I'm have a choice between several A ball OFers for a 5x5 keeper league. How would you rank Rymer Liriano, Brandon Jacobs, Oscar Taveras, Christian Yelich, and Cory Vaughn? I'm more concerned about upside than distance from the majors.
Liriano has the best speed of the group.
I've gotten to see Jacobs live multiple times, and he can dominate games with his athletic ability when he makes contact, but he is raw at the plate. That seems to be improving now that he's focused on baseball.
Taveras is very intriguing for his contact ability, but it's hard to project contact from low A up to the majors, and the other tools are reportedly average. I don't know what the power projection is like.
Yelich got more attention preseason, and he's warmed up with the weather. Which version will we see long-term? Was the slow start injury related?
Vaughn is my least favorite of the group because of the sharp platoon split. My thinking right now is that that's not likely to be corrected given his career split.