Chappy’s Prospect Challenge Part III (Picks 481-800)

Jorge Guzman, Jupiter Hammerheads, Florida State League, June 23, 2018 - photo credit Bryan Green on Flickr

Here in the final installment of our draft recap we’ll take a look at rounds 31 thru 50 (picks 481 thru 800). If you missed them, be sure to check out Rounds 1 thru 10 and 11 thru 30 in the previous installments of this series.

Quickly reviewing the rules and setup of #ChappysProspectChallenge:
1. Players that have debuted in MLB, even for one appearance, were not eligible for the draft. You won’t see names like Gavin Lux and A.J. Puk on this list. There were a couple of invalid picks during this portion of the draft (players who have made MLB debuts) which you’ll see below, but they weren’t caught until the draft was completed and those owners will have to fill those spots with other players.
2. Players are tradeable and can be added/dropped up until they debut in MLB. Once they debut they are a permanent part of the fantasy MLB roster.
3. The premise is to identify prospects that will have the best CAREER fantasy statistics. Once a player debuts their career statistics are counted toward their GMs place in the overall all-time standings. We will have a side competition each season where player positions matter more and lineup strategies come into play, but the primary focus is just piling up the best statistical careers possible in a perpetual dynasty competition.
4. Scoring is 6×6 Roto as follows:

AVG, OPS, R, HR, RBI, SB

QS, IP, K, SV+HLD, ERA, WHIP

Round 31

481

Seth Gray – MIN

3B

@ChrisEros

482

Wil Crowe – WSH

P

@RyanJames5

483

Gerald Garcia – OAK

P

@ChappyisClutch

484

Daison Acosta – NYM

P

@berrys_baseball

485

Durbin Feltman – BOS

P

@MrNobodyImportant1

486

Will Robertson – TOR

OF

@CorporalEddy

487

Malcom Nunez (R) – STL

3B

@tonybps1

488

Kyle Funkhouser (R) – DET

P

@0RunsIn1st

489

Gabriel Moreno (R) – TOR

C

@Scotty_Ballgame

490

Matt Cronin (R) – WSH

P

@stoffer81

491

Anderson Tejeda – TEX

SS

@FsuBailey12

492

Tommy Henry – ARI

P

@JWeisser88

493

Isaiah Campbell (R) – SEA

P

@KingMSquared

494

Tirso Ornelas – SD

OF

@TBDubbs11

495

Ryan Noda – TOR

1B

@MyManRob1

496

Jeremy Pena (R) – HOU

SS

@jacob_swain3

 

@berrys_baseball on Daison Acosta at #484:

“A little bit of a gamble here as Acosta isn’t necessarily a sure fire big leaguer, but he has a great breaking ball that I have seen make rehabbing big leaguers look silly while I was sitting in the front row. That outing was enough for me to track his season and like him as an under the radar pick.”

@tonybps1 on Malcolm Nunez at #487:

“Another prospect coming off a down year after being highly thought of prior to the season. Do you notice a theme here? Gambling on bounce back prospects who struggled for one reason or another or who were injured in the past.”

@stoffer81 on Matt Cronin at #490:

“One of the best college RP in the 2019 draft and WAS snagged him in the 4th round. He has a high spin rate and ice in his veins. With my selection at 490th overall, I fully expect him to be an MLB saves leader in the next couple years.”

 

Round 32

497

Rylan Bannon – BAL

3B

@jacob_swain3

498

Grant Holmes – OAK

P

@MyManRob1

499

Yefri Del Rosario – KC

P

@TBDubbs11

500

Riley Thompson – CHC

P

@KingMSquared

501

Chih-Jung Liu – BOS

P

@JWeisser88

502

Brandon Bielak – HOU

P

@FsuBailey12

503

Ken Waldichuk – NYY

P

@stoffer81

504

Graeme Stinson – TB

P

@Scotty_Ballgame

505

Braxton Ashcraft – PIT

P

@0RunsIn1st

506

Chris Vallimont – MIA

P

@tonybps1

507

Will Holland – MIN

SS

@CorporalEddy

508

Junior Santos – NYM

P

@MrNobodyImportant1

509

Will Banfield – MIA

C

@berrys_baseball

510

Casey Golden – COL

OF

@ChappyisClutch

511

Julio Rodriguez – STL

UT

@RyanJames5

512

Michael Grove – LAD

P

@ChrisEros

 

@FsuBailey12 on Brandon Bielak at #502:

“Bielak is a high floor pitcher. He has been consistently good his entire career. I think he will carve out a role as a No. 4 or 5 starter in the Majors.”

