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  • DL Hall Optioned, Will Shift To Relief

    Baltimore Orioles pitcher DL Hall was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday after his start against the Tampa Bay Rays. He made his MLB debut on Saturday, allowing five earned runs on five hits and three walks across 3 2/3 innings. The 23-year-old was charged with the loss on Saturday. The Orioles are optioning Hall so that he can switch to relief in the minors to return to the majors in September. He impressively struck out 114 batters over 70 innings in Triple-A this season. With the switch to relief, Hall is mainly a stash in dynasty leagues for now.

    Aug 13 · Source via Orioles DL Hall prospects
  • Jordan Walker Continues Strong Season In Double-A

    St. Louis Cardinals third base prospect Jordan Walker went 4-for-5 with a run scored on Friday for Double-A Springfield. Walker's name was floated around in Juan Soto trade rumors, but he remains in the Cardinals organization. The 20-year-old has really impressed as a prospect and has taken another big step forward in 2022 with a .309 batting average to go along with 13 homers, 49 RBI and 16 stolen bases. Although the speed is a bit of a surprise, the power isn't and Walker has the makings of a future slugger at the big-league level. His biggest issue is that he's blocked by Nolan Arenado at the big-league level, but the Cardinals always find a way to get their best players on the field and Walker should eventually find his way to the show, possibly as soon as 2023. For now, Walker holds zero redraft value, but should be highly regarded in dynasty leagues.

    Aug 13 · Source via Cardinals Jordan Walker prospects
  • Gavin Stone Continues To Strikeout Batters

    Los Angeles Dodgers pitching prospect Gavin Stone suffered a loss on Friday, but still put together another impressive performance for Double-A Tulsa. Arguably the top pitching prospect in a talented Dodgers system, Stone fired five innings and allowed six hits, three runs, two walks and struck out 11 on the evening. The 23-year-old has been nearly unhittable this season and is 7-5 with a sparkling 1.56 ERA and 135 strikeouts in 98 1/3 innings. With Clayton Kershaw (back) sidelined and Ryan Pepiot struggling in his most recent start, it would seem that it's possible that Stone could get a chance, but there are no guarantees. If promoted, Stone is absolutely worth taking a chance on in redraft leagues, but his best value remains in dynasty leagues at the moment.

    Aug 13 · Source via Dodgers Gavin Stone prospects
  • Joey Wiemer Hits First Dinger For Triple-A Nashville

    Milwaukee Brewers outfield prospect Joey Wiemer went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer on Friday for Triple-A Nashville. After playing his way out of Double-A with impressive power and speed numbers, Wiemer was promoted to Nashville and has hit .200 with one homer, five RBI and three stolen bases over eight games. Between Double-A and Triple-A, Wiemer has hit .239 with 16 homers, 52 RBI and 28 RBI. Although he has provided impressive power and an ability to handle the basepaths, Wiemer still needs to show more patience at the plate. His recent promotion suggests that he could get a call to the big leagues with an impressive showing, but he is more of a name for dynasty managers than redraft managers at the moment.

    Aug 13 · Source via Brewers Joey Wiemer prospects
  • Robert Hassell III Racks Up Three Hits For High-A

    Washington Nationals outfield prospect Robert Hassell III went 3-for-4 with a run and two RBI for High-A Wilmington on Friday. Hassell was the biggest get that the Nationals got in the mega blockbuster deal for outfielder Juan Soto. The 20-year-old has been off to a slow start with his new organization and has hit just .200 with three RBI over his first eight games. Despite his slow numbers over the past week, Hassell remains one of the top outfield prospects in the game and was hitting .299 with 10 homers, 55 RBI and 20 stolen bases for High-A Fort Wayne of the Padres organization. Hassell remains an all-around future asset for dynasty managers, but can be ignored in redraft leagues this season.

    Aug 13 · Source via Nationals Robert Hassell prospects
  • DL Hall To Start Against Rays On Saturday

    Baltimore Orioles pitching prospect DL Hall will make his major league debut and start on Saturday against the Tampa Bay Rays. Hall is the Orioles' 4th ranked prospect (and the 62nd-ranked prospect in all of MLB) as per MLB Pipeline. An elbow stress reaction in 2021 limited Hall to just 31 IP at Double-A Bowie where he posted a 3.13 ERA and 1.01 WHIP. Hall has struggled in 2022 making this promotion somewhat surprising. In 2022, Hall has posted a 4.52 ERA, and 1.42 WHIP, to go with 45 walks and 10 homers in 77 2/3 innings pitched in 20 games (18 at Triple-A). Hall has, however, impressively struck out 126 batters. While Hall boasts tremendous strikeout potential (410 career strikeouts in the minors over 294 2/3 IP), he has control/walk issues that could limit his MLB success. Managers in redraft formats in need of help with starting pitching may want to take a flyer on Hall as a streaming option through the remainder of 2022. Just be warned there is a chance he will be used sparingly after Saturday or be headed back to Norfolk by Monday morning. His career-high in innings pitched in any given campaign is 94 1/3 (back in 2018) and he has already thrown 77 2/3 IP this year. Don't break the bank to roster him.

    Aug 13 · Source via Orioles DL Hall prospects
  • DL Hall Called Up By Orioles, Could Start Saturday

    Baltimore Orioles top pitching prospect DL Hall has been called up to the big leagues and appears likely to make a start tomorrow against the Tampa Bay Rays. The top 100 prospect has shown elite swing-and-miss stuff in the minors this season, racking up 114 strikeouts in 70 innings pitched in Triple-A. That said, he has struggled mightily with control, walking 44 batters over those 70 innings and posting a WHIP of 1.49. He was scheduled to start tomorrow for Triple-A Norfolk, so it seems likely that the Orioles will keep him on that schedule. Hall provides as much upside as any pitching prospect this season, but he also comes with a lot of risk. If you can afford the risk, he is worthy of an add in deeper leagues and could be a useful streamer in all leagues.

    Aug 12 · Source via Orioles DL Hall prospects
  • Nick Lodolo Fails To Make It Through Five Innings

    Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Nick Lodolo wasn't his sharpest in Thursday's Field Of Dreams Game as he gave up four runs over 4 2/3 IP in the 4-2 loss to the Cubs. The 24-year-old recorded two quick outs to begin the ballgame, but the Cubs were still able to rally for three runs before the inning was over. Lodolo would go on to allow another run in the fourth before leaving with the bases in the fifth, but thankfully the bullpen was able to strand his runners. He finished the game with seven hits allowed and a 6/4 K/BB as he continues to have an up-and-down rookie campaign. He'll take a 4.72 ERA and 1.66 WHIP with 64 K through 47 2/3 IP into his next scheduled start versus the Phillies next week.

