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April 19, 2:00 PM ET
Chat with Keith Law

Klaw
  (2:04 PM)

I'm hoping I can provide a little distraction today, and that those of you in the Boston area stay safe.

Jeff (Athens, GA)

I'll be going to the UGA-Vandy series this weekend. Besides Ziomek and Beede, who else should I be watching for? Also, what round do you see Ziomek going in?

Klaw
  (2:05 PM)

Those are the primary guys, yes. Ziomek's a second-third round guy unless someone is convinced he's a starter. Very broad consensus right now is that he's not.

Tim (Kentucky)

What is your opinion on Clinton Hollon? Is the 2nd round about where he should go in the draft?

Klaw
  (2:06 PM)

Lower. Too many injury and inconsistency questions.

Erix (Brooklyn)

Small sample sizes and all, are there any team or individual performances thus far that have changed your opinion on them since Spring Training?

Klaw
  (2:06 PM)

No. I'm glad we could have this chat, though.

Tom (Philly)

Keith, Thoughts on the Phillies not drawing an unintentional walk in 135 At bats? ( over four games)

Klaw
  (2:06 PM)

You reap what you sow.

Peter O. (Coeur d'Alene, ID)

Are there any pitchers in this draft class you'd feel comfortable sending straight to AAA? Appel, maybe Gonzalez? Who else?

Klaw
  (2:07 PM)

Can we say AA instead? AAA is fraught with complications, from awful parks for pitchers to lots of 30-ish hitters with major league experience. But I'd send either of those guys right to AA without hesitation.

Johnny (Toronto)

Hi Keith, Reports out of Toronto say the Jays have been heavily scouting JP Crawford, Reese McGuire, and Phil Bickford. I really like Bickford, he reminds me of the Weaver brothers (hopefully more Jared than Jeff), is he in play for pick number 10 or are they possibly looking at him for the second round?

Klaw
  (2:07 PM)

I think Bickford goes between their picks, and that the Jays have been heavily scouting a ton of players, not just those three.

Frank (Toronto)

With your knowledge of the amateur ranks, whats stopping you from joining a MLB front office right now?

Klaw
  (2:09 PM)

You're assuming I could just do this - like I could call a GM and say, "hey, just to let you know, I'm starting on Monday" - but even so, it would be pretty weak to walk away from ESPN seven weeks or so before the draft.

Brittney Caan (Fresno, CA)

Hi Keith,Thoughts on Carlos Salazar and the MLB draft? Thanks!

Klaw
  (2:09 PM)

Big velo, but six-foot two-pitch RHP more often end up relievers in pro ball, and that says to me he's a third-round type.

Michael (NYC)

you can't seriously be telling me that your opinion on the LA Angels hasn't changed, can you?

Klaw
  (2:11 PM)

Angels started last year 6-14. Went 82-60 the rest of the way. Any change in opinion today runs a severe risk of being too rash. We've barely started the season.

Chris (Carnegie, PA)

Did you scout Stetson Allie as a hitter before the 2010 draft? Were the Pirates the only team that wanted to convert him to a pitcher?

Klaw
  (2:13 PM)

Saw him once, had power, plus arm at third, stiff body, didn't have much feel for his hit tool. He was a pitcher, though - the Pirates didn't convert him.

danno (Pittsburgh)

I know it's SSS, but I'm fascinated by Stetson Allie. Is Allie becoming a bench guy who can play the corners and mash LHP wildly optimistic?

Klaw
  (2:13 PM)

Tiny sample, old for the level, etc. Don't think we'll know a ton until he gets to AA, but I also think you're keeping your expectations realistic.

Richard (Rochester NY)

Aaron Hicks has been a disaster in Minnesota. Did they really expect him to be ML ready because of a hot spring? How long until the Twins send him back down to AAA?

Klaw
  (2:14 PM)

Him, Jackie Bradley Jr., Teheran ... can we all remember this stuff next year when people start wildly overreacting to spring stats?

Steve (NYC)

You like what you saw from Hak-Ju Lee yesterday> Is his fast start for a real?

Klaw
  (2:14 PM)

Bunting for hits a lot, which is a useful skill but in a tiny sample can skew the stats. But I was glad to see his swing return to normal after that awful run in the AFL.

Sean (Phoenix)

What's the ceiling on AJ Pollock? Can he be an above-average starter in center?

Klaw
  (2:14 PM)

Fourth OF.

