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Jesse Roche

Jesse is an attorney, currently residing in Greensboro. An avid fantasy baseball player, Jesse has experience in a diverse range of leagues, including head-to-head, rotisserie, points, and simulation. Jesse is a four-time website-wide champion at Benchwarmer Baseball and a repeat champion of a dynasty league with John Sickels at Minor League Ball. With a specific interest in baseball prospects, Jesse plans to provide in-depth analysis of up-and-coming stars accessible to all league sizes and types.

Forrest Whitley
2019 Dynasty Baseball RankingsDynasty Prospect Rankings

There is no such thing as TINSTAAPP! Pitching prospects exist just as much as hitting prospects. All prospects carry risk, including injury risk, and no prospect is a sure thing. Major league teams regularly carry 12-13 pitchers; therefore, pitching depth is crucial. As such, the list of pitching prospects is

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Kristian Robinson
2019 Dynasty Baseball RankingsDynasty BaseballDynasty Prospect Rankings

Happy New Year’s Eve! What better way to ring in the new year than with nearly 6,500 words about outfield prospects?! Like shortstop, outfield is a deep position in baseball, attracting both speedy, elite defensive players and plodding sluggers. A step above the defensive spectrum from first base and often

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Eloy Jimenez
2019 Dynasty Baseball RankingsDynasty BaseballDynasty Prospect Rankings

Like shortstop, outfield is a deep position in baseball, attracting both speedy, elite defensive players and plodding sluggers. A step above the defensive spectrum from first base and often an easier assignment than the infield, outfield contains a large and diverse group of players. As such, the list of outfield

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Nico Hoerner
2019 Dynasty Baseball RankingsDynasty BaseballDynasty Prospect Rankings

Shortstop is arguably the most important and valuable defensive position in baseball. As such, major league organizations often attempt to develop as many shortstop prospects as possible. Consequently, the list of shortstop prospects is expansive; so expansive it warrants two separate articles. Part 1 explores the cream of the crop,

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Fernando Tatis Jr.
2019 Dynasty Baseball RankingsDynasty BaseballDynasty Prospect Rankings

Shortstop is arguably the most important and valuable defensive position in baseball. As such, major league organizations often attempt to develop as many shortstop prospects as possible. Consequently, the list of shortstop prospects is expansive; so expansive it warrants two separate articles. Part 1 explores the cream of the crop,

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PodcastPodcastPodcast

Keaton and Jake discuss the top 600 with resident rankings guru Jesse Roche. To all the fans of the pod, please rate and review us on your iTunes or Stitcher app. Every bit helps! League Transactions Josh Donaldson to Atlanta (3:00) CJ Cron, Tampa Bay/Minnesota (4:30) James Paxton traded to

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Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
2019 Dynasty Baseball RankingsDynasty BaseballDynasty Prospect Rankings

Strong arms and big power predominate at third base. Lacking enough range for shortstop, third base prospects linger on the edge of the defensive spectrum. One false step and a third base prospect moves to first base or a corner outfield position. Nonetheless, third base prospects are often extremely valuable

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Nick Senzel
2019 Dynasty Baseball RankingsDynasty BaseballDynasty Prospect Rankings

Second base is the land of misfit shortstops. Be they too small, too large, too weak-armed, or too immobile, these players fell down the defensive spectrum and landed at second base. However, this does not mean second base prospects cannot hit or hit for power. While second base is presently

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Peter Alonso
2019 Dynasty Baseball RankingsDynasty BaseballDynasty Prospect Rankings

With many future first base prospects currently playing at other positions, first base is shallower than expected. Due to the high hitting bar for first base prospects, they have a high failure rate. Nevertheless, first base prospects almost universally can hit for power, and occasionally develop into fantasy studs. The

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Francisco Mejia
2019 Dynasty Baseball RankingsDynasty BaseballDynasty Prospect Rankings

Catcher is easily the most shallow fantasy position. As arguably the most important defensive position in baseball, catchers rarely boast impressive offensive profiles. Furthermore, due to the learning curve and physical toll, catcher prospects carry enormous risk and require patience. Only 5-6 catcher prospects deserve a roster spot in shallower

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