Found August 01, 2013 on 643ball:
hj_west If the 2013 season has taught us anything this year, it has taught us that the MLB is loaded with fresh, young talent to carry the torch for some of the guys that are moving on. With so much bad PR from Biogenesis and umpires blowing calls, it's nice to see the young kids out there tearing it up. We know about Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, and Manny Machado. Let's take a look at three other young players that are lesser known, but have a lot of potential for the rest of this year and years to come. Kyle Seager | SEA Seattle knew they had a good young player in Seager after last year when he hit 20 HRs and 89 RBI in his first year up as the full time 3rd baseman. This year he is not only hitting for power, he is also hitting for average. The 25 year old is hitting .295 for the season and a torrid .389 for the month of July. It can be difficult to watch west coast ball games due to the time change, but Seager and a surging Mariner club make it worth staying up a little late to get a glimpse of good, young talent. Josh Donaldson | OAK In Donaldson's third year in the Bigs and his first year as a starter, he is having a very good run. Currently hitting .295, Donaldson is exhibiting some pop with 16 HRs and 61 RBI. He has slowed down some since the All-Star break, hitting under .200, but expect him to get it going soon. The A's are going to move him down in the order and take some pressure off of him. Hopefully, this will get the young star back on track. Salvador Perez | KC Perez is a good young catcher that might actually be available to pick up in your league. He's owned in less than 70% of ESPN fantasy leagues and his stock is dropping due to an awful July. This is Perez's first year as an everyday catcher in the Bigs and may be getting a little tired. Kansas City is starting to mix in a few days off for him to help him get his legs back. Even after hitting under .200 for July, he is still carrying a .279 average and is a good find if he is available (especially in keeper leagues).  He's worth taking a look at, as there are not many catchers out there that hit for average. Heath Garrison Follow Heath on Twitter @hgarrison643 Recent Posts: -Fun With Prospects-Week 18 Waivers: Xander Bogaerts -Week 18 Two-Start Pitcher Tiers -Prospecting Week 18: Trade Deadline Edition -Updated 2013 Player Rankings
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