The Dynasty Digest: May 17, 2023
Chris Clegg breaks down all the top performances you need to know for dynasty leagues from Tuesday.
Colt Keith, 3B, DET, 21, AA
We would be remissed if we did not start today’s writeup with Colt Keith. Keith turned in one of the best single-game performances of any Minor Leaguer this year. He went six-for-six hitting for the cycle, having 15 total bases and driving in seven. Have a day Colt Keith!
Keith is one the best hitters in the Tigers organization. He is slashing .300/.359/.554 with seven home runs in 145 Double-A plate appearances. Keith is a bit shaky from time-to-time at third and could move over to first, but the bat will play wherever he is.
Seeing Keith live several times last year, I was very enamored in the strides the former two-way player has made over his pro career so far. Keith makes contact at an average rate and has easy plus power to all fields.
Gavin Stone, RHP, LAD, 24, AAA
Gavin Stone wow’d the crow with his start on Tuesday in which he struck out 10 over 5.2 innings. He allowed five hits, two earned runs, and three walks. Everyone was ooing and awwing on Twitter about his 42 percent whiff rate, 14 of those 23 whiffs coming on the changeup. Stone had a 31 percent CSW.
After watching more Stone this year and revising the way I approach and rank pitching prospects, I have concerns about Gavin Stone’s ability to perform at the Major League level. Pitchers who lead with their changeup typically have less success against big league bats.
In fact, Gavin Stone throws his changeup about ten percent more than the next highest starting pitching in MLB. Jeffrey Springs used his changeup 34 percent of the time and Edward Cabrera and Logan Webb both use theirs around 32.5 percent of the time. Stone’s changeup is dominant. Don’t get me wrong, but you cannot lead with that pitch.
Remember Chris Paddack? Changeup dominant profile without a good fastball. He was good for a while before completely falling off. Stone’s fastball is not that great, sitting around 93-94 and it does not get the swinging or called strikes that you would like to see. Stone throws a slider sparingly.
Until we see Stone rework his arsenal he is a sell for me right now. If you can capitalize on his great start and sell him in dynasty, do so.
Junior Caminero, 3B, TB, 19, A+
The week finally arrived and Junior Caminero did not earn the promotion do Double-A like I thought he would. He is playing in my hometown, Greenville, SC this week. I will see him multiple times this week, but saw him last night live for the first time. There is insanely easy power in this teenagers profile.
Caminero went two-for-five with an opposite-field home run and a double off the wall. He has a pretty big load with his legs and hands but explodes the barrel through the zone with quick hands.
He showed a good feel for the strikezone by going down and getting a slider down and away to knocking it out of the park. The ball he doubled on looked like it would be an easy fly ball to right field but it banged off the green monster for a double. I will have a more in-depth writeup after seeing him several more times this week. But this is one of the top fantasy prospects in the game.
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