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25 minutes ago, ReyesMurphyWright said:

Anyone know anything about Joel Payamps? He's a 24-year-old in AA. Probably nothing to get too excited over but I want to make sure. Have never heard of him until I saw that he pitched 5.2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 15 K in last night's game.

 

He was in the bullpen until recently. But since he moved to the starting rotation this season he's put up these numbers in 6 starts: 

 

33.2 IP, 5 ER, 16 H, 3 BB, 45 K

 

The numbers look even better over just his last 4 starts:

 

23.2 IP, 3 ER, 12 H, 3 BB, 37 K

 

Dayum.

 

What big league club?

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21 minutes ago, Halo Fan said:

What big league club?

 

Plays for AA Jackson, so Arizona. 24 years old, so probably ready for prime time if he sustains these numbers.

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8 hours ago, FouLLine said:

Add Gavin Lux to the list

Yeah he seems like a great bet to be top 50 material by years end...

SS with 1st round pedigree

.318/.397/.529 with 9 HRs...

fresh off little DL stint but multi hit games in 3 consecutive with HR last night

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Touki promoted to AAA. I thought we had a thread on him but the search function returns nothing. 

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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.

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Anyone talking about the start to Wander Franco’s pro ball career yet?  

 

Went 5-10 in a double header yesterday with 2 BB, 2 3B, and a HR.

 

batting .371/.418/.629 with a 2B, 3B, and 3HR. .258 ISO but this is a smallish SS at 5’ 10” though he is a solid 189 lbs.

 

my favorite part is that he’s only failed to get a hit once in 15 games, 6 of those games were multi-hit games, and he’s only struck out 5 times in 64 AB (6%BB-7.5%K).

 

I tried not to get too ahead of myself regarding a 17 year olds production only 1/4 of the way into their first season but i went ahead and checked Rookie ball stats going back to 2012 for those under 18 anyway.  

I’ll wait to compare once more of the season is done.  If he is this good....we’re talking Soto, Tatis, Vlad, Acuna hype.

 

 

 

 

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Is there a thread on Gavin Lux yet? 20 year old SS, has pop and 60 grade speed, 11.2% BB 18.5% SO rates

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On 6/26/2018 at 12:27 PM, cizastro said:

I'm keeping my eyes currently on Taylor Widener out of Arizona.  I know AZ is not an ideal pitchers park, but Widener is 23 and has done well at every stop so far since being drafted out of college.  He did have an injury which set him back, but he's working low/mid 90's and apparently has a nasty slider when he's on his game.  Might be worth a flier if he continues to pitch well.  Not sure if he's ranked on any top 100/150 lists, but he may appear on it if he keeps playing the way he's been playing. 

 

 

 

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.

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1 hour ago, Light Tower Power said:

 

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.

and yet all I keep hearing is back of the rotation guy/reliever. The results are too good and eventually they'll have to stop ignoring them.

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1 hour ago, Tryptamine said:

and yet all I keep hearing is back of the rotation guy/reliever. The results are too good and eventually they'll have to stop ignoring them.

 

Agreed - I keep having the same reaction to Josh James' stats (Houston SP prospect), but his season continues to be met with complete indifference by the prospecting pundit community.

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For those in deeper leagues or leagues with holds, I've had my eyes on Colin Poche from the Rays.  He's 24, but was drafted in 2016 and has dominated.  He could be someone who becomes a solid setup guy or maybe even a potential closer.  His fastball is not gas (throws 89-92 on average), but from what I've read his arm angle makes it hard for hitters to pick up the ball which makes his fastball more deceptive than most players who throw at this speed.  He has an above-average breaking ball as well.  I know the Rays like to have that "opener" kind of player and he could fit that role nicely and rack up some K's for teams.  There's also been discussions about trying to stretch him out and possibly convert him to a starter.  If that happens, I'd definitely keep my eye on him if he can continue to dominate as he has so far. 

 

Right now I'd file this as a speculative watch.  There's not much of a chance of him getting called up this year (I think due to his trade; he was a PTBNL in the Souza deal) but he may get a shot in spring training in 2019.

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2 hours ago, Steve gar said:

Roberto Ramos 1B for Colorado is mashing with an 1.100ops and .400 obp between HiA/AA.

worth keeping an eye on.

Nice tout, 6'5, 230 power hitting 1b prospect that was promoted to AA after hitting 304 at the launching pad known as Lancaster. Sported a doable 25% K rate, which is around his ave k rate, with an increase in his BB rate, up to 11% from his sub 9%. Now this is where it gets interesting,

https://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=sa829199&position=1B

 

I'll admit that I'm not a saber-metric guy but would like to hear what the community though was under the hood here. I know Lancaster is a launching pad, but his power numbers have followed him to AA, along with his  ISO, went up to 472 while his k rate soared to 39+ %.  I just got him along with Heliot Ramos for Caven Biggio in a dynasty.  I'm certain my trade partner though my target was Heliot, but he'd be mistaken,  having Gleyber, Hampson and Urias,  I felt that Biggio was expendable and am trying to assess his long term value without crossing into bench coach territory....thanks.

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On 6/12/2018 at 11:20 AM, Blood Brother said:

Luis Rengifo, SS, Angels

 

This 21 yr old SS was acquired by the Angels from the Rays in the CJ Cron trade this past offseason. Doesn't have a lot of power but has good speed and has shown an advanced feel for the strike zone this season in what has been a breakout year for him. He started in High-A and was recently promoted to Double-A

 

http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?sid=milb&player_id=650859#/career/R/hitting/2018/ALL

 

Players this young who walk more than they strikeout will always catch my eye. He just hit a HR today, his 4th of the season(2nd in Double-A) to go along with 26 SB.

 

On 6/30/2018 at 11:20 AM, JenksDodger said:

Luis Rengifo has been going HAM too. 

 

Batting .345 in AA with a insane .449OBP through 30 games. He's only struck out 13 times. And has stolen 11 bases. 

 

Total stat line between HiA and AA is just ridiculous 

 

.332/.438/.498 66R, 4HR, 33SB 

 

21 years young.. He's going to be a top 100 prospect by years end, IMO. 

 

 

 

Promoted to Triple-A

 

 

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On 7/4/2018 at 9:38 PM, My Roy Williams Tramp Stam said:

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.

Big fan of him. He'll play today in the futures game too. Hitting .333 in brief exposure to advanced A ball. #128 on razzball top 500.

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Oriole pitching prospects are dinged quite a bit. However, DL Hall should have more buzz than he is getting. Hall is a lefthander that was the Orioles 1st round draft pick in 2017 out of high school.  Hall turns 20 on September 19th  and has spent the whole year in full season A.  He was up and down the first couple months but has been great the last seven starts.  In 32.2 innings, Hall has allowed 2 earning runs with 38 strikeouts and a whip just under 1.    Hall throws in the mid 90s and has made a lot of progress in 2018 with his off speed pitchs.   

 

In deep leagues, owners make mistakes by just ignoring prospects because of their organization.  Orioles and Rockies pitcher lose some value but talent is important. 

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