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As veteran players are shipped out at the trading deadline, it’s inevitable that opportunities will reveal themselves for several high profile prospects.  The Phillies are set to trade away Michael Young, and they’ve already called-up third base prospect Cody Asche to fill the soon-to-be vacant hot corner.  The Cardinals are looking to bolster their starting pitching for the stretch run, and reports suggest that MLB-ready prospects like Carlos Martinez and Kolten Wong could be dealt out of town and into situations that provide them with regular big league roles immediately.  This is an important time to monitor the various deadline deals that are bound to take place today.  Pay close attention to the implications of each deal as it passes through the commissioners office, as these swaps are likely to result in at least a few high-impact prospects stepping into full-time roles.  Such arrivals can be hugely important to your stretch-run success.

1.  Xander Bogaerts, SS, Red Sox (Previously Ranked #5):  The Red Sox have been getting Bogaerts used to life at third base, playing him at the hot corner more and more often in recent weeks.  All signs point to Bogaerts arriving within the next couple weeks.  His lofty ranking in my recent Mid-Season Top 50 Fantasy Baseball Prospects should speak volumes about the sort of impact I believe he can have in the fantasy game.

2.  Carlos Martinez, RHP, Cardinals (N/R):  At the time of this writing, Carlos Martinez is still a member of the Cardinals organization.  By the time you’re reading this, however, he very well could be wearing a different uniform.  The Cardinals are looking for starting pitching help, and Martinez appears to be the piece they’re shopping. Of course, another possibility would be C-Mart simply stepping into a rotation role with the Cardinals.  But whether it’s in St. Louis or another baseball town, Martinez figures to be starting big league ballgames down the stretch this season.  Filthy stuff will make him an immediate impact guy in all formats.

3.  Avisail Garcia, OF, Tigers (Next 5):  Garcia was shipped to the White Sox in the three-team deal that sent Jake Peavy to Boston and Jose Iglesias to detroit.  The 22-year-old has hit .382/.414/.549 with 5 HR and 23 RBI in 32 games at Triple-A on the year.  There’s no immediate opportunity for Garcia in Chicago just yet, but if the Sox are able to move Alex Rios before the deadline, that’ll open up a spot for Avisail.  I also want to note that before news of last night’s trade, I had Garcia slotted ahead of Nick Castellanos on this list at #6 — he’s simply better equipped for immediate big league success than Casty currently is.

4.  Archie Bradley, RHP, D’Backs (#7):  Bradley was the top pitcher listed in the aforementioned mid-season prospect ranks.  He’s an ace in the making, and one of only a handful of minor leaguers who profile as such.  His fastball/curveball combo is capable of racking up big whiff totals at the major league level right now.  Bradley’s opportunity isn’t quite so assured as others on this list, but Tyler Skaggs isn’t exactly working out for the the D’Backs, and Brandon McCarthy is always a health risk.  If Arizona wants to make a serious push for the playoffs this season, they might be forced to turn to Archie.

5.  Oscar Taveras, OF, Cardinals (#4):  Taveras should return to baseball action within the next week, and even considering all the time he’s missed this season, he’s still as MLB-ready as it gets.  Another factor to consider:  if the Cardinals would like to have Taveras available to them in the postseason, they’ll have to add him to the 40-man before September.  Provided he’s healthy, I think St. Louis will want his bat available to them this October.

6.  Mike Olt, 3B, Cubs (Next 5):  Olt’s been kinda cruddy since he was shipped to the Cubs in the Matt Garza swap, but that should come as no surprise from one of the streakier sluggers in Minor League Baseball.  I believe he’s still in Chicago’s ROS plans, and I expect to see him manning the hot corner at Wrigley by mid-August.  If so, he’ll bring immediate impact potential to HR and RBI categories for the stretch run.

7.  Nick Castellanos, OF, Tigers (#6):  Castellanos continues his lousy play at Triple-A Toledo, batting .233/.292/.396 through his last 10 games.  But with Avisail Garcia out of the picture, it seems more likely than ever that he’ll surface as a regular left fielder in Detroit this season.  As soon as the 21-year-old snaps this slump, expect to see him with the big club.

