Here it is the inaugural Razzball Fantasy Prospect Podcast, it only needed to be recorded 6 times to get it right. It stars yours truly the Prospector and Chief with the incomparable Michael Halpern of Imaginarybrickwall.com. If you’re not familiar with Michael he’s a legend in some circles. Squares, triangles, and octagons too! We rank our top 20 prospects moved on Sunday and Monday, and then discuss the recent callups of A.J. Reed, Orlando Arcia, Joe Musgrove, Gary Sanchez, and Mi Novio Andrew Benintendi. You know I’m obligated to type his name every time my fingers touch the keys, right? Either way check it out! We do this all with a dynasty slant. Here’s the debut of the Razzball Prospect Podcast!

(And don’t forget to join Jay, Tehol, Jenn, Kevin, and Zach on this season’s first episode of the Fantasy Football Podcast!)

 
  1. For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    haven’t heard it yet, but awesome (99.9% faith here)

  2. Faced with a tough one I need to drop Solarte or Shoot to make room for a catcher and my Name spot is free I have M.Saundres who hit last night but hasn’t been good or I know this crazy but ABeltre I know he is aging but he has shown it all year. My gut says Saunders or Solarte but shop has sucker to… or my worst player B.Harper…. does the B stand for BITCHHH… is he folding under pressure or just can’t concentrate to busy being a rock star. I don’t get it…. B. BONDS say what you want but he was locked in and made you pay. PEDs or not when you did throw him a strikE…just play ball and If they don’t like you eff’em. I think Harper actually catrees to much about what people think and he is far from the legend all of his profitiers sold him as

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Dnut Eastwood: Who’s Shop? I’d say go Solarte. I actually offered Harper for DeGrom and Naquin and got turned down. What has Bryce become? Lol

      • @Ralph Lifshitz: or screw it try AJ Reed again… I’ve had Both of the Houston Hype on my roster maybe 3rd times a charm so large for. Reed

        • @Dnut Eastwood: I can’t effing Type Ralph my post are like the Da Vinci code and you guys are tom hanks

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Dnut Eastwood: I have been known to crack a marble floor to uncover fantasy secrets.

            Does that make Grey Illuminati

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Dnut Eastwood: Yeah give Reed a shot.

            • @Ralph Lifshitz: I’ve been known to Crack marble floors to like the time I stumbled drunkenly into the Punch bowl at Grey’s wedding knocking it to the marble floor. I don’t know if it was the alcohol or what Tehol slipped in my drank

  3. Mike says:
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    Nice! Big fan of any podcast from the fine folks of razzball.

    Quick question, I’ve got a lead in ERA and WHIP and I want to “keep up with the Jones'”. My opponent is starting Carlos Martinez. I picked up Jose berrios, whose facing Tampa. Would you fee comfortable starting berrios? I’m also chasing K’s too.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Mike: Yea I’d definitely go after a righty against the Rays. Tampa is a bottom 5 scoring offense against RHP.

  4. indefiniteinfinite says:
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    Ralph and Halp,

    Congrats! Glad to see this podcast is now official.

    August 6th 2016, a historic day in dynasty baseball history….. *begins humming chorus to Gimme Some Lovin’ by the spencer Davis Group

  5. Guy that’s produces the most in Sept. For fantasy GM/OWNER
    MONCHADO
    Pollock
    ANDREW B.
    6X6 OPS
    I HAVE a stacked underachieving outfield and could use average and a little power on the infield

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Dnut Eastwood: Pollock if he’s back. Is that Machado or Moncada? If it’s Machado, I’ll take him over Pollock, if it’s Moncada go Pollock. If Pollock isn’t back I’ll take Benintendi. Once again assuming that’s Moncada.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: in September* obviously Pollock isn’t back yet…

        • @Ralph Lifshitz: yes yeah ya know ty for dicpher capabilities Ralph. One of these days Alice boom right in the kisser… did Ralph Cranston really threaten to assault his tv wife every episode or am I imagining this. Maybe i could use a Ayahuasca clensing, let’s say we go down to Peru Ralph for a week to get our heads straight for the final push for another fantasy baseball championship

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Dnut Eastwood: I won’t come back

  6. Uno Mas Cerveza says:
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    Bregman and Reed have looked totally over matched at the Big League level. Haven’t heard how Gurriel is faring in his minor league stint yet but as an Astoros fan, not holding out much hope for him to be the answer either. Louis Valbuena and Marwyn Gonzalez have more job security than ever.

