This All-Star break has brought us the highly anticipated debut of Tyler Glasnow. It brought us the debut of bats such as Josh Bell and Trea Turner. Andrew Benintendi of the Red Sox could be just around the corner. Last year was the year of the rookie pitcher. This year it seems it could be the year of the rookie hitter. Besides Fulmer, no rookie call up has pitched consistently for fantasy teams. These hitters, however, have a chance to make an immediate impact for your fantasy team. If you’re in a competitive league, (such as an FSAA league!) these prospects need to be owned before they are called up. So if all these guys are already owned, who should you be looking at?
- Alex Bregman SS– Chances are if the above guys are owned, Bregman will most certainly be owned, on the off chance he’s on your wire, snatch him up. In his recent call up to Triple A, Bregman is hitting .389 with 5 home runs and 14 RBIs in 8 games. He is currently the #8 prospect in baseball and has torn it up at every level, expect a callup before September if the Astros are in it.
- Yoan Moncada, 2B- Don’t expect Moncada until September, but he could make an impact for the fantasy baseball playoffs. Moncada has hit .316 for The Red Sox’s Double A/Triple A affiliates to go along with 40 steals.
- Orlando Arcia SS – Villar has so far blocked Arcia’s path in Milwaukee, but with Aaron Hill shipped off to Boston, Arcia has an opening. He has not posted eye popping numbers in the minors this year, but with steals so scarce, when he gets called up, he’s instantly start able in roto.