Every other week Razzball ranks the prospects closest to contributing to your fantasy roster. The list is limited to players who still have rookie eligibility (less than 130 at bats or 50 innings pitched) and who are currently in the minor leagues. It’s not a list based on talent alone, but rather it’s a mixture of talent and opportunity. It will change frequently over the course of the season as prospects graduate to the majors, injuries occur, or service time roadblocks are passed. Here are the top 15 prospects on the cusp of the major leagues for 2015 fantasy baseball…

1. Corey Seager, SS | Dodgers

Jimmy Rollins was one of my favorite players on the Phillies, but prospect writing is cold-blooded and it’s about time the Dodgers swapped him out for Seager. If you put a gun to my head I’d cry and then say he’s up in the first week of August, similar to what the Orioles did with Machado a few years ago. Yeah, that’s right Manny…you’re “old’.

2. Hector Olivera, INF | Dodgers

I’ve been ranking Olivera for most of the first half and I’m still not sure where he plays once he’s up or what he’ll produce. All I know is he can hit and hit for power, and there’s not much left for him to prove in Triple-A besides his health.

3. Rusney Castillo, OF | Red Sox

Castillo technically qualifies for this list despite seeing MLB time both this year and last. Between Hanley Ramirez, Shane Victorino, and Alejandro De Aza (and Brock Holt) the Red Sox are full at the outfield corners, but Castillo could still find his way into the mix with an injury. Bad news: he’s hitting just over .200 in his last ten games at Pawtucket.

4. Joey Gallo, 3B | Rangers

Big power with a bunch of strikeouts is what we got when Gallo debuted in the majors, and that’s likely what we’ll get if we see him again in the second half. The slugger has four home runs since joining AAA Round Rock, but he’s also hitting .191 with 17 strikeouts in 47 at bats.

5. Stephen Piscotty, OF | Cardinals 

Piscotty recently started playing some first base – a need right now for the Cardinals – and that could speed up his timeline from a September ETA to sometime in August. Piscotty is a good hitter who’s been showing more pop this season. It’s no sure thing he’ll debut anytime soon, but position switches like this are usually telling.

6. Jon Gray, RHP | Rockies +6

Gray leapfrogs the three pitchers behind him not because I think he’s necessarily a better play, but because I’m confident he’ll graduate this week. NL-only and deep league players should grab him if they haven’t already. 12-14 teams mixed? I’m not as keen on him. The only thing worse than a Coors is a roofied one.

7. Jose Berrios, RHP | Twins -3

Berrios has had two rough outings since his promotion to Triple-A Rochester, giving up nine earned runs and 14 hits in 10.2 innings pitched. Last night he was much better though (7 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, BB, 9 K). I still like him the most of the remaining arms for 2015, he’ll just need to string together more starts like yesterday’s. While we’re on the subject of the Twins, check out Oswaldo Arcia. He’s not eligible for this list, but he’s been tearing it up lately and is worth a stash in deeper formats.

8. Joe Ross, RHP | Nationals

Ross showed he could bring the goods already, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him get another shot if the Nats rotation can’t stay healthy. It’s obvious that he was flying a little too under the radar this preseason, even if he doesn’t turn out to be an ace.

9. Luis Severino, RHP | Yankees -2

There’s some bullpen risk with Severino long term, and there’s a chance that’s where he helps the Yankees down the stretch this season. He’s been great at Triple-A though, sporting a 1.79 ERA and holding opposing batters to a .184 batting average with Scranton Wilkes-Barre.

10. Michael Conforto, OF | Mets -2

Michael Cuddyer seems to have avoided the disabled list, but also admitted that his knee issue could nag him all year. I’m sure that’s exactly what you want to hear when you’re a team struggling for offense. Conforto’s knees seem to be working just fine – he’s hitting over .300 with five homers in Double-A. At the very least, I think we’ll see him in September.

11. Aaron Judge, OF | Yankees -5

This is kind of similar to Conforto…Beltran should be returning soon and Chris Young has been good, so there’s no rush to turn to Judge yet. He should be up in September as well though, and will likely take over in right field next spring. He’s a gigantic man and he brings 80-grade slant.

