Siegel covers college football, college basketball and minor league baseball for RotoWire. He was named College Sports Writer of the Year by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.
May 21, 2015
Minor League Barometer: Down But Not Out
Jesse Siegel looks at minor leaguers on the comeback trail after being derailed by injuries, including outfield prospect Austin Meadows.
May 13, 2015
Minor League Barometer: Lost and Found
Jesse Siegel looks at prospects who found their way out of the wilderness, like Philadelphia's Maikel Franco, who's expected to be called up any day now.
May 7, 2015
Minor League Barometer: Upgrades, Downgrades
Jesse Siegel's latest update on the minors finds Luis Severino picking up where he left off last season, and it's possible he could make his MLB debut for the Yankees this season.
April 30, 2015
Minor League Barometer: Few Can Rival Correa
Jesse Siegel tours the minors and can't find too many players to rival Houston's Carlos Correa, who looks destined for stardom.
April 22, 2015
Minor League Barometer: The Best of the Rest
Jesse Siegel's weekly prospect watch finds Corey Seager as perhaps the best hitter in the minors after the recent callup of Kris Bryant.
April 15, 2015
Minor League Barometer: Biddle Battles Back
Jesse Siegel has an eye on one-time prospect Jesse Biddle, who could be ready to put himself back on the prospect map after a number of struggles.
April 5, 2015
NCAA Championship Preview: Wisconsin vs. Duke
After a huge upset of unbeaten Kentucky, can Frank the Tank and the Badgers do it again against Duke for the national championship? Here's the key to the title.
April 2, 2015
Minor League Barometer: Now or Never for Souza
Jesse Siegel is not sold on Steven Souza, who has had a poor spring and is getting old for a prospect at nearly 26.
March 31, 2015
Final Four Preview: Michigan State vs. Duke
If the undersized Spartans are going to keep their magical tourney run going, they'll have to stop 6-foot-11 Jahlil Okafor. But that's easier said than done.
March 24, 2015
Sweet 16 Preview: South Region
Jahlil Okafor has Duke humming into the Sweet 16, but will the Blue Devils advance against a stout Utah squad?
March 17, 2015
College Hoops Barometer: 5 Rules for Picking Brackets
Jesse Siegel lays down the gospel for picking the tournament and takes a stab at picking the Final Four. Does it include Stanley Johnson and the Arizona Wildcats.
March 16, 2015
NCAA Tournament Preview: South Region
Jahlil Okafor is arguably the nation's best player, and now he hopes to make the Duke the best team in America.
March 13, 2015
College Hoops Barometer: Marching Toward Madness
Jesse Siegel looks at the teams on the bubble for the NCAA Tournament, including the LSU Tigers. Whose bubble will burst?
March 5, 2015
College Hoops Barometer: Looking Toward the Tourney
Jesse Siegel turns his attention to the NCAA Tournament and has a message for Jordan Mickey: LSU needs you to step up your game.
February 26, 2015
College Hoops Barometer: Yes Sir!
Jesse Siegel spotlights Sir'Dominic Pointer, who is attempting to singlehandedly take St. John's to the Big Dance.
February 19, 2015
College Hoops Barometer: Where's the Love?
Jesse Siegel loves the smell of March Madness in the morning, but he can't figure out why Darrun Hilliard and Villanova aren't getting more love.
February 12, 2015
College Hoops Barometer: The Rodney Dangerfield of Hoops
Jesse Siegel can't figure out why Larry Nance gets no respect, but he's also concerned that Nance's recent bout of mono might knock him out down the stretch.
February 5, 2015
College Hoops Barometer: Duke Says See-Ya to Sulaimon
Jesse Siegel looks at who's up and who's down this week in college basketball, including who will take over for the dismissed Rasheed Sulaimon at Duke.
January 29, 2015
College Hoops Barometer: Freshman Sensation
Jahlil Okafor gets all the pub, but there's a freshman at Ohio State who has taken his game to another level recently.
January 22, 2015
College Hoops Barometer: Isaiah Ready to Return
Isaiah Whitehead is expected to return soon from an injury, which means bad things for opponents as he's a top-notch talent when healthy.
January 10, 2015
College Hoops Barometer: LSU's M&M Boys
Teammate Jordan Mickey has the name recognition, but Jarell Martin's numbers are just as good as part of the M&M Boys for the LSU Tigers.
January 2, 2015
College Hoops Barometer: Leak in UConn's Boat
The Huskies won't stand a chance without Ryan Boatright, who left Wednesday's OT loss to Temple in the first half with a deep left thigh bruise.
December 26, 2014
College Hoops Barometer: Mickey is No Mouse in the Paint
Jordan Mickey is proving to be a terror in the paint on both ends of the court for the LSU Tigers.
December 19, 2014
College Hoops Barometer: Wildcat Down
The Kentucky Wildcats will miss the toughness of Alex Poythress, who is out for the season with a torn ACL.
December 15, 2014
CFB Barometer: Bowl Edition
How will Bryce Petty and the Baylor Bears react in the Cotton Bowl after being left out of the College Football Playoff?
December 11, 2014
College Hoops Barometer: Can Kentucky be Beat?
Kentucky looks unbeatable, but if anyone can knock off the nation's top team it might be Montrezl Harrell and Louisville.
December 4, 2014
College Hoops Barometer: Rozier's Role Growing for Cardinals
Terry Rozier might not be the star of Louisville, but he is an important cog in coach Rick Pitino's system.
December 1, 2014
CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 15
Baylor needs a dominating win against Kansas State this week, and to do that the Bears need a healthy Bryce Petty.
November 27, 2014
College Hoops Barometer: Mickey is So Fine
Jordan Mickey is an explosive player and has a chance to put up some gaudy numbers in the frontcourt for LSU this season.
November 24, 2014
CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 14
J.T. Barrett went from lost and overwhelmed to a revelation for the Ohio State Buckeyes this season.
