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    I think a good example of undervalues for previous years is Helsley. I believe he didn’t make Baseball America’s top 30 until 2018.

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    Eric Lex (27th Rd) is signed

    My source is his dad

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    Eric Lex (27th Rd) is signed

    My source is his dad

    I wonder if the Cards will announce his signing today. They have a bad habit about not announcing all of their signings. They also don’t announce all of their international signings as well.

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    Other than the ones on July 2nd itself, the Cardinals do not announce any of their international signings.

    This is the first year they have not announced draft signings via press release. Twitter is their 2019 vehicle. Seems very sub-optimal.

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    “Bob, just curious… what present prospects do you think are undervalued? How about a few to prove that they are better than let’s say 20th. Maybe you are something that other Card fans aren’t recognizing.
    Here I’ll help you get started…. Carlson.”

    Sure thing, Ny.
    I’ll throw together a post late tonight, wherein a few Redbird prospects — including Dylan Carlson of course — are directly compared & contrasted to some much higher-rated prospects from other organizations.

    I will try not to be too long-winded. I will almost certainly fail.

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    I will try not to be too long-winded. I will almost certainly fail.

    Which is exactly what we like, Bob. I’ll be looking forward to this. Hope the big league club gets going better so that you can tolerate watching again soon, too.

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    You are a treasure Bob.

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    You are a treasure Bob.

    Nicely put, Nigel! A treasure chock full of golden baseballs and Louisville sluggers plugged not with Sammy Sosa cork , but rather glistening diamonds that King Tut would be proud to own. We all anxiously await your post, Bobby. Hopefully it will rival Leo Tolstoy’s “War and Peace” in length.

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    Thanks for using Eric Lex’s pic for the article’s header, Brian!

    And I very much look forward to reading your thoughts, Bob

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    We have kind of put a heck of a lot of pressure on Bobby to produce one whale of a post. Guys like me will generally lay an egg under these circumstances. But this is Bobby Reed and Bobby will not let us down….I hope. Gotta hit a home run here, Bobby!

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    Players in BOLD will indicate the players that have signed.

    2019 Cardinals Draft Picks
    ROUND (#) | NAME | POSITION | PROJECTED BONUS (SIGNED AMOUNT) | DATE SIGNED

    1 (19), Zack Thompson, LHP, $3,359,000 ($3,000,000), 06/11/2019
    2 (58), Trejyn Fletcher, CF, $1,214,300 ($1,500,000), 06/12/2019
    3 (96), Tony Locey, RHP, $604,800 ($604,000), 06/12/2019

    4 (125), Andre Pallante, RHP, $455,600
    5 (155), Connor Thomas, LHP, $340,000 ($340,000), 06/11/2019
    6 (185), Pedro Pages, C, $261,600 ($250,000), 06/12/2019

    7 (215), Jack Ralston, RHP, $204,800
    8 (245), Logan Gragg, RHP, $167,800 ($167,800), 06/14/2019
    9 (275), Todd Lott, OF, $152,000 ($152,000), 06/11/2019
    10 (305), Jake Sommers, RHP, $143,600 ($10,000), 06/10/2019

    BONUS POOL………………………………………….$6,903,500
    BONUS POOL PLUS 5%…………………………………..$7,248,675
    SUBTOTAL……………………………………………$6,024,600
    Above Slot (Round 11-40)……………………………..$250,000
    REMAINING POOL………………………………………$628,900
    REMAINING POOL PLUS 5%……………………………….$974,075

    Draft Picks in Rounds 11-40 can sign for $125,000. Anything over that goes against Draft Signing Bonus Pool.

    ROUND (#) | NAME | POSITION | (SIGNED AMOUNT) | DATE SIGNED
    11 (335), Connor Lunn, RHP
    12 (365), Patrick Romeri, RF, ($200,000), 06/10/2019
    13 (395), Tommy Jew, CF
    14 (425), Tyler Statler, ($300,000) RHP, 06/14/2019
    15 (455), David Vinsky, OF, ($100,000) 06/11/2019
    16 (485), Thomas Hart, RHP, 06/16/2019
    17 (515), Michael YaSenka, RHP, 06/14/2019
    18 (545), Aaron Antonini, C, 06/12/2019

