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Had never heard of <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=109108">Bryse Wilson</a></span> before. I'm a sucker for high risk/high reward minor leaguers in my dynasty. Watch list? Or add?

Jul 10, 2017 10:04 AM on Games of July 7th-9th
 
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We don't love just any list, we love your lists.

Jul 05, 2017 9:42 PM on Midseason Top 50
 
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Nice interview, well done

May 18, 2017 10:30 AM on Aaron Judge
 
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Profar did miss two seasons with the shoulder injury. That was probably a bigger factor.

May 15, 2017 4:06 PM on Games of May 12-14
 
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The Super Two deadline is usually in June.

May 10, 2017 11:12 AM on Games of May 9th
 
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Thanks for this. I was wondering if <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=104814">Alex Jackson</a></span> was for real again. The Mariners player development system is really this terrible.

 
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<span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=104783">Jake Gatewood</a></span> is now one walk away from equaling his 2016 total

May 04, 2017 6:10 PM on Games of May 3
 
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The Yankees are also doing some tandem starting because they have more SP prospects than rotation spots

May 02, 2017 10:37 AM on Games of May 1
 
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I don't know which of those names I like better. Solid 70, possibly 80 grade names.

Apr 18, 2017 11:21 AM on Games of April 17
 
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At least your criticism was constructive, unlike so many other commenters.

 
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Me as well. How else could you write up the dumpster fire that is the D'Backs farm?

Jan 25, 2017 3:20 PM on Second Base Prospects
 
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It's such a deep system there's no space to include first rounders <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=108418">Hudson Potts</a></span> and <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=108957">Eric Lauer</a></span> in the conversation.

 
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<span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=107522">Ben Bowden</a></span> and <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/player_search.php?search_name=Robert+Tyler">Robert Tyler</a></span> are relievers all the way, right?

 
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He didn't seem to require energizing while wearing pinstripes.

Jan 12, 2017 11:46 AM on The Top 50 Catchers
 
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Maybe another way to ask this, how does Alcantara compare to <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=102123">Alex Reyes</a></span> when Reyes was in A ball? Similarities and differences?

 
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But he still benefited from Cardinals Devil Magic after they acquired him.

 
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<span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=104002">Sandy Alcantara</a></span> + Cardinals Devil Magic = Exceeding even these solid expectations?

 
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"keep in mind that with Dipoto at the helm there’s always the chance that the move he makes tomorrow could offset the move he made today." How prescient.

 
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Ya punk'd me. At least if today was April 1, I'd know there was real baseball to be played real soon.

 
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Fair enough. Most of the "irrelevant" factoids are about hometowns and high schools. That his FB got tarred more in 37 innings than <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=59432">Mike Trout</a></span> did in his whole season though seems emblematic of the profile.

 
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<span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=108855">Bobby Dalbec</a></span>'s strong pro debut didn't make you a believer?

 
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J2 signing in 2016. Won't debut until this year.

 
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When coupled with his entire minor league career, it does suggest the write up is correct, and he'll be a reliever.

 
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<span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=70762">Robert Stephenson</a></span>'s "irrelevant" seems really, really relevant. SSS notwithstanding. Glad I sold him in my dynasty when I did!

 
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They deserve it.

 
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A few others I'm curious about: <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=104847">Kodi Medeiros</a></span>, Demi Orioloye, <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=105431">Nathan Kirby</a></span>, <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=104783">Jake Gatewood</a></span> and 2016 draftees <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=107554">Corbin Burnes</a></span> and Marco Feliciano. It's a deep, deep system.

 
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Why would you have expected that? This is a deep system, with much better talent. MLB.com put him at #25. http://m.mlb.com/prospects/2016?list=mil

 
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The Irrelevant: <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=104976">Dean Deetz</a></span> has his own website http://deandeetz.com/

 
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They probably (a) wanted Haley, not Diaz, and (b) got something in return that made it worth their while to pick Diaz and risk not getting Haley.

Dec 20, 2016 2:09 PM on Rule 5 Review
 
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Thoughts on <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=101200">Pedro Payano</a></span>? Where would he rank in a top 20 (30?) and what chance does he have to be a solid starter in the majors?

 
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*Goes to Amazon.com* *Buys all the watches*

Dec 16, 2016 12:03 PM on Colorado Chronometer
 
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My read of the writeup is that he has a TOR ceiling if he improves command and consistency, which we'll see progress in or not in 2017

 
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Chalmers' 2016 stats list "55 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=BB" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('BB'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">BB</span></a>, 37 BB". That should be "55 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=H" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('H'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">H</span></a>, 37 BB"

 
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Kinda surprised by that too.

 
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"You’re waiting for a train." Nice Inception reference.

 
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Can't argue with that, but a potential rotation built around Giolito, Lopez, <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=70883">Carlos Rodon</a></span>, and <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=70611">Carson Fulmer</a></span> coulda been something special.

 
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The Nationals were reportedly offering <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=104023">Victor Robles</a></span>, <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=100261">Lucas Giolito</a></span>, and <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=101728">Reynaldo Lopez</a></span>. If so, did the White Sox take the wrong package?

 
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More likely to be A in 2017, A+ in 2018, AA in 2019, AAA in 2020, AAA with a chance for a callup in 2021. And that's if all goes well.

 
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And yet the Mariners nearly won a wild card last year.

 
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Any time you're talking about what the Braves are doing and how they're spending money is an appropriate time to talk about their publicly financed stadium, especially since they set the move in of 2017 as their year to try to become competitive again.

 
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<span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=436">Barry Bonds</a></span> hit 28 home runs in his final season, and he wanted to keep playing.

 
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Any thoughts on <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=106723">Roniel Raudes</a></span>?

 
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"he’s more likely to make contact with extra-terrestrial life than a southpaw breaking ball" I come for the analysis. I stay for the wit.

 
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Fox will be my last cut, if I decide I need one more spot. I have enough open spots that I'll probably keep him. Thanks Craig and huztlers.

 
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So in a dynasty league that rosters 375 prospects where you took a cheap flyer on <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=107183">Lucius Fox</a></span> before the 2016 season, would you keep him hoping for the potential to come through without such an aggressive assignment, or cut bait?

 
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Oct 19, 2016 8:29 AM on Games of October 18th
 
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Do you think Josh Rogers' stuff could play up in relief, if the Yankees chose to go that route?

Sep 22, 2016 2:00 PM on September 22, 2016
 
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An IL MVP nets two teenagers in rookie ball it seems.

 
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The last thing the Yankees need is another guy stuck in the DH role.

 
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You misspelled Rzepczynski's name. It's "Marc".

 
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How's this for a stat line: <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=104803">Jonathan Holder</a></span>, RHP: 4 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=IP" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('IP'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">IP</span></a>, 1 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=H" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('H'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">H</span></a>, 0 R, 0 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=ER" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('ER'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">ER</span></a>, 0 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=BB" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('BB'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">BB</span></a>, 12 K

Aug 29, 2016 9:59 AM on Games of August 26-28
 
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This year is just about getting any innings under his belt without breaking. A good year for Cease (knock on wood).

 
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Shame no video on Lavendier. You got me curious.

Aug 23, 2016 3:27 PM on August 23, 2016
 
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I'm kinda surprised the Mariners haven't promoted Vogelbach yet, considering they have <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=48037">Adam Lind</a></span> and a shot at the wild card.

 
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<span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=66927">Tyler Austin</a></span> is the A-Rod replacement, right? He went 3-for-5, 2 2B, 2 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=RBI" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('RBI'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">RBI</span></a> last night. He's now batting .327/.418/.643 in 56 AAA games this year.

 
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Looks like he'll be pitching in relief for now.

Aug 09, 2016 2:53 PM on Alex Reyes
 
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The Yankee Clippard returns!

 
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<span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=66927">Tyler Austin</a></span>: 3-for-4, 2 R, 1 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=HR" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('HR'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">HR</span></a>, 1 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=RBI" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('RBI'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">RBI</span></a>, still no love from the MLU

 
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Yankees Shortstop Depth: <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=58809">Didi Gregorius</a></span>, <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=104180">Gleyber Torres</a></span>, <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=101165">Jorge Mateo</a></span>, <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=102779">Tyler Wade</a></span>, <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=106025">Wilkerman Garcia</a></span>, Abi Avelino, <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=103225">Thairo Estrada</a></span>, <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=105436">Kyle Holder</a></span>, <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=106618">Hoy Jun Park</a></span>, Diego Castillo Not bad.

 
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McKinney can hit and the Yankees bought low on him.

 
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Because his command was poor and he got hit, and had been rushed to the majors.

Jul 21, 2016 10:38 PM on Pitchers
 
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<span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/player_search.php?search_name=Chad+Green">Chad Green</a></span>: 8 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=IP" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('IP'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">IP</span></a>, 1 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=H" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('H'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">H</span></a>, 0 R, 0 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=BB" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('BB'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">BB</span></a>, 8 K

 
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They've got some player development system if they can turn a folk singer into a potential major leaguer.

Jul 11, 2016 11:31 AM on Games of July 8-10
 
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<span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=106007">Arquimedes Gamboa</a></span> is at least a grade 70 name.

 
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No prospect has a 40 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=HR" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('HR'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">HR</span></a> MLB floor.

 
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Just like my dynasty farm. Where have all the pitchers gone?

 
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That should read 2-for-4

 
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Another ho-hum day from <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=66927">Tyler Austin</a></span>: 2-for04, 1 R, 2 2B, 2 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=RBI" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('RBI'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">RBI</span></a>

 
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I will keep mentioning <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=66927">Tyler Austin</a></span> (2-for-4, 1 R, 1 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=HR" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('HR'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">HR</span></a>, 1 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=RBI" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('RBI'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">RBI</span></a>, 1 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=BB" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('BB'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">BB</span></a>) because he's on fire.

 
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It was Rafferty. Dylan was not in Stealers Wheel.

 
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Those things tend to work themselves out.

Jul 05, 2016 3:13 PM on Games of July 1-4
 
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At some point, we need to talk about <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=66927">Tyler Austin</a></span>. He's hitting .322/.398/.689 in 24 games at AAA.

 
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Thanks for the report on Gohara. I've been considering adding him in my dynasty, and I was hoping for some more up to date info.

Jun 28, 2016 12:09 PM on June 28, 2016
 
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<span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=66927">Tyler Austin</a></span> went 3-for-5 with 3 HRs and 5 RBIs on Friday, and 2-for-4 with 2 Rs and 3 RBIs yesterday.

Jun 27, 2016 1:48 PM on Games of June 24-26
 
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<span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=101988">Luiz Gohara</a></span> threw 6 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=IP" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('IP'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">IP</span></a> with 0 R, 2 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=H" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('H'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">H</span></a>, 2 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=BB" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('BB'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">BB</span></a>, 5 K

 
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Maybe some of us care about Chris and want to know how he's doing?

 
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Andujar is in the Yanks' system, not the Mets.

 
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Ah gotcha. I didn't know if this was one of those scouting terms like he fills out his blue jeans or something. It's good to bring positive energy to the field.

Jun 23, 2016 10:35 AM on June 23, 2016
 
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Great reports. One question: What does "handshake guy" mean?

Jun 23, 2016 9:46 AM on June 23, 2016
 
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<span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=100294">Dietrich Enns</a></span>: 7 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=IP" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('IP'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">IP</span></a>, 1 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=H" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('H'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">H</span></a>, 0 R, 2 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=BB" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('BB'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">BB</span></a>, 7 K

Jun 20, 2016 2:54 PM on Games of June 17-19
 
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Sylvia is the name of my grandmother. She doesn't watch baseball.

Jun 17, 2016 1:05 PM on Who is Sylvia?
 
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<span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/player_search.php?search_name=Chad+Green">Chad Green</a></span>: 7 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=IP" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('IP'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">IP</span></a>, 4 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=H" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('H'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">H</span></a>, 3 R, 3 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=ER" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('ER'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">ER</span></a>, 0 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=BB" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('BB'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">BB</span></a>, 11 K

 
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He has 11 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=HR" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('HR'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">HR</span></a>, 76 K, and 35 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=BB" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('BB'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">BB</span></a> in 249 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=PA" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('PA'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">PA</span></a>

 
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The market bears what it bears. <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=58350">Craig Kimbrel</a></span> netted a lot from Boston.

 
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Hell no. The Yankees still have A Rod as a DH only player next year. As a Yankee fan, I can say I don't like that deal. I know the Cubs are saying they won't deal Schwarber, so it'd have to be more like <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=70387">Javier Baez</a></span> or <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/player_search.php?search_name=Jorge+Soler">Jorge Soler</a></span>. And even that I'm not sure about.

 
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<span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=66927">Tyler Austin</a></span> went 3-for-5 on Friday, batting .342 in his last ten games. Could he be ready to ride the Yankees 1B carousel? Also <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=105984">Estevan Florial</a></span> (1-for-8) made his U.S. debut for the Tampa Yankees. Unexpected, no? Is he just filling in or is he about to be my new prospect crush?

Jun 13, 2016 9:23 AM on Games of June 10-12
 
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Which also doesn't link. Hrm. http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=102503

 
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A hearty MLU farewell to Tim Anderson

 
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Always my favorite mock draft of the year.

Jun 09, 2016 12:44 PM on The 2016 Name Game
 
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A to AA is the hardest jump in professional baseball (save AAA to MLB). Give the kid some time to adjust.

 
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There's only so many people that can be written up in a day, but Flexen was a beast yesterday: 7 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=IP" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('IP'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">IP</span></a>, 0 R, 1 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=H" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('H'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">H</span></a>, 0 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=BB" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('BB'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">BB</span></a>, 3 K

 
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A couple interesting Yankee lines I saw: <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=102586">Dustin Fowler</a></span>: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=RBI" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('RBI'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">RBI</span></a>, 1 K Vicente Campos: 5.2 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=IP" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('IP'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">IP</span></a>, 5 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=H" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('H'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">H</span></a>, 1 R, 1 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=ER" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('ER'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">ER</span></a>, 4 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=BB" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('BB'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">BB</span></a>, 6 K, Double A debut <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=106131">Jeff Hendrix</a></span>: 3-4, 1 BB, 1 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=CS" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('CS'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">CS</span></a>, the day after he went 5-5, 1 2B, 3 RBI

 
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If I ever become a GM, I'll hire you as my amateur scouting director.

May 19, 2016 3:11 PM on Top 50 Draft Prospects
 
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I had read about Chris Okey of Clemson being the best catcher in the draft, granted that was a few months ago so it's ancient in MLB draft terms. His triple slash and BB/K ratio are career highs. Why doesn't he crack the top 50?

May 19, 2016 1:58 PM on Top 50 Draft Prospects
 
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I find it surprising Groome "fell" according to most "experts" because of that suspension. Was that really such a big deal?

May 19, 2016 1:22 PM on Top 50 Draft Prospects
 
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Downvoted for being rude

May 15, 2016 12:02 PM on Games of May 6-8
 
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One possibility could be the Yankees trading Romine. A backup catcher has some value, though Romine is out of options and had gone unclaimed when DFAd last year, so I imagine that value would still be really low.

May 13, 2016 4:19 PM on Gary Sanchez
 
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I would love to see that article on 2016's fastest risers. Grabbing guys like those keeps my dynasty team stocked with trade chips.

May 09, 2016 8:53 AM on Games of May 6-8
 
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Interesting to get your take on Abreu, since another site that covers prospects seems to be pumping him up as this year's <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=103071">Francis Martes</a></span>, to use a comp from the same org.

May 03, 2016 10:33 AM on May 3, 2016
 
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Monday Morning Ten Packs help take the sting out of Mondays.

