Posted on: July 25, 2009 12:20 pm

Round 1-7


1. Pirates - Albert Pujols

2. Yankees - Hanley Ramirez

3. Phillies - C.C. Sabathia

4. Brewers - Johan Santana

5. Angels - Tim Lincecum

6. Rockies - David Wright

7. Orioles - Carl Crawford

8. Cardinals - Matt Cain

9. Giants - Dan Haren

10. Red Sox - Roy Halladay

11. Rangers - Chase Utley

12. Padres - Alex Rodriguez

13. Mets - Joe Mauer

14. Royals - Ryan J. Braun

15. White Sox - Felix Hernandez

16. Mariners - Miguel Cabrera

17. Reds - Ian Kinsler

18. Cubs - Evan Longoria

19. Rays - Josh Beckett

20. Nationals - Justin Verlander

21. Astros - Lance Berkman

22. Indians - Prince Fielder

23. Twins - Zack Greinke

24. Dodgers - Dustin Pedroia

25. Diamondbacks - Ryan Howard

26. Marlins - Jason Bay

27. Athletics - Raul Ibanez

28. Tigers - Justin Upton

29. Braves - Grady Sizemore

30. Blue Jays - Josh Johnson


30. Blue Jays - Jon Lester

29. Braves - Jake Peavy

28. Tigers - Mark Teixeira

27. Athletics - Manny Ramirez

26. Marlins - Edwin Jackson

25. Diamondbacks - Josh Hamilton

24. Dodgers - Matt Kemp

23. Twins - Justin Morneau

22. Indians - Jermaine Dye

21. Astros - Carlos Quentin

20. Nationals - Mark Buehrle

19. Rays - Brandon Webb

18. Cubs - Jose Reyes

17. Reds - Carlos Beltran

16. Mariners - Ichiro Suzuki

15. White Sox - Adam Wainwright

14. Royals - Chad Billingsley

13. Mets - Yovani Gallardo

12. Padres - Carlos Pena

11. Rangers - Cole Hamels

10. Red Sox - Cliff Lee

9. Giants - Pablo Sandoval

8. Cardinals - Mark Reynolds

7. Orioles - Nick Markakis

6. Rockies - Carlos Zambrano

5. Angels - Adam Lind

4. Brewers - Adrian Gonzalez

3. Phillies - Alfonso Soriano

2. Yankees - Matt Garza

1. Pirates - Roy Oswalt


1. Pirates - Jimmy Rollins

2. Yankees - Aramis Ramirez

3. Phillies - Brandon Phillips

4. Brewers - Francisco Rodriguez

5. Angels - Chone Figgins

6. Rockies - Matt Holliday

7. Orioles - Ryan Zimmerman

8. Cardinals - Jair Jurrjens

9. Giants - Chris Carpenter

10. Red Sox - Kevin Youkilis

11. Rangers - B.J. Upton

12. Padres - Johnny Cueto

13. Mets - Derek Jeter

14. Royals - Adam Jones

15. White Sox - Erik Bedard

16. Mariners - Scott Kazmir

17. Reds - John Lackey

18. Cubs - Curtis Granderson

19. Rays - Mariano Rivera

20. Nationals - Jacoby Ellsbury

21. Astros - Nate McLouth

22. Indians - Javier Vazquez

23. Twins - James Shields

24. Dodgers - Victor Martinez

25. Diamondbacks - Clayton Kershaw

26. Marlins - Torii Hunter

27. Athletics - Wandy Rodriguez

28. Tigers - Ubaldo Jimenez

29. Braves - Jered Weaver

30. Blue Jays - Casey Blake


30. Blue Jays - J.J. Hardy

29. Braves - Ben Zobrist

28. Tigers - Brian McCann

27. Athletics - Hunter Pence

26. Marlins - Jason Marquis

25. Diamondbacks - Robinson Cano

24. Dodgers - Shane Victorino

23. Twins - Miguel Tejada

22. Indians - Heath Bell

21. Astros - Geovany Soto

20. Nationals - Aaron Hill

19. Rays - David Ortiz

18. Cubs - Jonathan Papelbon

17. Reds - Edinson Volquez

16. Mariners - Nelson R. Cruz

15. White Sox - Ted Lilly

14. Royals - Michael Young

13. Mets - Carlos Lee

12. Padres - Denard Span

11. Rangers - Troy Tulowitzki

