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Top-10 Prospects to Stash: CJ Abrams, Josh Jung, Jonathan Aranda (2022 Fantasy Baseball)

by Chris Clegg | @RotoClegg | Featured Writer
Aug 3, 2022
CJ Abrams

CJ Abrams will certainly get more playing time in Washington than he was when up with San Diego.

It has been two weeks since I wrote my last prospect stash article, which you can find here. Last week I wrote up an MLB Draft breakdown and takeaways. Since then, we have had some exciting debuts and trades. The trade deadline saw plenty of prospects on the move, which changed some ETAs. Today we will break it all down.

Whether you play in a redraft, keeper, or dynasty league, prospects can significantly impact your teams. Which players could be next?

This article series will take a look at prospects that are worth stashing for both redraft and dynasty leagues that can make an impact on your teams sooner rather than later. We will also try to project ETAs on these players to help give you an edge in your leagues on when to add these players.

We will first look at redraft leagues and some prospects worth stashing for this season.

Prospects to Stash for Redraft

  1. CJ Abrams (SS – WAS)
  2. Josh Jung (3B – TEX)
  3. Jonathan Aranda (2B – TB)
  4. Alec Burleson (OF – STL)
  5. Esteury Ruiz (OF – MIL)
  6. Hayden Wesneski (SP – CHC)
  7. Triston Casas (1B – BOS)
  8. Drew Waters (OF – KC)
  9. Spencer Steer (OF – CIN)
  10. DL Hall (SP – BAL)
  11. Kyle Muller (SP – ATL)

*Miguel Vargas was ranked number one before getting called up Tuesday night.

MLB Debuts, Prospect Trades, and Redraft Risers

Since the last stash article, Nick Pratto, Max Meyer, and JJ Bleday have all made their much-anticipated debuts. Max Meyer struggled in his first start and only faced three batters in his second before leaving the game and finding out he needed Tommy John Surgery.

Miguel Vargas has also been called up and is set to debut. He was number one on the stash list, which was updated after he got the call.

Pratto has shown swing and miss as expected but also the power in his bat. He can stick in the lineup long-term.

JJ Bleday has hit a home run and stole a base in 34 plate appearances, but if he continues to strike out above 30 percent of the time, he could easily be demoted.

Juan Soto was traded to the Padres along with Josh Bell in return for CJ Abrams, Robert Hassell III, James Wood, MacKenzie Gore, Luke Voit, and Jarlin Susana. Abrams was optioned, but he is the best stash candidate even though he has technically exhausted prospect status.

A surprise trade sent Josh Hader to the Padres in return for Taylor Rogers, Dinelson Lamet, Robert Gasser, and Esteury Ruiz. Ruiz is the prospect to watch here, and he debuted with the Padres in mid-June and has been on the roster since. His playing time has been inconsistent, and he was optioned by Milwaukee but could be back up soon.

The Yankees traded Hayden Wesneski to the Cubs in return for Scott Effross. Wesneski seems highly underrated in fantasy circles and could get a chance in the Cubs rotation sooner than later, and he looks like a great stash in 15-team leagues.

Spencer Steer was already on the stash list before the trade, but he has a new home in Cincinnati which should push his ETA up, and Steer could be one to watch in the next several weeks.

Josh Jung has returned from injury and is on a rehab assignment. Jung was likely to debut early in 2022 if it weren’t for his injury. He could be promoted soon and jumps toward the top of the stash list.

Prospects to Stash for Keeper/Dynasty

For this section, we will look at prospects that could debut in early 2023 that could be worth picking up and keeping in shallower keeper and dynasty leagues.

Hitters
  1. Corbin Carroll (OF – ARI)
  2. Gunnar Henderson (SS – BAL)
  3. Jordan Walker (3B – STL)
  4. Anthony Volpe (SS – NYY)
  5. Brennen Davis (OF – CHC)
  6. Curtis Mead (3B – TB)
  7. Brayan Rocchio (SS – CLE)
  8. Ezequiel Tovar (SS – COL)
  9. Dustin Harris (OF – TEX)
  10. Pedro Leon (OF – HOU)
Pitchers
  1. Daniel Espino (SP – CLE)
  2. Eury Perez (SP – MIA)
  3. Taj Bradley (SP – TB)
  4. Gavin Stone (SP – LAD)
  5. Cody Morris (SP – CLE)
  6. Bobby Miller (SP – LAD)
  7. Matt Canterino (SP – MIN)
  8. Gordon Graceffo (SP – STL)
  9. Cade Cavalli (SP – WAS)
  10. Mike Burrows (SP – PIT)

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