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There hasn’t been much turnover from our last revision until now, so the names here are pretty much the same ones we’ve been talking about for a few weeks.  There are a few exceptions, though:  Grant Green was on the list much earlier this season, but disappeared from these ranks for the last several weeks.  His recent hot streak in conjunction with Oakland’s need of a reliable second baseman has propelled him all the way up to #3.  Xander Bogaerts also makes his top 10 debut this week.  Other than that, there’s a little bit of shuffling around, but the core group (Erasmo, Yelich, C-Mart, Taveras, Castellanos, Hamilton) is still intact.

1.   Erasmo Ramirez, RHP, Mariners (Previously Ranked #1):  Erasmo has looked much more hittable since our last revision, allowing 10 earned runs and 20 hits over his last three starts.  Still, Ramirez has posted a 20/4 K/BB during that stretch and firsthand accounts suggest that his stuff hasn’t lagged.  Jeremy Bonderman couldn’t make it through four frames his last time out, and Erasmo’s call-up now appears sooner than ever.

2.  Carlos Martinez, RHP, Cardinals (#5):  The Cards are giving Michael Wacha a little breather in hopes of saving his arm for the stretch run in case there’s a need.  That would put Carlos Martinez next in line for starts in St. Louis.  Joe Kelly will fill the immediate gap in the rotation, but as soon as he falters, C-Mart will step in.  Filthy dirty stuff will make him a premium fantasy option as soon as he’s starting ballgames.

3.  Grant Green, 2B, Athletics (N/R):  Just two days ago I wrote this:  “Green is on fire at Triple-A Sacramento, hitting .455/.489/.909 with 4 homers through his last 10 games.  On the year, he’s batting .320/.377/.511 with 11 long balls.  The A’s could use a steady option at 2B, and Green could be an above average fantasy MI as soon as he arrives in Oakland, which could be soon.  Expect to see him in my prospect power rankings revision this coming Wednesday.”  And here he is.

4.  Michael Wacha, RHP, Cardinals (#2):  I just explained the Cardinals’ plan to pace out Wacha’s workload, which is a clear indication that the 22-year-old is a still in their 2013 plans.  Wacha’s upside isn’t quite as good as Martinez’s or Ramirez’s, but we’ve seen what he can do, and I have little doubt that he could make for a steady August/September option in the fantasy game.

5.  Nick Castellanos, OF, Tigers (#6):  Castellanos continues his solid production at the plate, now hitting .301/.378/.488 on the year.  The Tigers can use reinforcements in the outfield, and I think it’s only a matter of time before the 22-year-old takes over full-time left field duties in Detroit.

6.  Billy Hamilton, OF, Reds (#4): Hamilton has cooled off somewhat since our last revision, but the Reds situation hasn’t changed much.  He needs to calm his approach and find his way on base more often, which is typically a strength of his.  As soon as he can string together a couple good weeks, the Reds will be forced to consider him.

7.  Christian Yelich, OF, Marlins (#8):  Yelich has returned to action after missing three weeks with an abdominal injury.  The Marlins are easing his way back with a few rehab games in the GCL complex league, but he should return to Jacksonville before long.  He’s the type of high-impact talent that can catch a heater as soon as he’s back in Double-A.  Arrival in Miami might not be too far off, if that’s the case.

8.  Xander Bogaerts, SS, Red Sox (N/R):  Will Middlebrooks has been demoted.  Granted, he’s been mashing since he was sent down, but it still leaves an aura of uncertainty surrounding Boston’s 3B situation for the last few months.  My guess is that Middlebrooks returns to the Red Sox for another look as their regular third baseman, but if he continues to struggle at the big league level, Boston will have to consider other options.  Xander Bogaerts should be at the top of the list.

9.  Oscar Taveras, OF, Cardinals (#3):  Taveras returns to the DL after aggravating his ankle injury.  His ROS status isn’t clear at this point, but I can’t justify removing baseball’s best fantasy prospect (yeah, I still like him more than Buxton) off this list just yet.

10.  Archie Bradley, RHP, D’Backs (Next 5):  Bradley leaps past Tyler Skaggs this week, not because he’ll be quicker to arrive in Arizona than Skaggs, but because his upside is better than any other pitcher we’re covering here.  Many folks around baseball consider the 20-year-old baseball’s best pitching prospect, and it’s tough to argue against that sentiment given Bradley’s 2.02 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 9.0 K/P through 11 Double-A starts.  His fastball-curveball combo is ready to draw whiffs in the bigs right now.

