A week full of MiLB All-Star Games, Home Run Derbies, and Competitive Cow Milking left us a little short of notable performances this week, but it did not leave us short of promotions around the minors.
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Kyle Tucker (HOU, #2) – 9 for 32, 4
Down on the farm, the immediate future took a hit this week as it was announced on Monday that top infield prospect and projected third base savior Gleyber Torres needs Tommy John surgery on his non-throwing arm, keeping him out for the remainder of the current season. Late the same
The All-Star games around the MiLB leagues have wrapped up, there’s been a wave of promotions, and although we aren’t at the halfway point of the MLB season, the minor league season is just about half over. It’s time to re-rank the future MLB talent.
Disclaimer: So, at the time of
AJ Puk (OAK, #2) – 6.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 11 K. Puk dazzles again in what would be his last High-A start before being promoted. Scouts remain torn on Puk’s command projection; some think it will come with time and reps and others don’t for
Francisco Mejia (CLE, #2) – 14 for 26, 3 doubles, 5 HR, 1 SB. I’m going to pull a quote straight from Steve Givarz at Baseball Prospectus because I can’t summarize Mejia any better than he did. “Success [of catching prospects] can exist in two spectrums. You could be
For many Major League Baseball clubs, the draft is the best way to gain their future superstars. We have seen multiple organizations build solely through the draft whether that is the Cubs’ style of taking polished college batters in the first round, or the Braves’ current rebuild of grabbing high
Ronald Acuna (ATL, #7) – 12 for 29, 2 doubles, 1 HR, 3 SB. For the record, Acuna is not Atlanta’s #7 prospect; he’s more like #2, maybe even #1. I’ve heard his name in Top-15 conversations. Acuna is hitting .381/.435/.598 with 4 HR and 13 SB at Double-A
The RoughRiders have had a rocky start to the 2017 campaign, and the weather on Friday night largely mirrored that as the game was postponed to Saturday afternoon. They would play a double header on Saturday afternoon against the Arkansas Travelers, and they would simply dazzle those who witnessed both
When the Yankees wrap up their 54th game tomorrow against the Blue Jays, their 2017 regular season will be one-third complete, with either a 33-21 or 32-22 record. Either one would very well indicate what this season has been thus far for AL East division leaders: surprising, prediction-busting, expectation-shattering, and
Memorial Day Weekend (and Boston Calling music festival) made the Rundown a tad delayed (and a bit shorter) this week, but better late than never! Stats for the week will include Memorial Day (5/29). Sorry to those who are weekly readers! Next week's Rundown will once again be out first