May 02, 2016 9:33 AM on May 2, 2016
 
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It says he threw 94 pitches and didn't allow any hits until the 8th, so it's not like there were high stress pitches out of the stretch. What's the big deal? (I meant to put that Perdomo comment on a new line.)

 
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<span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=101184">Angel Perdomo</a></span> 5IP, 3 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=H" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('H'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">H</span></a>, 0 R, 2 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=BB" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('BB'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">BB</span></a>, 7 K

 
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So Ockimey and S Alcantara are two of the newer names I'm hearing for possible dynasty prospects. Does Ockimey have enough power to justify carrying a first baseman?

 
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That was Kaprielian's worst start of the season so far, too.

 
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Wall plays for Modesto in the Cal League.

Apr 18, 2016 4:06 PM on Games of April 15-17
 
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You complain about this a lot. You're the only one.

 
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"ALstros"? #Proofread

Apr 04, 2016 10:24 AM on Spring Training Risers
 
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Sad. Thanks for those tidbits you did get.

Mar 23, 2016 1:43 PM on Milwaukee Brewers Arms
 
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What do you have on Bret that he lets you post a competing list? Thanks for the additional perspective. The more, the merrier.

 
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Did you get to lay eyes on <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=102785">Devin Williams</a></span> by chance?

Mar 23, 2016 12:16 PM on Milwaukee Brewers Arms
 
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Speaking of Mets and potential breakout prospects, I saw that <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=104341">Luis Carpio</a></span> had shoulder surgery. How bad do you think that is for him?

Mar 21, 2016 12:44 PM on Breakout Prospects
 
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I remember well the risks they take. In my dynasty draft in February 2013, I took <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=100265">Stryker Trahan</a></span> one pick before the next guy took <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=70613">Joey Gallo</a></span>. #Doh

 
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The Rangers system has had success with raw hitting talent recently (Gallo, Brinson, N. Williams, Mazara). Is there something specific they're doing right that suggests they could make magic with Jenkins as well?

 
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Thanks as always Bret.

 
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The question, to me as a Yankees fan, isn't quite so much how dominant Chapman-Betances-Miller will be, but who of the young guns might stand out to fill out the bullpen. We have <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=70840">Jacob Lindgren</a></span>, <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=102043">Nick Rumbelow</a></span>, <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=99999">James Pazos</a></span>, Tyler Webb, <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=69224">Branden Pinder</a></span>, <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=100191">Nick Goody</a></span>, Vicente Campos, and a few other dynamite arms that might stick.

Feb 25, 2016 10:46 AM on New York Yankees
 
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That's an aggressive ranking on <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=104341">Luis Carpio</a></span>. My prospect draft is just about to begin, what guys on Bret's Top 50 signees list would you slot him between?

 
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Oh he's a "Name for 2017" isn't he? Just as long as I can hear <a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/author/mauricio_rubio">Mauricio Rubio</a> pronounce his name again and again.

 
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I miss the days when you all gushed over <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=69615">Raimel Tapia</a></span>. Now he doesn't even merit a mention here.

 
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Lofty list, as always. Love the ceilings and floors.

 
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And you missed the "c" in Schuster for the A's.

Feb 10, 2016 1:00 PM on American League
 
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Minor correction: it's <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=40512">Hideki Okajima</a></span>, not Hideo.

Feb 10, 2016 12:31 PM on American League
 
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"Demigod", huh? Did they cast him in the new Thor movie?

 
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What else changed for the Yankees is <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=70388">Greg Bird</a></span> needing surgery to take him out for the year, so an extra infielder like Torreyes is suddenly more important than an extra outfielder like Adams. Plus maybe Adams clears waivers.

Feb 03, 2016 10:22 AM on Torreyes or Not Torreyes
 
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This is the analysis I sign up for at BP. Thanks again.

Feb 01, 2016 12:25 PM on Next Year's Risers
 
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Yep, he was the old-school fireman. Thanks for clarifying that they had veterans on their staff.

Feb 01, 2016 11:29 AM on Next Year's Risers
 
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Thanks Ezra and Kate. Still seems to me he'd be the most important pitcher on that team, and not the second most. Still, looking at the 2015 Illini stats, Jay threw 66 2/3 innings, which was only the fifth most on the pitching staff. Seems to me that you want your best guy to throw the most innings, as opposed to saving him for high leverage situations.

Feb 01, 2016 11:23 AM on Next Year's Risers
 
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Bret used the word "premonition" in a perfectly cromulent way.

Feb 01, 2016 10:13 AM on Next Year's Risers
 
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Why did the Illini have <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=106198">Tyler Jay</a></span> relieve instead of start? It seems to make no sense that they preferred to use their best pitcher as an ace reliever instead of as an ace starter.

Feb 01, 2016 10:10 AM on Next Year's Risers
 
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<span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=70977">Zach Davies</a></span> does have some value in deep dynasty leagues. I'm a <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=59304">Chase Anderson</a></span> owner, personally.

Feb 01, 2016 9:47 AM on Segura-phobia
 
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Kudos on the Airplane! reference in the title (I assume it's from this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DErOM2tIfwM)

 
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Any thoughts on <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=107143">Jake Woodford</a></span>? And I presume <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=103789">Austin Gomber</a></span> is the "poor man's <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=100289">Tim Cooney</a></span>".

 
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<span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=30823">Dick Williams</a></span> said they may use Peraza at SS, CF, and 2B, so for know who knows...

 
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Any thoughts about <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=107040">Blake Trahan</a></span> as a deeper get in a dynasty draft?

 
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WOO!

Jan 20, 2016 1:07 PM on Logan's Run
 
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I'm interested in knowing how teams "missed" on Zimmer. Everyone knew he was good enough to be a first round pick in 2014, but noone knew he'd be this good. How is it that things came together for him in this way compared to expectations, and who else might be similarly underrated now?

 
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It's another heavily backloaded contract by the Marlins. They signed <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=981">Carlos Delgado</a></span>, <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/player_search.php?search_name=Jose+Reyes">Jose Reyes</a></span>, and <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=1526">Mark Buehrle</a></span> to backloaded contracts and traded them one year later. So, where will <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=53026">Wei-Yin Chen</a></span> pitch in 2017?

 
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Maybe that was the plan to Make America Great Again(tm)?

 
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Fair enough. I wouldn't be opposed to you sharing the longer HM section you mentioned in a reply above. At that point specific order becomes a total toss-up of personal bias.

 
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The article I've been waiting for all offseason! Is there any thought of going to 75 or 100 for those of us in deeper leagues?

 
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Haters gonna hate.

 
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I feel it's more likely to be <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=66967">Cito Culver</a></span> 2.0 than CJ Henry 2.0.

 
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<span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=103250">Domingo Acevedo</a></span> seems like an omission, at least from the "other five" list. BA put him at #5 on their list. I assume you think his delivery issues will lead him to the bullpen? Even then, he seems comparabe to my username namesake, who is a beast.

 
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That's why one of the four BP Local sites is devoted to Milwaukee. Because they're always ignoring the Brewers.

Dec 21, 2015 3:42 PM on Pane E Ottavino
 
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Hi, <a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/author/megan_rowley">Meg Rowley</a>. That's a new byline to me, but I see you've started publishing here in November. We really need one big post at some point to introduce us to the new blood. Nice article here, and welcome.

Dec 21, 2015 10:38 AM on The Return of the Bear
 
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I'd assume the Rays aren't giving up Cobb for anything less than Soler.

Dec 16, 2015 11:15 AM on Games of December 14-15
 
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The Padres now have FOUR players with Rule 5 conditions attached (Blash, Smith, Perdomo, and Martin). Granted it's still December, but what is Preller doing?

 
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Unlikely that (1) those guys are better than Swanson, and (2) 22 games in short season ball would tell them that anyway.

Dec 09, 2015 3:48 PM on The Shelby Shocker
 
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Thanks for the Admiral Akbar reference. Need at least one Star Wars reference per day (at least until Dec 18) please.

 
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<span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=47454">Brett Gardner</a></span>'s troubles were likely due to injury. He got hit on the wrist in April and could only have so many cortisone shots during the season. It wore him down, and hopefully we'll see more of first half Brett next year.

Dec 04, 2015 6:26 PM on Second-Half Slumpers
 
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And the major <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=55765">Tony Cruz</a></span> trade that went along with it.

Dec 04, 2015 5:54 PM on Getting Into De Fratus
 
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That could indeed be the case, now that you mention it.

 
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Reading through the first published lists of 2016, it seems like there are far fewer 65s and 60s being thrown out there (for OFP) and more 45s and 50s. It's a bit closer to what Kiley McD was doing over at that other site. Have the changes in the prospect team here led to recalibrations in the 20-80 scale?

 
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I did not know about T. J. Rivera. I always like reading about undrafted players who force their way into the conversation.

 
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I think Zunino needs AAA time to fix his issues, considering he was rushed through the minors in the first place. He still has an option, right?

 
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Saving the best systems for last.

 
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Heh the fun with these lists. Are those "five guys who are just as interesting" an ordered 11 through 15? Or are they up there in random order?

 
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I agree that it helped me in my dynasty draft last year, as my tendency is to aim for the highest ceiling (ie, highest risk) players, and I need to remind myself to balance it out with better probability guys. But the writeups are well done, as they do imply what level of risk there is.

 
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I had to as well. Gotta maintain my perspicacity.

Nov 17, 2015 11:36 AM on All About That Bass
 
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I propose "Zuninoed".

 
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"Arrieta is perhaps the acquired player most likely to ultimately help the Cubs’ bullpen. He’s got a big fastball and was a top 100 prospect at 23, but he hasn’t shown the pitchability to get batters out a third time through the order, or the changeup to handle lefties. He's 27, past the age at which he can ask for patience. That all makes him a potential bullpen reclamation." Oh hindsight, how I love thee.

 
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<span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/player_search.php?search_name=Nick+Williams">Nick Williams</a></span> made adjustments this season, and his profile and Tapia's seem similar at the Class A stage of their careers. Hoping Tapia does learn how to handle advanced pitching.

Oct 05, 2015 9:17 AM on October 5, 2015
 
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"Monday Morning Eleven Pack" just doesn't have the same ring to it, I guess. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

Oct 05, 2015 9:16 AM on October 5, 2015
 
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I was offered either Cishek or Melancon in a preseason trade, and I took Cishek *headdesk*

Sep 29, 2015 12:08 PM on 2015 Wrap-Up Awards
 
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Yup. I don't think these teams would lose much sleep on DFAing some of the weakest call-ups.

 
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I always make sure to have high ceiling balanced with high probability, and rookie ball teenagers with prospects in the high minors. I'm sure I'll have both Nunez and Padlo on my draft board come February in addition to the 2015 draftees.

 
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I've been internally debating whether or not to add Nunez and Padlo all season. Noone else in my league has jumped on them yet, but the time may be coming. It's about balancing the upside with not clogging up roster spots on players who are too unlikely to pay off, either as major leaguers or as trade chips.

 
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Oh and <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=71291">Mac Williamson</a></span> might be a little older for a corner OF prospect in part because he was a senior sign out of college, plus the <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=TJS" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('TJS'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">TJS</span></a>.

Sep 23, 2015 12:24 PM on See You Latos
 
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Yeah he did say some non-complimentary things about the Reds after they traded him. Said they didn't rehab his injury properly. Might be some truth in what he said, but "proper baseball etiquette" probably required him not to go public with that.

Sep 23, 2015 12:18 PM on See You Latos
 
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That might be outdated. He was initially a cocky rookie with the Padres who wouldn't take instruction well or mentorship from the older players. I hadn't heard anything about him being bad in the clubhouse in Cincinnati, Miami, or LA.

Sep 23, 2015 10:26 AM on See You Latos
 
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Hate to nitpick over this, but Stearns doesn't start with Milwaukee until October 5. Melvin is still calling the shots.

Sep 23, 2015 9:14 AM on See You Latos
 
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I'm reading this column from third place in my 15 team! It's never too early to think about next year. <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=31789">Robinson Cano</a></span> has extenuating circumstances that put his poor first half in context - http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2015/07/05/robinson-cano-acid-reflux-struggle-grandfather/29745307/

 
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How are we feeling about <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/player_search.php?search_name=Carlos+Martinez">Carlos Martinez</a></span> tonight against Milwaukee? He seems to be running out of gas, but it's a good matchup.

Sep 15, 2015 12:41 PM on Men of Steal
 
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Jamie Garcia is another one who's performing now. Who the hell knows if he can stay healthy long enough.

 
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He gifted my dynasty team a 70 OFP pitcher from beyond the grave.

Sep 10, 2015 10:12 AM on September 10, 2015
 
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http://blog.chron.com/ultimateastros/2015/09/08/astros-pro-scouting-strategy-hits-big-on-francis-martes-david-paulino/#photo-683867

Sep 10, 2015 9:26 AM on September 10, 2015
 
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Thank you <a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/author/kevin_goldstein">Kevin Goldstein</a> for bringing us <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=103071">Francis Martes</a></span>!

Sep 10, 2015 9:23 AM on September 10, 2015
 
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<span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=103250">Domingo Acevedo</a></span>: 6 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=IP" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('IP'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">IP</span></a>, 2 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=H" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('H'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">H</span></a>, 0 R,2 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=BB" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('BB'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">BB</span></a>, 8 K, 1 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=WP" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('WP'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">WP</span></a>, 1 Balk

 
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Players with that innate bat-to-ball ability are always enticing to me personally. I own Tapia, Williams, and <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/player_search.php?search_name=Tim+Anderson">Tim Anderson</a></span> in my dynasty. Guess I have a type.

 
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Is there any sign of Tapia developing a plan, or making any progress in the way <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/player_search.php?search_name=Nick+Williams">Nick Williams</a></span> seems to have made? His BB/K ratio is worse than last year, which isn't encouraging.

 
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He just left off the last digit so you have to guess

 
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Gonna miss you all offseason, MLU

 
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Pretty sure he meant reigning "single-season" saves leader.

 
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Yrizarri added to my dynasty watch list.

Aug 24, 2015 5:01 PM on August 24, 2015
 
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How about <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=102603">Conner Greene</a></span>? Just recently promoted to New Hampshire.

Aug 20, 2015 9:01 AM on More Double-A Risers
 
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At least they got some good pieces back for Cueto and Leake.

Aug 14, 2015 5:06 PM on John Lamb
 
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Dead cat bounce, perhaps.

Aug 13, 2015 10:41 AM on Veteran Rebounds
 
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I'm more the optimist with Cano, because we have external forces that can help explain the extended slump. http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2015/07/05/robinson-cano-acid-reflux-struggle-grandfather/29745307/

Aug 13, 2015 9:37 AM on Veteran Rebounds
 
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Here's the Courier-Journal story http://www.courier-journal.com/story/sports/mlb/minors/louisville-bats/2015/08/13/cincinnati-reds-prospect-robert-stephenson-pulled-from-louisville-bats-start/31614997/

 
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Say goodbye to <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=70388">Greg Bird</a></span> from the MLU...

 
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Have you gotten to the Yankees' GCL complex yet? I'm wondering about <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=106025">Wilkerman Garcia</a></span> (yesterday 2-for-3, 1 R, 2 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=RBI" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('RBI'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">RBI</span></a>, 2 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=BB" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('BB'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">BB</span></a>, 1 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=SB" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('SB'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">SB</span></a>), as well as some others.

 
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No "fight another day"? I thought <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=68603">Aaron Judge</a></span> (0-for-4, 4 Ks) would be a shoe in.

 
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<span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=103071">Francis Martes</a></span>, too. I added him after I saw him mentioned on BP.

