Regan's Rumblings: Prospects Set to Contribute
Regan's Rumblings: Prospects Set to Contribute

This article is part of our Regan's Rumblings series.

Here's my take on the big Yankees/White Sox trade that went down Tuesday…

White Sox: Someday someone will write about how Rick Haun has managed the White Sox's rebuild. Assuming Ian Clarkin and Blake Rutherford are indeed included, that only adds to what may now be baseball's top farms system.

Yankees: They added a needed piece for third base and massively upgraded the bullpen and still held on to Clint Frazier and Gleybar Torres. The Yankees also have plenty of ammo left to deal for a starting pitcher without trading either of those guys. This probably will result in Garrett Cooper hitting the bench or being sent to Triple-A, as either Chase Headley or Frazier could play first base.

On that note, here are my takes on several prospects who could contribute in the second half of the season…

Hitters

Amed Rosario, SS, NYM

This is starting to border on the absurd if it hadn't already a month ago. Rosario is batting .435 in his last 10 games with four stolen bases. That leaves him with a .330/.368/.473 batting line with seven homers and 17 stolen bases. We'd certainly like to see better than a 5.2% BB%, but with his speed and 84% contact rate, Rosario is the safest guy in the minors to project as a perennial .300+ hitter. I guess though when your infield already boasts Asdrubal Cabrera (.250 BA), Jose Reyes (.230/.294/.397), and the great T.J. Rivera, a dynamic prospect like Rosario isn't needed.

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David Regan
David Regan is a six-time Fantasy Sports Writers Association award winner, including the 2015 Baseball Article of the Year and the 2010 Baseball Writer of the Year.
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