Sunday Afternoon Fantasy Baseball Thoughts

PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 10: U.S. Futures All-Star Devin Mesoraco #36 of the Cincinnati Reds speaks with U.S. Futures All-Star Brad Peacock #18 of the Washington Nationals during the 2011 XM All-Star Futures Game at Chase Field on July 10, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Red's second base prospect Billy Hamilton stole his 100th base last night, as he stole 3 bases to reach the century mark. According to MiLB.com he is the first player since 2001 to steal 100 bases in a season. He has stolen 100 bases in 120 attempts at Low A Dayton. Hamilton, who is the Reds #1 prospect this season, is hitting .278-.339-.360 with 30 extra base hits and 97 runs scored.

According to Thomas Harding at MLB.com, Rockies pitching prospect Drew Pomeranz could make his major league debut later this month:

Left-handed prospect Drew Pomeranz -- once thought to be done for the season because of an appendectomy -- is scheduled to pitch for Double-A Tulsa on Monday and could make his Major League debut after that.

"I am intrigued," Rockies manager Jim Tracy said. "Is there a possibility that we could see him like we had projected before we dealt with the appendectomy situation? I would say that there's still that possibility. Whether or not it comes to fruition, we'll wait and see. There are some steps that need to be taken."

Pomeranz may not help this season, but could help fantasy owners in 2012.

The Mets may recall starter Johan Santana to start on September 14th or 15th after he makes a rehab start this Friday. According to the New York Post, he will be on a 50 pitch limit. I am not sure why the Mets would call him up to throw 50 pitches against major league hitters, except to sell a few more tickets.

More Fantasy Baseball Thoughts after the jump:  

Reds catching prospect Devin Mesoraco doubled in his first major league at bat last night. Mesoraco, according to some, is the best catching prospect in baseball, although the Blue Jays Travis d'Arnaud has his backers as well. I have a feeling the Red will platoon him with Ryan Hanigan to start the 2012 season, similar to what the Nationals handled Wilson Ramos this season. Then by June, I think he will be the everyday catcher in Cincinnati.

I was reading Buster Olney's blog this morning and came across this on the Mets Jose Reyes:

The Mets' money woes are going to snowball, writes Steve Popper. The big question that comes out of all this is: Will the breakdown of talks with David Einhorn impact the Mets' attempt to re-sign Jose Reyes, who is in line to ask for the largest contract for any position player in the history of the franchise.

With the David Einhorn deal with the Mets falling apart, it will certainly be interesting to see if the Mets will have the cash to sign Reyes to a long term contract. I was talking to some Phillies fans yesterday and they wouldn't put it past GM Ruben Amaro to sign Reyes this offseason.

i have to cut this short. I have some yardwork to take care of. Enjoy your weekend

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