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Mid-August GM Challenge

Posted on: August 9, 2009 4:39 pm


  • Catcher - Brian McCann
  • 1st Baseman - Adam LaRoche
  • 2nd Baseman - Kelly Johnson
  • Shortstop - Yunel Escobar
  • 3rd Baseman - Chipper Jones
  • Left-Fielder - Garret Anderson
  • Center-Fielder - Nate McLouth
  • Right-Fielder - Matt Diaz


  • Center Fielder - Gregor Blanco
  • Left Fielder/1st Baseman - Greg Norton
  • 1st Baseman/Shortstop/3rd Baseman - Martin Prado
  • Catcher - David Ross
  • 3rd Baseman/Shortstop/2nd Baseman - Diory Hernandez

Starting Rotation

  • Derek Lowe
  • Javier Vazquez
  • Jair Jurrjens
  • Tommy Hanson
  • Kenshin Kawakami


  • Mike Gonzalez (Closer)
  • Rafael Soriano (Set-Up Man)
  • Peter Moylan
  • Buddy Carlyle
  • Eric O'Flaherty
  • Manny Acosta
  • Boone Logan
  • Kris Medlen

Top Prospects

 1) Jason Heyward, OF, Grade A-: A personal favorite, though he actually hit fewer homers than expected. Broad base of skills.
2) Frederick Freeman, 1B, Grade B+: Debating whether or not to move him up to A-. Not as broad a skill base as Heyward, but power and youth stand out.
3) Thomas Hanson, RHP, Grade B+: Looks good to me, though will need some Triple-A to put on the finishing touches. Number Two starter ceiling.
4) Jordan Schafer, OF, Grade B+: I should have put him on the Rotowire Top 100 list. Will be in the 50/50 for the book. Power, speed, defense, OBP, and played well without the juice.
5) Cole Rohrbough, LHP, Grade B: Excellent ceiling. I cannot prove why objectively, but I worry a bit about his arm. Needs sharper command too.
6) Craig Kimbrel, RHP, Grade B: I hesitate to grade relief prospects this highly, but I can’t ignore his early dominance.
7) Kris Medlen, RHP, Grade B-: Am I overrating him? Looks like he could be a really good swingman.
8) Jeff Locke, LHP, Grade B-: I’ve liked him since he was in high school. Like Rohrbough, worry some about injuries.
9) Randall Delgado, RHP, Grade B-: Needs better command, but a high ceiling guy.
10) Brett DeVall, LHP, Grade B-: A long way away, but a high ceiling.


Category: Fantasy Baseball
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