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“Tranquilo” – Five Players to Monitor in the Pacific Coast League

We’ve reached the upper echelon of Minor League Baseball and starting on the left coast with the Pacific League. Triple-A baseball presents the full spectrum of players. Remember Christian Colon? He had an integral part in the Royals’ championship. These days he’s bouncing around the Pacific League alongside veteran utility man, Mike Aviles.

On the flip side of the coin are Jurickson Profar and Raul Mondesi = young talent that failed to seize their first opportunity during a taste of The Show. AJ Reed. Jorge Soler. We could easily make a list of five fantasy relevant players that fit that criterion. Instead, this list is true MiLB showcase.


Ryan McMahon (COL)

Age: 22 Bats/Throws: L/R Position: CI Height: 6-2 Weight: 185

Screen Shot 2017-07-25 at 10.38.24 PMThe true prospect hounds bought McMahon at the end of last season. He struggles last year in Hartford provoked doubts within fantasy baseball community but McMahon has responded to the tune of a .350/.393/.572 clash between Double-A and Triple-A.  His defense has proven worthy at both corner infield slots thanks to his athleticism but at the dish is where McMahon shines with the potential to hit for both average and power. Add in the double digit stolen bases he’s produced the past two seasons and a home named Coors Field, and McMahon could become an above average fantasy player.

Mauricio Dubon (MIL)

Age: 23 Bats/Throws: R/R Position: OF Height: 6-0 Weight: 160081014_6994-S

In terms of raw tools, Dubon does not any draw plus reviews but is rather a well-rounded baseball player.He’s a doubles hitter with gap to gap power that proven his positional versatility since getting traded to the Brewers. What should catch fantasy owners’ attention is his ability to steal a bag; he has at least 30 in each of the past two seasons. The hit tool is a solid average with limited pop but imagine a Brock Holt profile that steals 30+ bases. Intriguing.

Derek Fisher (HOU)

Age: 23 Bats/Throws: L/R Position: OF Height: 6-3 Weight: 205

920x920The hit tool has been in question since his college days which is a red flag for fantasy owners but the counting stat potential and promising development this season is encouraging. He is a supreme athlete with the combination of speed and power and was the only MiLB player to hit 20 homers and steal 20 bags in each of the last two seasons. He earned a cup of coffee earlier in the season and was quickly sent back down, but he’s knocking on the door and has the appearance of fantasy darling.

Dominic Smith (NYM)

Age: 22 Bats/Throws: L/L Position: 1B Height: 6-0 Weight: 240

DD4GYPvWsAANl-gA dreaded first base prospect makes the list this week, but Smith’s hit tool and power potential have overcome any doubts so far in his career and there is nothing to suggest that will change. He is a pure natural hitter with a plus hit tool and above average power potential. Smith has the body type that projects further power potential if he wanted to change his approach and sell out for the long ball. Instead, Smith is comfortable using the entire field for now. His bat projects as a middle of the order run producer and he has a chance to open camp with the Mets next spring.

Willie Calhoun (LAD)

Age: 22 Bats/Throws: L/R Position: 2B Height: 5-8 Weight: 185

Screen Shot 2017-07-25 at 10.44.31 PMCalhoun’s’ brick hands on defense make teammate Alex Verdugo the overall better baseball player, but the former has the higher offense prowess if he can overcome his defensive shortcomings. Calhoun has the above average power and natural hand eye coordination of gifted pure hitter, and this season he has improved his overall statistics in his first Triple-A campaign. His entire value is tied to the bat, both fantasy and in real life, but the bat shows no signings of waning. Either he or Verdugo is likely to have a new home after the trade deadline which could expedite his arrival and fantasy owners with a 2017 outlook should hope it’s Calhoun. He could explode on to the scene in September if he’s given an opportunity.

 

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