Cleveland Indians 2019 Midseason Top 50 Prospects

Tyler Freeman, Lake County Captains, April 20, 2019. Photo credit @ZelePhotography on Twitter and @ZelePhotography on Instagram.

We’ve passed the trading deadline, and, as is typical for the Indians, several transactions involving high-potential prospects have taken place.

Before we get to the list, I’ll highlight two graduations (and an impending third) along with one retirement. Oscar Mercado (preseason #10) has exceeded expectations and earned his position as the daily starting center fielder in Cleveland. Mercado’s OPS has hovered around .800 through over 250 major league ABs, while his .327 BABIP remains in line with his BABIP over the past two years.

Jordan Luplow (preseason #27) broke camp with the Indians in April and has been one half of a competent corner outfielder platoon with Tyler Naquin. With his strength coming against left-handed pitchers, Luplow sees fewer ABs than Naquin. In 216 plate appearances, Luplow has maintained a respectable .271/.347/.510 line. In addition, he has not committed an error yet in 2019. While his results against left-handed pitchers far exceed his results against righties, He has proven to be a very competent platoon option for Terry Francona. While he only has three major league starts under his belt to date, Aaron Civale (preseason #31) has contributed 18 innings across two starts while only allowing two runs. With some control issues still to work out, Civale has shown promise in his time in Cleveland.

Finally, there is one retirement to report. After suffering a hand fracture early in the season, Akron Rubberducks outfielder Andrew Calica (preseason #35) opted to retire.


With these movements and trade additions in mind, here is the 2019 mid-season top 50. Stats noted are year-to-date). Rankings are focused on future fantasy value.
All photos credit – @ZelePhotography on Twitter and Instagram.


Cleveland Indians Minor League Affiliates

AZL Indians (Rookie)
Mahoning Valley Scrappers (A-)
Lake County Captains (A)
Lynchburg Hillcats (A+)
Akron RubberDucks (AA)
Columbus Clippers (AAA)

Prospects1500 Tiers:
Tier 1: Players with high expectations of both making the majors and playing at an All-Star level for a number of years
Tier 2: Players with an above average expectation of making the majors and being a solid contributor
Tier 3: Players with an average expectation of making the majors and being a solid contributor
Tier 4: Players who have the potential of making the majors, or have high likelihood of making the majors but providing minimal impact (e.g. middle reliever, low-ceiling UT guys)
Tier 5: Players who are worth keeping an eye on, but likely to never make a team’s 40-man roster

 

Tier 1:
1. Nolan Jones, 3B (Preseason #1)
Age: 21
2019 Highest Level: AA
2019 YTD Stats: 344 AB, .276/.410/.436, 11 HR, 6 SB, 17.6 BB%, 28.3 K%
Jones has continued the success he realized in 2018 and maintains his hold on the top spot on our mid-season list. After a strong first half in High-A Lynchburg, he has successfully transitioned to AA Akron in the past month. His wOBA and BABIP numbers have slipped in AA, and his K% and BB% have trended in the wrong direction since his promotion. However, his OPS is still hovering around .800 with an improved slugging percentage, and Jones has been putting the ball in the air at the highest rate in his career. In addition, his .932 fielding percentage between Lynchburg and Akron is by far his strongest performance to date. With Jason Kipnis in his walk year, a strong performance from Jones through the rest of 2019 and spring training in 2020 could conceivably result in him taking over second or third base (depending on the team’s strategy with Jose Ramirez) midway through 2020.

2. George Valera, OF (Preseason #2)
Age: 18
2019 Highest Level: A-
2019 YTD Stats: 142 AB, .246/.361/.465, 8 HR, 6 SB, 15.4 BB%, 26.6 K%
Valera maintains his spot as #2 on my list. While it’s a toss-up between Valera and Jones, Valera’s age and slightly regressed statistics with Mahoning Valley lead me to keep him as the Indians’ #2 prospect at present. His average has slipped, but his power numbers and stolen base acumen remain. As long as the hit tool keeps developing, there’s no reason to believe Valera can’t be a mainstay in the Indians’ outfield for years to come. The Indians appear to be taking a cautious approach with Valera. He hasn’t played in the last week, which hopefully isn’t a sign of injury. He has the talent to be a star outfielder, but it’s worth monitoring his injury concerns going forward.

