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Five Years Later: Reviewing the 2008 draft

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They say you have to wait five years before you can properly evaluate a draft class in baseball. Players need to be given an opportunity to climb the minor-league ladder and cut their teeth at the the club in 2009, Simon Weaver has transformed the fortunes of Harrogate Town AFC.The club, which were struggling for money and marooned towards the bottom of the National League North, are now on the brink of a historic promotion to the Football Le big-league level before we start declaring winners and losers. That hasn’t stopped us before, of course, and it won’t sty winger was withdrawn from England’s Euro2020 qualifier with Montenegro after clashing with teammate Joe Gomez.”We have moved on it,” said Hudson-Odoi on Thursday. “We have all discussed it as a team, we have had a little talk with each other, and mop us in the future.

The 2013 draft will begin on Thursday night, making this the perfect time to go back those five years to evaluate the 2008 draft. That class has already given us two Rookies of the Year, an MVP and a batting champion, so it’s off to a pretty great start. With some help from the incomparable , let’s break down the 2008 draft.

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— 14.3 WAR — 2010 Rookie of the Year, 2012 NL MVP, 2012 batting champ, two-time World Series champ … Posey isn’t just the best player from the 2008 draft, he’s one of the very best in baseball. The , , and all passed on him. — 8.7 WAR — Lawrie was drafted by the Brewers before being traded to the Blue Jays for Shaun Marcum in a one-for-one deal. — 8.2 WAR — Broke into the show barely one year after being drafted and hasn’t gone back to the minors. — 7.4 WAR — Arguably the most dominant reliever in baseball, Kimbrel went from hard-throwing but wild junior college pitcher to having a 2.1 BB/9 over the last two years. — 5.6 WAR — Chicago turned Hudson, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery at the moment, into Edwin Jackson at the 2010 trade deadline. — 5.4 WAR — Espinosa tried playing through injury and hasn’t hit much in 2013, but he was close to being a 20-20 player in both 2011 and 2012. — 4.9 WAR — Although he hasn’t become a star as expected, Beckham has done more than most from his draft class. — 4.7 WAR — Lynn spent some time going back and forth between the rotation and bullpen, but he’s a full-time starter now and a very good one. — 4.6 WAR — Very quietly, Crawford is one of the game’s more reliable shortstops. He can really pick it, and his offense is improving. — 4.4 WAR — No one from the 2008 draft class has hit more home runs than Davis, who has 63 career long balls to his name. — 3.8 WAR — Turning an eighth-round pick into a left-handed platoon outfielder is a pretty great return on the investment. — 3.5 WAR — The Phillies got nearly 300 above-average innings (114 ERA+) from Worley before sending him to the Twins for Ben Revere. — 3.4 WAR — Washington used Milone as part of the package to acquire Gio Gonzalez, so this 10th rounder has worked out spendidly. — 3.3 WAR — Miley was the runner-up for last year’s NL Rookie of the Year award. — 3.3 WAR — Arizona used Cook to acquire Trevor Cahill from the Athletics before last season.

Only two other players in the entire draft class have accumulated 3.0+ WAR in the big leagues: reliever (2/57) and catcher (1/10). They’re at 3.3 and 3.0 WAR for their careers, respectively. Now, let’s look at some late-round steals.

— The Athletics have benefited directly from both guys after acquiring them in trades during the 2011-12 offseason. –2.5 WAR — Phelps cracked the big-league roster as the long man last year and has since pitched his way into New York’s rotation. — 2.0 WAR — Campana, who has since moved on to the Diamondbacks, is your 2008 draft class leader with 54 stolen bases. — 1.7 WAR — The Dodgers turned this late-round pick into Hanley Ramirez (and Randy Choate) at the trade deadline last year. — 1.3 WAR — There might not be a more dominant or harder-throwing setup man in the game right now.

Every draft has some busts, and the 2008 class is no different. Obviously, some busts are much more spectacular than others. Here are five high picks who have yet to contribute to the big-league team in a meaninguful way and are unlikely to do so in the future.

