As the minor league season winds down, don’t let up on trying to find diamonds in the rough. Here are two players that I recently nabbed in my dynasty leagues that intrigued me.
Ralph, Matt and Eddy got together and instead of doing a pure fantasy rank, we opted to mock draft 30 names. Each of us drafted 10 players and had to roster at least two pitchers. Be sure to visit our Top 50 MLB Draft rankings for video and blurbs on each of these names.
Sometimes a pitcher performs so well in the early going that you must drop your preconceived notions about said arm and embrace the new normal. So far on the young season the Marlins Zac Gallen is a shinning example of dropping what you know and buying in on a possible breakout. At this point there has to be thoughts of shipping Jose Urena for Gallen in the Miami front office. Two starts into the young season with New Orleans, and Gallen has turned in two strong starts going a total of 13 innings allowing one run, on 3 hits, and walks, while striking out 19 batters.
The new minor league season is upon us and with it comes the hopes of finding the next breakouts. While ideally we’d love to wait and see which hot starts are real, in competitive leagues we’re not afforded that luxury, so we have to act sooner than we’d probably like. I wanted to break down how I go about finding the pop up guys and what traits a player has to catch my attention.