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Fantasy Baseball Dynasty Prospects: Top 10 Shortstops

Noah Syndergaard: MLB Rookies, Prospects & Call-Ups Evaluation

Heading into the second half of the 2014 MLB season, it is easy to see which teams have become buyers and sellers. In the sellers' case, when trading away pieces, the likely corresponding move is to bring up MLB prospects in place of the departing player. When players are traded in MLB, it creates opportunities... Read More

5 years ago

Kyle Hendricks: MLB Prospects, Rookies & Call-Ups Evaluation

Recent MLB Prospect Call-Ups After trading away both Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics, the Chicago Cubs are short on major league starting pitching for the rest of 2014. With all the hype around the Cubs stacked infield prospects, including Kris Bryant, Javier Baez, Arismendy Alcantara and Addison Russell, their prospect pitchers can... Read More

5 years ago

Getting Saber Smart: Fantasy Baseball Stats and Terms Glossary (Part 1)

In this series of articles, we'll take a look at some sabermetric stats which you'll hear tossed around many RotoBaller articles and many other sites as well. The goal of these glossary pieces is to help you understand these statistics and how to use them in your fantasy baseball analysis. In Part 1 of this... Read More

5 years ago

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Eye On The Minors: Prospects On Their Way to Being Majors

Hello, RotoBallers. I am back after a few weeks off to update some MLB prospects, call-ups and hot minor leaguers. This week we saw the call-up of the first of the Cubs’ wave of prospects, infielder Arismendy Alcantara, and a rookie changing of the guard behind the plate in Boston. So without further ado .... Read More

5 years ago

Taijuan Walker: MLB Prospects, Rookies & Call-Ups Evaluation

Recent MLB Prospect Call-Ups Taijuan Walker finally made his long awaited 2014 debut. His debut in the Seattle Mariner's rotation this year hit a few road bumps early on, as the former first rounder from 2010 dealt with a shoulder injury to start the season before beginning the year in AAA. In 6 AAA starts, Walker worked... Read More

5 years ago

Mookie Betts: MLB Prospects, Rookies & Call-Ups Evaluation

Recent MLB Prospect Call-Ups Mookie Betts made his major league debut recently after skyrocketing through the minors in early 2014. While showing he has what it takes to make it in the majors, and solidifying himself as a top MLB prospect, clearly the offensive struggles of the Red Sox along with Betts’ willingness to play the... Read More

5 years ago

Fantasy Baseball Hitters Trending Upwards / Downwards

The point of this article is to highlight fantasy baseball batters and pitchers who have been hot lately or players that have been colder than the Batman villain Mr. Freeze. The article will highlight the players most recent stats, with some advice about what should be done with the player for the rest of the season.... Read More

5 years ago

Eye On The Minors: Andrew Heaney & Kyle Parker

The last of the big projected June prospect call-ups just debuted Thursday night as Andrew Heaney, the Marlins’ top prospect, made his Major League debut against the the Mets. The Marlins officially marked the beginning of their new regime this week, when they brought up Heaney and fellow rookie Anthony DeSclafani, while cutting bait on veterans Kevin... Read More

5 years ago

Eye On The Minors: Top 10 MLB Prospects Reviewed

With Gregory Polanco mercifully called up to the Pirates on Tuesday, there are probably not many players left in the high minors who will make a major impact for your fantasy baseball leagues this season. Sure, some big prospect names like  Javier Baez, Kris Bryant and Archie Bradley may make it to the majors this summer, or... Read More

5 years ago

Top 10 Minor League Hitting Prospects: Part 2

Yesterday we looked at the top 6-10 prospects. Today we bring you the top 5 hitting prospects for 2014 fantasy baseball.   Top 5 MLB Hitting Prospects   5) Kris Bryant (Chicago Cubs, 3B) 2014 Minors Stats: .353/.460/.701 with 20 HR, 8 SB Relevant Categories: Batting Average, Homers, Steals Expected Call-Up Date: September Kris Bryant... Read More

5 years ago

Top 10 Minor League Hitting Prospects: Part 1

We're about a week into June now, a month famous in fantasy baseball circles as high time for big name MLB prospect call-ups. As any owner of George Springer this year or Yasiel Puig from last year will tell you, having a big name prospect who breaks out can give a much needed boost to... Read More

5 years ago

3 Rookie Starting Pitcher Sleepers: Flying Under the Radar

As fantasy baseball owners, we are always looking for the next big player to help improve our teams. Every year there are starting pitching rookies and prospects who can make an impact for fantasy baseball. Below I will be discussing three pitching sleepers who may still be available on your league's waiver wire, depending on... Read More

5 years ago

Starting Pitcher Prospects to be Called Up Soon

  Starting Pitchers & Potential June Call-Ups As the MLB Draft has gotten underway, so with it comes the callups that always occur in the big leagues at this time. For this piece, I will showcase 3 promising young arms poised to make an impact in the big leagues sooner, rather than later. Good luck... Read More

5 years ago

Eye on the Minors: June Call-Ups for Fantasy Baseball

  Recent MLB Prospect Call-Ups In the past week, we finally got some big name MLB prospects called up, headlined by St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, who homered in his second major league at bat Saturday. Not to be outdone, Houston 1B prospect Jonathan Singleton homered in his first major league game after getting the... Read More

5 years ago

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Eye on the Minors: Prospects Ready for a June Call-Up

