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    BORN: Aug. 23, 1998.
    B-T: L-L| HT: 6-6| WT: 220
    DRAFTED: HS - Barnegat, N.J., 2016 (1st round)
    SIGNED BY: Ray Fagnant.
    MINORS (2 teams): 3-9, 5.69 ERA | 72 SO | 30 BB | 55 IP
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    Track Record:: Groome was viewed as a potential No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 draft as a standout talent who as a teenager had a big league frame, low-effort velocity and a swing-and-miss curveball that made it easy to imagine an impact starter. He fell to No. 12 due to both signability and off-field concerns, but the Red Sox felt comfortable with his makeup and were thrilled at the chance to select someone with such a high ceiling, and they signed him for a just-above-slot $3.65 million. Groome's full-season debut in 2017 proved rocky. He left his first start at low Class A Greenville with an intercostal strain that sidelined him for two months and later experienced minor forearm soreness that ended his season in mid-August. During the season, his father was arrested on drug and weapons charges. In between those challenges, Groome showed inconsistent but promising flashes of the stuff that made him a heralded high school pitcher.

    Scouting Report: With a tall, upright delivery and the ability to spin a hammer curveball to pair with elevated four-seam fastballs, Groome already harbors similarities with Drew Pomeranz. While he worked in the low 90s for most of his injury-riddled 2017, he's expected to gain velocity with more exposure to a professional conditioning program. He's still learning how best to employ a changeup, but evaluators believe that his natural ability to manipulate the ball will give him the ability to emerge with at least a solid-average pitch, while anticipating that his ability to spin the ball will allow him to develop a quality cutter. His cutter, in turn, could allow him to open the plate in a way that allows him to move beyond some of the pitch efficiency challenges he endured in 2017. His athleticism and easy ability to generate power from his delivery suggest that, despite walking 4.9 per nine innings in 2017, he has a chance to develop above-average control.

    ��Projected Future Grades On 20-80 Scouting Scale
    Fastball: 60. Changeup: 50. Curveball: 60.Cutter: 55. Control:55.

    The Future: With Chris Sale reaching out to Groome to work out with him during the offseason, the Red Sox are optimistic that the young lefthander will be ready to hit the ground running in 2018. He should be able to gain momentum at Greenville before an in-season move to high Class A Salem. He'll be pitching nearly all of 2018 as a 19-year-old, suggesting little need to rush across levels. If he can remain healthy, his anticipated pitch development suggests a possibility of a No. 2 or No. 3 starter.

    2. Michael Chavis, 3B ��
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    BORN: Aug. 11, 1995.
    B-T: R-R| HT: 5-10 | WT: 190
    DRAFTED: HS - Marietta, Ga., 2014 (1st round).
    SIGNED BY: Brian Moehler.
    MINORS (2 teams): .282/.347/.563 | 31 HR | 2 SB | 471 AB
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    Track Record: After struggling in 2015 and 2016 with a crude offensive approach and injuries, Chavis made a concerted effort to address those concerns in 2017. He took extensive notes about his pregame routine and pitch-by-pitch sequences. That approach set the stage for a breakout season in which he blasted 31 homers to rank fifth in the minors.

    Scouting Report: Chavis uses phenomenal bat speed and a strong core to generate standout power from his compact frame. While he proved hyper-aggressive in his attempt to drive the ball in previous years, he showed a greater commitment to stay back and drive the ball to all fields in 2017. That approach led to both a career-low strikeout rate and impressive displays of in-game power. Defensively, Chavis likewise made significant improvements to the point that many evaluators now believe he can be playable at third base.

    The Future: Chavis has middle-of-the-order power, though his relatively low walk rates suggest more of a future No. 6 hitter. With Rafael Devers at third base, the Red Sox exposed Chavis to first base in the Arizona Fall League. His spring training will dictate whether he opens 2018 at Double-A Portland or Triple-A Pawtucket.

    3. Tanner Houck, RHP ��
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    BORN: June 29, 1996.
    B-T: R-R.| HT: 6-5. | WT: 220.
    DRAFTED: Missouri, 2017 (1st round).
    SIGNED BY: Todd Gold.
    MINORS: 0-3, 3.63 ERA | 25 SO | 8 BB | 22 IP
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    Track Record: Houck entered 2017 as a preseason All-American. Yet despite another solid year in the Southeastern Conference, his anticipated dominance as a junior didn't materialize, leaving a pitcher projected as a potential top-10 pick on the board for the Red Sox at No. 24.

    Scouting Report: Houck features a low three-quarters arm slot and a cross-body delivery, with moving parts that create deception but also pose challenges for his mechanical consistency. While his velocity was down at the start of his junior year, he was once again sitting at 92-93 mph and topping out at 97 by the end of the year, with a nasty two-seamer that evoked comparisons with Jake Peavy and Kevin Brown. He also threw a slider that came on as a wipeout offering. The Red Sox believe that with his ability to spin the ball from a low arm slot, he has a chance to generate more swings and misses by using his slider off an elevated four-seamer. They also plan to introduce a cutter, changeup and two-seam fastball to the mix.

    The Future: Houck's fastball and slider offer a solid floor of a late-inning reliever, but if he can broaden his mix, he has mid-rotation potential. He will open his first full pro season in 2018 at one of the Class A affiliates.

    4. Bryan Mata, RHP
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    BORN: May 3, 1999.
    B-T: R-R. | HT: 6-3 | WT: 160
    SIGNED: Venezuela, 2016.
    SIGNED BY: Alex Requena/Eddie Romero.
    MINORS: 5-6, 3.74 ERA | 74 SO | 26 BB | 77 IP
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    Track Record: Signed for $25,000, Mata has stood out since entering the system for the maturity of both his stuff and demeanor, traits that earned him a late-May assignment at low Class A Greenville, making him the youngest pitcher in the South Atlantic League.

    Scouting Report: Mata's clean delivery allows him to attack the strike zone with a three-pitch mix anchored by a four-seamer that typically sits at 91-92 mph, tops out at 94 mph, and has a chance to gain additional ticks as he fills out. His arm speed and consistent release point create good sell on a changeup that has late fade, creating the potential for a plus offering that he uses for swings and misses. Though his 77-78 mph curveball hasn't been a swing-and-miss offering, it has depth and he can throw it for strikes. Projected command will allow his pitch mix to play up.

    The Future: As an 18-year-old, Mata showed the potential to advance quickly. If his breaking ball doesn't progress, then his future may be in the bullpen. But if he gains more consistency with the pitch while gaining additional power on his fastball, he has the upside of a No. 3 or No. 4 starter.

