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.
We have seen plenty off young talent brought to the show from the National League Central, Anthony Rizzo and Brett Jackson by the Cubs, Matt Adams in St.Louis, the Pirates Sterling Marte, Jean Segura in Milwaukee and Matt Dominguez with a look in Houston, just to name a few. Some of baseball's top young prospects on the brink, remain in the NL central and many are of the impact variety.
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.
Does it seem that an extraordinary amount of pitching has ended up on the disabled list this season? While it sure seems that way, studies show the numbers are actually below the norm. What we do know for sure is that you have an open pitching spot on your roster or will have one open up sometime this week.
If you are fortunate enough to remain alive in your league’s pennant race, the decisions you make in September will determine your ultimate fate. While many elite prospects will get called up, picking up the players who will actually contribute in 2011 is the key. Should you be building for next year, this is an opportune time to pick up next season’s Craig Kimbrel or Michael Pineda. Having solid keepers should be a top priority whether you are still in the money, or building for next spring. With every major league staff desperately needing extra arms, we take a look at elite pitchers “on deck”. Some are ready now, others have struggled as they move up the minor league ranks. What is common among the entire list are high expecations.
Although we have already seem a large number of prospects make their debuts, there are plenty more “down on the farm” that will make their mark this season. Who is the next Dustin Ackley? Are you prepared to “jump” on the next prospect that gets called up? Just in the past few weeks we have seen elite prospects like Mike Trout and Lonnie Chisenhall make their major league debuts. Real life pennant races are unusually tight so you can expect an unusually high number of call-ups. Those out of the race will also be active wanting to take a look at what’s in store down the line. Fantasy Alarm takes a look at a “Dirty Dozen” of must get prospects.