With Minor League seasons done for 2013, which prospects are your targeting for next season? We saw elite talent come earlier and at a younger age than ever before this season. Two important considerations with this list; 1) Players listed were not called up in September 2) Players in very low minors or teenagers were left out for the most part. Follow these 20 players (ten pitchers and ten hitters) in the Fall League and Spring Training. Some will be in your draft/auciton in '14, others should be considered for your minor league draft.
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.
Much like the trading deadline, August "waiver trades" have been a major disappointment so far. We have seen a large number of prospects called up this season, with many of them hitting the ground running. There are a number of major league caliber players awaiting the call in the minors, some rehabbing from injury, others simply working on their game. In the second of our two part series, we take a look at talent that may soon get a call to "The Show", with a look at pitching.
As we pass the one-third mark of the season and quickly ride towards July and 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 second of our four part series looking at Triple-A players with fantasy appeal in 2013. We continue with American 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.
Another week without a "huge" prospect call up, but we did get some players that may contribute. On the pitching side, St.Louis brought up John Gast, the Yankees called on one time elite prospect Dellin Betances and Tampa bypassed (for now) a pair of stud starting pitching prospects for Alex Torres. As for hitting, Detroit is giving power hitting Avisail Garcia a look, while the Yankees tabbed David Adams as the Chris Nelson experiment was short lived. More quality help awaits on the farm and we continue 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", with the American League's Central Division.
Who are the top prospects in the National League West? Over the past month, we have brought you the top prospects from each team, in our final installment we take a look at the Western Division of the NL. We have already seen a slew of prospects, names like Tyler Skaggs, Josh Rutledge, Casey Kelly and Conor Gillaspie have already made their mark. With rosters now expanding to 40, lets take a look at who may contribute down the stretch.
In this week's edition of The Farm Report we take a look at major league talent, that for one reason or another, is getting some time in the minor leagues. All twelve players on our list have spent time at the major league level this season, and all will return at some point. Our list consists of five starting pitchers, two relievers, three first baseman and two outfielders. Our list even features a pitcher whom we are not sure is on the Cubs.... or Atlanta and he probably won't be the only member of our Dirty Dozen who may be trading places.
Five pitchers for you in this week's edition of Farm Report. We have the two young guns that are already on many rosters. A former young gun that once enjoyed near Strasburg hype, a prospect that was roughed up and sent back down and a flame thrower stretching out after not finding success as a closer.
Is your pitching staff tired? In need of a shot in the arm? While there are plenty of free agent options, often time it is the rookie find that can turn things around. These five arms should be on your radar and are worthy of your free agent dollars or draft position when they get the call.