Here’s a look at the best prospects for fantasy baseball right now. It’s a fluid list, and you’ll see some big changes as well as some new faces from the preseason Top 50. I’m sticking to a cap of 130 at bats or 50 innings pitched in the major leagues when determining who is still eligible for this list. So while some of the names have already been promoted this year and are expected to graduate, I’m still going to rank them. If Miguel Sano drinks too much nerve tonic with only 100 MLB at bats, he’d still qualify for prospect lists heading into next year, so he’s included on this one. This list does not include any 2015 draftees or J2 signees. The +/- column on the right shows how much each prospect rose or fell from my preseason list. I wouldn’t sweat players who moved just a few slots. Instead, I’d focus on the double-digit changes and the new additions. For lengthier notes on some of the biggest movers, you should check out last week’s post. Personally I skew towards hitters and rank only a handful of pitchers that I really like. Keep in mind that I’m coming at you from the perspective of our fantasy game, so it may differ from a traditional prospect list when it comes to certain players. Now that the housekeeping is out of the way, here is this year’s midseason Top 50 prospects for fantasy baseball…

Rank Player Pos Team Age +/- ETA
1 Byron Buxton OF MIN 21
2 Miguel Sano 3B MIN 22 +3
3 Corey Seager SS LAD 21 +3 2015
4 Yoan Moncada 2B BOS 20 +6 2017
5 Lucas Giolito SP WAS 20 +4 2016
6 Joey Gallo 3B TEX 21 +2 2015
7 Kyle Schwarber C CHC 22 +27 2015
8 Nomar Mazara OF TEX 20 +13 2016
9 J.P. Crawford SS PHI 20 +7 2016
10 David Dahl OF COL 21 +2 2017
11 Aaron Judge OF NYY 23 +21 2016
12 Francisco Lindor SS CLE 21 +5
13 Jose Peraza 2B ATL 21 +12 2015
14 Julio Urias SP LAD 18 +5 2016
15 Rafael Devers 3B BOS 18 +20 2018
16 Raimel Tapia OF COL 21 +2 2017
17 Nick Williams OF TEX 21 NR 2017
18 Josh Bell 1B PIT 22 +4 2016
19 Manuel Margot OF BOS 20 +22 2017
20 Jesse Winker OF CIN 21 +3 2016
21 Bradley Zimmer OF CLE 22 NR 2016
22 Trea Turner SS WAS 22 NR 2016
23 Jose Berrios SP MIN 21 +26 2015
24 Tim Anderson SS CWS 22 +16 2016
25 Michael Conforto OF NYM 22 NR 2016
26 Rusney Castillo OF BOS 28 -2 2015
27 Lewis Brinson OF TEX 21 +6 2018
28 Steven Matz SP NYM 24 NR
29 Ryan McMahon 3B COL 20 +7 2018
30 Stephen Piscotty OF STL 24 +17 2015
31 Raul Mondesi SS KC 19 +12 2017
32 Dalton Pompey OF TOR 22 -6 2015
33 Robert Stephenson SP CIN 22 -5 2016
34 Alex Reyes SP STL 20 NR 2017
35 Jeff Hoffman SP TOR 22 NR 2016
36 Aaron Nola SP PHI 22 NR 2015
37 Trevor Story SS COL 22 NR 2016
38 Clint Frazier OF CLE 20 -7 2017
39 Austin Meadows OF PIT 20 +3 2017
40 Ozhaino Albies SS ATL 18 NR 2018
41 Amed Rosario SS NYM 19 -4 2018
42 Luis Severino SP NYY 21 NR 2015
43 Alex Jackson OF SEA 19 -14 2018
44 Orlando Arcia SS MIL 20 NR 2017
45 Tyler Glasnow SP PIT 21 -1 2016
46 Derek Fisher OF HOU 21 NR 2018
47 Hector Olivera INF LAD 30 NR 2015
48 Daniel Norris SP TOR 22 2015
49 A.J. Reed 1B HOU 22 NR 2017
50 Hunter Renfroe OF SD 23 -4 2016

Graduations: Carlos Correa, Joc Pederson, Maikel Franco, Kris Bryant, Noah Syndergaard, Blake Swihart, Jorge Soler, Yasmany Tomas, Carlos Rodon, Michael Taylor, and Addison Russell

The Bubble: D.J. Peterson, Jorge Alfaro, Dylan Bundy, Archie Bradley, Reynaldo Lopez, Wilmer Difo, Gleyber Torres, Jameson Taillon, Jorge Mateo, Franklin Barreto, and Willy Adames

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John
John
7 years ago

Thanks for the work. Who will we want strictly for 2016 in shallow league, giolito or Crawford?