    Aug 12 · Source via Reds Nick Lodolo prospects
  • Julio Rodriguez, Curt Casali Activated From The Injured List

    The Seattle Mariners activated outfielder Julio Rodriguez (wrist) and catcher Curt Casali (oblique) from the injured list on Thursday. Jarred Kelenic was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma, while Luis Torrens was designated for assignment in corresponding moves. Rodriguez spent close to the minimum on the injured list due to a wrist contusion. The 21-year-old slashed .271/.334/.482 with 18 home runs, 57 RBI, 55 runs, and 21 stolen bases in 96 games in 2022. Rodriguez is expected to return to the lineup on Friday against the Texas Rangers. Casali will serve as Seattle's top backup catcher to Cal Raleigh after slashing .231/325/.370 with four homers and 14 RBI across 41 games in 2022.

    Aug 11 · Source via Mariners Curt Casali Julio Rodriguez prospects
  • Julio Rodriguez "Feels Good," Expected To Return Friday

    Seattle Mariners outfielder Julio Rodriguez (wrist) "felt good" Wednesday after hitting in the cage. The Rookie of the Year candidate is expected to be available for Friday's series opener against the Texas Rangers. The 21-year-old experienced soreness on Monday after taking swings in the cage, and the team decided to give him a few extra days off. Barring any setbacks, Rodriguez is expected to return to the lineup on Friday. The star outfielder is slashing .271/.334/.482 with 18 home runs, 57 RBI, 55 runs, and 21 stolen bases in 96 games in 2022.

    Aug 10 · Source via Mariners Julio Rodriguez prospects
  • Ryan Pepiot Recalled, Starting On Wednesday

    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Ryan Pepiot has been recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City. The 24-year-old will take the mound against the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday. He's posting an impressive 2.76 ERA with 19 strikeouts over 16 1/3 innings in four starts at the MLB level. The Dodgers are without Clayton Kershaw (back) for a few weeks, so Pepiot could stick in the rotation. Pepiot could be an interesting streaming option and is someone who could be worth snagging off the waiver wire while Kershaw is out.

    Aug 10 · Source via Dodgers Ryan Pepiot prospects
  • Grayson Rodriguez Throws Off Full Mound Wednesday

    Baltimore Orioles pitching prospect Grayson Rodriguez (lat) threw off a full mound on Wednesday for the first time since landing on the minor league injured list in early June. As long as Rodriguez doesn't suffer any setbacks from here on out, the Orioles are optimistic that he'll pitch in games again in 2022. The No. 3 overall prospect in baseball, per MLB Pipeline, Rodriguez was 5-1 with a 2.09 ERA, a 0.84 WHIP and an 80:14 K:BB in 56 innings over 11 starts at Triple-A Norfolk before his injury. He was knocking on the door to join the Orioles rotation, but it remains to be seen if he'll make his MLB debut later this season. Rodriguez should already be stashed in all dynasty/keeper leagues.

    Aug 10 · Source via Orioles Grayson Rodriguez prospects
  • Braves Calling Up Vaughn Grissom

    The Atlanta Braves are calling up top prospect Vaughn Grissom from Double-A Mississippi on Wednesday. The 21-year-old shortstop has hit a combined .324/.405/.494 with an .899 OPS, 14 home runs, 67 RBI, 72 runs scored and 27 stolen bases in 442 plate appearances over 96 games with High-A Rome and Mississippi this year in the minors. In 22 games at Double-A, he slashed .363/.408/.517 with a .925 OPS, three homers, 12 RBI, 10 runs scored and seven steals. Shortstop is blocked by Dansby Swanson, but with both Ozzie Albies and Orlando Arcia on the injured list, Grissom could play regularly at second base for the Braves in the immediate future. Grissom's power/speed combination warrants a look in most fantasy formats.

    Aug 10 · Source via Braves Vaughn Grissom prospects
  • Gunnar Groen Looking Solid In Affiliated Ball

    Arizona Diamondbacks minor league pitcher Gunnar Groen is a very interesting player. Already 25 years old, he didn't appear in affiliated ball until the Diamondbacks purchased his contract in June this year. He's also a U.K. export, though he played his college ball at Pepperdine. In his final collegiate season, he struggled to the tune of a 7.15 ERA, 1.68 WHIP, 6.95 K/9, and 5.76 BB/9. However, he has a good baseball profile, checking in at 6-foot-6 with a fastball that touched 96.3 mph. Since making the jump to Minor League Baseball, he has induced ground balls at an impressive clip while also bringing his strikeout rate to a much higher mark than he established in college. The D-backs have used Groen out of the bullpen with their Arizona Complex League affiliate this season. He made two outings this past week, totaling zero runs, zero walks, one hit, and eight strikeouts over five innings of work. His better of the two appearances came last Tuesday when he struck out five batters over two perfect innings. Given his advanced age and relatively underwhelming resume, Groen may never reach the upper levels of affiliated ball. Nevertheless, he is a cool story and certainly produced some impressive numbers over the last seven days.

    Aug 10 · Source via Diamondbacks prospects
  • Axel Sanchez Producing Runs In Single-A

    Seattle Mariners shortstop prospect Axel Sanchez signed with the club out of the Dominican Republic back in 2019. He has emerged as a promising young ballplayer, and it appears that he's on the cusp of being recognized by most baseball prospect lists as one of his club's most noteworthy minor leaguers. Definitely a glove-first player, Sanchez has made noticeable progress at the plate, too, especially in regards to his power. He has bolstered his well-roundedness and has the potential to rise through the levels of affiliated ball quickly if he continues to find a groove offensively. Sanchez opened the season at High-A but has mainly spent time in the Florida Complex League and Single-A over the last couple of months. He's coming off a fantastic week in which he went 10-for-27 (.370) with four homers, 15 RBI, three walks, and 17 RBI. He also swiped one bag on two attempts.

    Aug 10 · Source via Mariners prospects
  • Samuel Strickland Bounces Back In Huge Way

    Atlanta Braves pitching prospect Samuel Strickland was selected in the 19th round of the 2021 draft. The Samford product was a left-hander with upside, but at his draft slot, he certainly wasn't a big name. So far, it seems like the Braves might have found a promising prospect with their late-round choice. Strickland has posted solid stats while working primarily out of the rotation, initiating relatively weak contact and a low walk rate. This past week was especially noteworthy for the 23-year-old. During his start on Saturday, the southpaw lasted eight whole innings, surrendering zero runs, two hits, and one walk while striking out a whopping 11 batters. It was an impressive, much-needed gem from Strickland after he allowed eight runs through two innings during his last outing on July 31.