8.  Michael Wacha, RHP, Cardinals (#10):  I briefed you on the Cardinals starting pitching situation in the the Carlos Martinez capsule, noting that there’s still a possibility that St. Louis will hold pat and seek rotation help from within.  Wacha will certainly be among the guys considered if that’s the case.  He was superb in the most recent start at Triple-A Memphis, tossing 6 frames of 1-run ball while posting a 8/0 K/BB.

9.  Travis d’Arnaud, C, Mets (N/R):  Travis d’Arnaud is back from his broken foot.  He’s still rehabbing in the Mets’ GCL complex league, but he should work his way up to the high minors before long, and at age 24, I think the Mets would like to give d’Arnaud a big league look this September.  Should he surface, he’ll carry fantasy relevance right away.

10.  Kevin Gausman, RHP, Orioles (#2):  Gausman’s performance has waned over his past two starts, allowing 6 runs and 11 hits through only 7.2 frames during that stretch.  But the O’s are still looking to fortify their rotation, and if they can’t find help elsewhere, Gausman could resurface as a starter for the last couple months.  Of course, he’ll need to show a couple solid outings before that scenario comes to pass.

NEXT FIVE:  Billy Hamilton, OF, Reds (#9); Danny Salazar, RHP, Indians (Next 5); Kolten Wong, 2B, Cardinals (N/R); Taijuan Walker, RHP, Mariners (N/R); Will Middlebrooks, 3B, Red Sox (Next 5)

DROPPING OUT:  Tyler Skaggs, LHP, D’Backs

NOTEWORTHY MLB ARRIVALS:  Erasmo Ramirez, RHP, Mariners (#1); Christian Yelich, OF, Marlins (#3); Jarred Cosart, RHP, Astros (#8); Jake Marisnick, OF, Marlins (N/R); Cody Asche, 3B, Phillies (N/R)

 

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  1. TheNewGuy says:
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    Never got a response on your last post so ill post it here, thanks man:

    Got an opening in my far as a result of a minor trade (send Olt to give me OF help in Pence), so you know who I come calling too!

    Looking at your recent top 50 two guys stand out to me, Frazier (OF) and Meyer (P). Ive never heard of this Frazier kid, was he drafted this year (therefore unavailable in our league till after our prospect draft)? Otherwise its (yet another arm) in Meyer I guess.

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Sorry man, work’s been crazy. Frazier was drafted this season, yeah… I’d try to go for a hitter, though… no one else in the top 50 is available?

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Scott Evans: Checked and theres 1 dude! Corey Seager SS of the Dadgers, thought he was owned actually. Whats he like then, potential 5 tool talent at short? Hmm interesting.

        Him over Hultzen/Meyer then?

        • Scott Evans

          Scott Evans says:
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          Yeah, definitely — he might end up a 3B, but he’s got huge potential.

          • TheNewGuy says:
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            @Scott Evans: Done and done.

            Thanks again man, hope ive found a diamond in the rough here! Essentially traded Olt for Seager while getting Pence.

            • Scott Evans

              Scott Evans says:
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              Nice!

  2. birrrdy! says:
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    Nice write-up. Couple of questions, if I may… Olt was doing well right before the trade in the minors, catching up with a few dingers. Since the trade, I think he’s 3 for 27 with no homers. Lots of oh-fers, Ks and scarcely any BBs. Do you really think the Cubs will pull him up in two weeks and man the corner? I’m in an NL only keeper, and I got screwed with him as my only compensation for losing Garza, so I’m bitter. ;)

    As for Bradley, does he get the call-up with this Kennedy trade now, or do they go back to Skaggs, or someone different?

    Finally, C-Mart. Is he a must-hold in keepers? Will he get the call-up before Wacha do you think?

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @birrrdy!: Surely theyve gotta give Bradley a look now.

      • Rodney says:
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        @TheNewGuy: Pay attention, knuckleheads. Corbin, Delgado, Miley, Cahill, McCarthy, Skaggs…that’s 6 ahead of Bradley right now. McCarthy back Friday and Cahill back any day.

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Olt’s notoriously streaky. He could hit 5 bombs next week… that’s how it goes with him. I still think we see him in Chicago before September.

      Bradley won’t get the call just yet… D’Backs will see if McCarthy & Cahill can stay healthy first

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      He’s damn near a must-hold in deep keepers.

      • Ace says:
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        @Scott Evans:

        first comment on the site. it’s the best.