Glen L (NYC)

If the Rox were amenable to moving Tulo and his contract, could the Yanks put together an acceptable package?

Klaw
  (2:15 PM)

I don't know why you'd ask this when the Rockies are clearly going to win the World Series this year.

Jim (Albany)

When you watch a minor league game you are looking at tools over results. Is one look enough to make up your mind? A guy like Bird with the Yankees low A club had a lot of buzz on him this spring as a breakout candidate. Your write up wasn't exactly glowing for him. Were there tools present that may make you think his ceiling is a major leaguer?

Klaw
  (2:16 PM)

You can get a lot from one look if you know what you're looking at - but I also didn't see Bird's BP and don't believe I made any definitive (or even very strong) comments on his future. I just wrote what I saw.

Scott (Wixom)

Nolan Arenado is killing it. How much is SSS, how much is PCL, and how much is Nolan being good?

Klaw
  (2:17 PM)

He hasn't played a game in a neutral park yet.

Mike (Atl)

Biggest problem you've seen with Teheran so far? Looks like every batter is a struggle for him right now.

Klaw
  (2:17 PM)

Same as it ever was - straight four-seamer, below-average breaking ball - but now he's compounded it by not throwing his changeup.

Brandon (Detroit)

Thank you for all the work you do. Much appreciated. Question about Scherzer. Read someone earlier this week (though I can't remember the writer, sorry) who said something along the lines of Scherzer having a violent delivery that could be problematic down the line. Do you agree? Even if not, can you shed some light on what about a pitcher's throwing mechanics can give cause for concern?

Klaw
  (2:19 PM)

He used to have a terribly violent delivery - I saw him in the AFL about 5-6 years ago and was laughing at how badly his head jerked downward at release - but he's cleaned it up to the point where he's made 120+ starts and thrown nearly 750 innings as a starter over four years. At some point "down the line" becomes a lot less material.

Jim (Portland)

Do you know any updates to the David Dahl suspension or when he'll play again?

Klaw
  (2:19 PM)

Team discretion. If it were my call, I'd have him back up in Asheville by May 1st.

Teddy (Austin)

You say that you can learn a lot from one look scouting players if you know what to look for, but also that the sample size doesn't mean anything. Doesn't that mean that scouting one of the teams having unexpected results (Angels maybe) could tell you something? Or will the players probably look the same way they always have at the major league level?

Klaw
  (2:20 PM)

Sample size issues are for statistical analysis. Yes, you can catch a guy on a bad day, but things like physical tools aren't changing on a nightly or weekly basis - players' sizes, or bat speed, or arm strength aren't variable except over a period of years.

casey (texas)

I see Tom Widdle isn't on your current top 50, has his stock fallen or have people passed him?

Klaw
  (2:22 PM)

It's Windle, and having heard reports about his delivery becoming more violent and requiring more effort, I dropped him off the top 50. That ranking is my own evaluation, based on what I've seen, on video I've received, and on input from scouts and execs on the players. My goal every year is to get that list to be as accurate as possible by draft day. A player moving around doesn't mean he's changed so much as that I've gained more information or insight.

Klaw
  (2:22 PM)

That's especially true when I haven't seen a player live, by the way.

Bill (Denver)

Kyle Parker seems to be making big strides. Can he hold down LF or is he destined for 1B with the glove?

Klaw
  (2:23 PM)

First base for me. But a solid prospect there.

Jim (Colorado)

Is it a fluke that the A's have outscored every AL team by at least 20 runs? They've been as good as the Angels have been bad.

Klaw
  (2:23 PM)

Haven't they played Houston a lot?

Andrew (St. Paul)

In light of your response to Padres CEO comments re: Greinke and SAD/ autism, what was your reaction to JP Riccardi being quote in Moneyball as referring to you as 'Rainman'? (pg 277)

Klaw
  (2:24 PM)

My reaction is that the incident in the book never happened.

D'Andre (AL)

Which position is the hardest to scout? I'd think catcher.

Klaw
  (2:24 PM)

Absolutely.

Jean Valjean (West Orange, NJ)

Jeremy Martinez went from a potential top 10 pick in 2013, to outside many top 50 lists. Is it a case of him being around the prospect scene so long that people just picked apart his game too much, or was he rated too highly to begin with? What is your take on his ability?

Klaw
  (2:25 PM)

When was he a top 10 pick? I don't recall that. He was a known entity, but never a premium guy like that.