    Aug 10 · Source via Braves prospects
  • Heriberto Hernandez Clobbering Homers In Minors

    Tampa Bay Rays outfiield prospect Heriberto Hernandez was already 18 years old when he signed a cheap $10,000 deal with the Rangers in 2017. Since then, he has been dealt to the Rays and emerged as one of the club's better prospects. Originally a catcher, Hernandez now covers the corner outfield positions while also filling in at first base here and there. He has a loud swing that produces fantastic power, yet he still draws walks at a decent clip. He needs to bring his strikeout rate down, but it's clear that the Rays are very excited about the offensive upside he could offer the big-league club someday. Hernandez doesn't run extremely well, but he has an average glove and plus arm in the outfield, making him a candidate to play right field long-term. If that doesn't work out, he would have no trouble pivoting to left field or first base. At the end of the day, though, his bat is still his top tool. The 22-year-old certainly put his swing to good use this past week, going 8-for-19 (.421) with four homers, 12 RBI, five homers, and four strikeouts. Not only did he continue to clobber the ball, but he showed that he is also capable of cutting down on strikeouts. His powerful bat could translate to some very nice fantasy production in a few years.

    Aug 10 · Source via Rays Heriberto Hernandez prospects
  • Cade Povich Dominates In First Start With New Club

    Baltimore Orioles new pitching prospect Cade Povich was arguably the centerpiece of last week's trade that saw big-league closer Jorge Lopez dealt from the Orioles to the Twins. The southpaw has a mid-90s fastball that figures to increase a few ticks as he rises through the minors. He also throws a decent changeup, slider, and curveball. Povich's best tool is his control; he has a fantastic tendency to locate his pitches in the zone, inducing strikeouts and weak contact all while keeping walks to a minimum. The 24-year-old made his debut in the Orioles' system on Saturday, throwing six shutout innings. He surrendered one hit and zero walks while striking out eight batters. He was quite efficient, working through the Wilmington lineup with ease. It's hard to imagine this is the last time Povich appears on one of these prospect reports.

    Aug 10 · Source via Orioles Cade Povich prospects
  • Yonathan Perlaza Swinging Hot Bat In Minors

    Chicago Cubs outfield prospect Yonathan Perlaza, who signed out of Venezuela in 2015 when he was just 16 years old, has climbed his way to Double-A but still remains a big question mark in the Cubs system. Just last year, folks were doubting his power, but he has now clobbered 34 dingers over his last 190 games. He has swung a hot bat and shown an ability to draw walks. Perlaza's defense is where the main concerns really lie. Originally viewed as a second baseman, Perlaza has been relegated to a corner outfield role, which could make it harder for him to emerge as a truly impactful player. He'll likely need his bat to emerge even stronger in order for the Cubs to bring him to the majors someday. Perlaza certainly helped his case this past week, going 10-for-24 (.417) with five homers, eight RBI, three walks, and eight strikeouts. His best game was on Aug. 3 when he notched a single, double, and two homers.

    Aug 10 · Source via Cubs Yonathan Perlaza prospects
  • Kerry Carpenter To Be Promoted And Will DH Wednesday's Jason Beck reported Tuesday that the Detroit Tigers will promote outfielder Kerry Carpenter from Triple-A Toledo for Wednesday's game against the Guardians. He will make his MLB debut as a designated hitter. Daz Cameron will be optioned in a corresponding move. The 24-year-old Carpenter has hit for both average and power in the minors this season, collecting 30 home runs and 75 RBI in 396 plate appearances across Double-A and Triple-A. He specifically has slashed .342/.433/.667 in 134 plate appearances with Triple-A. Carpenter sounds like an intriguing fantasy prospect, but fantasy managers in redraft leagues should wait to see what he can do in the big leagues before considering him for a roster spot.

    Aug 10 · Source via Tigers Kerry Carpenter prospects
  • Julio Rodriguez Likely To Return On Friday

    Seattle Mariners outfielder Julio Rodriguez (wrist) is likely to return from the injured list on Friday, according to manager Scott Servais. The 21-year-old outfielder is eligible to be activated on Wednesday, but that appears unlikely at this point. It sounds like Rodriguez still has some lingering soreness, so the organization will give him some additional days off to recover. Rodriguez has been a stud with an .816 OPS with 18 home runs and 21 stolen bases this season. He has been sidelined since July 31st, but fantasy managers shouldn't be without Rodriguez for much longer.

    Aug 9 · Source via Mariners Julio Rodriguez prospects
  • Miguel Vargas Optioned To Minors

    The Los Angeles Dodgers optioned rookie third baseman Miguel Vargas to the minors on Monday with third baseman Justin Turner (abdomen) on track to return from the injured list on Tuesday. Vargas, the team's No. 5 prospect per MLB Pipeline, only appeared in two games for the Dodgers after being called up. He managed to go 2-for-8 with a double, two RBI and a stolen base in those two games, but he'll head back to Triple-A Oklahoma City with Turner ready to return. The 22-year-old can also play third base and first base and was hitting a strong .291/.382/.497 with an .880 OPS, 15 home runs, 72 RBI, 81 runs scored and 12 stolen bases in 94 games at Oklahoma City before his first big-league call-up. Vargas has great bat-to-ball skills and is starting to show his raw power from the right-handed side of the plate.

    Aug 8 · Source via Dodgers Miguel Vargas prospects
  • Julio Rodriguez's Wrist Still Not 100 Percent

    Seattle Mariners rookie outfielder Julio Rodriguez's wrist is still "feeling it a little bit on the vibration" when swinging in the batting cages, according to manager Scott Servais. However, the Mariners aren't ruling out a return from the 10-day injured list for Rodriguez on Wednesday, but they want to see how he responds after more swings on Monday. The 21-year-old All-Star is first eligible to come off the injured on Wednesday, but fantasy managers shouldn't be surprised if it doesn't actually happen until later in the week. J-Rod has been a must-start in fantasy in his first year in the majors, as he's hitting .271/.334/.482 with an .816 OPS, 18 home runs, 57 RBI, 55 runs scored and 21 stolen bases in 365 at-bats. Outfield prospect Jarred Kelenic could return to the minors once Rodriguez is activated.

    Aug 8 · Source via Mariners Julio Rodriguez prospects
  • Triston McKenzie Throws Eight Scoreless Innings Sunday

    Cleveland Guardians starter Triston McKenzie turned in another strong outing on Sunday. Facing the Houston Astros, McKenzie threw eight scoreless frames against Yordan Alvarez and company, giving up just two hits and a walk while striking out eight batters. The right-hander logged a quality 32% CSW rate and generated 17 swinging strikes on 91 pitches thrown. Since the start of July, McKenzie has pitched to a 1.70 ERA, a 2.46 FIP, 48 strikeouts, and just 12 walks in 47.2 innings of work.