    5. Cole Brannen, OF ��
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    BORN: Aug. 4, 1998.
    B-T: L-R | HT: 6-0 | WT: 170
    DRAFTED: HS - Perry, Ga., 2017 (2nd round).
    SIGNED BY: Brian Moehler.
    MINORS (2 teams): .224/.383/.252 | 0 HR | 10 SB | 143 AB
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    Track Record: Brannen stood out in the showcases following his junior year of high school, offering glimpses of a potential five-tool talent. Surgery to repair a broken hamate prior to the start of his senior year contributed to a slow start. He fell to the second round of the 2017 draft, where the Red Sox signed him for an above-slot $1.3 million. He started well in the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League before hitting a physical wall in August.

    Scouting Report: Brannen possesses elite speed and athleticism that serve as the cornerstone of his projections, giving him a chance to be a true center fielder while also elevating his offensive impact. He's shown advanced plate discipline and solid bat-to-ball skills that suggest a top-of-the-order skill set. He showed the ability to drive the ball to the opposite field as an amateur, but it remains to be seen whether his strength is playable or whether he's a line-drive hitter whose ability to use the opposite field would play well at Fenway Park.

    The Future: Brannen will be a candidate to open 2018 at low Class A Greenville. He has one of the highest ceilings of any Red Sox position player and represents the system's best up-the-middle prospect in the U.S.

    6. Darwinzon Hernandez, LHP
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    BORN: Dec. 17, 1996.
    B-T: L-L | HT: 6-2 | WT: 185
    SIGNED: Venezuela, 2013.
    SIGNED BY: Rolando Pino/Ramon Mora.
    MINORS: 4-5, 4.01 ERA | 116 SO | 49 BB | 103 IP
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    Track Record: Signed out of Venezuela for $25,000, Hernandez has shown stuff matched by few others in the Red Sox system. He has struck out more than a batter per inning as a starter across three consecutive levels, including a strong performance at low Class A Greenville in 2017, where his success was a product of stuff, because his abilities remained relatively unrefined.

    Scouting Report: Hernandez makes hitters uncomfortable with his low three-quarters arm slot, coming at them aggressively with 93-96 mph fastballs that top out at 97. His fastball can be so overwhelming to lower-level hitters that it may have slowed the development of his secondary pitches. Though his primary breaking pitch has been a curveball, his arm slot has long seemed suited to a slider. He used the pitch sparingly for most of 2017 before, in his final outing, leaning heavily on it in a dominant performance. While his walk rate remains high (4.3 per nine innings in 2017), it represented a major improvement over 2016 (6.7).

    The Future: Hernandez's fastball and slider give him the look of a pitcher with at least late-innings potential, and if he can improve his control, he has a chance to be a mid-rotation starter.

    7. Sam Travis, 1B ��
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    BORN: Aug. 27, 1993.
    B-T: R-R| HT: 6-0 | WT: 205
    DRAFTED: Indiana, 2014 (2nd round).
    SIGNED BY: Blair Henry.
    MINORS: .270/.351/.375 | 6 HR | 6 SB | 304 AB
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    Track Record: After his 2016 season was cut short by a blown out ACL in his knee, Travis got off to a strong start in spring training but endured an uneven season. At times, he looked like a hitter who controlled the strike zone and did a good job identifying pitches on which he could make hard contact, with a May surge at Triple-A Pawtucket setting the stage for his first call-up.

    Scouting Report: Despite his 2017 inconsistencies, Travis still has the foundation of a strong offensive approach, thanks to strong strikeout and walk rates. His flat-plane bat path, however, has resulted in line drives rather than the power of a first base prototype, resulting in questions of whether he'll hit enough to be an everyday player or if he'll fall more into the mold of a platoon bat against lefthanders. (He pounded southpaws in Pawtucket and the big leagues.) Defensively, Travis made considerable progress at first base, and he also gained exposure to left field in the Dominican League.

    The Future: The 2018 season may be pivotal in shaping Travis' future. If he can make swing adjustments to turn raw strength into in-game power, he could carve out a big league role, but a return to Pawtucket is likely.

    8. Mike Shawaryn, RHP
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    BORN: Sept. 17, 1994.
    B-T: R-R | HT: 6-2 | WT: 200
    DRAFTED: Maryland, 2016 (5th round).
    SIGNED BY: Chris Calciano.
    MINORS (2 teams): 8-7, 3.81 ERA | 169 SO | 48 BB | 135 IP AB
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    Track Record: After a dominant sophomore year at Maryland (1.71 ERA, 10.7 strikeouts per nine innings), Shawaryn's draft stock slipped as he pitched more to contact as a junior. The 2016 fifth-round pick elevated his strikeout rate in 2017, ranking 11th among full-season minor league starters with 11.3 strikeouts per nine innings at two Class A levels.

    Scouting Report: Shawaryn has the frame and thick core of a starter. His low three-quarters release point, somewhat evocative of Max Scherzer, challenged hitters to recognize whether he was throwing his low-90s fastball or a slider that frequently became a chase pitch. In 2017, Shawaryn showed increasing comfort elevating a four-seamer, creating a greater vertical spread of his arsenal. He's working to add a changeup with depth that will give him greater freedom to attack both sides of the plate.

    The Future: Shawaryn's swing-and-miss slider and fastball offer a floor of a reliever. If he can improve his changeup, he could be an innings-eating No. 4 starter. He'll likely open 2018 at Double-A Portland, but his ability to attack the strike zone with his pitch mix could allow him to move up during the season.

    9. Alex Scherff, RHP ��
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    BORN: Feb. 5, 1998.
    B-T: B-R | HT: 6-3 | WT: 205
    DRAFTED: HS - Coleyville, Texas, 2017 (5th round).
    SIGNED BY: Brandon Agamennone.
    MINORS: Did not play.
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    Track Record: Scherff claimed Gatorade Texas player of the year honors in 2017 after going 8-0, 0.44 and striking out 89 in 48 innings as a senior. His performance made him a consideration for the Red Sox with their first-round pick. While signability concerns pushed him into the fifth round, he passed on a scholarship at Texas A&M to sign for $700,000.

