Originally Posted by DJ's left nut
Calixte was my favorite because he was closest to being ready. Mondesi looked pretty outstanding as well, though he's so far away still that it's hard to know exactly what you have there. I just don't see how you can put any stock in his stats at all - he's just a scouting report and tools at this point.
Joe Kelly and Skip for Calixte? Kelly has a great arm and put up a 3.74 ERA as a starter despite a very short notice promotion. I see no reason to consider him a lesser prospect than Wade Davis, to be honest.
I don't think Calixte or Mondesi can be had for anything less than a big deal Kelly is a guy with some upside, but I can't see that being enough - even paired with a bench/util player (even a good one like SS).
Calixte will spend time at AA this year, and he's a good bet to pump up his value with big numbers offensively. KC is counting on that, from what I gather in a few places.
Not saying I agree with that, just that's where KC is at.
Mondesi is young and far away from the majors, but what he did at his age is pretty special. Putting up those numbers in rookie ball vs guys 2-3 years older than you is usually a great sign. Scouting reports are pretty glowing so far both in the field and regarding his bat speed/control.