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Need to drop one minor leaguer...who?

Postby jonance » Sat May 26, 2012 8:20 pm

It is a 6x6 scoring system (regular 5x5 plus OPS).

Need to drop one of these guys...who would you drop?

Mikie Mahtook
Tim Wheeler
Jonathan Schoop
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Re: Need to drop one minor leaguer...who?

Postby RedHopeful » Mon May 28, 2012 1:14 am

Schoop for me.
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Re: Need to drop one minor leaguer...who?

Postby cardinal1975 » Mon May 28, 2012 12:44 pm

I would disagree with dropping Schoop. He is a 20 year old that was promoted very aggressively by Baltimore to begin the year in AA. He still has a high ceiling a 2B/3B with good power and a good bat that is holding his own in AA by all accounts. I think this is a question of looking deeper than the actual results and remembering he is about 3-4 years younger than the average age of the competition he is playing against. I will guarantee you will regret dropping Schoop.

Personally I would consider dropping Wheeler. I know this is counter intuitive to the stats he put up last year (33 hr's/21 steals), but looking deeper he played in a very friendly ballpark in a hitter's league and was actually caught stealing 12 times so he was not all that effective as a base stealer. Most scouts see him as more of a platoon bat (think Seth Smith here) and there is value in that, but I don't see a difference maker here...even in Coors.

You could make a case for Mahtook as well due to the fact he is an advanced college bat not showing any power in High A posting a .284/.347/.364 line. If we look deeper we will see that he is showing a decent k rate and solid walk rate while stealing 10 bases in a tough league for hitters to show power. I believe Mahtook could be a 20hr/20 steal corner OF for Tampa Bay in a few seasons.

I think I would drop Wheeler first but could be swayed to drop Mahtook due to Wheeler's proximity to the majors. That being said my drop would not be Schoop. ;-D
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Re: Need to drop one minor leaguer...who?

Postby jonance » Mon May 28, 2012 11:07 pm

THanks for the responses. I ended up dropping Wheeler. OF is much deeper than SS, and Wheeler's year last year screamed fluke to me, with his inability to hit lefties and the sudden spike in homers. I still like Schoop. Thanks again guys
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