(Photo: Mark Wagner)

Here’s how Tuesday went for the top prospects.

Class-A West Virginia — South Atlantic League

Photo of Jarred Kelenic by Joe Williams

No. 2 — Jarred Kelenic, OF
TUE: 4-4, 2B, BB
2019: .289/.429/.467, 5-2B, HR, 6 RBI, 10 BB, 13 SO, 2 SB

Kelenic is now 11 for his last 20 with four doubles and a home run after a slow start to his 2019 campaign. The four-hit effort Tuesday was the first of his career.  In 68 career games, he also has four three-hit games and 18 two-hit games.

Had a scout throw out peak Nick Markakis as a median comp for Kelenic, which is one I’ve noted before. Ceiling comp from the same scout: Peak Grady Sizemore.

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

No. 7 Logan Gilbert, RHS
TUE: DNP
2019: 14 IP, 5 H, ER, 3 BB, 22 SO

Gilbert, in three starts for West Virginia, has struck out 44 % of the batters he’s faced and sat 93-95 mph, touching 96-97, and his spike curveball has primarily been above-average to plus.

Same scout that tossed out Markakis and Sizemore for Kelenic threw me a James Shields, Jordan Zimmermann, Josh Johnson trio. Pretty good.

High-A Modesto — California League

No. 11 Cal Raleigh, C
TUE: GM 1 — 0-3, BB, 2 SO | GM 2 — 1-3, RBI
2019: .186/.300/.349 2 HR, 7 RBI, 8 BB, 11 SO

Raleigh is six for his last 38 with 10 whiffs and eight walks.

No. 23 Joey Gerber, RHP
TUE: 0.2 IP, H, ER, BB, SO
2019: 3.2 IP, 2 ER, 3 BB, 6 SO

UR Jake Haberer, RHR
TUE: DNP
2019: 4 G, 7 IP, 2 H, BB, 11 SO

Waiting for Haberer to start getting some high-leverage opportunities. His stuff and command suggest he’s ready for that challenge.

UR Joe Rizzo, 1B/3B
TUE: GM 1: 1-1, 3 BB | GM 2: DNP
2019: .278/.458/.361, 3-2B, 5 RBI, 12 BB, 10 SO

Rizzo fell out of the rankings last year but still is just 21 and showing his hit tool early. He brings no other value to the table, however, so the lack of playable power is damning.

Double-A Arkansas — Texas League

AP Photo of Kyle Lewis by Charlie Riedel

No. 5 Kyle Lewis, OF
TUE: 1-4
2019: .186/.300/.395, 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 7 BB, 15 SO

Lewis is four for his last 28 with 10 strikeouts.

No. 6 Evan White, 1B
TUE: DNP (IL)
2019: .308/.367/.385, 2-2B 3 RBI, 2 BB, 8 SO

No. 14 Dom Thompson-Williams, OF
TUE: 0-3, BB, SO
2019: .229/.349/.429, 2B, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 5 BB, 7 SO, 2 SB

No. 15 Ricardo Sanchez, LHS
TUE: 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, BB, 7 SO
2019: 18.1 IP, 13 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 17 SO, 0.98 ERA

Sanchez, 22, tossed 47 of his first 64 pitches for strikes Tuesday and got through five innings in the meantime. So then he went out and needed just 13 more pitches to get through the sixth and nine pitches to get through the seventh.

He’s up to 23% strikeouts and only 4.1% walks. He’s also yet to yield a long ball and his 12-2 GO/FO ratio increased his season GB% to 74.2%, which means over 97% of the outs Sanchez has recorded in three starts for Arkansas have been groundouts or strikeouts.

No. 18 Wyatt Mills, RHR
TUE:
1 IP, 0 H, 2 SO
2019: 3.
2 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO

No. 22 Art Warren, RHP
TUE: DNP
2019: 1-0, 4 SV, 1.93 ERA, 4.2 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 6 SO

No. 24 Jake Fraley, OF
TUE: 1-3, BB
2019: .302/.412/.488, 2B, 2-3B, HR, 7 RBI, 7 BB, 10 SO, 5 SB

No. 3 Justin Dunn, RHS
TUE: DNP
2019: 14.1 IP, 10 H, 3 ER, 5 BB, 21 SO

Dunn was 92-94 mph Monday, touched 95 and despite three walks the Naturals couldn’t touch him. He’s been solid so far in 2019.

Triple-A Tacoma — Pacific Coast League

No. 1 Justus Sheffield, LHP
TUE:
DNP
2019:
8.2 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, 8 BB, 3 SO, 2 HR

Sheffield goes Wednesday looking for his first solid outing of the year.

No. 8 Shed Long, 2B/3B/OF
TUE: 0-5, RBI
2019: .321/.390/.434, 2B, 3B, HR, 7 RBI, 6 BB, 12 SO

No. 16 Braden Bishop, CF
TUE: DNP (illness)
2019: .333/.435/.462, 5-2B, 7 BB, 9 SO

NOTE: J.P. Crawford — not of prospect status any longer but still one for all intents and purposes. The shortstop went 1-for-4 with a walk Tuesday and is batting .313/.411/.438 on the year.

Jason A. Churchill

Churchill founded Prospect Insider in 2006 after getting his start at InsidethePark.com. He spent several years covering prep, college and pro sports for various newspapers, including The News Tribune and Seattle PI.

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