When I was on the PitcherList On The Farm podcast (OTF 38) in September, 2022, I was asked who could be the #1 prospect in 2023. I said it would probably be a guy named Jordan. Meet the second of them, Jordan Lawlar.
With the news that Ryne Nelson will start for the Diamondbacks on Monday, let’s see who the team is getting.
Sometimes you see minor league numbers so good, you do a double-take. So that’s what you do: look a second time, and then you get a more realistic view of the prospect. Meet Brandon Pfaadt (just don’t pronounce the ‘P’ and you’ll say it right.)
[This is the first of an occasional series of players I will analyze in the offseason simply because they are being ranked highly by Top Lists in the industry, yet they have little track record. ‘What are the rankers seeing?’ is the question I will try to answer.] Robinson was already on industry Top 30Continue reading “Kristian Robinson, OF, ARI”
Keury Mella has been getting a taste of the major leagues for the past four years. Now that he is up again, let’s get to know Mr. Mella.
Not a top prospect, and has never pitched above High-A ball, but the Marlins (now with the Diamondbacks) need an arm, and here comes Humberto Mejía to start for them at least once.
He’s recovering from elbow issues in April, but Jon Duplantier is on the 60-man, and he will help the Diamondbacks this season. In what role?
Something got into Daulton Varsho in July 2019, and the results were spectacular!
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, 2000B/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 […]