— Yes, the top overall pick in the draft. Baseball America continues to rate Beckham as one of the top 10 prospects in Tampa Bay’s system, but it’s obvious he won’t live up to expectations that come with being a first overall pick. — Skipworth did actually reach the show this year and spent a few days on the roster as the backup catcher, but he’s a career .216/.279/.371 hitter in nearly 2,000 minor-league plate appearances. Yikes. — Wallace was considered one of the two or three best hitters in the draft class at the time, but he hasn’t hit in the big leagues at all (87 OPS+). The Cardinals wisely traded him as part of the package for Matt Holliday in 2009. — Along with Beckham, Martin is one of just two top-20 picks from 2008 to fail to reach the show. He has a 4.85 ERA in more than 500 minor-league innings, but Los Angeles was able to trade him to get Shane Victorino at the deadline last year. — Fields was the best reliever in the draft class, but he’s had trouble throwing strikes throughout his career. The Astros took him as a Rule 5 Draft this winter before he hit the DL with a forearm strain.

There are plenty more busts where those five came from, but not all busts are created equally. Some players fail to live up to expectations but remain solid contributors. Are they disappointments? Sure. Are they still useful players? Definitely.

— The 4.9 WAR has a lot to do with playing time — Beckham leads 2 Brann.The goalkeeper joined the Canaries on loan from German giants Schalke last summer, but played just 22 minutes of Premier League football for City, which came in a 2-0 defeat to Crystal Palace in September.Fahrmann said: “Last summer, I moved008 draft position players in games (545) and plate appearances (2,102) by a lot — but the middle-infield bar is so low that he remains a rosterable player. — 2.0 WAR — Matusz tried and failed as a starter, then tried and failed again. And one more time after that. He has settled in as a very good lefty reliever. — 1.7 WAR — He leaves something to be desired on defense and against left-handers, but Alvarez has huge power and doesn’t exactly kill the Pirates at the hot corner. — 1.3 WAR — I was tempted to put Hosmer in the “Biggest Busts” category, but a 96 OPS+ in nearly 1,400 MLB plate appearances is hardly a disaster. — 0.3 WAR — The Rangers are thrilled because they turned Smoak into Cliff Lee, but a 92 OPS+ in over 1,600 plate appearances is only so useful for the Mariners.

Finally, let’s look at the players who got away. These are guys who were drafted in 2008 but declined to sign, only to go back into the draft in future years and become big-league players.

— 6.5 WAR — The Padres were unable to reel Kipnis in as their fourth-rounder, and the next year he went in the second round to the . — 2.5 WAR — Crow turned down Washington as the ninth overall pick only to come out as the 12th overall pick to the Royals in 2009. — 1.7 WAR — Scheppers had some injury concerns but still went 44th overall to the Rangers in 2009.

It’s worth noting that top prospects (1/28 to Yankees) and (27/820 to Braves) both decided to go to college rather than turn pro in 2008, then came out as first-round picks in 2011. Cole went first overall to the Pirates, Rendon sixth to the Nationals. They’re the ultimate “ones who got away.”

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Granted, was already hot and owned in the majority of Fantasy leagues, but because the one reason for skepticism with him was hittability, Wednesday’s no-hit bid against the Pirates was an eye-opener.

Coming into the game, he had allowed 10.0 hits per nine innings while recording just 6.3 strikeouts per nine this season. Not what you’d expect from a hard-throwing phenom. But with just one hit allowed and 11 strikeouts over eight shutout innings Wednesday, he’s now averaging 6.7 hits and 7.4 strikeouts per nine to go along with a 2.11 ERA over his last six starts. That’s much morr the remainder of the year with a broken collarbone.Lanzini will be sidelined for the rest of 2019 after suffering a fractured collarbone in the 3-0 defeat at Burnley on Saturday.The Argentine schemer fell awkwardly after being fouled by Ashley Weste convincing.

I don’t know what the do when Brandon Beachy returns from the DL, but shipping out Julio Teheran no longer seems like a viable option. If you’ve been holding off on him in the 18 percent of leagues where he’s still available, better act now.

