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#braves are getting LHP Phillip Pfeiffer and RHP Caleb Dirks from #dodgers — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) June 30, 2016 Caleb Dirks (23-years old) MLB.com had Dirks ranked #30 on the Dodgers’ Top 30 prospect list heading into the season. At the time they said: “Dirks works mainly off his fastball, which sits in the low 90s and usually tops out around 94 mph but plays up because of its sinking action and some deception in his delivery. He gets (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Speed is quickly becoming hard to find for fantasy owners, so let’s take a quick look at three players who are easily available for fantasy owners to try and determine if they can make an impact: Jose Peraza – Second Baseman/Outfielder – Cincinnati Reds Past 7 Days – 4 SB He’s being utilized in a utility role, but with Billy Hamilton currently in the concussion protocol there’s a chance he gets regular (read more...)

by Ray Kuhn Getaway day brought us a bevy of afternoon games on Wednesday, and they did not disappoint. Let’s 1)right into some of the performances that stood out from around the majors. 1) Jose Altuve Just Misses a Cycle For the second time in just a few games, Altuve came up one hit short of the cycle. This time he didn’t trip over second base looking for a triple, but the second baseman wasn’t able come up with (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) The Chicago Cubs are rich in young talent.  That statement should not come as earth shattering in any way, as they continue to develop an impressive group of young position players.  The next one could be their 2015 first round pick, Ian Happ, who after opening the season at High-A has already been promoted to Double-A.  In his first week there, his production hasn’t slowed down: High-A – .296, 7 HR, (read more...)

If you’ve purchased the Rotoprofessor Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide before, you know the value that it brings as you prepare for the season.  For the first time ever we are going to bring you that same value to help with your push towards a championship, as we will be providing a mid-season draft guide!  This guide will be released over the MLB All-Star Break (in Excel format via e-mail) and will include: Expanded Rest of Season (read more...)

Are you following @Rotoprofessor on Twitter? If not you should be, as we Tweet out all the important bullpen notes every morning from the previous day’s games. Who is in jeopardy of losing their job? Who is worth the speculative add? Here are this morning tweets (Please note we won’t be posting these on the website every day, so make sure you follow @Rotoprofessor to ensure you don’t miss a thing): LAA: Street implodes in non-SV (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Entering play on Monday there were five pitchers averaging over 96 mph on their fastballs.  Does that make them must buy options?  Does it mean they are locks to produce gaudy strikeout totals?  Let’s take a look at each of them and their potential value: Noah Syndergaard – New York Mets Average Fastball – 98.1 mph He had an injury scare recently (and there are reports that he’s dealing with a bone (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Which prospects are on the verge of making an impact in the Major Leagues? This weekly column will rank the ten who are closest (as well as other names that are being closely considered). Keep in mind that while talent is factored in opportunity plays a major role, so there may be some “lesser” prospects who rank fairly highly on the list (the number in parenthesis is their ranking from (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) For an organization flush with pitching talent the name Brock Stewart was not one necessarily held in high regard.  Having started the season at High-A no one would’ve considered him as a candidate to reach the Majors in ’16, let alone in the first half, but now it appears that he will indeed fill the current void in the team’s rotation.  For those unfamiliar with him (and that’s likely most (read more...)

Deep Prospect Diving: A Must Watch Starter & More
Tue, Jun 28, 2016 Category: PROSPECTS
by Shawn Kohlmeier It’s time to start digging deep to uncover some prospects for those in the deepest of formats (those in Advanced A-Ball or lower who are breaking out in a way that garners some attention).  I’m going to try hit on guys who have either emerged since the beginning of the season or who have some uglier numbers but I feel could be on the verge of breaking out, but all are going to (read more...)