Here's a Crystal Ball, by reader request, for Los Angeles Dodgers young phenom lefty Julio Urias.
The Crystal Ball is NOT a PREDICTION in the sense of me saying "this is how the guy will turn out." The idea is to generate discussion about a player by presenting one possible outcome for his career, based on what we currently know about him.
It is not just thrown together; I try to make them logical, based on the outcomes of players who were similar at the same stage of their career. Sometimes a CB represents a maximal outcome, sometimes it is more of a middle ground.
Obviously the big question here is how long-term durability. This particular CB posits a Tommy John surgery and some nagging injuries but also has him as persistently above-average and at times excellent until he fades rapidly in his mid-30s.