Between packing what seems like an endless number of boxes in anticipation of the big move to New York, Joel Henard and I were able to record a two part ROTOscouting baseball podcast. In episode 9, we talk postseason awards, whether or not they matter and if the right players won. From a highly contested American League Cy Young race between Felix Hernandez and Corey Kluber to Clayton Kershaw winning both the National League Cy Young and Most Valuable Player awards, we cover them all.
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.
Today’s installment of Mike’s top-50 fantasy baseball prospects scouted includes a pair of Yankees, a 2014 1st round pick, an unheralded catching prospect and a young Rockies slugger. 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.
The 2014 season was a successful one in terms of baseball prospects scouted. Today’s players include a pair of young Phillies, a Red Sox third baseman hoping to establish himself in MLB and two, 25-year old’s working to rebound from injury-induced struggles at the upper levels. Add these players to watch lists and monitor their progress closely. Each has strengths and the ability to “click” if things break right, although none are a finished product.
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.
Joel Henard (@JoelHenard) on Twitter invited me to be a guest on his “The Fantasy Insiders” podcast which we recorded yesterday. The thirty minute segment wound up going over (as always). I like to talk baseball… A LOT! Joel has been busy interviewing current and former big leaguers and decided to include our prospect discussion with interviews of Eric Davis, Bruce Sutter and Jonathan Singleton. It’s great to see Joel landing big names and an honor for him to think 30-minutes with me was worthy of being included with one of the hottest young names in MLB and two hero’s from childhood. “The Fantasy Insiders” is a podcast to keep up with.
ROTOscouting scours the waiver wire for the best FAAB fantasy baseball targets every week. Last week’s pick, Jimmy Nelson, hurled 5.2 scoreless innings with six strikeouts in a win against the hot-hitting Marlins. This week we’ll look at pitching prospects set to make their debuts in the near future, a Rays pitcher tearing it up in Triple-A, and a pair of relievers who are smart pickups for owners speculating on saves. Bid recommendations are based on a $100 FAAB budget. Players listed are available in the majority of leagues across all three major platforms.
Last night, team ROTOscouting cashed in five, 50/50 tournaments — a nice night considering Buster Posey was out and family commitments kept me from a final check at daily fantasy baseball starting lineups. In all, $15,700 for five players yielded 13.91 points. Fortunately, having $19,300 to spread across five additional players afforded us Yasiel Puig and more. Monday through Friday, ROTOscouting will provide subscribers bargain basement options to help win the day.
30 games into the MILB season and a handful of MLB top prospects are knocking at the door of a Major League opportunity. It’s still early May, but team weaknesses at the MLB level are negatively affecting playoff hopes like the messy outfield situation in Los Angeles. The super-two cut off can’t come fast enough for some teams as they’re forced to decide between starting an MLB top prospects time clock or piss off the fan base. Once it passes, a handful of players will be promoted as saviors. Here’s a look at a few “guys” expected to be pushed into the spotlight by September.
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