November 20, 2014
College Hoops Barometer: New Top Dog for UConn
Ryan Boatright is the main man for the UConn Huskies this season, and his stats figure to skyrocket.
November 9, 2014
CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 12
Indiana's Tevin Coleman has endured a three-game scoring drought, by far the longest streak over the last two seasons.
October 26, 2014
CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 10
Marshall is plowing through Conference USA this season with Rakeem Cato at the helm.
October 20, 2014
CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 9
DeVante Parker made a triumphant return to Louisville on Saturday against NC State after missing the first seven games of the season with an injury.
October 13, 2014
CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 8
Don't worry Toddy Gurley owners, Nick Chubb is here to save the day.
October 6, 2014
CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 7
Everett Golson and the Irish have a matchup this week against North Carolina that could pay off well for fantasy owners.
September 29, 2014
CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 6
A wrist injury knocked C.J. Brown out of Saturday's game, but Maryland will need the dangerous quarterback for this week's bout with Ohio State.
September 15, 2014
CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 4
Brett Hundley has had a tough start to the year, and now he's dealing with a shoulder injury from Saturday's game.
September 8, 2014
CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 3
J.W. Walsh looked good for the Cowboys, but a broken foot will relegate him to the sidelines.
September 1, 2014
CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 2
Brett Hundley ran for a score but didn't find the end zone passing in an uneven season debut Saturday against Virginia.
August 28, 2014
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.
August 25, 2014
CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 1
Everett Golson is back for the Irish and has ignited optimism in South Bend as the 2014 season kicks off this week.
August 23, 2014
SEC Fantasy Preview: Gurley's Bite is Bigger than his Bark
Georgia's Todd Gurley is easily the nation's best running back and leads an SEC overflowing with talent.
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.
August 16, 2014
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.
August 9, 2014
Big 12 Fantasy Preview: Got Points?
The Big 12 is full of potent offenses and star players, few bigger than Kansas State's Tyler Lockett.
August 8, 2014
Minor League Barometer: Walker's Not According to Plan
2014 has not gone as planned for Taijuan Walker, who entered the season perhaps baseball's top pitching prospect.
July 31, 2014
Minor League Barometer: Navigating the Tradewinds
A number of prospects have new homes after the trade deadline, but Kyle Crick isn't going anywhere.
July 25, 2014
Minor League Barometer: Next Stop, the Bronx
Luis Severino is having a breakout season and might be ready to help the Yankees as early as next year.
July 17, 2014
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.
July 10, 2014
Minor League Barometer: Biddle Takes a Break
It's not easy being a top prospect. Jesse Biddle is sidelined with what the Phillies describe as a
July 3, 2014
Minor League Barometer: Comeback Story
Trevor Story is writing a new script this season after a horrific 2013 campaign, earning a promotion to Double-A.
Top 200 Prospects: July Update
Mookie Betts' recent promotion to Boston could end his days on top prospect lists, but how high did he climb for his final ranking?
June 26, 2014
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.
June 19, 2014
Minor League Barometer: Bell is Ringing for Pirates
Pirates prospect Josh Bell had a decent 2013 season, but may finally be tapping into his true potential this season.
June 12, 2014
Minor League Barometer: Joey Gallo Fervor
Joey Gallo earned a promotion to Double-A last week and will enter next season as one of baseball's top prospects.
June 9, 2014
Minor League Barometer: Smokin' Smokie
Kris Bryant is crushing it at Double-A Tennessee, posting an 1.419 OPS over his last 10 games for the Smokies.
May 30, 2014
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.
May 22, 2014
Minor League Barometer: A Poor Man's Springer
Michael Taylor has been on a power surge to begin the 2014 campaign, but he also leads the Eastern League in strikeouts. Is he a poor man's George Springer?
May 16, 2014
Minor League Barometer: Appel's not Adding up
Mark Appel was supposed to be a finished product out of Stanford when he was drafted No. 1 overall last season, but something doesn't appear quite right.
May 8, 2014
Minor League Barometer: Prospect Catcher Brewin'
The Brewers' Clint Coulter hasn't received as much attention as other prospect catchers, but he will be well known by season's end.
May 1, 2014
Minor League Barometer: Here's a Story ...
Trevor Story's star dimmed last season, but it is shining brightly again with a rebound campaign in 2014.
April 24, 2014
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.
April 17, 2014
Minor League Barometer: Springer Forward and Other Notes
RotoWire's prospect expert Jesse Siegel takes his weekly look at the minors and highlights the biggest stories to track for value changes.
April 10, 2014
Minor League Barometer: Jay Takes Flight
If Blue Jays pitching prospect Aaron Sanches can fine tune his control, he could be up sooner than later.
April 7, 2014
Siegel the Seer: Updated first round mock
Jesse Siegel returns with a new first round projection, with post-free agency adjustments made.
Minor League Barometer: Ready to Shine
Dominate in the minors, Jake Odorizzi is the No. 5 starter for the Rays, seizing the opportunity due to the injury to Jeremy Hellickson.
April 6, 2014
NCAA Championship Preview: Connecticut vs. Kentucky
Shabazz Napier looks to shoot the Huskies to the national championship in a historic matchup of eight vs. seven seeds.
April 3, 2014
Final Four Preview: Connecticut vs. Florida
Can Michael Frazier II and the Gators backcourt control UConn's Shabazz Napier in the Final Four?
March 29, 2014
Minor League Barometer: All In on Hamilton
The Reds are all in on prospet Billy Hamilton, and so should fantasy owners this season.
March 24, 2014
Sweet 16 Preview: East Region
Melvin Ejim sometimes gets overshadowed on his team, but if Iowa State is to advance, it will be on Ejim's shoulders.
March 19, 2014
College Hoops Barometer: Tips for Your Bracket
Julius Randle and the Kentucky Wildcats are peaking at just the right time, but can they take out the big guns in the NCAA Tournament?
March 17, 2014
NCAA Tournament Preview: East Region
Will Melvin Ejim and the Iowa State Cyclones go boom or bust in the NCAA Tournament?
