April 30, 2014
Marcus Stroman has hurled 36 strikeouts in 26 2/3 innings for the Blue Jays' Triple-A affiliate.
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Oscar Taveras is the No. 2 prospect in all of baseball according to MLB.com.
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Of course there are not five guys better than him in Minnesota. A rotation comprised of Ricky Nolasco, Phil Hughes, Kevin Correia, Mike Pelfrey and Kyle Gibson could clearly benefit from adding MLB.com's No. 26 prospect. For the season, Meyer has a 2.70 ERA, 3.31 FIP, 1.13 WHIP and 35 strikeouts in 26.2 innings. Despite that, don't expect him in the bigs anytime before June. The Twins, who won't sniff a playoff spot this season, aren't going to rush Meyer and unnecessarily start his service clock before the Super 2 deadline passes. He also has never thrown more than 129 innings in a professional season, due largely to the shoulder issues he dealt with in 2013. Given both of those realities, the Twins will likely take it easy with him. He'll almost certainly make his way to Minnesota this year, but it won't be until the summer. Meyer is worth adding and stashing in deeper mixed leagues. He'll be ready to make an immediate fantasy impact upon his promotion.

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