It has been decades since Atlanta's Tim Hudson has been mentioned in a farm report, but I feel the need for a shout out to the 38 year old Braves pitcher. You see, Hudson is a fellow Auburn Tiger and recently donated a million bucks to renovate the Auburn baseball locker room. Hudson is a free agent at the end of the season, but may find it time to hang up the spikes. Major League Baseball's loss will hopefully be Auburn's gain as "Hudy" has been rumored to be interested in joining the program upon retirement. On to the business at hand... prospects! I was a little disappointed with the pool available immediately following the All-Star break, but boy has that changed! We got a quick tease from the likes of Danny Salazar, Sonny Gray, Carlos Martinez, Brock Holt and Grant Green, but they will be back. On to the bevy of new talent that could easily be confused as a free agent/waiver wire list!
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 final of our four part series looking at Triple-A players with fantasy appeal in 2013. We conclude with National League pitchers.
As fantasy baseball nation awaits "who's next?", we often forget those that already got the call... and were sent back down for one reason or another. Some sparkled in their opportunity in the spotlight, others simply weren't ready. As we head into June, and the middle third of the season, players that fall into this category are growing and will continue to do so. In this edition of The Farm Report, we take a look at pitchers who were part of "The Show:", but are currently either back in the minors or injured, awaiting their next shot.
Are you tired of looking at the same players week in and week out on the waiver wire? Quality help awaits on the farm and we are going to take a look at the possibilities both in the field and on the mound, across each division. We continue with a look at "Who's Next" in the National League's Central Division.