Paul Hartman

Commissioner’s Corner: The Veto

Commissioner’s Corner: The Veto

After so many years playing this game, one is bound to see all sorts of things that honestly should never happen. People drop elite players; people leave injured players in their active roster, commissioners make back-dated roster moves to help themselves; the list goes on and on. What is a commissioner to do? Well, the […]

2017 Top 100 Prospects

2017 Top 100 Prospects

We hope you’ve enjoyed the last two months of prospect rankings. What better way to end it all with the Top 100 Prospects heading into 2017. Joining me as always for this year’s rankings is our very own Andy Germani. Our rankings will be consolidated to give you our final site rankings, but you can […]

2017 Top 35 Starting Pitcher Prospects

2017 Top 35 Starting Pitcher Prospects

We finish up our positional prospect rankings this week with a look at starting pitchers. If you hadn’t noticed, we’ve changed things up this year by giving you more of the players that matter (30 shortstops, outfielders, and now 35 starting pitchers) and less of those that don’t (20 catchers). Watch next week for our Top […]

2017 Top 30 Outfield Prospects

2017 Top 30 Outfield Prospects

We continue our prospect rankings this week with a look at the outfield position. If you hadn’t noticed, we’ve changed things up this year by giving you more of the players that matter (30 shortstops, outfielders, and starting pitchers) and less of those that don’t (20 catchers). Joining me again for this year’s rankings is our […]

2017 Top 30 Shortstop Prospects

2017 Top 30 Shortstop Prospects

We continued our prospect rankings last week with a look at the third base position, and we finish up the infield looking at shortstops today. If you hadn’t noticed, we’ve changed things up this year by giving you more of the players that matter (30 shortstops, outfielders, and starting pitchers) and less of those that don’t (20 catchers). […]

2017 Top 25 Third Base Prospects

2017 Top 25 Third Base Prospects

Last week we took a look at the second base position, and this week we continue along the infield looking at third base. Joining me again for this year’s rankings is our very own Andy Germani. Our rankings will be consolidated to give you our final site rankings, but you can see where Andy and […]

2017 Top 25 Second Base Prospects

2017 Top 25 Second Base Prospects

We continued our prospect rankings last week with a look at the first base position, and we continue along the infield looking at second base today. Joining me again for this year’s rankings is our very own Andy Germani. Our rankings will be consolidated to give you our final site rankings, but you can see where […]

2017 Top 20 First Base Prospects

2017 Top 20 First Base Prospects

We kicked off our prospect rankings last week with a look at the catcher position, and we continue along the infield looking at first base today. Joining me again for this year’s rankings is our very own Andy Germani. Our rankings will be consolidated to give you our final site rankings, but you can see […]

2017 Top 20 Catcher Prospects

2017 Top 20 Catcher Prospects

We kick off our prospect rankings this week with a look at the catcher position. Joining me again for this year’s rankings is our very own Andy Germani. Our rankings will be consolidated to give you our final site rankings, but you can see where Andy and I ranked them in the table as well. […]

Five late draft options who could break out in 2017

Five late draft options who could break out in 2017

One of my favorite lists at the end of each season is which players were on the greatest number of winning fantasy teams. Normally these players went undrafted, or were selected very late but put up near 1st or 2nd round production. From Yahoo! Fantasy, last year’s fantasy MVPs were: Trea Turner, Washington Nationals Gary […]

Late Draft RP Diving – 2017

Late Draft RP Diving – 2017

Last year I shared with you one of my favorite draft strategies – drafting quality relief pitching late. The idea is to grab high-end set up pitchers who will help your ratios while waiting for the inevitable closer carousal to land in their place. I’m much more concerned with grabbing the best arms than looking at their closer competition. It’s […]

Starting Pitcher Prospects: Rankings Movers

Starting Pitcher Prospects: Rankings Movers

This is the final snapshot of this year’s current crop of prospects at each position relative to how they were ranked a year ago. I’ve examined the top performers – those who did not live up to our lofty expectations, and the key graduates. Our rankings last year were compiled by Andy Germani and myself, and I know we have […]

Next Year’s Top Starting Pitchers – The Rule of 85%

Next Year’s Top Starting Pitchers – The Rule of 85%

Last year I looked at a new 90% rule to try to identify the top pitchers to draft heading into 2016. The idea was to target those pitchers who had the best K, GB, and BB rates over the previous season’s second half. After two previous years with success rates of 80% or higher, last year […]

Outfield Prospects: Rankings Movers

Outfield Prospects: Rankings Movers

Every Friday I will take a snapshot of this year’s current crop of prospects at each position relative to how they were ranked a year ago. I’ll examine the top performers – those who did not live up to our lofty expectations, and the key graduates. Our rankings last year were compiled by Andy Germani and myself, and […]

Put Me In, Coach

Put Me In, Coach

The Detroit Tigers are a team in transition, but I’m not expecting a massive fire sale, or having to pay the piper so to speak. Instead, I’m looking for a series of smaller moves that reduces payroll while allowing the team to get younger, while staying reasonably competitive. The first shoe fell when the Tigers […]

Shortstop Prospects: Rankings Movers

Shortstop Prospects: Rankings Movers

Every Friday I will take a snapshot of this year’s current crop of prospects at each position relative to how they were ranked a year ago. I’ll examine the top performers, those who did not live up to our lofty expectations, and the key graduates. Our rankings last year were compiled by Andy Germani and myself, and I […]

Third Base Prospects: Rankings Movers

Third Base Prospects: Rankings Movers

Every Friday I will take a snapshot of this year’s current crop of prospects at each position relative to how they were ranked a year ago. I’ll examine the top performers, those who did not live up to our lofty expectations, and the key graduates. Our rankings last year were compiled by Andy Germani and myself, and I […]

Second Base Prospects: Rankings Movers

Second Base Prospects: Rankings Movers

Every Friday I will take a snapshot of this year’s current crop of prospects at each position relative to how they were ranked a year ago. I’ll examine the top performers, those who did not live up to our lofty expectations, and the key graduates. Our rankings last year were compiled by Andy Germani and myself, and I […]

First Base Prospects: Rankings Movers

First Base Prospects: Rankings Movers

Every Friday I will take a snapshot of this year’s current crop of prospects at each position relative to how they were ranked a year ago. I’ll examine the top performers, those who did not live up to our lofty expectations, and the key graduates. Our rankings last year were compiled by Andy Germani and myself, and I […]

Catching Prospects: Rankings Movers

Catching Prospects: Rankings Movers

Every Friday I will take a snapshot of this year’s current crop of prospects at each position relative to how they were ranked a year ago. I’ll examine the top performers, those who did not live up to our lofty expectations, and the key graduates. Our rankings last year were compiled by Andy Germani and myself, and I […]