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Daily Archives: January 11, 2017

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 11, 2017

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The city of San Diego is now a one team city. The Padres have the city to themselves. Fans need to support them like never before.

It is a Gaslamp episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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2017 Top-100 Major League Baseball Prospects

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As the baseball season quickly approaches, it’s time to take a look at the top-100 prospects for 2017. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to follow and tweet me @dynasty_digest. You can also find more of my articles at www.dynastydigest.sportsblogs.com.

 

Rank Player Team Position
1 Alex Reyes STL SP
2 Yoan Moncada CHW 2B/3B
3 Andrew Benintendi BOS OF
4 Brendan Rodgers COL SS
5 Gleyber Torres NYY SS
6 Victor Robles WSH OF
7 Dansby Swanson ATL SS
8 Ian Happ CHC 2B/OF
9 Rafael Devers BOS 3B
10 Lucas Giolito WSH SP
11 Eloy Jimenez CHC OF
12 Ozzie Albies ATL 2B/SS
13 Tyler Glasnow PIT SP
14 Cody Bellinger LAD 1B/OF
15 J.P. Crawford PHI SS
16 Austin Meadows PIT OF
17 Amed Rosario NYM SS
18 Clint Frazier NYY OF
19 Josh Bell PIT 1B/OF
20 Joey Gallo TEX 3B/OF
21 Manuel Margot SD OF
22 Francis Martes HOU SP
23 Brent Honeywell TB SP
24 Nick Senzel CIN 3B
25 Michael Kopech CHW SP
26 Kevin Maitan ATL SS
27 Willy Adames TB SS
28 Bradley Zimmer CLE OF
29 Jason Groome BOS SP
30 Anderson Espinoza SD SP
31 Jorge Mateo NYY SS
32 Yadier Alvarez LAD SP
33 Kyle Lewis SEA OF
34 Franklin Barreto OAK SS
35 Riley Pint COL SP
36 Blake Rutherford NYY OF
37 Josh Hader MIL SP
38 Corey Ray MIL OF
39 Alex Verdugo LAD OF
40 Hunter Renfroe SD OF
41 Lewis Brinson MIL OF
42 Isan Diaz MIL 2B/SS
43 Mickey Moniak PHI OF
44 Jose De Leon LAD SP
45 Erick Fedde WSH SP
46 Reynaldo Lopez CHW SP
47 Jake Bauers TB 1B/OF
48 Aaron Judge NYY OF
49 Lourdes Gurriel Jr. TOR SS
50 Willie Calhoun LAD 2B
51 Luke Weaver STL SP
52 Francisco Mejia CLE C
53 Raimel Tapia COL OF
54 James Kaprielian NYY SP
55 Harrison Bader STL OF
56 Braxton Garrett MIA SP
57 Kolby Allard ATL SP
58 Tyler Jay MIN SP
59 Rowdy Tellez TOR 1B
60 Kyle Tucker HOU OF
61 Tyler O’Neil SEA OF
62 Sean Newcomb ATL SP
63 David Paulino HOU SP
64 Derek Fisher HOU OF
65 Jeff Hoffman COL SP
66 Nick Gordon MIN SS
67 Nick Williams PHI OF
68 A.J. Puk OAK SP
69 Kevin Newman PIT SS
70 Luis Ortiz MIL SP
71 Mike Soroka ATL SP
72 Jesse Winker CIN OF
73 Zack Collins CHW C
74 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR 3B
75 Amir Garrett CIN SP
76 Mitch Keller PIT SP
77 Jorge Alfaro PHI C
78 Dominic Smith NYM 1B
79 Ronald Acuna ATL OF
80 Bobby Bradley CLE 1B
81 Chance Sisco BAL C
82 Sean Reid-Foley TOR SP
83 Yusniel Diaz LAD OF
84 Matt Manning DET SP
85 Forrest Whitley HOU SP
86 Brady Aiken CLE SP
87 A.J. Reed HOU 1B
88 Brett Phillips MIL OF
89 Phil Bickford MIL SP
90 Walker Buehler LAD SP
91 Ian Anderson ATL SP
92 Tyler Beede SF SP
93 Richard Urena TOR SS
94 Sandy Alcantara STL SP
95 Max Schrock OAK 2B
96 Cal Quantrill SD SP
97 Triston McKenzie CLE SP
98 Carson Kelly STL C
99 Michael Gettys SD OF
100 Stephen Gonsalves MIN SP

Top Blue Jays Prospects For 2017

The Blue Jays system is mostly made up of high upside hitters but, like always, the Jays have been stockpiling pitching in the draft to compensate. With these new draftees, the organization is trending up compared to how barren it was after the Jays first postseason run. There is tremendous upside in picks like T.J. Zeuch, J.B. Woodman, and Joshua Palacios just in the 2016 MLB Draft. Vlad Jr. and Bo Bichette are two young talents that look like they could shine in the spotlight as stars. They also have bloodlines of former greats, which has proven to be a characteristic the Jays tend to take a chance on. The pitching doesn’t have the same talent as it did when “The Lansing Three” were storming their way up the system, but pitchers like Justin Maese and Angel Perdomo could develop into a top of the rotation starters. Overall, the system has enough upside talent to use as trade bait and still have an upper half ranking system.

