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1) Jon Duplantier SP
Duplantier dominated 2017 with an ERA title, a 12.36 K/9. solid command and an easy delivery. Low to mid 90’s FB, solid curve and change. He was a bit older for the levels he was at, but flashed the ability to be a SP3 for the Dbacks. If he stays healthy, and his command continues to develop, he might have the ceiling of a SP2 or SP3 in fantasy.
— The Welsh (@IsItTheWelsh) April 12, 2017
2) Pavin Smith 1B/LF
If you’re down with OBP, than Pavin is your guy. He walked 12% of the time while only walking 10% of the time in his first season. He showed no power, but hit over .300, and the power should come, the question is will it be enough to warrant a starting fantasy gig. He should make the move to LF with the Dbacks, which gives him the chance to player sooner rather than later. His hit tool is worth speculating on, and even if it’s 15 HR a year, if it goes with a .300 AVG and a .380 OBP, he becomes valuable…or he becomes Matt Joyce.
3) Daulton Varsho C
Varsho reminds me a lot of Francisco Mejia, in the way that if you had his offensive tools at catcher, he’d be really valuable. He is smaller in size, which leads to the question, will he stay there? He may not, but is athletic enough to move across the INF or OF. He had a great debut flashing a quick bat, power and speed. I like his profile if he moved to 2B as he could sit somewhere in the 15-20 HR range while also stealing 10-20 bases. I love Varsho, and I’d be aggressive in my ownership of him.
4) Marcus Wilson OF
Wilson took a big step in 2017 raising his AVG 40 points and lowering his SKO rate by 7%. It was one of those “it clicked” years. He tailed off in the second half of the season, but his power/speed combo is really intriguing. He has the feel of a poor man’s Jose Siri or Daniel Johnson. If he builds off of his 2017 he could be a fantasy OF target the likes of maybe even AJ Pollock.
5) Jazz Chisholm SS
Chisholm was plagued by injuries in ‘17. He features an upper-cut swing and quick bat speed. Everything about Jazz is aggressive in nature, good and bad. Jazz is super competitive and has been pushed competitively by the Dbacks. That aggression also has caused some AVG AND SKO problems, but as he learns and recognizes pitches more, he will adjust. A healthy 2018 could open some eyes as he has surprising pop to go with good speed at SS. I’d want to own Jazz before the ‘18 season in case it does click.
— The Welsh (@IsItTheWelsh) April 12, 2017
6) Drew Ellis 3B/1B
7) Kristian Robinson OF
8) Anthony Banda SP
9) Taylor Clarke SP
10) Wildred Patino OF
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