Vance Worley was a solid, but unspectacular starting pitcher with the Philadelphia Phillies. Injuries derailed his career, but the right-handed hurler righted the ship with the Pirates in 2014. Just 27, fantasy baseball owners want to know if he has staying power. Can Pittsburgh’s reclamation project be counted on as rotation depth in dynasty and keeper leagues?
The minor league season has concluded, but we are far removed from the days of baseball being confined to the summer months. Next week marks the beginning of the six week long Arizona Fall League where top prospects will compete against one another. The six teams form like Voltron with each Major League organization sending seven representatives; players will shuffle on and off of the roster from there. The Arizona Fall League is often the stepping stone from which prospects in the lower minors transition into Double-A the following year.
Finally, the unveiling of the five best baseball prospects scouted in 2014. All are outfielders who project for a combination of power and speed. It’s an exciting group of impact talents who range from High-A to MLB. At ROTOscouting, our motto is, “Fantasy Baseball Fueled By Baseball Scouting”. In living up to this, any and all future prospect and player lists published here will have a fantasy baseball slant.
Today’s installment of Mike’s top-50 fantasy baseball prospects scouted includes four Single-A standouts from the Pirates, Rangers, Red Sox and Rockies, as well as a rookie outfielder in the thick of a pennant race. At ROTOscouting, our motto is, “Fantasy Baseball Fueled By Baseball Scouting”. In living up to this, any and all future prospect and player lists published here will have a fantasy baseball slant.
Today’s piece marks the third of ten breaking down my top-50 baseball prospects scouted in 2014. In it, a pair of Yankees are highlighted, as well as prospects from the Pirates, White Sox and Red Sox. At ROTOscouting, our motto is, “Fantasy Baseball Fueled By Baseball Scouting”. In living up to this, any and all future prospect and player lists published here will have a fantasy baseball slant.
Coming in at just short of an hour, episode two of the ROTOscouting baseball podcast is packed with information on Pirates, Cubs and September call ups, among other things. Chris Blessing also makes an appearance to discuss a number of players scouted this season in the South Atlantic and Southern Leagues. Subscribe to the Podcast on ITunes and never miss an episode. If not an ITunes user, listen here.
A couple of weeks ago, the first ROTOscouting baseball podcast went live. Today, it’s exciting to announce we’re now on ITunes. In our first episode, Joel Henard and I break down the Boston Red Sox. From the trade deadline to what reinforcements are in the minor league system, years of scouting teams in Greenville, Lowell and Pawtucket provide an in depth knowledge of where the organization is headed in the future.
Pittsburgh Pirates pitching prospect Luis Heredia has hit a development wall. After a stellar 2012 season, Heredia ranked as a top-100 prospect. Then, the youngster disappeared. Expected to debut in full season West Virginia at the start of 2013, the youngster was held back for fitness reasons in extended Spring Training. Debuting in June, Heredia struggled with control and doubled his walk rate, earning a return trip to the South Atlantic League. With the right-hander’s value at an all-time low, is a rebound possible?
Last week on FAAB Fantasy Baseball Targets we focused on players to stash for later this year or 2015. One of those players, Adam Duvall was promoted to the majors yesterday and will see time at the corners. Hopefully, readers stashed him last week while available for $1. This week we’ll look at a few other recent call ups. As always, bid recommendations are based on a $100 FAAB budget. Players listed are available in the majority of leagues across all major fantasy platforms.
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.
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