Here is your September fantasy baseball prospect update. Use this to help you down the stretch to win your fantasy baseball championship or prepare your keepers for next season.
Fantasy Baseball Prospect Update
Jharel Cotton – RHP, Dodgers
Jharel Cotton should get the call during september to help the Dodgers bullpen. He has a high strikeout upside and should sport a low ERA and WHIP. In deep leagues, he could help as a RP if you get points for holds and saves.
Luke Jackson – RHP, Texas Rangers
78K- 65.2 Innings
Another reliever that could give you some strikeouts and holds down the stretch. Also, players in keeper and dynasty leagues might wanna stash this guy, as he could end up being the closer next year or the year after.
Micah Johnson – Second Base, Chicago White Sox
Johnson was thought to be a sleeper this year with the White Sox but it did not end up working out. He has been sent back down the Triple-A, where he has again posted pretty good hitting and speed numbers. He will get a shot again this september and still should be the second baseman of the White Sox’ future. Micah Johnson does still hold some pretty good dynasty and keeper value so grab him for next year if you can.
A.J. Reed – First Base, Houston Astros
Reed looks to be the back up plan if John Singleton does not work out in Houston. At age 22, he is killing Double-A pitching this season. He should get the call to help the Astros as a DH in September. He also could help you with a playoff push. Plug him in when he gets a chance to DH or first base for the Astros. A.J. has pretty good all around hitting tools and has even stolen two bases this season.
Dalton Pompey – OF, Toronto Blue Jays
Pompey should get the call up in September and be a 4th outfielder for the Blue Jays for the last month. If anyone gets hurt, he could see a ton of at-bats down the stretch. He therefore might be worth four or five steals over the final three weeks. Also, given how good the Jays’ offense has been, he should score some runs as well and, in dynasty and keeper leagues, should be on your radar for next year.
Joey Gallo – Third Base, Texas Rangers
Joey has been in a huge slump since being sent back down to Triple-A. Even so, the Rangers could have him working on seeing more pitches, which could lead him out of it. If he does get the call in September, Joey could see some DH at-bats against righties. With 80 or 90 at-bats down the stretch, he could earn you 6-10 home runs, if he gets hot, that is. He is worth a bench spot if you are in need of power. In keeper and dynasty leagues, he is also worth a look due to is massive power upside.
Blake Snell – LHP, Tampa Bay Rays
45 – K – 34.1 – IP
Snell looks like the next big time pitcher to come out the Tampa Bay Rays farm system. This kid is pretty nasty from the left hand side. He is more of dynasty league play than a end-of-the-year call-up. Keep your eye on him, as could shock a few people if he gets some starts at the end of the season. He should be a solid guy to stream if he gets the call up.
Jose Berrios – RHP, Minnesota Twins
45K -35 IP
Berrios is a top-end talent pitcher who has played in back-to-back futures games. If the Twins think they have a chance at a wild card spot, they might call him up to finish out the season. He is another great streaming option for your fantasy team down the stretch. He is also one of the best prospects to grab in a dynasty or keeper league.
Hector Olivera – Third Base, Atlanta Braves
Hector should be up with the Braves now but has been dealing with nagging injuries ever since he started playing in America. If he has not already been stashed in your keeper or dynasty league, you should snag him now. He should be the protection for Freddy Freeman for the next four years. If he ends up getting the call in the next week, he should help you in every offense category but steals.