Category:Fantasy Baseball
Posted on: August 23, 2010 10:36 pm
 

Kershaw Top 5 SP By End Of 2011?

A lot might laugh at that possibility of Kershaw ending next year as a top 5 SP considering Kershaw still averages 4 walks a game and averages 6 innings a game. However in 2009 Kershaw walked an average of 4.78 batters and only went an average of 5.7 innings each game where as this year he has walked an average of 3.94 batters and went an average of 6.3 innings a game. This is an improvement of .84 in walks and 0.6 in innings. If Kershaw keeps improving on  this he could end next year with a 3.1 walk rate per game and averaging 6.9 innings a game which of course would lead to a better chance of more complete games, more strikeouts and a better chance of winning games that the bullpen has blown for him this year.

There's a good chance Kershaw could end next year with at least 16 wins and between 225-250 strikeouts as well which could also lead to an ERA closer to 2.50 than to 3.00.

If Kershaw can stay healthy and keep improving there is a very good chance Kershaw could end up a top 5 SP by end of next year at 23 years old. He's already a top 15-20 SP depending on your scoring system and still has a chance to finish close to top 10 in some leagues by end of the season.

Kershaw could very well be setting himself up to be the top SP in baseball as soon as 2011 or 2012.

Don't believe the hype from haters who keep mentioning his control issues, there isn't a 22 year old alive that doesn't go through control issues. Those haters at the beginning of the year who claimed they wouldn't draft Kershaw where he went, are regretting it now. Just like those who were writing articles about his control problems in June.

The fact is with all the hype surrounding guys like Price people forget Price has around the same WHIP as kershaw yet is over 2 years older than Kershaw. The fact is Price didn't even throw 100 innings until he was 23 which is the same age Kershaw will be at the beginning of the 2011 season. So Kershaw is already more advanced than guys like Price and with more run support and improvement on control, there is a good chance your looking at Kershaw as a top 5 SP by the end of the 2011 season.

As for the Kershaw haters, where are you all now? Hidding in a hole you created for yourself earlier in the year?
Category: Fantasy Baseball
Posted on: August 23, 2010 1:55 pm
 

Money Keeper Leagues

Feel free to post league or join one already posted

The rules for posting a league are

1. It must be a money league of at least $25
2. It must be a keeper or dynasty league (No Seasonal Leagues)
3. It must be a CBS commisoner's league (no a free league with money involved).

Please post your rules

Diamond Legends (Since 2004)

14 teams
CA, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, DH, SP, SP, SP, SP, SP, RP, RP
There are no dual elligibility for pitchers. If a pitcher starts he must be placed as a starter and visa versa
You get the same amount of points for Holds as you do Saves
H2H Points League
Live Draft
4 Games A Week Per Team
$25 league fee
$75 Keeper Cap
Players kept go up $2 a year.
$260 Salary Cap
You can keep as many players as you want provided you don't go over the $75 keeper cap
5 minors, 3 can be kept without cost to the keeper cap
Players are elligible for minors as long as they have less than 300 at bats and/or 100 innings pitched in their career

Diamond Dynasty (Since 2009)

16 teams
CA, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, DH, SP, SP, SP, SP, SP, RP, RP
There are no dual elligibility for pitchers. If a pitcher starts he must be placed as a starter and visa versa
You get the same amount of points for Holds as you do Saves
H2H Points League
Live Auction Draft
5 Games A Week Per Team
$25 league fee
Player contracts up to 3 years
$260 Salary Cap
Players dropped cost against the salary cap
$100 per team cap money for free agent pick up
15 minors
Minors can be signed upt to 5 years once called up
Players are elligible for minors as long as they have less than 300 at bats and/or 100 innings pitched in their career
Once you call up a minor you must sign him to a contract for up to 5 years
Minors dropped instead of signed to a contract won't be penalized
At the end of the year any player top 5 (C,1B,2B,3B,SS) and top 10 (OF, SP, RP) will be renegotate their contract or you can drop them.
There is a minor league draft at the end of each season

If your interested in joining one of these leagues or want more info just message me at ViciouslyCold@gmail.com
Category: Fantasy Baseball
Posted on: August 22, 2010 1:23 am
 