10. Red Sox - A.J. Burnett

9. Giants - Brad Hawpe

8. Cardinals - Brian Fuentes

7. Orioles - Joey Votto

6. Rockies - Kevin Slowey

5. Angels - Jonathan Broxton

4. Brewers - Tim Wakefield

3. Phillies - Daisuke Matsuzaka

2. Yankees - Adam Dunn

1. Pirates - Brian Roberts


1. Pirates - Francisco Liriano

2. Yankees - Max Scherzer

3. Phillies - Derek Lowe

4. Brewers - Ryan Ludwick

5. Angels - Jayson Werth

6. Rockies - Joe Nathan

7. Orioles - Dan Uggla

8. Cardinals - Scott Rolen

9. Giants - Chipper Jones

10. Red Sox - John Danks

11. Rangers - Ricky Nolasco

12. Padres - Rich Harden

13. Mets - Zach Duke

14. Royals - Alexei Ramirez

15. White Sox - Derrek Lee

16. Mariners - Vladimir Guerrero

17. Reds - Brandon Inge

18. Cubs - Joe Saunders

19. Rays - Bobby Abreu

20. Nationals - Paul Konerko

21. Astros - Scott Baker

22. Indians - skipped

23. Twins - Orlando Hudson

24. Dodgers - Rafael Furcal

25. Diamondbacks - Jason Bartlett

26. Marlins - Marco Scutaro

27. Athletics - skipped

28. Tigers - Yunel Escobar

29. Braves - Carlos Delgado

30. Blue Jays - Skip Schumaker


30. Blue Jays - skipped

29. Braves - Ricky Romero

28. Tigers - Jarrod Washburn

27. Athletics - skipped

26. Marlins - Clint Barmes

25. Diamondbacks - Ervin Santana

24. Dodgers - Gavin Floyd

23. Twins - Alex Rios

22. Indians - skipped

21. Astros - Vernon Wells

20. Nationals - Joakim Soria

19. Rays - Johnny Damon

18. Cubs - Mark DeRosa

17. Reds - Jay Bruce

16. Mariners - Joba Chamberlain

15. White Sox - Luke Scott

14. Royals - Kevin Millwood

13. Mets - Aaron Harang

12. Padres - Braden Looper

11. Rangers - Todd Helton

10. Red Sox - Andre Ethier

9. Giants - Russell Branyan

8. Cardinals - Colby Rasmus

7. Orioles - J.A. Happ

6. Rockies - Jorge Posada

5. Angels - Shin-Soo Choo

4. Brewers - Chris R. Young

3. Phillies - Hank Blalock

2. Yankees - Freddy Sanchez

1. Pirates - Russell Martin


1. Pirates - Dallas Braden

2. Yankees - Carlos Gomez

3. Phillies - Jhonny Peralta

4. Brewers - Elvis Andrus

5. Angels - Ramon Troncoso

6. Rockies - James Loney

7. Orioles - Aaron Cook

8. Cardinals - David Aardsma

9. Giants - Jason Kubel

10. Red Sox - Michael Bourn

11. Rangers - Juan Pierre

12. Padres - Brian Wilson

13. Mets - Aubrey Huff

14. Royals - Jorge Cantu

15. White Sox - Nyjer Morgan

16. Mariners - Bobby Jenks

17. Reds - Nick Blackburn

18. Cubs - Ryan Dempster

19. Rays - Ryan Doumit

20. Nationals - John Lannan

21. Astros - Andrew Bailey

22. Indians - Randy Wolf

23. Twins - Joe Crede

24. Dodgers - John Maine

25. Diamondbacks - Corey Hart

26. Marlins - Placido Polanco

27. Athletics - Emilio Bonafacio

28. Tigers - Mark Teahen

29. Braves - Juan Rivera

30. Blue Jays - Asdrubel Cabrera

Category: MLB
Posted on: July 24, 2009 8:22 pm

Round 8



30. Blue Jays - skipped


29. Braves - Stephen Drew


28. Tigers - Joel Pineiro


27. Athletics - skipped


26. Marlins - Bengie Molina


25. Diamondbacks - Brett Anderson


24. Dodgers - Brett Myers


23. Twins - Chris Volstad


22. Indians - skipped


21. Astros - skipped


20. Nationals - Orlando Cabrera


19. Rays - John Smoltz


18. Cubs - Kosuke Fukudome