@berrys_baseball on Will Banfield at #509:

“I like Banfield’s path to the majors as an everyday catcher due to his prowess behind the plate. He does have some power potential, but isn’t necessarily a huge offensive threat. Still, at this point in the draft my attention turned to opportunity and just trying to identify guys I could see in the show one day.”

@ChappyisClutch on Casey Golden at #510:

“This is the part of the draft where a prospect being in the Colorado system means something to me. The prospects being selected this late are all big question marks. To me, having a shot at playing half of your game at Coors Field is a differentiator.”

 

Round 33

513

Diowill Burgos – STL

OF

@ChrisEros

514

Drew Rom – BAL

P

@RyanJames5

515

Alexander Ovalles – TEX

OF

@ChappyisClutch

516

Phil Pfeifer – ATL

P

@berrys_baseball

517

Vaughn Grissom – ATL

SS

@MrNobodyImportant1

518

Kyle Stowers – BAL

OF

@CorporalEddy

519

Taylor Widener – ARI

P

@tonybps1

520

Jeren Kendall – LAD

OF

@0RunsIn1st

521

J.D. Orr – MIA

UT

@Scotty_Ballgame

522

Austin Shenton – SEA

3B

@stoffer81

523

Jorge Guzman – MIA

P

@FsuBailey12

524

Ezequiel Tovar – COL

SS

@JWeisser88

525

Erik Miller – PHI

P

@KingMSquared

526

Jamari Baylor – PHI

SS

@TBDubbs11

527

Jose Salas – DET

MI

@MyManRob1

528

Darlin Moquete – STL

OF

@jacob_swain3

 

@tonybps1 on Taylor Widener at #519:

“Widener is another player who struggled this past year but looked dominant in 2018. I think he could bounce back this year and maybe even see time in the big leagues.”

@FsuBailey12 on Jorge Guzman at #523:

“Guzman has an electric repertoire, especially his fastball, but his command may push him to the bullpen. Even if that is the case, he should be a good source of saves as a closer.”

@JWeisser88 on Ezequiel Tovar at #524:

“Tovar was one of the youngest players in the Pioneer League in 2019 and he held his own. He seems like somewhat of a fast track middle infield prospect that might remind some of Geraldo Perdomo at a much cheaper price.”

 

Round 34

529

Leandro Emiliani – WSH

1B

@jacob_swain3

530

Juan Garcia – WSH

SS

@MyManRob1

531

Jasiah Dixon – PIT

OF

@TBDubbs11

532

William Holmes – LAA

P

@KingMSquared

533

Ronny Polanco – ARI

3B

@JWeisser88

534

Simon Muzziotti – PHI

OF

@FsuBailey12

535

Ryan Pepiot – LAD

P

@stoffer81

536

Niko Hulsizer – TB

OF

@Scotty_Ballgame

537

Mateo Gil – STL

SS

@0RunsIn1st

538

Luken Baker – STL

UT

@tonybps1

539

Evan Fitterer – MIA

P

@CorporalEddy

540

Taylor Jones – HOU

1B

@MrNobodyImportant1

541

Beau Burrows – DET

P

@berrys_baseball

542

Chavez Young – TOR

OF

@ChappyisClutch

543

Erik Rivera – LAA

OF

@RyanJames5

544

Cristopher Cruz – PIT

P

@ChrisEros

 

@FsuBailey12 on Simon Muzziotti at #534:

“Muzziotti is impeccable at getting the barrel to the ball. However, he does not have much power. Still, his ability to hit could carry him through the system.”
@Scotty_Ballgame on Niko Hulsizer at #536:
“The Hulksizer! Got to see him play summer of 2017 for the Valley Blue Sox (NECBL) and was intrigued by the raw power. I guess he put on a show this past winter in the Australian Baseball League.”

@tonybps1 on Luken Baker at #538:

“Baker has a ton of power and is in a good organization for developing talent.”

@ChappyisClutch on Chavez Young at #542:

“This pick was based more on the potential that Young flashed in 2018 at full season A ball than what we saw at high A last year. The combination of speed and on-base potential make him an intriguing gamble.”