    Aug 8 · Source via Guardians Triston McKenzie prospects
  • Guardians Promote George Valera To Triple-A

    The Cleveland Guardians promoted outfield prospect George Valera from Double-A Akron to Triple-A Columbus on Monday. The 21-year-old had an .837 OPS in 90 games at Akron to earn the promotion. Cleveland now has nine of the league's top-100 prospects, per MLB pipeline, in Valera, Daniel Espino, Gavin Williams, Gabriel Arias, Brayan Rocchio, Tyler Freeman, Logan Allen, Nolan Jones and Bo Naylor. Valera hit .264/.367/.470 with 15 home runs, 59 RBI, 64 runs scored and two stolen bases in 90 games at Double-A. He's the team's No. 2 prospect behind Espino right now, and he has a loose and smooth left-handed swing that regularly makes hard contact.

    Aug 8 · Source via Guardians George Valera prospects
  • Marcelo Mayer, Blaze Jordan Promoted To High-A By Red Sox

    Boston Red Sox farm director Brian Abraham confirmed that shortstop prospect Marcelo Mayer and third base prospect Blaze Jordan have been promoted from Single-A Salem to High-A Greenville. Mayer and Jordan are the team's No. 1 and No. 6 prospects, per MLB Pipeline. Mayer was dominating at Salem, hitting .286/.406/.504 with a .910 OPS, nine home runs, 40 RBI, 46 runs scored and 16 stolen bases in 66 games, while Jordan was slashing .287/.357/.446 with an .803 OPS, eight home runs, 57 RBI, 48 runs scored and four steals in 95 games. Mayer is still only 19 years of age and was the No. 4 overall pick of last year's draft. Jordan is also 19 and has recovered after a tough first month at Salem.

    Aug 8 · Source via Red Sox Blaze Jordan Marcelo Mayer prospects
  • Mets Promote Brett Baty, Jose Butto To Triple-A

    The New York Mets promoted third base prospect Brett Baty and pitching prospect Jose Butto from Double-A Binghamton to Triple-A Syracuse on Monday. Baty has a .950 OPS, 19 home runs and 59 RBI at Binghamton this year, while Butto has a 4.00 ERA and a 10.5 K/9 in 92 1/3 innings over 20 outings (18 starts). Baty, the team's No. 2 prospect, per MLB Pipeline, was slashing .312/.406/.544 with 73 runs scored and two stolen bases in 89 games. He has a smooth swing from the left side of the plate and appears to be developing more power as he matures. Butto, the team's No. 12 prospect, has a nice fastball-changeup combination. The right-hander also has a low-80s curveball.

    Aug 8 · Source via Mets Brett Baty prospects
  • Steven Kwan Returns Against Astros

    Cleveland Guardians rookie outfielder Steven Kwan (foot) is back in left field and is hitting leadoff on Sunday against Houston Astros right-hander Cristian Javier. Kwan fouled a ball off his foot on Friday night and was held out of the lineup on Saturday as a precaution. The 24-year-old needs to be returned to starting fantasy lineups in single-year formats. He doesn't supply much power (only two home runs in 346 at-bats), but he's slashing .295/.367/.379 with 28 RBI, 51 runs scored and nine stolen bases in 391 plate appearances over 94 games for Cleveland. He's been hot since the All-Star break, too, going 25-for-70 (.357) with a homer, five RBI, 12 runs scored and four steals in 16 games.

    Aug 7 · Source via Guardians Steven Kwan prospects
  • MacKenzie Gore Will Play Catch On Friday

    Washington Nationals left-handed pitcher MacKenzie Gore (left elbow inflammation) is expected to begin playing catch on Friday, according to Jessica Camerato of Gore was acquired from San Diego in the Juan Soto trade on Tuesday but hasn't pitched since before then. He was placed on the 15-day injured list on July 26 and is expected to return this season. Gore can be dropped in shallower redraft leagues, but he might return to fantasy relevance sometime in late August or September.

    Aug 6 · Source via Nationals MacKenzie Gore prospects
  • Nationals Preparing For Middle Infield Of C.J. Abrams, Luis García

    Washington Nationals infielder Luis Garca "has been getting work in at second base in anticipation of C.J. Abrams' arrival," manager Davey Martinez told Bobby Blanco of MASN. Presumably, the newly-acquired Abrams will play shortstop once he returns to the majors. Garca, 22, is slashing .297/.303/.434 with just two walks and 46 strikeouts through 55 games this season. Although he has a poor walk rate and should be left on waivers in most leagues, Garca has put plenty of baseballs in play. Meanwhile, Abrams was acquired from the Padres in the Juan Soto trade. The 21-year-old hasn't looked great in the majors this season, but he sports an impressive .314/.364/.507 slash line at the Triple-A level and boasts plenty of upside. He should be rostered in all dynasty leagues especially now that he's no longer blocked by an elite talent like Fernando Tatis Jr.

    Aug 6 · Source via Nationals C.J. Abrams prospects
  • Hunter Greene Undergoes MRI, Won't Need Surgery

    Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Hunter Greene (shoulder) underwent an MRI and is expected to avoid surgery, according to Bobby Nightengale Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer. Although he won't need to go under the knife, there's still not timetable for Greene's return and it's unclear if he will pitch again in 2022. He's currently on the 15-day injured list and isn't expected to return as soon as he is eligible in two weeks. Greene is 4-12 with a 3.97 xFIP, 11.13 K/9, and 3.59 BB/9 through 20 games this season. He throws a triple-digits fastball but has surrendered home runs at a concerning rate of 2.02 per nine innings. His 27.9 GB% is also lower than ideal. Still, Greene is young and throws hard, making him worth rostering in most fantasy leagues upon his return.

    Aug 6 · Source via Reds Hunter Greene prospects
  • Steven Kwan Not In The Lineup Saturday Against Houston

    Cleveland Guardians outfielder Steven Kwan (foot) is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Houston Astros. He exited Friday's game early after fouling a pitch off his left foot. The 24-year-old is slashing .294/.367/.379 with two home runs, 28 RBI, 51 runs scored, and nine stolen bases in 94 games in 2022. Andres Gimenez will head leadoff for Saturday's game, while Will Benson handles centerfield duties with Kwan sidelined. Benson has not collected a hit in eight plate appearances since being called up from Triple-A Columbus on August 1. Fantasy managers can avoid using Benson as a streamer in most league formats.

    Aug 6 · Source via Guardians Steven Kwan prospects
  • Diego Castillo "Feeling Much Better"

    Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Diego Castillo (shoulder) threw a bullpen session on Friday when the team opened their homestand against the Los Angeles Angels, and his shoulder is "feeling much better," according to skipper Scott Servais. Castillo will likely throw another bullpen session before returning from the injured list. The 28-year-old was always likely to return after missing the minimum 15 days on the injured list after landing there with right shoulder inflammation. Andres Munoz and Matt Festa have seen increased work at the back end of the bullpen with Castillo sidelined ahead of closer Paul Sewald. Castillo will return to a 3.93 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, six saves and 36 strikeouts in 36 2/3 relief innings for Seattle.