3. Ethan Hankins, RHP (Preseason #4)
Age: 19
2019 Highest Level: A
2019 YTD Stats: 38.2 IP, 1.40 ERA, 3.19 FIP, 1.06 WHIP, 10.0K/9
Hankins jumps into the top tier on my list after showing strong development in his first pro year. Hankins’ mechanics bode well for his ongoing health, and the continued development of his plus fastball and solid curve and changeup have resulted in a strong performance in Mahoning Valley. The only potential knock on Hankins at this point is his control: His current BB/9 rate sits at 4.2. Fortunately, the Indians have an exceptional track record for developing young pitchers. With continued health and development, it’s not inconceivable we could see Hankins take the Bieber/Plesac/Civale route and make it to Cleveland in his early 20s.

 

Tier 2:
4. Daniel Espino, RHP (Preseason N/A)
Age: 18
2019 Highest Level: Rookie
2019 YTD Stats: 10.0 IP, 0.90 ERA, 3.02 FIP, 0.70 WHIP, 12.6 K/9
The Indians selected Espino with their first pick (24th overall) in this year’s first year player draft. Espino joins the team with electric four- and two-seam fastballs along with a strong slider. His changeup is a work in progress, but he’s in the right system to quickly develop and ascend to Cleveland. Espino already possesses the frame to be a successful major leaguer and simply needs time to grow as a pitcher instead of a thrower. Espino is on the cusp of being a Tier 1 prospect. He remains at the top of Tier 2 due to his age and early stages of development. Should the Indians decide to make Espino a reliever (still in question), his stock will fall slightly in fantasy circles, however the Indians intend on making an Espino a starter. Should Espino remain healthy and continue to develop his control and secondary pitches, we should see a rapid rise through the Indians farm system in 2020.

5. Tyler Freeman, SS (Preseason #8)
Age: 20
2019 Highest Level: A+
2019 YTD Stats: 384 AB, .307/.382/.430, 3 HR, 15 SB, 5.8 BB%, 9.7 K%
Freeman hits. No matter the level, no matter the pitcher, he hits. That’s why he’s moved up to Tier 2 in the mid-season rankings. After putting up a strong .292/.382/.424 slash line in Lake County to start the year, Freeman has improved to a .331/.383/.439 line over 148 ABs since his promotion to Lynchburg. While his BABIP has improved in Lynchburg, Freeman’s K% has dropped and he puts the ball in the air more, suggesting this isn’t an anomaly. Speaking of K%, Freeman rarely decides his fate without swinging the bat. Freeman’s K% and BB% both have remained below 10% this year, in line with his previous performances. However, Freeman possesses the speed to force defenses to get him out. In the field, Freeman continues to maintain an exceptional .954 fielding percentage. While his arm strength may result in Freeman reaching Cleveland as a second baseman, his talent at the plate makes him a long-term must-have in fantasy circles.

6. Brayan Rocchio, SS (Preseason #5)
Age: 18
2019 Highest Level: A-
2019 YTD Stats: 174 AB, .230/.303/.328, 1 HR, 9 SB, 8.2 BB%, 12.8 K%
Rocchio continues to demonstrate all of the skills that landed him high on the preseason list. While his batting numbers have regressed slighting in the New York-Penn League, Rocchio continues to produce solid contact at the top of the Mahoning Valley Scrappers’ order. Both his BB% and K% have increased slightly over 2018, but they are still in line with what you’d like to see out of a lead-off hitter – As a point of reference, Francisco Lindor’s BB% and K% are 6.8% and 15.8%, respectively, this season. Barring a historic performance next season, it’s unlikely we’ll see Rocchio in Cleveland for the next few years. In deep leagues, he may be worth stashing in case he takes the Juan Soto path to the majors, but a wait-and-see approach would be prudent if bench space is tight.