12. Jose Peraza, 2B | Braves -3

Peraza might be the best second base prospect outside of Moncada, but it’s looking less and less likely we’ll see him this year before September. Peraza has seen time at center, but the Braves may not be quick to flip Maybin the way he’s played, and Jace Peterson has been a pleasant surprise as well. I guess it’s possible they bring him up in some sort of super utility role, but it may be more beneficial to have him play every day in Triple-A. If you anticipate being hungry for steals this fall, he’s still a great stash. Gwinnett teammate Mallex Smith can also help in that category, and he’s got strong hat game.

13. Daniel Norris, LHP | Blue Jays -3

Not much has changed at this point in the rankings. Norris could step in if needed in the second half, but his control regressed in his last start at Triple-A, walking four batters in six innings.

14. Sean Nolin, LHP | Athletics

The Athletics are apparently interested in shopping Kazmir, and Nolin would make the most sense to replace him in the rotation. I’m a sucker for lefties, and was happy to land him in the 16-team Razznasty league. If he’s available to stash on your farm, it could be a good use of a minor league slot that helps you in the short term.

15. Micah Johnson, 2B | White Sox

Carlos Sanchez may be a good defender, but he’s hitting .189 in 54 games and that’s hot garbage. Johnson, meanwhile, is hitting .432 with seven steals in his last ten games for AAA Charlotte. More late-season SAGNOF here to consider.

Previous Rankings: Week 2 | Week 4 | Week 6 | Week 8 | Week 10 | Week 12 | Week 14

Recent Graduates: Kyle Schwarber (3), Aaron Nola (5), Brian Johnson (13)

 
  1. Chupacabraj says:
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    Think Schwarber will out-produce d’Arnaud when d’Arnaud returns? Only got room for one in a keep-6 16-team league. Schwarber is $1, d’Arnaud wouldn’t be kept.

    • Chupacabraj says:
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      @Chupacabraj: I’d definitely be keeping Schwarber, but I’m in 1st and am trying to focus on this year’s playoffs. Otherwise it wouldn’t be a dilemma.

    • apoxonbothyourhouses says:
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      @Chupacabraj: Schwarber is OF eligible in Yahoo (LF). I got him and Travis, too. But, I’m moving Schwarber around ’cause that bat’s too darn good.

      • Chupacabraj says:
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        @apoxonbothyourhouses: Hes so much more valuable as a C, though. Hope he plays enough to produce.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yup, I’d lose TdA for Schwarber

      • Chupacabraj says:
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        @Mike: thanks, Mike. Your prospect info is a big reason I am in 1st this year. Grabbed $1 Buxton and Baez last year and traded them for a kings ransom this year. Also picked up Correa and Schwarber for $1 at the beginning of the year, and that’s paying major dividends. Thanks for the great material and advice.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          no problem! I’m glad it’s helped

  2. Mikes says:
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    Nola or berrios

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      depends how far ahead you’re looking…Nola is up as of Tuesday and is safer. Berrios I like more long term and brings more K upside for fantasy

  3. Swfcdan says:
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    Thoughts on DJ Peterson? Could get him for Singleton in a dynasty, which would mean I can drop a marginal prospect and pick up an mlb player to help me this year (have to carry 10 prospects). I’m not that high on him but im not high on Singey breaking through either (or getting regular PT) so feel I may aswell make the swap. What say you prospect master luthario.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Peterson is still in the bubble for the Top 50, but I’d let Singleton pump up a little value in the majors and see if you can get more for him

  4. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Happy Sunday prospector Mike

    I am for the first time ever in a dynasty league. woo hoo. My team is solid for this year.

    My question is:

    Could you rank these 4 SP’s for the long haul:
    Carlos Rodon
    Aaron Sanchez
    Lucas Giolito
    Julio Urias

    thanks man

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Here is my team, just in case you wanted to take a look.hehe

      10 team standard roto, daily moves, 2 NA spots, 3 DL spots 2 Utiliy spots, 1 CI spot, 1MI spot.

