Ah, June. Stats and standings have settled. At least a quarter of your league has given up. Hot dogs, school’s out, the beach, and Father’s Day. I myself was raised by a baboon troop in a controversial experiment at Stanford. Therefore, Father’s Day is less about cookouts and ties and more about giving thanks that I didn’t fall victim to competitive infanticide. Thanks, pops, for not letting that rival male kill me. Here’s a gift card to Home Depot and some figs. *Eats gift card, hurls figs at my head* Damn you and your primatology Sapolsky! I want a real father! Anyhoo, here’s a list of prospects I think will get called up in June. It’s not exhaustive, but definitely exhausting.

Luis Urias, MI | SDP – Even with a better month of May than his abysmal April, Kinsler looks like he’ll eventually be overtaken at the keystone. Urias, meanwhile, has enjoyed a hot month in Triple-A and I doubt he’ll slow down as the temps rise. Once he’s up a second time, it’ll be for the remainder of the season. May Stats: .351, 6 HR, 3 SB

Kyle Tucker, OF | HOU – So at this point, as hot as Alvarez has been, it seems like Tucker will beat him to the majors since he’s already on the 40 and isn’t a defensive liability. Tucker’s April was terrible, but he’s looked like the top ten prospect that we thought he was in May. I’ve got him stashed in one redraft league, but it still looks like it’ll take an injury or a prolonged slump to get him up. May Stats: .333, 11 HR, 8 SB

Dylan Cease, RHP | CWS – Cease is on a short list of pitching prospects that could really make a huge impact in the second half of the season. Already on the 40 and enjoying a strong season for the Knights, Cease is one of the best pitching specs in baseball. If you haven’t already stashed him, now would be an excellent time to start. I’ll wait for you to come back before writing the rest of the post so you won’t miss anything. May Stats: 22 IP, 3.18 ERA, 24 K

Zac Gallen, RHP | MIA – Gallen has been floating around the stash lists and prospect reports for a while now. While he’s not on the 40, he doesn’t seem to be challenged in New Orleans. The call to Miami should come soon, and he’ll be welcomed to the show with a friendly home park. Too bad he can’t face his own lineup. It’s not exactly a weak division. May Stats: 40 IP, 2.43 ERA, 50 K

Bobby Bradley, 1B | CLE – Another name I’ve mentioned often, Bradley is going to be a cheap source of power for teams that need it. Hello, Indians, this also pertains to you. Bradley will strike out a lot and won’t hit above his weight in the bigs, so be ready to make that trade off when the time comes. May Stats: .302, 12 HR

Mitch Keller, RHP | PIT – Keller had a spot start against the Reds in late May, and it didn’t go well. He gave up six runs in four innings, but also struck out seven, which is a good sign that his stuff is at least good enough to fool some major league hitters. It could be in the form of more spot starts, but Keller could also be the next in line for an extended stay if the rotation opens up. May Stats: 22 IP, 3.27 ERA, 24 K

Justus Sheffield, LHP | SEA – Similar to Keller, Sheffield has already tasted the big leagues. It was a planned mop-up appearance for Yusei Kikuchi. Sheffield’s issue is walks. He’s allowing free passes to a whopping 5+ per nine innings in Tacoma this year. That won’t cut it in the majors, so I’d only take this flyer if you’re desperate and play in a deep format. I’d stay away in shallow redrafts. May Stats: 29 IP, 4.25 ERA, 29 K

Ryan Mountcastle, CI | BAL – Grey has been on the Mountcastle train, and he’s definitely a decent stash in AL-only formats and deeper mixed leagues. I’m not sure how big of an impact he’ll have on arrival, but the floor is high enough that he won’t hurt you. May Stats: .341, 2 HR

Bo Bichette, MI | TOR – This one is completely dependent upon how quickly he gets back to game action in Triple-A and whether or not the Jays front office wants to jerk him around. Either way, he’ll be up this month or next, and if your league forgot about Bichette, bo get him. May Stat: Injured 

  1. Timber Maniac says:
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    Cron’s up.
    Cron’s down.
    Cron’s up….

    What’s the distance between Phoenix and Reno. Sounds like a pain in the ass.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Seriously. I actually had him in this post and five minutes later he was back up again.

  2. Chud says:
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    Good stuff!

    Thoughts on S.Kingery n is he becoming a targeted player for dynasty leagues again?

    Is he worth trading Domingo German for?

    Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold. I think the Phils will continue to use him as a utility/fill-in, especially with Bruce now on board.

