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prospect call ups

Posted on: June 8, 2010 12:06 pm
Other than draft day this is the most exciting part of playing fantasy baseball to me.  Sure puting together a big trade can be fun, but for me figuring which prospects are going to be up to the hype is where the fun is at.
Is Buster Posey or Carlos Santana the next superstar at the catching position (or both or neither)?
Is Strassburg going to be better than Lincecum?
Is Stanton the next Ryan Howard or the next Rob Deer?
Who do you believe when it comes to minor league hype?
Is there someone who you feel has a real good track record where evaluating minor league talent is concerned?
Usually you have an idea of some sort going into the draft how players will perform, but it seems that evaluating prospects is a whole other animal.
I am interested in your feedback on this, who is a good voice on this matter?
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Since: Apr 20, 2010
Posted on: June 19, 2010 8:26 am

prospect call ups

This is the best time of the year.  I'm in a few leagues where we draft down to rookie A ball.  It is nice to see a prospect you have been looking at, make it to the majors.  It makes you feel great that all your hard work looking at all the books and searching the web paid off.  I also think it is great for the game.  In my other post I mentioned that the buz that Strasbug has created is a little like what Fernando Valenzuela did during the 80s.  This is what baseball needs for rid itself of the post-steriod era.  Now we just need for the parks to lower the cost of going so the normal fan can at least attend more than one game a year!

Since: Jun 14, 2010
Posted on: June 17, 2010 3:23 pm

prospect call ups

I agree that this time of year is one of the most exciting times for the fantasy baseball fan.
Your initial draft has either panned or flammed out and this is where you can make up some good ground with a rookie stud. 
Strasburg is the real deal.  In almost all of my leagues i drafted him and have been sitting on him.
It is paying off now.  The Nationals will limit his pitch count certainly, however, the 110 innings you will get out of him will be amazing. 
My bet is that he will be better overall than Timmy.  His frame and ease of delivery are his plus factors.  Timmy is Pedro, which means his body will not hold up.

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