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  1. Bo Bichette - 2B/SS TOR

    3-for-4 tonight with 2 doubles and a home run. That's back-to-back games with a homer. Might be coming out of his slump.
  2. Didi Gregorius 2018 Outlook

    Just hit his first HR since April 27. Let me be the first to overreact and declare his slump over and a return to April production levels imminent.
  3. Christin Stewart - OF Tigers

    The D keeps him off non-fantasy lists. He's at best a bad left fielder and at worst a DH. He's also 24, and most top prospects have reached MLB by that age.
  4. Freddy Peralta 2018 Outlook

    He did have a flash of brilliance when he struck out 3 batters on 12 pitches in the third inning. You don't want to be in a situation where you have to rely on him to start, but there's definitely some upside if you can hold him on your bench for a bit.
  5. Keibert Ruiz- C Dodgers

    His low K rate is impressive. Paired with the low walk rate, he probably needs to be a little more selective and wait for pitches he can hit hard. But he only has a 7.4% swinging strike rate which means he's got some real contact skills, especially for his age at AA. He's got plenty of time to refine his approach a little bit.
  6. Luiz Gohara 2018 Outlook

    At Philadelphia is not an easy start, then he'll be away from the team for a bit with an unclear role when he gets back. I'm a big fan long-term, but not really optimistic that a breakthrough is imminent.
  7. Triston McKenzie - SP CLE

    Finally, some real news:
  8. Starling Marte 2018 Outlook

    Headed to the DL...
  9. Rich Hill 2018 Outlook

    I'd call last August more unlucky than bad for Hill. He had 36 K, 8 BB and a 3.22 xFIP in 28.2 IP. He was hurt by a 25% HR/FB that month, but overall he was pretty solid through the second half. His first half was a sea of blisters and hangnails and walks, just like this year has been so far. If he can get his fingers on the ball properly, he's probably capable of a little more magic. Whether that will actually happen is anybody's guess.
  10. Rich Hill 2018 Outlook

    I thought he was toast last year around this time. He had made some really bad starts, had blister issues, age must have finally caught up to him, etc. Drop time. So then of course he's one of the best pitchers in baseball in the 2nd half. Logically you'd think he's done, but almost everything about Rich Hill's late-career revival flies directly in the face of logic.
  11. Alex Kirilloff - OF (Twins)

    3-4 tonight with a 3B and HR. That's his 12th straight game with an extra-base hit. Line up to 317/356/618. He's officially my new prospect crush.
  12. Franmil Reyes 2018 Outlook

    The key thing about IFFB is that we're always dealing in pretty small numbers. Todd Frazier is at the top of that IFFB% leaderboard, but he still only had 31 popouts last season. That was 5.3% of his total plate appearances. It's just not something that happens often enough, even to the worst offenders, to really mess up their offensive profile that badly.
  13. Rick Porcello 2018 Outlook

    He was due for some regression on hit balls, BABIP and HR rate were both unsustainably low. I still like where his Ks and BBs are at and his GB% is solid too. He'll probably have a mid-3s ERA but that should be good for a lot of wins with the Red Sox offense backing him.
  14. KyletheMachine's Mid-May Top 75 fantasy Prospects

    Overall it's a useful list because there's a lot of potential breakout names that are worth knowing on there, but I think some are ranked a bit too aggressively. Also conspicuously absent are this year's emerging power guys - Peter Alonso, Christin Stewart, Franmil Reyes, Josh Naylor.
  15. KyletheMachine's Mid-May Top 75 fantasy Prospects

    Isaac Paredes at 30 is interesting. He's a guy that's on my radar and I think is maybe a little underrated, but I wouldn't put him anywhere near that high. He's doing fine at High-A at 19, but he's not lighting the world on fire and he doesn't have any real standout tools. His power potential is decent but I wouldn't say "massive". He's been compared to Jhonny Peralta and that sounds about right, which makes for a good prospect but not top-30.