 

Round 35

545

Eduarqui Fernandez – MIL

OF

@ChrisEros

546

Anthony Garcia – NYY

OF

@RyanJames5

547

Jose Fermin – CLE

SS

@ChappyisClutch

548

Blake Rutherford – CHW

OF

@berrys_baseball

549

Franklyn Kilome – NYM

P

@MrNobodyImportant1

550

Ryne Nelson – ARI

P

@CorporalEddy

551

Ljay Newsome – SEA

P

@tonybps1

552

Jonatan Machado – STL

OF

@0RunsIn1st

553

Rayner Santana – SF

UT

@Scotty_Ballgame

554

Jose Rojas – LAA

3B

@stoffer81

555

Stuart Fairchild – CIN

OF

@FsuBailey12

556

Pedro Miguel Martinez – CHC

SS

@JWeisser88

557

Jojanse Torres – HOU

P

@KingMSquared

558

Elio Prado – BAL

OF

@TBDubbs11

559

Junior Perez – SD

OF

@MyManRob1

560

Ethan Lindow – PHI

P

@jacob_swain3

 

@MrNobodyImportant1 on Franklyn Kilome at #549:

“Former top 100 prospects this late in the draft are a no brainer. I’m also a Mets fan so it had to happen. I think Kilome will be forced to start out of necessity and fall into a bullpen role like Lugo and Gsellman.”

@stoffer81 on Jose Rojas at #554:

“Late Bloomer at 27 but can play anywhere. Really liked the Manager that he could play for and I expect him to be a super utility player that could work his way into some quality playing time.”

@FsuBailey12 on Stuart Fairchild at #555:

“Fairchild is criminally underrated. He improved his zone recognition in 2019. His power is underrated and he could end up with 20+ HR each season. He is a very well rounded player.”

 

Round 36

561

Michael Plassmeyer – TB

P

@jacob_swain3

562

Jose Pena – TB

OF

@MyManRob1

563

Johnathan Rodriguez – CLE

OF

@TBDubbs11

564

Alec Hansen – CHW

P

@KingMSquared

565

Aeverson Arteaga – SF

SS

@JWeisser88

566

Jordan Holloway – MIA

P

@FsuBailey12

567

Jake Guenther – TB

1B

@stoffer81

568

Jerming Rosario – LAD

P

@Scotty_Ballgame

569

Robinson Ortiz – LAD

P

@0RunsIn1st

570

Chris Shaw – SF***

UT

@tonybps1

571

Ryan Zeferjahn – BOS

P

@CorporalEddy

572

Cole Sands – MIN

P

@MrNobodyImportant1

573

Akil Baddoo – MIN

OF

@berrys_baseball

574

Pedro Gonzalez – TEX

OF

@ChappyisClutch

575

Darell Hernaiz – BAL

SS

@RyanJames5

576

Kody Clemens – DET

2B

@ChrisEros

*** – Ineligible player selected, not caught by anyone in the draft until its completion

 

@FsuBailey12 on Jordan Holloway at #566:

“Holloway was returning from TJ Surgery in 2019. He was up-and-down but one of his constants was maintaining his velocity deep into games. That coupled with his solid arsenal, gives him a legitimate shot at sticking as a starter long term.”

@tonybps1 on Chris Shaw at #570:

“I done messed up thinking Shaw was eligible but forgot he had some at bats for San Fran late last year.”

@ChappyisClutch on Pedro Gonzalez at #574:

“Gonzalez has an interesting combination of power and speed. He strikes out too much, but he’s young enough to work through that issue. I like the upside here.”

 

Round 37

577

Jacob Amaya – LAD

SS

@ChrisEros

578

Carlos Cortes – NYM

OF

@RyanJames5

579

Anthony Seigler – NYY

C

@ChappyisClutch

580

Daysbel Hernandez – ATL

P

@berrys_baseball

581

Marcus Smith – OAK

OF

@MrNobodyImportant1

582

Tyler Baum – OAK

P

@CorporalEddy

583

Alvin Guzman – ARI

OF

@tonybps1

584

Edwin Rios – LAD***

1B

@0RunsIn1st

585

Malfrin Sosa – MIN

OF

@Scotty_Ballgame

586

Ryan Garcia – TEX

P

@stoffer81

587

Jordan Brewer – HOU

OF

@FsuBailey12

588

Justin Martinez – ARI

P

@JWeisser88

589

Blake Rivera – SF

P

@KingMSquared

590

Jared Triolo – PIT

SS

@TBDubbs11

591

Carlos Vargas – CLE

P

@MyManRob1

592

Nick Decker – BOS

OF

@jacob_swain3

*** – Ineligible player selected, not caught by anyone in the draft until its completion

 

@tonybps1 on Alvin Guzman at #583:

“I like what Arizona is doing with their farm system and Guzman can be a player to watch despite his poor numbers last year. He’s pretty toolsed-up.”

@FsuBailey12 on Jordan Brewer at #587:

“Brewer was phenomenal at Michigan and I am hoping his tools transfer over to the pros. This seemed like an excellent shot to take him.”

