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09-24

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Dynasty Dynamics: Jumping Ship
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

09-10

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Dynasty Dynamics: Progress Report Food Comps
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

08-27

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Dynasty Dynamics: Progress Report: Prospect Edition, Part Three
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

08-20

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Dynasty Dynamics: More Top 50 Talk
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

08-13

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Dynasty Dynamics: Our Top 50 Dynasty League Prospects
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

07-30

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Dynasty Dynamics: Who We're Selling at the Deadline
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

07-23

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Dynasty Dynamics: Players We're Buying at the Deadline
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

07-16

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Dynasty Dynamics: Top 50 Jumpers
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

07-14

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Top 50 Dynasty League Prospects
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Bret Sayre

07-09

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Dynasty Dynamics: Progress Report: Prospect Edition, Part Two
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

07-02

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Fantasy Freestyle: Minor League Draft Pick Valuation
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Jeff Quinton

06-25

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Dynasty Dynamics: Futures Team Meet and Greet: USA
by
Craig Goldstein

06-19

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Fantasy Freestyle: Keeping Tabs on the Cubs' Top Prospects
by
Mauricio Rubio

06-18

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Dynasty Dynamics: Progress Report: MLB Edition
by
Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

06-11

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Dynasty Dynamics: Progress Report: Prospect Edition
by
Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

06-11

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Top 50 Dynasty League Prospects
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Bret Sayre

06-06

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Day One Draft Recap
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Bret Sayre

06-05

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Fantasy Freestyle: Keeper League Purgatory
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Jeff Quinton

06-03

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Dynasty Dynamics: Ideal Dynasty-Style Mock Draft
by
Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

05-15

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Fantasy Freestyle: The Middle of the Road
by
Wilson Karaman

05-13

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

05-06

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Dynasty Dynamics: AL East U25 Lists
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

04-22

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Dynasty Dynamics: AL Central U25 Lists
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

04-15

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Dynasty Dynamics: NL Central U25 Lists
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

04-01

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Dynasty Dynamics: NL West Under-25 Rankings
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

03-24

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Fantasy Freestyle: Two Deep-League Lessons From the Preseason
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Ben Carsley

03-05

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Get to Know: Relief Pitcher Prospects
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Ben Carsley

03-04

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The Top 101 Fantasy Prospects of 2014
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Bret Sayre

03-03

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The Top 101 Fantasy Prospects of 2014
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Bret Sayre

02-27

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 175 Starting Pitchers
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Bret Sayre

02-27

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Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Starting Pitchers
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Paul Sporer

02-26

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Get to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

02-20

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 120 Outfielders
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Bret Sayre

02-19

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Get to Know: Outfield Prospects
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Ben Carsley

02-19

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Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Outfielders
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Craig Goldstein

02-14

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Third Basemen
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Bret Sayre

02-13

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Get to Know: Third Base Prospects
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Craig Goldstein

02-12

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Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Third Basemen
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Ben Carsley

02-06

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Shortstops
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Bret Sayre

02-05

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Get to Know: Shortstop Prospects
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Ben Carsley

02-05

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BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 8-10
by
Bret Sayre

02-05

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Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Shortstops
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Craig Goldstein

01-31

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BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 5-7
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Baseball Prospectus

01-30

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Second Basemen
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Bret Sayre

01-29

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Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Second Basemen
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Ben Carsley

01-28

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BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 3-4
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Bret Sayre

01-23

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 First Basemen
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Bret Sayre

01-22

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BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 1-2
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Bret Sayre

01-22

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Fantasy Three-Year Projections: First Basemen
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Paul Sporer

01-17

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Catchers
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Bret Sayre

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September 24, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: Jumping Ship

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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

Examining some veterans, prospects, and post-prospects you won't regret dropping.

“I will go down with this ship,” Dido sings so eloquently on her smash hit, White Flag. “I won’t put my hands up, and surrender.”

Dido was an idiot. Abandon the sinking vessels that these players represent in dynasty leagues. Get out while there’s still time.

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September 10, 2014 11:07 am

Dynasty Dynamics: Progress Report Food Comps

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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

Sandwich, anyone?

