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  1. His upside might be just as high or even higher than Cody Reed's. Reds have so many pitching prospects, it is nuts. Sucks for Iglesias owners though, who would have thought he'd head to the pen?
  2. We're still running ESPN, but we have a sweet spreadsheet that people can individually edit. A lot of work went into the tech specifics of getting the spreadsheet working the way it is right now, even has an add/drop transaction log. I tried fantrax a while ago and hated it. But I did hear they've improved the ui/ux a ton. We're on the fence about moving, probably won't just because how good the spreadsheet is and how familiar people are with ESPN. How is fantrax with foreign players? For example, do they have Shohei Otani, Shintaro Fujinami, Lourdes Gourriel Jr., Kevin Maitan, etc.?
  3. think this is why you gotta use a spreadsheet or fantrax, personally. site limitations suck
  4. Don't expect them to translate to MLB steals. Anything he gives you there is gravy.
  5. hm...may be worth tweeting him for clarification...
  6. Man though, really seems like the Phillies have some nice pieces. The rebuild might be faster than anyone thought. BTW didn't mean to throw shade at Hoskins or sound antagonistic. I might have to find room for Hoskins too. It's just tough to find room for all these upside/fringe prospects!
  7. Good for Hoskins. Doesn't change my opinion. Cozens is likely going to move from OF to 1B so I see the two as direct adversaries. I like Hoskins FWIW, just think Cozens has a bit more pedigree and better power stats so far. Also has a couple inches and some lbs on him, though both players are huge. Both are good spec adds IMO, I just don't have room to add both.
  8. Hoskins is interesting, but I think Cozens has the higher upside right now.
  9. I have a feeling that he will be a 1B/OF type. Remember ages ago I owned Adam Duvall in dynasty and let him get away. In OBP/SLG so I might as well keep the big power. This guy could be a 30+ HR masher easy.
  10. Kid is going to get some serious hype, SOON. Echoing your sentiment, still available in a lot of leagues, get in before others do, because he's gonna be on the BA hotsheet/BP chats/etc. Will be buzzing.
  11. We do something similar, except that everyone in the league can edit the spreadsheet themselves, but only as to their own specific section of the spreadsheet. It's some hi tech stuff, gotta give my commissioner credit for setting it all up. You can get a look here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14WvdSaZHPTRAbZwcptSMtV-LmZjDdUPbad7u9OqUB6I/edit#gid=650188109 Best thing is you can add Japanese guys, anyone you want. I'm sitting on Maitan and Otani right now. Love not being limited by a player pool.
  12. natural athlete, former bball player at St. John's, limited miles on his arm, getting better every year, already a t75 prospect and improving. lot to like here. Cincy is stacked with arms but I think Garrett will force the issue sooner or later.
  13. dodgers plan to give him every opportunity to stay at 2b...
  14. He's been well below average this year, but in 2014 and 2015 he was above average Wow, you're right. His wOBA in 2014 was .329 and in 2015 it was .318. League average wOBA was .310 in 2014, .313 in 2015, and .316 so far in 2016. http://www.fangraphs.com/leaders.aspx?pos=all&stats=bat&lg=all&qual=0&type=c,3,4,6,12,11,13,21,22,-1,23,37,38,39,-1,34,35,110,-1,50,61,40,-1,41,47,-1,102,106,-1,45,44,43,-1,209,210,211,-1,46,48,-1,58&season=2016&month=0&season1=2016&ind=0&team=0,ss&rost=0&age=0&filter=&players=0
  15. Offtopic -- Matt bush went from SS to RP now. Wonder if he will ever get a chance at SP. Mitch Moreland was the most impressive position player I've seen pitch in the majors, I think. http://m.mlb.com/news/article/74619336/rangers-mitch-moreland-debuts-as-pitcher-in-lopsided-loss On topic -- In any case, I don't think Otani will actually DH. Clubs baby pitchers with pitch counts, I don't see any club accepting the extra risk of injury from extra ABs when it's unlikely he'll be above DH replacement level anyways. He'd have to be REALLY good for a club to consider it part time. Even Madbum with his HRs is a wall below average batter. So much money and clubs are risk averse. Maybe he goes to the NL to get a few ABs, still a link to the Dodgers.