 

Round 38

593

Leonardo Jimenez – TOR

2B

@jacob_swain3

594

Jesus Parra – MIL

3B

@MyManRob1

595

Tanner Dodson – TB

OF

@TBDubbs11

596

Edwar Colina – MIN

P

@KingMSquared

597

Tristan Beck – ATL

P

@JWeisser88

598

Moises Gomez – TB

OF

@FsuBailey12

599

Avery Weems – CHW

P

@stoffer81

600

Carlos Hernandez – KC

P

@Scotty_Ballgame

601

Garrett Whitlock – NYY

P

@0RunsIn1st

602

Ramon Rosso – PHI

P

@tonybps1

603

Zack Hess – DET

P

@CorporalEddy

604

Raynel Delgado – CLE

SS

@MrNobodyImportant1

605

Kasey Kalich – ATL

P

@berrys_baseball

606

Brett Conine – HOU

P

@ChappyisClutch

607

Ricardo Genoves – SF

C

@RyanJames5

608

Tony Locey – STL

P

@ChrisEros

 

@MyManRob1 on Jesus Parra at #594:

“Had success as one of the youngest hitters in DSL. Will be the Brew Crew 3B of the future. He’s a top 350 prospect for me.”

@FsuBailey12 on Moises Gomez at #598:

“Gomez has an incredible amount of power, but his approach at the plate holds him back. If he refines it, he could breakout. Glad to get him this late in the draft.”

@tonybps1 on Ramon Rosso at #602:

“I’ve been following Rosso closely the last two years and think he’s almost ready to contribute for the major league team soon.”

 

Round 39

609

Spencer Brickhouse – ARI

1B

@ChrisEros

610

Tyler Dyson – WSH

P

@RyanJames5

611

Owen White – TEX

P

@ChappyisClutch

612

Darryl Collins – KC

OF

@berrys_baseball

613

Christian Cairo – CLE

SS

@MrNobodyImportant1

614

Charlis Aquino – SD

SS

@CorporalEddy

615

Allan Cerda – CIN

UT

@tonybps1

616

Telmito Agustin – WSH

OF

@0RunsIn1st

617

Victor Bericoto – SF

UT

@Scotty_Ballgame

618

Andrew Bechtold – MIN

3B

@stoffer81

619

Osiris Johnson – MIA

SS

@FsuBailey12

620

Luis Perales – BOS

P

@JWeisser88

621

A.J. Alexy – TEX

P

@KingMSquared

622

Wilmin Candelario – KC

SS

@TBDubbs11

623

Eduardo Lopez – BOS

OF

@MyManRob1

624

Carlos Rodríguez – MIL

OF

@jacob_swain3

 

@ChappyisClutch on Owen White at #611:

“Second round pick in 2018 but hasn’t thrown a pitch yet due to Tommy John Surgery. This is a high risk, high reward pick late in the draft. If he comes back firing, it will be a steal.”

@MrNobodyImportant1 on Christian Cairo at #613:

“Bloodline players have done decently recently. Son of Miguel Cairo, I’m hoping Christian continues this tradition.”

@Scotty_Ballgame on Victor Bericoto at #617:
“Bericoto follows along in San Francisco’s impressive list of recent international signings (Luciano, Matos, Pomares) and is a nice, late option if you need a 1B in your dynasty drafts.”
@FsuBailey12
on Osiris Johnson at #619:

“Johnson was one of the youngest players taken in the 2018 MLB Draft. He missed all of his first full season due to elbow surgery, but there is still plenty of time for him to develop. His tools are very intriguing and it is always great to add another Marlin.”

 

Round 40

625

Hunter Brown – HOU

P

@jacob_swain3

626

Sergio Campana – PIT

OF

@MyManRob1

627

Jake Wong – SF

P

@TBDubbs11

628

Riley O’Brien – TB

P

@KingMSquared

629

James Beard – CHW

OF

@JWeisser88

630

Jose Soriano – LAA

P

@FsuBailey12

631

Dasan Brown – TOR

OF

@stoffer81

632

Yohanse Morel – KC

P

@Scotty_Ballgame

633

Melvin Adon – SF

P

@0RunsIn1st

634

Jose Pujols – PHI

OF

@tonybps1

635

Junior Sanchez – MIA

SS

@CorporalEddy

636

Curtis Terry – TEX

1B

@MrNobodyImportant1

637

Stephen Paolini – ATL

OF

@berrys_baseball

638

Joey Murray – TOR

P

@ChappyisClutch

639

Kai-Wei Teng – SF

P

@RyanJames5

640

Arquimedes Gamboa – PHI

SS

@ChrisEros

 

@MyManRob1 on Sergio Campana at #626:

“Didn’t have the success Mojica did (who I took at 271) in the DSL but was the more highly regarded J2 signing. With Lolo on the roster as well, it appears I’m banking on a buccos resurgence.”

