Limited Kids Ivan Provorov Jersey The Knights have almost an embarrassment of riches on the mound this season. And let’s be clear: We’re not saying potential future ace with a whimsical anything-can-happen caveat. These three youngsters are the real deal.
For context, let’s look at some Top 100 prospect rankings for this season. According to MLB.com’s assessment, Giolito is the ninth-best prospect in all of baseball, Lopez is 42nd and Fulmer is 66th. By Baseball America’s ranking, Giolito is 25th and Lopez is 31st. FanGraphs has Giolito 19th, Lopez 28th and Fulmer 98th. Baseball Prospectus has Giolito 10th and Lopez 30th. ESPN’s Keith Law has Giolito 13th.
The Reds will recall star pitching prospect Amir Garrett this week to rejoin the rotation.
Garrett, ranked as MLB’s No. 63 overall prospect by Baseball America, had been sent down to Triple-A earlier this month in an attempt to reduce his workload. He struck out all six batters that he faced in an abbreviated start for Louisville on Friday.
The Reds have not yet decided whether Garrett will face the Cubs or Rockies next week, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Authentic Mens Joe Maddon Jersey Garrett, 25, is 3-2 with a 4.25 ERA so far this season, including a 12-strikeout outing in April against the Orioles.
Despite his inconsistent form, Garrett is worth scooping up in mixed leagues due to his high strikeout potential. He may have a few dud starts, but Cincinnati’s offense has been pretty explosive, so Garrett also has upside for wins.