Aug 05, 2015 9:58 AM on Digging for Diamonds
 
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You are indeed correct. The issue is trying to parse through the little data there is to find these gems before anyone else does. And I guess we can also list <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=103945">Franklyn Kilome</a></span> as another riser. Someone else beat me to him, too.

Aug 05, 2015 9:45 AM on Digging for Diamonds
 
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That gif alone is enough to make me a fan of Shaffer.

Aug 05, 2015 9:23 AM on August 5, 2015
 
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Thanks for the report! Sounds like the potential is still there to put it together, especially if he can improve the slider from what it was last night. It might have been the nerves, or maybe he just didn't have great feel for it yesterday.

Aug 05, 2015 9:20 AM on August 5, 2015
 
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I would love to see these more often (and earlier in the season). All of these guys are owned in my league (15 teams, 25 MiLB rosters). You guys tipped me off on Robles, so he's mine, and I grabbed Williams in February 2014. Reed was available until the trade happened, then another owner had the sense to grab him before I could.

Aug 05, 2015 9:15 AM on Digging for Diamonds
 
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I missed see Gray's start yesterday. The line looks not great but not terrible for a debut. He induced 10 swinging strikes in his 77 pitches. How did he look beyond that?

Aug 05, 2015 8:54 AM on August 5, 2015
 
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I wonder if that team passed on him in the 2012 draft, or at the 2015 trade deadline...

Aug 05, 2015 8:49 AM on August 5, 2015
 
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And added to an unlimited bankroll.

 
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Yeah I've been running through some of the possibilities in my mind, like re-signing Kendrick, playing Peraza at short and Seager at third, or trading for every single 2015 AL All-Star by taking on a hundred million dollars of dead weight contracts to man their infield.

 
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First the honeymoon ends, then you enter into that phase where Mommy and Daddy hate each other, and then they get the divorce :) Given that Cueto cost a similar starter with MOR potential to Norris (Finnegan), another potential backend starter who's just about fully developed in Boyd (Lamb), and a less developed but talented arm in Labourt (Reed), these two rental deals seem really similar to me.

Jul 30, 2015 5:50 PM on Oh, the Price You Pay
 
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AA is desperate to save his job.

Jul 30, 2015 5:23 PM on Oh, the Price You Pay
 
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I love that every Dodgers arrow is pointing down. So the Dodgers are likely to use a rookie middle infield next year of Peraza and <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=70635">Corey Seager</a></span>?

 
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As a <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/player_search.php?search_name=Nick+Williams">Nick Williams</a></span> dynasty owner, I've been impressed with the developments this season. Knowing what we know about the Rangers vs. the Phillies development systems, should I be worried about the Phillies finishing the job? Franco and Crawford have developed well, which is what I've been reminding myself.

Jul 30, 2015 9:29 AM on Rangers Go HAMels
 
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I was meaning to ask you about Fowler earlier, Jeff, but I forgot. He was a dual-sport guy in high school so he may now be starting to put it together.

Jul 29, 2015 1:40 PM on July 29, 2015
 
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What can you guys tell us about <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=101190">Jesus Tinoco</a></span>?

Jul 28, 2015 10:21 AM on Tulo, Eh?
 
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This is why I don't like playing in AL or NL only leagues.

Jul 28, 2015 9:15 AM on Tulo, Eh?
 
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Does <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=103071">Francis Martes</a></span> have any T.O.R. potential, or will the best case scenario be a 3/4 starter? Looks like the Astros plucked a good lottery ticket in that Cosart deal.

Jul 27, 2015 10:03 AM on July 27, 2015
 
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I added <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=104023">Victor Robles</a></span> to my dynasty league the other day. Thanks BP!

 
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He's in the Arizona League. The lower you go, the less stat lines matter.

 
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This is the first day in as long as I can remember that none of my dynasty league prospects made the update. I mean this as a compliment because this feature is one of the ways BP shows me which prospects are worth targeting and owning. Following this feature and others made my recent rebuild (2012-14) a success, as I'm contending this year!

 
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I would pay double to see a game where Judge plays all nine positions. Catching and shortstop would be a blast.

 
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Adding <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=65987">Donn Roach</a></span> is smart for a team about to deal two starters.

Jul 17, 2015 9:43 AM on A Thin Reed
 
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<span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=104794">Monte Harrison</a></span>: 2-for-3, 5 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=BB" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('BB'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">BB</span></a>, 3 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=SB" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('SB'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">SB</span></a> (doubleheader) <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=70926">Aramis Garcia</a></span>: 3-for-5, <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=HR" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('HR'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">HR</span></a>, 2 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=RBI" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('RBI'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">RBI</span></a>, R, K

 
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Seven Ubers? Before I get to the rest of the piece... how bad were those drivers that you needed seven of them?

 
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As a Yankees fan, I was afraid Holder might've been an overdraft. I've been trying not to compare him directly to <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=66967">Cito Culver</a></span>.

Jul 10, 2015 10:00 AM on July 10, 2015
 
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Oops that wasn't from yesterday, but it's still the most awesome gif of July.

Jul 09, 2015 9:06 AM on June 9, 2015
 
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This is what we need to know from yesterday: https://twitter.com/MLBGIFs/status/617179166954262528/photo/1 And you guys listed this as "June 9" instead of "July 9", unless we're time traveling again?

Jul 09, 2015 9:01 AM on June 9, 2015
 
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I hope you didn't make a move you can't take back.

Jul 08, 2015 9:33 AM on Gleyber Torres
 
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WE FINALLY GET SANDWICH PROSPECTUS IN THE FUTURE!!!!!

 
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Here are some results from July 7, 2015: Jon Gray: 6 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=IP" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('IP'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">IP</span></a>, 0 R, 3 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=H" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('H'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">H</span></a>, 8 K <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=70814">Stephen Tarpley</a></span>: 6 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=BB" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('BB'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">BB</span></a>, 4 K <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/player_search.php?search_name=Jesus+Montero">Jesus Montero</a></span>: 3-for-4, 2 3B, 4 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=RBI" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('RBI'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">RBI</span></a> <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=100182">Joey Rickard</a></span>: 0-for-0, 6 BB, 3 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=SB" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('SB'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">SB</span></a>, 1 RBI, 2 R <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=100317">Rob Refsnyder</a></span>: 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=HR" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('HR'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">HR</span></a>, 1 RBI, 1 BB

Jul 08, 2015 9:17 AM on Games of July 7, 2017
 
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Color me surprised to get an email alert from BP saying my 18 year old A ball dynasty prospect was called up. Because the Twins did this with <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=67568">Jorge Polanco</a></span>, I didn't immediately realize this was a hoax. I don't get the point of this. 2017 will happen soon enough, why rush it?

Jul 08, 2015 8:59 AM on Gleyber Torres
 
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No <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=70754">Bubba Starling</a></span>? j/k

Jul 06, 2015 11:40 AM on Just Missed The Cut
 
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I'm wondering if we can use all these bonus slot trades to figure out how exactly teams are valuing them, who values them more than others, etc. Some of the deals surprised me with better caliber minor leaguers, while some seemed to be for org guys in A ball.

 
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FYI, Stephenson made his AAA debut with Louisville the other day

 
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As a Yankee fan, Banuelos is yet another reminder that prospects will break your heart.

Jul 02, 2015 2:48 PM on Manny Banuelos
 
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I think the better question would be: "What the heck is the Red Sox plan?" Pablo and Hanley and an overloaded outfield, poor pitching, <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=49766">Justin Masterson</a></span> over giving <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/player_search.php?search_name=Brian+Johnson">Brian Johnson</a></span> a shot?

 
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Me too.

Jul 01, 2015 10:31 AM on July 1, 2015
 
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Re: Tapia, will he hit enough for LF if he can't stick defensively in CF? I guess we're hoping the light comes on for him like it seems to have for <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/player_search.php?search_name=Nick+Williams">Nick Williams</a></span> this year. Tapia is still young and sushi raw. Always love these blurbs.

Jul 01, 2015 10:21 AM on July 1, 2015
 
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Gonzalez was in the Rockies system before the Dodgers. He joined the Dodgers as an MiLB free agent.

Jun 26, 2015 2:23 PM on The World Roster
 
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Great timing on the Huang report. The ASFG rosters just came out, and there's always a few names that make me say: "who?"

Jun 25, 2015 11:33 AM on June 25, 2015
 
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More of these notes, please! Very informative.

Jun 24, 2015 10:40 AM on June 24, 2015
 
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It's a good thing to have the skeptics view, though. These are the problems that might prevent Anderson from excelling in the majors, in spite of his tool shed.

 
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I agree; there's no such thing as a blocked prospect. Even if Vogelbach doesn't hold much trade value to the Cubs, he will get MLB playing time as long as he keeps demonstrating that he deserves it. With whom? Who knows?

Jun 24, 2015 8:58 AM on 2015 Draft Edition
 
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<span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=100518">Zach Eflin</a></span>: 6 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=IP" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('IP'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">IP</span></a>, 0 R, 6 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=H" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('H'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">H</span></a>, 0 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=BB" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('BB'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">BB</span></a>, 4 K <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=100292">Tyler Duffey</a></span>: 7 1/3 IP, 2 R, 5 H, BB, 6 K <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=101662">Carlos Tocci</a></span>: 3-for-4, 2B, <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=RBI" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('RBI'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">RBI</span></a>, R, BB

Jun 23, 2015 4:04 PM on Games of June 22, 2015
 
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With the state of offense being what it is, sure. I could see the Mets trading an okay but not great pitcher for him, if Wright doesn't come back soon.

Jun 22, 2015 4:35 PM on Sour Chen Music
 
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Okay. The best lines I'm seeing from last night in the super low minors are from <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=102431">Clinton Hollon</a></span> (5 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=IP" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('IP'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">IP</span></a>, 2 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=H" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('H'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">H</span></a>, 0 R, 7 K, 1 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=BB" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('BB'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">BB</span></a>) and <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=101988">Luiz Gohara</a></span> (6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 9 K, 3 BB).

Jun 19, 2015 11:08 AM on Games of June 18, 2015
 
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Maybe they liked Pablo's social media skills?

Jun 19, 2015 10:53 AM on Games of June 18, 2015
 
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Anything to note from the newly started rookie and short season leagues? Will we be getting league previews on prospects to watch?

Jun 19, 2015 10:53 AM on Games of June 18, 2015
 
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Thanks, Al! It confirms my thinking that he might be the Yankees' starting 2B next season, but that there may not be much longevity for him with the team.

Jun 18, 2015 12:17 PM on June 18, 2015
 
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So, Al, if I can call you Al... based on your viewing, you think Refsnyder can stick at 2B? I saw him in spring training and it looked questionable, to be charitable.

Jun 18, 2015 9:11 AM on June 18, 2015
 
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I know you're not supposed to pick for need, but I can't see the Mets picking Finnegan even if there was a redraft. They have lots of high level pitching and need to deal Niese or Gee to get a spot for Matz.

Jun 15, 2015 10:28 AM on How Much Has Changed?
 
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*Fingers crossed*

Jun 10, 2015 11:39 AM on Games of June 9, 2015
 
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Little Mo cracked the list!

Jun 08, 2015 9:05 AM on Top 125 Draft Prospects
 
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I think this is the first time that both your hitter and pitcher of the day are on my dynasty team. :)

Jun 05, 2015 10:37 AM on Games of June 4, 2015
 
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And Montero bats right-handed. Either I need to get off my soapbox, or Jack Z needs to promote Montero.

 
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I was hoping the M's would call up the bat-first corner guy they already own, <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/player_search.php?search_name=Jesus+Montero">Jesus Montero</a></span>.

 
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I appreciate the article, but I guess it says something about my league that these guys are all owned. At least Fisher and Torres are mine.

 
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Congratulations on the wedding!

 
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So is Cishek droppable now in a dynasty? I'm thinking yes. Ramos can hold that job.

May 19, 2015 6:52 AM on Eighth Edition
 
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Haters gonna hate.

 
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<span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/player_search.php?search_name=Brian+Johnson">Brian Johnson</a></span>: 6 2/3 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=IP" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('IP'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">IP</span></a>, 5 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=H" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('H'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">H</span></a>, R, <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=ER" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('ER'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">ER</span></a>, 8 K For all the talk about Rodriguez and Owens, I bet Johnson gets the first call.

 
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Thanks! This is analysis I don't often see on other sites.

 
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Al Pacino in his "HOO-AHH" phase.

May 12, 2015 8:48 AM on 2015 MLB Mock Draft 1.0
 
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A bird in the hand (getting the 2015-16 year of development) is better than the two in the bush.

May 11, 2015 7:21 PM on 2015 MLB Mock Draft 1.0
 
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Monday Morning Ten Packs start my week off right.

May 11, 2015 3:21 AM on May 11, 2015
 
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Jon Gray couldn't even get to Coors before he started failing...

 
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Has anyone laid eyes on <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=103789">Austin Gomber</a></span>? Does the scouting report back up that he could be a premium pitching prospect, or is he another college arm carving up inexperienced hitters?

 
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So <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=68720">Austin Wilson</a></span> can't survive the Stanford Swing...

May 04, 2015 8:52 AM on May 4, 2015
 
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Based on what I remember reading, the Padres and Nationals agreed on how the Padres would handle Turner while he is still in their org. The Nationals would be rightfully displeased if Turner was assigned to extended spring training, or a level too low for his skill set.

 
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<span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=102320">Chih-Wei Hu</a></span>: 6 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=IP" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('IP'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">IP</span></a>, 4 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=H" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('H'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">H</span></a>, 1 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=ER" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('ER'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">ER</span></a>, 2 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=BB" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('BB'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">BB</span></a>, 8 K Is he a #dude?

 
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Jeff is but one man. He needs a staff to comb the box scores for each division of each league.

 
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Dude has one month of experience above A ball, and you shouldn't speed up the development of a top prospect because of a major league injury. Calling up Correa now is a mistake the Astros won't make, as opposed to the others they have made.

Apr 30, 2015 7:25 AM on Fourth Edition, 2015
 
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It'll be interesting to see if the Red Sox next turn to <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=E" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('E'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">E</span></a> Rod, or <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/player_search.php?search_name=Henry+Owens">Henry Owens</a></span>, or <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/player_search.php?search_name=Brian+Johnson">Brian Johnson</a></span>.

Apr 30, 2015 7:24 AM on Fourth Edition, 2015
 
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Montero's hit/power tools didn't simply disappear. As long as he stays off the ice cream sandwiches, the Mariners should promote him and give him another chance.

Apr 30, 2015 5:51 AM on Fourth Edition, 2015
 
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Re: Nathan Eovaldi <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=28270">Larry Rothschild</a></span> has had great success in his career improving K rates for his pitchers. The Yankees as a team lately have been prioritizing big tall power pitchers. Eovaldi fits the mold to a T, and so far (SSS, of course) his K/9 has improved. We'll see where he sits at the end of a bigger sample, but I'm bullish.

 
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<span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=70799">J.D. Davis</a></span>: 3-4, <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=HR" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('HR'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">HR</span></a>, 2B, 3 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=RBI" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('RBI'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">RBI</span></a>, R, K Yoan Lopez: 7 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=IP" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('IP'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">IP</span></a>, 5 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=H" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('H'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">H</span></a>, R, <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=ER" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('ER'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">ER</span></a>, 8 K <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=100946">Keury Mella</a></span>: 7 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 0 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=BB" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('BB'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">BB</span></a>, 5 K

 
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It's especially interesting because that group includes <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/player_search.php?search_name=Marcos+Molina">Marcos Molina</a></span>, a pitcher.