@JWeisser88 on James Beard at #629:

“80 Grade Speed combined with enough offensive ability to be ranked among BA’s top 100 dynasty prospects was too good to pass on in the 40th round.”

@berrys_baseball on Stephen Paolini at #637:

“Toolsy and raw with plus power and speed potential, my favorite combination in fantasy baseball. He won’t be in the big leagues anytime soon, but if everything goes according to plan Paolini could provide a huge ROI down the road.”

 

Round 41

641

Randy Florentino – TEX

C

@ChrisEros

642

Aaron Shortridge – PIT

P

@RyanJames5

643

Tejay Antone – CIN

P

@ChappyisClutch

644

Andrew Schultz – PHI

P

@berrys_baseball

645

Brandon Howlett – BOS

3B

@MrNobodyImportant1

646

Yordys Valdes – CLE

SS

@CorporalEddy

647

Cal Stevenson – TB

UT

@tonybps1

648

Grant McCray – SF

OF

@0RunsIn1st

649

Jeisson Rosario – SD

OF

@Scotty_Ballgame

650

Will Craig – PIT

3B

@stoffer81

651

Lyon Richardson – CIN

P

@FsuBailey12

652

Avery Short – ARI

P

@JWeisser88

653

Michel Triana – CIN

3B

@KingMSquared

654

Tanner Myatt – NYY

P

@TBDubbs11

655

Zion Bannister – TEX

OF

@MyManRob1

656

Aldo Ramirez – BOS

P

@jacob_swain3

 

@RyanJames5 on Aaron Shortridge at #642:

“While he’s never been a big K guy, he fits the Pirates profile so well. A high floor guy 41 rounds in is helpful with all the risk taken earlier in the draft.”

@JWeisser88 on Avery Short at #652:

“Avery Short is one of the players that helped to make the Diamondbacks 2019 draft class one of the best. He pitched really well against Team USA’s Collegiate National Team the summer after his junior year of high school, and it seemed liked he was ticketed to be a part of Louisville’s baseball team after being drafted in the 12th Round, but he got the 6th largest signing bonus in the Dbacks talented draft class that included 8 picks in the top 100.”

@MyManRob1 on Zion Bannister at #655:

“A CF with plus Speed and plus Raw Power who I think will be a quick riser on prospect ranking boards in the coming years.”

 

Round 42

657

Eli Morgan – CLE

P

@jacob_swain3

658

Hyun-il Choi – LAD

P

@MyManRob1

659

Omar Florentino – KC

SS

@TBDubbs11

660

Santiago Florez – PIT

P

@KingMSquared

661

Braylin Minier – CIN

SS

@JWeisser88

662

Nick Maton – PHI

SS

@FsuBailey12

663

Tyler Fitzgerald – SF

SS

@stoffer81

664

Johneshwy Fargas – SF

OF

@Scotty_Ballgame

665

Bryce Bush – CHW

3B

@0RunsIn1st

666

Damon Jones – PHI

P

@tonybps1

667

Tanner Morris – TOR

SS

@CorporalEddy

668

Niko Decolati – COL

OF

@MrNobodyImportant1

669

Andre Nnebe – MIL

OF

@berrys_baseball

670

Kenedy Corona – HOU

OF

@ChappyisClutch

671

Buddy Reed – OAK

OF

@RyanJames5

672

Cole Freeman – WSH

2B

@ChrisEros

 

@FsuBailey12 on Nick Maton at #662:

“Maton is a high floor prospect. He seems like he could end up as a utility bat, and maybe crack a starting lineup. He is a consistent hitter.”

@tonybps1 on Damon Jones at #666:

“I’m still surprised Jones lasted this long. He had an awesome 2019 in Double A before struggling when moved up to AAA ball but is very close to helping the major league team.”

 

Round 43

673

Andre Jackson – LAD

P

@ChrisEros

674

Yainer Diaz – CLE

C

@RyanJames5

675

Adrian Hernandez – NYM

OF

@ChappyisClutch

676

Chandler Redmond – STL

2B

@berrys_baseball

677

Nick Allen – OAK

SS

@MrNobodyImportant1

678

Derek Hill – DET

OF

@CorporalEddy

679

Enoli Paredes – HOU

P

@tonybps1

680

Dakota Mekkes – CHC

P

@0RunsIn1st

681

Isaac Mattson – BAL

P

@Scotty_Ballgame

682

Beau Philip – ATL

SS

@stoffer81

683

Wenceel Perez – DET

SS

@FsuBailey12

684

Tim Cate – WSH

P

@JWeisser88

685

Sam Delaplane – SEA

P

@KingMSquared

686

Ka’ai Tom – CLE

OF

@TBDubbs11

687

Cody Morris – CLE

P

@MyManRob1

688

Omar Cruz – SD

P

@jacob_swain3

 

@ChappyisClutch on Adrian Hernandez at #675:

“If Hernandez hadn’t been injured and lost the entire 2019, I doubt very much that he lasts this long in the draft. He’s got a plethora of tools and a high ceiling. The late 600’s is a perfect time to gamble on a young talent like Hernandez.”