  3. Chuck says:
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    What are your expectations for Nate Lowe? I’m sure he’ll probably get sent back down, but ROS?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Yeah this was a short stay. He’s a 20 HR/ .270 guy over a full season once he gets a chance.

  4. anon says:
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    I’m playing in a h2h league and trying to decide how aggressively I should stash Cease and/or Gallen

    Once up, are these guys likely to stay on the roster through the fantasy playoffs or is this a situation where I ride them for a couple months and they’re back on waiver by the end of the fantasy season? Or is that he’s to predict?

    Thank you!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Miami definitely out of it, so they have no reason to rush him. Chicago still kinda teetering in the middle of that division. Either way, I think both will be up for good once they’re called.

  5. Poppas Pride says:
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    Mike I have some questions in regard to some promoted players this year.

    Khris Davis just came off the DL for me and I have to drop someone in a 12 person 6×6 H2H keep3 league and my OF is stacked.

    I’m thinking, sadly, that it might be Eloy given that it is only a keep 3 (I won’t go into all the details but there are incentives to keep players drafted in the later rounds which Eloy was).
    Eloy Jimenez
    Victor Robles
    Joc Pederson
    David Dahl

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Man that’s tough. I guess yeah if it’s keep three you gotta lose Eloy. Any chance of trading him I might explore that first though.

  6. Farmers Market Sundays says:
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    Good stuff. You’re giving me hope carrying a handful of these guys in active roster spots. What about Logan Allen?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Thanks! I like him, but his numbers aren’t dominant enough to force the issue in SD.

  7. BringBacktheBrown says:
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    I’m thinking the return of Tatis Jr. from the IL and the promotion of Urias will be concurrent events. Watch for a AAA rehab assignment with Tatis/Urias together and it will give it away.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      That’s interesting. Makes sense.

  8. Ryan says:
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    I’m in a 14 team h2h dynasty wand I’m trying to make a push for one of the? last few playoff spots. I’m only like 10 back. Anyway I was just offered meadows, gary sanchez, kershaw and nick madrigal for alonso, albies, mikolas and jansen. Sanchez and Alonso have similar numbers. So I don’t think I sacrifice much power. Do I take this trade?

    ?

    C Danny Jansen

    1B Pete Alonso
    2b Ozzie albies
    Ss Trevor Story
    3b Rafael Devers
    Rf Bryce Harper
    Cf Ronald Acuna
    Lf Juan Soto?????
    Util Jonathan Villar
    Bn Avisail Garcia
    Bn Kevin Cron
    Na Bo Bichette?
    Na Joey Bart

    Sp Jon Lester
    Sp Miles Mikolas
    Sp Brandon woodruff
    Rp John brebbia?
    Rp Ryan Pressly
    Rp Hansel Robles?
    P Marcus Walden
    P Julio Urias
    P Jose Alvarado
    Bn Martin Perez
    Bn John Means
    Bn Zach Efflin
    Bn Jeff Samardzija
    Na Sixto Sanchez
    Na Casey Mize?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Yup I’d take it.

      • Ryan says:
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        Btw I probably have to trade a bat to get a 1B. In the mean time I could pickup Braun. Anyway which of my bats should I look to deal next to get a 1B?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          Can’t you just slot Cron there?

          • Ryan says:
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            True. I’m just worried about how Arizona is jerking Cron in and out of the lineup.

            • Mike

              Mike says:
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              Yeah that’s gonna be frustrating. I’d try to move him or Garcia, or maybe even Bart in some sort of package for a 1B.

  9. Richard says:
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    NL only league
    Hampson activated
    Drop Descalso or H Perez for him?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      DDescalso

  10. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    Rank these 3 please…

    Wander Franco
    Luis Robert
    Royce Lewis

    14-team OBP keeper league

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Franco, Lewis, Robert

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        Thanks!

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          Anytime man…Kruk is my hero!

  11. MB says:
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    Hey Mike, good stuff. You stashing Tucker or Hiura first? Thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Thanks! Tucker at this point. I’m really surprised by the Hiura move, but it shows where the Brew Crew’s head is at.

      • MB says:
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        Maybe it would not look so bad had he not gone off Saturday

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          True true.

  12. RICE says:
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    Hey Mike!

    Not sure you’re still checking the comments in this piece, but I love these prospect pieces.

    I’ve got room to stash one hitter and one pitcher. This is probably like splitting hairs but do you prefer:

    Urias or Tucker

    Cease or Gallen

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Thanks! I’d go Tucker and Cease

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