The Dynasty Digest: May 15, 2023
Chris Clegg provides 10 intriguing prospects to get in on before everyone else in dynasty.
Finding prospects early is a key to dynasty success. If you have played the game long enough, you know playing dynasty is like playing the stock market. The earlier you can get in on players, the more you can profit.
There is nothing more I love to do than help people find those prospects they should be picking up in dynasty leagues before they become mainstream. Let’s discuss ten prospects that are not getting any love that should be!
Jared Serna, 2B, NYY, 20 yo, A
Jared Serna has been discussed at the Dynasty Dugout previously, but it seems like he has still not become a mainstream name, allowing you plenty of time to get on him in a dynasty league. Serna may be small(5’6 list), but don’t let that keep you from being interested in him
Serna packs a punch and has an impressive 103.8 mph 90th percentile exit velocity which is about MLB average. Again, this is 20 year old that is 5’6. He is running a barrel rate of 9.7 percent and pairs it with a 88.9 percent zone-contact rate. His overall contact rate of 83.7 percent is the third highest in the Florida State League of players with at least 100 plate appearances.
Serna is slashing .327/.407/.519 with four home runs and seven stolen bases. Ground balls are his flaw here as he has a ground ball rate of 56.7 percent. But Serna has shown to have the tools. I would consider him in leagues where 250 prospects are rostered.
DJ Gladney, 1B/3B/OF, CHW, 21, A+
DJ Gladney is a beast. He may be a tad old for High-A, but I would not expect him to be there much longer. I saw him in person last week for several games and was incredibly impressed with his athleticism, bat speed, and power. His athleticism is apparent just by the positions he plays. Gladney played first base in one of the games I was at and after centerfielder Terrell Tatum was ejected from the game, Gladney slid over and played centerfield.
The power in his bat is unmatched. He hit a home run on Friday that I saw that traveled further than any home runs I have seen at Flour Field outside of Blaze Jordan. I bet this swing generated a ball that traveled 450 feet.
Gladney has nine home runs on the season and a .300/.341/.633 slash line. It is time to see what he can do in Double-A.
Daylen Lile, OF, WSH, 20, A
Daylen Lile was a name I really liked when he was drafted in the second round of the 2021 draft by the Nationals. Lile had Tommy John Surgery in 2022, which kept him out all season, and he became an “out of sight, out of mind” prospect.
Lile has taken off in 2023 and appears poised for a promotion to High-A soon. He is slashing .301/.391/.505 with three home runs and seven stolen bases. Contact was pegged as a concern coming out of high-school, but that does not seem to be the case for Lile. He currently has a 80.4 percent overall contact rate and just an 8.5 percent swinging strike rate. He does chase some, but it has not been enough to panic about.
Lile could be on the ups very quickly, so I would suggest getting in on him before it is too late.
Last week I provided multiple names, such as Chase Hampton, Jorge Ruiz, Haydn McGeary, and others to get on in dynasty. Our awesome Discord has some of the sharpest prospect minds out there. Now those names are becoming very highly spoken of on Twitter and in the industry. Wanna be first on other young prospects? I have seven more names for you that you need to know, including several 19-year-olds. Subscribe to get them plus all of this:
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