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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
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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
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

06-11

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

04-22

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Dynasty Dynamics: AL Central U25 Lists
by
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
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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

01-17

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Catchers
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

01-09

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Fantasy Freestyle: The Top 50 2013 Signees for Dynasty Drafts
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Bret Sayre

08-30

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Fantasy Fool's Gold: Catcher and First Base Prospects
by
Ben Carsley

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June 11, 2014 6:00 am

Top 50 Dynasty League Prospects

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Bret Sayre

Running down the recent draftees who could have the greatest fantasy impact.

In some ways, it’s a chicken or the egg argument as to whether the growing popularity of the MLB draft is leading to the boom in dynasty leagues, or whether the boom in dynasty leagues is leading to increased interest in the draft. Either way, it is much more common today for fantasy owners to pay attention on draft day, to get a glimpse of the players they are either going to be drafting later this month, this off season or throwing out at auctions in three-to-five years.

There has been much talk over the last year or so about the quality of this draft class, and while it certainly is great for major league organizations, it’s not ideal for those fantasy owners picking at the top of dynasty drafts. What this class makes up for in incredible depth, it lacks in potentially elite fantasy talent at the top. This means that instead of 2014 being a great year to be picking at the top of draft (sorry, those of you who were tanking to get Rodon last year), it is a great year to have multiple selections. Last year, Kris Bryant was the slam-dunk no. 1 option among Rule 4 draftees, but this year offers no such clarity. It also didn’t help that a few choice players in the top-10 went to organizations that are big detractors from their fantasy value. Just taking two examples, if Alex Jackson had gone to Colorado and Kyle Freeland to Seattle, there would be more net fantasy value in the draft. However, the opposite happened and we are now left in the balance by a combination of those rough home parks and the organizations’ abilities to develop those types of players in recent history.

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June 6, 2014 6:00 am

Day One Draft Recap

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Bret Sayre

Breaking down the players who could most benefit their future fantasy owners in the 5x5 categories.

If you’ve been hanging around Baseball Prospectus over the past few weeks, you’ve certainly noticed the heavy draft content that we’ve had, driven by our draft guru Nick Faleris. Just about all of that information has been from a real-life baseball perspective, so now that these players have teams (and contracts hopefully soon), we can finally start digging into them from a fantasy perspective. Next week, I’m going to be releasing a top 50 list of 2014 draftees from a dynasty league perspective, but for now, we’re going to do something a little more high-level and fun.

With the first round now in the books (and analyzed by Faleris), it’s time to take a fun look at the players who are most likely to make a fantasy impact in each of the ten standard categories. We’re obviously a long way from knowing what these players are going to be (especially the ones at the prep ranks), but based on what we know now, here’s a quick run through out where some of the standout categorical contributions could come from this very deep draft class:

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June 5, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Keeper League Purgatory

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Jeff Quinton

Advice for owners who feel like they're stuck in no-man's land between contention and dumping.

After taking the last week off, it is good to be back. Today we are talking in-season keeper league strategy (we will get #behavioral next week). More specifically, we will be talking about being in the curious position of being neither a buyer nor a seller—of being in keeper league purgatory. This position does not occur in each league every year. In leagues where half the teams have a shot at a title and the other half clearly do not, every owner is either a buyer or a seller. We have not gathered here today to talk about those leagues because those leagues have no purgatory. No, we are here in this very moment to talk about leagues where first place and, potentially, other top finishes have seemingly been decided, leaving the teams battling for lesser payouts and higher minor league draft picks (or some other similar payout/finish structure) disincentivized to be buyers.

First question of the article: why are these teams disincentivized to be buyers? They are disincentivized because no matter what they buy they are unlikely to meaningfully improve their position. Second question: what do I mean by meaningfully improve their position? Almost a fortnight of Sundays ago I wrote about the fantasy win curve, which denotes the value of an increase in the standings. If the value difference between, let us say, third and seventh is not meaningful, and first and second place are not attainable, then teams likely to finish in the 3-7 range will not be incentivized to sell long term assets for assets that will help them win this year. On top of that, if third-to-seventh-place finishes hold monetary (cash) or long-term (higher picks) value, then these teams will not be incentivize to sell short term assets for long term assets either. Essentially, these teams are incentivized to do nothing; they are in keeper league purgatory.

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June 3, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: Ideal Dynasty-Style Mock Draft

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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

If MLB teams made their draft decisions based on fantasy gamers' wishes, here's how the first round would unfold.

The 2014 MLB Draft is just two days away, and with this date comes a host of new fantasy prospects for dynasty leaguers to covet, debate, and decry. While this year’s crop of prep and college talent isn’t quite as impressive as some of what we’ve seen in the recent past, there’s still a bevy of young talent you can use to bolster your MiLB rosters or use as trade chips in an attempt to win now.