Alan
Alan
7 years ago

Mike, who do I want more after this year? Noah syndergaard or Springer?

Thanks for your time

goodfold2
goodfold2
7 years ago

for some reason if you link to your name the most recent post is only the jon homerton one on june 28th. this is only recently an issue. nice to see so much interest in this post, more than any before i’d think.

elvis
elvis
7 years ago

been offered schwarber and a closer for correa,i just grabbed desmond who is on my bench to replace him,ive got stanton buxton and springer all hurt and need o.f help ,will schwarber stay up and get enough abs

elvis
elvis
Reply to  Mike
7 years ago

yeah i had the same feeling,was in 1st until the injuries,now rolling bums out everyday in the outfield,thanks your the best

Kid A
Kid A
7 years ago

Call me artificial, but there’s no reason this post shouldn’t have 400 comments.

Kid A
Kid A
Reply to  Mike
7 years ago

@Mike: Didn’t mean to ping you out of your Razznasty machinations (I did). If my calculations are correct (they usually aren’t), this is the highest comment count for a shaved-lip Razzbolero..

Kid A
Kid A
Reply to  Mike
7 years ago

@Mike: Seems like an appropriate time to ask when Seager is getting called up.

Kid A
Kid A
Reply to  Mike
7 years ago

@Mike: but which year?!?!

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
7 years ago

You like Nola in 12 team mixed right away? Have to play 5 SP and 4 RP at all times.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Mike
7 years ago

@Mike: likely a streamer, currently Rubby

Johnny on the Spot
Johnny on the Spot
7 years ago

Hey Mike,
I’ve got a keeper league question for you. I have Carlos Correa, Addison Russell, and Kolten Wong on my 18 league keeper team (along with some other good keepers) I’m having trouble justifying keeping 3 middle infielders given the league doesnt support a MI slot format. Its getting to be trade deadline season so I’m thinking about making a move. For argument sake all the players are essentially equal in keeper cost. Correa is an obvious choice for me, but I’m having trouble deciding if I should deal Wong or Russell… I’d hate to sell low on Russell and he was highly regarded but Wong is actually producing great value at 2B. What do you think?

SheriffMcRawDawg
SheriffMcRawDawg
7 years ago

what up again mike. crazy question of the day

please rank ROS with slight emphasis on K’s:

quintana, lackey, fiers, kennedy, erasmo, rodon, nelson, buchholz

Thanks!

Mark
Mark
7 years ago

Hey Mike, I am looking to get a final keeper in my league since i am in rebuild. I see Carrasco and Syndergaard’s perifs and they are legit and then I look at Matt Harvey and he isnt as legit but boy have we seen his ceiling. So my question is, what are the chances Carrasco and Syndergaard outperform harvey going forward and I regret keeping harvey over them?

Thanks

JamesSImp
JamesSImp
7 years ago

Would you drop lindor for Crawford?
honestly after watching Lindor play, I feel like he’s that type of player that is great in real life.. not so much in fantasy.

Also everyone on your list ranked 8 and below is available, anyone really worth stashing in a keeper league?

Last question; in parenthesis is what round they’d cost me : keep 6: arrenado (2 rd), Soler(5 rd), blackmon (6 rd), liriano (12rd), Cain (17 rd), maikel franco, mccullers, berrios, lindor, went undrafted and are pick ups and would count as my last round picks so if i kept two they would count as my 22 and 21, kept three it be 22 21 20 and so on.

JamesSImp
JamesSImp
Reply to  Mike
7 years ago

@Mike:

my apologies i meant, jp crawford for lindor.

thank you for the information always good stuff!

