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.
Just four weeks in to the season and already major league clubs are scouring their affiliates for help. This past week saw the games two biggest prospects in Bryce Harper and Mike Trout called up to the big leagues. This week I take a look at the recent recalls and discuss whether they are up for good or just a short term fix. We’ll also take a look at some of the best remaining prospects and see how they are doing down on the farm. So, if you’d like to stay ahead of your fantasy league and be able to tell all your buddies what skills the latest AAA recalls possess, come with me for the rest of the Farm Report.
Most of the elite minor league prospects that are in position to help your team have arrived in the majors. A few more will get the call when rosters expand a week from now. Who are among the next crop on the way? We take you on a quick tour through top college draft picks from this year’s First Year player draft that are signed and already on the diamond.
Two weeks from the September 40-man expansion so your focus needs to narrow to the minor league elite. It’s not as much who will get an opportunity as most will be at the show at call-up time on September 1st. A few have already had a taste and others are rehabbing from injury. Be careful to evaluate playing time if you remain in a pennant race of your own.