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  1. Luke Voit 2018 Outlook

    Yankees could face 4 LHP starters this week, real test will be to see how many starts Voit picks up vs the 3 RHP. Voit is batting cleanup tonight vs Rodon. Starters vs Yankees this week: Rodon L Shields R Lopez R Liriano L Zimmermann R Carpenter L Boyd L
  2. Cordarrelle Patterson 2018 Outlook

    Ding! Ding! Ding!
  3. Cordarrelle Patterson 2018 Outlook

    "safely hidden" = running routes for overthrown passes by backup QB Brian Hoyer.
  4. Cordarrelle Patterson 2018 Outlook

    Not to rain on anyone's parade but per RW: Phillip Dorsett caught 4-of-4 targets for 36 yards in the Patriots' third preseason game Friday night. Dorsett started in the Patriots’ opening three-receiver set opposite Chris Hogan with Julian Edelman in the slot. Tom Brady found Dorsett for a crucial fourth-down conversion toward the end of the first half, showing trust in the former Colts first-round bust. At least until Edelman returns from suspension, Dorsett looks likely to open the season as the Patriots’ No. 2 receiver. He will still be the fourth or fifth option in New England’s passing game behind Hogan, Rob Gronkowski, James White, and Rex Burkhead with gadget guy Cordarrelle Patterson also in the mix. http://www.providencejournal.com/sports/20180825/phillip-dorsett-shines-in-patriots-third-preseason-game https://nesn.com/2018/08/has-phillip-dorsett-earned-place-in-tom-bradys-circle-of-trust/ The RW comments and links above are mostly fluff pieces but Dorsett caught 4 of 4 Brady targets last night with 1st team offense and it looks like the 25 year old, former 1st round talent could be Pats starting WR2 until Edelman returns (ahead of Patterson). Funny that Dorsett doesn't even have a 2018 thread. Patterson is interesting in his own right but not sure why he is getting more hype than Dorsett.
  5. Carlos Santana 2018 Outlook

    So far this year: Santana 101 wRC+ vs RHP Bour 124 wRC+ vs RHP Santana is signed through 2020 and Bour is arb-eligible through 2020. I would expect Bour to receive a few starts vs RHP each week. Not a straight platoon between the two but Bour will definitely get some starts at Santana's expense.
  6. Issac Paredes, SS/3B DET

    Raked in the FSL as teenager: 12 HR's 9.2 BB%/15.6 K%. Raking in Eastern League so far (sss) as teenager: .400/.500/.600 15.4 BB%/7.7 K%. List of teenagers that have played in AA ball this year: Juan Soto, Vlad Guerrero Jr., Fernando Tatis Jr., Keibert Ruiz, Isaac Paredes, Andres Gimenez and the Eguy Rosario. Eric Longenhagen hinted towards him being at least a 50 FV propsect in his chat yesterday: https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/eric-longenhagen-chat-7-26-18/ Has gotten some love Carson Cistulli's Fringe Five: https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/the-fringe-five-baseballs-most-compelling-fringe-prospects-117/
  7. Nathaniel Lowe - 1b TB

    "Rays 1B Nate Lowe has wrist-flicking upper-deck power." https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/the-futures-game-was-black/
  8. Ketel Marte 2018 Outlook

    Yea, accidentally switched Contact%/O-Contact% numbers. Good catch. For what its worth Ender Inciarte has a 86% O-contact%!
  9. Ketel Marte 2018 Outlook

    To follow up from my last post, looks like someone else has their eye's on Marte's recent production:
  10. Ketel Marte 2018 Outlook

