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We've been waiting for the callup to happen for months. Every single day there was a question form someone asking me - when will the Astros call up Yordan Alvarez? The answer has finally been answered...
Back in the preseason of 2019 Fantasy Baseball, Jose Ramirez was roundly regarded a top-5 overall selection. The NFBC ADP info had him as the third player off the board (Jeff Mans and I didn't by any ...
The new brigade is taking over baseball. Across the MLB landscape, teams continue to throw caution to the wind promoting rookies early in the season exposing them to Super 2 status allowing them to re...
Two potential slugglers in the Natoinal League are slated to be called by by their respective clubs, and Ray Flowers is ready to break them both down for you. Those men are Kevin Cron of the D'backs a...
Brendan Rodgers is one of the best young prospects in the game. Toss in that he will get to play half his games at Coors Field, and you can understand the excitement that accompanies him. Reports are ...
Austin Riley was a first-round draft pick out of high school in 2015 by the Braves. Pretty much all he has done since being drafted is hit. There is massive power in his bat, though there is also a lo...
The Indians are calling up outfield prospect Oscar Mercado. His bat isn't great, but with his ability to steals bases he immediately becomes a player that we need to discuss picking up in the majority...
Keston Hiura has one of the best hit tools amongst all minor leaguers. He has been called up by the Brewers to give that hit tool a working at the big-league level. What does the can't miss kid have t...
Jordan Lyles was a non-entity in the fantasy game some eight weeks ago. Now, after seven starts, his numbers leap off the page to the point that he must be factored into the mix in the fantasy game. I...
A former first round draft pick, Lucas Giolito was at one point the top right-handed pitching prospect in all of baseball. Early in his professional career, Giolito tore his UCL and had Tommy John sur...
Thirteen months ago, the fantasy community was giddy with excitement about Luke Weaver, then of the Cardinals. I wasn't in that boat, and hopefully you listened to that advice instead of the industry ...
Usually Player Profiles are one person affairs. This time, I'm changing things up. With two of the better young, right-handed, California centered arms in baseball looking at making their debuts, and ...
Last year it was Juan Soto of the Nationals who set the world of fantasy baseball on fire. Will this year's version be 21 year old shortstop Carter Kieboom of the Nationals who is set to make his big-...
  As we get going with the full-on start of the regular season, it's time to ramp up our increasing attention on individual players and what the expectations should be for their performance in the com...
Caleb Smith was rolling last season racking up a punchout an inning. Than an injury happened, one that required him to miss half the season and undergo surgery. Given that he's not an elite level pros...
I don't know about you, but over the past few years I've often found myself targeting Adam Frazier as a pick up in season when injury strikes. He never does much to get excited about, but he's always ...
One of my favorite, late round dart throws on the board this season is Justus Sheffield (see my LABR and Tout Wars teams where he ended up on my squads). Sheffield was recently demoted to the minors b...
Prior to last season, Pablo Lopez has never thrown a pitch above Single-A, yet in June he was in The Show. He made 10 starts before his shoulder was barking enough to get him sent to the sidelines. Th...
Matt Strahm is 27 years old and has all 118 innings as a big-league pitcher. Still, he throws four pitches, misses an awful lot of bats, and limits the walks to the point that they should never preclu...
The Braves sure seem to have a never-ending supply of power arms to turn to in the rotation. It also seems like all of those arms are 25 years of age or much younger. Sean Newcomb will turn 26 in June...
In this series I'll be taking an in-depth look at pitchers I'm targeting in 2019 drafts. Some will be studs who I think are still undervalued, others will be pitchers who have finished mid-pack but ar...
Jonathan Villar is a somewhat limited hitter and a somewhat undisciplined runner on the base paths. That said, he figures to play daily for the Orioles, he is likely to continue to run no matter what ...
With and arm handed down from Mount Olympus, Tyler Glasnow has been slated for stardom since childhood. While growing into a strapping young man at 6'8", the road has been filled with excellent perfor...
A former top-25 MLB prospect, Jorge Soler has never lived up to his early billing. Every time he starts to look like he's ready to take that step, some injury rears it's ugly head threatening to derai...

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