Derek Fisher

1.21 Hitting
Potential

He puts the bat on the ball, but without much power. He seems like a guy who is pretty good at a lot of things but exceptional at none.

Update
July 6, 2017
Not bad. Just made it up, let's see what he can do in the majors.
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AJ Reed

1.60 Hitting
Potential

A big, lumbering dude at 22, but he looks like a pretty good bat.

Update
March 29, 2017
Looks legit. Make it happen in Houston.
Update
August 27, 2017
He's fallen off a bit in AAA and is now on the cusp. He needs one last push to prove himself.
Update
May 21, 2018
Make it happen soon, buddy.
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Kyle Schwarber

1.68 Hitting
Potential

This guy came out of nowhere and already looks like a stud with the bat. He could be something special.

Doesn’t look like he has a great arm behind the plate. His minor league play at C and LF implies that he’s a man without a position. That, and his apparent lack of speed, might relegate him to a DH role down the road.

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Kris Bryant

1.70 Hitting
Potential

Bryant’s a skinny guy, but he destroys the ball. He is for real.

He’s torn up the minors at every level, and if Spring Training 2015 didn’t make it any more obvious, this guy is already a great major league hitter. And as he gets older and smarter and bigger and stronger, he’ll only get better. At this point, the only reddish flag is his strikeouts. He just needs to keep that under control.

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Jesse Winker

1.36 Hitting
Potential

Nothing impressive here. He seems to be stagnating in the minors and needs to improve to have any chance of success at higher levels.

Here, he appears to be winking with both eyes.

Update
February 16, 2018
Meh. Skinny and weird. He looks grumpy in all of his pics, too.
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Miguel Sanó

1.49 Hitting
Potential

Definitely a major league bat. It’s really too bad he lost 2014 to injury. He was progressing nicely. Let’s hope he didn’t miss out on too much development, but it appears as if he might have.

At 6’4″ and 260 lbs, he’s a huge guy. Unless he is some sort of miracle worker with the glove, I can’t see him staying at SS or even 3B for very long. He’ll be a 1B/DH type.

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Joey Gallo

1.67 Hitting
Potential

This guy can crush. There’s no doubt he has major league power, he’s one of the best power prospects to come along in years. He’ll hit 30-40 homers a year with that big, loopy uppercut swing. But he has to be careful. Gallo will have to work hard to keep his average up and his strikeouts down.

Gallo’s getting called up today. Let’s see what happens.

Update
March 29, 2017
Fell off a bit because he just can't put the bat on the ball enough. I hope he can work on contact and find a place in the majors. His power is intense.
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