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by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Rafael Devers took one of the biggest leaps in value in ’17, forcing the Red Sox hand and emerging as the team’s starting third baseman after hitting .311 with 20 HR and 60 RBI over 358 PA between Double-A (320 PA) and Triple-A (38 PA).  That success carried over into the Majors, as he entrenched himself as the long-term solution in Boston: 222 At Bats .284 Batting Average (63 Hits) 10 Home Runs 30 (read more...)

The 2018 Fantasy Baseball season is growing closer and it’s never too early to start planning for 2018. As a loyal Rotoprofessor reader/supporter, we wanted to give you the first opportunity to reserve your copy our 2018 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide! Added Bonus!! We’ve just revealed a new feature, where we’ll be doing e-mail blasts to subscribers in between updates to keep them fully updated on the value of players (for example last night/this morning we e-mailed (read more...)

by Ray Kuhn Opportunity… Who knows exactly what Tampa Bay is doing, other than frustrating their fans, tanking and attempting to save money, but they still have to put a lineup on the field each day. That means there are ten players with some degree of fantasy value (their lineup + their starting pitcher). Perhaps the best example of this is the Rays’ newest addition, Carlos Gomez. After the questionable decision to send Corey Dickerson and Steven Souza (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) The Pittsburgh Pirates insist that they aren’t “tanking”, despite jettisoning two of their best and most well-established players in the offseason (Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole).  Those moves opened opportunity, especially in the outfield, where there are a handful of options who could emerge and claim regular at bats.  After the team acquired Corey Dickerson yesterday the assumption is that he’ll claim the role, but that may not be guaranteed.  (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Earlier this week we took a look at the Top 20 starting pitchers (click here for the rankings), which was filled with some intriguing upside names.  Does that mean the next 20 is filled with “safer” options?  There are some, but the rankings continue to be filled with upside.  Let’s take a look: 21. Zack Godley – Arizona Diamondbacks 22. Justin Verlander – Houston Astros 23. Masahiro Tanaka – New York Yankees 24. Patrick Corbin (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Some of the elite prospects in the game reside in the outfield, and many of them are primed to make an impact in 2018.  Who has the highest upside?  Who are the outfield prospects that deserve our attention most?  Are there any surprising names towards the top of these rankings?  Let’s take a look: 1) Ronald Acuna – Atlanta Braves Grade – A ETA – 2018 Braves’ #1 Prospect It was a meteoric rise (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) The Tampa Bay Rays acquired a pair of known commodities as part of yesterday’s three-team trade (highlighted by Brandon Drury going to the Yankees and Steven Souza landing in Arizona).  Despite the name value, neither player cracks the team’s current Top 10 (which you can view by clicking here).  That doesn’t mean that there isn’t potential value, and they certainly add depth, so let’s update our outlook at each player (read more...)

Top 10 Third Basemen Prospects (Preseason 2018 Edition)
Tue, Feb 20, 2018 Category: PROSPECTS
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) The upcoming class of third base prospects is intriguing, even though many of them aren’t necessarily viewed as “elite”.  After you get past the first two names on the list, you get an interchangeable group of intriguing players who could all become solid Major Leaguers.  Who do we prefer?  Let’s take a look: 1) Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – Toronto Blue Jays Grade – A ETA – 2019 Blue Jays’ #1 Prospect The son of (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Second base is not a wasteland of talent at the Major League level, but on the prospect front things look somewhat barren.  Sure there’s one top talent and maybe there are a few intriguing names that could rise up the rankings, but for the most part there’s little to get excited about in regards to the current wave of prospects.  Who should we be paying attention to?  Who are the (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Relief pitching prospects are often overlooked, though the game is quickly changing.  No longer do starting pitchers work deep into games, putting more emphasis on the bullpen (and leading to pitchers being developed for the role).  There are quite a few young relievers who could play a significant role in their team’s bullpen, despite their rookie status, so let’s take a look: Dillon Maples – Chicago Cubs 2017 Statistics – 63.1 IP, (read more...)