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  1. Hello to all BIG forum members and the former guard of the defunct RW community--which most probably remember me from. I've been posting my pitch data chart interpretations, various research and opinions for many years. I've also constructed these ranks for a while. I care deeply about my process for these and it's always evolving. These are put together with points leagues in mind, but as always, they can be practically applied for use across all manner of formats. Much like last season, it feels like a deep group! That's good because we all know attrition thins it out faster and greater than any other position in fantasy baseball. Safety with any pitcher is mostly an illusion, the only way to stay out in front is having depth and pivots. This list is a snapshot of the current landscape--mostly as popularly projected. We can only go off our best guesses until these guys get to camp and we get reports. This list will change A LOT 4-6 weeks from now when I can get a better idea of exactly how the rotations/roles will shake out, but this gives us a great starting point and can hopefully help those of us with earlier drafts and ongoing best balls. I have spent a lot of time on this list, both overall placements and tier clusters. One change I have consciously made is not force grouping similar players in order to have more natural variety for roster builds at various points of a draft. Otherwise the list is always built from scratch and I cross reference updated depth charts (from RR or Kurland) and a master list aggregate from FantasyPros. The only real influence I attempt to mix in would be from Eno and his Stuff+ metrics. When I began doing these years ago, I would lean much more towards upside, now I balance it far more towards quality innings w/ bat missing abilities--the only thing a pitcher can really control! Track record absolutely matters, but only so far as how static the stuff remains. These rankings aren't specific for the entire season or even the opening month, they are more focused on the beginning of the season--as we stand now. Thanks if you read the lengthy intro, super excited about baseball and hope this helps you guys. I will be around to discuss and answer any questions you have! -2024 JAN/FEB SP RANKS- 1. Spencer Strider- this will shock nobody, but he's here with an absolute bullet, that ERA was fluky high and will regress 2. Gerritt Cole- just an absolute rotation horse, surrounding cast improved and should help stave off some slightly falling pitch metrics 3. George Kirby- love the hyper efficiency and the stuff will begin accounting for additional Ks imo, the floor/ceiling combo is fantastic 4. Zack Wheeler- slightly under appreciated ace, all pitch metrics remain elite with no signs of regression 5. Corbin Burnes- his team's offensive failings lower the ceiling a tad, he will get dealt at some point and it almost certainly will help 6. Kevin Gausman- no questions about the premium stuff and consistency, park also now seems to be more pitcher friendly 7. Luis Castillo- a couple surprising late season stinkers jumped his ERA, some HR issues cropped back up but the home park really keeps that muted 8. Yoshinobu Yamamoto- I am fully on board here, you won't need to take him this high but this is my expectation for his talents 9. Zac Gallen- always a Pro-Zac ranker here, the stuff doesn't match up with the elites but he compensates with a deep repertoire, movements and superb command 10. Max Fried- I believe it's worth betting on his health this year, this contract year. K% continues to swing up and I just love the overall package of skills on this Braves team 11. Logan Webb- stability and innings continue to be in shorter supply, I can't see him unlocking anything extra but he shouldn't need to in order to bring big value 12. Eury Perez- could quite well top this list by June, I adore the quality of his breakers and his ability to miss bats, don't worry much about the workload just accept the discount 13. Logan Gilbert- I enjoyed the extra emphasis on his breakers last year, really nice sum of parts pitcher and there is still a glimmer of upside for more 14. Pablo Lopez- I took an occasional beating for my belief in him, but it paid off last year--stuff was way up across the spectrum 15. Framber Valdez- I tend to think he just experience a little variance last year and I very much lean to him delivering very good value for this season, sinker usage is key 16. Freddy Peralta- he screamed buy-low and after some frustrations it really came together as the pitch metrics suggested it would, still ascending talent 17. Bobby Miller- this could be too low, his ceiling is very high and I can't find anything I don't like about his arsenal 18. Tarik Skubal- a little surprised he ended up this high but he looked so good last year, he had a pretty cake draw but the stuff portends to a full scale breakthrough 19. Tyler Glasnow- man this is a tough call on placement, we all know the issues/pitfalls--but it comes with huge upside 20. Aaron Nola- this is a tepid rank and I think it's mostly earned but he really offers some rare dependability too, strange how meh he's been on the road compared to home 21. Kodai Senga- I did not see any industry folks that were as high on him as I was last year, it was scary for his adjustment period, but boy did it end up working out well 22. Grayson Rodriguez- returned with a vengeance after gathering himself in the minors, he missed a ton of dev time last few years and still has so much potential 23. Tanner Bibee- I am borderline smitten with the combination of his attributes, toss in the team here and I don't think he gets enough helium as an eventual ace type 24. Jesus Luzardo- it mostly all came together as I pontificated last year, risks in the profile do remain, but can no longer doubt his skills and ceiling 25. Cole Ragans- guy was absolutely nails for many of us--and at the most important time-- 3 at/near elite looking offerings suggest this was no fluke and the team is better 26. Joe Musgrove- feels a bit off suppressing him down in this range, I still think it was mostly simple misfortune that held him back last year and he steadily moves up the board 27. Zach Eflin- Rays know how to maximize good arms, just have to take pause with what keeps happening to their rotation 28. Justin Steele- this guy just continues to shove his 2 pitches and deliver results, K rate remains static and he showed better command and BB limiting progression 29. Blake Snell- the pitch metrics were so strong and easy to identify by early/mid season, I still have issues with his efficiency/consistency and think banking on a repeat is unwise 30. Walker Buehler- just over 600+ career innings for a guy that's not so young anymore--granted they've been mostly high quality but until I see where his arm/stuff is at 31. Gavin Williams- foundational -SP1- type attributes, I saw some very solid adjustments as he gained traction and believe this is the right org to smooth this uncut gem 32. Hunter Brown- take the discount and profit, I still highly believe in him and obv regression is coming 33. Brayan Bello- already talking about tossing slider more, BOS has hired the right folks to fully unlock this guy and I am really digging a big breakthrough 34. Joe Ryan- man he really was a roller-coaster, I still like the skills but question some of the patterns/sequencing, so he can make adjustments and jump back up this list 35. Kyle Bradish- finally curbed the FA usage that many of us asked for and came through with a very good season, I am still unsure if we might have just seen his ceiling though 36. Triston McKenzie- should have his health fortunes even out and provide some high quality turns for this team, can see him being a big value 37. Merrill Kelly- will the industry finally catch up with how good this guy really is, probably/maybe, but he still seems underrated to me 38. Justin Verlander- I think can be a borderline tremendous value for the price tag...can't ignore the age, declining FA velo/K rate but people seem to be writing him off 39. Dylan Cease- I was seduced by the bat missing proclivity, but overall stuff wasn't as good and led to many volatile outings--his team will hurt him unless he's dealt/fixed 40. Hunter Greene- health and ballpark trepidation leave me in this area, despite really liking his arm and actual progression as a pitcher 41. Reid Detmers- I AM NOT giving up guys, just 24 yrs old without much in the way of minors dev. He can correct the command issues and some of the HR rate 42. Sonny Gray- he's been very solid for a decently long stretch and now lands in a really good park for his skill set, with good health he pitches way up this list 43. Chris Sale- this is sure to rile up some folks but I still see plenty to like in Sale--esp outta Fenway 44. Aaron Civale- really liked the uptick in K rate after joining Rays, he's just a really solid pitcher 45. Shane Bieber- I have to react to what was a depleted arsenal, he doesn't need a big heater for success but he has to find that missing tick to move back to his optimal self 46. Nathan Eovaldi- always a matter of how many starts can he make, stuff usually is plenty strong despite all the maladies, upside to be well worth the risk at ADP 47. Chris Bassitt- solid rotational guy that always seems to outperform peripherals, there isn't an obvious cliff coming imo 48. Carlos Rodon- I still like Rodon, especially where his price tag is likely to land, he's throwing already and hungry to put last year behind him 49. Nick Pivetta- a little surprised seeing where he's lumped in by some, stuff was nasty after he settled into rotation 50. Jose Berrios- credit where it's due, he looked well on his way to another turd season early on, but fished himself from the bowl and was largely pretty good/useful 51. Cristian Javier- was shocking how hard/fast his crash came, we at least got a little glimpse of resurgence later in year and he's worth a gamble in this territory 52. Nick Lodolo- I still think a really good pitcher lurks here, don't forget what he looked like not that long ago 53. Bailey Ober- he really knows how to set hitters up and the elite extension from his huge frame/levers allow the mid FA velo to play way up and miss bats 54. Charlie Morton- the cliff could be coming here, but I will remain a high-guy on his rank, it seems 55. Shane Baz- mega upside despite never clearing 82 IP (!) in a season, I just really need to see what we are working with in ST but fully expect a rise up the list 56. Yu Darvish- his stuff was still plenty filthy last year and regression was clearly coming, until his elbow starting barking and it wasn't, good bounce-back guy 57. Taj Bradley- I was pretty impressed from a pitch metrics standpoint, still plenty to polish up but I expect a quite deployable fantasy asset as he continues to cut his teeth 58. Andrew Abbott- I get that it feels low, given what glimpses we caught last year, still the park and HR issues are not going to go away 59. Ryan Pepiot- I have half a mind to really pump him further up, I really liked the growth he displayed last year across the board (super SSS) and secure rotation spot 60. Mitch Keller- I am just not sure there is going to be more of a ceiling than we got last year--which is still plenty usable in most spots 61. Seth Lugo- massively underrated in most spots, he can really deal and should be a very nice mid rotation stabilizer arm moving forward 62. Jordan Montgomery- he's pretty good and likely to collect a handsome payday as a FA, his destination will allow me to better dial in the rank 63. Kyle Harrison- I still have concerns with the profile, specifically if his command can be even average, but it's 2 plus/plus offerings and a great park, still very young/volatile 64. Kenta Maeda- this might be a tick aggressive but I really like his new home park and while he likely will need time off he should be very usable when right 65. Bryce Miller- fully expecting to be low guy here, but he doesn't exactly have a locked in rotation spot and his crazy heavy FA approach might lead to bumps in the dev path 66. MacKenzie Gore- shocked at where much of the early ranks placed him, there isn't an ace ceiling anymore but he's young enough keep improving and can miss bats 67. Griffin Canning- one of my major sleepers last year came through and was pretty damn solid, I like his approach and think he can keep ascending 68. Eduardo Rodriguez- really good landing spot for him, great park/defense behind him and seems likely to rise up in short order 69. Shota Imanaga- I have read the reports and watched video, he can certainly be an asset but I just don't see a big ceiling worth chasing 70. Brandon Pfaadt- wild ride that culminated in a good playoff stretch, perhaps I am just a tad shell-shocked from being way too high on him last year 71. Braxton Garrett- another guy typically too low, he has a really good slider--just not gonna wow folks but he's the type I am more than fine filling out my staff with 72. Kutter Crawford- I think the new hierarchy in BOS can continue to hone the pretty solid raw talents he has, I think there is some untapped upside 73. Michael King- very interesting player, I always thought he was better suited in a rotation and now gets a golden opp in a great park with good defense, just gonna be limited IP 74. Chase Silseth- pretty big fan of this player and can see him making adjustments and improving in the bigs after very limited dev time in the minors 75. Nestor Cortes- tough rank but very hard to say with conviction what we really have with him, good enough gamble if cost is minimal 76. Jon Gray- he was mostly effective when right physically last year, I don't expect much different this year--there will be some very good stretches 77. Lucas Giolito- certainly worth the risk given the changes in BOS and what he's displayed in the past, just have to see if some lab work shows up, could get BABIP'd harshly 78. Marcus Stroman- new home isn't ideal but shouldn't matter much if he is on his game and generating grounders, I think he'll be useful--if unsexy 79. Dean Kremer- pretty damn good run to close out the season, he