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  1. Just a hunch but if he continues to keep producing in the regular season, I can see the timeshare coming down pretty drastically. He's definitely not a great option for standard leagues at the moment but deeper leagues and two catcher leagues he is still a sleeper.
  2. I'd probably put him ahead of Flores. There is a case to be made to put him ahead of Newton as well but the only concern with Nova is that he is a long ways away and could flame out really quickly. There is tons of upside there as he has real power and speed and if he taps into it all could be a 20/20 threat who has good defensive range and could play all around the diamond. In short, I consider Nova a good post-hype sleeper.
  3. In order for my personal preference: Ruiz, Cabello, Roederer, Downs, Newton, Flores, Garcia, Lavigne, Nunez, Ornelas, Severino, Scott, Marcano Definitely a solid deep league pick. I worry that he has the type of profile that will not age well and TB does take the slow approach with development but their track record is hard to deny.
  4. Did a start up 20 team dynasty league with 20 minor spots (at least 400 owned) and just finished up a 10 round FYPD that has 15 teams and 20 minor spots (at least 350 owned). The other leagues i'm in are more shallow but doing the deeper leagues helps put players on my radar quicker.
  5. Just got done doing a lot of deep drafts so now is probably a good time to mention my targets. Cole Roederer, OF, ChC - The Cubs have a knack for drafting advanced hitters. He doesn't have a stand out tool but does a lot of things well. He seems like someone the Cubs could eventually view as a leadoff hitter someday. Brennan Davis, OF, ChC - I consider Roederer and Davis to be A and B. I prefer Roederer but if I don't get one, i'm targeting the other. Davis is further away but has more upside than Roederer as he could develop a good deal of power and speed. Lenny Torres Jr, SP, Cle - 18 years old, one of the youngest players in the 2018 draft class, and already has two plus pitches. If he can develop a third he could be a top of the rotation name. Carlos Vargas, SP, Cle - Throws 99 and has a solid slider. There are questions about developing a third pitch but there is time for that. Antoni Flores, SS, BOS - Not as much of a sleeper but solid across the board production and could stick at shortstop. Richard Palacios, SS/2B, Cle - Has a nice hit tool with some speed and not as much power. The ceiling is still interesting as his hit tool could carry him to the majors. Kevin Alcantara, OF, NYY - Raw but there are a lot of positive reports coming out from scouts that he could be the next big Yankees prospect. Given the way they develop talent and the obvious ball park advantage, I would take a shot. Players that I thought were deep but others were more interested: Tucupita Marcano, 2B, SD - Interesting name and has plenty of time to develop but the Padres are so deep that a 2B only prospect seems like someone who could be expendable. Alexander Vargas, SS, NYY - Been seeing some pretty aggressive picks for him and while he is a good name to watch, he seems like more of a flier to me. Still, if you can get him in a deeper league, the upside is there. Michael Grove, SP, LAD - Wily mo already mentioned him but I thought I would bring him up again. Injuries caused him to fall to the second round where the Dodgers took the proactive approach to draft him. If he can stay healthy there is a lot of upside in his profile. Gabriel Rodriguez, SS/3B, CLE - Still very young at 17 years old but has time to develop. Probably won't have much speed but could develop a good hit tool and possibly some power. Deep Deep Dart Throws: Freddy Valdez, OF, NYM - Needs a swing change but has a lot of raw power and time to develop. Luis Toribio, 3B, SFG - 18 years old and could profile has a pretty strong power hitter at 3B Carlos Rodriguez, OF, MIL - Speedster with a nice hit tool. Very young at age 18 so time will tell with the profile but he's interesting.
  6. I'm surprised he is not being talked about more. I picked him up for pretty cheap from an owner in my dynasty league before the Lindor trade due to the lack of depth for the Indians and the positive reports.. He's pretty good all around the diamond and the Indians have a lot of holes in their line up so as long as he shows he can play, there is no reason why he wouldn't stick somewhere once Lindor is back. He seems like more of a real-life friendly prospect than a fantasy one due to the defensive versatility but the opportunity to play and the power he has (still growing) could lead to some unexpected results.
  7. Has anyone done any FYPD's yet? It would be interested in seeing some results other than rankings. I'm more interested in the deeper rankings as the class is fairly deep and I generally don't believe there is that much of a difference between the player you would get at pick #12 and the player you would get at pick #42. Also to contribute, here is a top 25 set of rankings.
  8. Both have potential but when in doubt go with the bat in Brinson.
  9. How much is Senzel being kept for? Hard to judge without that but off the bat, I would lean Senzel since the others are pretty pricey. It also depends if you are looking to win now or in the future.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Trent Deveaux who was mentioned a while back has the kind of upside of the players that you mentioned who is off the radar.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Also ignore my blurb on Merryweather because he has UCL damage. Shane Bieber though is now slightly more intriguing.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. Straily probably has had the least favorable schedule in the MLB. At least the least favorable schedule that I've noticed, by a wide margin. Quoting this for truth. Monday will be the fourth time he has faced Texas this year. That's what happens when you pitch in the AL West though.
  22. I am definitely hanging on in a dynasty league but I would not start him next time out if you are worried about his ratios. He's still young and learning to adjust but has shown he has a lot to offer.