 
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The Mets jumped a whole bunch of good prospects past Savannah, straight to St. Lucie. Concerns about the stadium perhaps?

 
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Or dictated by <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=46262">Jed Lowrie</a></span>, who is a poor defensive shortstop.

 
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Great reports. This information is incredibly important, especially re: <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=104805">Grant Holmes</a></span>. I made a face when I saw his stat line, but knowing that he's explicitly working on fastball command explains those numbers away.

Apr 20, 2015 10:23 AM on April 20, 2015
 
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8 days now versus an extra year on the back end, this shows they clearly prioritize winning in the long term

Apr 17, 2015 1:15 PM on Kris Bryant
 
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I just added Caminero over Smith in my deep both league dynasty with <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=58568">Neil Ramirez</a></span> on the DL. It was a tough choice of deep diving.

Apr 17, 2015 10:58 AM on Week Two
 
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I nominate "... and <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=70754">Bubba Starling</a></span> flailed."

 
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Count me as rooting for Familia to keep closing even when Parnell is activated

Apr 16, 2015 6:36 AM on Second Edition, 2015
 
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More like "Ca-d'oh" amirite?

Apr 16, 2015 6:32 AM on Canoooooooooooo!
 
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Keep 'em coming!

Apr 16, 2015 3:36 AM on April 16, 2015
 
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Or he caught SSS lightning in a bottle.

 
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Have any Florida BPers gotten to see <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=100349">Miguel Andujar</a></span> yet? He's at .375/.375/.563 in his first four games.

Apr 13, 2015 10:30 AM on April 13, 2015
 
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Oh, and <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/player_search.php?search_name=Marcos+Molina">Marcos Molina</a></span> threw 6 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=IP" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('IP'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">IP</span></a> allowing 2 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=ER" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('ER'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">ER</span></a> and 1 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=BB" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('BB'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">BB</span></a> with 6 K this weekend, but also did it for St. Lucie having skipped over Savannah. Interesting that they skipped a young pitching prospect like Molina past Savannah as well; he was in Brooklyn last year.

 
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Sweet! <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=25735">Tim McCarver</a></span>!

Apr 13, 2015 9:21 AM on HACKING MASS 2015!
 
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<span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=100946">Keury Mella</a></span> had 7 Ks and 0 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=BB" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('BB'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">BB</span></a> in 4 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=IP" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('IP'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">IP</span></a> on Saturday.

 
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The minor league season started on Thursday... how many "performances" are there to analyze?

Apr 13, 2015 8:27 AM on April 13, 2015
 
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<span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=105419">Rusney Castillo</a></span>: 2-for-4, 1BB, 2 R, 1 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=SB" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('SB'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">SB</span></a>, 1 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=CS" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('CS'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">CS</span></a> And I finish off skimming box scores for now with a bad performance: <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=99878">Victor Roache</a></span>: 0-for-4, 3 K

 
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<span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=100508">Nick Travieso</a></span>: 6.2 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=IP" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('IP'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">IP</span></a>, 1 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=ER" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('ER'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">ER</span></a>, 1 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=H" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('H'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">H</span></a>, 1 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=BB" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('BB'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">BB</span></a>, 5 K

 
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Speaking of Red Sox pitching prospects: <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/player_search.php?search_name=Brian+Johnson">Brian Johnson</a></span>: 5 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=IP" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('IP'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">IP</span></a>, 0 R, 4 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=H" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('H'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">H</span></a>, 1 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=BB" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('BB'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">BB</span></a>, 6 K

 
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Also home runs by <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=57967">Aaron Hicks</a></span> for Rochester, <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=68318">Peter O'Brien</a></span> for Reno, <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/player_search.php?search_name=Miguel+Sano">Miguel Sano</a></span> for Chattanooga, <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=102574">Hunter Dozier</a></span> and <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=67347">Jorge Bonifacio</a></span> for NW Arkansas, <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=49041">Jairo Asencio</a></span> for San Antonio, <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=102756">Champ Stuart</a></span> for St. Lucie, <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=70626">Mitch Nay</a></span> and <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=100271">Dawel Lugo</a></span> for Dunedin, <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=102109">Wendell Rijo</a></span> for Salem, Phillip Ervin for Los Tortugas del Daytona, <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=101626">Ryder Jones</a></span> for San Jose, <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=67626">Rosell Herrera</a></span> for Modesto, <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=100353">Wuilmer Becerra</a></span> for Savannah Oh and <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/player_search.php?search_name=Ramon+Flores">Ramon Flores</a></span> hit for the cycle for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

 
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I was in on him in my dynasty in 2013, but I've cut him. Maybe I should readd...

 
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<span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=100634">Lewis Brinson</a></span> homered for High Desert

 
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Oof Jon Gray allowed 5 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=ER" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('ER'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">ER</span></a> in 4 <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=IP" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('IP'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">IP</span></a> (in relief of Jorge de la Rosa, though I doubt that mattered).

 
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And I meant Quentin couldn't hack it defensively, since the Padres took a look and didn't think he could handle the position.

 
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No, I do agree with the main crux of your piece, which is that increased specialization has led to less flexibility for benches to include hitters. I believe Quentin's case is significantly compounded by his injury history and defensive limitations. That said, I do expect him to latch on with an AL team before too long.

 
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I don't agree with Toronto being the best fit. Smoak is probably there more for his defense than his bat, as Navarro is DH and E5 is starting at first. Quentin couldn't hack it well enough at first to enter into a platoon with <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=58012">Yonder Alonso</a></span>.

 
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I think Drew will get more leash than that. The Yankees carried the artist formerly known as <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/player_search.php?search_name=Brian+Roberts">Brian Roberts</a></span> until the trade deadline last year, remember. And Refsnyder has plenty of work to do on defense. I bet Refsnyder won't be up until July at the earliest.

Apr 09, 2015 9:24 AM on First Edition
 
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Does Harrison getting an extension when the most recent talk was about extending <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=66245">Gregory Polanco</a></span> mean they've moved on? As a dynasty owner in a league that uses real contract status to determine who's a free agent, I'm really hoping the Pirates get around to extending <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=65957">Gerrit Cole</a></span> sooner than later.

Apr 09, 2015 8:42 AM on Harrison Scored
 
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Ha "morning depresso"... I'll have to steal that one.

Apr 09, 2015 8:39 AM on Harrison Scored
 
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No confidence in Miller? I can't say I have loads of confidence, but he should be better than his 2014 overall line suggests, no?

Apr 09, 2015 7:50 AM on First Edition
 
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True, but he says that "wet bias" is most prominent at a 20% forecast.

Apr 07, 2015 9:14 AM on Run for Cover
 
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Will there be pictures of Rob Manfred?

Apr 07, 2015 8:16 AM on HACKING MASS 2015!
 
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WOO!

Apr 07, 2015 8:13 AM on HACKING MASS 2015!
 
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I'd rather have Wisler (ETA 2015) than a draft pick in the 40s.

 
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When he showed up for spring training

 
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As to the Kimbrel being more familiar to NL East hitters, I totally buy that. I just finished reading <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=1604">Mariano Rivera</a></span>'s biography, and he mentions that the Red Sox hit him better than any other team, which he attributes to familiarity. He's not wrong, since B Ref says the Red Sox had a 132 tOPS+ against him for his career.

 
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I not only forgive a Tolkien reference, I insist upon a minimum of one per article and three per chat henceforth.

 
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Great report. Thanks for putting up with Florida drivers for us. Anyone who's visited beyond Disney World knows how terrible it is to drive there. Any opinions on <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=70626">Mitch Nay</a></span> or Jairo Lebourt from your time with the Jays?

Apr 02, 2015 3:39 AM on Grapefruit League
 
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I guess the <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/player_search.php?search_name=Erasmo+Ramirez">Erasmo Ramirez</a></span> trade came in after deadline? Any word on the fates of the Rule 5 picks (other than Gustave and McKirahan, who's on waivers)?

Apr 01, 2015 7:12 AM on Spring Shuffling
 
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How dare you, Craig. Don't you know you're not supposed to enjoy your job?

Mar 31, 2015 1:59 PM on TINO Does Arizona, 2015
 
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I'd like to hear Ben and Craig go at it on the next TINO about Mejia.

Mar 31, 2015 6:01 AM on TINO Does Arizona, 2015
 
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I don't like that the MLBPA negotiates things that so directly impact minor league players, who they don't represent. That's a big part of the problem in my eyes. Many of the "concessions" MLBPA gives up impact minor leaguers, such as the slotting system in the draft and spending limits on international free agents.

 
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That trade is one of the few times I can type the following phrase: The Mets were smart.

 
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Oh well, no Thorpe for Fort Myers in 2015.

Mar 28, 2015 3:23 PM on Florida State League
 
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How far from the top 50 is Harrison Bader?

 
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Thank you for writing it! I have Gyorko in my dynasty and wondering if I will end up better off having kept him when he was mashing in AAA and I was getting trade offers left and right for him. I'm banking on that late season improvement, since plantar fasciitis is a tough injury to play through. Health and a better lineup hopefully means better performance. I can afford to be patient. I know the Padres will be.

Mar 26, 2015 6:23 AM on Jedd Gyorko
 
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Apparently his swing mechanics are currently off: http://m.padres.mlb.com/news/article/114444852/padres-jedd-gyorko-working-hard-to-reclaim-swing I wonder how likely he is to correct that.

Mar 26, 2015 5:15 AM on Jedd Gyorko
 
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I can't decide whether to call them the "LOLondbacks" or the "WTFondbacks".

 
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I was thinking more the plate approach than the defense, but that is a second good reason for him to start the year at AAA.

 
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Good answer. Most of the guys you chose to talk about (or also mention) are more advanced than Tapia (really just Meadows and Dom Smith aren't, but they're at the same level), and I interpreted that as part of the reason for the omission.

Mar 25, 2015 6:06 AM on Top Hit Tools
 
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Service time manipulation or no, Bryant needs more time in Iowa.

 
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It's hard to know as an outsider exactly how much focus a pitcher can put into the development of each pitch at one time. Clearly the fastball has been a lower priority than the change for the Rockies with Gray since they drafted him.

Mar 24, 2015 7:47 AM on March 24, 2015
 
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Back in July 2014, <a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/author/ryan_parker">Ryan Parker</a> called it a 7, comparable to <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=70430">Mookie Betts</a></span>, <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=68066">Jurickson Profar</a></span>, and <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/player_search.php?search_name=Oscar+Taveras">Oscar Taveras</a></span>. http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=24089 Chris, you haven't drunk the Tapia Kool Aid yet?

Mar 24, 2015 5:37 AM on Top Hit Tools
 
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Interesting report on Gray. Could the focus on developing the changeup have a negative impact on his fastball just because he's not as focused on it? Could he reach a point where he ramps the fastball back up to go along with the hopefully still nasty slider and usable change?

Mar 24, 2015 5:32 AM on March 24, 2015
 
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Franchises know more about their own players than we outsiders do, so I assume that they determined that he just can't stick in the rotation based on their inside knowledge. Those of us in dynasty leagues have already been skeptical for several reasons, and the Reds probably confirmed it. I also don't think they're thinking of themselves as in a rebuild, but Marquis isn't exactly an enticing option.

 
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I'm with you on that. I'm also a Yankee fan, and I find the back-and-forth between wanting to avoid the luxury tax and then the pre-2014 spending binge frustrating. Either go for it to win or get under the tax, but don't waffle like this. Just thinking about Moncada hurts, and he hasn't even played in A ball yet. I do think Cashman did a great job of diversifying assets this offseason.

 
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I saw his name come across MLB Trade Rumors recently and didn't think much of it. Your stories, however, help humanize some of these minor leaguers we're not crazily obsessing over and really show what the business is like. Thanks!

Mar 19, 2015 10:46 AM on What A Comeback Takes
 
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Now that I'm at work, they don't show up for me in Firefox 36.0.1. I can't use Chrome at work because it crashes this ancient computer.

 
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Probably Internet Explorer. The gifs/videos show up for me in Chrome.

 
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As far as fantasy goes, it does make a difference whether Tomas qualifies as 3B or OF.

 
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"Yeyson Yrizarri".... another entry for best baseball name.

Mar 18, 2015 7:17 AM on March 18, 2015
 
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I did realize after I said that about Owings that I'm talking about maybe 300 PAs. You're right it's too soon to be certain. It's a big year for Owings, Anderson, Almora, and Williams to prove their mettle.

 
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Thanks for this. As a dynasty owner of Nick Williams and Tim Anderson, I am somewhat concerned about the K/BB ratios. Then again, I also own Chris Owings, and it seems his K/BB problems aren't holding him back. Are there good historical examples of prospects with wonky K/BB ratios we can compare to? I'm sure some have succeeded while others flopped.

 
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It proves your point about how fast pitching depth evaporates!

 
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Also Brandon Cumpton just had TJS two days ago.

 
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Robbie Erlin mentioned for Seattle... Did you by some chance mean Roenis Elias? Both are R.E.

 
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Fooled me! Thanks for the answer.

Mar 10, 2015 8:28 AM on Projecting Power
 
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Welcome Chris. What is your background, if you don't mind my asking? Have you worked as a scout for a pro team?

Mar 10, 2015 7:47 AM on Projecting Power
 
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I'd give his beard growing a 40 with a 55 ceiling. It could get there, but it's just a below par effort.

 
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Because dynasty and keeper leagues still need RPs.

Mar 04, 2015 7:08 AM on Relief Pitchers
 
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Friends don't let friends draft relievers.

 
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Totally agree with that. Two years ago, I nearly went for Bruce Rondon in my dynasty draft. I passed, someone else took him, and I'm happy about that.

Mar 02, 2015 10:13 AM on Relief Pitchers
 
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Since the over/under on Burnett and Urena is 30 (more) career starts, I think it makes sense.

 
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Lofty list.

 
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Guys like this are rare, and you shouldn't expect anything, but they are fun to watch.

 
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"Still a sock" would look weirder to me, personally.

 
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Is that the explanation for the fourth option? I've never understood why some players get one and most don't. Thanks!

 
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I think this bread is quite delicious. Rather than a white bread that barely provides sustenance, this is a cinnamon raisin challah, which is not only delicious on a Friday night, but makes a mean French Toast on Saturday morning. Mmm mmm good BP challah.

Feb 26, 2015 8:46 AM on Part 2: 1-50 (plus one)
 
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One of the NY tabloid papers going over the top? I can't believe it!

Feb 26, 2015 8:18 AM on Part 2: 1-50 (plus one)
 
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Re #9: Yangervis Solarte begs to disagree.

 
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Rock Shoulders

Feb 26, 2015 5:58 AM on Part 2: 1-50 (plus one)
 
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Generally I'd agree with that, but CC suggested that losing as much weight as he did as quickly as he did ruined his mechanics. And his location was all over the place before he got hurt last year. Maybe by gaining weight back, he'll have better feel for what he can do?

Feb 25, 2015 9:32 AM on Baseball Player Fatter
 
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True. Rothschild has gotten a little press though (http://www.fangraphs.com/community/larry-rothschild-and-strikeouts/) just not recently.

 
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My humor meter was malfunctioning. At least that secondary haul is better than the Tigers can claim for Fister.

Feb 25, 2015 7:27 AM on Part 1: 51-101
 
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Maybe it's because I just spilled my coffee on my dog, but I don't quite follow the James Shields worst case comp on Souza.

Feb 25, 2015 6:05 AM on Part 1: 51-101
 
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Larry Rothschild doesn't get nearly the press that Ray Searage and Don Cooper have been getting, but he is notably excellent at coaxing more strikeouts from his flamethrowers. I'm optimistic about Eovaldi, too.

