Fantasy baseball prospects: Will Twins call on Brooks Lee?

Could Brooks Lee become a new face in the Minnesota infield soon? Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

Fantasy managers should always pay attention to how the top hitting prospects are performing in the minor leagues, but they should also be willing to look past their hitting numbers. When an organization moves a player to a new defensive position, it is often a relevant indication of intent, and pending opportunity. Such is the case with Minnesota Twins SS Brooks Lee. The Twins have Carlos Correa at shortstop, but Lee suddenly played second base for Triple-A St. Paul this weekend. This matters.

Lee, the highly touted first-round pick from the 2022 draft, is hitting .350/.400/.617 through 14 games and 65 PA for the Saints. Lee had missed the first two months of the season due to a herniated disc in his back, but he is healthy now. Prospect evaluators recommend Lee's hit tool, but do not project large totals for home runs and stolen bases. Still, good hitters can develop power, especially when they boast a strong base for plate discipline.