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05-24

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Nine
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Paul Sporer

05-10

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Seven
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Paul Sporer

04-26

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Five
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Paul Sporer

04-25

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Fantasy Freestyle: Move Along, Nothing to See Here (Probably)
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Mike Gianella

04-23

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Fantasy Freestyle: Springing Into Action
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Jason Collette

04-12

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Three
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Paul Sporer

04-05

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Two
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Paul Sporer

08-10

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Weekly Planner: Week 20
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Paul Sporer

07-27

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Weekly Planner: Week 18
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Paul Sporer

05-04

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14

Prospectus Hit and Run: Worse Than Pujols, NL Edition
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Jay Jaffe

02-29

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12

Prospectus Preview: AL West 2012 Preseason Preview
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Jason Parks and Jason Wojciechowski

02-24

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11

Future Shock: Detroit Tigers Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

02-14

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Future Shock: Boston Red Sox Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

01-30

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Future Shock: Los Angeles Dodgers Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

01-24

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Future Shock: Washington Nationals Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

12-13

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Future Shock: San Diego Padres Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

11-01

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Future Shock: Astros Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

10-26

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The Lineup Card: 13 Bad Players Who Are (or Were) Still Fun to Watch and Root For
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Baseball Prospectus

09-28

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Value Picks: Second, Short, and Catcher Review
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Michael Jong

05-03

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Transaction Analysis: Opportunity Knocks
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Ben Lindbergh

04-22

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Fantasy Beat: Weekly Planner #4
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Craig Brown

03-11

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38

Prospectus Hit and Run: A Quality Stat, Better than Wins
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Jay Jaffe

02-07

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21

Future Shock: Cincinnati Reds Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

02-01

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Future Shock: San Diego Padres Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

01-28

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Future Shock: Red Sox Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

01-25

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Future Shock: Chicago White Sox Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

01-21

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Future Shock: St. Louis Cardinals Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

01-11

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Future Shock: Oakland Athletics Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

12-22

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Future Shock: New York Mets Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

12-21

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Future Shock: Milwaukee Brewers Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

11-24

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Future Shock: Washington Nationals Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

09-29

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Prospectus Perspective: Front Fours
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Christina Kahrl

07-21

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Transaction Action: ALtruisms
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Christina Kahrl

07-12

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Transaction Action: Shuffling Seniors
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Christina Kahrl

07-02

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Transaction Action: Dealing and Decapitating
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Christina Kahrl

06-28

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Transaction Action: Blast, or Blasted?
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Christina Kahrl

06-24

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Prospectus Hit List: The Ax Effect
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Jay Jaffe

06-04

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Fantasy Beat: Weekly Planner #10
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Craig Brown

05-25

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Transaction Action: Central Preoccupations
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Christina Kahrl

05-07

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Seidnotes: Livan La Vida Loca
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Eric Seidman

04-16

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Fantasy Beat: Weekly Planner #3
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Craig Brown

04-13

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Transaction Action: Captive, O Captive!
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Christina Kahrl

02-10

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Future Shock: Brewers Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

01-31

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Future Shock: Marlins Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

01-25

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Prospectus Roundtable: Analyzing RoboPitcher
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Baseball Prospectus

01-21

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Future Shock: Braves Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

01-14

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Future Shock: Blue Jays Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

01-10

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Future Shock: Rangers Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

01-08

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Future Shock: Rays Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

12-22

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Future Shock: Yankees Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

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May 24, 2013 5:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Nine

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Paul Sporer

Rough matchups could leave AL-only leaguers scrambling this week, but the NL has a deeper slate of usable starters.

Welcome to the Weekly Pitching Planner. Each week I will cover the pitchers are who slated to make two starts and help you decide who you should start and who you should sit. Sometimes guys will be in the “consider” where they might have one good start, but a second tough one and then your league settings might determine whether or not you should go forward with him. The pitchers will be split by league then by categories:

Auto-Starts – These are your surefire fantasy aces. You paid a handsome sum for them either with an early draft pick or high dollar auction bid so you’re starting them anywhere, anytime. Guys can emerge onto or fall off of this list as the season evolves. There won’t be many – if any – notes associated with these groupings each week. We are starting them automatically so why do I need to expound on how awesome they are and will be in the coming week?