@MrNobodyImportant1 on Nick Allen at #677:

“I don’t think Nick Allen will be a huge fantasy contributor, but I do think he’ll eventually take over at shortstop. He’s that gifted in the field and he can hold his own offensively. He could be a left side of the diamond partner for Chapman for a long time.”

@tonybps1 on Enoli Paredes at #679:

“Could be a good middle reliever for the Astros as soon as this year or next.”

 

Round 44

689

Grae Kessinger – HOU

UT

@jacob_swain3

690

Bryan Ramos – CHW

3B

@MyManRob1

691

Donnie Dewees – KC

OF

@TBDubbs11

692

Starlyn Castillo – PHI

P

@KingMSquared

693

Kyle McCann – OAK

C

@JWeisser88

694

Trent Deveaux – LAA

OF

@FsuBailey12

695

Matt Brash – SD

P

@stoffer81

696

Tyler Zuber – KC

P

@Scotty_Ballgame

697

Izzy Wilson – ATL

OF

@0RunsIn1st

698

Ashton Goudeau – COL

P

@tonybps1

699

Zach Watson – BAL

OF

@CorporalEddy

700

Jose Lopez – CHC

OF

@MrNobodyImportant1

701

Deion Walker – PIT

OF

@berrys_baseball

702

Connor Wong – BOS

C

@ChappyisClutch

703

Breidy Encarnacion – MIA

P

@RyanJames5

704

Juan Then – SEA

P

@ChrisEros

 

@FsuBailey12 on Trent Deveaux at #694:

“Deveaux is a super raw prospect with 80 grade speed. His upside is sky high. He’s starting to develop some serious power. If the hit tool progresses too, he could meet his upside.”

@tonybps1 on Ashton Goudeau at #698:

“””Goudeau looked great in Arizona Fall League action this past off-season and should contribute right away to the Rockies‘ bullpen. He’s a little bit older for a prospect but was worth a shot.”

@ChappyisClutch on Connor Wong at #702:

“Wong is unlikely to help with batting average, but he has enough power potential to warrant a selection here. He’s got the defensive chops to earn significant playing time with the Red Sox in the near future.”””

 

Round 45

705

Eddy Yean – WSH

P

@ChrisEros

706

Antoni Flores – BOS

SS

@RyanJames5

707

Abiezel Ramirez – TB

SS

@ChappyisClutch

708

Esteban Quiroz – SD

2B

@berrys_baseball

709

Jorge Ona – SD

OF

@MrNobodyImportant1

710

Edouard Julien – MIN

2B

@CorporalEddy

711

Rafael Marchan – PHI

C

@tonybps1

712

Starling Heredia – LAD

OF

@0RunsIn1st

713

Luis Castro – MIL

CI

@Scotty_Ballgame

714

Tyler Kolek – MIA

P

@stoffer81

715

Jose Miranda – MIN

3B

@FsuBailey12

716

Jake Mangum – NYM

P

@JWeisser88

717

Lenyn Sosa – CHW

SS

@KingMSquared

718

Michael Matuella – TEX

P

@TBDubbs11

719

Yusniel Padron-Artilles – BOS

P

@MyManRob1

720

Ian Dawkins – CHW

OF

@jacob_swain3

 

@berrys_baseball on Esteban Quirox at #708:

“If you don’t know about Quiroz go look him up. A very interesting story and he was a guy I had in my queue virtually our entire draft. The PTBNL in the Tommy Pham trade, not many people look twice at a 28 year old prospect who has never seen the bigs. However, reports say he is ready to hold his own at the plate against MLB pitching and if the Rays like him, I like him.”

@stoffer81 on Tyler Kolek at #714:

“Former 1st round pick from the 2014 draft still here at 714? It must be because he is a bust. But wait no, not him, he just had to recover from his 2017 injury. He has only logged just shy of 30 innings the last couple of years but he is 6′-5″ tall and has the stuff to be a solid MLB arm. That is great value this late in the draft.”

