Over on our Prospect Page this morning we posted our expectations for the now recalled Rhys Hoskins for the rest of the season. Is he going to make an instant impact? Is he going to be a non-factor?
Here’s a quick excerpt:
“His home rate has taken a small step back this year, averaging a HR once every 16.8 PA (as opposed to every 15.5 while at Double-A). A less hitter friendly home ballpark likely is a factor (he hit 25 of his 38 HR at home in ’16), but clearly he has the ability to hit it out anywhere. At the same time he may be more of a 25-28 HR hitter, even playing in Philadelphia, which will again play into the average”
Make sure to read the article in it’s entirety by clicking here.
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Rafael Devers has been summoned from Triple-A in advance of the Trade Deadline. Why shouldn’t the Red Sox see if he can handle the spotlight before shipping off valuable future assets? The question now is what should we expect to see from him, as fantasy owners are going wild in an attempt to find a way to add him to their rosters.
The first thing to look at is if he’ll be utilized more in a platoon role, as opposed to an everyday option. While we aren’t going to draw conclusions off of 35 impressive AB at Triple-A (.400, 2 HR, 4 RBI), let’s look at his splits from 287 AB at Double-A in ’17:
- RHP – .306/.368/.625
- LHP – .282/.370/.423
While he doesn’t post as high of a SLG (4 doubles and 2 HR), he clearly wasn’t over-matched with 15 K vs. 10 BB over 71 AB against southpaws. This comes after 0 HR against LHP at High-A in ’16, though again his 28 K vs. 17 BB over 151 AB (helping him to a .278 average) is promising. The fact that he’s done this, while still just 20-years old, makes the performance that much more impressive. Read more
Over on our Prospect Page we released our Mid-Season Top 50 prospect list this morning! The Top 5 is:
- Victor Robles – Washington Nationals
- Gleyber Torres – New York Yankees
- Rafael Devers – Boston Red Sox
- Amed Rosario – New York Mets
- Eloy Jimenez – Chicago White Sox
Make sure to check out the list in it’s entirety by clicking here!
Over on our Prospect Page we released our 2017 Pre-Season Top 50 Prospect List!! To give you a little sneak peek, here’s the Top 5:
- Victor Robles – Washington Nationals – OF
- Yoan Moncada – Chicago White Sox – 2B
- Lucas Giolito – Chicago White Sox – RHP
- Tyler Glasnow – Pittsburgh Pirates – RHP
- Gleyber Torres – New York Yankees – SS
Make sure to check out the entire Top 50 by clicking here!
If you haven’t been checking out our Prospect site, you don’t know what you’re missing! Yesterday we wrapped up our Top 10 lists for AL teams with the posting of the Texas Rangers (click here to view). Once considered one of the top farm systems in the game, things have certainly deteriorated thanks to multiple factors. That’s not to say that there isn’t potential appeal, but this group is hardly what it once was:
- Yohander Mendez – Left-Handed Pitcher
- Ariel Jurado – Right-Handed Pitcher
- Leody Taveras – Outfielder
- Eric Jenkins – Outfielder
- Cole Ragans – Left-Handed Pitcher
Make sure to check out the entire listing, and all of our Top 10 lists! Click here for the full listing!
Yesterday we completed posting our Top 10 Prospect Lists for the AL Central with the release of the Minnesota Twins (click here to view). On the surface it seems like a rather underwhelming system, but they actually have a trio of young arms with the potential to emerge. Who are they? How do they rank? Here’s a sneak peek:
- Fernando Romero – Right-Handed Pitcher
- Tyler Jay – Left-Handed Pitcher
- Stephen Gonsalves – Left-Handed Pitcher
- Alex Kirilloff – Outfielder
- Nick Gordon – Shortstop
Make sure to check out the full listing and all the rest of our Top 10 lists today!