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Top Minor Leaguers Who Will Have MLB Impact In 2013

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Are you thinking ones who will be fantasy relevant for 2013?

Hyun-Jin Ryu could be a nice add this season.

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Dylan Bundy - Should be up quickly if the O's have a hole in the rotation. Ace potential.

Wil Myers - If he starts in the minors.

Darin Ruf - "Babe" should be a solid source of power when he comes up.

Oscar Taveras - Great potential. Could eventually take over for Jay in center or will be up if an injury occurs.

Jose Fernandez - Ace potential. Appears to be on the fast track and could find his way up at sometime this year.

Shelby Miller - Apears to be locked into a starting role in the Card rotation.

Billy Hamilton - 70 steal speed. Should find a role eventually.

Travis D'arnaud - Solid prospect. May not make it as quick as people think because of Buck, but he should find his way up this year.

Danny Hultzen - Should thrive in the large confines of Safeco.

Trevor Bauer - He still has solid potential. Only roadblock is his inflated ego that caused Arizona to sour on him.

Jarred Cosart - It will probably be another lost year for Houston, so their prospects should get long looks this year.

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Hultzen...Didn't SafeCo shorten the field? Was it enough to make a educated guess that it will affect the pitchers there.

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Dylan Bundy - Should be up quickly if the O's have a hole in the rotation. Ace potential.

Wil Myers - If he starts in the minors.

Darin Ruf - "Babe" should be a solid source of power when he comes up.

Oscar Taveras - Great potential. Could eventually take over for Jay in center or will be up if an injury occurs.

Jose Fernandez - Ace potential. Appears to be on the fast track and could find his way up at sometime this year.

Shelby Miller - Apears to be locked into a starting role in the Card rotation.

Billy Hamilton - 70 steal speed. Should find a role eventually.

Travis D'arnaud - Solid prospect. May not make it as quick as people think because of Buck, but he should find his way up this year.

Danny Hultzen - Should thrive in the large confines of Safeco.

Trevor Bauer - He still has solid potential. Only roadblock is his inflated ego that caused Arizona to sour on him.

Jarred Cosart - It will probably be another lost year for Houston, so their prospects should get long looks this year.

Good imput. I would look like you said at the astros players. Definitely keep an eye on Singleton.

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What type of numbers can we expect out of Singleton if/when he's in the majors? Also what is his ETA? Is Cosart a legit candidate to get the 9th inning duties in HOU as well?

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What type of numbers can we expect out of Singleton if/when he's in the majors? Also what is his ETA? Is Cosart a legit candidate to get the 9th inning duties in HOU as well?

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Singleton has decent potential, but I'm not sure where he is going to fit in with that lineup. If he only plays 1B, then that is Pena's spot. If Singleton comes up early, I'd expect around .280, 15 homers, 65 RBI's, 7 steals. The lineup will likely deflate his numbers some because there isn't much talent to knock in.

As for Cosart, if he gets off to a solid start in the minors, he won't be down for long. They have huge holes at the back end of their rotation and also no reliever that has any potential to be a successful closer. Cosart has great potential. I think his likely destination is the closer role at some point this year, but I wouldn't blame the Astros if they give him a shot at the rotation.

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I like lists by team because you can see where there might be opportunities. Many of the top 100 guys simply arent that close and a lot of times are blocked or wont have opps for a while. A couple off the top of my head:

Nolan Arenado 3B COL - yes took major step backward last year, but still in situation where he has upside, will hit in Coors in good line up AND really not impossible task blocking him from job with a good spring.

Do I like Arenado better than say Oscar Tavares as a player? NO, but I look at what stands between each of them and a job and right now I would think Arenado has more 2013 value potentially.

Gary Brown OF Giants - Giants did nothing in their other OF spot opposite Pagan and Pence, he is their top prospect, age is right as he was college guy.

Jedd Gyorko SD - great minor league hitter, if wins 2B job in SD is major find there.

Prospects from Rebuilding teams: Marlins, Astros, Mets

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I think Teheran re-establishes himself. Went back to his old delivery in DWL, fastball back into the mid 90s, coupled with a plus changeup. Refine the breaking ball and we have a future impact starter again.

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I like the discussions here, guys. Hoping this thread picks up as we approach drafts. Thanks for the info. so far!

