Tarik Skubal, LHP, DET

Tigers fans have had little to root for in recent seasons, with most of the excitement being reserved for their minor league system. Particularly their pitcher prospects have been well thought of: Manning, Mize, Faedo, Wentz . . . and Skubal (?). Who is Tarik Skubal, and can he be as good as those otherContinue reading “Tarik Skubal, LHP, DET”

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 […]

Ricky Vanasco, RHP, TEX

Did you know 20-year-old Ricky Vanasco hit 99 mph on his heater as a 20-year-old? Read on.Video courtesy of Fort Worth Star-TelegramBorn: October 13, 1998B/T: Right/Right6’3″, 180-lbsDrafted by the Texas Rangers in the 15th round of the 2017 MLB June Amateur Draft in 2016 out of Williston HS (Williston, 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:Not a lot o […]

Luis Medina, RHP, NYY

Don’t look at the numbers for Luis Medina. Look under the numbers. This will make sense, trust me. Just read on.Video courtesy of Prospects LiveBorn: May 3, 1999B/T: Right/Right6’1″, 175-lbsDrafted by the New York Yankees in 2016 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:That’s a lot of red! But it’s also why I said to ignor […]

Jonathan Stiever, RHP, CHW

The best pitcher in the White Sox system last season, what kind of future can we expect from Jonathan Siever? Bullpen or a starter?Video courtesy of 2080 BaseballBorn: May 12, 1997B/T: Right/Right6’2″, 205-lbsDrafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 5th round of the 2018 MLB June Amateur Draft out of Indiana University Bloomington (Bloomington, IN).The NumbersHis raw numbers are listed above courtesy of baseball-reference.com. Let’s aggregate by year and then focus on the important nu […]

Connor Wong, C, BOS

Born: May 19, 1996B/T: Right/Right6’1″, 181-lbsDrafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 3rd round of the 2017 MLB June Amateur Draft from the University of Houston (Houston, TX).The NumbersLet’s aggregate by level and focus on important numbers for minor leaguers:The power is real, we can start with that. You can see those solid green ISOnumbers. Or you can look at spring training where in 13 plate appearances he walked twice, struck out twice, hit a single and two home runs. T […]

Zac Lowther, LHP, BAL

He’s climbing levels, and the numbers look good, so why don’t the scouts give Zac Lowther more love?Born: April 30, 1996B/T: Left/Left6’2″, 235-lbsDrafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 2nd round of the 2017 MLB June Amateur Draft out of Xavier University.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:We see quite a bit of green, but the story with Lowther was alwa […]

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 […]