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21 year-old Christian Yelich is an outstanding young outfield prospect for the Miami Marlins. Listed at 6’4 189 pounds, Yelich has what scout Keith Law called “the prettiest swing in the minors.” Yelich is a very intriguing prospect because despite his young age, he has an advanced bat (as showcased

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballFront OfficeTotal Run Index

Of the three outfield positions, left field could be the strongest when you count Mike Trout relocating to left field this season. Ryan Braun and Trout could be the consensus top two picks in most drafts even if experts don’t necessarily agree on the order. Beyond that, you have heavyweights

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2013 Fantasy BaseballAndrew MillerFantasy Baseball

If you were, hypothetically speaking, a baseball, one of the last things you’d want to see is Jorge Soler in the batter’s box. Just take a look (and listen) at this and this. The first video is from Soler’s first at-bat this spring, while the second video is from last

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballProspects

The Cleveland Indians have mlb.com’s 14th top prospect in Francisco Lindor.  The 19 year old shortstop is a run scorer and base stealer.  He is comparable to Dee Gordon (with less steals) in that he has no power, will not drive in runs, but will be known as a pest

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2013 Fantasy BaseballBrett TalleyFantasy Baseball

I had the privilege of participating in a draft Monday night with fellow members of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. This particular league includes such fantasy dignitaries as Jason Collette and James Quintong. It also included some friends of The Fix, Moe Koltun of rotoanalysis.com and Nick Raducanu and Tony

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2013 Fantasy BaseballBrett TalleyFantasy BaseballProspects

Tyler Skaggs was drafted out of high school in the first round of the 2009 draft (#40 overall) by the Los Angeles Angels. He got to Arizona by way of trade when he was part of the package that the Diamondbacks got in return for Dan Haren. Skaggs is a

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2013 Fantasy BaseballChris GarosiFantasy BaseballProspects

Who is Gregory Polanco? Why is he here? Is this ‘pop-up’ prospect for real or is it just my imagination? This Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder has a chance to be a special player beyond what his pedigree suggests. Profile Gregory Polanco was signed as an international free agent in 2009 out

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

To try and ascertain whether blown saves have a negative impact on saves and/or value, I pulled every relief season since 2009 and sliced and diced the data, mostly sorting by quantity of blown saves and looking at how relievers performed after blowing a lot of saves. The short of

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2013 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

In the 2013 Relief Pitcher Guide, I wrote this about Addison Reed: “Aside from a low strand rate (68.5%), high BABIP (.323) and somewhat low K/9 rate (8.84), Reed lived up to his sleeper status. While the K/9 rate was lower than projections, his 22.7 K% was above average –

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Chris GarosiFantasy BaseballProspects

When you think of garbage, think of Akeem. When you think of power, think of Sano. Will Sano’s development produce an Eddie Murphy of power? Or will he be more Arsenio Hall?  Profile Miguel Sano signed for $3.15 million with the Minnesota Twins as a 16-year old. The Dominican-born Sano

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