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Doug, do you consider this a good buying opportunity on Harvey?
This was great. And yes, the process for how teams develop their draft boards would make for an interesting article!
If Rosario/Hicks struggle and Twins keep playing well do you think Buxton is up in the summer (provided he's playing well in AA), or is a September call-up still the only way he's up?
Is it just me or does he seem to stand extremely far away from the plate? Makes sense that pitchers just continually attack him low and away as it would seemingly be tough for him to make good contact on those pitches.
Well done, Mike.
This is great, Doug. If at all possible, would be cool to see a follow-up article at the end of the spring (or even a few weeks into the season given the limited spring training action we can see) to see the results of "What to Look For."
Most suprising part of the article is that Bret only ranked his top 150 :)
Good looking team, I think you guys and Sporer/Collette had 2 of the best drafts top to bottom
Great news, Josh. Glad to hear the surgery went well.
Strictly in terms of game power, do you see a similar timeline for Correa and Russell as we have for Machado, where we are waiting for the big power to come after a few yrs in MLB, or do either of them have more playable power now?
Interesting that Mike Moustakas can serve as a cautionary tale for expecting too much too soon for Kris Bryant.
Nice article. Would you be able to publish a list or perhaps a follow-up article of the batters that had some of the largest changes in fastballs seen, both +/- from 2013-2014?
Great article, Mike. After watching the names above produce in my leaguemate's lineups, because I didn't want to drop the high-upside rookies sitting on my bench, the point of boring veterans ("Raul Ibanez All-Stars" as Scott Pianowski of Yahoo calls them) over highly hyped rookies is at the front of my mind this draft season.
"Players with multi-position eligibility are listed at the position where it is most likely they would start in a standard fantasy league. Buster Posey, of course, was ranked with the catchers last week and Carlos Santana, who traded his catcher eligibility for eligibility at third base last year, will be ranked at third base along with Chris Davis (21 games at third base)."
Really nice feature with the bid/production chart!
Good luck, Josh!
I picked the wrong day to wear #mesh to work
Great article, Jeff. Really enjoyed this. Hopefully there are more to come on other prospects.
Sounds like you are buying (or at least holding) these 2 in dynasty leagues?
Well done. Sandwich Prospectus is real...and it's spectacular
Great article, Jeff!
Thanks for all your hard work, Jeff! Great Job!
Can't wait, I'm sure it will be terrific!
Absolutely loved this- fantastic idea.
This was the article I've been fearing for a while...Congrats, Jason and Best of Luck! You are the reason I spend my days thinking about young men. May your 1st great contribution to the Cubs involve the name Adalberto.
Is Billy McKinney one of the more underrated prospects in the game (I say that as a totally unbiased Non-Cubs fan)? He seemed like a throw-in in the trade, but seems to have a real shot at developing into something. Seems like a back-end top 100 guy?
I know it's not the article's focus, but for 2015 and beyond would you rather have Rymer Liriano or Michael Taylor?
Plus power and speed with lots of swing and miss...do you think he could be 85-90% of George Springer from a fantasy perspective, or is that too optimistic?
Great stuff Jordan, Glad to have you at BP!
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But isn't that how most competitive advantages end up? While only temporary, it's still an advantage for a period of time. While the other teams are catching up, the pioneering team could focus their efforts on the next competitive advantage. If teams decide to do this, then it may not be a huge advantage, but it may create a disadvantage for a team that doesn't do it. Also, it causes teams to spend money- money they in theory may not have to spend elsewhere. Not to mention if the sole result of this is a better quality of life for minor leaguers, I think that's a good thing.
Or Brian McCann?
Agree with David, these are great. Selfish me wishes they were daily or a few per week! I know he hasn't pitched many MLB innings, but how about maybe Jesse Hahn for a future article?
Made me wonder if arm injuries are less prevalent in pitchers from the Northeast due to less baseball weather and presumably less throwing at a young age?
Thanks Doug, great stuff as always. Was hoping you would be putting something out regarding Verlander. Based on this, it seems that maybe Ausmus was telling the truth in saying they "saw a couple things" to straighten out in Verlander's delivery, and it wasn't just coach-speak.
