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Fantasy Baseball Top Prospects: Kyle Drabek Doesn’t Disappoint Owners

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Drabek was money in his first start.

We are officially in the fantasy baseball season and these fantasy baseball sleepers are here to contribute from day one.
The time has finally come. Grueling bus rides and inadequate facilities are a thing of the past, making way for the comfort and amenities of home that are far more pleasing. Spring training has finally come to an end and the arduous wait for the regular season is over. For aspiring minor leaguers such as the ones found in this list, it also signals a definitive conclusion in regards to their personal roster aspirations. Since I’m not a huge proponent of rules and regulations, a simple demotion from the major league camp will not automatically exclude those youngsters from the PPR rankings. Some will fall out and some will stick around, but fluidity is the name of the game and this column has got it in spades. (more…)

Fantasy Baseball Top Prospects: Kyle Drabek Poised for Big Season

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

Drabek is going to contribute to fantasy rotations in 2011.

Trim the fat. That’s what many major league teams are beginning to do and while this time of the year isn’t all that stressful for established players, many rookies are sweating it out. Their fate can alter drastically on short notice, which can leave some ballplayers too rattled to perform adequately. Just about all the youngsters on this list will break camp with a big league squad, but a couple of them are presently locked up in a fierce battle for one of the last few roster spots. Only a couple new entrants into the PPR discussion this week, while the young guns that presently held spots have solidified their respective slots. Check out the latest

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1)    Kyle Drabek – Tor  (LW:1)

 With news breaking late this week that Brandon Morrow will begin the season on the DL, Drabek locked in a rotation spot that many had assumed he already earned. (more…)

Fantasy Baseball Top Prospects: Drabek, Hellickson Lead Way

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Drabek is a serious sleeper for 2011.

Position battles are beginning to shake themselves out and jobs are already getting locked down and that can only mean one thing, summer is almost here. A large contingent of rookies that opened up the spring with their respective clubs have already been reassigned to minor league camp and others promise to be right behind them. The youngsters that have survived this long have really impressed coaches in camp and have earned a legitimate shot to leave spring with the big league team. My rankings are largely unchanged from last week, but a few new names have popped into the discussion while a couple others have taken the proverbial dive. Read on and get learned. (more…)

Fantasy Baseball Top Prospects: Mark Trumbo Bursts Onto The Scene with Impressive Spring Numbers

Saturday, March 12th, 2011
Mark Trumbo Fantasy Baseball Prospect

Mark Trumbo has quickly been making a name for himself.

The Grapefruit and Cactus circuits are both well underway and prospects all over the league are starting to establish themselves while others have watched their stock slip. With the spring training schedule already about half done, the time to impress coaches and management is now for many of these youngsters. With roughly three weeks to go until teams head north for the summer months, many of the prospects listed below have very limited time to unseat the seasoned veterans ahead of them on the depth chart and onto your fantasy baseball team. Lets take a look at who made big moves this week and other that fell off.

1) Jeremy Hellickson – TB  (LW:1)

The young Rays flamethrower maintains his firm grasp on the top spot this week. (more…)

MLB Top Prospects Rankings: Jeremy Hellickson, Freddie Freeman Lead Way in Week One

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

Hellickson looks like a nice sleeper this season.

Finally, fantasy baseball is back in our lives. The time has come to hype up and critically analyze highly touted prospects as well as throw dirt on some heroes of the past. Each and every week of the baseball season we will check in on the hottest phenoms and see which are ready to make an impact in the majors as a top fantasy baseball prospect. Last season, rookies such as Buster Posey, Jason Heyward and Neftali Feliz burst onto the scene and made sizeable impacts on their respective teams. This space will be dedicated to finding those types of players before they become the obsession of band wagon fans all across the country.

1) Jeremy Hellickson – TB (LW:1)

Hellickson has missed a couple days of work early in the grapefruit league schedule, but that hasn’t scared me off from keeping him in the top slot. (more…)