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  1. Forgive me if there isn't one already.


    18 year old Padres RHP striking lots of guys out throwing in the high 90s. BaseballAmerica just called him one of the breakouts of the year and Baseball prospectus just compared him favorably to McKenzie Gore


    Interestingly enough, his mechanics have drastically changed on video this year. He now looks like a spitting image of McKenzie Gore's form, a little like Kershaw, but from the right side.


    Expect this name to slide in some top 100s this off-season on the back end with room for growth because of his age. If he has a late growth spurt and gets a little taller, the hype will get real.

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  2. Love the early rseults and frame. 6'3 with tons of room to add good weight. Swings from both sides which you love to see in today's shift burdened game.


    This is one to watch. Potential for a premium talent. Badler name dropping Tatito is the beginning of the hype train. Hop aboard now.

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  3. They generally play in instructs and everything to start next year, and report to the DSL or similar leagues later in the year. Scouts get a look at them in instructs, they just don't keep stats. Mid year next year is when you'll see these guys have actual numbers associated with them.


    The big guys from the 2017 class are gone in deeper leagues. Franco, K. Robinson, Mauricio, J. Rodriguez, Peiriea, Deveaux, and Pardinho are the guys probably getting the most pub so far. Those are the super high risk high reward names so far that have emerged. I'd put them in that order at this point.

  4. 13 hours ago, SuperJoint said:

    He pitched a decent game but CeeSuck blew his W before recording an out.


    Aside from that I would categorize this outing as 'fair'. 


    Got to love the Ks but he was very inefficient w/91 pitches through 5.2.


    Has no one to blame but himself for the blown save. If he'd been more efficient he'd likely have a W/QS.


    What? 91 is alright through 5.2. if you can get out of 7 with like 105 that's a rock solid start. Not unusual at all. Just watched Kluber throw more than that the other night and he was in control the whole time

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  5. Man. I aquired him in my keeper in early 2016. I followed him as a prospect since his draft. I never saw this power coming. Some of these balls, if you look at video of some of the ones he's hit in Cleveland to his pull side....they're crushed. 435+ type crushed. Outfielder not bothering crushed. Even his opposite field bombs, he's got the strength to take that all fields approach and go over the fence with it. Extremely impressive.


    He went through his BABIP struggles last year when he tailored his approach to hitting more balls in the air and unlocking more power. Turned it around by seasons end. This season he's got the best of both worlds, the fly ball approach AND the babip support. Hard contact to all fields. This seems like the evolution. True superstardom. 


    He might be a top 5 type pick next year if he keeps this up.

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  6. Love a good NYR fan thread. 


    Already own Soriano in my dynasty. Longenhagen has been talking him up all of April. I'm interested in some other takes on him as well. Eric is a known fan

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  7. Homered the other night for the first time professionally. Impressed by what the Braves have done with his mechanics.


    BP says he looks like a future top 20 prospect if he can sustain a bit of power in games. Couple evals have said he has the raw for it.


    I'd love to see him be more selective. He's got plenty of time though.


    This is probably one of the biggest risers of the year so far. Expect a lot more places to have him in line with Fangraphs, who had him mid 30s I believe.

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  8. The big thing, as always with a lot of guys like this, is the development of the hit tool


    I've seen some positive stuff since his hot start, but it's hard to shake some evaluators saying.he needs to completely retool his swing in order to succeed at higher levels


    Reed was seen as a top 10 MLB draft talent at one point, but those concerns really dropped him


    Nice to see he's off to a hot start....let's see what happens from here. Cautions optimism

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  9. Really kind of shocked st the pessimism after checking this thread. Walks aside last start he looked very good. The start before he was lights out.


    maybe I'm a little biased because I graduated him as a prospect in my dynasty league, but nobody could've expected him to look this good so far. Everyone should be pretty much thrilled.

  10. Interesting, a red baseballprospectus article remarked that his feet ran per second is above average. Def has the ability to steal, it also remarked that the low steal numbers had been influenced by the hamstring injury he had in late April. I wouldn't say he finishes with 15 or anything but if he got 8 more ROS I wouldn't think that's crazy.

  11. 1 minute ago, cdd10 said:

    yeah someone told me i was crazy for using him as a keeper this year hahahaha


    Theres a big stigma for short players. He's been worth it though for sure.


    first HR today, in a 3-2 count

    double today in a 3-1 count

    second hr in a 3-1 count


    dude is just seeing the ball really well right now, working guys and taking advantage of mistakes. That's all you can ask for,

  12. 2 steals tonight, which is why I traded for him. The all around skill set is very promising right now. Watched him battle for that second homer two nights ago, fouled off some tough 97 mph heat, spat on a nasty slider right off the plate, and then leaned back into his second homer. Feels good to own him right now. 

  13. Current pace



    98 runs





    and this is WITH his month long may slump.


    i had a funny feeling about this guy when I acquired him in a trade last year. With his versatility he's been an absolute lineup fixture for me. With his age and periphrials, he looks like a stud for years to come. Watching his at bats nightly, this is a patient, skilled hitter.

  14. Lots of good signs here, and quality co signs. I think that's an underrated part of this process for us as fantasy owners. When the guys who get all their reporting info from the scouts seem to be saying good things (law, longenhagen, etc) that's the real time to take notice.

  15. Do the people selling look at the periphrials? It was pretty clear from them that he'd had some BABIP bad luck/lineup holding him back. These things tend to regress back to where he normally sits. I'm sure people got decent hauls at least but Mookie can get HOT in a hurry. 


    Why are you open to trading someone someone so obviously talented? Like, throughout his minor league careeer, professional career, etc. why aren't you just plugging this guy and forgetting every day? Forget the noise, I can't stress this enough.

  16. 37 minutes ago, absknicks said:

    Considering how hard he throws, he doesn't strike many people out for high-velocity reliever standards. Anyone have an idea why? I've seen a bit of him but don't see him on a consistent basis so genuinely wondering why the K-rate isn't higher. 



    I mean hes averaging 10k/9


    his slider and change have also both been phenomenal at generating weak, ground ball contact, so that's possibly limiting his K upside. Looking at his FIP he seems due for some regression here, he's not going to maintain a 0.5 ERA for the rest of the year here


    at the same time his fastball is plus plus, his change and slider are plus, and he's been absolutely dominant all season. To me, there's reason to think he's the next guy in the miller/Chapman lineage. hard throwing lefty with wipeout stuff