    First Buxton flops, now Bregman. Being rated the top overall prospect in the Minors is becoming the Kiss of Death.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Uno Mas Cerveza: Slow down on Bregman. This is the first struggle he’s had in his pro career. I think he’s much safer than Buxton. We have actual minor league production to point to with Bregman, Buxton was mostly projection.

      Gurriel is 31 and a seasoned professional. I think he’s different than Reed and Bregman. He’s played minimal games at rookie level GCL and hi-A Lancaster. My guess is Bregman is sent back down and Gurriel is up next weekend.

      My advice is be patient as hard a s it can be.

      • Uno Mas Cerveza says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: I have heard Guriel described as the most complete hitter from Cuba since Abreu so we will see. On second thought, I own Abreu on 2 teams and he is killing me. Oh well.

        I hear you on Bregman. I think he is going to struggle between the ears when he gets sent down hitting under .100. My gut tells me the Astros will be very open to offers for him going forward into this offseason.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @Uno Mas Cerveza: Wow, you’re burying this guy after less than 100 at bats. Look at Pedroia’s first month or Trout’s first callup. He’s not the first highly touted rookie to struggle. The Astros also drafted Appel over Bryant so I guess they could make another bad choice and sell Bregman.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Ralph Lifshitz: wasn’t a-roid terrible till like his 4th or 5th call up? kershaw was awful at 1st too.

            • Ralph Lifshitz

              Ralph Lifshitz says:
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              @goodfold2: yup

  7. Big w says:
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    Hey Ralph, Danny duffy’s been great… But do we start him against the Jays today?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Big w: Not if you’re worried about ratios. In a H2H I would though.

  8. The JoGarza says:
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    Can’t wait to listen! What’s your release schedule looking like?

    Also, 16-tm dynasty with OBP. My only SS is Ian Desmond and the only guy on my farm with that eligibility is Mateo. Suffice to say, pretty soon in not going to have a SS.

    Worth trading R.Quinn and D.Tate for W.Adames?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @The JoGarza: It’s going to be up Thursday mornings on iTunes and Blogtalkradio.com. It will post here on Thursdays after Grey’s post.

      Hmmmm I’m on the dense about that one. I like Adames more but not sure I’d trade both for him. If it’s a keeper situation and you can only keep one of the two and you’re consolidating to a better player, I’m with it.

      • The JoGarza says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz:

        Tate and Quinn are both part of my farm right now. I think I’m OK giving up Tate because Allard is in the pool (I assume he’s the better prospect). But I guess I’ve also read concerns about Adames staying at short, so maybe I’ll find myself at square one pretty soon.

        Anyways, I’m trying to find the podcast on iTunes but only the two episodes of Fantasy Gold Rush pop up. Any suggestions?

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @The JoGarza: Hasn’t been added to iTunes as of yet, takes 24-48 hours. So listen on here or on blogtalkradio.

  9. Grey

    Grey says:
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    Great stuff, Halp and Ralph! Or is it Ralph and Halp? Let the arguments begin!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Grey: Franks and beans!

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @Grey: ha! I actually cracked that joke the very first time I talked to Ralph. Decided to keep our names out of the title …

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha, great minds and all

  10. sandwichyes says:
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    Buxton + Conforto for Bregman in a dynasty league. Which side would you take?

    Thanks!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @sandwichyes: Bregman side. I’m way off on Buxton.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @Wake Up: Who are your guys?

