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30 Players: Royals Have Special Arm In Brandon Finnegan

Very few 21-year-old athletes have been on more of a rollercoaster in the past year than Royals pitcher Brandon Finnegan. He became the first player to pitch in the College World Series and MLB World Series in the same year.

03/24/2015

Nelson Cruz of the Seattle Mariners returns to the dugout (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

The OFP Report: Roster Nonsense, Service Time, Your Questions

In this week’s episode of The OFP Report, Jason A. Churchill, Alex Carson and Steve Silver discuss the likelihood of the Mariners taking their best 25 players north in three weeks, the service time issue with Cubs prospect Kris Byrant and all three make their argument for the preferred order of the starting rotation.

1090 The Fan–03/21/2015

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30 Players: Lindor A Superstar In The Making For Indians

Drafted in the first round of the 2011 Draft eighth overall as a 17-year-old, Lindor has rapidly risen through the Tribe’s Minor League system and he appears to be on the cusp of the Major Leagues at just 21 years old … though his Indians’ debut won’t come right away.

03/19/2015

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30 Players: d’Arnaud Ready To Build On Late Surge For Mets

The Mets were hoping they had acquired their catcher of the future when they traded for d’Arnaud in 2013. After a slow start to his Mets career he broke out late last season and looks poised for a big year this season.

03/18/2015

Top prospect D.J. Peterson should benefit from the new Mariners' environment. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Churchill: Impact Of Mariners’ Depth

Taking a shot at the World Series is terrific. Taking numerous shots is optimal.

1090 The Fan–03/18/2015

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30 Players: Detroit Tigers Hope Iglesias Is Fully Recovered From Injuries

SS Jose Iglesias had a breakout year in 2013, but it’s been a tough road for the promising young shortstop. A healthy return could be huge for Iglesias and the Tigers in 2015.

03/16/2015

Chris Taylor (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The OFP Report: Impact of Taylor Injury, Elias, WFB

In this week’s episode of The OFP Report, Jason A. Churchill, Alex Carson and Steve Silver discuss the status of the spring position battles, what Chris Taylor’s injury means, as well as answering your questions in this week’s Twitter “T-Bag.”

1090 The Fan–03/15/2015

Taijuan Walker is well on his way to breaking camp a big leaguer.  (Photo by Rich Pilling/Getty Images)

Churchill: Walker Will Win, Miller By Default

Jason A. Churchill provides analysis of Taijuan Walker’s latest outing, plus the shortstop position and the bullpen.

1090 The Fan–03/14/2015

Right-hander Carson Smith looked more like himself Friday in Peoria. (Photo by Rich Pilling/Getty Images)

Churchill: Happ, Smith Rebound

Jason A. Churchill reports from Spring Training in Peoria, Arizona with notes on J.A. Happ, Taijuan Walker and Roenis Elias, plus a special coaching sighting from a legend.

1090 The Fan–03/13/2015

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30 Players: Bethancourt’s Time Is Now Behind The Plate For Atlanta Braves

While Gattis’ questionable catcher skills were a big reason he was jettisoned, the presence of prospect Christian Bethancourt was another, and the timing was right to give the 23-year-old the chance in 2015.

03/13/2015

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