March 13, 2014
College Hoops Barometer: Bubble Watch
Leading scorere Terran Petteway is doing his best to keep Nebraska's bubble from bursting.
March 6, 2014
College Hoops Barometer: Riding the Bubble
Georgetown once looked NIT bound, but Jabril Trawick's improved play has the Hoyas on the NCAA Tournament bubble.
February 27, 2014
Isaiah Austin is coming on strong at just the right time for the Baylor Bears, who are trying to sneak into the Big Dance.
February 19, 2014
Siegel the Seer: Three-Round Mock
This three-round projection includes several fresh suggestions, including the possibility of Auburn RB Tre Mason landing in the first round.
February 14, 2014
College Hoops Barometer: Baby Bruin
Zach LaVine emerged as a possible lottery pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, but the freshman has slumped recently.
February 8, 2014
Top 100 Rankings: Still the Smart Choice?
Is Marcus Smart still the top dog among fantasy college basketball? Check out our latest rankings.
February 6, 2014
College Hoops Barometer: Gator Bomber
Michael Frazier II has been on a tear for the Florida Gators, as the three-point bomber is hitting more than 40 percent from long range.
January 31, 2014
College Hoops Barometer: More Jordan than Mickey
Freshman Jordan Mickey has not gotten enough publicity in this year's standout class, but he has asserted his dominance on the interior for LSU.
January 23, 2014
College Hoops Barometer: Bombin' Bluejay
Ethan Wragge has been a long-range assassin for the Creighton Bluejays this year.
January 22, 2014
Indianapolis Colts: Team Draft Needs
Andrew Luck has the Colts on the right track, but he needs better protection and a more consistent running game.
Houston Texans: Team Draft Needs
Houston is hoping for a quick turnaround with the No. 1 overall pick
Jacksonville Jaguars: Team Draft Needs
The Jaguars have 11 wins over the last three seasons and needs all over the board.
Tennessee Titans: Team Draft Needs
The Titans have some building blocks but still can't get over the hump
Atlanta Falcons: Team Draft Needs
Atlanta has plenty of draft needs and is looking to rebound fast.
New Orleans Saints: Team Draft Needs
The Saints need draft reinforcements to catch up with the NFC big dogs.
Carolina Panthers: Team Draft Needs
The Panthers need to put a few more pieces around Cam Newton and a ferocious front seven.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Team Draft Needs
The Bucs will look to complement elite talent with better balance throughout the roster
January 18, 2014
College Hoops Barometer: The Next LeBron?
Kansas' Andrew Wiggins has shown flashes of brilliance during his freshman campaign, but when you're touted as the next LeBron James, it's tough to live up to the hype.
January 11, 2014
College Hoops Barometer: A Wreck, But Not Ramblin'
Robert Carter Jr.'s season is over for Georgia Tech as he suffered a torn meniscus that will require surgery.
January 9, 2014
CFB Barometer: Looking to 2014
Derrick Henry served notice in Alabama's Sugar Bowl loss that he has a bright future for the Tide.
January 3, 2014
College Hoops Barometer: Ringing in the New Year
Duke's freshman sensation Jabari Parker is clearly the frontrunner for ACC Player of the Year, but another player is quietly making his case for consideration as well. Who is it?
December 31, 2013
College Hoops Barometer: Will Wichita State Shock Again?
The Shockers have a legitimate shot finish the season undefeated at 31-0.
December 19, 2013
College Hoops Barometer: Better Late than Never
It took him nearly four years, but Anthony Brown has finally broken out for the Cardinal.
December 16, 2013
CFB Barometer: Bowl Season Edition
In what could be his final game for Louisville, Teddy Bridgewater faces Miami in what is sure to be an emotional bowl game for the quarterback.
December 14, 2013
College Hoops Barometer: Not So Cool
What's wrong with Cool Joe Harris? The Virginia senior has seen his scoring average drop by almost five points per game this year.
December 10, 2013
Top 100 Rankings: Smart Still on Top
Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart continues to occupy the top spot in our December rankings update, though there was plenty of movement elsewhere.
December 8, 2013
College Hoops Barometer: Dukie Disappointment
Duke's Rasheed Sulaimon has not had much to smile about this season as he's been one of the most disappointing players in college hoops thus far.
November 30, 2013
College Hoops Barometer: Thanksgiving Leftovers
Can Marcus Smart steal the Player of the Year Award away from all of this year's talented freshmen?
November 25, 2013
Aaron Murray's collegiate career is over after he suffered a torn ACL on Saturday.
November 24, 2013
College Hoops Barometer: Big Bad Johnny
Johnny O'Bryant should be one of the best big men in the SEC this season for the LSU Tigers.
November 18, 2013
CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 13
Lache Seastrunk's groin injury has been borderline catastrophic for fantasy owners, and he could miss his second game in a row this week.
November 16, 2013
College Hoops Barometer: Frosh Phenoms
Jabari Parker leads a highly touted freshman class that at first glance appears to be as good as advertised.
November 11, 2013
Nathan Scheelhaase has been exceptional in his last two games, but Illinois faces the bully of the Big Ten this week in Ohio State.
November 9, 2013
College Hoops Barometer: New Leader for Hoosiers
The Hoosiers lost a ton of talent from last season, but Yogi Ferrell returns to shoulder a much greater load this time around.
November 4, 2013
CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 11
The Hurricanes lost their star playmaker and one of the nation's best running backs for the season when Duke Johnson went down with a broken ankle Saturday.
November 2, 2013
College Hoops Barometer: Time for Tip Off
Xavier sophomore Semaj Christon might be the best player nobody knows, as the point guard was scintillating for the Musketeers a season ago.
October 28, 2013
UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley is in a rut, but the most difficult stretch of the schedule is now behind the Bruins.
October 21, 2013
Now is the time to buy low on Washington's Keith Price, who is coming off consecutive mediocre games but faces some light defenses in the weeks ahead.
