Regan's Rumblings: Second-Half Prospect Stashes
Regan's Rumblings: Second-Half Prospect Stashes

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

Perhaps this happens every year, but it sure seems as if we've seen a historical influx of young talent this year. Last season of course saw the arrivals of Juan Soto and Ronald Acuna Jr. among others. This year the list just seems to be miles long: Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Yordan Alvarez, Fernando Tatis Jr., Eloy Jimenez, Austin Riley, Chris Paddack, Mike Soroka, etc. Still though, there are many more guys on the cusp who can and will help fantasy teams sooner rather than later.

Kyle Tucker, OF, HOU

In most other organizations, Tucker would be starting in the big leagues right now, but after already making room for Yordan Alvarez, the Astros aren't ready to do that for Tucker just yet. He's hitting .274/.348/.606 in Triple-A, including very nice counting stats – 24 home runs, 19 stolen bases. The rather low batting average raises eyebrows after he hit .332 at the same level a year ago, and at least so far, he's traded some contact for more power, His .332 ISO is up 74 points over last year while he's striking out at a 24.1 percent clip compared to 2018's AAA mark of 18.1 percent. The lefty-swinger shouldn't require a platoon partner, as he has an .894 OPS versus southpaws this year and a .968 mark a year ago (AAA). Tucker scuffled in his first big league test last year, putting up a .141/.236/.203 line in 72 PA, but he

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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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