can hang around and be useful for this team but it's hard to spot bigger upside w/out a more legit breaker 80. Bryce Elder- regression remains undefeated, he still likely projects for a rotation spot but the leash will be very short if he struggles 81. Luis Severino- just not sure his body is meant for a starters load, but his arm is still fairly exciting if he can get off to a hot start and the new digs help 82. Edward Caberra- I do implore you to take a shot in deeper formats, he has some crazy filth in his arm and IF the command can make gains it's BIG upside 83. Yusei Kikuchi- finally made some tangible progress last year, there might be a slight tick more upside if he can keep the HR issues at bay 84. Reese Olson- color me slightly intrigued, stuff looks better than average and he has a good feel for it 85. Brayan Woo- another guy with some good traits, even if he's too FA heavy in general, he will get plenty of starts--even if he may not be in the rotation right away 86. James Paxton- seems like a typical sound LAD grab and he showed pretty damn well last year, he won't be healthy but he'll be very usable for as long as he can start 87. Jordan Hicks- here we have some legitimate intrigue, if the command gains stick he can absolutely start and I like this org to figure out how to maximize his killer raw stuff 88. Emmet Sheehan- I am projecting a 6 man rotation in LA and he's got a live arm but with it comes command issues and HRs too, still likely to make many turns for team 89. Joe Boyle- very limited sample but showed some big stuff with a huge FA and tilty slider, gaudy K numbers in minors but some serious command/control red flags 90. Trevor Rogers- really need to see what he's working with in ST, it seems like he's got a spot as long as he is healthy--but it's been awhile since he had success 91. Frankie Montas- difficult to know how his arm comes back, less than ideal relocation too 92. Jose Quintana- nothing flashy but seems to have hit his stride as quality back-end SP 93. Logan Allen- stuff isn't plus but has some pitchability and movement from the left side, looks locked into a spot but CLE will have pivots in the upper minors if he stumbles 94. Jack Flaherty- I just don't see the old Jack coming back, he can flash turns of serviceability, but even in another plus park I don't think he'll end up being all that useful 95. Patrick Sandoval- frustrating talent is putting it mildly, but he is still one to track and see if he can find it again--new staff gives some 96. Clarke Schmidt- crude ingredients of a useful starter did flash, though it really took some time. Yanks seem to see enough to keep him developing in #5 spot 97. Michael Wacha- prob a decent bet for a floor of around 130 mostly solid innings 98. Tyler Wells- it's still a little unclear if he'll begin in the rotation, but odds seem fairly good and before he lost it last year he really was dealing 99. Miles Mikolas- I expected more last year but he wasn't too far off imo and the FA/stuff actually showed pretty well, I think he makes his way up the ranks fairly soon 100. Alex Cobb- early tea leaves suggest he will make it back by May, he's good and will pitch that way until his health gives, solid IL stash you prob won't need to draft 101. Taijuan Walker- the stuff just hasn't been consistent for any real stretches, but he finds ways to stay in games and his secondaries do flash 102. Dane Dunning- had some awfully useful stretches last year, even if bat missing was seldom on the menu with regularity, he should open in the rotation 103. Andrew Heaney- I think we very much know the deal by now, there will be some great turns here and there, but ultimately the rough ones leave him with limited utility 104. Cristopher Sanchez- it's not plus stuff but he made it work and pitched mostly well, metrics suggest regression is in order, so we'll see if he can beat that back 105. Jose Urquidy- he won't get much leash, but seems the fav for the 5th spot and he's young enough with a good enough track record to suggest a rebound 106. Brady Singer- really tough one to gauge but prudent just to see how he looks in ST in order to ascertain if he can actually be an option again 107. Chris Paddack- gonna have to see some better foundational stuff in ST, he can survive if good heater command shows up in conjunction with once devastating change 108. JP Sears- sleeper that pretty much delivered some usable stretches, I still think there's a little room for him to surprise more yet 109. Steven Matz- left for dead he actually rediscovered a little mojo and became a backend option at times, I am hesitant to suggest that can happen again 110. Josiah Gray- I am holding out some hope here as his stuff was a tick better and he mostly was able to hone his command and finally suppress the HR ball a bit 111. John Means- can't take the numbers from his short late season too serious, but his stuff appeared close to back and should be further along, looks locked into #4 spot 112. Kyle Hendricks- he was able to make it back from the shoulder and pitched ok, he just has really limited upside and if he's off on a given day it can ruin your week 113. Ricky Tiedemann- kicks off a tier of guys that will almost certainly see significant time but are not currently penciled into spots, if he's healthy he can be top 40-ish 114. A.J. Smith-Shawver- I really liked the progression I saw with him last year--considering his limited experience. He has a true 4 pitch mix and the upside is palpable 115. Casey Mize- if he can revamp his stuff/sequencing to miss more bats then he becomes a lot more interesting, there is still upside in his arm/talent--lets see in ST 116. Trevor Bauer- he is definitely no longer an ace--if he ever truly was, but he should be taking turns for a team and will be a fringe top 50 option if he is able to again 117. J.P. France- he kind of does everything a little better than average, odds are pretty strong that he finds his way into the rotation for a significant amount of turns 118. Aaron Ashby- he's going to be interesting to watch in ST, not much in his way for a rotation spot if his shoulder is good to go, he used to have premium stuff 119. Max Meyer- I am pretty optimistic with him, even with whispers about the pen in his future--should be ready to go when an opening comes in the MIA rotation 120. Robert Gasser- despite minimal helium he was pretty great in AAA all year and the lefty has solid stuff--leading the minors in Ks, I expect many starts this year 121. Drew Thorpe- solid all-around pitching prospect, he can miss some bats and landing in SD is bueno. This mini/sub tier of Pads arms will all see time in bigs imo 122. Jairo Iriarte- 22 yr old broke out last year between A/AA and was added to the 40 man, could be deemed ready by early summer, solid frame and pretty good stuff 123. Robby Snelling- only the 3rd pads prospect listed because he's 20 yrs old, rocketed to AA already last year with killer stuff--be ready to pounce upon promo 124. Cade Cavalli- mostly forgotten guy but he looked like a mid rotation innings eater in the making with a little upside, should be in rotation by June 125. Michael Lorenzen- he remains unsigned but was rather effective last year, he should be in some teams rotation fairly soon 126. Mike Clevenger- same story here, stuff isn't what it used to be, but he can pitch fine yet 127. Ranger Suarez- he's got better stuff than Sanchez, so it's just the matter if he can out pitch him and stay healthy 128. Jameson Taillon- there were some tangible improvements later on in the season--but the damage was done, if he gets off to a better start then odds are he's usable again 129. Louie Varland- thought he was unfairly treated by MIN last year and should get a more legit shake this season, stuff was pretty nice--across the spectrum...good sleeper 130. Zack Littell- sprinkle a little devil magic and see what happens, he was very solid after moving into rotation--mild upside type sleeper 131. Alek Manoah- your guess is as good as mine here, his stuff was awful and his attitude didn't seem to do him any favors, he'll get a shot but with a short leash 132. Graham Ashcraft- he's an odd one, stuff teases yet he can't seem to miss enough bats and it's too fine a line considering the park 133. Tanner Houck- inside track on the #5 spot and prob deserves a shot, but this team could upgrade in the rotation yet and/or Whitlock could out pitch him in ST 134. Kyle Gibson- classic STL signing and a guy that is more of a streamer in the right matchups 135. Lance Lynn- despite collecting some Ks last year, his arm/stuff just didn't look right and we might be getting pretty near the end 136. Jordan Wicks- pretty solid debut and looks like a back-end rotation piece but not seeing a ton of upside with his stuff, still young with ability to improve stock 137. Daniel Lynch- just young enough to not give up on, flashed better last year but need to see if it comes back after shoulder stuff, a tick more velo would help 138. Erick Fedde- who knows, but he looked good overseas and it earned him some cash, once was a mid-rotation type of prospect, I wouldn't expect much on CHW 139. Sean Manaea- stuff was clearly up last year but never really showed in the results, gets a fresh start in another good park for his skill set, one to keep an eye on 140. Matt Manning- the stuff just never seemed to really re-emerge and I just have a hard time ever seeing it come together for him 141. Nick Martinez- tough new park assignment, even if I always thought he could be a solid 5 and dive SP with solid stream-ability 142. Michael Kopech- despite some flashes of stuff I've always thought he'd be better in the bullpen 143. Wade Miley- he's just crafty and somehow added a plus sinker late in his pitching life, he'll never stay healthy but can be a streamer when going well 144. Randy Vasquez- looks like he'll get a long look in ST and should have a track on the rotation, has some stuff and could be a solid sleeper 145. Keaton Winn- I was moderately impressed in his later season starts and he's got enough talent to stick at the back of the SF rotation 146. Adrian Houser- off to puke on the mound in Queens now, he has decent stuff and can pop up occasional nice runs, deeper league stream watch 147. Ross Strippling- they seem to be counting on him for their rotation, but I would not be counting on him for yours 148. Martin Perez- admirably has fought off regression for what seems like years, gets a real soft landing spot in PIT and could actually be a streamer in deep formats 149. Paul Blackburn- he seemed to find a little extra stuff last year and could always pitch a little 150. Michael Soroka- a shame he hasn't been able to get his stuff back, still possible but the odds of him mattering on his new team are really long ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I appreciate the community here (thanks @Bettor In Green) and IF you have the means to support my work with any sort of contribution, I'd highly appreciate it. Please let me know who you are when/if you leave something via venmo. At this point I do not have plans to join any existing publications/sites but have explored starting a substack to organize all my ranks, analysis/notes/charts and general fantasy related musings...so stay tuned for more info! I will also be taking in several ST games in FL during March and plan to have some detailed observation reports. Some of you might remember my Strider ST notes from a few years back 😉 https://venmo.com/u/St_Steven
    34 points
  2. These have been researched to death, so I'm not going to reiterate the statistical conclusions, but I always keep the following in mind as I prepare for draft/auction day: 1.)Team quality has little effect on save chances (it isn't zero, but it's so close to zero that you're better off always opting for the better closer rather than the guy on the better team) 2.)Team quality has a MUCH larger effect on hold chances (enough that in holds/saves leagues, team quality is a major factor in which "holds" guys you're going for) 3.)The Marlins are a cheap franchise, as demonstrated by the fact that they jerked around a young potential-superstar like Jizz Chasholm in arbitration over something like three dollars and fifty cents So ... Tanner Scott is going to be undervalued coming into this year because the Marlins, at best, are going to be a .500 team. Tanner Scott, however, has pretty sparkling ratios, is young, and I'm not aware of health woes. He's already a guy to target. HOWEVER, the real guy I'm eyeing as a sleeper in the Marlins pen, even in Saves leagues, is Andrew Nardi (who I picked up mid-season last year ... he became part of my championship-team bullpen). I'm not sure if Nardi is on most fantasy owners' radars in any league, but especially in saves-only leagues, you can probably get him for a dollar or super late. Here's the crucial bit of information: Nardi still has two team control years left before arbitration and Tanner Scott is earning a rather hefty salary in 2024, and this is Tanner Scott's last year before he becomes a free agent. If Tanner gets hurt, Nardi becomes a closer (and has the ratios and underlying metrics to be excellent at the job). If Tanner does well, the Marlins will trade him both for economic reasons and because it's a good idea to trade away free-agent-to-be closers and get a good return before they walk (I doubt the Marlins will sign Tanner Scott to a long-term deal). You only need to project out 2-3 of these situations a year to get an enormous edge in building your bullpen.
    10 points
  3. Overlord has provided good content for years IMO. I don't know that I agree with him on this particular take, but you don't need to get personal about it. Unless, I'm missing some good natured ribbing here.
    8 points
  4. Hey just want to write great job @PinstripeGM
    8 points
  5. Dude is gonna be pissed Absolutely taking the under here.
    8 points
  6. Your reading comprehension sucks. I've already explained to you that the issue is Dominican players, specifically, not Latinos in general. This is due to the way DR handles birth certificates. At least use my real opinions and not some fictional strawman version!
