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Everything posted by killa3312

  1. Isn’t Wander only a 66? Lol, they got some explaining to do.
  2. I’d buy any ex-Orioles pitcher. That franchise flat out is a curse for pitching prospects.
  3. Ended up 1-4 with a sharp line drive single and scoring a run his last AB. All in all, I was impressed. Strasburg is absolutely nasty, so not worried or surprised about the strikeout in that AB. And it took him 6 pitches to punch Wander out, and he laid off some nasty pitches in the sequence before that. Second AB went 7 pitches as well. Basically he showed that even at this level he has the ability to recognize pitches and be selective and not chase. No doubt in my mind the kid is going to be a stud.
  4. Dude went to school at College of Central Florida in Ocala in my little podunk part of the world. Crazy to think about.
  5. Will be getting into some games this week against MLB competition. Can’t wait to see how he performs.
  6. I wish I had the time to post like I used to, I would have loved to try to resurrect that site, with his permission of course. The crystal balls were always my favorite. As a Devil Rays/Rays fan that’s all I ever had to look forward to was the future.
  7. Minorleagueball on sbnation was THE best community for prospects, bar none. I had been a member since 2005 in there and used to post quite frequently. I miss that site and I miss Sickels’ work. Sucks, man.
  8. Food for thought: This franchise, at a point in time, had Griffey, Jr., A-Rod, Edgar Martinez, and Randy Johnson on the same team and never even sniffed a World Series appearance much less a win.
  9. He is going to be a good one. Between him, Brujan, and Edwards, no lack of speed in the Rays’ system. I think Jones could be the best of all of them, though. His speed is a true 80.
  10. BA have Wander an 80 hit tool, too. First 80 FV I’ve ever seen placed on a player, too.
  11. Wish the Rays were as aggressive with him as the M’s are with Rodriguez. Can’t even get an invite to big league camp? Come on, bro.
  12. 80 hit, 60 power slapped on him by BA. Excited to see him in AA and beyond this season. I think he is going to explode even more.
  13. I will disagree with George here, I think Wander’s offensive upside is unparalleled in recent years. As a purely offensive player, I like him significantly better than Vlad, Jr. at the same age. He is just such a freak offensive talent. He hardly ever strikes out, and when he does, they’re usually looking and never swinging. His ability to put the bat on ball and his plate discipline and eye is the best that has probably come around from a young prospect in over a decade. Of course prospects are volatile and maybe he never gets better than he does now, but that is highly unlikely. If he isn’t one of the five best offensive players in baseball at some point in his career, I’ll be shocked.
  14. He is fine, just wanted to rest up and prepare for the offseason. Baseball America gave him an 80 hit grade in their latest prospect rankings, too. They hardly ever do that.
  15. Personally I’d rather see him start the year in a league that doesn’t neuter his power like the FSL does. No justification to start him in High-A considering his average and OPS would have both led the league had he qualified.
  16. And he homered in his first AB tonight. While not necessarily good players, this league has a lot of former MLB players in it so it’s still basically men versus an 18 year old kid.
  17. He is playing in the Dominican Winter League so will be interesting to track his progress there.
  18. Disappointing end to the season but it’s just the start for the Rays. Won 96 games despite all kinds of injuries and they have an extremely young core that’s only going to get better. Once Franco is up in a year or so, this is going to be a team that is routinely challenging in the AL East and winning 100 games a year. Extremely bright future.
  19. Glasnow should scare you. Tampa is going to maximize his potential now that he’s away from the Pirates and is potential his through the roof.
  20. They also lost Meadows and Brandon Lowe from their lineup for a good amount of time. This team has such a bright future with their current team and all the talent in the minors it’s scary. Wait until they get Wander up there, who is probably the best shortstop prospect since A-Rod. So much current talent and talent in the minors for this franchise.
  21. He also hit an absolute bomb of a homer the other day as well. Just sayin’.
  22. Shane Baz. Excited to see him in the AFL.
  23. HR #27. Even with that awful slump for about a month, he is still OPSing .899 and would have been a lock for 35 plus dingers without the injury. Still can’t believe the Pirates gave up him, Glasnow, AND Baz for Archer.
  24. Crazy time in general for South American talent. Soto, Acuna, Vlad Jr., and then you have Wander in the minors who looks like he is going to be incredible, too. Back to Soto, though. Dude is incredible and is what every Nats fan thought that overrated clown Harper would be.