Martin
Martin
7 years ago

Where would wisler fit in on this list? Dynasty league would you drop Jonathan gray, verlander, porcello or wisler?

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
7 years ago

The big arms not even making the list seems pretty staggering seeing as they all arent far away, whereas someone like Brinson ranks in the 20’s despite being lightyears away. Know we all prefer offense but not sure how you can relegate those big arms so much while keeping Arcia, Rosario, Reed on the list. Linda wish youd removed all promotees so only minor leaguers are left, sorry about the complaints man guess im just in a bad mood today lol. Do appreciate your unpaid work for us.

What do you think of SS Torres in the Cubs system? Recently dropped Brinson to add him in one league thinking SS is much more valuable. Would you swap them back, what makes you so high on Brinson?

goodfold2
goodfold2
7 years ago

other than those awful specs you’ve seen my only offers for one of bolsinger/c.anderson/chavez are
1. a mid 4th rounder (that would be about 124th overall or so)
2. a mid 3rd rounder (around pick 90) for chavez + my likely last pick in 4th round (last year there were 5 suplementals post round 3), a pick i got in a trade with the best team.
I’ve offered my 5th (middle of 5th) and chavez for that same 3rd. Still hold (trade deadline 31st july) or take one?

Dave
Dave
7 years ago

Would you rather have Kluber over Harvey in a keeper league, top 50 guys kept overall. We do QS and W for some reason.

Thank you

Jon
Jon
7 years ago

Would you deal any of Trea Turner, Tim Anderson, Tapia, Bell or Glasnow for Vincent Velasquez in a keep forever league?

Jon
Jon
Reply to  Mike
7 years ago

@Mike: If I was trying to win this year, though, would you swap Glasnow for VV? Or is VV more of a 2016 play anyway.

Crapshoot Kershaw
Crapshoot Kershaw
7 years ago

in a 14 team dynasty where my kept staff is
rodon/vince V/j.garcia (he was too good to drop if he’s back soon, but wait till you see how good what’s out there)/iwakuma/arrieta/hendricks (stream spot) along with
darvish (DL)
stephenson/berrios (NA’s)

who’s the best two out of these to keep, i can still stream the rest: vince/garcia/hendricks/sky walker/jungmann/peavy/ray/chavez/gausman?
QS and K/9 also categories.

Big Magoo
7 years ago

At the risk of being sucked into the italics vortex, just wanted to say great job, Mike!

Odds that the Cubs decide to move Schwarber in a deadline deal to make a big splash at the deadline (Hamels, Cueto, Gomez) are…

Big Magoo
Reply to  Mike
7 years ago

@Mike: How about Schwarber, Alcantara, and a low minors arm for Gomez and LuCroy? Who blinks?

Big Magoo
Reply to  Mike
7 years ago

@Mike: Haha, I doubt the Brewers would do that, but you never know. I’m so ready for the 2nd half to start. I’d watch a Padres/Marlins game if it was on now.

Bobby's world
Bobby's world
7 years ago

Howdy mix master mike! I’m in a h2h pts weekly lock league, is schwarber now a must add with montero on DL most likely for 6 weeks. I don’t need a catcher, but i didn’t know if he’s worth an add I already have Vogt as my catcher.

Next as my 4th OF slot are you starting/keeping Jay Bruce there or looking to add either Jorge soler, Gerardo parra, jarrod dyson, mark trumbo, or billy burns for this 10 day matchup for week 15.

Lastly at DH for this week Miquel Sano , Carlos Santana or add CJ cron to start cron this week, cron has been hot & so is sano.

Thanks Mike!

Bobby's World
Bobby's World
Reply to  Bobby's world
7 years ago

@Bobby’s world:

PS I know you’re big into the prospects; do you have the milb app? I love it I get push notifications for when certain teams I’m following score, etc.

For prospects I’m very high on Michael conforto.

