|2014-07-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)||What potential/upside do you see in Jesse Winker? Could he be ready to contribute next year ?|
(Drew from Ohio)
|Nah, I can see him getting up the big league club late next season but I'd go 2016 to be safe. He's young and he can hit. Let him find some success first before pushing him. (Chris Rodriguez)|
|2014-07-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Jesse Winker... Badler said he had the best swing from the Future's game. What is his hit tool like? Can he be a .300 25 HR guy in the bigs?|
(flashtheleather from under the pillow)
|Not sure it's 25 HR poewr, but .300/15 would still be a stud in today's game. (Paul Sporer)|
|2014-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Who's the better of these three prospects: Marco Gonzales, Jesse Winker, and Jose Berrios.
Does Gonzales get the edge over Berrios simply because he's more MLB ready?|
(FantasyFrodo from Washington)
|Berrios has the most upside, but MLB time table comes into play here. I'd go Gonzales, Berrios, Winker. Gonzales' change up is one of the best in all of baseball, and will be an out pitch and bat misser at the big league level. Winker can hit, but I just wasn't blown away by the tools package. He's more of a 1st division guy with a solid average/plus hit tool and 4 other average ones than an impact star. (Jordan Gorosh)|
|2014-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Thanks for chatting, Jordan! Before the year started, the BPro prospect list had Joey Gallo 95th and Mookie Betts unranked, but the Oliver Projection System had them both in the top 15. Similar story with Jesse Winker too. Should we just be scouting the stat lines, at least for position players? |
(Harry from Decatur)
|No. (Jordan Gorosh)|
|2014-06-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)||Jesse Winker: How good can the bat be?|
(Frank the Tank from Streaking through the quad)
|Winker is going to hit a lot. I'll let you know how much once I can get a look at him instead of reports. He just sprays the ball everywhere. (Ron Shah)|
|2014-06-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Tell us as much as you can about Jesse Winker. |
(Ryan from Louisville)
|Plus hitter, good power, plus plate discipline. Not a toolsy guy, but a pure hitter, and that's a good thing. (Jeff Moore)|
|2014-06-17 20:00:00 (link to chat)||Why aren't you John Mayne?
Jesse Winker or Conforto (the Mets' first round selection)?
Thanks. I enjoy the podcast, just need to catch up on the last few weeks. And, btw, I don't even know who Mayne is (Wayne, I do know). I saw it in a note from Jared.
(Orlando from Miami)
|Did we take this question just to deflate John Mayne's ego? Possibly. You know the way to our heart. We like Winker a little better, since he's already done what we'd like Conforto to do. If you value ceilings more, go with Conforto though, Winker is tied to a corner (not literally, sorry, fans of danger) and may not have top end power outside of Bakersfield. Thanks for the nice podcast words. (Scoresheet Chat with Ben, Jared, and Ian)|
|2014-05-13 11:00:00 (link to chat)||Think this is the year Jesse Winker starts getting some more attention? He continues to hit, power seems to be developing and his approach looks above average. Not a star, but could be productive for awhile. |
(Ryan from Cincy)
|I'll probably continue to underrate him and he will end up being a much better major league player than he was a minor league prospect, at least in terms of ranking and national attention. Its just not the sexiest profile, and I'm still not sold he brings corner power to the table at the major league level. (Jason Parks)|
|2014-05-07 17:00:00 (link to chat)||Hey Mike, thanks for doing this chat. Very informative stuff here. I'm a big Reds fan, and I'm trying to figure out why Jesse Winker isn't getting more attention. Looks to be an advanced bat, doesn't strike out, takes walks, has some power along with a good average here. In his age 19-20 season, he hit 16 HR's, so there could be some untapped power potential here too. Why isn't he receiving more attention? Does he not have a high ceiling? What type of season do you see him putting up in the majors statistically? |
(Alfredo from Ohio)
|Do people know he's the Fonz's son?
Jesse Winker is a Top 10 Reds prospect for Baseball Prospectus and John Sickels of Minor League Ball has him fourth in the Reds org so he's not THAT underrated by those in the know. He's probably not noticed much because he's still really young and while the numbers are good they're not the kind of eye popping numbers that make laypeople go crazy.
I think his ceiling is moderate, but he's probably not a 30/30 guy if that's what you mean. He could be a quality MLB regular though. It's hard to translate low minors numbers into MLB stats, particularly this early. (Mike Gianella)
|2013-11-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)||Any of these prospects jump off the board for you? Rosell Herrera, Nick Williams, Ryan McMahon, Arismendy Alcantara, and Jesse Winker. What are your thoughts? Thanks Ben!|
(Ryan from Cincy)
|Last pinch hitting appearance from Mark Anderson: "The two that jump out the most to me are Williams and Alcantara. Williams is a gifted natural hitter and he could be an impact bat at the highest level. Alcantara can contribute in all phases of the game and he has some thump in his bat as well. I really like what Alcantara brings to the table. I've always been partial to Herrera and think he may have finally turned a corner in 2013, but I'm still a little skeptical of him."
Mark will be chatting at BP at 1 PM ET next Thursday, so show up then to get prospect questions answered without an intermediary. (Ben Lindbergh)
|2013-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Baez over Swihart an Gray looks god now right?|
(Alonso from Miami)
|Very tough one for me. I'm still a strong believer in Swihart developing and Gray is a better arm than his stat line showed in 2012. I do think Baez's increased strength has hung well on his frame, so the chance that he's a well above average defender or third or even a shortstop for a bit really helps his value. I new he was good defensively but expected him to thicken quickly. Hasn't happened yet.
As an aside, Baez and Lindor constituted the left side of the infield for the FTB Mizuno/Cardinals Scout Team in 2010 down in Jupiter, along with Vogelbach (Cubs), Jesse Winker (Reds), Dante Bichette Jr (Yankees), Hudson Boyd (Twins), and Jose Fernandez (Marlins). How's that for staked? Oh, and Dominic Jose (Stanford) who's another name I could have listed as a potential 2014 guy. (Nick Faleris)