Roster expansion is nearly upon us as Major League teams expand to 40 man rosters on Sunday. This is a time of the year when Fantasy Football and Baseball really butt heads. Will you be focusing on the new influx of MLB talent to fuel your team down the stretch? If you are already looking to next year, don’t pay all your attention to the NFL as teams cut down rosters to 53 as you may be able to add a piece or two for your baseball team in the Spring! Here are some talented players that may help you in September.
The Sirius XM 2013 MLB Futures Game highlights the final weekend heading into the All-Star break. What better way to get a sneak peek at the best prospects in both the American and National leagues, not only home grown talent, but from around the world! The 15th annual Futures Game is being held at Citi Field in New York and will be carried LIVE on ESPN2 beginning at 2pm EST this Sunday afternoon. While some preseason favorites like Dylan Bundy (pictured) are either injured or not living up to expectations, both the USA and World rosters are loaded with talent! Let's take a look at those that may get a chance with "The Show" at some point later this season.
As we pass the halfway mark of the season and quickly ride towards the All-Star break, who are the minor league players that will soon be on your radar? We have seen some elite talent get the call, some directly from Double-A, skipping Triple-A altogether! Much of fantasy baseball and fantasy sports in general is anticipating moves in advance of your competition. With that in mind, the third of our four part series looking at Triple-A players with fantasy appeal in 2013. We continue with National League hitters.
If you're like me, you are already tired of looking at the same guys available on waivers across every league. Time for the stud prospects to start making their way up to "The Show"! Many of us have a limited Minor League roster as part of our fantasy teams, but most of the talent we will see come across our lineups this season weren't taken in the two or three rounds that were filled following every one's draft or auction. Each week we will profile who is "next", either on the verge of getting the call or those to track now so you will be ready when the time comes.
We have seen plenty off young talent brought to the show from the National League Central, Anthony Rizzo and Brett Jackson by the Cubs, Matt Adams in St.Louis, the Pirates Sterling Marte, Jean Segura in Milwaukee and Matt Dominguez with a look in Houston, just to name a few. Some of baseball's top young prospects on the brink, remain in the NL central and many are of the impact variety.