As a Red Sox fan I’m intrigued with devers & Margot . How do you see Margot in relation to mookie betts? I know the sox have another OF in their system too; Benintendi but he is only in A ball he has awhile to go before being in boston

goodfold2
goodfold2
7 years ago

right in middle of year’s bidding process some owner whined about some owners bidding for others (since we have 4 hour runoff time after the first 24 hours after a player is nominated it’s very easy for somebody not to be able to get to internet in that 4 hours, and thus either lose a player or have to pay overbid price to pay for the resource of being able to be at internet every 4 hours). Comish refused yet again to do my Vickrey bidding method (wherein every bid goes in in closed but identifiable email with winner only having to pay minimum amount over 2nd place bid, i.e. optimal market dynamics), but came up with something that works and resembles how real life baseball teams do this. It’s just a midseason draft, in which teams from the bottom up can grab a player per round (no snake) but they have to pay a certain draft round cost (determined by average cap space for this year predraft), in this case rounds would be
round 1 = 3.25 million
2= 2.75
and mostly .25 mil less downward. This is also good since people would only be able to bid on your guys if they knew the name already. Any team has right to pass up it’s pick and can pick as many times as it has roster space and money. Same rule for if team keeps a guy up for ROS he can be reslotted as minor guy next year at league minimum, or you can slot player minors this year but have to pay round drafted cost per year (if the player is called up) every year till end of 2018.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Mike
7 years ago

@Mike: it probably means i’ll get more names that nobody was interested in at all, but it’s hard to tell if those are the guys i wanted as others could have been waiting till last day (it would’ve been today) to nominate some (like i was). I was showing another way of doing these midseason prospect acquisitions but also to see what you thought of the process.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Mike
7 years ago

@Mike: yep, and you’d have the right to skip the more expensive rounds entirely if you want and hope some guys you like fall till cheaper rounds. i’ll only have to drop like uribe or 2 minimum level guys to grab somebody at 17th overall for 3.25 million. After that i might even be able to keep Beltre (probably not) and grab those other guys. Giron is gonna cost 3.25 and go to one of opp’s in the 1st round for sure. He was above that price during bidding already.

david
david
7 years ago

Hey Mike,

Why such the large gap between Tim Anderson and Orlando Arcia?

Thank you sir!

Alan
Alan
7 years ago

Im in last in my yahoo league where we keep 5 per year so need something look forward to. I already have Rendon, Dickerson, J Up and Harvey. 7×7 obp slg hold QS 11 teams. My first pick in next year’s draft will likely be freeman, kluber or betances. I also have stroman as a free last round 6th keeper.

Which one do you think I will end up keeping next year out of Franco, Sano, Maybin, Polanco, Soler, yelich, carrasco, syndergaard, Buxton, Matz.

Thank you

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
Reply to  Alan
7 years ago

@Alan: Wouldnt rule out Mikes boy Franco there. Him or Buxton for me, no reason to keep Soler.

BAM BAM!
BAM BAM!
7 years ago

Hey Mike,

THoughts on Franco for his Sano?

Its a 12 team keeper, but only Franco can be kept. I’m trying to win this year, is Sano worth doing that this year?

BAM BAM!
BAM BAM!
Reply to  Mike
7 years ago

@Mike: thanks. I feel like i’m trying to do too much LOL.

BAM BAM!
BAM BAM!
Reply to  Mike
7 years ago

@Mike: I’m trying to add pitching depth, but i’m only being offered Heston and Montgomery lol

Alan
Alan
7 years ago

Greetings Mike, in 10 team 5×5 roto (14 hitters), I have wong, howie and correa for 2B, MI, and SS. R Martin and McCann at C. Worth dropping Desmond for Schwarber or just stick with what I have?

Thank you in advance

John
John
7 years ago

Man 333 comments, nice. Anyway, would you keep Martin Perez around in 15 team dynasty? Just lost buchholz and he is unfortunately my 6th SP now with tillman 7th.

He was pretty good the month before TJ

Thanks

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  John
7 years ago

@John: i grabbed him in a 20 team dynasty over c.anderson

Scott
Scott
7 years ago

I think Paulo Orlando has 125 at-bats, just under the limit. Where does he fit in?

Chrisjen17
Chrisjen17
7 years ago

Hey Mike, appreciate the insight.
I have one open spot on my farm, and I need to grab a pitcher. Berrios and J. Ross are available. I assume since Ross didnt make your list, Berrios is the guy to grab?
And what did you see that pushed JR off the top 50? He looked to be better than Matz in his brief stint up.
Thanks, bud!

