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In case you missed it, May rolled over into June yesterday, which is an exciting development for those of us who’ve been stashing guys like Wil Myers, Zack Wheeler, and Christian Yelich.  Most folks are projecting dates in mid-June for the Super Two cutoff, so we’re likely just a couple weeks away from some high-impact call-ups.  Of course, these Super Two projections are an inexact science, and it’s always possible that ball clubs err on the side of caution, and give it an extra week or two for cushion.  In any case, Myers, in particular, is heating up at just the right time.  I’d already speculated that his cold start wouldn’t delay his timetable much, but you can forget that conversation entirely now.  Through his last ten, Myers is batting .341 with 5 homers and 19 RBI.  If he’s somehow available in your league, now is a good time to stash him.

Raul Mondesi | SS, Royals – I’ve written about him as Adalberto Mondesi in the past, but he’d like to be called Raul now.  The 17-year-old is hitting .351/.390/.676 with 3 homers through his last ten games.  That stretch includes a game in which he hit for the cycle.  If he continues raking at Low-A at age 17, he’ll move into the top ten on several off-season prospect lists.

Anthony Rendon | 3B, Nationals – The Nats have promoted Rendon to Triple-A, where he’ll spend most of his time playing 2B.  It seems Washington is intensifying their consideration of Rendon as a replacement for Danny Espinosa.

Jake Marisnick | OF, Marlins – Marisnick has six homers through his first 28 games at Double-A Jacksonville, posting an ISO north of .300, which is ridiculous. Still, he needs to close some holes in his swing before the Marlins can feel comfortable promoting him — a 36/5 K/BB is a tad alarming.

Andrew Heaney | RHP, Marlins – Through two starts and 9.1 IP at High-A Jupiter, Heaney has whiffed 15, walked 3, and allowed zero earned runs.  The 9th overall pick last June should push through to Double-A before long.

Mike Olt | 3B/1B, Rangers – Olt has returned after dealing with an eye issue for the past month.  He homered in his first game back.  The 24-year-old has huge power and is prone to streakiness, so don’t be surprised if he catches a heater here and starts bombing like crazy.

Gerrit Cole | RHP, Pirates – Cole allowed no runs and only 3 baserunners in 7 IP his last time out, whiffing 5 in the process.  He’s not far from a call-up, but he needs to show some consistency first.

Robert Stephenson | RHP, Reds – The Reds top pitching prospect is having a nice year in the Midwest League and his best start of the season came this past Thursday.  The 20-year-old allowed only 1 hit while whiffing 9 and walking 2 through 6.2 IP.  No runs crossed the plate.  Through 11 starts, Stephenson posted a 3.32 ERA, a 1.09 WHIP, and a K/9 at 11.6.

George Springer | OF, Astros – Springer continues in to scorch the Texas League, collecting 3 more homers in his last 5 games.  He leads the minors with 16 on the year.

Jonathan Singleton | 1B, Astros – Singleton returned from suspension earlier in the week and has taken part in three contests at Quad Cities so far.  He’s homered in all three games.  Perhaps he’s a little too advanced for Low-A ball.

Xander Bogaerts | SS, Red Sox – Bogaerts is starting to find his power stroke, cracking 3 homers in his last three games at Double-A Portland.  The 20-year-old has his YTD line up to .290/.380/.478.

Oscar Taveras | OF, Cardinals – Taveras wasn’t recovering as quickly as the Cardinals thought he would, and he’s now been placed on the disabled list.  It’s been three weeks since baseball’s best offensive prospect has taken the field.  Sad Scott is sad.

Trevor Bauer | RHP, Indians – In his last three outings at Triple-A Columbus, Bauer has allowed 18 runs through 16.1 IP.  During that same stretch, the 22-year-old has posted a K/BB at 10/14.  That Didi Gregorius trade keeps looking better and better for the D’Backs.

  1. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    we no Myers,Yelich and Wheeler but whos a few more under the radar guys that will be getting the call really soon,love the post bro thanks

    • Bombo Rivera says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC: He’s not really under the radar, but he wasn’t mentioned in this writeup. . . Puig could get the call as soon as today.