    Aug 6 · Source via Mariners Diego Castillo prospects
  • Julio Rodriguez Could Return When Eligible

    Seattle Mariners rookie outfielder Julio Rodriguez (wrist) could return from the injured list when he's first eligible on Aug. 10. He'll begin swinging a bat this weekend during the team's series against the Los Angeles Angels. It's possible the Mariners hold Rodriguez out until Aug. 12 at the Texas Rangers since they have an off day on Aug. 11. The 21-year-old All-Star is dealing with a bruised right wrist, but he should be back soon for fantasy managers. J-Rod won't need a minor league rehab assignment before returning to the major leagues, according to manager Scott Servais. Rodriguez has been a must-start in his first year in the majors, slashing .271/.334/.482 with an .816 OPS, 18 home runs, 57 RBI, 55 runs scored and 21 stolen bases in 365 at-bats.

    Aug 6 · Source via Mariners Julio Rodriguez prospects
  • Francisco Alvarez Continues Success In Triple-A

    New York Mets catcher prospect Francisco Alvarez went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer for Triple-A Syracuse on Friday. The games top prospect absolutely crushed his fifth home run for Syracuse and the talented backstop has yet to a miss a beat since him promotion from Double-A on July 2. Alvarez has torn the cover off the ball in 2022 and has hit .259 with 23 homers and 63 RBI between Double-A and Triple-A. Entering the season, it appeared that the 20-year-old would spend the season on the farm, but the Mets didn't acquire a catcher at the trade deadline and there is certainly a chance that the 20-year-old could make his debut with the big-league club before the season ends. Dynasty managers should already have Alvarez rostered and managers in redraft leagues would be wise to stash Alvarez, if they have the space due to his potential and position.

    Aug 6 · Source via Mets Francisco Alvarez prospects
  • James Wood Shows Potential With New Organization

    Washington Nationals outfield prospect James Wood had a nice debut for Single-A Fredericksburg on Friday. Wood, who was one of the pieces in the Juan Soto deal with the San Diego Padres went 4-for-6 with a homer, three RBI and a stolen base. The 19-year-old provides both power and speed out of a big 6'7 frame and his body should continue to mature as he develops throughout the Nationals system. In addition to showing power early in his career, Wood has shown a good plate discipline. Still in just Single-A, Wood remains a few years away from the big leagues, but is a name for dynasty managers to keep tabs on.

    Aug 6 · Source via Nationals James Wood prospects
  • Beau Brieske Strikes Out Eight In Rehab Start

    Detroit Tigers rookie right-hander Beau Brieske (forearm) looked really good in his latest minor league rehab start for Triple-A Toledo on Friday night, giving up one run on three hits while striking out eight and walking none in 4 1/3 innings of work. He has given up three runs on eight hits while striking out 10 and walking two in his two rehab starts since landing on the injured list in mid-July with right forearm fatigue. There's a chance that Friday's outing was his last before rejoining Detroit's starting rotation at some point next week. In his first 15 big-league starts in 2022, the 24-year-old has gone 3-6 with a 4.19 ERA (4.97 FIP), A 1.20 WHIP and a 54:25 K:BB in 81 2/3 innings pitched.

    Aug 6 · Source via Tigers Beau Brieske prospects
  • Steven Kwan Leaves Friday's Game Early

    Cleveland Guardians outfielder Steven Kwan (foot) left Friday's game against the Houston Astros with a left-foot contusion. Kwan fouled a ball off of his foot during the game and left for precautionary reasons. Before the injury, the rookie outfielder went 0-for-2 at the plate, ending his hit streak at 18 games. Kwan's rookie year has been solid, with the 24-year-old hitting .295 with two homers, 51 runs, 28 RBI, and nine steals over 346 at-bats. It sounds like the injury is minor but look for Cleveland to update Kwan's status after Friday's game concludes.

    Aug 5 · Source via Guardians Steven Kwan prospects
  • Hunter Greene Goes On Injured List With Shoulder Strain

    The Cincinnati Reds placed right-handed rookie Hunter Greene (shoulder) on the 15-day injured list on Friday with a right shoulder strain and recalled right-hander Ryan Hendrix from Triple-A Louisville in a corresponding move. The move to place Greene on the injured list is retroactive to Aug. 4. There is no timetable for the 22-year-old's return, but this late into the season, it's possible that he doesn't make it back for a bad Reds team that has nothing left to play for in 2022. He's been useful in fantasy for his strikeout rate (28.8%), but he's also sporting a 5.26 ERA (4.95 FIP), 1.29 WHIP and 41 walks in 102 2/3 innings over 20 starts in his first major league season. Stash Greene for now in all fantasy formats, but be prepared for the possibility that we don't see him again this year.

    Aug 5 · Source via Reds Hunter Greene prospects
  • Marco Luciano Begins Rehab Assignment

    San Francisco Giants shortstop Marco Luciano (back), the team's top prospect per MLB Pipeline, started his rehab assignment in the Arizona Complex League on Thursday. Luciano has been out since suffering a lower back strain in June. The No. 8 overall prospect in all of baseball was hitting .288/.360/.507 with eight home runs and 17 RBI in 40 games for High-A Eugene before he landed on the injured list. In his first rehab game on Thursday, he went 1-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored. The 20-year-old has plus power at the plate and an above-average arm at shortstop. Barring a setback, he should return to action at Eugene before long.

    Aug 5 · Source via Giants Marco Luciano prospects
  • Peyton Burdick Making MLB Debut Friday

    Miami Marlins outfield prospect Peyton Burdick was called up from Triple-A Jacksonville on Friday and will make his major league debut against Chicago Cubs left-hander Justin Steele, as he's starting in left field and hitting seventh in the batting order. The club's No. 10 prospect, per MLB Pipeline, could see regular playing time in Miami's outfielder after Jesus Sanchez was sent down on Thursday. In 88 games for Jacksonville before his call-up, Burdick was hitting .229/.344/.430 with 14 home runs, 51 RBI, 70 runs scored and eight stolen bases in 385 plate appearances. The 25-year-old right-handed hitter has plus power to all fields, but his aggressive approach at the plate leads to a lot of swing and miss. Those in need of power down the stretch in deeper leagues should give Burdick a look.

