Tag Archive | Minor League

The Fall and Rise of the Toronto Blue Jays

The Fall and Rise of the Toronto Blue Jays

After challenging the Red Sox for the division title in 2016, the Toronto Blue Jays suffered a complete offensive collapse in 2017. It’s not like we could see this coming. The team allowed first baseman Edwin Encarnacion to walk, signing with the Cleveland Indians. They retained clubhouse leader Jose Bautista dispute obvious signs of a […]

Can Ronald Acuna get me on a flight to Arizona?

Can Ronald Acuna get me on a flight to Arizona?

Roughly five and a half hours from NY: $277 round trip (for now), hotel, food and miscellaneous expenses. Is it possible that could be considered a reasonable price to see Ronald Acuna play baseball? Against players of lesser talent nonetheless. It just might be. Not often does a potential generational player hit the Arizona Fall […]

Minor League Report: Awards and All-Prospect Team

Minor League Report: Awards and All-Prospect Team

As a long season comes to an end I figured what better way to wrap up this season’s report than with some awards and an all prospect team. Last chance Hitter – Juan Soto: Soto spent most of the year on the DL. Next year he is going to fly up lists when he plays […]

Minor League Report: Things Can Change Quickly

Minor League Report: Things Can Change Quickly

You don’t realize how fast things can change until you ignore it for a week. The one minor exception is Minor league stuff, which doesn’t seems to drastically change in a week. Sure, a guy or two can get called up, but a lot of times it is something that people have been anticipating for […]

Minor League Report: The final stretch

Minor League Report: The final stretch

We are already halfway through August. And while that is awesome for those of us in playoff races, us prospect people have less than a month of regular season minor league baseball left. We do have the Arizona Fall League to look forward to, but in many leagues add drops are closed by then and […]

The Great Debate: Rhys Hoskins vs Dominic Smith

The Great Debate: Rhys Hoskins vs Dominic Smith

This past week two of the premier prospects in baseball got called up. Rhys Hoskins and Dominic Smith. If you had either one you were ecstatic. If either was available in your league you most likely ran to your computer to add one of them. This sparked the great debate in fantasy this week and […]

Minor League Report: Never Give Up

Minor League Report: Never Give Up

A lot of trade deadlines have passed or are quickly approaching, but in dynasty leagues some will still have trading opportunity.  This is also a time to find the potential deep prospects to make a rise in 2018. In shallower keeper and dynasty formats, players that have had big success in high-A are typically guys […]

Minor League Report: Prospects on the move

Minor League Report: Prospects on the move

The trade deadline was boring for a while as I sat around looking at the potential names to put in here around 2 o’clock. Luckily there was some late deals that helped beef up this article a bit. I feel like I have been saying this for months, but don’t be the guy afraid to […]

Minor League Report: The Trade Deadline is Approaching

Minor League Report: The Trade Deadline is Approaching

This is the last edition of the report before the major league trade deadline. This time next week many prospect, as well as MLB players obviously, will be changing teams. There are very few times we will actually not like the landing spot for a prospect. The only case being if a pitching prospect ends […]

Minor League Report: Second Half

Minor League Report: Second Half

The halfway point, kind of, is in the rearview mirror as we exit the All-Star Break. That means a lot of trade rumors will be getting thrown around in the next two weeks. Quick side bar on that. This is one of my most annoying parts of the baseball season. Hearing and seeing reporters link […]

Minor League Report: Midseason Top-100

Minor League Report: Midseason Top-100

It is finally time for the midseason prospect ranking update. A lot of names have taken a significant jump either up or down since the preseason. Some guys might be in roughly the same area, but with graduates from the list, it equates to a drop. In this midseason class I see a significant drop […]

Minor League Report: Pitching Prospects

Minor League Report: Pitching Prospects

As I started compiling names this week for people in consideration, I noticed I was really pitcher heavy. So why not just do an all pitcher version this week. No one loves investing in pitching prospects. There is so much risk, and even when they do make it to the majors they are valued less […]

Minor League Report: Time to make a move

Minor League Report: Time to make a move

It is just about midseason, and a lot of prospects have been mentioned in this space since the beginning of the season. In the coming weeks many will make my midseason list, and while many will be left off, it doesn’t mean adding or monitoring them was a waste. The goal is to add these […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]