NEXT FIVE:  Tyler Skaggs, LHP, D’Backs (Next 5); Sonny Gray, RHP, Athletics (Next 5); Trevor Bauer, RHP, Indians (Next 5); Mike Olt, 1B/3B, Rangers (#10); George Springer, OF, Astros (N/R)

DROPPING OUTGary Brown, OF, Giants (Next 5)

NOTEWORTHY MLB ARRIVALS:  Kyle Gibson, RHP, Twins (#7); Kevin Gausman, RHP, Orioles (#9); Brad Miller, SS, Mariners (N/R); Martin Perez, RHP, Rangers (N/R)

115 Responses

  1. Buhner says:
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    Scott, Need some help with a trade:
    I need SV and an upgrade at 3B
    I have Alex Gordon riding the bench

    Have been offered Pedro Alvarez, Kris Medlen and F. Rodney for J-Up and Shelby Miller.

    Would you do it and hope Gordon gets going?

    As a side note, if you do host Razzball nation in Chicago can we eat at Smoke

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      I’d consider it in a redraft… not in a keeper.

      And eat wherever you’d like! Smoque, Kumas, Portillos, Buona… Maybe we’ll do it a Alinea if everyone has $1200 or so to spend on dinner…

  2. Fister Furbush says:
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    Trade Puig and Corbin
    For
    Verlander and Cuddyer?

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      I’d probably do it.

  3. Kevin says:
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    Im sure yours is as good as any of ours, but when the heck is Erasmo gunna get the call up, this is ridiculous. I cant afford to stash him cuz I have 6 guys on the DL already with only 3 DL spots. I feel he is going to have a solid second half and surely an upgrade over my bottom pitchers. so any hidden information we should know to get a leg up?

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Wish I knew, Kevin. Wish I knew… Stashing is a tricky game… I don’t recommend it if you dont have room.

  4. Larry says:
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    Why was Green so far down on prospect lists coming into the season? Is he old, or is he just doing way better this year than last?

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      I ranked him #5 on my A’s preview… he was lower on other lists because of positional uncertainty, but we don’t care too much about that in fantasy.

  5. Frank Lynch says:
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    Hey buddy what’s up… Do you think i should grab Carlos Martinez now or is it gonna be a while?? I’m already waitingfor Erasmo but i need to fill up a couple spots on top of my steamer spot in my rotation.. I need pitchers for the long run in my rotation and i have a feeling that if i don’t pick up Martinez up now then sometime will grab him asap. What would you do??

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Probably a little to early to be stashing C-Mart in standard leagues. I’d wait till Joe Kelly falters.

      • Frank Lynch says:
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        Where do i get the info so i would know right away when Joe Kelly hits the go button on him ?? Just want to get a jump start on the competition.

        • Scott Evans

          Scott Evans says:
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          Twitter is the best resource for up-to-the-second news.

          • Frank Lynch says:
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            Sorry i knower its not your job to tell me but i don’t have a twitter account.but can i still get the news? If so then where is it, mlb on twitter??

            • Scott Evans

              Scott Evans says:
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              Various news sources on twitter will break various stories. You’ll have to get used to the format & find the right baseball feeds to follow. Then you’ve got a timeline where all the news is in one place. Tough to tell you which feeds to follow… it’s something you’ll need to get a feel for.

              • Shawn of the livid says:
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                @Scott Evans: Look up Kellys next start and watch it. If you can’t watch it just pay attention to the game score online. If you see Kelly implode well there you go. Don’t wait for someone to tell you he did horrible, break that news yourself. Or else guys like me will always have a leg up on you because that is exactly how I’m following C-Mart. His ass will be on my team as soon as I spot that opportunity

                • Frank Lynch says:
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                  Wow!! Thanks allot guys… Awesome

  6. The Thumb says:
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    When Green is called up, does he project as a Nick Franklin with more pop and less speed?

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Yep. Could offer better AVG too…

      • BTD says:
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        @Scott Evans: Where does Green fit compared to Rendon?

        • Scott Evans

          Scott Evans says:
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          Could offer similar pop (maybe), but worse in all other cats.

  7. Peter Nincompoop says:
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    Erasmo Ramirez #1 on the Power Rankings? AAA Tacoma hasn’t produced anything good for baseball since they introduced fish n’ chips to ballpark concessions (which they probably didn’t even do). Safeco will help Ramirez’s initial stats (as they do with all pitchers), but his stuff isn’t anything to waste a high waiver claim on. The M’s have three things going for them right now: 1) Felix Hernandez, 2)Taijuan Walker and 3) Garlic Fries.

