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    BTS raining on our parade ITT


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    Quote Originally Posted by G-Snarls View Post
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    lol, I love Vlad. There's every reason to think he has as good a chance as any prospect to be the next Ortiz/Pujols/Miggy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BTS View Post
    lol, I love Vlad. There's every reason to think he has as good a chance as any prospect to be the next Ortiz/Pujols/Miggy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-Snarls View Post
    *better chance
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    The Padres have been aggressive, letting him make his pro debut in full-season Class A and playing him in Double-A last season as a teenager. He has responded to every challenge. He is the best pure hitter in the minor leagues. Despite being much younger than his opposition, he has batted .329 as a pro. More impressive, he has walked more times (135) than he has struck out (107). He has a tremendous understanding of the strike zone, reaching base in 57 consecutive games in 1999-2000. He'll be an above-average power hitter at the major league level. It's typical for young lefthanded hitters to drive the ball to the middle of the ballpark, with home run power the last thing to develop. He has the bat speed and the approach to drive the ball out of the park as he gets more experience and learns to turn on pitches. He's not a one-dimensional player, either. He has above-average arm strength and hands at third base. He improved his footwork in 2000, cutting down his errors to 16 after making 37 the year before. Power is his most obvious shortcoming at this point, but it will come. He is as close to an 80 hit tool as we have seen. The only thing he's not going to do as a big leaguer is impress anyone with his speed on the bases. He has been caught stealing in 24 of his 47 pro attempts. There has been talk that if the Padres trade Phil Nevin, their most marketable major leaguer, then he could be their Opening Day starter at the hot corner. While he probably wouldn't be scarred by the experience, also isn't ready to offer big league power for his position. He'll be better off spending most of the year at Triple-A Portland. Regardless, he's a future batting champion and an all-star for years to come.
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    I get it. No prospect, no matter how highly touted, is at all LIKELY to have a hall of fame career.

    But Vlad has a better chance than most and he has a GOOD chance to be at least a good MLB hitter

    And he has a chance to stick at 3B/corner OF

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    Vlad will be the best hitter of his generation. Take it to the bank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaysguy44 View Post
    Is this worth buying?
    I've got a bunch of them from the 1970's that are worth pretty good money today
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaysguy44 View Post
    Is this worth buying?
    I don't see why you would unless you play in deep fantasy dynasty leagues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jays4life19 View Post
    I don't see why you would unless you play in deep fantasy dynasty leagues.
    Well I figured it would be a good way to gain knowledge when it comes to prospects around the league that doesn't involve being on the internet

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaysguy44 View Post
    Well I figured it would be a good way to gain knowledge when it comes to prospects around the league that doesn't involve being on the internet
    There's a ton of free info though.

    I pay for BA + BP but i play in a ton of deep fantasy leagues, i would probably just use the various free sites if i did not play fantasy ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jays4life19 View Post
    There's a ton of free info though.

    I pay for BA + BP but i play in a ton of deep fantasy leagues, i would probably just use the various free sites if i did not play fantasy ball.
    You need the internet for those, but thanks. At my job I don't have access to the internet, so was just wondering if the content in BA prospect handbook is decent

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaysguy44 View Post
    You need the internet for those, but thanks. At my job I don't have access to the internet, so was just wondering if the content in BA prospect handbook is decent
    Yes without question it would be worth the coin if you want a hard copy.

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