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  1. The Juiced Ball League is a 24-team dynasty that utilizes salary caps and a deep 60 man minor league system to provide an authentic simulation of the GM experience! Our offseason Minor League Free Agent Draft is began on November 5th, in which owners select from all un-owned minor leaguers including 2018 J2 signees. The league is hosted through Fantrax, uses a H2H category scoring system, is completely free of charge, and maintains excellent competitive balance year to year with very little owner turnover. The available teams are: Baltimore Orioles Spreadsheet with contract information. Minnesota Twins Spreadsheet with contract information. League info: Constitution Proboards link (used to manage transactions, trades, general communications) Reply to this post or email me at cwhittl3@gmail.com if you'd like to join!
  2. Orioles still available!
  3. Baltimore Orioles are now available! A strong roster with a good blend of youth and production Link to spreadsheet
  4. Astros taken. Giants available!
  5. Brewers taken. Astros and Giants remain available
  6. Brewers and Astros are now available! Brewers are very competitive. Check out their spreadsheet Astros are probably ready to compete after another season of rebuilding. Should be a great fit for a prospect hound. Spreadsheet here
  7. The Juiced Ball League is a 24-team dynasty that utilizes salary caps and a deep 60 man minor league system to provide an authentic simulation of the GM experience! Our offseason Minor League Free Agent Draft is beginning on November 5th, in which owners select from all un-owned minor leaguers including 2018 J2 signees. The league is hosted through Fantrax, uses a H2H category scoring system, is completely free of charge, and maintains excellent competitive balance year to year with very little owner turnover. The available team are the San Francisco Giants, who are in need of a bit of a rebuild after winning the NL west a year ago. They have the 4th overall pick in the upcoming draft. Spreadsheet with contract information. League info: Constitution Proboards link (used to manage transactions, trades, general communications) Reply to this post or email me at cwhittl3@gmail.com if you'd like to join!
  8. Giants are the only available team. Our offseason draft is approaching at the beginning of November. Any dynasty nerds itching for a prospect fix should hit me up!
  9. Updated Prospect Rankings?

    ^ Not exactly a "hot take" at the end of that last post. I should clarify - I'll be taking the 2018 J2 class significantly ahead of where the reddit-linked top 500 list has them ranked.
  10. Updated Prospect Rankings?

