Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America
2014 (1) | 2013 (7) | 2012 (13) | 2011 (19) | 2010 (15)

2014 Affiliate Records
MLB: [88-74] NL Central
AAA: [73-71] International League – Indianapolis
AA: [61-81] Eastern League – Altoona
A+: [78-61] Florida State League – Bradenton
A: [54-81] South Atlantic League – West Virginia
A(ss): [35-40] New York-Penn League – Jamestown

Graduated Prospects
Gregory Polanco, OF | Tony Sanchez, C

The Gist
30 teams…300 prospects…and we’ve reached the mountaintop. The Pirates continue to have a very strong farm system this year with a nice balance of hitting and pitching. Adding IFA Jung-Ho Kang makes it even stronger. While they’re thin on southpaws, they’re stacked with solid right-handed pitching. Gerrit Cole has already come up and established his value, but Tyler Glasnow, Jameson Taillon, and Nick Kingham should be ready to join him in the rotation at some point this year or next. The Pirates have had success developing Latin American talent like Gregory Polanco and Starling Marte, and they’ll look to continue that trend with prospects like Alen Hanson, Harold Ramirez, and Tito Polo. On a side note, this last minor league preview is a little bittersweet for me, as it will also be my last post with the site. I’ve accepted an offer to scout for the Phillies. The offer was just too good to pass up and hopefully I can help them find the next Domonic Brown. I wish you all the best and really appreciated my time here at Razzball.

Top Ten Fantasy Prospects

1. Josh Bell, 1B/OF | Age: 22 | ETA: 2016

PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB% K% SB CS AVG OBP SLG
465 58 138 22 4 9 60 7.1% 11.8% 9 5 .325 .375 .459

Plus power and an above average hit tool carry Bell to the top of this list. The 22-year-old recently started playing some first base, which will give the Pirates more flexibility and possibly allow Bell to reach the majors sooner. He’s a switch hitter who reached Double-A in 2014 and slashed .287/.343/.309 in 24 games. The end product here could be .270 with 22-25 homers in the middle of a lineup, and that will have value no matter where he ends up defensively. Bell will return to Double-A to start 2015, where he’ll look to fine tune his approach against better pitching.

2. Austin Meadows, OF | Age: 19 | ETA: 2017

PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB% K% SB CS AVG OBP SLG
188 21 52 15 2 3 16 10.1% 17.5% 2 3 .317 .394 .488

There’s potential here for a five-category contributor, but there just haven’t been enough reps yet for things to come into focus. Between 2013 and 2014 Meadows logged less than 400 plate appearances, so you’re betting on the positive scouting reports and package of tools more than any minor league production to date. As Meadows fills out, he could begin to trade some of his speed for more power. Fantasy owners won’t complain as long as it doesn’t also come at the expense of his average. A healthy 2015 season will help to address some of the question marks, but as you can tell from the ranking I’m still buying shares here.

3. Tyler Glasnow, RHP | Age: 21 | ETA: 2016

W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB/9 K/9 AVG
12 5 1.74 23 23 0 124.1 79 29 24 3 4.1 11.4 .174

2014 was a big year for the right-hander. Glasnow spent the entire season in High-A and, outside of an elevated walk rate, he pretty much dominated. Both the fastball and curve are plus pitches, and the changeup is at least average. Granted, the FSL is one of the leagues in the minors that is kind to pitchers, but Glasnow continued to pitch well in the AFL this past fall, striking out 20 batters in just over 19 innings pitched. The ceiling is a #2 starter, but Glasnow will have to improve both the control and command of his arsenal to reach it – not uncommon for young arms as command is typically the last piece of the puzzle to develop. He’ll face a big test this year in Double-A.

4. Jameson Taillon, RHP | Age: 23 | ETA: 2016

W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB/9 K/9 AVG

Tommy John surgery sidelined Taillon for all of 2014, but he’ll be back on the mound to start the year and could see the majors later this year if all goes well. Even with Glasnow’s impressive 2014, Taillon is still right there with him. A double-plus fastball, plus curveball, and above average change give Taillon #2 starter upside and the strikeout potential to make him studly in fantasy. It will take some time for the stuff to return back to pre-injury levels, but it also extends the buy-low window for dynasty leaguers looking to land a top shelf pitching prospect at a discount. I strongly considered including him in my Top 5o.

