Odor, Villar, and Diaz: What went wrong in 2017 and can they bounceback?

2017 was the year of the home run.  There were 6,104 HR hit in 2017 smashing the previous record of 5,693 set in 2000, during the height of the "Steroid Era".  It seemed as if value could be found on the waiver wire of the deepest leagues with guys like Logan Morrison and Justin Smoak …

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Tampa Bay Rays Top 20 Prospects

The Rays have long been considered one of the best player development franchises in the league, consistently developing young starting pitching that has performed well at the big league level.  However, a deeper look at the farm shows a lack of projectable top of the rotation starters and an emerging gap between big league ready …

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IBWAA 2018 Hall of Fame Ballot

Note:  A few differences between the IBWAA and BBWAA. IBWAA ballot includes 15 votes instead of 10.  Vladimir Guerrero and Edgar Martinez were elected in 2017 and therefore not included on this ballot. The numbering does not indicate any particular order. Chipper Jones Barry Bonds Roger Clemens Fred McGriff Manny Ramirez Trevor Hoffman Andruw Jones …

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Razzball Fantasy Podcast – Discussing Braves prospects and Shohei Ohtani

Razzball Podcast I joined Ralph Lifshitz and Lance Brozdowski for a lengthy discussion on PRP injections and what that means for Shohei Ohtani's elbow and the Braves farm system.  Spoiler alert:  Joey Wentz might be my favorite of the Braves pitchers,  Jefrey Ramos' set up at the plate reminds me of Carlos Beltran from the …

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Projecting Shohei Ohtani in 2018

By now, you've heard the news, read the hype, and wondered amongst yourselves just what we can expect from two-way phenom Shohei Ohtani.  After signing a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, he joins a lineup with Mike Trout, Justin Upton, and Albert Pujols, providing LA with a much needed left-handed …

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