ESPN Keeper Rankings For 2011 To 2013

Keeper Ranking: 2011-2013

1. Hanley Ramirez , SS, Florida Marlins , Age: 27 [March: 1]
2. Miguel Cabrera , 1B, Detroit Tigers , 27 [March: 6]
3. Albert Pujols , 1B, St. Louis Cardinals , 31 [March: 2]
4. Carl Crawford , OF, Tampa Bay Rays , 29 [March: 14]
5. David Wright , 3B, New York Mets , 28 [March: 11]
6. Robinson Cano , 2B, New York Yankees , 28 [March: 34]
7. Evan Longoria , 3B, Tampa Bay Rays, 25 [March: 7]
8. Roy Halladay , SP, Philadelphia Phillies , 33 [March: 33]
9. Joey Votto , 1B, Cincinnati Reds , 27 [March: 24]
10. Ryan Braun , OF, Milwaukee Brewers , 27 [March: 3]
11. Josh Johnson , SP, Florida Marlins, 27 [March: 48]
12. Felix Hernandez , SP, Seattle Mariners , 24 [March: 17]
13. Mark Teixeira , 1B, New York Yankees, 30 [March: 16]
14. Adam Wainwright , SP, St. Louis Cardinals, 29 [March: 63]
15. Tim Lincecum , SP, San Francisco Giants , 26 [March: 13]
16. Matt Kemp , OF, Los Angeles Dodgers , 26 [March: 4]
17. Jon Lester , SP, Boston Red Sox , 27 [March: 29]
18. Cliff Lee , SP, Texas Rangers , 32 [March: 60]
19. Prince Fielder , 1B, Milwaukee Brewers, 26 [March: 5]
20. Joe Mauer , C, Minnesota Twins , 27 [March: 10]
21. Justin Upton , OF, Arizona Diamondbacks , 23 [March: 8]
22. Ryan Howard , 1B, Philadelphia Phillies, 31 [March: 20]
23. Troy Tulowitzki , SS, Colorado Rockies , 26 [March: 15]
24. Ubaldo Jimenez , SP, Colorado Rockies, 27 [March: 46]
25. Chase Utley , 2B, Philadelphia Phillies, 32 [March: 12]
26. Adrian Gonzalez , 1B, San Diego Padres , 28 [March: 35]
27. Carlos Gonzalez , OF, Colorado Rockies, 25 [March: 86]
28. Alex Rodriguez , 3B, New York Yankees, 35 [March: 9]
29. Matt Holliday , OF, St. Louis Cardinals, 31 [March: 38]
30. Ryan Zimmerman , 3B, Washington Nationals , 26 [March: 26]
31. Alex Rios , OF, Chicago White Sox , 30 [March: 116]
32. CC Sabathia , SP, New York Yankees, 30 [March: 37]
33. Clayton Kershaw , SP, Los Angeles Dodgers, 23 [March: 55]
34. Brandon Phillips , 2B, Cincinnati Reds, 29 [March: 41]
35. Jered Weaver , SP, Los Angeles Angels , 28 [March: 100]
36. Josh Hamilton , OF, Texas Rangers, 29 [March: 66]
37. David Price , SP, Tampa Bay Rays, 25 [March: 110]
38. Jose Reyes , SS, New York Mets, 27 [March: 18]
39. Andrew McCutchen , OF, Pittsburgh Pirates , 24 [March: 45]
40. Justin Morneau , 1B, Minnesota Twins, 29 [March: 69]
41. Stephen Strasburg , SP, Washington Nationals, 22 [March: 96]
42. Justin Verlander , SP, Detroit Tigers, 28 [March: 27]
43. Francisco Liriano , SP, Minnesota Twins, 27 [March: NR]
44. Matt Cain , SP, San Francisco Giants, 26 [March: 77]
45. Shin-Soo Choo , OF, Cleveland Indians , 28 [March: 73]
46. Mat Latos , SP, San Diego Padres, 23 [March: 178]
47. Nelson Cruz , OF, Texas Rangers, 30 [March: 75]
48. Jonathan Broxton , RP, Los Angeles Dodgers, 26 [March: 87]
49. Yovani Gallardo , SP, Milwaukee Brewers, 25 [March: 57]
50. Elvis Andrus , SS, Texas Rangers, 22 [March: 85]
