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Player Profile: Brian McCann

One of the hardest things about baseball is predicting what a player is capable of in the pre-season. Many felt that Brian McCann would be a top 5 catcher after signing his contract to play in the bandbox that is Yankee Stadium. However, it is difficult to predict how a change in leagues and teams [...]

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Prospect Hunting: Gregory Polanco Part 2

Living in Syracuse does not have many perks. Raising a son does not leave me the time I wish to have to scout more players as they come through our AAA affiliate as I would wish but tonight provided an opportunity that I could not pass up. While it is very difficult to navigate the [...]

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Player Profile: Zach Britton

“Evolution is a process of constant branching and expansion.” Stephen Jay Gould  If you are into Darwinism this may be true, but when a starting pitcher moves to the bullpen sometimes simplifying their repertoire is the key to success. As an example, I am going to look at Zach Britton who quite possibly has been [...]

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Player Profile: Yasmani Grandal

It is hard to believe that I am looking at a Padre when considering an offensive boost since they are struggling to score runs. But Yasmani Grandal may quietly be showing signs of life. Virtually undrafted, even in two catcher leagues, he is playing himself into the full time catcher role coming off of suspension [...]

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Prospect Hunting: C.J. Cron

In a curious move, the Angels have shaken up their roster promoting Grant Green and CJ Cron. Both are in tonight’s lineup against Matt Harrison of the Rangers. Cron is a first round draft pick out of the University of Utah and debuts tonight arriving to the majors ahead of fellow first base prospect Jonathan [...]

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Prospect Hunting: Trevor Bauer

“Do not trust your memory; it is a net full of holes; the most beautiful prizes slip through it.” Georges Duhamel After Carlos Carrasco has seemingly failed in another audition to be a starter for the Indians they will call up either Josh Tomlin or Trevor Bauer to start their game on May 6th according [...]

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Player Profile: Hector Rondon

“One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.” Benjamin Disraeli As the quote implies, a chance to succeed in the majors can be fleeting, just ask Scott Carroll of the White Sox who won his first game as a 29 year old rookie. In [...]

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Player Profile: Devin Mesoraco

“For things to reveal themselves to us, we need to be ready to abandon our views about them.” –Thich Nhat Hanh Devin Mesoraco burst onto fantasy radars following a prolific 2010 minor league season in which he hit twenty-six home runs across three levels for the Reds. Whether it was a matter of playing time [...]

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