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06-20

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Fantasy Freestyle: My Catcher Fetish and Derek Norris
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Craig Goldstein

05-19

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Overthinking It: The Way in Which the A's Are Still Old-School
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Ben Lindbergh

05-13

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Dynasty Dynamics: The U25 Top 150, Part One
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

04-03

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What You Need to Know: Derek Norris Finds the Opposite Field
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Daniel Rathman

03-26

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Fantasy Freestyle: My Favorite Endgame Targets
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Bret Sayre

01-17

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Catchers
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Bret Sayre

08-19

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Five to Watch: Post-Hype Prospects for 2014
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Craig Goldstein

08-15

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Free Agent Watch: Week 20
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

08-03

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Transaction Analysis: Nats Attempt to Plug Hole at Catcher, Acquire Suzuki
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R.J. Anderson, Ben Lindbergh and Jason Parks

06-25

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Value Picks: Second, Short, and Catcher for 6/25/12
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Josh Shepardson

04-23

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Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack
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Kevin Goldstein

01-06

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Future Shock: Athletics Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

01-03

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: What Could Go Wrong in 2012: Oakland Athletics
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Jason Parks

12-23

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Transaction Analysis: Gio Dealt to Washington
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R.J. Anderson and Kevin Goldstein

07-14

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Painting the Black: Mid-season Heroes and Goats, Part 2
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R.J. Anderson

02-07

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Fantasy Beat: BP Scoresheet Early Draft Prep
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Rob McQuown

11-24

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Future Shock: Washington Nationals Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

07-23

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Prospectus Q&A: Derek Norris
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David Laurila

06-25

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting Pitchers
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Bill Baer

02-28

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Future Shock: Nationals Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

01-23

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Future Shock: Nationals Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

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The Athletics have recently padded their farm through several trades, but will their prospects pan out?

Prospect #1: RHP A.J. Cole
Background with Player: Industry Sources
Who: He’s a prototypical starter drafted in the fourth round of the 2010 draft by the Washington Nationals. Cole was traded to the Athletics in the Gio Gonzalez deal, and has everything you want in a future major-league starter: size, stuff, and feel for the mound. In his full-season debut in 2011, Cole showed off his combination of polish and power, striking out 108 Sally League hitters while walking only 24.

What Could Go Wrong in 2012: As with any young pitcher climbing the ladder, each step will bring new challenges and adjustments. In 2012, Cole will need to continue his sharp command while focusing more attention on the development of his changeup. With good arm action and precocious command, Cole isn’t likely to fall apart by throwing more changeups. But the changeup is a feel pitch, and it takes time to gain command of the nuances of its utility and execution.



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December 23, 2011 5:53 pm

Transaction Analysis: Gio Dealt to Washington

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R.J. Anderson and Kevin Goldstein

Gio Gonzalez gets dealt for four prospects, John Danks re-ups with Chicago, and Jason Marquis inks a deal with the Twins

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Concluding the two-part series by reviewing the best and worst first-half pitchers for each team.

To recap my methodology, here is what I wrote in the positional players’ piece earlier this week:

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Rob McQuown gives more keeper tips and dives into draft preparation notes.

With many leagues having keepers due today, I'll be around to offer any commentary on keepers. One last-minute tip is to not forget about defense. Be sure to check out these resources:

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November 24, 2010 9:00 am

Future Shock: Washington Nationals Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

No surprise who tops the list, but is there enough talent overall to get the Nationals out of the National League East cellar?

Previous Rankings: 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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The Nationals' catching prospect talks about his development and catching some of the top young pitchers in the organization.

The 2010 season has been a speed bump for Derek Norris. The 21-year-old catcher came into the campaign ranked by Kevin Goldstein as the No. 2 prospect in the Nationals organization, but a pair of injuries have contributed to a subpar offensive showing. Norris is hitting just .233/.409/.372 with five home runs at High-A Potomac, after a .286/.413/.513, 23 home-run showing last summer with Low-A Hagerstown. Despite his struggles, the Goddard, Kansas native still projects as an offensive force behind the dish and a big part of the Nats’ future. Norris talked about his development, and his experiences catching Stephen Strasburg, Drew Storen, and Jordan Zimmermann when Potomac visited Boston for the Futures at Fenway minor-league doubleheader earlier this month.

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June 25, 2010 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting Pitchers

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Bill Baer

Which starting pitchers can bolster your fantasy roster going into the second half of the season?

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Bud Norris: Norris will be activated from the disabled list and will make his first start on Monday against the Milwaukee Brewers. It is good timing as teammate Felipe Paulino has been placed on the DL. Essentially, the Astros are swapping high-strikeout, high-walk arms though Norris has slightly better swing-and-miss stuff. Norris, as with so many other pitchers who make the "Value Picks" list, was victimized by an unsustainably high BABIP (.400). That, of course, did not partner well with his poor control thus causing him to strand fewer than 60 percent of runners on base. Norris is virtually unknown as he is still available in over 99 percent of ESPN leagues.

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February 28, 2010 9:55 am

Future Shock: Nationals Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

Stephen Strasburg stands head and shoulders above everyone else in Washington's farm system.

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January 23, 2009 12:01 pm

Future Shock: Nationals Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

Can the inhabitants of Nationals Park expect an infusion of new talent, or should modest expectations rule the day?

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