Fantasy Baseball Prospect Update

Welcome to the Last Word On Sports Fantasy Baseball Prospect Update. In this article, we will profile some of the prospects that could make an impact on your fantasy team as the season goes on.

1# Byron Buxton, OF, Minnesota Twins: Minors Stats .283/.351/.489 20SB

Buxton has been the number one prospect in baseball for a few years now. Injuries have derailed his career so far throughout the minors. He could produce good power and speed numbers.You should put in a claim for him if you need outfield help, he got called up and made his debut on Sunday.

2# Steven Matz, SP, New York Mets: Minors Stats 6-4 2.30 ERA  78.1IP 81SO

It is just a matter of time before Matz is called up to start for the Mets.  He is a strong left handed pitcher with real nasty stuff and should get the call before the end of June. I have picked him up all ready in all my leagues and would recommend that you don’t miss out, make the move early.

3# Corey Seager, SS, Los Angeles Dodgers: Minors Stats .325/.373/.535 1SB

With how much Jimmy Rollins is struggling so far this year you can hear the Dodger fans calling for Seager. They are not wrong on this one as he should impact the club just as much as Joc Pederson has done for the Dodgers this year. If you missed out on all the SS to be called up so far and still need MI help pick up Seager early, like now. Stash him for a month or so and hope the Dodgers call him up. You really won’t find better help on the waiver wire.

4# Jose Peraza, SS, 2B, OF, Atlanta Braves:  Minors Stats .286/.323/.355 17SB

I have been talking about picking up this kid for a month or so now. The Braves have still not called him up and now it might be to late. Jace Peterson has started to heat up again so he is blocked at 2B. When that happened, the Braves started playing Peraza in center then Cameron Maybin started to heat up and is now on fire. Currently, Peraza is blocked at both spots. Wait and hold on to him as his speed could really help you later on in the season.

5# Trea Turner, SS, Washington Nationals: Minors Stats .322/.385/.471 11SB

Turner was part of the 3 team trade that sent Justin Upton to San Diego. This is a reach but if the Nationals decide to deal Ian Desmond, Turner could get called up to fill in for him. He has a way better glove then Desmond that should keep him on the diamond if he does get the call.

6# Francisco Lindor, SS, Cleveland Indians: Minors Stats .281/.348/.399 9SB

Here is another SS on the list and out of the other 3 I like Lindor the least. I don’t see him providing too much for your fantasy team. I see him hitting 8th or 9th with little to no power and no speed. Lindor is amazing with the glove but that does nothing for your fantasy team. Think of Andrelton Simmons without the power.

7# Daniel Norris, SP, Toronto Blue Jays: Minors Stats 44.1 IP 3.45 ERA 44 SO

Norris was a huge sleeper coming into this year and got rocked at the start of the season. After some time to settle down in Triple-A, it seems like he found his stuff again with 44 SO in 44 IP. He could help you team with W and SO. With The Blue Jays on fire right now I could see him piling up some wins for you team.

8# Kyle Schwarber, C, Chicago Cubs: Minors Stats  .320/.438/.579

The Cubs are going to call up Schwarber to be their DH while they play interleague ball. He could be a good pick up for a week or so but after the DH goes away, so does Schwarber. Look at him being called up if someone is one DL or you just need to pick up a bat. Just know he is not going to be on the Cubs roster for very long.

9 # Hector Olivera, 3B Los Angeles Dodgers: Minors Stats .318/.400/.455

Olivera just got promoted to Triple-A, now it should just be a short time before the Dodgers promote him to the majors. He could possibly split time at 3B with Justin Turner. He could be a good source of R, RBI and AVG/OBP. He is currently not available in Yahoo leagues but you can pick him up in ESPN leagues.

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