Harrison Bader CFCardinals
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|2019-09-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)||I'm tanking in one of my dynasty leagues and to the loser goes the spoils: I've got the second most FAAB of anyone! So I can add a big impact piece, if one gets dropped. Problem is, today's drops were guys like Harrison Bader and Yonathan Daza. I'm worried my FAAB will go to waste. Should I have just tried to contend instead?|
(Haddy from Minnesota)
|No, I don't think going all out of Yonathan Daza is the move haha.
I'd be curious to know who else is out there. Wouldn't hate taking a risk on a guy like Bader, but the regression this season was real despite his insane speed and athleticism. (Tyler Oringer)
|2018-08-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)||What kind of numbers can we expect from Harrison Bader in 2019? Can he go 20/30 stop that lineup?|
(ENvee from pa)
|I really like what he's done this year and if St.Louis gives him everyday at-bats, 20/30 will take some effort, but he's liable to get there. His speed is way better than I thought. (Eddy Almaguer)|
|2018-01-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Hey Jeffrey,
Please list the following pitchers in your order of preference based on tools and upside------DuPlantier, McKenzie Gore and Michael Baez.
Also, do you see a role for Harrison Bader playing in a pretty crowded Cards outfield, or does he get sent back down to play every day------he seems to have all 5 tools potentially, but what is his upside in your opinion?
Bob M |
(bob m from philly)
|Gore/Baez is close. I'd probably lean Gore. Duplantier is a good prospect, but a tier down from those two.
I've never been a big Bader guy, but I tend to not love the "five-tool dudes" that don't really have a plus on the sheet. But no reason he can't be an everyday guy for somebody, maybe somebody worse than the 2018 Cardinals though. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
|2017-04-05 23:00:00 (link to chat)||Thanks for the late, late chat, Wilson. In the BPro top 100 dynasty list, there was no mention of Harrison Bader, who's averaged 23 HR's and 23 steals per 600 PA's in the minors -- and he was terrific last year in Double-A despite being one of the youngest guys in the Texas League. Can you offer any insights? Thanks again. |
(Race Bannon from Private Jet)
|Of course, thanks for hanging out. There's some tweener in the profile, scouts aren't convinced the power will all show up, as he's a chronically aggressive hitter. The bags have come more off instinct than footspeed, and I wouldn't expect 20-plus bags in a full big-league season. He can provide deeper-league value as a second-division starter though...something like an OF4 in a 16-teamer as a 50th percentile outcome? (Wilson Karaman)|
|2017-02-14 12:00:00 (link to chat)||No mentions of Harrison Bader...Having watched him play a few games in the Texas League last year, he seems like a very Cardinal-ly Cardinal. Make sense?|
(New Slang from Tulsa)
|Yeah, he could be a Cardinals devil magic guy, but we liked Sierra more, for one example. He was the closest Cardinal to making it. (The Top 101 Prospect Chat with Jeffrey Paternostro)|
|2016-07-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Any mets prospects you like more than the average guy?|
(Gary from NJ)
-Chris Viall--XXL (6'9'') power arm from Stanford, has a lot of stuff, we'll see if anything can click control/command/consistency-wise.
-Jake Simon--LHP was the team's 11th-rounder in 2015, over-slot prep southpaw from Texas. Striking out hitters and keeping a ton of balls on the ground over a solid showing for Kingsport every fifth day.
Brooklyn: Pete Alonso, Blake Tiberi both college performers who fit that Harrison Bader type of player (talked about earlier) where they'll have to perform at every level...but also have the chance to be the types of grinders who just go out and do that.
Definitely will give Thomas Szapucki his own little bit here, though. There are a few more I could mention, but he really impressed when he was in the Appy League and he got promoted. High school lefty in 2015 in the first 10 rounds from a Florida high school. Really tough angle on hitters with an arm-slot that's death for lefties, especially. Gets good run on a fastball that touched 96 most every start (sitting 92-94) with some feel for a slider. It isn't an Anderson Espinoza type of low-level minors pitching prospect where you're really pushing a teenage pitcher way up your minor league prospect board, but Szapucki has been the type of guy you see in the Appy League who has a lot of big league ingredients, and you take note of that.
Good year for Appy League lefties overall. Kolby Allard was there, now Joey Wentz is, and there's Resly Linares for Princeton (Rays) as well as Szapucki, obviously. (Adam McInturff)
|2016-05-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Harrison Bader looks very interesting, but I'm a bit worried about the plate discipline. That said, he did have the 2 level jump and when he does make contact it's hard. Think it's something he can overcome in the majors?|
(mordecofe1 from NYC)
|Well, let me talk about this from my own experience of watching other players make those jumps. The 2-level jump is always hard & provides a big test for players, particularly High-A to Double-A. If you can hit/pitch consistently in Double-A, you may not need time in Triple-A. When I covered Kyle Drabek, he looked like he was major-league ready in Double-A. But, obviously, he ran into a lot of issues. Similar to say Jesus Montero, who looked like the future middle-of-the-order power bat for the Yankees, and, again, nope. Plate discipline issues are normal, especially if a player is making a big jump, or skipping a level. If he's making hard contact, he's likely running into some bad luck. (Jessica Quiroli)|
|2016-01-27 19:00:00 (link to chat)||Hey, Matt! Any thoughts on 2015 draftee Harrison Bader? In person he looked more than competent to me in centerfield in the Midwest League last year -- and his 54 game stats prorate to an impressive 20+ HR's and 40+ steals. Is there fantasy above avg. regular potential? Thanks! |
(Van Lingle Mungo Jerry from Burbank)
|Above average is probably a bit optimistic. I wouldn't be targeting him in first-year drafts unless it's absurdly deep. He's more of a guy to keep an eye on as the season goes on to see how he adjusts to higher levels. (Matt Collins)|
|2016-02-03 20:00:00 (link to chat)||your personal favorite prospects outside of the top 101?|
(JoeRandom from San Jose)
|I'm terrible at this off the top of my head. Demi Orimoloye, Harrison Bader, and Jharel Cotton are some personal favorites that are probably well off the 101. (Greg Wellemeyer)|
|2016-01-21 19:00:00 (link to chat)||Thanks for the chat, George! Last year Harrison Bader had 9 HR's and 15 steals in just 54 Midwest League games (straight out of the draft, no less). Is it nuts to see him as a plausible 20 HR, 30 SB guy in center field? I've seen him play three times for Peoria, and he looks *really* good in the outfield. Thanks again!|
(Ennio Morricowbell from Spain)
|I'm guessing you're not actually from Spain then... (George Bissell)|
|2015-12-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)||Harrison Bader had a solid pro ball debut, any chance he can develop into an above average center fielder?|
(Nick from TN)
|Above-average? Nah, I think that's asking too much. A lot of average tools though, so, there's a chance he becomes an average regular there if everything "maxes out." (Christopher Crawford)|
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