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03-24

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Five to Watch: NL Post-Hype Pitchers
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Wilson Karaman

03-22

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Five to Watch: American League Post-Hype Prospects
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Ben Carsley

03-21

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Five to Watch: National League Prospects
by
Greg Wellemeyer

03-20

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24

Five to Watch: American League Prospects
by
George Bissell

03-16

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Five to Watch: American League Hitters
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Wilson Karaman

03-15

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Five to Watch: National League Hitters
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Scooter Hotz

03-14

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Five to Watch: American League Starting Pitchers
by
Greg Wellemeyer

03-13

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Five to Watch: National League Pitchers
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George Bissell

06-21

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Five to Watch: Triple-A Hitters
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Greg Wellemeyer

06-07

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Five to Watch: Double-A Hitters
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Greg Wellemeyer

05-24

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Five to Watch: Low-A Hitters
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Greg Wellemeyer

05-11

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Five to Watch: High-A Hitters
by
Greg Wellemeyer

03-16

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Five to Watch: NL Post-Hype Sleepers
by
George Bissell

03-16

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Five to Watch: AL Post-Hype Sleepers
by
Greg Wellemeyer

03-15

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Five to Watch: National League Prospects
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J.J. Jansons

03-15

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Five to Watch: American League Rookies
by
Wilson Karaman

01-06

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Five to Watch: Injury Risks Worth Taking in 2016
by
Matt Collins

12-18

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Five to Watch: Second-Half Surgers
by
Matt Collins

09-10

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Five to Watch: Resurgent Starting Pitchers
by
Greg Wellemeyer

09-04

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Five to Watch: September Additions
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Greg Wellemeyer

08-27

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Five to Watch: High-A Risers
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Greg Wellemeyer

08-20

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Five to Watch: More Double-A Risers
by
Greg Wellemeyer

08-13

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Five to Watch: Veteran Rebounds
by
Greg Wellemeyer

07-23

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Five to Watch: Double-A Risers
by
Greg Wellemeyer

07-08

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Five to Watch: Stocks on the Rise
by
George Bissell

07-02

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Five to Watch: Pitcher Batted-Ball Exit Velocities
by
Greg Wellemeyer

06-25

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Five to Watch: Your High-A All Stars
by
Greg Wellemeyer

06-18

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Five to Watch: 3-2-1 Contact!, Pitcher Edition
by
Greg Wellemeyer

06-11

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Five to Watch: 3, 2, 1, Contact!
by
Greg Wellemeyer

06-04

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Five to Watch: Midwest League Hitters
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Greg Wellemeyer

05-28

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Five to Watch: South Atlantic League Hitters
by
Greg Wellemeyer

03-25

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Five to Watch: National League Position Battles
by
Wilson Karaman

03-24

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Five to Watch: American League Position Battles
by
Nick Shlain

03-18

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Five to Watch: AL Post-Prospects
by
Wilson Karaman

03-17

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Five to Watch: National League Hitters
by
Nick Shlain

03-16

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Five to Watch: American League Starting Pitchers
by
Ben Carsley

03-12

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Five to Watch: National League Starting Pitchers
by
Wilson Karaman

03-11

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Five to Watch: American League Hitters
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Nick Shlain

03-10

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Five to Watch: NL Post-Prospects
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J.P. Breen

12-08

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Five to Watch: Fantasy-Relevant Winter Meetings Rumors
by
Ben Carsley

11-12

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Five to Watch: More Post-Hype Prospects for 2015
by
Ben Carsley

11-06

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Five to Watch: Post-Hype Prospects for 2015
by
Craig Goldstein

03-20

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Five to Watch: American League Post-Prospects
by
Ben Carsley

03-19

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Five to Watch: National League Post-Prospects
by
Craig Goldstein

03-18

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Five to Watch: National League Prospects
by
Bret Sayre

03-17

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Five to Watch: American League Prospects
by
Wilson Karaman

03-13

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Five to Watch: American League Hitters
by
Wilson Karaman

03-12

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Five to Watch: American League Starting Pitchers
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Craig Goldstein

03-11

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Five to Watch: National League Hitters
by
Mauricio Rubio

03-10

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Five to Watch: National League Pitchers With Elevated BABIPs
by
Craig Goldstein

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March 24, 2017 6:00 am

Five to Watch: NL Post-Hype Pitchers

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Wilson Karaman

The prospect shine might've worn off these arms, but they're still worthy of your attention.

