Welcome to the SCFE Week 19 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 in 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, a lefty coming out of the pen for a National League contender. A rookie third baseman that will impact a divisional race. And a pitcher that looks really good since his demotion to Triple-A.
Now let’s take a look at some rookies to look at that will help in the Week 19 Rookie Report.
Week 19 Rookie Report
**Updated as of August 3
In The Show
Josh Hader, SP/RP, Milwaukee Brewers
2017 stats: 15 GP, 1-1 W-L, 0.90 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 20 IP, 8 H, 13 BB, 24 K
For now, the future Ace of the Brewers, Josh Hader, will make his presence felt out of the bullpen. He has proven reliable in his last 10 games. In that span, he has a 1.32 ERA, with 20 strikeouts and seven walks. While the Brewers have fallen a game back of the surging Cubs, they still have the team that got them this far. And while it may prove more difficult to get a trade done, there is still the possibility to add more to this team.
While Hader is a weapon out of the pen now, he could make a jump to the starting rotation should an injury befall the Brewers. And after this year, look for Hader to be a top-of-the-rotation starter for years to come.
Rafael Devers, 3B, Boston Red Sox
2017 stats: .406/.486/.750, 2 2B, 0 3B, 3 HR, 6 RBI, 5 BB, 7 K, 0 SB
Looking for a boost at the hot corner, the Red Sox opted not to trade for a player. Instead, they called up future star Rafael Devers. Since being called up, he has helped ignite an offense that was struggling before he arrived. With the front office finally biting the bullet and ridding themselves of Pablo Sandoval, it allowed for the fast moving Devers to get the call.
Now, it seems like a no-brainer to have Devers on the big league club. And he is making do with his opportunity. While I am a huge believer in Devers’ skill set, keep in mind he is just 20 years-old. It may be a couple more weeks, but I do expect a little regression. Then it will be up to him to make the proper adjustments. But if you jumped early enough, keep reaping the benefits. If he is still on the wire, grab him now.
On The Farm
Tyler Glasnow, SP, Pittsburgh Pirates
2017 stats: 9 GS, 6-0 W-L, 1.46 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, 55.2 IP, 65 H, 24 BB, 85 K at Triple-A Indianapolis
Since being demoted on June 10, Tyler Glasnow has torn through the International League. Winning six of his nine starts, holding a 1.46 ERA and an 85:24 strikeout to walk ratio. He is showcasing the skills he has to get back to the major leagues this season. While the Pirates thought they might be contending for a divisional title, Starling Marte’s suspension, Glasnow’s erratic pitching and Jameson Taillon’s unfortunate battle with testicular cancer have put a damper on their season.
Now it looks like the team could go into next season where they were this year. Do they trade off pieces like Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole? Only time will tell, but if the Pirates can get this season back on track, Glasnow could be a nice addition to their major league roster.
So there is the Week 19 Rookie Report. Be sure and check back for a new batch of rookies to keep your eye on.
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