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05-30

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Free Agent Watch: American League, Week Nine
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Paul Singman

05-29

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10

Free Agent Watch: National League, Week Nine
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Josh Shepardson

05-23

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Free Agent Watch: American League, Week Eight
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Paul Singman

05-22

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Free Agent Watch: National League, Week Eight
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Josh Shepardson

05-16

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Free Agent Watch: National League, Week Seven
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Josh Shepardson

05-14

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Free Agent Watch: American League, Week Seven
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Paul Singman

05-09

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Free Agent Watch: American League, Week Six
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Paul Singman

05-07

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Free Agent Watch: National League, Week Six
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Josh Shepardson

05-01

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Free Agent Watch: National League, Week Five
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Josh Shepardson

04-30

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Free Agent Watch: American League, Week Five
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Paul Singman

04-24

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Free Agent Watch: National League, Week Four
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Josh Shepardson

04-23

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Free Agent Watch: American League, Week Four
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Paul Singman

04-16

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Free Agent Watch: American League, Week Three
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Paul Singman

04-15

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Free Agent Watch: National League, Week Three
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Josh Shepardson

04-09

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Free Agent Watch: American League, Week Two
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Paul Singman

04-08

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Free Agent Watch: National League, Week Two
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Josh Shepardson

12-04

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BP Unfiltered: From the Winter Meetings: An interview with Dodgers President Stan Kasten
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Maury Brown

08-14

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Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 8/14/12
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Michael Street

06-18

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Value Picks: Second, Short, and Catcher for 6/18/12
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Josh Shepardson

05-08

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Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 5/8/12
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Michael Street

03-19

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Bizball: From Magic to Cohen and More: Handicapping the Bidders for the Dodgers
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Maury Brown

09-23

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Los Angeles Dodgers
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Steven Goldman, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

08-16

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The BP Wayback Machine: Going Over Slot
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Kevin Goldstein

06-24

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Dodging Cuban
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Jay Jaffe

06-10

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Value Picks: Starting Pitchers
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Bill Baer

04-25

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Fantasy Beat: Value Picks at First, Third and DH
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Michael Street

04-22

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The BP Broadside: It's Dodgers Deja Vu All Over Again
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Steven Goldman

04-21

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Fantasy Beat: Value Picks in the Bullpen
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Mike Petriello

04-07

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Fantasy Beat: Value Picks in the Bullpen
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Mike Petriello

02-02

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Purpose Pitches: The Problems Mark Cuban Won't Fix
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Christina Kahrl

08-12

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Squawking Baseball: Do New Owners Spend More?
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Shawn Hoffman

07-05

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: First Base, Third Base, and Designated Hitter
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Michael Street

12-22

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Prospectus Today: The Braves' New World
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Joe Sheehan

09-13

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Lies, Damned Lies: New Life on Different Fields
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Nate Silver

08-05

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Future Shock: Going Over Slot
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Kevin Goldstein

01-29

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The Ledger Domain: Q&A with Branch Rickey III
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Maury Brown

08-07

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The Ledger Domain: Mid-Atlantic Tango: Looking at the Orioles and Nationals Attendance
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Maury Brown

06-26

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The Ledger Domain: Sale of the Braves is a Tax(less) Situation
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Maury Brown

06-12

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The Ledger Domain: Stan Kasten Interview
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Maury Brown

04-05

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Prospectus Triple Play: Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics, Philadelphia Phillies
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James Click

03-31

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Prospectus Q&A: Fred Claire
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Jonah Keri

01-21

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Prospectus Feature: The Appearance of Misconduct: A Conspiracy Theory Worth Considering
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Tim Walker

01-03

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Breaking Balls: Three Cheers for New Ownership
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Derek Zumsteg

07-19

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The Daily Prospectus: The Other Side?
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Dave Pease

11-29

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The Imbalance Sheet: Catching Up
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Keith Law

05-10

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Prospectus Q&A: Miles Prentice
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Rany Jazayerli

02-04

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Interview with Dr. Roger G. Noll
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Gary Huckabay

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May 30, 2013 5:00 am

Free Agent Watch: American League, Week Nine

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Paul Singman

Triple-A standout Josh Phegley leads off a list of six junior-circuit players who might soon be able to help your fantasy squad.

