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2017 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 23)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
88 .235 3 9 10 0 .255 0.1
Birth Date11-24-1993
Height6' 1"
Weight210 lbs
Age23 years, 6 months, 1 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
2013
2014
2015
-0.12016
-0.02017
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WARP Summary

Projected Rest-of-Season Playing Time

Last Update: 5/25/2017 08:12 ET | Cubs Depth Chart

Team Pos Order PT% PA AVG R HR RBI SB OBP SLG WARP TAv
CHN 3B 8 10 45 .235 9 3 10 0 .307 .405 0.1 .255
CHN 1B 8 5 23 .235 9 3 10 0 .307 .405 0.1 .255
CHN PH 9 10 20 .235 9 3 10 0 .307 .405 0.1 .255
2017 Rest-of-Season Totals2588.23593100.307.4050.1.255

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2016 CHN 22 5 14 11 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .286 .091 .178 -0.5 -0.4 -0.1
2017 CHN 23 6 22 21 1 3 1 0 0 4 1 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 .143 .182 .190 .153 -1.6 0.5 -0.1
Career113632141005311100200.125.222.156.163-2.10.1-0.2

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2011 DB2 Rk 72 305 .317 .234 .333 .317 .249 .382 112 20.8 9.6 0.2 4.9 -2.3 28.2 3.2 28.2 3.2
2012 BOI A- 71 310 .259 .250 .325 .359 .256 .327 120 -0.2 8.5 0.1 4.9 0.8 9.1 1.5 9.1 1.5
2013 KNC A 130 572 .257 .253 .323 .372 .256 .290 110 -1.8 16.1 1.3 -3.4 -0.6 15.0 1.2 15.0 1.2
2014 KNC A 63 263 .264 .247 .315 .359 .257 .284 97 1 7.5 0.9 5.7 -0.6 8.9 1.5 8.9 1.5
2014 DAY A+ 62 244 .224 .249 .312 .359 .245 .218 103 -9.7 7.2 0.5 8.0 -2.1 -4.0 0.4 -4.0 0.4
2015 MYR A+ 82 343 .270 .252 .316 .354 .253 .320 98 3.6 9.2 0.8 -8.6 -0.5 13.2 0.5 13.2 0.5
2015 TEN AA 46 182 .306 .251 .325 .372 .265 .308 99 8.6 4.9 0.5 -3.6 0.2 14.1 1.1 14.1 1.1
2015 MSS Wnt 21 89 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .324 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 CHN MLB 5 14 .178 .252 .325 .398 .270 .167 87 -1.2 0.4 0 -0.4 0.2 -0.5 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1
2016 TEN AA 56 244 .247 .253 .325 .366 .265 .261 99 -3.1 6.6 0.7 2.4 0.0 4.2 0.7 4.2 0.7
2016 IOW AAA 76 309 .353 .267 .331 .411 .271 .383 93 30 8.7 0.5 0.3 1.7 40.9 4.2 40.9 4.2
2017 CHN MLB 6 22 .153 .232 .296 .397 .247 .200 105 -2.4 0.6 0 0.5 0.2 -1.6 -0.1 -1.6 -0.1
2017 IOW AAA 34 140 .372 .265 .332 .438 .272 .378 96 17.2 4.1 -0.1 2.0 -3.1 18.2 2.0 18.2 2.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2011 DB2 Rk 305 50 84 16 2 5 53 50 42 4 4 .337 .443 .478 .141 .317 28.2 4.9 3.2
2012 BOI A- 310 34 78 14 0 6 47 26 55 2 1 .281 .345 .396 .115 .259 9.1 4.9 1.5
2013 KNC A 572 71 128 35 1 11 57 68 88 1 0 .256 .346 .396 .140 .257 15.0 -3.4 1.2
2014 DAY A+ 244 24 42 10 2 5 26 23 44 0 3 .193 .275 .326 .133 .224 -4.0 8.0 0.4
2014 KNC A 263 32 61 19 3 6 37 18 45 0 1 .250 .300 .426 .176 .264 8.9 5.7 1.5
2015 MSS Wnt 89 10 27 8 0 5 15 6 10 0 1 .329 .371 .610 .280 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2015 MYR A+ 343 42 86 25 3 5 39 20 62 0 1 .270 .318 .415 .145 .270 13.2 -8.6 0.5
2015 TEN AA 182 21 46 10 1 5 25 22 21 0 0 .291 .379 .462 .171 .306 14.1 -3.6 1.1
2016 TEN AA 244 30 46 17 1 4 23 32 46 0 0 .219 .324 .367 .148 .247 4.2 2.4 0.7
2016 CHN MLB 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 .091 .286 .091 .000 .178 -0.5 -0.4 -0.1
2016 IOW AAA 309 44 88 22 3 9 54 38 53 0 2 .333 .417 .542 .208 .353 40.9 0.3 4.2
2017 IOW AAA 140 22 38 14 3 7 26 17 32 0 0 .314 .407 .653 .339 .372 18.2 2.0 2.0
2017 CHN MLB 22 1 3 1 0 0 2 1 6 0 0 .143 .182 .190 .048 .153 -1.6 0.5 -0.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2016 52 0.5192 0.5000 0.7308 0.6296 0.3600 0.8824 0.4444 0.2692 0 0.000000
2017 69 0.5797 0.5217 0.6667 0.6000 0.4138 0.8333 0.3333 0.3333 0 0.000000
Career1210.55370.51240.69420.61270.39070.85440.3810.305800