    Aug 5 · Source via Marlins Peyton Burdick prospects
  • Edward Cabrera Activated Off Injured List

    Miami Marlins starting pitcher Edward Cabrera (elbow) has been activated off the 15-day injured list. The right-hander landed on the injured list in the middle of June with elbow tendinitis. Before that, Cabrera was posting a 3.45 ERA with 15 strikeouts in three starts with the Marlins. Conveniently, the Marlins haven't announced a starting pitcher for Friday's game against the Chicago Cubs. The assumption is that Cabrera will take the mound for Friday's afternoon matchup. The 25-year-old could be an interesting streaming option against the mediocre Cubbies lineup.

    Aug 5 · Source via Marlins Edward Cabrera prospects
  • Red Sox Place Brayan Bello On Injured List, Activate Matt Barnes

    The Red Sox have placed right-hander Brayan Bello on the 15-day injured list due to a left groin strain. Boston also optioned righty Kaleb Ort to Triple-A Worcester, with recently-acquired first baseman Eric Hosmer and relievers Matt Barnes and Darwinzon Hernández taking the active roster spots. Barnes is back from the 60-day injured list. He takes the 40-man roster spot of Jackie Bradley…

    Aug 4 · MLB Trade Rumors Red Sox Matt Barnes Brayan Bello prospects
  • Marlins To Select Peyton Burdick, Option Jesus Sanchez

    The Marlins plan to select outfielder Peyton Burdick onto the major league roster before tomorrow afternoon’s contest with the Cubs, reports Craig Mish of SportsGrid (Twitter links). Outfielder Jesús Sánchez will be optioned to Triple-A Jacksonville in a corresponding transaction, Mish adds. Miami already has a vacancy on the 40-man roster, as Jordan McPherson of the Miami…

    Aug 4 · MLB Trade Rumors Marlins Peyton Burdick Jesus Sanchez prospects
  • Miguel Vargas Has Strong Debut

    Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Miguel Vargas made his debut in the big leagues on Wednesday night, slotting in as the designated hitter in the seventh spot in the lineup. He had a strong game, going 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI, and a stolen base. It remains to be seen how much playing time Vargas will receive going forward, but his .291/.382/.497 slash line with 15 homers and 12 steals at Triple-A this season suggests that he has the ability to make an all-around contribution at some point, and fantasy managers in keeper and dynasty formats should look to add him off the waiver wire.

    Aug 4 · Source via Dodgers Miguel Vargas prospects
  • Brayan Bello Injured Wednesday

    Boston Red Sox rookie right-hander Brayan Bello (groin) left his outing on Wednesday against the Houston Astros with a left groin strain. Bello was trying to eat up some innings after lefty starter Rich Hill made his return from the injured list on Wednesday, but Bello was forced out after just two-thirds of an inning pitched. There's a good chance that the 23-year-old will require a trip to the injured list, but stay tuned for more details on his injury. Bello was making just his fifth major league appearance in Wednesday's game, and he entered the contest having allowed a whopping 16 earned runs on 26 hits while walking 11 and striking out 13 in 16 1/3 innings pitched in four outings (three starts).

    Aug 3 · Source via Red Sox Brayan Bello Rich Hill prospects
  • Dodgers Select Miguel Vargas' Contract

    The Los Angeles Dodgers selected the contract of infielder Miguel Vargas on Tuesday. One of the organization's best prospects, the 22-year-old has spent the 2022 season at Triple-A so far, batting .291 with a .382 on-base percentage, 15 home runs, and 12 stolen bases in 437 plate appearances. Vargas has seen most of his time at third base in the minors, but has also started games at second base and first base this season, as well as in left field. He's certainly someone fantasy managers should be looking to add off the waiver wire in dynasty leagues.

    Aug 3 · Source via Dodgers Miguel Vargas prospects
  • Julio Rodriguez's Wrist Improving

    Seattle Mariners rookie outfielder Julio Rodriguez (wrist) said his right hand/wrist is getting better. He was able to show more range of motion and said he couldn't do that two days ago. Rodriguez hasn't undergone an MRI exam since it was ruled a contusion. Still, the 21-year-old All-Star has yet to resume swinging a bat since he was placed on the injured list, so it remains to be seen if he'll be able to return when he's eligible on Aug. 10. Fantasy managers need to sit tight and keep the young star stashed in an IL spot. When he's on the field, he's been a must-start in all fantasy formats, hitting .271/.334/.482 with an .816 OPS, 18 home runs, 57 RBI, 55 runs scored and 21 stolen bases for the M's in his first 96 major league games.

    Aug 3 · Source via Mariners Julio Rodriguez prospects
  • Guardians Promote Tyler Freeman

    The Guardians have called up infield prospect Tyler Freeman for his Major League debut and optioned infielder Ernie Clement to Triple-A Columbus in his place, per a team announcement. (Zack Meisel of The Athletic first reported that Freeman was being called up). Freeman is already on the 40-man roster, so the Guardians didn’t need to make any…

    Aug 3 · MLB Trade Rumors Guardians Tyler Freeman prospects
  • Dodgers To Promote Miguel Vargas

    The Dodgers are promoting top prospect Miguel Vargas, reports Juan Toribio of (Twitter link). J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group first reported that Vargas was reporting to the team. Vargas was a consensus top-100 prospect heading into the season, and his status was bumped up to 28th (Baseball America) and 68th (MLB Pipeline)…

    Aug 2 · MLB Trade Rumors Dodgers Miguel Vargas prospects
  • Druw Jones To Have Shoulder Surgery

    Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Druw Jones (shoulder), the No. 2 overall pick in this year's draft, will have surgery to fix his posterial labrum in his left shoulder, according to farm director Josh Barfield. Jones injured his shoulder while taking batting practice in Arizona shortly after the team made him the No. 2 overall pick. The 18-year-old, who is the son of former MLB center fielder Andruw Jones, will miss the rest of the 2022 season. The good news is that he's still young, and the injury is to his non-throwing shoulder, so Jones should be just fine in the long run. He entered this year's draft with one of the best overall hit tools of any prep prospect. Jones will be hoping to gain clearance from his injury before spring training in 2023.

    Aug 2 · Source via Diamondbacks prospects mlb draft
  • Jordan Groshans Heading To Miami

    The Miami Marlins are acquiring infield prospect Jordan Groshans from the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday in exchange for right-handed relievers Anthony Bass and Zach Pop and an unnamed smaller piece. Groshans is a top-100 prospect and was ranked as the Blue Jays' No. 4 prospect, per MLB Pipeline, before the trade. The 22-year-old is currently a shortstop, but he could make the move to the hot corner eventually. In 67 games for Triple-A Buffalo this year, he hit .250/.348/.296 with one home run, 24 RBI, 30 runs scored and two stolen bases in 279 plate appearances. Groshans was once believed to have plus potential power, but that hasn't been the case in recent seasons, as he's gone deep just eight times in the last two seasons.

