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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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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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While Ben wrapped up the AL side on Tuesday, I’m lagging behind thanks to a scheduling quirk. Here’s the NL Central: Chicago Cubs: Junior Lake, OF I’ve written about Lake before over at Baseball Prospectus, but he’s the guy for this post. He’s going to get a ton of at-bats in

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And so our tour of the Junior Circuit comes to an end with the AL West. In this edition, I don’t have to write about David Lough. Life is good. Houston Astros: Robbie Grossman, OF I think Jonathan Villar is the best post-prospect candidate on Houston’s roster, but I’ve written

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As Ben has so graciously introduced this series, I’ll dispense with the lengthy introduction and move right to the good stuff: Atlanta Braves: Evan Gattis, C We’re in a weird place with Gattis in the fantasy/online community. He was so hyped early on, and then became overrated and then stunk

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Last week on TDG, I kicked off this series with a look at five post-prospects in the AL East. I’ll continue my tour of the junior circuit below with a look at the AL Central, which contains an interesting mix of rebuilding teams, teams with a legitimate shot in 2014

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On the surface, Mike Minor’s 4.12 ERA in 2012 is about as bland as it comes. And with Thanksgiving a day away, bland is unacceptable. We want succulent turkey, the sweetest cranberry sauce imaginable and all 21 of Craig Goldstein’s pies. Seriously. He’s making 21 pies. But if you were

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Over the next few months, both here and on various other Internet Web Sites around the Internet, you’re going to read a lot about prospects. Prospects are sexy. It’s easy to gloss over their flaws, because those flaws are just projections. Sure, Bubba Starling might strike out 30% of the

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Wil Myers took home the American League Rookie of the Year award in predictable fashion, giving the Tampa Bay Rays three ROYs in the past six years. Evan Longoria won the award in 2008, and Jeremy Hellickson followed suit in 2011. Hellickson went 13-10 in 29 starts that season, posting

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Mike Olt has had a really crappy 2013 season. After crushing Double-A pitching in 2012 and shooting through the minors to earn a cup of MLB coffee, Olt began this year as a victim of the Rangers’ offensive depth. Blocked at his natural position by Adrian Beltre and also behind

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