In 2009, Anthony Gose (ROTOscouting Report) became a personal favorite as a member of the Phillies organization. Three years later, Roman Quinn (Scouting Report) made hearts flutter as a member of the Williamsport Crosscutters. No organization drafts tools as early and often as Philadelphia and they’ve been a must see when it comes to baseball scouting. Its been a focus for years, but few have graduated from high ceiling talent to MLB contributor.
Today’s installment of Mike’s top-50 fantasy baseball prospects scouted includes a trio of pitchers who work their fastballs into the mid-90’s, an outfielder with an all-around skill set and a third baseman who projects to hit for both batting average and power if he can ever command the strike zone. At ROTOscouting, our motto is, “Fantasy Baseball Fueled By Baseball Scouting”. In living up to this, any and all future prospect and player lists published here will have a fantasy baseball slant.
The 2014 season was a successful one in terms of baseball prospects scouted. Today’s players include a pair of young Phillies, a Red Sox third baseman hoping to establish himself in MLB and two, 25-year old’s working to rebound from injury-induced struggles at the upper levels. Add these players to watch lists and monitor their progress closely. Each has strengths and the ability to “click” if things break right, although none are a finished product.
This week’s edition of FAAB Fantasy Baseball Targets profiles a trio of starters in their mid-twenties finally receiving an extended rotation look, a future closer, and one of the minor’s top pitching prospects. Bid recommendations are based on a $100 FAAB budget. If former FAAB top prospects turned post hype sleepers Neil Ramirez, Jake McGee and Jake Arrieta are any indication, one former top-100 prospect on this week’s list is primed for a big breakout.
Welcome back to FAAB Fantasy Baseball Targets. In the last episode Travis d’Arnaud was recommended as a pick up. Since he returned from the minors the backstop has mashed an .872 OPS. Today we take another dive into the player pool, looking for players expected to receive increased playing time. As always, bid recommendations are based on a $100 FAAB budget. Players listed are available in the majority of leagues across all major fantasy platforms.
In the MLB Futures Game 2014, Kris Bryant headlines the US Team.The MLB Futures Game 2014 is approaching and rosters were released yesterday. Fortunately, ROTOscouting has recent scouting reports on four, World Team prospects in the game. In addition to those reports, we have notes and scouting information from our writers featured on other sites including Bullpen Banter and FanGraphs. Overall, the rosters boast an impressive collection of talent. From Rangers Joey Gallo to Cubs Javier Baez, all 30 MLB organizations are well represented. Full scouting reports were left as links. Blurbs where players were mentioned have been pulled as quotes.
The MLB Futures Game 2014 is approaching and rosters were released yesterday. Fortunately, ROTOscouting has recent scouting reports on four, World Team prospects in the game. In addition to those reports, we have notes and scouting information from our writers featured on other sites including Bullpen Banter and FanGraphs. Overall, the rosters boast an impressive collection of talent. From Cubs Kris Bryant to Yankees Luis Severino, all 30 MLB organizations are well represented. Full scouting reports were left as links. Blurbs where players were mentioned have been pulled as quotes.
It’s an exciting time as more prospects inch closer to a big league call up. Some, like Jon Singleton, have already started their major league careers. Singleton is one of the many FAAB fantasy baseball targets that ROTOscouting has covered this season. This week, we’ll expand our focus to a free agent veteran as well as a few more impact bats still in the minors. Bid recommendations are based on a $100 FAAB budget. All players listed are available in the majority of leagues across all three major fantasy platforms.
We offer a plethora of material at ROTOscouting, but our lifeblood is the constant stream of scouting reports. Our authors travel to games and use their baseball knowledge and experience to project these top prospects into the future. We evaluate their tools and their level of refinement to produce grades along with our prose. This week brought scouting reports on a number of under the radar prospects, including a certain Cuban that was just promoted to the major leagues.
Top prospect Maikel Franco is off to a slow start for Lehigh Valley, slashing .209/.263/.327. After a breakout campaign between High-A and Double-A, the Phillies future third baseman has disappointed, causing prospect followers to wonder when and if he’ll be ready to man the hot corner in 2014. And with Cody Asche struggling in Philadelphia, who can blame them? Before scouting Franco against the Gwinnett Braves, it had been two years since making the trek across Atlanta to Lawrenceville. Franco was a great “get” for ROTOscouting and proved worth the trip even though the numbers are light. Plus, the Triple-A Braves are prospect laden for the International League. Christian Bethancourt, Edward Salcedo, Tommy La Stella and others will have me busy writing reports (both scouting and YOUscout) for weeks to come.
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