Rotoprofessor’s Call-Up Central: McCutchen, Hanson, Beckham
Jun 4, 2009
We are after June 1 making now the time that most teams are willing to promote their top prospects. Here are the highlights:
The Braves released future Hall of Famer Tom Glavine today, clearing way for Tommy Hanson to be recalled (click here for the article). He is set to take the mound on Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers, with Kris Medlen moving to the bullpen. Hanson is one of the premier pitching prospects in the game and could quickly prove to be a usable option in all formats. He had posted a 3-3 record with a 1.49 ERA and 90 Ks over 66.1 innings. I’d run and grab him now if you are not too late.
I speculated on this yesterday after Nate McLouth was traded, but the Pirates have officially recalled Andrew McCutchen (click here for the article). McCutchen is a speed player, though he did have 10 doubles, 8 triples and 4 home runs at Triple-A, while batting .303. In his last 10 games he was hitting .395 with 2 HR and 4 RBI. He also had 10 SB and struck out just 24 times in 201 AB. I’m curious to see where the Pirates hit him, but he definitely has value in all formats that require 5 OFers immediately.
According to The Chicago Tribune (click here for the post), the White Sox have recalled 2008 first round pick Gordon Beckham, designating Wilson Betemit for assignment (who I can think can certainly help a few teams). Beckham started the season at Double-A, hitting .299 with 4 HR, 22 RBI and 23 R before being promoted to Triple-A, where he caught fire. He was hitting .464 in his 7 games there with 0 HR, 3 RBI and 6 R. There’s no doubt that he’s being recalled to play. He as yet to show the power of a top 3B, so keep that in mind in shallower formats.
What do you think of these players? Which are worth owning?