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Minor League Report: Who to take first in a rookie draft?

Minor League Report: Who to take first in a rookie draft?

With the MiLB draft in the books, now would be a good time to go through a few of my favorite prospects from round one of the draft. Austin Beck: OF – Athletics (6th overall) Jordan Adell: OF – Angels (10th overall) Royce Lewis: SS – Twins (number one) Adam Haseley: OF – Phillies (8th […]

How Dustin Pedroia’s insane contact keeps him relevant

How Dustin Pedroia’s insane contact keeps him relevant

Even though it has been 8 years, it’s tough to see an MVP winner start to decline into a shell of himself. While we are witnessing a few all time greats struggle with father time (Albert Pujols, Miguel Cabrera), Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is having some unique troubles. Perhaps no person in recent […]

Minor League Report: It’s Draft Season

Minor League Report: It’s Draft Season

With the MLB draft in full swing this is a fun time for the prospect hounds. Hundreds of new players entering the potential fantasy picture. Many will be years away, as many of you probably already know. Hunter Greene has probably four years before he makes an impact, and even the potential quick-moving college players […]

Is Zack Cozart actually good?

Is Zack Cozart actually good?

An almost 32-year-old with two Z’s in his full name has accumulated the second most fWAR in the majors this season, already eclipsing his previous career high by 0.6 wins in 72 fewer games. Cozart was well know early in his career for being awful offensively, albeit with enough defensive prowess to make him almost […]

Minor League Report: It’s June Already?

Minor League Report: It’s June Already?

It is June already, time flies. We are starting to get into the “dog days of summer” for fantasy purposes where the allure of a new season has worn off a bit. And while you can feel you have a contending team, maybe you aren’t hitting the waiver wire three times a day anymore to […]

A new approach brings familiar success for Dallas Keuchel

A new approach brings familiar success for Dallas Keuchel

Dallas Keuchel’s coming out party in 2014 surprised just about every fan of the game. A 26-year-old with basically no prospect pedigree in his career grabbed headlines any way he could, keeping his ERA under 3.00 on an underwhelming Astros squad. While many had thought it was just a nice season from someone who hadn’t […]

Minor League Report: Time to Assess Your Chances

Minor League Report: Time to Assess Your Chances

I hope everyone had a nice long weekend, and maybe you can take a couple extra minutes to relax and read this article. Memorial Day weekend seems to be the arbitrary date people use to determine if they have a chance for playoffs, a championship, or to finish in the money. With almost a third […]

Aaron Judge’s superstar development

Aaron Judge’s superstar development

It’s nearly impossible to go under the radar when you have a 6’7″, 275 pound frame. Aaron Judge has been turning heads since his draft day, being live on the set of MLB Network when taken by the Yankees with the 32nd overall pick back in 2013. He was straight out of college, and while […]

Minor League Report: Promotions are coming

Minor League Report: Promotions are coming

We are in that weird part of the season where it feels like we have been doing this for a while, and when someone tells you we are in week eight you can’t believe it has been that long. The good news is prospects will start getting promoted soon. There are not a ton of “on […]

Player Spotlight: Chris Sale

Player Spotlight: Chris Sale

It’s no secret the Red Sox are going all in for a championship window over the next few years. With recent free agency signings such as David Price, and then of course selling off some top notch prospects for players currently in their peak – in particular the subject of this piece, Chris Sale. When […]

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 […]

Joey Gallo: On the Cust of a Deer or Donkey?

Joey Gallo: On the Cust of a Deer or Donkey?

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. Two years ago I debated between Corey Seager and Joey Gallo for my first selection in a supplemental draft. Looking back, that decision seems rather obvious. Corey Seager has gone on to hit .312 with 34 home runs and a .895 OPS […]

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 […]

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 […]