    Aug 2 · Source via Blue Jays Marlins Jordan Groshans prospects
  • Rockies Call Up Elehuris Montero, Ryan Feltner

    The Colorado Rockies recalled infielder Elehuris Montero and left-hander Ty Blach from Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday. The team also added right-hander Ryan Feltner as the 27th man for Tuesday's doubleheader against the San Diego Padres, and he will start in Game 1. Montero, the team's No. 6 prospect per MLB Pipeline, will give the team another right-handed bat with Kris Bryant (foot) landing on the injured list on Monday night. The 23-year-old Dominican has gone 6-for-34 (.176) with no homers, no RBI and 15 strikeouts in his first 11 major league games, and he's unlikely to see regular playing time. Feltner has a 5.59 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 35 strikeouts in 37 innings over eight outings (seven starts) for the Rockies in 2022. He'll be a shaky streaming option in fantasy.

    Aug 2 · Source via Rockies Elehuris Montero prospects
  • Jase Bowen Showing Progress In Minors

    Pittsburgh Pirates outfield prospect Jase Bowen, like many other minor leaguers, suffered from the COVID-19 pandemic because it limited his opportunities to see crucial game action and progress his development in 2020. As a result, he's still in Single-A, though he's certainly knocking on the door of a promotion. The 21-year-old's biggest weakness is his hit tool. He has the potential to clobber a lot of homers, but at what cost? Bowen has swung and missed way too many times in the lower levels of the minors. Although he has continued to strike out at a high rate in 2022, it is promising to see that his batting average has climbed to .278 after it was .223 or lower in each of the past two seasons. Defensively, Bowen has the above-average speed, fielding, and arm needed to play center field long-term, though he has taken reps at second base, too. Bowen is coming off a great week at Single-A in which he went 10-for-22 with three homers, 10 RBI, three walks, and four strikeouts. He was also hit by two pitches and came around to score eight times in the six-game series against Lakeland.

    Aug 2 · Source via Pirates Jase Bowen prospects
  • Landon Marceaux Coming Off Fantastic July

    Los Angeles Angels pitching prospect Landon Marceaux is a Louisiana State product who was selected in the third round of the 2021 draft. That was the year in which the Halos took all pitchers, and Marceaux had the privilege of being their third choice. After a brutal 3.2 innings of work at the Rookie level in 2021, the right-hander has bounced back with plenty of strong outings at High-A this year. Marceaux's fastball sits in the low-to-mid-90s, but it gets good run. However, his complementary pitches are the ones that make him such a special pitcher. He throws a low-80s slider and curve, both of which demonstrate good break and work nicely off the heater. He also has a fading changeup that, according to MLB Pipeline, is effective at "generating a lot of groundballs." The 22-year-old's great command of all four pitches gives him a leg-up over opposing batters and has translated to the stat sheet quite well in 2022. His stats show that while he doesn't get a whole lot of strikeouts, he has kept walks to an absolute minimum and also induced a lot of ground balls. Marceaux put on a show this past week, striking out eight batters over eight innings during his outing on July 30. He surrendered just two hits and one walk while holding his opponent scoreless for the entire game. Fittingly, he earned the win and brought his ERA down to a fantastic 0.64 in the month of July.

    Aug 2 · Source via Angels Landon Marceaux prospects
  • Spencer Stockton Bounces Back With Two Dominant Outings

    Cincinnati Reds pitching prospect Spencer Stockton went undrafted out of Jacksonville in 2019 but has climbed through the lower ranks of affiliated ball since signing with the club. The right-hander, who has seen some rotation work but mostly pitches out of the bullpen, has been fantastic this season, allowing more than two runs in just one outing (a rough July 23rd showing in which he surrendered seven runs and didn't escape the first inning). The 24-year-old has done a very good job limiting walks, all while striking out roughly one batter per inning throughout his three-year career in the minors. He doesn't induce many ground balls whatsoever, but he does have impressive LOB and HR/FB rates. Stockton had two quality appearances out of the bullpen this week. He totaled six innings, striking out a whopping 10 batters while allowing just three hits and two walks. His outing on July 27 was the best of the pair. Not only was it his first game since the brutal seven-run rough-up, but eight of his 10 outs came on strikeouts and he allowed just one baserunner in the process.

    Aug 2 · Source via Reds prospects
  • Joseph Ortiz Coming Off Big Week In Minors

    Baltimore Orioles shortstop prospect Joseph Ortiz is a defense-first player with phenomenal glovework and a plus arm. He projects as the Orioles' shortstop of the future, using his fantastic baseball instincts, fluid footwork, and great glove-to-throw skills. He isn't super speedy, but he has enough range to cover the shortstop position adequately. Ortiz has never been known as a major power hitter, but he has seen a somewhat surprising uptick in homers over the last couple of seasons. He's an average hitter who will ideally cut down on strikeouts and develop a bit more discipline before he reaches the big-league level. All criticism aside, Ortiz is coming off a huge week in Double-A. Through six games, he went 14-for-27 with three homers, four doubles, 11 RBI, and nine runs. The 24-year-old undoubtedly factors into Baltimore's future plans and could have some low-end fantasy appeal in the majors as soon as 2024.

    Aug 2 · Source via Orioles Joey Ortiz prospects
  • Hunter Greene Shuts Out Marlins Across Six Innings

    Cincinnati Reds starter Hunter Greene pitched one of his best games on Monday, earning his fourth win of the year after holding the Miami Marlins to no runs through six innings of the eventual 3-1 victory. He struck out eight, walked nobody, and let up a single hit. Despite the great start, Greene still owns an ugly 5.26 ERA and 1.30 WHIP, largely due to the 41 walks and 23 HRs he's given up over 102.2 innings. Fantasy managers can rely on the 22-year-old for an abundance of strikeouts (127), but he has a lot of flaws early in his career.

    Aug 1 · Source via Reds Hunter Greene prospects
  • Guardians Select Will Benson

    The Guardians have selected Will Benson’s contract from Triple-A Columbus, putting the outfielder in line to make his Major League debut.  In corresponding moves, outfielder Alex Call was optioned to Triple-A, while Anthony Gose was moved from the 15-day to the 60-day injured list. Benson was selected 14th overall by Cleveland in the 2016 draft,…

    Aug 1 · MLB Trade Rumors Guardians Will Benson prospects
  • A's Acquire Prospects Ken Waldichuk, Luis Medina

    The Oakland Athletics acquired left-hander Ken Waldichuk, right-hander Luis Medina, left-hander JP Sears and second baseman Cooper Bowman from the New York Yankees on Monday in exchange for starting pitcher Frankie Montas and reliever Lou Trivino, according to a source. It's a nice prospect haul for the A's, as MLB Pipeline had Waldichuk ranked as the Yankees' No. 5 prospect, with Medina at No. 10, Sears at No. 20 and Bowman at No. 21. Waldichuk stands at 6-foot-4 and 220 pounds and has a 3.59 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 70 strikeouts in 47 2/3 innings over 11 starts at Triple-A in 2022. Medina has elite raw stuff on the mound, but his command has been lacking, and he's likely to surface as a reliever in the big leagues. Sears is more of a control artist and has a 2.05 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 15 K's in 22 innings in the majors this year. Bowman is best known for his speed.