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 CHN $
2016 CHN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 6 d1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Contract selected by Chicago Cubs 11/20/15. Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/16.
  • Signed by Chicago Cubs 2010 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic. $0.5M signing bonus.

2017 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 153 19 37 9 1 5 20 15 32 0 0 .278 .357 .482 .296 8.3 3B 0, 1B 0 0.9
80o 130 15 31 8 1 4 16 13 28 0 0 .263 .340 .455 .282 5.2 3B 0, 1B 0 0.6
70o 114 13 27 7 1 4 14 11 25 0 0 .253 .327 .436 .272 3.4 3B 0, 1B 0 0.4
60o 101 11 23 6 1 3 12 9 22 0 0 .244 .317 .420 .263 2.1 3B 0, 1B 0 0.2
50o 88 9 19 5 0 3 10 8 20 0 0 .235 .307 .405 .255 1.1 3B 0, 1B 0 0.1
40o 75 8 15 4 0 2 8 6 17 0 0 .227 .297 .391 .247 0.3 3B 0, 1B 0 0.0
30o 62 6 12 3 0 2 7 5 14 0 0 .218 .287 .375 .238 -0.3 3B 0, 1B 0 0.0
20o 46 4 8 2 0 1 5 4 11 0 0 .208 .274 .357 .228 -0.7 3B 0, 1B 0 -0.1
10o 23 2 4 1 0 1 2 2 6 0 0 .194 .257 .332 .214 -0.7 3B 0, 1B 0 -0.1
Weighted Mean9410215131182100.239.312.413.2591.53B 0, 1B 00.2

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2017 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
2018243674479192124432820.239.310.412.2630.97.9-0.9-1.99.51.30.6
2019253914781201124634870.233.306.402.2580.86.4-1.0-2.210.1-0.60.7
202026294356215193525660.234.306.402.2590.64.9-0.7-1.77.6-0.40.5
202127282345914193425630.236.310.410.2630.75.9-0.7-1.77.31.00.5
202228291356115193526650.235.308.407.2610.65.4-0.7-1.87.60.40.5
202329282345914193425630.235.309.409.2620.65.4-0.7-1.87.30.60.5
202430266325613193224600.235.310.410.2630.65.3-0.6-1.86.90.70.5
202531253315313183023570.235.309.407.2620.64.7-0.6-1.76.50.40.4
202632234284912172821530.234.309.406.2610.54.1-0.6-1.66.10.30.4

