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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

2017 FANTASY BASEBALL WELCOME TO THE SHOW: JACOB FARIA SP TAMPA BAY RAYS

More and more prospects are getting the call now that the Super 2 deadline has passed and so the latest to pass through the conga line is the Tampa Bay Rays Jacob Faria who the team confirmed will be promoted Tuesday to make his first MLB start versus the Chicago White Sox.  Just 23-years-old, Faria was originally a 2010 tenth-round pick which doesn't always scream out "top prospect."  However Faria has had a very good season at Triple-A in 2017; registering a 3.07 ERA and massive 12.89 K/9 rate which more than helped put him on the fantasy baseball map.  Right now the Rays have not committed to anything beyond the one starts but Faria clearly has swing-and-miss stuff which gets the needle moving in fantasy baseball and thus makes him a good add in almost all formats based on that potential alone.  Now as far as negatives, Faria is unlike almost all young hard-throwers as he walks a lot of batters (3.38 BB/9) but the Rays have long been known as one of the best franchises in baseball in nurturing young arms.  So again pick up Faria where available and bench him outside of AL-only league as you monitor his first outing to see how he does.  While there are no guarantees here, Faria at least is now on the fantasy baseball map and worth checking out.


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