51. Tommy Hanson , SP, Atlanta Braves , 24 [March: 40]
52. Dustin Pedroia , 2B, Boston Red Sox, 27 [March: 25]
53. Jason Heyward , OF, Atlanta Braves, 21 [March: 135]
54. Kevin Youkilis , 1B/3B, Boston Red Sox, 32 [March: 59]
55. Zack Greinke , SP, Kansas City Royals , 27 [March: 21]
56. Derek Jeter , SS, New York Yankees, 36 [March: 58]
57. Mark Reynolds , 3B/1B, Arizona Diamondbacks, 27 [March: 49]
58. Ichiro Suzuki , OF, Seattle Mariners, 37 [March: 61]
59. Andre Ethier , OF, Los Angeles Dodgers, 28 [March: 43]
60. Chris Carpenter , SP, St. Louis Cardinals, 35 [March: 143]
61. Joakim Soria , RP, Kansas City Royals, 26 [March: 104]
62. Dan Haren , SP, Los Angeles Angels, 30 [March: 31]
63. Ian Kinsler , 2B, Texas Rangers, 28 [March: 19]
64. Buster Posey , C/1B, San Francisco Giants, 24 [March: 160]
65. Jacoby Ellsbury , OF, Boston Red Sox, 27 [March: 22]
66. Colby Rasmus , OF, St. Louis Cardinals, 24 [March: 138]
67. Mariano Rivera , RP, New York Yankees, 41 [March: 112]
68. Chris Young , OF, Arizona Diamondbacks, 27 [March: NR]
69. Ben Zobrist , OF/2B, Tampa Bay Rays, 29 [March: 80]
70. Adam Dunn , 1B/OF, Washington Nationals, 31 [March: 67]
71. Adrian Beltre , 3B, Boston Red Sox, 31 [March: 146]
72. Clay Buchholz , SP, Boston Red Sox, 26 [March: 115]
73. Delmon Young , OF, Minnesota Twins, 25 [March: 197]
74. Dan Uggla , 2B, Florida Marlins, 31 [March: 117]
75. B.J. Upton , OF, Tampa Bay Rays, 26 [March: 28]
76. Rickie Weeks , 2B, Milwaukee Brewers, 28 [March: 184]
77. Neftali Feliz , RP, Texas Rangers, 22 [March: 152]
78. Heath Bell , RP, San Diego Padres, 33 [March: 174]
79. Michael Young , 3B, Texas Rangers, 34 [March: 98]
80. Brian Wilson , RP, San Francisco Giants, 29 [March: 169]
81. Vladimir Guerrero , OF, Texas Rangers, 35 [March: NR]
82. Phil Hughes , SP, New York Yankees, 24 [March: 151]
83. Carlos Quentin , OF, Chicago White Sox, 28 [March: 56]
84. Martin Prado , 2B/1B/3B, Atlanta Braves, 27 [March: NR]
85. John Danks , SP, Chicago White Sox, 25 [March: 147]
86. Brian McCann , C, Atlanta Braves, 27 [March: 42]
87. Kendry Morales , 1B, Los Angeles Angels, 27 [March: 54]
88. Johan Santana , SP, New York Mets, 32 [March: 72]
89. Jonathan Papelbon , RP, Boston Red Sox, 30 [March: 107]
90. Victor Martinez , C/1B, Boston Red Sox, 32 [March: 52]
91. Brett Gardner , OF, New York Yankees, 27 [March: NR]
92. Torii Hunter , OF, Los Angeles Angels, 35 [March: 105]
93. Corey Hart , OF, Milwaukee Brewers, 29 [March: NR]
94. Cole Hamels , SP, Philadelphia Phillies, 27 [March: 68]
95. Gordon Beckham , 2B/3B, Chicago White Sox, 24 [March: 53]
96. James Loney , 1B, Los Angeles Dodgers, 26 [March: 132]
97. Carlos Marmol , RP, Chicago Cubs , 28 [March: NR]
98. Jayson Werth , OF, Philadelphia Phillies, 31 [March: 39]
99. Rafael Furcal , SS, Los Angeles Dodgers, 33 [March: NR]
100. Adam Jones , OF, Baltimore Orioles , 25 [March: 50]