7. Triston McKenzie, RHP (Preseason #3)
Age: 22
2019 Highest Level: N/A
2019 YTD Stats: N/A
McKenzie is the first significant demotion on the mid-season list due to his injury concerns. After missing the first two months of 2018 due to a forearm strain, McKenzie has not pitched in 2019 due to an upper back strain. With the minor league season winding down, it’s unlikely we’ll see McKenzie pitch this season. When he’s healthy, McKenzie has arguably the best stuff in the Indians’ minor league system. McKenzie averaged 8.6 K/9 last year while only walking 2.8/9. While his control and secondary offerings would benefit from continued improvements, he’s in the right system to realize his full potential. The injury concerns are becoming more prominent at this point. McKenzie stands 6’5” tall and weighs only 165 lbs. The fact he’s missed so much time in the past two years is concerning, especially as he’s reaching a critical point in his minor league development. If he can prove his durability, McKenzie belongs on any fantasy roster. But until then, he’s a high-risk, high-reward play.

8. Bo Naylor, C (Preseason #7)
Age: 19
2019 Highest Level: A
2019 YTD Stats: 319 AB, .248/.320/.420, 9 HR, 5 SB, 9.9 BB%, 23.0 K%

Naylor has continued to prove himself as a top catching prospect as this season has gone on. While his bat is still a work in progress, his power numbers are trending in the right direction. Naylor’s SLG% has jumped from .402 to .420, while his ISO has increased from .128 to .172. Most other batting figures have remained relatively stable from 2018 to 2019. Naylor’s real value lies in his defense. Naylor’s Caught Stealing % currently sits at 35.0. As a point of comparison, Roberto Perez is at 40.0% on the year. Naylor is an adept defensive catcher who is continuing to learn how to call a game. The fact he was drafted out of high school and is already putting up solid numbers in single-A should be an indicator of the value Naylor brings. As catchers tend to develop on a slower schedule than other position players, we’re probably still at least two years out from seeing Naylor in Cleveland. Once he reached the Indians, expect to see an adept and possibly slightly above-average bat to go along with exceptional defense.

9. Logan Allen, LHP (Preseason Padres #11)
Age: 22
2019 Highest Level: MLB
2019 YTD Stats: 60.0 IP, 5.40 ERA, 4.83 FIP, 1.48 WHIP, 9.9 K/9
Allen is the first mid-year trade acquisition to appear on this list. Allen came over from the San Diego Padres as the third major piece in the Trevor Bauer trade. Allen appeared in eight games in San Diego and was assigned to Columbus on completion of the trade. While his AAA numbers aren’t exceptional this season, one must keep in mind that Allen pitched in the Pacific Coast League prior to his trade, otherwise known as hitters’ heaven. Allen’s BABIP in 57.2 IP with El Paso sat at .335, indicative of the hitting talent in the PCL. A better indicator of his pitching talent can be seen in his 9.9 K/9 – Allen has the stuff to miss bats. Allen’s fastball sits low/mid-90s and is nicely complemented by his changeup. He’s continuing to develop a slider and curveball to round out a strong four-pitch offering. While the Indians’ rotation is likely set for the rest of the year, especially with the impending return of Corey Kluber, look for Allen to make a strong push for a rotation spot out of spring training next year.

 

Tier 3:
10. Lenny Torres, RHP
 (Preseason #9)
Age: 18
2019 Highest Level: N/A
2019 YTD Stats: N/A
Torres will miss the rest of this season and likely most or all of next after undergoing Tommy John surgery. While concerning, many young pitchers have overcome this hurdle to achieve Major League success. Torres possesses a lively fastball that sits mid-90s while occasionally reaching high 90s. His secondary offerings include a changeup and slider, both of which are works in progress. On his return, Torres and the Indians’ minor league player development will be focused on building up Torres’ repertoire to make him a major league pitcher. Some concern remains over Torres’ future role. While the Indians presently see him as a starter, there is some discussion of Torres becoming a bullpen weapon. Given his young age, it’s worth monitoring Torres’ situation on his return to see how the Indians play to deploy him in the future.

