X
Lost password?

Don't have an account?
Join the Best Live Fantasy Chat Community!

X

Receive free daily analysis

NFL
NBA
NHL
NASCAR
CFB
MLB
MMA
PGA
ESPORTS
BETTING

Already have an account? Log In

X

Forgot Password


LINEUP RESOURCES

Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Daily Stats & Leaders
All Pitcher Matchups
Compare Any Players
Pickups & Streamers
Rookies & Call-Ups
24x7 News and Alerts

Top MLB Prospects Rankings: Impact Fantasy Baseball Call-Ups (Week 22)

Gunnar Henderson - Fantasy Baseball Rankings, MLB Prospects, Draft Sleepers

It is September and MLB rosters have expanded to 28 players, up from 26. It is also the time of year when MLB prospects can come up, play for the rest of the season, and still be considered a prospect/rookie heading into next year.

Below is a ranking of the players who will likely make the greatest impact down the stretch for your fantasy teams as we head into the last month of the Major League Baseball season. This is not a comprehensive list of everyone that was called up but these are the guys who have the chance to make the biggest impact either due to their situation or their skill-set.

For those who are not familiar, this is the September installment of our fantasy baseball prospects rankings series, reviewing MLB prospects to make fantasy impacts in 2022. This is our updated list of the top fantasy baseball prospects rankings to make an impact for the 2022 fantasy baseball season, which RotoBaller will be updating regularly.

Featured Promo: Get any full-season MLB and DFS Premium Pass for 50% off. Exclusive access to our Team Sync platform, Premium articles, daily Matchup Rating projections, 15 lineup tools, DFS cheat sheets, Research Stations, Lineup Optimizers and much more! Sign Up Now!

 

Impact MLB Prospects - This Week's Call-Ups

1. Corbin Carroll, OF, Arizona Diamondbacks

If you haven't heard of Corbin Carroll, you haven't been following the MLB. Carroll was a 2019 first-round pick and has had a great season in the minors. He had a .430 OBP, hit 16 home runs, and had 20 steals in 277 plate appearances in Double-A.

He then moved up to Triple-A where he had a .408 OBP, hit seven home runs, and stole 11 bases in 157 plate appearances. He has five RBI and four runs scored in his first 10 plate appearances for the Arizona Diamondbacks. He will be an expensive FAAB add this weekend.

2. Gunnar Henderson, SS, Baltimore Orioles

Who is the better-ranked prospect between Carroll and Gunnar Henderson? That's a matter of opinion. Henderson had a .452 OBP, eight home runs, and 12 steals in 208 plate appearances in Double-A. He then moved up to Triple-A where he had a .390 OBP, 11 home runs, 10 steals, and 60 runs scored in 295 plate appearances.

He now finds himself in Baltimore and hit a home run in his Major League debut. This was a player I had hoped would come up sooner but here we are. He will be expensive in FAAB this week but could very well be worth it if you are in contention down the stretch and are in need of some middle infield help.

3. Ken Waldichuk, SP, Oakland Athletic

Ken Waldichuck was traded from the New York Yankees to the Oakland A's, and him pitching for New York would be so much better than Oakland but that's the way it goes. He made his major league debut and went 4.2 innings, struck out six batters, had four walks, allowed five hits, and allowed one run.

He should start every five games here down the stretch. He had a 4.25 xFIP in Oakland's AAA team and a 3.91 xFIP for the Yankees' AAA team as well. He could provide some help if short on arms but tread carefully.

4. Spencer Steer, 2B, Cincinnati Reds

Spencer Steer has been called up by Cincinnati after posting a good Triple-A season in both Minnesota and Cinncinnati's organizations. In Triple-A, he had 15 home runs and an OBP north of .350 this season.

He should get regular at-bats and could help with a team looking for help at middle infield, as long as they are not hoping for steals.

5. Spencer Torkelson, 1B, Detroit Tigers

Spencer Torkelson went down to Triple-A and played in 35 games. He posted a .348 OBP, five home runs, 18 home runs, and 18 steals in the minors. His production in those 35 games was almost the same as his production in 83 games in Detroit.

One concern is in the minors his strikeout rate was 26.5% -- higher than his 25.5% rate in Detroit. He will play regularly but it is unclear how much of an impact he will make down the stretch here.

6. Oswald Peraza, SS, New York Yankees

Isiah Kiner-Fafela has been a player that Yankees fans that I follow on social media have been wanting to see replaced. He has a .310 OBP and a 0.053 ISO, with 15 stolen bases this year.

In Triple-A, Oswald Peraza has a .329 OBP but a .182 ISO with 18 home runs and 33 stolen bases in 427 plate appearances. He would appear to be an offensive upgrade over Kiner-Fafela, but how much will he play down the stretch?

7. Miguel Vargas, 3B, Los Angeles Dodgers

Miguel Vargas has had a fantastic season in Triple-A this season. He had a .404 OBP, 17 home runs, 16 steals, 82 RBI, and 100 runs scored in 520 plate appearances this season. Additionally, he showed good plate discipline with a 13.7% walk rate and a 14.6% strikeout rate.