By now, you’re familiar with what we’re trying to accomplish in these progress reports: We want to go beyond a simple “stock up, stock down” approach to fantasy rankings. Fantasy stocks are easy enough to keep track of. If someone’s doing well, then his stock is high. If not, it goes the other direction.

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August 27, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: Progress Report: Prospect Edition, Part Three

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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

Checking in on the fantasy stocks of some intriguing minor leaguers.

When you’ve done rankings and mock drafts for two straight months, you kind of wonder… why would anyone write about anything else? Sure there are draft grades, but those aren’t nearly as applicable to fantasy.

Then it hits you like a ton of bricks. Something like a… a stock watch. No. Everyone does that. What if you just called it something else. Yes, now you’re cooking with gas. What about a Progress Report? Perfect.

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August 20, 2014 11:20 am

Dynasty Dynamics: More Top 50 Talk

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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

After unveiling their prospect lists last week, Ben and Craig reveal those who just missed, plus dark horses, and surprising exclusions.

Last week, Craig and I each gave a breakdown of our top 50 dynasty prospects, doing our best Bret Sayre impressions as we looked for a cause to discuss where 2014 draftees should rank, how some recent injuries have impacted the dynasty landscape and more.

We have some of the reasoning behind our rankings in last week’s post, and we further discussed our feelings in last week’s episode of TINO, too. But there’s always more to talk about when it comes to rankings, and so Craig and I have decided to milk this subject for all it’s worth this week as well.

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August 13, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: Our Top 50 Dynasty League Prospects

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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

The DD duo unveils its current prospect rankings and takes a few jabs at each other about them.

When Bret isn’t busy ruining our lives by creating the Bat Signal, he’s busy ranking things. Like, everything. I mean, look at this.


meme courtesy of @EricNeville

He actually made that ranking. It stunk.

Anyway, the Appels didn’t fall far from the tree (name humor) in this family, and sometimes we get the urge to rank things ourselves. Okay, fine, Ben gets the urge and I get a nervous breakdown. Nonetheless, what follows is at top 50 fantasy prospect ranking from each of us, and then an ensuing squabble about who did what wrong.

Enjoy.

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July 30, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: Who We're Selling at the Deadline

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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

If one of your league-mates wants to buy high on any of these players, Ben and Craig would advice you to let him go.

Last week we brought you six players we’re buying in a dynasty format, so naturally, we thought it prudent to bring you another six-pack of players, this time focusing on who we’re selling, using the same long-term perspective.

Ben: Brock Holt, Everything, BOS
Brock Holt is a pretty decent baseball player. He can play both corner infield spots, both corner outfield spots and second base, and he can fake it in center or at short for a few games. He’s fast enough to be an occasional threat on the bases, he has a patient approach at the plate and he has the bat speed necessary to barrel up good velocity. There are lots of nice things you can say about Brock Holt (o/), and I think he’ll be a unique, valuable major leaguer for a long time.


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July 23, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: Players We're Buying at the Deadline

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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

Running down a half-dozen hitters and pitchers you might want to consider acquiring before your league's trading period ends.

The trade deadline happens soon. This means that if you’d like to change the personnel on your team without utilizing the waiver wire exclusively, you’ll need to make a deal before the deadline passes, in many leagues. Weird how that works, we know.

While the deadline is a crazy time in leagues of every composition, they’re especially hectic in dynasty formats. Good teams are often willing to go all-in, as winning a dynasty championship is a difficult feat to accomplish. Mediocre teams generally break one way or the other. And even teams who are out of it have every incentive to be quite active, as there’s always 2015 and beyond.

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July 16, 2014 11:04 am

Dynasty Dynamics: Top 50 Jumpers

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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

Breaking down minor leagues who could soar up the rankings into the top 50 fantasy prospects by season's end.

Bret Sayre’s midseason update of his Top 50 Dynasty League Prospects list is already 48 hours old, meaning it’s time to look ahead as to who may make the next rendition of the list.

Craig and I already namedropped a few prospects who we thought should’ve made this iteration of the rankings at the bottom of Bret’s piece, but we wanted to do something different here. Rather than argue for players who should’ve already received such an honor for Mr. Sayre, we want to help dynasty leaguers get ahead of the curve by calling attention to some prospects who could merit top-50 consideration by season's end.