Toronto Blue Jays Top 25 Prospects 2017

MLB Reports State Of The Union For 2017: 6 Year Anniversary For Us!!

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It has been an incredible 6 years run for the MLB Reports but 2017 is going to redefine us as a major entity in the blogging landscape.  We are heading to a new platform pretty soon to better serve our readers, and to also enable us to expand to the content we need to post on a daily basis. 

Coming off the heels of our greatest ever season in 2016, we are ramping up production to new levels.

Our track record has been quite impressive since the inception, and we are hoping to keep up the momentum for our readers in the upcoming seasons.  We have no filters, extremely strong opinions, and if we aren’t pissing plenty of people off at any given time – then we are not doing our jobs correctly.

Our Motto ‘The Truth Stings Like A Cactus! Baseball Is Our Religion, Come for worship anytime.”

Brian Wilson Apologist, tattoo artist and Professional Gambling Handicapper Hunter Stokes was awesome in his best picks of the year and best value bets on the World Series. Can he do it again?

Brian Wilson Apologist, FanDuel Master, tattoo artist and Professional Gambling Handicapper – Hunter Stokes has been awesome in his best picks of the year from 2014 – 2016 and best value bets on the World Series. Can he do it again in 2017?

Hunter Stokes (our Chief Writer and Gambling Expert) has pledged to work for us full time.  He will be doing Daily Fantasy Rosters for FanDuel all year based on his successful indoctrination to the world last year.  In addition to that, he will continue his outstanding best value picks for Sports Handicapping.

This means Player Prop Bets, Odds to Win the World Series, MLB Divisions, Pennants and Home Run Derby posts. His track record has been elite to say the least, and we have all profited off his blogs.

Hunter will also be in charge of all the MLB Team Power Rankings and many more posts.

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Chuck Booth with Larry Lucchino in the Fenway RF Nation area..

I, Chuck Booth. will also be able to write full time this next year – which means I am going to be in charge of updating all of our mainstay pages:  MLB Interleague, Tommy John Surgery, and I am coming back strong with a new emphasis on MLB Team Payrolls that is unique to the industry.  Before the year is over, no one will have finer coverage of MLB Team Salary Analysis than we will. 

Trey Rose with Justin Verlander

Trey Rose with Justin Verlander

Our Lead Baseball Analyst (Trey Rose) is going to contribute daily (DFS) MLB Draft Kings rosters during the regular seasons. along with a ton of baseball rankings when it comes to fantasy baseball.  Trey is an uprising writing talent that will not be denied.

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Sully Baseball has continued his streak of running a podcast every day since Oct. 24/2012 – and 2017 he will not be slowing down anytime soon.   We are pleased to have Sully back for another year of his 20 minute a day show!!

In March, we are coming back with our award winning (MLB Team Appreciation Days, where we preview your clubs, and also hammer out the payroll for each team).

The BBBA is a growing collection of baseball bloggers with the general purpose of collaborating on projects or being a reference for each other - and especially in terms of promoting in social media like Twitter, Facebook and Podcasting. Click the Contact Us Page If You wish to join.

The BBBA is a growing collection of baseball bloggers with the general purpose of collaborating on projects or being a reference for each other – and especially in terms of promoting in social media like Twitter, Facebook and Podcasting.

This is not all….We have several many other BBBA (Baseball Bloggers Alliance) contributors to the site that will be posting their great work with our site to show the public as well.

250 writers have posted at least one article with us.. We are in the Millions of views now in our 6000+ Blogs.  Many thanks to all of the people who have contributed to our little place on the web.  Here is to many more years of baseball coverage!

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Chuck Booth (MLB Reports Owner)

*** The views and opinions expressed in this report are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of mlbreports.com and their partners***

I am happy to be back at the helm of the MLB Reports, after completing my record 224 Games in the MLB Trip in 2015.  It was the 4th time I have seen all 30 MLB Parks since 2008. During that time away I was fortunate to do 100 Media Interviews

Interview on CSN Philly during the month of July.

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Ranking the 2017 American League Managers

As usual with my mid-winter grades, I won’t offer any score for first time managers, but if a guy has managed elsewhere in the majors he’s fair game, even if this will be the first season with his current team.

Let’s get to it!

American League East

John Farrell, Boston Red Sox: First to worst and back again. And again. And again. Farrell’s Boston teams seem to be either really good or really bad, and that doesn’t reflect too well on the manger. Seems to me, a well run team filled with talented veterans should be able to do a better job of consistently competing. 2017 will be a big challenge for Farrell for many reasons. First, he’ll be trying to string together back to back good seasons, but beyond that, the Red Sox are now so loaded with talent that expectations are going to be sky high. As we’ve seen in baseball many times before (e.g. 2012 Miami Marlins) super teams on paper don’t always pan out. Let’s see if Farrell can get all the parts to mesh. Grade: B

To continue reading the definitive rankings of 2017 American League Managers, click on over to our mostly baseball blog at Off The Bench.

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