        Archie Bradley is Mr. hype right now but am I crazy for thinking Skaggs still has a higher ceiling?

        • Scott Evans

          Scott Evans says:
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          @Ace: Hope it’s the first of many! And yes, you are crazy — Bradley has the highest ceiling of any pitching prospect at this point, IMO. Taijuan Walker is just about the only other guy in the conversation.

  3. TheGoods says:
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    Since Bradley isn’t a sure call up just yet, who is better to grab now: Bradley or Castallano?

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      If we’re weighing potential impact with ETA (which is exactly what I do in these rankings), Bradley. I just don’t think Castellanos is gonna bring much to the fantasy table.

      • TheGoods says:
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        @Scott Evans: thanks, bro. I’m currently stashing Carlos Martinez and Sonny Gray, not sure if I have enough room for Archie.. damn!

  4. Marv says:
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    Hey, thanks for the great advice, need help, H2H 10-team keeper (keep 12) Need to drop 1 (or 2 for a waiver) out of Skaggs/Hellickson/Kluber/Perkins or C.Janssen(have too many RP’s)
    Available on Waivers(pick top 2) = Aoki, Franklin, Lowrie, De Aza, Byrd, H. Santiago, Miley, Quintana, Buehrle, Doubront, Straily, Kazmir

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Drop Skaggs

      Top 2: Aoki & De Aza

      • Josh says:
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        Its because I have Beachy on my DL, so I will drop Skaggs. I also have 4 RP’s in a league that has 3SP/2RP/2P slots, so optimally I guess I’d like to only have three, I’m assuming drop Casey Janssen, then pick up Aoki or Franklin?

        • Scott Evans

          Scott Evans says:
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          Aoki or De Aza…

  5. Josh says:
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    Also, have these two trades on the go, please rate H2H keeper 10-team
    My Bruce/Braun/Medlen/Janssen for His Stanton/Weaver/Minor.
    I also have this one out there:
    My Desmond/Rizzo/Braun/Hellickson/Medlen for His HanRam/Kershaw/Sale/Lohse
    Am I giving up too much or not enough?

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      I like the Stanton side of the first trade… Hanley/Kershaw in the second one… sounds like you’re getting a good deal in either move… I’d prefer deal 2 if I were you

  6. joe says:
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    Scott- I’m in a dynasty league and and need SB/AVG. I was offered Carlos Gomez and I would give up Chris Sale….

    Along with Sale i have darvish/harvey/cingrani/cobb and streaming 1 SP slot.

    My OF is myers/puig/bruce/dominic brown. How do you think Gomez does 2nd half , what avg do you think he puts up and how will be in the next year or 2.

    should i accept the trade and take gomez or keep sale?

    • Scott Evans

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      I would hold sale & look for steals elsewhere… that price is too high.

  7. Z says:
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    Justin Maxwell was just traded. Does this mean George Springer gets the call up imminently? Or are we still looking at 2014 for his arrival?

    • Alky Sobrera says:
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      @Z:

      I was reading about it as well. Heard something about Springer being close to some milestone in the minors, meaning he’s not coming up right now. Of course, I’m not sure of the value of a “milestone” in the minors. Would like Scott’s input here as well.

      • Scott Evans

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        Only value in the milestone is that he’s still in the minors & his service time clock is still reading zero…

        • Alky Sobrera says:
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          @Scott Evans:

          Ya, makes sense, lol. Thanks scott

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Astros would be crazy to promote Springer at this point. I’d be super surprised if we see anytime before next June.

  8. Jfree says:
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    In a 20 team H2H league with early playoffs (Aug18-Sep8) what are the odds that Bogaerts comes up by then and outperforms say Anthony Rendon or Ike Davis? My MI/3B slots need a bench/backup.

    • Scott Evans

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      I’d say good chance… better than 50% on all accounts…

  9. So Sayeth I says:
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    Hey Scott,

    Looking to stash a keeper and looking to win in 2014. I know the crystal ball is foggy but who should I pick up and keep for 2014 and beyond. T Walker or Archie Bradley? This season is completely irrelevent but it would allow me to keep them for 3 years at the price of a last round pick.

    • Alky Sobrera says:
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      @So Sayeth I:

      I think you go Bradley w/o a doubt. Scott’s rankings (as well as others’) have consistently indicated he’s the best arm in the minors, with the most upside.