  Recent Call-Ups It’s a busy time for prospects, as many exciting young players are near ready for a Major League call-up in mid-June or so. In the meantime, a few guys have received a taste over the past week: Jimmy Nelson, RHP, MIL The fact that Jimmy Nelson is ranked by some as the... Read More

5 years ago

Eye on the Minor Leagues: Super-Two Prospects Watch

Three young arms made their Major League debuts in the Yankees-Mets series last week. The former minor league top prospects all looked good, but each has question marks about his role with the team this season. Tread carefully in your fantasy leagues. The big super-two prospects will be coming up soon-- I'll review a few of them... Read More

5 years ago

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MLB Closers and Saves Update for May 20th

Your Latest News from the Back End of the Bullpen We keep a close look on all the bullpen news and analysis twice a week so you can focus on the rest of your fantasy baseball team.  Find all the information you need on the back end of bullpens right here at, and be... Read More

5 years ago

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Eye on the Minors: May Call-Ups & More

  MLB Prospects Who Got The Call-Up We are getting to the point of the season where teams are calling up MLB prospects from the minors faster than I can include them in my weekly reports.  I’ll start this week with two prospects that are already seeing major league action now.   Kevin Gausman, (SP,... Read More

5 years ago

Eye On The Minor Leagues: Prospects Ready For June Call-ups

Prospect hunting in fantasy baseball can all come down to opportunity for playing time. No matter how much potential a young guy has, it can be hazardous to carry a guy on your roster if he isn’t getting a chance to compete. Today I’ll feature two players who may get a chance this season, mostly... Read More

6 years ago

Eye On The Minors: Top Prospects On The Horizon

With April over and teams jockeying for position in their divisions, it is nearing the time where teams will pull the trigger on some of their top prospects. While most teams will wait until June to ensure their players don’t get “Super Two” status, others may not have that luxury as the young guys are... Read More

6 years ago

Eye On The Minors: RotoBaller Prospects Road Trip!

This week, I am going to depart from my usual format and review the Minor League road trip I’ve been on for the past week. On Thursday, I left on a 2,500 mile drive from Scottsdale, Arizona to Andover, New Jersey. Normally, that drive can be done in two REALLY long days or three pretty... Read More

6 years ago

Daily MLB Roundup: Foreign Substance Abuse

Is that Old Spice? I sure am glad I didn't draft Michael Pineda in my Fantasy Integrity League. Just a week removed from a pine tar incident while facing the Red Sox, Yankees starter Michael Pineda was tossed from the game Wednesday for having a puddle of pine tar on his neck. Yeah, his neck.... Read More

6 years ago

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MLB Prospects Update: NL Rookies to Get Called Up

Performing the art of adding MLB prospects to your fantasy baseball roster mid-season can take a delicate touch. If you have a league with plenty of bench or N/A spots (as Yahoo! leagues now offer), it doesn’t hurt to stash away some future stars and sleepers off the waiver wire. You have plenty of other... Read More

6 years ago

5 to Pickup & 5 to Scout: AL Prospects Update for Week 3

Everyone has an area in life where they like a little risk/reward proposition. Some like to play the stock market. Some people are into blackjack. Some like the literal proposition scene found in pickup bars. Scouting prospects is mine, so each week I'm going to bring you five prospects who are an injury or slump... Read More

6 years ago

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Eye on the Minors: Update On Top 2014 NL Prospects

  2014 National League Prospects Update Today I take a look at a few starting pitchers who could have some fantasy value this year, along with a big-time 3B power prospect. I get a lot of questions about when guys will be called up and what type of impact they will have for fantasy owners.... Read More

6 years ago

Ready For the Show: Three AL Prospects Ready to Make An Impact

  Fantasy Baseball Prospects Update - AL Edition Drafting prospects is always a tricky proposition. There's a chance they'll never see the light of day in a major league park, or if they do the promise they showed as youngsters will have faded, and the expectations you had for them will remain unfulfilled. Still, some... Read More

6 years ago

Eye on the Minors: National League Prospect Update (4/3)

  NL Prospects Update for Fantasy Baseball Each Thursday, I will provide an update on a handful of National League prospects as they develop in the minors and work their way towards fantasy-relevance in the big leagues. Most of the guys I profile are (and should be) owned in dynasty leagues, as they are all... Read More

6 years ago

Top 10 Fantasy Prospects: 2014 MLB Rookies

  Top Ten Rookies and Prospects for 2014 Fantasy Baseball The season has started and there are a ton of young ball players making their first MLB opening day roster and even more waiting on the doorstep.  Which of these rookies will make an impact on the field and more importantly for you, on your... Read More

6 years ago

Top 20 Fantasy Prospects: 2014 MLB Rookies

As the baseball season is upon us, we (fantasy baseball enthusiasts) are elbow deep in reading every article we can get our hands on (mostly RotoBaller articles!!) and analyzing every player with even a glimpse of seeing the show this year.  By knowing every player in MLB, you are better prepared to dominate your opponents... Read More

6 years ago

MLB Rookies, Prospects & 2nd Year Hitters: 2014's Biggest Impacts

Have you ever been so sure of something that you bragged to everybody about it, only to have been so wrong?  Me neither!  As a fantasy writer, I admit that I’m probably wrong more than I’m right, but it is pretty close. I joke, I joke-- of course I'm always right, why else would you... Read More

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