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third baseman , who is expected to remain on his rehab assignment from a strained lower back until he can get his swing right, appears to have his swing in the right direction, at least. 

Middlebrooks went 2 for 3 with a walk and a three-run homer with five RBI with Triple-A Pawtucket, the Boston Globe reports. Hlf as a club hero.The Belgian was rewarded with a brand new long-term contract on Wednesday after scoring for key goals in the Champions League, including the final win over Tottenham.Asked if Origi was a club hero, Klopp said: “Oh yeah, absolutely.”e’s now gone 3 for 5 with two walks and five RBI in two games with Pawtucket. 

More News 01/11/2019 • by RotoWire Staff star Lucas Moura could’ve signed for Real Madrid.Moura is being celebrated today after his superb hat-trick for their Champions League win at Ajax.And Ribeiro revealed seven years ago Jose Mourinho wanted to sign Lucas when he was leaving Sao Paulo. 03/30/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 02/25/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 02/24/2018 Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been assured by Azerbaijan officials he can enter the country ahead of the Europa League final in Baku.His involvement in the final with Chelsea has been in doubt because of political tension between his native Armenia and the • by RotoWire Staff 01/03/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 10/10/2017 • by RotoWire Staff

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The are starter  on Tuesday to take Brandon McCarthy’s spot in the rotation , .com reports Saturday.

McCarthy hit the disabled list Saturday with shoulder problems. Randall DAC Milan goalkeepr Pepe Reina hopes to earn a late career return to the LaLiga.But he concedes it’s a long shot.”I think it’s hard for me to finish my career in Spain,” the former Barceloio Graziani is backing Bologna’s move for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.Bologna sports chief Marco di Vaio has held talks with the off contract LA Galaxy striker about a return to Italy.Bologna are battling Ibra’s former club AC Milan for the Swede and Grazianina keeper admitted.”If God wants it and everything goes well, maybe I can coach there.”I want to stay connected to football and I will live there, but as a player it’s hard to see.”elgado was called up to give the bullpen an extra arm, but the club is planning to use Skaggs as McCarthy’s replacement. Skaggs pitched six shutout innings with nine strikeouts Monday against Texas in his only start of 2013.

More News 07/01/2019 • by RotoWire Staff ourinho has heaped praise on Jorginho.While criticised by some pundits, Mourinho isn’t having it after seeing the midfielder help Chelsea defeat Watford yesterday.He told Bein Sport: “For me Jorginho is the best midfielder in Europe. “The world in 06/30/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 06/24/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 06/19/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 06/14/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 06/12/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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designated hitter hit his 12th hoGuardiola says there was no chance of easing off from their 8-0 thrashing of Watford.City were 5-0 up inside 18 minutes against Watford and looked on course to break Manchester United’s Premier League record 9-0 win against Ipswich in 1995.Instead thme run of the season Sunday in the first inning against the Marlins. Dunn took Alex Sanabia deep for a two-run shot. 

Dunn fis again spoken of how close he came to joining Manchester United.The Villarreal hero was regarded as one of the world’s best holding midfielders at one stage and attracted interest from Sir Alex Ferguson as the legendary Scot was rebuilding his Unitenished the game 1 for 4 with two strikeouts and is batting .159 on the year. He’s gone just 10 for 44 (.227) over his last 12 games, but does have six homers and 15 RBI over that span with 18 strikeouts.  admits he didn’t want Vincent Kompany to shoot ahead of the Belgian’s winner against Leicester City on Monday night.The City captain’s long-range strike gave his side a 1-0 win, meaning they will retain their Premier League title if they beat Bright

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reliever has struggled since coming off the disabled list May 17. He took his second blown save in four appearances Saturday against the Red Sox after allowing four runs in one inning.

He’s posted a 11.25 ERA in four appearances following a stint on the disabled list because of a sore right elbow.

“I told Vinnie when he came off the disabled list, ‘There might be a little rust,'” manager Terry Francona, per The Plain Dealer. “But like a hitter with a track record, this is a pitcher with a pretty impressive track record with the way he competes, the way he cares. I wouldn’t want to run away from him. I just want to help him.”

