Rob Refsnyder – New York Yankees
Highly debated and highly touted prospect Rob Refsnyder made his debut for the New York Yankees earlier this week. Refsnyder played in the two games preceding the All-Star break. Refsnyder batted two-for-seven, with his first career home run—a game winner over the Green Monster against the rival Boston Red Sox. A lot of great baseball minds have varying and polarizing opinions on Refsnyder. However, pretty much across the board his offensive ability is acknowledged and praised. His defense is also ranked consistently low. What’s up for debate is how valuable his bat truly can turn out to be. Refsnyder has shown that he can hit for contact and power in both the minor and major leagues. Obviously a player so young and with so little Major League experience is a risk for your fantasy team. But, he has a spot on the Yankees—at least for now. He should see at bats and could be the next big thing, at least for a few weeks. Your fantasy team could benefit from that explosion. Refsnyder is only owned in about 6 percent of leagues. Get ahead of the curve, before Refsnyder is batting it out over Major League fences.
Nick Hundley- Colorada Rockies
Hundley has appeared on this list before, and he will continue to until he gains the respect he deserves. Hundley is still only owned in 33 percent of fantasy leagues. He’s batted well for a catcher and plays very consistently. The Rockies’ backstop also has the highest WAR of any catcher not named to the All-Star team this year. He may not be a flashy name, and may not play for a flashy team, but he could certainly play for yours—and help it to a championship.
Carlos Rodon- Chicago White Sox
Miraculously, Rodon is still only owned in about 27 percent of leagues. However, 66 innings this season have proven enough for a spot in your rotation for the second half of this year, and years to come. He holds a 3.80 ERA and a 1.60 WHIP, not great numbers but expected for a young pitcher. He has struck out 68 batters, a good number for the innings he’s thrown. The 22-year-old has a wealth of promise that could carry your team in the future. He deserves a spot on your team.