    Scouting Report: Scherff, a former linebacker in football, has a number of delivery traits--size, strength, athleticism, repeatability--that suggest starter potential, and his command of a low- to mid-90s fastball that tops out around 97 mph is unusual for a high school pitcher. He shows some late fade on his changeup, which could become a swing-and-miss weapon. His curveball is inconsistent but flashes the potential to be a decent third pitch. That arsenal gives Scherff a chance to start, though his ability to generate tremendous arm speed from a relatively upright/low-extension delivery might eventually push him to the bullpen.

    The Future: Scherff will have an opportunity to open at low Class A Greenville in 2018. If he solidifies a three-pitch mix he has the ceiling of a No. 3 starter, with a fallback option of two-pitch, late-game reliever.

    10. Marco Hernandez, SS/2B ��
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    BORN: Sept. 6, 1992.
    B-T: L-R| HT: 6-0 | WT: 170
    SIGNED: Dominican Republic, 2009.
    SIGNED BY: Jose Serra/Jose Estevez (Cubs).
    MINORS: .276/.300/.328 | 0 HR | 0 SB | 60 AB
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    Track Record: Acquired from the Cubs for Felix Doubront in 2014, Hernandez stood out at times in 2015 and 2016 for the electricity of his tools. He opened 2017 in the big leagues as a utility infielder, though when given a chance to take over at third base, he struggled defensively while providing only modest offense. He dealt with ongoing left shoulder subluxations that required season-ending surgery.

    Scouting Report: Hernandez's quick-twitch athleticism and strong wrists help generate bat speed and frequent firm contact. His extremely aggressive approach and flat-plane swing limit his power and mean that much of his offensive value is built around his batting average and above-average speed. Defensively, he's shown the potential for average to above-average defense at second base and playable defense at shortstop, though he has yet to look comfortable at third base. His recovery from shoulder surgery serves as a wild card for 2018.

    The Future: With Dustin Pedroia out for at least the first two months of 2018, Hernandez will have a chance to claim playing time at second base. He has a chance to be a second-division starter at the position or a lefthanded-hitting utility infielder.


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    1. Leody Taveras, CF
    DOB: 9/9/1998
    Height/Weight: 6’1”, 170 lbs.
    Bats/Throws: S/R
    Drafted/Acquired: Signed July 2015 out of the Dominican Republic by Texas for $2.1 million.
    Previous Ranking(s): #3 (Org), #73 (Top 101)
    2017 Stats: .249/.312/.360, 8 HR, 20 SB in 134 games at Low-A Hickory

    The Good: Taveras is a potential five-tool center fielder. Most of those tools are potentially plus. He has premium bat speed and enough uppercut/leverage in the swing to project 20-home run power once he exits his awkward teenage years. The approach and bat control is more advanced than you’d expect just glancing at the triple slash. Taveras can already go get it in center field and could probably hack it on the grass in Arlington right now. He’s a plus runner with an above-average arm. The body oozes projection, and if it all comes together, he could have a string of the good-power Lorenzo Cain seasons.

    The Bad: Not that the line was bad for an 18-year-old in the Sally, but you’d expect a player with Taveras’ combination of tools and polish to hit a little bit more than he did. The right-handed swing is behind the left-handed swing at present. It’s noisier, less explosive, and he tends to pull off soft stuff. He certainly looks the part, but it hasn’t translated to the field…yet.

    The Role:

    OFP 70—All-star center fielder
    Likely 55—Above-average regular in center

    The Risks: I don’t have a good explanation for why he didn’t hit in A-ball. I think he will hit going forward, and the defensive tools give him a path to major league success even if the offensive ones end up fringy.

    Major league ETA: Late 2019

    Ben Carsley’s Fantasy Take: If you’re looking for the next prospect to take “the leap” like Ronald Acuna did last season, Taveras should be on your short list. Bret and I were aggressive in ranking Taveras headed into 2017, and while his A-ball performance could’ve been better, the scouting reports remain exceedingly positive. The good Lorenzo Cain comp above is pretty apt for our purposes, and it makes Taveras a future potential OF1. Just be patient, because even if he struggles with the bat again in 2018, he’ll have plenty of value if the scouting reports don’t begin to sour, too.

    2. Willie Calhoun, 2B/DH
    DOB: 11/4/1994
    Height/Weight: 5’8”, 187 lbs.
    Bats/Throws: L/R
    Drafted/Acquired: Drafted in the fourth round in 2015 MLB Draft, Yavapai College (Prescott, AZ); signed for $347,500. Acquired via trade from the Los Angeles Dodgers.
    Previous Ranking(s): #8 (Org – LAD)
    2017 Stats: .265/.324/.353, 1 HR, 0 SB in 13 games at the major-league level; .300/.355/.572, 31 HR, 4 SB in 128 games at Triple-A Tulsa/Round Rock

    The Good: Calhoun can really, really hit. Wait, that might not be sufficient. Really, really, really hit. There’s more power than you’d expect out of his frame too. And he’s able to get to the pull-side pop without sacrificing his overall contact profile.

    The Bad: I would guess we are putting a future 7 hit on a half dozen prospects this year, maybe ten at the outside. Calhoun has the worst overall profile of the cohort. He’s likely 30 pounds or so heavier than his listed weight above. He’s still mostly a second baseman, but is below-average there. He doesn’t profile a heckuva lot better in left field, where he’s also gotten some run. It’s a below-average arm and below-average range for either spot. It’s tough to be a DH prospect, but glance back to the section above. There’s a chance.

    The Role:

    OFP 60—Hits enough to be a good everyday player, if maybe not an everyday fielder
    Likely 55—Above-average DH you can play in the field in interleague

    The Risks: He’s in the right league now, and doesn’t have much left to prove in the minors. I don’t know if there is star upside just in the bat, but it’s a major-league-ready bat.

    Major league ETA: Debuted in 2017

    Ben Carsley’s Fantasy Take: Calhoun might not be an elite real life prospect because of his defensive limitations, but he’s damn close to an elite fantasy one. The bat is real and ready to victimize MLB pitchers right now. The concerns about the glove are also very real, though, and it’s entirely possible we see Calhoun’s deficiencies eat into his playing time. The dream scenario sees Calhoun faking it at second for 20-30 games a year and DHing another 100 times, giving him MI eligibility and 500-plus PA to work with. If he gets that, we’re looking at an absolute fantasy stud. Unfortunately, there’s also a chance Calhoun is limited to 300-or-so PA and gets stuck with UTIL-only eligibility. He’d still be useful in daily leagues then, but there’s a lot of variance here, and we’re just gonna have to wait and see.

