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August 2012

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It’s a story as old as time. A young pitcher, for whom expectations are relatively low, is given a rotation spot to start the season and he runs with it. He pitches well through the first month or two of the season, but you hold him because no one is

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Prospect TalkUncategorized

The first round of the 2009 draft did has seen a number of pitchers in the big leagues already – including both college and prep arms. In fact, of the 11 pitchers picked and signed in the first 18 picks of that draft, 7 of them are currently in the

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With dynasty leagues, along with pretty much everything else in life, the biggest successes come when you are realistic about both how and when you go about it.  In this respect, you really have to operate like a major league front office.  When an MLB team in the rebuilding phase

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One of the best athletes available in the 2008 draft, Casey Kelly was taken as the 30th pick overall by the Boston Red Sox. He fell further in the draft than he should have because he had a strong commitment to the University of Tennessee, where he had a scholarship

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I promise this series will not all be about first basemen who are not living up to the potential we’ve graced them with, but this particular player was suggested by a reader and there’s certainly enough here to make for an interesting piece. Still only 25 years old, Ike Davis

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Last night, Brett Anderson started a major league game for the first time in 14 months and 16 days. We know the background — Anderson saw Tommy John surgery interrupt a burgeoning career at the age of 23 in June of 2011. I watched most of this game last night,

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Dynasty leagues are the ultimate form of fantasy baseball.  A dynasty league championship is not just the culmination of a great draft or a great year; it’s the culmination of a successful process which spans across seasons.  It’s the closest you can get to being an actual GM without leaving

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Prospect TalkUncategorized

The Background: Wily Peralta is a big-bodied RHP in the Milwaukee Brewers farm system. He was signed out of the Dominican Republic back in 2005 when he was 16. Peralta’s journey through the minors has been a slow process, but his upside has always been there. With four pitches —

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Every year, there are a few guys who start the year well down their own organization’s top prospects lists, only to end it comfortably in experts’ Top 100 lists — and they usually fall into two different categories. First, there are the players who have tools, but just have not

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Prospect TalkUncategorized

There have been many 2012 first round draft picks to make their professional debuts already — in fact, I’m willing to bet we’ve seen at least 80% of the draftees play in their first professional game. But today is that day for one of the most talked about draftees, California

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