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  1. 7/15 - GAME DAY THREAD

    Futures Game (4pm): U.S. Team starting lineup (RHP: Mitch Keller, Pirates) 1. CF: Jo Adell, Angels 2. SS: Bo Bichette, Blue Jays 3. 2B: Brendan Rodgers, Rockies 4. 1B: Nate Lowe, Rays 5. DH: Keston Hiura, Brewers 6. RF: Alex Kirilloff, Twins 7. C: Danny Jansen, Blue Jays 8. LF: Kyle Lewis, Mariners 9. 3B: Ke'Bryan Hayes, Pirates World Team starting lineup (LHP: Jesus Luzardo (Venezuela), A's) 1. CF: Luis Alexander Basabe (Venezuela), White Sox 2. SS: Fernando Tatis Jr. (D.R.), Padres 3. LF: Yusniel Diaz (Cuba), Dodgers 4. DH: Seuly Matias (D.R.), Royals 5. 1B: Yordan Alvarez (Cuba), Astros 6. 2B: Luis Urias (Mexico), Padres 7. RF: Jesus Sanchez (D.R.), Rays 8. C: Miguel Amaya (Panama), Cubs 9. 3B: Dawel Lugo (D.R.), Tigers
  2. 2018 "Deep" Sleepers

    Like clockwork last night in AA: 7 IP 3 H (3 2B) 1 R / ER 1 BB 13 K 3 go – 1 fo Looking at his AA game log, he's struck out 11, 12 and 13 during his last 8-starts. Good tout.
  3. Mark Trumbo 2018 Outlook

    Partying like it's 2016 with 2-bombs yesterday. How's he doing this year? Missed all of April. Hit 2 hrs in May. Hit 6 hrs in June and 2 yesterday to start July. 2016: 47 hrs and 125 wRC+ 2018: 116 wRC+ AB per HR: 2016: 13.04 (1st) 2018: 18.4 (44th)
  4. Nick Pivetta 2018 Outlook

    As a Phil's fan and non-owner, this one is easy to explain. 2018 Vs RHB: .226/.282/.674 (Avg/OB%/OPS) Vs LHB: .290/.365/.832 (Avg/OB%/OPS)
  5. Freddy Peralta 2018 Outlook

    Filthy Freddy is here to stay..
  6. Freddy Peralta 2018 Outlook

    Freddy's fun facts: MLB K/9 = 13.90 (1/188 starters with 20+ innings) AAA - 12.8 K/9 (Tied for second best K/9 of any starting pitcher with Josh James who are both behind Josh Staumont at 12.9 in the PCL) AA - 12.9 K/9 (Lead all starting pitchers in the Southern League. In second place was Michael Kopech at 11.7)
  7. Freddy Peralta 2018 Outlook

    In this one, I thought maybe 3-4 of the fly balls out of 7 total fly outs were almost automatic straight up pop outs (SS, 2 CF, maybe 1 to RF too, can't recall exactly). Also got 2 little league dribblers (P & 1B). I almost get the impression that he is a plus contact manager in addition to the plus plus strikeout ability because hitters just can't pick him up or square him up. Let's investigate further by looking at every starting pitcher to pitch 20 innings this year: -In his 22.2 MLB innings: Soft: 20% (55/186) Medium: 52.5% (13/186) Hard: 27.5% (8/186) Fly Ball %: 48.7% (176/186; of course Verlander is last) IFFB%: 15.8% (18/186) -Other stats including Minors: Hits: 2017-AA = 38hits/63 innings; 2018-AAA = 16hits/32.1 innings (Away only); and 2018-MLB = 7hits/22 innings) K/9: 2017-AA-12.86 K/9; 2018-AAA-12.81; and 2018-MLB 13.90 HR: 2017-AA-2HR in 63.2innings, 2018-1hr in 22.2 MLB innings and 2018-AAA- 1hr in 59 innings (it came during his 26.2 innings at Colorado Springs (6.5k ft, Coors 5.2k ft)). -So we got a much shorter, more athletic Carter Capps that no one can pick up based on how he limits hits, prevents hard contact and his ability to miss bats. Misses bats by throwing a darting fastball (with lots of extension) all over the zone, but especially high which helps setup his curveball that he was burying yesterday. I don't know what to expect going forward, but I'll bet it takes the NL (sit vs WSH) until next year to figure him out.
  8. 2018 MLB Trade Rumors and Deadline Thread

    I have convinced myself that Abreu for Tapia makes too much sense.
  9. Yordan Alvarez 1B HOU

    Yes, he's an unreal hitter. Almost as many walks as strikeouts as a 19 year old in AA. 2018 AA: Jimenez (21 y.o.): .317/.368/.925 (Avg/OBP/OPS) in 228 PA that includes 10 hrs, 7.9 BB%, 17.1 K% and 153 wRC+ Alvarez (20 y.o.): .324/.380/.985 (Avg/OBP/OPS) in 158 PA that includes 10 hrs, 8.9 BB%, 21.5 K% and 157 wRC+ Eloy is right there with him, so it comes down to preference. Eloy has the tack record and better k-rate. He was even better last year in 73 PA as a 20 year old in AA slashing .353/.397/.956. But, I prefer the platoon split advantage that Alvarez gets being a lefty. He has an even larger frame than Eloy being listed at 6'5'' 225 lbs, but some suspect a chiseled 240 lbs is more accurate. Alvarez out performing Eloy in AA while being 7-months younger is quite noteworthy. Of course this is all very league specific as Tucker (roto), Rodgers (Coors) and Tatis are very interesting prospects too.
  10. Caleb Smith 2018 Outlook

    Per Rockies broadcast, left shoulder discomfort is what the Marlins released. Not good.
  11. Tom Murphy 2018 Outlook

    I'm not sure. It seemed to be a regular day of rest when he sat on Tuesday. His other sits this week came on day games after he caught a night game the day before. Seems they are giving him a shot to claim the job, he needs to produce.
  12. Yordan Alvarez 1B HOU

    You forgot to add 3 homers to Alvarez's line. 1hr tonight (game ongoing) and 2 hr that happened, but didn't count in 4 at bats (rain out on 6-16). He's the 2nd best fantasy hitter in the minors. I'm not sure it's close anymore.
  13. Mark Trumbo 2018 Outlook

    Yes, dude hit 47 homers 2 years ago. Officially summer + bandbox = yes.
  14. Griffin Canning - SP LAA

    You projecting his next 23 pitches and how he gives up lots of runs all of a sudden? lol. What do you see between the two? Always thought Burnett threw a little harder. His background kind of reminds me of a Lance McCullers Jr so far. Two RHPs, health/durability concerns, inefficient with pitches at times, both drafted in the 40s overall, both stand 6'1'', untouchable in shorter 4-inning appearances, walks a bit high but not many hits allowed.
  15. Yordan Alvarez 1B HOU

    Returned to action last night in what seems like forever. Went 2-4 with 2HR. Game was called in the 5th, so stats don't count.