October 17, 2013
Top 100 Rankings: The Smart Choice
Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart heads our list of top players entering the season. Check out the rankings.
October 13, 2013
A promising season was cut short for Missouri's James Franklin when he suffered a separated shoulder Saturday.
October 9, 2013
Top Forwards: 2013-14 Rankings
Freshmen are the name of the game among forwards this seaso, but UCLA's Kyle Anderson is ready to show the newcomers how it's done.
Top Guards: 2013-14 Rankings
Marcus Smart would have been a surefire top-5 pick in the NBA Draft, but decided to come back for his sophomore campaign at Oklahoma State.
October 7, 2013
Quarterback Chuck Keeton's season-ending injury likely will have a negative impact on all of Utah State's fantasy players.
September 30, 2013
A knee injury, a fired coach and a whole lot of trouble at USC. Is it any wonder that Marqise Lee gets a Downgrade this week?
September 23, 2013
CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Who's Down Week 5
Marshall's Rakeem Cato should have his way with most of Conference USA due to his athleticism and newfound dual-threat ability.
September 16, 2013
Brett Hundley has been the difference maker this year for the Bruins, emerging as one of the nation's best dual-threat quarterbacks.
September 12, 2013
Minor League Barometer: Recapping the 2013 Season
Noah Syndergaard might turn out to be the best part of the R.A. Dickey trade for the Mets after a stellar minor league season.
September 2, 2013
Minor League Barometer: Closing Out the Season
The Giants' Kyle Crick is among the next wave of upper-tier pitching prospets. Who else makes the grade?
J.W. Walsh came on in relief for Oklahoma State on Saturday and turned in a quality dual-threat effort. He could be in line for bigger days ahead if he keeps the job.
August 27, 2013
Minor League Barometer: September Callups
Billy Hamilton likely will get called up in September, but he might not see much playing time with the Reds in a pennant race.
August 21, 2013
Minor League Barometer: Cleveland's Brown Fades to Black
A 2012 second-round pick, Mitch Brown has a nightmare campaign this season in the Cleveland organization, sending his stock into a nosedive.
August 14, 2013
Minor League Barometer: Noah Reaches the Mountaintop
Is Noah Syndergaard the best pitching prospect in baseball? Chew on that and a lot of other interesting tidbits in this week's Minor League Barometer.
August 8, 2013
Minor League Barometer: Davidson's Twiddling His Thumbs
With no place to play at the MLB level, strikeout-prone Diamondbacks prospect Matt Davidson looks like he is getting bored at Triple-A Reno.
August 7, 2013
AAC Fantasy Preview: New Conference, New Opportunity
Standout quarterback Teddy Bridgewater looks to have little competition for top fantasy honors as he leads Louisville into the American Athletic Conference's inaugural season.
July 30, 2013
Minor League Barometer: To Trade or Not to Trade
That is the question teams face with their prospects. As one of the top infield prospects in baseball, though, Francisco Lindor likely isn't going anywhere.
July 23, 2013
Minor League Barometer: Seager Gets No Respect
Don't sleep on Corey Seager. The Dodgers prospect is not getting the attention he deserves this season.
July 16, 2013
Minor League Barometer: Bradley's Stuck in Neutral
A first-round selection in the 2011 draft, Jed Bradley has been stuck at High-A for the better part of two seasons.
July 12, 2013
Top 200 Prospects: A New No. 1
With the addition of the 2013 draft class, Byron Buxton tops the latest Top 200 list from Nick Shlain and Jesse Siegel.
July 9, 2013
Minor League Barometer: Up A Crick
Kyle Crick missed the first two months of the season due to a shoulder issue but has been scintillating upon his return and looks like a future frontline starter.
July 3, 2013
Minor League Barometer: See You Next Year, Hopefully
It's been a rough season for Dylan Bunday, who went from being arguably the top pitching prospect in baseball to the operating table.
June 25, 2013
Minor League Barometer: Primed for an MLB Debut
Jarred Cosart has battled command issues this season for Triple-A Oklahoma City, but it shouldn't be long before he gets the call to the big club.
June 18, 2013
Minor League Barometer: Whose Phone will Ring Next?
Wil Myers is one of a handful of prospects have received calls to the bigs recently. Who else might be on the way? Find out in this week's Barometer.
June 11, 2013
Minor League Barometer: We're Here to Motivate
Matt Davidson needs no motivation as he's making a case for a call-up to Arizona, but that's not true of all of his brethren in his week's Barometer.
June 6, 2013
Minor League Barometer: Thorny Issue for Brewers
Tyler Thornburg has had a miserable 2013 and is in danger of getting passed over promotion yet again in the Brewers organization.
May 31, 2013
Minor League Barometer: Wil's Phone is not Ringing
As more and more minor-league prospects get the call to The Show, Wil Myers continues to rank as one of the bigger disappointments for fantasy owners.
May 22, 2013
Minor League Barometer: More Where Harvey Came From
Matt Harvey is not the only pitching jewel unearthed in the Mets system these days. Who's next in line?
May 20, 2013
Profar's Last Stand: Top 200 Prospects - May Update
On the eve of his 2013 season debut with the Rangers, Jurickson Profar tops the list for Jesse Siegel and Nick Shlain in their latest Top 200 prospect rankings.
May 15, 2013
Minor League Barometer: What's Wrong with Hamilton?
Has Billy Hamilton become one of the first casualties of the post-Bryce Harper and Mike Trout era in prospecting?
May 7, 2013
Minor League Barometer: High-A Sensation
Francisco Lindor might not hit for much power, but he has plenty of tools to succeed at higher levels, including the big-league level.
April 30, 2013
Minor League Barometer: Coors on Tap for Arenado
Mega prospect Nolan Arenado finally got the call to Colorado, where Coors Field should suit him well. Who's next on the prospect radar?
April 24, 2013
Minor League Barometer: Only A Matter of Time
After a big spring, Nolan Arenado has kept it going in the early part of the minor-league season, and it appears only a matter of time until he lands in Colorado.
