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2013 Callups and F-ups: Who's on the horizon (1 Viewer)

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Who are the minor leaguers and new to recent big leaguers to own now? Any big short stops or pitchers on the horizon in particular.

Personally I've been stashing Strally on Oakland and Profar, but I"m fearing Profar is far away.

Rendon, 3b just got called up for what may be a short run in Washington

Arrendando, 3b is supposedly on the horizon in Colorado

 
Who are the minor leaguers and new to recent big leaguers to own now? Any big short stops or pitchers on the horizon in particular.

Personally I've been stashing Strally on Oakland and Profar, but I"m fearing Profar is far away.

Rendon, 3b just got called up for what may be a short run in Washington

Arrendando, 3b is supposedly on the horizon in Colorado
Or Arenado

 
Bats

Wil Myers - ETA probably June

Mike Zunino - I own him but I'm not convinced he'll be up until Sept

Travis d’Arnaud - just got hurt

Anthony Gose - an injury or Colby Rasmus slump away. Questions about how well he'll perform once he's up

Avisail Garcia - not elite but could be productive in an everyday role

Yasiel Puig - needs someone to get hurt in LA. Puig is hurt himself now.

Nick Franklin - I think Seager and Ackley have long leashes

Arms

Tyler Skaggs - #7 SP in Arizona

Chris Archer - needs someone to get hurt. Odorizzi may have moved ahead of him in the pecking order

Flyers

Tim Beckham - post-hype sleeper

Yordano Ventura - for ####s and grins

 
Nick Castellanos will get a call if he can play every day, so really any significant (DL) injury to a Tigers starter will see him get a call this year IMO. He is a certain September call up, 100%.

 
Bats

Nick Franklin - I think Seager and Ackley have long leashes
I could see him taking over at SS for Ryan. I think he will be up pretty soon.
Carlos Triunfel is playing SS in Tacoma. Franklin has seen more work at 2B this year. There's some question whether Franklin is the long-term answer at SS, Brad Miller at AA may have leapfrogged him within the organization.

 
Buster olney has apparently been tweeting that Zach wheeler will be called up any day now. Bigger fastball but less command than Harvey but they are favorably compared.

 
Buster olney has apparently been tweeting that Zach wheeler will be called up any day now. Bigger fastball but less command than Harvey but they are favorably compared.
Wheeler has to get his act together in AAA first. His WHIP for his first four starts is 1.75. I realize it's the PCL but you can't walk 5.9 per nine and be successful anywhere.

 
Buster olney has apparently been tweeting that Zach wheeler will be called up any day now. Bigger fastball but less command than Harvey but they are favorably compared.
Niese was taken out of tonight's game in the second inning after he got hit in the lower leg by a batted ball. The Mets could call up 4A guy Collin McHugh or legit prospect Rafael Montero before they call up Wheeler. Montero is in double A. Maybe he will bypass Las Vegas.
 
Buster olney has apparently been tweeting that Zach wheeler will be called up any day now. Bigger fastball but less command than Harvey but they are favorably compared.
Niese was taken out of tonight's game in the second inning after he got hit in the lower leg by a batted ball.The Mets could call up 4A guy Collin McHugh or legit prospect Rafael Montero before they call up Wheeler. Montero is in double A. Maybe he will bypass Las Vegas.
McHugh has been pitching well in Vegas. Wheeler hasn't.

 
Great reports on Allen Webster since start of spring training. Was called up for a spot start this past weekend by Boston then immediately sent back down. 6inn, 2er, 5k against K.C.

 
Any BOS folks know how married BOS is to the Will Middlebrooks era?

Because I'd have to think that, if Garin Cecchini gets to AA soon and performs well there, that conversation has to take place.

Outside of some power, Middlebrooks is simply terrible. He had no plate discipline in the minors, was comically bad in his MLB debut, and has somehow found a way to strike out even more and walk less this year.

 
Mentos said:
Buster olney has apparently been tweeting that Zach wheeler will be called up any day now. Bigger fastball but less command than Harvey but they are favorably compared.
Niese was taken out of tonight's game in the second inning after he got hit in the lower leg by a batted ball.The Mets could call up 4A guy Collin McHugh or legit prospect Rafael Montero before they call up Wheeler. Montero is in double A. Maybe he will bypass Las Vegas.
Finally got to read Olney's tweets, he's pitching in Vegas, a notorious hitters park and he had a blister problem which Olney reports he's getting over. I'm stashing, I think once he rolls through the arb clock in a week or 2 he'll be up and given the ballpark, I'm gonna see if he's got anything.

