Royals' Ryan O'Hearn: Competing for 1B job this spring
The 24-year-old struggled a bit in his first taste of Triple-A last season, batting just .252 to go with 18 homers and 53 RBI. This ultimately led to a demotion, although there's no denying his excellent raw power. Manager Ned Yost brought up the prospect's name when discussing potential options to play first if Eric Hosmer doesn't return, and it's not totally out of the realm of possibility given O'Hearn's ability to get take walks (9.7 percent walk rate at Triple-A last season) and extra-base power (.198 ISO at Triple-A). That said, he seems to be behind fellow prospect Hunter Dozier in the pecking order heading into spring training, so there's a good chance O'Hearn could head back to the minors for more seasoning. Things should become clearer once Cactus League action begins.
Fantasy Baseball Today Newsletter
You're destined to gain an edge over your friends with advice from the award-winning FBT crew.
Thanks for signing up!
Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news.
There was an error processing your subscription.
Can Luke Voit keep it going? Is there more to Joe Musgrove than meets the eye? Scott White...
Guys like Joey Gallo and Jack Flaherty have already established themselves as worthwhile assets...
A couple star pitchers, an MVP finalist and a Rookie of the Year finalist all crack Scott White's...
SportsLine simulated the 2019 MLB season 10,000 times and identified must-draft Fantasy Baseball...
Who are the prospects worth knowing in Fantasy Baseball? Scott White shares his top 100, taking...
Scott White just revealed his top 2019 Fantasy baseball sleepers at SportsLine