Dynasty Baseball Under the Radar Prospects: Robert Calaz and Sheng-En Lin

Chad Simpson's Secret Stash

by Chad Simpson
Dynasty Baseball Under the Radar Prospects

Welcome to the first Dynasty Baseball Under the Radar Prospects, this time diving into Robert Calaz, Sheng-En Lin and one other to get things started.

As many of you know I am a writer here at Fantasy Six Pack and have contributed in several areas including Dynasty Baseball. My experience with Dynasty Baseball runs deeper than what I've showcased so far in my time here.

Today that all changes as for the first time ever I share some of the names from my secret prospect list that I have used for a decade to rule my dynasty leagues finding prospects long before they are on anyone else's radar. This peeling back of the curtains is being done to further empower the players in a world where mainstream sites care less about the dynasty player and more and more about certain demographics.

Dynasty Baseball Under the Radar Prospects: Robert Calaz and Sheng-En Lin

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Robert Calaz, OF, Colorado Rockies

Calaz, a 2023 international signing of the Rockies, has been turning heads in the complex leagues.  A 6'2" 18-year-old out of the DR, Calaz showcases plus-plus power and plus-plus speed in a solid frame that should give 30-30 upside at the MLB levels, especially in the friendly realm of Coors.

Through 171 career AB in the DSL and ACL Calaz is hitting  .333/.435/.591 with eight home runs and seven steals as well as having a reasonable 28% K-rate. That K-rate is more than suitable with the rest of his stats, especially coming from an 18-year-old.

J.D. Gonzalez, C, San Diego Padres

This one is one of the few here that are written in my book as a pure flip prospect. A pure flip prospect for me is someone I get early, let blowup and then flip because he doesn't fit my rosters. In this case it is my near 100 percent ownership of Adley Rustchman, Logan O'Hoppe, Bo Naylor and a couple of upper tier catching prospects like Harry Ford that leaves no room for J.D.

Catcher is also notoriously more hype than performance when it comes to prospects. Gonzalez a rare left-handed power catcher drafted out of Puerto Rico has good power in his 6'0" 182 frame and may gain more before he is done filling out the frame as an 18-year-old.

He has a quote "bazooka" for an arm behind the plate and ok-good ratings for the rest of his defensive skills which should allow him to stick behind home plate. All it takes is not being terrible and he could blow up quickly like Sam Basallo did in 2023 and suddenly you have a great trade chip.

Sheng-En Lin, 3B/SS/OF, Cincinnati Reds

Lin, a rare teenage signing out of Asia, signed with the Reds for $1.2 million in 2023. A two-way player coming in, Lin has stuck to hitting after a hamstring injury delayed him initially. Since then he has turned heads with his plus arm and plus speed.

In 2024  he has flashed his potential to be an elite lead-off hitter in a small sample. Through 15 AB he has seven hits (5 singles, 1 double, 1 triple), three steals and six walks.

At his peak, he could be a Nico Hoerner level talent and for those who chase those profiles, he is going to be a buy this year.

 

And with that you now have three new names to dig into and potentially stash before their value goes through the roof. Well that is unless you are in a league with me 🙂 Stay tuned for more adventures into the deep depths of the prospect world and more chances to get a leg up on your league mates.


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