      STARTING BATS:
      C- Yadier Molina StL – C
      1B – Albert Pujols LAA – 1B
      2B – Brett Lawrie Oak – 2B,3B
      3B – Todd Frazier Cin – 1B,3B
      SS – José Reyes Tor – SS
      C I- Joe Mauer Mn-1B
      MI – Miguel Sano Min – 3B,SS
      OF – Justin Upton SD – OF
      OF – Yoenis Céspedes Det – OF
      OF – Matt Kemp SD – OF
      U- Jay Bruce Cin – OF
      U – Matt Holliday StL – OF

      BENCH:
      Ian Desmond Was-SS
      Jorge Soler ChC -OF
      Javier Báez ChC – 2B,SS NA
      Aaron Judge NYY-OF NA
      Ryan Zimmerman Was-1B,3B,OF (DL)
      Miguel Cabrera Det – 1B,3B (DL)

      STARTING PITCHERS:
      Félix Hernández Sea – SP
      Johnny Cueto CIN – SP
      Scott Kazmir OAK– SP
      Masahiro Tanaka NYY – SP
      Kenley Jansen LAD – RP
      David Robertson CWS – RP
      Drew Hutchinson Tor-P
      Michael Pineda NYY – P
      Trevor Bauer CLE– P
      Yordano Ventura KC – P

      BENCH:
      Tony Cingrani Cin– SP
      Aaron Sanchez TOR-SP
      Carlos Rodon CWS-SP
      Stephen Strasburg WAS – SP (DL)

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: Part 3, lol, Thoughts on Caesar Hernandez long term, or is he just a flash in the pan?

        • Malicious Phenom says:
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          @Malicious Phenom: Dang, forgot one more.

          I am thinking of stashing Travis d’Arnaud, Molina is getting old and has not been much of a help, outside of BA, would you do it and who would you cut?

          thanks as always for all your help Mike.

          Cheers mate

          • Malicious Phenom says:
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            @Malicious Phenom: Ok, sure, why not, one more:

            Long term:
            Addison Russell
            Ian Desmond

            • Mike

              Mike says:
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              I’d forget about TdA…Russell over Desmond long term. Congrats on getting into the dyno game!

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          flash in the pan

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      you too!

      Gio
      Rodon
      Urias
      Sanchez

  5. Benny says:
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    Wha to would your current comp be for JP Crawford? Is he more of a defense first type guy and thus more valuable in real life than fantasy?

    • dude says:
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      @Benny:

      Curious on this one too. And what about Trea Turner?

      What do you see as ETA for both and who would you rather have in keeper/dynasty league?

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        Turner could be the starting shortstop next season if Desmond walks…both guys could be in the bigs by mid 2016. I’d take Crawford still, but they’re not all that far apart…only about 13 spots on last week’s rankings. Turner is a burner (70 speed). Crawford is a less speed (60) but with a little better hit and a little more pop.

    • Mike

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      good question…he is a great defender. I hate comps, but I think he’s got the same potential as Russell with the Cubs. I still like him in fantasy, since he’s got more offense than I guy like Lindor or Arcia.

  6. jacquejones says:
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    yelich on waivers i have 4th priority and he looks healthy… Gamble on getting him in a 10tm league? OR Add D.Peralta as a guarantee? i see him hitting a wall plus ender is back so playingtime could get sketch. have a sagnof platoon of burns/dyson @util getting it done. need a fulltime balanced OFer. YELICH my man?… thanks,

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yeah, I’d take a gamble on Yelich

  7. PED Inc. says:
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    Thanks for the hard work on the upadates as always Mike, I’m currently in first by a pretty comfortable margin in my H2H points league so I’m in win later and not so much now mode, my question is I’ve got Sano on my roster as a reserve with Beltre starting, who do you like ROS for a bench spot?
    Sano
    Pence
    Matz
    Nola

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      no problem! win later as in later this season?

      I’d probably go with Pence in a tossup with Sano, but if this is one of those leagues where pitching is really valuable I’d be tempted to have Nola on my bench, and not bench any bats at all.

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @PED Inc.: I’d be starting Sano and stashing Beltre on the bench until he starts warming up.

  8. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    we should see a few of these guys in the big show soon,great job

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      hopefully! thanks Al!

