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June 18, 2013

The Stash List

Moving Beyond the Super Two

by Bret Sayre


It seems like it was just yesterday that we were all talking about Super Two status and when we'd see the likes of Wil Myers and Zack Wheeler at the major-league level. Oh wait, it was yesterday (they're both making their major-league debuts today). So as far as speculation, here at The Stash List, we move on from one very important group of players to another less attractive one. At this point, we've seen almost all of the top prospects that were waiting for the call due to service-time reasons—guys like Billy Hamiton and Oscar Taveras are not included here since there are other reasons why they have not been called up yet. So what is the wave coming in the horizon? Players who will see their values increase due to trade deadline activity.

Now, this next phase has its concentration in a few different areas, but the biggest focus is pitching—both starters and closers. There are already rumors of current closers Jonathan Papelbon, Kevin Gregg, Bobby Parnell, and Casey Janssen being moved over the next month or so, and there are sure to be more as we get closer to July 31. Same with Matt Garza, Ricky Nolasco, and Bud Norris in the rotation. The trading deadline presents playing time opportunities that weren't there before, and while it's still a little early to start acting on some of these impulses, it's never too early to start thinking about them. So while not all of these players who move on to contenders will have successors worthy of owning, there are definitely guys to keep tabs on as rumors begin to fly. This applies tenfold in AL- and NL-only formats, where playing time is king.

Right now, we still have more than six weeks left to go until the trade deadline, and as the trade market becomes clearer, the value of grabbing players who stand to benefit increases. And while this week doesn’t boast any players who are on here strictly for those considerations, they will start to creep in over the next few iterations.

Without any further ado, here is The Stash List, version 9.0:

The Graduates: Wil Myers (1), Brandon Beachy (3), Gerrit Cole (4), Josh Rutledge (14), Mike Zunino (17)

1) Zack Wheeler, RHP, New York Mets (Last week: 2)

Wheeler stays on the list for another week on a technicality. Everyone knows that he’s getting called up to start today (Tuesday) for his major-league debut, but since he hasn’t been added to the active roster yet, he will retire off the list from the top spot. See the Call-Up article I co-wrote with Jason Parks for more on Wheeler’s promotion.

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