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Birth Date2-24-1999
Height6' 3"
Weight195 lbs
Age21 years, 7 months, 6 days
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MLB Statistics

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2017 PDR Rk AZL 7 7 21.3 0 1 0 14 7 34 0 100 5.9 3.0 0.0 14.3 69% .333 0.98 2.16 1.27 70 0.48 10.2
2018 FTW A MID 16 16 60.7 2 5 0 61 18 74 5 105 9.0 2.7 0.7 11.0 41% .354 1.30 3.25 4.45 87 4.11 86.9
2019 LEL A+ CAL 15 15 79.3 7 1 0 36 20 110 4 94 4.1 2.3 0.5 12.5 38% .211 0.71 2.38 1.02 72 1.70 35.0
2019 AMA AA TEX 5 5 21.7 2 1 0 20 8 25 3 116 8.3 3.3 1.2 10.4 40% .308 1.29 4.18 4.15 92 4.20 86.4

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YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

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

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2019 Preseason Forecast

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

90o 0 6.9 0 16 16 65.2 52 25 68 9 .261 1.17 3.58 3.78 -4.0 -0.4
80o 0 6.6 0 14 14 57.4 50 24 60 8 .280 1.29 4.07 4.29 -6.7 -0.7
70o 0 6.3 0 13 13 52.0 48 23 55 8 .293 1.38 4.43 4.68 -8.2 -0.9
60o 0 6 0 12 12 47.5 47 22 50 8 .305 1.46 4.75 5.01 -9.1 -1.0
50o 0 5.8 0 11 11 43.5 45 22 46 8 .316 1.53 5.05 5.34 -9.9 -1.1
40o 0 5.5 0 10 10 39.5 43 21 42 7 .327 1.61 5.37 5.66 -10.3 -1.1
30o 0 5.2 0 9 9 35.5 41 20 37 7 .338 1.70 5.71 6.03 -10.7 -1.2
20o 0 4.8 0 8 8 30.9 38 18 32 6 .352 1.81 6.12 6.46 -10.7 -1.2
10o 0 4.1 0 6 6 24.8 33 16 26 6 .372 1.97 6.72 7.09 -10.2 -1.1
Weighted Mean05.60101042.54321457.3121.514.995.27-9.3-1.0

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2020-09-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)In a 6x6 dynasty league, with $280 total salaried rosters, is trading $3 MacKenzie Gore for $35 Degrom and $24 Goldschmidt worth it if I'm trying to win a title this year? Each year there is subsequent $5 salary increase, although Gore will remain at his $3 price going into the 2021 season.
(shadiabu from San Diego)
Yes, to me that's a fair price if you can win a title. I hate giving up Gore but you're getting the best pitcher in baseball (arguably) and an excellent hitter in Goldschmidt. (Mike Gianella)
2020-08-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)From a fantasy perspective, for 2020, would you rather stash Spencer Howard or MacKenzie Gore?
(James from Boston)
For 2020 alone? Howard. I'm not convinced Gore gets much run. (Craig Goldstein)
2020-05-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Jesse! Not sure if I'm overreacting due to lack of an update on his injury, but I'm considering shopping Judge around in a deep dynasty points league. How do you feel about trading him for Gore and Luciano?
(Doc Antel from Oklahoma)
The injuries are piling up for Aaron Judge over the past few years. I completely understand the frustration for a dynasty owner. He should be fully recovered by the time baseball resumes, whenever that may be. This is the latest article on his recovery:

(I hate citing the New York Post for anything . . .)