With the draft just around the corner, Craig and I were looking for a way to deliver original content to our readers. And then we hit on this idea: What if we created a format in which we assigned each team one player, then explained our reasoning for why each player should end up with said team? It would be like a draft mock-up. A mock draft, if you will. Groundbreaking, we know.

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May 15, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: The Middle of the Road

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Wilson Karaman

Are you stuck between contending this year and playing for the future? If so, Wilson has some advice.

As a wise fellow named “Rowdy” Roddy Piper once said, the middle of the road’s the most dangerous place to drive. And this philosophical nugget is astute indeed when it comes to fantasy baseball, particularly for managers in keeper leagues. May is moving month. You’ve had some time now to see how your squad looks in uniform and analyze early returns, and you should have a decent handle by now on your strengths and weaknesses relative to the league. A picture is hopefully starting to emerge as to whether you’ve got the foundation in place to compete this year. And now is the time to take those next steps and craft your strategies to acquire the pieces you’ll need to push you over the top or set you on a course for contention next year.

…except what if a picture hasn’t started to emerge? What if you’re stuck in that grey area between contending and pretending? And worse yet, what if others in your league have already started wheeling and dealing to address their own needs? It’s a tough spot to find yourself in, and failing to handle the situation properly can have dire consequences that alter the trajectory of your franchise for several years to come. So for the sake of avoiding catastrophe, let’s take a deep breath together and break down what you should and should not do next.

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May 13, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: The U25 Top 150, Part One

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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

In the first installment of this series, Ben and Craig take you from Domingo Santana to Jonathan Schoop.

We’ve done it, Internet. We’ve compiled a Big List of Players just for you.

Craig and I have spent the past six weeks breaking down each division, forming individual top-30 U25 dynasty rankings and comparing those lists with some witty (read: tired) commentary in each installment. We’ve also been debating each list on TINO, with the help of Dear Leader Bret Sayre and Mauricio Rubio, and have fielded many questions and concerns on Twitter and via the comments section, too.

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May 6, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: AL East U25 Lists

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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

Xander Bogaerts and Manny Machado lead the way.

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April 22, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: AL Central U25 Lists

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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

Chris Sale, Byron Buxton, and Eric Hosmer lead the way, but Ben and Craig diverge after the top three.

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April 15, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: NL Central U25 Lists

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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

Find out how Gerrit Cole, Javier Baez, Oscar Taveras, Billy Hamilton, and co. stack up.

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April 1, 2014 6:30 am

Dynasty Dynamics: NL West Under-25 Rankings

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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

In the debut edition of their new column, Ben and Craig start a tour of the best young players in each division.

There are plenty of reasons why people love dynasty leagues. To some, they do a better job of simulating the feeling of being a GM, as your decisions have ramifications beyond a single season. They foster closer connections between owners, given the sizeable time commitment, and add an element of reading your opponents, too. They require expansive knowledge of a wide group of MLB and MiLB players, and they require a relentless attention to detail throughout the season.

Yes, dynasty leagues are growing in popularity, and as they grow it becomes important for us to deliver content that caters specifically to dynasty league owners. And that’s why Craig and I will seek to put aside our differences once a week in order to impart the collective wisdom that we’ve siphoned off of others and would like to pass off as our own.

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March 24, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Two Deep-League Lessons From the Preseason

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Ben Carsley

With several deep-league drafts under his belt, Ben shares a couple of the things he's learned so far this spring.

Ah, deep leagues. They test your knowledge and patience, your ability to follow a draft strategy and your sanity, as injuries always tend to ebb away at the weakest spot of your rosters. As 18- and 20-team leagues continue to become more popular, it's worth looking at some unique strategies that don't apply to shallower leagues, but can give you a decided advantage when you're in a league that goes 500-800 players deep.

I'm lucky/stupid enough to participate in several uber-deep leagues of both the redraft and keeper variety, and the more I play in said leagues, the more I grow to appreciate them over their shallower counterparts. The deeper the rosters go the more knowledge is required to succeed and the more victory has to do with skill and not luck.

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March 5, 2014 6:00 am

Get to Know: Relief Pitcher Prospects

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Ben Carsley

From true relievers to starters who might convert, a look at the arms that could rack up saves or holds down the road.

Nope. I'm not doing it. I'm not dignifying the reliever position with an introduction.

To warrant inclusion here, every pitcher has to a) project to have at least eighth-inning upside, b) project to reach the majors by 2015, and c) project to have a huge impact in either strikeouts or WHIP.

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