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Birth Date5-27-1995
Height6' 2"
Weight225 lbs
Age29 years, 0 months, 1 days
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

2016 BOS 21 8 20 4 1 0 0 1 12 0 0 0 .211 .250 .263 39 -1.4 0.3 0.2 0.0
2017 CHA 22 54 231 46 8 2 8 29 74 3 3 2 .231 .338 .412 92 -1.7 -0.7 5.8 1.0
2018 CHA 23 149 650 136 32 6 17 67 217 1 12 6 .235 .315 .400 89 -6.5 -0.4 -12.7 -0.2
2019 CHA 24 132 559 161 34 5 25 40 154 4 10 3 .315 .367 .548 123 19.4 3.5 10.3 5.1

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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2015 GRN A SAL 81 363 .263 .331 .379 .353 100 19.1 10.0 -1.1 134 0 -5.4 7.6 5.7 1.8
2016 BOS MLB AL 8 20 .263 .339 .431 .571 94 -1.5 0.6 0 39 9 0.2 0.3 -1.4 0.0
2016 SLM A+ CAR 61 284 .258 .332 .387 .395 107 16.4 8.1 -0.6 160 0 -1.7 6.2 8.7 2.1
2016 PME AA EAS 45 207 .254 .319 .377 .373 110 10.4 5.6 -0.1 128 0 -4.1 0.6 2.3 0.5
2016 SUR Wnt AFL 6 27 .000 .000 .000 .462 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 CHA MLB AL 54 231 .252 .318 .416 .325 105 -1.2 6.8 -0.3 92 8 5.8 -0.7 -1.7 1.0
2017 CHR AAA INT 80 361 .258 .326 .402 .379 105 6.3 10.7 -0.5 130 0 1.4 -0.1 11.2 2.2
2018 CHA MLB AL 149 650 .252 .317 .415 .344 103 -1.9 18.2 -0.8 89 5 -12.7 -0.4 -6.5 -0.2
2019 CHA MLB AL 132 559 .257 .321 .439 .406 100 32.1 16.9 2.2 123 8 10.3 3.5 19.4 5.1
2019 CHR AAA INT 5 22 .263 .337 .450 .412 111 2.4 0.8 -0.1 143 0 0.1 1.0 1.3 0.3

Statistics For All Levels

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2015 GRN A SAL 363 306 61 85 19 3 8 134 38 42 83 49 3 .278 .380 .438 .160 3 2
2016 PME AA EAS 207 177 37 49 6 3 11 94 28 27 64 9 4 .277 .379 .531 .254 0 1
2016 SLM A+ CAR 284 228 57 70 25 3 4 113 34 45 60 36 8 .307 .427 .496 .189 3 3
2016 SUR Wnt AFL 27 24 6 7 1 0 1 11 3 3 10 1 1 .292 .370 .458 .167 0 0
2016 BOS MLB AL 20 19 3 4 1 0 0 5 1 1 12 0 0 .211 .250 .263 .053 0 0
2017 CHR AAA INT 361 309 57 87 9 3 12 138 36 49 102 17 8 .282 .377 .447 .165 3 0
2017 CHA MLB AL 231 199 31 46 8 2 8 82 22 29 74 3 2 .231 .338 .412 .181 0 0
2018 CHA MLB AL 650 578 73 136 32 6 17 231 61 67 217 12 6 .235 .315 .400 .164 2 2
2019 CHR AAA INT 22 22 6 9 1 0 2 16 6 0 3 0 0 .409 .409 .727 .318 0 0
2019 CHA MLB AL 559 511 83 161 34 5 25 280 79 40 154 10 3 .315 .367 .548 .233 3 1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2016 87 0.3678 0.3448 0.4667 0.5625 0.2182 0.5556 0.3333 0.5333 0.0000
2017 972 0.4671 0.4259 0.6812 0.5969 0.2761 0.8044 0.4476 0.3188 0.0000
2018 2672 0.4832 0.4106 0.6873 0.6166 0.2180 0.7827 0.4352 0.3127 0.0000
2019 2199 0.4716 0.4711 0.6882 0.6490 0.3124 0.8172 0.4490 0.3118 0.0000