    3. Ronald Guzman, 1B
    DOB: 10/20/1994
    Height/Weight: 6’5”, 205 lbs.
    Bats/Throws: L/L
    Drafted/Acquired: Signed July 2011 out of the Dominican Republic by Texas for $3.45 million.
    Previous Ranking(s): #7 (Org)
    2017 Stats: .298/.372/.434, 12 HR, 4 SB in 125 games at Triple-A Round Rock

    The Good: After a few years of seeming nearly like a bust, Ronald Guzman came into his own in 2017. The incredibly tall first baseman not only proved that his 2016 wasn’t a fluke, but improved on it in all areas, at the highest level in the minors. Guzman finally grew into his potential, dropped his hands, figured out his timing, and increased his walk rate while decreasing his strikeout rate and nearly hitting .300 on the year. It’s hard to overlook that kind of offensive prowess, and if the Rangers hadn’t had Joey Gallo as an occasional first baseman, Guzman probably would have been up last year.

    The Bad: There’s positionally limited, and then there’s Ronald Guzman. He has played a grand total of six games over his entire minor league career away from first base, and that number isn’t likely to increase. He’s not a bad first baseman, so there’s that, but he’s also not a good anything else, other than designated hitter.

    The Role:

    OFP 60—Plus hit, plus power, plus first baseman
    Likely 50—Average first baseman

    The Risks: Do the Rangers really need a locked-to-first-baseman, even one with incredible hitting powers? Probably, but the limitations aren’t great. —Kate Morrison

    Major league ETA: 2018

    Ben Carsley’s Fantasy Take: Congrats to those of you who stuck with Guzman, or to those of you who picked him up after less patient owners got a bad case of the dropzies. Guzman doesn’t profile as an elite fantasy 1B option, but anytime you start talking about plus-hit and plus-power tools, we need to pay attention. Don’t expect Guzman to hit for a ton of pop at first, but in time he could blossom into a .280 hitter with 20-plus homers, sort of like a souped-up version of Brandon Belt. That means Guzman is unlikely to earn many top-10 finishes at his position, but he could wind up in the top-20 a whole lot.

    4. Mike Matuella, RHP
    DOB: 6/3/1994
    Height/Weight: 6’6”, 220 lbs.
    Bats/Throws: R/R
    Drafted/Acquired: Drafted 78th overall in the 2015 draft, Duke University; signed for $2 million.
    Previous Ranking(s): N/R
    2017 Stats: 4.20 ERA, 4.43 DRA, 75 IP, 88 H, 23 BB, 60 K in 20 games at Low-A Hickory

    The Good: The contours of a number two starter are evident here. Matuella sat an easy 94-97 for Jeffrey Paternostro and I in a late-July viewing, with great plane and extension from his mammoth frame, and maintaining the fastball into the sixth inning. He used a polished, hard change as his primary offspeed pitch, commanding it well to both sides of the plate. Reputationally, he’s known more for throwing breaking balls as secondary offerings, and he did drop in an assortment of shapely curves, even successfully using it as a chase pitch. The slider didn’t distinguish itself the way it has in the past, but I suspect it’s probably rattling around somewhere in there too. Taking the performance in, if you didn’t know he was a former 1-1 candidate who had spent years in the wilderness due to injury, you’d just think he was a three-pitch starter that got drafted really high in the first round.

    The Bad: Entering the 2015 college season, Matuella was considered the best draft-eligible player in the country, but he blew out his elbow early in the season and required Tommy John surgery before the draft. Still, the Rangers gave him an aggressive $2 million in the third round while rehabbing. His road back to pitching was troubled at best; he only pitched once in 2016 before spraining his elbow again, and he got a late start to 2017. On top of the elbow issues, he’s also had chronic back problems, and his 2017 performance when he got on the mound was inconsistent, with reports varying quite a bit depending on which start you saw him in.

    The Role:

    OFP 60—The upper-middle tier starter profile is still here
    Likely 45—Effective when healthy but not healthy all that much

    The Risks: Just taking the ball fairly regularly and flashing his earlier talent was a pretty big win for Matuella. Moving into 2018, he’ll have to do so more consistently and more often, and it’s not yet clear if his body will ultimately hold up. —Jarrett Seidler

    Major league ETA: *throws dart*…2019

    Ben Carsley’s Fantasy Take: Matuella tests the limits of our “go after upside on the mound” mantra. Yes, the fantasy SP3 upside is awfully tempting. But dear lord, there aren’t many riskier guys to hitch your wagon to. Matuella has the stuff and pedigree to merit sneaking into the back of the dynasty top-101, but I can’t tell you in good faith if he’ll do so yet.

    5. Yohander Mendez, LHP
    DOB: 1/17/1995
    Height/Weight: 6’5”, 200 lbs.
    Bats/Throws: L/L
    Drafted/Acquired: Signed July 2011 by Texas out of the Dominican Republic for $1.5 million.
    Previous Ranking(s): #1 (Org), #39 (Top 101)
    2017 Stats: 5.11 ERA, 3.81 DRA, 12 ⅓ IP, 13 H, 3 BB, 7 K in 7 games at the major-league level; 3.79 ERA, 3.08 DRA, 137 ⅔ IP, 114 H, 43 BB, 124 K in 24 games at Double-A Frisco

    The Good: All the pieces we wrote about last year (the fastball, the command, the changeup) are still around, but not always at the same time. In repeating Double-A, Mendez wasn’t quite as good as 2016, but still performed quite well for a 22-year-old. A quick overview of the stuff: The fastball is in the mid-90s and has quite a nice bit of sink, the changeup is the best pitch, even if he didn’t quite have a handle on it at times last season, and the slider has continued to improve with continued usage.

    The Bad: It was a bit of a difficult year for Mendez, as it was for many of the Rangers’ pitching prospects. Expected to take a step forward, he didn’t, and struggled with command at the end of the year in a brief major league bullpen appearance. Nothing in this suggests that he’s going to be like this forever, but expectations are a bit lower.

    The Role:

    OFP 55—No. 3/4 starter
    Likely 45—Backend starter or useful reliever

    The Risks: Really, the risks are that he’s a fifth starter or a generic bullpen arm rather than a fourth starter or a back-end-of-the-bullpen arm.

    Major league ETA: Debuted in 2016

    Ben Carsley’s Fantasy Take: We overrated Mendez from a dynasty standpoint last year. We once thought Mendez was an SP5/6 with an outside shot at flirting with SP4 status. Now it looks like he’s a fantasy spot starter whose ceiling is closer to than SP5/6 level we once considered his floor. That means he’s got value in TDGX-sized formats, but not if your league is only rostering around 100 prospects.

