Collette Calls: 2020 AL East Bold Predictions
Collette Calls: 2020 AL East Bold Predictions

This article is part of our Collette Calls series.

To review the premise of this 2020 series, please review the opening of the first installment of this year's series. To review the 2019 AL East Bold Predictions, click here

Baltimore

Chance Sisco is a top-20 catcher. He is the 30th catcher off the board with an ADP of 486 and a range from 249 to 509 in NFBC drafts since Jan. 1. The 20th catcher off the board is Roberto Perez, going 203 picks earlier than Sisco with a range of 200 to 346. Perez was last year's surprise; Sisco will fill that role in 2020.

Sisco has been on the Norfolk-to-Baltimore shuttle the last three seasons, having yet to eclipse 200 plate appearances in a major league season while amassing more than 750 plate appearances in Triple-A in that time. Last year, he joined the fun in Triple-A with the new baseball and hit .292/.388/.530 in 196 plate appearances, but with the same baseball in Baltimore he saw that line fall to .210/.333/.395 in 198 plate appearances. He has 404 plate appearances at the big-league level and has a 33 percent strikeout rate, below average defensive numbers and no ability to hit lefties, making him a perfect platoon partner for Pedro Severino.

Baltimore is going nowhere this season, but it at least seems like it has a purpose now with better leadership in the front office. That group needs to see what it has on the field as it tries to build around future

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Jason Collette
Jason has been helping fantasy owners since 1999 at RotoJunkie, Fanball, Baseball Prospectus and now here at RotoWire. He covers the Tampa Bay Rays at theprocessreport.net. You can hear Jason weekly on many of the Sirius/XM Fantasy channel offerings throughout the season as well as on the Sleeper and the Bust podcast on iTunes. An eight-time FSWA finalist, Jason won the FSWA's Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year award in 2013 and the Baseball Series of the Year award in 2018 for Collette Calls.
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