@JWeisser88 on Jake Mangum at #716:

“Jake Mangum finished his collegiate career as the All-Time Hits Leader in the SEC and was one of the top players for a Mississippi State team that made it to Omaha in 2019.”

@MyManRob1 on Yusniel Padron-Artilles at #719:

“I literally drafted this guy because of his name. No other reason.”

 

Round 46

721

Andre Pallante – STL

P

@jacob_swain3

722

Anthony Rodriguez – SF

SS

@MyManRob1

723

Scott Manea – HOU

C

@TBDubbs11

724

J.J. Matijevic – HOU

OF

@KingMSquared

725

Josh Green – ARI

P

@JWeisser88

726

Packy Naughton – CIN

P

@FsuBailey12

727

Tommy Eveld – MIA

P

@stoffer81

728

Tyler Holton – ARI

P

@Scotty_Ballgame

729

Cash Case – CIN

2B

@0RunsIn1st

730

Michael Spina – OAK

UT

@tonybps1

731

Quin Cotton – CIN

OF

@CorporalEddy

732

Endy Rodriguez – NYM

C

@MrNobodyImportant1

733

Juan Yepez – STL

3B

@berrys_baseball

734

Jake McCarthy – ARI

OF

@ChappyisClutch

735

Ben Bowden – COL

P

@RyanJames5

736

Luis Ortiz – BAL

P

@ChrisEros

 

@FsuBailey12 on Packy Naughton at #726:

“Naughton throws a lot of strikes. He was the Reds pitching prospect of the year in 2019. It will be interesting to see what role he ends up in as a Major Leaguer; I think he’ll stick as a starter. He is another one of my favorite pitching prospects so I was glad to add him to the squad at this point in the draft.”

@tonybps1 on Michael Spina at #730:

“I only picked him since we share the same last name. He could be a distant relative for all I know. I know he’s not my brother or nephew even if they have the same name because they surely would have told me if they were in the Fantrax player pool.”

 

Round 47

737

Jeremy Eierman – OAK

SS

@ChrisEros

738

Josh Winder – MIN

P

@RyanJames5

739

Luis Verdugo – CHC

SS

@ChappyisClutch

740

Garrett Stallings – LAA

P

@berrys_baseball

741

Danny Díaz – BOS

3B

@MrNobodyImportant1

742

Ryan Kreidler – DET

SS

@CorporalEddy

743

Yunior Severino – MIN

UT

@tonybps1

744

Wilkerman Garcia – NYY

SS

@0RunsIn1st

745

Connor Seabold – PHI

P

@Scotty_Ballgame

746

Craig Dedelow – CHW

OF

@stoffer81

747

Jameson Hannah – CIN

OF

@FsuBailey12

748

Gabe Holt – MIL

OF

@JWeisser88

749

Jaylen Palmer – NYM

SS

@KingMSquared

750

Jorge Rodriguez – BOS

P

@TBDubbs11

751

Wilkelman Gonzalez – BOS

P

@MyManRob1

752

Joan Adon – WSH

P

@jacob_swain3

 

@tonybps1 on Yunior Severino at #743:

“Another player who didn’t play so well this past year but was thought of more highly before 2019 became a reality. He was a J2 signing with a good profile.”

@JWeisser88 on Gabe Holt at #748:

“While watching Josh Jung play for Texas Tech last year a talented young sophomore caught my attention thanks to his above average or better speed combined with his ability to hit. That player was Gabe Holt who I was surprised got drafted in the 7th round and ended up signing with the Milwaukee Brewers as their 3rd highest paid player from the 2019 draft class. He also received the highest signing bonus of all their position players from the 2019 draft class.”

 

Round 48

753

Edwin Uceta – LAD

P

@jacob_swain3

754

Kelvin Diaz – BOS

2B

@MyManRob1

755

Zach Pop – BAL

P

@TBDubbs11

756

Zach Haake – KC

P

@KingMSquared

757

Thomas Dillard – MIL

C

@JWeisser88

758

Shendrik Apostel – PIT

CI

@FsuBailey12

759

Diosbel Arias – TEX

SS

@stoffer81

760

Ceddanne Rafaela – BOS

SS

@Scotty_Ballgame

761

Osmy Gregorio – TB

SS

@0RunsIn1st

762

Andy Yerzy – ARI

C

@tonybps1

763

Jacob Sanford – NYY

OF

@CorporalEddy

764

Sam Hentges – CLE

P

@MrNobodyImportant1

765

CJ Alexander – ATL

3B

@berrys_baseball

766

Joseph Naranjo – CLE

1B

@ChappyisClutch

767

Eduardo Diaz – ARI

OF

@RyanJames5

768

Josh Ockimey – BOS

1B

@ChrisEros

 

@MyManRob1 on Kelvin Diaz at #754:

“Elite athleticism…toolsy…plus runner…projectable frame…everything you want to hear when you draft someone at pick 754.”

