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  1. There's a pretty high potential ceiling where he hits 30 HR and steals 20+ bases, but I think it's a longshot. As mentioned above, the HR/FB of 46.7% is totally unsustainable. His .496 xSLG is a more realistic idea of his power potential. Still pretty good, but not amazing. His numbers vs. righties weren't bad overall, but he struck out 37.7% of the time against them, and he plays for the platoon-happy Rays. They already have crazy depth at the MLB level, with several high-end switch and lefty bats likely to debut next season. Plus you never know when they'll go trade for another guy they think is undervalued. I could very easily see Arozarena back on the short side of a platoon next year.
  2. Gimenez is a better defender than Rosario, so he’s probably the SS going forward. There’s been talk of Amed moving to CF this season and last. Don’t love Gimenez as a hitter, his MiLB numbers just ok and Statcast data not real impressive. I think he’s most likely a .280, 10-15 HR, 20+ SB kind of guy, useful but nothing special. Maybe he has a power surge at some point but I wouldn’t bank on it.
  3. Every anti-DH argument I hear always revolves around the word "should". Pitchers should have to hit, hitters should have to field, that's the way the game should be played, etc. Are there actually arguments that no DH makes the game better/more entertaining? The DH prolongs careers of great hitters, makes fantasy baseball more fun, helps SP to go deeper into games, eliminates the rally-killing intentional walk to the 8th batter with the .600 OPS, and so on. Also, why are the anti-DH folks also against the 3-batter minimum? It reduces specialization too. Is it that it doesn't go far enough? Maybe a 27-batter minimum would be better? If your pitcher gets hurt, tough, you forfeit. Bring back the spirit of Old Hoss Radbourn!
  4. Quietly having a breakout season, slashing .319/.372/.560. Started the year 0-for-17 which kept his overall line down, but has been raking pretty consistently since then. His game isn't super roto-friendly and Detroit's not the greatest offensive environment. Also his .398 BABIP isn't sustainable and his K/BB leaves a little to be desired. Still, he was a moderately hyped prospect at one point and his average exit velocity is way up. Feels like he should at least be rostered in most leagues and have a thread here. Could be a helpful pickup down the stretch.
  5. I don't think so. He had two straight good outings before tonight. San Diego leads MLB in runs per game and he cruised through 4 IP before it went wrong. Not the breakout season many were hoping for (yet), but I doubt there's better available on most wires.
  6. The Padres gave up Franmil Reyes and more to get Trammell last summer. Now they throw him away like this? Way to buy high and sell low. Nice deal for Seattle. Trammell has easily the most upside, France could be an everyday player, and though Munoz is hurt, he's 21 and throws 100+ MPH.
  7. He got tossed. So did Votto and David Bell. Just saw on Twitter, don't know specifics.
  8. Shut down for the season with forearm strain Supposedly it's minor and they're just being cautious, but any forearm injury is a little scary. Hopefully he'll be good to go for his MLB debut early next season.
  9. All of this is still true... Plus he just moved from a pitcher's park to a hitter-friendly minor league field in baseball's best hitting division. I would avoid.
  10. Yeah, he's thrown 28 or more pitches in 7 of his 12 outings (including tonight). Not a big stretch to have him get a 2-inning save.
  11. Over his last 7 games, Tucker has 5 walks and only 2 strikeouts. Pretty encouraging since his plate discipline was awful to start the year. He can be a 5-category monster if he keeps that up.
  12. His walk rate has gone up, still hitting the ball as hard as ever. His average will rise - xBA is .262. BABIP at .138, that’s nuts, it was .292 and .300 the last 2 years and his batted ball profile hardly changed. Definitely buy low if possible.
  13. An underrated guy in dynasty IMO. He’s only 21 and has a really good hit tool, great plate discipline numbers throughout the minors. ZIPS projections love him for the future. Not expecting a lot this season though. He hasn’t played above AA yet and his 2019 numbers there were good but not great.
  14. As of a week ago, he was still at least 3 weeks away from a return. If healthy I agree he’s clearly the guy in that bullpen, but his injury history is brutal.