4 Prospects To Stash On Your Fantasy Baseball Teams
The dog days are almost here, and a lot of our favorite prospects have already been called up. Here are 4 prospects you should still be stashing on your fantasy baseball teams.
Brayan Bello Red Sox SP (5% Rostered)
8-4 2.43 ERA 99 SO 1.01 WHIP 74.0 IP (AA & AAA)
Now that the Red Sox have figured things out, and are playing the way they should, I don’t know how much longer they’re going to keep throwing Rich Hill when they have an arm like this in AAA (who is also already on the 40 man roster). The Red Sox pitching coach said “Anyone that’s in AAA is close” when asked about Brayan Bello last week. And since then all he’s done is gone another 7 scoreless innings.
Bello can run his fastball up to 98 and a two seamer that has lead to an elite ground ball rate, paired with a change up and slider which has him with a swinging strike rate that would actual lead the majors. Bello is super talented and I think we should see him in the big leagues soon.
Vinnie Pasquantino – Royals 1B (12% Rostered)
.279 AVG 18 HR 67 RBI 48 R 3 SB
Why haven’t the Royals called up Vinnie P yet? I think the answer might unfortunately be Carlos Santana. Santana has been solid enough in the big league lineup that the Royals don’t feel the need to call up a soon to be 25 year old prospect who seems to clearly have outplayed his stay in AAA.
Although some recent struggles for Pasquantino, I think may be a sign of frustration for a lack of a call up for the Left Handed Hitting slugger. Vinnie is a part of the Royals future, and for a team playing so poorly, I believe they are doing a disservice to his development by making him stay as long as he is in the minors. I think we have to wait a week or so for Vinnie P but his time should be soon.
Miguel Vargas – Dodgers 3B (2% Rostered)
.282 AVG 11 HR 50 RBI 57 R 8 SB
The other two prospects on this list seem guaranteed to be called up in the near future, not the same can be said for Miguel Vargas. There was talk of him being the callup when the max number of pitchers was reduced to 13 but they acquired Trayce Thompson to fill that role instead. Vargas is still young, and had struggled some over the last few weeks, as he’s hitting .232 over his past 23 games.
Miguel Vargas certainly seems happy to be back home. pic.twitter.com/GpMdK4vnXc
— Oklahoma City Dodgers (@okc_dodgers) June 22, 2022
Kyle Muller – Braves SP (1% Rostered)
4-3, 3.00 ERA 1.12 WHIP 69 IP 21 BB 92 K
To be honest, I am drooling over those strikeout numbers. Kyle Muller is a massive left hander with a high spin fastball and the ability to miss a lot of bats. What is stopping the Braves from calling him up? Any injury that happens to this starting rotation, Muller will absolutely be the next in line. I think next year we might see a Kyle Wright like jump from Muller but for now those awesome numbers are going to be wasted away in AAA.
From CBS Fantasy “Muller’s issue has never been a lack of stuff, as his 12.0 K/9 in 12 starts at Triple-A this year will attest. What’s held him back, even in past big-league opportunities, is his tenuous grasp of the strike zone, which is what makes his past two starts so encouraging. He didn’t issue a single walk between them despite going beyond six innings in each. In fact, he’s down to 2.7 BB/9 across those 12 starts.”
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