    7 points
  7. So here is a list from a site I subscribe too. Not sure what the rules or ethics are on sharing this, so if it needs to be deleted fair enough. They do a great job of analysis for all 150 FYP players on the list, so here you guys go. @Italian_guy @St. Steven @Big Bat Theory 1. Wyatt Langford - OF - Rangers - NCAA EA - The diamond of a star-studded FYPD class, Langford didn't just have a prolific college career with Florida, he also blew the doors down of his pro debut. He finished 2023 with a jaw-dropping 199 wRC+ in his 44-game sample, climbing all the way to Triple-A. Were it not for the late season emergence of Evan Carter, Langford likely is already penciled in as the everyday left fielder in Texas. Langford, already a top five overall fantasy prospect, is an expensive fantasy commodity. But there's a strong chance this will be the cheapest he'll ever be as we expect his 30/30 upside to manifest very quickly once he solidifies himself as an everyday guy. 2. Yoshinobu Yamamoto - RHP - Dodgers - INT EA - 2024 projections bear out Yamamoto to perform very, very closely to Aaron Nola. Yeah, he's that good. The winner of the last three NPB equivalent of the Cy Young, Yamamoto brings elite command of his entire arsenal headlined by a nasty splitter. This is a fantasy ace and someone who'll give your team a big boost. If your offense is elite and you have a pitching need, we won't fault you for selecting Yamamoto first over Langford. In a vacuum, we just prefer to be risk averse and go with the bat while also acknowledging the adjustment to a five-man rotation, MLB ball, workload relative to his frame, and quality of major league hitters. To be clear, we think the righty will be very good. But it's a stacked class and Langford is just tough to eek out. 3. Dylan Crews - OF - Nationals - NCAA EA - It seems so long ago now but Crews was once the unquestioned top guy of this class. His .426/.567/.713 line in his final year in LSU would make Barry Bonds blush and his production against high velocity portends to a strong adaptability to the majors. A terrific High-A performance was marred by a 14-game Double-A sample (.595 OPS). Crews has huge power and sneaky speed and we think he's a gift at 1.3 when a few months ago it would've been unthinkable for him to fall that far. Careful not to drag him down your rankings. 4. Walker Jenkins - OF - Twins - HS EA - Jenkins is a fantasy stud in the making. We think there are plenty of .280, 30 HR seasons in his future. He has the rare skill of being a power hitter but limiting whiffs (12 K%, about 9 SwStr% in his pro debut in CPX and Single-A), and that kind of skillset often leads to unlocking more power than thought possible, so 35+ HR isn’t out of the question in his peak seasons. Already a top 15 overall prospect, arrows are pointing way up and if he continues mashing the way he did in 2023, he’ll be in the bigs by late 2025 as a 21-year-old. 5. Paul Skenes - RHP - Pirates - NCAA EA - Thanks to a combination of elite stuff and a landscape of top pitching prospects dealing with injury, Skenes debuted as our top fantasy pitching prospect in July 2023 and remained there to close out the year where he was just outside the top 10 overall. A pitching prospect with his arsenal and workhorse body is rare. His average four-seam velocity (97.8 mph) would have clocked second fastest, just behind Sandy Alcantara (though we recognize Skenes likely aired it out in his single-inning spurts). He’s extra enticing to contending teams who’ll likely get a plug-and-play pitcher with strong upside in early 2024. If you're a contending team that needs pitching, we think it's ok to draft him as high as 1.3. 6. Matt Shaw - 2B - Cubs - NCAA EA - Quick, how many second basemen had a 20 HR/20 SB season in 2023? The answer is zero. Shaw has the tools to become a top-five player in the position thanks to his fantasy-friendly game, which includes a shot at 20/20. He gets dinged in OBP leagues thanks to his aggressive nature, but it’s something we can easily overlook for the overall top 30 prospect with great underlying data. He's spent all off-season putting in work at third base, so barring any late acquisitions he could be up sometime this summer. 7. Max Clark - OF - Tigers - HS EA - We’re excited about Clark, who finished 25th in our end-of-season rankings. He looks like a player that OBP league managers will love backed by a high floor. The present negatives are two things he can’t really control — a poor home park that suppresses power and his age. He’ll be 19 all of next season and should resume in Single-A, a level where he briefly struggled before the season ended. Prospects are moving faster than ever so while we don’t think he needs five years in the minors, he’s likely hanging out for at least three years. But if you’re patient, the final package is still enticing with a reasonable upside of 20 HR, 35 SB, and a .280/.360 line 8. Colt Emerson - SS - Mariners - HS EA - Still-to-come physical projection and early pro performance have combined to help Emerson's profile rise this offseason into a borderline top 10 FYPD name. A former two-sport star, he's got great bat to ball skills, swing decisions and really strong 90th percentile EV for a prep bat. It's unlikely he stays at short, but even in the hot corner we expect the bat to play very well to the tune of 25 HR, .350 OBP. 9. Hurston Waldrep - RHP - Braves - NCAA EA- If you're feeling risky *and* need pitching in your farm, Waldrep is a perfect pitcher to snag in the middle of the first round. He's got electric stuff and it's not unreasonable to think that he already has four above-average pitchers, headlined by a nasty splitter and fastball. College hitters swung more at Waldrep's splitter than Skenes' slider. On a good day, it's easy to see an SP2 here. But if the command wavers, the starts can get a little ugly. But the Braves are such a good team to land on and gives us confidence the floor is a high strikeout SP3. 10. Tommy Troy - 2B - Diamondbacks - NCAA EA - Troy is a complete package, bringing power and excellent speed to the table all from a compact 5' 10" frame with more pop than you'd think. He'll be a quick mover and we expect he debuts in 2025. The upside is 20 HR/30 SB, which is quite exciting, but there may be several 18 HR/24 SB seasons in there that may not look as sexy, but will still be valuable. 11. Bryce Eldridge - 1B/RHP - Giants - NCAA EA - Eldridge, a hulking 6'7" monster that pitches and hits, has a ton of tools to hang his hat on. At the plate, he's got elite power (92 Avg EV, 107 90th EV) and a very discerning eye. Those two things alone should excite you, especially in OBP leagues. Because of the long levers, strikeouts will be a thing, and to wit, he hovered about 25 percent in his debut. On the mound he's a FB/SL/CH guy with the latter two being his best pitches. We selfishly hope he sticks as a bat because two-way development is still murky, uncharted waters and would slow down his ascent through the minors and likely cap his ceiling. 12. Leodalis De Vries - SS - Padres - INT EA - De Vries (pronounced Leh-Oh-Doll-Lease Duh-Vrees) has the appeal of being a potential high floor bat-first guy who can hit .275 with the upside of 30 HR all while doing it as a switch hitter. He's got a great arm so the Padres should be incentivized to keep him on the dirt, too. Pre-signing scout chatter has been talking De Vries up for over a year to be one of the best in a long time. There's a non-zero chance he skips the DSL altogether and begins in the ACL later in the summer. And while recent top-end J15 guys have been disappointing, we're confident De Vries will break that curse. 13. Jung-ho Lee - OF - Giants - INT EA - If you play in a points league, you should consider Lee 4-5 spots higher than he's listed here. Steamer projects him for a very friendly .291/.354/.431 line. The drawback is a very pedestrian 12 HR and 9 SB in those same projections. In leagues where you roster five outfielders and/or major league at-bats are hard to come by, we see the appeal. But the shallower your league, the more likely we recommended passing on him for someone with a bit higher upside, especially if anyone above Lee on this list is available instead. 14. Shota Imanaga - LHP - Cubs - INT EA - Landing in Wrigley Field is a slightly less than ideal spot, but Imanaga's skillset still presents a high floor. His fastball, though sitting low 90s, has the release height and IVB characteristics that induce whiffs at the same rate of much better heaters. He complements that with a slider, change and splitter with the slider being his best secondary. He's been very good for years in the NPB and like many pitchers coming over from the league, exhibits excellent command that'll help be a WHIP stabilizer. We're wondering if he can exceed 150 IP with regularity though, and the same first-season questions that hang over Yamamoto apply to Imanaga. Another ding is Imanaga is a flyball pitcher through and through. We're predicting a high-end SP4 season. 15. Nolan Schanuel - 1B - Angels - NCAA MA - Schanuel rocketed through the minor leagues and became the 5th fastest position player to make the majors out of the draft. This was by design as the Angels specifically targeted the player best suited to make that jump at their pick. The results were mixed with large pluses and minuses. The good: in 132 MLB PA he walked more than he struck out (15.2%, 14.4%) with a .275 average, .402 OBP and overall 112 wRC+. The bad: 466th out of 496 players in average exit velocity, 1 HR, .055 ISO and the Baseball Savant similar batters list includes Steven Kwan, Victor Robles and Travis Jankowski. Outside of Jung-ho Lee, day-one contributions with plus AVG/OBP is unique on this list. He's also only 21 years old and stands 6'4" coming in at 220 lbs. The frame suggests more power could come with maturity and the ultimate upside is a longer peak Yandy Diaz. 16. Brock Wilken - 3B - Brewers - NCAA GH - Wilken is your prototypical slugging third baseman, a position that has been a revolving door for the Brewers in recent seasons. In his professional debut, he was an above-average hitter in three different stops (CPX 155 wRC+, A+ 148 wRC+, AA 113 wRC+). His vaunted power didn’t show up in the statline with just five home runs in 203 plate appearances, but make no mistake, he can slug with the best. His exit velocities are elite and should translate as Wilken moves through the system. His approach shouldn’t hold him back either; he’s not afraid to take a walk (16.7 BB%) if he doesn’t get a pitch to his liking, so he gets a slight OBP bump. He's a good consolation prize in the back of the first round. 17. Enrique Bradfield Jr. - OF - Orioles - NCAA MT - Bradfield is a top of the scale 80 runner with elite level centerfield defense giving him a high floor and the potential to move quickly. He also has an exceptional feel for the strike zone and making contact. He walked nearly 25% of the time during his small pro sample and terrific contact skills. This is the type of guy who can carry one category (steals) on his own while only hurting you in the power department. Arrows up in OBP leagues, but be weary in OPS leagues. 18. Walker Martin - SS - Giants - HS MT - Walker Martin dropped due to signability concerns and the Giants ended his fall by selecting him in the second round and paying him just under $3 million. He's going to be a highly coveted fantasy prospect as he could have above-average or better hit, power and speed tools. There are some concerns about his hands and if he can stick at shortstop but if not he will slide over to third base where the offensive package will play just fine. He gets freguent Gunnar Henderson comps for thos that appreciate those. 19. Aidan Miller - SS/3B - Phillies - HS MT - Miller's offensive game is one that could move him through the minors relatively quickly due to his innate feel for putting the bat on the ball and his average power projection. For what he lacks in athleticism he makes up in physicality and while the ceiling isn't as high as others on this list he brings a nice feeling of stability, which is rare for a prep bat. 20. Chase Davis - OF - Cardinals - NCAA EA - In college, Davis showcased a strong control of the zone and that’s easily carried over, as he recorded nearly a 20 BB% in his pro debut. However, his 21-homer power from his final college season went missing; he logged just six extra-base hits in 104 at-bats, all doubles. With an Avg EV of 84.9 mph in the FSL, his power performance is underwhelming and frankly, perplexing. A strong start to 2024 that showcases that pop will go a long way toward allaying our concerns, but he did drop out of our overall top 100 as a result of punchless performance. We’d still buy in at his likely discounted FYPD price, but we know you’ll feel a little less confident doing so. 21. Noble Meyer - RHP - Marlins - HS GH- Meyer has ace upside thanks to his high-octane fastball and pair of elite breaking balls. The Marlins do a solid job developing young arms and they will take extra care with their prized first round pick. He has the stuff to dominate; harnessing his command will ultimately determine if he can achieve his true potential. If he succeeds, he should move quickly; the Marlins won't want to waste any bullets. 22. George Lombard Jr. - SS - Yankees - HS MT - A legacy player with a Vanderbilt commit, the Yankees took Lombard at the backend of the first round. He's one of the younger players in his draft class, and he has a plus power projection. He has off the charts makeup and instincts, raising his floor. He's sound enough defensively that he's likely to stick at shortstop. His potential plus power and above-average speed are his loudest tools. 23. Arjun Nimmala - SS - Blue Jays - HS MT- Nimmala might have the most power projection of any of the prep shortstops from this class. He has explosive hips and a swing optimized for hitting the ball in the air to the pull side, and his limited pro sample was encouraging with great contact and plate skills. Might be a slow burn but the upside here is immense. Could eventually shift to third base. 24. Dillon Head - OF - Padres - HS EA - A gap to gap bat that shines on defense and on the basepaths, Head is a great athlete who we expect will shine in points league format thanks his contact ability and speed. He currently employs a level swing so the home run power currently lies in the mid-teens, and he'll rack up plenty of doubles by stretching singles. A potential 15/25 threat is what you're hoping for by snagging Head. 25. Kyle Teel - C - Red Sox - NCAA MT - Teel has already made some jaw-dropping defensive highlights that have gone viral on X but its his bat and advanced feel for the game that put him so high on this list. Teel is a very athletic catcher with advanced plate skills and developing power. He already advanced to Double-A during his draft year and could be the primary catcher in Fenway this summer. This pick could be the steal of the draft in the real world. He looks like a potential long term solution behind the plate. 26. Brice Matthews - SS - Astros - NCAA MT - Matthews has the ingredients to be an impact fantasy player as he was the first player in the history of the University of Nebraska to hit 20+ homers and steal 20+ bases in a single college season. He has a fantastic plate approach and the underlying data backs everything up. Fringy contact skills pour a little cold water on the profile but he's athletic enough to stick up the middle and toolsy enough to return value. 27. Brayden Taylor - SS/3B - Rays - NCAA MT - Brayden Taylor was one of the more productive college hitters during his time at TCU, and the strength of his offensive game is his approach and swing decisions. He walked more than he struck out during his college career. He has average power to his pull-side and his selectivity allows him to get the most out of his power. The belief is the Rays will take the power projection to another level. 28. Rhett Lowder - RHP - Reds - NCAA MT- Like most Wake Forest arms Lowder looks optimized and ready for the show. He already has a deep four-pitch mix and looks like a nearly plug and play fourth starter. There's a strong chance he makes up it to Cincinnati very quickly. His ceiling is that of a mid rotation starter. 29. Jose Perdomo - SS - Braves - INT MT- The Braves signed Perdomo for a team record $5 million; the largest bonus in the 2024 class. Perdomo is from Venezuela and has plus bat speed. The bat speed generates plus power and its to all fields. He has a plus throwing arm and very much looks like he will stick at shortstop long term. He looks like a future star and is getting the typical out of control player comps that come with the highest bonus in the class. 30. Tai Peete - SS - Mariners - HS MT- Peete was one of the younger players in the class and was also a two-way prospect, but the Mariners took him 31st overall and signed him away from Georgia Tech. Peete combines elite athleticism with above-average power and it plays up due to his short, quick, left-handed swing. His approach can get a bit loose at times but the power and athleticism carry the profile. 