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  1. Wander Javier SS Twins

    I'm assuming he confused Javier with Franco. That said, Wander Javier still has a good amount of upside. The injury this year is not great but he is still young enough where it doesn't completely crash his value. He's a solid buy low in dynasty leagues at this point.
  2. Francisco Mejia - C CLE

    Ellis is also an elite defender; there is a reason he was Kershaw's personal catcher for years and that he is still sticking around organizations despite his awful bat. Additionally, dWAR doesn't include many catching specific defensive abilities such as framing because those are so difficult to measure to begin with. Add in all this with the fact that Hedges has been hitting better since he's come back from injury. I'm not saying Hedges is the future but I think people hyping up this move for Mejia are mistaken. I also wouldn't be surprised to see Mejia moved again back to an AL team.
  3. Francisco Mejia - C CLE

    I don't buy this long term. Hedges is a much better defensive catcher than Mejia and while obviously the offense hasn't really been there for Hedges, he still has plenty of time. Maybe Mejia is being used to light a fire under Hedges but to me this seems more like the Padres consistent stock piling of prospects even if they have no actual long term plans (see Josh Naylor). If i'm the Padres, i'd push him to play 3B even though that experiment didn't go well with the Indians.
  4. 2018 Amateur Draft Results

    A bunch of analysts are in the middle of a fantasy draft right now for the recent draft class. The picks are a bit on the slow,side but hopefully this helps anyone with a draft. Also I agree completely with the people above that the draft should always be held after the signing deadline and J2 period. That’s rough about essentially losing a first round pick over someone who everyone thought would sign.
  5. 2018 "Deep" Sleepers

    Trent Deveaux who was mentioned a while back has the kind of upside of the players that you mentioned who is off the radar.
  6. Christin Stewart - OF Tigers

    Just adding to this, it's been said in this thread before but his defense is not great. The Tigers also don't have any benefit to bring him up other than generate major league at bats. By keeping him down, they are saving that service time while also letting him work on his defense. If they don't call him up by Super 2, then he should at the very least get a cup of coffee in September. Remember that this team is far from competing and that their window is not for another few years at least.
  7. Jorge Soler 2018 Outlook

    He was out of the lineup because he wasn't producing at all and the Royals don't necessarily have a good track record of letting their young players "play it out" and develop (see: Raul Mondessi), not anything to do with his general upside or talent. Also I don't see this as the breakout but more the correction for his previously terrible performance. Something appears to have clicked and he is getting back on track. He has the upside for this to be his breakout but I do see him coming down to earth eventually and settling in somewhere in between where he is now and where he was a few months ago. I don't see the batting average being as high as it is. I could see him settling into a .250 / 24 HR player when it is all said and done.
  8. 2018 Call Up Watch Thread

    Also ignore my blurb on Merryweather because he has UCL damage. Shane Bieber though is now slightly more intriguing.
  9. 2018 Call Up Watch Thread

    Here's a few I like as sleepers: Luis Urias: He'll be held down for service time reasons but could be brought The Padres aren't competing right now but their middle infield situation is a mess and once the super 2 deadline passes, they won't have a good excuse to hold down Urias, especially if he is knocking at the door. Magnerius Sierra: Brinson is getting a lot of hype on the move to Miami but Sierra is fairly polished. His glove is going to get him in the lineup at some point and he has shown that he can compete at the MLB level. Service time shouldn't be an issue so I would assume Miami just lets him play it out at the major league level. As for what he can provide at the MLB level, I think he is a good bet to get on base and steal bases. Not much power but i'll take a top of the lineup speed guy. Kolby Allard: I'm honestly not sure how much I like his prospects longer term but in the short term I think he is a good prospect to own for this year and next. The Braves are going to have injuries in their pitching staff and while they are deep, Allard is pretty much big league ready. He has the type of profile that can probably fool major league hitters for a little while before they eventually catch on which is valuable if you can sell high. Julian Merryweather: Not going to be lights out but is close to the majors and should get an opportunity once injuries hit the Cleveland pitching staff. While they are deep at the major league level, their upper minors system is pretty sparse. Shane Bieber also fits this mold but I assume Merryweather gets the chance before him and could wind up being a solid contributor to their rotation.
  10. 2018 MiLB draft results thread

    It's not like he did one stupid thing, he did a lot of stupid things. That said, I agree that he is being discounted a lot but there are still overall question marks. He dominated rookie ball last year but he was 21. I'm more curious where you would have taken him? To me i'd take him over Carlson, Crouse, Bukauskas, Baz but would rather have Peterson, Faedo, and Pearson over him.
  11. 2018 MiLB draft results thread

    Note mine but Ralph from Razzball posted the first round of one he did the other day on Twitter which I found helpful because the idea of Hiura or Ramos lasting to the double digits seems impossible to me.
  12. Keeper help

    Out of those, I'd go Smoak and Weaver. Story at $2 is tempting as I think he is good for a bounce back but it's hard to argue with the power that Smoak showed and Weaver has fairly high upside for $2.
  13. 2017-2018 Off-season and Hot Stove Thread

    It's official No word on the return yet
  14. Franklin Barreto - SS OAK

    Regarding the CF talk, the A's are not really in contention and have been known to push their guys to maximize value in their prospects. Most of the consensus among scouts was that Marcus Semien needed to be moved off shortstop but the A's kept trying and trying. My guess is that they will give Barreto every opportunity at second before they make a case for moving him to the outfield.
  15. Rotoworld Blurb Mistake/Argument Thread

    Apr 24 - 4:03 PM Kevin Kouzmanoff will fly ball to Dallas to have his back examined by specialist Dr. Drew Dosset. Kouzmanoff left Tuesday's game with back tightness and hasn't improved as much as hoped, so the Rangers want to get him checked out. The 32-year-old has a history of back issues. Fortunately for the Rangers, Adrian Beltre (quad) is expected to come off the DL on Friday.