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Prospect Prospectin': Dylan is Illin'

Dylan Bundy is having Tommy John surgery. Why don’t they just give it to middle schoolers at this point and get it over with? That’s a bummer for Orioles fans and for the rest of us who were dying to get a glimpse of baseball’s number one pitching prospect. Alas, we’ll have to endure watching boring old Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, and Shelby Miller and wait until next year to check out D-Buns. Sigh. Anyway, here is a list of prospects you should or should not have on your radar:

Out By A Kyle

Kyle Gibson

The kid is making his debut on Saturday. Some baseball ‘perts aren’t high on him. I like him, and not just because he already had Tommy John surgery in 2011 and got that out of the way... I like him because he’s 6”6’ and pounds the bottom of the strike zone. 

Leonys Is On You

Leonys Martin

He’s hitting bombs. He’s the bomb. He’s stealing bags. He’s my bag. 

Jedd’s Dead, Baby - Jedd’s Dead

Jedd Gyorko

Gyorko had a setback. I’d trade for him now because he still has upside and his value is at rock bottom. The guy has serious power that he hasn’t displayed yet.

Erlin’s Magic

Robbie Erlin

Erlin has been fantastic in his two spot starts versus tough teams this year, Toronto and Philly. Scoop him up in NL-Only leagues because he’s the Padres’ 5th starter right now, and no team has ever scored more than 3 runs at Petco. That’s a fact.

Like A Puig In Hit

Yasiel Puig

Now is the time to buy high, even in re-draft leagues. I’m talking Cespedes. I’m talking Choo.  I’m talking Braun. Yes, Braun. He’s hurt and even when he comes back he might be suspended. Puig is the truth. He won’t keep hitting for the average that he is now, obviously (and in OBP leagues his value plummets), but he has power and speed and isn’t he just the most exciting thing to happen to baseball since they legalized steroids?!

Rats, Zoiled Again

Zoilo Almonte

A switch-hitting prospect with a good batting eye?! I’m sold. Plus, he’s totally on fire right now. So there’s that. Pick him up and hope for another couple HRs over the right field wall in Yankee stadium that’s approximately 7 feet from home plate.

Born Again Yelich

Christian Yelich

This is the 547th time this year I’ve urged you to pick up Yelich. So why not say it again? Pick up Yelich.

Two Time Oscar-Loser

Oscar Taveras

Oscar the Grouch is on the DL for the second time with a right ankle injury. Last time he was out for a month. This time, who knows? But I do know this - Oscar won’t be up before September. Drop him in redraft leagues.

Dem’s Good Eaton

Adam Eaton

Played in a simulated game. Might be up before the All-Star Break. Nom nom nom...

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