Thom
Thom
7 years ago

Good day! Thanks for all the hard work!

Quick query: My dynasty league has begun its Minor League draft for the year and I am stuck on which player to select. Trea Turner, Bradley Zimmer, or Dansby Swanson. What is the estimated time of arrival for Zimmer and Swanson? I’ve read that Turner could be up this year with Desmond’s struggles and to get some playing time.

Much appreciated and have a great day!

Kid A
Kid A
7 years ago

Gratzi on popping your 300 cherry, but jesus, this post would make Paul Giamatti drink merlot straight up.

goodfold2
goodfold2
7 years ago

padlo is going cheap maybe, giron getting very pricey. any of these on my plane for buys:
t.guerrero OF SEA
cole OF SF
brink SP CUBS
briceno P DET
b-lak-ee anderson P MIA
bellinger CI LAD
j.lopez P MIL
w.garcia P PIT

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  goodfold2
7 years ago

@goodfold2: fantrax is out, weird.

Jon
Jon
7 years ago

I was offered Vincent Velasquez for JP Crawford in a keep forever league. I need pitching so it’s tempting. What do you think?

Jon
Jon
Reply to  Mike
7 years ago

@Mike: Thanks!

Speedy McGreedy
Speedy McGreedy
7 years ago

Do you have Guerrieri over Honeywell and Snell based on more than just Guerrieri’s injury history? When he’s on the field Guerrieri has been much more consistent and dominant than Honeywell and Snell. I’ve been getting excited about Guerrieri and was surprised to see you rank him below the other two (still very exciting) prospects.

Flunkie
Flunkie
7 years ago

I’m in contention this year in a 12 team 5-player keeper… what are your thoughts on these two trades (I need SP more than anything but they’re expendable):

1. Freeman for Beltre/Carlos Santana/Rosenthal

2. Harvey, Wong, Parra, Corey Seager for Correa, Rendon, Shields

I know I’m trading for my need and doesn’t make sense if I’m in it this year, but it’s not every day you get a chance to trade a pitcher and pieces for Correa and Rendon…

Flunkie
Flunkie
Reply to  Flunkie
7 years ago

@Flunkie: my keepers as it stands are something like Edwin, Braun, Harvey, Freeman, Xander or Dee

Flunkie
Flunkie
Reply to  Mike
7 years ago

@Mike: thanks Maikel, this mirrors my feelings as well. Man, an embarrassment of wealth at the SS position with Xander and Correa if this ends up working out

Flunkie
Flunkie
7 years ago

Who is best to stash for a playoff/end of season run?

Pull Hitter
Pull Hitter
7 years ago

Hi,
I’m new to a keeper/Dynasty league and my team is inherited.
My infield is top notch Posey, Pujols, Flash Jr, Donaldson… but then my shortstop is Nick Ahmed.
I have JP Crawford stashed so I’m happy. He should be up soon.
I can have 15 minor leaguers on my roster.
I currently have…

AJ Reed. 1B
Franklin Barreto. SS
JP Crawford. SS
Ryan Cordell. OF
Billy McKinney. OF
Austin Meadows. OF
Bradley Zimmer. OF
Max Kepler. OF
Brett Phillips. OF

Pitchers
Joe Ross.
Mark Appel.
Blake Snell.
Grant Holmes.
Brent Honeywell.
Jose De Leon.

You add names on your top 50 and I’m trying to squeeze some in.

Available are…
Nick Williams
Lewis Brinson
Ryan Mcmahon
Trevor Story
Alex Jackson
Derek Fisher
Matt Boyd

Pull Hitter
Pull Hitter
Reply to  Mike
7 years ago

@Mike: Are you on Twitter please sir…

ferris
ferris
7 years ago

Traded keuchel for puig in a keep 8 dynasty (this year’s lost)

Like it?

PhilOssieB
PhilOssieB
7 years ago

Hey Mike, got a column idea for you … Top 30 names in the minors. I just traded for Buck Farmer strictly for to have the name in my farm squad. Also picked up Teoscar Hernandez — sounds like a bad guy in a mob movie.