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 84)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 95 Eric Campbell 2009 .000 DNP
2 93 Colin Moran 2016 .089
3 92 Stephen Parker 2011 .000 DNP
4 92 Taylor Green 2010 .000 DNP
5 92 Jedd Gyorko 2012 .000 DNP
6 91 Neil Walker 2009 .182
7 90 Adam Duvall 2012 .000 DNP
8 90 Andrew Burns 2014 .000 DNP
9 89 Ryan Wheeler 2012 .236
10 89 Mat Gamel 2009 .270
11 89 Darin Holcomb 2009 .000 DNP
12 89 Brian Anderson 2016 .000 DNP
13 88 Brandon Drury 2016 .270
14 88 Garin Cecchini 2014 .313
15 88 Cheslor Cuthbert 2016 .250
16 87 Cody Asche 2013 .250
17 87 Brandon Laird 2011 .230
18 87 Matt Tuiasosopo 2009 .251
19 87 Lonnie Chisenhall 2012 .267
20 86 Christian Villanueva 2014 .000 DNP
21 86 Brett Wallace 2010 .243
22 86 Vince Belnome 2011 .000 DNP
23 86 Vinnie Catricala 2012 .000 DNP
24 86 John Whittleman 2010 .000 DNP
25 86 Matt Dominguez 2013 .249
26 86 Josh Vitters 2013 .000 DNP
27 86 David Vidal 2013 .000 DNP
28 86 Josh Bell 2010 .199
29 85 Willy Aybar 2006 .269
30 85 Patrick Leonard 2016 .000 DNP
31 85 Ian Stewart 2008 .269
32 85 Zelous Wheeler 2010 .000 DNP
33 84 C.J. Retherford 2009 .000 DNP
34 84 Jacob Wilson 2014 .000 DNP
35 84 Max Kepler 2016 .254
36 83 Matt Davidson 2014 .000 DNP
37 83 Corban Joseph 2012 .000 DNP
38 83 Andy Wilkins 2012 .000 DNP
39 83 Conor Gillaspie 2011 .298
40 83 Thomas Neal 2011 .000 DNP
41 83 Brent Morel 2010 .222
42 83 Chris Parmelee 2011 .354
43 83 Brad Miller 2013 .279
44 83 David Cooper 2010 .000 DNP
45 83 Edwin Encarnacion 2006 .286
46 83 Mike Carp 2009 .317
47 83 Travis Denker 2009 .000 DNP
48 82 Mike Ford 2016 .000 DNP
49 82 Reid Brignac 2009 .245
50 82 Kyle Kubitza 2014 .000 DNP
51 82 Tyler Collins 2013 .000 DNP
52 82 Carlos Asuaje 2015 .000 DNP
53 82 Max Muncy 2014 .000 DNP
54 82 Preston Tucker 2014 .000 DNP
55 82 Dan Vogelbach 2016 .102
56 82 Brad Emaus 2009 .000 DNP
57 82 Travis Jones 2009 .000 DNP
58 82 Matt Curry 2012 .000 DNP
59 82 Jayce Boyd 2014 .000 DNP
60 82 Tyler Saladino 2013 .000 DNP
61 82 Nicholas Romero 2011 .000 DNP
62 81 Chad Huffman 2008 .000 DNP
63 81 Chris Lubanski 2008 .000 DNP
64 81 Daniel Paolini 2013 .000 DNP
65 81 Dan Brewer 2011 .000 DNP
66 81 Josh Bell 2016 .286
67 81 Marvin Lowrance 2008 .000 DNP
68 81 Niko Vasquez 2012 .000 DNP
69 81 Michael Almanzar 2014 .000 DNP
70 81 Jefry Marte 2014 .000 DNP
71 81 Caleb Gindl 2012 .000 DNP
72 81 Chris McGuiness 2011 .000 DNP
73 81 J.D. Martinez 2011 .258
74 81 Joel Guzman 2008 .000 DNP
75 81 Josh Elander 2014 .000 DNP
76 81 Brandon Snyder 2010 .233
77 81 Carlos Santana 2009 .000 DNP
78 81 Ryan Strieby 2009 .000 DNP
79 81 Conrad Gregor 2015 .000 DNP
80 81 Daniel Descalso 2010 .284
81 81 Chris Marrero 2012 .000 DNP
82 81 Kevin Ahrens 2012 .000 DNP
83 80 Will Middlebrooks 2012 .279
84 80 Josh Donaldson 2009 .000 DNP
85 80 Phil Ervin 2016 .000 DNP
86 80 Tyler Austin 2015 .000 DNP
87 80 Michael Gerber 2016 .000 DNP
88 80 David Adams 2010 .000 DNP
89 80 Lance Ray 2013 .000 DNP
90 80 Jonathan Greene 2009 .000 DNP
91 80 Rob Refsnyder 2014 .000 DNP
92 80 Ramon Flores 2015 .192
93 80 Robbie Grossman 2013 .259
94 80 Nate Tenbrink 2010 .000 DNP
95 80 Todd Frazier 2009 .000 DNP
96 80 Marcus Semien 2014 .246
97 80 Jonathan Still 2008 .000 DNP
98 80 Mike Moustakas 2012 .252
99 80 Travis Shaw 2013 .000 DNP
100 80 Aaron Hicks 2013 .237