31. Jonny Farmelo - OF - Mariners - HS DW - Farmelo is an athletic, fast centerfielder with plus bat speed, all-fields contact, and an understanding of high-quality pitching. While his bat is more geared for contact, the teenager has also shown flashes of very real power and strong barrel control. Farmelo projects as a big-league table-setter for the moment, but if the power continues developing, he could return late-first or mid-second-round FYPD value for an early third cost and be a real problem. 32. Colin Houck - SS - Mets - HS DW - Houck is a strong two-sport high school athlete with all the physicality you would expect from the profile. While the former quarterback has a great defensive arm, he is a fine runner and may shift to third eventually, but the real question mark resides in his plate discipline and swing mechanics. There is enough all-field contact and pull-side pop with Houck to render excitement, but the swing-and-miss and off-speed chase issues give equal pause. Then again, maybe focusing strictly on baseball renders all of this insignificant for the teenager, who is a fine third-round pick with strong potential for more. 33. Nehomar Ochoa Jr. - OF - Astros - HS MT - Ochoa is a very exciting under the radar pick by the Astros. Born in Venezuela but moved to the states at a young age, he was drafted in the 11th round. He has a well developed frame, plus power, a strong plate approach, and above-average speed. A power hitter with this combination of tools and athleticism; he can be a fantasy star. 34. Chase Dollander - RHP - Rockies - NCAA DW - Dollander’s landing spot might not be ideal, but the Rockies have a truly talented arm with enough ‘raw clay’ to mold into the arm they need. A high-velo FB with strong movement is nice anywhere, but the former Tennessee Volunteer’s tight-spinning, sweeping slider has the sort of spin which plays well in Coors, too. There’s fine-to-great command, loose, fluid athleticism, and another pair of pitches which can be molded – do not let Dollander scare you more than he does your leaguemates, because there is enough under the hood to target in the mid-second and beyond. 35. Kevin McGonigle - SS - Tigers - HS EA - McGonigle's got very high floor brought on by his hit tool and eye at the plate. We think he has enough to steal 20 bags and the pop to cross 10 home runs with an OBP of around .340. The ceiling is limited though, so we don’t blame you if you prefer trying your hand at a higher variance prospect in this range. 36. Ben Williamson - 3B - Mariners - NCAA MT- Williamson was taken by the Mariners in the third round out of William & Mary. He is one of the best defensive third baseman in the entire draft, but what he can do offensively should be getting more attention. He looked like one of the best hitters on the Cape, and he posted strong exit velocity data, made positive swing decisions and made plus in-zone contact. Arrows up for Ben Willy, and he looks like a future high impact bat. 37. Yohandy Morales - 3B - Nationals - NCAA DW - Morales is a bat-first prospect who profiles comfortably as power-over-hit. While he’s tweaked and simplified his plate approach and swing since high school, the barrel control and all-fields power have remained. There are (and may always be) swing-and-miss issues expected with this profile, and Morales has shown a bit of an issue with chasing up-and-away, but an aggressive bat with real power (and a relatively reasonable K rate) is a fine investment at the end of the second round or beyond. 38. Paulino Santana - OF - Rangers - INT MT - Paulino Santana has gotten some late buzz leading up to the January 15th signing deadline. Early reports show plus power projection accompanied with advanced plate skills, and plus speed. He's already 6'2" and looks like he could stick up the middle. Checks all the boxes here. 39. Josh Knoth - RHP - Brewers - HS DW - Knoth is yet another early gem in the Brewers’ stellar 2023 draft class, slotting just outside the top 300 in our end-of-season Top 500 based on his athletic, fluid delivery, youth, and pair of great breaking balls. After adding velocity in his senior season, the spin-rate monster will be closely watched in his first taste of pro ball in 2024. For the moment, there is much to like with Knoth, who could skyrocket with early success. 40. Mac Horvath - 3B - Orioles - NCAA GH - Horvath is an athlete with a very intriguing profile. He projects to provide power and speed with solid on-base skills. He doesn't have a true position and may end up being a utility type player who gets regular at bats. This is a fantasy friendly player who can do a lot of things to help your fantasy squad. 41. Cooper Pratt - SS - Brewers - HS DW - Whether discussing his sound approach or steady swing mechanics as a prepster, the general consensus is Pratt can really hit. If the Mississippi kid can add power as he matures, look out. Pratt’s hit tool – along with an enlightening layover at the Complex level (.426 OBP, 20 percent strikeouts, 9 percent walks) – implies he will likely be another infield success story for the Brewers in the mid-2020s and a strong value in the fourth round or beyond. 42. Jacob Wilson - SS - Athletics - NCAA MT- A much better real-life player than a fantasy one, Wilson's game is built on making contact and providing above-average to plus defense at shortstop. He will likely fly through the minor leagues though and could be one of the next debuts from this class. He had a staggering 94% contact rate in college. Those in deeper leagues may want to push him up a bit due to proximity. 43. Fernando Cruz - SS - Cubs - INT MT- Cruz has some of the best power in the 2024 international class with the speed and defensive chops to stick up the middle. There are some aggressive tendencies here but enough impact to quiet those concerns down a bit. 44. Adolfo Sanchez - OF - Reds - INT MT- Sanchez is a wiry athlete with a swing built for power as he fills out and adds strength. He has a cannon for an arm and the speed and athleticism to make the transition to right field if he can't stick in center. He has an all fields approach offensively and has a chance at an above-average hit tool, average power combo with speed. 45. Sammy Stafura - SS - Reds - HS DW - Try not to let Stafura’s pro debut – and specifically, his unsightly AVG and K% – deter you from all the good bits and bobs under the hood. His twitchy, compact swing could afford average (or better) power at maturity if he can check the aggression and continue developing stronger plate awareness. Furthermore, take note of Stafura’s impressive speed tool and defense – he’s a good third-round FYPD selection, great anywhere beyond, and should be rostered in 300-400 prospect leagues. 46. Thomas White - LHP - Marlins - HS MT- White struggled throwing strikes in his limited professional debut but don't let that deter you. He has two plus pitches in his fastball and curveball and a changeup that has shown promise. The Marlins have quite the track record with developing changeups, and you can't teach size. At 6'5", 210 pounds he has the body of a potential front of the rotation arm. 47. Blake Mitchell - C - Royals - HS JR - Mitchell looks like a high-upside catching prospect with plus raw power and promising plate skills, with more walks than strikeouts in his brief (52 PA) professional debut in the CPX. If he maintains these plate skills and begins to tap into his plus power, he will be a top 100 prospect before long. But we're admittedly low on prep catchers given the surplus in 15-team leagues, especially those of the single-catcher variety. 48. Kendall George - OF - Dodgers - HS MT- Described as a "90" runner on the 20-to-80 scale, George instantly becomes one of the faster players in the minor leagues. Power won't be a large part of his game but he's a line drive oriented player that knows his strengths and will play the small ball game. Profile is very similar to Victor Scott II of the Cardinals. 49. Adrian Santana - SS - Rays - HS MT- Santana was a very appealing prospect to a lot of model driven teams as he was one of the younger players in this draft class. He's also a burner with plus-plus wheels, and a potential above-average to plus glove at shortstop. Offensively he's a switch-hitter with an average hit tool and below-average power. There's tremendous upside here and he lands in the right organization. 50. Jack Hurley - OF - Diamondbacks - NCAA GH- Hurley's numbers at Virginia Tech were outstanding (.321/.411/.603 with 37 HR in 689 PA), but his K% in his pro debut was 29.9 in 147 PA. He’s a good athlete and can do a lot of things, but for Hurley everything hinges on his ability to tone down the swing and miss; if he can, he will be productive and have a shot to be a big leaguer. 51. Blake Wolters - RHP - Royals - HS JR - Wolters did not crack our October Top 500, given the difficulty of evaluating prep arms without a professional track record for fantasy purposes. Nonetheless, his explosive fastball, sharp slider, and large frame give him significant fantasy upside. He’s the kind of talent that could rise up fantasy lists quickly if he begins his professional career with a few strong starts in 2024. If you prefer to eschew prep arm risk in the first couple of rounds but dive in later, this isn't a bad one to throw a dart on. 52. Gino Groover - 3B - Diamondbacks - NCAA MT- LuJames "Gino" Groover was drafted by the Diamondbacks with the 48th overall pick after a big junior season at North Carolina State. We like the bat and there's a chance for a plus hit tool here with league average power. There are some defensive concerns and he lacks speed, but Groover is a launch angle tweak away from having both above-average hit and power tools. 53. Ty Floyd - RHP - Reds - NCAA EA - The 2023 uptick in velocity, paired with his stellar performance in the College World Series, makes Floyd an intriguing late-round FYPD flier. When a pitcher is limited in arsenal but has good arm speed and athleticism on the mound, those are the guys that are worth dart throws. He didn't pitch in 2023 because the Reds wanted to manage his workload. We're thinking there's high end SP4 upside here if the strikeouts shine through. 54. Yuki Matsui - LHP - Padres - INT MT- The Padres signed Matsui to a 5 year deal worth $28 million. He has four pitches but his go-to offerings are his fastball and his splitter. His fastball gets good carry and he has one of the lower release heights in the league due to his size and extension. His four-seamer averages 92-93 and his splitter had over a 50% whiff rate in the NPB. He struggled with the different baseballs during the WBC and had his appearances limited as a result. His value rises in deeper leagues as he should work high leverage fairly quickly. 55. Charlee Soto - RHP - Twins - HS DW - Charlee Soto is the ideal prep pitching prospect starter kit — great frame, two advanced pitches, and burgeoning athleticism. Soto’s fastball and changeup are a strong combination, each with strong movement and great command through the zone. The lanky right-hander is still working on his slider, which is fine as of writing, and his sequencing to quality batters, and, of course, there is always the “flameout” risk with high school arms. As it stands, though, Soto has a strong ceiling and could be a mid-round FYPD breakout candidate. 56. Yariel Rodriguez - RHP - Blue Jays - INT GH- Rodriguez impressed for Cuba at the WBC last March after pitching successfully as a reliever in the NPB. He signed a lucrative major league deal with the Jays and could fill a number of roles including starter or high leverage reliever. He possesses a mid to upper 90's fastball and lethal slider combination which was successful against major league hitters on the international stage. He did not pitch at all after the WBC and will need competition to get back up to speed, but no one is doubting the talent. 57. Jorge Quintana - SS - Brewers - INT MT- Quintana is a tall, athletic switch-hitting shortstop with the quick twitch actions you love to see at the shortstop position. The present power is gap to gap, but as he physically develops some of those gap shots should turn into homers. He's polished and has a great feel for the position per reports and seems like a solid bet to succeed in this volatile market. The Brewers do exceptionally well in Venezuela, so when they sign someone from there we listen. 58. Eric Bitonti - SS - Brewers - HS DW - Bitonti has a bit of a “Joey Gallo starter kit” vibe, right down to the big-time frame and power projection. Of course, with Galloian promise comes equivalent concern — the hit tool needs work, and at present, he will likely run 25+ K% rates through the major leagues if he makes it there. Despite his promise, youth, and athleticism, he didn’t make our end-of-season Top 500, only showing up in the low 400s for two evaluators. Still, he’s a fine round 4-5 FYPD choice. 59. Zander Mueth - RHP - Pirates - HS EA - Mueth, whose delivery reminds us of Dustin May punctuated by his whippy arm action, is a good name to take a flier on in the back half of FYPD drafts. Thanks to his frame, he’ll grow into velocity, and we expect he’ll creep into mid-90s average fastball. Paired with a potential plus slider, the upside of a five-and-dive guy is here with the floor of a late-inning reliever. There are command issues to work on, but he’s got plenty of time to work it out before his ultimate role is determined. 60. Jacob Gonzalez - SS - White Sox - NCAA MT- Gonzalez was a three year starter at Ole Miss and one of the main reasons they were able to win the College World Series in 2022. He's a great defender at the shortstop position with a strong arm, but his well below-average speed might shift him over to third. Offensively he is coming off of his worst season, but he still controlled the zone very well. He projects as a hit-over-power type and will look to bounce back in 2024. 61. Ralphy Velazquez - C/1B - Guardians - HS EA - An 18-year-old catcher who’s already facing some questions about position and body makes it hard to get excited about the profile, even if 25 HR power is in the future. In single catcher leagues, he's that much harder to spend a pick on. Check back in a year to see how the contact abilities shake out and what position Cleveland has him playing. 62. Colton Ledbetter - OF - Rays - NCAA MT- It's difficult to find any flaws in Ledbetter's game. The Rays took the Mississippi State product in the second round and he does a little but of everything. His best tool is his above-average hit tool and he supplements that with average speed and power. In an organization like the Rays it'll be tough for him to stand out but there's really no weakness to his game. He projects as a centerfielder that can hit 20-ish homers and hit for a decent average while stealing 15-20 bags. 63. Brandon Winokur - OF - Twins - HS DW - Winokur was a well-regarded amateur whose brief foray into the professional ranks established him as something of a “no thoughts, just daddy hacks” kind of player. Said hacks were as mighty as his slugger’s frame would imply — four homers through 17 games, almost 40% fly balls — but the “no thoughts” aspect of his game reared its head, too; Winokur struck out over 32% of the time at the complex level, only walking about 6%. Winokur can hopefully develop better contact and approach skills because they will be critical to any big league future he may have. 64. Dawel Joseph - SS - Mariners - INT MT- He's a plus athlete with wiry strength, and looks to be one of the more tooled up prospects in a very fun international class. There are some questions about his ability to stick at shortstop but he's explosive enough to move to centerfield and thrive. 65. Homer Bush Jr. - OF - Padres - NCAA MT- Bush was a teammate of Jacob Wilson at Grand Canyon University. He's a plus athlete and a top of the scale runner that advanced all the way to Double-A in his professional debut. He's another legacy prospect but his offensive game is underdeveloped but his speed and defense will keep giving him opportunities. 66. Jace Bohrofen - OF - Blue Jays - NCAA MT- Bohrofen looks like one of the steals of the draft thus far. The big, physical corner outfielder began his collegiate career at the University of Oklahoma before transferring to Arkansas. Bohrofen is known for his power, and he mashed seven homers in just 77 at-bats during his pro-debut in the harsh Florida hitting environment. He had one of the better barrel rates in all of Single-A and paired that with plus exit velocities. In addition he has shown average or better contact, strikeout rate, walk rate and swing decisions. 67. Luke Keaschall - 2B - Twins - NCAA DW - Keaschall is a proven performer with an unusual stance at the plate and a good crop of average or just-about-average tools. His strong batter’s eye is underplayed by a bit of a chasing issue and further dinged by only “okay” power. There is fine speed and defensive versatility, but Keaschall lacks a certain “je ne sais quoi” to get us more excited; he ranked 455 on our season’s end Top 500 by virtue of his likely floor of a Major Leaguer. 