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Yan Gomes Washington Nationals

Agree.  Roberto Perez handles the pitching staff well but simply can't hit.  Gomes may have been a bit of a sell high here (31, coming off a decent year after three uninspiring ones) but the return makes it feel like a salary dump.

I don't believe Eric Haase is ready or that this means the Indians are committed to him.  Maybe he gets a mid-season call up if things start well for him in AAA.  I think the Indians will grab a veteran off the scrap heap and hope the division remains weak enough to win with basically a National League (8 hitters) lineup.

Gary Cruciani Megary
Austin Riley Atlanta Braves

Takes Acuna's place as BA's top prospect on the Braves.

SCOUTING REPORT: Riley’s plus-plus raw power has always been his best attribute. He has the potential to hit 25-30 home runs regularly in the majors. Riley generates consistent loud contact. He has a pull-heavy approach when he gets into advantageous counts but has the strength and power to drive the ball out to right and right-center field. Riley’s pull-heavy approach leads to a strikeouts, but he has always managed to stay on the right side of the line that separates free-swingers who can’t hit from those who can hit enough to get to their power. Riley’s bat-to-ball skills give him a chance to be an average hitter to go with his excellent power. He’s shown an ability to make adjustments. His swing is more direct to the ball, and he has sped up his hands as a pro. Defensively, Riley’s conditioning and work has helped him turn himself into a plus defender. His plus-plus arm is his best attribute, but he also has developed the quick feet and quick hands scouts look for at third base. His quickness is more of the first-step variety because his raw speed is below-average.

THE FUTURE: Riley should factor in the Braves’ big league plans in 2019, but the emergence of Johan Camargo and the free agent signing of Josh Donaldson cloud the picture. The Braves could be patient and let Riley get additional time at Triple-A, but they have stated he will get a look in the outfield at spring training.

baseballamerica.com 

Alex Patton Alex
Jed Lowrie Oakland Athletics

It makes perfect sense in the sense that everyone would be delighted to get him at that price, and therefore won't.

Mike Dean TMU2009

Given his injury history?  I say $11 makes sense.

Mike Landau ML-
David Fletcher Los Angeles Angels

He appears to.  He performed well in his limited time even though he doesn't profile as a modern corner infielder with big power.  If he can hit lots of doubles, bat .280+ with a .350 OBP, and field his position, he should be able to hold down the hot corner until he's a free agent.  But, without HR power, I can always see them looking for an upgrade.  Cozart is supposed to be ready in the late spring, but I could see the Angels moving him to 2B.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Jean Segura Philadelphia Phillies

Official.

Segura, Nicasio and Pazos for Crawford and Santana.

Not sure on any $$ changing hands.

Gary Cruciani Megary
Juan Nicasio Philadelphia Phillies

To Philly in the Segura deal.

Gary Cruciani Megary
James Pazos Philadelphia Phillies

To Philly in the Segura deal.

Gary Cruciani Megary
David Fletcher Los Angeles Angels

Does Fletcher appear to have a starting job for the Angels? 

Scott Shea scotts
Javier Baez Chicago Cubs

$30 is very reasonable but my personal bid limit will be at least a few dollars higher.

What about these two assessments of his value over the last five years?

WAR

2014: -1.0

2015: 0.6

2016: 3.2

2017: 2.9

2018: 6.3

Win Shares

2014: 2

2015: 1

2016: 14

2017: 15

2018: 24

Similar but different, no?

Alex Patton Alex
Carlos Santana Seattle Mariners

$13 says to me you don't want him, and maybe you don't if your league fights for batting average. But he's never been worth less $16. If Seattle keeps him, he plays. He walks. And maybe his grounders are a bit luckier in 2019. You say 13 and I say 14. Don't know whether I say 16, unless i'm in an on-base league.

David Molyneaux NeauxBrainers ()
Jed Lowrie Oakland Athletics

Yeah, everybody in a normal league would be THRILLED at $11, so it would never happen.

Mike Dean TMU2009

Much higher. $16? 

Mike Gianella MikeG
Ronald Guzman Texas Rangers

why so low, Peter? Do you think Gallo is going to wind up back at first?

Mike Gianella MikeG
Carlos Santana Seattle Mariners

Back to the AL in the Segura trade.  He's getting older, but the Mariners have had a hell of a time finding a decent first basemen over the years.  Maybe he's the answer.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
J.P. Crawford Philadelphia Phillies

The new starter in Seattle?

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Jake Cave Minnesota Twins

I see a lot of AAA time for Cave this year. Maybe he makes the team as an extra OFer, but I wouldn't spend more than $2 on him. I'd prefer Cave as a reserve pick, as he's got Buxton, Rosario and Kepler in front of him (and maybe Tyler Austin and Robbie Grossman, too for OF/DH At Bats). 

Scott Shea scotts
Ronald Guzman Texas Rangers

This kid looks like a potential slugger who could hit for a high average. I'd be willing to pay $7-8 for Guzman. Unfortunately he'll be kept at $2 and $5 in my leagues. 

Scott Shea scotts
Khris Davis Oakland Athletics

That's the average of his last 4 years, but I think I'd add $3-4. 

Scott Shea scotts
Jesse Winker Cincinnati Reds

It sounds like he had actually been injured for years and it finally became too much to bear.

jeff merk jeffamerk

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