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      It’s close between Bradley & Walker, but I’d go with Bradley.

  10. TheGoods says:
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    Any thoughts on Andre Rienzo? Good time to pick up?

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Solid debut, but he’s always struggled with the walks… worth a look in AL only & very deep formats, but I’d be surprised if he yields much value for ROS.

  11. Hey Scott — great stuff, as always.

    In terms of ROS call ups, how likely is it, the Phils bring up M.A.G, when, and where might you peg him (tho he’s not necessarily a ‘prospect’)?

    thanks

    • Scott Evans

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      He should be up in 2 or 3 weeks… definitely worth a look in mixed leagues. Frankly he wasn’t on my spreadsheet for this list, but he should’ve been… that’s a poor omission on my part… he should rank top 10. Very stashable.

        • Scott Evans

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          I would’ve ranked him below both, but I’m anxious to see him throw… that could change…

  12. Shake N Bacon says:
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    Cody Asche “Larry” or Junior Lake ROS? Assuming Michael Young gets traded.

    • Shake N Bacon says:
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      Second part of that question:

      If Mike Olt gets called up, would you drop either of those two for him?

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Ha! Ashy Larry… Smokey would like that nickname, I have to assume… anyway, I like Asche over Lake & I’d take Olt over either.

      • Shake N Bacon says:
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        @Scott Evans: Ha, yeah gotta love Ashy Larry. I miss The Chappelle Show.

        It seems like Junior Lake has cooled down. He was fun to watch for a week. I hope Olt gets called up soon. Donaldson is riding the regression train right now to Regressville. I need production at the hot corner. Moustakas may be my only hope. Scary stuff Scott!

        • Scott Evans

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          I’m also hoping for a Mike Olt call-up thanks to some dire 3B situations…

  13. TheNewGuy says:
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    Just wondering your thoughts on this situation in our keeper league. A new rule is coming down which enables prospects to be able to be kept down (on farms) even when theyve exceeded rookie eligablity. That means we can keep them down as many years as we like and when we promote them they cost $0 for the first year, then +$3 for 1 year, +6 for 2 and +8 for 3.

    Sounds like a potentially powerful change, enabling you to keep players down until their prime then calling many guys up all for $0. Some in my league has actually talked to me about doing that with guys like Sano, Myers, Puig, Bogartes, his team will be awesome then but he’ll really be missing out until then (and unable to add many more prospects).

    Its an intriguing idea though, even though its one I voted against but passed on majority vote (originally they had to be promoted once exceeded rookie eligability). I know theres no way id have the patience to keep these guys down once their producing lol, but would you consider doing it if you were in our league?

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      I’ve seen leagues like this & it drives me nuts when people are keeping guys down, waiting for their “prime”. I co-manage in a league like this, actually, and there are teams with guys like Machado still on their farm… why? Machado helps you now! Doesn’t make sense to me… the idea of any league is to win, so why leave guys down that can help you win? I don’t get it.

      Career arcs are changing… more & more players are hitting their prime ages 23-27, and it used to be later. Don’t wanna squander any of those years because you were being foresighted. That’s just dumb.

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Scott Evans: couldnt agree more man, glad you feel same way! Might aswell make use of them when theyre healthy and productive. Im gonna be delighted if that team with those big 4 guys keeps them down in the offseason, gonna be incredibly bold to do so. You really feel career arcs are changing then, I kinda feel the same way looking at Puig and conversely Verlander, but why I wonder.

        As soon as I feel guys are ready ill be calling them up. My biggest decision for next year will be Bradley, I just hope we see enough of him this year for me to be confident enough to call him up. Rosie should be a no brainer either way (starter or closer). Finally heard other talk suggesting Rosie could start next year, sorry for doubting you man!

        • Scott Evans

          Scott Evans says:
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          I think the career arc is shifting because development systems in high school ball & college ball are becoming more sophisticated… same goes for the player development in the low minors… everyone is benefiting.

          • TheNewGuy says:
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            @Scott Evans: Players are starting out earlier, throwing more pitches when younger now?

            Dont see many workhorses like Clemens, Pettite, maddux still effective until their late 30s anymore, im not sure its necessarily a good thing though?

