It's time to look at some of the latest standouts in the minor leagues in dynasty baseball under the radar prospects 5-25-23.
Rookie ball will finally begin on June 5, so we're not far off from seeing what another group of potential fast risers can do. For now, there's still plenty of movement among prospect ranks at higher levels.
Since last week's rundown, Luis Lara posted three multi-hit games, Yanquiel Fernandez hit four home runs and Landon Knack pitched a gem yesterday. It's past time to add all three of these guys.
Below is a rundown of five dynasty baseball prospects who are worth adding or possibly trading for right now. They are all owned in 12% or fewer of Fantrax leagues. All of these prospects should be on your radar going forward in 2023.
Dynasty Baseball Under the Radar Prospects 5-25-23
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Noah Cameron, SP, Kansas City Royals
Cameron ranks No. 4 among all minor league pitchers in strikeouts this season. Somehow the hype hasn’t quite caught up to his performance so far.
Maybe the ERA hasn’t looked dominant, but a deeper dive shows a far more promising campaign. He posted a 1.80 xFIP, 1.06 WHIP and 34.5% K-BB rate at High-A.
The Royals promoted Cameron to Double-A last week. In his first start with the Naturals last night, Cameron cruised through 7 IP.
Noah Cameron AA debut:
7IP 3H 0ER 1BB 6K 🔥🔥
Generated 18 swing and misses over his 83 pitches thrown for a SwStr% of 21.7% 👀
The lefty sat 94-96 with command of a wicked curveball all night
ERA is now 3.00 with 64K's over 42IP 📈pic.twitter.com/mSSJMIUSjW
— Prospect Tilt (@Prospect_Tilt) May 25, 2023
His stock is on its way up. He’s only owned in 8% of Fantrax leagues. I expect him to be one of the bigger adds in the coming weeks.
Jeferson Quero, C, Milwaukee Brewers
Quero is making a case to be considered one of the game’s top catcher prospects. I’m not even sure he’s “under the radar” at this point with all the attention he’s received lately, but he’s still only owned in 11% of Fantrax leagues.
Jeferson Quero has 3 home runs tonight. He’ll be behind the plate for years in Milwaukee pic.twitter.com/GSL35x5LWA
— Ryan (@BrewPackOnYT) May 16, 2023
He’s a plus defender, so it looks like he’ll stick at catcher long-term. The bat looks legit as he’s slashing .284/.321/.559 with 8 HR and 20 RBI through 27 games.
It’s also worth noting that he’s doing this in Double-A at age 20. Catcher is starting to look like a deep position as far as prospects go, but if you’re looking for help there, Quero is a good bet.
Ryan Clifford, OF/1B, Houston Astros
Clifford recently made the jump to High-A, and it seems like things are going fine.
Ryan Clifford is the Astros Future player of the week. The 19-year-old hit .435 with 2 2B, 3 HR in 6 games in High-A! #Ready2Reign pic.twitter.com/zPxRbM4d2K
— Astros Future (@AstrosFuture) May 22, 2023
He slashed .337/.488/.457 with a 174 wRC+ in 25 games at Low-A to start the year. Then he went hitless in his first five games at High-A. Then he followed that up with a seven-game hit streak.
Sure, there are some concerns. Clifford is known for his plus raw power, but that hasn’t translated to gameplay yet. The strikeout rates have also been alarming.
He’s only 19 years old, though. The power-hitting upside could be huge, so keep an eye on his progress as he’s clearly settling in nicely right now at this new level.
Robby Snelling, SP, San Diego Padres
Here’s another pitcher who is slowly starting to catch more attention from dynasty owners. Snelling stood out this spring and is now making a case for a bump up High-A.
Through six starts with Lake Elsinore, Snelling has pitched 26.2 IP with 27 Ks, 11 BB and just 4 ER in the hitter-friendly California League.
Good battle between Robby Snelling and top prospect Druw Jones. Snelling eventually strikes him out. pic.twitter.com/i0fj1hhAOX
— Giannis Auntiegotapoodle (@TooMuchMortons_) April 7, 2023
Snelling played quarterback and linebacker in high school, so we know there’s plenty of athleticism here. He’s only been solely focused on baseball since the Padres signed him last year.
He projects as a mid-rotation starter with an aggressive approach. He’s one to watch as he continues to develop his third pitch and hopefully cuts his walk rate a bit.
Jared Serna, 2B, New York Yankees
There are only 10 hitters who are age 23 or younger with the following stats in the minors this year: 150+ wRC+, .200+ ISO and a strikeout rate below 20%. Serna joins Jackson Holliday, Matt McLain, Henry Davis and Drew Gilbert on this list. Quite a group to be a part of.
After posting big numbers in the Florida Complex League last season, Serna is now batting .326 with 7 HR, 21 RBI and 8 SB at Low-A. There are concerns about his size (listed at 5’6”, 168 lbs), but that hasn’t been an issue yet.
Serna recently cracked the Yankees top 30 prospects list. He hit two homers in last Friday’s game, and he’s currently riding a four-game hit streak. At just 2% ownership on Fantrax, he’s a free add.
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