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May 10, 2013 5:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Seven

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Paul Sporer

Paul offers advice on which two-start pitchers to start and which ones to sit in your fantasy leagues next week.

Welcome to the Weekly Pitching Planner. Each week I will cover the pitchers are who slated to make two starts and help you decide who you should start and who you should sit. Sometimes guys will be in the “consider” where they might have one good start, but a second tough one and then your league settings might determine whether or not you should go forward with him. The pitchers will be split by league then by categories:

Auto-Starts – These are your surefire fantasy aces. You paid a handsome sum for them either with an early draft pick or high dollar auction bid so you’re starting them anywhere, anytime. Guys can emerge onto or fall off of this list as the season evolves. There won’t be many – if any – notes associated with these groupings each week. We are starting them automatically so why do I need to expound on how awesome they are and will be in the coming week?

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April 26, 2013 5:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Five

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Paul Sporer

Veterans Roy Halladay and Andy Pettitte are among the two-start pitchers that Paul advises putting into your lineup this week.

Welcome to the Weekly Pitching Planner. Each week I will cover the pitchers are who slated to make two starts and help you decide who you should start and who you should sit. Sometimes guys will be in the “consider” where they might have one good start, but a second tough one and then your league settings might determine whether or not you should go forward with him. The pitchers will be split by league then by categories:

Auto-Starts – These are your surefire fantasy aces. You paid a handsome sum for them either with an early draft pick or high dollar auction bid so you’re starting them anywhere, anytime. Guys can emerge onto or fall off of this list as the season evolves. There won’t be many – if any – notes associated with these groupings each week. We are starting them automatically so why do I need to expound on how awesome they are and will be in the coming week?

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April 25, 2013 5:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Move Along, Nothing to See Here (Probably)

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Mike Gianella

Early-April stats may be meaningless, but is even a full month of data enough to reach any significant conclusions? Mike investigates here.

Toward the end of April, something funny starts happening to fantasy baseball owners. After one week, nearly every fantasy player looks at the stats, looks at the sample size, and simply dismisses the numbers as the product of a good or a bad week. After three weeks, this mindset changes considerably.

For reasons I cannot comprehend, after about 20 games, fantasy owners start diving into the numbers and drawing conclusions about whether or not their players are going to have good years or bad ones. The difference between 25 plate appearances and 75 plate appearances isn’t significant—yet, in the minds of some, that 50-plat- appearance gap is the difference between an insignificant sample size and a reason to wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat screaming “Giancarlo Stanton, you’re killing me!”

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April 23, 2013 5:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Springing Into Action

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Jason Collette

Jason examines a group of players whose spring-training performances have carried over into April and another group whose haven't.

Earlier this month, Ben Lindbergh and Jon Shepard wrote an article reviewing the John Dewan rule about how spring training slugging can predict breakouts. Needless to say, the rule did not hold up well to scrutiny—and this should not come as a surprise to most people. Hot and cold performances in spring training are as predictive as Punxsutawney Phil. He did not see a shadow this February, which meant we would have an early spring. Yet, just last night, two more baseball games were snowed out, and many Midwesterners want to turn that groundhog into roadkill.

It has been just under a month since teams left Arizona and Florida to return to their respective home cities. Some players have picked up right where they left off in the Grapefruit and Cactus Leagues, for better or for worse, while others have seen their game take a complete 180. Here are some players that fall into each one of those groups (all stats as of the completion of Sunday’s games).

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April 12, 2013 5:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Three

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Paul Sporer

Which starters should you plan on using in your fantasy leagues next week?

