Ketel Marte CF
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|2020-03-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)||If Spencer Torkelson, Austin Martin, Pedro Leon and Oscar Colas were in the minors, about where would they rank in terms of top prospects? Can you offer any comps for each of them? Thank you.|
(John from Florida)
|As an initial matter, comps are a dangerous path to take, but why not!
(1) Spencer Torkelson, top-30 prospect, rough comp: Pete Alonso
(2) Austin Martin, top-50 prospect, rough comp: Ketel Marte
(3) Pedro Leon, top-150 prospect
(4) Oscar Colas, top-200 prospect
I do not feel comfortable even offering a comp for the Cubans. Leon lacks much size (5-foot-9), but offers some pop, speed, and arm strength. Colas has big power and a big arm, but not a lot else. His performance in Japan was in the Western League, which is basically the NPB minors. I get Julio Pablo Martinez vibes from Leon for whatever reason. I am suspicious of both until we get more concrete information. (Jesse Roche)
|2019-08-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Are Hunter Dozier and JD Davis having the quietest "breakout" seasons of anyone? Both Statcast and actual numbers looking beastly.|
(Eddie from SC)
|I'm not sure that Davis' breakout has been all that quiet, but the point is taken. Davis' defensive issues are going to limit his upside. Dozier has flown under the radar because no one in the mainstream media cares about KC these days. I'd argue that Ketel Marte's breakout has been even more overlooked. (JP Breen)|
|2019-06-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Hi Craig:
My team in a 16 tm. 12 kpr. pts. league is doing unexpectedly well. But I need another decent SP to compete in the playoffs. If I had to part with one of these prospects to get one, which one should it be: Dylan Carlson, Jesus Sanchez, Nate Pearson, Carter Kieboom or K. Hiura?
Very low deduction for Ks by a batter in this pts. league.
I should note: that Ketel Marte is having a surprisingly good season for me at 2B. Thx!|
(balticwolf from Bethesda MD)
|of those names I'd go with Jesus Sanchez at the moment. (Craig Goldstein)|
|2019-06-14 14:00:00 (link to chat)||With launch angle being public, can we come to a consensus on the definition of batted ball types? I was writing about Ketel Marte and noticed Fangraphs has his LD% at 19.7%, Baseball Savant has it at 24.7%, and B-Ref has it at 26%. I imagine that is because the difference between a line drive and fly ball is fuzzy, but with launch angle that shouldn't be a problem.|
(matthewgtobin from Boston)
|What I've found is that there's solid consensus *within* a system, i.e. FG line drives are like other FG line drives, and B-R's line drives are similar to other B-R line drives, but FG and B-R line drives are different. If you actually break them down by angle, there tends to be surprisingly little overlap in launch angle between the different classes of batted balls. But one system might set the criteria for a flyball around 25 and another at 30, so it's hard to reconcile the two.
There would be value to putting all the systems on the same even footing, but then the companies that sell batted ball classifications wouldn't be able to differentiate their products from each other and that might dampen their sales. So I understand why we have the system we do. The best thing to do is really look at launch angle instead--there is information within a batted ball class that's important. Not all fly balls are created equal, for example. (Rob Arthur)
|2018-01-23 23:00:00 (link to chat)||Always interested in thoughts on players who don't get drafted who wind up in the Top 100 by year's end....ie. Marwin, Pham, Merrifield types....cough up 3 or 4 names that might fit this mold for 2019, please.|
(Chris from Baltimore)
|From outside the current top 300, these aren't necessarily top-100 candidates, but a few dudes I like off the top of my head to produce really nice late-game return on investment:
Jose Martinez - as of right now he's in a bit of a logjam for playing time, but he's got some versatility and I like the bat a lot
Scott Schebler - Dude's got a ton of pop, a teeny bit of sneaky speed, and while the profile's not overtly valuable these days in shallower leagues, you do still need 35-homer bats to keep pace
Ketel Marte - Been a fan for a while, solid hitter, has gotten stronger and can drive the ball better now
Austin Hayes and Ryan McMahon should both get opportunities as young hitters with talent.
