Nick Senzel (CIN, #1) – 8 for 24, 4 doubles, 1 HR. Senzel, despite just 3 HR so far, is hitting .303 with 6 SB and 18 doubles on the year now, including one double in 7 of his last 9 games. His HR/ FB is just 7.5%, so
Brendan Rodgers (COL, #1) – 14 for 25, 5 doubles, 2 HR, 1 SB. I must admit; this article explaining Rodgers' KATOH miss from 2016 had me (unnecessarily) worried about Rodgers coming into 2017. But since coming back from injury that sidelined him until 4/24, all Rodgers has done is
Kolby Allard (ATL, #3) – 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 11 K. Allard was straight up dominant in this one (again). He hit his spots with all his pitches and hit career highs in velocity with both his fastball and changeup. His walk rates are low,
Amed Rosario – 12 for 27, 3 XBH, 3 SB. I originally had a little blurb here about how the Mets should call up Rosario, but then Syndergaard got hurt. The Mets are seriously hurting now, so no rush, I guess. The top prospect is now back up above a
Week 3 in the books. Here's what I'm interested in:
Lewis Brinson – 13 for 29, 3 doubles, 2 HR, 1 SB. Another A+ offensive week from Brinson, who is now hitting .370/.400/.652 through 46 AB for the Sky Sox. Brinson is ready to go and could contribute in Milwaukee right
Actually the first full week of minor league baseball. Some prospects saw promotions, some saw season ending injuries, and everything in between.
Andrew Benintendi saw his 130th AB last Tuesday, making him no longer a prospect. Adrian Morejon replaces him as #100 on MLB’s top 100 prospects list.
Jay Groome – Placed
Ok, so week 1 wasn't really a full week. It was more like 2-3 games. But Minor League Baseball is under way and some of the games best prospects have gotten off to noteworthy starts.
Yoan Moncada – 8 for 16, 1 homerun, 1 stolen base. Hell of a week for
Kevin Kiermaier is an incredible center fielder. He covers an insane amount of ground. He has a cannon for an arm. He can jump up and rob a home run like the best of them.
He also gives 110%, even when he’s not even close to making the play.
However, despite how
You know the top prospect in baseball, Andrew Benintendi. You probably know power hitting third baseman, Rafael Devers, and the Red Sox 2017 1st round selection, Jason Groome. But to the average fan, the Red Sox farm system past the top 3 guys is seemingly devoid of much talent. That
The sac fly. We see it all the time. The batter hits it hard and deep, but just not well enough. The runner tags and scores, and both players get their share of high fives from the dugout. Here is Gary Sanchez hitting a sacrifice fly on an (attempted) intentional