Don't get too attached to your SS cause Royce Lewis is being called up today.

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The Twins are calling up their top prospect Royce Lewis today now that the cheater Carlos Correa has been hit on the hand by a pitch and appears IL-bound. Correa owes me $1700 so I'm fine with this development

About Royce. Fangraphs has his "future" attributes as a 40 hit tool (not very good), 60 game power (very good), 70 raw power (elite), a current speed of 60 (very good), and fielding of 45 (adequate). This means this card would hit for mega power but with a smallish PCI and it will be faster on the basepaths than most and fine defensively.

Last year, they made Wander Franco an inning boss as soon as he came up, and it hadn't been planned beforehand. Hopefully they do something similar this year with Royce Lewis.

A buddy of mine that plays this game a lot (Jim the Flim) says there's no way there won't be a high diamond Lewis very shortly.

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Great chance he flops. Average at best

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Sounds like Royce Lewis would have a card like… Trevor Story?

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@genopolanco_psn said in Don't get too attached to your SS cause Royce Lewis is being called up today.:

Sounds like Royce Lewis would have a card like… Trevor Story?

Pretty close, but more power (think Aaron Judge), less speed, and given that Story is now a Mendoza hitter, I'd hope better contact. Also, Story's card wouldn't be a prospect or future stars, it would be the "Albert Pujols" card type that are soon-to-come.

The "Albert Pujols" series of cards is for players that seem really good for a long time but then they sign for big money as a FA elsewhere, and immediately become a sub-replacement level player that the fanbase hates.

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@vk_ratliff_psn said in Don't get too attached to your SS cause Royce Lewis is being called up today.:

The Twins are calling up their top prospect Royce Lewis today now that the cheater Carlos Correa has been hit on the hand by a pitch and appears IL-bound. Correa owes me $1700 so I'm fine with this development

About Royce. Fangraphs has his "future" attributes as a 40 hit tool (not very good), 60 game power (very good), 70 raw power (elite), a current speed of 60 (very good), and fielding of 45 (adequate). This means this card would hit for mega power but with a smallish PCI and it will be faster on the basepaths than most and fine defensively.

Last year, they made Wander Franco an inning boss as soon as he came up, and it hadn't been planned beforehand. Hopefully they do something similar this year with Royce Lewis.

A buddy of mine that plays this game a lot (Jim the Flim) says there's no way there won't be a high diamond Lewis very shortly.

Royce’s ship has sailed in terms of coming in with the same hype as Wander did.

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Pretty sure Royce Lewis is a made up person, he's been a prospect for at least 32 years at this point

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last of the top 5 picks from that draft to make his debut, correa new was just unfortunate, hopefully no surgery, and hope this helps him opt in next year!

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@vk_ratliff_psn said in Don't get too attached to your SS cause Royce Lewis is being called up today.:

@genopolanco_psn said in Don't get too attached to your SS cause Royce Lewis is being called up today.:

Sounds like Royce Lewis would have a card like… Trevor Story?

Pretty close, but more power (think Aaron Judge), less speed, and given that Story is now a Mendoza hitter, I'd hope better contact. Also, Story's card wouldn't be a prospect or future stars, it would be the "Albert Pujols" card type that are soon-to-come.

The "Albert Pujols" series of cards is for players that seem really good for a long time but then they sign for big money as a FA elsewhere, and immediately become a sub-replacement level player that the fanbase hates.

Judge-like Power? Do you even follow baseball. Lewis has been in the hyped and in the pipeline for a number of years and hasn’t broken through. I wish the guy all the best but don’t get ahead of yourself

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@vk_ratliff_psn said in Don't get too attached to your SS cause Royce Lewis is being called up today.:

@genopolanco_psn said in Don't get too attached to your SS cause Royce Lewis is being called up today.:

Sounds like Royce Lewis would have a card like… Trevor Story?

Pretty close, but more power (think Aaron Judge), less speed, and given that Story is now a Mendoza hitter, I'd hope better contact. Also, Story's card wouldn't be a prospect or future stars, it would be the "Albert Pujols" card type that are soon-to-come.

The "Albert Pujols" series of cards is for players that seem really good for a long time but then they sign for big money as a FA elsewhere, and immediately become a sub-replacement level player that the fanbase hates.

Pujols literally got fat after he signed the contract haha. Balancing having kids along with a special needs child along with baseball couldn’t have been easy. It’s a lot easier to stay hungry and sharp as a bachelor, let alone when you hit that age with a 900 million dollar contract.

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@eatyum_psn said in Don't get too attached to your SS cause Royce Lewis is being called up today.:

Pretty sure Royce Lewis is a made up person, he's been a prospect for at least 32 years at this point

You know he got hurt right?

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@eatyum_psn said in Don't get too attached to your SS cause Royce Lewis is being called up today.:

Pretty sure Royce Lewis is a made up person, he's been a prospect for at least 32 years at this point

Taylor Ward of the Angels was a first round pick as a defensively advanced catcher that also had a good, but not great, outlook as a hitter. Then when they got him into the organization, they found that he was terrible as a catcher and pitchers hated to pitch to him. So they moved him off the position and said that he'll transition to 3B. I wrote him off completely at that time.

Unsurprisingly, you can't take a dude that played catcher his whole life and then expect him to be a decent fielding 3B at the professional level. He couldn't hack it and they then moved him to the corner outfield, an even more offensive position. I wrote him off a second time.

Now he has a 90 POTM card and if the season ended today, would be a top AL MVP candidate.

Moral of the story: some prospects develop slower or differently than others. Royce Lewis deserves a 95 diamond!!!!

