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  1. Juan Soto 2018 Outlook

    Spot on. And not super surprising he is having a hard time vs major league quality sliders. He’s 19 and can already lay off ones outside the zone, so I would expect him to progress as he gets older to having some success against the pitch. Mostly, it isn’t just some revelation pitchers just had on how to beat him.
  2. Juan Soto 2018 Outlook

    I don’t think, nearly 300 at bats into his season, that teams would just now look to feed him a healthy diet of breaking balls. I wouldn’t worry too much.
  3. Juan Soto 2018 Outlook

    This is an underrated comment right here. Are you saying Bobby Abreu wasn’t special?!?!?!?!?!?!
  4. Juan Soto 2018 Outlook

    It wasn’t “around here” who said “nice and good”, it was you. You would then be even more guilty of downplaying what he’s done if you called him “overhyped trash”. This would only enhance my point.
  5. Rougned Odor 2018 Outlook

    With his gains in walks/batting eye and his known power coupled with his age...this guy is looking like he’s taking a huge, and sustainable, step forward.
  6. Juan Soto 2018 Outlook

    This is partially true, but for the Bryant’s of the world. The 19yr olds doing what Vlady and, moreso, Soto, will always be special. Throwing in terms like “nice” and “good” are downplaying what he’s doing. No mental gymnastics will change that. Your theory on future player age curves isn’t actual evidence that what he’s doing isn’t special. Two things can be equally true, so yeah, maybe you’ll see more 18-20 yr olds. You’ll probably see more young guys flame out then ever before, but you won’t see a factory line of Soto’s.
  7. Juan Soto 2018 Outlook

    i STILL don’t get it
  8. Juan Soto 2018 Outlook

    I agree there’s a difference between what a player does for his age, and what he’s doing in real terms right now but he is absolutely been what the hype suggests because that’s directly tied with him being 19 and what he can do in the future. Also, he absolutely can be a player who wins someone their league. A free waiver wire add who’s playing like a top 60ish player? Also counting obp leagues? You are always looking for players like that.
  9. Juan Soto 2018 Outlook

    I think it’s oretty amazing there’s even a speck of “debate” about him going #1 in a dynasty.
  10. Juan Soto 2018 Outlook

    Lebron is the closest I can think of where his physicality and performance were at 28 year old levels when he was 19. I think it’s just bizarre to watch a kid who has less than 200 professional baseball games, not MLB, but at every level combined, is this in control of the strike zone and can handle this pitching. That’s mind boggling. It’s most unbelievable because he’s put up almost the exact same line at every level. That should not be happening. At any age.
  11. Juan Soto 2018 Outlook

    All of these records and everything aside...if he isn’t and is really 22, I’ll take it. In reality, the league has cracked down on some of the age shenanigans. Lebron James wasn’t built like a teenager when he went to the NBA. I have no idea if he is really 19, but it wouldn’t be outrageous.
  12. Juan Soto 2018 Outlook

    Man, he seems to wait forever on these pitches and then just crush them...but that pitch was 94 with movement at the letters. Geez. This kid.
  13. Juan Soto 2018 Outlook

    I mean, I just don’t get it!
  14. Carter Kieboom-SS-WSH

    Oh, dammit, you’re right. I always forget about Robles. It’s possible they move Eaton eventually and go with Robles, so that might still work, but yeah, probably only 2B at this point.
  15. Carter Kieboom-SS-WSH

    I think you’re right, especially because of Turner. It’s probably time to think of moving Murphy to 1st, assuming Zimm won’t stay healthy, and put Kieboom at 2nd some point next year. If Harper does leave, they could also work Kieboom into RF with Soto in left. I don’t find any of their outfield options past Eaton any good, but maybe they like Goodwin and Taylor. Idk