The sexy prospects are finally making it baby!

It’s good to be back to the Pitcher Profile, with so many hot options out there to break down as we head into the ASB. While Lucas Giolito (who I was always spell wrong with two T’s the first time I type his name) has more “overall” prospect buzz, I think I might have been more excited that we finally got the Tyler Glasnow callup. I had continually been ranking him very favorably in my ranks in the 60s, and I’m not gonna lie, when I saw Steven Brault got the call before him (and this is even after Chad Kuhl too), I was dismayed. But alas! Glasnow made his debut last Thursday afternoon against the Cardinals with a lot of encouraging stuff coming out of it. Not too surprisingly, he was sent back down as he wasn’t needed for another start before the All-Star Break, but will he be back soon sooner or later? Well, here’s how he looked in his MLB debut, and an analysis on if you should be holding onto him on redraft rosters:

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REL baseball logo newNearing the break! Unlike the lunacy of MLB front offices, teams in the REL have been buying and selling in rebuilds and postseason aspirations since the first few weeks. I still don’t understand why rebuild teams in real life don’t start trading guys right away! I’m mostly mad the Brewers didn’t sell Chris Carter when I did in the REL… Why I should be their GM! Not some nerd who played Rotisserie baseball at Harvard

Nothing too huge in the standings, with the Nats still steamrolling the NL, but at least my Brewers gave em a 0-1 loss when I saw them play on July 4th! The AL is much more interesting, with the Blue Jays perched atop the standings. The Orange Birds and The Tribe both are within striking distance, while co-commish Slim has pushed the Astros into contention. With all their younguns, this should be quite the race! Here’s how week 14 went down in the 2016 REL League:

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REL baseball logo newAnother week is in the books in the Razzball Elite League, as we’re right at the halfway point through the first REL season. Hard to believe! Two teams are fighting for World Series appearances to become the fabled inaugural REL champ, and after ceding the top spot last week, The Orange Birds reclaimed their throne over the Blue Jays in an epic battle of the birds in the AL. The Aviary League! Bada bing. I have dad jokes! In the NL, the Nationals continue to dominate, with the San Fran Giants still clipping at the Cubs heels [paws] jostling for second place. Here’s how week 13 went down in the 2016 REL League, plus a look-in at the REL 2 League with how it’s shaping up:

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Oh man, what a Podcast we have for you today! This is easily our Pulitzer prize edition! On today’s show we talk about some pitchers, some hitters, ya know, the fantasy thing, but this is all about our special guest Jose Canseco! With the green light to joke around with him and everything being on the table, Grey and I really dive deep into Canseco’s media exploits and get to know the man, the myth, the legend. We easily put together one of the best interviews in Podcast history! Here’s out latest edition of the Razzball Baseball Podcast with Jose Canseco:

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Ugh, ranking pitchers is so annoying sometimes! You like a guy, he sucks a little, you stop liking him, he then gets better… I’m changing this to monthly rankings here on out, dammit!

OK, rant over. Don’t worry, I’ll stick with the weekly ranks. But after buying into the Anthony DeSclafani hype in the pre-season, to taking him out of my ranks, to then rank him very aggressively when he got off the DL, only to see two meh starts including a rough one against the lowly Braves, and now DeSclafani is looking good again with that wicked slider has my panties bunchier than the chocolate in Buncha Crunch. I’m having a roller coaster of emotions! I feel like Yordano Ventura on the mound, I’m coming unhinged! I watched a good bit of DeSclafani’s first start off the DL hosting the A’s and he looked pretty good, but didn’t give it my 100% undivided attention. I think for my own sanity I needed to take a look with how he pitched yesterday afternoon against the Padres, to finally have a decision on this guy… Here’s how DeSclafani’s fourth start on the year went down:

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REL baseball logo newAfter seemingly 12 weeks of status quo, we finally have a new leader in one of our REL divisions! The Toronto Blue Jays hot off a streaking week 11 took the AL lead by 1.5 Pts following a 5-point surge last night. Right in time for the weekly update! The Blue Jays offense has been red hot, so this massive streak the past few weeks makes sense.

Over on the NL side, the Nats continue to dominate with the Cubs starting to sag a bit behind. Got a few teams still in this race! Here’s how week 12 went down in the 2016 REL League:

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Grey and I are back! On today’s show, JB grills Grey on some of his preseason calls that we had debates on including Jonathan Lucroy, Grey grills JB on an awful trade he made earlier this season, then Grey explains why his brain is getting grilled in 120 degree heat. Grey is Fear and Loathing in the California Desert! We also discuss some pitchers who had near no-hitters the past week, a very surprising velocity uptick from a very veteran pitcher, and catch up on the red hot Blue Jays offense. Stupid Google changed what the dance mix song was when I Googled “dance music” at the end too! Ugh, maybe it’s a sign Joe Ross just being OK lately is a sign of things to come… Here’s our latest edition of the Razzball Baseball Podcast:

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I know, I know.  Most boring Pitcher Profile in the lauded history of the Pitcher Profiles…  But Tim Lincecum has been the talk of the town in some circles, that is, if the circle you’re in is at a retirement home…

I was hotly debating writing this week’s profile on the sexy new call-up Cody Reed, but legit decided to flip a coin to see who’s 2016 debut I would go with.  One side was Jennifer Lawrence and the other side Sir Laurence Olivier.  As in he’s old!  Wait, I don’t think he’s even alive…  Don’t fact check that…

It’s been several years since Old Tiny Tim has been fantasy relevant, and it’s only fitting that the reason why is a hip issue.  He shoulda pressed the Life Alert earlier!  But now he’s had the surgery, showed some flashes in his Minor League rehab games (7 inning 1-hitter with 8 Ks his last AAA start), and debuted for the Angels on Saturday afternoon.  Here’s how his 2016 debut went down going at the A’s:

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REL baseball logo newThe REL post is back, and we’ve got a team streaking!  Unfortunately they’re streaking in Canada, which is only safe for nudity 1-2 months out of the year.  Or else things might freeze off!  It’s like that time when you sit your kids down to watch Frozen, except you rented the one where those moron college kids get stuck on a ski lift…

The NL remains the Nats league to lose creating a little distance from the Cubs, but with a week-long offensivee outburst, look out for the Blue Jays!  They’re clipping on the Orange Birds’ heals (er, ummmm, talons) for the top spot in the AL.  Here’s how week 11 went down in the 2016 REL League:

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Jam-packed! Special edition! New segment! Cliche free! Well, this Podcast write-up surely isn’t cliche free, but we have an awesome podcast this morning! Our prospect guru Ralph Lifshitz joins us today to talk the MLB draft and profess his love for Kyle Lewis, then to some prospects that will impact redraft leagues like Alex Bregman, and finally a few deeper prospects to keep an eye for the future. I spoiled one of his favorite A ball pitchers he wanted to write about in his next post, my bad! Then of course Grey and I go through our normal shenanigans talking some hot pitchers, where Xander Bogaerts will rank next year, and some absolutely awesome segways if I don’t say so myself! Here’s our latest edition of the Razzball Baseball Podcast:

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