When I wrote about Mookie Betts and his fantasy prospects for this year earlier this week, I said he would be up in July or August, but the Red Sox have surprised everyone by calling the 21-year-old 2B/OF prospect up to the show today. He will be available for tonight's game, but it remains to be seen if he will be in the starting lineup right away or not, but it would not be surprising if he was.
I encourage you to check out my previous post for my detailed thoughts on Betts, but you should pick him up in all formats and leagues right now! Don't even finish reading this sentence...go get him! What are you still doing here?
Expect lots of steals, decent power, a good batting average and a good OBP. He is SS eligible in Yahoo leagues and most likely 2B eligible on ESPN initially, although his time in the OF in AAA may give him that eligibility too. Here comes the Mookie Monster! He was the top prospect in the minors yet to be called up that will be this year, so this is your last chance to get in at the ground floor on a top prospect!