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About Mark Haverty - RotoBaller

I spent years writing fantasy sports online and in print, working for outlets such as Sporting News and FOX Sports, then fulfilled a childhood dream of getting paid to read comics by writing for Wizard magazine for three years. After three years off from writing to play stay-at-home daddy, I'm back writing, covering prospects, amongst other things, for Rotoballer.

Mark Haverty - RotoBaller has written 15 articles so far, you can find them below.

Future Tense: Arizona Fall League Wrap-Up

Well, another Fall League season has come and gone, so let’s take a look at a few of the things that we have learned from this season.   AFL Updates Jeimer Candelario is Really, Really Good Candelario, a third baseman in the Cubs organization, might not have been on the forty-man roster before the Arizona... Read More

4 years ago

Future Tense: Arizona Fall League Updates (November 12th Edition)

This seems like a good time to check in on some of the names we spotlighted weeks ago, to see who’s been able to live up to their potential and if any have been busts. We’ll start things off with a Rays’ first baseman that we were really high on to open the Arizona Fall... Read More

4 years ago

Future Tense: Arizona Fall League Surprises (November 7th Edition)

We’ve looked at some successes and some not-so-successful (we want to be positive here, so no negative thoughts coming from Future Tense today…) over the last two installments. This time around, we are going to look at some truly surprising performances, starting with a Brewer shortstop that has gone from mediocrity in the PCL to superstar... Read More

4 years ago

Future Tense: Who's Struggling In The Arizona Fall League (November 3rd Edition)

Last time around, we looked at some of the hottest players in the Arizona Fall League. This time around, it’s time to look at who isn’t.   Underperformers Of The AFL Mike Yastrzemski, Outfield, Baltimore Orioles A sad reality in baseball is that people seem to think that just because a relative can play baseball, so... Read More

4 years ago

Future Tense: Who's Making a Statement in the Arizona Fall League? (October 29th Edition)

We’re eleven games into the Arizona Fall League, so we are starting to get enough information to form some first impressions. So how are things going down there for some of baseball’s best and brightest prospects? Let’s have a look.   Top Performers Of The AFL Brooks Pounders, Starting Pitcher, Kansas City Royals Pounds lost a... Read More

4 years ago

Future Tense: The Arizona Fall League, Part VII: Surprise Saguaros

And we have finally made it to the last team in the Arizona Fall League, the Saguaros, brought to you by the Kansas City Royals, the Milwaukee Brewers, the New York Yankees, the St. Louis Cardinals, the Texas Rangers, the letter M, and the number 6. So, with this being the last team on the... Read More

4 years ago

DeSean Jackson Out for This Week, and Already Out of the ‘Skins Future?

Jackson suffered a setback last week, and he once again missed practice again today. Not only is Jackson out for this week, but speculation is already starting that he’s out of the Redskins’ 2016 plans, with the Washington Post’s Mike Jones reporting that the team will likely cut him in the offseason. While it might... Read More

4 years ago

Tyrod Taylor Splits Reps, Status Remains Fuzzy for Sunday

On a positive note for Tyrod Taylor owners, he was able to take first reps at quarterback with the Bills on Wednesday. On a negative note, so did EJ Manuel. Giving some positive spin on the matter, notes that Taylor was taking more reps today than he did at this point last week. Then... Read More

4 years ago

Future Tense: The Arizona Fall League, Part VI: Scottsdale Scorpions

The Boston Red Sox. The Cleveland Indians. The Detroit Tigers. The Minnesota Twins. The San Francisco Giants. What do they have in common? Two things: one, they all missed out on the playoffs this year, and they are the teams that seed the Scottsdale Scorpions. The roster has some interesting names to check out, and this... Read More

4 years ago

Future Tense: The Arizona Fall League, Part V: Salt River Rafters

After the dregs of the Peoria Javelinas, things are looking much better as we move over to the Salt River Rafters, home to prospects from the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Colorado Rockies, the New York Mets, the Toronto Blue Jays, and the Washington Nationals. Sure, this isn’t the deepest team in the league, but it certainly... Read More

4 years ago

Future Tense: The Arizona Fall League, Part IV: Peoria Javelinas

Given the performance of the teams supplying the Javelinas, one would think that there would be great talent on this team. Alas, that is not to be the case. While the Atlanta Braves have provided quality to this club, they are just about the only ones. The Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres foolishly thought that they... Read More

4 years ago

Matt Cassel to Start Over Brandon Weeden Following Bye

When the Cowboys return from their bye week, Brandon Weeden will no longer, as the Cowboys have decided to turn things over to Matt Cassel. Cassel had been projected to be the starter for the Bills before the emergence of Tyrod Taylor. It’s not so much that Weeden has been horrible; rather, the Cowboys’ chances at... Read More

4 years ago

Future Tense: Arizona Fall League, Part III: Mesa Solar Sox

In our second part, I commented on how the Astros were at least a year early by making the playoffs this year and that the future looks even better. That’s true too for the Chicago Cubs, one of the teams seeding the Mesa Solar Sox. The Oakland Athletics went into rebuilding mode this year, and... Read More

4 years ago

Future Tense: Arizona Fall League, Part II - Glendale Desert Dogs

The Desert Dogs benefit nicely from being fed by organizations that are either rebuilding, are coming out of rebuilding, or, in the case of the Pirates, are always restocking thanks to being in a smaller market. As a result, this is a very good team with some interesting names to watch.   Top Prospects Of... Read More

4 years ago

Future Tense: The Arizona Fall League

Hello, and welcome to the first edition of Future Tense,’s new column covering the minor leagues. I’m your host, Mark Haverty. It’s been a little while since I’ve covered this beat, having done so for years both on my own ventures and for Sporting News, along with fantasy baseball in general for FOX Sports,... Read More

4 years ago

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Week 14 Fantasy Football Staff Rankings

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