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August 2015

GeneralTrader's CornerUncategorized

This time of year we are seeing lots of “win now” trades in which contending teams in tight races are desperate enough to unload top prospects for older veterans to make a strong push for this year’s championship. In other trades we are seeing some teams sell the farm to

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Digging for DiamondsDynasty DynamicsGeneralProspect TalkUncategorized

We as discussed in the introduction post to this series, more and more dynasty leagues are rostering upwards of 150-200 minor leaguers these days. Often times performances from the previous draft class go largely unnoticed before the end of the calendar year when various prospect lists come out and some prospects that

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GeneralUncategorized

Because I’m a man of the people, I began a series speculating on 2015 draftees two weeks ago. The guessing is tolerable on first rounders with solid scouting reports to back up statistical performance, it tends towards irresponsibility when discussing 2nd-4th rounders, and reaches full-on dart throw mode today, as I discuss a few more Day Two

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The quarter pole of the 2015 season is in the rearview mirror. Time flies. This year, we’ve seen more than a few NPB young stars turning into legitimate dudes. In my opinion, the two guys I’ll talk about in this piece can be MLB regulars at the moment. Let’s take

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GeneralUncategorized

Let’s take a look at some prospects who have emerged from obscurity this season. Depending on the depth of your league, these guys might still be available right now but not for long. None of these players appeared on pre-season prospect lists last offseason, but they are all likely to

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I started this series last week by covering several first round selections from June’s draft. You might have noticed that piece didn’t include any pitchers and this one will be the same. Scouting the stat line is dubious in any case but especially so for new professionals with a small handful

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Digging for DiamondsDynasty DynamicsGeneralProspect TalkUncategorized

If you missed last week’s introduction post, shame on you, but I’ll be nice and summarize what we’re trying to touch upon with this series of posts. There is a lot of value to be found this time of the year in reviewing the previous draft class as more data

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GeneralUncategorized

It seems the people want breakout prospect speculation. Well, ask and ye shall receive. How about some words about players with barely more than 100 professional plate appearances and little to go on other than amateur scouting reports? That’s about as speculative as it gets. You’ve probably heard of most or all

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Trader's CornerUncategorized

Many fantasy leagues share a July 31st trade deadline with MLB. Most of those leagues saw a flurry of trades in those last few days. I prefer leagues with later trade deadlines or no deadline at all. Trading is a big part of the fun of fantasy baseball so I

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Digging for DiamondsGeneralProspect TalkUncategorized

Now that the short-season leagues are in full swing, we are able to get a much better look at the 2014 draft class as a whole. This time of the year is a great time to try and find some undervalued players who might not be owned even in 16

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