2013 Fantasy Baseball Prospect Profile: OF Adam Brett Walker
The Minnesota Twins have one of the most underrated farm systems in the MLB. The organization has quickly captured the attention of fantasy baseball community with stars like Miguel Sano, Byron Buxton, Aaron Hicks, and Oswaldo Arcia. However, one player that has also been making some noise in the minors recently has been OF Adam Brett Walker.
ABW is currently playing for Cedar Rapids Kernels after having played school ball at Jacksonville University. He was ironically selected a full 95 picks after Buxton in the 2012 MLB Draft, but the slugger looks much more ready to step into a major league lineup than Buxton.
Walker has amazing size (6’4”, 225 pounds) and the 21-year-old from Wisconsin has quickly become a worthy fantasy baseball prospect. His dad was a famous running back with the Minnesota Vikings, so athleticism clearly runs in the family.
The outfielder has 16 doubles, five triples, 11 home runs, and is leading the entire Midwest League with 57 RBIs this season. He has a jaw-dropping .319/.504/.823 slash line and the youngster is quickly forcing the team to decide what to do with him.
Unfortunately, Walker is striking out a great deal this year. He also isn’t the best defender in the outfield, as he has a less than stellar arm. He may eventually be forced to play in the infield if he can’t progress on the defensive side of the ball, but his bat is undeniable.
Walker may not be worth adding just yet in dynasty leagues, but in the very least he is worth keeping an eye on for the remainder of the fantasy season.
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