Russell Carleton, Baseball Prospectus
Mike gets it. The good prospect writers take their radar gun to the park. The really good ones take along an open mind as well. Mike is always trying to learn more about the game, look at it from new angles, and challenge himself. That’s mark of a good student of anything!
Dave Laurila, FanGraphs
A few years ago, when I was contributing to a Scout.com publication, Mike Newman convinced me to rank Xander Bogaerts the top prospect in the Red Sox organization. Will Middlebrooks was the consensus No. 1 at the time, but Mike was adamant Bogaerts was better. Going into last season, Mookie Betts wasn’t rated among Boston’s top 30 prospects by Baseball America. Mike told me Betts belonged in the top 10. As colleagues at FanGraphs, Mike and I were in Phoenix for spring training 2013. Every day we traveled to a ballpark, with Mike spending all of his time on the back fields watching prospects. On our way back to the hotel, he’d talk about who he’d been impressed with. Jace Peterson and Matt Wisler were among the notables. To say he has a good eye for talent would be an understatement.
JD Sussman, FanGraphs, Bullpen Banter
For years, Mike and I have bounced ideas off one another. I’ve always considered him a friend and a mentor. At times our evaluations differ, but you can always count on Mike to report his honest opinion. No click bait, no over-hyping to sell subscriptions and REAL prospect grades you can trust.
Chad Young, RotoGraphs
Playing in some extremely deep leagues (let’s just say potential amateur draft picks are getting picked up about a year before the draft), I am always looking for the best information I can find on which prospects to target, which to forget, and who is about to burst onto the scene. ROTOscouting.com does a great job combining scouting, data, and a fantasy focus. I never make a trade for a prospect (or trade one away) without looking here first.
Brandon Warne, FanGraphs, Pioneer Press, 96.3 KTwin, Minnesota Sports Broadcast Network
I’ve read and watched Mike’s work for a number of years, and it’s among my go-tos in the business. He’s right there with Baseball America, Baseball Prospectus, and Perfect Game. He’s that good.
Toby Hyde, Mets Minor League Blog, Savannah Sand Gnats Radio
Mike knows his stuff. He goes to games, he watches baseball like a pro, and he writes about it cleanly and clearly. I’ve been talking baseball with Mike for years, and am much the better for it. I learn something or Mike challenges me to think about the game nearly every time we chat.
Milhouse, ROTOscouting Subscriber
The information in this newsletter is different than other outlets. A great blend of prospect and fantasy. What’s great is the action oriented advice given. “Go get this guy while his stock is still low.” “Try to trade this guy for players x or y.” Fantasy baseball enthusiasts should buy low on this before other people in their league take note.
Tyler, ROTOscouting Subscriber
I really enjoy the strategy of fantasy baseball, and with so much fantasy writing focused on 5×5 roto leagues or the stats of players, ROTOscouting stood out from day 1 – especially in deep leagues, where managers chase hot prospects and undervalue the middle tier, having a realistic perspective of someone who is watching prospects in action is a great way to keep track of names that might not be high in many top prospect lists but could still have a meaningful fantasy impact.
Ben, Former ROTOscouting Subscriber, Current Contributor
The Strategy Session with Mike was informative, helpful, convenient, and fun. We got a time set up really quickly, connected through a Google Plus hangout, and spent our time discussing where my keeper team was at, where it was going, and a handful of offers that I was considering for my squad. Beyond being able to address team needs and strengths, Mike provided great insights on players to target in my re-draft based on my lineup and my league’s scoring system. I highly recommend scheduling a Strategy Session and taking your team to the next level.
Brett, ROTOscouting Subscriber
I want to thank you for the time spent with me on the consultation offered as part of the subscription to the site. It was as enjoyable a 90-minutes as i’ve ever had talking baseball — prospects in particular. Each league has a minor league system of six to 12 players. After we spoke, I moved a few of my 1st round picks for 1st division starters and drafted a number of the sleeper prospects we talked about who are playing very well and receiving press. I really enjoy the chats you and Tory Hernandez do, as well as the scouting reports on prospects and potential FAAB top targets. ROTOscouting.com is a weapon for anyone who wants the best in prospect scouting and wants to excel in the leagues they are in. Its almost to good to tell my competitors about! Keep up the great work.
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