Bren (Pearl River, NY)

Even though it's not an issue, what are your thoughts on players having to spend three years in College?

Klaw
  (2:26 PM)

Yet another way the CBA and the NCAA screw the players with the least power. If scholarships can be revoked at any time, players should be able to transfer without a waiting period, and to turn pro whenever they want.

Tim (Raleigh)

How is Infinite Jest going?

Klaw
  (2:28 PM)

Finished the other day.

Kenny (Carmel, CA)

Is Gary Brown done as a prospect? His numbers are anemic so far (albeit the obvious small sample size caveat) he's 24 and will be 25 in September and at this point when combined with AA numbers last year I'm ready to just about throw in the towel on him. I know he wasn't in your top 100 so do you think he is a player that will have anything more than a cup of coffee?

Klaw
  (2:29 PM)

I wouldn't say done, but he's not likely to be a star, probably a below-average regular.

Andy (Madison, WI)

The Rockies are 11-1 versus Milwaukee, San Diego, and the Mets. 0-3 against teams that will end over .500. Let's temper the enthusiasm.

Klaw
  (2:30 PM)

This is true for every team. It's too early to celebrate, too early to panic.

Jason (Nashville, TN)

Playing off your comment that Catcher is the hardest to scout, have you noticed any discernible difference in the defensive play of Evan Gattis since last year?

Klaw
  (2:31 PM)

I'd really have to see him live - and I didn't see him at all last year, so this would be a fresh eval.

Steak (NYC)

Anything to see with Jacob DeGrom? A little old, but he dominated in his first AA start.

Klaw
  (2:32 PM)

Yep, great arm, had him #10 on my Mets list this year.

Matt (NJ)

Hey Keith, i've been reading your work for several years now and I really enjoy it. I noticed recently you tend to emphasize that 6 ft and shorter pitchers are likely to end up as RPs (your piece on Ventura, Salazar in this chat). Is this still a case-by-case question for you, or has your general feeling on shorter SPs shifted over the years? Does it impact your view of a guy you at least use to be high on like Sonny Gray?

Klaw
  (2:35 PM)

It is a shift, yes. My objection to the old saw was that there wasn't any real evidence that 6' and shorter RHP get hurt more often ... but I didn't understand or realize how badly they're hurt by the lack of plane on their fastballs. Yes, I'll evaluate them on a case by case basis, but now I'm looking at something very specific (fastball plane/life) with those guys that I wasn't before.

Matt (KC)

From your recent look at Odorizzi, do you think his ceiling is more as a back end guy rather than a guy with No. 3 starter potential?

Klaw
  (2:35 PM)

Yes.

Jim (Miami)

Who will the Marlins be left with at #6?

Klaw
  (2:37 PM)

Right now, I'd expect the top five to go something like Appel, Gray, Bryant, Manaea, Moran. That would mean the Marlins would have all the prep guys available, plus Shipley, Reese McGuire, Denney, Chris Anderson, and so on. I don't know their specific preferences yet, but Austin Meadows strikes me as someone who fits their profile - athletic HS bat who's also big and physical.

Katelyne (Toronto)

I have purple hair, good makeup, and could sell jeans for Billy Beane. Also come with the good face. Do you see me going in the sandwich round?

Klaw
  (2:37 PM)

Depends on your signability.

Zach B (Cincinnati)

Is it common for a top college team, like Vandy, to not have anyone in your Top 50 prospects? Ziomek went from 37 to unmentioned, what has caused your decreased interest? Are you a fan of any of Vandy's draft-eligible bats (Kemp, Gregor, Harrell)? Asking for my friend, Buster Olney...

Klaw
  (2:38 PM)

Very common, especially since the top 50 only includes draft-eligible guys.

Matt (PHL)

Keith, with the pending mid-season return of Brandon Beachy, any chance the Braves go to a 6-man?

Klaw
  (2:39 PM)

That would be incredibly dumb. Not to mention that we don't know how much work Beachy can handle right off surgery.

zach (austin)

Do you ever agree with prospects being demoted a level if they struggle? Schoop and castellanos are struggling at AAA after struggling at AA last year.

Klaw
  (2:39 PM)

The bigger problem is that they were promoted after struggling. Why wouldn't you leave both guys in AA to master the level?

Klaw
  (2:39 PM)

Oh, so yes, I'm fine with demoting a guy in that situation, but you need to give him more than ten days to fail.

gregg (dc)

How likely is it you think Kohl Stewart goes to A&M?

