Cristian Javier, RHP, HOU

Let’s meet the Houston Astros Minor League Pitcher of the Year, shall we?Video courtesy of Minor League BaseballBorn: March 26, 1997B/T: Right/Right6’1″, 204-lbsSigned by the Houston Astros in 2015 out of the Dominican Republic.The NumbersHis raw numbers are listed above courtesy of baseball-reference.com. Let’s aggregate by year and then focus on the important numbers for minor leaguers:It’s not all green, but it’s all steady as she goes. It’s like the organization line […]

Ivan Herrera, C, STL

Does Ivan Herrera have the skills to become the future for St. Louis at catcher?Video courtesy of Matt PullmanBorn: June 1, 2000B/T: Right/Right6’0″, 180lbSigned by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2016 out of Panama.The NumbersThose are his raw numbers, but let’s aggregate by level and focus on the important numbers for minor leaguers:The good news is that he doesn’t strike out too often, and he knows how to draw a walk and thus get on base.The bad news is that his power is more ra […]

Alek Thomas, OF, ARI

A 2nd-round pick back in 2018, Alek Thomas is now one of the Diamondbacks’ top prospects. But he’s only played as high as A-ball, so what do we see in Mr. Thomas’ skills?Video courtesy of FanGraphsBorn: April 28, 2000​B/T: Left/Left5’11”, 175-lbsDrafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2nd round of the 2018 MLB June Amateur Draft from Mount Carmel HS (Chicago, IL).The NumbersHis raw numbers are listed above courtesy of baseball-reference.com. Let’s aggregate by level and then focus o […]

Nick Allen, SS, A’s

The scouts haven’t focused that much on Nick Allen, so it’s up to us to figure out what the A’s have in him.Video courtesy of Baseball.Born: October 8, 1998B/T: Right/Right5’9″, 166lbSigned by the Oakland A’s in the 3rd round of the 2017 MLB June Amateur Draft out of Parker HS (San Diego, CA).The NumbersThose are his raw numbers, and they are already aggregated by level, but let’s focus on the important numbers for minor leaguers:The speed has always been there, the stri […]

Luis Garcia, SS, WAS

How did you spend your summer last year? Luis Garcia (the Nationals one, not the Astros one or the Phillies one or the Indians one or the Cardinals one) spent his summer in Double-A as a 19-year-old. How’d it go?Video courtesy of FanGraphsBorn: May 16, 2000B/T: Left/Right6’2″, 190lbSigned by the Washington Nationals in 2016 out of the Dominican Republic.The NumbersThose are his raw numbers, but let’s aggregate by level and focus on the important numbers for minor leaguers:Scou […]

Xavier Edwards, 2B, TAM

A consensus Top 100 prospect, just what can we expect from new Rays infielder Xavier Edwards?Video courtesy of Baseball.Born: August 9, 1999B/T: Both/Right5’10”, 175-lbsDrafted by the San Diego Padres in the 1st round of the 2018 MLB June Amateur Draft out of North Broward Prep HS (Coconut Creek, FL).The NumbersHis raw numbers are listed above courtesy of baseball-reference.com. Let’s aggregate by year and then focus on the important numbers for minor leaguers:Wowza! That’s so […]

Nico Hoerner, SS, CHC

I ran a random number generator three times, and got 14, 8, and 5. I needed to find a prospect with a first name beginning with ‘N’ (the 14th letter of the alphabet), last name beginning with ‘H’ (the 8th letter), and in the Cubs organization (the 5th club, alphabetically). Thus, meet Nico Hoerner!Video courtesy of Cubs BaseballBorn: May 13, 1997B/T: Right/Right5’11”, 200lbSigned by the Chicago Cubs in the 1st round of the 2018 MLB June Amateur Draft from Stanford University (Palo A […]

Lewin Diaz, 1B, MIA

The power returned in a big way for Lewin Diaz in 2019. What happened?Video courtesy of Baseball.​Born: November 19, 1996B/T: Left/Left6’4″, 255lbSigned by the Minnesota Twins in 2013 out of the Dominican Republic.The NumbersThose are his raw numbers, and they are already aggregated by level, but let’s focus on the important numbers for minor leaguers:Boy, was 2018 a bad year! He came over to the Marlins in the Sergio Romo deal in 2019, and the Marlins got a guy on the rebound […]

Tim Tebow, OF, NYM

I thought it would be an interesting contrast to the top prospects I’ve been covering to instead talk about a minor leaguer who has not made it to the majors, and who the scouts do not think has much of a chance. What do such a player’s numbers and charts tell us that the scouts already see?​So I picked an obscure player none of you will have heard of. An anonymous minor leaguer doing his best to reach the majors after years of trying.Video courtesy of Walt Hilsenb […]

Jake Fraley, OF, SEA

He appeared in 12 games for the Mariners in 2019, but Jake Fraley is still a prospect, so can we expect more than the .151/.171/.200 line he put up in those 40 plate appearances? Of course, for that would make him the worst hitter of all time! So how much better can we expect him to be?Video courtesy of FanGraphsBorn: May 25, 1995B/T: Left/Left6’0″, 195-lbsDrafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2nd round of the 2016 MLB June Amateur Draft from Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge […]

Curtis Mead, 2B, TAM

Sometimes you have to get ahead of the scouts in order to find minor league talent for your dynasty teams. By the time a player is written up all over the place, one of your competitors has snapped him up already. To beat your competitors, you may have to roll the dice on one good season by a teenager.Video courtesy of Baseball.com.auBorn: October 26, 2000B/T: Right/Right6’2″, 171lbSigned by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2018 out of Australia.The NumbersThose are his raw numbers, but let’s aggr […]

Liover Peguero, SS, PIT

Welcome to the Pirates, Liover Peguero. Pirates fans, what can we expect of this new addition to your organization?Video courtesy of FanGraphsBorn: December 31, 2000B/T: Right/Right6’1″, 160lbSigned by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2017 as an international free agent our of the Dominican Republic. Traded to the Pirates in the Starlin Marte trade.The NumbersThose are his raw numbers, but let’s aggregate by level and focus on the important numbers for minor leaguers:When you are 6’1 […]