April 16, 2013
Minor League Barometer: Dodgers Not Blue About Puig
Yasiel Puig is forcing the Dodgers to make a difficult decision, but Los Angeles can afford to stay patient with its young phenom.
April 9, 2013
Minor League Barometer: Z Future in Seattle
Mike Zunino is projected to be a future star for the Mariners and could be in the big leagues by June.
April 4, 2013
Final Four Preview: Syracuse vs. Michigan
Glenn Robinson III hopes to do what his father never did, but standing in the way is Syracuse's vaunted 2-3 zone.
April 1, 2013
Minor League Barometer: Leading Off in Boston
The future is now in Boston with the promotion of Jackie Bradley to the big-league roster, or at least until David Ortiz returns.
March 25, 2013
Cody Zeller has Indiana riding into the Sweet 16, but a matchup against Syracuse could prove troublesome.
March 20, 2013
NCAA Tournament Preview: How to Fill Out Your Brackets
Picking a 12-5 upset is a must, and Allen Crabbe and the Cal Bears look primed to knock off fifth-seeded UNLV.
March 18, 2013
NCAA Championship Preview: East Region
No. 1 Seed Indiana possess an extremely well-rounded attack with Cody Zeller in the frontcourt and a strong backcourt. But is it enough to make it to Atlanta?
March 14, 2013
The bubble is close to bursting for Semaj Christon and Xavier, which has a rollercoaster of a Tournament resume.
March 7, 2013
College Hoops Barometer: Bubbles Ready to Burst
Led by darkhorse ACC Player of the Year candidate Joe Harris, Virginia has enough quality wins to earn a bid to the NCAA Tournament.
March 5, 2013
Top 200 Prospects: Russell On the Rise
With an impressive professional debut last season, Addison Russell's stock is rising quickly.
March 4, 2013
Top 100 Rankings: March Update
Isaiah Canaan has improved his scoring average to 21.6 points per game for Murray State. Is that enough to crack the Top 10 of our latest rankings?
February 28, 2013
College Hoops Barometer: The Unorthodoxed Olynyk
In just one year, Kelly Olynyk has gone from an afterthought to star in Spokane and is the reason the Zags could make a legitimate run at the Final Four.
February 21, 2013
College Hoops Barometer: Big Shoes to Fill
Nerlens Noel' departure has opened playing time for Willie Cauley-Stein, but he hasn't made the most of the opportunity yet.
February 14, 2013
College Hoops Barometer: Big Dawg on Campus
Washington's Aziz N'Diaye is the man in the middle for the Huskies.
February 7, 2013
College Hoops Barometer: Versatile Joe
Joe Harris's versatility has propelled Virginia to a surprisingly strong conference start.
January 31, 2013
College Hoops Barometer: Getting Hot at the Right Time
Rasheed Sulaimon has hit his scoring stride recently, averaged 18.7 points over his last three games for the Blue Devils.
Ballpark Factors: Analyzing Park Effects of the 30 Stadiums
Toronto's Rogers Centre is a welcome sight for Jose Reyes, who spent last year in a park in Miami that suppresses home runs.
January 24, 2013
College Hoops Barometer: The Freshman Wall
After a hot start to his Kentucky career, freshman Alex Poythress appears to have hit a bit of a wall.
January 18, 2013
College Hoops Barometer: Maybe it's the Hair
Kelly Olynyk's back-to-back 30-point games has Gonzaga looking pretty.
January 11, 2013
College Hoops Barometer: Bennett's Earned the Spotlight
Anthony Bennett doesn't get much pub, but he's outperforming higher-profile players.
January 3, 2013
College Hoops Barometer: Thrown Into the Friar
Providence's Vincent Council is back after an early season injury, though he's still shaking off the rust.
December 28, 2012
College Hoops Barometer: Outplaying the Hype
Kyle Anderson is living up to the hype for the UCLA Bruins.
December 21, 2012
Top 100 Prospects: December Update
The latest Top 100 from Jason Collette and Jesse Siegel is now available.
December 20, 2012
College Hoops Barometer: Duke is Back on top
Duke is back in a familiar spot, just in time for Marshall Plumlee to make his highly anticipated debut.
December 14, 2012
College Hoops Barometer: Beware of Dawg
The Huskies may have some growing pains this year, but Abdul Gaddy is a veteran presence to guide the team through tough times.
December 11, 2012
Wisconsin faces a formidable defense in Stanford in the Rose Bowl, which doesn't bode well for Badgers running back James White.
December 6, 2012
College Hoops Barometer: The First Noel
Nerlens Noel has been as good as advertised for Kentucky so far this season.
November 29, 2012
College Hoops Barometer: Green Raises Game for Hokies
Erick Green's playmaking skills have been off the charts to begin his senior season for Virginia Tech.
November 26, 2012
Aaron Murray has had a sensational season, but this week he and the Georgia Bulldogs face Alabama in the SEC championship.
November 23, 2012
College Hoops Barometer: This Bear is Golden
Cal's Allen Crabbe is off to a torrid start in his junior campaign.
November 19, 2012
Matt Barkley's injured shoulder means USC will do battle against mighty Notre Dame with a redshirt freshman at the helm.
November 12, 2012
Zac Stacy's injury issues have allowed Wesley Tate to prosper for Vandy.
October 29, 2012
Denard Robinson aggravated a nerve in his throwing elbow Saturday against Nebraska, making his status for this week uncertain.
October 26, 2012
Top 100 Rankings: Zeller's on Top
Cody Zeller leads the fantasy Top 100 entering the 2012-13 season.
October 17, 2012
Top 200 Prospects: October Rankings
Is Dylan Bundy still atop Jason Collette or Jesse Siegel's top 100 list?
October 15, 2012
Ray Graham is causing problems for Rushel Shell in Pittsburgh as a timeshare is stifling the latter's production.
October 9, 2012
Top Guards: 2012-13 Season Rankings
Murray State won't surprise anyone this season, but Isaiah Canaan still has the tools to light up the scoreboard.
