ESPN’s senior baseball writer Keith Regulation has concluded his deep dive into every single team’s farm system. Apart from Keston Hiura and Zack Brown — who created the best-100 prospects — Regulation can take a look at 13 other prospects inside of the Cream City Nine’s after deep pipeline.
The best 15 are as follows:
- Keston Hiura, 2B
- Zack Brown, RHP
- Tristen Lutz, OF
- Corey Ray, OF
- Brice Turang, SS
- Mauricio Dubon, SS/2B
- Lucas Erceg, 3B
- Mario Feliciano, C
- Adrian Houser, RHP
- Aaron Ashby, LHP
- Je’Von Ward, OF
- Trey Supak, RHP
- Joe Grey, OF
- Marcos Diplan, RHP
- Payton Henry, C
Regulation jobs the variety 3 prospect Tristen Lutz to be a 25+ residence operate hitter and good OBP guy. Even so, he knocks Lutz’s “heavy feet” and states he’ll be trapped in corner outfield. That doesn’t preserve Regulation from predicting that the 20-calendar year-old outfielder can be a good regular.
Regulation may possibly be as small as any person on Corey Ray immediately after his 2018 resulted in some stunning counting figures. It’s Ray’s tendency to sellout his swing for electricity, which led to 176 strikeouts very last year. In 2019, Regulation is walking back again his projection that Ray would be a star and as a substitute projecting a fourth outfielder.
When it will come to 2018 first-round select Brice Turang, Regulation is searching at a higher-flooring shortstop who he states demands to master to hit. The projection below is a utility flooring, but Regulation states the sluggish swing could preserve him from developing with bat.
Meanwhile, Dubon is Law’s first selection to acquire around the second base task in 2019, in advance of Hiura.The perception below would seem to be that Dubon will demand regular at-bats, no matter if it’s as a regular or super utility player.
Erceg will get some dings on his quality from Regulation for currently being “aggressive early in the count.” Regulation does even now have faith in Erceg’s applications and states it will occur down to the 3rd base prospect ready for his pitch. The write-up also states that Erceg’s protection has declined around the very last calendar year.
Feliciano is a prospect Regulation is hoping endured from nagging injuries. At 20 years old, Feliciano noticed a major uptick in his strikeout level. The assumed below is that a thumb and shoulder injury played a major section of his difficulties in 2018 and he could make up with a good repeat calendar year at Carolina.
Upcoming, Regulation appears at pitchers Adrian Houser and Aaron Ashby. He basically posits that Houser can be the upcoming breakout pitching prospect, following in the footwear of Corbin Burnes and Brandon Woodruff. Ashby meanwhile will get a relievers profile from Regulation, who states the Brewers could fast observe the lefty to the majors by altering his part. The only knock below is on his supply and absence of command.
Je’Von Ward is Law’s system-sleeper select. However young and with an improved swing, Ward experienced a good year at the offense-helpful Pioneer League. The outfielder will will need to preserve improving upon on his recreation habits to preserve progressing. The talent’s there, but it need to changeover to baseball.
Regulation presents a couple of brief notes on the remaining 4. He sees Supak as a back again-conclude starter but worries about his conditioning to sustain his performance. Grey will get a publish-off for a inadequate debut because of an injury. Regulation states he’ll will need to boost his swing for his uncooked electricity to occur to fruition. Diplan is an arm that Regulation argues really should be in the bullpen, wherever his fastball/change up combo could find much more achievements. Ultimately, Payton Henry will get a backup catcher projection.