          • @Ralph Lifshitz: It’s no secret I told you that Buxton didn’t belong number one preseason…I’m telling you now that I don’t like Beni…we shall see…by he’s your Giancarlo, do you mean that you will be too high on him and he will disappoint you year after year? (winky face)

            • Ralph Lifshitz

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              @Wake Up: Won’t be in my jurisdiction next season. What don’t you like about Beni? I do admit I’m high on him. Doesn’t seem as risky as Buxton.

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Wake Up: how would that be a “secret”.

  11. Connor says:
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    Can’t get the iTunes link to work so can’t subscribe yet.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Connor: Give it 24-48 and it will be added.

      • Connor says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: Ok, will do. Wasn’t trying to be impatient but wanted to let you know in case something needed fixing.

  12. Congrats on the Podcast!

    • Halp

      Halp says:
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      @Wake Up: Thanks, Wake Up!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Wake Up: Thanks

  13. M.Saunders has been horrendous this past month. Maybe Melvin trade got in his head… any faith he can get it going again… he bought some time with a few hits yesterday

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Dnut Eastwood: Who knows, he was out kicking his coverage all season, maybe that’s coming back.

  14. JJ says:
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    Hey Ralph,

    Who you like better ROS. Judge or Gallo? I just don’t see Gallo getting a chance with that crowded Rangers outfield

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @JJ: Judge! I bet he’s up within the week.

  15. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    what up riggity?! for next year, who do you like — renfroe or gurriel?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @SheriffMcRawDawg: Gurriel, Remfroe need to walk more.

  16. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    do you think reyes comes up only as a RP at this point

  17. J-FOH says:
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    I haven’t listened yet but that’s only because I’m setting aside some me time tomorrow. Probably light a candle, kick back in the bean bag chair, and put on my big fancy over sized head phones. Oh and bregs had a good day today…fux those haters

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @J-FOH: Yeah Bregman or bust!

      Enjoy, you get a name drop.

  18. The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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    I listened and I liked it. I was hoping my name drop was because of my evolving prospect skills but I can see why Ralph wants to keep one of stat scouts in his back pocket. Going forward will we be getting some rookie ball action. Im starting to love that shizz, its like when you are in high school and a new crop of poon shows up every year

    • Halp

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      @The Hack Formerly Known as Hate: Thanks, J-Foh. When I wrote about Edwin Rios a few weeks ago, Ralph told me you were were high on him for a little while. So your prospect skill rep is secure, ha

      • Ralph Lifshitz

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        @Halp: The boy is quite astute I did want to keep him a secret

        Lifts finger to mouth…

      • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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        @Halp: The Doyers low minors have lots of interesting bats (Cody Thomas, DJ Peters, Edwin Rios and Mitchell Hanson). I own at least one share of each. I believe it was Wilson Karaman from our rejects league that was tweeting out about Rios first.

        • Halp

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          @The Hack Formerly Known as Hate: They do seem to be killing it when it comes to finding those under the radar gems recently, Not a bad team to tie your fantasy fate with prospect wise.

          • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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            @Halp: Peters went to the same high school I did and was a Perfect Game player. He just ended up at some obscure JC that is now losing its program. He was set to go to Fullerton but decided to go with the Dodgers. Thomas is the one I turned Ralph on to. College quarterback who decided baseball was his future and so far the early returns are good.

            • Halp

              Halp says:
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              @The Hack Formerly Known as Hate: Gotta say I particularly like Peters now after looking into him more. Thomas looks good too. You clearly have a good eye …

              • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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                @Halp: I just read and looked at numbers, you send me a youtube video to scout and I click out of it to go watch something that makes me dumber.

                Some clubs just do smart things. I think their undrafted signee was like the top NAIA player, which BTW is where Stephen Vogt came from

                • Halp

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                  @The Hack Formerly Known as Hate: Following smart organizations is a good strategy to begin with. I definitely believe in factoring in the org that has to develop these guys too.

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