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Making Sense of the Deyvison De Los Santos on the Guardians

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The Big Kid is Here. Is he here to Stay?

Since the Guardians chose Deyvison De Los Santos in MLB's Rule 5 Draft in December, I've been puzzling over his fit on Cleveland’s roster in the 2024 season and what his addition means for the franchise.

De Los Santos will turn 21 years old on June 21st. As a 20 year old, after making some swing adjustments in a developmental league, he put up a 131 wRC+ with a .274 ISO for the Arizona Diamondbacks'...

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News and Notes: The Guardians Play a Baseball Game Today

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News and Notes for Saturday, February 24th, 2024

The Cleveland Guardians will face off against the Cincinnati Reds in Goodyear, Arizona, at 3:05 PM EST today in exhibition baseball. Carlos Carrasco will be the first pitcher to take the mound for Cleveland.

Getting the start for tomorrow's Cactus League opener... #GuardsSpring pic.twitter.com/1U5fvETZ0D

— Cleveland Guardians (@CleGuardians) February 23, 2024

The Guardians had fun with a slip...

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News and Notes: It Was Photo Day for the Guardians

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News and Notes for Friday, February 23rd, 2024

The Guardians took photos on Thursday and they seem like they had fun:

Happy photo day! #GuardsSpring pic.twitter.com/7SDNpCM3CB

— Cleveland Guardians (@CleGuardians) February 22, 2024

Jose Ramirez and Josh Naylor didn’t have as much fun, however, while touching a snake unexpectedly.

You expect to see snakes in the desert, but not touch them. #GuardsSpring pic.twitter.com/rffrOLwcy2

— Cleveland...

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Jhonkensy Noel is our No. 17 Guardians prospect. Who should be No. 18?

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The slugger has light tower power, but will the rest of his game translate to the MLB level?

Jhonkensy Noel is our No. 17 prospect, earning 23% of the vote on Wednesday and beating out the competition by just five votes.

As has become a running theme, Noel was a member of the vaunted 2017 international signing class for Cleveland and is the fourth player from that class to make the Covering the Corner top 20 prospect rankings (alongside Brayan...

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News and Notes: Guardians Shortstop Competition Opens Up

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News and Notes for Thursday, February 22nd, 2024

Paul Hoynes of Cleveland dot com wrote about the Guardians shortstop competition. It sounds like it'll be either Gabriel Arias or Brayan Rocchio there to start the season.

Hoynes also had a fun anecdote about Vogt facing Clase in the past and notes about how the Guardians are trying to both enhance their baserunning and control other team's baserunning in 2024.

Mandy Bell wrote about how José Ramírez is...

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Deyvison De Los Santos is our No. 16 Guardians prospect. Who should be No. 17?

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The Rule 5 Draft pick needs to stay with Cleveland for the entire 2024 season or be sent back to Arizona.

Deyvison De Los Santos is our No. 16 prospect, earning 42% of the vote on Tuesday and dominating the competition.

De Los Santos, 20, was a Rule 5 Draft pick by Cleveland from the Arizona Diamondbacks farm system this past November. He originally was a member of Arizona’s 2019 international signing class, but missed the 2020 season due to...

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LGFT Amed Rosario joins Rays on 1-year deal

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Morning N&N for Feb 21

Completely non-polarizing former Cleveland Guardian Amed Rosario found a new home yesterday. For at least 1.5 million dollars, he will play for the Tampa Bay Rays this season. There are another $1M in incentives that he could earn.

In extremely related news, LGFT Yu Chang also signed with the Rays.

Both players are flawed, but snagging them for just $1.5M and an NRI shows why the Rays continue to win without...

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Brian Hemminger

Jose Tena is our No. 15 Guardians prospect. Who should be No. 16?

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The underrated infielder showed flashes in Triple-A and made his MLB debut in 2023, but can he be consistent?

Jose Tena is our No. 15 prospect, earning 31% of the vote on Monday and beating out the competition by just four votes.

Tena was a member of the vaunted 2017 international class that signed with Cleveland alongside Brayan Rocchio, George Valera, Aaran Bracho and others. He didn’t get quite the same amount of hype because his...

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Quincy Wheeler

News and Notes: Guardians Play Today... Play Chess, That Is

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News and Notes for Tuesday, February 20th, 2024

Some of the Cleveland Guardians will be playing live on YouTube today in a chess tournament at 12PM EST

Behold: the @chesscom SlugChamps bracket reveal for tomorrow’s big showdown.

“I don’t know strategies. I just know how the pieces move” -Hedgey

Check out the live action tomorrow on https://t.co/tJZUvSwbYd at 2pm MT/12pm ET!! #ForTheLand pic.twitter.com/kiQCjminmM

— Gabriella...

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Alex Clemmey is our No. 14 Guardians prospect. Who should be No. 15?

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The left-handed wonder could boom or bust as Cleveland’s second round pick in 2023

Alex Clemmey is our No. 14 prospect, earning 32% of the vote on February 9th and beating out the competition by just 18 votes.