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Don’t sleep on Erasmo. One of the best changeups in the minors… stuff is very similar to Medlen’s. Not gonna be a front-end guy, but he’ll help fantasy owners this year, just like he helped fantasy owners last year.

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      These ranking weigh ETA against potential fantasy impact, btw… not a straight prospect ranking.

      • Peter Nincompoop says:
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        @Scott Evans: I know how the rankings are accumulated, and as always, appreciate your articles, just don’t think Ramirez is going to be that much of an impact outside of spot starts. I’ll still probably pick him up though! Good stuff Evans.

        • Scott Evans

          Scott Evans says:
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          That’s fair. Thanks for reading, Pete!

    • Shawn of the livid says:
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      @Peter Nincompoop: Don’t forget Iwakuma

  8. shibboleth says:
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    hey Scott, thanks as always – this is required weekly reading since I discovered it!

    Since we’re playing the stash game, I have a claim on Adam Eaton in a deeper 12 team OPS keeper league. He’s the better stash compared to anyone on this particular list, right?

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Thanks, Shibby! I’d have Eaton at #2 if he were NA instead of DL… better stash than anyone aside from Erasmo, IMO.

      • shibboleth says:
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        @Scott Evans: Forewarned is forearmed – thanks!

  9. Peter Nincompoop says:
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    Looking to deal Carlos Beltran before his AARP benefits kick in and he goes into his second half swoon. Targeting Manny Machado off a team that needs closers. I got Rivera, Jansen, Romo and Perkins. I like four closers for the playoffs, but don’t need four in July. How would you rank those closers for the ROY and who would you package with Beltran in an offer for Machado? It’s a H2H 10-team keeper league? Thanks in advance.

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Rivera, Romo, Jansen, Perkins… I’d be willing to deal any of those in a package w/ Beltran if it could get you Machado…

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Probably start w/ Jansen, though.

      • Peter Nincompoop says:
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        @Scott Evans: Don’t know if I could get Machado, as it is a keeper league, but he’s in 2nd place (behind me) and only has two closers. I think Jansen is a good call. He likes young dudes. Thanks.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Peter Nincompoop: if your opp’s tastes lean towards being priestlike then jansen is the sell, but i’ve been reading about how romo’s high slider useage is way more likely to land him injured. plus wasn’t that one of the reasons he wasn’t closing last year, bochy being scared of him being used too often? I know grey and ROS player rater has Perkins at the top of that list, with Rivera close behind. I’m also guessing an average fantasy baseballer has Perkins as lowest on that list too, though.

  10. If Castellanos were to arrive tomorrow, what kind of production could we expect out of him ROS? Thanks in advance!

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Solid AVG, maybe a few HR’s… nothing earth-shattering, but he’ll have some appeal in most formats.

  11. John says:
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    Hey Scott, I love reading your stuff, great insight.

    I have a prospect draft coming up and need some advice. Can you rank these pitchers: Rafael De Paula, Rafael Montero, Robert Stephenson, and Noah Synndergaard.

    Thanks!

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Syndergaard, Stephenson, Montero, De Paula

  12. Zac says:
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    I commented on your other post last night but I’ll just copy any paste it here.

    What’s your take on Domingo Santana, Rosell, and Dilson Herrera (Any realation?) and Nick Williams? All putting up some good numbers this year… I know R.Herrera is majorly blocked in the majors, but he’s been showing pretty good plate-disipline BB/K ratio is 43/61…… but would you say better than T. Story? and could they be definite possibilities to be ranked in the top 100 next year?

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Hey, sorry for missing ya on the other thread. I like Williams, Santana & Herrera… all three of those guys are fringy top 100 guys, but good second halves could put them squarely in the mix. All carry high-impact fantasy upside as well.

  13. chico says:
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    Dynasty trade: would you trade puig/strasburg for han-ram/cliff lee/verlander?

    someone said “weekly reading”… i’m checkin daily for updates…

    thanks scott!

    • Shawn of the livid says:
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      @John: Ouch! Good luck on that one Scott!

      • Shawn of the livid says:
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        @Shawn of the livid: Weird, my comment showed up in the wrong spot. HMMM. IMO I keep Puig/Strasburg. Hanley can never stay healthy and I bet he declines very quickly over the next few years. I like Stras, and I’m a big puig fan. But maybe the razzball experts disagree. You now have my two cents!