    19 (575), Zarion Sharpe, LHP
    20 (605), Adrian Mardueno, RHP, 06/12/2019
    21 (635), Jack Owen, LHP
    22 (665), Zade Richardson, C, 06/16/2019
    23 (695), Brylie Ware, 3B, 06/10/2019
    24 (725), Will Guay, RHP, 06/10/2019

    25 (755), Alexander McFarlane, RHP
    26 (785), Jeremy Randolph, RHP, 06/14/2019
    27 (815), Eric Lex, RHP, 06/16/2019
    28 (845), Tyler Peck, RHP, 06/12/2019
    29 (875), Scott Politz, RHP, 06/11/2019
    30 (905), Cameron Dulle, RHP, 06/10/2019
    31 (935), Dylan Pearce, RHP, 06/16/2019
    32 (965), Chandler Redman, 2B, 06/10/2019
    33 (995), Anthony Green, RHP, 06/11/2019
    34 (1025), Ben Baird, SS, 06/11/2019

    35 (1055), Logan Hoffman, RHP
    36 (1085), Kyle Skeels, C, 06/11/2019
    37 (1115), Chris Newell, LHP
    38 (1145), Kurtis Byrne, C
    39 (1175), T.J. McKenzie, SS
    40 (1205), Cash Rugely, SS

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    First, thanks for the very generous words, everyone. Your checks are in the mail. I mean, your bitcoins are in the cloud.

    I wanted to talk about more than Dylan Carlson in this post, but I didn’t realize exactly how many other outfielders were misguidedly ranked ahead of him on the MLB.com and Fangraphs lists. There’s a lot to go over, and I’d honestly like to keep this a manageable length. So today, just Carlson. (Dylan by the way is ranked 95th and 100th at MLB.com and Fangraphs, respectively.)

    Between the pair of aforementioned prospect lists, there are 25 different outfielders rated better than Dylan Carlson. I’ll start by acknowledging the ones who truly are worthy of such a distinction. These are the guys I would absolutely trade Dylan Carlson for straight-up.

    Jo Adell. Half a year younger than Carlson and appears plenty ready for Triple-A. Adell has hit at every level since being drafted in 2017, and likely has more defensive/baserunning value than Carlson. Injured this year and last, his inconsistent health is at least a mild concern going forward. He’s 27-for-32 stealing bases, with 28 homers, 12 triples, and 51 doubles in 166 pro games. Big guy, great athlete, reminiscent of a young Matt Kemp — who I rated 50 spots better than Baseball America when he was a prospect, by the way. You know what they didn’t like about Kemp? Sixth round pick.

    Kyle Tucker. Flopped in the majors at age 21 last year, but he was in the majors at age 21 last year. Age 21, in the majors. (As Carson Kelly is re-teaching everyone right now for the umpteenth time, we should 99% ignore miniscule samples for young MLB players, and trust the track record.) Tucker is raking in AAA right now, just as he did in 2018. Similar skillset to Carlson but with more consistent dominance on his resume. Reminds me of Shawn Green in many ways. Beauuutiful swing.

    Heliot Ramos. One level lower than Carlson & one year younger, and absolutely murdering the baseball with a 177 wRC+. Slaughtered the Arizona League in similar fashion at age 17, before holding his own in the South Atlantic League last year. He’s just 2-for-7 stealing and has no triples this year, and available public metrics make him a poor center fielder, so I’m assuming he’ll contribute the same or less than Carlson on the bases and afield. Slight worries over 25-30% strikeout rates.

    Cristian Pache. Born within weeks of Carlson, his defensive reputation is elite, almost surely the best of all minor league guys who can also hit. And he is really hitting in Double-A this year. When you think Pache, think prime Michael Bourn with pop. Or think Harrison Bader for that matter. But the precocious Pache could be better than both. He won’t steal bases like Bourn (his baserunning overall has been surprisingly poor for the past two years), but his burgeoning power far surpasses anything Bourn could ever do. Not that I would ever, ever be tempted to brag, but I had Pache in the overall top 50 back while he was going homerless in 400+ at-bats in A-ball at age 18. That’s how much I loved his defense, and valued his age-relative-to-league. No one else had him even in a top 100 until a year later.