    Aug 1 · Source via Yankees Athletics Luis Medina Frankie Montas JP Sears Lou Trivino closers prospects
  • Nick Lodolo Turns In Solid Start On Sunday

    Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Nick Lodolo logged a solid start on Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles. The left-hander allowed just four hits, two walks and an earned run in six innings against Baltimore, striking out seven batters in the process. All told, Lodolo generated 17 swinging strikes on 98 pitches and finished with a 28% CSW rate. He got seven swinging strikes with his sinker, six with his curveball and four with his changeup. Sunday's game marked the fifth time in eight starts this season that Lodolo has struck out at least seven batters.

    Aug 1 · Source via Reds Nick Lodolo prospects
  • Taylor Rogers, Others Traded To Brewers

    According to a tweet from ESPN's Jeff Passan on Monday, the Milwaukee Brewers are reportedly acquiring relief pitcher Taylor Rogers along with fellow reliever Dinelson Lamet, pitching prospect Robert Gasser and outfield prospect Esteury Ruiz in exchange for relief pitcher Josh Hader. Rogers has converted 28 saves for the Padres this season, but has struggled as of late, giving up 20 hits, 11 earned runs, and a pair of walks in his last 11.1 innings of work. Devin Williams, who has pitched to a 1.59 ERA, a 1.31 FIP, 66 strikeouts and 19 walks in 39.2 innings this season, would appear to be a better choice to take over at closer.

    Aug 1 · Source via Padres Brewers Taylor Rogers Esteury Ruiz closers prospects
  • Julio Rodriguez Lands On The 10-Day Injured List

    Seattle Mariners outfielder Julio Rodriguez (hand/wrist) has been placed on the 10-day injured list. Rodriguez was hit on the hand by a pitch on Saturday against the Astros, which forced him to exit the contest. He later received X-rays on his hand, which were negative but he's dealing with swelling and won't be able to swing a bat for at least five days, per manager Scott Servais. The good news is that the 21-year-old All-Star didn't break or fracture anything in his hand but the IL designation is a blow to the Mariners and fantasy managers alike. Seattle will play this very cautiously as they'll want to make sure Rodriguez is fully healed before he returns for the stretch run. He's slashing a solid .271/.334/.482 to go along with 18 home runs, 57 RBI, and 21 stolen bases across 365 at-bats. Former top prospect Jarred Kelenic was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding move.

    Jul 31 · Source via Mariners Julio Rodriguez prospects
  • X-Rays Negative On Julio Rodriguez

    Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto said that X-rays on rookie outfielder Julio Rodriguez's hand were "negative and he's going through ongoing assessments in Houston as we speak." Rodriguez was hit by a pitch on the hand on Saturday against the Houston Astros, but fortunately he didn't break anything in his hand. There's still a good chance he won't be in the lineup for the series finale against the division rivals on Sunday, but it looks like the young star won't have to miss extended time. The 21-year-old Dominican slugger made the All-Star team in his first MLB season and is hitting .271/.334/.482 with an .816 OPS, 18 home runs, 57 RBI, 55 runs scored and 21 stolen bases in his first 96 MLB games. J-Rod can do it all and is a must-start when he's in the lineup.

    Jul 31 · Source via Mariners Julio Rodriguez prospects
  • Luis Campusano Hits Eighth Homer In Triple-A

    San Diego Padres catcher Luis Campusano went 2-for-4 and hit his eighth homer of the season for Triple-A El Paso on Friday. Campusano is now hitting .302 and has also driven in 36 RBI. The 23-year-old is one of the top catching prospects in the game and has gotten a couple cups of coffee in the big leagues, but he hasn't done much in that limited opportunity. A prime trade candidate for the aggressive Padres front office, managers should keep an eye on Campusano to see weather or not he remains with San Diego or is dealt. Campusano remains a better option in dynasty leagues, but could be an intriguing in redraft leagues, if he is dealt and given an opportunity. Campusano remains a prospect for managers to keep an eye on with the trade deadline approaching on August 2.

    Jul 31 · Source via Padres Luis Campusano prospects
  • Elly De La Cruz Continues To Impress

    Cincinnati Reds shortstop prospect Elly De La Cruz went 2-for-5 with a solo home run for Double-A Chattanooga on Saturday. De La Cruz, one of the Reds top prospects was promoted to Double-A on July 22 and hasn't missed a beat since his ascension. On the season, the 20-year-old is hitting .297 with 22 homers, 56 RBI and 32 stolen bases between High-A and Double-A. The Reds have a flurry of top shortstop prospects that includes Matt McLain in Double-A, but he has been shifted to second base to accommodate De La Cruz. The club also acquired shortstops Noelvi Marte and Edwin Arroyo from the Mariners in the Luis Castillo trade, but it appears they are devoted to keeping De La Cruz at shortstop for the time being. Regardless of where he winds up on the diamond, De La Cruz offers across the board talent and he continues to open eyes at every level. The Reds have no reason to promote him this season, but there is a true chance that he could make his big-league debut at some point in 2023 for the rebuilding Reds and dynasty-league managers should start taking note on the prospect.

    Jul 31 · Source via Reds Elly De La Cruz prospects
  • MacKenzie Gore Tentatively Slated For September Return

    Padres left-hander MacKenzie Gore was placed on the 15-day injured list Tuesday due to inflammation in his throwing elbow, and as a result he “won't throw…for a couple of weeks,” manager Bob Melvin told Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune and other reporters.  “Structurally, everything looked pretty good in there compared to the past. …

    Jul 31 · MLB Trade Rumors Padres MacKenzie Gore prospects
  • Julio Rodriguez Undergoing X-Rays On Wrist

    Seattle Mariners outfielder Julio Rodriguez left Saturday's contest versus the Astros early after he was hit on the wrist by a pitch. The rookie stayed in the game to play defense, but was pulled before his next at-bat and will undergo X-rays on his wrist to find out the severity of the injury. Rodriguez stated that he would speak to the media on Sunday as managers tentatively hold their breath for no severe damage. He will likely sit for Sunday's finale and a trip to the IL shouldn't be ruled out either until we get the imaging results tomorrow.

    Jul 31 · Source via Mariners Julio Rodriguez prospects
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