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  1. 6'1 16 year old Alexander Mojica is dominating the DSL. Usually kids these young, even with immense raw power, only hit a couple homeruns. In only 120 ABs Mojica already has 7 homeruns and 8 doubles. And more walks (27 BB) then Ks (24 K). I know its early and a small sample but Mojica did not get any hype after signing but a close friend of mine familiar with him has told me kid has a beautiful short swing with elite bat speed and already shows a unique ability to hit breaking balls and off speed pitches. Mojica is one to watch very closely but similar to the Rockies farm system, the Pirates move their young players at a snails pace even if dominating and too good for the level. The pirates will move them faster into full season ball though (unlike the Rockies which will keep young prospects who are dominating im short season ball for a few years). But once in full season ball expect them to move extremely slowly. Mojica is going to be special.
  2. Legit!! Not sure why their keeping him in the Cal league but im super curious to see how he handles the jump to AA. Another score to BrockPaperSizzler for starting this thread on another future stud prospect. Ive gotta commend him as He seems to find these guys way before everyone else. After he started a thread on Pete Alonso last year, I picked him right up in my 3 dynasty leagues and reaping the rewards big time. Also he found Blake Snell and Shane Bieber way before anyone else. And after learning about Edward Cabrera a couple of months ago after he put him on the map, I gobbled him up and have no doubt he'll be money for me. Garlando also discovered Nate Pearson last year and I drafted him with my 4th pick last year and kid is looking legit. I really have to commend BrockPaperSizzer and Garlando. Those 2 are the kings or Queens of prospects. Eat your heart out Jake Sarena (just kidding, Ive respected your prospect knowledge since I first spoke to you 5 years ago but you don't post as much on this site, so when it comes to prospects here...@BrockPaperSizzer and @Garlando are the Kings or Queens of the MiLB forum!
  3. i read this post couple weeks ago and did not agree with the assessment that gilbert would be up at some point next season but with his promotion to dub A along with his elite control and polish I could see him dominating AA for the rest of the season and starting next season in AAA. hes too advanced. while the cal league isn't what it once was in the days of High Desert and Bakersfield it's still a pitcher's nightmare as long as Lancaster and RC are still around. and Gilbert ate it up. pitchers that basically dominate the Cal league as easy as Gilbert did they tend to put up even better numbers in AA right after their promotions. i live in Manteca CA. about 15-20 mins away from Modesto. i made it a priority to see Gilbert pitch and just about every start i saw, i watched Gilbert systematically pick apart hitter after hitter with a very advanced 5 pitch mix. while Gilbert is touted for having 2 plus pitches in his fastball and curveball, his slider, changeup and cutter are above average and seemed to be improving from start to start. It's his plus ability to command all his pitches which plays them all up. hes a pitcher who doesn't look like he belongs in the minors. i really believe that if he didn't pitch in a small school/conference [[[having mono after he was drafted didn't help either]]] they would have debuted him from A advanced from the start. he was just extremely polished coming out of college. and college draftees with plus control tend to move extremely fast thru the minors. i just want to add that the mariners drafted another Logan Gilbert this year in George Kirby. i just love pitchers like Gilbert [[[Kirby]]] and if gilbert stays healthy i have no doubt hell be a staple in all star games along with the potential for CY.
  4. besides his improved control carrying over into AA. Hes getting better and better at getting more groundouts. a 56% gb% in AA so far but Obviously a 18 inning sample size is too small to read anything into. Tho hes been consistently improving his gb% the last couple of seasons. His 11 HRs in 100 innings last season with Greensboro was a huge red flag. In 58 innings with Jupiter this season he only gave up 1 HR while sporting a 11.33 K/9. Keeping the ball on the ground while vastly improving his k/9 along with the development of his changeup is having Cabrera looking like a possible elite fantasy SP.
  5. I second this big time-Diazs hit tool, super advanced plate discipline and his plus ability to actually steal bases [not just have a double plus run tool] was advanced enough for Low A at 17. I understand keeping him in the DSL for the entire season in 2017 when he was 17. Especially since the Rockies do not have a GCL ballclub. But after killing it in the DSL in 17, the stupid Rockies thought it would be good for his development to play his entire 2018 season in the DSL, once again. And now, instead of giving him atleast a shot in Low-A when the baseball season began in April... they kept him in extended spring training to only promote him to Rookie league advanced Grand junction [the equivalent to the GCL]. Every analyst and their mother were surprised he didn't get a crack at Asheville to start the season. So they just assumed it was a definite he'd start at short season Boise. And a couple days ago the Rockies management said the plan is to play him all year at Grand Junction and then most likely Promote next season to short season Boise. The book on Cuban Eddy Diaz when he signed with the Rockies was that he has such an advanced hit tool, speed and plate discipline... that he is the type of international prospect that would move extremely quickly thru the lower levels of the minors. And the biggest question was 'would Diaz ever develop power'. And again, a young elite hitting prospect goes into the Rockies farm system and Is never seen again until 8 years later as a 25 year old triple A prospect who has basically torn up the minors his entire career but will never be given a real shot. The Rockies have some serious pitching and hitting talent in their farm system but they will take years to advance to the majors. As a lifelong Rockies fan, Im begging the team owners to upgrade the front office and get competent leaders.
