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2020 Breakout Prospects

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This subforum is basically dead now with the minor league season over and fantasy football running. 

 

Who do you have breaking out in 2021 than you should buy in low on now.  Guys outside the top 100 who will be consensus top 100 guys or guys who are in the latter half off the 100 and wil be top 5-10 guys soon.

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A few notables that I think will race up to top 50 or better include Brennen Davis, Brailyn Marquez, Corbin Carroll, Alek Thomas and Daniel Espino. On a slightly lesser level,  I think both Miguel Hiraldo and Jeter Downs could get a lot more attention next year.

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Not all of these guys are outside the top 100 and some could even pop up to the Show in 2020, but some less talked-about names that might be good bargains right now:

OF Trevor Larnach - Min

OF Julio Rodriguez - Sea

1B  Grant Levigne - Col

OF Travis Swaggerty - Pit

1B/3B Triston Casas - Bos

OF Kyle Isbel - KC

OF Lewin Diaz - Mia

 

SP Kris Bubic - KC

SP Jacob Heatherly - Cle

SP Brailyn Marquez - Chc

SP Edward Cabrera - Mia

SP Ethan Hankins - Cle

SP Quinn Priester - Pit

 

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7 hours ago, Strike Three said:

Seth Corry and Simeon Woods Richardson

Love SWR. A lot of people laughed that he was the lead piece in the Stroman trade but I think we're going to look back in a year or two and think the Jays got a steal. Not many prospects with his type of stuff can say they put up a 2.51FIP between A and A+ in their 18 year old season. I think there's a very real chance he's top 50 by mid 2020.

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Now that his atrocious season is over and all the rust should have been knocked off, I'm going to go ahead and say it...

Wander Javier

The raw skill and pedigree are still there.  He's only turning 21 in December.  

People may want to jump on the Luis Matos train before it leaves the station.  Gabriel Arias sort of had a breakout but I'm sure he's still available in plenty of leagues.  Luis Frias with the Diamondbacks is someone would could potentially jump into the top 50 at some point.  I think we could see Trent Deveaux make some strides next season.  Daniel Espino is someone I'd look to target in a FYPD if I'm looking for a new arm to develop.  I think Parker Meadows has a good 2020.  It'll be a important year for Bubba Thompson out of Texas.  Ryan Vilade is finally showing some power and if he can consistently tap into it next season, he's going to be a high riser.  Young SS Alexander Vargas will be a hot name to follow as well.

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13 hours ago, Gobux1970 said:

I predict Noelvi Marte top 50 and Orelvis Martinez top 100 by next July.

Jordan Groshans moves into the top 25 sometime next year.

Groshans was my favorite low key prospect heading into the 2019 season. Does anyone know if he’s still alive?

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16 hours ago, Gobux1970 said:

I predict Noelvi Marte top 50 and Orelvis Martinez top 100 by next July.

Jordan Groshans moves into the top 25 sometime next year.

Yeah this Marte kid gives me a total vibe of a major riser (prob already is I suppose)...but could make a big leap soon

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6 hours ago, ST. STEVEN said:

Yeah this Marte kid gives me a total vibe of a major riser (prob already is I suppose)...but could make a big leap soon

 

Yep. Gonna pile onto the Marte hype train before it leaves the station. 

 

Stats in rookie ball were unreal and it looks like he's got wheels too. 

 

Going into this year I thought it'd be Antoni Flores but I didn't see enough there. 

 

Marte is the deep league major riser stash. 

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On 9/16/2019 at 9:42 PM, Gobux1970 said:

I predict Noelvi Marte top 50 and Orelvis Martinez top 100 by next July.

Jordan Groshans moves into the top 25 sometime next year.

Can you PLEASEEEE keep Groshans named out these forums until after I draft? Thanks man!! 😊

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RHP Jhoan Duran has developed very nicely for the Twins since being traded from the Dbacks in the Eduardo Escobar trade.  Duran is a big guy who throws in the triple digits.  He pitched some in AA in 2019 and should be ready in 2021.  AL Central is a good division for a pitcher.

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I see Quinn Priester and Alek Thomas mentioned in here.  Two players I like a lot as I watched them in the travel / high school circuit out here in the Chicagoland area.

 

I too like Seth Corry and SWR a lot they both should easily be in the top 40 next year when pre season prospect rankings come out for 2020.

 

I will also second Miguel Vargas... He probably does take until 2021 to really become noteable.  Once he fills out a little more and starts getting a juiced ball pitched to him his power numbers are going to see a huge jump he already is a very advanced hitter.

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The more I dig in, the more I like MIA 1B prospect Lewin Diaz...really solid athlete for a big dude, plays a plus 1B with power and some strike zone control.

Noticed this on CBS:

Diaz began the season at High-A and had an .866 OPS in 57 games to earn a promotion to Double-A, where he has a .950 OPS through his first 32 contests. The Marlins think very highly of the 22-year-old first baseman, considering that they parted with two minor-leaguers plus Romo to acquire him.

Diaz was targeted by the Marlins in the Sergio Romo trade as their analytics department had identified him as the only hitter in Double-A with a strikeout rate below 17 percent and a hard-hit rate (exit velocity of 95 mph or higher) of 45 percent or better, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

The 22-year-old isn't a highly touted prospect but he's had a breakout campaign, slashing .302/.341/.587 with six homers in 33 games since his promotion to Double-A Pensacola in the Twins' organization after posting a .290/.333/.533 line at High-A. It remains to be seen what the Marlins' plans are for Diaz, but given their lack of options at first base, a 2020 big-league debut isn't out of the question if he keeps raking in the high minors.

Diaz was added to the Marlins' 40-man roster Wednesday, Andersen Pickard of MLBDailyDish.com reports.

The Marlins traded for their first baseman of the future when they sent three players, most notably Sergio Romo, to the Twins in exchange for Diaz at the deadline. He is a good defender with plus power and a solid strikeout rate (19.1 K% at Double-A). Look for Diaz to go to Triple-A with a chance to earn a midseason promotion to the big leagues.

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Jairo Pomares

Cole Roederer 

Trevor Rogers - possibly the most overlooked Minor League pitcher. I love his frame. 6'6, 22 years old. Looks like Gumby out there. Or one of those flailing human-like banners at a car lot.  

Jordan Groshans (he is known, but I think he's a future .900 OPS Major League bat)

Noelvi Marte - you can already feel the helium in the air

Anthony Volpe 

Ethan Hankins - true ace potential

Jerar Luis Encarnacion - there are some red flags but he is on my radar 

Shea Langaliers - I freaking love this guy. Next "Dodgers Will Smith" imo.  


This is a very "off the top of my head" list. I'm surely blanking on some personal favorites.
which reminds me: I took Miguel Vargas with a midseason pick in dynasty last year - I love his frame/athleticism - but I've soured a tiny bit based on recent video. Still, I'm excited to see how he plays next season.  
 

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