68. George Wolkow - OF - White Sox - HS MT- A hulking 6'7" prep bat, Wolkow is a local kid that the White Sox rolled the dice on and paid him a $1,000,000 despite taking him in the seventh round. Massive power and athleticism here, but has some serious contact concerns. The ultimate boom or bust pick in FYPD's. 69. Aidan Smith - OF - Mariners - HS MT- Smith was a Texas prep that was all set to attend Mississippi State, but then the Mariners came calling in the fourth round with an above slot ($1.2 million) bonus. He's a tools and projection over skills type player at the moment with a developing offensive game and potentially plus defense in center. He's got a fringy bat with some mechanical issues as well as a propensity to chase, but there's a 25+ homer centerfielder with plus speed in here if it all clicks. 70. Jake Bloss - RHP - Astros - NCAA MT- Jake Bloss is very much a typical Astros draft pick; college arm with four pitches and plus fastball traits. He's got three pitches that have a chance to be above-average or better, with his slider easily the best of the bunch. Huge sleeper alert here. 71. Hyun-Seok Jang - RHP - Dodgers - INT MT- Jang turns 20 in March and is a little older than most of the international free agents in this group, and for a pitcher I almost prefer that. Jang made headlines back in August of 2023 after he signed with the Dodgers and foregoing a career in the KBO. He's got a plus fastball and curveball to head the four-pitch mix. Might need to read up in your rules about his availability since he technically signed in 2023. 72. Alonzo Tredwell - RHP - Astros - NCAA MT- Tredwell has battled his fair share of injuries while as an amateur and at UCLA, but he still was taken in the second round by the Astros. He had some leverage as a draft eligible sophomore and ended up signing for around $1.5 million. Tredwell is a tall, lanky arm that generates a ton of extension due to his 6'8" frame. He has three average or better offerings led by his fastball that gets plus grades due to his velocity and ride. He has plus command and was really stingy with the free passes. Could move quickly and work out of the bullpen or they could give him a chance to start. 73. Jake Gelof - 3B - Dodgers - NCAA GH - The younger Gelof brother has plenty of talent and was drafted on the heels of a monster Junior season at Virginia where he put up a 1.137 OPS. He's landed in a great organization for development; the Dodgers know how to maximize the abilities of their minor leaguers. Gelof has struggled with swing and miss in his 307 PA cameo with a K% just shy of 30%. Power is his carrying tool; he has more than enough to be a good fit at the hot corner. 74. Yandel Ricardo - SS - Royals - INT MT- Ricardo is a Cuban prospect that originally had a deal in place with the Padres but now ends up signing with the Royals for $2.4 million. He's a switch hitter with excellent hands and present gap power. He looks like he's going to fill out and slide over to third, but second base is also a possibility here. One of the better bats in the class. 75. Travis Honeyman - OF - Cardinals - NCAA MT - There’s some risk here that Honeyman falls into the tweener category, meaning he lacks the speed and range to play center and the power of a traditional corner outfield bat. He has shown an ability to handle fastballs well and dealt with a lot of injuries in his Boston College days. He’s a high-contact bat with some untapped ceiling here, which is not typical of a college bat. He hits the ball hard but if he makes a launch angle tweak he can change the profile a bit. 76. Nazzan Zanetello - SS - Red Sox - HS MT- Zanetello was committed to the University of Arkansas before the Red Sox took him in the second round and signed him for $3 million. Known more for his tools rather than his production, he is one of the most athletic players in the class and also one of the youngest. His professional debut on the complex was rough, but every tool here outside of the hit tool is likely above-average. There's some contact issues here due to a long swing that the Red Sox will look to correct. Explosive athlete. 77. Cole Carrigg - OF - Rockies - NCAA MT- Carrigg is the rare prospect with the versatility to handle catcher, shortstop and centerfield. He's a plus runner with a plus arm and everything plays up due to his tremendous baseball acumen. Should be an average hit tool with fringy power and plus wheels, which is a fun player especially if he maintains the positional versatility throughout his career. 78. Mike Boeve - 3B - Brewers - NCAA DW - While Boeve's hit tool is above average (teetering on plus), the contact quality and lack of power smother its effectiveness. A lack of explosiveness and positional questions are the other bugs in the software, but Boeve is a good-bodied college performer with questions to answer in his first full pro season. He ultimately lacks some exciting upside. 79. Travis Sykora - 3B - Nationals - HS MT- A 6'6" Texan that can touch 101. He has a pair of interesting secondaries highlighted by his split-change, which is essentially a splitter (not sure why it's not just called that). He's a tremendous athlete and the upside is top shelf if he can improve his command. 80. Kyle Carr - LHP - Yankees - JuCo MT- The Yankees selected Carr in the third round out of Palomar JC where he put up video game numbers as a two-way player. He's going to be a pitcher only for the Bronx Bombers and rightly so as he's a lefty that can touch 97 and sits 93-95 with the heater. His best secondary is an above-average sweeper, and he also has a fringy change. Really like this arm and he's a target for me. 81. Alex Clemmey - LHP - Guardians - HS EA - Clemmey’s stuff from the left side is electric, but the first question he needs to answer — and he may not do so for a couple of years — is whether he can command it to remain a starter. If not, he can be a future high-leverage reliever. Prep pitchers are risky fantasy investments, so we think you should watch from the sideline and pounce only if the early signs are good. 82. Ryan Birchard - LHP - Brewers - JuCo MT- The Brewers popped Birchard in the fifth round out of Niagara County JC in upstate New York. He's a big, thick framed right-hander with a high effort and unorthodox delivery. His fastball sits in the mid-90s. He has a pair of potential plus breaking balls with his slider and curveball. Looks like yet another small school find by the Brewers. High upside arm. 83. Isaiah Drake - OF - Braves - HS MT- Drake has NFL bloodlines, his brother Kenyan, has been an NFL running back for almost a decade. Isaiah Drake is a speedster with plus raw power from the left-side. He's a quick twitch athlete with the power/speed combination to be a coveted fantasy player. There are some hit tool concerns here though and he just needs some reps. Might be a slow burn but the upside here is top tier. 84. Matthew Etzel - OF - Orioles - NCAA GH- Etzel is an advanced hitter with a great idea of what he wants to do in the box. He manages the strike zone well and hits the ball to all fields. Etzel hasn't shown a ton of power thus far in his career, but he's well put together physically and can barrel the baseball so there may be more power to come. His ability to steal bases will provide fantasy value in the meantime. Etzel will be valuable in OBP formats; he's part of the growing list of quality Oriole farmhands waiting for their opportunity. 85. Woo Suk Go - RHP - Padres - INT MT- The Padres signed Go to a 2 year deal worth $4.5 million. He's primarily a three pitch guy coming off his worst season in the last few years where he dealt with a back injury and some blow up outings to push the ERA up. He was the hardest thrower in the KBO averaging just under 95. He works north-to-south with his fastball and breaking ball and could pitch his way into the late-inning mix. Might be valued more if you're a contender or in a deep league because he's going right to the big leagues for the Padres. 86. Trever Werner - 3B - Royals - NCAA DW - Much will be gleaned from Werner’s 2024 assignments who performed well in Single-A but is 23. Should his contact gains stick, Werner could be a back-half Top 500 prospect in the first half of the season. He's got huge power in his bat, which is his carrying tool. While the long-term outlook is still cloudy, it's never a bad idea to spend a pick on someone who's already shown pro success, albeit in a small sample. 87. Francisco Vilorio - OF - Yankees - INT MT- Tall and oozing with projectability, Vilorio should continue to add to his frame and looks like a potential middle of the lineup type bat. His plus power projection and his plus arm make him an ideal right fielder. 88. Yovanny Rodriguez - C - Mets - INT MT- Rodriguez was the top backstop in this class, and he looks to have the arm and defensive chops to stick at the position. Offensively he's also one of the better hitters in the class with excellent bat speed that generates above-average power, and the hit tool should be around average. 89. Mitch Jebb - SS - Pirates - NCAA GH - Jebb gives the Pirates a player who will put the ball in play and give professional at-bats consistently. He also possesses an elite run tool (11 for 12 in steals) to complement his bat-to-ball skills. Jebb’s contact rates are incredible. He makes in-zone contact 94.9% of the time with a 7.2 K%. His power is non-existent, however, as he barreled the ball just 1.1% of the time with a 13.1% hard-hit rate in his 153 PA. His max EV was 106.1 mph, but his average EV was just 79.8 mph. His game is to put the ball in play and use his speed to make things happen, and this is what you can expect as a fantasy outcome: a solid batting average with lots of steals. He’s a three-category player at best for fantasy purposes 90. Victor Hurtado - OF - Nationals - INT MT- Hurtado is an extremely projectable teenager out of the Dominican Republic that signed with the Nationals for $2.8 million. He's very advanced for his age and reports say that he has a chance to hit in the middle of the lineup while also sticking in centerfield. That would be a dynamic player. 91. Adriel Radney - OF - Diamondbacks - INT MT- Radney was one of my favorites from this class after watching what limited tape I could find. He looks like a true five category star with tons of projection and a high probability of sticking in centerfield. It's an easy, simple, repeatable swing that won't require much work to maintain. He signed for $1.8 million. 92. Grant Taylor - RHP - White Sox - NCAA MT- Taylor missed all of the 2023 season with LSU due to Tommy John surgery. He's got a four-pitch mix headlined by his plus fastball and two above-average breaking balls and could be a quick mover once he re-establishes himself on the mound. He should be pitching in affiliated games this summer. 93. Cole Schoenwetter - RHP - Reds - HS GH - Schoenwetter was selected in the 4th round (105 overall) by the Reds in the 2023 amateur draft and gives the Reds another arm to dream about in their system. He has two above average pitches with his high spin fastball and hammer curveball. His third pitch is a developing changeup that could grow into above average. He projects as a mid- to back-end rotation piece if everything falls into place and would be a good grab in the top 75-100 picks of your FYPD. 94. Charles McAdoo - 2B - Pirates - NCAA MT- McAdoo had one of the best professional debuts of anyone in the class if you put a lot of stock into that, hitting .310/.412/.510 with five homers in 96 at-bats. All of his value is going to be tied to his bat as he is limited to second base and perhaps left field. The San Jose State product had a late season power breakout while in college that translated to pro ball. A fluke or a real tangible change? 95. Jackson Baumeister - RHP - Orioles - NCAA MT- Baumeister was selected with the 63rd overall pick out of Florida State and signed for above slot as he had some leverage since he was just a sophomore. His fastball sits around 93 but can touch 98 when he really reaches back. He has a trio of average-ish secondary offerings. His breaking balls lack a consistent shape and his changeup is inconsistent. There's big upside here though as he has some of the ideal fastball traits the organization covets. 96. A.J. Ewing - SS - Mets - HS MT- Ewing was taken by the Mets as the compensation for losing Jacob deGrom in free agency. He's likely a future second baseman with above-average speed and above-average pull side power. He has plenty of room to fill out and still maintain his athleticism. He was committed to the University of Alabama. 97. Emil Morales - SS - Dodgers - INT MT- Morales is a power over hit tool shortstop that seems destined to move to a corner, to be determined if that's in the infield or out on the grass. He will take his walks but the approach is unrefined. A lotto ticket that hits homers and draws walks and ended up in the one of the best player development organizations in the game. 98. Spencer Nivens - OF - Royals - NCAA MT- Nivens was a fifth round pick by the Royals out of Missouri State. He has a collection of average-ish tools across the board. He does his best work against velocity and has some big pull-side power despite average exit velocity numbers. 99. TayShaun Walton - OF - Phillies - HS MT- He also goes by TJayy if you're looking for him in certain databases. Walton is a corner outfielder with a big frame and plus power projection, already posting exit velocities up over 110 in his short sample. He runs very well for his size and was a standout basketball player at IMG Academy as well. He's looking to add more loft to his mostly linear stroke, and he could be a potential 30+ homer corner outfielder. 100. Joe Whitman - LHP - Giants - NCAA MT- Whitman was the first left-hander off the board in the 2023 draft when the Giants selected him with the 69th overall pick out of Kent State. He's got a solid three pitch mix that he commands well. His fastball touches 96, lives in the 92-93 range and his best secondary is a high-spin two plane slider. He will also mix in a changeup that tunnels well off of his fastball from his low arm slot. Looks like a future mid-rotation arm that could move quickly. 101. Carson Roccaforte - OF - Royals - NCAA JR - Roccaforte’s professional career got off to a decent start over 138 PA mostly in Single-A, with a 116 wRC+, average contact and patience, good speed, and no power. His draft pedigree and premium defensive home give him a chance to emerge as a solid fantasy contributor if he can more fully tap into his raw power. 102. Cade Kuehler - RHP - Braves - NCAA MT- The Braves selected the mustachioed Kuehler in the second round out of Campbell where he was the Camels' Friday night starter. He has a double-plus fastball averaging 94 and touching 98 with excellent command and about 20" of IVB. He's a strike thrower and his best secondary is his gyro slider, which is a recent addition to his arsenal. 103. Quinn McDaniel - 2B - Giants - NCAA MT- McDaniel was the Giants fifth round pick out of the University of Maine. His plate approach is one of the more interesting ones in the country because he simply just doesn't swing. He doesn't chase much at all either. The power is below-average but he is a plus runner. He still needs to find a true defensive home but a Wade Meckler type here potentially. 104. Tre' Morgan - 1B - Rays - NCAA GH - Morgan isn't your prototypical slugging first baseman, but he is a pure hitter who has tremendous plate discipline. The Rays current first baseman (Yandy Diaz) is built from this mold and has grown into more power in recent seasons. The Rays hope the left-handed hitting Morgan can follow in his footsteps and provide production the way Diaz has. 105. Kemp Alderman - OF - Marlins - NCAA MT- Alderman struggled in his professional debut coming out of Ole Miss, but he has massive, 70-grade power and was near the top in all college exit velocity data. He's a bit of a free swinger though and will have his fair share of strikeouts. There's enough athleticism here to play a decent left field, and he even caught a little bit in college. 106. Devin Saltiban - SS - Phillies - HS MT- Saltiban was drafted as an outfielder out of the Hawaiian prep ranks when the Phillies took him in the third round. They have since moved him to shortstop. He was a late rising prospect and there are obviously some level of competition concerns in this area of the country, but he did play in the MLB Draft League and showed above-average power from the right side. He's also a plus runner. 107. Joe Redfield - OF - Angels - NCAA MT- The Angels took the Sam Houston State outfielder in the fourth round. Redfield is a complete player, doing a little bit of everything. He's got above-average speed and has a chance at being an above-average defender in center while also stealing bases and showing excellent command of the strike zone. He had as many walks as strikeouts during his final collegiate season. He's a contact over power type displaying elite in-zone contact and overall contact rates with fringy power. Seems like a solid bet to be a big league contributor fairly soon. 108. Zach Levenson - OF - Cardinals - NCAA EA - A lesser known name for deep FYPD, Levenson is someone who may live on the fringes of fantasy viability. With a power-over-hit profile, he’ll need to develop into 25 HR power to pique our interest while not losing his contact ability, and 2023 was a solid start down that path. However, he did it against lesser competition, so there’s still plenty to prove. 