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January 17, 2014 6:29 am

Fantasy Players to Avoid: Catchers

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BP Fantasy Staff

You might not want to buy or draft these backstops in your leagues this spring.

On Monday, the BP Fantasy staff brought you a collection of catchers you’d be wise to target in your drafts this season. Because every internet column has an equal and opposite column, we shall now bring you the names of many backstops you should avoid.

Travis d’Arnaud, Mets
Dissing d’Arnaud, while certainly a catchy name for a cover band, isn’t something I jumped at. In long-term leagues, by all means, go crazy. But for the upcoming season, I’m not going out of my way for any Met not named David Wright (pitchers not included). The 24-year-old will be buried at the bottom of a New York lineup that finished 29th in terms of wOBA (.297) in 2013, and while the team might be marginally better with Curtis Granderson onboard, I’m not seeing an offensive revival of great significance. We have only 31 games of major-league data to go by, and that small sample size produced a lowly line of .202/.286/.263 and one home run. A full-time job doesn’t guarantee anything—even for a former no. 1 organizational prospect—and I’m afraid the name might outweigh d’Arnaud’s actual value on draft day. —Alex Kantecki


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January 8, 2014 6:07 am

Fantasy Team Preview: Colorado Rockies

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Ben Carsley

Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez stand out, but Coors Field can breathe fantasy life into just about anyone's bat.

The Colorado Rockies finished with a 74-88 record in 2013, good for last place in the National League West and tied for the fourth-worst record in the National League, and they didn’t add much talent this offseason. Despite the renowned 1-2 punch of Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez, it’s not unreasonable to take a cursory look at this organization, shake your head, and move on.

That said, Coors Field plays havoc with value in the fantasy world. Average pitchers become players to avoid. Average hitters become players to target. And anyone with even modest power becomes an automatic add on watch lists in just about every league.

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Notes on prospects playing abroad, including Tigers first baseman Jordan Lennerton and Mets outfielder Cesar Puello.

The Good

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June 4, 2013 10:16 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, June 4

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Ben Lindbergh

Answering such important questions as "How will Wilin Rosario explain himself to his grandchildren?"

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The tater trots for April 13: Josh Hamilton gets on the board, Wilin Rosario walks through it.

Let's get right to the trots!

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Ben and Sam thank their listeners for being more numerous than Astros fans who watch the team on TV, dissect Wilin Rosario's defense, and pick the most likely candidates for 2013 Comeback Player of the Year.

Ben and Sam thank their listeners for being more numerous than Astros fans who watch the team on TV, dissect Wilin Rosario's defense, and pick the most likely candidates for 2013 Comeback Player of the Year.

Episode 39: "Outdrawing the Astros, Wilin Rosario's Deadly Defense, and the Comeback Players of 2013"

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June 25, 2012 5:00 am

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

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Josh Shepardson

A look at Soto, Aybar, Norris, and Everth in this week's VP

Departures
The Pirates backstop, Rod Barajas (Yahoo! 4%, ESPN 0%, CBS 17%), has felt regression, and it has been swift and unkind.  At this point in the year, though, his slash is similar to his career line.  What you see is what you get.


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May 7, 2012 9:43 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, May 7

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Matthew Kory

Rangers' playoff odds drop to 94 percent.

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January 4, 2012 12:17 am

Future Shock: Rockies Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

The Rockies' farm system could soon help the team to get back into contention in the NL West.

Previous Rankings: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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Along with a slew of other September promotions.

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January 18, 2011 12:30 pm

Future Shock: Colorado Rockies Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

The best collection of young talent in the NL West ensures the Rockies can remain competitive in the long term.

Previous Rankings: 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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A good day for Rockie catching prospects and other news from around the day in the minors.

Nick Franklin, SS, Mariners (Low-A Clinton): 3-for-5, 2 HR (11), 3 R, 3 RBI.

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