I’m up in our minor league draft (I have 24 hours to decide). 12-team H2H points league. We can have 2 Minor Leaguers and keep them inactive as long as we want. Once activated, they can only be signed for 3 years. I currently have Kendrick, who I would like to keep inactive for one more year, plus one open spot. While there are plenty of prospect lists, the difficulty is in figuring out who will be a fantasy asset in their first 1-4 years in the Majors.
Best available seem to me:
Andrew Miller – projected as a #1, but how many years before he makes a substantial impact? I doubt he’s a Liriano, but is he a Cain?
Adam Miller – pretty much the same as Andrew. Maybe a little closer to the bigs.
Billy Butler – seems to be a natural hitter but still very young. Will he need several years ML experience before he contributes significantly? Or could he be another Pronk by age 23? There are always solid hitters available on the WW.
Evan Longoria –– Some say he’s nearly as good as Gordon. But the sample is small.
Other options include Maybin and Bruce (both seem too far away). Also my league penalizes for KOs and I’ve already suffered from having Sexson and Edmonds.
Would appreciate any advice.