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation


Year Team Salary
2025 CHA $5,000,000
2024 CHA $24,800,000
2023 CHA $17,800,000
2022 CHA $13,800,000
2021 CHA $6,800,000
2020 CHA $1,800,000
2019 CHA $575,000
2018 CHA $555,000
2017 CHA $
2016 BOS $
6 yrPrevious$41,330,000
7 yrPvs + Cur$66,130,000
1 yrFuture$5,000,000
8 yrTotal$71,130,000


Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 106 dMovement Management5 years/$70M (2020-24), 2025 option

  • 5 years/$70M (2020-24), plus 2025 club option. Signed extension with Chicago White Sox 3/6/20. $4M signing bonus ($1M each 11/15 from 2020-23). 20:$1M, 21:$6M, 22:$13M, 23:$17M, 24:$24M, 25:$25M club option ($5M buyout). Option increases $2.5M with MVP in 2020-24, $1.5M for second or third in any 2020-24 MVP vote. Award bonuses based on MVP voting: $100,000 for first, $90,000 for second, $80,000 for third, $70,000 for fourth, $60,000 for fifth. $25,000 for All Star election, $15,000 for All Star reserve. $100,000 for WS MVP, $75,000 for LCS MVP, $25,000 for Gold Glove, $15,000 for Silver Slugger, $50,000 for TSN All Star.
  • 1 year/$575,000 (2019). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/19.
  • 1 year/$555,000 (2018). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Boston 12/6/16. Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Contract selected by Boston 9/2/16.
  • Signed by Boston 2/23/15 as a free agent from Cuba. $31.5M signing bonus (international record) to be paid over three years.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

90o 45 10 2 0 1 5 12 1 1 .256 .341 .385 110 0.0 3B 1 0.0
80o 30 6 1 0 1 3 9 1 0 .222 .300 .370 104 0.0 3B 1 0.0
70o 20 5 1 0 1 2 6 1 0 .294 .368 .529 100 0.0 3B 0 0.0
60o 11 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .111 .200 .111 96 0.0 3B 0 0.0
50o 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 93 0.0 3B 0 0.0
Weighted Mean300000100.000.000.000930.03B 00.0

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2020-09-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who are a couple guys you’re looking to ravound next year?
(Quincy from Ames)
Is it cloying to say Jo Adell? I don't think he's this bad even if I am legitimately concerned about his in-zone contact rate in general. Adell, Dahl, Victor Robles, Yoan Moncada just to name a few. (Craig Goldstein)
2020-02-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Dynasty deal, keep forever, 6x6 OBP/FIP league. Which side do you like? Side A: Yoan Moncada (24)/Joe Jimenez (25) Side B: Patrick Corbin (30)/Benintendi (25)
(Mike from NYC)
Side A. I prefer Moncada alone to Corbin/Benintendi. Think his 2019 breakout is the tip of the fantasy upside iceberg. (Jesse Roche)
2020-02-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is getting Kris Bryant and Drew Waters enough for Jack Flaherty in a dynasty league? Flaherty seems to be future stud ace.....but I love me some Waters.
(Derek from MN)
In a standard 5x5 roto league, yes, it is more than enough. We actually rank Bryant ahead of Flaherty in our top 500. Pitchers are difficult investments in dynasty, even young studs like Flaherty. I know some of us (cough, Bret Sayre, cough) absolutely adore Drew Waters as well. I recently traded Flaherty, Brad Hand, and Brett Gardner for Yoan Moncada, Dakota Hudson, and Josh Lowe in RotoWire Dynasty Invitational 20-team expert league. You would be doing far better than I did!

