It was another good week for top prospect promotions to the big leagues, though it didn't impact the fantasy top 10 this time around.
Indians outfielder Bradley Zimmer was on the top 10 earlier this year, and hopefully many of you had him on your radar screen for his power-speed potential. Yes, the outfielder will strike out a lot (he whiffed three times in his first big league game), but the No. 19 overall prospect quickly showed his potential with a double and a home run in his second game.
Ian Happ, No. 23 on the Top 100, is supposedly only up with the Cubs for a short amount of time, but, boy, is he going to make that decision tough. He's gone 6-for-17 in his first five games, with four of those six hits of the extra-base variety.
Who might be next to come up and potentially help your fantasy squad? This Top 10 is a good place to start, with talent and possible opportunity combined to come up with the list.
1. Yoan Moncada, 2B, White Sox (Previous rank: 1)
It has to be a question of when, and not if, at this point, right? With all due respect to Yolmer Sanchez, who's been doing a nice job, and Tyler Saladino, who hasn't hit, Moncada's five tools would undoubtedly help in Chicago once he gets past a sore thumb that landed him on the DL.
2. Amed Rosario, SS, Mets (Previous rank: 3)
There was some Twitter buzz about Rosario getting called up this past week. It turned out to be unfounded, but it shows just where the 21-year-old is right now. He's "cooled off" in May, though he's still hitting .313/.365/.537 this month.
3. Lewis Brinson, OF, Brewers (Previous rank: 2)
Brinson is right up there with any prospect, including Moncada, in the power-speed combo department. He has four homers and five steals in 28 games, so it's easy to dream about the 20-20 potential that could hit Milwaukee soon.
4. Ozzie Albies, 2B, Braves (Previous rank: 4)
Albies had a nice little six-game hitting streak going through Wednesday's games, allowing him to build his May line to .309/.397/.491 with a pair of homers and five steals. Brandon Phillips has done a nice job keeping the spot warm, but this is a youth movement in Atlanta, no?
5. Austin Meadows, OF, Pirates (Previous rank: 8)
The overall line still is a bit anemic (.226/.288/.322), but Meadows is showing signs of heating up with a .266/.338/.406 performance in May. He's hit .302 over his past 10, a span that includes four multihit games.
6. Reynaldo Lopez, RHP, White Sox (Previous rank: 5)
After a solid, albeit unspectacular April (4.10 ERA, 28 K's in 26 1/3 IP, .230 batting average against), Lopez has really turned it on in May. He's won all three of his starts, with a 1.62 ERA and a .213 BAA. Lopez has continued to strike out more than a batter per inning while lowering his walk rate a tick.
7. Zack Burdi, RHP, White Sox (Previous rank: 9)
The 2016 first-round pick last gave up a run on April 16, putting up zeros in his past nine appearances. Burdi has collected four of his five saves during that span, and if his .179 BAA, 1.02 WHIP and 14.7 K/9 rate for the season doesn't scream "future closer," I don't know what does.
8. Jeff Hoffman, RHP, Rockies (Previous rank: 10)
The big right-hander recently spent some time in the big leagues and showed he very much has his swing-and-miss stuff, striking out 10 in 6 2/3 innings, before promptly throwing five innings of one-hit ball upon his return to Triple-A.
9. Carson Kelly, C, Cardinals (Previous rank: NR)
This one definitely doesn't fall under the "opportunity" category, as Yadier Molina isn't going anywhere. But maybe Kelly is a good trade chip? He definitely is ready to help out behind the plate, where it can be tough to find fantasy performers. Kelly is hitting for average (.309) and power (.932 OPS) in Triple-A.
10. Rhys Hoskins, 1B, Phillies (Previous rank: NR)
At a certain point, you have to tip your cap to a guy who just goes out and hits at every level. Hoskins is a first baseman only, so that limits his opportunities, but the guy is batting .343/.430/.709 in Triple-A after all.