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The Congo Hammer

  • joined Mar 18, 2008
  • last login Apr 09, 2014
  • posts 153
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I am a fantasy baseball-obsessed college student, who occasionally plans his drafts during classes instead of taking notes. I have been in a TQStats Rotisserie AL-Only Keeper League for six years, in which I have owned my own team, the Congo Hammers for three years. Being in AL-only leagues for so long, my interest and knowledge of baseball is severely lopsided towards the AL. Red Sox are my favorite team, but I'm more of a fan of fantasy baseball and baseball in general.

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Top 60 for Fantasy Baseball - AL Only

I really only follow the AL closely and that's why I'm doing this one. For a Fantasy list, I weigh a few things more heavily than other lists: 1. Major league readiness and likelihood of...

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Congo Hammer's End of Season Top 30 AL Prospects for Fantasy Baseball

The things that I emphasize for a fantasy list are offense (no defense) for hitters, major league readiness/immediate impact /upside, general distrust of pitchers and power having priority over...

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How long until... (AL-only)

Baseball's always full of uncertainty... roles change all the time, and the smart fantasy manager has to have a good sense of this to take advantage of trades and whatnot, especially in deep...

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AL Rapid-fire questions

Wieters or Santana? McCarthy or Smyly? Drabek or Hammel? Hutchison or Alvarez? Arrieta or Porcello? Scherzer or Peavy? Willingham or Teixeira? Eldred or Kaaihue? Cespedes or Joyce? Scott or Choo? L...

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AL recent minor league pitchers fighting for major league rotation spots

This year in particular, there looks to be many prospects or former prospects who are stuck in somewhat of a no-mans land... getting moved to the bullpen or the minors but still within close range...

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Doubront and Aceves in the BoSox Rotation?

It looks like consensus is that Bard won't pan out as a starter after all. I'm not all that surprised, but I am surprised (and disappointed) that the Sox did not plan for this by acquiring better...

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Mariners Prospect Competition at 3B

A lot of press has been given to the Snider/Thames battle in Toronto, but I consider this the most interesting position-time battle of the spring. Right now, three candidates for the job are all...

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Rank these low-end AL only players

So I'm in a AL only salary ($50 cap) keeper league, and am one major league keeper short for my upcoming draft. Here is the list of players I could roster as my eighth keeper... the selection...

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Chris Parmelee

Do you think he has a chance of getting playing time in 2012? If so, how do you think he'll do? I personally believe Morneau really is done and is just one headache away from retirement... it's...

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Taking advantage of a new rule in my league

My AL-only Roto fantasy league recently decided to count minor league games the same as major league games as far as major league eligibility is required (20 games total at any position to qualify...

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Should I make this trade offer?

So I'm in an AL-only auction keeper roto league ($50 salary cap for 23 players), and am looking to make a deal... I would trade: Two years of Ian Kinsler at $4.75 with an option for a third year...

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Kevin Goldstein's BP top 101 Prospects

Well, there's one good thing about waking up at 5 A.M. on a Monday, and this is it.2012 Top 101 Prospects 1. Matt Moore, LHP, Rays 2. Bryce Harper, OF, Nationals 3. Mike Trout, OF, Angels 4. J...

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The Congo Hammer's Top 50 AL Prospects

Thought it's about time I make one of these. I only specialize in the AL, someone can feel free to make an NL list. Keep in mind that these rankings have a Fantasy slant, and so I tend to prefer...

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Diamonds in the rough? Looking at last years AL rookie hitters

John did a piece on a lot of these guys a while back, but I wanted to look at them from a fantasy perspective. They'd only be worth considering in very deep leagues, as they will probably go...

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Fantasy Strategy for leagues with non-standard categories

Many fantasy leaguers use general fantasy guides and magazines to prepare for their draft, and those usually use the standard 4x4 or 5x5 categories. But not everyone is in leagues with those...

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Super Deep League Sleepers - AL hitters

I'm not talking guys like Dayan Viciedo and Nolan Reimold. I mean SUPER deep, guys who will probably go undrafted in most AL-only leagues since they're not even guaranteed playing time. Then...

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Are we underrating Manny Banuelos?

Around Minorleagueball, there seems to be a pretty strong opinion that Baneulos and Betances are very close, with some giving Betances the edge and more giving it to Banuelos, but often by a small...

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Lost former pitching prospect smackdown

Every year, certain young pitchers fall from grace in a dramatic fashion. Also, some rise from the ashes and redeem some of their former glory. This year, two of the brightest potential pitching...

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Is Vinnie Catricala being underrated?

I can't help but feel like he's not getting the attention he deserves in prospect circles. He is the same age as guys like Olt and Middlebrooks, and he has produced at Double-A with a lower K...

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Trade offer

In an AL-only league (14 Hitters (2 Catchers) and 9 pitchers) I was just offered Mark Reynolds, Robinson Cano, Joe Mauer, and Sergio Santos for Miguel Cabrera, Jhonny Peralta, Jarrod Saltalamacchia,...

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Q & A with Trevor May on Reddit

At least we're pretty sure it's him, based on what he's given away thus far. Has some interesting stuff to say... he also does not know what sabermetrics are. And says 80% of players on his minor...

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BP Oakland Athletics top 11

KG's new list is out: Five-Star Prospects 1. Michael Choice, OF Four-Star Prospects 2. Jarrod Parker, RHP 3. A.J. Cole, RHP 4. Brad Peacock, RHP 5. Sonny Gray, RHP 6. Derek Norris, C 7. Grant...

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Brandon McCarthy: Fantasy Sleeper or Bust?

Brandon McCarthy: Fantasy Sleeper or Bust?

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ETAs of Low minors high upside bats

For those in fantasy leagues that value call-ups that are major-league ready, or just for minor league fans that are impatient to see their players in the majors, it's always fun to speculate when...

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Scraping the Bottom Of The Barrel: AL Outfielders

I'm in an AL only roto keeper league with an auction draft, and one of my favorite strategies is to wait until the end of the draft for some endgame picks at league minimum salary, then deal them...

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Former top prospect relievers converting back to starters

I wanted to hear your thoughts on the three high-upside arms that will making the switch back to a starter, hoping their story will be more C.J. Wilson, less Joba Chamberlain.

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Minor league splits by month

Hey, I've been trying to find monthly minor league splits to see if there's accuracy to the claim that Michael Choice improved his K rate every successive month in 2011, but after looking...

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Lavarnway called up

From Rotoworld: Red Sox purchased the contract of C-DH Ryan Lavarnway from Triple-A Pawtucket. Lavarnway will serve as the designated hitter and bat seventh in his major league debut Thursday...

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The Congo Hammer's midseason AL top 25

Keep in mind that my rankings tend to have a fantasy slant to them... which means I am skeptical of pitchers and don't take defense into account.  That being said I am not a huge fan of speedsters,...

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Stick a Fork in 'em

As a minor league-focused community, I think we're pretty much the last guys to give up on prospects in many cases.  We have seen how prospect stock ebbs and flows, and how many talented players...

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