Top Prospects To Target For Fantasy Baseball Second Half
Here is a list of prospects to keep your eye out for in the second half that can help you win that Fantasy Baseball title.
#1 Kyle Schwarber, C , Chicago Cubs
If watching this kid destroy the ball in his initial week-long call up while the Cubs played American League teams was not enough, he hit very well during the futures game as well . He can flat out hit, the only problem is he is not as strong defensively. If the Cubs move him from Catcher in order to get his bat in the line-up, he could help your team out. Otherwise he is unlikely to get enough playing time to help.
#2 Joey Gallo, 3B, Texas Rangers
We got a taste of what Gallo is capable of doing when Adrian Beltre got injured earlier this season. Gallo showed everyone what the Rangers will potentially have in store for the next five to six years at 3B. If Beltre gets traded or gets hurt again, Gallo could be somebody that can help your team out with that much needed power that is not easy to find on the waiver wire.
#3 Aaron Nola, SP, Philadelphia Phillies
Nola is set to make his MLB debut on Tuesday July 21st. He is 10-4 this season with a 2.39 ERA this season. He should be a pretty solid addition is most formats and you will need to pick him up ASAP.
#4 Daniel Norris SP, Toronto Blue Jays
Norris is a strike throwing lefty who has lost his control from last year. However, he still has an upside in Wins if he gets the call this year. He is still getting strikeouts as he has 70 K in 74 IP this season in Triple-A. Norris may have to wait until next year for his next opportunity to pitch in the majors.
#5 Luis Severino, SP, New York Yankees
The Yankees taking their time with Severino. He has some nasty stuff and is just waiting for the chance to show the Yankees what he can do. He has a chance to be a #2 starter if given the chance this year. If you hear him getting the call or have a roster spot you’re not using, you might want to stash Severino.
#6 Hector Olivera SS/2B – Los Angeles Dodgers
I have no idea why the Dodgers would call him up this year and just create more of a log jam at 2B and 3B. He is not young, (31 years old) and there is not a ton of upside. However, his first year could end up being his best year. If the Dodger do end up calling him up this year, there could be a platoon at 2B/3B but would not be worth a pick up unless he somehow gets a full time spot.
#7 Jose Peraza, 2B, Atlanta Braves
Peraza had a shot to make the opening day roster but went 0-16 in Spring Training and has been in the minors ever since. Now, with that missed opportunity I still don’t see a spot for him unless they trade away Jace Peterson or Cameron Maybin . Now if either of these players gets traded, one thing to keep in mind is that Peraza has some speed upside. He could give you 15-20 SB depending on how much playing time he gets.
#8 Trevor Story, SS, Colorado Rockies
Since getting the call up to Triple-A, there have been some growing pains for Story. He might be a sneaky pick up when he plays at Coors field. Depending on playing time, you may be able to slot him in at SS and we all know how hard it is to find an average SS this late in the season off the waiver wire.