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Dodgers starting pitcher Dennis Santana is banging on the door of the major leagues. The 22-year old converted shortstop has worked his way up to Triple-A Oklahoma City by blowing hitters away with a live arm and an arsenal of three plus-pitches. During his first start for OKC, Santana continued

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Digging for DiamondsDynasty Baseball

Back in March, I used the Dynasty Profiler to look at stats from the 2017 minor league season and search for players whose hitting and pitching profiles suggested that they might deserve more credit from dynasty owners. After all, not every successful major leaguer was featured on a Top-100 list.

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Mexican second baseman Esteban Quiroz didn’t generate a ton of hype after signing with the Boston Red Sox this past November. Maybe it was due to his ripe old age of 26, or maybe it was his diminutive 5’5” frame. The fact that he never cracked MLB Pipeline’s list of

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Digging for DiamondsDynasty Baseball

Imagine somewhere, in the vast wasteland that is the current state of dynasty baseball catcher valuation, there is a seedling too small for most people to see: a single sprout of green in a sea of brown dust. This tiny plant will grow into a sturdy, robust fantasy catching asset

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Digging for DiamondsDynasty Baseball

Valuable pitchers seem to emerge out of thin air every season. Not all produce sustained value, but guys who give owners a season’s worth of above-average returns for the cost of a free agent add are extremely valuable pieces in a team’s championship puzzle. I want to spotlight a few

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Digging for DiamondsDynasty Baseball

I believe it was Confucius who posed the question, “If a prospect flourishes at the minor league level, but he is not a Top 100 prospect, does it even matter?” Many in the baseball community would answer with a definitive “No.” Being a devout contrarian, I set out to find

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Digging for DiamondsDynasty Basketball

With Tobias Harris and Avery Bradley both in LaLa Land (can you tell I am not from the west coast?), opportunity is abound in the Detroit Pistons backcourt. Harris and Bradley previously both ate up proper starter’s minutes, leaving little room for Detroit’s 2017 and 2015 first round draft picks,

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Digging for Diamonds

As we enter the post-deadline duration of the fantasy baseball season, it is important to begin identifying potential trade targets once the regular season ends. If you are like me, you like to get a jump on those guys you just know are going to get a ton of hype this

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Digging for DiamondsDynasty Basketball

I’ll concede that Kings’ rookie big man, Skal Labissiere, was not really on my radar until recently. (Am I even spelling his name right?) While those who cling to WARP projections and CARMELO forecasts (such as myself) can claim to have “seen coming” Nikola Jokic before others, over reliance on such

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If it weren’t for Isaiah Thomas, we’d all probably see Tyler Ulis’ 5’10” height and 2nd round pedigree and overlook him as a fantasy prospect. Even with what IT2 has done, it’s fair to say most dynasty owners barely registered Ulis’ existence prior to his now-infamous tiny-man, jump ball battle and

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