 
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Thanks for sticking with me even as I forgot how to ask a question! I'm like the simple son at the Passover Seder.

 
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Do these guys have more than a 4/5 ceiling, but they're too far from the show to be sure? Bad morning. Think I need another coffee.

 
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"Reynes"

 
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I meant that more as a question than as a statement.

 
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Some of these "other" starters have ceilings above 4 or 5, but are perhaps too far away to be sure of that. In my deep dynasty, I own from that list Mella and Williams, and just traded Gohara.

 
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On the flip side of gaining weight, I'm also intrigued by Jesus Montero losing his weight. Dude looks trim, and he's always had the natural hitting ability he'd need to succeed even at 1B or DH. He could be a post-post-post-post hype prospect, though I may have left out a "post".

Feb 24, 2015 6:45 AM on Baseball Player Fatter
 
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LOLWilpon

Feb 23, 2015 2:16 PM on Yoan Moncada Fits
 
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There is a bit of an embarrassment of riches here, both with too many MLB players for too little playing time, and all these prospects working their ways up. I hate typing that about the Red Sox.

Feb 23, 2015 2:03 PM on Yoan Moncada Fits
 
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The NL still can't hit a lick.

 
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BOO. (I'm a Yankees fan.) I'm surprised and disappointed the Yankees didn't sign him. It's only money, after all. Of course, it's easy for me to spend the Steinbrenner's money.

Feb 23, 2015 1:01 PM on Yoan Moncada Fits
 
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Minor: Shelby Miller will be in the NL East, not the AL East.

 
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Thanks! Is Bret going to come by to add his fantasy takes?

 
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Minor correction: the Yankees drafted Cole in 2008. Then he spent three years at UCLA before the Pirates took him in 2011, breaking my Yankee fan heart. I own Cole in my dynasty league and am ready for him to breakout as a true ace this year.

Feb 18, 2015 8:05 AM on Starting Pitchers
 
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I did not hear of this last year. Gonna open it up for another go in 2015? I'd be in.

Feb 17, 2015 9:08 AM on Hacking Mass Wrap
 
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Chad Gaudin is way younger than I had thought.

Feb 17, 2015 8:43 AM on Bradley Fielding Advice
 
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Now that's an image. What does the monster represent? Mediocrity? Our league opponents? BA?

 
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This is especially important in light of the news that MLB might start to address the issue of the strike zone going too far down. http://sports.yahoo.com/news/sources--mlb-could-alter-strike-zone-as-response-to-declining-offense-232940947.html The strike zone really has expanded too far down. I imagine the BP guys will be crafting an article on this very topic for release in the not too distant future.

Feb 13, 2015 7:37 AM on Outfielders
 
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Without the bitter, what would "sweet" even be? I take my coffee black, btw, and I'm a big believer in Paxton, as long as he stays healthy. Thanks for this analysis.

 
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Have to upvote that.

 
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Heh. The East/West Bowl skits are the best.

 
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I had a nightmare last night that Raimel Tapia busted and it killed my dynasty team. Clearly I'm in too deep. Prospects Will Break Your Heart. Nice work.

 
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It's possible, but I view Morrow as more of a bullpen arm, and Johnson a DL arm.

 
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I'm wondering about the impact on their other rotation options. I assume this pushes Despaigne and Erlin into a battle for the fifth spot. How do we handicap that race?

 
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He's trying to end the curse of the billy goat.

 
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How could you leave off ____________? He's my favorite prospect! Great list. Shows lots of #want.

 
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Not exactly saving the best for last...

 
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Oh the February lull...

Feb 05, 2015 11:08 AM on An Ax To Sign
 
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I'd say Lindor is your choice if you're playing it safer, while Anderson is the guy if you want to swing for the fences.

 
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Was just about to ask for it as well.

 
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There's a reason they downgraded him from 3B to LF.

Feb 01, 2015 8:43 AM on Big Giant Snider
 
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All these concerns about the Mariners failing to develop hitting prospects is overblown, right? I'm debating drafting Jackson in my dynasty (will probably pick after the Cubans and Rodon are taken). Justin Smoak was all tools but no skills, going back to college and the Rangers. Then again it seems like they broker Jesus Montero in some way. Also, typo "Brazi" in "The Year Ahead" of the Gohara section.

 
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At least with Castro, the Jays' top 10 list suggests he could be a long-term reliever anyway. But I agree about Sanchez. He should be starting either in MLB or AAA.

 
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WOO PECOTA! My draft prep can now begin in earnest.

Jan 28, 2015 10:58 AM on The PECOTA Release
 
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Is it just me, or does a 2nd rounder from 2013 seem like a steep price to pay for a backup catcher?

 
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And Chris Bostick was traded to the Rangers, who traded him to the Nationals

Jan 22, 2015 6:43 AM on Top 50 Second Basemen
 
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Do you foresee him being berry good, or will his career come up flapjack?

 
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Doesn't look like they have any assets to make a trade deadline acquisition, aside from maybe a middling middle reliever or a bench bat.

 
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I'd guess everything and anything is possible as far as how they'll try to get maximum value out of all of these youngsters. They'd probably like to build Olt's value back up if for nothing less than a trade.

Jan 20, 2015 12:23 PM on The Cubs Get Raysy
 
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It is indeed possible that Matzek has turned a corner. I traded him in my dynasty league two years ago, so I'd have mixed feelings about that.

 
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You should never trust September stats when projecting forward. September call-ups and teams out of the race muck up the usefulness of those numbers. Justin Smoak's September of 2012 is my example of this.

 
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Just as long as its not Gattis in the dress...

Jan 16, 2015 6:47 AM on Astros Get Evan
 
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So was the GoT reference. I'm picturing Gattis fighting a bear with a tourney sword in Harrenhal.

Jan 15, 2015 8:44 AM on Astros Get Evan
 
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I think the better question is: why would you deploy Posey as a 1B in a fantasy league?

Jan 15, 2015 7:24 AM on Top 50 First Basemen
 
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A better headline might be "Gotta getta Gattis".

Jan 15, 2015 5:25 AM on Astros Get Evan
 
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Shoulda done it at Yankee Stadium!

 
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Any thoughts on Yoan Lopez? Where would he slot in? Now that he's (reportedly) signed, he'll be eligible in my draft.

Jan 13, 2015 11:14 AM on 2014 Draft Class
 
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I'm sad the Yankees didn't let Mariano Rivera play center field in 2013.

 
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Could be the Astros.

 
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It's not a particularly important thing, but I am curious what the process was that lead to Anderson over Rodon. I expected it to go the other way. Otherwise, a well written list that is getting less comments than most. Maybe because the system is poor outside of those top names.

 
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I think it's important to note re: Kevan Smith that he may be old for his level because he spent more time at Pitt as a quarterback than a catcher.

 
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It is indeed all subjective, and at the end of the day who is #1 and who is #2 doesn't really matter.

 
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It is indeed interesting. Either the whole group of injured prospects are really that good, or we're minimizing the severity of these injuries.

 
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I will note that I appreciate the way the Twins have been going after power relievers (Burdi, Cederoth, Reed). Pair that with Meyer, May, Stewart, Thorpe, etc., and it's like they realized that they can't survive with a pitching staff full of Brad Radkes.

 
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I may be in a minority here, but I like Carlos Correa as a prospect better than Buxton. I wonder how many agree.

 
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He still had that same terrible K:BB ratio in the second half as the first, so it's likely a fluke.

Jan 08, 2015 8:36 AM on The Top 50 Catchers
 
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Wow, you trust me! Next thing I know you'll be asking me to write an article for BP!

 
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I agree. He reminds me a bit of J.P. Arencibia.

Jan 08, 2015 7:39 AM on The Top 50 Catchers
 
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I was just coming to ask about Marlette. His hitting line in the Cal League was fantastic, but was it a mirage? The 3:1 K:BB ratio is slightly troublesome.

Jan 08, 2015 7:38 AM on The Top 50 Catchers
 
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Also, I don't think he signed a 50 year contract. Isn't that how Bobby Bonilla's deal with the Mets was structured?

 
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I meant 2015 lists. Need more coffee. Great list, as always. I'll be targeting Grant Holmes in my dynasty draft.

 
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Sorry Tito Polo, but Kam Uter is now my favorite name from the 2014 draft.

 
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36 total games played in 2013, 27 in 2014. http://www.csnphilly.com/baseball-philadelphia-phillies/tommy-joseph-have-season-ending-surgery

Jan 07, 2015 5:35 AM on Catcher Prospects
 
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Hodor?

Jan 06, 2015 8:53 AM on 2014 Draft Class
 
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^ This. My league operates a separate site outside of ESPN so we can own any minor leaguer.

Jan 06, 2015 7:57 AM on 2014 Draft Class
 
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This is the article we dynasty hounds were all waiting for! Is this formatted for a 5x5 league? If so, what changes would you make for points leagues?

Jan 06, 2015 6:53 AM on 2014 Draft Class
 
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For the monetary prize, trophy, and bragging right associated, I wouldn't even mind if Bret wanted a party sub or a plate of tacos.

Jan 04, 2015 8:06 AM on A Look Ahead
 
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So that's a yes? :)

Jan 01, 2015 10:33 AM on A Look Ahead
 
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Bret - will you co-manage my dynasty team? I'll buy you the sandwich of your choice.

Dec 31, 2014 8:28 AM on A Look Ahead
 
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Carlos Martinez had a platoon split last year, shutting down righties and getting hit by lefties. Could that hurt his chances as a starter?

Dec 29, 2014 10:30 AM on St. Louis Cardinals
 
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I assume you mean Franchy Cordero is "high-waisted" rather than "high-wasted". I hope he doesn't become a "wasted" prospect.

 
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Solid org, great list. Do you mind providing the Zach Eflin writeup here? The Phillies list was the first one this cycle.

 
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True, but that makes the previous comment about Headley irrelevant. On the surface, this deal looks like a solid gamble on Eovaldi's upside for the Yankees, with a needed backup and lottery ticket to boot. It's only at the price of a versatile but unexciting veteran and a swingman with a low ceiling.

 
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Also disagree here. We don't know that the Yankees aren't going to acquire a 2B. Asdrubal Cabrera is one free agent possibility. Other trades could be in the works, so we don't know enough yet to say the Yankees will play Refsnyder. Jones is a solid backup plan for A-Rod, Tex, and Beltran, all three of whom are unreliable. Eovaldi is a work in progress, which is why the Yankees were able to get him cheaply. He'll slot in to the back of the rotation for now, and hopefully he'll better harness his arsenal. At least he should be able to guarantee us 30 starts. This trade and the Gregorius trade accomplish something very important for the Yankees: it makes them younger. As a Yankee fan, I've been bummed by the constant reliance on 35-40 year old players. We need more 20 somethings to build on. I like what Cashman is doing and hope for more.

 
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I think we've been lead to believe that the full rebuild is the only way a new GM should tackle the organization they've taken over. Strip everything down and start from scratch with your vision. I suppose Preller saw a window of opportunity by selling from the previous regime's prospect depth and I think we all appreciate the boldness.

 
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Makes sense. It's not a huge drop, but it is a reminder never to fall too much in love with prospects. Even the ones BP boosts. That said, I bought into him in my dynasty with BP's blessing last year and I have no regrets.

 
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In Ray Searage I trust.

Dec 22, 2014 7:24 AM on Pittsburgh Pirates
 
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I was just about to ask that same question. Both the hit tool and the OFP dropped from a 7 to a 6+ from last year's list.

 
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I don't agree. Larry Rothschild is magic with flamethrowers. I expect they'll make some changes in how he pitches that result in more strikeouts and groundballs. I'm buying.

 
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I read that it would be Kemp.

 
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That's what I thought. Probably a minor blip that slows down his development a little, but doesn't push off his ETA too much.

 
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I asked this in the Padres comment section, but maybe it belongs here: the Nationals can't actually acquire Turner until the 2015 draft, because he's not allowed to be traded until then. Does that mean he'll sit out April and May, missing development time, when he should be starting the season in Class A Advanced?

 
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If they think Steven Souza has a chance to be almost as good as Myers (which who knows, given Myers' flaws), then it makes some sense to acquire Smith and Bauers. It's the catcher swap that puzzles me the most, since I thought the reason they were moving on from Yasmani Grandal (other than Austin Hedges) was that Padres pitchers preferred throwing to Rivera.

Dec 18, 2014 7:09 AM on Padres Add Myers
 
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The Padres can't trade Trea Turner until the 2015 Rule 4 draft. Does this mean he'll be held out of game action instead of being assigned to a full season affiliate out of the chute in April?

Dec 18, 2014 7:05 AM on Padres Add Myers
 
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And Obama didn't even have the temerity to thank Yasiel Puig for his role...

 
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Really, with the active hot stove and all the moves to digest, I'd call us all winners.

 
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Or maybe it's because they just had Headley in their clubhouse in September while A-Rod has been in Miami and forbidden to have direct contact with the club. Ya know, that could matter.

Dec 16, 2014 6:57 AM on The Headley Weapon
 
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A-Rod is going to turn 40 next season, has had major hip surgery, and has barely played in the last two years. It'd be too much to ask to expect him to handle third base without having seen how he looks in spring training, yeah.

Dec 16, 2014 6:56 AM on The Headley Weapon
 
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We've all got our memory biases. I'm a native New Yorker and Yankee fan so I have some attachment to Melky, and I was living in San Francisco at the time the Jonathan Sanchez trade happened.

Dec 15, 2014 8:27 AM on Melky Laughs Last
 
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That I will certainly agree with, even though his Yankee FIP was a solid 3.22.

Dec 15, 2014 7:17 AM on All the Fantasy Angles
 
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I don't think anyone questioned trading the walk-prone Sanchez for a Melky who had hit .300 the previous year.

Dec 15, 2014 5:46 AM on Melky Laughs Last
 
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Thanks, Jeff. You missed Andy Oliver, though. He was the lone second round pick in the major league phase. A few interesting players got taken in the minor league phase, like Kentrail Davis and Rock Shoulders.

Dec 12, 2014 10:15 AM on Scouting the Picks
 
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Great ideas and examples. It's not always so easy to target high minors prospects though. I took over a dynasty team in 2012 when an owner was "convicted" of tanking. And believe me, the roster I inherited was horrendous. All of the worthwhile high minors talent was taken, and I didn't have any pieces to acquire it, so I had to go diving in the high upside rookie and short season leagues. I did balance that with selective adds of high minors players as they popped up, and that led me to guys like Corey Dickerson while he was slugging over .500 in the Texas League. But others amounted to nothing. My team is starting to turn around as some of these low level prospects build trade value.

 
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"The excellent numbers in New York are probably a meaningless sample size blip". Au contraire, Mike Gianella. McCarthy wasn't allowed to use his cutter in Arizona, but the Yankees had him throw it. There's real reason to believe that at least some of the number improvement is legit.

Dec 12, 2014 9:06 AM on All the Fantasy Angles
 
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Jimmy Rollins should be a big defensive upgrade on Hanley, who is terrible in the field. Kendrick is an upgrade on Gordon, and Grandal is an upgrade on Ellis. To do this, you give up a great but injury prone player in Kemp, but there's plenty of outfielders remaining to build a solid corps around Yasiel Puig and, if you're lucky, Joc Pederson. These deals, in my opinion, make the Dodgers a better contender than they were before the deals were made. It's a more all around team that can defend up the middle, with enough offense and pitching to go around. I'd only be concerned about McCarthy's shoulder.

 
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He was born in Virginia, but went to high school in Broward County, FL, and then Broward College (JuCo) before the Padres signed him as a draft-and-follow.

