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    2019 MLB draft thread

    FG updated their draft rankings for 2019, 2020, and 2021, though the last two are smaller updates. They also got a nifty new prospect-centric page at fangraphs.com/prospects https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/fall-equinox-draft-board-update/ https://www.fangraphs.com/prospects/the-board/2019-mlb-draft They have Rutschman as the lone 55 FV right now, but they have 11 other 50 FV guys right now. It seems like the two HS hitters they are highest on are CJ Abrams and Corbin Carroll. I said earlier I thought we would take Abrams, but I could see us taking Carroll because he has been good all summer but he is a little undersized.
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    Palka (again)

    What about LaMarre? He hasn't been horrible since we acquired him and his splits against lefties are really solid.
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    Latest Fangraphs Prospect Rankings

    Cease had decent walk numbers, but from what it sounds like he still is only at a level of command where he can make sure he fills up the strike zone, but he doesn't have enough control to continually hit his spots. It is something that probably won't show up in the stats at AA because he still has good enough stuff to blow past most guys, but it might get him in trouble at AAA and the majors. I will say though that it does sound like he improves every time there is a new scouting report on him, so there might still be some questions on the command, but by the time he reaches the majors those might be smaller.
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    MiLB: Top 200 Power Rankings 2018

    Apparently there is a decently strong correlation between stats in the upper minors (think AA and AAA) and major league performance, but there is almost no relation between performance at the lower levels and at the majors. This makes sense and kind of fits with the general narrative that AA is really the make-or-break level. So when taking into account only performance, we will probably look worse because so many of our high level guys are still in the low minors where stats matter less. Also, do they take into account league factors because any hitters in the PCL or Appy League are going to look a lot better than their tools actually are if they don't.
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    New Owner

    Actually I think it does. Here is the relevant quote from a 2013 Tribune article: And a couple more relevant ones from the article: What is really interesting about that last one is that Berlin ended up selling and buying into the Cubs when he bought the South Bend team that became the Cubs affiliate, so I would assume JR bought those shares from Berlin further consolidating his stake though Berlin could still be an option for buying the whole team because he stated he wants to be a majority owner of a team. I guess what could happen is that they sell the team and the other owners still want to stick around so they buy in as part of the group with the new majority owner.
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    Latest Fangraphs Prospect Rankings

    The FG guys in general are higher than most on smaller, speedy, middle infielders with great hit tools and good defense while they are really low on "stuff" pitchers that aren't big or have control issues (and Cease fits both categories). I think both of them still think Cease will be a reliever, so its really not that bad of a ranking with that in mind.
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    Kopech has a torn UCL, TJS recommended

    Yeah, I think you're right. I was thinking burning getting the seventh year and not a full year. Good catch.
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    Kopech has a torn UCL, TJS recommended

    Check my math here to see if I'm wrong somewhere: 2018 - service year 1 2019 - service year 2 2020 - service year 2 - keep him down for ~1.5 months (this september + regular 2 weeks needed) and he won't have enough for a full year of service 2021 - service year 3 2022 - service year 4 2023 - service year 5 2024 - service year 6
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    It will. I think the same thing (like even the September call up) happened with Reyes for the Cardinals. In other news whiskey sales on the South Side shot up 2354% during the evening rush
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    Kopech has a torn UCL, TJS recommended

    The biggest questions now should be how this impacts our offseason plan and if there is any way for us to get back some of that time that he is going to lose. I think any chance of us contending next year is probably gone now with some guys not taking the steps forward that we would have wanted and this leaving a spot in the top of the rotation open. I would not be surprised to see us sell off and try to push back our window a little further. Rodon looks great, but who knows if he will sign an extension and if we would even want to with how injured he has been. We should look what the landscape if like for him and weigh keeping him with the downside of another injury versus the risks of even more prospects. Abreu and Avi should probably be traded, but after their respective season I can't see that happening in the offseason, so we might have to go into next year with them and hope for a bounce back. If Castillo plays well this last month of the season he should attract some trade interest and he might be expendable with how good Narvaez has looked offensively and the catchers we have coming up through the system needing spots. Going into next year expecting to rebuild would also allow us to keep trotting Palka and Engel out there to see what they can become with even more major league experience. As for Kopech, assuming he is not healthy for all of next season, we may be able to justify sending him down to start 2020 so he can get back up to speed against lesser competition which would also give us a chance to gain an extra year of control which will make the pain of losing all of next year hurt less. If my math is right that would give us control through 2024 versus 2023.
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    Kopech has a torn UCL, TJS recommended

    Especially because he said it never progressed to pain but was just like normal soreness.
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    Kopech has a torn UCL, TJS recommended

    This is also the same team that DEVELOPED Chris Sale and attempted to help him pitch in a way that kept his arm healthy throughout the whole year as opposed to what is happening with the Red Sox where he misses a month with shoulder inflammation.
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    Sawx @ Sox, 7:10, 8/31- Kopech Night III

    So can we agree Kopech's nickname is Rainmaker?
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    Luis Avilan traded to Phillies for Felix Paulino

    Looks like he is another guy that is rule 5 eligible.
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    Ryan Burr called up

    Burr is rule 5 eligible this year.