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Any fantasy baseball players who know any good follows on twitter or elsewhere? I joined a friends AL only league, don't follow baseball that closely. I'm a Mets fan so baseball gets depressing quick. It's a pretty deep league with weekly transactions and more starting positions on your roster than there even is starters in the AL. I think it's going to be pretty key to know which prospects get called up, who is going to start for a few weeks due to injuries etc.. But no clue where to find the best info for this.

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The twitter presence of fantasy baseball is so enormous that it becomes difficult to sort through it all. If I were you, I'd start of following somebody like Eric Karabell (@karabellespn) or The Roto Feed (@therotofeed) for general fantasy baseball information.

 

For minor league specific, there is this guy Benjamin Hill (@BensBiz). He has his ear close to the minor league scene and sends out a lot of information about it. The one problem is you'll have to do additional information about players he talks about. Just because he says Player X is tearing it up in AAA, doesn't mean he'll be in the bigs. There could be a situation where he is blocked by another player at the major league level already. Or, perhaps this guy is a 30 year old minor league journeymen going nowhere.

 

Personally, when doing AL/NL only leagues, I target set-up men (Joba Chamberlain; Nate Jones; Danny Farquhar) or backups who would benefit, and play well, with an injury to a starter (Ichiro; Daniel Nava; Sam Fuld).

 

Sorry I can't be of more help.

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Matthew Berry (@MatthewBerryTMR) is pretty good as far as fantasy baseball guys go. He's a high volume tweeter though, so that can get annoying.

Other good baseball accounts to follow are:

Keith Law (@keithlaw). He's ESPN's resident draft and prospect expert. I've learned a lot about that stuff just from following him. He'll answer questions about young guys if you tweet at him.

Jonah Keri (@jonahkeri). Really knowledgeable, and answers A LOT of questions on Twitter.

I also follow a few of the SB Nation team baseball Twitter accounts. (i.e. the Red Sox one is @OverTheMonster, Yankees are @PinstripeAlley, etc.) Those are all at http://www.sbnation.com/blogs. They go pretty in depth, link to a lot of good articles about players.
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Personally, when doing AL/NL only leagues, I target set-up men (Joba Chamberlain; Nate Jones; Danny Farquhar) or backups who would benefit, and play well, with an injury to a starter (Ichiro; Daniel Nava; Sam Fuld).

 

Sorry I can't be of more help.

 That was helpful. I followed the set-up strategy during the draft, will see how it goes.

 

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Matthew Berry (@MatthewBerryTMR) is pretty good as far as fantasy baseball guys go. He's a high volume tweeter though, so that can get annoying.

Other good baseball accounts to follow are:

Keith Law (@keithlaw). He's ESPN's resident draft and prospect expert. I've learned a lot about that stuff just from following him. He'll answer questions about young guys if you tweet at him.

Jonah Keri (@jonahkeri). Really knowledgeable, and answers A LOT of questions on Twitter.

I also follow a few of the SB Nation team baseball Twitter accounts. (i.e. the Red Sox one is @OverTheMonster, Yankees are @PinstripeAlley, etc.) Those are all at http://www.sbnation.com/blogs. They go pretty in depth, link to a lot of good articles about players.

 Thanks as well

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