    6. Cole Ragans, LHP
    DOB: 12/12/1997
    Height/Weight: 6’4”, 190 lbs.
    Bats/Throws: L/L
    Drafted/Acquired: Drafted 30th overall in the 2016 draft, North Florida Christian HS (Jacksonville, FL), signed for $2.0034 million.
    Previous Ranking(s): #8 (Org)
    2017 Stats: 3.61 ERA, 3.58 DRA, 57 ⅓ IP, 50 H, 35 BB, 87 K in 13 games at short-season Spokane

    The Good: We’ve seen many pitching prospects from Santo Domingo in recent years come up doing a bit of Pedro Martinez cosplay. I wrote about one—Harol Gonzalez—in the Mets list a couple weeks back. As good an imitation of Pedro as he does, Ragans simalcrum of Cole Hamels might be more impressive. He even grew the mustache this year. Let me tell you, that’s commitment. The delivery is spot-on as well. The change isn’t quite as good yet, but it already flashes plus enough that Ragans put up a Hamels-esque A-ball line. The fastball velocity is down a bit from his amateur days, but he’ll sit low-90s with cut or tail, and still can elevate with 95 when he needs it. As Cole Hamels starter kits go. It’s not bad.

    The Bad: If I actually thought he’d turn into Cole Hamels, he’d quite a bit higher on the list. It’s more of a rough outline at present. He doesn’t always get on top off his pitches from the high slot and that can cause the fastball to ride up and stay flat. The change is inconsistent, some wouldn’t even qualify as chase pitches. His breaking ball is soft and a little loopy, though it has a nice shape and is potentially average. And while he was drafted with a good command projection, he’s struggled to throw strikes so far.

    The Role:

    OFP 55—75 percent of Cole Hamels
    Likely 45—Generic back-end lefty with a pretty change

    The Risks: High. No full-season track record yet, needs third pitch and command refinements. There’s some positive risk here as well; if the command ticks up, this ranking and OFP will look conservative.

    Major league ETA: 2021

    Ben Carsley’s Fantasy Take: If you have Ragans and can convince someone else in your league that he’s 75 percent of Cole Hamels, you should absolutely trade him. Otherwise, Ragans is just another in a long line of pitchers who might be interesting once they’re a year or two closer to the bigs.

    7. Kyle Cody, RHP
    DOB: 8/9/1994
    Height/Weight: 6’7”, 245 lbs.
    Bats/Throws: R/R
    Drafted/Acquired: Drafted in the 6th round of the 2016 draft, University of Kentucky; signed for $150,000.
    Previous Ranking(s): N/R
    2017 Stats: 2.83 ERA, 3.24 DRA, 95 ⅓ IP, 77 H, 33 BB, 101 K in 18 games at Low-A Hickory; 2.05 ERA, 3.01 DRA, 25 H, 10 BB, 35 K in 5 games at High-A Down East

    The Good: This ain’t your average senior sign in terms of profile. Cody works off of a hard-running mid-90s four-seamer and a heavy two-seamer a few ticks below that, with aggressive tumble. The two-seamer works well together with his sinking change, a pitch we’ve had internally graded anywhere from fringe-average to above-average.

    The Bad: Like Matuella, Cody has had a peripatetic path to full-season pro ball; he was drafted in both 2012 out of high school and 2015 as a college junior, but returned for his senior season at Kentucky before ending up with the Rangers. Because of that, he was bordering on old for the Sally, albeit with the appropriate level of visual and statistical dominance. His breaking ball is more of a fringe slurvy sort of pitch, though it shows room for improvement.

    The Role:

    OFP 55 —The mythical third starter or setup man
    Likely 45 —Back of the rotation starter or middle reliever

    The Risks: The Twins didn’t sign Cody as a second-round junior in 2015, and reports at the time indicated there was concern over his physical, although the team denied it. There’s significant reliever risk if his offspeed stuff doesn’t develop. —Jarrett Seidler

    Major league ETA: 2019

    Ben Carsley’s Fantasy Take: Let the record show that “December 19” is the answer. December 19 is the day I became tired of writing about guys with this profile for the 2018 prospect lists.

    8. Anderson Tejeda, SS
    DOB: 5/1/1998
    Height/Weight: 5’8”, 185 lbs.
    Bats/Throws: L/R
    Drafted/Acquired: Signed September 2014 out of the Dominican Republic by Texas for $100,000.
    Previous Ranking(s): #4 (Org), #95 (Top 101)
    2017 Stats: .247/.309/.411, 8 HR, 10 SB in 115 games at Low-A Hickory

    The Good: The Rangers have another athletic July 2 shortstop with great bat speed, plus raw, and precocious feel for hitting? You don’t say…

    The Bad: He’s too aggressive at the plate and too sloppy in the field. In general, Tejeda isn’t very refined, and he backslid a little from our 2016 looks to 2017 looks. He’s on the smaller side for this type of player, and he might not stick at short unless his arm and hands get more reliable.

    The Role:

    OFP 55—Starting shortstop or second baseman
    Likely 40—Fringe second baseman

    The Risks: He might be too aggressive at the plate to ever functionally utilize the hitting ability. He might slide down the defensive spectrum quickly. Behold, the uncertain future of the projectable teenage shortstop! —Jarrett Seidler

    Major league ETA: 2021

    Ben Carsley’s Fantasy Take: We snuck Tejeda in at the very end of our dynasty-101 list last season, but odds are he’d just miss it this time. Yes, the upside is substantial, but Tejeda is even farther away from actualizing his potential than we thought, and that ETA is still a bit tough to swallow. He’s a great boom-or-bust investment in deeper leagues, but his name does not yet belong among the most exciting infield prospects in the game.

    9. Bubba Thompson, OF
    DOB: 6/9/1998
    Height/Weight: 6’2”, 180 lbs.
    Bats/Throws: R/R
    Drafted/Acquired: Drafted 26th overall in the 2017 draft, McGill-Toolen Catholic HS (Mobile, AL); signed for $2.1 million.
    Previous Ranking(s): N/A
    2017 Stats: .257/.317/.434, 3 HR, 5 SB in 30 games at complex-level AZL

    The Good: Does premium athleticism interest you? How about “athletes” who show up to the complex with better baseball skills than anticipated? The last time Texas had that combination arrive in the form of a late first-round pick, he blossomed into Lewis Brinson. Thompson that kind of defender but he did show a more polished hit tool than expected, and he pairs it with double-plus speed. The former high school quarterback has the broad frame to pack on good weight, which could translate to additional power output without sacrificing much speed. His above-average bat speed portends future power growth, when he begins to add that good weight.

