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August 13, 2013

The Stash List

Checking Back in on the Graduated Perch Dwellers

by Bret Sayre


First, let’s start with the sad news. There will only be one more Stash List left for 2013 after today, and it will run as scheduled next Tuesday. We’re getting to the point in the season where a lot of the skill in putting together this list is becoming overshadowed by short-term randomness, and the overall usefulness is coming close to running its natural course. But, we’re not there yet. So let’s party like this column will never end.

Since this idea was birthed back in April, the list has seen seven different players occupy the top spot. And now that we’re just about three-quarters of the way through the season, it seems like a good time to check back in on how those players are doing.

Weeks 1-4: Jurickson Profar

It’s rare that you actually feel somewhat confident that a player will rise up from the minor leagues and hit immediately, and I certainly felt that way about Profar. But 213 plate appearances of a 77 OPS+ was far different than I expected as even a floor for this season. I still believe that he’ll improve on it as the season winds down, but it turns out this future star was subject to the same rookie treatment as the mortals before him. However, it does serve to slightly lower his price tag going into 2014, which can be a beautiful thing.

Weeks 5, 7-8: Wil Myers

On the other end of the spectrum, Myers had to wait a little longer than conventional wisdom suggested (no one as talented as him should see 163 Triple-A games), but he surely was worth waiting for. Sporting a cool .325/.376/.509 line with eight homers and five steals in just 44 games, Myers is setting the bar high for the remainder of his career. If you picked him up prior to his ascent, you’ve reaped some serious benefits regardless of league size or format.

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