Today I will continue my proud tradition of not watching football and instead focus on the most notable fantasy prospects in the San Francisco Giants organization. As usual, they don’t have a true blue chip prospect. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t players on this farm who will develop into good fantasy pieces. In fact, over the past few years the Giants have been pretty good at bringing guys up that weren’t on the prospect radar and presto-changeo they are suddenly on everybody’s fantasy team. Matt Duffy comes to mind. Joe Panik is another. The pitching-friendly home park and the Giants’ success in developing arms also makes the pitching prospects a little more interesting than they’d normally be.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Iâ€™m in threeÂ dynasty leagues that I impulsively attend to. Iâ€™m all about the win-now, so Iâ€™ll trade my top prospects for immediate impact. In all threeÂ of these leagues, I was looking to displace an empty prospect slot, and with my MLB catchers lacking value…
The following catchers were already owned in at least 2/3rd’s of those leagues: Austin Hedges, Jorge Alfaro, Gary Sanchez, Blake Swihart (be me, in one league), Christian Bethancourt and Reese McGuire.Â Tom Murphy (probably because of his eventual stomping ground, Colorado) and Stryker Trahan are also owned in at least oneÂ of the leagues.Please, blog, may I have some more?
I was introduced to Major League baseball, like millions of my generation, by my dad, an inveterate fan of the New York Giants. Time upon end, I heard wondrous tales of the 1951 miracle pennant chase with the hated Bums of Brooklyn, beating them in the playoffs with the three run homer hit by Bobby Thomson off of Ralph Branca, forever known as â€śThe Shot heard round the World.â€ť, with Russ Hodges endlessly repeating â€śTHE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT! Please, blog, may I have some more?Please, blog, may I have some more?
Where in the world did Ryan Vogelsong come from?Â No, no, I donâ€™t want the birds and the bees, the stork, or the miracle of life answer (at least, definitely not the latter).
After a five-year absence from the majors, Vogelsong had a huge season in 2011, going 13-7 with a 2.71 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and a 6.96 K per 9.Â Please, blog, may I have some more?Please, blog, may I have some more?