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I think Teheran re-establishes himself. Went back to his old delivery in DWL, fastball back into the mid 90s, coupled with a plus changeup. Refine the breaking ball and we have a future impact starter again.

Why did he ever change his delivery?

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Not a top prospect in a traditional sense but if you are looking for someone who could be exceedingly useful at the big league level:

Bruce Rondon- RP DET: With Valverde out of town this guy has an inside track on the closers job in Detroit. If he wins the job could end up a top 5-7 closer as soon as next season. He wont be on top of many prospect lists but the value he can return for you this year is pretty high.

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As the months roll by, MIA RHP Jose Fernandez keeps climbing.

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I'm not sure where he would rank on a top 100 list or anything at the moment (I'm behind on my prep for this year already), but I would keep an eye on Michael Zunino from Seattle. With them trading Jaso away and Montero not a viable everyday catcher, he should be up some time this season. I was excited about his chances making an impact before they traded Jaso away, so this just increases it.

Fangraphs also posted an article about him today.

http://www.fangraphs.com/fantasy/index.php/prospect-impact-zunino-hultzen-mcpherson/

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I'm not sure where he would rank on a top 100 list or anything at the moment (I'm behind on my prep for this year already), but I would keep an eye on Michael Zunino from Seattle. With them trading Jaso away and Montero not a viable everyday catcher, he should be up some time this season. I was excited about his chances making an impact before they traded Jaso away, so this just increases it.

Fangraphs also posted an article about him today.

http://www.fangraphs...tzen-mcpherson/

He probably should of been the No.1 overall pick last year, Im sure he will climb fast on ranking lists.

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I'm not sure where he would rank on a top 100 list or anything at the moment (I'm behind on my prep for this year already), but I would keep an eye on Michael Zunino from Seattle. With them trading Jaso away and Montero not a viable everyday catcher, he should be up some time this season. I was excited about his chances making an impact before they traded Jaso away, so this just increases it.

Fangraphs also posted an article about him today.

http://www.fangraphs...tzen-mcpherson/

He probably should of been the No.1 overall pick last year, Im sure he will climb fast on ranking lists.

I was about to say him.

I'll add another Seattle player- James Paxton. Out of their big 3 pitching prospects, he was the most consistent and productive last year. He's had more minor league experience than the other guys and has dominated double AA each of the past 2 years.

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I think Teheran re-establishes himself. Went back to his old delivery in DWL, fastball back into the mid 90s, coupled with a plus changeup. Refine the breaking ball and we have a future impact starter again.

Yeah I like Teheran. We will see how ST goes but he could win a spot. The Braves rotation is ok, but they are putting a lot of stock in Medlen and Minor.

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I think Gerrit Cole will be up with the Bucs fairly early in the season. Jameson Taillon could get the call at some point as well.

With their offensive woes and predilection for bringing up their prospects fast, I wouldn't be surprised to see George Springer up with the Astros in 2013.

I could see Kolten Wong getting some time at 2B with the Cards.

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Tony Cingrani. Dominated the minors again last year before eventually coming up at the end of the year. If something happens in the Reds rotation, he could get a shot. He has the skills to run with the job if he gets it.

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Tony Cingrani. Dominated the minors again last year before eventually coming up at the end of the year. If something happens in the Reds rotation, he could get a shot. He has the skills to run with the job if he gets it.

Anything is possible but I wouldn't get my hopes up about Cingrani just yet. Yes, his minor league stats look good but in the majors a starting pitcher usually needs at least 3 good pitches to succeed. Cingrani doesn't have that. He also doesn' t have much experience above High A ball (only 89.1 ip in AA and 5 ip for the Reds in relief at the end of the year) and he doesn't have alot of velocity either.

Right now, the Reds have 6 guys for 5 spots in the rotation (Cueto, Latos, Bailey, Arroyo, Leake, & Chapman). They still have Sam LeCure, who they've used as a spot starter before, and there are still some fa pitchers they could look at for sp depth.

So, sure, Cingrani could be considered starting pitching depth for the Reds but if he helps the Reds in 2013 he's probably more likely to do it in relief since he still has work to do as a sp.

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What about the likes of George Springer, Carlos Correa, Byron Buxton, Addison Russell?

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