Mike Foltynewicz, RHP, Atlanta Braves (ADP: 85th SP, 312th Overall)

It might be a touch early to label Foltynewicz a post-hype guy, but the former 19th overall pick has logged nearly 230 innings across parts of the last three seasons in the big leagues with a 5.46 DRA, so I’m going to assume there are enough skeptics in the room to warrant some discussion here.

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March 22, 2017 6:00 am

Five to Watch: American League Post-Hype Prospects

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Ben Carsley

The prospect shine might have worn off these players, but they're still worthy of your attention in fantasy formats.

I don’t know if you’ve ever heard this before, but prospects will break your heart. Most of them don’t pan out. Many of them fall off the face of the earth all together. And nearly all of them, even the ones who do turn out the way you dreamed, don’t do so right away.

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March 21, 2017 6:00 am

Five to Watch: National League Prospects

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Greg Wellemeyer

Identifying a handful of senior-circuit prospects who are worthy of your attention.

Bret Sayre and Ben Carsley gave you their top 100 dynasty prospects a couple weeks ago and Carsley dropped 112 more names on you last week. As is my wont, I’m wading into still deeper waters to cover five guys that missed those lists. Applicability depends on league size, of course, but there should be a little something for everyone here, including re-drafters.

Eliezer Alvarez, 2B, St. Louis Cardinals

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March 20, 2017 6:00 am

Five to Watch: American League Prospects

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George Bissell

A look at a handful of minor-leaguers who are worthy of your attention.

We’re less than two weeks away from Opening Day and fantasy baseball draft season is in full swing. It’s time to get excited. The primary focus of this article is to highlight American League prospects that are on the cusp of making a significant fantasy impact in the major leagues this upcoming season.

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March 16, 2017 10:45 am

Five to Watch: American League Hitters

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Wilson Karaman

A handful of junior-circuit bats who warrant your attention.

Nick Castellanos, 3B, Detroit TigersIt feels a little like cheating to include Castellanos in this piece, as all signs were pointing squarely in the direction of full-throated breakout last year before his hand bone connected to a fastball and shattered in August. I wrote nice things in advocating for Castellanos to be the third baseman you target a couple months back, and since then his ADP has barely budged, even in spite of signals that he’s primed to hit second in front of Miguel Cabrera and Justin Upton.

Castellanos is and always has been a line drive machine, and while that continued last year he also posted a second straight year with a three percentage point jump in fly-ball rate, and he pulled more of those fly balls. The result was a guy who finished 26th out of over 600 registered big-league hitters in Adjusted Exit Velocity-based Predicted Runs (that’s Kris Bryant/Freddie Freeman territory, for reference). You marry an excellent pure hitter with a mature 6-foot-4, 210-pound frame and a more pull-happy, fly ball-oriented contact profile, and you’ve got yourself a real interesting hitter there, don’t you?

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March 15, 2017 6:00 am

Five to Watch: National League Hitters

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Scooter Hotz

A handful of senior-circuit bats who are worthy of your attention.

Earlier this week, George Bissell wrote about five NL starting pitchers to watch and Greg Wellemeyer wrote about five AL starting pitchers to watch. I’m going to perform the same trick for the NL hitter pool, picking five players who make interesting draft day value propositions.

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March 14, 2017 6:00 am

Five to Watch: American League Starting Pitchers

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Greg Wellemeyer

Highlighting a handful of junior-circuit hurlers who are worthy of your attention.

George Bissell covered five National League starters he’s eyeballing this draft season yesterday and today I’m coming at you with five from the junior circuit for whom the draft day value proposition is enticing. Well, technically I’ve coming at you with four and George is dropping in for the fifth.

