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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): DET: Non-SV but K-Rod takes (read more...)

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by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) We are always looking to dig deep and find a gem that no one else is looking towards.  Sometimes an opportunity comes from a player gaining a new role and sometimes it’s a struggling player who has always shown potential.  Let’s take a look at two players likely sitting on the waiver wire who could appear to have value and determine if they are actually worth owning (all stats are (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Are you someone constantly on the lookout for the next potential closer? That’s what we are trying to pinpoint here, with our Top 5 Closer In Waiting Power Rankings. These rankings look at the pitchers who appear capable of taking over their team’s respective closing duties (though in some cases, will need some help to get there). Keep in mind, if a pitcher is currently part of a committee they (read more...)

by Ray Kuhn Let’s get the questions everyone is asking out of the way at first; no Eric Thames was not drug tested, and no he did not hit a home run on Wednesday. We had two games in the afternoon to serve as an appetizer for the 14 game slate; St. Louis and Toronto fell victim to the weather. Let’s take a look at some of the performances that stood out from around baseball: 1) Will (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) We are all looking to find the next big thing, and in the prospect world that’s not always easy.  Often there’s a lot of hype on players coming into the league and we know who has the highest upside or who we should be watching.  However there are times that someone emerges who we may not have been paying much attention to.  The Orioles’ Cedric Mullins, who we’ve already discussed, (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): PHI: Non-SV but Neris struggles (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 (please note all stats are through Monday and (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) The San Francisco Giants entered play on Monday with the sixth lowest SLG in the league, at .361, and their 69 runs scored had them tied with the St. Louis Cardinals for the eighth fewest in the league.  They were in desperate need for a shakeup, which is exactly what they did as they recalled Christian Arroyo from Triple-A.  Considered one of the team’s best prospects, could he make an (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) When Marcus Semien got injured, and was subsequently placed on the 60-day DL, there was a cry for the team to promote top prospect Franklin Barreto.  It made sense, as he was currently thriving at Triple-A, though we all know that there are financial/control implications involved in recalling him now as opposed to waiting a few more weeks.  That said, despite his pedigree and strong numbers at the highest level you (read more...)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) With Miguel Cabrera being forced to the DL with a strained groin John Hicks was summoned from Triple-A and immediately inserted into the starting lineup.  Even this season he had seen the bulk of his time catching (9 of 10 games), and he’s also made 14 starts behind the plate in the Majors.  Still, he appears primed to get some AB at first base (13 appearances there in the minors) (read more...)