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.
With Alex Rios now a member of the Texas Rangers, the August "waiver trades" are underway. 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 first of a two part series, we take a look at talent that may soon get a call to "The Show", with a look at hitting.
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 first of our four part series looking at Triple-A players with fantasy appeal in 2013. We begin with American League position players.
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 position players who were part of "The Show:", but are currently either back in the minors or injured, awaiting their next shot.
No super prospects got the call this week to the Majors. Miami middle infielder Derek Dietrich was summoned by the Marlins. The former second round pick was acquired from Tampa Bay for shortstop Yunel Escobar. Phillies pitching prospect Tyler Cloyd was called up for a spot start, where he tossed two-hit ball into the seventh against Arizona, but was sent back down as Philadelphia doesn't need a fifth starter for another ten days. 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", moving over to the American League and the Eastern Division.