 
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The thing is, A.J. Ellis was downright terrible last year. Grandal has all the upside, and Ellis is a highly played backup. I see no reason why Grandal shouldn't at least match his 2014 playing time, just with most of them behind the plate and only a few games at most at first.

Dec 12, 2014 6:09 AM on All the Fantasy Angles
 
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Great list as always guys! I had meant to ask about Jeferson Mejia when you did the Cubs list, but forgot to. Now I get a second chance! I know he's the lottery ticket type, but what does his stuff look like and how might he do in the next year or so?

 
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So then what would that make Colleti, who had collected all of those mismatched pieces? It does take a savvy front office to pull off these deals, especially all at once. That's why credit is due to Friedman and Zaidi for dealing an excess outfielder, pitcher, and middle infielder with poor OBP for a legit middle infield and post-hype breakout candidate catcher.

 
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That is a lot of arrows, and then there's still Matt Kemp, Yasmani Grandal, Yoenis Cespedes, Rick Porcello, Alfredo Simon, maybe Mat Latos. This is gonna take time to parse. Have there ever been Winter Meetings this crazy?

Dec 11, 2014 8:33 AM on All the Fantasy Angles
 
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I love how this deal is so buried by all of the others. It's a smart move for Pittsburgh, and good to see RAJ finally realize he needs to rebuild.

 
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Andrew Friedman and Farhan Zaidi, ladies and gentlemen! That is how you remake a talented but unbalanced team.

 
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I don't quite see what the point of this is for Arizona besides a salary dump. And even then, the only catcher on their 40 man roster is Tuffy Gosewisch, so clearly they need to go out and add a catcher, and in a seller's market. Maybe they should be in on Castillo? Or Dioner Navarro.

 
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I'd trade Castillo (probably more valuable to other teams than to the Cubs) and sign David Ross, now that they've brought in Jon Lester.

 
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I remember the name Hector Veloz from a few years ago. Seems he's dropped off the radar by now. With him and Reyes, plus their first few forays into the Cuban market, clearly the Orioles are starting to take the international market more seriously.

 
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As a Grandal owner in a dynasty, I'm hoping he gets traded. Then again, might AJ Ellis steal more of his playing time than Rene Rivera? I guess it's up to him to prove he's a full time starter.

Dec 10, 2014 8:17 AM on San Diego Padres
 
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Also don't ask me why, but I'm rooting for Mychal Givens.

 
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How much consideration was given to 2014 draftees David Hess and Brian Gonzalez?

 
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I'll forward this to my wife. She's been pestering me about what I want and I haven't had the slightest idea. I'm hard to shop for. Except I already stocked up on Jeter and Rivera shirseys. And as tempting as it is to pee on an approximation of the Red Sox logo, I don't own a urinal.

 
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Oakland went all in for 2014, and now their blueprint says they have to blow it up to retool. I'm curious to see what else they have in store, but they should still be competitive in 2015.

Dec 09, 2014 12:20 PM on What's Plan A?
 
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As a Yankee fan. I will miss D Rob. He's a quality pitcher and person.

Dec 09, 2014 7:04 AM on The Serious Sox
 
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Heathcott lacks the sixth tool: durability.

 
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Any thoughts on Connor Joe? I see almost nothing about him on the Interwebz, but he was the 39th overall pick.

 
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Well, I'm sure "thought" was given. I mean what were the thoughts supporting and opposing inclusion.

 
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Was any thought given to Sam Travis?

 
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"a mild upgrade over Brendan Ryan and major upgrade over Derek Jeter" Jeter was bad last year, but Ryan's offense is abysmal. Gregorius should be a much better hitter than Ryan, and if he is a defensive downgrade from Ryan, it's not by much.

Dec 05, 2014 3:51 PM on Replacing a Legend
 
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It's still December. Things can change. I remember when the Yankees were swearing up and down that Bubba Crosby was their starting center fielder for Opening Day. That lasted until they signed Johnny Damon.

Dec 05, 2014 9:27 AM on The Mariners Get Happy
 
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I bought in on Mike Olt in my dynasty league in 2012, when he was slugging over .500 in the Texas League. (In my defense, I was making a blockbuster trade for prospects and the runner-up offer was headlined by Yonder Alonso.) I'm still pulling for him, so probably won't cut him before the season. At least I also got James Paxton in that trade.

Dec 05, 2014 7:18 AM on Chicago Cubs
 
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That's why I value him, and I agree with preferring Nolin. Thanks.

Dec 04, 2014 11:01 AM on Colorado Rockies
 
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He can run, and... that's about it. Dude is a zero at the plate. He looks to me like a backup infielder / pinch runner.

 
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Re: Tyler Anderson: How deep is the "deepest" of dynasty leagues for your purposes? Mine is pretty deep (15 teams x 50 total roster spots) and he's one of my lesser prospects.

Dec 04, 2014 8:24 AM on Colorado Rockies
 
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Boom

 
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You understated the Marlins' return. Henderson Alvarez is an All-Star, and Nicolino and DeSclafani should both be mid-rotation arms. Plus, they got Marisnick, even if trading him and Colin Moran for Jarred Cosart doesn't work out.

 
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That's what I was thinking. My dynasty league is very deep though, which is why it's not an automatic cut. Did he look healthy in instructs? If he stays healthy, how far behind the 8-ball do you think he'd find himself given that he lost quite a bit of 2014?

 
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I thought Ryne Stanek would make this list in some form, be it OTR or fitting in at #10. Can we get a report on him? I need to know if I should cut him in my dynasty league.

 
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I'm in a dynasty league where I have a glut of OF, and so JD might be best served as a trade chip. What sort of return do you think I should be looking for? Thanks for the advice.

Dec 02, 2014 8:19 AM on Keeper Decisions
 
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"Rookie of the Year" violated MLB's Rule 4 pretty hard.

 
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The Brewers had other adds. Taylor Jungmann, Michael Strong, and a Latin infielder whose name escapes me at present.

Nov 25, 2014 9:59 AM on National League
 
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Yeah I'd assume he meant a dynasty draft of newly eligible players (like those from the 2014 MLB Draft). I've had Stephenson in my dynasty league since 2012.

 
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What would fantasy experts say about a trade of Duffy for JD Martinez? How much more would the Duffy side have to throw in?

Nov 19, 2014 2:26 PM on Kansas City Royals
 
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The whole point of talking about "potential" is foresight, though. Hindsight is 20/20 and all. I guess we could be more liberal with the "#1 potential" talk, but then it becomes watered down.

 
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No, I meant it as I wrote it. In the minors, I think only Giolito has that potential at the moment.

 
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Very few pitchers ever have #1 potential.

 
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From now on, my friends and I will be playing "Tito Polo" in the pool. That's an 80 grade name.

 
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How is Roache's defense? Adequate? Or too poor to compensate for the bad approach at the plate?

 
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Weak system, strong list. Now all you need is a snazzy title!

 
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At the very least, he could be a utility infielder. Not what the Rockies or dynasty owners had in mind two years ago I'm sure, but that's why prospects will always break your heart.

 
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I feel bad for Renteria, getting pushed out like this.

 
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The "New York World" story is an urban legend. http://www.snopes.com/business/names/worldseries.asp

Oct 29, 2014 8:47 AM on The Problem With Lists
 
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The caption on the main page says "Kicking off the series with a team that surprisingly was baseball's worst in 2013". That's the mistake.

Oct 27, 2014 8:04 AM on Texas Rangers
 
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Unbelievably sad, and reminiscent of Nick Adenhart.

 
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I didn't know any of that about the bone cancer, or his paralysis. That makes for an interesting backstory.

Oct 20, 2014 10:52 AM on Silverman's Kohn Job
 
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That an odd autocorrect that made it say "bone concern" instead of "bone cancer"?

Oct 20, 2014 7:17 AM on Silverman's Kohn Job
 
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I guess with Anderson, it may be hard to tell if he legitimately has a bad approach, or if he swings a lot because he knows he can make contact against Class A pitchers. It does need to be tightened up at the higher levels, because it won't fly in the majors as is.

 
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"Jhondaniel" is now one of my favorite first names.

 
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Probably not, considering his two consecutive season ending knee injuries.

Oct 10, 2014 11:52 AM on Baltimore Hearts Hardy
 
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I was a bit surprised the Orioles did this while they're still active in the playoffs.

Oct 10, 2014 11:51 AM on Baltimore Hearts Hardy
 
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I own Miller and Asche in a dynasty format. Now I have to decide whether or not to keep them. I'll probably keep Miller because of the promise in his bat, bad year notwithstanding, and cut Asche because of Franco.

 
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Bridich has been in the Rockies' organization since 2004. He was promoted to his most recent position in 2011.

Oct 09, 2014 11:52 AM on Rocky Mountain Bye
 
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Yay MLU is back!

 
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25 man MLB roster, 25 MiLB roster, 15 teams. So yeah, pretty deep.

 
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I had a few on this list. I ended up trading Dickerson in a blockbuster, and kinda wish I could've held on him. IPK and Gibson were solid, Owings was good when he was healthy. Is there any hope on Mike Olt? I'm in a dynasty, and he's super cheap to hold, but I don't know if he's any better than this. I'm not getting too excited just because he was better in September garbage time than he was before he was sent down.

 
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There are a lot of interesting prospects going. It must've been hard to pick out just those eight. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arizona_Fall_League_rosters

 
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I'm frightened by Joba's playoff beard

 
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And per https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandwich ... "A sandwich is a food item consisting of one or more types of food placed on or between slices of bread, or more generally any dish wherein two or more pieces of bread serve as a container or wrapper for some other food." Hot dogs qualify.

 
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The hot dog is the hot button issue of our time. I wonder if this will become BP's most commented-upon article.

 
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I would too, unless your league is really super duper deep. I agree with everyone else listed here too; their values have peaked, and are going down with little hope they'll go back up. Especially for Swish and CC.

Sep 24, 2014 7:02 AM on Jumping Ship
 
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I think Matt Sussman's new feature should be a comic strip, the baseball version of xkcd.

 
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In that helmet, he reminds me of the Great Gazoo. Less green, though.

 
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Cox still loves him.

Sep 23, 2014 1:35 PM on Wren's End
 
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I'd say always try the starter route until you're sure it isn't working (such as Dellin Betances).

 
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No, he mentioned the bisque.

 
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And I had forgotten about Sutcliffe, what with my recency bias. Thanks for reminding me about that awesome performance.

 
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"The best deadline pitching acquisition of all time"? All due respect to the Big Unit, but I say that award goes to CC Sabathia (3.83 ERA in Cleveland, 1.65 ERA in Milwaukee) remembering that he was pitching complete games every three days for the Brewers.

 
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I still own Erlin in a deep dynasty league (25 MLB, 25 MiLB, 15 teams) and I'm going to keep him into 2015. But, my league is not an auction format. I get to keep him at the league minimum, because he's prearb.

 
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It's hard for me to quit Olt. I acquired him in my dynasty league when he was destroying the Texas League in 2012. So quickly, his value is down to almost nothing. Part of me thinks I should cut him, but he could be a post-hype sleeper with the way he killed it in AAA on his trip down. There has to be some chance he can figure it out next year.

 
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Will miss this feature in the offseason, as always, but I'm looking forward to the AFL. Thanks for keeping us up to date on what's happening. Also, good to know that Sally pitchers were pitching around Tapia. He may not get challenged until he reaches Tulsa.

 
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Asheville's home stadium is very hitter friendly, with a right field wall that's similar to the Green Monster

 
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That's what I was hoping to hear! Thanks again.

Sep 11, 2014 8:35 AM on Francisco Mejia
 
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Thanks for the report! Do you think his swing looks better from either the left or right side, or are they roughly comparable?

Sep 10, 2014 12:19 PM on Francisco Mejia
 
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And with that, I'm going out to get a sandwich...

 
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Typo on Yorman: "It’s nice to see Rodriguez striking out more and walking fewer this season."

Sep 04, 2014 6:47 AM on The Others
 
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In BP I Trust

 
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Jorge Polanco: 3-6, HR, 3 RBI, R, K Rowan Wick: 3-4, HR, 2B, 3 R, 2 RBI, K

 
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Prospect writers will break my heart :( Thanks for everything. My dynasty team now has Tapia, Francisco Mejia, Franchy Cordero, and others based on your expert recommendations. It only makes sense you're getting the call to The Show. Good luck!

Aug 28, 2014 6:19 AM on Pain Don't Hurt
 
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Teams aren't going to line up to absorb those contracts.

 
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I was going to reach out to you specifically to see if you saw him while you were watching Trenton. Thanks!

 
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BostonProspectus is down the hall.

 
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Jaron Long: 8 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K Son of Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long... is this guy legit?

 
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Also: Grant Holmes: 5 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 5 K

 
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Oof Stephenson. I'd rather see him struggle now so he can learn to make the adjustments he needs to make than see him cruise through the minors and struggle for the first time in the majors. He's 21, plenty of time to figure it out.

 
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Very interesting, indeed. So he was an under-the-radar signing who has figured things out and is just now about to make a name for himself. I may have to jump on him in my deep dynasty before anyone else finds out about him. This is why I subscribe to BP! Thanks!

Aug 21, 2014 8:34 AM on August 21, 2014
 
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I'd never heard of Lopez before this week, when CJ Wittmann mentioned him in a chat. How did he stay completely off the radar until now?

Aug 21, 2014 7:25 AM on August 21, 2014
 
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He could make it to the majors, maybe as a September call-up. He's in his first year at AAA right now. That said, the Yankees could have called him up already, when they were rolling out Ichiro Suzuki in right and Brian Roberts at second, and they didn't.

 
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Also Jose Pirela: 3-5, 2 R, 1 3B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 K

 
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A few more... Ketel Marte: 3-4, HR, 2 RBI, R, K Steven Moya: 3-3, HR, 2 RBI, R Jharel Cotton: 6 IP, 5 H, ER, BB, 8 K Jairo Labourt: 6 IP, 7 H, BB, 9 K

 
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And this one is an awesome line, though I don't know the player: Miguel Dilone: 3-4, 2 HR, 8 RBIs, 4 R, BB

 
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Joc Pederson hit his 30th home run. Anthony DeSclafani pitched four innings without allowing a hit. Manny Banuelos (remember him?) - 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 6 BB, 3 K Domingo Santana - 3-4, HR, 3 RBI, R, K

 
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I don't understand why they'd promote him. They're not in the race, so there's no Aaron Sanchez based reason. They'll fill up a 40 man roster spot before its necessary, and start his service clock for no good reason. Are they looking to get asses in the seats?

 
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That's the first time I've seen/heard the dreaded "B" word used on Stephenson.

Aug 18, 2014 8:22 AM on Games of August 15-17
 
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It's great to be right, but it's even more important to admit when you're wrong. That way, the process can improve. Good on you.

 
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Dillon Overton threw three perfect innings for Vermont. Any thoughts on him?

 
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Rob Refsnyder - 3-4, 2B, K Angelo Gumbs - 2-3, 2 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI Brett Phillips - 4-5, HR, RBI, R Franklin Barreto - 4-5, 2B, 2 R, RBI

 
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Amaro is blaming other GMs for his not making a deal, because they're not "aggressive" enough. And then we hear that he wanted Aaron Judge in exchange for Marlon Byrd, and wouldn't negotiate. Gee, who's fault is it that the Phillies are in this state? Amaro strikes me as that awful owner in your fantasy league who overvalues his own stock and won't make a deal unless he's sure he's taking advantage of you.

Aug 07, 2014 10:21 AM on The Lessons Unlearned
 
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It struck me as odd from Arizona's standpoint, given Paul Goldschmidt at first. I guess they've shown defense isn't their primary concern, given Mark Trumbo.

