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Top remaining bats in the minors?

Postby Millhouse » Thu Aug 07, 2014 6:19 pm

Have a bench spot in this keeper league and might snag a prospect and stash him. Already have Buxton and the following are available:

Carlos Correa
Addison Russell
Fracisco Lindor
Joey Gallo
Miguel Sano
Mookie Betts

Who is closest to the Majors right now?

• Seems like Lindor is on the verge, but not sure his offense & skillset translates to fantasy success vs. real baseball success (incredible defender, line drive power, will steal bases).

• Russell seems primed to be brought up even as early as September, but probably as the Cubbies full-time SS out of spring training next year if they can move Castro.

• Correa getting close. Gallo is a beast but still K's too much, prob won't be up until at LEAST mid-season next year, prob not til Sept. Sano recovery form TJ surgery so who knows, prob not up til 2016? Betts has been bomeranged this year, won't count on much this year but looks like he'll be starting CF next year?
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Re: Top remaining bats in the minors?

Postby Havok1517 » Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:21 am

Obviously Betts is the closest as you mentioned at the end of your post because he's already been there and then demoted again.

With the Indians trading Cabrera, I think Lindor, being in AAA, might get a late season call-up this year with the hope he can start 2015 as Cleveland's SS.

I think Russell or Starlin Castro are trade bait because both don't fit the system so Russell's status is in flux imo.

Correa, with his injury and age, is probably the furthest away seconded by Sano who is also out recovering from injury and quite young.

Gallo I think is a wildcard and could be on the fast track to the majors.

So, I think Lindor is the pick, with Gallo next, and then Russell (rumors he might be dealt for Hamels but thats doubtful imo).
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Re: Top remaining bats in the minors?

Postby Millhouse » Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:27 am

Sounds like Soler might leapfrog some of these guys:

Cubs outfield prospect Jorge Soler went 2-for-3 with a double, home run, and two walks (including one intentional walk) for Triple-A Iowa on Friday.
After hitting .415/.494/.862 over 22 games with Double-A Tennessee, Soler has stayed hot, hitting .313/.431/.750 with six doubles and five home runs over 16 games with Triple-A Iowa. He has firmly entrenched himself as the Cubs right fielder of the future, and should make his major league debut in September. Soler is the prototypical right fielder, with well-above-average power and a strong arm.
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Re: Top remaining bats in the minors?

Postby bigh0rt » Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:51 pm

May see Kris Bryant in the not too distant future as well.
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Re: Top remaining bats in the minors?

Postby Millhouse » Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:54 pm

bigh0rt wrote:May see Kris Bryant in the not too distant future as well.


He's owned, unfortunately.
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Re: Top remaining bats in the minors?

Postby Havok1517 » Sun Aug 10, 2014 1:04 am

Millhouse wrote:
bigh0rt wrote:May see Kris Bryant in the not too distant future as well.


He's owned, unfortunately.


Don't sleep on Josh Bell as he's killing it in the minors. Of those in Yahoo, Alen Hanson, another Pirate, might be someone who will get a cup of coffee for Pittsburgh.
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Re: Top remaining bats in the minors?

Postby kab21 » Sun Aug 10, 2014 1:23 am

Assuming you are looking longer term than needing a player that is starting opening day next year I would look at Russell or Betts.

Betts could be a .300/10/30+ guy while Russell could be a .280/20/20 guy.

Lindor isn't comparably interesting. Gallo and Sano both have huge power upside but there are some major K issues to work on. Correa is just as good of a prospect but I'm not sure we see him at all next season.

soler might be the best choice though. :-L He could be an elite player. The Cubs have a ridiculous system and this is coming from a Twins fan who have one of the next best systems. The Twins system isn't even close to Baez/Russell/Soler/Bryant.
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Re: Top remaining bats in the minors?

Postby Havok1517 » Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:38 pm

Callis Twitter: Jon Daniels just told us that we'll see Joey Gallo next year not this September #FrontOffice Sirius 209 XM 89
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