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|2017-02-14 12:00:00 (link to chat)||Last year I was excited for Oscar De La Cruz to take the next step. Unfortunately that didn't happen. This year seems it could be Jose Albertos. Should I get my hopes going again or should I remember he is a pitching prospect?|
(Ditka from Chicago )
|He's also a pitcher.
I think you can still be excited about both, while acknowledging the risk profiles--especially Albertos's--are extreme. Either is a healthy season away from making next year's 101. But that applies to a lot of pitching prospects in that range. (The Top 101 Prospect Chat with Jeffrey Paternostro)
|2016-12-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Are any of Trevor Clifton, Oscar De La Cruz, or Jeimer Candelario top 100 prospects?|
(Jeff from Brooklyn)
|Yes, no, maybe (Jeffrey Paternostro)|
|2016-09-12 23:00:00 (link to chat)||Should I drop low level arms like Oscar De La Cruz or Franklyn Perez for Chance Adams or Brandon Woodruff? Deep dynasty for pitching where a productive MLB SP is useful or prospects with rankings shine.|
(Majortom from TX)
|Sorry this is a little slower tonight, I'm having some connectivity issues...
This is as interesting a question on a philosophical level as it is a real one with these actual guys. I trend towards the camp of grabbing utility from high-minors arms over banking on high-risk upside arms in the low minors in general, though I'll note that there's some context dependence there, and certain arms are exceptions. Adams is a guy I'd grab; Steve Givarz put up a solid report on him back in June, and I'm not convinced he can't be a useful deeper-league starter. Woodruff's another guy who's interesting for those speculating on present/immediate future value. I'm awful giddy about Perez after Mau's recent musings on him, and I'd be tempted to hold him for now. But a guy like De La Cruz yeah, I might nix (or at the very least hope to trade for a pick or something) in favor of a closer arm with more immediate utility in a deeper league.
Adams report: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_pit.php?reportid=419
Perez report: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_pit.php?reportid=458 (Wilson Karaman)
|2016-04-12 18:00:00 (link to chat)||Mr. Crawford. I am always interested in who could be some pop up Low Minor arms this year. Two names that come to mind are Franklin Perez, and Oscar De La Cruz. Any chance you can shed some light on them?|
(Leonard from None of Your Business)
|Don't have a real good feel for Perez, but got rave reviews on De La Cruz, and many thought he belonged in the Cubs top 10. Two plus pitches, repeats his delivery well, third pitch is coming along at an okay pace. He could be a big jumper in the 2017 rankings. (Christopher Crawford)|
|2015-11-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Trying to evaluate the upside of a few low minors arms - any of these guys have top of the rotation potential: Franklyn Kilome, Dylan Cease, Oscar De La Cruz, Francis Martes, or Devin Williams?|
(Jose from CA)
|I think you could maybe argue Kilkome but even that seems like a reach. I'd say none of those guys pitches at the top of a big league rotation. (Christopher Crawford)|
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