Lou Blasi

One of the original Fantistics analysts, starting in 1999. Currently serves as top prospect scout, along with hosting The Fantistics Insider Baseball Show on SiriusXM.

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    Prospect Central 18 - Wk 15

    Tuck Yeah!

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    Prospect Central 18 - Wk 13

    I think that's a highly-realistic projection and one you can make with an unusual amount of confidence for a pitching prospect.

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    Prospect Central 18 - Week 12

    Shane shares one similarity with Jonathan Loaisiga...

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    Prospect Central 18 - Week 10

    If you look at the peak of his ceiling, add a copula, and a weathervane featuring a tall rooster on top of that, and put on your rose-colored glasses (and squint), you may be able to visualize a 20/20 season ...

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    Prospect Central 18 - Week 9

    Yet, the draft is largely a crap shoot. Yes, I said it.

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    Prospect Central 18 - Week 9

    #PotentialImpact

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    Prospect Central 18 - Week 6

    ... His control and sink should keep walks off the bases, and hitters in the park, and that makes him a solid option once he acclimates.

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    Prospect Central 18 - Week 4

    It's a tale as old as time, a song as old as rhyme, repeatability of release ...

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    Prospect Central 18 - Week 3

    I am really anxious to see what he becomes as a 22-years-old ... If there are velo gains as well, that's just tasty, tasty, gravy.

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    Prospect Central 18 - Week 2

    I guess it comes down to power. He's a 20-HR guy but who knows, I might be a 20-HR guy in MLB in 2018.

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    Prospect Central 2018 - Week 1

    The bottom line is that *two pitches = reliever*. Yes, that's still a thing.

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    Prospect Central 2017 Week 18

    A sample of this week's Prospect Central

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    Prospect Central 2017 Week 15

    A sample of Sunday's Prospect Central

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    Prospect Central 2017 Week 13

    A sample of Sunday's Prospect Central

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    Prospect Central 2017 Week 13

    A sampling of Sunday's Prospect Central

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    Prospect Central 2017 Week 12

    A sampling of Sunday's Prospect Central.

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    Prospect Central 2017 - Draft Edition

    12 Things to Know for the 2017 Draft

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    Prospect Central 2017 Week 10

    A Sample of Sunday's Prospect Central for Week 10

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    Prospect Central 2017 Week 9

    A sample of Sunday's Prospect Central for Week 9

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    Prospect Central 2017 Week 8

    Prospect Central for Week #8

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    Prospect Central 2017 Week 7

    A sample of Prospect Central for Week 7

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    Prospect Central 2017 Week 6

    Prospect Central for Week 6

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    Prospect Central 2017 - Week #3

    Tyler Beede, RHP, Giants Reports out of San Francisco indicate that Tyler Beede will likely have some eventual (if not immediate) role in the Giants' roster response to Madison Bumgarner's shoulder injury. Tyler is approaching 24 years old and the...

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    Prospect Central 2017 - Week #2

    Welcome to Prospect Central! Each week we profile prospects that are expected to have an impact on the fantasy landscape with industry leading depth and insight. Trey Mancini, 1B, OriolesTrey Mancini led the charge in the O's big win over...

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    Prospect Central 2017 - Edition 1

    Welcome to the first Prospect Central of the year! Each week we profile prospects that are expected to have an impact on the fantasy landscape with industry leading depth and insight: Amir Garrett, LHP, Reds Amir Garrett's MLB debut on...

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    Preseason Prep - March 7, 2013

    Lucas Harrell - SP Astros - Lucas Harrell says he would like to upgrade his curveball for the 2013 season, hoping it will help him work deeper into games. He considers it his 4th best pitch but he'd like...

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    Prospect Central 2012 - Week 8

    This is a sample of Insiderbaseball.com's weekly Prospect Central column featuring in-depth analysis of over 120 prospects each season. Please visit Insiderbaseball.com or click the "Home" tab at the top of the page to see all the great insights...

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    Prospect Central 2012 - Week 6

    This is a sample of Insiderbaseball.com's weekly Prospect Central column featuring in-depth analysis of over 120 prospects each season. Please visit Insiderbaseball.com or click the "Home" tab at the top of the page to see all the great insights...

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    Prospect Central 2012 - Week 4

    Just to preempt some questions that I'll get this week ... I see Prospect Central as a way to talk a little more in depth about some prospects that don't get a huge amount of copy in the fantasy...

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    Prospect Central 2012 - Week 3

    A.J. Pollock - Third Base - Diamondbacks The D-backs purchased the contract of A.J. Pollock from AAA in response to Chris Young's injury. The 24 year old missed all of 2010 regular season with elbow surgery but returned for...

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    Prospect Central 2012 - Week 2

    Freddy Galvis - Second Base - Phillies 21-year-old Freddy Galvis started off the season 0- for -10 before collecting a 2-run double to snap the streak. He entered the weekend 5- for -14 including his first career HR on...

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    Prospect Central 2012 - Week 1

    Drew Smyly - Tigers - SP The Tigers will start the season with Drew Smyly as their 5th starter, even if he will start the season in the minors to get a start in while the 5th slot comes around....

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    Preseason Prep - March 27, 2012

    The Rays are expected to announce their starting rotation today and as we speculated last week, it appears that Jeff Niemann will win the 5th starter job over Wade Davis who appears to be headed to the pen. Last Monday...

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    Preseason Prep - March 20, 2012

    Clay Buchholz pitched well in his spring start against the Rays on Sunday, 4 Ks, 4 hits, 0 walks, in 5 IP, one run on a solo homer by Evan Longoria, who must not be able to sleep the...

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    Preseason Prep - February 28, 2012

    Daniel Bard is one of three high profile conversion projects in the majors this year. He, along with Aroldis Chapman, and Neftali Perez will be attempting to switch to starting roles this spring. The Red Sox say they will...

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    Preseason Prep - March 15, 2011

    Jarrod Saltalamacchia – Red Sox – Salty draws more attention this spring as the Red Sox primary catcher with the ancient and venerable Jason Variteck backing him up. The Red Sox chased Salty like a jilted lover before landing him...