Klaw
  (2:40 PM)

No chance.

Alex (Chesapeake)

Odds that Connor Jones signs and skips UVA?

Klaw
  (2:40 PM)

I've heard it'll take first-round money. If that's correct, I think he gets it, but might be picked after the top 30 picks.

James (San Diego)

Where do you see Ian Clarkin going in the draft?

Klaw
  (2:40 PM)

Velocity has slipped, as has command. Second round for me at the moment.

Ari (New Rochelle)

How about my boy Dexter Fowler? Why so many "sell-high" comments?

Klaw
  (2:41 PM)

Dunno, solid tools, was always on the prospect radar, even in HS. Not like we lack history with the guy to make us think a step forward is possible.

Ryan (NJ)

When you say, "Someone who fits their profile", do front offices generally have a philosophy for what type of player they look for when BPA isn't a good option?

Klaw
  (2:42 PM)

It's more like they believe BPA is a certain kind of player - meaning they'll always favor, say, big, athletic, slightly raw prep players over polished college guys.

brett (tracy, ca)

Do you see Jonah Wesley being a 1st/1st Supp. round pick?

Klaw
  (2:42 PM)

No.

Jason (NY)

Hey Keith. Always enjoy your insights. Here's my query: Why, exactly, is it that baseball evaluators seem willing to more drastically change their opinions on a college player based on a few iffy starts or a few so-so weeks...but often hold onto their eval a of a young player in the minors who has had a bad couple of months or even a rough season? It seems a little double-standard-y, but why? Is it something besides having less to go on?

Klaw
  (2:43 PM)

I may have answered this somewhat above, but again, it's not about performance with the college (or prep) guys, but about tools and stuff. When a delivery changes, or velocity changes, then the evaluation has to change. A lot of teams missed on Taijuan Walker because he changed from April to May of that year - much more likely in a 17-year-old high school kid than a 22-year-old in AA.

Chris (Greenville, SC)

What are the chances Cuiffo, Wil Crowe or Demerrite enroll at South Carolina? Are all 1st rounders?

Klaw
  (2:44 PM)

I think all three sign, Ciuffo in the first, Demerrite maybe sandwich/high second, Crowe second.

Scuba Steve (Cincy)

You've probably addressed this before, but if so I cannot find it. Why did Matt Adams not make your top 100? Power seems to be 80.

Klaw
  (2:47 PM)

80 tools are rare. 70 raw, first base only, never patient, looked (still looks) like a low-OBP slugger, second-division starter type.

tlheard (NL)

Most powerful bats in the draft?

Klaw
  (2:48 PM)

Hunter Renfroe, Kris Bryant, possibly Aaron Judge.

John (Brighton, MA)

I've been locked down in my apt. all day glued to the TV. Thank you for the distraction. At the 7th pick, who would be the best fit for the Red Sox system and for you in a dream world, who would the pick be?

Klaw
  (2:49 PM)

I think they'd love one of Bryant/Moran to get there, but I doubt either does. They might be staring at one of Frazier/Meadows, plus the rest of the college arms (I'm a Shipley fan myself), and Kohl Stewart.

Josh (Conroe, TX)

Will Appel take less than top bonus money when/if he is picked 1-1 this year?

Klaw
  (2:50 PM)

You'd have to ask him, but if I were advising him, I'd say he should - even $5 million is a win over what he was offered last year, although given how close to the majors he seems to be I think he could command a little more.

Greg (MO)

Going off the 6ft starters question, thoughts change at all for Carlos Martinez?

Klaw
  (2:50 PM)

Three pitch guy, so a better chance than some of the others we've discussed.

Mike (Pittsburgh)

If a Pitcher has a 4-seamer that lacks movement (Gerrit Cole as an example) wouldn't it make sense to have him to use a 2-seam fastball more often to get that extra movement? Would that movement be worth the slight dip in velocity?

Klaw
  (2:51 PM)

Cole has a two-seamer, and it's really good. Just needs to use it more.

B Mand (Sarasota, FL)

What is your favorite way to prepare a mild fish such as tilapia?

Klaw
  (2:51 PM)

One of my least favorite fishes to eat for that very reason. It's good breaded and fried, or dredged in cornmeal and pan-fried, served with a butter/lemon sauce. You have to add all the flavor afterwards.

Ryan (Hanover, PA)

Any chance you unblock me on twitter?

Klaw
  (2:52 PM)

Sure.

