|2014-08-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)||The pub on Willy Adames has grown exponentially since Thursday. What's his realistic future?|
(PG from Florida)
|Yeah, getting traded at the deadline will do that to you. His realistic future is to get out of his teens and then we can figure out where he'll play. He could stick up the middle or move to third. It's a good bad though. Still a long way away. (Jeff Moore)|
|2014-07-31 19:30:00 (link to chat)||Ok Ben, talk us Rays fans off the ledge. Give us something on Willy Adames.|
(James from Florida)
|Jordon Gorosh told me he likes him earlier today, and heís definitely the man to ask for this. In terms of talking you off the ledge ... I really canít, sorry. I like Franklin as a starter and I like Smyly as a fine No. 4, but thatís not enough for Price. I sincerely think the Rays couldíve and shouldíve done better. Nice to see Franklin freed from a fantasy POV, though.
Lots of "wtf Rays" questions, I'll knock a few of them out here. (Ben Carsley)
|2014-07-22 15:00:00 (link to chat)||What kind of offensive upside do you see with Willy Adames? How would you rate his future bat and power? Can he stay at SS?|
(Joe Random from San Jose)
|It's funny, I've been stuffing Adames since the spring. It's gone from "who the F is this guy" to "is he the best Tigers prospect??" (he's not, by the way).
In fact, a guy who I trust within the Tigers org told me this spring "you may not know who this guy is, but he's got the highest upside of any of the Tigers MIFs." Turns out, that is probably correct. I'm not 100% Adames can stick at SS, because he's got thick legs already at 18. He makes the routine plays there now, and the range is average, but he's going to continue to get stronger, and the upper body should fill out some. It's not a Juan Uribe build, but he's not a small dude.
At the plate, he's got plus bat speed, and a really good approach for an 18 YO. The MWL is tough to hit, especially for power (not like his next level, FSL will be any better). There are a lot of moving parts here, but I could see him being a solid average hitter with solid average power. Maybe even a half tick more on each. It's exciting, and he's in the Tigers' top 5 prospects. (Jordan Gorosh)
|2014-07-22 15:00:00 (link to chat)||Could you rank these Tigers prospects in order of most to least you would be ok with getting traded for relief help at the deadline. Javier Bentancourt, Willy Adames, Johnathan Crawford|
(Jimmy from Grand Rapids)
|I'd prefer they held onto Adames. Crawford, then Betancourt. Betancourt is a hit tool first 2B without any big time athletic skills. Just a personal favorite of mine because he's got a nice approach and high ceiling. Crawford looks more and more like a reliever every time I see him. (Jordan Gorosh)|
|2014-07-22 15:00:00 (link to chat)||In five years, who is the best player: Willy Adames, Derek Hill, Jake Thompson, Robbie Ray, Nick Castellanos?|
(Tigersfan from MI)
|Hill has the highest ceiling, but I'll go Castellanos. (Jordan Gorosh)|
|2014-07-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)||How about the season Willy Adames is putting together at West Michigan. How has his stock changed so far this season? Very impressed with his performance for his age. Any increase in projected upside now? |
(Jim Humdingding from Keenesburg, CO)
|Adames has one of the highest raw ceilings in the Tigers system. He always had the raw ceiling, but even the Tigers didn't expect him to put things together this quickly. His approach at the plate has been vastly improved over last year in the DSL. His defense has been solid and the raw power is playing very well. He's a Top 10 guy in that system right now in my opinion. (Mark Anderson)|
|2014-05-27 11:30:00 (link to chat)||What prospect not on everyone's radar that should be?|
(Johnny from NY)
|I follow the Tigers pretty closely, and see a lot of MWL ball, so my answer is kind of biased here. However, Willy Adames hasn't been getting much attention quite yet, and I think that's going to change soon. One of the youngest guys in a pitcher heavy league at 18, hitting for some average, walking, and producing some power. The lower half is a bit thick, and even though he's got the tools to play SS, there's a possibility he ends up at 3B. He's got legit bat speed, and will likely crack the Tigers top 10 this offseason. (Jordan Gorosh)|