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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

William Contreras *, C, ATL

When the Braves drafted Shea Langeliers #9 overall in the 2019 MLB June Amateur draft, was that a sign that William Contreras was no longer considered their starting catcher of the future?Video courtesy of Prospects LiveBorn: December 24, 1997B/T: Right/Right6’0″, 180lbSigned by the Atlanta Braves in 2015 out of Venezuela.The NumbersThose are his raw numbers, but let’s aggregate by level and focus on the important numbers for minor leaguers:It’s a chart of beauty when a player […]

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 […]

Ethan Small, LHP, MIL

Less than a year after he was the 1st-round pick by the Brewers, 23-year-old Ethan Small proved to be anything but small on the pitcher’s mound, but he did it in only 21 IP. Naturally the scouts want to see more than just a college graduate beating up on low level batters. With that proviso in mind, let’s look at his skills, shall we?Born: February 14, 1997B/T: Left/Left6’3″, 214-lbsDrafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 1st round of the 2019 MLB June Amateur Draft out of Mississippi State […]

Kendall Simmons, SS/3B, PHI

A couple of years after being drafted by the Phillies, how is Kendall Simmons looking?Born: April 11, 2000B/T: Right/Right6’2″, 180-lbsDrafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 3rd round of the 2018 MLB June Amateur Draft out of Tattnall Square Academy (Macon, GA).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:He did OK in his first pro season after being drafted, but ther […]

Justin Bruihl *, LHP, LAD

Relief prospects are rarely ranked, and just as rarely cared about by fantasy baseball owners. Major league owners, on the other hand, love having these arms in their system. Look at San Diego and their assembly line of sharp relievers who either get Saves and Holds for the Padres, one after the other. And don’t fool yourselves, those relievers are valuable to our fantasy rosters too, but it’s such a crapshoot to figure out who will turn out good ahead of time, it’s easy to just sit back a […]

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 […]

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 […]