Josh Phegley, C, Chicago White Sox
Ownership:  ESPN: 0.0% Yahoo!: 0%  CBS: 1%
2013 Stats: 29 R, 11 HR, 30 RBI, 0 SB, .329 AVG (AAA)

Simply put, Tyler Flowers isn’t doing a good job of filling the void left by A.J. Piersynzki’s departure from Chicago. In his first full season, the 27-year-old Flowers is triple-slashing a disappointing .198/.271/.339 at the plate. Sometimes a catcher can justify his playing time with stellar defensive play, but Flowers hasn’t been up to par behind the plate either.



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May 29, 2013 5:49 am

Free Agent Watch: National League, Week Nine

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Josh Shepardson

Josh offers seven players worthy of your waiver-wire attention, plus a wild card in the Brewers' fluid bullpen landscape.

Logan Morrison, 1B/OF, Miami Marlins
Ownership: ESPN: 0.6% Yahoo!: 5% CBS: 22%
2013 Stats: 0 R, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 0 SB, .174 AVG (High-A)

Morrison played in his first minor-league rehab game this season with High-A Jupiter on May 20. He has played in six games for Jupiter, and he served as a designated hitter in three of those games and played first base in the other three. He took the next step in his rehab assignment by moving up to Double-A Jacksonville on Tuesday. Morrison is recovering from surgery on the patellar tendon in his right knee, the second time he has undergone that type of procedure on it. In the spring, I wrote about him being worthy of a disabled-list spot. At the time, I was optimistic he'd be playing for the Marlins at this point, but alas, he is not. Morrison doesn't have an exact target date for his return, but Joe Frisaro reports that it could be around June 10.



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May 23, 2013 5:00 am

Free Agent Watch: American League, Week Eight

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Paul Singman

Third basemen steal the show this week, as Paul offers six junior-circuit players worth a look if they are free agents in your leagues.

Danny Valencia, 3B, Baltimore Orioles
Ownership:  ESPN: 0.0% Yahoo!: 0%  CBS: 1%
2013 Stats: 29 R, 11 HR, 35 RBI, 0 SB, .306 AVG (AAA)

Valencia has only been a productive major leaguer for half-a-season (in 2010), is now 28 years old, and doesn’t have a clear path to playing time. Sometimes, though, you just gotta take the chance on the guy who slugged his way to 11 home runs and 35 RBI in Triple-A regardless of age and situation. Right now Valencia, looks like he’s starting solely against lefties, limiting him to AL-only leagues. Perhaps he can convert his minor-league power into a few bombs in the big leagues and prove his AL-only worthiness.



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May 22, 2013 5:00 am

Free Agent Watch: National League, Week Eight

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Josh Shepardson

As his 50-game suspension comes to an end, Yasmani Grandal finds himself among this week's list of senior-circuit players worthy of your waiver-wire attention.

Erik Kratz, C, Philadelphia Phillies
Ownership: ESPN: 0% Yahoo!: 1% CBS: 2%
2013 Stats: 11 R, 3 HR, 9 RBI, 0 SB, .209 AVG

Carlos Ruiz was placed on the disabled list on Monday with a Grade 2 hamstring strain, and he's expected to be out three to four weeks. While he is on the DL, Kratz will handle the starting catcher duties with Humberto Quintero serving as his backup. The 33-year-old backstop didn't do much with Ruiz serving a 25-game suspension to open the season, but he did hit three homers in just 92 plate appearances. He hits the ball in the air regularly (34.8 percent outfield fly-ball rate), and that will help his home-run power play up. He's not a catcher that should be rostered in most mixed leagues, even those in which teams start two catchers, but his steady playing time for the next month or so coupled with enough power to reach the seats a few times is reason enough to own him in larger NL-only formats.



