Dark One

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  1. Colton Welker - 3B COL

    For fantasy purposes I'm more than willing to anticipate a Coors Field bump as long as the lower level numbers are adequate and Welker still has an OPS north of .800 in the CAL league (Arenado had a .836 in the CAL followed by a .786 in AA). Sometimes having the opportunity is the biggest element when it comes to Coors. Arenado's lifetime splits in the majors include a .965 OPS at Coors (.317 lifetime avg) and a .798 OPS on the road (.267 lifetime avg) and he's considered a superstar. If Arenado doesn't re-sign with Colorado I'm definitely staying away from him, but if Welker inherits the job by default I'm 100% onboard.
  2. Colton Welker - 3B COL

    He's in MLB.com's top 100 (at #91). If he carries over his performance to AA I think you'll see him start rocketing up the ranks at most publications. If the Rockies can't resign Arenado past next season (his final year of arbitration eligibility), there's a good chance Welker will really fly up the ranking lists, particularly ones weighted toward fantasy.
  3. Keston Hiura 2B MIL

    Better team/lineup, better home ballpark, better power potential, better OPS returns at the lower levels so far. Urias is a great prospect, I just see better overall fantasy potential in Hiura.
  4. 6/17 - GAME DAY THREAD

    No - only the last three games (including today).
  5. Nick Senzel- 3B Reds

    Worth a lot - it's without question the quickest path he has to the majors if he can get comfortable at the position. The organization has spoken of trying to just get him comfortable in general after the vertigo bout before trying to shift him around the diamond. Hopefully this is a sign they're ready to have him take the next step.
  6. Eloy Jimenez - OF CWS

    Given that the AA All Star game is scheduled for this coming Tuesday (06/19), I'd consider his AAA eta to be anywhere from 06/20 to "imminent".
  7. Nick Senzel- 3B Reds

    Here's a recent piece from the Cincinnati Enquirer expanding on the situation: https://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/mlb/reds/2018/06/11/senzels-healthy-hitting-but-theres-no-place-him-play/692940002/ "He’s not coming up until he has a place to play every day,” Reds General Manager Nick Krall said."
  8. Nick Senzel- 3B Reds

    Suarez was signed to be the Reds long term option at 3B. He's playing great defense and has blossomed into a stud on offense. He's blocking anyone else in the organization at the position. Senzel's path lies elsewhere. I would like to see him get reps at SS but for whatever reason they have him taking reps at 2B, even with Gennett's continued production and balky arm which makes it less likely the latter switches positions anytime soon. Not sure if there are reports on Senzel playing sub-par defense at SS, but it seems like such a logical path for him to take given Peraza's lack of production. The recent drafting of Jonathan India also complicates things a bit given his ability to play short. Gennett is giving the organization a solid problem to have (at least short term). Barring a trade, Senzel may just remain in a holding pattern for a bit.
  9. July 2nd Prospects

    Absolutely unreal - a true black eye on the entire process. Something truly has to change with respect to these early verbal contracts, there's just too much pressure to get signed quickly.
  10. Forrest Whitley - RHP HOU

    Absolutely, not to mention the team Whitley plays for should remain a perennial contender for the foreseeable future while the White Sox are committed to their rebuild.
  11. Prospect Hot Sheet - Baseball America

    They've been behind a pay wall since the start of the season. They decided to make the change and have every right to so I've simply moved on.
  12. Chris Paddack - SP SD

    A walk? Someone's going to have to sit down with him, review some tape and figure out why the hell this unacceptable result occurred.
  13. Michael Kopech - P CHW

    Getting hit around a bit wouldn't concern me as much given his stuff, but the walks are way up again (25 free passes in his last 32 innings across 7 starts). Control issues have always been the rub with him and I wouldn't call him up until he starts showing some consistency in that department.
  14. 2018 "Deep" Sleepers

    This discussion belongs on the bench coach forum.
  15. ESPN adds 200 minor leaguers to leagues

    Weird - that hasn't been my experience. Oh well.
  16. ESPN adds 200 minor leaguers to leagues

    The answer to this is that Yahoo won't give a player invited to Spring Training and is on the 40 man roster the NA designation until that player is actually sent back down to the minor leagues The prospects that aren't on the 40 man roster and haven't been invited to Spring Training always retain their NA status from the word go. Until it's official that a prospect will be in the minor leagues to begin a season, Yahoo won't consider to them to be "NA" or "Not on the Active" MLB roster.
  17. Bo Bichette - 2B/SS TOR

    I agree and also feel the potential emergence of Cavan Biggio at 2B gives the Jays extra incentive to see if Bo can stick at SS long term.
  18. Francisco Mejia - C CLE

    Thank you smeeze - yikes, that sounds like a loan sharking type of business. 10 percent of all future MLB earnings is obviously a potential huge number for a top prospect, it's a shame Mejia felt as if he had no other recourse there.
  19. Francisco Mejia - C CLE

    Definite concern here for sure as he continues to flounder with a paltry .544 OPS through 37 games at AAA. 96mnc, do you have a link to the discussion you're referring to? Is it from a legit source or just unsubstantiated rumors? Thanks.
  20. Kyle Tucker, OF HOU

    There's no reason to force a call up right now with the team playing outstanding baseball and Tucker producing a decent but somewhat pedestrian .803 OPS at AAA so far this year in addition to not being on the 40 man roster. He's playing fine right now but not forcing the issue. Be patient, his time will come.
  21. Juan Soto 2018 Outlook

    Exaulz posted on the previous page that he heard it on the Nats broadcast prior to the game starting tonight. It apparently wasn't etched in stone but was probably designed to not put too much early pressure on him if he struggled out of the gate. I'm guessing their plans have changed and even on the home run call you can hear the announcers saying "so much for him not starting tomorrow night" (or something to that effect).
  22. 5/21 - GAME DAY THREAD

    Yeah, a few leagues I had to sit there and watch others grab him when I had the first chance, but I ran out of weekly moves just a few hours before the announcement was made. Talk about an unexpected move.
  23. 5/21 - GAME DAY THREAD

    It won't be unlocked until after the game - too many reactionary game day thread type posts will clog it up and it doesn't further the discussion on the player himself. You can post here about him in the meantime all you want.
  24. Enyel De Los Santos - SP, SD

    FB sits 94-95 and touches upper 90's. Plus change and inconsistent curve that flashes above average. The plus change and vastly improved command are huge developments and can aid in overcoming the lack of a plus 3rd pitch to have success at the MLB level. Looks like a #3 ceiling with an ever increasing floor of a solid #4.
  25. Juan Soto-OF Nationals

    Two games before today were rainouts.