Post Archive

December 2013

Prospect SmackdownUncategorized

Happy New Year’s Eve, everyone! In last week’s Prospect Smackdown, we saw Francisco Lindor earn a narrow Christmas victory over Chris Owings in a battle of fantasy shortstop prospects. In our inaugural edition of this series, we saw Billy Hamilton crush Adam Eaton when it comes to 2014 steals. This

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Bouncing BackGeneralOpportunity SeekerProspect TalkUncategorized

It was Friday the 13th every day for Jesus Montero in 2013: Has an elite young player ever had a season as awful as Jesus Montero did in 2013? Is it even possible for it to be worse? He was terrible at the plate, he was terrible behind the plate,

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UncategorizedUp the Middle

I recently finished reading Joe Morgan’s autobiography A Life in Baseball. I really enjoyed it as he’s one of my favorite players and the book was written in a very honest, straightforward manner. One of my favorite parts of the book was when he discussed the “diamond within the diamond”

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Prospect SmackdownUncategorized

In our first installment of the series, I asked whether Billy Hamilton or Adam Eaton would steal more bases at the major league level in 2014. You The People leaned heavily in favor of Hamilton, with 83 percent of you voting for the fastest man in organized baseball, despite the

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GeneralUncategorized

Going with your gut and not seeking or using evidence to support your view is a time honoured tradition in baseball, so I’m just going to go ahead and declare this the busiest off-season of transactions ever. If a player’s fantasy value is some product of talent and opportunity then

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Shuffling the DeckUncategorized

The NL West doesn’t offer a great group of post-prospects to choose from, but with any luck everyone is tired of this idea. Let’s bring up the rear with a total lack of style! Arizona Diamondbacks: Didi Gregorius – SS Billed as the next coming of Derek Jeter by Diamondbacks GM

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Shuffling the DeckUncategorized

After trading away a potential superstar entering his prime last offseason (Justin Upton), Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers released his sequel to Winning the Offseason: The Totally Bonkers’ Way, with a couple of winter trades that make you go, “Hmm.” And, as a fantasy baseball enthusiast, it’s a pair of

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Prospect SmackdownUncategorized

Welcome to Prospect Smackdown: a new series we’re starting here at TDG designed to both let you compare similar fantasy players and prospects, as well as challenge some conventional wisdom about players heading into 2014. The format is simple. We’ll give you two players (or sets of players), ask you

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Prospect TalkStrategy SessionsTrader's CornerUncategorized

This article is intended to be a very ‘back of the envelope’ way to calculate values for MiLB players and should be used as a framework  toward better understanding what prospects are worth in dynasty leagues.  Owning MiLB players in a Dynasty League team can be one of the most

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UncategorizedUp the Middle

I admit I get wrapped up in the winter meetings. Before they even started, a big time second baseman named Robinson Cano was already spoken for. I could talk about the ramifications there, but I think it’s been covered. Instead, I’m going to go out on a sturdy limb based

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