    The Bad: While the hit tool improved over the course of the spring and was better than expected at camp, that excitement suffers from the subtle bigotry of lowered expectations. His power can flash plus in batting practice, but it doesn’t play that way in-game. The speed is great in the field, but necessary as Thompson’s routes are raw.

    The Role:

    OFP 55—Solid starter in center
    Likely 40—Fourth outfielder

    The Risks: Massive. Thompson’s speed is his best tool, and it’s one of the thinner ones to have as a carrying tool. There are about 100 ways this skill set becomes a fourth outfielder and relatively fewer where it all clicks. There is some positive risk here, though, as the hit tool playing up could lead to more than anticipated power. —Craig Goldstein

    Major league ETA: 2022

    Ben Carsley’s Fantasy Take: Toooooooooools. We all know the drill with these guys and the Rangers—sometimes they’re Jairo Beras, but other times they’re Lewis Brinson. If you have a strong risk tolerance, consider Thompson as one of the higher-upside additions to the dynasty pool over the past few years. Just be realistic in terms of the odds you’re up against.

    10. Yanio Perez, OF/1B
    DOB: 8/10/1995
    Height/Weight: 6’2”, 205 lbs.
    Bats/Throws: R/R
    Drafted/Acquired: Signed September 2016 out of Cuba by Texas for $1.1 million.
    Previous Ranking(s): N/R
    2017 Stats: .322/.392/.533, 9 HR, 3 SB in 49 games at Low-A Hickory; .253/.311/.370, 5 HR, 3 SB in 74 games at High-A Down East

    The Good: Perez came out of Cuba as a much anticipated talent who had held his own on the island and in international competition. He had been away from competitive baseball for two seasons so there was going to be some adjustment period, but Perez began by mashing in A-ball. There is at least 6 raw power here from an uncomplicated, compact swing that starts from a slightly open stance. He uses a toe tap to get his timing and his quick hands and aggressive lower half generate plus bat speed. The hit tool is average to slightly above as he has good pitch recognition and can adjust accordingly.

    The Bad: There was something of a speed bump at High-A where Perez hit just .253 with five homers in 74 games. There is also the question of a position. Perez was touted for his versatility, but one man’s versatility is sometimes another man’s lack of a position. I saw Perez a couple of times in the AFL where he played third base, first base, and left field and he did not look particularly comfortable at any of them. Perez’s conditioning also seems in question as he is listed at 205 pounds, but seemed in the 230-240 range in the AFL.

    The Role:

    OFP 50—Regular corner guy
    Likely 40—Bench corner guy

    The Risks: The variance is strong with this one. Perez could get a handle on his conditioning, find a position that works for him, consistently get to his power in games and be a perennial all-star. He could miss on everything and we never again utter his name. —Scott Delp

    Major league ETA: 2020

    Ben Carsley’s Fantasy Take: Perez is probably a little underrated in dynasty circles right now, but he’s also not a top-150 guy, so do with that information what you will. I’ll be more interested if it turns out he can stick at third base.


    The Next Ten (in alphabetical order):

    A.J. Alexy, RHP, Low-A Hickory
    The second piece in the Yu Darvish deadline deal, Alexy follows the America’s Test Kitchen preferred recipe for an overslot cold-weather prep arm to a tee:

    Physical projection (He’s listed at 6-foot-4, 195 pounds)
    A present fringy fastball, but check out that projection again!
    A breaking ball that flashes plus (curve in this case)
    A change up that Craig politely described as “nascent”
    Struggles with command
    Alexy has enough present stuff to miss plenty of bats in A-ball—and his actual performance is nothing to sneeze at given his background—but even a friendly projection at present looks more backend than mid-rotation. Which of course is why he is down here rather than up there, but he’s also only 19, and sometimes these guys do actually project as much as we prospect writers dream they will. Then they move up there. We’ll see where we are in 2019.

    Hans Crouse, RHP, complex-level AZL
    The Rangers have types to be sure. We all know about the toolsy Latin shortstops with hit tool questions, but they do love their projectable prep arms as well. Crouse, the Rangers second round pick as a Cali prep, is long and lean with a fastball that can bump the mid-90s. Texas already cleaned up his delivery some, so it now looks less like he is rapidly unscrewing himself from a wall stud via power drill. He’s got a potential plus power curve, and a decent changeup for a prep arm that hasn’t really needed to throw a changeup. There’s also a lot of effort in the mechanics, so I wouldn’t be shocked if Crouse eventually finds a home in the late innings. This is gonna take a half-decade to play out though, so patience will be a virtue, and there might be enough stuff here to start by the time we his the 2020s.

    Ariel Jurado, RHP, Double-A Frisco
    Jarrett will soon chastise me for dropping Jurado this much, and sure, not a ton really changed for him between 2016 and 2017. There were always going to be fine margins here, and while we don’t scout the stat line, natch, you could argue performance is more important for Jurado than it would be for pitchers with more stuff. The delivery and command are still good, but the fastball is still low-90s at best, and he has yet to find a major-league-quality breaking ball. The changeup still flashes plus, but it might not be a major league out pitch if all it does is flash. This might be an overcorrection to an overranking, but this is a profile that was going to be tested by Double-A, and Jurado hasn’t passed it yet. The fourth starter projection from last year is still in play, but the risks here feel higher. I may have to coin this Aaron Blair syndrome at some point.

    Isiah Kiner-Falefa, UTIL, Double-A Frisco
    The first of the Rangers org’s swiss army knife prospects, Kiner-Falefa spent time at catcher, second base, shortstop, third base, and centerfield in 2017. He’s a recent convert to catching, and still more infielder than backstop at present, but there’s a passable catcher projection in there too. The bat probably fits best behind the plate too, as there isn’t much more than doubles power at present. This profile could go in a number of different directions in the next few years, from Triple-A swiss army knife that plays forever, to generic backup catcher, to some sort of major-league regular that can only be expressed algebraically (0.65x+ 0.4y = z where x = late-career Ben Zobrist and y= Wilson Contreras). As benches around baseball shorten though, I wonder if this type of profile will become more and more in demand.

