Coach George

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  1. Eli Morgan is off to a great start in A+ ball. 1.29 ERA - 0.61 WHIP and 37 Ks in only 28 innings. The body isn’t great but it looks like he could be someone to keep an eye on. Anyone have any thoughts?
  2. I think he has 20 HR pop in his bat. I really like Hoerner. He's underrated and should be a fast riser on lists really soon. His hit tool is special and he's got enough power and speed to matter.
  3. I couldn’t help but notice that Mauricio started Friday and Saturday with the big league Mets in ST games. That says a lot about how they view the 17 year old.
  4. I literally checked to make sure today wasn’t April 1st... #kickintheballs
  5. I’m not 100% sure about his struggles being injury related but it is certainly an interesting correlation. I think he’s a guy that could return some value with a cheap investment though. The odds of him ever being the Jake Arrieta of old are slim. I do think he can bounce back if he’s healthy. He’s always been a workout warrior...he takes care of his body.
  6. Well he did have a 1.17 and a 1.13 WHIP in April and May last year...pre-injury.
  7. I think Lester and Arrieta are about the same guy fantasy wise. Lester seems to be carrying a little more perceived value but it’s definitely pretty close. I have them as my 6th and 7th SPs in my main league and I’m pretty comfortable with that setup. These guys have the potential to throw a bunch of innings and that’s important in the current baseball landscape.
  8. The main thing I like about Arrieta is the price. He’s going undrafted in some leagues...like my main league. I scooped him up for free. I wouldn’t advocate taking him super early but I do think he’s a top 50 SP with a solid track record. He was pretty good in April last year and then had a dominant May (0.90 ERA) before getting hurt in June. It looks like the knee injury derailed him last year.
  9. Good point on Nola. He actually looked pretty good in ST until his most recent start.
  10. So the fact that Jake Arrieta doesn’t have a thread says a whole lot to me. I think people are writing him off entitlely too early. He could be the Opening Day starter for one of the best teams in the NL. He pitched with a knee injury last year and is now healthy. His spring stats aren’t great but does anyone care about that? I’m a buyer on Arrieta. I think his price is so low now that there’s basically no risk. Anyone else think there’s something to see here?
  11. Keston Hiura NL ROY Cutch goes 20-20 Yu Darvish NL Cy Young Amed Rosario goes 15-30...Top 5 SS Francisco Mejia is the #2 catcher behind Realmuto Franmil hits 30 HRs and bats over .285 Acuna 40-40
  12. I said the same thing to one of my friends. I guess it's better to throw too many strikes at this point of his career, but I'd like to see him scale that back a bit when he needs to. He definitely works quick and challenges hitters though.
  13. Well, the would be great for 2019. That should allow him to start the season in the majors!
  14. Paddack looked great. Gave up a bloop double to Trout but his mix of pitches looked great...even without a ******* radar gun! That changeup is the real deal.
  15. Personally, I'm moving Darvish up to the 100ish spot...he's in the Mikolas, Morton, Tanaka tier to me. His K potential is huge.
  16. Is anyone else starting to get the feeling that Pete might be better than we give him credit for?
  17. $7 ...just kidding. There is no way to just give a number on a guy without knowing the league context and other factors. I will say that Luzardo’s value should be surging in all formats right now. It’s very clear that he’s ready to be successful in the majors. Life is tough for young arms but I do think he is very exciting.
  18. I have to say that I’m very intrigued by Darvish now... He’s definitely risky but his upside could be immense!
  19. They are similarish. I like Whitley’s body and control more though... Both got an 80 game ban in the minors...that’s really my only knock on Whitley.
  20. He’s not the next Wander Franco but I like Braxton Garrett a lot!
  21. Who is the last pitching prospect that is better than Whitley? I'm racking my brain and I'm having a tough time thinking of an arm that I have liked more in the last decade in the prospect world. I think Whitley is my #2 prospect right now behind Vlad. I'd put him over Tatis because the swing and miss issues are a small red flag. I was slightly alarmed when I saw that his weight had supposedly dropped to 195lbs, but it's really clear to me that he weighs more than that. He looks good! I like him more than Giolitio, Urias, Syndergaard, Bundy, T. Walker when they were prospects. So much can change, but I am really excited to see what Whitley can do. I'm not comparing him to anyone after they debut...just strictly pitching prospects.
  22. I think body is the big knock on him, but does that really matter? I guess it does when people are ranking him on lists, but I think he's a top 65-70 prospect with the potential to jump more with a nice start to 2019.
  23. Beer had a hard liner for a hit in this ST game. I really like his swing...I’m confident that he will have a bright future. I don’t know where he will play in the field but the bat plays.