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Week 16 Rookie Report: The Future Of The Game

Week 16 Rookie Report: The Future Of The Game
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Welcome to the SCFE Week 16 Rookie Report. These articles will be for all the up-and-coming players to know now and in the future.

I will look at rookies that are for the most part good for most 12-16 team roto and mixed head-to-head teams. If I put a rookie in that happens to be for a deeper format, say for you dynasty players out there, I will make sure and post it for that particular player, or players.

This week, I look at the reigning Home Run Derby champ. A Cardinal looking to stick with the big league club. And a couple of prospects that played in the MiLB Futures game.

If you would like to see where these rookies rank that is in the majors, check out the Top 200 Rankings provided by Joshua Morgan to help you out. Maybe you’re looking for injury news. If so check out the Injury Report by Dylan Tully to see the latest updates.

Now let’s take a look at some rookies to look at that will help in the Week 16 Rookie Report.

Week 16 Rookie Report

**Updated as of July 11

In The Show

Aaron Judge, OF, New York Yankees

2017 stats: .329/.448/.691, 13 2B, 3 3B, 30 HR, 66 RBI, 61 BB, 109 K, 6 SB

Fresh off of his Home Run Derby win, Aaron Judge starts the second half with the home run lead with 30 bombs. What else can be said about this kid? After last year, 27 games played and a batting average of .179, he has completely turned it around.

Some keep waiting for him to return back to Earth. But obviously, the power is real. I don’t believe he will be able to keep up the magnificent average with as much as he strikes out. But there is no doubt he is doing his best to become the face of baseball.

 Paul DeJong, 2B/SS, St. Louis Cardinals

 

2017 stats: .313/.331/.602, 10 2B, 0 3B, 9 HR, 20 RBI, 4 BB, 38 K, 0 SB

Paul DeJong has had quite the first half for a rookie. In 37 games, he’s slashing .313/.331/.602 with nine home runs. With the Cardinals 5.5 games behind the Brewers for the division lead, look for DeJong to be a key cog in their playoff push. Expect him to pick up more playing time moving forward at shortstop and second base.

On The Farm

Ryan McMahon, 3B, Colorado Rockies

 

2017 stats: .390/.419/.676, 15 2B, 0 3B, 8 HR, 29 RBI, 9 BB, 23 K, 4 SB at Triple-A Albuquerque

Ryan McMahon has been killing pitching in Triple-A. And since the Rockies have someone named Nolan Arenado at third base, McMahon has been seeing time around the diamond. In his time this year in the minors, he’s seen the most time at first base.

The Rockies have relinquished the NL West lead to the Dodgers, and have fallen behind the Diamondbacks as well. They are 9.5 games back of the Dodgers, two games back of the Diamondbacks. And they have a 7.5 game lead over the Cubs for the second Wild Card spot. With a playoff push in their future, expect McMahon to get a call once rosters expand in September.

Chance Sisco, C, Baltimore Orioles

 

2017 stats: .276/.350/.388, 17 2B, 0 3B, 3 HR, 31 RBI, 24 BB, 72 K, 2 SB at Triple-A Norfolk

Chance Sisco was 1-for-3 with a RBI in the 2017 MiLB Futures Game. That one hit was a triple that plated Brian Anderson. Last year in the Futures Game, he hit a home run. It isn’t crazy to think Sisco could be up in 2017. Right now, entering the second half, the Orioles are 7.5 games out of the division and four out of the Wild Card race. If they fall out, they could look to get the kid some major league seasoning.

 

So there is the Week 16 Rookie Report. Be sure and check back for a new batch of rookies to keep your eye on.

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Derek Harvey

Derek Harvey

Derek is an avid fantasy player, playing keeper and dynasty formats for two decades. This is his first year writing about fantasy sports. Have any questions about dynasty football, baseball or basketball? Ask me on twitter @derek_harvey.
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