Farm Futures: Is Stashing Season Dead?

Farm Futures: Is Stashing Season Dead?

This article is part of our Farm Futures series.

Given the sheer volume of promotions we're seeing right now, and the compacted nature of the schedule, it's getting increasingly difficult in redraft leagues to justify using a bench spot on a prospect who isn't actually contributing. Still, there may be one or two worth giving just a little more leeway to if you have the roster space. Let's take a look at the prospect names worth noting.

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Casey Mize

Mize may have already made his big-league debut by the time you read this. Here's how I finished his outlook for the magazine over the winter: "We know Mize can dominate minor-league hitters over the first few months of a season. His true test in 2020 will be pitching well over the final three months, and that test should come in the big-league rotation." Essentially, my biggest concern with Mize is how well his stuff will hold up over a 160-180 inning season. He doesn't get a chance to pass that test this season, which could be a major boon in redraft leagues and could lead to him being overvalued in dynasty and redraft heading into 2021. Despite his struggles in eight MLB innings, I still prefer Spencer Howard in dynasty and I think it's close for 2020 value. That means I won't be paying up for Mize in the NFBC (although I acknowledge it's a buy that could pay off) and will instead be looking to add Howard after he is inevitably dropped in some leagues.

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James Anderson
James Anderson is RotoWire's Lead Prospect Analyst, Assistant Baseball Editor, and co-host of Farm Fridays on Sirius/XM radio and the RotoWire Prospect Podcast.
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