It has been a lost season for the Texas Rangers. After the torrent of activity this past winter, their plans went awry when injuries decimated the roster. While the offense has struggled to cope with the absence of Jurickson Profar and Prince Fielder, the Texas Rangers rotation has been hit hardest; collectively, they have posted the second worst ERA and FIP in baseball.
As the Boston Red Sox play out the string of a lost season, the front office is hard at work, evaluating what needs to be done to bounce back next year. With a blockbuster trade for Yoenis Cespedes at the 2014 MLB trade deadline and a high-profile, record-breaking signing to win a bidding war for Rusney Castillo, the Red Sox 2015 outfield is shaping up to look nothing like the 2014 Opening Day version. Let’s take a closer examination.
Scouting an organization’s baseball prospects gives ROTOscouting an edge. When evaluating an MLB depth chart for the next wave of prospects ready to break through, we rely on baseball scouting to help identify players ready to fill a Major League team’s most pressing need. An example of this is the Cardinals outfield. Readers want Oscar Taveras to be handed the center field job, but ROTOscouting scouted Randal Grichuk as a better up the middle defender. When the call up was made, it was Grichuk, not Taveras who received the first call. Check out our picks for players likely to be first to the show.
MLB Stock Watch: Puello’s down, but can he rebound?Post-hype sleeper in the Cardinals’ outfield? A pitcher on the verge of returning from Tommy John surgery? Five-tool prospect whose stock is down? In the baseball universe, tracking every player’s successes and failures would be a full time job with overtime. For MLB Stock Watch, we’ll do the heavy lifting and identify players with the talent to shine. More importantly, future opportunity will be assessed using MLB depth charts. For a player to be included in the series, talent must meet opportunity because fantasy baseball owners need first crack at the best of what’s next.
Looking through the waiver wire haphazardly is a waste of time. As a fantasy manager you need to scour MLB depth charts to find the next hidden gem. This series will assist fantasy managers by identifying players completely off the radar that will produce fantasy gold at black-market prices. Specifically managers need to consider current incumbent production (or lack thereof), talent level, and organizational status (i.e, tendencies to promote, arbitration clocks, and/or financial considerations). This week’s picks include a pitcher known for hitting triple digits, third baseman with helium and a former first round pick hoping to reinvent himself.
Looking through the waiver wire haphazardly is a waste of time. As a fantasy manager you need to scour MLB depth charts to find the next hidden gem. This series will assist fantasy managers by identifying players completely off the radar that will produce fantasy gold at black-market prices.
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