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    So those are the four outfielders distinctly better than Dylan Carlson. Now I’ll just rattle off the guys who are ranked above him, but are in fact obviously and objectively worse prospects — and why. I’d rather not use their names because it feels mean, sorta belittling them. Of course, I wouldn’t mind using names if any of them were Cubs. But they’re not, so I won’t.

    Outfielder #1 is 24 years old and has never batted even .250 and he’s had an OPS over .700 just once. He is currently hitting .178 in AAA and striking out 44% of the time. Probably playing through injury…but even tossing out this season, the overall track record is absurdly worse than Carlson’s in pretty much every way. Can you guess why on earth he’s ranked above Carlson? That’s right, super high draft pick way back in the day.

    Number two is more than three years older than Dylan Carlson, and playing in Triple-A right now. When he was in Double-A last year, he batted .240, slugged under .400, and struck out 215 times in a five-month season. No, I’m not making this stuff up.

    Outfielders three and four should be lumped together, as they are adjacent on the Fangraphs list — 48 and 49 spots better than Dylan Carlson — and have much in common. (With each other, not with Carlson.) They share the same organization, both are batting under .240, and both have a lot less power than Dylan Carlson. Oh, and they also strike out much more often than Carlson.

    So you have two players, both at a lower level than Carlson and playing much much worse than Carlson (.637 and .647 OPS this year), and, amazingly, they’re both also older than Carlson. One of them by more than a year. It is silly and frankly stupid that they would even be in the same conversation with Carlson, much less ranked above him. And by nearly fifty spots.

    Number five is the same age as Carlson, playing in High-A, and has an OPS of .745. This is his career best OPS, in four pro seasons. Any other details are unnecessary.

    Outfielder #6 is slightly older than Carlson, and posting a .747 OPS in high-A while whiffing 30% of the time and also drawing fewer walks than Carlson. So he’s older than Dylan, he’s markedly worse, he’s at a lower level, and he has a huge plate discipline red flag. Other than that, he’s got a lot going for him.

    I’m going to stop here because I would HATE to have the computer go goofy and lose what I’ve toiled oh-so-diligently to present thus far. Forgive me. I’ll wrap this up tomorrow at some point. But I suspect that the picture is getting pretty clear already — many players who have no business shining Carlson’s spikes are being ranked ahead of him by “professional” prospect evaluators. There are several more such players to come tomorrow.

    The fun part will be the final part: parsing out the guys who are neither clearly better than nor clearly behind Carlson. Guys like Drew Waters or Julio Rodriguez for example. Anyway, ‘night all.

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    Been waiting up since 9pm for your long awaited post, Bobby. BUT……it certainly was well worth the wait Except…..not posting those names in fear of “belittling” the players. You need to include the names, Bobby. It would be akin to when the Esteemed Rat veers off topic and then in turn is a referred to as “Poster #57” instead of his name when being scolded by Brian. Even though the crust of your post was truly marvelous, I’m going to give you a temporary grade of “I” for Incomplete, until we see the rest of your work concerning this subject.

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    Bob, great post on Dylan Carlson. Any rookie that leads his team in BA, Runs, RBI, HR and SBs is worthy of high praise. I am surprised that he is still at AA Springfield and have to admit that I have yet to see a Springfield game in person this year but have seen some on the local TV. Tornadoes invading one’s space tend to slow down our recreational activities.

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    Time for a refresher:

    Players in BOLD will indicate the players that have signed.

    2019 Cardinals Draft Picks
    ROUND (#) | NAME | POSITION | PROJECTED BONUS (SIGNED AMOUNT) | DATE SIGNED

    1 (19), Zack Thompson, LHP, $3,359,000 ($3,000,000), 06/11/2019
    2 (58), Trejyn Fletcher, CF, $1,214,300 ($1,500,000), 06/12/2019
    3 (96), Tony Locey, RHP, $604,800 ($604,000), 06/12/2019

    4 (125), Andre Pallante, RHP, $455,600
    5 (155), Connor Thomas, LHP, $340,000 ($340,000), 06/11/2019
    6 (185), Pedro Pages, C, $261,600 ($250,000), 06/12/2019