  9. MJ says:
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    I am going to have to choose between one of the following outfielders before the start of next season. Which of the following would you expect to be the most productive (in the majors):

    Conforto
    Judge
    Mazara
    Zimmer
    Phillips

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yikes! they are all good!

      I’ll go with Maz in a coin flip with Judge

      • MJ says:
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        @Mike:

        So you actually think Mazara will get a lot of at bats with Texas next year? Longterm I like him the most, but am leaning toward Conforto or Judge because I think both will start the season in the majors.

        • Mike

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          if that proximity is the trump, then I’d go Judge

  10. Nelson says:
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    Yelich and Lindor for Gardner and R. Stephenson in a keeper. Who wins?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      tough one…if you can keep for a while I like the Yelich side

  11. tals23 says:
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    Is it time to drop Chris colabello and pick up cj cron?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yeah, that makes sense

  12. dude says:
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    Can you talk a little about Glasnow and Stephenson?

    What do you see as the ETA for each, floor/ceiling, etc. Prefer one over the other for 2016 vs Dynasty/Keeper?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Glasnow was a hot topic on the midseason list, where I was low on him compared to others

      they could both be in the show in the next two years, both have struggled with command, both have nasty FB/CB combos, both could be #2 starters with high-leverage reliever floors

      as you can tell from all of that, it’s kind of a coin flip IMO, although I do have Stephenson higher since I think he could arrive sooner

    • The Colonel says:
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      @dude:
      Also, do either get a call-up this September?

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        ohh, prolly not. If either would, it would be Stephenson though, since he just reached AAA.

  13. Peter Nincompoop says:
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    Been keeping my eye on Olivera for a while in my keeper league. If/when he gets called up what type of numbers do you think he’s capable of putting up? Any player comparisons that come to mind? Happy Sunday and thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      you too!

      He’s a good hitter first, so I think he could be somewhere in the .270-.280 range even if he doesn’t hit for power right away. There’s also at least average power though, which would come out to something like 15-20 homers in a full season. If you go back and read through some of the stuff on BA on him, there were some scouts who liked him better than Tomas and Castillo, and it was just his health/age that was a factor.

  14. Tehol Beddict says:
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    great work, buddy. Daniel Norris makes me want to hurt myself

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      thanks man! for real…he’s been on this list, like, all season!

  15. Bad News Kennels says:
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    Addison Russell or Corey Seagar in a keeper league?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’ll take Seager

  16. crash davis says:
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    Hmmm. My Machado and Betances for Cmart and Marte. Dynasty. I already own Arenado and Bryant at 3b or I probably wouldn’t even consider it.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      wow, that’s a really tough one. I like both Marte and CMart. I think I’d hold Machado though, even with your team flush at corner.

      • crash davis says:
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        @Mike: thanks. Kinda my thoughts as well. I’m not sold on Marte’s power surge and I think Machado could net me so much more in the next couple years if I decide to move him.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          no problem…great problem to have :)

  17. The Colonel says:
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    Will Jake Thompson, Aaron Blair, Josh Bell, Greg Bird or Blake Snell get a cup of coffee this September?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Blair and Bird might, less confident in the other three, but it’s possible. September gets kinda crazy

  18. mzyptlk says:
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    CDick or Rendon?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Rendon

  19. Mike says:
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    wieters or Schwarber

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Schwarber

  20. Kenneth says:
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    Hey Mike. Erik Johnson is quietly putting together an awesome season in AAA. Thoughts on him? Also, how would you rank Skaggs, Jenkins, E. Johnson, and Yoan Lopez for next season and beyond? Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Nice increase in his K-rate, could just be a late bloomer. Skaggs, Johnson, Lopez. not sure which Jenkins you mean

      • Kenneth says:
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        @Mike: Sorry, Tyrell Jenkins.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          no problem! that’s what I figured but didn’t want to assume. I’d slot him between Johnson and Lopez. These guys are kind of tough to rank to be honest, since I’m not sure any of them prject to be more than 50 OFP, but that’s probably why you’re asking in the first place haha

  21. J-FOH says:
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    Mike, if Brucely gets dealt does that 22 year old Venezuelan kid get called up. I was reading on him and it appears he has turned his career around this year Yes, I forgot his name and it’s not easy to look up on the phone. I’m a sucker for once highly regarded redemption prospects.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Rodriguez? sure

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Mike: any thoughts on him?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          ranked him 5th coming into the year. nice power/speed combo but Ks/hit tool a question mark

  22. thorbs says:
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    Mike – good stuff as always!

