Another busy week here for the Buy and Hold, as we saw three more top pitching prospects called up to the majors. Jose Berrios didn't make it out of the fifth inning on Tuesday night, but flashed some of the potential that he can be a solid fantasy performer. Michael Fuller was the only to record a win, allowing just two earned over five innings while filling in for Shane Greene against the Twins. In Oakland, we saw Sean Manaea debut against the Astros, getting a no-decision after allowing four runs and walking four over five. There are still a number of prospects who can provide value for fantasy owners this year even though they aren't up yet, and while I don't expect that any of them are likely to be called up this week, I would still hold onto these 10 depending on your specific needs.
Graduates (Call Up Article)
Mallex Smith - Called up in Week 1
Nomar Mazara - Called up in Week 1
Aaron Blair - Called up in Week 2
Jose Berrios - Called up in Week 3
Sean Manaea - Called up in Week 3
These rankings are based solely on their potential 2016 value, and do not include take into account their long-term value for dynasty leagues.
1. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, Pirates (Last Week: 1)
2. Blake Snell, LHP, Rays (LW: 2) (Moving On Up)
3. Trea Turner, SS, Nationals (LW: 4)
Turner has cooled off somewhat, but is still hitting .321 with two home runs and 7 stolen bases in 20 games at AAA Syracuse. Even if he ends up being called up for just a half season, he could steal 20-25 bases in that time and make an impact in all formats.
4. Nick Williams, OF, Phillies (LW: 6)
Williams is heating up, with six hits in 17 at bats in the last week, including a home run and a triple. Meanwhile, Peter Bourjos is hitting .167 with a 21:1 K/BB ratio and no home runs so far. If Williams continues to hit this well, at some point the change will come.
5. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Pirates (LW: 8)
Taillon had his best start of the season so far, striking out seven and allowing just 1 run over seven innings and 89 pitches. Who could be a candidate for replacement seems to be shifting with Jon Niese struggling and Juan Nicasio and Jeff Locke pitching better, but there still can be an opportunity fairly soon
6. Tim Anderson, SS, White Sox (LW: 5)
7. Robert Stephenson, RHP, Reds (LW: 7)
8. Matt Chapman, 3B, Athletics (LW: 9)
9. Manuel Margot, OF, Padres (LW: NR)
10. Hunter Renfroe, OF, Padres (LW: NR)
The Padres could use help offensively in their outfield, and depending on which direction they want to go, could call up either Margot (who already has five steals and would provide speed at the top of the order) or Renfroe (who has a .636 slugging percentage and would provide power).