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .000 .500 .000 .229
11 vs R (Multi) .100 .250 .100 .169
18 Split (Multi) .100 -.250 .100 -.060
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.012 -.001 -.003 -.000
30 vs L (2016) .000 .500 .000 .229
31 vs R (2016) .100 .250 .100 .169
38 Split (2016) .100 -.250 .100 -.060
39 LgAvg (2016) -.014 .000 -.009 -.001

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2017 Due to publishing agreements, the 2017 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2017 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).
2016 Candelario hasn't converted his doubles power into the over-the-fence stuff (despite an average raw power tool) and he hasn't convinced observers that he can handle third base in the majors. He doesn't necessarily need to do both to have a career, but he probably needs to do one of them. Word is that he's worked hard on his defense at third, so that's a good sign, as is the fact that he's just 22, so the switch-hitting prospect could still grow into the pop he'd need to play first base or DH. That's the optimistic side. This is real life, though, so a Quad-A career is probably the most likely outcome.
2015 Jeimer Candelario has a line-drive stroke but struggled in his first taste of High-A. His nickname is Candy, which then evolved into Baby Ruth, which is dangerously close to becoming Butterfingers; Cubs just hope he'll pop rocks.
2014 Switch-hitting teenager Jeimer Candelario held his own in the Midwest League, displaying an advanced approach, an indifferent glove and a solid power stroke he should grow into; in a system positively filthy with talented third basemen, heíll go as far as his bat can carry him.
2013 A solid year in Boise has kept Candelario's stock as a well-regarded prospect intact. It was the first time Candelario played in the U.S. after an impressive showing in the Dominican Summer League, and the Cubs showed a lot of faith by putting him in the Northwest League, dominated by older college players. He didn't disappoint, hitting better than the league average and demonstrating encouraging signs of power. The big worry about Candelario is that he may be destined to play first base, but even there he might have the bat to make it. He's years away from that, though.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-05-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)With Jeimer Candelario off to a great start in AAA do you think the Cubs move him for pitching help this summer ?
(Jim from Chicago)
They moved Dan Vogelbach last summer, but I think that had more to do with him lacking a natural position and they liked the return in Montgomery. I don't think they're trading Ian Happ, but I was saying that about Gleyber Torres at this time a year ago... (George Bissell)
2017-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Jeimer Candelario? What do you grade his hit & power tool and have you seen him play D?
(ColeWhittier from Pasadena, CA)
I don't get any Cubs affiliates in my neck of the woods, but the reports are he is improving and will be passable at third. Power won't be special for a corner, but he will hit enough to be a solid everyday guy. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-12-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are any of Trevor Clifton, Oscar De La Cruz, or Jeimer Candelario top 100 prospects?
(Jeff from Brooklyn)
Yes, no, maybe (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-12-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)If the Cubs deal Jeimer Candelario straight up for a post hype pitcher or a guy that should start off in AAA anyway, could you throw a name or two out there that seems fairly equal, value-wise?
(Jeff from Brooklyn)
This is kind of an interesting question. The fit I like best is Tyler Skaggs of the Angels. Yes, I'm weird. (Bryan Grosnick)
2016-12-05 20:00:00 (link to chat)Can Jeimer Candelario be a Pablo Sandoval type hitter if he ever gets the at bats?