In a points league, however, I would need more for Flaherty. (Jesse Roche)
2019-06-21 15:00:00 (link to chat)Looking into your beautiful crystal ball, who has the better 3B fantasy profile for 2020 & beyond, Yoan Moncada or Eugenio Suarez?
(Ron from Texarkana)
Hi, Ron. This is really a question about your risk tolerance. Moncada's had the kind of year that could point to a really special career, while Suarez has been a steady Eddie for three-plus years running. I'll lean Moncada because of the power/speed combo and the fact that Suarez is probably more of a .250 hitter going forward. (Jon Hegglund)
2019-05-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Yoan Moncada breaking out this year?
(Hans from Chicago)
Yes, yes, 1000x yes. (Mark Barry)
2019-04-05 16:00:00 (link to chat)Yoan Moncada's contact rate is higher than ever before and his whiff rate is way down. SSS, I know, but could this be the year for him?
(BACowett from Fayetteville)
Yes, it certainly could. Definitely a SSS situation, but pundits have been pointing to those two issues as the things holding him back. If he's actually doing something about them so far, then hey, maybe he's finally figured it out. Look at his BABIP and realize the average won't always be this shiny, but the dude's talented, and as long as he can fix those flaws, he still has a bright fantasy future ahead of him. (Kevin Jebens)
2019-02-25 16:00:00 (link to chat)I'm a White Sox fan. Was. I don't know anymore. Talk me off the ledge.
(Redacted from Redacted)
I totally get it after the tease of Machado (and I guess Harper to a lesser extent). But your pain is relative. I'm a Giants fan, I would trade my team for yours in 2019. I get to watch 30-something players break down while the roster is spackled with the likes of Cameron Maybin and Yangervis Solarte. But back to the White Sox. There's still hope for Yoan Moncada, eventually you'll have Michael Kopech, maybe Lucas Giolito comes good, and Luis Robert is coming down the pike. And your team doesn't hate BP. (Jon Hegglund)
2018-12-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Crystal ball time...if the White Sox sign Machado i would presume it’s to play 3b. How would you see this impacting Yoan Moncada and the development of Nick Madrigal? Madrigal appears that he could move up quickly and eventually will settle at 2b. Thanks.
(Cubbie Bear from Chi-Town)
I'm not sold on Machado at 3B. Feels like he still fancies himself as a SS, so I'd imagine that would be a big piece of the free agency pitch. Tim Anderson was a lot better defensively last season, but was sort of a disaster in 2016-17, so I don't think he has that spot on lock. Let's say Moncada at 3B, Madrigal at 2B, Anderson in CF and Machado at the six. (Mark Barry)
2017-09-18 23:00:00 (link to chat)When will Yoan Moncada become a better fantasy 2B than DJ LeMahieu? Also, speaking of the Rockies...Charlie word, what a season he is having.
(matzabal from CO)
I wouldn't put that past him next year, but let's call it 2019 - when LeMahieu's counting bills from his 3/$40 deal with the Pirates - to project eclipse. The thing about guys with his skill set is that he just doesn't have to hit *that* much in order to create a bunch of fantasy value on account of the pop and speed components. (Wilson Karaman)
2017-08-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)I own Rougned Odor and Yoan Moncada in a keeper league. Who's going to be a better 2B bet in 2018? And who's better in 2019?
(matzabal from CO)
Odor has a .258 OBP this season, which just seems impossible. I just don't love his approach, and a lot needs to go right for him to be a net positive. That said, it did last season, so it's possible.

Moncada strikes out a TON. He also walks a lot, and his contact numbers are up, while his swinging strike rate is slightly down. I think he figures it out. I'll take Moncada for both 2018 and 2019. (Mark Barry)
2017-07-31 23:00:00 (link to chat)Where will two former #1 prospects rank at their positions heading into the 2018 draft: Yoan Moncada and Andrew Benitendi. Love their long term prospects, but how much should we temper expectations for next season?
(matzabal from CO)
Moncada'll be a tricky eval for redraft leagues heading into next season regardless of how his playing time shakes out this year. I'd watch intently to see how his K and contact rates trend over what will presumably be at least semi-regular big-league playing time over the next couple months. Look for signs of adjustment, and if he shows 'em I'd start to get excited. Worst-case to me seems something like Keon Broxton at second base and with much longer rope next year, and that's an awfully exciting worst case, yunno?