The issue here, is how often does he play? Max Muncy is bat .261 with seven home runs and 19 RBI in August. Justin Turner is batting .316 but with just one home run and 15 RBI in the second half this season. I imagine he gets at-bats but he may not get them every day, which is disappointing.

8. DL Hall, SP, Baltimore Orioles

DL Hall has the talent but he is inconsistent and struggles with control at times. He can go out there and strike out 14 guys and then come back and get blown up a little bit.

I imagine he gets four starts the rest of the year and has an innings cap of no more than 20 innings as he is at 88 innings pitched this year and has never reached 100 innings. How much can 15-20 innings help you out though?

 

Prospects That Weren't Called Up Yet: Keep An Eye On

Josh Jung, 3B, Texas Rangers

He has a .363 OBP, six home runs, 23 RBI, and a .324 ISO in 17 minor league games. What are the Rangers doing here?

Triston Casas, 1B, Boston Red Sox

He has a .385 OBP, a .203 ISO, 10 home runs, 44 runs scored, and 36 RBI in 309 Triple-A plate appearances. Why did he not get called up yet?



Download Our Free News & Alerts Mobile App

Like what you see? Download our updated fantasy baseball app for iPhone and Android with 24x7 player news, injury alerts, sleepers, prospects & more. All free!



More Fantasy Baseball Prospects and Rookies




LINEUP RESOURCES

Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Daily Stats & Leaders
All Pitcher Matchups
Compare Any Players
Pickups & Streamers
Rookies & Call-Ups
24x7 News and Alerts