Clemmey was the Cleveland Guardians’ second round pick in the 2023 MLB draft, selected out of Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick, Rhode Island

Standing 6-foot-6, Clemmey has an absolute nuke for a left hand as a...

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News and Notes: Get to Know the Guardians Spring Training Roster

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News and Notes for Monday, February 19th, 2024

Zack Meisel of the Athletic wrote a snippet on all the hitters in Major League Camp for the Guardians. Paul Hoynes of Cleveland dot com wrote an article on 10 players looking to answer questions this Spring.

Mandy Bell of MLB dot com wrote about Daniel Espino's attempt to come back from shoulder surgery.

Meanwhile Nick Kurtz

Nick Kurtz HR
105 mph off the bat

pic.twitter.com/Usezi1akH4

— Chris Clegg...

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Optimizing the 2024 Guardians’ Lineup Based on Projections and Past Production in MLB

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Who should bat where for the Guardians this season?

The most fascinating questions of Guardians’ Spring Training will be which hitters end up making the 26-man roster and how new manager Stephen Vogt will arrange his lineup.

Interestingly, Vogt was interviewed on 92.5 FM on Friday, and was asked about Steven Kwan as his leadoff hitter. Vogt was resounding in his praise for Kwan, but did not say that Kwan would be the Guardians’ leadoff hitter. While I’m not...

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Sunday news and notes

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Morning N&N for February 18, 2024

Welcome to Covering the Corner! Above is a picture of the sun rising. Get it... Sun...day? The Guardians obviously added no players yesterday, but some teams did.

Randal Grichuk will try smacking LHP around this year while in a Diamondbacks uniform. Ji Man Choi will earn $3.5M if he makes the Mets roster, but currently he’s an NRI. The Royals got John Schreiber from the not-taking-2024-very-seriously...

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News and Notes: First Reports out of Guardians Camp Emerge

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News and Notes for Saturday, February 17, 2024

Paul Hoynes of Cleveland dot com and Zack Meisel of the Athletic offered some perspective from a press conference with Chris Antonetti, Guardians President of Baseball Operations, and manager Stephen Vogt at Spring Training.

Some takeaways:

-The team claims they wouldn’t have spent significantly in free agent even if a TV deal had been in place from the beginning. They are...

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News and Notes: Bieber and McKenzie Throwing Without Restrictions

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News and Notes for Friday, February 16th, 2024

Paul Hoynes of Cleveland dot com reports that Shane Bieber and Triston McKenzie are entering camp without any throwing restrictions. But James Karinchak is experiencing shoulder fatigue.

FanGraphs published ZiPS' Top 100 prospects with Brayan Rocchio 42nd, Kyle Manzardo 60th, Juan Brito 80th and Angel Martinez 92nd.

The Guardians Spring Training Broadcast Schedule was released, as shared by...

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What Makes a Favorite Player?

I asked some members of Guardians Twitter to tell me the story of why they picked their favorite player. Here’s why those players are so special.

Every baseball fan has one. The person that made you start watching the sport. The one who caught your eye on a random Tuesday and became the one you tracked at every game. The one who changed your life when you met them. Your favorite player.

Whether it’s the multi-millionaire star pitcher that everyone in the city loves or the backup catcher...

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Ranking the Most Important Storylines of Guardians Spring Training 2024

Chet Peterman / Special to The Post / USA TODAY NETWORK

What to watch for over the next six weeks

I don’t know about you, but I’m very excited that Guardians Spring Training is underway. Let’s take a look at what we should be watching for in February and March in Arizona by ranking the most important storylines in Cleveland baseball this Spring.

1. Will the starting pitchers be healthy?

The Guardians will only go as far as their starting rotation takes them, so it’s vital that Shane...

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News and Notes: Chase DeLauter is Hanging Out in Goodyear, Arizona

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News and Notes for Thursday, December 15th, 2024

Guardians Insider listed 28 players from the Guardians’ minor league system who are also hanging out in Goodyear, Arizona, working out and getting into some major league Spring Training games, including Chase DeLauter:

In additon to the 62 players in Major League camp, these 28 players will also be working out in Goodyear pic.twitter.com/he8cYfoNY0

— GuardsInsider (@GuardsInsider) February 14,...

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everyone hates baseball’s new jerseys

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Morning N&N for Feb 14

Teams across baseball got their first look at their new 2024 jerseys yesterday, and the reaction from players and fans was nearly unanimous: ~“These cheap rags look terrible!”

But that didn’t stop the Dodgers from asking Jason Heyward to do damage control.

Transactions

• LGFT Drew Pomeranz has signed with the Angels.

• And Corey Knebel chose the White Sox.

• Curt Casali...

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News and Notes: The Pitchers and Catchers. They Have Reported

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News and Notes for Tuesday, February 13th, 2024

Pitchers and catchers reported for the Cleveland Guardians yesterday. They were accompanied by some familiar faces among the position players.

Pitchers and catchers have officially reported this morning in Arizona, but we also have some other familiar faces putting in some work. #ForTheLand pic.twitter.com/sAB6m60qY5

— Cleveland Guardians (@CleGuardians) February 12,...

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