But down to brass tacks, do you believe Berrios’ starter upside is better than Severino, or is Seve ranked lower because of the bullpen possibility.

Think I can flip Seve and Burns (who can’t be kept) for Berrios, but Seve’s AAA performance thus far is making me hesitate. And I should stop writing because each time I write Seve I like the name and thus the player that much more.

PhilOssieB
PhilOssieB
Reply to  PhilOssieB
7 years ago

Who turned on the industrial-sized fan? Maybe this will help … Testing.

PhilOssieB
PhilOssieB
Reply to  PhilOssieB
7 years ago

the ol’ — /i — didn’t work. Just exhausted all my html skills.

PhilOssieB
PhilOssieB
Reply to  Mike
7 years ago

@Mike: should have verified; it’s a dynasty so both pitchers are keepers, just can’t keep burns because he came off waivers. So basically trading Seve for Berrios ?

Chicken Dinner
Chicken Dinner
Reply to  PhilOssieB
7 years ago

@PhilOssieB: Always loved the name Lastings Milledge.

SheriffMcRawDawg
SheriffMcRawDawg
7 years ago

alright rapid fire Mike – all with SBs in mind:

– Is Austin Jackson completely useless now?
– Would you drop Rajai Davis for Gose?
– Do you think Ender Inciarte comes back at the top of the ARI lineup and provides the same kind of pop and speed going forward?
– when the F is Peraza coming up!?! how likely is it they move Maybin to make that happen?
– lastly how would you rank all of these guys ROS?

THANKS!

SheriffMcRawDawg
SheriffMcRawDawg
Reply to  Mike
7 years ago

@Mike: thanks hombre

Youth movement
Youth movement
7 years ago

Just took over a 18 team points dynasty team that was a ghost ship for several months. As a result I sit in 15th place and have the #1waiver spot. Who do you think I should use my waiver on? It’s yahoo, so I know olivera and Mazara are not in player database. Given how much pitchers score in this format, do you know any pitchers that would be worth burning my waiver spot on? Do you know a place that shows what players are not in the yahoo database?

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Reply to  Mike
7 years ago

@Mike: berrios is in yahoo.

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
7 years ago

How do the Marlins have no prospects?

Is it that they draft really bad or they make really bad trades?

As a Marlins fan, it’s really surprising to see a team in the seller every year and never come out of the draft with anything significant.

Tom Koleck seems legit, no?

Pounce
Pounce
7 years ago

Frankie Montas coming up Friday for the double header, worth a pick up in a 12 team keeper?

ROTO OVERLORD
ROTO OVERLORD
7 years ago

Prospect Mike,

If Beltrans injury doesnt heal, do you see the ETA on judge going to Sept 2015 and staying up for good?

BAM BAM!
BAM BAM!
7 years ago

Daniel Norris vs Zach Lee….. who comes up first, bigger impact?

Raoul Duke
Raoul Duke
7 years ago

Are you reading or hearing anything about Adrian Rondon’s slow start to his professional career? I was excited but have been pretty underwhelmed.

Wild Thing
Wild Thing
7 years ago

Thanks Mike for answering 100 of my questions! I was very curious today. Haha.

Wild Thing
Wild Thing
7 years ago

One more… Thoughts on Seager being able to stick at SS and also Schwarber at C? I figure worst case they are both tried enough at those positions to gain eligibility for a year or two worst case. Is that reasonable?

Peter Nincompoop
Peter Nincompoop
7 years ago

You answer a lot of questions, but just curious what you’re favorite type of league is?

Fister Furbush
Fister Furbush
7 years ago

I got Bungarner and Shields in a trade to bolster my starting staff in a head to head points league;
Price
Bumgarner
Harvey
DeGrom
Shields

I had to give up Brantley, Richards and Samardizja.

You like that Mikey?

Sky
Sky
Reply to  Mike
7 years ago

Haha, I don’t know how you got there! Maybe you hit the ‘i’ by accident on the dashboard and it stuck?

‘ that doesn’t have an ‘‘ will keep you in italics hell probably.

Sky
Sky
Reply to  Sky
7 years ago

HA, that’s not how it was supposed to go..the ‘ do nothing!