Benintendi...if we could get Farrell to, yunno, give the kid a dang chance and build some reps up against lefties I'd be all-in. I'm almost there already, as even with the nominal platoon and some sophomore adjustments he's still basically a top-100 hitter. He's a 7 hit, 55 power, 55 speed guy in a solid lineup context far as I'm concerned, and that's a fantasy superstar, is what that is. Unless I see something change dramatically down the stretch, I'll be planning to buy aggressively as an OF2 with OF1 upside. (Wilson Karaman)
2017-07-06 12:00:00 (link to chat)In a 30 team dynasty league, would you trade Eloy Jimenez, Bo Bichette, and Juan Soto for Yoan Moncada?
(Bobba Fett from Death Star)
No, I would want multiple shots at the All-star level outcome given the volatility of prospects. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-07-19 17:00:00 (link to chat)Yoan Moncada debuts tonight. Is there a small part of you that thinks the Red Sox should have held onto him and Kopech?
(Ryan from St. Louis)
A little bit, sure. Moncada is a marvel of a baseball player - seriously, have you seen his Instagram photos? - and it would've been cool to see him in a Sox uniform. Not as much with Kopech, since throwing 100 with no control is worse than throwing 95 with decent control, and the latter is what half the Red Sox's bullpen currently does. I'll miss Yoan, but every time Chris Sale strikes out 10 over 6 innings, I'll miss him a little bit less. (Brett Cowett)
2017-06-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)So has Yoan Moncada slipped since the start of the season, High K-Rate, lower ISO, and still poor defense.
(Mike from NY)
Nah, he's fine, and a contender for the top overall prospect spot. (Jarrett Seidler)
2017-05-03 20:00:00 (link to chat)If eligible where would Luis Robert rank in the prospect rankings?
(Tom from NJ)
Great question. "They say" he's the top international prospect. I mean... it's a bit of a guessing game of course, but at his age and perceived talent level, you're looking at someone more hyped that Yoan Moncada. Are we talking top five major league prospects? It's kind of fluid, but there's an idea. (David Brown)
2017-05-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any outfielders other than the obvious you prefer in keeper leagues to Giancarlo Stanton? Would you rather have Yoan Moncada since power/speed guys are so rare?
(Dave from RI)
Not really any other than the obvious ones. I think owners have a pretty good idea of what they're going to get from Stanton now. I tend to be a conservative player so I'll take the known over the unknown in most instances. However, in the scenario you just raised I think I would take Moncada. The combination of his age plus stolen base potential is pretty tough to pass off. You can probably find someone who's going to give you something like Stanton's numbers each season. (Eric Roseberry)
2017-05-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Yoan Moncada comps for Luis Robert reasonable?
(Danny from Chicago)
It's a very different kind of athleticism, very different body. But insofar as they are both elite Cuban talents signed as teenagers who could move somewhat quickly through the minors, sure. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-09-08 19:00:00 (link to chat)#1 prospect in 2018, 2019 and 2020?
(Chris from Texas)
This is an extremely tough question because ETA's vary by organization pretty dramatically these days. For example, Yoan Moncada hasn't even been in the Red Sox organization for two full seasons and he's already in the major leagues. I'll indulge the question and speculate wildly. Gotta give the people what they want. If I'm jumping past next season, the two names that stand out to me fantasy-wise are either Victor Robles or Ronald Acuna. The dark horse in my book is Isan Diaz. If I'm in a full-scale rebuild looking years into the future, these are the building blocks and franchise cornerstones I'm targeting. (George Bissell)
2016-09-08 19:00:00 (link to chat)The next Yoan Moncada?
(Craig from CT)
Here's the thing. Moncada was a once in a generation type of situation as an international free agent given his age and talent. If he were eligible for the MLB Draft, he most likely would have been the #1 overall selection. That type of talent doesn't become available very often. We've seen a huge influx of July 2 guys make an impact in recent years, so I understand the interest, but in a lot of cases we just don't know until they make the transition stateside and begin to face actual minor-league competition. There won't be another Moncada for a long time. (George Bissell)
2016-09-12 23:00:00 (link to chat)The next Yoan Moncada?
(Mike from Boston )
Mmm...Yoan Moncada? I dunno, shouldn't he still count as unfulfilled potential? (Wilson Karaman)
2016-08-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)#1 Prospect in 2017,2018,2019 and 2020?
(Andrew from Maine)
Woof. That's a question. I'll say Yoan Moncada in 2017. Victor Robles in 2018. Victor Robles in 2019. Someone We've Never Heard Of in 2020. (J.P. Breen)
2016-08-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)#1 prospects in 2017, 18 and 19?
(Chuck from Trenton)
Yoan Moncada, Victor Robles, and err.... Anderson Espinoza, maybe? There's probably a guy or two who haven't been drafted yet who may wedge their way in there. That is all my pure, barely-educated guessing. (Nicolas Stellini)
2016-07-19 14:00:00 (link to chat)Yoan Moncada are you bullish? Wondering what I can expect if acquiring in a fantasy league for the next 3-4 years. Will he hit higher than .220? 15 HR/30SB? Or is there more there?
(D from Fresno)
I'd be really surprised if he only hit .220. That swing is absolutely gorgeous. I'm not going to sit here and tell you that he's the next Robinson Cano (prospects will break your heart and all that), but he's really good. (Nicolas Stellini)
2016-08-01 16:00:00 (link to chat)Is Moncada have the tools move to third until Pedroia is done in 3-4 years at 2B?
(caseyj15 from Medford, OR)
Yes. While shifting to any new position isn't as "automatic" as some casual observers suggest, Yoan Moncada would likely be fine at third base until Dustin Pedroia was done there. (Mike Gianella)
2016-07-05 19:00:00 (link to chat)Brendan Rodgers or Yoan Moncada? Pick one and why?
(Jason from FL)
They're both top prospects, but I haven't seen either one so it's difficult for me to answer, sorry! (Kate Morrison)
2016-06-16 21:00:00 (link to chat)#1 prospect in 2017? 2018?
(Brent from ATL)
#1 prospect in 2017 is Yoan Moncada. #1 prospect in 2018 is Brendan Rodgers. (Bret Sayre)
2016-06-21 20:00:00 (link to chat)Top prospect in 2017, 2018, & beyond?
(FutureIsNow from Right Here)
2017: Yoan Moncada
2018: Rafael Devers
2019: Gleyber Torres (Scooter Hotz)
2016-06-21 20:00:00 (link to chat)Top Prospect in 2018? 2019?
(Dwayne from B Town)
I gave this answer earlier but I'll repeat it:

