If you enjoyed the multi-category fantasy delights This is Julio Rodriguez, Bobby Witt Jr. Or Michael Harris Last season, we didn’t have to push prospects. They can definitely help. These guys are legitimate league winners if their performance is up to the mark.
We must warn you however that you should not be relying on your intuition. don’t You want to be the manager that drafts All The prospects. There’s pretty much always someone in every fantasy league — across all sports — who will treat any standard redraft format as if it’s dynasty. This is something you don’t want to do.
You can’t hoard prospects.
Most young players arriving with buzz won’t be able to contribute at the level of serious fantasy contributors. These youngsters can’t help but to tread water. Some of them will completely face-plant when facing major league competition for the first time — which, of course, is fine. Mike Trout His first 40 games in the big league back in 2011, he only hit.220/.281/.390 and he did OK.
Our recommendation is to limit yourself to two draft prospects in a league of a similar size and shape. These players are extremely high-upside. These kids, as a whole, are as high-variance and as good as they get.
Let’s now discuss the nine terms and conditions.
can’t Might-miss 2023 rookies
Carroll was a savior in the high minors last year, scoring 24 home runs and taking 31 bags. He also slashed.307/.425/.611 across multiple levels. Carroll has been an absolute monster this spring, opening exhibition play 6-for-16, with three walks and one steal, and six walks. Carroll is at top of the chart in terms of sprint speed He’s also a fairly fair power source.
Carroll is a potential fantasy first-rounder. While he is the most sought-after prospect on the board in general, his draft price still holds the potential for profit.
Walker’s legend is growing every day this spring. The Cardinals will likely have retired No. 67 by March’s end. He was 67. He has been ridiculous.
Walker is now 9-for-21 with three homers, three doubles and three RBIs this spring. St. Louis writers can’t seem to discuss him without making Pujols comps. He will be moving to the outfield with the Cards. However, he still has third base eligibility through the season which is a great bonus for fantasy purposes. He stole 22 bags at Double A last season and had 53 extra base hits, so this player has potential for five categories.
Henderson rose to the top in the prospect ranks thanks to a great every-tool year at the high minors. He thrived at Triple-A Norfolk and Double-A Bowie. He ended his year in Baltimore. There, he performed admirably in a 34-game stint (4 HRs,.259/.349/.440). He offers speed upside, defensive versatility, and power/speed. Henderson is also likely to hit in the middle of the order for O’s. He can play 20/20 (20/25?) He can run production as a rookie.
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He throws a pretty zesty fastball, too. Senga is 30 years old and he was outstanding over the past decade-or-so overseas — 1.89 ERA and 9.7 K/9 last season — so he’s pretty clearly a finished product. He should have many wins in New York which will increase his fantasy appeal.
Grayson Rodriguez, SP Baltimore Orioles
Rodriguez’s ADP hovers in the 180s which makes him a steal. Rodriguez’s stuff is top-notch, and he has a blistering fastball (98-99 mph in spring). Rodriguez was utterly dominant at Triple-A last season, striking out 97 batters in 69.2 frames with a WHIP 0.93 and an ERA 2.20. He’s electric. He’s a player with great potential.
Whenever Tovar arrives for good — and he’s a decent bet to make the opening day roster — he’ll offer pop and speed, plus he’ll do his hitting in the friendliest possible home environment. In Double-A, Tovar hit 13 home runs and stole 17 bases in 66 games. His batting average was.318/.386/.546. Tovar’s glove has plenty of power and speed to play in the big leagues. It’s reasonable for Tovar to reach double-digit power/speed in the first year.
Although it’s not surprising to see Casas clear fences this spring (though it is noteworthy that both of his exhibition homers were taken by left-handed pitchers)
All of his Triple A homers, including all 11 and 29 of his 32 runs-bys, were against right-handers in 2017. Although he has significant pop and on-base skills, quality LHPs have been a problem. He could be on the heavier side of a platoon but it wouldn’t be the worst thing. However, he would find himself able to deal with lefties.
Brett Baty, 3B, New York Mets
Baty has already raked this spring (8-for-17 in HR), and is trying his best to make it into the Mets opening day plans. Baty lived in the high minors last year, hitting.315/.410/.533, with 19 hits in 95 games. He’ll be a startable and bankable fantasy asset once he is established at third base for New York. Consider the context and team environment, it shouldn’t matter if he runs production.
Frelick’s.317/.380/.464 batting average was.464, with 20 XBHs. This was in 52 games at Double-A. Then, he really started to get going when he reached Triple-A Nashville. He dominated International League pitching (.365/.435/.508), and continued to steal bags and hit ropes. Frelick is a fast hitter, with excellent speed and double-digit power. As soon as Frelick reaches the major leagues, he’ll likely hit for average.