Phil Goyette

Contributions from Phil

  • 2018 FARMHAND CROP: Andy Pages

    2018 FARMHAND CROP: Andy Pages

    Cuban OF signed by the Dodgers on March 1 for the new maximum deal of $300k. Video nonexistent, info is scant, so I'm basically scouting the stat lines for now, with the very big caveat that the stats are primarily from the DSL and are therefore quite unreliable. Listed at 6'1", 180 lbs. He's got a nice patience, power, and speed profile. Led the DSL in HR (9) at the time of his promotion. He …Read More »
  • 2018 FARMHAND CROP: Nolan Gorman

    2018 FARMHAND CROP: Nolan Gorman

    Electric bat speed makes Gorman the most exciting prep bat taken in this year’s draft. Should generate plenty of pop with his swing. Hit tool needs work, but the pieces are definitely there. There were questions surrounding his defense, but he’s looked more than capable at 3B so far. Lots of variance: he could be a fantasy stud or he could be a Quad-A 1B. But, he might have more upside than anyone else in …Read More »
  • 2018 Farmhand Crop: Grant Lavigne

    2018 Farmhand Crop: Grant Lavigne

    High school bat out of New Hampshire who probably dropped to the CBA round because he was a high school bat out of New Hampshire. The power is real, the swing is relatively simple and quick. He’s even flashed a little speed thus far. He’s a potential helium prospect who could rise quickly up rankings if he hits a ton of HRs. Coors Field is icing on the cake. He’s a prospect you probably need …Read More »
  • 2018 Farmhand Crop: Alek Thomas

    2018 Farmhand Crop: Alek Thomas

    Prep pick out of Mt. Carmel HS on Chicago's South Side. Alek's father (Allen) is the White Sox director of conditioning. He’s a two-sport star who turned down D1 football for a pro baseball career. Defense, speed, and IQ are his calling cards, but his hit tool has promise as well. Don’t be surprised if he outgrows his current upside projections. A fun development stock to own.Read More »
  • 2018 Farmhand Crop: Jonathan India

    2018 Farmhand Crop: Jonathan India

    1st round pick after an excellent Junior season at the University of Florida. 2018 SEC player of the year made a big leap in development this spring. No calling card tool, but he’s got fringe-plus potential across the board. Cincinnati committed to letting him learn to be a professional SS. Multi-position eligibility will be another feather in his cap.Read More »
  • 2018 Farmhand Crop: Jarred Kelenic

    2018 Farmhand Crop: Jarred Kelenic

    Louisville commit was the first high school player off the board in this year's draft, despite coming from a 'cold weather' school. Scouts and GMs love his makeup, giving him a potential "6th tool". Widely considered as one of the best pure hitters in the draft, and his left-handed swing really does look sweet. Likely sticks as a CF, but has the arm for RF as well. Enough speed to steal double-digit bags in the …Read More »
  • 2018 Farmhand Crop: Parker Meadows

    2018 Farmhand Crop: Parker Meadows

    Detroit’s 2nd-round choice out of Grayson HS in Loganville, GA. He's the younger brother of Tampa Bay OF prospect Austin Meadows. Was committed to Clemson out of HS. Potential 5-category contributor. I don’t like his speed as much as most scouts, I like his power more than most scouts. He’s young and has a lot of development left to do, so his range of outcomes is wide. But if you’re looking for a high risk/high …Read More »
  • 2018 Farmhand Crop: Seth Beer

    2018 Farmhand Crop: Seth Beer

    Houston’s 1st round pick out of Clemson. Was a big name prospect after his breakout Freshman year. Has plateaued, suggesting that he’s nearing his ceiling. Still, the power is real and the plate control is excellent. Defensively he’s a liability. More valuable in OBP leagues, more valuable in fantasy compared to real-life baseball. Houston has been aggressive with him for a reason. Don’t make the mistake of thinking of him in any light other than …Read More »
  • 2018 Farmhand Crop: Niko Hulsizer

    2018 Farmhand Crop: Niko Hulsizer

    Dodgers 18th round pick out of the venerable Morehead State. 2017 D1 Home Run Derby champ, probably slid in draft due to playing for small school. Also missed a month of college ball this year with a hand fracture. The athleticism and power are very real. The emerging patience/power profile is intriguing. I think he’ll always have plenty of swing and miss built in with his game. Should be good enough to stick in LF, …Read More »
  • 2018 Farmhand Crop: Josh Breaux

    2018 Farmhand Crop: Josh Breaux

    Yankees 2nd round pick out of McLennan CC in Texas. Was #1 rated JUCO prospect heading into the draft. Was a C/RP in JUCO. From the video I watched, he’s a more intriguing pitcher than hitter! But the Yankees are using him solely as a catcher at this point. I have real concerns about his hit tool, and I think his chances of sticking behind the dish are just average. The strength is there, the …Read More »