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Fantasy Baseball Dynasty Stockwatch: Players, prospects who’ve moved up include Nathaniel Lowe, Brandon Pfaadt

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The 2022 season is drawing to a close, but the real work in Dynasty Leagues is just getting started. The off-season is the time to review the roster – or at least make adjustments where appropriate – so it’s important to have an accurate assessment of the players heading into it.

In particular, you can update your opinion on these 15, 10 of them major league players and five prospects. These are the ones who have seen their value change the most since my last Dynasty Stockwatch six weeks ago.

Potential customers who received the most value

Andrew Painter, SP, Phyllis

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A/A+/AA: 6-2, 1.56 ERA, 0.89 WHIP, 103 2/3 IP, 25BB, 155K

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Painter’s continued success after rising to the Double-A level cements his place in the top three prospects for next year. There’s Grayson Rodriguez, there’s Euri Perez, and there’s him. Frankly, Perez’s rocky finish could be enough to push Painter up to second place. I can’t remember the last time a pitcher fresh out of high school beat a junior this way, overwhelming everyone with his 6ft 7m reach and impeccable command of his secondary arsenal.

Logan O’Hopp, C, Angels

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AA: .283 BA (360 AB), 26 HR, .961 OPS, 70 BB, 74 K

O’Hopp was already looking like a 2022 catcher’s breakout prospect before being traded to the Angels for Brandon Marsh. Since the trade, he’s been pretty damn unstoppable, batting .306 on 11 homers and .473 on-base percentage in 29 games. His home stadiums this year, whether it’s the Phillies or the Angels, have been particularly homer-friendly, and yet 17 of his 26 Homers have come on tour. What will help him more than anything is the discipline of the plate, as well as his defensive skills that ensure he stays in the trap.

Brandon Pfaadt, SP, Diamondbacks

AA/AAA: 10-7, 3.85 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 161 1/3 IP, 32 BB, 208 K

The top two Diamondbacks affiliates in the minor leagues are especially hitter-friendly. We saw two pretty good prospects, Ryan Nelson and Dray Jameson, crash there before coming out and making an immediate impact in the majors. Pfaadt has actually outperformed those two in terms of prospects this year, and his numbers at those two levels pretty much speak for it. This is especially true in Triple-Reno, where he has a 2.57 ERA in nine starts. Only two other jugs Tyler Skaggs and Trevor Bauer have had ERAs below 3.00 there, according to the data. Baseball America.

Andy Rodriguez, C, Pirates

A+/AA/AAA: .319 BA (439 AB), 24 HR, .989 OPS, 60 BB, 98 K

Rodriguez has been a promising player this year, but it’s his performance since early July that has suddenly made him a hot commodity. During that time, he hit .373 with 17 homers, 1,182 OPS and more walks (35) than strikeouts (34). Most of that production came after he switched to Double-A and he even tried Triple-A to close out the season. Best of all is his versatility to play all over the diamond, which could mean a big advantage in playing time if he retains the catcher right in the majors.

Edgar Cuero, C, Angels

BUT: .312 BA (413 AB), 17 HR, 35 2B, .965 OPS, 73 BB, 91 K

Wow, look at all these catchers appearing like we haven’t seen an influx of talent for this position this year yet. If O’Hopp is a promising breakout catcher this year, then Cuero could be in second place. He’s a couple of steps behind in the Angels’ organization but is just as disciplined a hitter, hitting base with a .435 mag. The power feels legitimate, and pressing the switch makes the path easier as there are very few catchers flying on the left side of the plate.

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