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  1. Peter Alonso 1b NYM

    Baseball America had referenced a couple scouts recent looks at him in the AFL suggesting that Alonso is really struggling against better pitching, especially on sliders and fastballs with inside movement. The concern raised that he could not get around on them and just was not hitting the slider. Also, another scout commented that he is 20 on the 20-80 scale on his defense and has looked really bad. Not what you want to hear.
  2. New York Yankees 2019 Outlook

    Would the idea be that Profar replaces Didi?
  3. Mallex Smith 2019 Outlook

    As a Pham owner, I'm disappointed that Smith won't be getting on base in front of him.
  4. 2018-19 Off-Season and Hot Stove Thread

    Considering their team, proximity to contending for the WS, and abundance of good young arms, I would definitely consider this if I were the Braves.
  5. Clayton Kershaw 2019 Outlook

    My prediction: 170 IP, 14 wins, 3.25 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 172Ks
  6. Peter Alonso 1b NYM

    Add in that he had 2BBs in yesterday's AS game as well.
  7. 2019 Steamer Projections

    Astudillo stands out at C.
  8. New York Yankees 2019 Outlook

    Over-Under on Luke Voit getting 450 ABs next year.
  9. Clayton Kershaw 2019 Outlook

    Not a 1st or 2nd round pick anymore, but he does not have to throw heat with the off-speed stuff he has in his arsenal. I won't be reaching for him, but I'd certainly happy to see him available toward the end of the 3rd round.
  10. Toronto Blue Jays 2019 Outlook

    There was some discussion of having Gurriel playing OF. It will be interesting if they had him work on that during the off-season and/or he plays some OF in Spring Training to add to his versatility. I could see them utilizing Gurriel as a Ben Zobrist type next season so they can get his bat in the lineup. There still has not been a decision on Solarte either. Unlikely he will be back, but should be noted. Again, all speculation right now but will be an interesting off-season.
  11. Toronto Blue Jays 2019 Outlook

    Will see what deals, if any, they make. Rowdy Tellez looked great in his debut. I wonder if he will be given an opportunity to make the team?
  12. 2018-19 Off-Season and Hot Stove Thread

    Ya, I guess from my end I would defer to the players and how he is seemingly viewed. I did not see any Dodgers rally around him, then failing to hustle on the ball off the wall I'm sure did him no favors. Then there was this little diddy: https://www.nbcsports.com/washington/video/machado-drops-f-bombs-rant-against-red-sox-organization Again, if guys come out in support of him that he is just 'playing hard' you won't hear a peep from me. That said, the silence is rather deafening. Instead, Yelich's comments would seem to be how he may be viewed by a number of players in the league. A great talent, for sure, but it definitely seems he has some growing up to do.
  13. 2018-19 Off-Season and Hot Stove Thread

    The problem is the totality of the evidence. Obviously if it was a 'one off', like Utley who has played for years and well respected by his peers, he gets the benefit of the doubt. However, when it looks like a fish, and swims like a fish and smells like fish, well you get it. Letting go that bat was truly one of the most immature things I've seen in MLB. You wanna go after the pitcher, that's one thing, but letting go the bat purposely? What if it hit the umpire or someone in the dugout or god forbid an innocent fan? From what I've seen he's just completely immature. There's a difference between playing hard and playing dirty. That attempt to take out Aguiar there's just no place for it in today's game.
  14. Anthony Rizzo 2019 Outlook

    Fairly predictable. Not really a stud, but as mentioned fairly predictable numbers. I would not reach for him, but if he falls you know what you are getting.
  15. Adam Garland Pitcher's List- Top 150

    @garlando really appreciate your efforts on the RW Forum and thanks for the opportunity to provide feedback and ask questions. Just some insight from you, from a strictly fantasy standpoint. We know that outside of pitchers that catchers seem to be the most risky in terms of their ability to stick and then produce meaningful fantasy stats. Right now, I own both Keibert Ruiz and Ronaldo Hernandez. Hernandez seems to have the better power, whereas Ruiz the better contact and seemingly less power. Ruiz has also performed reasonably well at a higher level, especially given his age. If you could only keep one, 5x5 fantasy league (so no OBP/SLG, etc.), which one would you go with and what is/are the separating factor(s)? Thanks in advance.