    He was left for dead on waivers in a dynasty league after the abysmal start, I recently added him after looking at this: By Month: March/April - 61.3 GB%, 21.5 FB%, 28.0 Hard Hit% May - 54.8 GB%, 30.1 FB%, 33.8 Hard Hit% June - 42.3 GB%, 46.2 FB%, 57.7 Hard Hit% Overall: 88.2% O-Contact% 91.8% Z-Contact% 5.3 SwStk% The numbers for June are SSS and he just finished a 3 game series @Col so take the %'s with a grain of salt but it certainly a good trend, maybe he figured something out? He has been much better vs LHP compared to RHP thus far but his .218 BABIP vs RHP should improve considering he has never had drastic splits. The plate discipline #'s are elite as far as contact goes, if he keeps hitting the ball in the air with some authority maybe Jeff Sullivan from FG's was onto something (see below, re-posting from page 1). https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/my-current-favorite-breakout-pick/
  11. Alen Hanson 2018 Outlook

  12. Jalen Beeks LHP Red Sox

    http://sixmanrotation.com/prospect-rundown-riley-4-16-4-22/ My girlfriend was a real trooper this weekend as I dragged her along to this outing. Beeks looked extremely strong all game and his breaker looked above average all night and flashed plus on occasion, something I was absolutely not expecting. Beeks hides the ball very well in his delivery, which helps his modest 91-92 FB play a bit better. He did have some trouble hitting his spots here and there throughout the 6 innings, which caused a rather inefficient outing, but it wasn’t so frequent that it got him into trouble. There was very little hard contact. Braves’ lefty Kolby Allard pitched opposite of Beeks and was also impressive after the 1st inning, in which he left a lot over the plate. Allard works down in the 90 mph range with his FB as well, but his curveball is extremely good, far better than I’ve seen it on video. The velocity band separation is perfect, as the curve will usually sit close to 77 mph, and he tunnels it with the FB extremely well. Watching them back-to-back for 5 straight innings, I think Beeks and Allard have very similar Major League careers ahead of them. From everything I have gathered, he started throwing a cutter and gained better control of his slider this year. Lack of plane and lower velocity separations may always be an issue but chances of pitching in rotation seem to have improved. Beeks is currently on the 40 man roster so he figures to see some time in majors this year regardless if its in the bull pen or rotation. The Red Sox are missing a quality LH reliever/long man at this point so there is a lot of speculation that he could fill that void in majors for time being. Impressive numbers none the less.
  13. Marco Gonzales 2018 Outlook

    Just to expand on some of the company Gonzales is currently with after last night's game via Fangraph's leaderboards for qualified starters this year (some of these categories overlap one another): 2.60 FIP - 14th in MLB 2.41 xFIP - 4th in MLB 2.79 SIERA - 10th in MLB 23.5% K-BB% - 12th in MLB 10.72 K/9 - 16th in MLB 1.59 BB/9 - 14th in MLB .406 BABIP - 1st in MLB (highest among all MLB qualified starters) 9.7% SwStr% - 57th in MLB Swinging strike % indicates the K/9 probably comes down like @taobball indicated but if/when BABIP regresses and if he keeps limiting walks and HR's and figures out how to pitch a little deeper in games he should be interesting.
  14. Corey Ray OF Brewers

    Ray is off to a nice start in AA after a disappointing 2017 in Hi-A. Supposedly he has made a swing change that has corrected some mechanical problems from last year and has correlated to in-game power early on in 2018: https://www.brewcrewball.com/2018/4/16/17238522/milwaukee-brewers-corey-ray-has-found-success-at-the-plate-after-changing-his-swing He is heating up with 5 multi-hit games in last 6 games played. On the year, 9 XBH in 11 games (5 doubles, 3 triples and a dong) plus 3 SB to boot. Plate discipline still needs to tighten up (3 BB to 9 K) but he only K'd twice during recent 6 game hot streak. As the above article indicates, he is currently boasting large BABIP and pulling the ball a lot but early numbers are promising so far. Prior to 2017 season Corey Ray was listed as high as #34 overall prospect by Keith Law, , #48 by John Sickels, #42 by BA, #30 by MLB, #41 by BP, etc. KLaw himself pointed out that Ray's disappointing 2017 could have been attributed to swing mechanics and health. Maybe Ray has fixed the swing and is finally healthy? Either way, he is worth keeping an eye on for the time being with the hot start.
  15. Luis Urias - 2B SD

    2 XBH. He hit a bomb and a double today, both off of Parker Bridwell.