Found June 27, 2013 on 643ball:
hueytaxi We have been taking some time recently to highlight specific positions in our weekly look at prospects. Two weeks ago it was pitchers and last week it was shortstops. Let’s keep it rolling this week shall we? Let’s talk outfielders. We have seen the impact an outfield prospect can have in the Majors recently with the likes of Trout, Harper and Puig setting the league on fire. Below we will discuss five more outfield prospects to keep an eye on in your fantasy league. Nick Castellanos  |  DETSo far Castellanos has batted .296 with 10 HR’s, 38 RBI’s, 55 R’s and 3 SB’s over 311 AB’s and is pushing hard for the Majors. In June he’s batting ..370 with 4 HR’s, 13 RBI’s, 21 R’s, and 2 SB’s. The Tigers don’t necessarily have a need for Castellanos but they can’t ignore what he’s done so far. It’s possible the Tigers give him a shot soon and if that happens you should give him a shot on your team too.Oscar Tavaras  |  STLOne of the most-owned prospects left, Taveras hit .362 in May, but then injured his ankle and missed some time before coming back and struggling to the tune of .225 in 40 June at bats. Now the Cardinals have placed him on the 7-day disabled list with Triple-A Memphis after aggravating his right ankle injury. It's not clear how long he'll be sidelined, but the Cardinals will likely take things cautiously with him. If he comes back healthy and raking, he still could be a late season impact bat for the Cardinals and your fantasy team.Christian Yelich  |  MIAThe next stud Marlins outfield prospect, Yelich was placed on the disabled list at Double-A Jacksonville on June 5 with a strained abdominal muscle and missed about three weeks. On Wednesday he played in his first minor league rehab game. Before the injury Yelich was batting .262/.342/.518 with six home runs, four stolen bases, 25 runs scored and 28 RBI in 41 games. If he comes back hot off the injury, he could arrive  in Miami at some point in 2013.Billy Hamilton  |  CINHamilton was one of the most talked about prospects this time last year with his incredible season on the base baths, but now Hamilton is batting only .243 with 4 HR, 22 RBI’s, 45 R’s and 45 SB’s over 280 AB’s in Triple-A. While the 45 SB’s are nice, he still has plenty of work to do with the bat before he will be able to help the Reds or fantasy owners anytime soon. Unless he turns it around soon, look for Hamilton to be a September call-up at best in 2013.Byron Buxton  |  MINRecently the Twins promoted top prospect Buxton to High-A Fort Myers. Buxton, the second overall pick in the 2012 draft, batted .341 with eight home runs, 10 triples, 15 doubles, 55 RBI, 68 runs scored and 32 stolen bases in 68 games in Low-A before the promotion. The 19-year-old is one of top prospects in the game and could move through the Twins' system quickly. With his Trout-like tools, the outfielder is worth adding in all keeper/dynasty formats right now, but will most likely make his debut sometime in 2014.Recent Posts: Three Up, Three Down: Michael Cuddyer, Cole HamelsThree Up, Three Down: Jason Heyward, Leonys MartinFantasy Stock Report: Leonys Martin, Jose IglesiasJosh MergelFollow on Twitter @JMergz
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