In the MLB Futures Game 2014, Kris Bryant headlines the US Team.The MLB Futures Game 2014 is approaching and rosters were released yesterday. Fortunately, ROTOscouting has recent scouting reports on four, World Team prospects in the game. In addition to those reports, we have notes and scouting information from our writers featured on other sites including Bullpen Banter and FanGraphs. Overall, the rosters boast an impressive collection of talent. From Rangers Joey Gallo to Cubs Javier Baez, all 30 MLB organizations are well represented. Full scouting reports were left as links. Blurbs where players were mentioned have been pulled as quotes.
Last week, FAAB Fantasy Baseball Targets focused on prospects waiting to receive the call. Eddie Butler did receive the call, but hit the disabled list after his first MLB start. It’s an example of why striking cheap and early is important. When a worst case scenario occurs, money saved from being the early bird can be re-allocated elsewhere. This week’s column will examine under-owned and under appreciated arms already on major league rosters. Bid recommendations are based on a $100 FAAB budget. Players listed are available in the majority of leagues across the three major fantasy platforms.
Finding daily fantasy baseball diamonds on a day with so few MLB games is a daunting task. When many owners are on the same guys, it’s difficult to select players outside of the “Captain Obvious” plays. Today, we’ll look at a discounted starting pitcher and multiple infielders worth starting today due to strong situational match ups. Monday through Friday, ROTOscouting brings readers bargain basement recommendations so owners can round out rosters with stars.
ROTOscouting knows fantasy managers don’t have time to scour depth charts, so this series brings the fantasy diamonds to an owners’ doorstep.This week’s MLB stock watch features a pair of toolsy outfielders buried on prospect lists and a Rays’ pitcher whose value is warming along with the weather. In each case there is reason to invest based on talent, opportunity, and organizational precedent.
Yesterday was a banner day for Daily Fantasy Baseball Diamonds. John Lackey, Shane Victorino and Chris Owings combined for 25.5 points at the rock bottom price of $13,400. Hopefully, readers cashed in on the picks and won big. Today’s diamonds include a quartet of undervalued assets with strong situational match ups. Check back Monday through Friday for my best value picks. Even better, subscribe and see every pick, every day for just $1 per week.
Daily Fantasy Baseball DiamondsAfter nearly two months of frustration, I dropped everything and moved ROTOscouting to a new paywall. This took time and limited my ability to produce this piece. With that completed, it’s back to daily fantasy baseball and picks for Friday. It’s a great day for bargain basement pick ups as my lineup was completed with $4,000 left over. The remaining cash was spent on a major pitcher upgrade, although my original pitcher will be included with today’s diamonds. To make up for the past couple of days, we’ll include four more player recommendations. Here’s to hoping the five picks win readers money on this rainy Friday (in Atlanta at least).
Monday night, Dustin Pedroia and Ian Desmond produced as daily fantasy baseball diamonds. Buster Posey and Martin Prado did not, but it’s tough to bat a thousand when digging deep for bargain basement plays. Today, we’ll discuss four more players with strong situational splits and excellent opposing pitcher match ups including a full outfield and under performing back stop. Monday through Friday, I’ll share my favorite picks of the day. Subscribe to ROTOscouting now and let’s win together!
Last week, I traveled about 1,000 miles to scout minor league baseball prospects. It was fun, but poor Internet service, combined with many hours away from a computer made daily picks impossible. Now back in Atlanta, a light travel week means a full slate of daily fantasy baseball diamonds for readers to enjoy! Today’s picks include a quartet of slumping MLB All-Stars with breakout worth match ups. Barring an overnight scouting trip, look for my daily picks every Monday through Friday only at ROTOscouting.
Last Thursday was a first look at the 6-foot-6, 225-pound Lucas Giolito, and suffice it to say he didn’t disappoint. When a teenage pitcher is ranked among the sport’s top prospects prior to his full-season debut, it’s a big deal. Yet, despite the inherent risk and volatility associated with high-risk/reward arms, the entire baseball industry seemed to be all-in on 19-year-old the right-hander this season.
The International League will play home to MLB top prospects waiting for their service clock to pass midnight. In 2013, Nick Castellanos, Wil Myers, Jake Odorizzi, Billy Hamilton, and Gerrit Cole spent time at the level, and 2014 will be another strong season in terms of top prospects with impact potential. This season, more than a dozen current and former top-100 prospects will open the year in Triple-A with a shot at MLB glory.
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