  16. great read http://2080baseball.com/2016/05/shohei-otani-and-the-cultural-depth-of-amateur-baseball-in-japan/ Dave Defreitas scouted for the Cleveland Indians a few years ago, was stationed overseas in Japan. Has good knowledge and ties. Seems to think Otani could be here by 2018.
  17. Shame about his injury, but he should still be kept in deep dynasties.
  18. BP eyewitness account just slapped a 60 on him. 70 fastball with future 60 curve and 50 changeup. http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_pit.php?reportid=389 Peak velo 98 in this outing.
  19. Missed today's start: http://www.thegazette.com/subject/sports/blogs/diamonds-and-ice-by-jeff-johnson/aj-murray-with-3-hits-fernando-romero-with-3rd-win-as-cr-kernels-blast-beloit-20160601 Starting pitcher Fernando Romero (3-0) won for the third time in as many starts since coming back from 2014 Tommy John elbow surgery. He allowed four hits and a pair of runs in six innings, striking out five.
  20. Twins 17th ranked prospect. Heard from a scout that he has recently touched 100 on the radar gun in his return from Tommy John Surgery. Here's his (outdated) blurb from MiLB.com: http://m.mlb.com/prospects/2016?list=min Scouting grades: Fastball: 60 | Slider: 50 | Changeup: 45 | Control: 45 | Overall: 45It's possible Romero would be talked about now as one of the better pitching prospects of the game if he hadn't gotten hurt. But the talented right-hander needed Tommy John surgery after just three starts in 2014, missing the rest of that and the 2015 season. Romero has a big arm when he's healthy, sitting in the 93-95 mph and touching the upper-90s. Romero's breaking ball has morphed a bit over time. It was more of a power curve two years ago before the injury, but it's turned into more of a slider and looked like it could be a plus one eventually based on how he was throwing it at instructs last fall. He has good feel for his changeup, giving him the chance to have three above-average pitches once he gets back to full strength. Romero is still learning how to pitch and there is certain to be some rust to shake off after nearly two years away from competitive pitching. If he can get back to where he was before the surgery, he has the chance to have among the best stuff in the Twins system. ** 5 hitless frames in his debut. http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20160520&content_id=179296554&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb Small sample season stats: 10 IP, 0.90 ERA, 0.40 WHIP, 8.10 K/9, 1.80 BB/9 Still completely off the radar. Deep enough league, he's worth a stash as a high ceiling arm. Probably still at least a couple years away as they won't rush his return. Regardless, I'm sure he will eventually get a little bit of attention from places like Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus. To date, the only thing BP has said about him came from a weekly wrap: Christopher Crawford: Fernando Romero, RHP, Minnesota Twins (Low-A Cedar Rapids): 5 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K. Well, that’s a pretty impressive 2016 debut, in my humble opinion.
  21. I guarantee this guy will get a lot of prospect love from the major publications. He's 19 guys... Look at the kind of love Victor Robles is getting. If he's available in deeper dynasty leagues, especially those with a separate minor league system, he needs to be added ASAP. Guarantee he will be t100 next year, and that's probably conservative.
  22. Excited to see this guy making a name for himself again. Prospect fatigue kinda kept him off the radar for a while, but he's back with a vengeance,13 bombs! Huge man too, 6'6" 235. I don't think the speed is remotely legit, but the power is interesting. Maybe he's an Aaron Judge type. I like Odubel Herrera in that outfield, and maybe Nick Williams, Roman Quinn, Aaron Altherr...but Cozens has to be right there as well. For fantasy I like his potential more than all of them not named Odubel. And I know Nick Williams has a lot of hype.
  23. No worries. I like Alcantara too. I'm not sure whether he's a reliever or starter though. The guys at Baseball prospectus and 2080 both slapped a future 60 on him, but 2080 seems convinced he's destined for the pen. http://2080baseball.com/reports/sandy-alcantara/
  24. @brockpapersizer thanks man, I appreciate that!