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May 16, 2013 5:00 am

Free Agent Watch: National League, Week Seven

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Josh Shepardson

Derek Dietrich, who was recently promoted by the Marlins, leads off this week's list of senior-circuit players worthy of your fantasy attention.

Derek Dietrich, 2B (Yahoo! and CBS)/SS (ESPN), Miami Marlins

Ownership: ESPN: 0.3% Yahoo!: 1% CBS: 5%
2013 Stats: 2 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 0 SB, .400 AVG


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May 14, 2013 5:00 am

Free Agent Watch: American League, Week Seven

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Paul Singman

Adam Rosales, the victim of last week's infamous blown replay call, gets some consolation atop this week's list of junior-circuit players to consider in your fantasy leagues.

Adam Rosales, 2B/SS, Oakland Athletics
Ownership:  ESPN: 0.4% Yahoo!: 1%  CBS: 4%
2013 Stats: 5 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 0 SB, .313 AVG

Although he’s still not an everyday player, Rosales is finding his way into the lineup and producing enough to warrant consideration at middle-infield spots in mixed leagues. In 50 at-bats, he’s slashing an impressive .313/.400/.458 with a home run. And, as you may know, his homer total should really be two, given he was the batter victimized by the Angel Hernandez blown video-review call. It’s worth noting that the glass-boned Jed Lowrie and the ineffective Eric Sogard are currently limiting his playing time, meaning Rosales’ role could easily be expanded in the future. Rosales is currently filling the MI slot on my Tout Wars squad, a 15-team mixer, and could be a decent option for yours as well.



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May 9, 2013 5:00 am

Free Agent Watch: American League, Week Six

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Paul Singman

White Sox lefty Hector Santiago, who has a cushy May docket, is one of eight junior-circuit players worth considering in your leagues this week.

Daric Barton, 1B, Oakland A’s
Ownership:  ESPN: 0.0% Yahoo!: 0%  CBS: 0%
2013 Stats: 18 R, 3 HR, 21 RBI, 0 SB, .287 AVG (AAA)

The thickly bearded, rocket-armed Josh Reddick has hit the disabled list with a wrist injury, prompting the veteran Barton to be recalled to Oakland. Barton’s past experiences in the majors aren’t pleasant ones, with replacement-level play forcing his demotion in the first half of both 2011 and 2012. Thus far in 2013, he has been playing well at Triple-A, batting .287 with three homers, 21 RBI, and a typical 19 percent walk rate. Barton figures to see playing time at first base when the A’s are facing a righty, but only for the couple of weeks Coco Crisp and Reddick are out. If you are in an AL-only league that uses OBP, he can be mildly exciting. Otherwise, there’s nothing to see here. 



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May 7, 2013 5:00 am

Free Agent Watch: National League, Week Six

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Josh Shepardson

Dodgers speedster Dee Gordon races to the top of this week's list of possible reinforcements for your fantasy roster.

Dee Gordon, SS, Los Angeles Dodgers
Ownership: ESPN: 17.7% Yahoo!: 24% CBS: 38%
2013 Stats: 2 R, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 3 SB, .429 AVG

The Dodgers, and their fan base, are likely crying uncle at this point. They are hurting. Less than one week after being activated from the disabled list, Hanley Ramirez suffered another injury that required a return to the DL. His injury prompted the team to promote Gordon from Triple-A, where he hit .314 with 14 stolen bases in 16 attempts through 25 games.



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May 1, 2013 5:00 am

Free Agent Watch: National League, Week Five

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Josh Shepardson

Owners in need of pitching help might want to look at Pirates lefty Francisco Liriano, who is one of eight names on this week's list.