Mike (Leighton)

You seem to be really high on Nevada ace Braden Shipley. During one chat, I recall you saying he has top-of-the-rotation upside. Can you give us a major league comparison for what kind of player he can become?

Klaw
  (2:53 PM)

I don't like player comps. I try to give the most complete picture I can when describing the player, but comps do more to mislead than to inform, in my opinion.

Jeff (Wellington, NZ)

I realize this is hard to quantify, but when high draft picks miss for non-injury reasons, how often is that the team messing up their development vs. teams missing on the initial evaluation?

Klaw
  (2:54 PM)

Hard to quantify, but great to ask. Every GM should be trying to figure that out in his own system.

Bob (Tinley Park, IL)

What's the best sauce to make for salmon?

Klaw
  (2:55 PM)

Buerre blanc, especially a citrus version with lemon or orange. I posted a recipe for one five years ago: http://klaw.me/11sce26

Fonz (Milwaukee)

Jonathan Gray: 2013::Mike Cederoth:2014?

Klaw
  (2:55 PM)

As in top of the draft potential? Yes. Cederoth and Rodon are the top two college names for next year.

Angel (Forest Hills, NY)

Would Hunter Renfroe be a good choice for the Mets at 11?

Klaw
  (2:56 PM)

I don't have him ranked quite that high, but the names from about #8 through

Bob (Seattle)

Aren't people who decide to go to NCAA program essentially making the benefit/cost analysis on whether it's right for them? If you don't like the rules, you don't have to go to NCAA affiliated school and sign the papers. For basketball, you have Europe or the D League. For MLB, you can sign with a team or go JUCO. For Football, there's the CFL. It's not the ideal tradeoff, but that's their decision.

Klaw
  (2:57 PM)

For HS baseball prospects who aren't ready for pro ball - not physically ready, or not mature enough - there's no good third option. Juco is far from ideal. Look at how few guys are drafted high from JCs every year.

Josh (Conroe, TX)

Where there ever be a high school pitcher picked 1-1? Is it just the risk associated with a high school arm, or some other reason?

Klaw
  (2:57 PM)

Several lefties have gone 1-1, but no righties.

Lou (Philly)

Freddy Galvis is starting in left field today for the Phils. This just isn't a good team. How much longer can Ruben stick around?

Klaw
  (2:57 PM)

It's not a terrible team, but it's a poorly assembled team.

Chuck (CT)

You left Jose Altuve off your Under-25 list and I saw a lot of comments questioning that decision. Given his very young age, offensive contributions, and premium position, I still think he should have been on the fringe of that list at least. Can his supporters get an explanation for your "over-looking" him?

Klaw
  (2:58 PM)

Doesn't walk or hit for power. Not a premium defender. What am I missing here?

Todd (Fayetteville, AR)

If Stanek keeps pitching like he has the past week and a half or so, could you see him moving up draft boards? Any chance he makes it to KC?

Klaw
  (3:00 PM)

I don't think he's ever been out of the top ten (in terms of where he's likely to be picked), but he can assuage a lot of concerns by throwing more strikes and pitching more off his fastball - although the latter is out of his hands unless he has the stones to shake off his coach.

Sage (Chicago)

Does intelligence come into play at all when scouting? How is this measured?

Klaw
  (3:00 PM)

Teams ask players to explain the plot to "Infinite Jest." If a player gets through three sentences without giving up, he passes.

Jon (Denzer, WI)

I know Hiram Burgos doesn't have frontline stuff, but is he good enough to stick around for a while?

Klaw
  (3:00 PM)

Fifth starter type.

Dale (KY)

If Theo and Jed really want to rebuild the Cubs, don't they need to finish right next to the Astros and Marlins again this year and get another top arm like Rodon?

Klaw
  (3:02 PM)

I don't think tanking to get a specific player, or to draft from a small set of players, makes a lot of sense, but the new system, where the worse you finish the more cash you get, does seem to give some incentive to tank after all. The Astros have a ton of money to spend this year, and could give someone $5.7 million at 1-1 and still have two million left over.

ryan (lancaster)

Regarding an earlier question about whether your opinion had changed on anyone so far.... at what point in the season can you say, 'yes, this player/team is different than we thought'. Quarter of the way through the season? Half?

Klaw
  (3:04 PM)

I've always said Memorial Day as a rough guideline, but the truth is it depends on whether the player looks different at all, and on what specific skill might have changed.

