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|2013-08-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)||I'm in a keeper league that includes a 12 player minor league roster for the future. I currently own Stetson Allie and Rafael De Paula, my question is would you drop either or both of them for any of the following players: Alex Dickerson, Franklin Barreto, Eddie Butler, Lucas Sims? Thanks for your help!|
(Jeff from Kansas City)
|I'd take all of those guys over Allie, and especially Butler and Sims. (Jason Cole)|
|2013-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Was Rafael De Paula under consideration for this list?|
(Daniel from NY)
|He was. Very high on him. Think he ends up in the 'pen. (Jason Parks on the Midseason Top 50 Prospects)|
|2013-06-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)||What are your thoughts on Rafael De Paula? Legit or just overpowering inferior competition?|
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
|Both! He and Eddie Butler have probably been the two best arms in the Sally League. By the way, Eddie Butler doesn't get enough love! I've written him up twice on the Monday Morning Ten Pack. I had a scout tell me "best pitching prospect in the Sally League" earlier this season, and then after Butler was promoted to High-A, another scout told me "immediately the best pitching prospect in the Cal League." 2/3 starter potential with a 7 fastball and plus-plus life. (Jason Cole)|
|2013-05-29 18:30:00 (link to chat)||Do you prefer Jose Rafael De Paula (NYY) or Miguel Almonte (KC) and why ?|
(Ernie from Boston)
This is really a question for Jason Parks and his crack team of minor league mavens. I had to look both of these guys up. In a fantasy league, I'd take De Paula just because he's a little older and in fantasy teenage pitchers are a complete crapshoot. (Mike Gianella)
|2013-05-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Care to give a brief scouting report on Rafael De Paula? |
(Jim from Buffalo)
|Powerful build; arm speed is near elite; fastball can work 91-95l touch even higher; huge life; misses barrels; shows plus potential with both hard, power curve and changeup; command profile could push him to the 'pen down the line, as could secondary development. He's a big time arm. He's also too good for his level and putting up video game strikeout numbers. I really like him, though. Glad BP put him in the Yankees Top Ten coming into the season despite no stateside experience. (Jason Parks)|
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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile
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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Rafael De Paula threw 16 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2013, including pitches thrown in . In 2013, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph), also mixing in a Slider (80mph) and Change (83mph).