Moore is the name most fans are hearing about and he is closer to the big leagues than any other starter on the Travelers’ roster, but Povse is the better long-term prospect. Moore may work his way to Tacoma in quick fashion, however.
Herb is a bit underrated in terms of prospect status but may need to hop into the bullpen and max out his delivery to be a viable big leaguer.
Vieira is the name to watch here, but keep an eye on Tago, Gillies, Ash and Curtis. All could have some peripheral value to the 25-man roster in 2017.
Marlette,24, can hit but probably needs to cut down on the strikeouts, and his defense needs work, still. Littlewood, a switch hitter and former shortstop, had a very good year with the bat a year ago in Double-A, but it was an abbreviated, 56-game run. From the left side, he batted .324/.423/.444 with 25 walks and 26 strikeouts in 170 plate appearances.
Either could make their way to Tacoma this season.
There are no prospects here, but Casteel is interesting as a former catcher with arm strength.
Petty is more of a first baseman, Miller can really run and defend and both Mack and Waldrop will hit in the Texas League.
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