CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 20: Homer Bailey #34 of the Cincinnati Reds throws a pitch during the game against the Houston Astros at Great American Ball Park on September 20, 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by John Sommers II/Getty Images)
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This is a pitcher whose skills are improving and looking pretty solid right now. He plays in front of a good defensive squad and is backed by good offensive support. Before you pass on Bailey in next year’s drafts after quickly glancing at his surface stats, go the extra dollar, as 2012 may finally be his year.
AL Rookie Pitcher Review | Roto Hardball
Following up on yesterday's look at American League rookie hitters, today we check out some of the better first-year starters in the league.
Overlooked Greatness | Baseball Guys
Underrated players by position.
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MLB Injury Updates | Roto Hardball
As the 2011 season winds down, we take a look at relevant injuries for the playoffs as well as some things to look at heading into the off-season.
Marte is an exciting talent, but he could use a year of Triple-A to put the finishing touches on his hitting and basestealing. We should see him sometime in 2012.
THT’s top 100 prospects, part 3 | The Hardball Times
Parts 1 and 2 can be found in yesterday's post.
At this point I would say that it is unlikely that d’Arnaud breaks camp with the Blue Jays. While it wouldn’t be surprising to see him get an opportunity in 2012, the chances of him hitting enough to be fantasy viable appears to be a long-shot. While he offers some power, the average is a major risk. Those in dynasty leagues can keep him stashed, otherwise he is probably a player to look at more towards 2013.