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Yordan Alvarez June 2019:
2017 Ronald Acuña Jr:
2018 Juan Soto:
Compared to Trout before he made MLB
2017 Shohei Ohtani:
2018 Vladimir Guerrero Jr:
Wander Franco 2020:
Mookie Betts April 2015:
Pete Alonso May 2018:
“Could be a hall of famer” – 2018
Corey Seager 2016:
“Ranger Suarez another guy who is interesting, but needs time…potential is there he’s just 22 years old” 3.01 ERA since August 2021 in 41 MLB regular season starts, 1.28 ERA in 2022 postseason (14.2 IP)
Foresaw Seranthony Dominguez hurting arm + elite closer among the best (Jansen, Kimbrel, Diaz, Treinen, Chapman)
“Really excited to see what he does, he’s ready, special player” at call up
“Jeff McNeil and Pete Alonso two of the best hitting prospects in baseball”
“Interesting numbers…he could be something…can see him as a 3 starter, potentially as a 2, if he steps it up substantially he could be an ace” 3.23 ERA in 21 2022 starts (125.1 IP). Was a little lucky, but also showing signs of growth going into 27-year-old season.
Following is from 2019 draft notes on this site…
2.60 ERA in first 308.1 MLB IP at age 24
Rookie campaign with a 3.66 ERA in 103.1 IP at Great American Ballpark in spite of injury woes
“Cole Hamels will be steal of trade deadline” 2.36 ERA with Cubs in 76.1 remaining 2018 innings
“Here’s another under the radar big trade in my opinion…Giovanny Gallegos is going to be a devastating reliever for years to come, he’s so underrated” 4.75 ERA in 30.1 MLB IP with Yankees at time of trade, 2.82 ERA with 284 K’s in 229.2 IP with Cardinals since.
“I like Kevin Gausman, not only does he have potential, but he’s also underrated this season”
4.22 ERA in 763.2 IP before trade. After trade, 2.87 ERA in remaining 59.2 2018 IP, 3.56 ERA in 558.1 IP including 2.85 ERA in 192 2021 IP.
“Aaron Nola on any day of the week can pitch with anyone in the majors…at the very least he’s a top 10 pitcher in the game right now” 2.38 ERA remaining 2018 after quote and 863 K, 189 BB, and 3.69 ERA in 723.2 IP while cutting BB/9 65% from 2018 to 2022.
“Velocity and swst% are up, keep your eyes peeled” 2.86 ERA remaining 69 2018 IP
“That’s a disgrace” at his low all-star game vote count. 19 HR and .825 OPS remainder of 2018 and 49 HR in 2019.
2021 San Francisco Giants
“Disgrace he’s not on ballot, should start the all-star game” .887 OPS in 2018
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