It was one of the more anticipated promotions that we were waiting for this season, but nobody expected it to come quite this early. The Royals called up their top prospect and unanimous top 10 minor league player Eric Hosmer on Thursday, sending the struggling Kila Ka'aihue to AAA Omaha. Hosmer is probably the most polished hitter in the minor leagues blending great contact with impressive natural power. The Royals are showing that they desperately want to capitalize on their hot start to the 2011 season and are willing to do what it takes to stay in contention. Adding Eric Hosmer to your fantasy team just might keep you in contention all season as well. But before you click the "ADD" button, let's take a deeper look at all that this talented first baseman has to offer.
There is so much activity going on in the minor leagues these days, much of which greatly affects what happens in the major leagues and thus fantasy baseball as well. With the rash of injuries we've seen to star players already this season, replacements have been called upon to come up and produce right away. The recent trend is for big league teams to grab not necessarily the best prospect from the farm team but the one that is hottest at that current moment. This is why it is ultra important to stay on top of all that is going on down in the bus league circuit and why yours truly and Fantasy Alarm stay on top of it all year long. Let's take a look at some prospects that have recently been called up and some that are definitely on their way soon.
The minor league season is underway and so is the Fantasy Alarm prospect watch. All season long I will be keeping a close eye on the happenings down on the farm in order to provide you with the most up to date scouting reports and player analysis. Every season there are players who catch fire in the minor leagues, get called up to the show and become important fantasy baseball pieces. Already this season a couple of hot bats have caught the attention of their teams front office and have been called up to replace injured teammates. Let's take a look at the early season trends across the minor leagues and see which players you should be keeping an eye on in the near future.
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.
In parenting they say that it’s the quiet ones you have to worry about. Well the same could be said for fantasy baseball as every season there are players who seemingly come out of nowhere to have successful fantasy seasons. Not many of you have probably heard the name Zach Britton yet, but there is a real good chance that by October you will. Here is everything you need to know about another top notch Orioles starting pitcher prospect.
Some fantasy players claim that catchers are a dime a dozen and vow to wait until the later rounds before drafting one. Why is it then that catching prospects draw the most attention of any position across the board when talking in terms of fantasy baseball? It is because finding a good one is so hard to do and when you do have a catcher who is performing you know that you have a real advantage against most of the teams in your league. Is J.P. Arencibia one of those players who will lead you to fantasy success in 2011? Let's find out in the final installment of this Spring Trainings Hot Prospects.