      • Scott Evans

        Scott Evans says:
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        yeah comments were goofy earlier… that’s why i disappeared for a while.

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      I’d do it in a re-draft… not in a keeper

  14. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    2,3,4 and 8 are the ones ive been waiting on,thanks for the update

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      My pleasure.

  15. Dkohn says:
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    Would you drop Cashner or Kluber if Archie Bradley is called up?

    Thanks man!

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Yes.

      • Scott says:
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        @Scott Evans: I’m assuming a call up for Bradley isn’t in the near future though, correct?

        • Scott Evans

          Scott Evans says:
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          Can’t rule it out entirely, but it’s unlikely.

  16. FMFBL says:
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    Where would you tier Erasmo if he came up this weekend? Play in a QS league so I assume his value is more than a Wins league? Where would you have him ranked in the likes of Hudson MigGonz Blanton Porcello Miley?

    Great stuff as always!

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Ahead of that group.

  17. Scott says:
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    Who is a better AL keeper middle infielder- Brad Miller or Grant Green? Could you rank Miller, Green, and Villar based on what you think they might do in 2014?

    • Scott says:
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      @Scott: By the way, I already have Gordon Beckham. Would you drop him for any of those 3? He’s been playing really well this season.

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Green & Miller are almost a coin flip, but I lean toward Green. I think they both can offer more than VIllar.

      • Scott says:
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        @Scott Evans: Who of those would you put ahead of Beckham?

        • Scott Evans

          Scott Evans says:
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          I’d probably rather have Beckham over both for ROS

          • Scott says:
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            @Scott Evans: Yeah but what about 2014?

            • Scott Evans

              Scott Evans says:
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              Still Beckham at this point. Could change in a matter of weeks, but too many questions need answering regarding the other two.

  18. Ryan says:
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    Hey Scott, any chance the M’s call up Erasmo as a long relief guy until Harrang or Bonderman completely implode?

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Wouldn’t rule it out completely, but I doubt it.

  19. Donald trump says:
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    I think the erasmo hype is overblown, totally below the wandy line. I think tijuan walker deserves mention.

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      M’s won’t start Walker’s clock til 2014. Taijuan’s obviously the better prospect, but we’re trying to focus on guys who can help this year.

    • Cliff says:
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      Overblown? What hype? He’s barely getting any. And for a guy that had a 3.64 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, 22.0 K%, 4.3 BB%, and 5 straight QS at the end of last year, he’s prolly not getting enough. No one ever said he was better than Walker

      • Scott Evans

        Scott Evans says:
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        Well put.

  20. THE_FREAK says:
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    Always enjoyable, thank you Scott! Thinking of trying to flip Hultzen for C-mart. Which side do you like better? I’m concerned about the long term roll for C-mart, what chance do you give C-mart of sticking in the rotation?

    Are you going to do a mid season top 25 or 50?

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      I like C-Mart over Hultzen… by a lot. Even if Martinez isn’t starting games, he’ll likely be closing them.

      I’m gonna try to work in a top 25 for 2014 & beyond, but busy busy busy these next few weeks. I’ll keep ya posted.

  21. Mike says:
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    In my league (everyone has a stacked team) and this year the rules are setup so everyone makes the playoffs regardless of record (I was out voted) so I neeed to stack talent to nose ahead. I missed out on Puig, Myers, and Rendon Should I drop Kyle Blanks that would leave me with (Trout Davis, Cespedes, and Leonys Martin at OF)or someone else and stash Adam Eaton? I also have Gyorko on the DL and Imwondering should I drop Blanks for Eaton slide him to DL and pick up Arenado for MI depth ( my only other 3b is Kyle Seager) is Arenado worth it and is Eaton going to be called up soon?

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      I like the idea of scooping Eaton & stashing him on the DL, then adding Arenado.

      • Mike says:
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        Thanks ,

        Lol this is more coplicated han i thought. It looks like in order to pick up Eaton and stash him on the DL I will have to drop both Kyle Blanks and Gyorko- pick up Eaton stash him on the DL and then pick up Arenado. Is it worth setting down Gyorko? Who is more apt to return the most value in the second half Gyorko or Eaton? Will Arenado keep improving?

        • Scott Evans

          Scott Evans says:
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          I kinda lean toward Gyorko’s ROS over Arenado’s. Arenado for the long-term, however.

  22. hmmm says:
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    Peavy just got dropped… should i drop kluber or ersamo and pick peavy up?