 
Buster olney has apparently been tweeting that Zach wheeler will be called up any day now. Bigger fastball but less command than Harvey but they are favorably compared.
Niese was taken out of tonight's game in the second inning after he got hit in the lower leg by a batted ball.The Mets could call up 4A guy Collin McHugh or legit prospect Rafael Montero before they call up Wheeler. Montero is in double A. Maybe he will bypass Las Vegas.
Finally got to read Olney's tweets, he's pitching in Vegas, a notorious hitters park and he had a blister problem which Olney reports he's getting over. I'm stashing, I think once he rolls through the arb clock in a week or 2 he'll be up and given the ballpark, I'm gonna see if he's got anything.
If Wheeler stops walking batters he might get called up in May. The organization knows his ERA will be high there. They just want him to throw strikes. I still will not be shocked if Montero gets called up before Wheeler.
 
Any recommendations on who I should drop for Arenado? I'm thinking Bailey with the news that Hanrahan will take over the closer role when he returns from the DL.

12 team yahoo redraft league with 6x6 h2h scoringC: J.P. Arencibia1B: Fielder2B: Neil WalkerSS: Alcides Escobar3B: Evan LongoriaOF: Trout, Rios, WillinghamUTL: Paul Konerko, Carl CrawfordBench: Starling MarteDL: Corey HartSP: Jered Weaver, Madison Bumgarner, Mat Latos, Johnny Cueto, Matt Harvey, Mike Minor, Jeremy Hellickson, Jose Quintana, Patrick CorbinRP: Andrew Bailey, Edward Mujica, Jose ValverdeDL: Colby Lewis

 
Not sure who you should drop, but it's almost certainly not Bailey. In almost any format, you simply can't drop a guy pitching well and getting saves. You have to wait to see Hanrahan back and throwing well in the 9th before you can cut Bailey.

Who you should cut would depend on the league set-up, which I'm not very familiar with. If it's not a keeper league and there's a good reason to have 8 SP, then I might say don't bother with Arenado. He's not best power hitting guy in the world and it's very likely you won't really want to use him in your UTL spot. Paulie's going to give you better power numbers this year.

I've got him in a keeper league, coincidentally, he'll have to be more productive than both Crawford and Marte to crack my lineup. I only got him for keeper consideration.

If it makes sense at all, I might cut Quintana or Corbin, but that's just the nature of my league. I try to not care too many SP and stream, but I don't know if that makes sense in your league.

 
I'm no H2H expert but I'd drop one of the SPs. You should be able to find weekly starter plays. That said, I agree that Arenado probably doesn't break into your starting lineup.

 
It's a daily league with limited roster moves so continuous streaming isn't an option so more spots allocated to SP is required. Good point with Bailey, so I'll stand pat. Thanks!

 
Looks like Nolan Arenado is coming up
Wow. Picked him up yesterday randomly because I finally opened up a spot and didn't see anyone else I felt like adding.
In my 12 player keeper league I try to carry two prospects and I dropped Castellanos for him last week when I saw he was destroying AAA pitching. I can use him as a bye day fill and maybe as an occasional Pedro Alvarez fill, but mostly I just hope he plays well enough to stick and be a keeper next year.

 
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Just wasted the 2nd waiver priority on Valverde just yesterday

Seems like I've been waiting on Arenado forever.......now I'll have no shot at owning him

 
Bats

Nick Franklin - I think Seager and Ackley have long leashes
I could see him taking over at SS for Ryan. I think he will be up pretty soon.
Carlos Triunfel is playing SS in Tacoma. Franklin has seen more work at 2B this year. There's some question whether Franklin is the long-term answer at SS, Brad Miller at AA may have leapfrogged him within the organization.
Franklin is raking in Tacoma (okay, PCL, I know), and I can't see the Mariners sticking with Andino very long. I was going to pick him up in the league I have Tulo in as insurance, but looks like he'll only miss a game or two - still, wouldn't surprise me to be up soon.

 
Bats

Nick Franklin - I think Seager and Ackley have long leashes
I could see him taking over at SS for Ryan. I think he will be up pretty soon.
Carlos Triunfel is playing SS in Tacoma. Franklin has seen more work at 2B this year. There's some question whether Franklin is the long-term answer at SS, Brad Miller at AA may have leapfrogged him within the organization.
Franklin is raking in Tacoma (okay, PCL, I know), and I can't see the Mariners sticking with Andino very long. I was going to pick him up in the league I have Tulo in as insurance, but looks like he'll only miss a game or two - still, wouldn't surprise me to be up soon.
Franklin is still playing 2B in AAA. Triunfel is next in line to replace Andino.

