Bubba Starling = the next Matt Kemp? KLaw seems to think so.
ESPN's Keith Law held a lengthy chat after releasing his Top 100 Prospects list on Thursday, and here are a few more excerpts from that chat:
Brandon (San Jose)
This one is for dudedudedude. Waiting for him to dismiss KLaw in 3, 2, 1.........
Justin (San Diego)
In 27 AA starts last season, Kelly went 11-6 with a 3.98 ERA, 1.398 WHIP with 105 strikeouts to 46 walks. His stats say average starter, but add in the fact that he will pitch in Petco Park, and his numbers in the majors may look better than his minor league stats. I am just not convinced they will though.
More KLaw excerpts after the jump:
Law also stated in this same chat that Rubby de la Rosa would fall in the Top 40 if he were still eligible to be ranked as a prospect. With RDLR, Reed, Zach Lee, Allen Webster and Nathan Eovaldi, Logan White has done a terrific job in drafting a handful of pitching prospects who could help the Dodgers down the road.
Uhhh....what? The Grandyman? Really? KLaw just put Williams on my radar for the minor league portion of my AL-only keeper league draft.
It will be very interesting to me to see who goes first in my AL-only minor league draft in early April. Travis d'Arnaud or Bubba Starling should be the first pick, and I have 3 of the next 4 picks. I am not sure who I want more: Starling or d'Arnaud.
Something to consider for those of you in dynasty leagues and keeper leagues where you can draft minor league players. I don't consider injury risks when drafting players who have never been hurt before.
Who would you rather want in an AL-Only league: Bubba Starling or Travis d'Arnaud?
Starling (46 votes)
d'Arnaud (58 votes)
104 total votes