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The Winter Meetings and all the action before it has been so fun to follow. How stacked is Arizona?! A rotation of Zack Greinke, Shelby Miller, Patrick Corbin, and Archie Bradley! That sounds lethal. I will say though that two trades stuck out in my mind as extreme overkill to get a solid player and that... Read More

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

I was very ecstatic to hear that Barry Zito and Tim Hudson would oppose each other in their final career starts. It is just a nice story: former teammates who both started their careers in Oakland would face off against one another for one last hurrah. I hope they both pitch well. It would be... Read More

This is quite the pickle that the Mets have found themselves in regarding Matt Harvey. They don’t want to push him past that 180 IP mark a season following Tommy John surgery, but they also need him in the rotation in the postseason to help them go all the way. If they are wise, they... Read More

Trea Turner was actually called up by the Nationals, and it happened before rosters expanded. Turner may not see starting time right away, but it may only be a little bit longer before a desperate Nationals squad plugs Turner into the shortstop spot to replace the underperforming Ian Desmond. With his job on the line, Matt Williams could... Read More

UPDATE: I had mistakenly reported that Nomar Mazara had been called up to the big leagues. He in fact has been promoted to AAA, but won't be joining the big-league club at this time. If and when he does get the call in September, Mazara may be given quite a lot of playing time, especially for... Read More

Jose Peraza was recently called up by the Los Angeles Dodgers. He should be owned in all leagues because of his speed and shortstop eligibility. Peraza will likely lose playing time when Howie Kendrick returns from his injury, but it appears Kendrick will be out for awhile. To be clear, this list is not the... Read More

As if the trade deadline weren’t intriguing enough, there have been plenty of prospects to receive the call up shortly thereafter. Tyler Duffey will be making a spot start for the Twins, Daniel Norris recently dominated the Orioles with his new club (the Tigers), and Jon Gray was recently promoted as well. The most interesting... Read More

As many of you know by now, I am a die-hard Reds fan. So when Johnny Cueto was traded to the Kansas City Royals, I was sad to see him leave, but was glad to see the Reds front office actually make a trade. A lot of Reds fans have complained about the return for... Read More

That trade between the Atlanta Braves and the Arizona Diamondbacks is very odd to me. In case you missed it, The DBacks traded an injured and old Bronson Arroya and 19 year-old pitching prospect Touki Toussaint for utility man Phil Gosselin. That Diamondbacks must have seen something that most people don’t in Gosselin. Or maybe they... Read More

Wow. What a week for prospects. To start things off, Carlos Correa got called up and performed well in his first start ever against Chris Sale. Then it was announced that Byron Buxton, surprisingly, would be called up. Then it was Francisco Lindor getting called up, just a few hours after the Buxton announcement. If you have been... Read More

Here at RotoBaller, we have discussed Carlos Correa at length over the past few days and weeks, and the MLB top prospect was finally promoted to the Astros on Sunday. After going 1-for-4 with an RBI in his major league debut, he followed that up by going 2-for-4 with a home run, stolen base, one run scored and... Read More

I feel like I need to clarify a name that can be found later on this list, each week that I do this Fantasy Prospects Power Rankings series. That would be Jameson Taillon. Taillon has yet to throw a pitch at any professional level since early 2014 while recovering from Tommy John surgery. Prior to... Read More

Prospects are an essential part of any keeper or dynasty league. Keep in mind - they are also a valuable commodity in re-draft leagues if you have a keen awareness of which prospect's value is on the rise and can make an immediate fantasy impact once he gets the call. This week's edition of the... Read More

You know the drill by now. Each week we will check out three players, and break them down in sabermetric detail to determine if they are "Champs" or "Chumps". We help you cut through the fog to understand what's really going on with a player and whether or not their performances are sustainable (if they're... Read More

The Astros and the Cubs are eerily similar right now. Both are looking like they are on the verge of a potential postseason run for the first time in several years. They are loaded with young talent, both especially on offense, with just enough pitching to get them through games. The Astros have more pitching... Read More

I have been very neutral in both of the Bryce Harper debates that have gone on between this season and last season. Last season, people were saying that he was overrated and will never be a great hitter. I knew that was too harsh on him considering his youth and still blossoming career (he is younger... Read More

This week has seen several pitchers go down with either season-ending or potential season-ending injuries already. Adam Wainwright tore his Achilles tendon and will be out for a whole year; Brandon McCarthy tore his UCL and will be headed for Tommy John surgery; and it appears that Homer Bailey may have to undergo Tommy John... Read More

This past week saw several top prospects get the call up to the Majors. Carlos Rodon, the number one prospect in the Chicago White Sox system, and Kris Bryant, the number one prospect in the Chicago Cubs system (and by many the number one prospect in baseball) each were called up to their respective big... Read More

  Hey RotoBallers. The first week of the baseball season is in the books. Here is my week 2 rundown of valuable waiver wire options for AL-only fantasy leagues. The pickings can be pretty slim in deeper fantasy formats, so it's important to know which players are performing well. Whether your team is dealing with... Read More

The weekly Minor League Spotlight column looks at MLB prospects and rookies who had a good week in the minors, and can make a potential impact for fantasy baseball owners in 2015. Just a quick heads-up -- Kris Bryant is not on the list. Yes he had a good week, but we all know that Kris Bryant is... Read More

Welcome to the second installment of “Top 50 Pitching Prospects for Redraft Leagues.” Last week we looked at 2015 fantasy baseball pitching prospects ranked 50-41. The players on this week’s list, numbers 31-40, are a step up from the last group. We have some guys who are considered top prospects and others who could have a chance to... Read More

  MLB Prospect & Future Call-Up If I were an MLB prospect, I would hate the trade deadline. Almost every guy is mentioned in a tweet or rumor as trade bait that will ultimately leave them on a below .500 team (see: Addison Russell and Noah Syndergaard). But for Indians shortstop prospect Francisco Lindor, he couldn’t have asked for more during... Read More

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

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

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

  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

  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

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

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

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