@FsuBailey12 on Shendrik Apostel at #758:

“Younger brother of Sherten Apostel, Shendrik has tremendous power and very intriguing upside. Good value this late in the draft.”

@MrNobodyImportant1 on Sam Hentges at #764:

“Cleveland knows how to get the most out of their pitching prospects and Hentges looks like he could be in the back of their rotation by 2021. This late in the draft to land somebody with that potential is surprising.”

 

Round 49

769

Payton Henry – MIL

C

@ChrisEros

770

Brendon Little – CHC

P

@RyanJames5

771

JC Encarnacion – BAL

3B

@ChappyisClutch

772

DJ Gladney – CHW

3B

@berrys_baseball

773

Robert Broom – CLE

P

@MrNobodyImportant1

774

John Rave – KC

OF

@CorporalEddy

775

Kevin Gowdy – PHI

P

@tonybps1

776

Kade McClure – CHW

P

@0RunsIn1st

777

Curtis Mead – TB

2B

@Scotty_Ballgame

778

Ben Brecht – TB

P

@stoffer81

779

Jose Siri – SF

OF

@FsuBailey12

780

Antoine Duplantis – NYM

OF

@JWeisser88

781

Shawn Dubin – HOU

P

@KingMSquared

782

Tony Dibrell – NYM

P

@TBDubbs11

783

Jose Alberto Rivera – HOU

P

@MyManRob1

784

Israel Pineda – WSH

C

@jacob_swain3

 

@ChrisEros on Payton Henry at #769:

“Henry had a pretty decent 2019 hitting 14 homers, and driving in 75 runs. Taking him in the 49th round I think was a no brainer for me. He’s only 22 and could easily be in the MLB by next season with what he can do.”

@tonybps1 on Kevin Gowdy at #775:

“I was dared to take Moniak and Randolph by @KingMSquared in return for his treat of All You Can Eat Shrimp at Red Lobster. @FsuBailey12 went ahead and ruined that by taking Moniak so @KingMSquared said if I took Gowdy, he’d still get me shrimp. Gowdy was a 2nd round pick in 2016 and went through Tommy John Surgery but maybe he can develop?”

@FsuBailey12 on Jose Siri at #779:

“Siri has a wonderful combination of power and speed, but his plate approach is not stellar. If he can figure it out, this could end up being a really good pick.”

 

Round 50

785

Alex Wells – BAL

P

@jacob_swain3

786

David Garcia – TEX

C

@MyManRob1

787

Heitor Tokar – HOU

P

@TBDubbs11

788

Miguel Tejada Jr. – PHI

OF

@KingMSquared

789

Penn Murfee – SEA

P

@JWeisser88

790

TJ Friedl – CIN

OF

@FsuBailey12

791

Conor Grammes – ARI

P

@stoffer81

792

Dany Jimenez – SF

P

@Scotty_Ballgame

793

Lency Delgado – CHW

SS

@0RunsIn1st

794

Cornelius Randolph – PHI

OF

@tonybps1

795

Michael McAvene – CHC

P

@CorporalEddy

796

Ronnie Dawson – HOU

OF

@MrNobodyImportant1

797

Dustin Harris – OAK

3B

@berrys_baseball

798

Tobias Myers – TB

P

@ChappyisClutch

799

Adam Stauffer – BAL

P

@RyanJames5

800

Angel Rondon – STL

P

@ChrisEros

 

@MyManRob1 on David Garcia at #786:

“Catching prospect who is behind Sam Huff on the depth chart but a lock defensively to stick behind the plate. Will he hit? Well let’s roll the dice and see shall we? With my last pick in this draft sure why not.”

@MrNobodyImportant1 on Ronnie Dawson at #796:

“Spent my last pick on an outfield-only Ron Gant clone. He has that upside at least. I’m hoping he hits .240 with 25/25 potential at some point in an empty Houston outfield.”

@RyanJames5 on Adam Stauffer at #799:

“Another big pitcher that provides a ton of upside. I think he’s the 5th pitcher I have over 6′-6″.”

 

Well, that’s a wrap for the initial draft for Chappy’s Prospect Challenge. Because this is a dynasty league and not a mock draft, you can expect future updates on our progress right here on Prospects1500, especially when we have our annual First Year Player Draft. We’d love to hear from you in the comments section below and/or on Twitter.




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