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ST PETERSBURG, FL - AUGUST 20:  Outfielder Desmond Jennings #8 of the Tampa Bay Rays steals second base against the Seattle Mariners during the game at Tropicana Field on August 20, 2011 in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
ST PETERSBURG, FL - AUGUST 20: Outfielder Desmond Jennings #8 of the Tampa Bay Rays steals second base against the Seattle Mariners during the game at Tropicana Field on August 20, 2011 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
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Here are your fantasy baseball links for August 25:

In The Sabermetric Spotlight: Desmond Jennings | COSFBA

It's hard to predict his future numbers, as he's already 24 years old. When you hear highly touted prospect, most people think of someone who is nearly half a decade younger, and will need some time to adjust and mature. This isn't necessarily the case for Jennings, as he's already the same age as Upton, who's been a mainstay in the Rays outfield for the last 5 years.

Johnson Traded for Hill and McDonald: Fantasy Implications | FanGraphs Fantasy Baseball

McDonald’s value jumped the most from this trade. He looks to be the everyday SS in Arizona since Stephen Drew is out for the season.

Follow the jump for more of the latest fantasy baseball news and analysis from around the web.

Let’s Play a Game, Starring 3 AL Starting Pitchers | FanGraphs Fantasy Baseball
I love me some Name Game.

Outfielder Three-Pack: You can put it on the Belt | Roto Hardball

Not eye popping by any means, but he's mashed every time he's been sent down and if the Giants are going to make any real push to get into the playoffs, they should finally give Belt the chance he's deserved all season.

Eric Young Jr. and Nick Hundley: Late Season Waiver Wire Help | FanGraphs Fantasy Baseball

Over the seven days, Hundley has hit .526 with one home run, four RBI and eight runs scored, pushing him to .536-2-5 with nine runs scored since coming off the DL on August 12 and making him the hottest hitting catcher in baseball right now. While on the shelf, he apparently spent a lot of time working on his swing and it certainly seems to be paying off.

Reliever Roundup: Brian Wilson, Jose Valverde and Grant Balfour | Roto Hardball

Perhaps no prominent reliever shows more of a disconnect between his performance and his advanced statistics than Valverde. His counting stats are phenomenal, and his save record is unblemished, but his rate stats and luck indicators all suggest he's barely a league average pitcher.

Lilly and Peacock: NL Starting Pitchers | FanGraphs Fantasy Baseball

According to’s Bill Ladson, the Nationals are going to call up Peacock when rosters expand on September 1, which makes him an interesting option for those needing to replace an injured starter. It would be nice to know exactly how he’ll fit into the rotation before picking him up, but the Nats aren’t making that clear just yet. While he hasn’t racked up the double-digit strikeout games the way he did in Double-A, Peacock still frequently sets hitters down by the bunch in Triple-A, and is likely to continue to do so even after he gets promoted again.

Injury Report: August 25: Shin-Soo Choo, Carlos Santana & More | Rotoprofessor

Prospect of the Day: Trevor Bauer, RHP, Arizona Diamondbacks | Minor League Ball

He experiments with different pitches, and attacks hitters without hesitation. He loves strikeouts, making him a fascist in Bull Durham terms ("strikeouts are boring, besides that, they're fascist"), but it works for him. So far Bauer has had few problems in pro baseball and is on the fast track.

James Paxton and Jurickson Profar, Scouting the Unknown | Razzball
About Profar:

I never, in all my articles, have felt this exuberant about a hitting prospect in regards to non-fantasy upside.

Logan Morrison, Mike Trout and Kevin Kouzmanoff: Mining the Minors | FanGraphs Fantasy Baseball

While Morrison’s overall production this year has been slightly disappointing, the guy is still hitting with more power than expected — in fact, he smacked his 18th homer of the season in his first game back Wednesday — and he’s worth an add in almost all leagues in the event his owner cut him loose while he was banished.

Fantasy Baseball Player Prospecting: Potential Washington Nationals call-ups |
Peacock, Lombardozzi, Milone

Daily Dish: Double-A Not Slowing Tyler Skaggs | Baseball America
Skaggs, Taillon, Realmuto, Mesoraco, Cox, Miller

Minor League Notes, August 24, 2011 | Minor League Ball
Derek Dietrich, Brad Miller, Darin Ruf, Chris Schwinden

Who Is MLB's Most Underrated Player? | Baseball Nation
Zobrist, Tulowitzki, or other?

Brad Mills Pulls 'Waxahachie Swap' Tuesday Night | Baseball Nation
Only one word can describe this adequately: Baseball.