Bernie on the Scene: Reports on Under-the-Radar Prospects

Bernie on the Scene: Reports on Under-the-Radar Prospects

This article is part of our Bernie on the Scene series.

Fantasy managers are usually well aware of highly touted prospects. Many are household names, and we search them out to put on our dynasty teams. Some players, however, are less well known and don't get as much buzz and attention.

This week, I begin a series of scouting reports on players I find intriguing, but a bit under the radar. 

In the first of four articles, I will highlight National League position player prospects. Subsequent articles will deal with NL pitchers and then AL position players and pitchers.

Many of my readers know of these prospects, but I want to provide my take on these important future major league players.

Scouting grades are for offense only. They do not include any defensive abilities and tools.

Scouting Grades:

45 - A utility player on a major league roster
50 - An every day player subject to platoon
55 - A better than average performer, less subject to platoon
60 - An every day player with occasional All-Star Game appearances and multiple tools

Christopher Morel, 3B, Cubs 
Double-A Tennessee
International free agent from the Dominican Republic
BR
5-11, 145
Age 22

Fantasy managers may have heard of Morel, as the Cubs touted him a bit when he signed for $800,000, a nice hunk of change. However, he is struggling at Double-A, after a somewhat solid 2019 at Single-A South Bend.

Morel isn't close to the frame he likely will carry at full physical maturity. Right now, he is slight

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Bernie Pleskoff
Bernie Pleskoff is a former professional scout for the Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners.
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