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Colabello, Lambo; top prospects

8/16/2013 - MLB

Chris Colabello and Andrew Lambo were so far off the prospect radar coming into the season that calling them "obscure" would have been a compliment. Yet now they're in position to help your fantasy team during the season's final six weeks.

Colabello spent the first eight seasons of his professional career in the independent Can-Am League, getting only a brief look from the Detroit Tigers in March 2006. After winning Can-Am MVP and Baseball America independent-league player of the year honors in 2011, he hooked on with the Twins. Colabello has hit .312/.388/.546 with 43 homers in 219 minor league games over the past two seasons -- he also drilled two homers for Italy in the World Baseball Classic -- to earn an opportunity in Minnesota at age 29.