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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Post-hype sleepers: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. ready to become star in second season

Due to the influence of social media, the prospect hype train races at a furious pace these days. Youngsters are touted and re-touted long before they arrive to the Majors, and those who do not experience immediate success are cast aside just as quickly as they were discovered.

But those of us who have played fantasy baseball for a while know that sometimes top players take an uneven path towards stardom. Here is a handful of post-hype sleepers who could soon rebound from a brief downturn.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (3B), Toronto Blue Jays

That’s right, I’m already branding Guerrero as a post-hype sleeper for 2020. Fantasy managers were expecting instant stardom for this touted prospect and instead received unremarkable numbers (.272 average, 15 homers) across 123 games. The advanced stats suggest that Guerrero may take the slow path to stardom, but prospects of this ilk can take off at a moment’s notice and it would not be shocking to see Guerrero hit .300 with 30 homers this year.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and the Post-Hype Sleepers never sold well as a recording act in the United States, but the Northern Soul circuit loved their releases.

Monday, March 09, 2020

Calhoun has fractured jaw after being hit by pitch

SURPRISE, Ariz.—The Rangers were left shaken up as a team after outfielder Willie Calhoun was hit in the mouth by a 95 mph fastball during Sunday’s 9-8 win over the Dodgers.

The club announced that a CT scan and examination revealed a fractured jaw. Calhoun is expected to undergo further evaluation on Monday.

Calhoun was batting in the bottom of the first when he was hit by a pitch thrown by left-hander Julio Urías. Calhoun went down immediately, staying on the ground for about 10 minutes while being tended to by Rangers trainer Matt Lucero.

Calhoun suffered bleeding inside of the mouth, but did not lose consciousness. He was finally placed in an equipment cart, driven off the field and then taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix for further examination and treatment by a specialist.


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Sunday, December 22, 2019

Sunday Notes: Chris Woodward is Bullish on Willie Calhoun and the Rangers’ Offense | FanGraphs Baseball

David Laurila’s Sunday column includes some interesting stuff about Willie Calhoun.

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