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Breakout 2020 player

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Pick an under tge radar guy who will debut at the mlb level and have an impact in 2020

 

Mine is ONA... Dude is in terrific shape.. And if he starts 2020 like he did 2019 and stays healthy I can see him up early May/June and raking

Good exercise. If the buy-in is making his MLB debut makes it more challenging by excluding some players who have seen ML time but are poised to take the next step (e.g. Grisham, Cordero).

It may, unfortunately, some key injury to give these players the opportunity (or a trade deadline move).

I will go with Cronenworth ... had a good AAA season in 2019 ... middle INF has limited depth to cover injury ... and Profar is still a question as a starting 2B. Maybe a lower sized breakout without much ceiling but still.

Add: don’t be surprised a RP gets the breakout nod ... no idea which of the non-roster options will emerge but one undoubtedly will.

MLB greater role: Baez will grow into a pretty dominate SP or RP.

MLB debut and contribution: Olivares

MiLB (jump into top 100 after season): Reggie Lawson

 

There aren’t too many under the radar guys who could debut at the major league level this year.

No expanded rosters anymore>

How many under the radar on the 40 man roster?

 

 

Quote from MrPadre19 on December 15, 2019, 1:45 pm

There aren’t too many under the radar guys who could debut at the major league level this year.

No expanded rosters anymore>

How many under the radar on the 40 man roster?

 

 

We have plenty.. Grisham, Olivares, Quiros, Cronewright, etc..

I see Baez becoming a dominant reliever if he is given that chance.

Quote from Henry Silvestre on December 15, 2019, 1:55 pm
Quote from MrPadre19 on December 15, 2019, 1:45 pm

There aren’t too many under the radar guys who could debut at the major league level this year.

No expanded rosters anymore>

How many under the radar on the 40 man roster?

 

 

We have plenty.. Grisham, Olivares, Quiros, Cronewright, etc..

Just would prefer more posters have a choice.

But I’ll go with Franchy Cordero.

Olivares ..... = "Margot" next year

https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/san-diego-padres-2020-top-10-mlb-prospects-chat/

Brian (San Diego):

    Can you please give us a report on Trent Grisham? How did you feel about his breakout last year? Had he not been called up, what range would you see him ranked overall?

Kyle Glaser: It's tough to know what to make of Grisham. He was absolutely terrible, and I mean truly terrible, for the better part of three years. When I saw him at Carolina in 2017, he was one of the worst first-round picks I'd ever seen. To his credit, he made real, tangible changes last year and saw results. It's hard to know how much is real given the Triple-A environment last year, although Double-A Biloxi is a tough place to hit and he did good things there, too. There's evidence to point to on both sides of the argument whether his breakout is real or not. Which one is correct, I honestly have no idea. I can see it going either way. If he was still prospect-eligible, I could see him as high as No. 6 or as low as No. 13 in the system. He's probably the biggest question mark to me on the Padres roster this year, as far as whether he'll be good or not.

Matt Eddy at Baseball America, looking for Nine Breakout Pitcher Candidates for 2020:

The arms I like to focus on are unestablished—often young—pitchers who have bat-missing stuff and a realistic big league rotation opportunity.

Pitchers like this could be one tweak—or one extended opportunity—away from breaking through and establishing themselves. Perhaps the pitcher needs improved pitch sequencing. Perhaps he needs to modify his fastball usage or improve command of the pitch. Sometimes a breakthrough is as close as throwing strike one more frequently.

Those are areas that pitchers tend to improve with age and experience, and that growth potential represents upside if you know where to look.

That’s why I studied all pitchers who threw at least 10 innings as starters in 2019. I assigned them percentile rank scores (where higher is always better) for fastball velocity, chase rate (O-Swing), zone contact (Z-Contact), first-pitch strike rate (F-Strike) and swinging-strike rate (SwStr).

Here's No. 2 on his list (Julio Urias is No. 1):

2. Dinelson Lamet, RHP, Padres

Velocity: 94% | O-Swing: 77% | Z-Contact: 72% | F-Strike: 41%

73 IP: 4.07 ERA, 3.91 FIP, 14.0 SwStr (91%)

Projected role: No. 3 starter | Age: 27

Lamet looked sharp in the second half of 2019 as he returned from Tommy John surgery, particularly in August and September when he generated an elite swinging-strike rate of 14 percent. His high-80s slider is one of the best breaking pitches in baseball, and he allowed a .116 average when throwing it last season. Lamet throws his slider more than his fastball or changeup, an over-reliance that opens the door to vulnerability against lefthanded batters.

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