Pages Navigation Menu

5 MLB Prospects Most Likely to Be Called Up in 2012

Posted by on Mar 6, 2012 in 2012 Fantasy Baseball, Fantasy Baseball Catchers, Fantasy Baseball Outfielders, Fantasy Baseball Prospects, Fantasy Baseball Rankings, Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitchers | 0 comments

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post submitted by Mike Wright. Mike played all kinds of sports growing up and adamantly follows everything sports now that he is too old to contribute at a high level. He currently works with The Phoenix Bats Company, a company that creates world-class wood bats, such as their famous maple bats, for amateur and professional ball players around the world and loves writing on different sports topics. With the beginning of spring training every year, each MLB team takes the opportunity to get long looks at their prospects as they do all they can to convince their teams that they are ready for the jump to the majors. Certainly not every prospect will be ready for the jump, however, at some point during the season, they could be called up on to impact the major...

Read More

Five Top Young Talents Under 25

Posted by on Feb 21, 2012 in 2012 Fantasy Baseball, Fantasy Baseball Prospects | 2 comments

Editor’s Note: This post was written by new Fantasy Baseball Dugout contributor Eric Mercer. He’s a fan of the Blue Jays and blogs for us from the Great White North. Follow him on Twitter. There are numerous young players in the majors that are about to make, or have already made, an impact. A few years ago, or even last year, these players would have been classified as prospects. Since these players are so young, and haven’t shown consistent reliability, they can be acquired at a cheap rate. Or at least a cheaper rate than their production warrants. These players are the building blocks for their respective franchises, and they can be extremely valuable to any fantasy squad, especially ones participating in keeper leagues. This list of five (more to come) is mixed of pitchers and hitters, some quite...

Read More

Pineda – Montero Trade Fantasy Baseball Implications

Posted by on Jan 24, 2012 in 2012 Fantasy Baseball, Fantasy Baseball Catchers, Fantasy Baseball Prospects, Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitchers, Fantasy Baseball Tips, Radio Shows | 0 comments

Jonathan Bentz of Fantasy Baseball Dugout discusses the Michael Pineda for Jesus Montero trade and its impact on fantasy baseball 2012.   Michael Pineda to the Yankees: Fantasy Analysis In getting traded to the New York Yankees, Miguel Pineda immediately gets thrown into a spotlight/pressure cooker situation. He’s projecting right now as no. 2 in the Yankees rotation behind CC Sabathia — so you know he will be in line for some wins if he can keep it consistent. After his All-Star start to the 2011 season – he struggled with getting wins down the stretch. Obviously, wins aren’t as important in fantasy baseball as they are in real life. This is one of the great inaccuracies of fantasy baseball, but one of the biggest reasons great pitchers on bad teams still have a lot of value (see Hernandez,...

Read More

Brett Lawrie: A Must Add Free Agent

Posted by on Aug 5, 2011 in Fantasy Baseball Infielders, Fantasy Baseball Prospects | 0 comments

The Toronto Blue Jays are beginning to experiment with what they may have for the future.  Yesterday, the Jays called up third baseman Brett Lawrie and the 21-year-old will be given the rest of the season to show Toronto just what he can do. Travis Snider, another youngster at just 23, earned the demotion.  The Jays prospect was hitting just .225 on the year and he’s been a whiff king.  In fact, on Wednesday night, Snider was a perfect 4 for 4; he fanned in all 4 plate appearances. With Lawrie now in the Bigs, Jose Bautista moves back to the outfield where he probably belongs. But, it is Lawrie that is making the big news.  Brett Lawrie has hit 18 homers and is batting .353 in 69 minor league games this year.  That makes Brett Lawrie a must...

Read More

Dustin Debuts

Posted by on Jun 17, 2011 in Fantasy Baseball Infielders, Fantasy Baseball Prospects | 0 comments

Dustin Ackley will make his Major League debut tonight in Seattle against the Phillies and Roy Oswalt.  The Mariners second baseman of the future is now the second baseman of the present as he steps into Safeco Field tonight against the Phillies. Ackley, the overall #2 pick in the 2009 draft, taken right after a guy named Stephen Strasburg, is just 23-years-old.  He hit .303 with nine home runs and 35 RBI in 66 games at Triple-A Tacoma this season, receiving the call-up to the big leagues on Wednesday after going 2-for-4 in a game against Fresno. His 2010 stats, however, were not stellar.  At Double-A and Triple-A, Ackley hit a combined .267 with 7 HR’s and 10 SB’s. Ackley’s defense has been the most worrisome part of his game – he was an outfielder in college at North...

Read More

Who Is Eric Hosmer And Why Should You Care?

Posted by on May 6, 2011 in 2011 Fantasy Baseball, Fantasy Baseball Infielders, Fantasy Baseball Prospects, Fantasy Baseball Tips | 0 comments

The Kansas City Royals have one of the most talented core group of young players in the majors. All of those early round draft picks and trades of talented players for prospects may actually be paying off. On the heels of a 17-14 start, a great spring training campaign put together by Spring MVP Kila Kai’ahue, and the hot starts from Jeff Francoeur and Alex Gordon, the Royals are calling up top prospect Eric Hosmer from AAA Omaha. Hosmer will actually replace Kai’ahue on the Royals roster after hitting .439 with 3 home runs and 15 RBI in triple-A. At the beginning of the season, most people in fantasy circles (and MLB circles, honestly) expected the Royals to call up Mike Moustakas before any other prospect in their system. As you can tell from Hosner’s crazy numbers, however, his...

Read More
Join Our Yahoo Fantasy Baseball Leagues and Win