The San Diego Padres have long teased their fans with the future talent that would join the majors. We’re seeing some of it finally come to life this season.
Of course, we know about Fernando Tatis Jr. We know about Joey Lucchesi and Chris Paddack. But the Padres have another pitcher who deserves attention. He’s one of fantasy baseball expert Andy Behrens’ pickup options this week.
First up is Cole Tucker, the highly touted Pittsburgh prospect who got the callup. Tucker’s value is primarily his elite speed, and he can provide you with stolen base production while filling in for some injured Pirates.
Next is David Fletcher, a multi-positional player on the Angels who has been providing steady value — especially in batting average.
Finally, that aforementioned Padres pitcher? Matt Strahm, owned in just 40% of Yahoo leagues and coming off a dominant performance against the Reds.