    Charles Leblanc, 3B, Low-A Hickory
    Coming to the Rangers from Laval, Quebec by way of the University of Pittsburgh, this 2016 fourth-rounder has a background that doesn’t get any less strange the further you dig. He graduated from high school so young that he was a draft-eligible sophomore just a week after turning 20, so even though he took a calendar year to make full-season ball, he still made Low-A just after turning 21. As befitting his pedigree as one of the ACC’s best hitters in 2016, Chuck the White showed the potential for a plus hit tool with a compact stroke, a quick bat, and gap power to all fields. Bumping over from short to third in deference to Tejeda, Leblanc showed off a polished all-around defensive game that fits well at the hot corner. He’s taller and more physically projectable than you might expect for a hit tool-oriented college type, and there’s sneaky potential for things to come together here. —Jarrett Seidler

    Josh Morgan, SS/C, High-A Down East
    The listed positions here say it all. Morgan is on his way to evolving into the ideal of the versatile modern player. Drafted as a shortstop in the 3rd round in 2014, Morgan had played second, third and short until 2017 when the Rangers decided to try to also make him a viable catcher. It went well enough that the experiment continued through the AFL and will find him planning to split time evenly between catcher and short in Double-A in 2018. What makes it all work is an above average hit tool coupled with good pitch recognition and barrel control so that Morgan projects as a useful offensive piece. There is not much present power to his game as he is mostly a gap to gap line drive hitter, but that hitting profile would be quite valuable in an everyday catcher or even a super utility player who can play good defense at both SS and catcher. —Scott Delp

    Joe Palumbo, LHP, High-A Down East
    Palumbo has been a bit of a slow simmer as a pitching prospect—like Alexy, he was a cold weather prep arm—but he seemed ready to break out in this year potentially getting to Double-A and putting himself on the map as one of the better pitching prospects in the system on the back of his velocity spike and potential plus curve. But Palumbo got taken off the stove entirely in in 2017 as Tommy John surgery ended his season before it really even got started. It’s hardly a death knell, but he won’t be back until midseason 2018, and he’s already 23. And while the stuff is nice from the left side, it isn’t so good—likely fourth startery—that he can get away with it not coming all the way back. In an alternate universe he is ranked near Cole Ragans. In this one…well, entropy can be a problem for pitching prospects.

    Chris Seise, SS, short-season Spokane
    The Rangers have always had a thing for toolsy, athletic shortstops, but they’ve usually made those picks out of the July 2nd market. With Seise they spent a first-round pick to scratch that organizational itch. He’s an unusual shortstop prospect, given his size (listed at 6-foot-2, but that may be an inch or two light now), and it’s a projectable frame. There is the risk that projects him over to third, although he is a plus runner with a plus arm at present. The bigger risk right now is in the bat, despite his performance this summer. The swing can get a bit long, and while that gives him a chance for average pop, it also limits his ability to put bat to ball. If he ends up with below-average offensive tools, he may be more of a utility type, even if that includes shortstop utility.

    Alex Speas, RHP, short-season Spokane
    Speas was the 2016 version of Crouse, drafted as a raw, but projectable prep righty. He remains raw in 2017, but appears to be filling out his 6-foot-4 frame. The fastball still regular touches 95-96 and it’s got serious plane do to his height and high-three-quarters slot. Well, when he is actually finishing his pitches at least. His mechanics are inconsistent and he can lack extension on the fastball. The command and control profile is rough. There is enough stuff here that he can be wild within the zone and get away with it for now, but efficiency is already an issue. There’s a nice power breaker in here too. The best ones looks like a sharp, downer slider, but the pitch can get slurvy. The most likely scenario here is a power relief arm, but we are a long way away from making any proclamations, and this one might be a slow burn.

    Carlos Tocci, OF, Triple-A Lehigh Valley (Philadelphia Phillies)
    Before the Rangers popped him in the Rule 5 draft, the wiry 22-year-old continued to display a decent hit tool this season for Double-A Reading, batting .307 with an OBP of .362 in 474 plate appearances. Tocci makes consistent contact to all fields thanks to above-average bat speed and quick wrists, and rarely strikes out. He runs well despite a lack of stolen bases and is an above-average center fielder with a solid arm. However, he possesses essentially no power. Listed at 6-foot-2 and 160 pounds, there is room for additional weight, to put it mildly. Tocci’s defense and ability to make contact should allow him to eventually make a major league roster as a reserve outfielder—and he has a very good shot at sticking with Texas given his glove and handedness—but he must become stronger to have a chance to play regularly. —Erich Rothmann

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    Jairo Beras, RHP, High-A Down East

    Once a $4.5 million Dominican signee as an outfielder, Beras took his plus-plus arm to the mound in a blowout situation and immediately looked like a better prospect on the mound than at the plate. In between learning the basics of pitching, minor fatigue and injuries, and a conservative usage pattern, generally only pitching an inning or two once or twice a week at Low-A, he wasn’t the easiest cat to catch on the mound, but we got a July look at him for an inning and a third. He was sitting a comically easy 94-97 and touched 98 while looking like he was soft-tossing instead of pitching at full effort. He threw four offspeed pitches, which varied all the way on the scale from “unidentifiable except for slower speed” to “Bugs Bunny change that corkscrewed the batter.” I’m not sure he had a clue where the ball was going, and this was more like evaluating a raw amateur than anything, but there’s huge upside in the arm obviously. The Rangers exposed him to Rule 5 and he was mentioned as a potential pick, but slid through; this could come together quickly with good coaching, or he could be back at the plate by the summer. —Jarrett Seidler

    ***

    A second opinion: We’ve lost faith in Ariel Jurado too quickly

    Last year, we ranked Ariel Jurado second on this list and 72nd in baseball. This year, he falls off the Rangers list entirely, which overstates things a bit given he might’ve been the next guy on and there’s a lot of depth of the system. But still, we’re dropping his projection about a full grade, and I’m left wondering if much has really changed about that projection.

    The reports on Jurado are pretty much the same as last year. His velocity remained relatively steady from 2016 to 2017, in the low-90s for the most part, but Jurado wasn’t expected to gain; we said last year there wasn’t much projection left. His change and breaking balls are still largely rated as average except the change flashes better, and it still does. He retains his command profile. Our greatest concern was durability, and Jurado blew away his career high in innings.