11. Luis Oviedo, RHP (Preseason #6)
Age: 20
2019 Highest Level: A
2019 Stats: 87.0 IP, 5.38 ERA, 4.42 FIP, 1.38 WHIP, 7.4 K/9
Injury concerns have moved Oviedo down on the mid-season list. When healthy, Oviedo possesses the stature and pitching talent to blow batters away. However, for the second year in a row, he finds himself on the IL due to a lower back strain. Oviedo stands 6’4” tall and uses his height to leverage his mid- to high-90s fastball and consistently throw it by batters. Oviedo’s best secondary pitch is his changeup, which borders on a second plus pitch. He can also throw a curve and a sharp slider, although both pitches will require further refinement before he reaches Cleveland. Injury issues are the biggest concern for Oviedo. He’s missed time in both 2018 and 2019 with lower back strains. Considering his hard-throwing nature, fantasy owners should practice reasonable caution when it comes to stashing Oviedo. While he could develop into a solid 2-3 starter, his lower back issues may limit his fantasy potential in the future.

12. Yu Chang, SS (Preseason #11)
Age: 23
2019 Highest Level: MLB
2019 Stats: 199 AB, .256/.327/32, 7 HR, 3 SB, 9.4 BB%, 24.2 K%
Chang presents an interesting case, given Cleveland’s current infield situation. With Jason Kipnis likely to depart in the offseason, an infield spot will open. But with Nolan Jones and Tyler Freeman turning in strong 2019 performances, is Chang the next in line for a shot in Cleveland? Or is his value to Cleveland higher as a trade option? After improving his average at the expense of his power numbers in 2018, Chang seems to have found his power stroke again. His SLG% is back on par with his career average, and his ISO has jumped approximately 20 points over 2018. All of this with a decrease in BABIP from .341 to .314, suggesting these numbers are more sustainable. Chang’s defense has continued to shine as he’s turned in his best single season fielding percentage in his minor league career. The only question is whether Chang is deployed as a second or third baseman. He (and all other Indians’ minor league short stops) is blocked at short stop for the foreseeable future. Chang’s numbers profile as a slightly less than average third baseman, and he hasn’t spent much time as a second baseman. Keep an eye on potential offseason trades to see if Chang can find an opportunity at shortstop with a different team.

13. Aaron Bracho, SS (Preseason #12)
Age: 18
2019 Highest Level: Rookie
2019 Stats: 95 AB, .305/.412/.642, 6 HR, 4 SB, 16.0 BB%, 16.0 K%
Bracho has lived up to his reputation in the AZL this year, showing off his ability to make solid contact. His power numbers are indicative of a hitter who can find gaps and put balls over the fence despite his non-power-hitting frame. While the numbers are encouraging, Bracho is still only 18-years-old. It will be worth keeping a close eye on his development both at bat and in the field (likely at second base) going forward.

14. Bobby Bradley, 1B/DH (Preseason #13)
Age: 23
2019 Highest Level: MLB
2019 Stats: 330 AB, .276/.347/.597, 28 HR, 0 SB, 8.3 BB%, 34.5 K%

After holding his spot in the Indians’ top prospect list for several years, Bradley finally got his first taste of the majors in June. While he didn’t do much in his short time in Cleveland, his development appears to be moving in the right direction. Bradley’s power numbers in AAA have been the best of his career, and the peripheral statistics indicate this is a sustainable trend. While Bradley’s K% has spiked to a career high 34.5%, his AVG and OBP are also at their highest levels since his time in Lake County in 2015. The burning question remains with Bobby Bradley: What is his role in Cleveland? Defensively, the team has better options in Carlos Santana in the short-term and Jake Bauers in the long-term. Recently acquired Franmil Reyes is likely the primary DH for the next several years. It remains to be seen if Bobby Bradley has a place with the Indians or if he’s the second coming of Jesus Aguilar – Destined to find success, just not in Cleveland.

