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May 21, 2013 5:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Sipping on 'Gnac

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R.J. Anderson

The Angels claim a much-needed utility infielder from the Yankees, who acquire a much-needed utility infielder from the Rockies, who don't do anything.

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February 15, 2013 5:00 am

Transaction Analysis: New Homes for Tampa Infielders

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R.J. Anderson

The Royals get Elliot Johnson, the Rockies get Reid Brignac, Shawn Kelley goes to New York, Kameron Loe heads to Seattle, and Rafael Perez might be a starter.

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April 23, 2012 3:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Theo Flips Boston The Byrd

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R.J. Anderson

Rays cut ties with Brignac, A's claim a couple Aussies



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February 20, 2012 3:00 am

Prospectus Preview: AL East 2012 Preseason Preview

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R.J. Anderson and Jason Collette

Roundtable discussion of the most pressing issues facing each AL East team entering Spring Training

PECOTA Team Projections
Record: 72-90
Team WARP: 21.0
Team TAv: .264
Runs Scored: 701
Runs Allowed: 798
Team FRAA: -11.4







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June 29, 2010 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Catcher, Second Base, and Shortstop

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Michael Jong

Value Picks brings in some familiar faces and a new recruit in response to three changes.

The Changes

Last week, a few Value Picks members were on notice, and one of them will be leaving us today. Reid Brignac has the benefit of playing with a great Tampa Bay team, but he also happens to be caught in a playing time crunch involving himself, Sean Rodriguez, and Jason Bartlett. With Bartlett back from the DL and Rodriguez still on fire, Brignac's playing time has dropped a bit. It has not helped that he has begun to regress towards the mean; his .272/.339/.385 line is a product of a .355 BABIP that has been steadily dropping for the last two weeks. Brignac does not flash enough power or walk often enough to make up for a 23% K%, so his AVG should fall out of fantasy consideration as that BABIP continues to tumble.

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June 22, 2010 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Catcher, Second Base, and Shortstop

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Michael Jong

A Value Picks graduate makes a return visit.

The Changes

Another week and another singular change in the Value Picks portfolio. This week, Sean Rodriguez and his hot June graduate from Value Picks, and an alumni in Mike Aviles returns to the portfolio. Rodriguez had an off week (.095/.095/.143 in 21 PA) but that did not stop ESPN owners from picking him up off the waiver wires, as his ownership skyrocketed to 41.3% of ESPN mixed leagues. However, don't think that off week was some aberration; Rodriguez AVG is due for some regression. What he can hopefully do to make up for it is take some more walks (right now, he's walking in just 3.2% of his PA) and hit for more power, two things PECOTA expects a lot of. If he is available and you need the middle infield help, he is still a solid pickup, provided you can handle the low AVG.

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June 8, 2010 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Catcher, Second Base, and Shortstop

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Michael Jong

Value Picks opts for playing time over promise this week.

The Changes

This week, Value Picks opts for the guarantee of playing time over the promise of stardom. Stepping down for now from the list is Indians top prospect Carlos Santana. While his plate prowess is unquestionable, his well-known defensive problems may keep him away from the majors for a little while. Of course, incumbent catcher Lou Marson isn't looking any better (batted just .087/.222/.217 in the last week), so this may be a competition of "who is the lesser evil," Marson's bat or Santana's glove. Expect Santana to be the last of the major top prospect callups.

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June 1, 2010 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Catcher, Second Base, and Shortstop

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Michael Jong

Michael Jong examines the change in catchers for Value Picks.

Note: Statistics in bold are 2010 minor league stats

The Changes

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May 25, 2010 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Catcher, Second Base, and Shortstop

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Michael Jong

Michael Jong covers the light changes made to this week's Value Picks portfolio.

There is not much in the way of changes for the Hot Spots Value Picks portfolio this week, with just one graduation and one new entry to catalog. Moving on up is 2B/SS Cristian Guzman, who had yet another hot week at the plate (.522/.560/.609 his last six games). Guzman still boasts one of the most empty batting averages in all of baseball, and his current .402 BABIP is absolutely unsustainable. For those of you who picked him up, that AVG is sure to drop, but a .290-.300 AVG is certainly within reach. Despite the perenially low walk rates, Guzman should be good for some runs batting at the top of the Nationals lineup. If you do not need the help in AVG, however, there are probably better options going forward.

With fantasy players digging deep for value in their leagues, Value Picks has to wade through some players with glaring holes in their game right now. The newest entry to Value Picks, Reid Brignac, has one major problem in his game currently: he is sitting in a platoon. Heater team expert Ricky Zanker has Brignac taking only 40% of PA at second base as the lefty in the platoon. The good news? Not only is Brignac making the most of his time at the plate, but his platoon partner, Sean Rodriguez, is not capitalizing on his own opportunities. Despite being on the better side of the platoon, Brignac still splits PA with Rodriguez against right-handed pitching; over the last three weeks, Brignac has had 23 PA versus righties, while Rodriguez has collected 11. However, Rodriguez has been awful, hitting .214/.263/.343 so far, while Brignac has shined, batting .299/.365/.448. As a result, there is a good chance that Brignac will receive more of the lion's share of playing time against righties in the future.

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January 8, 2010 11:56 am

Future Shock: Rays Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

One of the most talent-packed organizations in the game has impact talents almost ready for The Show and further away down the chain.

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March 1, 2009 10:49 am

Future Shock: Rays Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

An organization with some of the best young talent in baseball lined up on the field has even more nearly ready and lining up at the gates.

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July 4, 2008 12:00 am

Prospectus Preview: Friday's Games to Watch

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Caleb Peiffer

A clash between old friends in Chicago, double-edged action in Busch, and a wee bit of history in the Bronx.

Today's Full Slate of Games

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