Welcome to the SCFE Week 13 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, we look at a former top prospect getting another chance at the majors. Yet another ‘Ace’ type pitcher emerging in Tampa Bay. And a couple players that could be in the majors soon, one possibly for another team.
If you would like to see where these rookies rank that are 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 13 Rookie Report.
Week 13 Rookie Report
**Updated as of June 20
In The Show
Alen Hanson, 2B/OF, Chicago White Sox
2017 stats: .219/.250/.315, 0 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 3 BB, 11 K, 3 SB
A former Top 100 prospect, the White Sox are hoping the change of scenery will help get Alen Hanson back on track. Since being picked up by the White Sox, Hanson seems to be turning his season around. So far for the Pale Hose, Hanson has a .313 AVG, one home run, two RBI and one stolen base. In the minor leagues, Hanson was a career .281/.340/.435 hitter with 53 home runs, 316 RBI and 205 stolen bases. That’s the type of talent that is worth taking a risk on. Especially when the White Sox are rebuilding.
Even though the Sox are last in the AL Central, they are only 5.5 back of the Indians, and four games back of the Wild Card. Look for Hanson to get playing time in the outfield and at second base while they try to figure out what they have in Hanson.
Jacob Faria, SP, Tampa Bay Rays
2017 stats: 3 GS, 3-0 W-L, 1.37 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, 19.2 IP, 15 H, 4 BB, 22 K
Matt Andriese has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list, which opened up a spot for Jacob Faria. In Faria’s first three starts, he has only given up one earned run in each of them. With his amazing control, he’s got a 22:4 K:BB ratio and a 10.3 K/9. That is some potential ace-type pitching.
The Rays are currently 3.5 games out of the division and have the second Wild Card. Now that Faria is up and pitching well, the Rays may opt to keep all players and make a playoff push. They recently acquired Trevor Plouffe from Oakland, so it stands to reason they are going for it. They still have Chris Archer under control and can trade him in the offseason or next year.
Adding Faria’s potential and seeing how he has pitched, the Rays are looking to make a deep run. Faria’s next turn comes at home against the swing happy Orioles, who strikes out more than 25% of the time.
On The Farm
Rhys Hoskins, 1B, Philadelphia Phillies
2017 stats: .290/.382/.592, 17 2B, 3 3B, 17 HR, 55 RBI, 37 BB, 44 K, 2 SB at Triple-A Lehigh Valley
Tommy Joseph has just started to turn things around. Right at the same time, Rhys Hoskins is mired in a slump that has him batting .194 in his last 10 games. Eventually, that won’t matter. The Phillies are not going to be in contention this year and at some point, they will want to see Hoskins battle big league pitching.
The hard-hitting Hoskins has been an extra base hitting machine, and it has continued this season as well. Out of his seven hits in his last 10 games, three have been home runs. Look for Hosking to get the call soon. Especially if Joseph starts to struggle again.
Clint Frazier, SP, OF, New York Yankees
2017 stats: .258/.349/.492, 18 2B, 1 3B, 12 HR, 39 RBI, 34 BB, 60 K, 9 SB at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
In his last 10 games, Clint Frazier has only managed one home run. He’s doing solid in Triple-A, and the way the Yankees are playing, Frazier could be a possible trade chip to go get something at the deadline. Frazier was acquired in the Andrew Miller deal last summer. So the team isn’t married to keeping him around if they could make a deep run this year. Look for Frazier stock to rise, especially if he goes to a team that could call him up to the big league team.
So there is the Week 13 Rookie Report. Be sure and check back for a new batch of rookies to keep your eye on.
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