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  1. 30 Team 10 keeper league. Mitch Keller is considered a free keeper for 2 years and Julio Urias isn't a free keeper at all. Which would you rather have on a rebuilding team?
  2. Starting out pretty poorly but the power numbers are there for now. Hopefully, his contact will come in line soon. Didn't expect to see him struggle until AAA, given his history.
  3. I'd hang my hat on Acuna > Robles at this point. Everything about his play screams superstar to me.
  4. Thanks for the link. To be up front we changed a lot about our methods behind the scene and the ranking will be very different. Upon further review I realized that my biases towards players jumped them higher up the ranking than they should have been. I instituted new rules and scouting metrics to ensure that my projection biases do not out weight what I currently believe about all prospects. The Septemeber rankings are probably the closest you would get to how I would actually view a baseball ranking when it comes to how I would trade for players but is very different when it comes to how the rankings should actually look. Hope that makes sense.
  5. You know, in some regards you are right. My phrasing of "the first thing they think of" is a very, very strong phrase. That likely goes to 3 strikes your out, home run, their local team. But in terms of who the average American know I stand very firm behind the idea that more people in America know Tebow in comparison to any other name in baseball. Tebow in the minors is the biggest story in the MLB and likely will remain it all year. Heck my mother mentioned it to me and she doesn't follow baseball in the slightest. My points with the poll was only trying to communicate that baseball is in a terrible place in terms of individual player branding and Tebow is a very strong brand. I didn't feel like I communicated anything that would be insulting other than the people I run into don't know baseball and know a lot about football. College Football really does dominate the south. Didn't mean for it to be fiesty. I really hate that Mike Trout isn't a household name across America. I haven't yet fully formed my opinion on if Tebow in the MLB would be good or bad for baseball.
  6. My top 250 hasn't been released yet but I have him at preseason number 18. I think he has a chance at being top 5 by the end of the year and depending on who gets called up he could be top 3.
  7. I think you would be surprised. In the latest ESPN World Fame ranking a baseball player wasn't listed until into the 70s.Granted Tebow didn't make this list popularity of College Football is a lot higher here in America than worldwide. If you are from a northern state than your viewpoint of baseball likely leads it to believe it is far more popular than it likely is in the rest of America. In February 2016 Fox did a poll on who people's favorite QB was in the NFL and Tim Tebow finished 5th. Higher than Russell Wilson, Eli, Big Ben, and Drew Brees. Considering Brees and Wilson finished Top 50 in that ESPN World Fame poll I don't think it is farfetched at all to think Tebow's American presence is far more known than you may believe it to be. Given the fact Tebow wasn't even a starting quarterback at that time it says a lot about how known he is to someone who isn't even watching sports. Also given how valuable we believe baseball is to the rest of the world it is really hard to see Harper and Trout fall into the 70s in such a poll. Just my two cents though. I know the areas I travel to for work know very little about MLB in comparison to football in general which is mainly Virginia to Florida.
  8. I just need people to address the fact that Tebow is the face most recognized in baseball and likely the first thing the average American thinks of when they hear baseball. I wish the conversation was less about why we are talking about him and more about why won't they talk about anyone else? The player marketing in the MLB is atrocious.
  9. I am not sure who is considered common knowledge to be a sleeper around here but here are some names I'd consider sleepers without getting but too deep: Jasrado Chisholm-OF-ARI Ryan Janurary-C-ARI Kyler Muller-LHP-ARI Brycle Wilson-RHP-ARI Anthony Santander-OF-BAL Jose Albertos-RHP-CHC Alec Hansen-RHP-CHW Shed Long-2B-CIN Tyler Krieger-2B-CLE Colten Welker-3B-COL Pedro Gonzalez-OF-COL Hector Perez-RHP-HOU Guadalupe Chavez-RHP-HOU Seuly Matias-OF-KCR Nonie Williams-SS-LAA Cole Duensing-RHP-LAA Michael Hermosillo-OF-LAA Keibert Ruiz-C-LAD Isael Soto-OF-MIA Jordan Yamamoto-RHP-MIL Luis Arraez-2B-MIN Lewin Diaz-1B-MIN Andres Gimenez-SS-NYM Luis Carpio-SS-NYM Logan Shore-RHP-OAK Cole Tucker-SS-PIT Dinelson Lamet-RHP-SDP Fernando Tatis Jr-SS-SDP Jorge Ona-OF-SDP Mason Thompson-RHP-SDP Austin Slater-OF-SFG Brayan Hernandez-OF-SEA Thyago Vieira-RHP-SEA Alex Speas-RHP-TEX Josh Morgan-3B-TEX T.J. Zeuch-SP-TOR Conner Greene-RHP-TOR Jordan Romano-RHP-TOR J.B. Woodman-OF-TOR Joshua Palacios-OF-TOR Sheldon Neuse-SP-WAS
  10. I love Frankie Perez. I currently have him as my #10 in the Astros org but think he has the most upside of any pitcher not named Francis Martes for that org and that is saying quite a bit.
  11. I love Max Fried. I am not ready to put him in the upper echelon of prospects, but he and James Kaperalian should jump the farthest up every ranking in 2017. The velocity is dominate for a lefty, but I fear the mechanics (that I saw at least) have a higher chance of repeating injuries. Would love for him to clean it up even if it resulted in 1-2 MPH loss. Currently, I have him ranked as the top pitching prospect for the Braves and #4 overall. Which is kinda crazy as I left him out of my Top 250 in September but the numbers and stuff don't lie.
  12. Here is the summary of a recent scouting report I wrote: MECHANICS6.5 INJURY POTENTIAL4 FASTBALL9.1 OFF-SPEED6.3 CONTROL4.9 POTENTIAL8.5 YADIER ALVAREZ Yadier Alvarez is a 6'3", 175 lb, 20-year-old out of Matanzas, Cuba. He was signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers as an international free agent on July 2, 2015. His fastball sits around 93-98 and tops out at 99-100. His slider is plus, but his curveball and changeup are well below average. Alvarez's mechanics need to be cleaned up and he has some red flags regarding injury potential. When fully matured he could be a number 2 starter, with a fall back option of a high leverage bullpen arm.