go birds wrote:
Also, who else would you target (any position)?
You might set your sights on next year if you only have 3 minor league spots. I don't think we're going to have another 2010 with so many high-impact guys coming up. I'd be shocked if there's a Posey, Heyward, Stanton or Strasburg in the crop of kids entering the bigs in 2011.
The real cream of the crop in the minors--Trout, Harper, Teheran, all those Royals, the Yankees Three B's (Betances, Bauelos and to a lesser extent Brackman), Taillon, Machado, etc.--are all a year or more away. Most of the top prospects who will enter MLB this year, like Freddie Freeman and Des Jennings and Dom Brown and Chris Carter and Belt look like they'll be either low- or mid-impact, or struggle for playing time.
I think I'd probably look at Trout, Teheran, Hosmer, Harper and plan on sitting on them until 2012. They'll have a more meaningful fantasy impact than the Des Jenningses of the world who are not as good but are closer to MLB. To me, a fantasy league w/ a minors roster is for a year or two from now, but I'd be surprised if the guys you're playing with will have the same outlook, so that could be a nice little inefficiency to take advantage of.