Howard Lynch LynchMob

Howard Lynch
joined Patton & Co. Tue Jan 22 '08.

LynchMob has, so far, written 5,146 comments and this was the latest, on Oscar Colas:

“Colas immediately jumped into my top-25 prospects when he defected to the United States this winter. He has to be signed as an amateur free agent because he is just 21 years old, which limits the upside on the money he’ll receive since MLB teams have a capped budget for that player pool. More than likely, he’ll wait until July 2 to sign because he’ll have more teams to decide between since most have already spent this year’s budget. As for the talent, his bat looks like a soon to be middle-of-the-order bopper to the highest degree. Think Yordan Alvarez as a reasonable upside projection. More than likely, though, we are looking at a Miguel Sano-type of player who may hit 35-40 homers with a .240-ish batting average down the line. When compared to other uber-prospects from Cuba, Colas is near the top of some great company. We have data from all of the following (Yoenis CespedesYasiel PuigLuis Robert, Yordan Alvarez, Yuli GurrielLourdes Gurriel Jr., and Jose Abreu) as 17-year-olds in Cuba. Among them, only Cespedes (.883) and Colas (.863) had an OPS above .800. As you well know, each of them has proceeded to do big things, so it seems odd to expect any less from Colas, who dominated most of them. Since then, he has proceeded to become one of the best hitters in Japan despite being just 20 years old. Last year, he batted .302/.350/.516, which blows away Shohei Ohtant’s age-20 season against the same competition (.202/.252/.376). It wouldn’t be a surprise to see him make a major second-half impact this season after signing.”

– Bobby Sylvester (FantasyPros)

Howard Lynch LynchMob

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