    Trade deadline coming up in my 12-team dynasty league (NS + H), where I’ve got mental top-end bats (Trout, Goldy, Bryant, Frazier, Arenado, Votto), ‘meh’ depth (Yunel has been my starting SS all year and I’m currently starting Tucker every day) and schizo pitching (Greinke, Hamels, Wood, Shark, Shields top my rotation, thought I’ve also got Heaney, McCullers and Erasmo for some young upside).

    I’ve been massaging a bunch of deals with serious prospect implications:
    1. My Paxton for Wade Davis (I doubt I’d keep Paxton for next year)
    2. My Swihart for Gardner
    3. My Norris + draft pick for Hammel/Miller

    4. Was just offered my Norris/Conforto/Heaney/Souza for Hammel/Moss/Duffy/Miller/Papelbon

    I’m going to try and swap in Olson + pick for Gardner, and try but think I’d be OK doing #1 – 3, and was going to counter with Norris/Souza/Avisail Garcia for Hammel/Moss/Duffy/Miller, but I also kind of feel that Souza = Moss, and Duffy is due to regress.

    That’d leave me with:

    OUT: Swihart, Norris, Paxton
    IN: Gardner, Hammel, Miller, Davis

    Gardner and Hammel would be keepers for me next year, and I could pick up someone like Frankie Montas, Gilbert Lara, Braxton Davidson, Michael Gettys, Max Kepler, Marco Gonzales or Franklyn Kilome.

    What do you think? Mortgaging the future too much?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      thanks! first off, I like deal #2. I think the larger deal makes sense if you’re more in win now mode.

  23. goodfold2 says:
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    now, best offers for one of bolsinger/chavez/c.anderson are
    1. 4th rounder str up for bolsinger
    2. 3rd rounder for chavez and my end of 4th rounder
    3. one of a.diaz MI, depaula RP, n.javier CI for one of bolsinger/chavez/c.anderson

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      maybe I’m reading into the league wrong, but I feel like a guy like Chavez has got to be worth more than that to somebody

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Mike: i would’ve thought so too. one guy was close to offering gettys but went back on that idea.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          crap…Gettys has nice upside

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: what’s better, quinn and a 3rd rounder or matz? i’m guessing matz.

          • Mike

            Mike says:
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            Matz…and I like Quinn

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Mike: this would be for watson, with a cheap 2015 ending contract. i’m helping another guy out. I’m thinking matz/quinn owner might ask for more for matz though.

              • Mike

                Mike says:
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                if he won’t do it for Matz, I still like the Quinn side for you

  24. pipa says:
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    Is Jungmann for real? Duffy for Jungy, roll the dice on him?!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @pipa: def jung over duffy. neither are supposed to be good, but jung has been exactly that.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure, why not? he’s pitching well and worst case he turns into a pumpkin and you get a Duffy type off the wire

  25. nightpandas says:
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    Hey Mike,

    Do you prefer Lester or Hamels in a keeper? (QS)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      probably not a great day to put this opinion on the interwebs, but I’d still take Hamels

      • nightpandas says:
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        @Mike: yeah, agree on today….could probably swing the switch (i have Hamels) but I would be keeping him….

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          yup, I’d hold steady. If anything it’s a wash, and we could see Hamels get a little value boost if he lands in a place like LAD or SD

  26. ferris says:
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    Dynasty – keep 20

    Sevarino + matt moore
    For
    Ortiz

    I need a 1B

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yup I’d do that if you’re in contention

  27. Pounce says:
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    Cingrani or Jungmann?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Jungmann…nice username

      • Pounce says:
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        @Mike: Thanks, I roll deep

