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Sunday, March 25, 2018

2018 FANTASY BASEBALL PROSPECT WATCH: SCOTT KINGERY 2B PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES

Well all righty then.  While much has been made on a yearly basis regarding the joke that is MLB teams stashing their top prospects in the minor leagues to begin the year for a few weeks to preserve their service time, it becomes a breath of fresh air when a team decides to buck this very frustrating trend.  Such a team this season is the Philadelphia Phillies who will open the season with top second base prospect Scott Kingery in the starting lineup and for good measure, they handed him a six-year contract on Sunday to boot.  This is big news in the fantasy baseball community due to the fact Kingery looks an awful lot like a former first-round stud Phillies second baseman by the name of Chase Utley and that alone should send the excitement meter into overdrive.  Like with Utley, Kingery has five tool potential given that he hits .300 and has burgeoning power/speed,  Last season at Double-A, Kingery exploded to the tune of 18 home runs, 19 steals, and a .313 average.  That earned him a promotion to Triple-A where he posted a similarly impressive 8/10/.294 line.  If Kingery is still sitting out there on your league's waiver wire, run and pick him up ASAP.  This could be some story unfolding both in Philly and in the fantasy baseball world. 


2 comments:

  1. Kingery or Willie Calhoun is the better prospect this year? Can you rank Acuna, Kingery, and Calhoun?

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  2. Acuna, Kingery, then Calhoun. Love Calhoun but not sure if he will be up before the other two.

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