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2016 Sleepers

These are players I really expect to have good seasons and break out. Some have recieved praise from other outlets, some have received none but these are guys I think will jump up this year.

NamePOSPro TeamOscar De La CruzRHPCubsDinelson LametRHPPadresAdonis MedinaRHPPhilliesPeter FairbanksRHPRangersBryan HudsonLHPCubsGenesis CabreraLHPRaysPabel ManzaneroCRedsCorey Zangari1BWhite SoxMiguel Flames1BYankeesJonathan Arauz2BAstrosKenny Hernandez3BMetsFrancisco MedinaSSGiantsIvan CastilloSSIndiansAdrian RondonSSRaysRicky AracenaSSRoyalsEstevan FlorialOFYankeesRonald AcunaOFBravesRandy VenturaOFBravesWadye YnfanteOFCardinalsRyan McKennaOFOriolesRandhi BalcazarOFRaysLamonte WadeOFTwinsJhonny RodriguezOFAthletics

Others I think will break out...some are rated high by other outlets.
Franklin PerezRHPAstrosAgapito BarriosRHPAstrosDakota ChalmersRHPAthleticsAnthony GuardadoRHPBravesFranyel CasadillaRHPCardinalsWei-Chieh Huang RHPDiamondbacksTommy BergjansRHPDodgersMatt MilroyRHPMarlinsLazaro Ley…

Out of the Park Baseball 17

OOTP17 is a phenomenal game. The best baseball sim available.

I have been playing OOTP since OOTP 13 and each and every year, the game gets better and better.

This year, the visual improvements are apparent. The fact they now have MiLB teams in the game gives it another layer of authenticity. The biggest improvement in my eyes is the addition of historical minor leaguers. I haven't dug too deep into it, but being able to play with minor leaguers in the early 1990's is fantastic. It's what I grew up paying attention to, so being able to go back and play through this era with real players from top to bottom is great.

I haven't put a ton of time into the game yet but what I'm playing is the GM of the Colorado Rockies as a startup franchise. From Chipper Jones, taken in the amateur draft, down to late round expansion pick, Bernardo Brito, the game excites me. It'll be fun to see if Brito can accomplish more in my OOTP franchise than he did in real life. I was alway…

2016 MLB Draft order and signing bonus pools

First the pool breakdown:

TeamPicksTotal PoolArizona Diamondbacks10$5,419,000Atlanta Braves11$12,383,100Baltimore Orioles12$7,544,600Boston Red Sox10$6,996,500Chicago Cubs8$2,244,600Chicago White Sox11$9,414,400Cincinnati Reds11$13,921,200Cleveland Indians11$7,498,500Colorado Rockies11$11,151,700Detroit Tigers8$5,423,000Houston Astros10$5,927,300Kansas City Royals9$3,224,600Los Angeles Angels10$6,119,100Los Angeles Dodgers12$9,334,900Miami Marlins9$6,444,800Milwaukee Brewers11$9,362,400Minnesota Twins12$8,152,200New York Mets11$7,670,400New York Yankees10$5,829,600Oakland Athletics11$9,881,500Philadelphia Phillies10$13,403,000Pittsburgh Pirates11$7,006,300San Diego Padres13$12,866,900San Francisco Giants9$3,494,700Seattle Mariners10$7,134,600St. Louis Cardinals12$9,141,700Tampa Bays Rays11$7,641,700Texas Rangers10$5,357,000Toronto Blue Jays11$6,664,600Washington Nationals11$7,634,300