Top Forwards: 2012-13 Season Rankings
Cody Zeller is not just the top forward in college basketball, he might be the best player in the nation.
Top Centers: 2012-13 Season Rankings
Jeff Withey hopes to lead Kansas back to the Final Four as one of the few dominant big men in the college game.
October 8, 2012
Rex Burkhead has been in and out of the Nebraska lineup with a knee injury, and he was once again forced to the sideline Saturday.
October 1, 2012
Fantasy owners expecting Eddie Lacy to produce like recent Bama stars have likely been disappointed thus far in 2012.
September 24, 2012
Montee Ball was forced out of Saturday's win over UTEP with a concussion, his second in about a month.
September 17, 2012
The nation's top tight end, Tyler Eifert, was shut out last week in the wake of concussion issues, leaving his status for this week in doubt.
September 10, 2012
Stacy has been largely held in check through two games for the Commodores, and four of his next five games are in conference.
September 5, 2012
Minor League Barometer: Year in Review
Dylan Bundy entered the season with high expectations, but he easily surpassed them this year.
September 3, 2012
Rex Burkhead is an early casualty of the 2012 season, and his production won't be easily replaced for Nebraska.
August 29, 2012
Minor League Barometer: Time for a Cup of Coffee
The minor league season is winding down, which means it's time for some prospects to get a cup of coffee.
August 27, 2012
Cierre Wood is a casualty in the season's inaugural Barometer as he was suspended for Notre Dame's first two games, a huge blow for the Irish and fantasy owners alike.
August 23, 2012
Minor League Barometer: Skaggs' Debut on Tap
August 18, 2012
Mountain West Fantasy Preview: Mountain West: Carr Ready to Drive Bulldogs
Derek Carr is in position to put up video game-type numbers for Fresno State this season.
August 17, 2012
Top 200 Prospects: Bundy Still On Top
August 15, 2012
Minor League Barometer: September Callups on the Way
August 9, 2012
Minor League Barometer: Twins' Wimmers is a Colossal Bust
August 1, 2012
Minor League Barometer: Trade Deadline Prospects
The deadline deal that sent Zach Cox to Miami gives the prospect a path to the bigs after he was blocked in St. Louis.
July 25, 2012
Minor League Barometer: Pittsburgh's Alternate Universe
July 18, 2012
Minor League Barometer: Villar, Bonilla: Boneheads
July 11, 2012
Minor League Barometer: Pittsburgh's Breakout Star
July 4, 2012
Minor League Barometer: Dante's Son is Overrated
June 28, 2012
College Football Draft Kit: 2012 Sleepers & Busts
June 27, 2012
Minor League Barometer: Prospects Proving their Worth
June 20, 2012
Minor League Barometer: M's Almonte Finally Sailing
June 15, 2012
Top 200 Prospects: Bauer Power
Trevor Bauer's domination of Triple-A hitters continues to move up him our prospect rankings. Jason Collette and Jesse Siegel share their latest top-100 lists.
June 13, 2012
Minor League Barometer: Hit the Deck, McGuire
June 6, 2012
Minor League Barometer: Mets' Future Looking Up
May 30, 2012
Minor League Barometer: Castellanos: Begging, But Not a Bum
May 23, 2012
Minor League Barometer: Bundy is Killing It
May 15, 2012
Minor League Barometer: Patience is Still a Virtue
May 9, 2012
Minor League Barometer: Grimm Time for Batters
May 2, 2012
Minor League Barometer: Prospects Close to the Majors
April 25, 2012
Minor League Barometer: Who's the Next Callup?
April 18, 2012
Minor League Barometer: Trade Bait Territory
Dellin Betances is making the decision to leave him in the minors easy for the Yankees.
April 11, 2012
Minor League Barometer: Fading Phillie
Domonic Brown's prosepect status is fading and a slow start to 2012 hasn't helped.
April 5, 2012
Minor League Barometer: Yasmani Grandal Close to Ready
March 28, 2012
Minor League Barometer: Yonder Alonso Coming in Hot
March 27, 2012
Final Four Preview: Ohio State vs. Kansas
March 26, 2012
Final Four Preview: Louisville vs. Kentucky
Anthony Davis has the Wildcats on the cusp of a championship. What will it take for Kentucky to get passed Louisville in the Final Four?
March 20, 2012
West Sweet 16 Preview: Clash of the HoF Coaches
March 13, 2012
College Hoops Barometer: Tourney Picks & Predictions
Is Duke the most overrated team in the field? Or do you overlook Austin Rivers and the Blue Devils at your own peril?
March 8, 2012
College Hoops Barometer: Who's Bubble will Burst?
Bradford Burgess has VCU back in the Tournament, but which schools are about to see their bubbles burst?
March 1, 2012
College Hoops Barometer: Rivalry Heats Up
Austin Rivers and Duke face North Carolina in one of sports' greatest rivalries.
February 23, 2012
College Hoops Barometer: Cats are Running Wild
Kentucky has yet another set of underclassmen who have simply dominated college basketball, including freshman standout Anthony Davis.
February 16, 2012
College Hoops Barometer: Hell Freezes Over
Austin Rivers's cold-blooded shooting has earned this Blue Devil the moniker "Subzero."
February 9, 2012
College Hoops Barometer: More than Great Defense
Anthony Davis is a shot-blocking machine for Kentucky, but he has not gotten enough love for his all-around game.
February 2, 2012
College Hoops Barometer: Move Over Cornell, Ivy has a New Cinderella
Kyle Casey and Harvard are putting together a run that would make even Andy Bernard proud.
January 26, 2012
College Hoops Barometer: The World of Sims
Henry Sims has emerged from relative anonymity to play an integral role for the Hoyas this season.
January 18, 2012
College Hoops Barometer: Racing to Perfection
Isaiah Canaan gives Murray State a legitimate shot to enter March Madness unbeaten.
January 12, 2012
College Hoops Barometer: Baylor's No Fluke
The 7-foot Perry Jones III, who handles the ball as well as he rebounds, has Baylor undefeated.