    7 (215), Jack Ralston, RHP, $204,800
    8 (245), Logan Gragg, RHP, $167,800 ($167,800), 06/14/2019
    9 (275), Todd Lott, OF, $152,000 ($152,000), 06/11/2019
    10 (305), Jake Sommers, RHP, $143,600 ($10,000), 06/10/2019

    BONUS POOL………………………………………….$6,903,500
    BONUS POOL PLUS 5%…………………………………..$7,248,675
    SUBTOTAL……………………………………………$6,024,600
    Above Slot (Round 11-40)……………………………..$400,000
    REMAINING POOL………………………………………$478,900
    REMAINING POOL PLUS 5%……………………………….$824,075

    Draft Picks in Rounds 11-40 can sign for $125,000. Anything over that goes against Draft Signing Bonus Pool.

    ROUND (#) | NAME | POSITION | (SIGNED AMOUNT) | DATE SIGNED
    11 (335), Connor Lunn, RHP
    12 (365), Patrick Romeri, RF, ($200,000), 06/10/2019
    13 (395), Tommy Jew, CF
    14 (425), Tyler Statler, ($300,000), RHP, 06/14/2019
    15 (455), David Vinsky, OF, ($100,000), 06/11/2019
    16 (485), Thomas Hart, RHP, ($200,000), 06/16/2019
    17 (515), Michael YaSenka, RHP, 06/14/2019
    18 (545), Aaron Antonini, C, 06/12/2019

    19 (575), Zarion Sharpe, LHP
    20 (605), Adrian Mardueno, RHP, 06/12/2019
    21 (635), Jack Owen, LHP
    22 (665), Zade Richardson, C, ($200,000), 06/16/2019
    23 (695), Brylie Ware, 3B, 06/10/2019
    24 (725), Will Guay, RHP, 06/10/2019

    25 (755), Alexander McFarlane, RHP
    26 (785), Jeremy Randolph, RHP, 06/14/2019
    27 (815), Eric Lex, RHP, 06/16/2019
    28 (845), Tyler Peck, RHP, 06/12/2019
    29 (875), Scott Politz, RHP, 06/11/2019
    30 (905), Cameron Dulle, RHP, 06/10/2019
    31 (935), Dylan Pearce, RHP, 06/16/2019
    32 (965), Chandler Redman, 2B, 06/10/2019
    33 (995), Anthony Green, RHP, 06/11/2019
    34 (1025), Ben Baird, SS, 06/11/2019

    35 (1055), Logan Hoffman, RHP
    36 (1085), Kyle Skeels, C, 06/11/2019
    37 (1115), Chris Newell, LHP
    38 (1145), Kurtis Byrne, C
    39 (1175), T.J. McKenzie, SS
    40 (1205), Cash Rugely, SS

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    Thanks for the update, BHC!
    With the overslot payments to catcher Zade Richardson and pitcher Thomas Hart (they’ve gotta draft a backstop named Benton now) I don’t see any possible path to signing both McFarlane and Newell, if there ever was. But can they capture one of them, that’s the question.

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    I’ll just continue where I left off last night. Sorry if that feels abrupt. Oh, but first — per the Pugs request — I’ll go ahead and identify the overrated outfielders mentioned earlier.

    1) Corey Ray
    2) Monte Harrison
    3) and 4) Pirate outfielders Oneil Cruz and Travis Swaggerty
    5) Leody Taveras
    6) Tristen Lutz

    Outfielder #7 is Estevan Florial, who is a year older than Carlson and is yet to reach AA ball despite his pro career starting in 2015. Florial’s defense & baserunning are no better than Carlson’s, he strikes out much more, and he has a checkered health history.

    Number eight is Yusniel Diaz, who is two years older than Carlson and hitting just .243 in AA with a .754 OPS. He is worse than Dylan at both fielding and running (for all players, the numbers for defense & baserunning are taken from a combination of Baseball Prospectus and Clay Davenport), and has seemingly regressed as a hitter since switching organizations via last year’s Machado-to-the-Dodgers deal.

    Ninth is Trevor Larnach, who is 22 years old in High-A — nearly two years older than Carlson and competing a level lower — and like Diaz he appears to be distinctly less valuable in non-hitting ways than Dylan Carlson, who’s a minor asset both in the field and on the basepaths.

