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Obviously this guy is the future. No idea how good he will be, but I think its a safe bet hes a star (superstar hopefully).

So we consider him untradeable. 

But... would you flip him for an even lesser prospect, if say it was a C or a 3B? Lets say team X has a young catcher that projects to be a stud among that position, but not as good as adell projects? With trout locked up, marsh on the way, calhoun here if you choose and upton locked up, would the team be better off solidifying something we dont have, even if the individual isnt as good?

Would say trout/upton/marsh and a super solid C or 3B be better overall than trout/adell/marsh with the constant turnaround at C or 3B?

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5 hours ago, ten ocho recon scout said:

Obviously this guy is the future. No idea how good he will be, but I think its a safe bet hes a star (superstar hopefully).

So we consider him untradeable. 

But... would you flip him for an even lesser prospect, if say it was a C or a 3B? Lets say team X has a young catcher that projects to be a stud among that position, but not as good as adell projects? With trout locked up, marsh on the way, calhoun here if you choose and upton locked up, would the team be better off solidifying something we dont have, even if the individual isnt as good?

Would say trout/upton/marsh and a super solid C or 3B be better overall than trout/adell/marsh with the constant turnaround at C or 3B?

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5 hours ago, ten ocho recon scout said:

Obviously this guy is the future. No idea how good he will be, but I think its a safe bet hes a star (superstar hopefully).

So we consider him untradeable. 

But... would you flip him for an even lesser prospect, if say it was a C or a 3B? Lets say team X has a young catcher that projects to be a stud among that position, but not as good as adell projects? With trout locked up, marsh on the way, calhoun here if you choose and upton locked up, would the team be better off solidifying something we dont have, even if the individual isnt as good?

Would say trout/upton/marsh and a super solid C or 3B be better overall than trout/adell/marsh with the constant turnaround at C or 3B?

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Sometimes the highest value a prospect has is just before he enters the majors. His progress has been documented and the hype seems more or less legitimate.

But often these prospects either fail completely or have a long, steep learning curve. Of course many succeed, but percentage wise, how many really become all stars and long term greats? 

The hype around Vlad Jr. was insane. Every Toronto media person was feeding daily reports and counting down his arrival. Despite the homerun contest he still is raw, with many flaws. It will take time for him and his success may never equal the hype. But even if they wanted to, the Jays would have been crucified had they traded him. 

Adell hype has been high but he still will be an unknown quantity until he actually plays a meaningful number  of big league games. Meanwhile, his value as a trade asset is higher now than it may potentially ever be.

Player assessment and long term planning is complicated. You have to project different scenarios and use best judgment to anticipate how the individual prospect will progress and fit in with the other pieces. 

The current Angel outfield is good and productive offensively and defensively. Should it be broken up sooner rather than later? Is Kole's contract the critical decision upon which other moves will be made? If contending seriously next year is a priority can a rookie with unlimited but unproven potential make enough difference?

Meanwhile, catcher, third, first and the pitching staff may be bigger needs for upgrades. Even second base too. Constant rotations between positions isn't necessarily sustainable longer term. 

At this point I think Adell will be given every opportunity to succeed. Too much invested in him as the top prospect. He likely will get playing time later this season. How much will be determined by the standings and timing of his promotion.

 

 

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