      • Bombo Rivera says:
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        @Bombo Rivera: Then again, maybe that’s just wishful thinking, as my RCL team needs him to come up and start raking.

        • AL KOHOLIC says:
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          @Bombo Rivera: yeah,id love to see him up to

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      There aren’t a whole lot of fantasy-relevant types that clubs were holding back to avoid Super Two status. A couple names to keep in mind — Kyle Gibson, Gerrit Cole.

  2. The badger says:
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    You prefer Myers to lo Cain or nava?

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      There’s bigger upside with Myers.

  3. TheNewGuy says:
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    Seems G Polancos taken after all. Who do you like the best of the rest of that motley crew, or is there an under the radar guy (J Bonifacio etc) you prefer?

    Someones recently grabbed Alberto Mondesi in our league, I could always grab Raul Mondesi to trump him now ha. Raul Mondesi….he just wants to be named after the former ball player!

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @TheNewGuy:Just to remind you other available guys were Webster, Austin, M Perez.

      And Bauer gah….think im glad I jumped ship on him!

    • tyler says:
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      @TheNewGuy: could be he wants to be named after ‘that former ball player’ cause it his dad?!?

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @tyler: It isnt though, theres another Raul Mondesi Jnr in the Rays system thats his dad!

        • tyler says:
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          @TheNewGuy: “In July of 2011, the Kansas City Royals signed 16-year old Dominican Raul Adalberto Mondesi for $2 million. Mondesi, the son of Raul Mondesi, who played in the major leagues 13 years, mainly with the Los Angeles Dodgers, now plays for the Lexington Legends, the Royals Low-A minor league affiliate. On Monday, still only 17-years old, Raul Adalberto Mondesi hit for the cycle.”

          maybe he had two kids /after all it ain’t china

          source: http://kckingdom.com/2013/05/28/kansas-city-royal-farmhand-raul-adalberto-mondesi-hits-for-the-cycle/

        • Scott Evans

          Scott Evans says:
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          Adalberto “Raul” Mondesi is indeed the son of former the former big leaguer.

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Stetson Allie is an interesting slugger… small margin for error, but he’s mashing right now & should start to push through quickly.

      • steve says:
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        @Scott Evans: Ha! ESPN has allie listed as a SP. I wonder how that would work since he wouldn’t ever have any stats?

  4. TheNewGuy says:
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    Stepho the top prospect in the Reds system now? Wow how B-Ham as fallen…

    He having problems hitting for a good enough AVG to show off his speed then? Havent heard about him in a good while.

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      I meant to write pitching prospect. Hamilton heating up & still #1… apologies.

  5. Jamiehov says:
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    My offense is really struggling. Do you prefer Myers or Yelich as a stash for this yr? Love the write ups!

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Myers

  6. AdamH says:
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    Rodon dealt again yesterday.

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Kids on fire!

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      at pitching, perhaps…

  7. joeg414 says:
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    Skaggs may get the call Tue vs Cards(tough match up). Is he worth a start? And will he stay around?

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      I’m adding him wherever I can, in case he sticks this time, but probably wise to keep him benched vs the Cards, who appear to be in scorched earth mode… torching everybody.

  8. Steven A says:
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    I like Mondesi, but I LOVE Addison Russell! After a terrible start in A+ at such a young age he has really held his own. I think he has a real chance to turn into a stud shortstop!

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      No doubt. Helluva hit tool on him … was surprised to see him struggle early on in the Cali League

  9. Emily says:
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    Yasiel Puig was pulled from his Double A game yesterday while the Dodger determine Carl Crawford’s status – is it worth grabbing him now? I’m in a keeper league and would have to drop Nolan Arenado or Travis Wood to pick him up

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      If it’s a full keeper, I’d definitely grab him now… dropping Wood. But Crawford’s injury looks like nothing more than a cramp & he shouldn’t require a DL stint. Even so, there’s reason to believe Puig will arrive & take some playing time from Ethier within a few weeks.