  6. Awesome post Jake - I too believe his cangeup has allot of potential. And the reason for your confusion on seeing his slider and curveball: Scouts have always mentioned how you can call his curve a slider since it was difficult to differentiate. They were calling it slurves in some reports last year. This year you can tell its a curveball no doubt- and it's a very good one. Not to be a jackass since you nailed it on your post but he has a 3 pitch not 4 pitch arsenal <Fastball: Curveball: Changeup>. The confusion between the curve and slider was the problem. Like you said though-its the development of his 3rd pitch-his changeup- that will dictate reaching his ceiling and more importantly- sticking in the rotation or ending up in the bullpen. I gotta admit though-Cabreras fastball<>curveball combo would be deadly as a closer- especially considering the uptick on his fastball he'll have. But hes throwing his changeup allot this year. While hes been pretty consistent throwing to both righties and lefties during his minor league career-his changeip has made him even more effective against lefties. Im not a professional scout but ive been writing my own SRs since the early 80s. IMO-Cabrera has shown incredible improvements with his changeup. Like a previous poster mentioned- despite a poor chamgeup the last couple of years-his mechanics on his changeup have been amazing. It really just comes down to how an effective changeup he can throw and learning how to mix his pitches and change his speeds. Until this season I believed Cabrera was destined to the bullpen. Not because he was lacking an average 3rd pitch but his inability to locate any of his pitches. Thats completely changed this year. I really want to see what he can do in the southern league.
  7. So my parents have ranch out in Wooded Acres Virginia which is about 5 mins away from Salem Virginia where the HIA Salem red Sox play. I came out here to visit them and i bought tickets to their last 5 games including the one im at now. The main reason I bought the tickets for the 1st 2 games were because i had to see Daniel Lynch (one of my favorite pitchers from last year's draft after Logan Gilbert) and Brady Singer the following day. But i kept coming the following games just to see more of Jurran Duran. Kid has one of the best hit tools I have seen in a long time in person. Possibly the best since I watched Mookie Betts. But like Betts, the thing about Duran isn't just his 70+ grade hit tool, or even his double plus speed. It's his under the radar raw power. He's not a small kid (I believe he's about 6'3 right now). He's an XBH machine. Last season in a little more then 250 ABs he hit 13 doubles along with 11 triples. I guess you could thank his elite speed for that too but he crushes these deep gap shots that are reminiscent of what Betts did in the minors before his raw power translated into in game power. Duran is extremely exciting to watch and I believe this kid is a future fantasy star. I am not saying hes the next mookie betts. But I went to a lot of lower level mookie betts games and saw his transition right before my eyes. I see the same thing happening with Duran except he's a bit older then Betts at the time. Ive been watching prospects since 1979 as a kid with my dad. ive seen a lot come thru. Duran is legit!
  8. dooes he ever get cold?-in 13 inning game tonight Nataniel Lowe got 7 at bats- got on base 6 times-went 2 for 3 with double and 4 walks-seeing on top that his numbers r better then i even thought this year-to have a 190 wrc+ in A+ and 188 wrc+ in double a is really amazing-hes still on waiver in my league-im grabbing tonight
  9. so here we go again...the Rockies just wont play Hampson everyday-all they need to do is look at his milb track record and they will see that he needs to play daily to get going and get in the zone but once he gets going, hes one of the most consistent hitters-on top of it the rockies only made one move at the dealine...a trade for a mediocre releiver instead of dumping their deadweight-they deserve everything they have coming to them...shame on them
  10. U are right on the money JFS-couldnt Havre sais it better myself
  11. It is frustrating jake-I too really like their young core of hitters in rockees farm-they end up stagnating in the minors which leads to prospect fatigue and decreased value
  12. In love with him-its only a matter of time before he truly breaks out-the 3 prospects that are I want more then anyone are Ronald Acuna, Vlad Jr and Yordan Alvarez-my dynasty leagues trade deadline is coming up tonight and im making dozens of offers to another team that has yordan alvrez, acuna and forrest whitley-my teams pretty awful this year but im offering everything for them especially acuna since im expecting him to be the top fantasy player for years to come in every category but this guy wont give them up when for a deal that includes current great players get yordan while you can-superstar in the making
  13. Just turned 18 year old Nationals SS Luis Garcia promoted to Potomac yesterday-been very impressed with that kids composure-seemed like he was gonna hit a wall going into may and then turned it right back on-kid should be watched closely, could very well end up a stud in no time with his plus hit tool and plus plus speed with very nice raw power.
  14. my gf and ii came to visit NM for her job interview-we went to the ABQ game today and Hampson is extremely impressive watching in person-went 3 for 4 with a 2runHR today and is now up to .321 avg remember watching a young adam eaton in ari system @visalia and gotta say that hampson completely reminds me of him hitting wise-hampson actually seems to have a better hit tool then eaton in the minors but they are both grinders yet patient and I could only hope hampson stays healthy in the majors
  15. have him in my minors-concerned with the drop in his k rate,-with the heat he throws iwould have figured hed be a big k guy-still have huge hope for him tho minus the marlins