101. Jose Valverde , RP, Detroit Tigers, 32 [March: 159]
102. Francisco Rodriguez , RP, New York Mets, 29 [March: 145]
103. Curtis Granderson , OF, New York Yankees, 30 [March: 62]
104. Aramis Ramirez , 3B, Chicago Cubs, 32 [March: 70]
105. Jaime Garcia , SP, St. Louis Cardinals, 24 [March: NR]
106. Roy Oswalt , SP, Philadelphia Phillies, 33 [March: 148]
107. Hunter Pence , OF, Houston Astros , 27 [March: 76]
108. Matt Garza , SP, Tampa Bay Rays, 27 [March: 142]
109. Andrew Bailey , RP, Oakland Athletics , 26 [March: 153]
110. Tim Hudson , SP, Atlanta Braves, 35 [March: 172]
111. Paul Konerko , 1B, Chicago White Sox, 35 [March: NR]
112. Rafael Soriano , RP, Tampa Bay Rays, 31 [March: 183]
113. Gavin Floyd , SP, Chicago White Sox, 28 [March: 185]
114. Pedro Alvarez , 3B, Pittsburgh Pirates, 24 [March: 200]
115. Trevor Cahill , SP, Oakland Athletics, 23 [March: 189]
116. Billy Butler , 1B, Kansas City Royals, 24 [March: 51]
117. Jose Bautista , 3B/OF, Toronto Blue Jays , 30 [March: NR]
118. Ricky Nolasco , SP, Florida Marlins, 28 [March: 90]
119. Nick Markakis , OF, Baltimore Orioles, 27 [March: 36]
120. Bobby Abreu , OF, Los Angeles Angels, 37 [March: 84]
121. Colby Lewis , SP, Texas Rangers, 31 [March: NR]
122. Kelly Johnson , 2B, Arizona Diamondbacks, 29 [March: NR]
123. Chad Billingsley , SP, Los Angeles Dodgers, 26 [March: 139]
124. Jimmy Rollins , SS, Philadelphia Phillies, 32 [March: 44]
125. Matt Wieters , C, Baltimore Orioles, 24 [March: 79]
126. Mike Stanton , OF, Florida Marlins, 21 [March: NR]
127. Javier Vazquez , SP, New York Yankees, 34 [March: 89]
128. Carlos Santana , C, Cleveland Indians, 24 [March: 194]
129. Pablo Sandoval , 3B/1B, San Francisco Giants, 24 [March: 30]
130. Carlos Pena , 1B, Tampa Bay Rays, 32 [March: 99]
131. Denard Span , OF, Minnesota Twins, 27 [March: 109]
132. Nick Swisher , OF/1B, New York Yankees, 30 [March: NR]
133. Howard Kendrick , 2B, Los Angeles Angels, 27 [March: 94]
134. Brett Anderson , SP, Oakland Athletics, 23 [March: 83]
135. Jay Bruce , OF, Cincinnati Reds, 23 [March: 81]
136. Brandon Morrow , SP, Toronto Blue Jays, 26 [March: NR]
137. Ricky Romero , SP, Toronto Blue Jays, 26 [March: NR]
138. Michael Bourn , OF, Houston Astros, 28 [March: 150]
139. Alexei Ramirez , SS, Chicago White Sox, 29 [March: 113]
140. Matt Capps , RP, Minnesota Twins, 27 [March: NR]
141. Juan Pierre , OF, Chicago White Sox, 33 [March: NR]
142. Johnny Cueto , SP, Cincinnati Reds, 25 [March: NR]
143. Shane Victorino , OF, Philadelphia Phillies, 30 [March: 88]
144. Jason Bay , OF, New York Mets, 32 [March: 47]
145. Jeff Niemann , SP, Tampa Bay Rays, 28 [March: NR]
146. Chone Figgins , 2B/3B, Seattle Mariners, 33 [March: 78]
147. Jeremy Hellickson , SP, Tampa Bay Rays, 23 [March: NR]
148. Austin Jackson , OF, Detroit Tigers, 24 [March: NR]
149. Jonathan Sanchez , SP, San Francisco Giants, 28 [March: 158]
150. David Ortiz , DH, Boston Red Sox, 35 [March: NR]