Sky
Sky
Reply to  Mike
7 years ago

shut up and eat your peas, son

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
7 years ago

Great writeup, Mike. Always love these. Quick ASB roster tweaking question for you…

My last closer is currently Osuna, who I love but may be out of a job soon. Carson Smith was just dropped…swap out Osuna for Carson and hope he runs with the job ROS?

Miguel Montero's thumb
Miguel Montero's thumb
7 years ago

Why no update about me from the Cubs? Cripes, even *I* want to see Schwarber get called back up!

tals23
tals23
7 years ago

One more query….. Is aoki worth a stash…. His owner dropped him as soon as he got hurt

tals23
tals23
Reply to  Mike
7 years ago

@Mike:
Would you drop collabello or khris Davis for him?

tals23
tals23
Reply to  Mike
7 years ago

@Mike: cool…. Thanks again for your quick response

tals23
tals23
7 years ago

Thanks

tals23
tals23
7 years ago

I’m trying to upgrade my SP in a weekly head to head points league…. I am trying to trade for Lance Lynn…. Would you offer Lind or Ortiz?

Alex
Alex
7 years ago

Mike, I am in 15 team dynasty, 30 mlb/20 milb, 5×5 roto. Way ahead in first but always looking to improve. Aybar and Melky are on the block

Is it okay to send Semien and Eaton to get Aybar and Melky? Or is it more of a lateral move? Getting aoki back soon and need avg more than speed, plus I am looking into going into 2016 with just semien at short since i lose hanley’s elig.

Gracias

Matt
Matt
7 years ago

I am curious about Amed Rosario. He has not really hit that great but is young for the level. Is he on here based on the fact that SS is shallow, tools, or what? I know you are high on him so just wondering. Great job Mike

Chin Music
Chin Music
7 years ago

No Jose De Leon? Doing well in AA, leading MiLB in Ks, might get slotted in the rotation next season on a LOADED Dodgers team. Did he just miss the bubble, or are you not that high on him?

ragin cajun
ragin cajun
7 years ago

I read the comments above about Glasnow, but I actually wanted to know whether there was something you saw about him that was a red flag. I see a .95 WHIP and 10.4 ks per 9 to go with a solid pedigree and get excited.

OldMilwaukeePounders
OldMilwaukeePounders
Reply to  Mike
7 years ago

@Mike: From what I have read regarding Glasnow is that he has the occasional bout with his command and repeating his delivery. When he is on though he can dominate with just his heat (as is the Pirate’s organizational philosophy in the lower minors; fastball command 1st, secondary offerings later in development).

His last outing was quite good in AA: 6 shutout innings, 1 hit, 0 BB, 7K, 60 of 80 pitches for strikes, only ball hit hard was the one actual hit.

OldMilwaukeePounders
OldMilwaukeePounders
Reply to  Mike
7 years ago

@Mike: Between Taillon, Glasnow, and Kingham the Bucs should have a nice solid nucleus to add behind Cole. Taillon may possibly have the higher ceiling if he can get back on track and develop properly!

OldMilwaukeePounders
OldMilwaukeePounders
Reply to  Mike
7 years ago

@Mike: The word on a lot of Pirates specific blogs is that Taillon will most likely be shut down until winter ball. It is possible that he can make it for the minors playoffs, but up in the air still.

Wild Thing
Wild Thing
7 years ago

Do you think Seager is good enough defensively to stay at SS? Or will he be moved to 3B? Seems like they will at least give him a shot to succeed Rollins next season which means for most leagues he is at worst looking at SS eligibility for 2016 and 2017. That would be huge obviously.

Crapshoot Kershaw
Crapshoot Kershaw
Reply to  Wild Thing
7 years ago

@Wild Thing: i think he is good enough defensively, but Mike is probably better for this one.

Peter Nincompoop
Peter Nincompoop
7 years ago

I’m in a 10-Team H2H 6×6 OBP Keeper League. I’m in good shape to make the playoffs, and although a bit premature, beginning to strategize for late August and September. I have Sandoval in my 1B/3B slot and am thinking about dropping him, picking up Schwarber (who I like) and moving Vogt into the 1B/3B position. Good/Bad idea?

