While some MLB-ready prospects have started the season down in the minors for reasons like “leadership concerns” and “working on his defense” *cough service time cough* some are already making noise for fantasy rosters.
Rotoworld’s D.J. Short and Christopher Crawford discuss the state of highly-touted prospects in fantasy baseball, and they try to answer the question on many of our minds: When is Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. finally getting the call-up?
They also discuss Peter Alonso, who could be the frontrunner for NL Rookie of the Year, and the ups and downs that Fernando Tatis, Jr. is sure to face — but never fear, fantasy owners; his defense should keep him in the upstart Padres lineup.
Speaking of the Padres, pitching prospect Chris Paddack has impressed with his nasty stuff, but even with his excellent control, he will need to continue working on his third pitch. That said, he has the look of a future superstar pitcher for the Friars.
Fantasy owners also shouldn’t lose patience with Eloy Jimenez, but instead hold firm. His pedigree precedes him, and once he adjusts to the majors — watch out.
Fellow highly-touted rookie Victor Robles has impressed early, and if he continues he should receive a higher, more bountiful position in the lineup.
But back to Vlad Jr. Christopher expects the prodigy to get the call-up by the end of April, and boy, what a thrill it will be when he does!