Welcome to the SCFE Week 24 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 in 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, an Astro returns. A rookie in Philly taking baseball by storm. And a Brewer hoping to get the late season call up.
Now let’s take a look at some rookies to look at that will help in the Week 24 Rookie Report.
Week 24 Rookie Report
**Updated as of September 5
In The Show
Yuli Gurriel, 1B/3B, Houston Astros
2017 stats: .293/.324/.479, 36 2B, 1 3B, 16 HR, 63 RBI, 17 BB, 52 K, 3 SB
Yuli Gurriel has been a top 25 player at each of his respected eligible positions. While he doesn’t have top flight numbers, he would have been a good replacement for struggling stars such as Miguel Cabrera, Chris Davis, and Adrian Gonzalez. He would have also been a nice addition if you were on the Ian Desmond hype train.
In his last six games, two of them after coming back from a sore knee, Gurriel is hitting .389, albeit with only one RBI coming on a solo home run. You could do worse for a player occupying a utility spot.
Rhys Hoskins, 1B, Philadelphia Phillies
2017 stats: .319/.436/.758, 4 2B, 0 3B, 12 HR, 27 RBI, 17 BB, 18 K, 0 SB
In his last 10 games, Rhys Hoskins is hitting .371 with three home runs and six RBI. Since getting the call in early August, he has shown that he could be their clean up man of the future. He already has 12 home runs on the season. That’s eight behind team leader Tommy Joseph and tied for fifth on the team. The way his game is heading, he could easily be the home run leader on his team in only two months of action.
The Phillies are primed for a Top-5 pick and are still in the running to be the worst team in baseball. While their rebuild has taken a little longer than the Cubs and Astros, with players like Hoskins coming into their own, it is only a matter of time before they are relevant again.
On The Farm
Lewis Brinson, OF, Milwaukee Brewers
2017 stats: .331/.400/.562, 22 2B, 4 3B, 13 HR, 48 RBI, 32 BB, 62 K, 11 SB at Triple-A Albuquerque
Lewis Brinson’s minor league season is over. He did very well at Triple-A this season, showing Brewer fans the future of their club. Then he got his shot with the major league team, and it was not pretty. In his 21 games as a Brewer, Brinson slashed .106/.236/.277. And that line came with two home runs, three RBI, seven walks, 17 strikeouts and only one stolen base.
His career is just getting started, hopefully in his next call up he can show the team what he’s got. And will likely push for a 2018 Opening Day roster spot. If someone cut bait in a dynasty league, add him to your roster.
So there is the Week 24 Rookie Report. Be sure and check back for a new batch of rookies to keep your eye on.
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