Fantasy Baseball Tumbling Dice: Pitching Prospects, Ultra Style

by Lawr Michaels, on February 19, 2013 @ 09:26:02 PDT


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Rafael Montero (#153): Signed by the Mets in 2010, Montero climbed four levels his first full year as a pro in 2011 going 5-4, 2.15 over 71 innings with 66 strikeouts to 13 walks with 55 hits allowed. Last year Montero worked two more levels, going 6-3, 2.52 at Savannah over 71.1 innings, before advancing to St. Lucie for 50.2 innings, with a 5-2, 2.13 record. Montero's 2012 totals represent as 11-5, 2.36 over 122 innings, with 110 strikeouts to 19 walks, with 96 hits surrendered, good for a 0.943 ratio.

Adam Morgan (#157): Morgan is a southpaw selected by the Phillies in the third round of the 2011 draft out of Alabama. The soon-to-be 23-year-old started 2012 at High-A Clearwater going 4-10, 3.29, then advanced to AA Reading with 4-1, 3.53. Morgan's aggregate numbers for 2012 stand at 8-11, 3.35 over 152.2 innings, with 169 strikeouts, 39 walks, and 137 hits. Morgan allowed just nine big flies last year along with a 1.109 WHIP.

Nick Goody (#170): Drafted by the Yankees first in the 22nd round in 2011, then again in the sixth round of the 2012 draft again by the Yanks out of LSU. After signing, Goody did three innings at the New York-Penn League before moving on to Charleston for 24.2 innings, then four more at High-A Tampa. Goody totaled 1-2, 1.12 over 32 innings, with 52 strikeouts to nine walks with just 20 hits allowed (0.906 ratio) and no homers allowed.

Tony Cingrani (#246): A third-round selection of the Reds in 2011, Cingrani did his collegiate time at Rice, but once drafted he went right to work logging 51.1 innings at Billings going 3-2, 1.75 with 80 strikeouts to just six walks and 35 hits (0.799 ratio). In 2012 Cingrani began the season at Bakersfield going 5-1, 1.11 over 56.2 frames, then 89.1 more at AA Pensacola with 5-3, 2.12 totals. That gave Cingrani 10-4, 1.73 totals over 146 innings, with 172 whiffs to 52 walks and 98 hits (1.027). But, that was not the end as Cingrani finished the season going five more innings with the Reds, going 0-0, 1.80 to complete his 2012.

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About Lawr Michaels,

Lawr Michaels has been a player in the fantasy baseball industry since he began writing for John Benson in 1993. He has written for STATS, Inc, was the first fantasy columnist for CBS Sportsline, and has appeared in numerous journals and on websites. In 1996, he founded CREATiVESPORTS, a staple for serious fantasy players, which he merged into Mastersball in 2010.

Over the years, Lawr has participated in a wide variety of playing formats and won numerous titles, including AL Tout Wars crowns in 2001 and 2009. Along with his Mastersball duties, Lawr works for as a statistician. Fantasy Baseball

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