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Digging for Diamonds

Digging for Diamonds

It is hard to believe, but here we are, wrapping up another exciting All-Star break and quickly approaching the trading deadline at the end of the month. The All-Star break is when many team owners and general managers start to truly reflect on the team the assembled this offseason and

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Digging for Diamonds

Danny Jansen‘s draft stock seemed primed for a meteoric rise as he entered the 2013 season as the Appleton West Terrors’ starting catcher. At 6-3/225, Jansen is big, strong, physical, and had all the requisite skills to stick at catcher. Several teams had already been in touch with him prior to his

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Digging for Diamonds

First base prospects can be an extremely divisive bunch among scouts, bloggers, and dynasty league players like you and I. Conventional wisdom teaches us that first base is typically reserved for the team’s most productive power hitters, along with third base and the corner outfielders. Therefore, you would expect several of the

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Chris McCullough, who turned 22 on February 5th, was drafted by the Brooklyn Nets at the end of the first round in 2015 and has not cracked their pathetic rotation, so I understand if anyone is skeptical about his fantasy upside. However, right now he will cost you almost nothing

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2017 Dynasty Basketball RankingsDigging for DiamondsDynasty Basketball

On June 27, 2013, the Boston Celtics selected Lucas Nogueira with the 16th overall pick in the NBA Draft. By June 29, 2014, Nogueira had already been traded three times (twice on draft night alone), and had not played a single minute of professional basketball. This is where our unsung

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In recent months I’ve examined hoops prospects I find interesting that may be worth acquiring or picking up on the waiver wire, depending on the size of your league. In yet another International Men of Mystery version of Digging for Diamonds, I’ll focus on 2016 1st round picks, Juan Hernangomez and Thon

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After riding the bench for most of the season, Lakers’ rookie center Ivica Zubac has posted three double-doubles in the last ten days despite playing fewer than 30 minutes in each contest. Born in a country that definitely exists – Bosnia and Herzegovina – Zubac played against top competition in Serbia before

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In the last edition of Digging for Diamonds I wrote up Willy Hernangomez and Richaun Holmes, a couple of intriguing “per minute darlings “that have yet to find consistent playing time. This time around, I’ll look at two prospects who have recently benefitted from more playing time – Caris LeVert and Montrezl

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I’m a sucker for two things when it comes to dynasty basketball prospects – efficiency and sexy defensive stats. If players are efficient, they’re more likely to get playing time and put up stats. Sexy defensive stats make for a high floor, because the player can be deployed as a useful specialist at minimum. That’s

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It’s everybody’s favorite time of year! No, not the holidays, I’m talking about prospects list season! This is the beginning of a series on sleepers, breakout, and post-hype prospects, starting today with post-hype catchers. These are guys who may or may not have exceeded rookie status (130 Major League at-bats) but who aren’t

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