We’re about halfway through the marathon folks. I hope for real that your teams are doing well. Wait, who am I kidding? You read Razzball. Of course your teams are doing well! This is the month we celebrate our independence from the evil French, from whom we captured many an airport in the early 1700s to win the war of 1812. When I reflect on my country, I usually do so in blissful ignorance of how things actually work while I drink beer and narrowly avoid catastrophic injury via fireworks. Is there any other way? Heading into July, here are the prospects I think have the best chance of promotion and an impact for redraft leagues.
Isan Diaz, 2B | MIA – With Starlin Castro cruising towards a club option in 2020, there’s no time like the present to see what Diaz can do. I’m quickly becoming a fan – Diaz has gone from relative obscurity to legit offensive upside. His June totals: eight homers and a steal – hitting .337.
Bo Bichette, SS | TOR – The Jays were a little lazy in promoting Vlad Junior, and Bichette took the guesswork out of it for them with an injury. He’s all better now, hitting .333 with a pair of homers and seven steals in the month of June. Expect Bichette to reach the bigs by the end of the month.
Luis Urias, MI | SDP – Honestly I’m not sure why he isn’t already up after the Pads brass made it known he was close. He’s the second piece in the future of their middle infield and hit .274 with four homers and three steals in June.
Casey Mize, RHP | DET – A bit of a stretch, but Mize was lights out for Double-A Erie prior to his injury and appears to be on the mend. It would be incredible to see him pitching for the Tigers just one year after he was drafted with the No. 1 pick, but he’s earned it.
Kyle Tucker, OF | HOU – After a horrendous start, Tucker has been nothing short of dominant for Round Rock, hitting .303 with eight homers and seven steals in the month of June. As good as Alvarez has been since his call to Houston, Tucker could be even better.