Fantasy Baseball: Prospect Update

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As the 2015 fantasy baseball season rolls towards the end of week six, it seems just about every week that a top prospect gets the call of their dreams. A promotion to the big leagues. As a fanatic of prospects myself, I jump on the opportunity of adding these future studs to my roster, as you never know what type of value they can bring to your team. Any one of these prospects can add significant value to your squad (see Yasiel Puig, Bryce Harper, Mike Trout). I’ll be giving an update on selected top 50 prospects, that have already got the call to join their respective MLB teams.

 

  • Joc Pederson – OF – Los Angeles Dodgers

This kid is an absolute stud. That pretty much sums up Pederson’s season thus far. If you took a chance, and drafted MLB.com’s #14 ranked prospect, you are being greatly rewarded. With a stat line that includes 10 HR, 24 R, 21 RBI and 2 SB, Pederson has not only been a top rookie, but a top fantasy play in all formats. Enjoy!

  • Noah Syndergaard – SP – New York Mets

With high hopes, I drafted this player at the beginning of the year. With his first Major League start under his belt, that came against the Chicago Cubs, Syndergaard showed real promised. Breezing through the first four innings and topping his fastball out at 99 MPH, the #11 prospect showed great stuff despite getting no run support. Finishing with 5.1 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, and 6 Ks, there’s obviously a lot to improve on, but if you haven’t already scooped him up, add him now. I believe he’ll stay up with the Mets, especially if they are chasing a playoff spot.

  • Kris Bryant – 3B – Chicago Cubs

The most anticipated prospect entering the season due to his dominance in spring training, the #2 ranked prospect has been respectively productive at the plate. It took him a while to crack his first Major League home run, but in due time, it was worth the wait. One specific thing Bryant needs to work on is his discipline at the dish. He’s striking out at a fairly high rate. While this is expected from a rookie, it’s keeping his average from being higher then one would like. Still, Bryant is a must start in all formations, as he’s sporting a 3 HR, 15 R, 19 RBI, and 2 SB stat line. Look for him to have a power surge in the upcoming weeks.

  • Carlos Rodon – SP – Chicago White Sox

While Rodon started out in the White Sox bullpen, he made his first Major League start against the Cincinnati Twins, where he was extremely productive. He finished with 6 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 8 K’s and a win for his club. The White Sox announced on May 12 that Rodon will officially move into the starting rotation on Friday. This is a huge boost for his fantasy value, as he was suffering being in the bullpen. I’d take a chance on this guy, as he has real good stuff, and a great mentor in Chris Sale to learn from.

  • Addison Russell – SS – Chicago Cubs

The #5 ranked prospect is just another young talent to join the Cubs this season. While his defensive skills have been impressive, his bat has been just the same. His numbers won’t show it, as he’s currently sitting with 2 HR, 10 R, and 9 RBI, but he has 13 hits over his last 10 games. He’s definitely worth an add in deeper formations, as he’s 2B/SS eligible, but coming from an owner who stashed him, I would be cautious of starting him on a regular basis. His upside is tremendous, but shows signs of a player with much to learn.

 

Stay on top of your prospects, as this is just the beginning of a lot of talent to be called up!

 

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