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Fantasy Baseball – Minor Leaguers / Major Consistency – 2024 Future Stars

Ron Rigney shares his top prospects and where they stand in their progression towards the Big Leagues in 2023! Follow Ron on Twitter – @RonRigney

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I’m going with a bit of a different approach this week. As we wind down the grind of the fantasy baseball season, I wanted to highlight a couple of my favorite minor leaguers heading into 2024.

 

Dillon Dingler, C- DET

A second rounder for the Tigers out of Ohio State in 2020, Dingler was known for his athletic ability more than his catching ability. While in Columbus, he played center field in addition to his catching duties. He’s been able to move quickly through the minors despite having a lot of swing and miss in his game. He’s been promoted to Triple-A where he will likely remain for the rest of 2023. Detroit seems to like his development behind the plate, which hugely impacts his fantasy value. As we know, catcher is a gross position most years. Dingler will provide some nice pop at the position and is talented enough to hit for average as well. He’s elevated his walk rate to double digits over the past few seasons, which helps eat some of the K% that hovers around 30%. I see him getting called up in 2024, with an outside shot at making the club out of spring. As it stands right now, Carson Kelly and Jake Rogers are all that stands in his way. Keep him in mind on draft day, especially in deeper leagues.

 

Justin Foscue, INF – TEX

Foscue is one of my favorite prospects for fantasy, and I feel like he doesn’t get the love he deserves. Sure, if you play deep dynasty leagues you know who he is, but redrafters need to know him for 2024. The problem is he is a middle infielder on a team that already has Corey Seager, Marcus Semien and Josh Jung on the roster. It’s possible we see a trade in the offseason since he’s not beating those guys out any time soon. A move to the outfield isn’t out of the question either. Foscue has spent the entire 2023 season in Triple-A where he has slashed .257/.383/.440 with 12 homers, 54 RBI, 70 runs and 11 steals. What I love most about his game this season is he’s walked more than he’s struck out (14.4% BB% to 12.5% K%). His patience at the plate, paired with just enough power and speed make him another guy to look at late on draft day. Monitor him come Spring Training 2024.

Ron brings nearly 25 years of fantasy experience to BGFS. A veteran of mainly football and baseball, if there is a league format for it, he’s probably played it. Previously he has worked for sites such as Fantasy Alarm, Fantistics, Fantrax, and Dr. Roto.com. A native Hoosier, Ron currently resides in Southwest Florida with his wife, four children and Golden Retriever named Elwood. A teacher by trade, he enjoys fitness, collecting sports memorabilia, music and cheering on the Rays, Colts, The U, and the Pacers.

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