I think an offer of MacKenzie Gore and Marco Luciano for Judge in a deep dynasty points league is fair. Of course, it never hurts to try to squeeze a bit more (maybe a pick or prospect), and it does depend on your contention window. Though, baseball may not happen in 2020, and losing a year of Judge's prime is devastating for dynasty owners. I would strongly consider moving Judge for that package, especially with a kicker. (Jesse Roche)
2020-03-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)I was wondering if, because of a shortened schedule, you had any tactics or perhaps changes to your draft plans in roto leagues. I.e. less games to pitch so go heavier on stud sps, or would you rather beef up your offense because effective streaming wont eat into innings limitations?
(spotted cow from Rockford)
Great question, and I will go into more detail regarding the impact of the suspended season next week on the debut episode of the Five-Tool Fantasy Baseball Podcast presented by Fantrax.

First, we do not necessarily know it will be a shortened season, though it is very likely. If it is, I am less likely to target prospects in redraft formats as what was previously a potential May/June promotion now may be a July/August promotion, and just two months of production is not worth a stash in most cases.

The delay benefits currently injured players like Justin Verlander, Giancarlo Stanton, Mike Clevinger, Aaron Judge, and the like. I would take more shots at guys like that who may still have the injury stigma depressing their value.

It does also benefit players on innings limits like Jesus Luzardo, and it may actually mean we see top pitching prospects like MacKenzie Gore earlier in the season than anticipated.

I imagine most roto leagues will adjust innings limitations to account for a shortened season, or at least they should. (Jesse Roche)
2020-02-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Give me the names of top prospects who are going to come up this year?
(Charlie from Atlanta)
The list is extensive. Here are top-50 prospects who likely will be in the majors at some point in 2020: Jo Adell, Gavin Lux, Luis Robert, MacKenzie Gore, Carter Kieboom, Dylan Carlson, Nick Madrigal, Jesus Luzardo, Dustin May, Brendan Rodgers, Nate Pearson, Casey Mize, Forrest Whitley, Alec Bohm, Cristian Pache, Ryan Mountcastle, Spencer Howard, and Matt Manning. There are obviously others, and even more who will surprise, but I'd wager these prospects will arrive at some point. (Jesse Roche)
2019-11-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Guys, How much of a better prospect is Mackenzie Gore compared to Nate Pearson?
(jfl19 from BJMB)
Oh, I'm guessing it's like 10-15 spots on the 101 or thereabouts. Which roughly implies 60/40 we think Gore is the better prospect. Don't hold me to any of this math. (Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Chat)
2019-09-27 12:00:00 (link to chat)Joey Cantillo or Mackenzie Gore?
(Bailey from MD)
That's gonna be Gore for me. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-07-11 23:00:00 (link to chat)What's your biggest weakness as an evaluator? Any particular profile you have to fight yourself from going nuts over?
(Holding A Mirror from Up To Life)
Predicting the future and yes, fat guys.

And with that, I gotta be jetty to the gym, cuz we've been too busy on the mind for me to spend time on the body this week and my old ass is feelin' it. Karen O's dominating every turn like MacKenzie Gore these days and this is an excellent workout mix cut: (Wilson Karaman)
2019-06-05 21:00:00 (link to chat)All the stats are pointing to MacKenzie Gore being a bona fide SP1 in fantasy , do you see any way , barring injury of course , how it won't happen ? cheers pres.
(boatman44 from Liverpool)
I mean, of course, but I really like the odds of it happening compared to other pitching prospects. He's the best in the game right now in my opinion despite the fact that we won't see him for another year and a half at least. (Mr. President Bret Sayre)
2019-05-08 20:00:00 (link to chat)Not counting the reigning top pitching prospect Whitley, who are your top 3 SP prospects?
(Ozzie Ozzie Albies, Oy Oy Oy! from Lithuania)
1. Jesus Luzardo, when fully healthy, seems to be the most polished arm yet to debut. The A's lefty looks like he'll have a lot of good traits and pitches working for him when he does appear in Oakland.

2. MacKenzie Gore, the Padres prodigy, sounds like he was built in a lab to flummox hitters with long left-handed levers and precocious stuff.

