Minor League

Minor League Report: When can we trust 2017 numbers?

Minor League Report: When can we trust 2017 numbers?

As we move into the second half of May it is worth wondering, what is more real? Was it last season’s out of no where performance? This years hot start? This isn’t just a prospect issue, it is an MLB issue too. We don’t have the nice new statcast data in the minors that we […]

Minor League Report: How the new DL rules could change things

Minor League Report: How the new DL rules could change things

The 10-day DL has really changed the fantasy baseball landscape, but it probably won’t do much for top prospects. Top prospects, typically, don’t get called up for an expected 10 game period to get sent down. Cody Bellinger is more of an exception than an expectation. Many times it will be the low upside prospects to […]

Minor League Report: Not the typical May

Minor League Report: Not the typical May

May is typically an exciting month for dynasty and prospect people because we will see a handful of top prospects come up as we hit service time limits. The bad news is I don’t know how many will make it up to a full-time role in May. The 2017 season feels like many of the […]

Minor League Report: Early season selling

Minor League Report: Early season selling

It is still early, but for fantasy purposes the odds  of some of us seeing a chance at a title seems like more of a dream than a reality. I am in two leagues that has already seen some teams go into heavy sell mode, trying to get anything they can for what seemed to […]

Minor League Report: MiLB vs. MLB

Minor League Report: MiLB vs. MLB

As I watch my teams in different leagues and my major league players getting off to hot and cold starts, I though to myself – “nothing bad can happen with a prospect in April, barring a serious injury of course”. So one of your mid-level prospects got off to a 2-for-30 start? There is no […]

Minor League Report: Hot Starts

Minor League Report: Hot Starts

One week in the books and it already feels to me that I didn’t have to wait since October for the last game. The minor league season doesn’t get off to as quick of a start as the MLB season so putting together a minor league report for hitters in a 4-5 game sample is […]

Minor League Report: Spring Standouts

Minor League Report: Spring Standouts

The season is finally here. It feels like forever since we have had real baseball to watch, although the Word Baseball Classic was a blast. If you remember from last year this series is devoted to prospects; it might have been hard to guess based on this post’s title. Throughout the season this series will […]

Bold Predictions: National League Prospects

Bold Predictions: National League Prospects

With the American League Bold Predictions being posted last week, it is time to go to the National League. As with the American League post the same disclaimer holds true. I am trying to be bold while being reasonable. The main goal here is to show players, and skills, I like and don’t like. If […]

Bold Predictions: American League Prospects

Bold Predictions: American League Prospects

As we near the start of the regular season it is time for some prospect bold predictions, starting with the American League. Remember, the goal here is to be bold while being reasonable. Predicting Tyler O’Neill will hit 30 homers isn’t bold. He hit 24 last year and 32 in 2015. Predicting him to hit […]

Redraft Prospect Impact Rankings for 2017

Redraft Prospect Impact Rankings for 2017

Rookies have impact in redraft leagues as well as keeper and dynasty formats. Those that ended up with the likes of Michael Fulmer or Gary Sanchez last season at an extreme discount were pretty happy with the results. When looking at this list you will see what you might call inconsistencies. Me liking a players […]

The Baseball Show Episode 36: Prospects part 11

The Baseball Show Episode 36: Prospects part 11

Trades, Prospects, Breakouts and Busts: join us each week as we talk about baseball from a fantasy angle – but not exclusively. This is the Baseball Show Episode 36 In today’s show Andy Singleton (@PeoplezPen) and Ralph Lifshitz (@RalphLifshitzBB) discuss Matt Strahm, German Marque and Triston McKenzie. Episode 24 featuring Brendan Rodgers, Josh Bell and Dylan […]

Prospect Values: The top-100

Prospect Values: The top-100

In this last installment of the prospect values I am going to change things up slightly. This time, instead of going good value/bad value, I am staying positive and only talking about the good from my top-100. And when I say good, I primarily mean the guys I have ranked higher than most that I […]

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 […]

The Baseball Show Episode 33: Prospects part 10

The Baseball Show Episode 33: Prospects part 10

Trades, Prospects, Breakouts and Busts: join us each week as we talk about baseball from a fantasy angle – but not exclusively. This is the Baseball Show Episode 33 In today’s show Andy Singleton (@PeoplezPen) and Ralph Lifshitz (@RalphLifshitzBB) discuss Victor Robles, Daniel Palka and Gavin Cecchini. Episode 21 featuring Josh Hader, Alex Reyes and Jason […]

Prospect Values: Pitchers

Prospect Values: Pitchers

It has been almost 14 years since Baseball Prospectus declared there is no such thing as a pitching prospect. Over time people have caught on. The top pitching prospect in all of baseball was lost in the past couple weeks to Tommy John Surgery and is now looking at nearly a year and a half before […]

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 […]

The Baseball Show Episode 30: Prospects part 9

The Baseball Show Episode 30: Prospects part 9

Trades, Prospects, Breakouts and Busts: join us each week as we talk about baseball from a fantasy angle – but not exclusively. This is the Baseball Show Episode 30 In today’s show Andy Singleton (@PeoplezPen) and Ralph Lifshitz (@RalphLifshitzBB) discuss Robert Gsellman, Jharel Cotton, and Yohander Mendez. Episode 15 featuring Reynaldo Lopes, Brent Honeywell and […]

Prospect Values: Outfielders Part 2

Prospect Values: Outfielders Part 2

As I noted last week, outfield is a deep position. So this week we dig a little further for those that play in deeper leagues. This weeks version of the values will be off the radar players that wont show up on more than one list (if they’re lucky). For the most part these guys […]

The Baseball Show Episode 27: Prospects part 8

The Baseball Show Episode 27: Prospects part 8

Trades, Prospects, Breakouts and Busts: join us each week as we talk about baseball from a fantasy angle – but not exclusively. This is the Baseball Show Episode 27 In today’s show Andy Singleton (@PeoplezPen) and Ralph Lifshitz (@RalphLifshitzBB) discuss A.J. Reed, Dansby Swanson and Rafael Devers. Episode 12 featuring Tyler O’Neil, Hunter Renfroe and […]

Prospect Values: Outfielders

Prospect Values: Outfielders

Similar to shortstop, outfield is where you will see tons of high upside toolsy players. A lot of prospects will be drafted or signed by major league teams that have raw power and speed; then you will hear that if they could just learn to make more consistent contact they could be 25/25 type players. […]