 
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Kyle Freeland - 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 6 K, 0 BB, and it was his Sally League debut Aaron Judge - 1-2, HR, RBI, R, 2 BB, K. 3TO!

 
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I always appreciate it when David Cone slips some WAR or FIP related knowledge into his color commentary. He usually references FanGraphs, though. BP should give him a complimentary subscription.

 
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Bob Uecker. I wish he called Brewers games more like the Indians games he worked in "Major League", though.

 
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He's probably still hitchhiking his way west.

 
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The blurb on Hanson was probably written before the Pirates announced that he would play second.

Aug 04, 2014 5:36 AM on August 4, 2014
 
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It's not just that Boston didn't receive prospects. There were a lot of big-leaguer-for-big-leaguer trades. I wonder if its because teams realize prospects are overrated and would rather have big leaguers, or if its because teams are clinging to their prospects so hard they won't move them (Addison Russell's notwithstanding).

 
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He's 21 and played in the Carolina League last year. What's the rush?

 
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Not likely a bug. Division opponents Baltimore and New York both improved, even if only incrementally. Seattle gained a tiny bit of ground in the wild card race. The Blue Jays lost ground by doing nothing.

 
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Thanks for the eyes! I've been wondering if DBJ's statistical improvement could make him succeed in the majors after we'd all written him off as a bust. Disappointing report on Jagielo, though.

Jul 31, 2014 7:48 AM on July 31, 2014
 
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He's a 21 year old in AA. It's his potential that has him among the best prospects in baseball, not his current BB/9, which I agree is an issue. If he can get that under control, he could be a beast.

 
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I believe you meant Dae-Eun Rhee?

 
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That's what I initially thought. But, the Yankees drafted Dellin in 2006, Melky's first full season in the big leagues. I guess they could've run into each other in spring training, but that doesn't explain this anecdote. (I was at this game too, didn't notice Melky jawing at the bullpen.)

Jul 28, 2014 12:54 PM on The House Hideki Built
 
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Bryan Mitchell - 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K

Jul 28, 2014 8:19 AM on Games of July 25-27
 
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I would love it if the Yankees flipped a low level nobody for him, even with Beltran our likely DH for the next two years. Buy low!

Jul 25, 2014 7:26 AM on Kendrys Redux
 
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Ian McKinney - 6 IP, 8 H, ER, BB, 7 K Strong numbers in the Appy League for this 2013 5th rounder. And the Cardinals do know how to develop pitching...

 
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Regarding Fulmer, do you think he has any chance of improving his changeup, or is a foregone conclusion that it won't improve? The rest of the package is promising for a mid- to back-end starter.

 
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He can't include everybody. You could provide the box score line.

 
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Thanks for these! Especially Mejia! I'm not one for comps, but the Zimmer report reminded me of Tyler Naquin. Zimmer should turn out better, though, right?

Jul 17, 2014 7:58 AM on July 17, 2014
 
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He'll probably go to Modesto first.

 
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#RE2PECT

Jul 16, 2014 4:50 AM on This Time, We Count
 
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You just can't predict baseball, Suzyn. /Sterling

 
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I would personally hate it if one of my best players got traded to the other league, and suddenly I have nothing in his place.

Jul 15, 2014 8:51 AM on Week 15
 
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A few more solid performances... Adalberto Mejia - 5 IP, 2 H, K Daniel Robertson - 4-5, 3 R, RBI, K Domingo Tapia - 5 1/3 IP, 5 H, 2 BB, 7 K

 
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Oh I'd much prefer a full report later than a quick one or two sentence answer now. I'm looking forward to reading it! Thanks!

Jul 14, 2014 7:48 AM on July 14, 2014
 
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I always enjoy these! What sort of OFP grades would you put on Mejia's hit/power tools?

Jul 14, 2014 7:33 AM on July 14, 2014
 
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It was counted as a no-hitter at the time. MLB changed its official definition of a no-hitter after the fact, to say that a pitcher has to throw nine innings.

 
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I remember watching Andy Hawkins throw a no-hitter and take the loss back in the day.

 
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Luis Torrens is a beast: 3-5, 3 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI. One of the doubles nearly cleared the fence.

 
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I knew they're paid a pittance, but I'm shocked the teams don't even provide equipment. Heck, my little league team provided equipment.

 
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Still here! Can't believe I missed it, staring me right in the face.

 
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Great article! And of course, now I'm dying to know who that 2007 draftee is.

 
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Excellent!

Jul 08, 2014 7:01 AM on Super Hits of the 70s
 
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Thanks for this detailed look at Tapia. For the sake of comparison, could you share with us who the other hitters scouts have graded has having 70 grade hit tools?

Jul 08, 2014 5:27 AM on Super Hits of the 70s
 
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I love lamp. Why didn't lamp make the list?

 
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It's a clear case of bias against [insert favorite team here]!

 
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Is JaCoby Jones putting it together, or just a college bat feasting on A ball pitching?

Jul 07, 2014 9:03 AM on Games of July 3-6
 
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He lasted until my early second round pick, and I didn't want to risk him being around in the third round. #ibelieve

Jul 03, 2014 6:35 AM on July 3, 2014
 
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Matt Davidson homered twice. He might be coming out of his funk.

 
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It was a strong draft.

Jun 27, 2014 5:09 AM on June 26, 2014
 
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Tyler Anderson: 6 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 8 K I know he's lower ceiling than some that get profiled here, but he'll be a major leaguer.

 
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I wonder if Appel's stock slide led the Astros and Marlins to be more wary of Carlos Rodon than they otherwise would have been.

Jun 26, 2014 8:08 AM on June 26, 2014
 
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Thanks for the analysis!

 
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Domingo Leyba: 4-for-5, HR, 3 R, 2 RBI for Connecticut in the NYPL. Could he be a Guy?

 
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Broken leg? All the sources on Correa's injury are talking about the ankle, and are refusing to confirm the extent of the injury until he gets tests today. A broken leg and end of his season would not be surprising, but it doesn't seem confirmed yet.

Jun 23, 2014 6:49 AM on Games of June 20-22
 
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Jose Peraza got promoted? Awesome! He's one of my favorite under the radar guys on my dynasty farm team.

 
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I believe he's Rule 5 eligible after the season, so a 40 man addition during the season would be reasonable.

 
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Correa was a legit 1-1 option. The fact that his bonus demands were lower than Buxton's probably sealed the deal.

Jun 17, 2014 7:04 AM on Whom Would We Pick Now?
 
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"Colin Moran plays like a big leaguer down on a rehab assignment." Oof.

Jun 13, 2014 8:40 AM on June 13, 2014
 
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Like you (and I'm sure many others), I collected cards as a kid from the late 80's through mid 90's (and my cousin gave me his whole set of 1984 Topps, with Darryl Strawberry rookie card!). And, like you, those cards have remained in my childhood bedroom closet while I moved on to college, graduate school, and my tiny Manhattan apartment I currently reside in. I remember when I reached high school thinking that these cards would become really valuable some day (HA!). Maybe a few of them are worth selling to the right vendor, I imagine some of them have value. But all those common cards I have 10 of, a charity would be a nice thing to do with them. Cheers for bringing this site to our attention! The other option is to make submissions to http://www.baseballcardvandals.com/

 
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That's about what I thought, thanks. Still trying to find some diamonds in the rough.

Jun 12, 2014 11:48 AM on Week 11
 
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Any thoughts on Chase Anderson? I doubt he can sustain what he's done so far 100%, but as a short-term fill in?

Jun 12, 2014 7:59 AM on Week 11
 
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Bravo on the Marlins click bait. Almost made me think this site turned into Upworthy.

 
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I always appreciate your dynasty work, DL. It comes in handy.

Jun 11, 2014 12:19 PM on 2014 Draft Edition
 
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And here I was, about to criticize Bryant for lack of #want

 
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More of this, please. I agree with the notion of looking at long-term outlooks over short term "stock watches".

 
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No promotion imminent. http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20140603&content_id=78026066¬ebook_id=78055710&vkey=notebook_chc&c_id=chc

Jun 10, 2014 9:51 AM on Games of Monday, June 9
 
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Duh nevermind that. Hadn't read the whole thing and didn't see McMahon in there. Stupid me.

Jun 10, 2014 8:01 AM on How Much Has Changed?
 
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Interesting piece. It seems you stuck with using only 2013 first rounders. Are there any later picks who might've jumped into your first round if you considered them? Ben Lively perhaps, or Ryan McMahon?

Jun 10, 2014 7:56 AM on How Much Has Changed?
 
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Raimel Tapia had 5 hits on Saturday, including a walk-off home run.

Jun 09, 2014 11:42 AM on Games of June 6-8
 
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Normally I'd agree with that without reservation, but the Mariners failure rate with hitting prospects seems to be too much to ignore.

Jun 06, 2014 1:13 PM on Part One
 
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Rio Ruiz: 2-5, HR, 4 RBI, 2 R, K

 
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Any concerns about Alex Jackson now that he's going to the organization (and home ballpark) where hitting prospects seemingly go to die?

Jun 06, 2014 8:33 AM on Part One
 
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Yankees bullpen is by design. With CC Sabathia, Ivan Nova, and Michael Pineda on the shelf, Vidal Nuno and Chase Whitley are in the rotation but unable to provide much length. It's really a rotation of Masahiro and pray for rain. At least the Braves had Warren Spahn and Johnny Sain.

Jun 06, 2014 7:23 AM on Dietrich Without the D
 
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Thanks for this, it's important for us dynasty folks to get a leg up before we're allowed to get these guys (in my league, they aren't eligible until our annual draft in February).

Jun 06, 2014 5:48 AM on Fantasy Outlook
 
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That's what I thought, but I'm in a deep dynasty league and desperate for any cheap potential assets.

Jun 05, 2014 11:40 AM on Eugenio Suarez
 
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Do you think Black is ahead of Jeurys Familia on the closer totem pole?

Jun 05, 2014 8:04 AM on Week 10
 
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I wonder, does Bret Sayre's quote on Suarez still hold up given the power surge Suarez has been on this year? He slugged .387 in Erie last year (111 games), and is slugging .510 in the minors this year (54 games for Erie and Toledo). Could something have clicked, or is that wishful SSS fools gold?

Jun 05, 2014 7:55 AM on Eugenio Suarez
 
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Thanks for the Reyes write up! And I'm glad to see his card isn't at "Alexander" any more, should mean his mentions will be picked up more easily now.

Jun 04, 2014 1:21 PM on Profiling Alex Reyes
 
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And just as quickly as you type up your two paragraphs urging us not to pick up Jesse Hahn, the Padres option him back to the minors anyway. He's useful in a dynasty league, but not ready to compete in the big leagues in 2014.

Jun 04, 2014 1:20 PM on Week Nine
 
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You mean two levels. He's still in Class A Advanced with Lancaster of the Cali League.

Jun 02, 2014 1:31 PM on Games of May 30-June 1
 
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It could be that whatever the Reds' staff has been doing with him has taken hold. Development is not always linear or predictable.

Jun 02, 2014 7:45 AM on June 2, 2014
 
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I admit I rushed to post that before reading the whole thing, so at least you acknowledge Romine is a "terrible hitter" who likely won't last the season. A trade or Suarez promotion is probable.

May 30, 2014 6:57 AM on Week Nine
 
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Shouldn't Andrew Romine be replaced by Eugenio Suarez before too long?

May 30, 2014 6:56 AM on Week Nine
 
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I was thinking the same thing, ranking Lorenzen ahead of Stephenson seems a bit much to me.

May 30, 2014 6:50 AM on May 30, 2014
 
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Butler is still working on pitching to contact to get his groundball % up. Colorado Springs may not be the best place to try that out.

 
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I had wondered if that was a typo. Below .250 in the PCL does not sound impressive.

May 29, 2014 10:08 AM on Seventh Edition
 
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That'd be too quick, probably. It looks like he's on the "one level per year" track, meaning he'll do AA in 2015 and AAA in 2016, with a possible call up after Super 2 in June 2016 if all is going well.

 
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I'd say let him stay there for almost a year. If it were me, I probably wouldn't call him up until September 2015, because like you said, why rush? Besides, they still need to figure out what exactly they have in Mike Olt and Christian Villanueva.

 
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Check list 51-100

 
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Jose Peraza: 3-for-4, 3B, 2 R, RBI, BB, SB. He's one of my faves.

 
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I hope there's some way to reform the way the NCAA takes advantage of these student athletes. All they seem to be doing is lining their own pockets.

May 23, 2014 8:15 AM on Why I Avoid the Draft
 
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Nice piece, very informative on the player and the process in grading the player.

May 21, 2014 10:49 AM on Hunter Harvey
 
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Mejia has been getting crushed in the fifth and sixth innings so far this season. His numbers have been great the first time through the order, slightly worse but still good the second time, and then batters tee off on him the third time. Even in a small sample size, a pitcher who can't get through a batting order three times is going to have a hard time sticking in a starting rotation.

May 13, 2014 11:41 AM on Rafael Montero
 
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Thanks, guys. Which minor leaguers are moving, either up or down, in your minds and your lists as the season is progressing?

 
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Seconded

May 12, 2014 6:35 AM on Games of May 9-11
 
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Hodor?

May 09, 2014 11:29 AM on Rougned Odor
 
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Being short hasn't stopped Jose Altuve.

May 09, 2014 11:07 AM on Rougned Odor
 
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Right. I wasn't looking for a The Callup on Sardinas, I remember it from earlier. I was also puzzled by why they'd bring up both of their AA MI prospects at the same time.

May 09, 2014 9:13 AM on Rougned Odor
 
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Love the series. Just one minor curiosity though, why are the output boxes different for hitters and pitchers?

May 09, 2014 7:29 AM on May 9, 2014
 
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They called up Sardinas too. Any idea how they might split the playing time? Odor is a lefty batter and Sardinas a switch hitter. Might Odor get RHPs while Sardinas faces LHPs?

May 09, 2014 7:10 AM on Rougned Odor
 
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Great stuff, as always. How aggressive do you feel the Astros will be with Correa in terms of promotions? There isn't a need to rush him, as the Springer/Singleton/Appel/Wojz contingent needs more time to develop and acclimate in The Show, and they might as well see what they have in Villar, but Correa's makeup might make him the type of prospect who doesn't need a full year at each level, no?

 
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Hear, hear Russel A. Carleton.

 
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Mitchell only has two pitches? Does he have a third that he ditched?

May 07, 2014 6:25 AM on May 7, 2014
 
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Excellent progress! This series was useful last year, and I'm glad to see it taking a step forward.

 
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Always great to read reports on the "new" prospects, in addition to the updates on some of our "older" favorites.

May 05, 2014 4:52 AM on May 5, 2014
 
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They "wear" it "where"? /grammarpolice

 
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I can confirm from my time living in California that Californians are soft and spoiled by their weather.

May 01, 2014 6:54 AM on May 1, 2014
 
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Verlander has an 80 grade sack.

Apr 30, 2014 11:52 AM on Scouting Fortitude
 
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From now on, whenever someone seems weak or wishy washy to me, I'm going to say "I question the sack".

Apr 30, 2014 8:20 AM on Scouting Fortitude
 
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I like that player names link directly to the profile for ease of seeing which articles the player is mentioned in, but this isn't happening for Reyes, who is currently linked at "Alexander Reyes". Either the page should move to Alex or you guys should type out Alexander, so that all of these articles and comments link to him.

 
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Always good to have perspective like you provided on Butler. But, he's still with Double A Tulsa, hasn't been promoted to Triple A Colorado Springs, at least not yet.