3. This one is not the third-BEST pitching prospect by any means, but I'm very very interested to see what Blue Jays flamethrower Nate Pearson can do over a longer stretch. His raw ability is staggering. (Zach Crizer)
2018-07-30 23:00:00 (link to chat)Will MacKenzie Gore turn into Glasnow 2.0?
(Wonderswonders from Nashville )
Sorry for the glitch in the matrix on those last two answers. Anyway, no, I don't really see much of a reason to suspect that at this point?

Speaking of summertime syrup pop: (Wilson Karaman)
2018-07-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who have been the best players you have seen this year?
(Lance from Ft. Worth)
On the mound, I really like MacKenzie Gore. I have not caught Hunter Greene yet, but Gore has the best stuff I've seen so far. Position players, the Twins have a pair of potential stars in Royce Lewis and Alex Kirilloff. I also like the Cubs Miguel Amaya, Cardinals Elehuris Montero, and Cleveland's Will Benson. The Fort Wayne team has also been a lot of fun to watch with all their young talent. (Nathan Graham)
2018-06-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who is a good arm to target in a dynasty league? I have lots of assets but need to invest wisely.
(Preston from Portland)
If you just want the best dynasty arm, target Forrest Whitley or Sixto. If you want a guy that might be undervalued at present, target Paddock or Cease. If you have some time and don't mind risk, MacKenzie Gore or Graterol. If you want safe value, well, don't invest in pitching prospects, but Keller or McKenzie. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-02-05 12:00:00 (link to chat)Dynasty League Draft - which of these top 101 players do you take with first pick? Luis Robert, Keston Hiura, Royce Lewis, Hunter Greene, Mackenzie Gore, Jo Addell
(PKIII from SC)
Oooooh, If you want surety I'd go Hiura, but I'd be sorely temped by Adell or Robert. Less interested in the pitchers. (Top 101 with Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-02-28 20:00:00 (link to chat)Does MacKenzie Gore have SP1 potential upside? How close is he to the 5 bats above him in the first-year player rankings? Talk me out of taking him above Adell....
(ThunderAce41 from OKC)
...and the guy Puk is competing with is this dude. I get vertigo when I see his curve on YouTube. I won't be the one to push you to the edge, though. Bet on the bat. Adell has 30+ HR power with some speed. MacKenzie should be great but feel like this is exactly how we viewed Groome last year. (Eddy Almaguer)
2018-01-23 23:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for doing the chat. MacKenzie Gore is my binkie out of last year's draft class, but there are a couple of hitters who I think can have impact bats. Where are you on Hiura/Burger/Ramos? Also- give the people what they want and hit them with some Maytals.
(Sebastian Melmoth from The Cape)
Gore's a good binkie, he's got the chance to be a special pitcher. I'm looking forward to seeing him in Lake Elsinore at some point this summer.

Hiura's one of the most advanced college bats I've seen. I love his swing - kind of extension and finish that reminds me of Ryan Braun, and he's got a chance to be that caliber of hitter, no hyperbole intended.

Burger had arguably the best power in the draft class last year, and while that ain't worth what it once was, he can be a frontline masher in the middle of a first-division lineup.

Ramos I touched on earlier, but his tools and advanced baseball acumen for a kid his age - especially when combined with his physical projectability - is just a rare combination. Not to say it'll definitely happen, but he has the building blocks to develop into a top overall fantasy prospect, and not many dudes start their careers with that kind of ceiling at 18. (Wilson Karaman)
2017-11-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see any of these pitchers as likely to be a #1: Michael Baez, Mitch Keller, Forrest Whitley, Mackenzie Gore, Michael Fulmer, Justus Sheffield. Which ones? I’ve got them listed in my draft order . What do you think?
(temple from Madison WI)
I'd probably drop Baez behind the first two (and we have people that lurrrrrve Gore internally as well), but I also maybe wouldn't argue he has the best chance to be a #1 there. You could also argue Fulmer is actually the closest to *being* a 1, and you would of course be right, but his elbow situation is worrisome. (Jeffrey Paternostro)

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