5. Jung-ho Kang, SS | Age: 27 | ETA: 2015

PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB% K% SB CS AVG OBP SLG

We don’t know much about how KBO stats translate to the majors, but it would be at least on par with the Cal League in terms of an extreme hitting environment. Based on the video game numbers even borderline major leaguers have put up in the KBO, we can’t assume Kang will hit for the same power here. Still, let’s say he gets to 15-20 homers…that’s not bad at all from a shortstop. That’s where the other question comes into play though. Kang may be a better fit at third or second base than short and there are also questions surrounding his ability to hit for a decent average against major league pitching. I’m not taking him in the first round of dynasty drafts this year due to his age and those question marks, but he’s a fun late round pick in redrafts. He’ll likely start the year in the majors despite the crappy spring.

6. Alen Hanson, MI | Age: 22 | ETA: 2016

PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB% K% SB CS AVG OBP SLG
527 64 135 21 12 11 58 5.9% 16.7% 25 11 .280 .326 .442

It seems like Hanson might be underrated in fantasy circles when in fact he’s probably more valuable in fantasy than in real life. The two knocks against him seem to be his defense and his makeup – two factors that rank last and next-to-last on the list of things I care about in my fantasy prospects. Hanson has a power/speed combination that will be valuable at either second or short, but there has been some talk that second base is where he’ll eventually wind up. Neil Walker isn’t going anywhere yet, but Hanson could still see some time in the majors later this year. In 2016, he may get a real shot at the keystone in Pittsburgh and would be a 15/15 threat out of the gate.

7. Harold Ramirez, OF | Age: 20 | ETA: 2017

PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB% K% SB CS AVG OBP SLG
226 30 63 14 1 1 24 4.9% 15.5% 12 3 .309 .364 .402

Ramirez lost time in 2014 to hamstring and shin injuries, but still possesses a package of tools that will be valuable in fantasy. He hasn’t tested the tools against upper minors competition yet, but the 20-year-old Ramirez has plus speed, an above average hit tool, and average power. That’s a .270 hitter with around 15 homers and 25 steals if everything breaks right. Between the minor injuries and low-minors resume, I’m finding Ramirez to be readily available in most dynasty leagues either on the wire or as a trade throw-in. There are questions about his approach, but he could make some large gains this season with a healthy year.

8. JaCoby Jones, SS | Age: 22 | ETA: 2016

PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB% K% SB CS AVG OBP SLG
501 72 128 21 3 23 70 6.6% 26.3% 17 9 .288 .347 .503

We’re told not to scout the stat lines, but it’s hard to overlook the 2014 season Jones had. The bad news is he accumulated those numbers as a 22-year-old in Single-A, so you’d expect him to do well. The good news is that tools are tools, and Jones has both the power and speed to be a fantasy asset, especially as a shortstop. He’ll head to High-A in 2015, but the real test will come with a jump to Double-A, where his contact issues may be exposed against better arms.

9. Cole Tucker, SS | Age: 18 | ETA: 2018

PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB% K% SB CS AVG OBP SLG
217 39 48 6 2 2 13 12.0% 17.5% 13 5 .267 .368 .356

The Pirates took Tucker 24th overall in the 2014 draft. He had a solid debut in the Gulf Coast League and if the Pirates are aggressive with him, he’ll skip short-season ball to start 2015. With plus speed and above average power, Tucker makes a nice fantasy prospect worth taking in the early rounds of a first-year player draft. The only blemish here is the extended ETA and lack of experience against more advanced pitching. So far so good though. He could be in the top half of this list at this time next year.

10. Tito Polo, OF | Age: 20 | ETA: 2018

PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB% K% SB CS AVG OBP SLG
186 30 46 8 6 3 25 9.1% 18.3% 8 4 .291 .374 .475

I used to frequent a dive strip club called Tito Pollo in my single days. They had killer chicken fajitas but the dancers were just meh. Now I’m writing about Tito Polo on a fantasy baseball prospect report and my life has come full circle. Polo has a balanced offensive profile in the outfield that should play well in fantasy. Still just 20 years old, there’s a chance he develops more power to go along with some speed and contact skills. He’ll get his first taste of full-season ball in 2015 and could make some noise this season with a strong start in the Sally.

Pirates Previews: 2014 | 2013

NL T10 Prospects Index

  1. PhillyYorker says:
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    For the love of all things good and decent in the world, please, pretty please, find the Phils some good, SIGNABLE, players. Really can’t complain, as the last ten years or so have been pretty good to us. But, we are staring into the abyss and need young talent to pull us out. Can’t go through the mid-90’s again.