151. Leo Nunez , RP, Florida Marlins, 27 [March: NR]
152. Adam LaRoche , 1B, Arizona Diamondbacks, 31 [March: NR]
153. Aubrey Huff , 1B/OF, San Francisco Giants, 34 [March: NR]
154. Scott Rolen , 3B, Cincinnati Reds, 35 [March: NR]
155. Francisco Cordero , RP, Cincinnati Reds, 35 [March: 168]
156. Ted Lilly , SP, Los Angeles Dodgers, 35 [March: NR]
157. Brennan Boesch , OF, Detroit Tigers, 25 [March: NR]
158. Kurt Suzuki , C, Oakland Athletics, 27 [March: 171]
159. Huston Street , RP, Colorado Rockies, 27 [March: 136]
160. Miguel Montero , C, Arizona Diamondbacks, 27 [March: 126]
161. Aaron Hill , 2B, Toronto Blue Jays, 29 [March: 64]
162. Max Scherzer , SP, Detroit Tigers, 26 [March: 125]
163. Vernon Wells , OF, Toronto Blue Jays, 32 [March: NR]
164. Alfonso Soriano , OF, Chicago Cubs, 35 [March: NR]
165. Mike Napoli , C/1B, Los Angeles Angels, 29 [March: 177]
166. Michael Cuddyer , OF/1B/3B, Minnesota Twins, 32 [March: 131]
167. Franklin Gutierrez , OF, Seattle Mariners, 28 [March: 133]
168. Ian Stewart , 3B/2B, Colorado Rockies, 25 [March: 111]
169. Madison Bumgarner , SP, San Francisco Giants, 21 [March: 181]
170. Adam Lind , OF, Toronto Blue Jays, 27 [March: 32]
171. Jair Jurrjens , SP, Atlanta Braves, 25 [March: 141]
172. Chris Coghlan , OF, Florida Marlins, 25 [March: 161]
173. Erick Aybar , SS, Los Angeles Angels, 27 [March: 167]
174. Marlon Byrd , OF, Chicago Cubs, 33 [March: NR]
175. Chase Headley , 3B/OF, San Diego Padres, 26 [March: NR]
176. Josh Willingham , OF, Washington Nationals, 32 [March: NR]
177. Chris Perez , RP, Cleveland Indians, 25 [March: NR]
178. Matt Lindstrom , RP, Houston Astros, 31 [March: NR]
179. Jason Kubel , OF, Minnesota Twins, 28 [March: 114]
180. Ike Davis , 1B, New York Mets, 24 [March: NR]
181. Jorge De La Rosa , SP, Colorado Rockies, 29 [March: 164]
182. Domonic Brown , OF, Philadelphia Phillies, 23 [March: NR]
183. Shaun Marcum , SP, Toronto Blue Jays, 29 [March: NR]
184. Gaby Sanchez , 1B, Florida Marlins, 27 [March: NR]
185. Ryan Dempster , SP, Chicago Cubs, 33 [March: NR]
186. Geovany Soto , C, Chicago Cubs, 28 [March: 144]
187. Derrek Lee , 1B, Chicago Cubs, 35 [March: 101]
188. Drew Stubbs , OF, Cincinnati Reds, 26 [March: 180]
189. James Shields , SP, Tampa Bay Rays, 29 [March: 179]
190. Ervin Santana , SP, Los Angeles Angels, 28 [March: NR]
191. Dexter Fowler , OF, Colorado Rockies, 25 [March: 123]
192. Edinson Volquez , SP, Cincinnati Reds, 27 [March: NR]
193. Drew Storen , RP, Washington Nationals, 23 [March: NR]
194. Rajai Davis , OF, Oakland Athletics, 30 [March: NR]
195. Nyjer Morgan , OF, Washington Nationals, 30 [March: 129]
196. Jorge Posada , C, New York Yankees, 39 [March: NR]
197. Manny Ramirez , OF, Los Angeles Dodgers, 38 [March: 119]
198. Lance Berkman , 1B, New York Yankees, 35 [March: 92]
199. Evan Meek , RP, Pittsburgh Pirates, 27 [March: NR]
200. Jose Tabata , OF, Pittsburgh Pirates, 22 [March: NR]

