FanGraphs+ Player-Profile Game: Question #5

FanGraphs+ is here! And all week, we’ve been giving away free subscriptions to the service just for skips and skittles. And since it’s one o’clock Eastern — yes, my colleague Carson Cistulli has had considerable difficulty making the time, but that’s fine — that means it’s time for another edition of the vaunted FanGraphs+ Player-Profile Game!

I: post a profile — one of the 1100+ player profiles that FanGraphs+ offers — with important information redacted. You: guess what player the profile belongs to. Current subscribers are disqualified, and winning without leaderboard work is encouraged.

Today’s profile sprung forth from the magnificent mind of Mike Newman one day:

Sure, the tools are impressive, but [Player]‘s baseball skills also need to develop. And with [Player] making his full-season debut in 2013, the center fielder is behind the learning curve with respect to refining those skills: [Player] struck out 30-plus percent of the time in the [minor leagues]. This, after undergoing an overhaul of his hitting mechanics. In dynasty formats, I’d be looking to sell [Player] immediately. Let another owner gamble on his upside. In moderately deep leagues, a shrewd owner might even cash out of [Player} and buy White Sox Trayce Thompson as a penny stock. In terms of talent, they are similar players. (Mike Newman)




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34 Responses to “FanGraphs+ Player-Profile Game: Question #5”

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  1. Brad says:

    Drew Stubbs?

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  2. acmcdowell says:

    Bubba Starling?

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  3. Shauncore says:

    Bubba Starling

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  4. Dr_Caligari says:

    Brett Jackson?

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  5. Glorpo says:

    Brett Jackson

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  6. champion88 says:

    Kyle Russell

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  7. JT says:

    Michael Saunders

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  8. Sabermetric Solutions says:

    Brett Jackson

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  9. Jameson says:

    Brett Jackson

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  10. Sabermetric Solutions says:

    Jared Mitchell

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  11. Mitch says:

    Bubba Starling

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  12. nick C. says:

    Aaron Hicks.

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  13. champion88 says:

    Aaron Hicks

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  14. jmedonadio@aol.com says:

    Adam Eaton

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  15. Sabermetric Solutions says:

    Val Pascucci?

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  16. Cody says:

    It has to be Brett Jackson.

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  17. utmbrad says:

    Michael Taylor WAS CF?

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  18. akh243 says:

    David dahl

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  19. Scott Gilroy says:

    Joey Gallo?

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  20. nick C. says:

    Justin Maxwell

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  21. Sean Murphy says:

    Brett Jackson?

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  22. Pedantic A**hole says:

    Bobby Bonilla!

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  23. utmbrad says:

    I could understand Bubba making his pro debut, but isn’t Rookie App league short-season ball?

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  24. Jimmy D says:

    Yorman!

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