  10. Shawn of the mostly living says:
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    Drop Arenado or Cashner for Myers? Or hold?

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      If Arenado is just wasting space on your bench, I’d swap him for Myers.

      • Shawn of the mostly living says:
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        Yeah, La Roche is holding my IF spot, I’m thinking he’s a better bet going forward over Arenado. I have Wright at 3B. I think Arenado is going to blow up at some point but I guess myers has more upside@Scott Evans:

  11. The Flayed Man says:
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    Hello,

    Great article.

    In a 12 team dynasty would you move Gyorko/Archer for Darvish, Sale or Miller? Or maybe Medlen/Billy Hamilton? Or Medlen/Eaton? This team is desperate for Gyoko/2B and is sending me crazy offers.

    Thanks.

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Yeah, I’d do it for Darvish in a heartbeat.

  12. TheNewGuy says:
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    Right when games start its time to get a stash for next week, before they get snapped up (same guy in our league nabbs every called up prospect before everyone else! Inside source maybe…).

    Gotta be Myers over Oscar then? I just think Myers might struggle initially, based on his K rate, whereas Taveras should find it much easier adapting with his hit tool. Would take Wheeler over both tbh but my pitching staffs pretty sick in this league.

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Myers over Oscar only because Myers has a direct route.

  13. Joe says:
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    Question regarding Wheeler. I’m in 9th in a 10 team H2H keeper, I may be able to move Matt Moore/McCann for Kipnis/Wheeler. Based on our set up, it will be tough to keep either Kipnis or Moore (although Moore will be easier to hang onto) but I should almost definitely be able to keep Wheeler, so he would end up being the main piece in the deal for me. That seem worth it or am I better off just sticking with Moore (or trying to deal him for something else) and hoping my team gets its act together since I’m definitely not out of the playoff race just yet? Right now I’m rolling with Lowrie/Weeks at 2B.

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      I’d hold & do everything possible to keep Moore. Wheeler is a great prospect, but Matt Moore still brings bigger upside.

  14. Sheriff McRawDawg says:
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    Has Bogaerts’ ETA changed much recently?

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Nah… Arrival a year from now seems most likely. Could get a September call if he continues raking.

  15. Benny says:
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    Could you rank the following guys for long-term successfulness ? I’m in a dynasty league and wanted to get your thoughts as I try and make some moves now for a better roster in the next few seasons:

    J. Fernandez, M. Wacha, T. Skaggs, Cingrani, Stephenson, .E. Ramirez.

    Also – what do you think Stephenson’s ETA will be?

    Thanks as always!

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Fernandez, Stephenson, Skaggs, Wacha, Ramirez, Cingrani

      2015 on Stephenson

  16. TheNewGuy says:
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    Puig’s up…yay!

    Missed out on him…nay!

  17. TheNewGuy says:
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    That was one of the upsidey prospects id heard about… Roman Quinn. Speedy shortstop with pop. Do you know much about him/ even heard of him??

    Thinking of adding him to the last spot on my prospect roster, heard the quote “a better billy Hamilton” by one place.

    • Scott Evans

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      Quinn has elite speed, but there’s mixed reports on his overall hit tool… also, there are concerns he won’t cut it defensively at short, so he’ll end up in CF. He’s no Billy Hamilton in my eyes…

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Scott Evans: Knew you’d know something about him :) . Also Delino DeShields, a guy i used to have I remember….good OBP and speed this year but that power seems to have evaporated. Worth taking a shot and adding?

        • Scott Evans

          Scott Evans says:
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          I’d pass he looses most of his value if he’s not stealing bases.

  18. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Hey Scott, will Profar be worth $9 of a $260 budget next season?

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      He’s ready to bring that sort of value, but his opportunity is tough to gauge at this point. I lean toward yes in a keeper, no in a redraft.

  19. Nate says:
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    Do you think there’s any chance of Yordano Ventura getting called up any time soon, this year, next year?

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      If he arrives as a starter, I doubt we see him ’til next year, but if he arrives as a relief arm, he could surface late this year.