2017: Yoan Moncada
2018: Rafael Devers
2019: Gleyber Torres (Scooter Hotz)
2016-05-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)This year's Victor Robles?
(Greg from NYC)
I honestly don't think enough attention is being paid to this year's Yoan Moncada. He is slashing 318/450/500 with 30 steals in 41 games. That is Rickey Henderson stuff. (Jim Walsh)
2016-05-31 19:00:00 (link to chat)Well if Brendan Rodgers is indeed playing more 2B which bat do you like better as a future 2B, him or Moncada?
(Jake from State Farm)
Give me Yoan Moncada if he stays long-term at 2B. (James Fisher)
2016-04-25 23:00:00 (link to chat)Yoan Moncada and Andrew Benintendi have been too good for A ball so far. If they keep at it, how long will they be there?
(Wendell Rijo from Portland)
I'd assume both at least spend the first half of the season there. As Adam noted in his write-up this morning, High-A was already an advanced assignment for Benintendi, and same for Moncada. That both are thriving offensively is great, but there's additional seasoning and development that goes into it as well. I'll get a look at Portland when I go back to the homeland for a couple weeks in August, certainly hoping both have made their ways to AA by then. (Wilson Karaman)
2016-03-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)Mike, I need big time help here. I'm so lost on who to keep. I've made a couple bad moves that just seem to keep snowballing after drafting yoan last year and trying to send him down to my minor leagues (the guys with the top 2 waiver spots wouldn't budge and still won't). 12 team H2H points league... Which 8 do I keep??? Yoan, schwarber, Carlos Gomez, Franco, Carpenter, A Jones, Pujols, Quintana, Samardjzia, sonny Gray, Cueto, Shelby Miller, Teheran. Thank you sooo much!!!
(Clark from Corn Maze)
Yoan Moncada, Kyle Schwarber, Gomez, Maikel Franco, Matt Carpenter, Sonny Cray, Johnny Cueto, and Adam Jones. (Mike Gianella)
2016-01-14 20:00:00 (link to chat)Can Lazarito garner as much hype and IFA money as Yoan Moncada did last season?
(Ron from Texarkana)
I doubt it but then I have no inside information and don't know if any front offices or scouting departments are as hyped about him as they were about Moncada. (Mike Gianella)
2015-12-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are the chances Yoan Moncada is the top prospect in all of baseball by the end of the season?
(Tommy from B Town)
I'm not a prospect guru, but the fact that the chance isn't zero says what needs to be said. Elite talent. (Matthew Trueblood)
2015-09-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Yoan Moncada a top 5 prospect next season?
(Eric from Boston)
He'll be close. He misses my personal top 5 - Seager, Giolito, Urias, Crawford, Berrios.