    Seriously, congrats! You are living the dream.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      thanks! I’ll do my best. My first territory is Northern Russia. Amaro said it’s an untapped market…

      • PhillyYorker says:
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        @Mike: I feel no shame! I was that kid running around to all of his friends telling them about Sidd Finch. Gullible for life. The alternative is eternal vigilance and that is just too much work.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          ha! eternal vigilance sucks

  2. El Famous Burrito says:
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    Whoa! Congratulations, Mike! That’s awesome.

    That’s a paycut to go from Razzball to The Phillies, right?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yup, and it’s going to suck being away from my kids. I figure they can fend for themselves during the warmer months, though…

  3. McNulty says:
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    Need to drop one: who would you drop out of Colin Walsh 2B OAK, David Freitas C OAK, Robert Kral C SD, Shane Peterson OF MIL? any of them actually have much of a shot at anything? (15 team, 60 minor leaguers per team)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      oof, that’s pretty deep. I’d lose one of the two catchers.

  4. The Balking Dead says:
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    April Fools! Right….? :(

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yes, today is indeed April Fool’s Day

  5. Colonel Angus says:
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    When you get beat out by Jordy Mercer, you’re not that great. Do you have faith that Kang can turn it around or even get enough playing time to make him rosterable or is he better left for streaming during hot streaks?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      late flyer or streamer, sure. Don’t want him as my starting SS or even MI right now. Too many other options that are less risky

  6. Kid A says:
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    Good riddance.

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:
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      Ha! How can you say that after reading that Tito Polo blurb Kid A? GOLD!

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @MattTruss: Time is truly a flat circle. Chicken tits!

        • Kid A says:
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          @mauledbypandas:

          Is “Chicken Tits” the best name for a divey strip club, or the greatest name?

          • mauledbypandas says:
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            @Kid A: I always liked the one they used in Talladega Nights, “the Wizard’s Den” not sure why, it just makes me giggle

      • Kid A says:
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        @MattTruss:

        It’s pretty obvious he plagiarizes most of his work from another writer on the site.

        Tehol for President!!!

        • Troy: The Collector

          troy says:
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          @Kid A: you would love tehol… you 2 are meant for each other.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’ll miss you most of all, Kid A.

      Sorry it took me a while to get to this comment, but I was hanging at Tito Pollo for old times sake and it takes a while for my eyes to readjust to the light of day…

      • Ra'zbahl Al Ghul says:
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        @Mike: Bahahaha!

  7. MattTruss

    MattTruss says:
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    But what about the children Mike!? THE CHILDREN!!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I left snacks and a Paw Patrol DVD! They’ll be fine!

  8. Steve Stevenson says:
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    April Fools! Mike is actually Ruben Amaro, and his tenure here has been an elaborate ruse against the rest of the league.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’ve been outed!

  9. mauledbypandas says:
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    Those damn kids can freeze for all Mike cares!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’m cold-blooded!

  10. TJ says:
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    What would Polo’s ceiling look like at this point?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      He has a long way to go, but 10-15 homers, 20+ steals, .270-.280 average. Not all that different from Harold Ramirez

      • TJ says:
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        @Mike: thanks

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          no problem

          • Randall says:
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            @Mike: He meant the ceiling of the strip club. I’m guessing a pale yellow with a side of mold.

            Congrats on the new gig! If you’re have as good at scouting as you are at writing for Razzball you’ll be great.

            • Mike

              Mike says:
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              I can tell you’ve been there!

              Thanks!

  11. Schwab says:
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    Hey Mike,
    Keeper question. Can keep as long as you like. 8 team H2H points based scoring. Would you trade Cueto for Bogaerts?
    As Always, Thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’m not an expert on H2H points leagues, but I would imagine that Cueto is going to be more valuable than Bogye in that format

  12. JJ says:
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    Hey Mike,

    Im trying to figure out what to do with my squad. All of my upside picks have taken a nasty turn to the downside. Salazar and Baez have already been sent down and I fear that Tomas is not far behind. I need to find(at least)a placeholder until Baez is back making the windy city windier(k’s).I also don’t love the back end of my pitching staff. The front 4 are rock solid but the back 4 uh not so much. It is a keeper league(we keep 10)so I am hesitant about outright dropping Baez and Salazar. Will have an open slot to grab a 2B when Fernandez gets placed on the DL.

