|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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEHTtOM_hvY (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)|