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      yeah, I’d Kluber, but either one is justifiable.

  23. Ryan says:
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    Do I trade soler wheeler and arencibia for posey in a h2h dynasty league?

    c jp arencibia
    1b prince fielder
    2b neil walker
    ss yunel Escobar
    3b miguel cabrera
    inf evan longoria
    lf michael morse
    cf norichika aoki
    rf justin upton
    of carl crawford
    util desmond jennings
    bn nick franklin
    Bn jorge soler
    bn evan gattis
    bn jurickson profar
    bn peter bourjos

    sp clayton kershaw
    sp cliff lee
    sp yu darvish
    sp daniel straily
    rp sean doolittle
    rp mat belisle
    rp Jose veras
    rp heath bell
    p mat thorton
    p joe blamton
    p Barry zito
    bn zack wheeler

    • Scott Evans

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      I’d hold.

  24. low walk, high k says:
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    Hey Scott, what are ur feelings on urrutia? Also how high u think puig can soar for adps in 2014?

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Urrutia can flat out hit… close to MLB ready in that regard, but his all-around game has a ways to go. Trouble running the bases, playing the field, etc. Could get a September call-up as a DH/pinch hitter, though.

      Puig’s ADP will be way, way, way too high. BABIP over .500 now & LD% is good, but not otherwordly good.

  25. Yeshcheese says:
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    Doesn’t b-ham have a wrist injury? I love the guy and have him just waiting the pine in dynasty but I’m worried!

    • Scott Evans

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      He’s nursing a sore wrist, but I’d worry more about the hit tool than that nagging ailment.

  26. Oz says:
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    Whos’ the top 1B prospect? Is it Singleton or is there a chance Yelich plays 1B for the F1sh? My 1B is kinda weak in my h2h points dynasty league so I’m looking to improve that. Thanks

    • Scott Evans

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      Singleton.

  27. charlie hustler says:
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    AL-only: I was just offered Lawrie for Middlebrooks, straight up. I have Donaldson as my starter, so this isn’t really anything I have to do. My first reaction was to take the plunge, then I looked at their numbers, and they’re pretty much in synch.

    Now Lawrie doesn’t seem to have much competition at 3b, but Bogaerts is pushing Middlebrooks long-term.

    So, Lawrie over Middlebrooks? a) short-term and/or b) long-term

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      I like Lawrie over Middlebrooks for both short- and long-term.

  28. goodfold2 says:
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    anybody else finding it funny that this guy on in the A’s system is named g.green. It’s like a guy named orlando orange on the orioles.

    • Scott Evans

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      Ha!

  29. desertrat says:
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    After seeing Bauer pitch this last time, I am wondering if he’s EVER going to make it in the Bigs. He needs a head adjustment. I still think his BIG warmup is part of his problem. He warms up throwing at a 45 degree angle and his pitches are ALL high. He’s pitching like he warms up! He says he’s TIRED of listening to other people and he’s going to do this his way? Rots of Ruck Indians. Getting rid of Bauer is one of the “FEW” GOOD pitching moves the Dbacks have done.

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      I’m not ready to quit on Bauer for long-term, but I do agree with the gist of what you’re saying. He’s a headcase & he’s stubborn & the D’Backs were smart to ditch him. He’s still young, though. Sometimes stubborn kids need a prolonged taste of failure before they shake things up & start listening to instruction. He’s so talented that he could turn things around in a hurry, though… he *could* be effective this year.

  30. Psychedelic says:
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    Do you think Jonathan Villar makes a debut for the Astros here soon? Cedeno could be moved at the deadline, and even if he doesn’t Villar has to be a better option then him right? He’s been putting up solid numbers all year at Triple A

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Sure, Villar is close to ready & I don’t the Houston will shy away from using him this season, as opposed to their prized guys like Singleton & Springer.

      • Psychedelic says:
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        @Scott Evans: cool thanks again Scott you’re the best

  31. Philipp says:
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    When do you expect Springer to get the call? Off to a good start at AAA and looks like he could make an immediate impact. What are the astros waiting for?

    • Scott Evans

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      Has a shot to arrive late this year, but Houston might opt to hold him back & delay his clock.

  32. Michael says:
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    Of your current to 10 (plus next five), who are your ‘next three’ to get the call (in order)? I know a lot of this is dependent on injuries,etc but who has the clearest path to the bigs?