17. Reds - Ryan Theriot


16. Mariners - Skipped


15. White Sox - Michael Cuddyer


14. Royals - Paul Maholm


13. Mets - Franklin Gutierrez


12. Padres - Skipped


11. Rangers - Skipped


10. Red Sox - Adrian Beltre


9. Giants - Randy Johnson


8. Cardinals - Billy Butler


7- Orioles - Andy Pettitte


6. Rockies - Ian Stewart


5. Angels - Skipped


4. Brewers - Skipped


3. Phillies - Skipped


2. Yankees - Mike Pelfrey 


1. Pirates - JD Drew

Category: MLB
Posted on: June 18, 2009 3:11 pm


To more acurately inform people about specific prospect movement we will now update from
Category: MLB
Posted on: June 6, 2009 8:48 am

FSL All Stars

The Yankees worst team, the Tampa Yankees had their alll star reps anounced. They will send 3, 2 of which will play, to the all star game. Jesus Montero, who was an obvious choice, cannot play because of his promotion to AA Trenton. He was hitting .356, with 15 doubles and 8 Homeruns. He has an OPS of .989. Austin Romine made the team hitting .286 with 16 Doubles and 6 Homeruns. He stole 5 bases and drive in 29. 
The yankees pitcher that made the team was Jon Ortiz. Ortiz was the teams closer, but he lost the job to Jon Hovis. Ortiz had a 6.14 ERA with 7 saves.His WHIP was 1.84 and he had a record of 0-3.
Posted on: May 25, 2009 4:00 pm

Yankees Prospect Rankings-June List-Top 200

1. Jesus Montero- Power hitting Catcher with MVP potential and perrenial all star  (even with Wieters, Teagarden, Salty, Tyler Flowers, and Max Ramirez in league). Could change position. In Hi A Tampa   ETA: 2012

Austin Jackson- CF likely to move to corner OF if Gardner develops well. All around player with speed, power, contact hitting, and defense. Needs to stop K'ing. In AAA Scranton      ETA: 2010

Andrew Brackman- Struggled early in year, but has found his old stuff. Likely to be Yankees ace in 2012/2013  In Low A Charleston  ETA: June/July 2011

Austin Romine- Another great catcher who will hit .300 with decent power and high RBI numbers. Much better defensively then Montero. In Hi A Tampa. ETA: 2012

5. Dellin Bentaces- I see him more as trade bait because I don't have enought condifence in him, but most love him. I think he will bust and be a number 4/5 starter. In Hi A Tampa. ETA:2012

Jeremy Bleich-Lefty starter who skipped Low A Charleston and went directly to Hi A Tampa. Although he is dominating, I expect him to be here another year. Could always be a reliever. ETA: 2012

Jairo Heredia- Talented young starting pitcher in Hi A Tampa, but has had an injury all season. I think he and Joba will both be number 2 pitcher, but sometimes you have to put one in front of the other. In Hi A Tampa. ETA: 2012

Humberto Sanchez- Recently released and then resigned. HAs enormus potential if he would keep his weight and injury proneness under control. In AA Trenton. ETA: June 2010/April 2011

George Kontos- In AAA Scranton. Most people want him to be a reliever, but I see him as the #5 starter behind Brackman, Joba, Jairo, and Wang. If we eventually go to 6 man rotations Horne would join them. I really think he is a great surprise and the yankees knew what they were scouting here. ETA: 2011