109. Jake Cunningham - OF - Orioles - NCAA MT- Cunningham was the Orioles fifth rounder out of UNC-Charlotte. Toolsy, collegiate performers are all over the place in this organization, and Cunningham is the latest example. He has above-average game power with plus exit velocity numbers and plus speed. There's a chance he sticks in center but he dealt with some injuries in college that really limited him, so hopefully he gets back to being the speed/power threat. 110. Naibel Mariano - SS - Reds - INT MT- Mariano projects as a power-over-hit infielder that likely slides over to third base. He has a big frame it's easy to imagine what it looks like when he fills out. 25-30 homer type bat. There's some hit tool concerns here but that exists with most teenagers. 111. Ethan O'Donnell - OF - Reds - HS GH - O’Donnell had a strong professional debut after being selected by the Reds in the 6th round of the 2023 amateur draft. In 101 plate appearances between the Complex and Low-A, he was a well above average hitter (181 wRC+ in Low-A). Although all of his defensive innings have been spent in center, speed is not a huge part of his offensive game. In order to be a productive fantasy player, the power will need to grow. O’Donnell has shown the ability to make adjustments throughout his baseball career and Double-A will be a good challenge for him. He's a solid gamble at this stage in a draft. 112. Max Anderson - SS - Tigers - NCAA DW - A strong collegiate hitter with plus power and a solid approach combining good bat speed and feel for the barrel, Anderson could be a standout corner sort at the highest level of the game — if he continues to improve, particularly on chasing secondaries. Hopefully he will, because the bat can carry him past murky defensive value in real life to fantasy relevance. He missed our latest top 500, but can sneak into the back end. 113. Ashly Andujar - SS - Rockies - INT MT- The Rockies have a strong reputation for internationally and especially when it comes to finding up the middle players. Andujar looks like the next of that group. He's a skinny dude with a small frame but he excels at putting the ball in play. He's a quick-twitch switch-hitter that will stick somewhere up the middle on the infield. There are some concerns about his power output, but he looks like he's the next well-rounded shortstop. 114. Brady Smith - RHP - Dodgers - HS MT- A lean and projectable right-hander, Smith checks a lot of boxes for a teenage arm. He can dial the fastball up into the low-to-mid 90s and has three average secondaries. He just absolutely oozes physical projection here though, and yeah a lot of this has to do with the organization but a late flier on Smith isn't a bad plan. 115. Brock Rodden - 2B - Mariners - NCAA MT- Rodden was actually drafted by the A's in 2022 but elected not to sign and he improved his draft stock in 2023. The Mariners took the Wichita State product in the fifth round. He's a smaller switch-hitter with an above-average hit tool and plus speed with sneaky pop. He's still looking for that ideal defensive fit, but there's some sneaky offensive production here. 116. Brian Kalmer - 3B - Cubs - NCAA EA - If you’re going to be a corner guy as a late-round draftee, then you have to mash, no questions asked. Kalmer understood the assignment, rocking a 1.092 OPS in his first game action. We will, of course, call out that he was 23 for half of that action at Single-A, so we can only get so excited. But these are the guys that don’t get any respect until they’re Triple-A and still hitting. In a 30-team league, if you want to throw a last-round dart on Kalmer in your FYPD, we wouldn’t disagree with you. 117. Andrew Pinckney - OF - Nationals - NCAA MT- Pinckney was the Nationals fourth rounder out of the University of Alabama. He's a free swinger with some contact and approach concerns, but the rest of his game is above-average or better across the board. There's some gaudy exit velocity numbers here, and that paired with above-average speed makes for a fun combination. 118. Andrew Walters - RHP - Guardians - NCAA DW - The only reason Andrew Walters did not crack our end-of-season Top 500 Prospects is that he is certainly a reliever moving forward — and where this may be a negative in many cases, Walters has been far and away the strongest relief weapon in college baseball the last two seasons and is a high-probability major leaguer. Walters’ double-plus fastball is a gargantuan offering, and a late 2024 debut is not completely out of the question. 119. Cam Fisher - OF - Astros - NCAA MT- Fisher transferred to Charlotte and his power numbers exploded. He was a senior sign with plus power and an offensive game plan of just pulling the ball in the air to his pull side. There's a scary amount of swing and miss in his profile but the exit velocities are upper tier. 120. Scott Bandura - OF - Giants - NCAA MT- Bandura was a senior sign out of Princeton who had a strong professional debut due to his excellent approach and above-average speed. I like this swing and think there's more power coming, and the exit velocity data backs that up. 121. Caden Grice - LHP - Diamondbacks - NCAA MT- Grice was a successful two-way player at Clemson; operating as a starting pitcher and power hitting first baseman. It appears the plan with the Diamondbacks is to focus solely on pitching. He sits in the low-90s and can touch 95 from the left side, with a pair of breaking balls and a change. All three secondaries have a chance to be above-average but he needs to refine his breaking balls as they tend to bleed together. 122. Zyhir Hope - OF - Dodgers - HS GH - Hope was an 11th round selection by the Cubs and was traded to the Dodgers in the Michael Busch deal. He has tools for days, pumping out tremendous exit velocities and flashing plus speed. He even threw 96 from the left side as a Senior in high school. He's incredibly raw, but there is a lot to like here including his new organization who develop as well as anyone. Keep your eye on Hope. 123. Luis Cova - OF - Marlins - INT MT- Cova is one of the better athletes in this international class and is one of the higher upside outfielders in this market. He's a former infielder that recently converted to the outfield and reports say he's taken to the position well and is the type of athlete that will stick in center. Offensively he has quick twitch actions and a chance at average or better contact and power in addition to his plus speed. There are some mechanical concerns here, but the Marlins have plenty of time to straighten him out. 124. Antonio Anderson - SS - Red Sox - HS MT- The Red Sox drafted the Georgia Tech commit in the third round and gave him $1.5 million to get him in the organization. He's a great athlete and has an offensive game built around drawing walks and hitting for power. Anderson still has some room to grow and might kick over to third base, and he could be a nice power hitting option at the hot-corner. 125. Juaron Watts-Brown - RHP - Blue Jays - NCAA GH- The Jays grabbed this athletic righthander with their third round selection this past summer. Watts-Brown has swing and miss stuff, but sometimes struggles to harness it leading to bases on balls. His two, plus breaking balls generate the majority of his whiffs and will be his meal ticket to the big leagues. Work needs to be done with his control and command, but this is an intriguing arm for deeper FYPD's. 126. Sabin Ceballos - C - Braves - NCAA MT- The Braves took Ceballos in the third round out of the University of Oregon via San Jacinto JC. He's an above-average defender at third with excellent hands and a strong throwing arm. Offensively he has plus raw pop to the pull side and posted strong exit velocity numbers with the Ducks. He backed that up with a strong pro debut showing an excellent approach to go along with playable present power. He was the first bat taken by the Braves in the 2023 draft. 127. Daiber De Los Santos - SS - Twins - INT MT- De Los Santos might be the best shortstop defender in this class with true plus defensive skills and a plus arm with plus speed. Offensively he's a tad aggressive so he will need to quiet that down, but he has above-average power upside due to his bat speed. 128. Brock Vradenburg - 1B - Marlins - NCAA MT- The Marlins popped Vradenburg in the third round out of Michigan State. He had a monster year in the Big 10 last year, hitting .400/.492/.721 with an impressive all fields display of power. He's a huge dude, listed at 6'7" and 230 pounds so he's going to be limited to first base as he moves through the minors. He controls the strike zone very well. I'm intrigued. 129. Brandon Sproat - RHP - Mets - NCAA GH - Sproat has the distinction of being drafted three times, twice by the Mets. He's a high-ceiling right-hander out of the University of Florida who bet on himself after he failed to come to terms with the Mets the first time around in 2022. His bet paid off as he improved his arsenal and raised his strikeout rate significantly (28.7 K%). He has yet to debut professionally, but he is the type of pitcher the Mets have lacked in their system and could move quickly. Monitor his early results and snag him if he pops. 130. Maui Ahuna - SS - Giants - NCAA MT- Ahuna is a standout defensive shortstop and it looks like he will stick at the position. He's an above-average runner with a plus arm and excellent defensive actions. Offensively there's too much chase and too much whiff, but he does have fringy power when he connects. 131. Steven Echavarria - RHP - Athletics - HS MT- Steven Echavarria is one of the younger arms in the draft class, and the A's took the University of Florida commit in the third round at pick 72. He's as projectable as it comes and has already shown plus velocity, hitting 97 on the gun. His premium velocity, his projection, and his feel for a pair or secondary pitches make him a very sneaky FYPD addition. 132. Anthony Huezo - OF - Astros - HS MT- Huezo was the Astros 12th rounder. He's a lean and projectable kid that was committed to UC-Irvine. Extremely young for the class, Huezo possesses top tier athleticism while also showing a strong arm and above-average potential on defense. The swing is long and the hit tool is near the bottom of the scale presently, but this is a nice long term gamble by the Astros. 133. Edward Lantigua - OF - Mets - INT MT- Lantigua is a lean, projectable athlete that signed with the Mets for just under $1M. He's an above-average to plus runner that will stick in center and cover a ton of ground. He projects to have average tools across the board, but I'm more aggressive on the power here. 134. Kristian Campbell - SS - Red Sox - HS MT- Campbell has an intriguing mix of on-base ability and speed but also has some offensive projection for a college hitter. He made contact at a 90% clip while at Georgia Tech in 2023 and he has lightning quick hands as well as an impeccable batting eye. There won't be much power here but he runs well and should steal some bases. 135. Jesus Made - SS - Brewers - INT MT- Made is a smaller framed switch-hitter with potential plus power and good contact skills. He runs well presently but I don't expect that to hold up. He's likely sliding over to third base. 136. Bishop Letson - RHP - Brewers - HS MT- The Brewers drafted Letson in the 11th round and signed him for just under $500,000. He was a Purdue commit but he got drafted because he has a big fastball. He has some feel for his slider but both his slider and change have been wildly inconsistent so far. Letson has a tall and lean build and is oozing with physical projection. 137. Landen Maroudis - RHP - Blue Jays - NCAA MT- He's a tall athletic Florida prep that the Blue Jays took in the fourth round. He's got a four-pitch mix and some advanced starter traits. He commands his arsenal well and his changeup has a chance to be a plus pitch with fade and it has good separation off of the fastball. 138. Josh Bostick - RHP - Giants - JuCo MT- Bostick was a nice JuCo find by the Giants as he sits around 94 and can touch 98 with the fastball. He gets average ride on the pitch and he has a tight slider with above-average potential. 139. Myles Naylor - 3B - Athletics - HS GH - Myles is the youngest of the three Naylor boys and showed flashes of what he could become during his pro debut. He slugged 6 home runs in just 132 PA at Single-A Stockton; power is a big part of his game. The downside is that he struck out over 39% of the time in his first taste of full-season ball. There is big-time power upside here; he'll play the entire 2024 season as a 19-year-old so there is lots of time to get his strikeouts in check. 140. C.J. Kayfus - 1B - Guardians - NCAA EA - Unfortunately, Kayfus is on the lower end of the defensive spectrum, because we like prospects that show an excellent approach with good bat-to-ball. He’s, at best, a last-round lotto ticket in deep FYPD leagues. Once he makes it to High-A, we'll assess him and better understand where he’s deployed on the field and how he fares against competition his age. Thanks to a very strong Single-A debut where he showed pop and walked more than he struck out, we are, at the least, a little intrigued. 141. Tavian Josenberger - OF - Orioles - NCAA MT- Josenberger split his collegiate career between Kansas and Arkansas, and he's a quick-twitch switch-hitter and will stick in centerfield. He's a plus runner with good defensive skills. Offensively he has real pull-side juice, especially from the left side and he will draw a lot of walks. 142. Barrett Kent - RHP - Angels - HS MT- Kent is a premium athlete that passed up a commitment to Arkansas after the Angels took him in the 8th round. Kent has some free and easy velocity touching 97 and living in the low-to-mid-90s. He's a solid bet to add velocity as he fills out. 143. Nolan McLean - RHP/OF - Mets - NCAA MT- McLean was a two sport athlete at Oklahoma State, playing quarterback before he ultimately dropped football. For the Cowboys he played primarily third base and right field while also functioning as a late-inning reliever. It appears the Mets will continue with him as a two-way player, but I think the pitching is far enough ahead of the bat that he will end up as a pen arm. He sits around 95 and touches 98 with a hard slider. He also throws a curveball and is developing a change. Offensively he has plus raw power but he struck out at a 35% clip in college. Draft him as a potential pitcher, the hitting is gravy. 144. Chase Jaworsky - SS - Astros - HS MT- Jaworsky is a plus runner and looks like he's going to stick somewhere up the middle, whether that be second base, shortstop or centerfield. His offensive game is still developing but he will likely be a hit over power type when it's all said and done. 145. Josh Rivera - SS - Cubs - NCAA EA - In 25 games at High-A, Rivera played pretty average, with an OPS of just over .700, and didn’t flash any real speed or power. We love it when players experience significant growth in their final year at college to boost their financial gain in the draft, but from our fantasy point of view, this is an uninspiring fantasy profile with the ceiling of a second-division regular. 146. Robert Arias - C - Guardians - INT MT- Arias was the biggest international signee for the Guardians in this cycle. He's a big projection play as he's shown excellent contact and on-base skills but he's going to have to make a swing change if he's going to his for power. 147. Belfi Rivera - OF - Diamondbacks - INT MT- Rivera is a left-handed hitter that makes a lot of contact and finds the barrel with some regularity. It's a flat swing, so he will likely need to make a tweak of two to be a real power threat, but there's a solid offensive foundation here. 148. Andres Arias - OF - Blue Jays - INT MT- One of the most physically developed prospects in this market. He's more physical than almost everyone else in the class and has plus power with a chance for more. He impacts the ball with authority, and while he might be a one tool guy right now, it's a loud one. 149. Garrett Baumann - RHP - Braves - HS MT- Baumann is an absolute unit, measuring in at 6'8" and weighing in at 245 pounds. He sits 91-93 currently but I'm intrigued by the possibility of him adding some velo and ride as he has a naturally low release due to his plus extension. His changeup is his primary secondary but he also throws a slurvy breaking ball. 150. Jonathan Long - 1B - Cubs - NCAA GH- Long was a 9th round selection out of Long Beach State and impressed in his brief debut. Long hit 7 home runs in just 102 PA (6 in Single-A Myrtle Beach). In college, he showed good on base skills and plate discipline posting a .400 OBP in all three seasons as a Dirtbag. Long is a sneaky late round FYPD target due to his all-around skillset.
