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The draft

C – Y. Grandal 18
C – A. Recker 1
1B – M. Reynolds 2
3B – D Wright 29
OF – J. Upton 36
OF – A. Pollock 11
OF – J. Bruce 29
OF – E. Inciarte 10
OF – J. Maxwell 1
2B – Joe Panik 2
MI – S. Gennett 1
SS – Peralta  16
UT – A. Alcantara  5
CI – J. Lamb 10
 M. Garza 16
 A. Wainwright 30
  Z.Greinke 31
 R. De La Rosa 1
 J. Cosart 1
 Buchanan 1
 Despaigne 1
 T. Rosenthal 7
 C. Hatcher 1
 B. Treinen 1

10Michael Lorenzen AAA Lville
15Marco Gonzalez AAA Mmphis
10 JT Realmuto AAA
5 Matt Reynolds AAA AAA Tides
10 Ahmed Rosario hiA StLucie
10 Brandon Drury AA Mobile bay bears
5 Cody Martin MAJ
10 Victor Black DL
5 Joey Terdsoslavich DL

2 Syndergard AAA
2 Stephenson AAA
5 Johnson AAA
5 Tapia hi A Modesta Nuts
2 Renfroe AA S.A. Missions
2 Piscotty AAA
2 Taylor MAJ

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I am not sure what came over me, but the chance to have Marco Gonzales on my roster appealed to me, I didn’t use logic that when Jamie Garcia went down with an injury that the #5 pitcher would not be Gonzales despite his terrific spring. I gave up Butler, a mainstay in Rockies rotation for years to come. A bad trade.

J. Lamb 10
J. Panik 2
J. Peralta 16
S. Gennett 1
J. Upton 36
A. Pollock 11
A. Alcantara 5
E. Inciarte 10
Z.Greinke 31
M. Garza 16
T. Rosenthal 7
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Looking over the closer grid.

http://www.fantasyalarm.com/articles/bender/20149/2015-bullpen-report-closer-grid/

My team the Mets looking good,Checking the news on http://fantasyrundown.com/

I found this site.

http://www.dailybaseballdata.com/

Good daily box score data,

http://rotoguru1.com/cgi-bin/byday.pl?date=409

Cutdown day

I made a bad trade this off season giving up Josh Bell for Aramis Ramirez. I didn’t research the trade well enough. I just remembered seeing Aramis at the All star game in 2014. I didn’t look at is second half of 2014 where his performance really fell off. Moreover, after the trade it was revealed he was going to retire after 2015. After reflection on making a bad deal, I decided moving on from Ramirez rather than taking on his bad contract of $25 in the upcoming draft.

I took a chance of waivers after the season and gave up Neil Ramirez for Homer Bailey. I drafted Bailey at $27 last year and when I decided to build for the next season, I traded him for Eddie Butler of the Rockies. At that salary, he is about $5-$10 overpriced. He has shoulder injury and will start year on DL. I cut him.

As far as Butler, he looked like the real deal after 2013. How easily we forget he will pitch in Colorado. He obviously had some form of an injury when he got the recall to majors in 2014 as he was blasted in his debut. I liked Marco Gonzales and given a chance to take on $10 salary in year 1 for Butler who was in year 2, I took the deal. My salary now was at $160

My salary was going to be at $160 coming into the draft. But, after some reflection, I thought I could get Grichuk back in the draft at less than his $10 price tag. Going into draft 12 players and $150.

Some resources links follow for draft prep:

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/the-fangraphs-top-200-prospect-list/

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=25538

http://insidethezona.com/2015/02/love-letter-jake-lamb/

http://rotochamp.com/baseball/Player.aspx?MLBAMID=542255

http://www.minorleagueball.com/2015/3/10/8183125/baseball-prospect-book-not-quite-final-2015-grade-index

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/fantasy/2015/03/10/gardner-nl-projected-lineups-fantasy-impact/24701889/

http://www.fantasypros.com/mlb/advice/auction-values.php

http://rotoprofessor.com/baseball/?p=25775

Tier 1:
1. Clayton Kershaw – Los Angeles Dodgers

Tier 2:
5. Max Scherzer – Washington Nationals

9. Jon Lester – Chicago Cubs

Tier 3:
15. Julio Teheran – Atlanta Braves

Tier 4:
16. Zack Greinke – Los Angeles Dodgers
19. Jordan Zimmermann – Washington Nationals

http://rotoprofessor.com/baseball/?p=25777

Tier 5:
James Shields – San Diego Padres
Homer Bailey – Cincinnati Reds

Tier 6:
Wily Peralta – Milwaukee Brewers
Lance Lynn – St. Louis Cardinals
Brandon McCarthy – Los Angeles Dodgers

LABR 2015

draft

recap

 

Roster updates

Still in active roster

  • MI Scooter Gennett
  • 2B Joe Panik
  • 3B Jake Lamb
  • OF AJ Pollock
  • OF Randall Grichuk
  • OF Ender Enciarte
  • UT Arismendy Alcantara

Traded

  • SS Wilmer Flores
  • OF Wil Venable
  • JP Crawford
  • Jenry Mejia
  • Tony Cingrini

Acquired

  • SP Zack Greinke
  • SS Jhonny Peralta
  • SP Matt Garza
  • OF Justin Upton

It’s Prospect Season

The 2015 season will be here before you know it. In the meantime, it’s prediction time. Here are the Mc Paper’s 100 names to know.

Baseball prospectus says forget 100, i am going with the 101 top prospects .

If that is not enough, check the Fantasy Rundown.

  • MI Scooter Gennett
  • 2B Joe Panik
  • 3B Jake Lamb
  • SS Wilmer Flores
  • OF AJ Pollock
  • OF Randall Grichuk
  • OF Ender Enciarte
  • UT Arismendy Alcantara