10. Zachary McAllistar- In AA Trenton. I see him as the second bust of our top 10 with Betances. He is just average. #5 starter with an average team. ETA: 2011
Brad Suttle
Arodys Vizcaino
Wilkins de la Rosa
Juan Miranda
Christian Garcia
DJ Mitchell
Manuel Banuelos
Brandon Laird
Alan Horne
Brett Marshall
Eduardo Sosa
Michael Dunn
Kelvin de Leon
Abraham Almonte
Garrison Lassiter
Ivan Nova
Anthony Claggett
Kyle Higashioka
Ryan Pope
Corban Joseph
Kevin Whelan
David Adams
Kanekoa Texeira
Eric Fryer
Carlos Urena
Justin Snyder
Chase Weems
Kevin Russo
Jonathon Ortiz
Colin Curtis
Carmen Angelini
Brad Rulon
Jose Pirela
Damon Sublett
Matthew Richardson
Edwar Gonzalez
Nik Turley
Austin Krum
Addison Maruszak
Jose Mojica
Eduardo Nunez
Marcos Vechionacci
Michael O'Brien
Patrick Venditte
Reegie Corona
David Phelps
Mitch Hilligoss
Seth Fortenberry
Jimmy Paredes
Daniel Brewer
Jorge Vazquez
Taylor Grote
Chris Malec
PJ Pillitere
Jonathon Hovis
Eric Duncan
Chris Smith
Tim Norton
Charles Nolte
Lance Pendleton
Gian Arias
Tim Battle
Zack Kroenke
Manuel Barreda
Jackson Valera
JB Cox
Kyle Anson
Reymond Nunez
Anderson Felix
Brett Smith
Melvin Croussett
Zolio Almonte
Ramon Flores
Henry Pena
Michael Lyon
Casey Erickson
Eric Wordekemper
Wandy Rufino
Mitchell Delaney
Ryan Zink
Raymond Kruml
Cory Arbiso
Andrew Shive
Josh Schmidt
Hector Noesi
Juan Marcano
Alan Atacho
Jose Valdez
Amaury Sanit
Adam Olbrychowski

Noel Castillo
Grant Duff
Francisco Rondon
Luis Parache
Craig Heyer
Daniel Kapala
Brandon Braboy
Dickson Marquez
Phillp Bartleski
Daniel Gil
Jack Rye
Jhorge Liccien
Emerson Landoni
Matt Cusick
Keny Rodriguez
Alberto Acosta
Jason Stephens
Ryan Flannery
Melky Mesa
Mitch Abeita
Damian Tavares
Michael Gardner
Jose Toussen
Elio De La Rosa
Josue Calzado
Pablo Hernandez
Yunior Tabares
Kevin Smith
Tommy Baldridge
Francisco Arcia
Walter Ibarra
Carlos Mendoza
Michael Jones
Aris De La Cruz
Ali Castillo
Kelvin Duran
Brian Baisley
Ryan Baker
Juan Rijo
Arturo Pena
Chad Gross
Zhenwhang Zheng
James Cooper
Richard Martinez
Ronald Morillo
Gabriel Tatis
Jose Gil
Luis Nunez
Paul Patterson
Joel Marte
Juan Heredia
Maicon Alves
Deivi Mojica
Jesus Palomo
Nixton Perez
Yeicok Calderon
Julian Herrera
Ronny Calderon
Nicolas Ventura
Wilkins Arias
Dawerd Cruz
Gerald Rojas
Jose Quintana
Edison Mejia
Wilfi Bravo
 Francis Moreta
Felipe Gonzalez
Sherssy Cruz
Kai Liu
Yobanny Reyes
Luilli Diaz
Luilly Baez
Arielkis Lapaix
Yaquensi Romero
Augustin Rivero
Harold Garce
Jose Ramirez
Luis Classe
Angel Mundo
Randy Arias
Elvin Orozco
Charlyn Garcia
Warlin Jimenez
Wilton Rodriguez
Julio Rojas
Francisco Santana
Isaias Alvarez
Yeider Chirinos
Luis Guillen
Steve Strausbaugh
Neall French
Josue Rodriguez
Manuel Rodino
Alejandro Martinez
Israel Tolentino
Jose Ramirez
Edwin Beard
Wilkinson Eusebio
Alcibiades Ramirez
Erick Tapia

I don't list Melancon, Robertson, Cervelli, and Aceves because they are almost non-prospects. Coke and Pena are non prospects because they have been on the roster for 45 days even though they haven't reached the IP and AB amounts.
Category: MLB
Posted on: March 15, 2009 9:27 am