  28. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    gotta grab tucker over somebody in 20 team dynasty. OPS and defensive stuff too (assists, double plays, put outs)
    zunino (i may have sat on this guy too long if he starts losing playing time in real life, i’ll have to stream catcher if so)
    fielder
    forsythe
    andrus
    beltre
    LF choo
    CF hicks
    RF lomo
    util franco
    BN bour/leonys/ozuna (in active slot, ran out of NA’s)
    DL profar/stanton
    NA gallo/t.anderson/tapia/alex jackson (might replace with n.williams, then later mazara when he’s in yahoo)
    Bour is good but won’t find playing time on this team (unless they start playing him in LF). ozuna was much more useful last year. leonys is useful if he gets playing time back. Assumed when they sent Ozuna down he’d be back soon. Not so sure now. Hicks has filled in nicely at CF for both ozuna/leonys. But now Choo is getting so many off days i need a LF that plays all the time. Coghlan is another option but Tucker seems better.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Tucker over Bour

  29. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    What up Mike!

    Gray or Ross?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sup! tough one…I’ll take Ross

  30. RePete says:
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    Does Buxton’s slow start in the bigs scare you at all? I’m asking because I was considering trading for him before his stock skyrockets. Would you still rank him ahead of my Schwarber, Gallo, and Sano in a keeper OBP league? I know OBP gives Sano and Gallo a boost but still not sure. Thanks!

    • Mike

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      nope, it doesn’t scare me. Slow starts for rookies should be expected and it’s totally normal.

  31. Sternal says:
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    Piscotty called up.. Would you drop Ozuna or Rusney for him in a keeper league?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      tough one…I don’t think so, no

      • JJ says:
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        @Mike:
        Sorry to piggyback this one but would you rather have Grichuk or Piscotty

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          no problem…in a keeper? probably Piscotty. Grichuk has nice power but his Ks scare me off a bit

          • JJ says:
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            @Mike:
            How about in a redraft league? It is a keeper but we only keep 10 players and Im not sure that he would be worth keeping in that format

            • Mike

              Mike says:
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              I wouldn’t keep either…depends who gets more playing time of the two for redrafts…both still up in the air.

              • JJ says:
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                @Mike:
                Ok cool. Thanks Mike

                • Mike

                  Mike says:
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                  anytime

  32. Youth movement says:
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    So took over team in 18 team dynasty points league. Did one trade sending hamels for wil Myers, Stephenson, and erasmo. Somebody wants my Braun and Adrian Gonzalez, offering kluber, banuelos and Aaron Blair. I told him I wanted Berrios,but he balked, saying it was fair but wasn’t sure he wanted to give up Berrios. Pitchers are weighted heavily and I have four rf for three spots (rf, of, util) and really want Braun off my team. Do you think this is too much?

    • Mike

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      I think you gotta push for Berrios if you’re giving up two solid bats. It’s not unfair in that format but outside of Kluber it’s pretty dicey.

  33. Baezaworldseries says:
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    OK. I’m in a keeper where you can only have 4 rookie pitchers 4 rookie hitters on your roster. Velasquez is on the bench. Do I make a move for him? looking for most career upside. Is it close enough that a move isn’t really important?
    Thanks Mike!

    E Rodriguez
    Matz
    Heaney
    Rodon

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d rank them Rodon, ERod, Matz, Heaney, VV…so that probably answers it

      • Baezaworldseries says:
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        @Mike: Thanks Mike. I meant VV was on WW. And that’s where he’ll stay. GD ERod gave up 7runs in like one inning tonight. Lucky for me , I left him on the bench.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          oh word…anytime man. I wasn’t so lucky in the Razznasty. Thanks ERod!

          • Baezaworldseries says:
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            @Mike: Booyah!! Too bad it has nothing to do with my 10/11/12th place team : \
            If I could just get over that McCheese/Mentok hump…

            • Mike

              Mike says:
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              many have perished trying to scale that hump

  34. Bryce Krispie Treats says:
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    Hey, Prospect Mike!

    Thoughts on Jake Bauers? His twitter feed makes him seem like a dbag, but looking at his stats… looks like he is progressing nicely.

