|2019-10-18 12:00:00 (link to chat)||Hey Steve got a couple of true/false questions for you :).
O'Neil Cruz will at some stage in his MLB career lead the league in home runs?
Jo Adell will be at some stage in his MLB career will win the Triple Crown ?
Forest Whitley will strike out 250+ in at least one season of his MLB career?
Thanks for the chat mate.|
(boatman44 from Liverpool)
|ONeil Cruz could lead the league in home runs, given that Pete Alonso//Joey Gallo/Cody Bellinger/Christian Yelich/Nolan Arenado/etc. all get hurt. In other words, not liekly.
Jo Adell will probably strike out too much (but hey who isn't these days) to have the batting average/OBP necessary to win it.
Whitley like I stated earlier has the highest upside of any pitcher in the minors. Given how the Astros work with pitchers, a 250 strikeout season would not shock me. (Steve Givarz)
|2019-09-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)||How has Oneil Cruz looked in AFL so far? Whats his trajectory next year?|
(Sean from Boston)
|I pinged Ricky Conti who was just in Arizona for us and he had this to say about Cruz:
"OíNeil put on an absolute show in BP from a low effort swing. Heís also a stick so a plus plus future raw grade isnít unreasonable. He actually handled SS just fine. The height thing doesnít seem to hold him back. He's exciting. I definitely left a lot higher on him than I was before."
Ricky will also have a detailed eyewitness account coming to the site soon, so keep an eye out for that. (Craig Goldstein)
|2019-07-31 12:00:00 (link to chat)||Ok so what should we think of Oneil Cruz? He was recently promoted to AA but am I wrong to still being skeptical because of his size? What are your thoughts on him?|
(Neil from The Moon)
|We're pretty high on him internally. He's probably not a shortstop but Jarrett Seidler just saw him this week and said he made some shortstop plays. I wouldn't be too skeptical. He's a player. (Craig Goldstein)|
|2019-05-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Is Oneil Cruz's defence improving at SS?|
(Derek from Chicago)
|He's currently laid up on the injured list, but we have a prospect team member in Bradenton who will report on this when he's active again (Craig Goldstein)|
|2019-04-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)||I'm convinced Oneil Cruz has fantasy superstar potential. What say you?|
(Jordan from Dakota)
|Potential is a tricky word. Does that outcome exist in the spectrum of possibilities? Sure. I think he's intriguing and is likely to be fun and useful but not a superstar. (Craig Goldstein)|
|2019-02-06 21:00:00 (link to chat)||Is Oneil Cruz a top 10 fantasy prospect if he sticks at SS?|
(Jatheesh from Waterloo)
|He *could* be, but ... Cruz isnít going to stick at short. He might be very athletic for someone his size, but heís still someone his size. I think RF is the most likely destination, but wonít rule out third (which is a compliment toward his glove work given his trimmer Aaron Judge-ass frame) - BC (Dynasty 101 Chat w/ Ben Carsley and Bret Sayre)|
|2018-07-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)||Is there any prospect that hasn't been getting coverage that you think can should be?|
(Boricuan from DR)
|This is tough because I just had to burn all my guys for the midseason list coverage, heh. I will say that we've been covering Oneil Cruz more as an oddity than a top prospect and he's getting really close to being the latter if he's not already there. (Jarrett Seidler)|
|2018-06-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)||How would you rank the following for dynasty fantasy purposes: Cavan Biggio, Esteury Ruiz, Oneil Cruz, Shed Long, Ke'Bryan Hayes. Thanks in advance. |
(Enrique from The Ranch)
|What a weird hodgepodge. Probably Shed/Hayes/Biggio/Cruz/Ruiz (Jeffrey Paternostro)|
|2017-05-22 23:00:00 (link to chat)||Hey Wilson. Wasn't sure if you had chance to get eyes on or any updates on Oneil Cruz as I know he is in full season and super young?|
(Jerry from Earth)
|Emmett's had a few looks at him, and I wrote an update based off his notes in an MLU recently: "Described by prospect team member Emmett Rosenbaum as "one of the weirdest things I've seen" Cruz is a gangly 6-foot-6, 175-pound shortstop. After turning heads at the Dodgers' DSL affiliate last summer, he's been adjusting as you might expect for an 18-year-old navigating his stateside and full-season debut. While he's highly unlikely to stick at short as he fills out, the profile's still intriguing at third. More from Emmett: "The power is definitely real, he [shows] some pretty impressive strength given how little his body is filled out." (Wilson Karaman)|
|2017-04-28 13:30:00 (link to chat)||I am a sucker for extreme lottery tickets so drafted Daniel Montano & Oneil Cruz this preseason. Do you have any opinions on them Craig?|
(David from Atlantis)
|I don't have much on Montano you don't already know. Cruz is fascinating playing third base at his size, and I guess what I'd say is that if you bought in before, don't abandon ship because of Low-A stats, as he's raw, 18 years old, and likely to struggle at that level. We should be able to provide updates on him as we have a few people covering the midwest league. (Craig Goldstein)|