Final March Madness Predictions


1/16 Pitt/Chattanooga-Morehead St.      2/15 Memphis/Robert Morris  3/14  Mizzou/Buffalo    4/13 Washington/E Tenn St.   5/12 Illinois/VCU   6/11 LSU/USC   7/10 West Virginia/Dayton   8/9  BYU/BC (Gah! I hate both teams in that match up)


1/16 Louisville/Morgan St.  2/15  Kansas/Cornell  3/14 Wake/North Dakota St.  4/13 Purdue/Cleveland St.  5/12 Xavier/Northern Iowa  6/11 Tennessee/Maryland  7/10 Utah/Minnesota  8/9 Texas/Cal


1/16  UNC/Alabama St.  2/15 Michigan St./Binghamton  3/14  Villanova/American  4/13  Syracuse/Western Kentcuky  5/12 UCLA/Mississippi St. or Temple   6/11 Gonzaga/Utah St.  7/10 Clemson/Michigan  8/9 Butler/Texas A&M


1/16 UCONN/Northridge  2/15 Duke/Radford  3/14 Oklahoma/Portland St. 4/13 Florida St./Stephen F. Austin  5/12 Arizona St./Temple or Saint Mary's  6/11 Marquette/San Diego St.  7/10 Ohio St./Siena  8/9 Oklahoma St./Wisconsin


Some problems you might have: Oklahoma is a 3 when Kansas is a 2, LSU is a 6 when West Virginia is a 7, and UCONN is a 1 when Memphis is a 2, and Utah is a 7 when BYU is an 8.

Most problems you have other than these are because the Big 10, ACC, and Big East have 3 regions of 2 and 1 region of 1. In the regions of 2, one team must be on 1, 16, 5, 8, 12, 9, 4, 13 half of the bracket and the other must be on the other side to prevent a match up in the Sweet 16. Other problems may have been in conferences liek the MWC, SEC, and A-10 whereI had to move a team a seed up or down to prevent them from being in the same conference.

If Mississippi St. win the SEC then they are in. If they lose, then Saint MAry's becomes the last team in.

Posted on: February 28, 2009 12:18 pm

Season Predictions

AL East  1) Rays 2) Yankees* 3) Blue Jays 4) Red Sox 5) Orioles

AL Central  1) Royals 2) Twins 3) Tigers 4) White Sox 5) Indians

AL West 1) Angels 2) A's 3) Rangers 4) Mariners

NL East 1) Phillies 2) Mets 3) Nationals 4) Marlins 5) Braves

NL Central 1) Cardinals 2) Cubs 3) Pirates 4) Reds 5) Astros 6) Brewers

NL West: 1) Dodgers 2) D'backs* 3) Rockies 4) Giants 5) Padres

First Player traded: Jake Peavy (maybe the yankees have CC and AJ get injured and they throw out an undeclinable package with Hughes and Aceves)

AL MVP: Alex Rodriguez

NL MVP: Albert Pujols

AL Rookie of Year: Matt Wieters (In a blowout)

NL Rookie of the year: Colby Rasmus (Maybin will be close)

AL Comeback player of the year: Jorge Posada

NL Comeback player of the year: Troy Tulowitzski (although I want to say Nick Johnson)

AL Cy Young: Joba Chamberlain 

NL Cy Young: Brandon Webb

AL Manager of the Year: Trey Hillman

NL Manager of the Year: John Russell

AL Relief Man: Mariano Rivera

NL Relief Man: Francisco Rodriguez

A lot of you may not see the Royals, Pirates, Brewers, and Indians the same way. Maybe you have the Jays and Sox switched or D'backs/Dodgers or Cubs/Cardinals or Mets/Phillies or Yankee/Rays. The Royals will be led by Billy Butler and Mike Jacobs and I am so excited to see them. The Indians will not have Cliff Lee the same way he was last year. The Brewers will only have Braun and Fielder, but they will have no one good on a pitching staff as Hoffman gets very few saves.

