Fantasy Baseball Prospects to Watch

At Last Words on Sports, we like to keep you updated on the top minor league prospects that could have a future impact within the world of Fantasy Baseball. Here is a list of the top Fantasy Baseball Prospects to Watch.

Zach Lee, SP, Los Angeles Dodgers 

The Dodgers need to give this kid a chance. He has waited in the wings for a long time now. He is sporting a 1.14 WHIP with a 2.38 ERA in the Pacific Coast League. He is not a future ace but he could be a productive mid-rotation starter.

Henry Owens, SP, Boston Red Sox

Owens was a strike out machine last year in the minors. He is a very crafty lefty who throws in the low 90s with his fastball, has a ton of movement on all of his pitches. Look for him to join the Red Sox rotation in the near future. He is one of the top targets if they are looking to trade for Cole Hamels. With a Red Sox Jersey or a Phillies jersey, he should see some playing time this year.

Jose Peraza, 2B, Atlanta Braves

Peraza had a shot to start the season with the Braves this year coming out of spring training but he started out spring 0-16. Now since that horrid start, he has heated up in AAA. Peraza has been able to get his batting average back up to .306 BA, and steal 13 bases. If he does end up getting the call, pick him up. He can provide huge speed potential with 20 to 30 SB off the wire which could be huge.

Joey Gallo, 3B, Texas Rangers

Gallo is on this list for his huge HR potential. He has hit 40 HR in each of the past 2 seasons in the minors. He is not close to getting the call unless, the Rangers end up trading Adrian Beltre. Now if you see some news that it might happen, Gallo might be worth a stash in deeper leagues.

Byron Buxton, OF, Minnesota Twins

The number one prospect in baseball should hopefully soon be on a TV near you. He is one of those rare 5-tool prospects that everyone should keep their eye out for. The only issue Buxton has had his whole minor league career is staying healthy. So if he can stay healthy by July he might get the call to the show. You can expect at best 15 HR/15 SB out of Buxton if he gets called up.


Carlos Correa, SS, Houston Astros 

The top SS prospect in baseball might be headed to Houston soon. He is tearing up AA right now. Houston is in first place and Jed Lowrie on the DL, They might rush him to the show and try to hold on to first place. I would say that if you need MI help stash this kid on your bench until he gets called up. With how little production you get out of SS position, he is worth the risk.

Maikel Franco, 3B, Philadelphia Phillies 

Franco is the future slugger for the Phillies. It looks like he will get the call to the show this weekend. I would say wait and see on this one. Franco is a good young player but you will need to wait to see how he handles major league pitching for a week or so before picking him up.

Rusney Castillo, OF, Boston Red Sox

Castillo needs to stop getting hurt so he can get called up by the Red Sox. He has 20-20 potential in that line up. Our guess is that he gets called up by the end of the month but your guess is as good as ours. We have no idea how a 70 million dollar guy is in the minors for the Red Sox.

Hector Olivera, 2B, Los Angeles Dodgers

There are a few rumors going around that Hector Olivera finally got his visa to come to the United States. He will have a physical from the team and finish off his contract. It is still a long shot to see him start this year but at least he finally got his visa. Check back in a few weeks for an updated on his status.

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