Welcome to the Weekly Pitching Planner. Each week I will cover the pitchers are who slated to make two starts and help you decide who you should start and who you should sit. Sometimes guys will be in the “consider” where they might have one good start, but a second tough one and then your league settings might determine whether or not you should go forward with him. The pitchers will be split by league then by categories:

Auto-Starts – These are your surefire fantasy aces. You paid a handsome sum for them either with an early draft pick or high dollar auction bid so you’re starting them anywhere, anytime. Guys can emerge onto or fall off of this list as the season evolves. There won’t be many – if any – notes associated with these groupings each week. We are starting them automatically so why do I need to expound on how awesome they are and will be in the coming week?

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April 5, 2013 5:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Two

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Paul Sporer

Strong matchups warrant gambles on Roy Halladay and Tim Lincecum this week, even in the wake of their shaky debuts.

Welcome to the 2013 debut of the Weekly Pitching Planner. Each week, I will cover the pitchers who are slated to make two starts and help you decide who you should start and who you should sit. Sometimes, such as when a pitcher has have one good matchup and one difficult assignment, pitchers will be in the “consider” category; your league settings might then determine whether or not that pitcher should find a spot in your lineup. The pitchers will be split by league, and then by categories:

Auto-Starts – These are your surefire fantasy aces. You paid a handsome sum for them either with an early draft pick or a high-dollar auction bid, so you’re starting them anywhere, anytime. Guys can emerge onto or fall off of this list as the season evolves. There won’t be many—if any—notes associated with these groupings each week. They are, as the name says, automatic starts.

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August 10, 2012 5:00 am

Weekly Planner: Week 20

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Paul Sporer

It's a jam-packed week for two-start pitchers in this week's Planner.

There are usually questions about most, if not all, of the guys I don’t do any write-ups for each week, so let’s try something new and do a little something on every “start” and “consider.”  I’ll still do a little something on the group of sits, but those are generally rather self-explanatory. 

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Auto-Starts: CC Sabathia, Zack Greinke, and Jake Peavy


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July 27, 2012 5:00 am

Weekly Planner: Week 18

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Paul Sporer

This week finds tons of two-start pitchers worth using, so have at it.

Despite actually posting better peripherals than last year, Ian Kennedy’s ERA and WHIP have lagged this year, but he appears to be getting back on track with back-to-back gems and a chance for a third straight and second in a week when he faces the Mets on Saturday. He is still toting a 4.20 ERA, though, so there may still be time to buy at a discount. Anyone paying attention isn’t just going to give him away, but it’s worth a shot. Frankly, I’d buy at market value, so any discount would be icing.

It was supposed to be a star-studded week in the NL with six auto-starters going, but Clayton Kershaw, R.A. Dickey, and Roy Halladay have all been smacked around in their initial start of the week. At least Zack Greinke, Gio Gonzalez, and Josh Johnson have held up their end. Of the three duds, I’m not at all worried about Kershaw, am slightly concerned about Dickey’s horrid July, and am legitimately worried that Halladay simply isn’t 100 percent yet.

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May 4, 2012 3:00 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: Worse Than Pujols, NL Edition

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Jay Jaffe

Which NL starters are off to a worse start than the Angels' not-yet-sluggy first baseman?

On Wednesday, I examined a half-dozen American League hitters who are off to chillier starts than even Albert Pujols in an attempt to shine a light on a handful of developing stories centered around underperforming players. Of course, none of those hitters has the track record or the job security of the Angels' newest marquee attraction; neither do seven billion other people on Earth. In other words, they're a wee bit more likely to find themselves riding the pine or worse if they continue to flounder, and at the very least, their small-sample struggles—and for this the threshold is 70 plate appearances, not long enough for any key hitter statistic to stabilize—are worth your attention.

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February 29, 2012 3:00 am

Prospectus Preview: AL West 2012 Preseason Preview

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Jason Parks and Jason Wojciechowski

The two Jasons dissect the pressing questions facing the Rangers, Angels, A's, and Mariners this season.

PECOTA Team Projections
Record: 89-73
Team WARP: 45.7
Runs Scored: 719
Runs Allowed: 648​
Team FRAA: 37.6






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February 24, 2012 3:00 am

Future Shock: Detroit Tigers Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

After Jacob Turner, the Tigers have very few impact prospects

Previous Rankings: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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