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    Quote Originally Posted by Nafro View Post
    Nope Rockies was today. San Fran on the 18th
    Rockies are in the NL West.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jays4life19 View Post
    Sure!


    9. Vladimir Gutierrez, rhp |
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    Born: Sept. 18, 1995. B-T: R-R. Ht.: 6-1. Wt.: 172. Signed: Cuba, 2016. Signed by: Tony Arias/Chris Buckley.

    Background: Gutierrez left the Cuban national team at the Caribbean Series in February 2015 after two effective seasons in the Cuban major league. Poor workouts in 2015 kept him from getting the offers he expected, but he eventually signed with the Reds in late August 2016 for $4.75 million after he showed an improved fastball. The Reds spent nearly $12 million on Gutierrez and Cuban shortstop Alfredo Rodriguez in 2016.

    Scouting Report: At the time of his defection, Gutierrez possessed one of the best combinations of stuff and projection in the rapidly thinning Cuban pitching market. His fastball sat at 88-93 mph in Cuba and was 92-96 in a three-inning workout for multiple teams in April 2016. His curveball, the best in Cuba before he came to the U.S., is back after what Gutierrez called an ill-conceived idea to shelve his curveball for a slider. His high-70s curve is a power pitch with tight spin and downer action that could end up being a plus offering. He also still throws a slider as a less-effective but usable breaking ball. Gutierrez has developed an 83-84 mph change with deception and fade that could be average one day.

    The Future: The Reds previously signed and developed athletic Cuban pitchers Aroldis Chapman and Raisel Iglesias, though Gutierrez is further from the big leagues than they were. He has a ceiling of mid-rotation starter and will join high Class A Daytona in 2017.

    Read more at http://www.baseballamerica.com/minor...A4helwabpL7.99



    ..Can't find Reynolds.
    Does Jason Martin's say anything good about him?
    #Free Speech

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Cats Ass View Post
    Does Jason Martin's say anything good about him?
    Nothing on Martin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by P2F View Post
    Rockies are in the NL West.
    That's why they released their top 10 on them today. ARZ was Monday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jays4life19 View Post
    Nothing on Martin!
    Thanks anyway. He must just be too amazing to put words on.
    #Free Speech

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Cats Ass View Post
    Thanks anyway. He must just be too amazing to put words on.
    Secret weapon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamGreenwood View Post
    I'll take Michael De Leon of the Texas Rangers.
    This is a bit of an odd pick. 87 wRC+ this year in A+.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJH View Post
    This is a bit of an odd pick. 87 wRC+ this year in A+.
    If it makes you feel better he had a 60 at A in 2015. He's improving...I would guess more the process..then results...

    AG better know what he's doing, he's where I go, to get advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJH View Post
    This is a bit of an odd pick. 87 wRC+ this year in A+.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nafro View Post
    If it makes you feel better he had a 60 at A in 2015. He's improving...I would guess more the process..then results...

    AG better know what he's doing, he's where I go, to get advice.
    JFL should post the scouting report.
    "We don't have to plan for a rebuild. But all 30 teams have to stay agile, and have to understand that we're dealing with human beings, and these assets to organizations are human and change and evolve. I think what we've tried to do is become more flexible and agile, and to sustain championships is to build from within."

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingKat View Post
    JFL should post the scouting report.
    He's not in the Rangers top 10!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jays4life19 View Post
    He's not in the Rangers top 10!
    Two year old write up. AG loves a guy with a good internal clock.

    A $550,000 signing out of the Dominican Republic on July 2, 2013, De Leon made his pro debut in Double-A on May 11 when Frisco needed a fill-in. A few days later, he went to low Class A Hickory when the Rangers were short there due to injury, and he stuck around until the end of August, when the Rangers bumped him up to high Class A Myrtle Beach to finish the season. After the season, De Leon became the youngest player in the history of the Arizona Fall League. De Leon's rapid rise was more about opportunity than him being a truly elite prospect, however. He has a simple, line-drive swing from both sides of the plate and makes frequent contact, though with minimal power, and maintains a sound approach. De Leon doesn't have flashy tools, but he's a fundamentally sound player with game awareness beyond his years. He's a smart, reliable defender at shortstop, where he has a good internal clock, smooth hands and an extremely accurate arm, though his arm strength is just average. He's a below-average runner, so he's not the rangiest shortstop, with some scouts believing he may end up at second. De Leon has a chance to be a steady, everyday middle infielder, but given his unusual career arc, where he starts 2015 is up in the air.
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    Who's up?

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    Spittin. I messaged him a while back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJH View Post
    This is a bit of an odd pick. 87 wRC+ this year in A+.
    Don't look at me. I just do what the spreadsheet tells me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jays4life19 View Post
    Who's up?
    Quote Originally Posted by AdamGreenwood View Post
    Spittin. I messaged him a while back.
    He was on here this afternoon and about 10 minutes after you picked, was on for nearly an hour than split, he's definitely researching, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanky99 View Post
    He was on here this afternoon and about 10 minutes after you picked, was on for nearly an hour than split, he's definitely researching, lol.
    I'm guessing he isn't.

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