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Grabbing right rookies can be Super, too

As the calendar shifts to June, we are entering an exciting time of the MLB season. The deadline for Super 2 has arrived. in short, fantasy baseball Waiver Wire is about to see an influx of great young talent.

The league is trying to encourage teams not to hold back strong prospects, but delaying the start of arbitration time for players and allowing owners to do just that to maintain control for an extra year. can still be seen. Deadlines vary from year to year, but usually he is in the first or second week of June, and now is the time to pay close attention to who gets called up and who could be a game changer in the fantasy realm. is.

The first name to add to your list is Cardinals’ Jordan Walker.

Considered a strong contender for the 2023 National League Rookie of the Year, Walker has actually beaten camp at the big club this year and performed solidly in his first 20 games. 274 with 2 homers, 11 RBIs, 8 runs scored, and 2 RBIs. Stealing a base.


Cardinals right fielder Jordan Walker
Cardinals right fielder Jordan Walker
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However, with Nolan Arenado locked at third base and too many outfielders on the roster, Walker was sent back to the minors.

The move was a bit of a headache until I learned that baseball manager John Mozeliak was prepping for a Super 2 game.

Now that service time has expired, Walker will return to the majors this weekend and will be a hot commodity for Waverwire.

The 21-year-old not only possesses incredible striking tools and speed, but he’s also qualified to play multiple positions.

Walker is traded to third base, but when Arenado blocked, the Cardinals placed him in the outfield, where he appeared in all 20 games this year.

He currently qualifies for both spots. So not only does it give you power and speed, it also increases the versatility of your roster.

Next on the list would be Reds infielder Ellie Delacruz.

With no immediate call-up, he might be worthy of a watchlist.

The Reds won’t be playing this year, but they already have infielders Jonathan India, Matt McLain and Spencer Steer, all of whom are playing well, so there’s no need to let them go.

Shortstop Jose Valero is also active as an outfielder in the trade. Dela Cruz is also a power speed talent and should be highly coveted when he arrives, but he not only needs to be forced into the call-up, he needs to secure a spot in the lineup every day.

It’s time to take notes and start planning what prospects will show up in the next 30 days. Be sure to bookmark names like Colton Cowser, Justin Henry-Malloy, Kyle Harrison, and Ronnie Mauricio. There may be no guarantees, but if you start following their movements within their respective organizations, you may be able to add them to the roster even before they are called up. Staying one step ahead of the competition is the key to winning championships, and these rookies will help you achieve that goal.

Howard Bender is responsible for the content of: fantasyalarm.com. follow him on twitter @rotobuzzguy Catch him on the award-winning SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Channel’s “Fantasy Alarm Radio Show” every weekday from 6-8pm. fantasyalarm.com for all of you fantasy baseball advice.

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