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.
While we have some young talent making their debut in "The Show" this week, we also have a former All-Star who is finally all the way back.
We don't have any "can't miss" prospects debuting of late, but we can share some hurlers that have a shot at contributing for your ball club. Half a dozen arms have been hand picked for your review, including a couple of short men that could end up landing you saves.
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.
Who is next? As we move towards the midway point of the 2012 season, often times call-ups are a far better option that hitting that has been sitting on your waiver wire off and on all season. Here are half a dozen players worthy of keeping an eye on.
Yesterday we brought you some pitching options, today we take a closer look at some hitters that should be on your radar. Our segment focuses on those players that were recently sent down to the minors and/or are expected to be called up soon.
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.
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.
So far this year all we have done here in the Farm Report is breakdown top prospects by giving an in-depth scouting report for them and analyzing what we should expect from them in 2011. Now we are going to elevate our game however because the minor league season is officially underway and nobody this side of Baseball America will be keeping a closer eye on all of the action. Of course, we will be breaking it all down from a fantasy perspective and thus you should book mark this page right now if you want to be the first one in your league to know when a valuable fantasy player is about to join the big league club. Come back often as we will be updating this blog several times throughout the week in order to keep up with the always developing trends and breakouts that are happening down on the farm.