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July 14, 2014 6:00 am

Top 50 Dynasty League Prospects

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Bret Sayre

Running down the top minor leaguers who might emerge as fantasy studs.

With the All-Star break upon us, the time has come for some reflection. It’s the time of year when we can stop checking our fantasy teams on a daily basis—trust me, those standings won’t change until the second half starts back up—and use that time in a more productive manner. Like mowing the lawn or giving your sister a call. Maybe you’ve been meaning to pick up a new book. Or, then again, maybe you’re the kind of person who wants to spend the beginning of his/her All-Star break reading way too many words about re-ranking the top 50 prospects in baseball from a fantasy angle. Sound good? Good.

In the first three-and-a-half months of the 2014 season, we’ve lost 14 of the top 50 fantasy prospects to the majors, including six of the first 16. So with talent lost comes talent found. There are 16 fresh faces in this hallowed space, and the charge is led by Rangers’ slugger Joey Gallo, who climbed 72 spots to nearly find a place in the top 10 overall. There are plenty of other big jumpers alongside the otherworldly power source, but why give the milk away for free when you could just read the list below.

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July 9, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: Progress Report: Prospect Edition, Part Two

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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

Examining minor leaguers based on whether their fantasy arrows are pointing up, down, or sideways.

When you’ve done rankings and mock drafts for two straight months, you kind of wonder… why would anyone write about anything else? Sure there are draft grades, but those aren’t nearly as applicable to fantasy.

Then it hits you like a ton of bricks. Something like a… a stock watch. No. Everyone does that. What if you just called it something else. Yes, now you’re cooking with gas. What about a Progress Report? Perfect.

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July 2, 2014 6:30 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Minor League Draft Pick Valuation

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Jeff Quinton

As the peak of trade season approaches, it's worth thinking about how much prospect selections are actually worth.

Many a keeper league has a minor league draft to supplement the major league draft or auction; the trading of minor league draft picks is fairly common practice in these leagues. Often serving as the final pieces to help balance a trade, the value of these picks can range from incredibly valuable to having almost no value depending on the structure and rules of the league. Proper valuation of minor league draft picks is thus critical when making a trade that includes these draft picks. Today we look at several key factors to take into account when trading away or trading for draft picks. By looking at these factors, I mean that there are typed words on them below:

Number of minor league slots in the league (Minor League Depth)
The more minor league keeper spots in a league, the less valuable the picks become. All other variables made equal, the minor league picks in a 16-team league with four minor leaguers per team are more valuable than the picks in a 16-team league with five minor leaguers per team. Why? Because, in theory, the top 64 (16x4) fantasy prospects would be owned in the first league, whereas the top 80 (16x5) prospects would be owned in the second league. Therefore, come next year’s minor league drafts, more top prospects would be available in the first league than the second league. Also, prospects that make significant improvements—the ones that jump up real and fantasy lists—are less likely to be owned in the first league than the second league. What are not different between the two leagues, generally, are the top prospects available from the most recent MLB minor league draft. Because prospects from the most recent MLB minor league draft are usually the best players for our fantasy minor league drafts (with the exception being the previously mentioned un-owned players that have made large strides), the first handful of picks in minor league drafts will be the same regardless of minor league depth. The true difference in value of minor league draft picks, as determined by minor league depth, is thus the value of the picks that follow these top picks from the MLB minor league draft. In leagues with shallow minor league depth, a bottom first round pick will probably be a top-50 fantasy prospect. In leagues with deep minor league depth, a bottom first round pick might not be a top 100 fantasy prospect.


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June 25, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: Futures Team Meet and Greet: USA

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Craig Goldstein

In part one of a two-part series, Craig introduces the American-born prospects you might not know.

With the MLB Futures Game rosters being announced yesterday, Ben and I thought it would be informative to take a look at the rosters and provide some base-level information on some of the prospects you might not necessarily know. Given that this column is geared toward deep and dynasty leagues, many of these names will be familiar, but there are always noobs getting into dynasty leagues that are out of their depth and tired of being pwned or whatever. This one’s for them.

This week I’ll tackle the Team USA roster, with Ben following up next week with a look at the World roster. We’re happy for two straight weeks off from our bickering, too.

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