15. Daniel Johnson, OF (Preseason #20)
Age: 24
2019 Highest Level: AAA
2019 Stats: 407 AB, .283/.356/.494, 16 HR, 12 SB, 9.2 BB%, 19.9 K%
Johnson’s stock has significantly risen in 2019 thanks to his break-out performance in Akron and Columbus. Preseason concerns over risking K% and sinking BB% appear to have corrected themselves, as Johnson’s OBP and OPS are back in line with his career averages. Additionally, Johnson has been on the active roster all year, showing no ill effects from his hamate bone injury in 2018. With Yasiel Puig likely to move on after the 2019 season, Johnson will be in the mix for a corner outfield spot going into 2020. Dynasty owners in deep leagues would be wise to keep an eye on Johnson’s performance in late 2019 and 2020 spring training for a potential bench OF option.

16. Will Benson, OF (Preseason #14)
Age: 21
2019 Highest Level: A+
2019 Stats: 359 AB, .237/.336/.487, 21 HR, 24 SB, 12.3 BB%, 32.5 K%
Benson is easily the most difficult ranking on this list – He represents the highest risk and highest reward potential of all the Indians’ prospects. In the best case, Benson profiles as an Aaron Judge type with the speed to steal 30 bases a year. He’s proven he has the ability to hit prodigious home runs, and his 24 stolen bases in 27 attempts attests to his speed. The concern arises from Benson’s difficulty in adjusting to each new level. After posting decent numbers in Mahoning Valley in 2017, Benson struggled in Lake County in 2018, putting up a slash line of .180/.324/.370. He seemed to figure out the Midwest League to start the year, putting up a slash line of .272/.371/.604 before his call up. Since then, however, Benson’s bat has gone cold. In 142 ABs in Lynchburg, he’s only put up .183/.281/.310. Benson has the raw talent to be an exceptional Major League outfielder. But until he can prove he’s able to refine these tools, he’s a risky play in deep leagues at best. Considering the high upside, fantasy owners would be wise to closely follow his development, but he’s a high-risk, high reward play of the highest magnitude at this point in his career.

17. Ray Delgado, SS (Preseason #15)
Age: 19
2019 Highest Level: A
2019 Stats: 182 AB, .236/.311/.352, 2 HR, 5 SB, 9.4 BB%, 27.7 K%
Delgado continues to profile as a valuable hitter who is capable of playing several different positions. The increase in K% is concerning, but Delgado’s power numbers indicate he’s effectively hitting the ball harder this year. While it’s too early to tell what his future holds with the Indians, Delgado’s ability to play several different positions and bring a strong bat to the team make him worth a close look going forward. Just promoted to Lake County (A).

18. James Karinchak, RHP (Preseason #42)
Age: 23
2019 Highest Level: AAA
2019 Stats: 20.1 IP, 3.10 ERA, 1.07 FIP, 1.13 WHIP, 22.6 K/9
Karinchak is the first of two Indians relief prospects who have proven themselves major league ready this year. If not for a mid-season hamstring injury that sidelined him for two months, it’s likely Karinchak would be in the Cleveland bullpen today. He’s a two-pitch pitcher who effectively pairs a high-90s fastball with a sharp curveball to get batters out. He’s included a changeup in the past but hasn’t used it much lately. Karinchak’s ranking on this only reflects the generally limited value of relief pitchers for fantasy owners. All signs point to Karinchak being an exceptional high-leverage reliever, as seen in his 1.07 FIP and absurd 22.6 K/9. Look for Karinchak to make an impact in the Indians’ bullpen in 2020.

19. Nick Sandlin, RHP (Preseason #26)
Age: 22
2019 Highest Level: AAA
2019 Stats: 26.1 IP, 2.39 ERA, 4.48 FIP, 1.25 WHIP, 13.0 K/9

Sandlin is the second dominant relief pitcher to move up the list. Sandlin quickly ascended to Akron in his first professional season, and he continued his success this year. After two solid months in Akron, Sandlin was promoted to Columbus. While his ERA ballooned to 4.00 from 1.56, his AVG against improved slightly and WHIP stayed virtually constant. Sandlin brings a unique ¾ delivery that sometimes borders on sidearm. It’s not unreasonable to compare his motion to that of Andrew Miller or Brad Hand, but Sandlin throws right-handed. With a sharp breaking pitch and lively fastball, look for Sandlin to be used in high-leverage situations in the Indians’ bullpen. Health is somewhat of a concern. The Indians shut him down for the season with a forearm strain on July 5. While Tommy John surgery hasn’t been discussed, forearm injuries in young pitchers are always worrying. If he can avoid the surgery, Sandlin should be in Cleveland at some point in 2020.

