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.
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.
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.
As we head into mid-August, clubs continue to look for help from their farm systems. Teams looking for a spark either on the field, or added excitement to drive the box office.. We can expect a dozen or more players called up on the first of September with normal roster expansion, but what help could be on the way sooner? We take a look at possibilities with each franchise, continuing now with the American League Central.
More than a half-dozen minor league prospects are featured in this week's Farm Report. We've been hearing about Wil Myers for weeks and there is reason to believe he may get the call to the big league club any day now. Toronto may have elite outfield prospect Anthony Gose in the lineup mid-week. The Mets need arms for their rotation and the word is Matt Harvey will get the ball some time this weekend. Several corner infielders and an exciting outfielder that may be involved in bringing Justin Upton to Pittsburgh round out this week's report.