Gaby Sanchez, 1B, Pittsburgh Pirates
Ownership: ESPN: 0.7% Yahoo!: 2% CBS: 5%
2013 Stats: 4 R, 3 HR, 13 RBI, 0 SB, .244 AVG

Sanchez might not be the first name that comes to mind when thinking about lefty-mashers, but he has hit southpaws quite well in his career. He has 465 plate appearances against left-handed pitchers, and in them, he has a triple -slash line of .295/.388/.505. His ability to hit lefties fits well on the Pirates roster, as manager Clint Hurdle routinely wisely sits Garrett Jones against left-handed pitching. Sanchez is making the most of his playing time against southpaws this year, and has already smacked two doubles and three homers in 25 plate appearances against them.



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April 30, 2013 5:00 am

Free Agent Watch: American League, Week Five

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Paul Singman

Fresh up from Triple-A, Yankees long reliever Vidal Nuno makes his Watch List debut this week, among five other players.

David Phelps, SP, New York Yankees
Ownership: ESPN: 0.2% Yahoo!: 5%  CBS: 18%
2013 Stats: 17.0 IP, 1 W, 0 SV, 22 K, 5.29 ERA, 1.47 WHIP

With Ivan Nova landing on the disabled list, Phelps gets his opportunity to prove his stuff can work from the rotation, too. So far, he’s been working out of the bullpen as a long reliever and done a good job of missing bats with 22 strikeouts in 17 innings. However, he’s also been quite hittable and fairly wild, allowing 17 hits and eight walks, which has led to an ERA above 5.00. Still, some of that can be attributed to poor luck, and historically he’s shown great control in the minors, so Phelps has the potential to be solid fourth starter. In AL-only and 14-plus-team mixed leagues, he’s certainly worth owning. In shallower formats, I’d at least start him for his first attempt against the Astros tomorrow and go from there.



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April 24, 2013 5:00 am

Free Agent Watch: National League, Week Four

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Josh Shepardson

Brandon Belt, who delivered a walkoff single on Monday and a game-tying homer on Tuesday, is among the seven players on this week's list.

Devin Mesoraco, C, Cincinnati Reds
Ownership: ESPN: 0.3% Yahoo!: 1% CBS: 10%
2013 Stats: 6 R, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 0 SB, .281 AVG

Often in the fickle world of fantasy baseball, yesterday's highly touted prospect is tossed aside for the newest shiny toy. In the case of Mesoraco, it is more understandable than in the case of many others. Mesoraco struggled last year, hitting just .212/.288/.352. Meanwhile, incumbent starter Ryan Hanigan was coming off a solid season where he held his own at the plate, largely due to his .365 OBP, but he was even more valuable to the Reds because he cut down 48 percent of attempting base stealers. Hanigan was placed on the disabled list on April 21, and according to Drew Silva of NBC Sports, he could miss about three weeks.



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April 23, 2013 5:00 am

Free Agent Watch: American League, Week Four

10

Paul Singman

A pair of Rays infielders heads this week's list of junior-circuit players who might be worth a look if they are on your league's waiver wire.

Ryan Roberts, 2B/3B, Tampa Bay Rays
Ownership:  ESPN: 0.1% Yahoo!: 2%  CBS: 5%
2013 Stats: 4 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 0 SB, .304 AVG

The Rays lineup is chaotic right now, with few players holding steady, everyday roles. However, one thing that was steady in the recent, three-game sweep of the A’s was Roberts manning second base. The tatted fan-favorite played his role in the sweep, collecting four hits and driving in a couple of runs while batting second. And, as I’m writing this, he just hit his second home run off of CC Sabathia. Roberts is known for bursts of offensive production, and this week, with the Rays playing a full slate of games, he is a good bet to deliver solid stats. His playing time won’t be helped by the return of Luke Scott in a week or a possible call-up of Brandon Guyer or Wil Myers, so Roberts is just a one-week plug-and-play for anyone in need of a MI bat.



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