Thanks Russell, great article!
Really like the new series. May I suggest Justin Verlander for a future article?
Great stuff guys! Looking forward to the rest of the trip!
Would now be the time to stash Polanco in a 10 tm 5x5? Do you think his production will be worth the few at bats I may lose out on by stashing him now (from waiver guys like BJ Upton, De Aza, Castellanos, C. Santana)? Is something like Desmond Jennings when he was called up in 2011 what you are expecting from Polanco?
Worried at all aboutRosenthal? Just blew a save, doesn't seem like he's had many clean outings, and Motte is close to being back?
I don't know what it is off the top of my head, but I believe there is a % ownership threshold for the list. Cobb falls above that threshold. Likewise, Bryce Harper won't be on this list when he (hopefully) returns in July as he is most likely still owned in just about all leagues.
Link for the glassware? Can't seem to find it out Cafe Press.
Interesting that 8/10 are pitchers. Would you say it's more due a very strong pitching class, or a weak hitting class?
I know MLB comps can be lazy and unfair, but as a Sox fan I can't help but think he could be another Pedroia. How would you compare the two tools-wise at this point in their development- ie. Double A?
Great article, Professor!
If Kimbrel needed a DL stint who would you grab 1st out of Walden or Carpenter?
Great, can't wait to hear more about it!
I would second this. Even something very informal or just a tailgate in the parking lot(no guest speakers or extras needed). Maybe just something like what you do at Foley's, but at a minor league ballpark? There seem to be a fair amount of the BP team in the Northeast, and I would guess that some, especially the prospect guys, may be here to see Buxton at some point anyway, you could schedule it around that. If not probable, could it at least be possible?
I could see Prince Fielder finishing in top 15. If he's past the off the field issues, maybe all he needs is a fresh start in a new place to get back to the 30+ HR level. Even though he's only a 4 category guy, the fact that he's a strong bet to play in 155-160 games makes up for that and should help his counting stats.
Bigger difference than I would have expected between Syndergaard and Bradley. Are you anticipating Noah Syndergaard to contribute significantly in 2014?
If you had to pick 1-2 org(s) that could significantly move up/down which would they be?
Are there any MLB pitchers now that have what Giolito is projected to have- 2 elite pitches and 3rd that's plus-plus?
1) Brett's fantasy take is missing from #8 Jose Ortiz
2) Hamilton and Buxton both have 8 run, yet everything I read makes it seem like Hamilton's speed could be legendary. Is Buxton a step below, and really more like a 7+, or is Buxton really just as fast?
This is fantastic. I feel like I could step into the batters box and do some damage against Garza after reading this...(not really)
"Mullet Mechanics" Love that.
Tremendous stuff. Love this series, it's well worth the subscription price (and then some)!
Agree with everyone above. Truly great work. One of my first reads when I wake up.
Do you see reason for hope that either of these pitchers will turn it around or are their former selves not coming back?
Peralta seems like he could be a nice growth stock for Dynasty leaguers. He may have a few clunkers mixed in, but he's been more consistent lately and with his stuff, can probably even jump a level next year. Agree/Disagree?
Cespedes or J. Upton for next year and beyond? Worried Cesepedes always has little nagging injuries, but Upton may never take the step to the next level.
Good call bsroufe- I listen the same way and that was the problem. All good now!
Hmm weird. Must just be my comp. I've tried listening on this page as well as on Windows Media Player and keep having the same problem.
I can only hear Doug's voice on this...
Love the new format
Anyone else who may not be widely owned or hard to acquire who was close to making this list?
This is great stuff. Exactly why I come to BP!
Fantastic stuff! Serious #want
Pitcher on #4 of best frames should be Cashner and pitcher on #1 Harrell, no?
Just wanted to say great stuff Paul, and thansk again for the tremendous SP guide! Keep doing what you do!
I get that it's grueling on the body, but I've always wondered why catchers, in general, aren't better hitters (at least in terms of avg). They see roughly 120-150 pitches/game 4-5 times a week. I'd think that would matter at some point.
Enjoyed this. Baseball and Beer what could be better!