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2016 Prospect Profiles

Five Unheralded Prospects for 2016: AL West

While we provide our prospect rankings based on projected future value, there are still a number of prospects who may be further down in our list but who will have solid value in 2016. Let's look at five from the American League West.

Five Unheralded Prospects Who Could Contribute in 2016: NL West

Ray takes a look at five prospects from the National League West who could surprise fantasy owners in 2016.

Five Unheralded Prospects: AL East

We continue our prospect coverage division by division.

Five Unheralded Prospects for 2016: NL Central

In a division that produced 2015's three best records in baseball, are there any under-the-radar prospects worth monitoring? Should fantasy owners look to the contending Cardinals, Pirates, and Cubs, or to the rebuilding Brewers and Reds?

Five Unheralded Prospects: NL East

With the Braves, Marlins, and Phillies largely in flux, there will be plenty of opportunities for rookies to contribute in the NL East in 2016. What lesser-known prospects could be in-line for serious playing time?

Five Unheralded Prospects for 2016: AL Central

Our Fake Teams readers already know about elite prospects such as Minnesota's Byron Buxton, but what about under-the-radar prospects who could contribute in the Majors this season?

Ten Relief Pitching Prospects to Watch

Speculating on prospects in search of saves can be a fool's errand, but there are still names to watch if you're looking for potential closers down on the farm.

The Next Big Star

While most people see Lucas Giolito as the next great pitcher coming up, there is actually another, even younger pitcher, drawing the comparisons to Pedro and Felix.

Tyler Glasnow and the Elusive Virtue of Patience

How soon can fantasy owners expect to see the Pirates' elite pitching prospect arrive in Pittsburgh?

Lucas Giolito Cannot be Overhyped

The Nationals may well be looking at another generational talent.

The Twins' Coming Ace

Jose Berrios has been overshadowed since arriving with the Twins in 2012 by a pair of elite prospects, but has emerged in his own right as one of the elite pitching prospects in baseball, and is on the cusp of contributing to fantasy teams this year.

Is Byron Buxton Still Elite?

Byron Buxton was once the hottest prospect in baseball, but injuries and struggles have taken some of the shine off of the guy once considered to be the next big thing. Can he recover?

Nomar Mazara, and the Curse of the High Floor

The Big Chill will be hitting Texas sooner than many expected - are you ready?

Orlando Arcia Time Is Near

Milwaukee shortstop prospect Orlando Arcia is a budding superstar. His time is coming soon.

What Is Dansby Swanson's Value?

The Braves continued their nearly year and a half spree of bold moves by adding not just a local kid, but the top pick in the 2015 MLB Draft- a draft considered weak by many at the top.

Could J.P. Crawford be a top fantasy shortstop?

Jason Hunt takes a look at the shortstop of the future for the Phillies with J.P. Crawford, and wonders if he could be the next great fantasy performer.

Being a Moran is not an Insult

Colin Moran should not be forgotten!

Devers Talents: Boston's Phenom at the Hot Corner

After tearing up the South Atlantic League as a teenager in 2015, what will Red Sox 3B prospect Rafael Devers do for an encore?

Who is Joey Gallo?

Everyone knows that Joey Gallo has simply ridiculous power. However the rest of his game is up for debate, as some see him as a future superstar, others see him as the second coming of Adam Dunn, and then others see him as a guy that won't hit enough to unlock his power potential.

(Limited) Opportunity Knocks for Alen Hanson

Can Pittsburgh's top second-base prospect overcome his recent struggles in the minors and claim a starting job with the Pirates?

Jose Peraza is Still a Long Way Away

The 21-year-old infielder was traded to the Reds in December, which means his pathway to playing time is blocked by Brandon Phillips and Zack Cozart. Can the young Venezuelan defy the odds and become fake league relevant in 2016?

The $31.5M Bargain: Yoan Moncada

The next Cuban superstar is on his way to the Show.

Divisive Prospects: Dom Smith

New York Mets first base prospect Dom Smith is one of the more divisive prospects in the game as questions surround the development of his power. Could he be a bargain right now as a result?

For Whom Josh Bell Tolls

Puns aside, Josh Bell is ready for a shot at the Major League level.

Houston's Reed is the top 1B Prospect in Baseball

A.J. Reed ranks among baseball's elite prospects thanks to a monstrous 2015 campaign that thrilled his fantasy owners, even the disappointed ones.

Top 20 First Base Prospects

Jason Hunt looks at his top 20 fantasy first base prospects.

The Pop-Up Prospect, or How I Learned to Love Willson Contreras

Most breakout prospects are viewed with a healthy dose of skepticism, but there's little cause for concern with Contreras.

Jorge Alfaro - Prospect Profile

Brian Creagh examines the declining stock of catching prospect Jorge Alfaro

Gary Sanchez: The Eternal Prospect

Yankees catching prospect Gary Sanchez may finally get his opportunity with the big league club in 2016.