Steve (Brooklyn)

Regarding the slotting system, the money allotted to each pick is mostly arbitrary, correct? The first pick isn't worth a million more than the second pick, and the third a million less than the second.

Klaw
  (3:05 PM)

Correct. They took a flawed system, and made it worse.

Sage (Chicago)

My father in law built a brick pizza oven in his backyard. 1. We cannot get crust crispy enough, more heat (wood) ?2. What else can be cooked in there?

Klaw
  (3:07 PM)

I don't own one, but I'd guess that 1 is correct (they are supposed to hold heat really well though - the surface should be hot hours after the fire is out), and for 2, it's an oven. You can cook anything in it.

Klaw
  (3:08 PM)

I don't own one, but I'd guess that 1 is correct (they are supposed to hold heat really well though - the surface should be hot hours after the fire is out), and for 2, it's an oven. You can cook anything in it.

Klaw
  (3:08 PM)

Sorry, chat software stopped responding entirely.

John (Cincinnati)

Klaw - I'm not just asking this because of his hot start in 2013, but Todd Frazier seems to be a bit better than the utility player you seemed to think he was destined to be. His prime may not last very long, but do you think maybe you were wrong about him, or too soon to say?

Klaw
  (3:10 PM)

Depends on whether he can play average D (or better) at third. I always felt he couldn't. I don't like his swing, and he's not patient, which we saw with the .331 OBP last year. But that with some pop and average D at third is an everyday guy. In left, it's probably less than that.

Bruce (Northbridge Mass)

Hi Keith, Does the clock restart on Jackie Bradley Jr restart once he is sent down? Or have the red sox lost that one year of team control on him?

Klaw
  (3:08 PM)

I don't own one, but I'd guess that 1 is correct (they are supposed to hold heat really well though - the surface should be hot hours after the fire is out), and for 2, it's an oven. You can cook anything in it.

Klaw
  (3:11 PM)

I don't own one, but I'd guess that 1 is correct (they are supposed to hold heat really well though - the surface should be hot hours after the fire is out), and for 2, it's an oven. You can cook anything in it.

Klaw
  (3:11 PM)

I am guilty of using it but the clock analogy is probably not helpful. You get a day of service time for every day you're on the 25-man roster or the major league DL (either one). If you're optioned, and stay down at least ten days, you don't get any days of service at all while you're in the minors. So if JBJ doesn't come back till early May, he'll lose about 15 days of service time, which I believe is enough to push off his free agency by a year.

Dale (KY)

Have you had a chance to see Brett Jackson in person? Results not much better this year (yes, SSS).

Klaw
  (3:12 PM)

Saw him in March out here. Swing was a little better, but not enough so.

Ryan (Carrboro, NC)

Do teams ever change their draft strategy in the bottom rounds of the draft, ror example, if they need to fill specific positions in the system, etc.? Does anything other than position (for example, what college they may have gone to) come into play at that point?

Klaw
  (3:12 PM)

Yes, eventually you need to pick some college seniors to fill your short-season rosters.

Nils (Stamford)

Hi Keith, thanks for these chats. Do you see Delino Deshields pushing Altuve off 2B assuming he is still there and productive when that time comes? Who is the better defender?

Klaw
  (3:13 PM)

I think there's a good chance of that, yes. Altuve's better now, but DeShields has the potential to be better in the long run.

Milkey (Boston)

Neither Trey Ball nor Ryan Boldt have played much this spring, yet you have Boldt up five spots and Ball dropping in your latest ranking. Thoughts?

Klaw
  (3:14 PM)

Just because they haven't played doesn't mean they haven't been seen in workouts - or that other players haven't moved around them.

Milkey (Boston)

Good to see Brentz in your draft rankings, but why is he so high now after being unranked in the first list? His coming out was in the fall, right, when he wowed at Jupiter? Hasn't really thrown that much this spring (no HS baseball) so why the big jump?

Klaw
  (3:15 PM)

He's throwing in a weekend deal in Iowa. He's been seen, hitting 97+ about two weeks ago.

Daniel (Clovis, Ca)

I know its a tough call, but when do you see Corey Seager making it to LA?

Klaw
  (3:15 PM)

2016?

Steven (Ktown)

Burch Smith ceiling?

Klaw
  (3:15 PM)

Maybe fourth starter.

Klaw
  (3:16 PM)

OK, that's all for this week. Thanks as always for all the questions. Stay safe.