 
Burch Smith, SD SP, called up saturday to make debut. Thoughts?
Here's Sickels' pre-season capsule on him

Burch Smith, RHP, Padres: Age 22, Smith was a 14th round pick from the University of Oklahoma in 2011. He was solid in High-A in '12 (3.85 ERA with 137/27 K/BB in 129 innings), throwing strikes in the mid-90s. Development of his changeup and breaking ball is still in progress, but he has the basics for success.
He graded him at C+ and labelled him a 2013 sleeper. Smith throws hard but has only 160 IP as a professional.

I don't know why the Padres brought up Robbie Erlin briefly last week and sent him back down after two relief appearances and then turn around and give Smith the chance to start. Bud Black knows pitching and pitchers better than most MLB managers but this move has me scratching my head.

 
Not getting the Wheeler excitement. Never been dominant in the minors. 3.65 ERA 1.28 WHIP in 81 AAA IP's. Similar story in A ball, only marginally better at AA. K/9 IP is good, but not great for the minors. K:BB is worrisome, consistently about 2.5 K:BB or less. Very average for the minors. BB/9 is very worrisome, never below 3.5 BB:9 IP. All that and he's playing for a team that will struggle to get him W's.

I'll consider him a matchup play after the guy that picks him up this weekend to stash for 3 weeks drops him.

 
Not getting the Wheeler excitement. Never been dominant in the minors. 3.65 ERA 1.28 WHIP in 81 AAA IP's. Similar story in A ball, only marginally better at AA. K/9 IP is good, but not great for the minors. K:BB is worrisome, consistently about 2.5 K:BB or less. Very average for the minors. BB/9 is very worrisome, never below 3.5 BB:9 IP. All that and he's playing for a team that will struggle to get him W's.

I'll consider him a matchup play after the guy that picks him up this weekend to stash for 3 weeks drops him.
He's been pitching in AAA Las Vegas. Homerun central.

Here's a decent article on him from February: http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/zack-wheeler-and-the-zing/

 
Notorious T.R.E. said:
MAC_32 said:
Not getting the Wheeler excitement. Never been dominant in the minors. 3.65 ERA 1.28 WHIP in 81 AAA IP's. Similar story in A ball, only marginally better at AA. K/9 IP is good, but not great for the minors. K:BB is worrisome, consistently about 2.5 K:BB or less. Very average for the minors. BB/9 is very worrisome, never below 3.5 BB:9 IP. All that and he's playing for a team that will struggle to get him W's.

I'll consider him a matchup play after the guy that picks him up this weekend to stash for 3 weeks drops him.
He's been pitching in AAA Las Vegas. Homerun central.

Here's a decent article on him from February: http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/zack-wheeler-and-the-zing/
iirc other good mlb pitchers that have pitched in Vegas have done relatively well.

 
Notorious T.R.E. said:
MAC_32 said:
Not getting the Wheeler excitement. Never been dominant in the minors. 3.65 ERA 1.28 WHIP in 81 AAA IP's. Similar story in A ball, only marginally better at AA. K/9 IP is good, but not great for the minors. K:BB is worrisome, consistently about 2.5 K:BB or less. Very average for the minors. BB/9 is very worrisome, never below 3.5 BB:9 IP. All that and he's playing for a team that will struggle to get him W's.

I'll consider him a matchup play after the guy that picks him up this weekend to stash for 3 weeks drops him.
He's been pitching in AAA Las Vegas. Homerun central.

Here's a decent article on him from February: http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/zack-wheeler-and-the-zing/
iirc other good mlb pitchers that have pitched in Vegas have done relatively well.
I care more about scouts and what he looks like than Las Vegas numbers is all I'm saying. Some have said he's a better prospect than Harvey, and while that seems doubtful at this point, that's pretty high praise.

 
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Not getting the Wheeler excitement. Never been dominant in the minors. 3.65 ERA 1.28 WHIP in 81 AAA IP's. Similar story in A ball, only marginally better at AA. K/9 IP is good, but not great for the minors. K:BB is worrisome, consistently about 2.5 K:BB or less. Very average for the minors. BB/9 is very worrisome, never below 3.5 BB:9 IP. All that and he's playing for a team that will struggle to get him W's.

I'll consider him a matchup play after the guy that picks him up this weekend to stash for 3 weeks drops him.
He's been pitching in AAA Las Vegas. Homerun central.

Here's a decent article on him from February: http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/zack-wheeler-and-the-zing/
iirc other good mlb pitchers that have pitched in Vegas have done relatively well.
Wheeler IS doing relatively well in Las Vegas.
 
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