            Got CC in a trade a few weeks back and hes been hot garbage recently, looking like he might even be done (or at least have to change how he pitches). Ortiz remains the golden oldy of the bats, you used to get loads of good old sluggers who went on forever (Griffey, Thome, Kent) , there just arent many like that anymore.

  14. Donald trump says:
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    What do u think happens with billy Hamilton this year?

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Called up in September to be a pinch runner / defensive replacement.

  15. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Give me your top 10 fantasy impact rookie pitchers for next year. Only include guys currently in the minors.

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Bradley, Walker, Taillon, Gausman, Syndergaard, Ventura, Wacha, Zimmer, Crick, Heaney

      … Zimmer & Heaney are two who could end up at the top of this list when it’s all said & done… both have advanced skill sets & dirty stuff.

      • WakeNbake says:
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        @Scott Evans: Bradley over Walker… interesting.

      • TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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        @Scott Evans: Biddle or Crick for long term? My league has a minor league team (dynasty) and I’m looking for the better stash. Right now I have Biddle (grabbed him after he had a couple double digit K games), but I hear good things about Crick too. Thanks.

        • Scott Evans

          Scott Evans says:
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          Crick for me.

          • TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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            @Scott Evans: Do you mind if I ask for a few details as to why you like Crick over Biddle? Or do you just rank his ceiling higher?

            • Scott Evans

              Scott Evans says:
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              Similar projections for each, but Crick has the edge thanks to a better fastball & the fact throwing with better command

              • TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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                @Scott Evans: Thanks Scott.

  16. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Thoughts on Syndengaard?

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      #18 on my top 50 overall prospects… legit front-end potential

  17. WakeNbake says:
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    Hey Scott.. just wondering why your not higher on Salazar long term?.. he looks filthy. Do you see him as a long term reliever or something? Thanks!

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Two-pitch repertoire is a bit concerning… he looks more like a high leverage relief pitcher than a starter to me. Should be a solid closer one day, though…

  18. Zac says:
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    Just landed Sano on my 20 team keep all league+minor league rosters, and about to land Springer, and Corey Seager…. How do you like my projected lineup for the 2014 season.
    C. J. Phegley 1st. C. Santana 2nd. Hopefully Wilmer Flores if he sticks there. SS. Owings . 3rd. Sano/ Moose. LF. Yoenis CF. Kemp RF. Hunter UTIL. Springer
    Minor League consists of Corey Seager, Mondesi, Gallo, R. Herrera, Adam Walker, Nick Williams.

    How do you think my batting will fair in the future?

    • Scott Evans

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      Sano is more of 2nd half guy next year, I’m thinking… small chance he won’t surface at all, to be honest. I’m not big on Phegley. But I you’re in for big bounce back years from Kemp & Yoenis… and George Springer could be the Wil Myers of next year. Solid group with upside in a 20-teamer.

  19. TysonFrozenChicken says:
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    Would you drop Arenado or Todd Frazier for Olt when he comes up?

    Also, would you bench someone like Leonys Martin for Taveras when he starts playing games that matter?

    • Scott Evans

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      I’d swap Arenado for Olt probably… and you gotta play Taveras as soon as he gets the call

  20. steve b says:
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    have seen castellanos in Toledo 3 times this year and I just don’t see what all the fuss is about .He has a long swing,no power and k’s a lot while lumbering around the outfield. Avasail Garcia looks like a ballplayer but has done nothing while up with the Tigers except show he’s above average d with a good arm .Whats your honest take ? Detroit doesn’t do well with their minors unless they’re pitchers .

    • Scott Evans

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      Castellanos is more of a long term project for me. He’ll hit for average from the beginning, but the power production is gonna be more of a work in progress… could be an elite ballplayer at some point, but not this year & likely not next year either. Garcia boasts a glorious swing, plus raw power, great athleticism… he’s toolsy and his ceiling is quite lofty. But he’s raw, and his approach is questionable & needs adjustment. When that happens, he could be scary good…

  21. SeanMcD says:
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    Xander Bogaerts is available in my leauge. Who would you drop? I’m leaning toward Ibanez, Byrd, or Lowrie.