    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      he can hit, but I’m not sure the power will be more than average (15-18 homers). Hit-first 1B aren’t as appealing in fantasy IMO. Great season though and he’ll be useful, just not as exciting to me as a guy like Reed in HOU who’s got the power bat

      sad to hear about his Twitter…we need less dbaggery in the world

  35. JimmyBond says:
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    do you see it more likely that the Mets stick to the published line that Conforto not likely up this season and instead look to replace a hurt Cuddy with trade piece (upton gomez etc., all the rumors), or do you think that they will bring him up if they can’t land an outfielder by the deadline?

    • Mike

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      My guess is the latter…they’ll sniff around the deadline and if they can’t come up with anything give him a shot in August. It’s obviously something they’ve at least considered, and unless it would somehow really hurt his development, I don’t see a reason not to give him a look. Only the Mets FO knows the answer though, which is why these ETAs are such moving targets.

      • JimmyBond says:
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        @Mike: ok thanks. my OF are duds so thinking of replacing a piece with Conforto as a gamble for late season help. (Byrd, Taylor, or best Holt are all contenders to leave the roster)

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          no problem…I would think Taylor would be the odd man out of those three

          • JimmyBond says:
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            @Mike: okay, thanks. and as I went to make the add, this hot off the rotosphere. Could be more trade posturing though:

            “Mets manager Terry Collins indicated Monday that outfield prospect Michael Conforto would not be considered for a promotion if Michael Cuddyer (knee) has to go on the disabled list.

            Advice: Collins said that they’d only be looking at Triple-A Las Vegas for a replacement. Conforto is at Double-A Binghamton, so it appears at this point that the 22-year-old will be waiting a while longer to make his major league debut. A first-round pick last season, Conforto could probably use some more seasoning since he has just 41 games of experience above A-ball. However, it’s understandable given the state of the Mets’ offense that many have been clamoring for him to get a shot.”

  36. Scott says:
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    Dude, you need to have like a red phone so I can call you when a prospect is coming up.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      lol….that would be sweet!

  37. Scott says:
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    To the MikePhone!

    Joe Ross has been called up to pitch tonight. He looks legit, but he’s going against DeGrom. Pick him up? Start him?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d treat him like a streamer, since there’s a chance he might go back down when Strasburg returns. Worth an add and start though, especially against the Mets

      • Scott says:
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        @Mike: Righteous!

  38. Jason Morgan says:
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    Who are you stashing? Dylan Bundy or Aaron Judge. Points league. Looking for the player that will give me the best 2016 return. And would be much sweeter if the player ended 2015 in the minors.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Judge…but I can’t say for sure he’ll end the year in MiLB

  39. Blint says:
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    Hi Mike

    I currently have Aaron Judge and Moncada on my NA spot! Other NA players I could take are
    Adam Duvall
    Jesse Winker
    Conforto
    Jose Peraza
    Trevor Story
    Josh Bell

    Lucas Gilito
    Julio Urias
    Mark Appel
    Tyler Glasnow
    Jose Berrios
    Danny Hultzen

    I don’t need help this year I need to stash more long term. Because of your articles I already have Carlos Correa , Sano , Buxton ,Lindor ( I know you ain’t too high on him) . Grabbed Piscotty last night too! So should I make a swap with my NA guys or hang on to Judge and Moncada

    Thanks a tonne as always

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Blint: I would throw Lindor back and add Giolito..

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      anytime! I’d hang with Judge and Moncada unless you need some pitching, in which case I’d swap Judge for Giolito

      • Blint says:
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        @Mike:

        I could do with some pitching! Will make the swap thanks! :D

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          no problem

  40. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Hey Mike ever see any of these guys becoming baseball relevant again? ie, back to top prospect status.

    any of the four worth a stache in a keep forever league?
    Jurickson Profar
    Danny Hultzen
    Dylan Bundy
    Tyler Skaggs

    Recent prospects I have now in the forever league are:
    Javier Baez
    Lucas Giolito
    Miguel Sano
    Addison Russell
    Jorge Solar
    Gregory Polanco

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like Profar and Bundy still

      nice specs!

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Mike: Thanks Mike, would you take Profar and or Bundy over any of the ones I have now?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          nope :)

          • Malicious Phenom says:
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            @Mike: awesome, thanks again man..

            • Mike

              Mike says:
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              anytime

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