But I'm a Berrios homer. (Doug Thorburn)
2015-09-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Yoan Moncada - number 1 prospect next year?
(Dave from NJ)
For Boston? Probably. For baseball? Probably not. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-08-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Yoan Moncada - top 5 prospect next year?
(Eric from B Town )
(shuffles feet and looks down at the ground nervously) Mayyyyyyyyyyyyybe. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-07-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)Yoan Moncada is the number 1 prospect next season?
(Craig from NJ)
It's going to depend who debuts in September, but right now only prospects not in the Majors I have over Moncada would be Corey Seager, Kyle Schwarber, Joey Gallo and Nomar Mazara. If you want to make the case for Giolito or Urias, I can see that too...That entire Greenville Drive infield is just a plethora of awesomeness right now. (George Bissell)
2015-07-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Could Yoan Moncada be number 1 next year?
(Jeremy from Philly)
I'm not sure why we keep trying to jump people over Giolito. He's going to still be in the minors for a while and there was a legitimate discussion about him for number one this year. (Jeff Moore)
2015-07-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Yoan Moncada - that good?
(Tommy from Chi Town)
As of right now we have no reason to believe he won't be. 110-some odd low-A PA's shouldn't change anyone's opinion. David Lee put together an excellent report on his initial viewings that went up Monday: (Wilson Karaman)
2015-07-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Yoan Moncada or Eddy JUlio Martinez?
(Jay from CT)
I'll take Moncada (Wilson Karaman)
2015-06-30 19:00:00 (link to chat)How good can Yoan Moncada be?
(James from LA)
He could be a Top 10 hitter, with maybe the potential to be a Top 5. I haven't seen him (which is my bad; he was in nearby Lakewood, New Jersey recently), but the ceiling is really high for good reason. (Mike Gianella)
2015-06-30 19:00:00 (link to chat)Yoan Moncada or Eddy Julio MArtinez?
(Mike from NJ)
Moncada, just because we have some data to look at. If I just go off of the scouting reports it's almost a tie, but for every Jose Abreu there is a Yasmany Tomas, who is good right out of the gate but doesn't live up to 100% of the hype. (Mike Gianella)
2015-06-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Assuming that all of the prospects that have been called up this year exhaust their prospect status, what would be your updated top 5 at the moment?
(AA from FL)
I don't have a list because I'm not a prospect guy. If I did make one I'd probably have some combination of Yoan Moncada, Lucas Giolito, Corey Seager, Miguel Sano, and J.P. Crawford. (R.J. Anderson)
2015-06-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)Are you worried about Yoan Moncada's slow start?
(Greg from California)
No, not at all. He just turned 20, he's adjusting to stateside ball and it's been 85 PA. The Red Sox have enough wrong with them. No need to go looking for more bad news. (Ben Carsley)
2015-06-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)If the Red Sox were characters on Game of Thrones, who would they be? thanks
(Bill from Los Angeles)
This is super played out ...

... and as such, right in my wheelhouse.