    Right, so assuming that the 2018 J2 class is comparable to the 2015-2017 classes take a look at the table I put together below. This indicates to me that the list you linked is too low on the 2018 class due to the immense risk and upside that these players have at this point in their careers and in our information on them. Either that, or the 2018 class is expected to be significantly weaker than those previous. At this point the 2016 class looks the weakest, and the 2017 and 2015 looks like goldmines relative to what other prospects might be available at this point in offseason or startup dynasty drafts! Vlad, Tatis, Soto were all between 7 and 30 in their 2015 class! Who knows which players might be on the same trajectory, but I am loading up on international signees if I am drafting prospects in any deep leagues. 2018 MLB.com J2 Ranks 2017 BA Ranks 2016 MLB.com J2 ranks 2015 MLB.com J2 ranks 2018 Overall Player 2018 Overall Rank, Player 2018 Overall Player 2018 Overall Player 394 Diego Cartaya 7 1. Wander Franco 35 Luis Robert 332 Yadier Alvarez 197 Marco Luciano - 2. Daniel Flores 168 Kevin Maitan 356 Vladimir Gutierrez 474 Misael Urbina 121 3. Ronny Mauricio 90 Adrian Morejon 65 Yusniel Diaz 244 Orelvis Martinez 170 4. Everson Pereira Norge Ruiz - Alfredo Rodriguez 495 Richard Gallardo 198 5. George Valera Cionel Perez - Eddie Martinez - Gabriel Rodriguez 157 6. Julio Rodriguez 356 Vladimir Gutierrez 358 Lucius Fox 450 Noelvi Marte - 7. Danny Diaz Graduated Lourdes Gurriel 1 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. - Alexander Vargas 373 8. Carlos Rodriguez - Alfredo Rodriguez 94 Lazaro Armenteros 308 Starlyn Castillo 118 9. Kristian Robinson - Luis Almanzar - Starling Heredia 367 Osiel Rodriguez - 10. Raimfer Salinas 94 Lazaro Armenteros 261 Jhailyn Ortiz 309 Kevin Alcantara - 11. Ronny Rojas 370 Gabriel Arias 202 Gilberto Celestino - Antonio Gomez 119 12. Luis Garcia - Jorge Ona 150 Wander Javier - Junior Sanquintin - 13. Jelfry Marte - Muis Garcia 54 Seuly Matias 449 Francisco Alvarez 102 14. Eric Pardinho - Yanio Perez 103 Cristian Pache Sandy Gaston 81 15. Antonio Cabello 172 Freudis Nova - Alvaro Seijas Jose De La Cruz - 16. Adrian Hernandez 145 Jeisson Rosario - Daniel Montano Alvin Guzman - 17. Aaron Bracho - Jonathan Machado - Yonathan Perlaza Jose Lopez - 18. Ynmanol Marinez - David Garcia - Albert Guaimaro Eduarqui Fernandez 415 19. Trent Deveaux - Victor Garcia - Andres Gimenez Adinso Reyes - 20. Roberto Chirinos - Randy Arozarena - Jonathan Sierra Eduardo Garcia - 21. Juan Querecuto - Yasel Antuna - Gregory Guerrero Jose Rodriguez - 22. Ezequiel Tovar - Jordy Barley 156 Leodys Taveras Alejandro Pie 99 23. Miguel Hiraldo 487 Francisco Morales 453 Aramis Ademan Eduardo Lopez - 24. Keyber Rodriguez - Ronald Bolanos - Ronny Brito Alexander Ramirez - 25. Victor Vargas - Abraham Gutierrez Graduated Juan Soto Freddy Valdez - 26. Larry Ernesto - Yunior Severino - Cristian Olivo Branlyn Jaraba - 27. Wilderd Patino - Jose Sanchez - Derian Cruz Luis Matos - 28. Anthony Garcia - Yerdeluis Vargas 165 Miguel Amaya Joel Machado - 29. Florencio Serrano - Yenci Pena - Carlos Vargas Denny Larrondo - 30. Carlos Aguiar - Marcos Brito 3 Fernando Tatis Jr.
  11. Updated Prospect Rankings?

    Are these your own rankings brock? If so, FANTASTIC job. Have you posted your own list previous seasons? If so I must have missed it. Question for you - Luciano at 197 is the highest of the 2018 J2 class (not counting Victor Victor), and it seems to me that the rest of the J2 class is pretty low versus some of the rookie ball "pop-up" prospects considering that so many of the 2017 J2 guys like Robinson (118), Mauricio (121), Rodriguez (150), Pereira (170), Valera (198) are ranked ahead of Luciano. Is this a statement on the 2018 class being weaker at first glance than the 2017 class, or a hesitance to rank them above 200 on international scouting reports alone? It seems like for fantasy purposes these players are where we can make hay on prospect stocks - if I take Kevin Alcantara at 309 overall this offseason and he becomes a George Valera I've just gained an easy 100+ ranking spots of "profit" in a single season.
  12. Updated Prospect Rankings?

    A valuable tool for deep league dynasty players, thanks for bringing this to my attention. Looks like this is purely an algorithmic ranking based on stats, age and level hence Luis Rengifo at 3rd overall, however it adds a ton of interesting unheralded names to my offseason research list. Seems to be mainly non-pedigreed starting pitchers that are ranked highly - Michael King, Dean Kremer, Patrick Sandoval all in the top 20. AJ Reed sighting at 48.
  13. Free - let me know if you are interested