20. Richie Palacios, 2B (Preseason #16)
Age: 22
2019 Highest Level: N/A
2019 Stats: N/A
2019 will be a lost year for Palacios. He suffered a torn labrum in spring training and required shoulder surgery to repair the damage. With an extended recovery and rehab period, Palacios won’t see the field in 2019. The lost season for a 22-year-old has resulted in his falling a few spots on this list. If Palacios can regain the form that saw him race up the list last year, he makes for an interesting prospect. 2020 will be a critical season for Palacios and his fantasy value.

21. Aaron Civale, RHP (Preseason #31)
Age: 24
2019 Highest Level: MLB
2019 Stats: 72.2 IP, 2.35 ERA, 3.51 FIP, 1.09 WHIP, 8.7 K/9
Civale would typically rank further down this list, but his performance so far with the Indians has bumped him up to Tier 3. In his three starts with Cleveland, Civale has gone six innings per start and allowed only two runs total. Civale’s command, velocity and spin rate indicate he’ll be able to continue confounding batters as develops. Civale will have the opportunity to secure his spot in the back of the Indians’ rotation throughout the rest of 2019 and moving into 2020. Look for him to break camp with the Indians in 2020.

 

Tier 4:
22. Gabriel Rodriguez, SS (Preseason #17)
Age: 17
2019 Highest Level: Rookie
2019 Stats: 173 AB, .237/.332/.387, 3 HR, 3 SB, 8.8 BB%, 15.9 K%

23. Johnathan Rodriguez, OF (Preseason #18)
Age: 19
2019 Highest Level: A-
2019 Stats: 160 AB, .219/.306/.350, 3 HR, 4 SB, 9.3 BB%, 26.2 K%

24. Carlos Vargas, RHP (Preseason #19)
Age: 19
2019 Highest Level: A-
2019 Stats: 55.0 IP, 5.73 ERA, 3.66 FIP, 1.36 WHIP, 7.2 K/9

25. Oscar Gonzalez, OF (Preseason #21)
Age: 21
2019 Highest Level: AA
2019 Stats: 413 AB, .310/.331/.441, 8 HR, 7 SB, 2.8 BB%, 15.3 K%

26. Eli Morgan, RHP (Preseason #23)
Age: 23
2019 Highest Level: AA
2019 Stats: 117.2 IP, 3.06 ERA, 3.43 FIP, 1.13 WHIP, 9.7 K/9

27. Marcos Gonzalez, SS (Preseason #24)
Age: 19
2019 Highest Level: A
2019 Stats: 34 AB, .206/.372/.324, 1 HR, 4 SB, 20.9 BB%, 25.6 K%

28. Connor Marabell, OF (Preseason #29)
Age: 25
2019 Highest Level: AAA
2019 Stats: 417 AB, .261/.310/.379, 8 HR, 5 SB, 6.2 BB%, 11.7 K%

29. Ernie Clement, SS (Preseason #30)
Age: 23
2019 Highest Level: AA
2019 Stats: 344 AB, .270/.320/.331, 1 HR, 15 SB, 6.0 BB%, 8.1 K%

30. Steven Kwan, OF (Preseason #32)
Age: 21
2019 Highest Level: A+
2019 Stats: 407 AB, .270/.350/.376, 3 HR, 10 SB, 10.8 BB%, 9.9 K%

31. Mitch Longo, OF (Preseason #33)
Age: 24
2019 Highest Level: AA
2019 Stats: 258 AB, .256/.332/.380, 4 HR, 11 SB, 8.9 BB%, 19.5 K%

32. Jean Carlos Mejia, RHP (Preseason #34)
Age: 22
2019 Highest Level: AAA
2019 Stats: 33.0 IP, 4.09 ERA, 2.12 FIP, 1.12 WHIP, 9.8 K/9