    • Scott Evans

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      Erasmo, Green, C-Mart

  33. Scott says:
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    in a keeper league, would you trade posey (6th round keeper) and pence (19th round keeper) for puig (20th round keeper) and a throw in like Kendry?

    • Scott Evans

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      I’d hold.

  34. Psychedelic says:
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    Do you think Lucas Giolito is worth a pickup in my 16 team dynasty league, he’s guna miss this season with TJ surgery but his ceiling is as high as anyone’s. and not many of those kind of prospects are available. Ill have to cut someone to make room for him though

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Yes, but depends on who you’re cutting, of course.

  35. low walk high k says:
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    hey Scott, sorry if I’ve asked you this question already but its tearin me up!! lol. Im in a dynasty league and traded for puig (u liked the deal lol) rt before he came up for medlen. Now that Puigmania is at an alltime high ive been offered cano and shields for my puig and eovaldi. Cano is 31 in oct and shields is 31. Puig and Eovaldi are 22 & 23 respectively. We keep 25 out of 36 players on our roster with no restrictions or contracts. h2h 5×5. Is Puig a possible dynasty monster that you just dont give up? Or do you take what is incredible value and accept cano?? Mainly they are the pieces im even fretting over but that being said what do you think of eovaldi vs shields going forward career wise? Im a pretty big eovaldi backer w that fastball and Im a huge Dodgers fan haha but generally never let hometeams sway fantasy. Thanks Scott!! Look forward to your thoughts and thanks also on the Urrita info above, may pick him up.

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Take it! What’re you waiting for? Cano + Shields for two overperforming youngsters… you’d be crazy to pass it up. I’d do it for Cano alone.

      • low walk high k says:
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        @Scott Evans:
        Yea exactly seems crazy not to jump at that sell high opp. Getting paid immediate value on your youngsters and cano value at that, wow. My only pause was that if Puig could have a mccutchen type ceiling and is 8 yrs younger than cano then wouldn’t maybe I prefer that player? Saying I like cutch real close to cano that is. But as much as I love Puig getting cano that quickly to my team is too much to pass up. Surprisingly I had another site say they’d pass but that’s when the deal WAS just cano for Puig and eovaldi. The guy upgraded the deal w shields and I was still balkin! Lol. Thx love ur work

  36. TheNewGuy says:
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    Raul Adalberto Mondesi (KC) just been dropped in my league. He worth an add over Crick or Hultzen?

    Seems Bradleys got a similar arsenal to Shelby Miller with the big heater and hook. Similar type upside?

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Or G Green over both of em? Looking for biggest upside long term.

      • Scott Evans

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        Mondesi has biggest long-term upside, but he requires extreme patience. I’d go for Crick & Green… drop Hultzen.

  37. Ryan says:
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    Hey Scott, I’m in a 12 team keeper league where we keep 15. Do I trade my Yadier Molina & A. Simmons for Andrus or Castro? Or just Molina for Castro or Andrus? Thanks.

    • Ryan says:
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      I also have Grandal backing up Yadier

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      S. Castro? I’d trade Yadi for Castro in a keeper…

  38. Bruce LeRoy says:
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    What’s up Scott. Happy fourth. Dynasty league h2h. Trade Oscar and adam brett walker for teheran fernandez and Archie Bradley? I have a real solid offense.

    • Scott Evans

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      Tempting, but I’d hold Oscar.

  39. Frank White says:
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    Hey what up… Is Taveras already in the big leagues? If not then what do you think the timeline is on him to come up??

    • Scott Evans

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      Nah, he’s on the DL at Triple-A with an ankle injury. No timetable until he’s healthy.

  40. Andy says:
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    Hey Scott, love the blog…thanks for all the posts.
    Quick trade question….. 16 team keeper league.

    I need a SS. Trade is me getting Starlin Castro and giving up Dan Straily, David Dahl, Jackie Bradley and Christian Yelich.

    Side note, Yelich and Bradley are on my bench…not set as a ‘minor’ so they count as keepers.
    I don’t really want to give up Yelich but Castro can be my SS for next 10yrs.

    What do you think? Thanks for your help

  41. Brandon says:
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    Hey Scott, I love your prospect articles and I find them very insightful..

    I just made a trade sending Zach Wheeler for Shelby Miller, it might sound like a simple question but who won long and short term? This is a keeper league

  42. Oz says:
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    Scott, your posts are awesome. Who do u like more for both immediate/long-term? Jared Cosart or Danny Salazar? Thanks.
    >BTW I’m already stressing about who to keep/not but that’s for another day lol.

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