Coach George

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  1. Dylan Cease - SP CHC

    Supposedly a kid dripping with upside. Fastball in the high 90s, maybe even 100mph and a really good curve. He's only 20 years old and had to have TJ surgery which knocked down his 2014 draft stock. He's supposedly healthy and really impressive. I included him in my top 100 and I've seen his name popping up quite a bit lately. He's the type of under the radar prospect that I love to target. Should be interesting to follow.
  2. Matt Manning - SP DET

    Manning was the Tigers 1st round pick in 2016. The more I learn about this kid, the more I like. You have to treat these 18 year old high school arms a lot differently than the more experienced college guys, but Manning is loaded with upside and should be the top prospect in the Tigers organization. 46 Ks and only 7 BB in 29.1 innings of rookie ball last year. Manning is a great athlete with a really live arm...throws in the mid-90s with the potential for growth as his body matures. I didn't include Manning in my top 100 list and that was a mistake. After learning more about this kid, I would have definitely put him around #60 on my list. He has a long way to go and high school arms are always a gamble, but I like the potential here.
  3. Franklin Barreto - SS OAK

    I can't believe that he doesn't have a thread. I'm super high on this guy. I've seen him a few times this spring and he's way more tools than I gave him credit for. Barreto was 19 and the youngest player in the California League last least to start the season. He came out and laid an egg in April. He was terrible. The adjustment didn't last long. He quickly fixed his problems at the plate and became one of the best, if not the best, hitter in the league. Remove April from the equation and he batted .368! That's backed up with a .367 average for the 2nd half. 13 HRs and 8 steals in only 338 ABs. I'm impressed! He's a consensus top 30 prospect.
  4. Colton Welker - 3B COL

    Welker has been getting some talk in other threads. He's super young and only been in the Pioneer (rookie) League. He seems to have good contact skills and a decent power\speed mix. It's certainly noteworthy considering he's in the Rockies organization. He's a few years away from potential fantasy relevance, but certainly a good follower. I think there are some posters out there with more insight and knowledge about Welker than me. I'm definitely curious...
  5. Jose Suarez - SP LAA

    He’s in CBS now
  6. Jesus Sanchez - OF TB

    My only concerns are with the plate discipline...I love the tools and overall ability. I think he's going to be a fast riser.
  7. Jesus Aguilar 2018 Outlook

    I think that Aguilar is a really good hitter...very underrated. The situation is allowing him to get some ABs now and that's huge. He can't defend well anywhere, but it was nice to see him get some reps at 3B the other day. If he could get some regular ABs and be 1B/3B eligible then he could really be valuable.
  8. Juan Soto 2018 Outlook

    Do you know who has the most knowledge and insight about Juan Soto? The Washington Nationals. They feel like he can come up and contribute. As a fan, and owner, I’m all for it. From an outside perspective, it’s a risk to bring a 19 year old kid up...there’s potential downside in messing with his development.
  9. Juan Soto-OF Nationals

    It's so tough to do player comparisons. How about a guy that has the potential to hit .325 with 30 HRs and has great plate discipline...similar walks and Ks. He can hit and has tremendous upside...that's all I know.
  10. Juan Soto-OF Nationals

  11. Bo Bichette - 2B/SS TOR

    He has a .374 OBP in AA as a 20 year old... I wouldn't exactly say his hitting isn't up to par. His power will continue to develop and he's looked great at the plate at times. I do think we will continue to see his stats improve.
  12. Nate Pearson - SP TOR

  13. Bryse Wilson-P-ATL

    Bryse is a good SP to jump on now...there is a whole lot to like here and I could see him making a major jump in the prospect ranking lists. He's a big, strong kid that has a lot of potential. He hasn't blown up like I thought he would, but it's just a matter of time!
  14. Juan Soto-OF Nationals

    Maybe I was wrong...he might not be #4...he’s making a strong case to be #2.
  15. Juan Soto-OF Nationals

    I think Vlad, Robles and Eloy would probably be ranked ahead of Soto at this point, but that’s about the only guys that I can say are ahead of him. So if I’m making an updated prospect list then Soto is #4 for me.
  16. SP Jesus Luzardo, OAK

    He's a lefty with a big fastball, a nice mix of pitches, control and athleticism. I think his ceiling is a lot higher than most guys in the minors, but there are certainly valid concerns given that he's only had one start in AA. This year will be huge for him, but I'll always be more inclined to give the guys with big upside a bump in the rankings. He's a young arm...there are always concerns. It's so hard for young SPs to be successful in the majors and dodge injuries along the way.
  17. SP Jesus Luzardo, OAK

    I think Luzardo is now a top 25 prospect. I feel pretty confident and comfortable saying that.
  18. Shane Bieber- SP CLE

    Bieber hasn't been super highly touted to this point but is off to a great start in AA Akron. 13 IP - 17 K - 0 BB - 0.00 ERA - 0.46 WHIP He had a nice year last year as well, but could this be the early indications of a breakout?
  19. 2018

    Yup...that’s what I do too. It’s a great setup. I use it to listen to games on the radio when I’m driving too!
  20. Alex Bregman 2018 Outlook

    Bregman shifted to the OF against Gallo...gotta think that would work like the Rizzo 2B deal. I could use Bregman in the OF in one of my leagues.
  21. Starting Lineups - 3/29

    I'd be shocked if Happ isn't in there. I saw that and couldn't believe it. Madden will do anything but that's extreme!
  22. Ian Happ 2018 Outlook

    Baseball press...who is usually pretty accurate...has Happ on the bench. Very odd. I hope its a mistake.
  23. Ian Happ 2018 Outlook

    I guess there are conflicting reports... Twitter has Happ as the starting CF and leadoff man.
  24. Starting Lineups - 3/29

    I saw this... 1. Albert Almora Jr. (R) CF 2. Kris Bryant (R) 3B 3. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B 4. Willson Contreras (R) C 5. Kyle Schwarber (L) LF 6. Addison Russell (R) SS 7. Jason Heyward (L) RF 8. Javier Baez (R) 2B 9. Jon Lester (L) P Did something happen with Happ or did baseball press mess up?
  25. Ian Happ 2018 Outlook

    Hey! Let's give Almora the Opening Day start in centerfield! That'll really mess with them!