33. Scott Moss, LHP (Preseason Reds #18)
Age: 24
2019 Highest Level: AA
2019 Stats: 112.0 IP, 3.13 ERA, 3.37 FIP, 1.33 WHIP, 10.9 K/9

34. Cody Morris, RHP (Preseason #37)
Age: 22
2019 Highest Level: A+
2019 Stats: 77.1 IP, 3.49 ERA, 2.68 FIP, 1.23 WHIP, 10.6 K/9

35. Jose Tena, SS (Preseason N/A)
Age: 18
2019 Highest Level: Rookie
2019 Stats: 149 AB, .322/.353/.450, 1 HR, 3 SB, 3.2 BB%, 24.4 K%

36. Andrew Velazquez, 3B (Preseason Rays #37)
Age: 25
2019 Highest Level: MLB
2019 Stats: 186 AB, .306/.358/.522, 6 HR, 2 SB, 21.0 BB%, 6.8 K%

37. Christian Arroyo, 3B (Preseason Rays N/A)
Age: 24
2019 Highest Level: MLB
2019 Stats: 121 AB, .314/.381/.603, 8 HR, 1 SB, 9.0 BB%, 19.4 K%

38. Eric Haase, C (Preseason #44)
Age: 26
2019 Highest Level: MLB
2019 Stats: 307 AB, .238/.327/.554, 27 HR, 1 SB, 10.8 BB%, 34.9 K%

Tier 5:
39. Sam Hentges, LHP
(Preseason #22)
Age: 23
2019 Highest Level: AA
2019 Stats: 109.2, 5.01 ERA, 3.99 FIP, 1.63 WHIP, 8.8 K/9

40. Ka’ai Tom, OF (Preseason #36)
Age: 25
2019 Highest Level: A+
2019 Stats: 414 AB, .290/.378/.519, 17 HR, 4 SB, 11.1 BB%, 21.4 K%

41. Quentin Holmes, OF (Preseason #28)
Age: 20
2019 Highest Level: A
2019 Stats: 340 AB, .182/.264/.288, 5 HR, 20 SB, 9.1 BB%, 37.0 K%

42. Dalbert Siri, RHP (Preseason #40)
Age: 24
2019 Highest Level: AAA
2019 Stats: 39.2 IP, 2.72 ERA, 4.10 FIP, 1.39 WHIP, 9.3 K/9

43. Brian Eichhorn, RHP (Preseason #38)
Age: 21
2019 Highest Level: A-
2019 Stats: 32.2 IP, 5.51 ERA,4.72 FIP, 1.74 WHIP, 7.5 K/9

44. Christian Cairo, SS (Preseason #N/A)
Age: 18
2019 Highest Level: Rookie
2019 Stats: 113 AB, .168/.307/.195, 0 HR, 6 SB, 13.1 BB%, 19.0 K%

45. Mark Mathias, 2B (Preseason #41)
Age: 25
2019 Highest Level: AAA
2019 Stats: 350 AB, .266/.351/.431, 9 HR, 12 SB, 10.8 BB%, 20.1 K%

46. Tyler Krieger, 2B (Preseason #43)
Age: 25
2019 Highest Level: AAA
2019 Stats: 207 AB, .208/.291/.309, 4 HR, 10 SB, 10.6 BB%, 25.7 K%

47. Yordys Valdes, SS (Preseason N/A)
Age: 17
2019 Highest Level: Rookie
2019 Stats: 131 AB, .191/.272/.229, 1 HR, 14 SB, 10.1 BB%, 27.5 K%

48. Junior Sanquintin, SS (Preseason #25)
Age: 17
2019 Highest Level: DSL
2019 Stats: 156 AB, .237/.302/.365, 3 HR, 4 SB, 7.0 BB%, 27.3 K%

49. Jodd Carter, OF (Preseason #46)
Age: 23
2019 Highest Level: A+
2019 Stats: 295 AB, .231/.340/.386, 10 HR, 7 SB, 13.2 BB%, 23.9 K%

50. Gregori Vasquez, RHP (Preseason #47)
Age: 21
2019 Highest Level: A-
2019 Stats: 16.2 IP, 2.70 ERA, 3.26 FIP, 0.84 WHIP, 9.8 K/9




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