    C – Carlos Santana
    1B – Prince Fielder
    2B – Aaron Hill
    3B – Kyle Seager
    SS – Jose Reyes
    IF – Nick Franklin
    CF – Jacoby Ellsbury
    LF – Starling Marte
    RF – Sin-Soo Choo
    OF – Chris Davis
    UTIL – Jed Lowrie
    BN – Raul Ibanez, Marlon Byrd

    SP: Cole Hamels, Anibal Sanchez, AJ Burnett, Justin Masterson, Corey Kluber, John Lester, Garret Cole
    RP: Joaquin Beniot, Junichi Tazawa, Mark Melancon

    Thanks

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Byrd

  22. KW says:
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    What do you think is Boston’s plan for Middlebrooks?

    • Scott Evans

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      Best case would be he improves his approach, cuts back on the whiffs & plays 3B while Bogaerts plays short…

  23. Targaryen says:
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    I’m kinda of miffed that yahoo doesn’t have Archie Bradley in there pool. Im gonna need another solid starter for the playoffs since it looks like Carpenter or Luebke won’t be back this year like I had hoped in the spring. That said him or MAG won’t be added till they are really called up. What is your top 5 impact ( but keeper )pitchers, omitting C Martinez & Wacha . Thanks Scott

    • low walk high k says:
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      @Targaryen:
      Couldn’t agree more >:[ and I don’t have the ww priority to get either.

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Gausman, Salazar… Workman is already pitching, but he’s under-the-radar & really solid

      • Targaryen says:
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        @Scott Evans: someone just dropped Walker. Will he have impact this year? I know he shouldn’t be on the ww but I don’t have room for him if he can’t contribute this year. I’m afraid of grabbing Gausman not only because I have had him twice already and dropped him but also because they got Feldman & Norris in trades. workman might be my consolation but I’m hesitant on salazar every since you said he only has 2 pitches& that makes it easy for big leaguers to figure out

        • Scott Evans

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          I’d be surprised if the M’s call him up this season… seems more like a june 2014 guy. If I’m wrong, he’ll be just as high-impact a Archie Bradley. Still, don’t think he’s worth the stash in a redraft league.

  24. low walk high k says:
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    Brett walker or cecchini? Prospect stash. I’m assumin the former

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      I think Walker’s ceiling is higher.

  25. Thorbs says:
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    Just wanted to say thanks — I’ve followed your prospect coverage all season and it’s helped heaps and guided quite a few pickups/trades on my part…my dynasty team was brutally unlucky this year (Pujols/Braun/Hamels core, eee), but at the deadline managed to snag Yelich, Hanson, Dahl, Skaggs and Hicks (in addition to Trout/Headley).

    Great stuff this year, man, keep it up!

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Thanks, man! I really appreciate the kind words.

  26. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Thoughts on Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez?

  27. Eliezer Vergara says:
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    Love the blog! Hope all is well – wanted to know if I should Drop Yelich for D’arnaud. Smart move? It’s a non keeper league.

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Thanks! Hold Yelich…

  28. Zac says:
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    R.Soriano for Kyle Gibson, and Corey Seager?

    • Scott Evans

      Scott Evans says:
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      Seems reasonable… if you need saves to make a run at a championship, it’s a good buy.

  29. Alex says:
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    Okay so you know Buxton. What do you think of these trades. In first, trying to win dynasty. A simple Yes or No will suffice. Thank you in advance. I have Buxton

    No prices

    Starlin and Buxton for Tulo

    Rizzo and Buxton for Votto

    Rizzo and Buxton for Goldy

    Appreciate it

    • Scott Evans

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      I say yes to all three, but Rizzo + Bux for Votto seems to be your best get.

  30. Fat Mack says:
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    Out of the SP prospects, how would you rank them for next year? I can keep players for 2 years after this season, and carlos martinez, gausman, archie bradley, taijuan walker are all available. Thanks!

    • Scott Evans

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      Bradley, Walker, Taillon, Gausma, C-Mart … in that order

  31. Ryan says:
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    Hey Scott, When do you think the ETA for Andrew Heaney is? I’ve heard the Marlins will be moving him though they system and the dude is dealing right now, 34 straight scoreless inning. Probably mid 2014?

    Also I’m in a 12 team keeper league (15 keepers) and the value on pitching is very high. What do you think of my Ellsbury for his Archie Bradley? I’m not in it at all this year and am just rebuilding for the future.

    Thanks!

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