Apr 30, 2014 7:52 AM on Third Edition
 
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#FreeCarlosMartinez

Apr 23, 2014 7:09 AM on Week Three
 
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Thanks Prof. Dynasty league owner of Sardinas over here (his defensive prowess led him to be undervalued as a potential fantasy asset in my league IMHO).

Apr 22, 2014 1:34 PM on Luis Sardinas
 
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Is Sardinas now on the Leury Garcia utility path? He clearly won't have a spot ready in the Rangers' middle infield even when he's fully developed. Otherwise, will he hit enough for another team to trade for him?

Apr 22, 2014 8:03 AM on Luis Sardinas
 
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I respectfully disagree with that. As the Professor and others can tell you, scouting by statistics can cloud the scouting information gathered by, ya know, scouting. We can always click on their names to see their stats.

Apr 21, 2014 7:41 AM on April 21, 2014
 
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While you were watching Lynchburg, did you happen to get any sense of Mauricio Cabrera or Jose Peraza?

Apr 18, 2014 1:55 PM on A-Ball Notes
 
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I love that this is becoming a daily feature!

Apr 18, 2014 6:00 AM on A-Ball Notes
 
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D'oh.

Apr 17, 2014 6:35 AM on George Springer
 
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Exactly. Heathcott's biggest problem seems to a combination of the fact that he's always going full bore, even when he's chasing down fly balls on the warning track, and that he's injury prone. Lack of caution and brittleness do not mix.

Apr 17, 2014 6:35 AM on George Springer
 
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Does Springer have an 80 grade name or what: George Chelston Springer III

Apr 16, 2014 10:20 AM on George Springer
 
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Well, the Mets do seem serious about trying Flores at SS. I suppose that experiment would be better served confined to Las Vegas than New York.

 
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IIRC, Ryan was from RI, while it says Brody is from CO. A cross country move could've happened, I guess.

 
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I own Hammel and Wood both. Debating to start or sit them...

Apr 16, 2014 8:43 AM on Please Send Starters
 
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Thanks guys. Any further thoughts about Franco's short- and long-term home? First base or third base? Obviously Ryan Howard (and to a much lesser extent Cody Asche) will complicate that.

Apr 16, 2014 8:38 AM on Notes from Five Leagues
 
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It seems that there may be something more to this than just two starts, no? Consider how the Cardinals buried him in the postseason. The Cardinals know everything, so there might be something seriously wrong. BTW great job with these lists. Subjective as they are, they're entertaining and informative.

Apr 15, 2014 9:43 AM on NL Central U25 Lists
 
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Oof that's some bad control there, Alexander Reyes...

 
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You guys have no concerns about Shelby Miller being broken?

Apr 15, 2014 6:27 AM on NL Central U25 Lists
 
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Anything to Johendi Jiminian prospect-wise? I know his last start was a few days ago, but it was solid. His April 3 start was pretty good too.

 
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Always expect NESN to poop on the Yankees whenever and however they can.

Apr 11, 2014 7:22 AM on A Play at the Plate
 
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There are so many minor league games per day it must be hard to keep track of all the notable performances, positive or otherwise. It'll get harder in June when the Short Season and Rookie leagues get going.

 
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I was rooting for Jon Weber to break camp with the Yankees a few years back. Alas.

 
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Should clarify this is a dynasty points league where I'm out to a decent start (yay SSS!) but am not truly expecting to compete for another year or two. Kyle Zimmer sounds awfully tempting...

 
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Just curious, would you cash in on Iwakuma now if you still owned him? I have him, and I'm getting hounded with offers. If I find a good enough one, I might just take it.

 
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Thanks guys. I have a lot of interest in Trahan. Is his approach going to hold up at the higher levels? Will his bat speed translate into power?

 
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I am too. I own him in a dynasty league and I don't want to cut him yet, since I see the power closer possibility. I'm just not sure he's going to put it together.

Apr 08, 2014 8:26 AM on Attrition
 
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Great reports! Stratton is a Giant though.

 
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Trouble with Familia is... well...

Apr 08, 2014 6:38 AM on Attrition
 
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He might've been if not for his injured wrist.

 
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Eek. Not a good day.

Apr 04, 2014 1:47 PM on Games of April 3
 
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Does anyone really need to be told to start Max Scherzer in a fantasy league?

Apr 04, 2014 10:47 AM on Week Two
 
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The Rockies strike me as one of the poorer run organizations in the game. They don't seem to have any idea of what they're trying to do. Having two GMs probably doesn't help.

 
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Any word on Jason Hammel's velocity?

Apr 04, 2014 8:05 AM on The Importance of Pagan
 
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Yay for the MiLB season!

Apr 04, 2014 7:37 AM on Games of April 3
 
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I think that's highly likely. But if they're smart, they'll keep him in Fort Myers long enough to ensure he's healthy, while waiting for the weather in New Britain to warm up a bit.

Apr 04, 2014 7:35 AM on Surprising Assignments
 
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Last year Urias pitched in Class A while Giolito split between Rookie and Short Season ball. They're both getting promoted one level.

Apr 03, 2014 8:44 AM on Opening Day Assignments
 
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HA! I've got an eye on him in a league where we use real salaries and have a hard cap. Otherwise I would've snapped him up already.

 
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Did you miss the whole "Aces of the NL Central" part?

Apr 03, 2014 6:59 AM on Aces of the NL Central
 
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How did Brett Anderson look, beyond his stat line?

 
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No chance Jeurys Familia can make a run at it?

Apr 01, 2014 12:10 PM on Week One
 
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You realize he hasn't even played in A Advanced yet, let alone AA, right?

Apr 01, 2014 8:04 AM on Week One
 
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You know these lists are legit because Austin Hedges isn't on them. I like this series already.

 
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Well done sir.

 
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I'm on the fence with Axford. Am I the only one? He was great in Milwaukee for a while, but then he began tipping his pitches. He fixed that in St. Louis, and performed well in a really small sample. Will the Cleveland coaching staff be able to help keep his delivery proper? I have no idea.

Mar 28, 2014 9:03 AM on Saves
 
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Thanks for the analysis as always. I sure hope you're right, since it's in line with a lot of the transactions I've made (like trading for Kennedy) and didn't make (like passing on a trade for Cingrani) in my dynasty league.

 
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I'd trust Axford more if he stayed in St. Louis. That said, they told him he was tipping his pitches in Milwaukee. If Axford can keep up the mechanical changes he made while a Cardinal, then maybe he can return to his former glory, as brief as it was.

 
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I was thinking Valbuena would make a whole lot more sense than Barney at the keystone, as long as he can still hack it over there.

 
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Need this series to continue all season please....

 
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Are the Cubs really going to start Valbuena over Olt? We know what Valbuena is, but the Cubs should be testing out Olt with the crop of Christian Villanueva, Kris Bryant, Javier Baez et al potentially grabbing 3B at bats in the near future.

 
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#LOLMets never gets old. Bill Pulsipher!

 
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Makes sense.

 
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I had been wondering after the last "Notes from the Field"s if you would be hitting the backfields at all, or were just sticking with the MLB spring training camps. I'm glad to see the (currently) lesser known names still have the Professor's eyes on them.

 
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Thanks! Jon Gray was my top pick in my dynasty draft this year (3rd overall, after Bryant and Abreu), and I appreciate the deeper look into what makes him such a premier prospect.

 
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Jeff might be counting on a potential trade of Ichiro? Beltran and Soriano will both see time in the OF, according to the apparent plan.

 
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I chose Correa in my dynasty draft over Byron Buxton last year with the first overall pick, and one of my competitors asked me as this year's draft began if I regret my decision. I stand behind it, given the questions on Buxton's hit tool before the 2013 season, and SS/3B vs. OF eligibility. This is a long-winded way of asking: who do you think will have the superior MLB career: Correa or Buxton?

 
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I don't know that those infielders are an upgrade over what the Yankees already have, anyway.

Mar 13, 2014 9:39 AM on Competition in Coors
 
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Any idea how Banuelos looked, outside of his stat line? Was his stuff anywhere near where it was pre-TJ? How was his location?

 
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I do agree with you, and I think Theo and Jed are smart enough to know that it's sink or swim time for Olt, especially because of Villanueva, Bryant, and even the possibility that Baez may become their 3B of the future, if Castro can rebound. Many front offices are not as smart.

Mar 07, 2014 10:15 AM on Spring Flings
 
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There can be a big difference between "who should win" and "who will win". Will the Cubs actually go with Olt, or will they decide he needs more AAA time? Will the Dbacks go with Owings a year after making Gregorius the main acquisition for Bauer? It's hard to know, and I don't know how to predict the results.

Mar 07, 2014 8:17 AM on Spring Flings
 
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Wow, no comments? This is great work and should be appreciated. I just took D. Williams in a dynasty draft and this analysis is part of the reason why. Keep up the great work.

 
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Oh, and Carter Capps is a Marlin, not a Ray.

Mar 06, 2014 7:03 AM on Top 75 Relief Pitchers
 
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As you rate RPs, are you figuring the standard five categories? If so, how would you recommend uprating setup guys in points leagues that count holds?

Mar 06, 2014 7:01 AM on Top 75 Relief Pitchers
 
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I sure hope Carlos Martinez and James Paxton get to start.

 
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Can't wait for sliders and changeups. Any other pitches in the offing, like cutters and splitters? Dice K and the gyroball perhaps?

Mar 04, 2014 9:00 AM on Best Fastball/Curveball
 
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Sure as schnitzel. Professor Parks even gave the FB a "7+", no "potential". http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=22722

Mar 04, 2014 8:59 AM on Best Fastball/Curveball
 
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So Franco is a fattie... I'm feeling a little better about Cody Asche in my dynasty league every day. Not that I have high hopes, just "140ish games played" hopes.

 
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Great list. One error: you listed offensive categories on Adalberto Mejia.

Mar 04, 2014 6:23 AM on Part Two: 51-101
 
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Conor Gillaspie. I see now that Conor also went to Wichita State.

Mar 03, 2014 8:18 AM on Jumbo College Edition
 
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A less sexy brother pairing than the Zimmers, but is Casey Gillaspie related to Connr Gillaspie?

Mar 03, 2014 8:16 AM on Jumbo College Edition
 
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I'm kinda bummed I did, while he was still in Oakland. Guess I couldn't see this coming then.

Mar 02, 2014 9:27 AM on Starting Pitchers
 
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I like the idea of a "Notable Innings of Work" section. You're right that it's hard to gauge anything from it, but it's all part and parcel of Spring Training, especially when it's still February.

 
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Fair points.

 
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I don't know of any dynasty league that includes amateurs. Why not just wait until next year when Rodon is a professional to worry about it?

 
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Hate to nitpick, because you do such great work, but that seems a bit low for Robert Stephenson. To me, he's not far behind the Bradley/Syndergaard level of prospect, and it seems odd to have him behind some of the older guys like Kuroda, who may only play for one more season.

 
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I see it as all the more reason us New Yorkers should go catch a SI/Brooklyn game or two during the summer.

 
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I just drafted Raimel Tapia in my dynasty draft. The credit (or blame) will all go to you, Professor! Nah just kidding, only credit.

 
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The 1B list.

Feb 20, 2014 8:07 AM on Top 120 Outfielders
 
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Oh, and a lol for making me think of Mike Trout as Daniel-san.

Feb 20, 2014 7:50 AM on Top 120 Outfielders
 
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In my dynasty, I snapped up Corey Dickerson in 2012 while he was slugging over .500 in the Texas League, and in the year and a half since, he's done nothing but continue to hit, get on base, and slug. I wonder what the Colorado organization thinks of him, since as an armchair GM I was riding the roller coaster of excitement (they traded Fowler!) and disappointment (Morneau? Stubbs?) all offseason.

Feb 20, 2014 7:48 AM on Top 120 Outfielders
 
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Your fantasy league includes defensive stats?

Feb 19, 2014 6:31 AM on Outfielders
 
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Any thoughts on Gabriel Ynoa?

 
Bellin Detances
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That's why I love BP. You get to hear these names here before any other site hears of them.

 
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The cast of "Grown-Ups"? YMMV

 
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Any thoughts on Andrew Knapp?

 
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Some people fall head over heels with the hype.

Feb 07, 2014 10:54 AM on Shortstops
 
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Well, those three guys were 2012 draftees who have risen quickly.

 
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Great system. What OFP grade would Carlos Martinez get, and what rank would he slot into, if he was still prospect eligible?

 
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Great list, as always. Are there any other names to track for a deep dynasty, esp on the international front? I imagine Harold Ramirez will be taken in my upcoming dynasty draft, and I'll keep an eye on De La Cruz. Anyone else to watch?

 
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Great, thanks for another excellent list!

 
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Is Bret's fantasy take on Jose Ortiz supposed to be blank? Given how far away he is, I wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't worth writing up.

 
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Re: "... I tend to undervalue college bats in favor of higher risk Latin American talent that will probably fail to develop and leave me sad, lonely, and pickling from the inside out." At least you understand your personal biases. There's no shame in that.

 
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Clint Coulter was that bad, huh?

 
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Great list, great work by all. I'm curious to know who the last cuts were.

Jan 27, 2014 4:52 AM on Top 101 Prospects
 
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Pobody's nerfect. I own Owings in my dynasty league, so I'm obviously rooting for him over Gregorius. But I have no idea what the Dbacks are going to do, unless they trade one of them. Owings was just PCL MVP, so he clearly doesn't need any more AAA time. Gregorius is a major leaguer too, and Hill is under contract for a bit.

Jan 17, 2014 9:19 AM on Arizona Diamondbacks
 
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You don't expect a position battle between Gregorius and Chris Owings?

Jan 17, 2014 6:34 AM on Arizona Diamondbacks
 
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*You're

Jan 16, 2014 8:02 AM on Catchers
 
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I'm way under the cap, actually (rebuilding a team I took over last year, finished third from last), so I'm all about weighing the potential MLB impact of Tanaka and Abreu over the long-term odds / delay of gratification of the top amateurs.

 
Bellin Detances
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Thanks for this list and all of your analysis, it's very helpful. My league has a salary cap and goes by player contracts, so Bryant, Frazier, etc. would cost me the minimum ($400K), whereas Abreu and Tanaka would cost much more. In that case, would you bump Frazier and Gray (or even Appel) above the expensive international signings, or still go for the MLB ready talent?

 
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Not a criticism, I was just hoping for a little more info. I added him in a deep dynasty league last year, and I figure he's worth keeping for at least a few months into 2014. Keep up the good work.

Jan 08, 2014 2:17 PM on Colorado Rockies
 
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Chatwood was downright usable in fantasy (deep league at least) last year. I can see that his HR/FB and LOB% rates could easily regress, but his GB% should help him, no?

Jan 08, 2014 10:15 AM on Colorado Rockies
 
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And in 2013, I owned two of these guys.

Jan 03, 2014 9:05 AM on Garbage Picking
 
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Any chance we can get a Sean Gilmartin write up as an addendum, now that he otherwise falls into that "black hole" of a prospect traded from a team that hasn't been written up yet to a team that's already done? Would he have beaten out Polanco for #10? Or is he a "Factor"?

 
Bellin Detances
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How would you have graded him without the hip injury? And how likely is it to impair his professional career?

 
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Me too. Was just going to tip my cap.

Dec 14, 2013 11:08 AM on Omar Comin'
 
Bellin Detances
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Correction: Schuster was traded for Anthony, not Brandon, Bass.

Dec 13, 2013 4:57 AM on Scouting the Picks
 
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Why did KC cut Paulino: concerns about his recovery, or 40 man roster flexibility?

 
Bellin Detances
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Thanks for filling in!

 
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I appreciate this series, and always end up searching the site if my email alerts don't include the MLU.