Pestano’s struggles could be . He was throwing 92-93 mph before going on the disabled list. He was clocked throwing 88-89 mph Saturday.

“In spring training, when guys start throwing, they have to build arm speed,” Francona said. “That’s what he’s doing now. … There are no medical issues. We got him through that. Now we just have to get him back to being Vinnie.”

More News 07/06/2016 • by RotoWire Staff ager’s job is a dream come true.Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola’s former assistant was confirmed as the club’s new boss last week, three years after hanging up his boots when he waer City goalkeeper Daniel Iversen is being linked with Rotherham United.Iversen recorded an impressive 15 clean sheets in 42 League Two outings for Oldham last season and is now interesting the Millers.“It’s not a goalkeeping issue, because I’ve gos their captain.”I remember the last time I was going down the t 03/19/2016 • by RotoWire Staff terday.Jose Mourinho was named new manager of Spurs this morning.Ardiles said before the Portuguese’s appointment: “Mauricio put us in the elite of world football. “We owe him so many memories. Where to start? With him we learned to believe. Everybod 02/05/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 12/23/2015 • by RotoWire Staff 07/17/2015 • by Sean D’Oliveira 07/10/2015 • by Jason Lempert

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closer earned his 15th save Saturday in the continuation of Friday’s suspended game against the Mets. Kimbrel hit the first batter and then allowed a single before inducing a pop-up and a double-play grounder.

Kimbrel, who has a 2.33 ERA, threw 17 pitches, so the Braves may not want to push him by u’s breakthrough.The 19-year-old will heWatford winger Ken Sema is attracting interest from Italy.Sportitalia says Watford’s Serie A sister club Udinese are keen on the Sweden international.Talks are at an advanced stage with a deal already in place.Sema would arrive on an initial 12 month loan. He has a contract with the Hornets to 2023.Watford and Udinese share the Pozzo family as their owners.ad into next season as one the players to watch at Turf Moor but knows that kicking on will be easier said than done. “We’ve got a very good team and it’s all about competition and keeping your spot,” the Englsing him in the regularly scheduled game Saturday night.

More News 23D ago • by RotoWire Staff 03/09/2020 •olskjaer is hoping that his United side can show the quality, intensity and consistency to mount a title challenge.But he is aware that closing the gap to the top two of Manchester City and Liverpool will not be easy.United finished sixth last season by RotoWire Staff 03/05/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/02/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/23/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 09/29/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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second baseman provided a three-run homer in a four-run first inning during Monday’s 5-1 wihas told Real Madrid that Christian Eriksen is not for sale.El Confidencial says Real president Florentino Perez had been hoping to cut a deal to take him to the Santiago Bernabeu this summer, as he and coach Zinedine Zidane plot a Madrid overhaul.Bun against the Twins. It was his eighth home run and fourth in May.

Unfortunately, Uggla’s home run was just his second hit in his last eight games since having a seven-game hit streak end May 9. Uggla is batting .071 (2 for 28) with one double, one home run and four RBI in his last eight games.

al win at Valencia.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hit a hat-trick and Alexandre Lacazette also scored as the Gunners won 4-2 on the night and 7-3 on aggregate.Emery said of the pair, “Yes, really they are very good strikers but I am proud of them in how t More News 10/04/2015 • by RotoWire Staff 09/01/2015 • by Jason Lempert 08/19/2015 • by Sean D’Oliveira 08/18/2015 • by Jason Lempert hizkid Islam Feruz has been without a club for two years, it has been revealed.The Sun says Feruz was plucked away from Celtic, aged 15, to be another star at the club’s Cobham academy.But such promise didn’t translate into success for the striker as 08/08/2015 • by Marty Gitlin 06/29/2015 • by Marty Gitlin

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reliever (elbow), who is on a rehab assignment with Class A Lake County, is Friday, according to The Plain Dealer. Nick Hagadone was optioned to Triple-A Columbus Thursday to clear a roster spot.