The Pirates will be led by Ross Ohlendhorf, Jeff Karstens, Tom Gorzelanny, Ian Snell, Zach Duke, and Paul Maholm. One of those might be a great long reliever. Dan McCutchen will not pitch well at all, but as Jose Tabata progresses it appears they ripped the yankees off with Damaso Marte's struggles. Outside of Capps, Yates, Grabow, and one of the aforementioned startes, the bullpen will struggle which will lose them many games. Hinske will be valuable off the bench. They will have an abundance of OF's and McCutchen will be starting soon. Moss/Pearce/Salazar/Craig Monroe will be their excess in the OF. They will have to cut one. Jose Tabata will be here in 2010 at the end. The IF is weak and they don't have a lot of good minor leaguers, but they could have a good team b/c of the rotation and OF for a coupel of years.

BTW, I want to choose the Reds to go far, but they disappoint me every year so I have my expectations low. Volquez, Bruce, Cueto and Votto will lead them I hope.

Also I might have high expectations for Joba, but I really think he will be CY Young

Posted on: February 28, 2009 11:49 am

Yankees ST Battles

LF: Xavier Nady vs. Nick Swisher     Nady should be the clear winner here

CF: Nick Swisher vs. Brett Gardner vs. Melky Cabrera    Gardner is going to be a huge asset to this team. Swisher will not be happy about this.

Utility IF: Cody Ransom vs. Angel Berroa     Ransom has more power and can play the corners giving him an advantage.

4th OF: Nick Swisher vs. Melky Cabrera: Melky can come in for defense for Nady/Damon. That givers him an advantage because we already have Ransom's bat on the bench. You don't need Swisher's

Bullpen Strength confusion Spots 4-7: Edwar Ramirez vs. Jose Veras vs. Phil Coke vs. Mark Melancon vs. David Robertson vs. Jon Albaladejo vs. Dan Giese vs. Steven Jackson vs. Phil Hughes vs. Ian Kennedy vs. Jason Johnson vs. Humberto Sanchez vs. Brett Tomko vs. Alfredo Aceves.     Edwar will have a dominant year and will be there. Coke will be there based off last year's stats. Veras will not have a great year, but it will be good enough to guarantee him a spot. I would give the last spot to Humberto, but in wake of the latest injury news I am giving it to David Robertson who will tie Melancon for the spot. Robertson gets advantage in ties. Albaladejo and Giese could be traded with potentially Miranda. Steven Jackson is already 27. He could be up very soon. Hughes and Kennedy won't really compete for the spots. They will be in AAA with Tomko, Aceves, and Jason Johnson. Eric Milton will be cut for this to happen.

25th man: Angel Berroa vs. Nick Swisher vs. Juan Miranda vs. Frank Cervelli vs. Mark Melancon vs. Dan Giese vs. Jon Albaladejo vs. Steven Jackson vs. Phil Hughes vs. Ian Kennedy vs. Jason Johnson vs. Humberto Sanchez vs. Brett Tomko vs. Alfredo Aceves    I have to go with Berroa here. He will man the MI and Ransom the CI. Unfortunately, the Yankees IF is so strong that they may not need both of them unless Berroa come in for defense. Ransom is more of a pinch hitter. Although he is the better player they may not need him. As I mentioned before several of these may be traded.

Notable Players not on roster: Juan Miranda, John Rodriguez, Justin Leone, Eric Milton, Doug Bernier, Jason Brown, Kevin Cash, Nick Swisher, Mark Melancon, Dan Giese, Jon Albaladejo, Steven Jackson, Phil Hughes, Ian Kennedy, Jason Johnson, Humberto Sanchez, Brett Tomko, Alfredo Aceves, Shelley Duncan and prospects, Jesus Montero, Austin Jackson, Andrew Brackman, Austin Romine, Wilkins de la Rosa, Michael Dunn, Colin Curtis, PJ Pillitere, Kevin Russo, Ramiro Pena, Eduardo Nunez, JB Cox, George Kontos, Kanekoa Texeira, Eric Hacker, Chris Garcia, Anthony Claggett, Kyle Andon, and Kei Igawa.

Jorge Posada, Mark Teixeira, Robinson Cano, Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Xavier Nady, Johnny Damon, Brett Gardner, Hideki Matsui  Cody Ransom, Angel Berroa, Jose Molina, Malky Cabrera

Andy Pettitte, CC Sabathia, AJ Burnett, Joba Chamberlain, Chien-Ming Wang   Mariano Rivera, Brian Bruney, Damaso Marte, Edwar Ramirez, Jose Veras, Phil Coke, David Robertson


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