RANKINGS: Latest Top 40 Prospects Update | MLB: UPDATED 2020 Draft Order

(Photo of Jarred Kelenic by Scott Hemberry/@ScottHemberry)

Here’s how the top prospects performed down on the farm Thursday:

Tacoma Rainiers (AAA)– Pacific Coast League

No. 1 Justus Sheffield, LHS
THU: DNP
2019: 49 IP, 44 H, 22 ER, 30 BB, 40 SO, 4.13 ERA


No. 8 Shed Long, 2B/3B/OF
THU: Recalled 5.21.2019
2019: .293/.362/.510, 6-2B, 4-3B, 6 HR, 23 RBI, 16 BB, 35 SO


No. 11 Braden Bishop, CF
THU: G1: 0-3, BB, SO  |  G2: 1-4, RBI
2019: .288/.372/.475, 12-2B, 6 HR, 24 RBI, 21 BB, 38 SO


No. 12 Erik Swanson, RHS
THU: DNP
2019: 3 GS, 11 IP, 11 H, 5 R, 4 BB, 14 SO


No. 23 Gerson Bautista, RHR (rehab)
THU: G1: 2 IP, H, BB, 0 SO  |  G2: DNP
2019: 9 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 4 BB, 15 SO, 3 WP

Bautista sat 95-97 mph with a slider at 84-87 he threw for strikes — the slider was above average in this outing, with command in and out of the zone. The hit yielded was a routine ground ball that snuck under the glove of Lopes at third base on a skip-hop.

The walk was of the four-pitch variety, a continual concern for Bautista. Even average control and he is a mainstay big-leaguer.


No. 24 David McKay, RHR
THU: Recalled 5.20.2019
2019: 14 G, 5.91 ERA, 21.1 IP, 17 H, 14 BB, 34 SO


No. 27 Luis Liberato, CF
THU: DNP (IL)
2019: .288/.363/.444, 5-2B, 7 HR, 29 RBI, 20 BB, 41 SO, 4 SB


No. 33 Matt Festa, RHR
THU: 1 IP, H, 2 SO
2019: 11 G, 4.50 ERA, 14 IP, 12 H, 6 BB, 19 SO


No. 37 Tim Lopes, 2B
THU: G1: 2-3, 2B, RBI, SB  |  G2: 2-4, 2B, SO
2019: .328/.377/.519, 18-2B, 3B, 5 HR, 31 RBI, 16 BB, 33 SO, 10 SB


No. 40 Connor Kopach, 2B/CF
THU: G1: 0-2, BB, SO  |  G2: 0-2, BB, 2 SO
2019: .281/.355/.413, 8-2B, 2-3B, 3 HR, 16 BB, 43 SO, 11 SB


Arkansas Travelers (AA) — Texas League

No. 3 Justin Dunn, RHS
THU: DNP
2019: 43.1 IP, 40 H, 17 ER, 12 BB, 54 SO, 3.53 ERA


No. 6 Kyle Lewis, OF
THU: G1: 1-3, RBI, SO  |  G2: 3-4, 2B, 3 RBI, BB, SO
2019: .225/.327/.341, 9-2B, 3B, 3 HR, 27 RBI, 26 BB, 56 SO, 2 SB


No. 7 Evan White, 1B
THU: G1: 1-2, 2 BB  |  G2: DNP
2019: .239/.323/.324, 4-2B, 2 HR, 9 RBI, 16 BB, 31 SO


No. 16 Ricardo Sanchez, LHS
THU: DNP
2019: 55.1 IP, 62 H, 24 ER, 13 BB, 46 SO, 3.90 ERA


No. 17 Dom Thompson-Williams, OF
THU: G1: 1-3, 2B, RBI, BB, SO, SB  |  G2: 2-4, HR, RBI, BB
2019: .256/.341/.462, 4-2B, 3-3B, 6 HR, 18 RBI, 19 BB, 44 SO, 10 SB


No. 18 Jake Fraley, OF
THU: G1: 2-4, 2-2B, 3 RBI, SO  |  G2: 2-5, HR, 2 RBI, 2 SO
2019: .330/.400/.532, 13-2B, 2-3B, 8 HR, 35 RBI, 17 BB, 44 SO, 12 SB


No. 26 Wyatt Mills, RHR
THU:
G1: DNP  |  G2: 2.1 IP, 2 H, ER, 0 BB, 2 SO
2019:
23 IP, 27 H, 12 ER, 10 BB, 22 SO, 2 SVS


No. 25 Art Warren, RHP
THU: DNP (IL)
2019: 1-0, 5 SV, 1.04 ERA, 8.2 IP, 6 H, 3 BB, 10 SO, 5 SVS