(HIlly from LA)
I don't think so. Sandoval is kind of an outlier. In case you couldn't tell. My girlfriend loves Sandoval. One time a few years back, I had to work so she drafted for me in a keeper league. She took Sandoval over Donaldson as my third baseman. We're still together even if Sandoval isn't... (George Bissell)
2016-09-27 21:00:00 (link to chat)Jeimer Candelario put up really nice #s in AAA (albeit with a high BABIP). What do you see his FV, is he good from both sides of the plate and can he stay at 3B for the long haul?
(Jamm Onit from Chitown)
I've been aware of Candelario since he was a 17-year-old who jumped out just for his advanced approach. He doesn't seem to adjust to level progressions as fast as elite hitters, but he certainly rakes when he's on. I think he can be a third baseman. I don't expect stardom, but he's got a good shot to eventually be an average regular somewhere. (Matthew Trueblood)
2016-06-15 20:00:00 (link to chat)If the Cubs get Aroldis Chapman, can you book the World Series? Also, what do you think it would take to aquire him?
(BC from Urbandale)
You can book the NLDS either way, but calling the World Series a shoe in is impossible for any team. The playoffs represent a different game than a 162 marathon. Do their odds improve? Yeah. But as for what it would take? The Yankees reportedly want Kyle Schwarber, which isnít happening. Jeimer Candelario seems like a nice fit with the Yankees, and would almost definitely be involved. The Cubs FO isnít going to trade someone they donít see as expendable, and I have my doubts the Cubs are interested in Chapman due to his past issues. Getting one of Chapman or Miller seems to be a priority of many NL clubs because of the dominant lefty hitters in the league. (Grant Jones)
2016-01-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)How close was Jeimer Candelario? Surely his bat will play at 3rd, but there are questions about his defense. One minute I hear he is bad at 3rd and the next I hear he has a great chance to stick there.
(Bill B from Chicago)
A divisive prospect! Well I never. Candelario wasn't under serious consideration for the list at present, thanks to questions on his defense and the overall impact of the profile even if he is at 3rd. (Top 101 Chat with Craig Goldstein)
2015-12-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Rhys Hoskins an org guy, MLB regular, or star. Same question for Jeimer Candelario. Thanks Chris.
(sbnbaseball from NYC)
I think he's closer to an org guy than MLB regular. A nice bench bat, perhaps. Candelario probably needs to change organizations. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-12-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Wilson - Are Willson Contreras and Jeimer Candelario breaking out in national prospect circles post AFL? What should we expect from them in 2016 and beyond? Thanks, awethy
(awethy from Chicago)
Only Cubs questions from now on, haha. Think the AFL introduced Contreras' breakout to some additional eyes, but he had a really, really good year translating tools into on-field talent. He'll rate highly on our Cubs list, I'm sure. Candelario's been overshadowed in the system for a long time, but has just kept doing what he does, and now that he's done it at AA he's in line for some just-deserved additional attention. Excellent defender, solid-avg power...obviously blocked in the org by Bryant, but he's a valuable prospect to have in your system. (Wilson Karaman)
2015-10-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)Regardless of what happens the rest of this series, tough to be disappointed by '15 CHC campaign. What optimizations, in terms of diversifying lineup & improving D, do you see front office making? Adding SP is a no-brainer.
(Matt from Chicago)
