The Atlanta Braves have recalled top prospect Ronald Acuna Jr. from the minor leagues with the hope that the outfielder will stick for the remainder of the season. The 20-year-old is the No. 1 prospect in baseball, according to many national publications, and is the complete package.
The youngster will be a fantasy monster for years to come, as he's able to contribute in all five hitting categories. It's hard to know how quickly his talent will translate to the big league level, but he has the potential to make an impact for the remainder of the season. Unfortunately, the hype train was real throughout March, so Acuna is owned in most leagues; he was drafted in the top eight rounds.
There are some leagues in which a player can't be added until he is actually on a roster. As I preached throughout March, you must know your league rules, so if there's the slim chance the outfielder is available, he must be added.
Colorado Rockies Outfielder David Dahl -- The 24-year-old burst onto the scene in 2016, which led to high expectations for the outfielder in 2017. However, injuries derailed that idea, as Dahl failed to reach the big leagues last season. Due to numerous injuries in the Rockies' outfield, Dahl is finally back in the majors, and if he plays well, he has a chance to stick. The outfielder has been hitting in the middle of the lineup for the Rockies, and as a reminder, we always like to target hitters who play their home games in Colorado. Dahl has the ability to contribute in all five categories and is less than 50-percent owned in Yahoo! Sports leagues. He is worth grabbing now.
San Francisco Giants Outfielder Mac Williamson -- Like Dahl, the 27-year-old is getting an opportunity due to injuries, and he is making the most of it. Williamson already has three home runs in his first five games and is looking like he could stick around once the Giants are healthy. Williamson has shown power throughout the minors, so his recent production isn't a fluke. Even if this is a temporary stay, fantasy owners can get a few cheap home runs in the process. It should be noted that Williamson was scratched from the lineup April 25 due to a stiff neck, so fantasy owners should monitor that.
St. Louis Cardinals Starting Pitcher Jack Flaherty -- The talented 22-year-old right-hander is getting an opportunity due to an injury to Cardinals veteran Adam Wainwright. It appears Wainwright may only miss one or two starts, so Flaherty may not stick in the rotation. However, in his previous start this season, the youngster finished with nine strikeouts in five innings. Flaherty has an elite ability to strike out hitters, which is what we are looking for as fantasy owners. Even if this is another one-and-done start for the righty, it is only a matter of time before he sticks with the Cardinals. Fantasy owners should find room on their team if they can.