    C-C.SANTANA(3B/1B)
    1B-E.HOSMER
    2B-
    SS-H.RAMIREZ(OF?)
    3B-T.FRAZIER(1B)
    OF-M.KEMP
    OF-K.CALHOUN
    OF-AJ.POLLOCK
    UTIL-M.TRUMBO(OF/1B)
    UTIL-AV.GARCIA
    BENCH-Y.TOMAS, J.BAEZ

    SP-M.BUMGARNER
    SP-C.KLUBER
    SP-C.HAMELS
    RP-A.CHAPMAN
    RP-H.RONDON
    P-B.CECIL
    P-G.COLE
    BENCH-D.SMYLY, S.MILLER, D.SALAZAR, N.EOVALDI
    DL-J.FERNANDEZ

    The best available 2b options are
    R.ODOR
    C.UTLEY
    C.OWINGS
    J.GYORKO
    S.GENNETT
    A.ALCANTARA

    Best available sp
    D.POMERANZ
    E.SANTANA
    T.BAUER
    C.BUCHHOLZ
    AJ BURNETT
    J.PEAVY
    K.GRAVEMAN
    D.NORRIS

    Thanks. sorry for the long winded message.

    • Mike

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      no problem at all…I think grabbing Odor or Alcantara to fill that 2B hole makes the most sense, and no I would not cut Baez yet either

      I think your pitching looks fine, butI like both Bauer and Norris, so if it was me I’d be tempted to add them in place of Salazar

  13. Swfcdan says:
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    Ahahaha just checked the comments before posting, sure fooled me and im sure fooled others!

    My thoughts immediately went to “who the hell will do as good a job as you with prospects”. Great prank, very well done, glad we still have ya!

    Drafted Taillon in an offseason dynasty. When you do see him making the show, mid-summer call up if all breaks right? Thanks man.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha thanks!

      I think it’s late 2015/early 2016 for Taillon

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Mike: Lets wait and see for more reactions haha. You must be loving all the prospects breaking camp this spring, particularly the Jays who are giving all their best rooks a shot. Im particularly high on Pompey, have the decision of whether to promote him this year, what kind of numbers do you see him putting up this year. Is 10/30 too optimistic? He has surprising power for a speedster shown by his bomb off Felix last year and another off Verlander this spring.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I’d take the unders on 10 and 30, but he could make it interesting

  14. Jake the snake says:
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    Hey mix master mike!

    I’m in a predicament at 2b, starter & only 2b I have on my team, Odor.

    Would you consider adding any of these? If I do add any of these in week 1 start them over odor?

    ESPN h2h pts. Weekly roster lock.

    Available 2b;

    Howie Kendrick, neil Walker, arismendy alcantara (eligibe at OF/2b), Brett lawrie (eligible at 2b & 3b), Jedd gyorko, aaron hill, marcus semien (eligibe at 2b/3b), michah johnson

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I would consider Walker or Kendrick. Starting them over Odor? Maybe (depends on the matchups)…this is just Odor’s second season and there may be some rough patches. I wouldn’t drop him though.

  15. Baezaworldseries says:
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    You bastard. I hate you. I was hoping to take over the specs for Razzball. I would’ve been great.
    Every paragraph would end with: “He looks good. But I’d trade him for any big league starter”.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      You would have been perfect! See how easy it is?

  16. Robert says:
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    Congratulations on the opportunity. I’m a pittsburgh fan. Hate the flyers & Eagles. Mostly because they signed Vick. Never minded the Phils tho even when they were in the Buccos division.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Thanks! I love Pittsburgh

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Mike: Penguins for life!

  17. goodfold2 says:
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    16 team league dynasty, needs 3 teams filled. these extra categories doubles/triples/IBB/put outs/assists/hitting for cycle/grand slams/outfield assists/double plays for hitters and appearances/complete games/shutouts/double plays/holds/K per 9/relief wins/pickoffs/ no hitters/ QS. 25 man rosters with 5 SP/ 7 RP/ 4 BN/ 5 DL/ 5 NA slots. 1 of each hitting spot with 1 util.
    rosters to choose from:
    1. aoki/butler/chisenhall/crisp/dickerson/j.francisco/kinsler/marte/mesoraco/napoli/alexei ramirez/rios, P’s britton/buehrle/cishek/j.de la rosa/estrada/hammel/haren/g.holland/kuroda/machi/minor/b.morris

    team 2: l.cain/k.davis/avisail garcia/harper/c.joseph/j.d.martinez/v.martinez/mercer/panik/pujols/rendon/m.reynolds/r.zimmerman/zunino and P’s cecil/colon/r.de la rosa/doolittle/farquhar/fiers/g.gonzalez/hawkins/paxton/shields/tazawa/wacha/wheeler

    team 3: ybar/byrd/melky cabrera/calhoun/castro/choo/duda/grandal/carlos gomez/headley/c.johnson/lowrie/owings/ozuna/prado and P’s wade davis/dunn/frasor/garza/liriano/wily peralta/perkins/petit/quintana/roark/shaw/a.warren

