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  1. Even as a Giants fan, I'm glad the Dodgers didn't pay the 6 WAR price (in prospects) for Dozier and instead pivoted to 3-4 WAR Forsythe. Why? Because I get sick of this narrative that (good) professional front offices will pay for the career year output. So many fans look at it like a Y! Public league and think Friedman & Co can't see Dozier's 'likely' output. I have a similar opinion of those who still believe that pumping a mediocre RP with saves can inflate his value as if the trade market mirrors arbitration negotiations (where old timey stats like SVs & HRs still matter). Good on the Blew Crew for getting a ~3-4 WAR 2B at 2 below market years $-wise (LAD have a salary limit just like everyone else, just higher haha) with their surplus of MiLB SPs. Just like Matt Moore, I never evaluate a trade straight on talent but factor in contracts & cheap option years too.
  2. Much different kind of "sleeper" based on the OP and past MiLB sleeper lists but here's my flawed prospect comparison. On June 19 2015 the Stephen Piscotty MiLB thread was made by Jenks. Crotchcrickets, a resident Cardinals fan on these forums, threw water on that fire. He obviously wasn't a sexy prospect but his 2016 was super valuable (at least to me in my dynasty). He maintained his ~800-850 MiLB OPS right into the majors and had a decent power surge to help the counting stats. -One of the most high profile position openings on the west coast is LF for the SF Giants. -One of the known secrets is that Sabean & Bochy have long put more weight on hitters who have been able to overcome the known pitchers park Spider Stadium of Richmond- AA (e.g. Duffy). It has dampened the stats of many prospects. A MiLBer with a Piscotty-like profile who might be able to leapfrog the Williamson & Parker duo sometime during 2017 (absent a trade) is Austin Slater. He didn't come out of the gate swinging a wooden bat like 1st rounder Piscotty (sandwich) but his 2016 showed promise wrt power & BB/K. He is a relative "sleeper" with a current path imo. *The Stanford connection to Piscotty is lazy and so I didn't make it.
  3. D. Santana left game: hamstring
  4. **opinion** the 'stros should fire one of their limited musgrove bullets on the last day of may. their star 22yo just went ~110 pitches in 5ip after 2 months on the shelf w/ shoulder soreness, he'll only get 4.5 days rest (night game to day game), and fresno to phoenix is a 1hr flight. houston just began 27 games in a row, throwing in a spot 6th starter isn't the worst idea in the world. (don't use feldmen or feliz, because you'll need those guys over one month w/ no off days).
  5. This prospect that is not worthy of a thread (post 2) still has a 1000 OPS thru ~170 PAs, more BB than K and has 2 HRs tonight off the DBacks #12 prospect Keller.
  6. Giants' fans were burned by John Bowker & Thomas Neal in the past (similar profiles), but 6th rounder Steve Duggar has continued to show good plate awareness/discipline. You hope it has a better finish than so many promising OFs in the SF system over the last decade or two.~290/400/530 iso ~230 great defense no translatable fantasy speed recently moved from #6 to #2 in order, setting table for the other good hitters on the team (Shaw & Hinojosa) 2080 scouting report. Comps at end. http://2080baseball.com/reports/steven-duggar/
  7. https://twitter.com/joeritzo/status/734508127282810880
  8. Michael Feliz:I named him on page 1 or 2 of this thread Sickels had him at #51 (came out after i mentioned him) After early struggles, he has adapted very nicely to the long man role. General improvement on all pitches, especially offspeed Club still sees him as SP long term Biggest HOU newspaper started the clamor to maybe have him move into rotation. Hinch says "Not right now" http://www.chron.com/sports/astros/article/For-now-Astros-not-planning-to-put-Michael-Feliz-7923362.php?forceWeb=1 [They also have Musgrove banging on the door.]
  9. Giants' fans were burned by John Bowker & Thomas Neal in the past (similar profiles), but 6th rounder Steve Duggar has continued to show good plate awareness/discipline. You hope it has a better finish than so many promising OFs in the SF system over the last decade or two. ~290/400/530 iso ~230 great defense no translatable fantasy speed recently moved from #6 to #2 in order, setting table for the other good hitters on the team (Shaw & Hinojosa)
  10. Jennings: 36 wRC+ (replacement? Mikie Mahtook) Morrison: 9 wRC+ (replacement? Casey Gillaspie, see Conforto's quick promotion of college bat from AA) Conger: 7 wRC+ (replacement????) Beckham: 0 wRC+ (replacement? Robertson?)
  11. called up -jayson stark
  12. https://twitter.com/giant_potential/status/730916679618723841
  13. Another 1000 ops week for Casey. (Next highest OPS on Montgomery are 20yo's Adames & Bauers at ~830). Obviously because he chose college over the pros, he has to mash to get past 2 thru 9 on this list. BA is biased to the potential of the high school entries. http://www.baseballamerica.com/minors/top-100-prospects-position-rankings-first-basemen/#bmSCsJoeV7OoWiwS.97 Rays 1B/DH situation: RHB Pearce (32yo): finally got hot, 900+ ops, 4hr last 2 weeks LHB Morrison (28yo): 350 ops in ~ 85 PAs, 0hr/0rbi, ~40k% RHB Shaffer (25yo): 800 ops in AAA, 16bb%/24k%
  14. promoted to Richmond - AA (Gregorio promoted to Sacramento - AAA)
  15. Putting up a nice 1000 OPS year so far with a Votto-esque 19bb/17k year in AA. I like these kind of batter's eye 1B over the others with more power but higher K-rate & disparity in Bb rate wrt K rate. (Rays blogs were worried about Casey after his AZL performance. He looks to be fine though.) http://www.draysbay.com/2015/11/30/9807402/rays-casey-gillaspie-arizona-fall-league