  20. Fister Furbush says:
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    Have some serious questions Scott.

    1. Who wins in this trade. Hamilton and Medlen….for Holliday and Fister

    2.Pick three to start in a points league
    Burnett @ ATL @ Chc
    Corbin home versus SF
    Cueto home vs col(I own tulo and cargo)
    Hamels home vs MIA

    3. Ina tenteam league, I have the number four waiver, wheeler and Balfour are both on waivers. My RP’s are currently Parnell and Frieri. Ether drop Frieri for Balfour, or drop Kendrys on my bench for wheeler? If both are available after waiver goes throu, make both transactions?

    I really appreciate the help and your opinion. May the fantasy gods be with you!

    FF

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      1. Holliday/Fister
      2. Burnett, Hamels, Corbin
      3. Yeah, I’d try for both adds

  21. mike luck says:
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    what do you think of taking Michael Wacha and dropping Dan Haren for him?
    Am in a keeper NL league and would not keep Haren next year and could have Wacha for the rest of this and all of next year.
    What is your opinion of Tyler Skagg? Can use for DL replacement for Huston Street.
    Street is would also be dropped as well in my keeper league if Skaggs does well.
    I am in last place and also have three hitters on the DL as well. (Chavez Tabata and Stanton)

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      You can drop Haren for Wacha. Skaggs is a solid addition if you have room.

  22. TheNewGuy says:
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    And another question, just cos im kinda bored and theres no good baseball on right now.

    Is Archie Bradley likely to be the no1 pitching prospect going into 2014? With Cole and Wheeler likely up by then, I wonder if this kid could be top of the list, and by all accounts hes been dominant. Love having a guy that could top the pitching ranks for once, so glad I traded Bauer over him!

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Between Bradley & Taijuan Walker… probably Walker, but long way to go.

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Scott Evans: Thanks man.

        Ok pick one for my final prospect farm slot:

        Delino De Shields, Webster, T Austin, Fried, Meyer, M Perez, R Quinn.

        Always looking at biggest upside.

        • Scott Evans

          Scott Evans says:
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          Fried

  23. The Flayed Man says:
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    One last dynasty question. 12 team roto. Would you trade Choo for Jeff Samardzija? I’m looking for a pitching upgrade and moving Choo. I tried for Darvish, Latos and Scherzer. I lead most hitting categories but am last in Wins and K’s.

    Thanks.

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      I’d hold Choo.

  24. Dan says:
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    I’m in a fantasy league that has 16 categories including XBH, OBP, OPS, QS, K/9, K/BB. I have Wacha and Puig on my team and my buddy has Wheeler and Myers. We are talking about making a $100 bet, where at the end of the season we would add up the scores of each of our 2 players on the player rater and whoever has the combo with the higher score wins.

    I think he has a slight advantage in talent, but I think Wacha and Puig could have great seasons and I have the advantage in that my 2 players are in the big leagues and his are still in the minors, at least for the time being. Would you make the bet?

    • DegenerateDave says:
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      @Dan:

      Absolutely! You’re getting a 2-4 week head start. Wacha will definitely out earn Wheeler (better team) and if Puig can hold his own he is up for good. We might not see Myers until July with the Rays “playing it safe with Super 2″ ways.

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      I’d be hesitant because if Puig struggles in his first taste of big league ball, LA will demote him when Kemp returns.

  25. Fried Fish Fan says:
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    Who is the better stash, erasmo ramirez or gerrit cole? Skaggs above both?

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Considering Skaggs’s current opportunity, I’d roll with him. Erasmo a hair ahead of Cole, though.

      • Fried Fish Fan says:
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        @Scott Evans: picked up skaggs thanks.
        how far away is erasmo from a call up? Is he worth stashing and dropping gausman, cishek or Freese for? Also slowly losing patience with Brett Anderson..

        • Scott Evans

          Scott Evans says:
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          Erasmo should arrive later this month… he’s a pretty well-kept secret right now, so I doubt you need to stash just yet…

          • Fried Fish Fan says:
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            @Scott Evans: very much appreciated Scott, excited for your new article coming out tomorrow. As always great stuff on here!