    So what happened? He pitched poorly at Double-A and the reports got progressively less ebullient about his ability to make it all work. We pretend to never scout the stat line, but we do, and when the ERA goes north of 4.5, it’s reasonably noticeable even without looking at the numbers. Still, he pitched the full season at 21, and I think we’re being a touch harsh to drop him off the list entirely. I would not be surprised at all by a 2018 resurgence that gets him back up high on this list—if he doesn’t hit the bigs first. —Jarrett Seidler

    ***

    Top Talents 25 and Under:

    Nomar Mazara
    Joey Gallo
    Rougned Odor
    Leody Taveras
    Willie Calhoun
    Ronald Guzman
    Mike Matuella
    Yohander Mendez
    Cole Ragans
    Kyle Cody
    The top three players on this list come from those loaded Rangers lists of yore, a notable accomplishment for a group with such hit-or-miss potential.

    Nomar Mazara is our headliner again, unsurprisingly to anyone that watched him this season. Though he still hasn’t quite blossomed into the hitter evaluators saw in the minor leagues, Mazara combined decent defense with rather old-fashioned run production, and an August hot streak hinted at what next year may bring for the 22-year-old. Always considered the prospect with the least variance, Mazara is proving why that can be valuable, especially for a team somewhat in flux.

    Though he only managed to hit .209 over 145 games this year, Joey Gallo played well enough to not only stay at the major-league level, but move up a spot on this list from last season. 41 home runs will do that for a hitter, but Gallo also proved that he’s more than just some lumbering slugger. Asked to handle first base, third base, and left field, Gallo acquitted himself quite well for the most part, proving that he’s simply more athletic than some of his power-happy cohort. Like Odor below, Gallo will be looking for an improved average at the plate in 2017, but 41 home runs is 41 home runs.

    Falling from second to third, Rougned Odor is still one of the most talented youngsters on this Texas team, for all that he struggled to put bat on the ball in 2017. Despite hitting barely above the Mendoza line while playing all 162 games, Odor managed to hit 30 home runs. If you saw those numbers in a vacuum, you might think they belonged to the towering third baseman listed above him (to be fair, Gallo only posted an average two points higher), but Odor proved that short second basemen can be contrarians too. Odor remains this high simply because the hitting ceiling is still there, if he can just learn some patience.

    Dropping off this list are Martin Perez, who ages off; Chi Chi Gonzalez, who underwent Tommy John surgery last year; and most notably Jurickson Profar, who falls from being listed fourth just last season. Profar is one of the most frustrating, fascinating, and noteworthy former prospects out there right now. At age 24, he’s somehow both still all potential, and potentially a bust. Missing two vital developmental seasons with a shoulder injury that has also limited him to second base and potentially sapped his power forever meant that Profar spent almost all of 2017 in Triple-A Round Rock, and did not even make the Texas list of September call-ups. This puts both Profar and the organization in an awkward situation, and it’s expected that he’ll be dealt before the season is out – but any team that trades for him will be betting that the potential that once made him a global top prospect is still hiding in there somewhere.

    The rest of this list is astoundingly young, even with advanced hitters such as Willie Calhoun and Ronald Guzman. None of these players really have the kind of world-beating ceilings that lists of a few years ago did, but Texas’ window isn’t closed yet. —Kate Morrison

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    Haven't updated the latest trades. Will update when I do the ranks based on 2018 projections.

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    RP3 Kirby Yates Neftali Feliz Ryan Tepera Brett Cecil Nick Hagadone Tony Cingrani Cody Allen Keynan Middleton Blake Wood Corey Gearrin Taylor Rogers Joe Kelly Michael Lorenzen J.J. Hoover Luke Gregerson David Robertson Ryan Dull Brad Hand Dan Otero Jarlin Garcia Kenley Jansen Carlos Ramirez Tyler Duffey Mychal Givens Craig Kimbrel Joe Smith A.J. Minter Seung Hwan Oh Andrew Miller Alex Claudio
    RP4 Paul Sewald Rex Brothers Tony Watson David Hernandez Fernando Salas Adrian Houser Jacob Barnes Steven Brault Matt Barnes Gregory Infante Mike Wright Hector Rondon Oliver Perez Daniel Hudson Josh Hader Fernando Rodney Francis Martes Liam Hendriks Chris Rusin Brandon Maurer Keone Kela Jim Johnson Brandon Workman Shane Greene Ryan Madson Edubray Ramos Adam Morgan Joakim Soria Dovydas Neverauskas Daniel Coulombe
    RP5 Tyler Olson Trevor May Jose Alvarez Brandon Morrow Hunter Strickland Darren O'Day Anthony Swarzak Peter Moylan Danny Barnes Matt Wisler Yimi Garcia Carson Smith Jose Ramirez Jason Motte Ariel Hernandez Arodys Vizcaino Jake McGee Chris Martin Jimmie Sherfy Pat Neshek James Pazos Jen-Ho Tseng Wade Leblanc Tommy Kahnle Juan Minaya Zach Britton Emilio Pagan Alex Wilson Trevor Rosenthal Frankie Montas
    RP6 Albert Suarez AJ Griffin Luke Hochevar Sergio Romo Chris Hatcher Nick Vincent Pedro Strop Matt Albers Danny Farquhar Carter Capps Drew Hutchison Justin Wilson Tony Sipp Dan Winkler Wandy Peralta Nate Smith Adam Ottavino Matt Bush Koji Uehara Addison Reed Brian Duensing Marc Rzepczynski Hector Neris David Phelps Evan Scribner Bryan Shaw Sam Tuivaiala Ryne Stanek
    RP7 Dillon Maples Robert Stephenson Willy Peralta Adam Liberatore Warwick Saupold Drew Storen Matt Belisle Scott Oberg Nick Wittgren Phil Maton Adam Warren Shawn Kelley Kevin Shackleford Zack Jones Mark Melancon A.J. Ramos Carlose Estevez

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    You don't have Greg Holland in my list.

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    I think Randall Delgado should be added to my depth chart.

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    You don't have Greg Holland in my list.
    ok, bumps you up to 17. Will fix next week, when I use projections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamGreenwood View Post
    ok, bumps you up to 17. Will fix next week, when I use projections.
    Missing Siegrist from my RPs. Just a heads up
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    Nice pluck on Choi, Mr. Met... I didn't have room, plus I wanted to see where he signs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanky99 View Post
    Nice pluck on Choi, Mr. Met... I didn't have room, plus I wanted to see where he signs.
    I bet if I shopped him, would have got zero hits. Not sure if he ever becomes anything, though a nice flier to take if you have the room. Don't think he's anything more than a pinch hitter or platoon bat. Already have Vargas who I'm hoping with some playing time can turn into something decent.

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