This is going to be a capital-F Fun winter for the Cubs and Cubs fans. The defining characteristic of the organization right now is modularity. You can rearrange three dozen pieces into a thousand different set-ups for next season. With their prospect depth, the young guys established on the big-league team and the questions surrounding them, things could break so many different ways. Iíll note a couple things I think are inevitable:
1. Dexter Fowler will be given the qualifying offer, and then the Cubs will very politely stop taking his calls. He was great for them, an absolutely perfect fit that catalyzed their season before it even began, but now they need other things in center field. Namely, they need a defensive anchor, someone who can shore up the outfield defense even if the team decides to go into next season with the big bats of Schwarber and Soler in the corners.
2. There will be some consolidation of multiple useful assets into a single, closer to elite one. The model Iím using in my head is the Cardinalsí trade for Jason Heyward last November. They had a good player (Shelby Miller) for whom they no longer had room, and a really valuable pop-up pitching prospect (Tyrell Jenkins) who was due to land on the 40-man roster or be made available in the Rule 5 Draft, but whom they couldnít squeeze onto their own 40-man. For future reference, the Cubsí most notable Jenkins typesónot only in that they will need to go onto the 40-man roster this year, but in that the Cubs will have a hard time keeping themófor this winter are Jeimer Candelario and Dan Vogelbach. The thing they need to look for in their trade target is well-roundedness. (Matthew Trueblood)
2015-10-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)Have you heard any buzz about Jeimer Candelario since that amazing run he had in Tennessee to end the year? Myrtle Beach is a tough place to hit so I'm inclined to feel more positively about his numbers there than I might otherwise, but still - the batting line at Double-A is completely different, and I have no idea whether it's reflective of a change in approach or if it's mostly noise.
(Jonathan from New York)
The buzz faded for him last year, but I think a nice bounceback this year brought him back as a legit prospect. Question is still D, but people are starting to buy the bat again. I don't think he's an impact prospect though. (Sahadev Sharma)
2013-11-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jeimer Candelario of Cubs: Top 100 potential?
(Scott from Lincolnshire)
Not this year (Jason Parks)
2013-04-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)Bret, I play in a fairly deep competitive keeper league 16 team with a 20 man minor system. I am always looking for the edge in future top prospects as they carry quite the value in mid season trades etc. In 2011 I was able to grab a pre breakout Taveras and Bogaerts, since that year I am always looking for prospects who look to really make that jump from back end or outside the top 100 to future top 30 stud. I was wondering if you had some names to watch in A and Low A, that could make these leaps, particularly position players. Alen Hanson and Polanco are already picked up, Adalberto Mondesi is spoken for as well, trying to stay ahead of my competition.
(Brandon from Toronto)
If you want a few off the radar names, how about Zach Eflin and Dilson Herrera. And if you don't need to dig quite that deep, check out Dorssys Paulino, Blake Snell, Jeimer Candelario and Joe Ross. (Bret Sayre)
2012-06-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jeimer Candelario has come out swinging in short season Boise. I don't know a great deal about him and am wondering if he has the tools to become a legitimate prospect? In short, I'm hoping he's more Steve Harris than Sid Vicious.
(Steve from Bayshore)
Hey, Steve! I don't know any more than you do, frankly. It's tough to draw any conclusions on 40-odd plate appearances, but it's certainly promising. A Steve Harris ceiling seems a bit ambitious though -- he might be more of a Joey Vera type. (Ian Miller)


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