January 5, 2012
College Hoops Barometer: Do-It-All Dawg
Tony Wroten Jr. might not get much ink, but the freshman point guard is the catalyst for Washington.
December 29, 2011
College Hoops Barometer: Upgrades, Downgrades
The college hoops season is kicking into high gear. Check out who's up and who's down this week.
December 22, 2011
With Kemba Walker off to the NBA, Shabazz Napier has been the catalyst for UConn this season.
December 5, 2011
CFB Barometer: Looking Ahead to 2012
Eddie Lacy could be the next in a string of standout running backs for Alabama.
November 28, 2011
CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Down Week 14
Darron Thomas might shoulder more of the offense after LaMichael James was injured in the Civil War.
November 21, 2011
CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Down Week 13
Marquess Wilson has made a lot of noise for the Washington State Cougars this season.
November 14, 2011
CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Down Week 12
D.J. Woods' fantasy prospects took a hit when Cincy quarterback Zach Collaros went down with an injury.
November 7, 2011
CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Down Week 11
Ryan Broyles' outstanding collegiate career is over after tearing his ACL last weekend.
November 3, 2011
Top 100 Rankings: Second Revision Edition
October 31, 2011
CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Down Week 10
Markus Wheaton is having a stellar season for the Beavers, but he has found the end zone just once this year.
October 26, 2011
Top 100 Rankings: First Revision Edition
October 24, 2011
CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Down Week 9
It's been an injury-riddled last year for Northwestern's Dan Persa.
October 17, 2011
CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Down Week 8
With Derek Moye out with an injured foot, Justin Brown is the top receiver for Penn State.
October 12, 2011
Top 100 Rankings: Sullinger Leads the Way
October 10, 2011
CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Down Week 7
G.J. Kinne lost Damaris Johnson, but Bryan Burnham has stepped up big for the Golden Hurricane.
October 5, 2011
Top Guards for 2011-12: Tu is a True Star
Top Centers for 2011-12: Sullinger Leads the Pack
Top Forwards for 2011-12: Trust the Abromaitis Touch?
Tim Abromaitis likely will have to put the Fighting Irish on his back this season.
October 3, 2011
CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Down Week 6
Dan Persa saw his first game action Saturday and tossed four TD passes before re-injuring his right heel.
September 26, 2011
CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Down Week 5
South Carolina's Stephen Garcia can look like an elite gunslinger one game and then completely lost the next.
September 12, 2011
CFB Barometer: Who's Up, Down Week 3
Arizona's Nick Foles has been a gunslinger thus far, but he has a gimpy knee for this week's matchup with Stanford.
September 7, 2011
Minor League Barometer: Wrapping up 2011
August 31, 2011
Minor League Barometer: September Callups Abound
August 29, 2011
CFB Barometer: Week 1 Kicks Off
Hey Fans, it's time to kick off the college football season. The premiere edition of the Barometer scopes out who's up and who's down.
August 24, 2011
Bryce Harper is done for the season but not before a smashing pro debut in 2011.
August 17, 2011
Minor League Barometer: Toronto's True Five-Tool Prospect
August 10, 2011
Minor League Barometer: Blue Jays Backstop Heats Up
August 3, 2011
Minor League Barometer: Trade Deadline Fallout
July 26, 2011
Minor League Barometer: The Dodgers' Next Robinson
July 20, 2011
Minor League Barometer: Lawrie Making Case for Promotion
July 13, 2011
Minor League Barometer: Angels Go Fishing
July 6, 2011
Minor League Barometer: How Far Away is Harper?
June 29, 2011
Minor League Barometer: M's Franklin Promoted to Double-A
June 22, 2011
Minor League Barometer: Ackley's Up; Who's Next?
June 15, 2011
Minor League Barometer: Finally Time for TB's Jennings?
June 8, 2011
Minor League Barometer: Moustakas Ready for the Bigs
June 1, 2011
Minor League Barometer: Rocks' Wheeler Speeding Along
May 25, 2011
Minor League Barometer: June 1 Looms
May 18, 2011
Minor League Barometer: Bryce Harper Sees the Light
May 11, 2011
Minor League Barometer: Future is Now in K.C.
May 3, 2011
Minor League Barometer: More Red Flags for Beltre
April 26, 2011
Minor League Barometer: Braves' Embarrassment of Riches
April 20, 2011
Minor League Barometer: Look Out for Rickie's Brother
April 13, 2011
Minor League Barometer: Lawrie Holding his Own
April 5, 2011
Minor League Barometer: It's Still Spring in the Minors
April 4, 2011
NCAA Championship Preview: Butler vs. UConn
Can Butler slow Kemba Walker? Are the Huskies too athletic for the Bulldogs? We have the answers, and predictions, in the tourney title preview.
March 31, 2011
Final Four Preview: Kentucky vs. UConn
Kemba Walker leads UConn into the Final Four against a tough and hungry Kentucky squad.
March 30, 2011
Minor League Barometer: Hope Springs, Even for the Mets
March 24, 2011
Minor League Barometer: Nova Lands in the NYY Rotation
March 21, 2011
Sweet 16 Preview: East Region Preview
March 17, 2011
Minor League Barometer: Early Upgrades, Downgrades
March 14, 2011
NCAA Tournament Preview: East Region Outlook
Isaiah Thomas shot Washington into the NCAA Tournament. How far can he take the Huskies in a loaded East Region? March Madness is here.
March 9, 2011
College Hoops Barometer: Bubble Teams - Who's In, Who's Out
Kalin Lucas and Michigan State are on the NCAA Tournament bubble. Are they in or out?
March 3, 2011
College Hoops Barometer: The Madness is Coming
With Kemba Walker cooling off considerably, UConn needs some assistance from its younger players like Jeremy Lamb if the Huskies want to avoid a quick out in the Tourney.
February 23, 2011
College Hoops Barometer: Blue Devil Rising
Kyle Singler and Duke are back atop the national rankings at No. 1.