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  8. Their salaries should just depend on number of games they're playing 🤷‍♂️
    6 points
  9. Puff piece is puffy warning, but here were some mildly interesting quotes/notes from Yoshi Yamamoto's first appearance in camp: It took only one bullpen session for Yoshinobu Yamamoto to capture the imagination of his new team. It impressed Gavin Lux, who settled into the batter's box to track pitches when Yamamoto first got off the mound from the Los Angeles Dodgers' spring training complex on Friday afternoon. It impressed fellow starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow, who stood nearby. And it impressed those who weren't even there to watch it. "I heard it was nasty," one coach said. "I heard he was just dotting everywhere." His new teammates have already been drawn to his distinct workout regimen, focused on flexibility and devoid of traditional weights. Some of them have also joked about learning to throw his javelin. But it's Yamamoto's upper-90s four-seam fastball -- thrown with lots of backspin and very little downward action, providing the illusion that it is continually rising as it crosses home plate -- and devastating splitter that have turned heads at Dodgers camp. That he unleashes such hellacious pitches at 5-foot-10 and 176 pounds, while delivering them with what amounts to a slide step, has only added to the fascination. "I've seen people like that," said Glasnow, who's listed at 6-8, 225 pounds. "I just think he's really wiry and really strong. I don't know if size necessarily matters. I think he can just collect himself very efficiently and there's no wasted movements in his mechanics. With a leg kick or not, I think about the way he distributes his weight and I don't know if he necessarily needs a leg kick. He just moves so well. You can just tell he's so athletic, so I'm not surprised at all. I think once I saw him throw I was like, 'Duh he throws a hundred.' He's just so explosive." Only three pitchers listed at 5-10 or shorter -- Whitey Ford, Steve Stone and Mike Marshall -- have ever won a Cy Young Award. But Pedro Martinez, Bartolo Colon and Tim Lincecum combined for six Cy Youngs from 1997 to 2009 at 5-11. And Lincecum has been volunteered as a reasonable comp for Yamamoto by several Dodgers coaches and players largely because of the way they both generate momentum with their lower half. "It comes out of his hand really good; he spins it great," fellow starting pitcher Walker Buehler said of Yamamoto. "I'm just kind of curious to get my eyes on the whole picture of it." Yamamoto said he has noticed "more flexibility" through his first spring training in the United States, as opposed to the tighter schedules he experienced while training with the Orix Buffaloes in Japan. He began getting acclimated to the smaller, slicker major league baseball during the World Baseball Classic last March and trained with it this offseason. As spring training progresses, he'll prepare himself to start slightly more often than once a week. "I don't have the experience throwing on shorter rest," Yamamoto said through an interpreter. "But I did everything I could do in preparation -- adjusting mechanics and a lot of different other things." The Dodgers won't abide by a strict six-man rotation this season, largely because they don't want to restrict themselves to a seven-man bullpen. But they seem determined to use the off days in their schedule and the depth in their minor league system to consistently give Yamamoto at least five days off -- as opposed to the traditional four -- in between starts. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said the starting rotation is "going to be fluid." A lot of it will hinge on how Yamamoto adapts. "There's life assimilation," Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said. "There's assimilation at the park, between starts. There's figuring out the right rest and how to adapt more to a major league schedule that we can't know the answer to right now. We have to be around him, watch how he's recovering and do it in the most thoughtful way we can because obviously he's going to be a big part of what we do in 2024 and he's going to be a big part of what we do for a lot of years. We're viewing this year as one to get him acclimated and figure it out. We don't know exactly what that means yet. But we're going to be partners with him in figuring it out." Yamamoto's numbers in Japan were almost incomprehensible, the last three seasons specifically. He posted a 1.42 ERA in 557 2/3 innings from 2021 to 2023, accumulating 587 strikeouts and 110 walks. He faced 659 batters this past season and only two of them hit home runs. Dodgers vice president of player personnel Galen Carr and the team's international scouts had spent years raving about Yamamoto to the Dodgers' decision-makers. Friedman took two trips to Japan to see him in person in 2023. "It's easy to appreciate what he has accomplished," Friedman said, "but it takes it up a whole other level when you watch the way he competes, when you see his routine and just what a freak athlete he is."
    6 points
  10. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WaTOYdR5y-0rutVf7k4bImUL-PAHZzBf18ZEfHOfr2k/edit#gid=999340248 DONE! if you have more lists share!!
    6 points
  11. Everybody is talking about how the Knicks won draft day. One more thing they did right: they kept OG’s elbow issue under wraps. The last game he played was on January 27. Think about when you found out about the surgery. It was AFTER they had made their trades. TWELVE days later. I’m sure they kept that secret so they would not lose leverage with trading partners. No point telling Detroit or Toronto or anyone else how desperate you are. Leon Rose is good poker player, and also a stone cold gangsta, in case you didn’t know.
    6 points
  12. "I think it's a stupid rule, like plenty of the guys in the league, but this is what the owners want, so as players, we gotta do our job and play in 65 games if we're able to," Haliburton said. "So, that's what I gotta do, take care of my body to be able to play in those games, and I think you're seeing other players in the league kind of face the same thing. As long as the owners are happy." Imagine reading this quote and thinking there is anything to feel sorry for here. You mean you're expected to do your best to fulfill the contract you signed? The owners want to get a return on all the money they pay you? How awful! Those stupid fans probably expect to see you when they drop a significant portion of their paycheck to go to your game too. The nerve!
    6 points
  13. Making a trip to see family in Baltimore. Going to see my first game at Camden. Then we’re going up to Philly for a game. Might do a Nats game as well. So excited. I floated the idea of trying to see as many of the stadiums with my son as we can and my wife (not a huge baseball fan) is totally bought in. We’ve got Seattle, San Diego and Arizona so far.
    6 points
  14. That is the same old news. It's a Rorschach test. People see what they want to see. The truth is Bane is not coming back this season, and the GM is saying as much. But people have this hopium which does them no favors.
    5 points
  15. I will give no excuses for Shanahan for the first 2 games, but I believe THIS specific loss all came at the hands of the Defense and special teams. 1: Blocked extra point. 9ers are up 20-19 game never goes to OT. 2: Fluke bounce on the kickoff return instantly leading to 16 yard TD by Mahomes. This is the biggest factor. 3: Prevent defense against Patrick Mahomes. What in the actual hell was that decision. They essentially held Mahomes and the Chiefs to nearly nothing all day long, as soon as the game was on the line, the gave him 20 yards every snap to do anything he wanted. Just play your defense that held him to 0 in Q1 and 3 in the first half. His offense and Purdy, drove the ball on one of the best defenses in the league consistently and took the lead back like 3 or 4 times, including OT points. Look at what KC held Josh Allen to. Look what KC held Lamar Jackson to. And Miami on their path to this game. 9ers and Purdy kept moving the ball and getting SOME points. They took Mahomes and the Chiefs to OT like no other team even got close to, and then even in OT, drove the ball to the red zone, stalled, and took 3. I feel like people are undervaluing what Shanahan and Purdy did against the Chiefs Defense without giving it the context of what KC did to every other offense on their path to the SB. Shanahan might be completely to blame for the first 2, but watching this game, even as someone who had money on the Chiefs, I never once thought Shanahan deserved more than 25% of the blame. He's in charge so he has to take some, but the main factors are parts of the team I attribute to him. Everyone wants to blame a lack of involvement of Kittle and Aiyuk, but... we all saw Jennings going off right? The one who was getting open and making plays consistently? If the defense takes away your top weapons, you're SUPPOSED to throw to the open guy. Pick on the weakest DB/S. Make the reads and move the ball. That's what they did. All year people complain Purdy is just a system QB and a product of his weapons. He goes out and with Aiyuk and Kittle as complete non factors, Deebo limping around as usual, and CMC getting stuffed 30 times, Purdy found the 4th and 5th options in the offense, and went toe to to with Mahomes... Now they cry because he didn't use the weapons. I'm not even a Purdy apologist, but no matter what he or Shanahan do, people just keep pointing fingers. Mahomes and the Chiefs are just the best there is. Brady was just the best there was. Sorry to Brees and Rivers, and plenty of other "great" QBs who were just unlucky to play in the same Era as Brady. Shit happens. Purdy and 31 other guys, play in an era with Patrick Mahomes. Sorry, you are always going to live in the shadow of his greatness, and you'll always be trying to "sneak" a SB in when you can. That's just the reality. Not everything has to have an exact reason or fault it blame. Sometimes you just AREN'T as good, and the better person wins. That's life. Sucks for 9ers fans, sucks for Shanahan, sucks for Purdy. Sometimes the only "blame" there is, is simply being outclassed by someone who may very well be the best we've ever seen do it. Sometimes the explanation of what went wrong, is simply you weren't good enough and there wasn't anything you can isolate or change to rewrite history. So when people ask "who's to blame for the 9ers loss" my answer is... Patrick Mahomes. It's not something the 9ers did wrong, it's everything Mahomes did right. That's just my opinion as someone who has no ties to any NFL team. I only care about my fantasy team.
    5 points
  16. I just urge folks to exercise patience, he has 3 possible plus/plus offerings. That is rare. The command needs honing but this team and their lab will figure it out. I've already reviewed the tape of his pitching session/bullpen from today and his motion is WAY toned down, limbs are much tighter. Still absurd extension, too. I believe so many folks (industry and otherwise) will really end up looking foolish by having him so low on their lists.
    5 points
  17. I have a more considered take on the Gafford situation. He will start over Lively, because he is a good vet they just traded for, and Lively is a rook. He goes from playing with a team of selfish chuckers to playing with Luka, and Luka makes average lob threats into stars (see Airplane Mode). He was averaging 26 minutes this season, and 27.7 over the last 2 months. He can get to 25-27 in Dallas. So... he might be able to keep much of his value. Just a thought before you trade him away for peanuts.
    5 points
  18. SUMMARY: Trade deadline losers: Gafford Lively Bilal (no guards left) Hart Bojan Burks Winners: Ausar Bagley Dinwiddie (buy out, maybe Lakers’ future PG?) Big Fat Nothingburgers: Brogdon Drummond Bruce Brown Dejaunte Lakers’ saviors (what happened?) Warriors’ saviors (what happened? Cory Friggin Joseph?) Tyus Kuz DAR Miles Bridges (hilarious power move on final day from a guy you would think has no power. He got power.)
    5 points
  19. I don't think there's any way to say "he's done" when the speed slows, which will be 10+ years from now when it does. That 100 percentile speed is going to be here for a while. At this point, we simply don't know how he's going to grow and adjust as a hitter. He's 22 with 98 MLB games under his belt, so I'm not ready to talk about him as a finished product. I have to admit, the "enjoy the next several years" line is a bit odd to me. I know we have dynasty players, but how many owners in this forum will actually have EDLC for the next several years, much less when the speed does slow down, which will probably be in that 32+ age range. And even then, he'll still be faster than most of the rest of the league. Elly is such a polarizing player lol. I love these types of guys as a baseball fan, but at his age, I'm hoping see progression in him. Just start moving in the right direction. With all the tools, if he starts putting things together? He's going to be a scary scary player. If he is static or shows regression, then he'll just be another "what if" kinda guy. The fun is in seeing where he goes from here 🙂.
    5 points
  20. It's really starting to click for JK now. He's becoming extremely difficult to stop in 1on1 match ups and he's starting to know it himself Still only 21 too ....
    5 points
  21. Look forward to seeing some of you folks on the baseball side in a couple - otherwise sleep well and stay safe for the next year!
    5 points
  22. Walker was way overhyped last year. He hit 3 HR in the first week of spring training and the ADP skyrocketed. He was terrible for the rest of spring, but nobody seemed to notice because the hype train was rolling. It's important to keep in mind how young he is. If he had gone to college, he would've been drafted in 2023, possibly #1 overall. He's actually a couple months younger than Langford and Crews. A .787 OPS at the MLB level for a 20/21-year-old is really good. I think he's going to be a stud. Not sure if he breaks out this year or next or it's a slow progression, but once he starts getting the ball in the air more he'll be good for 30-40 HR a year with a solid BA/OBP and a handful of steals.
