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Editor’s Note: This post was written by new Fantasy Baseball Dugout contributor Eric Mercer. He’s a fan of the Blue Jays and blogs for us from the Great White North. Follow him on Twitter.
There are numerous young players in the majors that are about to make, or have already made, an impact. A few years ago, or even last year, these players would have been classified as prospects. Since these players are so young, and haven’t shown consistent reliability, they can be acquired at a cheap rate. Or at least a cheaper rate than their production warrants. These players are the building blocks for their respective franchises, and they can be extremely valuable to any fantasy squad, especially ones participating in keeper leagues. This list of five (more to come) is mixed of pitchers and hitters, some quite notable and others are on the up and coming, this is not a list of the top five best players under 25.
Clayton Kershaw, SP, Dodgers: 23 yrs
Holy. I don’t like to reiterate player’s ach...
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Die-cut? Check. Short-printed to just 200? Check. Clayton Kershaw? Check and mate.The latest addition to my Kid K Kollection is the above - numbered 102/200 - from 2011 Donruss Elite. Yeah, it's unlicensed, but for a measly $1.36 delivered with free shipping, I don't particularly care.I actually think Panini did a fine job with these, considering the limitations placed upon...
Say this about Don Mattingly, when he knows what he wants, he gets to it. Either that or hes wise enough to get the obvious out of the way in a hurry.
Players had barely completed their first-day greetings at Camelback Ranch spring training camp on Tuesday morning when Mattingly announced Clayton Kershaw would be the Dodgers opening-day starter April 5 in San Diego.
In other developments...
The Los Angeles Dodgers named ace Clayton Kershaw to start the season opener against San Diego.
Kershaw was the obvious choice of manager Don Mattingly after coming off a 21-5 season and winning the National League Cy Young Award.
The lefthander, who will turn 24 next month, signed a two-year, $19 million contract in the offseason.
Kershaw became the first NL hurler to win the...
Leave it to Fangraphs readers to supply thought-provoking questions worthy of an entire post. After last week’s prospect chat, reader “GrittleTooth” belted a grand slam in the comments area with this gem:
I get that age is very important when evaluating prospects, but isn’t it also true that guys develop at different speeds and some ‘get it’ latter than others? What...
Hot News for SP Clayton Kershaw
A casually dressed Don Mattingly leaned back in his clubhouse chair admittedly much more relaxed his second time around as Dodgers manager.
Nobody will question that his first move of spring training is spot on: Mattingly wasted no time Tuesday choosing reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw as the opening day starter for Los Angeles come April 5 at San Diego - even if...
Left-hander, the National League Cy Young Award winner last season, was tabbed for the honor by Manager Don Mattingly for the second consecutive year.Reporting from Phoenix — What was long presumed became official Tuesday when Clayton Kershaw was selected the Dodgers' opening-day starter by Manager Don Mattingly .
Spring Training is here, which means all other sports matter less, and wow, there’s way too much news out of the Los Angeles Dodgers camp already. ===== Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that Clayton Kershaw will start on Opening Day, which is basically the biggest Captain Obvious moment of the season. Then Matt Kemp told
SS - Dee Gordon
2B - Mark Ellis
RF - Andre Ethier
CF - Matt Kemp
LF - Juan Rivera
1B - James Loney
3B - Juan Uribe
C - A.J. Ellis
SP - Clayton Kershaw
SP - Chad Billingsley
SP - Ted Lilly
SP - Aaron Harang
SP - Chris Capuano
CL - Javy Guerra/Kenley Jansen
Five things to think about:
- Gordon probably isn't going to hit much, but he's averaged...
Not even the off-field drama in 2011 could obscure the on-field stardom of Dodgers Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw and MVP runner-up Matt Kemp.
Kemp wants to improve on last season's statistics and get MVP award. Kershaw's goal? Just win.Reporting from Phoenix — The Dodgers' position players don't have to report to spring training until next week, but Matt Kemp was already in camp Tuesday with the team's pitchers and catchers, talking about how he intends to follow up one of the best offensive seasons...
After 23-year-old Clayton Kershaw blew past Chad Billingsley into the role of Dodgers ace, there are those left unfulfilled by the 27-year-old Billingsley.
As the Dodgers enter spring training, it looks like the end of the Frank McCourt era and the arrival of new ownership will overshadow what happens on the field. Matt Kemp and Clayton Kershaw are back, but the team of role players that surrounds them seems like a recipe for a repeat of last season's mediocre performance.This will be a season of change for the Dodgers. By the end...