Hey y’all! Today’s trade deadline was very exciting with a bunch of prospects changing teams. In today’s list, I’m bringing you four interesting prospects who you should look into picking up in your dynasty leagues.
There is one outfielder who is an OBP machine, another outfielder with all the power, another super speedy outfielder that might be an interesting speed option, and an infielder who should be in the big leagues next year.
Cal Stevenson – OF – Age: 22 ETA: 2021
In a deal to get Derek Fisher, the Astros somehow got Cal Stevenson thrown in the deal with Joe Biagini and Aaron Sanchez. Cal Stevenson was drafted by the Blue Jays last year in the tenth round and all he has done is hit. In every stop in his professional career, he has had double-digit walk rates and strikeout rates below 14%.
His highest SwStk% was 8.3% in six games last year in Rookie Ball. So far this year, Stevenson is slashing 0.298/0.388/0.393 with five home runs and eleven stolen bases. I am still in shock the Astros were able to pick up Stevenson along with Biagini and Sanchez. Stevenson is old for the level, he is 22 in A+, but he should move quickly through the Astros system. He should be added to your watch list in smaller AVG dynasty leagues he is must pickup in all OBP dynasty leagues.
Niko Hulsizer – OF – Age: 22 ETA: 2021
In a trade to add some bullpen depth, the Dodgers traded Niko Hulsizer to the Rays for Adam Kolarek. In college, Hulsizer won the Home Run Derby in his sophomore year of college where he hit 52 home runs over the three rounds. His draft stock was hindered by a broken hand his junior year and the Dodgers picked him up in the eighteenth round last year.
While Hulsizer is known for his power, he can also steal a base here and there. He was recently promoted to A+, where he is slashing 0.259/0.327/0.506 with six doubles, five home runs, and three stolen bases. I would have loved to see Hulsizer stay in the Dodgers organization but going to Tampa Bay is not a bad place to land. If Hulsizer can keep his strikeouts under control, he should be a major power threat in the AL East for years to come.
Jameson Hannah – OF – Age: 21 ETA: 2021
In a trade to pick up some starting pitching help, the A’s traded outfielder Jameson Hannah to the Reds for Tanner Roark. He had three excellent years at Dallas Baptist before being drafted by the A’s last year. Hannah is a 5’11” outfielder with a great bat to ball skills with a line drive approach.
At the moment, he has very little power and does not project to gain much more. He should be able to stick in centerfield as he is very athletic and very quick. This year in A+ he is slashing 0.283/0.341/0.381 with six stolen bases. Even though he is fast, he has been caught seven times so he needs to learn how to steal. For dynasty leagues, Hannah is an interesting flyer but will probably end up being a defensive replacement/bench bat in the future in Cincinnati.
Mauricio Dubon – 2B/SS – Age: 25 ETA: 2019
The Giants picked up Mauricio Dubon for Drew Pomeranz and Ray Black and I love this for Dubon. He was blocked in Milwaukee and should split playing time in San Francisco with Joe Panik beginning next year. So far this year, he had sixteen home runs which is by far the most of his career so I would not expect much power from him in San Francisco.
While Dubon’s profile is not very exciting, he should be great for batting average leagues due to his 60-grade hit tool. If he is available in your dynasty league, I might take a flyer if I needed help at second base but if we are being honest here, we are looking at a right-handed Joe Panik profile.