    Outfielder number ten is Brandon Marsh, who actually has a skill that surpasses Carlson. Marsh is a tremendous baserunner. As for the rest, though, he’s a year older than Carlson while playing against the same level of competition, and they are posting nearly identical wRC+ numbers. So, the edge goes to Carlson due to his age advantage; and there’s something else. Marsh is striking out 50% more often than Carlson, and therefore Marsh gets to his 135 wRC+ via a bloated .422 BABIP. Normalize that BABIP down to .380-.390 and the wRC+ plummets below 120, maybe even 115.

    I will say this for Marsh: he has hit much better outside of his home park of Mobile this year. But offsetting that is the fact that his isolated slugging has decreased with every single promotion along his minor league career. (His ISO is exactly half of what it was back in rookieball in 2017. Unlike Carlson whose power is only increasing — a very good sign.) I like Marsh as a top 60-70 guy, but not nearly as much as Carlson.

    Number 11 is Victor Victor Mesa. Victor Victor Mesa has a really cool name. That is all of the positive things I can say about him. I would show you the numbers but you would not believe me. Here’s a link: https://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=sa3008602&position=OF

    Jesus Sanchez is number 12. He’s performing exactly as well as Carlson, at the same level as Carlson, but is a year older. That’s an edge, plain and simple. He could get a mulligan on the age difference if there were mitigating factors — like if he was drafted last year out of junior college, something like that. But Sanchez is in his fifth professional season. So Carlson gets the edge. As for fielding + baserunning, it’s an almost perfect push.

    These guys could have very similar careers in the offing…but again, advantage Carlson for the time being. Sanchez has the better resume if we go back to the lower minors, with lots of dominance; but when Sanchez got his first shot at AA last year — at the same age Carlson is this year, of course — he flopped badly, batting a punchless .214. So the negative and positive pre-2019 stuff basically washes out.

    The 13th and 14th guys are recent draftees schoolboy Riley Greene and collegiate home run leader J.J. Bleday. Bleday is a year older than Carlson and would need to clobber the upper minors this year to be on pace with where Carlson is. In fact, being a year older he’d actually need to reach AAA, and that ain’t happening. If Bleday gets to AA this year it would be a huge shock. He’s a big talent but I could never put a 21-year-old college bat ahead of a 20-year-old who’s already excelling in Double-A. Not unless the college guy has a distinct advantage in defense/baserunning, and that is not at all the case here.

    Sidebar: J.J. Bleday hit almost exactly the same this year as Brett Wallace hit during his final collegiate season. Bleday probably played a tougher schedule…but then, Wallace had the much better BB/K numbers. I don’t mean to imply that Bleday will wind up like Wallace. Just suggesting that metal bat performances translate much better to the pros for some guys than others, and it’s real hard to tell which ones will and which ones won’t.

    Now Riley Greene. If Riley Greene is tearing up Double-A in 2021, he’ll be what Carlson is now — only with worse defense & baserunning than Carlson offers, apparently. (And excelling in AA just two years after being drafted is an awful lot to ask of a high school kid. It does not happen often.) In fact, word is Greene’s roughly even money to end up at first base, and he’s already “not fast” on the basepaths, to put it politely. I can’t see ranking him higher than 50th or so until he has some kind of pro hitting record. And 50th is not above Dylan Carlson.

    So that’s the 14 guys who cannot be above Carlson, for me.

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    I think that’s enough for one night. Tomorrow I’ll do the fun part, comparing Carlson to his real true peers — the guys I’m not sure whether I prefer to him or not. You, dear readers, will have the experience of following along through my thought processes. You have my condolences.

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    Thanks for the great info Bob and BHC.

    Reading Bob’s comparisons of Carlson reminds me of when the Cards bring up a player from the minors and they immediately have success and opposing fans will say “wow where did this guy come from? He wasn’t highly rated at all. How do the Cardinals keep doing the voodoo magic?” The answer is that there is no voodoo magic. The so called “experts” just regularly undervalue our minor league players.

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    Excellent post(s), Bob. And thanks for tracking things so thoroughly, BHC.

