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DG Preview: 2020 Prospect Sleepers: NL/AL West

by Rotoworld Staff
Updated On: May 7, 2020, 10:46 am ET

Since before draft season began, we've been providing looks into our 2020 Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide to help give you the knowledge you need to make smarter decisions when your league's draft rolls around.

Complete with content covering various league types — from projections and rankings to tiers, ADP reports, mock drafts and exclusive expert columns — this year's edition is the finest we've ever produced and will prove to be an essential tool on draft day. 

With MLB’s Opening Day still unknown, we're offering a look at prospect sleepers who you should keep your eye on in the AL/NL West. 

Have a look: 

 

AL West

Robinson Pina, RHP, Los Angeles Angels — Pina was signed without much fanfare out of the Dominican Republic back in 2017, and he reached full-season baseball last year while striking out an impressive 146 hitters in 108 innings with a 3.83 ERA for Low-A Burlington. The 21-year-old doesn’t have overwhelming velocity, but at 6-foot-4, 180-pounds, there’s reason to believe he’ll have a mid-90s fastball as he gets stronger. His split-change is a solid-average offering right now, but the reason Pina can miss bats is because his curveball is a plus offering. His command is only so-so, but considering his age and profile, there’s reason to believe he’ll throw enough strikes to start. Pina could pitch in the middle of a rotation by the end of 2023, and if the velocity does tick up, he could pitch at or near the top of one. 

NL West

Logan Webb, RHP, San Francisco Giants — Webb made his MLB debut in 2019 and has a chance to pitch for the Giants in 2020 -- again, assuming there’s a season -- but he’s still more of a long-term prospect than one who excites this summer. He’s been up to 98 mph with his fastball, but he typically sits in the low-to-mid 90s with good life. His best pitcher is his slider; a pitcher that gets 60 grades on the 20-80 scouting scale that has quality depth and spin. Webb will also mix in a solid change, and he generally throws all three pitches for strikes. This is not a future ace, but Webb has solid stuff and is just 23-years-old. He’s worth an investment in NL-only dynasty leagues, and if he continues to improve, he could be a mid-rotation starter or better in the coming seasons. 

 

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