Jharel Cotton, Oakland Athletics

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March 13, 2017 6:00 am

Five to Watch: National League Pitchers

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George Bissell

Highlighting a handful of senior-circuit hurlers who demand your attention.

“There is a very, very good chance that our understanding of gravity will not be the same in five hundred years. In fact, that’s the one arena where I would think that most of our contemporary evidence is circumstantial, and that the way we think about gravity will be very different.”

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June 21, 2016 6:00 am

Five to Watch: Triple-A Hitters

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Greg Wellemeyer

Examining a handful of bats who could soon be knocking on the big-league door.

Around this time last year, I started taking a look at prospects whose early-season performance had their dynasty stocks on the rise. While it’s awfully early to be diving into minor-league stat lines, it’s not an exercise completely devoid of merit. You may well miss more than you hit, but last year’s early-June leaderboard mining revealed prospects such as Jacob Nottingham, Trey Mancini, and Cody Reed as prospects whose value was changing dramatically.

I hope it goes without saying that you should always try to pair stat line scouting with actual reports if you can find the information. To that end, you should definitely be reading the amazing work done by our prospect team: daily minor league updates, Monday morning ten packs, eyewitness accounts, notes from the field, chats, mailbag Q&As. It’s quite staggering how prolific they are as a unit, and how much my dynasty game has improved by soaking it all in.

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June 7, 2016 6:00 am

Five to Watch: Double-A Hitters

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Greg Wellemeyer

Examining a handful of Eastern and Southern League prospects who are worthy of your attention.

Around this time last year, I started taking a look at prospects whose early-season performance had their dynasty stocks on the rise. While it’s awfully early to be diving into minor league stat lines, it’s not an exercise completely devoid of merit. You may well miss more than you hit, but last year’s early-June leaderboard mining revealed prospects such as Jacob Nottingham, Trey Mancini, and Cody Reed as prospects whose value was changing dramatically.

I hope it goes without saying that you should always try to pair stat line scouting with actual reports if you can find the information. To that end, you should definitely be reading the amazing work done by our prospect team: daily minor league updates, Monday morning ten packs, eyewitness accounts, notes from the field, chats, mailbag Q&As. It’s quite staggering how prolific they are as a unit, and how much my dynasty game has improved by soaking it all in.

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May 24, 2016 6:00 am

Five to Watch: Low-A Hitters

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Greg Wellemeyer

These young bats might be years away from the majors, but they're worthy of your dynasty-league attention.

Around this time last year, I started taking a look at prospects whose early-season performance had their dynasty stocks on the rise. While it’s awfully early to be diving into minor league stat lines, it’s not an exercise completely devoid of merit. You may well miss more than you hit, but last year’s early-June leaderboard mining revealed prospects such as Jacob Nottingham, Trey Mancini, and Cody Reed as prospects whose value was changing dramatically.

I hope it goes without saying that you should always try to pair stat line scouting with actual reports if you can find the information. To that end, you should definitely be reading the amazing work done by our prospect team: daily minor league updates, Monday morning ten packs, eyewitness accounts, notes from the field, chats, mailbag Q&A’s. It’s quite staggering how prolific they are as a unit, and how much my dynasty game has improved by soaking it all in.

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May 11, 2016 6:00 am

Five to Watch: High-A Hitters

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Greg Wellemeyer

Eyeing a handful of prospects who've taken a step forward in the early stages of the 2016 campaign.

Around this time last year, I started taking a look at prospects whose early-season performance had their dynasty stocks on the rise. While it’s awfully early to be diving into minor league stat lines, it’s not an exercise completely devoid of merit. You may well miss more than you hit, but early-June leaderboard mining revealed prospects such as Jacob Nottingham, Trey Mancini, and Cody Reed as prospects whose value was changing dramatically.

I hope it goes without saying that you should always try to pair stat line scouting with actual reports if you can find the information. To that end, you should definitely be reading the amazing work done by our prospect team: daily minor league updates, Monday morning ten packs, eyewitness accounts, notes from the field, chats, mailbag Q&A’s. It’s quite staggering how prolific they are as a unit, and how much my dynasty game has improved by soaking it all in.

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