    Gscottar, I agree. I especially think that the Cards’ hitting prospects get undervalued. Peoria, Palm Beach and Memphis all play in stadiums that are skewed heavily toward pitching. I’m impressed that places like fangraphs have begun to include wRC+ for minor leaguers in their stats, but they are not adjusted for park, so they are not all that useful. Yet the FG guys would use them as rating tools, completely missing that an .800 OPS in Memphis is not the same as an .800 OPS in Albuquerque, Colorado Springs, Reno or Fresno.

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    Thanks for the kind words, GScott and SC-25. And you guys are spot on re the “devil magic” nonsense, and the vastly underrated influence of minor league park factors.

    Take Peoria. In a sixteen team league, Peoria is the toughest of all for hitters. According to the most recent numbers I could find, runs are roughly 40-50% more plentiful in Lansing, Kane County, Burlington, and Cedar Rapids. (Good movie. But too much of a hitter’s park.) Park factors link: https://www.milb.com/milb/news/toolshed-stats-class-a-park-factors/c-210987116

    How does this affect the perception of StL prospects? Well, I can tell you that I myself am a bit disappointed right now in Nolan Gorman’s season. Or rather, I was until very recently. Then I checked those home/road splits the other day. (Due to some flooding at other parks, Gorman’s played 40 games at home and just 27 on the road.)

    Gorman away from Dozer Park: .314/.391/.588
    Gorman in 11 games at Cedar Rapids/Lansing/KC/Burlington: .386/.413/.705

    Looks juuust a bit more impressive than his overall .792 OPS, right? That’s .979 on the road and 1.118 in the Midwest League hitter’s parks. (Somewhere Charlie Blackmon is smiling.)

    Of course that could be a weird fluke just specific to Nolan Gorman. So let’s look at the other top prospect playing in Peoria. You know, fellow teenager Ivan Herrera, the one that Fangraphs just massively upgraded from 33rd in the organization pre-season all the way to 8th — but STILL they won’t rank in the top 300 overall prospects. Or even particularly close to the top 300, apparently, since only the top 4 Redbird farmhands make their top 300. But then, they’re incompetent with St. Louis prospects. So you have to factor that in.

    Ivan Herrera — the only catcher in pro baseball at any level to post at least a 150 wRC+ in both 2017 & 2018 — has played 26 games in Dozer Park this season and 19 on the road.

    Herrera, Road: .371/.451/.548
    Herrera, hitter’s parks: .409/.480/.591 in 6 games

    That’s .999 and 1.071 for Herrera. And again, .979 and 1.118 for Gorman. The sample sizes may be laughably small but the performances certainly are not. Anyway I wouldn’t claim that those spectacular road splits define the current hitting skill of Gorman and Herrera. But then, neither do the overall numbers in my opinion, not by a mile. So, how good are they really?

    I’ll put it this way. If a stranger stops you on the street tomorrow and says, “Excuse me, do you have the time? And also, what does Bob Reed think the real Midwest League hitting ability of Ivan Herrera and Nolan Gorman is right now?”

    Tell them I would put their true OPS numbers at the halfway point between their overall numbers and their road splits. By that math, that would be a little over .900 for Herrera and a little under .890 for Gorman. And if the stranger asking is Salma Hayek, please tell her she can reach me through this website any time.

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    A thousand pardons but I don’t have the time tonight to complete the Carlson musings. But I can give a cursory glance at Carlson’s season, compared to his Texas League peers. His league rankings:

    3rd in triples
    4th in slugging %
    7th in doubles
    7th in walks
    8th in home runs
    10th in on-base %
    12th in batting average
    13th in steals

    And 40th in strikeouts. More precisely, of the 91 Texas League batters with 100+ trips to the plate, Dylan Carlson ranks 17th-lowest in strikeout rate. And of those 91, he’s the second youngest. By five days. See, this is not a top 100 prospect, or a top 75 prospect, or a top 50 prospect. But we’ll put a number to him soon. Tomorrow with any luck.

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    Thanks Bob for your fine analysis. Lots of info packed in there.

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    Any new signings the last couple days? I rely on others here, as I do not do Twitter. I sure hope they are able to sign the 4th and 7th rounders.

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    Nothing new. I try to update this thread as soon as I know and BW does as well.

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    If 4th, 7th and 11th didn’t sign for above slot money there would be 314K left when considering the 5% overage. That in addition to the $125 might get another draftee signed that we thought would not. Mcfarlane, maybe?

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