When you are losing your MLB betting on the team you are cheering for, you know what is going to happen. They need a prospect! A new guys that can turn the game upside down. Of course, not all prospects successfully does that, but here are some of the fastest rising MLB prospects that I am sure would be able to immediately help their major league clubs. Take note of them because they can definitely pull their team’s ranking up.
Drew Smyly, Detroit Tigers
Although Drew Smyly is one of those guys who had been overlooked. In his four major league starts, Smyly has been impressive. He has posted a 1-0 record along with a 1.23 ERA and 22 Ks in 22 innings pitched. Two of those starts were against the formidable New York Yankees and the juggernaut Texas Rangers, which makes his numbers even more impressive. Although four starts is not enough to make a judgement on Smyly’s future, he looks like he will continue to take the majors by storm for the time being.
Jarrod Parker, Oakland Athletics
Jarrod Parker of the Oakland Athletics is another guy who has made several starts at the major league level and seems poised to surprise a lot of teams with his pitching ability. Over two starts for the Athletics, Parker has gone 1-0 with a 1.38 ERA and nine strikeouts. Last year in the minors, he went 11-8 with a 3.79 ERA along with 112 strikeouts. With the Athletics thin in the rotation after trading Gio Gonzalez in the offseason, Parker will get an extended shot to stick in the majors this season. If he continues to pitch the way he has so far, he may just establish himself as a solid starter in the big leagues.
Scott Van Slyke, Los Angeles Dodgers
If the Los Angeles Dodgers don’t turn to Alex Castellanos for offensive help, they could turn to Scott Van Slyke. Van Slyke, the son of former MLB player Andy Van Slyke, would be able to help the Dodgers in the outfield and at first base. After being named the organizational player of the year last season, Van Slyke has…