Xander Bogaerts: Jon Snow
Mookie Betts: Danaerys Targaryen

Ben Cherington: Ned (tried to do the right thing, will probably lose head)
Wade Miley: Catelyn (doesn't do much but yell)
Rick Porcello: Robb Stark (handsome, ineffective)
Clay Buchholz: Sansa (WHAT EVEN ARE YOU?)
Eduardo Rodriguez: Arya (so much potential)
Brock Holt: Bran (takes a lot of forms)
Joe Kelly: Rickon (why do you exist?)
Mike Napoli: Hodor (...yep)
Christian Vazquez: Benjen Stark (plz come back)

John Henry: Tywin (still calling the shots)
Dustin Pedroia: Tyrion (most watchable/resourceful)
Larry Lucchino: Cersei (...)
David Ortiz: Jaime (lost a step but still badass)
Blake Swihart: Tommen (keep trying, little guy)

John Farrell: Stannis (stern but no one seems to listen)
Melisandre: Pablo Sandoval (is your power real or what)
Our Hopes/Dreams: Shireen

Hanley Ramirez: The Hound (unlikeable but powerful)
Koji Uehara: Brienne (still rooting for ya)
Daniel Nava: Pod (you too!)

Junichi Tawawa: Bronn (just gets stuff done)
Allen Craig: Janos Slynt (just doesn't)
Shane Victorino: Jorah (always hurt)
Jackie Bradley: Theon (has he not suffered enough?)
Justin Masterson: Beric Dondarrion (should not have been revived)

Craig Breslow: Doran (smart, ineffective)
Alejandro De Aza: sandsnake 1
Alexi Ogando: sandsnake 2
Tommy Layne: sandsnake 3

The Yankees: Roose Bolton
The Rays: Ramsay Bolton
The Blue Jays: The Night's King
The Orioles: Mance Rayder

And two for the book readers ...
Yoan Moncada: Young Griff
Rusney Castillo: Patchface (Ben Carsley)
2015-06-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Yoan Moncada - Future #1 prospect?
(Ben from SD)
Possibly, depending on how long he's in the minors. I will say though, I can't remember the last time a 2B was a top overall prospect. Doesn't mean it shouldn't happen though. (Jeff Moore)
2015-06-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Rank the Greenville infielders in order of wishing they were Phillies: Michael Chavis, Rafael Devers, Mauricio Dubon, Javier Guerra, and Yoan Moncada? (I put them in alphabetical order for you to avoid any cognitive bias based on how they initially appeared)
(Steve from Phila)
Love this question. I'll take Devers, Moncada, Guerra, Chavis, Dubon. I love Devers. He's got that innate bat speed and barrel feel I was talking about earlier. It's just natural and pure. Mondada is great for the obvious reasons we've talked about. I also love Guerra. He's a stud and a legit big league shortstop defensively, and he has more pop than you'd expect from his thin frame. I've seen him go out opposite field and it's impressive.

It's too bad the Red Sox have played themselves out of the need for Cole Hamels, because that's a system deep enough for the Phillies to make their demands and actually have them obliged. (Jeff Moore)
2015-06-15 19:00:00 (link to chat)Are you worried about Yoan Moncada's slow start?
(Brad from DC)
No. He hasn't faced quality pitching in forever, and he might just be one of those guys who takes a little while to get his bearings in a foreign environment. I read a good interview -- damned if I can find it now -- where Boston's scouting director was talking about how they're helping him adjust to all sorts of things on and off the field, which makes me think that the organization knows they'll have to take it slowly with him. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2015-06-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Would Yoan Moncada be the first pick if he was in this draft?
(Tommy from Boston)
Assuming the bonus demands weren't for say....a small country...yes. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-06-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on the value of Yoan Moncada? Does he still have the same upside despite performance thus far and numerous errors (non-fantasy stat but affects playing time I would imagine)?
(Silverback38 from VA)
You're correct to pay attention to defensive deficiencies, but it's also important to remember that Moncada is 20 years old and adjusting to a new culture. It's far too early to be worried about him. In my mind, he's still between 100-125 in my personal dynasty rankings. A really good prospect -- just saddled with unfair expectations. (J.P. Breen)
2015-06-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)This Eddy Julio Martinez for real? Next Yoan Moncada?
(James from Texas)
A 20-year-old can't really be "for real" when he hasn't played stateside to this point and is projected to need a couple years in the minors. He'll certainly get the Moncada hype. I don't think they're similar players, though. (J.P. Breen)

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