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Will we finally get to see Kansas City Royals prospect Wil Myers play MLB games this September?
Successfully picking sleepers late in your draft sets you on the early path to a championship.
One of the best ways to spot next year's sleepers is to watch them play now. Many teams keep their best prospects protected in the minor leagues all season until rosters expand in September. Now those players begin making their MLB debuts, offering a chance to scout potential breakout stars.
A one-month audition won't tell you everything you need to know about a player. Oftentimes it can be downright deceiving.
At the very least, however, this is the time to get familiar with any additions to the player pool. Keeping tabs on hot rookies now will give you more complete knowledge of next year's draft stock while you competition scrambles to learn all the new names.
Here are a few players give special attention: Shelby Miller (RHP, St. Louis Cardinals); Wil Myers (OF, Kansas City Royals); Jedd Gyorko (3B, San Diego Padres); Oscar Taveras (OF, St. Louis Cardinals); Jonathan Singleton (1B, Houston Astros); Danny Hultzen (LHP, Seattle Mariners); Jake Odorizzi (RHP, Kansas City Royals); Kolten Wong (2B, St. Louis Cardinals); and Trevor Bauer (RHP, Arizona Diamondbacks).