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Dynasty Baseball

With rankings season rapidly approaching, I decided to take a stroll down memory lane. As part of last year’s Top 500 coverage, I wrote this about Dodgers prospect Cody Bellinger, who checked in as the #49 ranked first baseman on the list: “Bellinger spent all of 2015 in the hitter-friendly

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GeneralProspect TalkUncategorized

Of the 1,215 players selected in the 2015 amateur draft, only 14 reached High-A (1.2 percent), and only a select three saw more than 50 plate appearances above A-ball. Second-overall pick, Alex Bregman; 132nd-overall pick, Willie Calhoun; and 852nd-overall pick, Kyle Garlick. We’ll get to the nearly-24 Garlick another day, but for now, we’ll focus

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Best known for inciting a bench-clearing brawl between the Reno Aces and Albuquerque Isotopes last summer, the Los Angeles Dodgers could not have possibly anticipated that Mike Bolsinger would become a permanent fixture in their starting rotation this season. He was the quintessential “break glass in case of emergency” option

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Despite a record-setting payroll, the Los Angeles Dodgers abysmal bullpen ultimately destroyed their playoff hopes last season. Among the myriad of moves the overhauled front office made, led by former small market masterminds Andrew Friedman and Farhan Zaidi, formerly of Tampa Bay and Oakland, respectively, the most critical centered around

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Bouncing BackRankings Counterpoint

Dan Haren was the stalwart leader of many a championship fantasy pitching rotation for almost a decade. He has won 130 major league games and made three All Star teams and has even been a Cy Young contender in both leagues. He began his career back in the days of high-octane offenses

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As with most Cuban imports, there is a lot that we don’t know about Alexander Guerrero. With the unknown comes additional risk – which of course provides risk takers with the opportunity to make a ton on their investment. There’s no clearer example of this than those who were willing

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UncategorizedUp the Middle

We’re down to just four teams left in the 2013 playoffs, and sticking with the idea of highlighting players from playoff teams, we’ll take a look at one of the better shortstops in the Midwest League this year – Dodgers’ shortstop prospect Corey Seager. Big brother Kyle Seager has had success

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I was really happy to see that Wilson had written about Zach Lee, because he had been on my mind lately and Wilson basically saved me 500 words to say much the same thing. I like Lee and I agree that boring can be beautiful. What got me thinking about

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