    If anybody is worried that these teams have weak farms out of Mike’s prospect top 50 only these are currently already owned: buxton/correa/bradley/pompey/bryant/soler/gallo/syndergaard, all the rest are draftable.

    these 3 teams all have from 3rd to 7th draft slot.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      help him out!

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Mike: i may have all these spots filled, just waiting to make sure nobody else gets in and backs out, like one guy did already today. i found one guy from a hockey league, like 4 from facebook fantasy baseball message group, other 3 from my other leagues. i hopefully won’t have to be back looking again, but thanks Mike.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: reason i think only those prospects are owned is i believe NA slots were just added this year. one team has all of buxton/bradley/correa/1 other top 5 guy but he had to use active roster slots for those last year and got 15th out of 16. i joined literally the last day of the year with the team that got 2nd, he quit forever the day he got 2nd.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          no problem

  18. Eric says:
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    Get out of town, good luck in Philly. Maybe you can hook Domonic & Tehol up!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Thanks! I think there is a restraining order though.

  19. goodfold2 says:
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    wow, the turnover rate for Razzball prospect writers is very very high last 2 years or so. I’m imagining your writing here is the main part of your resume for that? Please tell me the new guy came in through you or at least you respect his credentials in this regard, you’ve been the most helpful of the last 3 prospect guys for sure. You will be missed.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: are you gonna be the kind of scout that gets to drive/fly/train/bus/sail all over the place for prospects or is it the desk job type one. Either one i would love to have.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: good one, i found out from Grey.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: had i read the first comment earlier i might have figured this out. Northern Russia my ass.

          • Mike

            Mike says:
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            ha! yeah I was playing around,

            Thanks for the kind words though! I’m glad I’ve been helpful

  20. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    Hey Mike – what do you think of this squad? 10-team standard roto league (keep 10 indefinitely).

    For steals, I can sagnof it with carl Crawford, lagares, Gose or EY3 or maybe Jace Peterson at 2b. Also, Buxton somehow didn’t get drafted – should I just grab him? problem is benches are so shallow..

    C – Wieters (fell to like 13th round)
    C – Ramos
    1B – Edwin – K
    2B – Gyorko
    3B – Arenado – K
    SS – Tulo – K
    MI – Bogaerts – K
    CI – Machado – K
    OF – Adam Jones – K
    OF – Marte – K
    OF – Avisail
    OF – Trumbo
    OF – Souza
    Util – Chris Davis
    Bn – Baez – K

    P – Scherzer – K
    P – Hamels – K
    P – Arrieta
    P – Carrasco
    P – Richards
    P – Papelbon
    P – Gregerson
    P – Latos
    Bn – Giles
    Bn – Parnell
    Bn – Carlos Rodon

    Thanks as always!

    • Mike

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      looks solid! I like both Gose and Peterson for SAGNOF. I’d let Buxton be with shallow benches, especially since you’re already carrying Rodon. Looks like you waited on closers.

      • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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        @Mike: thanks! yeah on the closers… people even swooped Soria and Grilli already so I’m looking at Ottavino or maybe Jim Johnson? I’ve got a freebie spot now – would you go with one of the above or a backup 2B (Odor or Peterson), or another starter (Smyly, Peralta, Greene, Gausman)?