 

Dropped Off The List

23. Grady Sizemore

65. Brian Roberts
71. Josh Beckett
74. Carlos Lee
82. Carlos Beltran
91. Jose Lopez
93. Wandy Rodriguez
95. Nate McLouth
97. Joe Nathan
102. Rick Porcello
103. Stephen Drew
106. Julio Borbon
108. Jason Bartlett
118. John Lackey
120. Yunel Escobar
121. Asdrubal Cabrera
122. Brandon Webb
124. Chris Davis
127. Nolan Reimold
128. Scott Baker
130. Jake Peavy
134. Kyle Blanks
137. Alcides Escobar
140. Travis Snider
149. Brad Hawpe
154. Chris Iannetta
155. Wade Davis
156. Russell Martin
157. Cameron Maybin
162. A.J Burnett
163. Matt LaPorta
165. Todd Helton
166. Brian Matusz
170. Raul Ibanez
173. Desmond Jennings
175. Scott Kazmir
176. Scott Sizemore
182. Justin Smoak
186. Rich Harden
187. Lastings Milledge
188. Brett Wallace
190. Everth Cabrera
191. Chad Qualls
192. Daisuke Matsuzaka
193. Ryan Doumit
195. Edwin Jacksin
196. Aroldis Chapman
198. David Aardsma
199. Derek Holland
Category: Fantasy Baseball
Posted on: July 10, 2010 1:48 am
 

Baseball America's Mid-Season Top 25

1. Domonic Brown
2. Mike Trout
3. Desmond Jennings
4. Jeremy Hellickson
5. Jesus Montero
6. Julio Teheran
7. Dustin Ackley
8. Martin Perez
9. Aaron Hicks
10. Zach Britton
11. Michael Pineda
12. Mike Moustakas
13. Eric Hosmer
14. Aroldis Chapman
15. Brett Lawrie
16. Logan Morrison
17. Simon Castro
18. Mike Montgomery
19. Lonnie Chisenhall
20. Freddie Freeman
21. Tyler Matzek
22. Kyle Gibson
23. Kyle Drabek
24. Casey Kelly
25. Tanner Scheppers

Prospects 26-50 (in alphabetical order): Chris Carter, 1b, Athletics; Jared Cosart, rhp, Phillies; Travis d'Arnaud, c, Blue Jays; Randall Delgado, rhp, Braves; Christian Friedrich, lhp, Rockies; Dee Gordon, ss, Dodgers; Grant Green, ss, Athletics; Brett Jackson, of, Cubs; John Lamb, lhp, Royals; Jordan Lyles, rhp, Astros; Ethan Martin, rhp, Dodgers; Shelby Miller, rhp, Cardinals; Mike Minor, lhp, Braves; Wil Myers, c, Royals; Wilson Ramos, c, Twins; Austin Romine, c, Yankees; Wilin Rosario, c, Rockies; Tony Sanchez, c, Pirates; Jonathan Singleton, 1b, Phillies; Jacob Turner, rhp, Tigers; Arodys Vizcaino, rhp, Braves; Brett Wallace, 1b, Blue Jays; Zach Wheeler, rhp, Giants; Alex White, rhp, Indians; Chris Withrow, rhp, Dodgers.
Posted on: July 9, 2010 9:38 am
 

Keith Law's Mid-Season Top 25 Prospects

1. Domonic Brown, OF, Philadelphia.
2. Desmond Jennings, OF, Tampa Bay.
3. Mike Trout, OF, LA Angels.
4. Dustin Ackley, 2B, Seattle.
5. Martin Perez, LHP, Texas.
6. Jesus Montero, C/DH, NY Yankees.
7. Aroldis Chapman, RHP, Cincinnati.
8. Jeremy Hellickson, RHP,
9. Aaron Hicks, OF, Minnesota.
10. Casey Kelly, RHP, Boston.
11. Julio Teheran, RHP, Atlanta.
12. Brett Wallace, 1B, Toronto.
13. Logan Morrison, 1B, Florida.
14. Tyler Matzek, LHP, Colorado.
15. Shelby Miller, RHP, St. Louis.
16. Zack Britton, LHP, Baltimore.
17. Eric Hosmer, 1B, Kansas City.
18. Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B, Cleveland.
19. Arodys Vizcaino, RHP, Atlanta.
20. Kyle Gibson, RHP, Minnesota.
21. Mike Moustakas, 3B, Kansas City.
22. Jarred Cosart, RHP, Philadelphia.
23. Brett Lawrie, 2B, Milwaukee.
24. Jordan Lyles, RHP, Houston.
25. Michael Pineda, RHP, Seattle

I know a lot will question guys like Martin Perez and Jesus Montero being so high on the list even though both are so young and both playing in a higher minor league class than they should be.
Posted on: June 17, 2010 5:22 pm
 

