We have already learned which ones the best established fantasy baseball players are for the 2007 campaign. Proven studs, like Pujols, Santana and Howard to mention a few, that will be drafted in the first rounds of any draft.
Your Fantasy Dr X gives you seven prospects players to keep an eye on this season. I'm not suggesting to even drafting them in the later rounds yet. Just monitor them, as some of them will start the season in Triple-A, until they are called up to the majors.
Then grab them as free agents and see what develops in them. Some of these players can be the next Francisco Liriano or can even be putting up Pujols-like numbers. It will be worth to take a chance on them, according to many experts. Let's meet them at once!
Delmon Young, an OF for the Devil Rays hit .317 in 30 games last year in his first taste of the majors.
The team wisely sat him down towards the end of the season, so that he could still qualify as a rookie this season and eventually win the rookie of the year award.
This 21 yrs old batter has been labeled as a five-tool player by many experts.
Alex Gordon, the 23 yrs old 3B for the Royals is believed to make the team move fellow 3B Mark Tehan to the outfield. He’s also a likely candidate to win the rookie of the year award this season.
Chris Young has won the job as the everyday CF for the Diamondbacks.
At age 23, this guy will only get better along with his numbers.
Do not expect many power numbers this year from him but he will hit the ball well.
Homer Bailey, the Reds minor league pitching Phenom a year ago, who wasn’t called up for fear of rushing him too soon, may get a chance to compete for the 5th spot in the rotation.
If he gets the job, he’ll be their ace in no time. He held hitters in two minors’ levels to a ridiculous .198 average.
Troy Tulowitzki, has the everyday job at SS for the Rockies all but locked up, therefore making the manager move Clint Barmes to second base.
While he didn’t show much in his 25 major league games he played in last year, he played fairly well in the Arizona fall league hitting 34 doubles and 13 homers.
He is projected to hit 22 HR’s in his rookie season, just like his fellow Long Beach State alumni Bobby Crosby, did for Oakland.
Matt Garza, 23 yrs old SP for the Twins. Is he to be considered the next Francisco Liriano? Not by any means, as he struggled with his command in his first 10 MLB games stint last season.
He had dominated the 3 minor league levels he played in and earned a late season call-up in 2006.
Many people believe that he’s going to be an asset for the Twins, with his mid 90’s fastball and a strong slider. How soon is the main question.
He needs to find an off-speed pitch to complete his arsenal.
Philip Hughes, a 20 yrs old SP in the Yankees farm system, will have a strong possibility to be in the team’s starting rotation in a few months.
With 168 strike-outs in 134 total minor league innings vs. only 34 walks, he mowed hitters down, limiting them to a .179 BA against him.
He will start the season in Triple- A, but considering the weak 4th and 5th rotation spots in the Yankees squad, namely Carl Pavano and Key Igawa, this rookie sensation can be wearing a pin-stripe uniform soon and will turn some heads by the end of May.
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