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Minor League Barometer: Prospect Year in Review

The year did not go according to play for prospect Taijuan Walker, who has dealt with injuries, command issues and criticism from the Mariners.

FAAB Factor-NL: September Speculation

Will the Dodgers call up Joc Pederson when rosters expand in September? How about the Phillies - will they give Maikel Franco the call? Jan Levine gives you an early look at both in this week's article.

Minor League Barometer: Bundy's Lost Year

It was a bit of a lost year for Dylan Bundy, who came back from Tommy John surgery only to suffer a shoulder injury later in the season.

In Some Depth: See You in September

Dodgers fans have been calling for Joc Pederson and they should get their wish when rosters expand next month.

Minor League Barometer: Norris has New Lease on Life

Daniel Norris is a prime example why you don't give up on a highly-touted prospect after just one bad year.

Behind the Numbers: Moves for the Home Stretch

Teams out of the playoff race still have a lot to play for, including calling up the likes of Cubs prospect Kris Bryant.

FAAB Factor-NL: Reunited - Will It Feel So Good?

Jake Peavy's trade to the Giants reunites him with former manager Bruce Bochy? Can he conjure similar results now that he's back in the NL?

FAAB Factor-NL: Vacancy In San Diego

With Huston Street now on the Angels, who will close for the Padres? RotoWire's Jan Levine answers that question and gives you his FAAB bids for the week.

Minor League Barometer: Promotion Time for Prospects

Corey Seager is among a number of prospects who have earned recent promotions as he'll head to Double-A for the Dodgers.

Minor League Barometer: The Astros' Next Shooting Star

Domingo Santana was overshadowed the last couple seasons by George Springer and Jonathan Singleton, but he could be the next line for a callup to the Astros.

The Saber's Edge: Good Bet To Succeed?

Is Mookie Betts a good bet to become a productive big league hitter? Jeff Zimmerman breaks down the current crop of hitting prospects to find the players most likely to become productive bats at the top level.

In Some Depth: Time to Shine for Angels' Cron

With the release of Raul Ibanez over the weekend, the path to regular playing time is clear for C.J. Cron.

FAAB Factor-NL: Giants Push the Panik Button

The Giants called up Joe Panik on Saturday. Jan Levine suggests how much you should bid on him in this week's edition.

FAAB Factor-NL: Potential New Closer

Neil Ramirez has picked up two saves for the Cubs and is striking out batters at a prolific rate. Jan Levine tells you his potential bid on Ramirez in this week's column.

Behind the Numbers: Gaining an Edge with xFIP

David Price has been unlucky this season, as his xFIP, which is more than a run lower than his ERA, makes clear.

FAAB Factor-NL: And the Oscar Goes To ...

Who will be the lucky winner in FAAB bidding on the Cardinals' Oscar Taveras this week? RotoWire's Jan Levine tells you how much he would bid if given the opportunity.

House of Shlain: Springer Has Sprung

After a quiet start, George Springer has been raking for the Astros in the final weeks of May.

Minor League Barometer: Seager is Surging

Perhaps no hitter is hotter at the moment than Corey Seager, a future star and one of the game's better infield prospects.

MLB Barometer: Bargains At the V-Mart

Ryan Howard is showing all the signs of turning 35 this year and makes Vlad Sedler's downgrade list this week.

FAAB Factor-NL: Nearly Taveras Time

Oscar Taveras's promotion from Triple-A could be imminent. Jeff Erickson suggests to get him now and take the one-week shortfall while the acquisition costs are low.

FAAB Factor-NL: Happy Returns?

Tony Cingrani's first start back from the DL against the Phillies on Sunday wasn't that great. He's one of many NL players coming back from the DL this week, as Jan Levine reminds to look there for potential pickup possibilities.

Rounding Third: Week 7 Primer

A.J. Burnett and the Phillies have just five games this week, as do the Rockies. Which teams have better schedules?

In Some Depth: Redbird Rising?

Peter Bourjos has been taking a larger share of the playing time in center field for St. Louis, but is Oscar Taveras primed to take over in the near future?

FAAB Factor-NL: Mike Olt!

Jan Levine reviews this week's crop of possible NL pickups, starting with Mike Olt, who is getting more playing time at third base for the Cubs.

Minor League Barometer: Norris is Back on the Prospect Radar

A 2011 second-round pick, Daniel Norris fell off the prospect radar, but the left-hander is making his way back this season.

FAAB Factor - NL: Big Bid on Dee Gordon?

Does Dee Gordon merit a big bid this week after he won the Dodgers' starting second base job? Jan Levine breaks it down for us in his initial column of the season.

Spring Training Job Battles: Final Decisions

As teams near their season openers, the final cuts are being made and job battles have been decided. Brian Pelowski takes one last look around the league as spring training comes to an end.

Spring Training Job Battles: Opportunity Knocks

The rash of injuries in the Braves' rotation has opened up an unexpected competition this spring.

Spring Training Job Battles: An Early Look

Now that spring training is in full swing, Brian Pelowski looks around the league at jobs that are up for grabs. Can Miguel Sano become the Opening Day starter at third base in Minnesota?

House of Shlain: NL-only Auction Recap

Yasiel Puig fetched $33 in a recent NL auction -- even more than Ryan Braun -- writes Nick Shlain.