February 16, 2011
College Hoops Barometer: Badger Ball
Jon Leuer and Wisconsin ended Ohio State's run at No. 1 in the country.
February 9, 2011
College Hoops Barometer: Sputtering Spartans
Kalin Lucas is doing his best to carry Michigan State, but teammates like Delvon Roe need to pick up the pace.
February 2, 2011
College Hoops Barometer: Cats and Dawgs
Led by Klay Thompson, Washington State bested Isaiah Thomas and cross-state rival Washington.
January 26, 2011
College Hoops Barometer: Basketball Smorgasbord
The Kemba Walker show continues to roll for UConn, but players like freshman Jeremy Lamb have been vital to the Huskies' success.
January 19, 2011
College Hoops Barometer: UW's Top Dawg
The surging Isaiah Thomas is clearly the leader of the Huskies and lately has proven his value.
January 13, 2011
College Hoops Barometer: Trouble for the Badgers
Jon Leuer is still a superstar by Big Ten standards, but his mid-range game has been off this season for the Badgers.
January 5, 2011
College Hoops Barometer: A Little Help?
Kemba Walker cannot do everything by himself for UConn, and Alex Oriakhi is certainly not helping the cause at this juncture.
December 29, 2010
College Hoops Barometer: Big Play in the Big East
UConn's Kemba Walker is the favorite for Big East player of the year honors, but Austin Freeman has been no less effective for Georgetown.
December 23, 2010
College Hoops Barometer: Winners and Losers
Nolan Smith has taken his game to new heights since Kyrie Irving went down for Duke.
December 16, 2010
College Hoops Barometer: An Ode to the Little Man
Washington's glut of diminutive guards, including star Isaiah Thomas, has made Venoy Overton the odd man out.
December 9, 2010
College Hoops Barometer: Who will Dethrone Duke?
Kyle Singler has Duke leading the pack once again, but how will the Blue Devils deal with the loss of freshman phenom Kyrie Irving?
December 1, 2010
College Hoops Barometer: Lace It Up
LaceDarius Dunn is back from his three-game suspension and does not appear to have missed a beat for the Baylor Bears.
November 26, 2010
Start vs. Sit: Start and Sit (11/26)
Lamar Miller will continue to give a preview of what will be a monstrous 2011 season as Miami takes on South Florida.
November 24, 2010
College Hoops Barometer: Early Riser
Forced to shoulder more of the scoring load for UConn this season, Kemba Walker looks like the nation's best point guard thus far.
November 18, 2010
The college hoops season has tipped off and already there are surprises aplenty.
November 17, 2010
Start and Sit: Start and Sit (11/17)
With the starting spot all to himself and a matchup with Army ahead, Cierre Wood is a sneaky start with high upside this week.
November 10, 2010
Start and Sit: Start and Sit (11/10)
Shane Vereen has been highly productive for California this year, but a matchup against Oregon is not appealing.
November 8, 2010
Top Guards for 2010-11: Ranking the Nation's Best
Kemba Walker is poised for a huge year for UConn as the college hoops season tips off.
Top Forwards for 2010-11: Duke's Singler Looks to Repeat
Top Centers for 2010-11: Purdue's Johnson Eyes Title Shot
November 3, 2010
Start and Sit: Start and Sit (11/3)
With Iowa looming, Ben Chappell and his ugly throwing motion should be on your bench.
October 27, 2010
Start and Sit: Good and Bad Fits For Week 9
The spectacular collapse of Jerrod Johnson is nearing completion, and his remaining fantasy value is quickly evaporating.
October 20, 2010
Start and Sit (10/20): When the bench calls...
After an excellent start to 2010, is Jeremy Ebert in for a letdown against Michigan State?
October 13, 2010
Start vs. Sit: Start and Sit Week 7
October 7, 2010
Week 6 Start and Sit: Hits and Misses For Week 6
Baron Batch has been a big bust so far in 2010. Will that change against Baylor?
September 23, 2010
Starts & Sits for Week 4: Dion Lewis vs. Miami (FL)
After a weak start, can Dion Lewis find his 2009 form against the Hurricanes?
September 15, 2010
Start vs. Sit: See Who Has the Best Match-ups for Week 3
September 9, 2010
Start vs. Sit: Who Should Suit Up and Who Should Stay Home
September 8, 2010
Minor League Barometer: Winners, Losers in 2010
September 2, 2010
Minor League Barometer: Sharing the Barometer Glory
August 26, 2010
Minor League Barometer: Yanks Ride Nova
August 16, 2010
Minor League Barometer: The Second Wave of Call-Ups
August 11, 2010
Minor League Barometer: Thames is Under the Radar
August 10, 2010
Big 12 Preview: With stars like Sam Bradford and Ndamukong Suh gone, who will step up this year?
August 5, 2010
Sun Belt Preview: Dwight Dasher and Lance Dunbar will put up monstrous numbers in 2010.
There are many fantasy points to be had in the Sun Belt, particularly among running backs.
Minor League Barometer: Fresh Faces in New Places
July 29, 2010
July 28, 2010
Mountain West Conference Preview: No team in this conference can stand up to TCU.
Andy Dalton returns to orchestrate what will be a high-flying TCU offense, and the rest of the league doesn't stand a chance.
July 21, 2010
Minor League Barometer: Hot Summer Days
July 15, 2010
Minor League Barometer: The Royals are Blossoming
July 8, 2010
Minor League Barometer: Summer Heats Up
July 1, 2010
June 24, 2010
Minor League Barometer: The Landscape has Shifted
June 17, 2010
Minor League Barometer: Looking at the Upper Levels
June 14, 2010
2010 Conf. Previews: ACC Preview
The first of our 2010 conference previews looks at the ACC, where Miami, North Carolina and Virginia Tech look to be the favorites.
June 10, 2010
June 3, 2010
Minor League Barometer: Mark Your Calendars
December 3, 2009
Weekly Preview: Week 14