I haven't given up on Folty figuring out how to pitch with that stuff
Kinda interested to see what Grichuk can do in Toronto (Wilson Karaman)
|2016-05-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)||With Machado's new SS eligibility, is it worth pursuing a 3B? I have Eduardo Nunez and Ketel Marte at SS now but could likely move some prospects for a 3B and move on from them. |
(Alex from Austin)
|If you can get an upgrade on either of those guys without giving up too much future, I'd do it, definitely. (Mike Gianella)|
|2016-03-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)||How do you view Ketel Marte in a dynasty league?|
(Allen from MSP)
|I'm not as high on him as a lot of people. I think he could be great, but I don't ever see him being a big power force and shortstops who steal 20-30 bases and don't hit for big power numbers are fairly common. Comps are bad, always, but from an anecdotal perspective the hype surrounding Marte reminds of Erick Aybar when he came up. Aybar has always been a solid citizen, but he's not a guy you're building around in any format. (Mike Gianella)|
|2016-03-14 14:30:00 (link to chat)||What's Ketel Marte's ultimate ceiling?|
(Dhdbd from Seattle)
|First division regular, but I'll take the under. (Brendan Gawlowski)|
|2015-09-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Jose Peraza's bat seems pretty hollow and BABIP dependent... yet he's still just 21. Can he be the starting 2B in LA next year? Who do you think has a better shot of remaining a starting infielder, Peraza or Ketel Marte?|
(Davey Lopes from Los Angeles, 1979)
|You're correct about Peraza. He's going to sink or swim offensively based on his average, because he doesn't walk and much of his "power" is going to be him turning a single into a double, or a double into a triple with his legs.
That said, I would give Peraza the nod on who's more likely to develop into a starting infielder. Remember, Peraza is at second base because the Braves had Andrelton Simmons and the Dodgers have Corey Seager, not because he lacks defensive skills. Other teams would love to acquire Peraza and insert him at shortstop, where he has all the physical traits necessary to be an above-average defender.
I think the answer to your question about Peraza serving as the Dodgers' starting second baseman in 2016 depends on your timetable. Friedman (and most other GM types, these days) love to use their prospects as Plan B entering the season. Why? Because the youngster can head to the minors until he's needed; the Plan A veteran can't-he'll opt out or sign elsewhere if that's in the cards. So opening day second baseman? No; but if we're talking about from July onward? I'm inclined to say yes. (R.J. Anderson)
|2015-09-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Can Ketel Marte stick at short for a few years? |
(kcshankd from Maple Valley WA)
|Six months ago, I didn't think there was a chance. Now, I'd say it's 50/50. I still think second base -- or center -- is the better landing spot, but the footwork has improved and the hands much softer. (Christopher Crawford)|
|2015-07-13 14:30:00 (link to chat)||Other than the marquee guys in today's game, name a player on the field today who WILL and WON'T reach their potential. |
(Bart Bennison from Primantis)
|Ketel Marte is a prospect that does not receive enough love. And he plays up the middle. It's an easy profile to like.
Frankie Montas has a huge arm, but how many guys throwing 100 mph end up in a rotation? It's just hard to command that type of velo and many don't get away with it. He's a backend RP for me in the long-run, and that's not a knock on him by any means. - Tucker Blair (Futures Game Chat)
|2015-05-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)||Mike, I'm eyeballing Ketel Marte for a spot on my roster. Roughly 100 minor leaguers are owned. What says you? Does he stick at SS or slide to 2B? Offensive upside worth it? |
(MP from Bluegrass State)
|I think he can play a passable short, so he'll probably stick. The offensive upside makes him kind of borderline here. He's really a BABIP fueled player, and a lot of Mariners prospects don't seem to translate well to the bigs early on due to the tough park (think Dustin Ackley). So while Marte is worth owning here, he is borderline based on your question. (Mike Gianella)|
|2015-05-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Chris, looking for a leg up on my dynasty league. Two open minor league slots. Ketel Marte, Phillip Ervin, Jomar Reyes, Darnell Sweeney Jose de Leon, and Alex Reyes are all availabe. Whom should I add if I'm looking for superstar upside, regardless of ETA/position?|
(Matt from KY)
|Definitely take Reyes, and then....I'd go Marte. I've been impressed with what I've seen, and there's a 50/50 shot he can play shortstop. (Christopher Crawford)|
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