Top 25 Prospects - June Edition


01.  Stephen Strasburg - Grade: A [MLB Promotion] NC
02.  Buster Posey - Grade: A [MLB Promotion] ^
03.  Carlos Santana - Grade: A  [Sizzling in AAA] ^

04.  Mike Stanton - Grade: A- [MLB Promotion] ^
05.  Jesus Montero - Grade: A- [Struggling in AAA] v
06.  Martin Perez - Grade: A- [Struggling in AA] v
07.  Desmond Jennings - Grade: A- [Struggling in AAA] v
08.  Justin Smoak - Grade: A- [Struggling in the Majors] v
09.  Pedro Alvarez - Grade: A- [AAA] NC
10.  Dominic Brown - Grade: A- [Sizzling in AA] ^
11.  Aroldis Chapman - Grade: A- [AAA] NC

12.  Jeremy Hellickson - Grade: A-/B+ [Sizzling in AAA] ^
13.  Dustin Ackley - Grade: A-/B+ [AA] NC

14.  Starlin Castro - Grade: B+  [Struggling in the Majors] v
15.  Christian Friedrich - Grade: B+ [Struggling in AA] v
16.  Julio Teheran - Grade: B+ [Exploding in A+] ^
17.  Mike Montgomery - Grade: B+ [Sizzling in AA] ^
18.  Jacob Turner - Grade: B+ [A] NC
19.  Mike Trout - Grade: B+ [Exploding in A] ^
20.  Tyler Matzek - Grade: B+ [Sizzling in A] ^
21.  Jenrry Mejia - Grade: B+ [MLB Promotion] ^
22.  Casey Kelly - Grade: B+ [Struggling in AA] v
23.  Brett Lawrie - Grade: B+ [AA] NC
24.  Chris Carter - Grade: B+ [Struggling in AAA] v
25.  Kyle Drabek - Grade: B+ [AA] NC


Others to watch out for in the future.


Donavan Tate OF SD: Projected to be as good as Jason Heyward.

UPDATE: Has been troubled by injures this year but still projects to be as good as Heyward.


Eric Hosmer 1B KC: Was a top prospect coming into last year but suffered from bad eye sight.

UPDATE: His eye sight is better and is currently destroying A+ pitching


Randall Delgado SP ATL: An underrated teenage coming into the season

UPDATE: Doing so well some people were rating him ahead of Teheran before Teheran got started.



Note: Anyone with 50 or more innings pitched or 150 or more at bats have graduated from this list.

Category: Fantasy Baseball
Posted on: June 17, 2010 5:10 pm
 

Prospect Grades

Prospects are graded on some of these factors
Their age

- If you have a 20 year old player putting up the same kind of numbers as a 22 year old player. The 20 year old's performance will be weighed heavier because it shows the 20 year old has the same kind of discipline as a 22 year old.

Scouting Grade

- Usually are based on factors such as these

Pitchers: Control, Fastball, Offspeed, and Number of Plus Pitches.

- Control is based on his command of the strike zone
- Fastball based on speed, control and deception
- Offspeed based on control and deception
- Number of plus pitches are the number of pitches are above the average he has.

Hitters: Power, Discipline, Defense, Speed and Average.

- Power is based on how much power the player has compared to others at his position
- Discipline is based on how well he can read the strike zone and not chase bad pitches
- Defense is based on how good his defense is compared to others at his position
- Speed is based on jow fast the player is and how many stolen bases he will be projected to have.
- Average is based on a player's projected batting average compared to others at his position.

Their ceiling

- Is what the player's potential is for his position based on age and scouting grades

Their ability to reach that potential

- Is what there chances are of actually reaching their ceiling at the MLB level

How they perform each year

- Each year a player's value can rise or fall based on what they did the year before.

The position their projected to play it in the majors

- Will the player end up a top CA or an above average 1B?


Other factors that can contribute to a prospect's grade and if he reaches his potential

- Mindset: Is he a team player or all about himself? Will he get shaken when he or his team is struggling?

- Injuries: Has he had injuries in the past or are his mechanics something to be concerned about?

- Promotions:  Has been been promoted too quickly? Is his performance related to inexperience?

- Current Level: Is the guy's age above or below the typical player on that level?

- Perfomance On Current Level: Is this guy performing as he should for his age and level?

 
 
 
 
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