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Re: Follow the Prospects: Yohandy Morales, 3B
« Reply #50: September 10, 2023, 08:27:37 AM »
Broke his on-base streak with an 0-5 game on 9/7, 3-8 since then

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Yohandy Morales, 3B
« Reply #51: September 11, 2023, 08:16:47 PM »
Welcome to Harrisburg Yo Yo!

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Yohandy Morales, 3B
« Reply #52: September 11, 2023, 08:18:01 PM »
Welcome to Harrisburg Yo Yo!

I’m excited to see how he does.


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Re: Follow the Prospects: Yohandy Morales, 3B
« Reply #54: September 30, 2023, 07:04:15 PM »
his combined line over his minor league stops since the draft:

189 PA, 19 K%, 0 HR, .349 / .423 / .494, .443 BABIP, 156 RC+

https://www.fangraphs.com/prospects

The wRC+ is 13th among prospects on Fangraphs prospect lists. They rate him a 45+ FV, so he just missed their top "100." I would not be surprised if he gets bumped to 50 and makes their top 100 list next year.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Yohandy Morales, 3B
« Reply #55: October 02, 2023, 07:48:22 AM »
his combined line over his minor league stops since the draft:

189 PA, 19 K%, 0 HR, .349 / .423 / .494, .443 BABIP, 156 RC+

https://www.fangraphs.com/prospects

The wRC+ is 13th among prospects on Fangraphs prospect lists. They rate him a 45+ FV, so he just missed their top "100." I would not be surprised if he gets bumped to 50 and makes their top 100 list next year.

An ISO of .145 without any homers.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Yohandy Morales, 3B
« Reply #56: October 02, 2023, 09:12:24 AM »
An ISO of .145 without any homers.
Thats fine. I feel about him the same way I feel about House. The swing and miss was a concern and they are both making contact. The power will come later.

Its a lot harder to fix an inability to make contact.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Yohandy Morales, 3B
« Reply #57: October 02, 2023, 07:38:27 PM »

Its a lot harder to fix an inability to make contact.

you have to have a duplicate machine in case the first one gets sabotaged.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Yohandy Morales, 3B
« Reply #58: October 30, 2023, 09:20:31 PM »
I was looking at the Nats top 30 prospects and it has Morales in AA with a projected MLB arrival 2026. He's 22. What's up with that?

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Yohandy Morales, 3B
« Reply #59: October 30, 2023, 09:33:02 PM »
2024 in AA, 2025 in AAA?

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Yohandy Morales, 3B
« Reply #60: October 30, 2023, 09:33:18 PM »
I was looking at the Nats top 30 prospects and it has Morales in AA with a projected MLB arrival 2026. He's 22. What's up with that?
They just make that crap up. Pay no mind.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Yohandy Morales, 3B
« Reply #61: February 22, 2024, 12:10:53 PM »
Longenhagen and Taruskin at FG round out their prospect week coverage with a "Names to Know" piece for 2024. These are names that didn't make the top 100 but who folks may want to know something about. As they put it, "We tried to touch on players who we thought readers might be curious about for one reason or another, often guys who could have a meaningful 2024 impact, or whose development this season could be key for their careers."

Morales makes the list in a bucket of players called "Mystery Men." These are players with "huh?" types of questions regarding their status. In Morales's case, it is why he fell in the draft below where Longenhagen predicted.

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Morales was highly ranked prior to the draft and fell way beyond where Eric expected he’d go. His total inability to pull the ball may have something to do with it. Are his inside-out swings a sign he’ll struggle against upper-level velo? Morales checks virtually every other scouting box (frame, power, arm) except for plate discipline.

No dingers for him after the draft, so the point about whether his power shows might be a good one.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Yohandy Morales, 3B
« Reply #62: February 22, 2024, 12:17:02 PM »
No you can’t say that. He is a slam dunk major leaguer and will be in the lineup by June. 

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Yohandy Morales, 3B
« Reply #63: February 22, 2024, 12:17:23 PM »
Hopefully the power comes along, but .349 / .423 / .494 in his first trip through the minors is pretty impressive.  He had 49 HRs in 3 seasons at Miami.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Yohandy Morales, 3B
« Reply #64: February 22, 2024, 12:51:50 PM »
Hopefully the power comes along, but .349 / .423 / .494 in his first trip through the minors is pretty impressive.  He had 49 HRs in 3 seasons at Miami.
I had not heard the point about him being so much an opposite field hitter for power before.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Yohandy Morales, 3B
« Reply #65: February 22, 2024, 02:02:10 PM »
I had not heard the point about him being so much an opposite field hitter for power before.
Slap hitter at corner infield position. Darnell is smiling. 

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Yohandy Morales, 3B
« Reply #66: March 19, 2024, 05:46:46 PM »
via talknats:

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“You want Brady [House] ... as much as possible at third base. [Yohandy] Morales will still play, whether it’s at first base or DHing. When Brady needs a day-off ... YoYo can jump in there [at third base]. It’s a good problem to have.”

— VP of Player Development Eddie Longosz to
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Guessing this means they both start at AA?

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Yohandy Morales, 3B
« Reply #67: March 27, 2024, 02:06:27 PM »
2023 / 2024 Spring Training Recap

Age: 22
Team rank: 5
Current level: A+

2023 (4 levels): .349/.423/.494 .917 OPS, 0 HR, 1 SB (189 PA)
2023 position (games played): 34 3B, 3 1B

2024 Spring Training: .333/.444/.500 .944 OPS, 0 HR, 0 SB (9 PA)


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Re: Follow the Prospects: Yohandy Morales, 3B
« Reply #68: April 04, 2024, 01:52:40 PM »
Named to the Baseball America breakout list.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Yohandy Morales, 3B
« Reply #69: April 09, 2024, 01:14:21 PM »
MLB Pipeline adds Morales to the top 100 (at #100)

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Yohandy Morales, 3B
« Reply #70: April 24, 2024, 09:03:49 AM »
Hit his first minor league home run on 4/13. He has only one other XBH, a double. .167 / .293 / .250. 20 Ks in 58 PAs. Can't homer if you are not making contact.


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Re: Follow the Prospects: Yohandy Morales, 3B
« Reply #71: April 27, 2024, 05:18:49 PM »
4 for his last 13 (all singles), starting to heat up a bit.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Yohandy Morales, 3B
« Reply #72: April 30, 2024, 11:31:01 PM »
2-3, BB tonight. Average up to .206, 4 game hit streak. 7 for his last 16 (.438)

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Yohandy Morales, 3B
« Reply #73: April 30, 2024, 11:58:14 PM »
2-3, BB tonight. Average up to .206, 4 game hit streak. 7 for his last 16 (.438)

This guy was a huge miss

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