No. 29 Darren McCaughan, RHS
THU: DNP
2019: 9 GS, 3.42 ERA, 52.2 IP, 51 H, 3 BB, 44 SO


Modesto Nuts (A+) — California League

No. 2 — Jarred Kelenic, OF
THU: 1-4, HR, 2 RBI, SO
2019: .301/.388/.577, 13-2B, 3-3B, 11 HR, 28 RBI, 25 BB, 46 SO, 7 SB

Kelenic hit a 3-2 fastball above the belt, middle-middle, and crushed it out to right field, into the wind, for HR No. 11, No. 1 with Modesto.

Yes, it’s just Advanced-A ball, but he won’t be 20 til next month and scouts are already planning for him starting in all-star games.

And some fans thought the Mariners gave up talent in the trade because they got out from under half Cano’s contract. No, what actually happened was Jerry Dipoto robbed Brodie Van Wagenen blind. The trade was NEVER light on talent for one second, because Kelenic was the headliner.

The best player Craig Kimbrel was ever traded for is Manuel Margot (1.9, 0.6, -0.1 fWAR 2017-19). Seattle did very well in that deal and it looks better every day because Kelenic keeps developing before out eyes.


No. 5 Logan Gilbert, RHS
THU: 4.2 IP, 3 H, ER, BB, 5 SO
2019: 39.2 IP, 28 H, 9 ER, 10 BB, 54 SO, 2.63 ERA

Gilbert wasn’t sharp, the slider was below average, the curveball was average, but he didn’t command any of his pitches well. Still was only tagged with one earned run, which scored after he left the game.


No. 9 Cal Raleigh, C
THU: 1-4, SO
2019: .228/.298/.422, 14-2B, 7 HR, 27 RBI, 17 BB, 45 SO


No. 15 Ljay Newsome, RHS
THU: DNP
2019: 11 GS, 61 IP, 54 H, 20 ER, 8 BB, 84 SO, 2.95 ERA


No. 20 Jake Haberer, RHR
THU: DNP
2019: 15 G, 20.2 IP, 12 H, 11 BB, 31 SO, 4.15 ERA


No. 21 Joey Gerber, RHP
THU: 1 IP, SO
2019: 17 G, 19 IP, 13 H, 8 ER, 8 BB, 30 SO


No. 36 Joe Rizzo, 3B
THU: 0-4, RBI, SO
2019: .300/.362/.400, 12-2B, 2 HR, 19 RBI, 19 BB, 39 SO


UR J.T. Salter, RHR
THU:
1 IP, 2 BB, 2 SO
2019: 7 G, 9.2 IP, 7 H, 7 BB 15 SO

UR Sam Delaplane, RHR
THU: DNP
2019: 28.2 IP, 19 H, 12 BB, 55 SO, 3.77 ERA


West Virginia Power (A) — South Atlantic League

No. 4 — Julio Rodriguez, OF
THU: (IL, wrist)
2019: .355/.429/.452, 3-2B, 3 RBI, 4 BB, 5 SO


No. 15 Damon Casetta-Stubbs, RHS
THU: DNP
2019: 29.2 IP, 40 H, 22 ER, 6 BB, 23 SO, 8.01 ERA


No. 22 Ryne Inman, RHS
THU: DNP
2019: 10 GS, 49 IP, 38 H, 18 ER, 18 BB, 63 SO, 3.31 ERA


No. 31 Nolan Hoffman, RHR
THU: DNP (IL)
2019: 9 G, 1.08 ERA, 4 SVS, 8.1 IP, 4 H, 4 BB, 7 SO


No. 34 Joseph Rosa, 2B
THU: 1-3, 2 RBI
2019: .272/.384/.373, 8-2B, 3B, 2 HR, 23 BB, 36 SO, 5 SB


No. 35 Dean Nevarez, C
THU: DNP
2019: .231/.315/.538, 5-2B, 5 HR, 11 RBI, 7 BB, 21 SO


No. 38 Elias Espino, RHR
THU: 1 IP, 2 H
2019: 6 G, 2.57 ERA, 14 IP, 9 H, 9 BB, 17 SO


UR Deivy Florido, RHS
THU: DNP
2019: 5 G, 3 GS, 19.1 IP, 21 H, 7 ER, 4 BB, 17 SO

4 Comments

  1. They do. Somewhere.

  2. That is true, he’s not a prospect. I just figured his numbers might warner some kind of attention. I get it.

  3. What’s up with Austin Nola?!! How come he’s not mentioned regularly?

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