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1) Franklin Barreto SS
Barreto has cooled off over the last 2 years, but the positive is he might be an undervalued value asset right now. He looks like he is going to hit for a decent AVG with a good combo of power and speed. Strikeouts are an issue, and I have some worries prolonged slumps could dip the AVG far below what you’d want. He might be streaky, but he provides a lot of fantasy upside weather it’s at SS, 2B or even the OF.
2) Dustin Fowler OF
Fowler was moved to OAK in the Sonny Gray trade. Fowler’s value has been on a steady rise. He’s got some quick bat speed that has made him a 5×5 threat. He doesn’t walk much is going to hurt when he is struggling at the plate, but Fowler has some of that AJ Pollock early in the order power/speed in him that has me excited for his arrival to the OAK outfield.
3) AJ Puk SP
I remember coming into the ‘17 season there was a lot of speculation if Puk was going to show enough command and feel to stick in the rotation. Besides a bit of an inflated ERA, Puk had a stellar year finishing near the top in the minors in SKO’s. He’s a big FB/Slider guy, that has a changeup that is going to play and most likely keep him in the rotation. I think Puk is going to be prone to some blow ups and walk heavy games, but for fantasy, his SKO’s are exciting.
4) Austin Beck OF
I was lucky enough to be at Beck’s first professional game. The results weren’t there (similar to the season) but the tools and attitude were (similar to the season). Beck came on the season late in ‘17 leading up to the draft. When I talked to Beck after his first game, he was excited, but admitted he was rusty from when he stopped HS ball to starting pro. I think ‘18 will be a great movement into his first full season, and I expect to see his power more on display.
— The Welsh (@IsItTheWelsh) June 25, 2017
5) Jorge Mateo SS/OF
I’ve always struggled with Mateo. I’ve often wondered is he nothing more than a Jarrod Dyson, or does some of that hidden power have the potential to play. Mateo is a classic lead off hitter, though he is strikeout prone, and I speculate if he goes the way of a Billy Hamilton in AVG and OBP. Not that it’s a bad thing, but this is a player that balances from potential 5 tool to one or two plus tools.
6) Jesus Luzardo
7) Lazaro Armentaros
8) Sheldon Neuse
— The Welsh (@IsItTheWelsh) November 18, 2017
9) Kevin Merrell
10) James Kaprielian
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Episode 60 – 10 Round 12 Team Prospect Mock with Ralph Lifshitz of Razzball
Ralph Lifshitz from Razzball joins me to break down my 10 round 12 team industry prospect mock draft. We go round by round with are favorite and least favorite picks. We’re also discussing the loss of Forest Whitley and Brent Honeywell.
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Mock 5.0 15 Team Roto Draft Results
Here are the result of our 15 team roto Mock Draft 5.o. Bogman and Welsh break down the players, some strategies, the teams and a look at some of the best and worst picks of the draft in the Mock Draft 5.o Podcast.
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Episode 191 – Mock Draft 5.0 15 Team Roto Draft
It’s mock draft time! Version 5.0 is here and it’s a 15 team roto mock! The guys are drafting, cursing and breaking down some of the best and worst teams from the draft. We’re also talking about the dbacks trade for Steven Souza and the start of spring training.
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