I feel like they are already at a disadvantage in that league.
  18. Exactly how good of a value he is right now... He just got added to the CBS database over the off season. If you're not in the CBS database yet you are far from a mainstream prospect. If you can trade for Deivi in your dynasty draft do it! Could be last call before he costs a king's randsom.
  19. I probably can't do it. Sorry fellas busy weekend and all I don't want to be the one holding it up.
  20. Damn how did Deivi Garcia fall so late?
  21. There's an old adage ... Shake the tree of baseball and 10 gloves fall out but only 1 bat. I already am certain Javy is a better defensive player than Simmons... The versatility is huge. Let alone superior range and arm. Sure Anderlton is more consistent and slightly better of a SS alone as well as grades out better in defensive metrics (Javy's own versatility I feel screws him badly in defensive metrics). But as far as top end web gems Javy's got him beat. At this point in their careers I have to say Javy projects to be a more likely Hall of Famer to me and weather you agree Javy > Simmons for a Hall of Fame career path it's clear that Lindor and Machado are both on a better HoF career path than both Baez and Simmons. So if Anderlton retires with a .700 OPS and only plays 14 seasons than it's likely be a hard no for me. Now if he finishes his career strong and ends with an .800+ OPS and breaks 2500 hits, is that enough to get him in? What will guys like Baez, Lindor, Correa, Seager, Machado, Story, Trea Turner's numbers look like when they end their careers? I would think most would (with a fair chance of all of them) end their careers with clearly better offensive numbers than Simmons. Then you've got Bo Bichette, Tatis Jr, Royce Lewis, Wander Franco coming up very soon. It's hard for me to see the Hall putting all these guys in. The game has evolved Shortstops can now in this era hit. When the Wizard was around this wasn't so much the case.
  22. I was drawing similar conclusions post Yonder Alonso trade news. It certainly makes it easier to do. I still would really like for The Sox to trade Abreu in season. I wouldn't want to trade him in the offseason in which he just had his worst season statistically in his 5 year career. Let him bounce back a little, use his leadership to establish a tone with the young guys then if you have someone by the balls as the trade deadline approaches pick off a couple top prospects. Plus then you'll have a few more months of information to evaluate the return players as we all know how fast the minor league landscape evolves.
  23. Yeah wow I can't believe how much Goldy's stock has fallen but there's just that many good young players in the game right now.
  24. It always takes a weekend and a couple days to fill... I personally don't have time to get in one right now but would love to see another mock finished before the new year.