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Royce has been tearing the cover off the ball in triple a this year

320/427/560 with 15.5% walk rate and a 18.4% with a 987 ops. Helps he'll debut against oakland at target field with the twins leading the central, could be a very exciting night in the Twin cities, Go twins.

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@codywolfgang_xbl said in Don't get too attached to your SS cause Royce Lewis is being called up today.:

@eatyum_psn said in Don't get too attached to your SS cause Royce Lewis is being called up today.:

Pretty sure Royce Lewis is a made up person, he's been a prospect for at least 32 years at this point

You know he got hurt right?

Yes, I also know he's underperformed his prospect status every year so far (excluding so far this year).

I'm not against the guy, hope he does well, I just wouldn't bet money on him doing so.

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@vk_ratliff_psn said in Don't get too attached to your SS cause Royce Lewis is being called up today.:

@eatyum_psn said in Don't get too attached to your SS cause Royce Lewis is being called up today.:

Pretty sure Royce Lewis is a made up person, he's been a prospect for at least 32 years at this point

Taylor Ward of the Angels was a first round pick as a defensively advanced catcher that also had a good, but not great, outlook as a hitter. Then when they got him into the organization, they found that he was terrible as a catcher and pitchers hated to pitch to him. So they moved him off the position and said that he'll transition to 3B. I wrote him off completely at that time.

Unsurprisingly, you can't take a dude that played catcher his whole life and then expect him to be a decent fielding 3B at the professional level. He couldn't hack it and they then moved him to the corner outfield, an even more offensive position. I wrote him off a second time.

Now he has a 90 POTM card and if the season ended today, would be a top AL MVP candidate.

Moral of the story: some prospects develop slower or differently than others. Royce Lewis deserves a 95 diamond!!!!

Taylor ward has one good month and his name is in the same sentance with the letters MVP... Settle down. Angels will still choke and if ward does remain a star the angels will waste his career too.

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@vk_ratliff_psn said in Don't get too attached to your SS cause Royce Lewis is being called up today.:

@genopolanco_psn said in Don't get too attached to your SS cause Royce Lewis is being called up today.:

Sounds like Royce Lewis would have a card like… Trevor Story?

Pretty close, but more power (think Aaron Judge), less speed, and given that Story is now a Mendoza hitter, I'd hope better contact. Also, Story's card wouldn't be a prospect or future stars, it would be the "Albert Pujols" card type that are soon-to-come.

The "Albert Pujols" series of cards is for players that seem really good for a long time but then they sign for big money as a FA elsewhere, and immediately become a sub-replacement level player that the fanbase hates.

Bro it’s one month into a season. Pretty early to claim Story is a Mendoza hitter now. Some of you guys in here are so [censored] knee jerky. It’s baseball. Sometimes guys have bad months.

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You played some good ole Texas hold 'em with Correa and he didn't pay up?

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@hikes83_psn said in Don't get too attached to your SS cause Royce Lewis is being called up today.:

@vk_ratliff_psn said in Don't get too attached to your SS cause Royce Lewis is being called up today.:

@genopolanco_psn said in Don't get too attached to your SS cause Royce Lewis is being called up today.:

Sounds like Royce Lewis would have a card like… Trevor Story?

Pretty close, but more power (think Aaron Judge), less speed, and given that Story is now a Mendoza hitter, I'd hope better contact. Also, Story's card wouldn't be a prospect or future stars, it would be the "Albert Pujols" card type that are soon-to-come.

The "Albert Pujols" series of cards is for players that seem really good for a long time but then they sign for big money as a FA elsewhere, and immediately become a sub-replacement level player that the fanbase hates.

Judge-like Power? Do you even follow baseball. Lewis has been in the hyped and in the pipeline for a number of years and hasn’t broken through. I wish the guy all the best but don’t get ahead of yourself

It's not me, it's fangraphs. I do think they follow baseball, and they have his future power graded at 70.

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Except Wander was the top prospect in baseball 2 years running

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@raesone_psn said in Don't get too attached to your SS cause Royce Lewis is being called up today.:

You played some good ole Texas hold 'em with Correa and he didn't pay up?

After losing half my sports betting account balance on the Super Bowl in 2017, I decided I'd make it all back and then some by hitting on a hero bet: the World Series winner preseason prop. This was just before the Dodgers became the constant mega-favorite dynasty of all of baseball - they were like the 6th or 8th favorite or so headed into that year, but I had a lot of faith in Farhan Zaidi as well as their operating budget, so I threw down on that bet like a champ. Like Nostradamus.

7 or 8 months later, the Dodgers lose to Correa's merry band of trash can cheaters in game 7 of the world series. I want my payout and I want Correa and/or buzzer boy Altuve to write the check.

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@vk_ratliff_psn said in Don't get too attached to your SS cause Royce Lewis is being called up today.:

@raesone_psn said in Don't get too attached to your SS cause Royce Lewis is being called up today.:

You played some good ole Texas hold 'em with Correa and he didn't pay up?

After losing half my sports betting account balance on the Super Bowl in 2017, I decided I'd make it all back and then some by hitting on a hero bet: the World Series winner preseason prop. This was just before the Dodgers became the constant mega-favorite dynasty of all of baseball - they were like the 6th or 8th favorite or so headed into that year, but I had a lot of faith in Farhan Zaidi as well as their operating budget, so I threw down on that bet like a champ. Like Nostradamus.

7 or 8 months later, the Dodgers lose to Correa's merry band of trash can cheaters in game 7 of the world series. I want my payout and I want Correa and/or buzzer boy Altuve to write the check.

Ah yeah that's rough. One of the reasons I don't gamble.