  26. low walk high k says:
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    Better last minor leaguer stash? Mondesi or Allie?

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Mondesi

      • low walk high k says:
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        @Scott Evans:
        Cool thanks. How about Allie vs Dahl? I already own taveras, puig, springer but also roster votto and prince.

        • Scott Evans

          Scott Evans says:
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          Dahl has bigger upside, but Allie can really mash… he’s limited defensively, though, so small margin for error. I’d go Dahl…

          • low walk high k says:
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            @Scott Evans:
            Awesome thx

  27. TheNewGuy says:
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    So Puigs up…what can we expect from him mate, is he the real deal, the Cespedes 2.0 that everyones saying?

    I traded Dickey for him in my non keeper where I just missed out on Puig last night. Needed OFs and thought Puig would stick but now hear he might not. Anythewhoo Ive finally got rid of Dickey its time to celebrate!

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      If he doesn’t hit during this little trial run, and plenty of rookies don’t hit right away, they’ll probably demote him when Kemp returns.

  28. TheNewGuy says:
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    Just about to add Wheeler after hearing the news and….hes gone. Same friggin team again! I wish I knew his source.

    So seems ill have to be one step ahead from now on. Already stashing Myers, Cole the clear next best pitching stash right now?

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Probably Erasmo… my stash list power rankings come out this Wednesday…

  29. 3YEARPLAN says:
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    18 team roto keeper 23 player roster + 12 player Farm reserve
    AVG,HR,RBI,R, SB & 123 (1B +(2Bx2) +(3Bx3)+ BB) Whew!
    W,Sv,ERA, IP, H/IP, K/BB….. $130 instead of $260
    Offering $16 Longoria looking to rebuild
    What’s a fair asking price (maybe 2 players?) out of this list:
    Jose Fernandez $4, Arenado $4, Zunino $1, Javier Baez $1, Miguel Sano $1, Kolten Wong $1 and Michael Pineda $1.
    I turned down is Longoria for Arenado offer, but want to counter… Some sage advice PLEASE

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Longo for $16, which is a great price for him…

      • 3YEARPLAN says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey, I see your point, but our league has a $130 auction budget instead of the usual $260. Don’t ask me why, I just joined this long standing league this year and there seem to be a few oddities (besides the other owners!)

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      I’d target Jo-Fer, Baez & Sano… snagging two of those three would be a nice get.

      • 3YEARPLAN says:
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        @Scott Evans: Thanks Scott

      • 3YEARPLAN says:
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        @Scott Evans: @Scott Evans: Well, I got shot down on that offer. The owner was spoiled by his last trade where he picked up Braun & J. Weaver for Matt Harvey & an injured Fujikawa! I may go with Grey’s idea…
        Thanks again!

  30. chris says:
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    scott, rank your top prospect pitchers who will arrive soon, please include skaggs.

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      For long-term — Wheeler, Cole, Skaggs, Erasmo

      For ROS — Wheeler, Skaggs, Erasmo, Cole

  31. Aaron says:
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    Scott,

    I’m in a league where we can keep three minor leaguers from year to year. Is there anyone in this draft class that I should grab without hesitation (Bryant, Frazier, Meadows…)? I had Profar, Myers, and Bogaerts in my farm until Profar got the call, so now I have an open spot. I typically don’t go after pitchers, since they usually have innings limits (etc.) once they make the bigs. Thanks for your help. I really enjoy your posts.

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      I’d go Bryant… he’ll be ready for the bigs in a hurry & should be high-impact fantasy guy right away.

  32. Frank White says:
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    What up… I still have Profar on my wire.. should I grab him or Nava

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      I wouldn’t bother with Profar unless you have an obvious drop… Rangers will be sending him down upon Kinsler’s return

  33. Serious ShortEyes Problem says:
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    Perhaps you’ve noted this elsewhere, but do you have a best guess of when B. Hamilton might be up?

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