    5 points
  23. Five went 4-0 congrats @JE7HORSEGOD* @Members_Only_76* @SharkSwimmer @weakkneeswilly @lolcopter * Wild Card Weekend Winner
    5 points
  24. Here are some guys that are quite likely to be adjusted up/down. This is based on things I've seen or heard, so it is a bit proactive because we might not have any real evidence until we get some data. Some of it is also just correcting too harsh of placements because of possible uncertain roles--ie Bryce Miller, Brayan Woo and Tyler Wells. I can go into further details of specific players if there are any questions. Some of the trending up/down might only amount to a few spots on the update list. On the eve of actual ST games starting, I give you this: Guys trending 📈 5. Corbin Burnes 8. Yoshinobu Yamamoto 43. Chris Sale 45. Shane Bieber 48. Carlos Rodon 65. Bryce Miller 69. Shota Imanaga 85. Brayan Woo 87. Jordan Hicks 98. Tyler Wells 104. Cristopher Sanchez 136. Jordan Wicks NR- D.L. Hall NR- Paul Skenes Guys trending 📉 29. Blake Snell 30. Walker Buehler 35. Kyle Bradish 38. Justin Verlander 52. Nick Lodolo
    4 points
  25. Disappointed that coming back no one started a Duran thread 😂🤣 Going to play everyday and bat leadoff for a good offense. This is the year to grab him if you can.
    4 points
  26. Imagine arguing over living down South or the PNW when you could be living in New Jersey.
    4 points
  27. Thanks again for keeping us up to date on all these move, PinstripeGM. I really appreciate it.
    4 points
  28. My 5x5 roto strategy has been the same for over a decade: go heavy on power/speed combo guys in rounds 1 through 10 and then try to hit on as many high upside starting pitchers in the mid to late rounds as possible. To piggyback on the great work St. Steven has done, here are my guys that I will be trying for 100% ownership in my leagues ranked 50th and above: 1. Taj Bradley: managed an 11.09 k/9 rate in a challenging year where he was getting used to pitching in a 5 man rotation and was jerked around a bit in between the minors and majors. I expect a big leap forward this year and I expect the Rays pitching development to start unlocking his massive upside. 2. Shota Imanaga: loved this signing by the Cubs and think he’ll be a fantasy asset right off the bat. 3. Yu Darvish: I think there’s still one more big year left in his arm and I’ll take the chance given his discounted price tag this year. 4. Kutter Crawford: did a really nice job last year minimizing hard contact, throws strikes, gets swings and misses, and has a diverse pitch mix. A couple tweaks to his pitch mix usage could propel him to another level. 5. Brandon Pfaadt: like many, I got hammered by Pfaadt early on last year but he showed exactly what I was hoping for from him down the stretch and in the postseason. 6. Reese Olson: the knock on him in the minors was fastball command, but he started to tighten that up last year. His secondaries are solid and he pitches in a great home park in a weak division. 7. James Paxton: landed in the perfect spot. We all know his injury history, but the upside here is huge and I’ll take the gamble on him throwing 150 innings and really paying off. 8. Chris Paddack: his stuff looked really sharp in his brief return from injury last year and I really like him as a late round dart throw.
    4 points
  29. Gafford looked fantastic today. He is making a statement. First play after he comes in, Luka throws a lob for him. Scores on a dunk. Second play, Luka throws from half court over the defense, Gafford gets it and scores. Blocks Shai. Ends with a good line in just 17 minutes. Big win over OKC. Statement made.
    4 points
  30. Goddammit ... he's a gigantic SP sleeper for me coming into this year, and I don't want people to pick up on him. ***Pitcherlist is basically such a great resource for pitcher evaluations that I don't bother looking at the often laughably godawful analysis on any other sites.
    4 points
  31. Here's the animated gif!
    4 points
  32. Got caught up. Tez rebounded yesterday, then had an uneventful day three. Ladd McConkey can turn DBs inside out, but sometimes loses traction and wipes out. Probably the best route runner there, but adds wasted stop/starts. Jamari Thrash is a name to know. Great route runner, solid hands, knows what beats his man and coverage in 7 on 7s. Malachi Corley is another that is beating DBs with nearly every rep. Physically plays through the grabbing with no issue and strong hands. Roman Wilson has moments, so does Brenden Rice. But the ball sometimes isn't tracked and hits the turf. Jha'Quan Jackson is nice, has some shake and bake as a smaller WR. Not many other WRs standing out.
    4 points
  33. I mean he has a wealth of baseball knowledge that most of us could only dream of having. I’m sure he’s worth a lot to some neurotic sports betting kidnapper out there.
    4 points
  34. started SFO -2.5 ... ya know how much early coin had to be dumped on 'Homie/FatMan getting pernts in a SB to shift it that drastically, that early? A WHOLE BUNCH. CCGs POST-MORTEM(S) fuck Lamar ... let him have his cute lil' reg szn hardware, he can go sit the fuck down AGAIN 😄 "b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-but P-P-P-P-Pastor, it was horrible gamecalling on offense!!!1!111111111!1111111111111111111111111!!!11111! NOT LAMAR!!11111!1111111111111111111111111!!!!!11111!1!!!111!!!!!!1111111111111111111111!" sorry, boys n' girls - but the "EM VEE PEE" had a robust FOUR pass completions heading into the 4th qtr, iirc ... he is not capable of clearing the hump - Harbags is now married to this fuckin' clown for the duration ... he made this bed, he now lays in it. HOT 🔥 TAKE: the 2024 version of Joe Flacco wins that game for B'awlmoar yesterday ... COOL STAT FOR THE LAMAR CABAL: he has as many career playoff wins as Baker Mayfield. COOL BEANZ, NO? 😄 and, speaking of Waka Flaka, the only teem in the AFC North that missed the playoffs (dër Bünglëz) is the only one built for 21st century professional tackle foosball ... ol' Joe Sheisty chopped 'Homie in the AFCCG in K.C., and a healthy Cincy squad next szn will likely make a return to the SB - ya heard it here first. ... sooo, if ya wanna beat 'Homie/FatMan when it counts, ya better be Joe Brrrrrrrr or the 🐐 - and only one of 'em are currently playing. see whut i'm saying? this is also the worst offensive iteration of the Chefs thru this 'Homie era ... and he had to go in to both Bison City and Crabby Town to secure anuddah SB bid ... anybody who doesn't recognize the cat as a top 3 qb of all-time rn is outta their ever lovin' fuckin' gourds - he may not catch the 🐐's SEVEN rings, but he sure as hell is gonna die tryin' ... ol' Froggy is remarkable. oh, and FUCK LAMAR ... HOIST THAT REG SZN TROPHY, BITCH!!!1 😄 OH, HAI! Zay Flowers exemplifies the stooooopid this team exudes - an absolute fuckin' CHILD. the collective IQ of this squad ranks slighly below that of the last shit i took, and, i assure you, that were dumber than a crosstown bus filled wif used condoms. Harbags should be better than this - they had ZERO answer after the early TD to idiot boy Flowers ... they turtled like cunts, but we've seen this outta playoff Lamar before ... not like the first time at the rodeo for that shim - but, hey, HE THE EM VEE PEE! Harbags got a TON of work to do, and some 'splaining ... but the poor bastid is limited by the cat playing QB ... can't get blood from a stone, nor a SB berth from a square peg in a round hole at the most testing position in sports. brother Jim & Herbie will win one, John boy & Lamar will never reach one. 🦁🦁🦁🦁😲😲😲😄🤷🦁 LOLZ AT DEM KITTIES! any Motown fan who comes in and says "proud of them, they gave it their all" can go munch a satchel of Richards. not like they battled valiantly, going toof and nail, and just lost to the better teem ... oh, no ... moar like THEY HAD THE BETTER TEAM ON THE GROUND BY 17 AT INTERMEZZO. ... then had a chance to punctuate, and crush the throats ... and they flopped. they flopped bigly. sorry, but it were a choke for the ages - and the decisions that facilitated the debacle will looooong be rued and cursed. but that's who/what Campbell is ... if ya been paying attention thruout his tenure, that's how he do. 'nufced. Reynolds ate the milk muffin like a legally blind 96 yr old - the playcall was bangin', the execution were deft ... but mah dood flubbed the catch - shit happens. knowing Campbell and his tendencies, going for it there on 4th & 2, given their success rate in similar, and further compounded by a dicey kicker, made sense ... sorry if that escapes folk, but it's true ... ol' Badgely is no lock on an XP, let alone a 48 yd fg - so i'm in the camp of DC playing to his instinct and muse. Reynolds dropped the bitch. coolest thing about all this was that it opened the door for BROCK LOBSTER, and mah dood didn't just walk thru, he fuckin' BARGED IN LIKE A BOSS ... LIKE AN "EM VEE PEE"!!!1!1111111111111! you see that, Lamar? 😄 oh, SFO got a yuuuuuuge break on the Aiyuk miracle - but destined teems always need a lil' fairy dust and monkey shines ... if not flat-out chicanery. but they capitalized. then Gibbsy coughs it up, and IN WE GO AGAIN!111! WE NOW TIED!!1!1111! i knew at that pernt Motown were dunzo. that last minute TD were window dressing, and a knock in da nutz to all who plunked SFO -7, but i digress. speaking of that sequence, if DC are to be roasted today, it should be for the Monty run on third and goal, the failure of which necessitated burning that precious T.O. that brain hemmorage were tons more egregious than the 2 botched 4th down flubs. DID YA ALL SEE PURDY RUNNING THAT SHIT, AND RIPPING THE HEART OUTTA THAT KITTIES DEFENSE? LOVE. IT. TO. DEATH. fuck all his detractors, kid's a winner, and has a sack on him that can crush concrete. YA SEE THAT, LAMAR? 😄 Motown exceeded expectations advancing this far ... they have a dynamite roster, and some absolute studs at very key positions, most notably the o-line ... they will be back, and it will be multiple trips to that NFCCG. but they choked yesterday - go home now. PS - FCK YOU ALL WHO WERE DREADING SUPER BOWL SWIFTIE - SUCK IT!!!1!!!!1!1!!1 WE GOIN'!!1! YAAAAAAAS! (insert crying bitch emoji, i'm done). 💂‍♂️
    4 points
  35. Brock Purdy the play maker. The last pick in the draft and drives tractors on his time off. If you don't like him you should move out of America. I question your manhood.
    4 points
  36. Last pick in the draft. Drives tractors in his spare time. If you don’t like him you can suck it
    4 points
  37. Marcus Thompson recently put out an editorial piece for The Atlantic indicating the chances of JK being dealt are extremely low (ie; other team would have to make an offer they couldn’t refuse). MT is well connected and pretty in tune with what’s going on behind the scenes so it gives a lot of optimism the Warriors consider him a foundational piece for the future and his role going forward will look much like it has for the past half-a-dozen games, if not growing larger. The Kings aren’t known for their defense but they’re a PO team and could not contain him. Stocks were the biggest missing piece from his fantasy profile but those are showing up now with him becoming more comfortable on defense. Would you believe over JK’s last 5 games played he has produced top-10 value in 9-cat? I would never have imagined such quick development, even as a Dubs homer. His growth of late has been remarkable. ROS outlook = rosey 🌹
    4 points
  38. That's not what he said, and that's not what he does. Obviously. Your hatred blinds you a bit, and it's not very pretty. Try to be slightly more reasonable.
    4 points
  39. The Eagles offensive line was "terrible" this year? The team that averaged the 11th highest YPC on the ground, scored an ungodly amount of rushing TDs from a yard out, allowed the 11th least amount of sacks, the same pressure rate as the 49ers (20%)...that's terrible? These takes are so bad I need a nose plug. Will you ever get over the butthurt of your team not being as lucky with injuries, as good in the secondary, and having different and probably worse coordinators causing a slight degradation, and key injuries to skills players happening at the wrong time? You're shitting on guys like Kelce and Lane Johnson now? Unbelievable. Yeah I think I'm done hearing from this dude. Chances are his takes make your team worse than better.
    4 points
  40. 4 straight good games from Kum Bucket. I'm in!
    4 points
  41. So I went and watched this game to see. This dude got more minutes than Gilyard, and organized the team for most of the 2nd half. You could see Jenkins debating with his assistants whether to take him out, because Pip was rolling and whatever was happening was working. Memphis didn't want to screw with a lead. They finally took him out when the lead fell to 5 points. Gilyard comes back in, and lasts for exactly 2:08 minutes. Lead is down to 4 points. Pip gets reinserted, and Memphis goes on a 5-0 run to close out the game. This was not garbage time. Pip played great defense on Rozier. He set up guys with great looks, outplayed Gilyard, and closed out a game against a Miami team which was clawing hard to make a comeback. He was crucial to their victory tonight. Sure, this can be nothing. Or it could be something.
    4 points
  42. Well, you all know the update if you hold Gafford. Bagley teased his stuff for 2 games, and Gafford came back and got his 30 minutes! We should all be super-thrilled, and relieved.
    4 points
  43. Collin McHugh officially retires and posts a really classy announcement about same I feel: PS: After reading the Rendon thread again what a sharp contrast between McHugh here and his appreciation of the game and Rendon's lack thereof.
    4 points
  44. these last three games have been the best football all season so far, very impressive
    4 points
  45. Have you seen your posts?
    4 points
  46. 2024 salary: $38 million 2025 salary: $38 million 2026 salary: $38 million
    4 points
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