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The have released outfielder , the cnho is in line for a new contract.The Sun says the Brazilian veteran is in tho leave.Marca reports Zidane has already begun having private chats with his squad to inform them whether they will be staying at the club next season.Gareth Bale, Marcos Llorente and Dani Ceballos were the first three players to be told their fate.Ie final year of his contract and many expected next season to be his last at Manchester City after the club-record arrival of Rodri from Atletico Madrid.Yet Citisk losing Ryan Sessegnon for £500,000 next summer.The Sun says the 19-year-old is a long-term target for Tottenham but the London clubs have not yet been able to agree on a price.Sessegnon would likely cost Spurs around £35million if they pluck hiy sources inslub announced.

Parraz, 28, has played 833 minor-league games without a major-league appearance. He was hitting .141/.230/.321 in 29 games for Triple-A Gwinnett.

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closer did not enter Thursday’s game against the Pirates in a save situation because LaTroy Hawkins was unable to hang on to a slim, late lead. Still, he tossed a scoreless ninth to earn a win.

Parnell (4-0) entered with the game tied 2-2, and set the Pirates down in order after a leadoff single. He struck out one batter and the Mets won, 3-2, in the bottom of the ninth.

Parnell has three saves in five opportunities. He has a 1.20 ERA in 15 innings of work. 

More News 07/24/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 06/05/2017 • by RotoWire Staff o doubts Mikel Arteta will be a success with Arsenal.Laporte enjoyed working with Arteta when he was manager Pep Guardiola’s No2 at City.”Mikel is a great coach and, for me, he has been one of the best people I have met in Manchester,” Laporte said.” 06/02/2017 pable of upsetting Real Madrid.The two teams will meet in the Champions League this week.Andone told AS: “In the last year they are not the Madrid of the thrHarry Winks says signing a long-term extension was a “no-brainer”.The young midfielder put pen to paper on a new contract that lasts until 2024.”I have been at the club since I was five, so when I got the opportunity to sign a new contract, it was a ee Champions Leagues. “They have difficulties, but it is one of the best, if not the best tea • by RotoWire Staff 03/21/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 01/07/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 08/23/2016 • by RotoWire Staff

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With Andrew Bailey on the disabled list and Joel Hanrahan leaving Monday’s game against the Twins with a strained forearm, the now have to consider backup options to close games, if both players are sidelined simultaneously. After Monday’s game, manager John Farrell met with general manager Ben Cherington and other memebers of the front office to , according to the Boston Herald.

“We’ve got a couple of guys out there that we feel confident they’ll be able to close out games,” Farrell said, not mentioning names.

The leading candidate could be , who has 14 career saves, including 13 for Baltimore in 2010. Uehara has posted a 1.99 ERA and .073 WHIP since the start of the 2012 season. He has 60 strikeouts to just five walks in 49 2/3 innings in that span.

More News 05/20/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 03/09/2018 • by RotoWire Staff sit down for our interview is that his Woking side are the one of the most-overachieving clubs in England.Working alongside his backroom staff, which includes Sky SCrystal Palace.The Belgian striker wants to get into the Belgian first team for Euro 2020.But he knows that he will struggle to nail down a starting spot if he is a bench warmer at club level.He scored two goals for his national team against Cyprus iports commentator Martin Tyler, Dowson’s Woking are currently 10th in National League, 01/22/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 09/16/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 09/13/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 08/20/2017 d out of any chance of landing Crystal Palace ace Wilfried Zaha last summer.Brands branded Everton’s chase of Zaha “not realistic”.Speaking at last night’s Toffees AGM, Brands said: “Look at last summer, from the start there was a lot of rumours • by RotoWire Staff

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starting pitcher has been a surprise in the early part of the season, and Al Melchior thinks he can continue to impress heading into Fantasy Week 6 (May 6-12). Al has Tepesch ranked 54th in for the week, thanks to a two-start week.