ROTOBALLER PLAYER NEWS

Kirill Kaprizov2 hours ago

Extends Point Streak In Loss
Alex Ovechkin3 hours ago

Scores Twice In Victory
Joe Jiménez3 hours ago

Braves Acquire Joe Jimenez From Tigers
Xander Bogaerts3 hours ago

Padres Agree With Xander Bogaerts On 11-Year Deal
Tage Thompson3 hours ago

Scores Five Goals In Dominant Victory
Tyler Herro4 hours ago

Probable For Meeting With The Clippers
Buddy Hield4 hours ago

Scores 26 Points In Loss
Tyrese Haliburton4 hours ago

Plays Well In Return From Injury
Giannis Antetokounmpo5 hours ago

Has Game-High 35 Points In Win
Kevin Durant5 hours ago

Nearly Misses A Triple-Double On Wednesday
Kyrie Irving5 hours ago

Scores 33 Points On Wednesday
Julius Randle5 hours ago

Dominant In Win Over Hawks
Romeo Langford7 hours ago

Probable For Thursday
Dansby Swanson7 hours ago

Four Teams Showing Serious Interest In Dansby Swanson
Andrew Wiggins7 hours ago

To Miss Next Two Games
Dejounte Murray7 hours ago

Won't Return On Wednesday
Chris Paul7 hours ago

Returns On Wednesday
Dejounte Murray8 hours ago

Questionable To Return On Wednesday
Xander Bogaerts8 hours ago

Six Teams Talking With Xander Bogaerts
Myles Turner8 hours ago

To Play Wednesday
Tyrese Haliburton8 hours ago

Available On Wednesday
Javonte Green8 hours ago

Ruled Out For Wednesday
Mike Conley8 hours ago

Won't Return On Wednesday
Alex Caruso8 hours ago

Available On Wednesday
Ziaire Williams8 hours ago

Available On Wednesday
Pittsburgh Pirates9 hours ago

Pirates Take Jose Hernandez In Rule 5 Draft
Kevin Porter9 hours ago

Jr. In Doubt To Play On Thursday
Lauri Markkanen9 hours ago

Has Been Ruled Out Against Warriors
Ryan Noda9 hours ago

A's Pluck Ryan Noda Away From The Dodgers
Herbert Jones9 hours ago

Will Not Play On Wednesday Night
Boston Red Sox9 hours ago

Red Sox Reel In Masataka Yoshida On Five-Year Deal
Cole Hamels9 hours ago

Wants To Pitch In 2023
Josh Jacobs9 hours ago

Questionable For Thursday Night Football
New York Mets9 hours ago

Mets Remain Involved With Kodai Senga
Carlos Rodón10 hours ago

Yankees Remain In On Carlos Rodon
Mike Williams10 hours ago

Set To Practice This Week
Carlos Correa10 hours ago

Giants Have Talked With Carlos Correa
Thad Ward10 hours ago

Nationals Select Thad Ward With First Rule 5 Pick
Zach Hyman10 hours ago

Set To Return Wednesday
James Van Riemsdyk10 hours ago

James van Riemsdyk Returns To Flyers Lineup
Craig Smith10 hours ago

Back For Bruins Wednesday
James Reimer10 hours ago

Misses Another Game
Nico Sturm10 hours ago

Back In Action Wednesday
Jack Eichel11 hours ago

Sits Out A Second Game
Filip Chytil11 hours ago

Ready To Go Wednesday
Jimmy Garoppolo11 hours ago

A Long Shot To Return In Playoffs
Joe Mixon12 hours ago

A Full Participant In Practice
Los Angeles Rams12 hours ago

Aaron Donald Ruled Out For Thursday Night
Trevor Lawrence13 hours ago

Expects To Play In Week 14
Brooks Raley13 hours ago

Mets Acquire Brooks Raley From Rays
Casey Sadler13 hours ago

Mariners Sign Casey Sadler To Minors Deal
Tucker Barnhart13 hours ago

Pirates Interested In Tucker Barnhart
Seth Lugo13 hours ago

Drawing A Lot Of Interest To Start
Courtland Sutton13 hours ago

Unlikely To Play In Week 14
Xander Bogaerts13 hours ago

Red Sox In Heavy Discussions With Xander Bogaerts
David Njoku14 hours ago

Ready To Play
Aledmys Díaz14 hours ago

Aledmys Diaz Agrees With The A's
Kenley Jansen14 hours ago

Agrees With The Red Sox
Willson Contreras15 hours ago

Cardinals, Willson Contreras Agree On Five-Year Deal
José Quintana15 hours ago

Jose Quintana Chooses The Mets
Buffalo Bills15 hours ago

Von Miller Undergoes Surgery, Out For The Year
Mark Ingram II15 hours ago

Likely Done For The Season
Trevor Lawrence16 hours ago

Up In The Air For Week 14
Tua Tagovailoa16 hours ago

Expected To Be Limited In Practice
Davis Mills16 hours ago

Texans Going Back To Davis Mills At QB
Magomed Ankalaev16 hours ago

Can Realize His UFC Dream
Jan Blachowicz16 hours ago

Set For Title Redemption
Jared Gordon17 hours ago

Has An Opportunity For A Huge Victory
Paddy Pimblett17 hours ago

Set To Showcase In UFC 282
Matt Murray19 hours ago

Records A 44-Save Shutout
Pierre-Luc Dubois19 hours ago

Extends Hot Streak With Three Assists
Anze Kopitar19 hours ago

Collects Three Assists
Sidney Crosby19 hours ago

Extends Point Streak With Two Goals
Dougie Hamilton19 hours ago

Picks Up Three Points Tuesday
Vitek Vanecek19 hours ago

Records His Second Shutout
Dricus Du Plessis19 hours ago

Hoping To Continue To Rack Up Wins
Darren Till20 hours ago

Looking For A Key Victory At UFC 282
Adam Pelech20 hours ago

Exits With Injury
Ilia Topuria20 hours ago

Meets Fellow Top-15 Undefeated Featherweight
Bryce Mitchell20 hours ago

Set To Open UFC 282 Main Card
Nathan MacKinnon20 hours ago

Out For Four Weeks
Greg Dortch1 day ago

Cardinals Hopeful Rondale Moore, Greg Dortch Return This Week
Jimmy Garoppolo1 day ago

Will Avoid Surgery, Could Return In Playoffs
Baker Mayfield1 day ago

Claimed By The Rams
Shane Wright1 day ago

Set To Re-Enter Seattle Lineup
Sean Monahan1 day ago

Questionable For Tuesday
Derick Brassard1 day ago

Rejoins Senators Lineup
David Njoku2 days ago

Browns Expect David Njoku To Play In Week 14
Lamar Jackson2 days ago

Dealing With PCL Knee Sprain
Courtland Sutton2 days ago

Deemed Day-To-Day
Hayden Hurst2 days ago

Doubtful For Week 14
Lamar Jackson3 days ago

Week-To-Week With Knee Injury
Kevin Holland3 days ago

Takes The Loss In Saturday's Main Event
Stephen Thompson3 days ago

Earns Victory In Main Event
Bryan Barberena3 days ago

Unable To Secure A Win Saturday
Rafael Dos Anjos3 days ago

Rafael dos Anjos Takes Co-Main Event By Submission
Matt Schnell3 days ago

Matthew Christopher Schnell Takes The Loss Saturday
Matheus Nicolau3 days ago

Continues Run With TKO Victory
Tai Tuivasa3 days ago

Suffers Second Straight Loss
Sergei Pavlovich3 days ago

Earns Fifth Straight Victory With Knockout Win
Jack Hermansson3 days ago

Ends 2022 With Losing Record
Roman Dolidze3 days ago

Makes Most Of Opportunity With TKO Victory
Kyle Daukaus3 days ago

Has His Night Come To An Early End
Eryk Anders3 days ago

Gets It Done With A Second TKO Performance
Kevin Holland5 days ago

Hoping To Rebound With Main-Event Victory

RANKINGS

QB
RB
WR
TE
K
DEF
RANKINGS
C
1B
2B
3B
SS
OF
SP
RP