Appreciate the time you put into your articles. It’s always great insight.

Peter Nincompoop
Peter Nincompoop
Reply to  Mike
7 years ago

@Mike: I’ve contemplated the same argument before and just want to make sure we’re on the same page…Are you saying Vogt in the catcher position is too valuable to move him to 1B/3B (i.e., playing him there and joe schmo at 1B/3B is far better then the other way around)?

I can likely acquire Carlos Santana to replace Sandoval at 1B/3B for a 2016 draft pick. After six keepers, our league has 19 standard rounds. What round pick (e.g. 1st/19 would you say is fair to offer up for Santana?

Thanks again.

Peter Nincompoop
Peter Nincompoop
Reply to  Mike
7 years ago

@Mike: Thanks Mike!

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Peter Nincompoop
7 years ago

@Peter Nincompoop: also, catchers get too much off time, so if you put a Catcher elsewhere you’ll have 2 players having too many off days, rather than just the same one everybody else gets. If you have C-Sant you won’t even have one starting player that gets a lot of off days, unless of course you have tulo, who’s been getting as many off days as a catcher for at least over a month.

Wild Thing
Wild Thing
7 years ago

Why so down on Matz? The injury has you spooked?

Wild Thing
Wild Thing
Reply to  Mike
7 years ago

@Mike:

That’s funny. Some have been touting Matz as a top 20 arm in the majors for 2016. Is that in sync with your thinking? 28 might still reflect that. And then what does that mean for Giolito and Urias… top 10 arm ceiling???

OldMilwaukeePounders
OldMilwaukeePounders
7 years ago

I’ve got a keeper question unrelated to my above prospects question, Mike and J-FOH since you are here too.

12 team H2H league, keep 5, here are my current keepers/possible keepers:
Rizzo,Edwin, Upton, Cespedes, Tulo, Pollock, Blackmon, Soler, Polanco, Sano

My question is, would it be worth trying to move Edwin or Sano for Grienke from a cellar dwelling team? Do you think Sano could be as valuable as Edwin ROS and maybe next several yeras?

Thanks!

OldMilwaukeePounders
OldMilwaukeePounders
Reply to  Mike
7 years ago

@Mike: @OldMilwaukeePounders: There is no limit on how long you can keep a player in this particular league…I could even add Vogt in to a deal and add Schwarber. I believe he is still sitting out there. Would just need to hang tight with a replacement until he gets the call.

OldMilwaukeePounders
OldMilwaukeePounders
Reply to  Mike
7 years ago

@Mike: Thanks again, Mike. My team is probably the top contender currently, just lacking in consistent pitching.

J-FOH
J-FOH
7 years ago

Schwarber, what gives? I read somewhere he was coming back in July. It is July right now. With Montero hurting his thumb is this a real thing for Kyle or just bad speculation on a good fantasy prospect. Over my years of playing this game I have come to one conclusion when it comes to prospects…believe very little of what you read.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  J-FOH
7 years ago

@J-FOH: at the worst CUBS go to AL WSOX on AUG 14th for a series, i would guess he’s up to DH for 3 days there.

Wild Thing
Wild Thing
7 years ago

Thanks!

Also is there any chance that Devers ETA is accelerated and he arrives before 2018? That seems so long from now

Wild Thing
Wild Thing
Reply to  Mike
7 years ago

@Mike:

Thanks – so it’s probably worth me hanging on to them until I have to make a decision about signing them long term. For me that would be March 2017 which is a long time from now

Wild Thing
Wild Thing
Reply to  Wild Thing
7 years ago

@Wild Thing:

And also Moncada? If he and Devers light it up, might they come up sooner? I’m holding both on my bench will be tough if the expected ETA is real.

OldMilwaukeePounders
OldMilwaukeePounders
7 years ago

Mike,

What are your thoughts on Josh Bell’s actual ceiling? From what I have read it seems that right now he is more of less either hitting for power or for average and having a tough time doing both…I don’t doubt that he will be a very solid player, do you think he has Freddie Freeman upside or more power?

Thanks

OldMilwaukeePounders
OldMilwaukeePounders