Tepesch does not have overwhelming, swing-and-miss stuff, so his success so far in his major league career has come as something of a surprise. Despite strikd they’re in talks to sign permanently Manchester United defender Chris Smalling.Smalling is on a season-long loan with Roma.De Sanctis said, “It is well known that we are trying to find a solution that makes everyone happy. “We are in no rush, we waing out just 5.79 batters per nine innings with a sinker that averages 90.6 miles per hour, Tepesch has emerged as a viable Fantasy option after his first five starts.  He is succeeding thanks to a heavy dose of groundballs and pinpoint control, a combination that has worked for him.

It would not be a surprise if Tepeschare “purely speculation”.14-year-old Bobby is one of the highest rated youngsters at Newcastle United’s academy, with first-team manager Steve Bruce already aware of his potential.He made history at Toon this season when he became the youngster playe regresses through the rest of the season, but I wouldn’t expect it this week. He faces a pair of bottom-10 offensive teams, so he should be worth starting in the upcoming scoring period.  

More News 04/01/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 08/27/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 08/09/20orters after the club were thrashed 5-0 by Benfica in the Portuguese Super Cup.The Portugal international, who has been linked with Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur, was emotional on the pitch at full-time and sent an apology to fans on social18 • by RotoWire Staff 03/13/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 09/14/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 09/02/2017 • by RotoWire Staff

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outfielder was forced to leave Thursday’s game against the Braves in the fifth inning when his hamstring tightened up. , Werth is day to day with the injury, and will likely have to miss a few days of action, though it is not expected to require a disabled-list trip.

Werth missed his previous two games due to the hamstring injury, but he tried to play through it and appeared to re-aggravate it. 

More News 06/27/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 06/09/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 05/27/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 05/23/2018 Toni Kroos expects a huge improvement at Real Madrid this season.The German has made clear that Los Blancos will compete for all the major trophies next season.”We play to fight for everyVaart has dismissed claims Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk is among the world’s best.Van Dijk, along with Lionel Messi (Barcelona) and Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus), is nominated for Fifa’s “The Best” award.However, Dutch compatriot Van der Vaart d title, as always,” he told Real Madrid TV.”The important thing • by RotoWire Staff 04/27/2018 • by RotoWire Staff tactical advice to the players.Ronaldo is now owner Real Valladolid, while Berlusconi controls Monza.”Why did you never make a goal from the corner? It’s so easy,” Ronaldo claimed Berlusconi said.“Put everybody outside the area and when he kicks i 03/27/2018 • by RotoWire Staff

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is currently owned in 61 percent of the leagues on CBSSports.com, and for a top 15 shortstop, that’s completely appropriate. The ‘ veteran currently ranks among the top 15 at his position in Fantasy, but that’s not where he’s likely to end up.

Peralta has shown power in the past, but not consistently, and after a month, he has just two homers and five doubles. Meanwhile, Peralta is striking out more frequently, yet he boasts an unusually-high .292 batting average. It helps that Peralta has a 24 percent line drive rate, but that’s a stat that is typically subject to fluctuations, and his current rate is well above his typical normsSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi is a fan of the Brazilian attacker and made enquiries over the summer about the youngster.And Okdiario’s Eduardo Inda, speaking on El Chiringuito, says PSG intend to try again for Vinicius in January.He declared: “PSG .

Ey against Arsenal, despite being pushed to leave by Real coach Zinedine Zidane.Odriozola said, “Bale has always looked good to me. “They talk about him a lot, but he knows how to take it and he focuses on his day-to-day work. Today he scored a goalrick Aybar and Danny Espinosa are both available in many standard mixed leagues, and both should be more productive than Peralta over the long haul. Especially in points leagues, even Zack Cozart and Yunel Escobar would be worthy replacements.

More News 07/13/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 06/24/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 06/23/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 06/13/2017 ed the signing of Huddersfield fullback Tommy Smith.The 27-year-old full back joins on a three year contract for an undisclosed fee.The Huddersfield star played over 200 games for the club, helping them to achieve promotion to the Premier League in 2 • by RotoWire Staff 06/09/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 06/07/2017 • by RotoWire Staff