        thanks Mike

  21. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    16 team dynasty with extra categories of doubles, triples, double plays, assists, other defensive stuff and appearances, double plays,holds, k per 9, QS for pitchers. roto. i got lucky when a team quit last day of season having gotten 2nd. 5 NA slots have been added, buy only out of your top 50 prospects only top 3, 7-8th,14th, and 26-27 are taken, all the rest are available. Original plan was to keep around 21-22 and draft only big name NA guys mostly, since i’ve only got Salazar as NA guy. But then a LOT of good MLB guys weren’t kept for whatever reason. i draft 15th in every round. 4 BN spots total. I only kept Pomeranz thinking all useful SP would be kept, now i can clearly find better guys out there and screwed myself assuming other teams would keep more people. I kept these 21, giving me 4 draft picks.
    C posey
    1b goldy
    2b altuve
    ss reyes
    3B sandoval
    LF blackman
    CF mccutchen
    RF braun
    util a-gon
    BN Carpenter
    SP harvey
    SP hughes
    SP ryu
    SP Archer
    SP Hutchison
    SP Peavy
    SP Pomeranz
    RP Kenley
    RP Rondon
    RP ottavino
    RP (x 4) empty
    NA salazar
    NA (X4) empty.
    I only planned on using at most 1 more BN spot on a hitter (2 BN hitters total, at most)
    All of these not kept though: kinsler/dickerson/j.pederson/c.davis/r.zimm/pollock/bogaerts/rios/avisail/polanco/rusney/souza/yasmani/alcantara/odor/m.johnson/
    these SP: arrieta/wood/fiers/smyly/paxton/hahn
    RP: huge list of useful guys including Giles/Farquhar as far as useful future closers.

    At first i thought i’d be using mostly top 50 prospects list for NA filling, but with that list above i broke ye olde top 100 keepers, and i have 7 of them already (8 more are free agents) looking like i should just rank these guys by the top 100 keeper values, so i should rank these like so:
    bogaerts/polanco/dickerson/avisail/wood/c.davis/pollock/odor
    then onto
    arrieta
    then right into your top 50 prospects overall (with only 8 of top 27 gone)
    with fiers/smyly/paxton/hahn through in there at the end along with giles/farquhar and other RP’s. sound about right
    But i would want to grab only 1 of those hitters (or, if 2, drop carpenter later, but it’s unlikely i can get 2 of course). I only have room for another SP if i drop Pomeranz later for a RP, or didn’t get 1 of those great bats and stick with only carpenter as BN bat, giving me 8 SP, 1 BN bat.
    Sounds mostly like i’ll get none of those 8 top 100 guys (maybe odor or pollock), but grab 2 or 3 very high end prospects, along with a good/great RP.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: i just noticed that does leave out where to place alcantara and souza though.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      makes sense…if you can get Bogey and Polanco that would be pretty sweet

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Mike: hope hope, either one 14 people ahead of me would for some reason have to fade em. so i’m guessing mendy and souza slot in somewhere in the middle of your top 50 prospects or no? souza probably later.

          • Mike

            Mike says:
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            Wow….nice!

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: i think this league is filled with newbies (and since i scouted 8/16th of this league since last week it’s my doing on accident), as i got POLANCO at 31st overall.

            • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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              @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: ok, got bogaerts/polanco/seager (LAD, just missed russell)/hahn. Now i gotta trade crapenter for RP, since i need to fill up 3 NA slots and 3 RP slots.

              • Mike

                Mike says:
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                Nice…you did really well there

                • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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                  @Mike: lot of newbies, i mean, jebus, bogaearts/dickerson/wood/arrieta/polanco/j.pederson NOT KEPT.

                  • Mike

                    Mike says:
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                    yikes

                    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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                      @Mike: not everybody was ignorant though, wood/giles went top 2 overall, arrieta top 20, all of those 8 top 100 keepers were drafted while i was still drafting (1st 4 rounds), odor went in there somewhere. another guy was waiting for prospects around same time as me when i missed russell by 1 in 3rd round. syndergaard/TOR SP’s went.

  22. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    in 20 man dynasty with 5 NA’s i had to just call up bradley, he’ll be my max 6th starter (to prevent hoarding we can only have 1 BN P at most. Gotta restock NA spot. only top 50 guys left are Tapia, t.anderson, margot, the group that isn’t in yahoo (mazara/brinson/devers/mcmahon/a.rosario) and renfroe, piscotty, berrios. I have very good, fairly young OF already, and A-Jax stashed. I will grab Mazara whenever the hell he gets into yahoo. I also have Profar for 2b/SS. Surprised Berrios made this list as the #3 you say he could be. What SP are just lower than Berrios with more upside (time isn’t a big factor here, i actually don’t want a guy who’s coming up soon). Shipley comes to mind, am trying to find more names

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Kohl Stewart, Jameson Taillon. Kolek, Hoffman from this year’s draft. Maybe even Touki…

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Mike: no no, not just this year’s draft, i mean like overall SP with upside that would be in your 60-100 range of all prospects. this league only has 5 NA’s not full on farm. i have bradley and urias already.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          Stewart and Taillon

          • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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            @Mike: oh wait, you meant touki, hoffman are from this year’s not all of them, duh. taillon’s been around for a while. thanks.

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