Welcome to the SCFE Week 16 Rookie Report. These articles will be for all the up-and-coming players to know now and in the future.
I will look at rookies that are for the most part good for most 12-16 team roto and mixed head-to-head teams. If I put a rookie in that happens to be for a deeper format, say for you dynasty players out there, I will make sure and post it for that particular player, or players.
This week, I look at the reigning Home Run Derby champ. A Cardinal looking to stick with the big league club. And a couple of prospects that played in the MiLB Futures game.
If you would like to see where these rookies rank that is in the majors, check out the Top 200 Rankings provided by Joshua Morgan to help you out. Maybe you’re looking for injury news. If so check out the Injury Report by Dylan Tully to see the latest updates.
Now let’s take a look at some rookies to look at that will help in the Week 16 Rookie Report.
Week 16 Rookie Report
**Updated as of July 11
In The Show
Aaron Judge, OF, New York Yankees
2017 stats: .329/.448/.691, 13 2B, 3 3B, 30 HR, 66 RBI, 61 BB, 109 K, 6 SB
Fresh off of his Home Run Derby win, Aaron Judge starts the second half with the home run lead with 30 bombs. What else can be said about this kid? After last year, 27 games played and a batting average of .179, he has completely turned it around.
Some keep waiting for him to return back to Earth. But obviously, the power is real. I don’t believe he will be able to keep up the magnificent average with as much as he strikes out. But there is no doubt he is doing his best to become the face of baseball.
Paul DeJong, 2B/SS, St. Louis Cardinals
2017 stats: .313/.331/.602, 10 2B, 0 3B, 9 HR, 20 RBI, 4 BB, 38 K, 0 SB
Paul DeJong has had quite the first half for a rookie. In 37 games, he’s slashing .313/.331/.602 with nine home runs. With the Cardinals 5.5 games behind the Brewers for the division lead, look for DeJong to be a key cog in their playoff push. Expect him to pick up more playing time moving forward at shortstop and second base.
On The Farm
Ryan McMahon, 3B, Colorado Rockies
2017 stats: .390/.419/.676, 15 2B, 0 3B, 8 HR, 29 RBI, 9 BB, 23 K, 4 SB at Triple-A Albuquerque
Ryan McMahon has been killing pitching in Triple-A. And since the Rockies have someone named Nolan Arenado at third base, McMahon has been seeing time around the diamond. In his time this year in the minors, he’s seen the most time at first base.
The Rockies have relinquished the NL West lead to the Dodgers, and have fallen behind the Diamondbacks as well. They are 9.5 games back of the Dodgers, two games back of the Diamondbacks. And they have a 7.5 game lead over the Cubs for the second Wild Card spot. With a playoff push in their future, expect McMahon to get a call once rosters expand in September.
Chance Sisco, C, Baltimore Orioles
2017 stats: .276/.350/.388, 17 2B, 0 3B, 3 HR, 31 RBI, 24 BB, 72 K, 2 SB at Triple-A Norfolk
So there is the Week 16 Rookie Report. Be sure and check back for a new batch of rookies to keep your eye on.
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