One Final Top 50 List – Dynasty Prospects To Own Now

Jerar Encarnacion, Jupiter Hammerheads, Florida State League, August 10, 2019. Photo credit Bryan Green on Flickr

The Prospects1500 crew has enjoyed bringing you all of the team Top 50 Prospects columns each day this month. We wanted to finish January with one final Top 50 – a collaboration of five staff writers. They put together their individual Top 10’s, each of them focusing on dynasty league prospects you should own now, some of whom other owners may not know about yet, although savvy dynasty leaguers will probably already have scooped up many of these prospects. But take a look at your league’s free agents and see if any of these nuggets are available. Each writer’s Top 10 are listed in no particular order, which is why they’re not numbered 1-10.

Enjoy! Look for our prospects and minor league coverage to continue as we head into Spring Training and then throughout the entire baseball season.


From Bailey Srebnik (Florida State League correspondent):

Jose Garcia, SS (CIN) – #3 on Rudie Verougstraete’s Reds Top 50
Age: 21
2019 Highest Level: Class A-Advanced
Fantrax Own%: 25
If Garcia is available in your league, you are gonna want to add him to your squad. Immediately. He lit the Florida State League on fire in 2019 and is starting to receive national attention. He has immense speed, which helps him steal bases as well as make plays on defense. His power is also underrated. Garcia is easily one of the most underrated prospects in baseball. To me, he is currently a Top 50 prospect in all of baseball. If he puts together another big season in 2020, everyone will agree.

Mason Martin, 1B/OF (PIT) – #10 on Kyle Brown’s Pirates Top 50
Age: 20
2019 Highest Level: Class A-Advanced
Fantrax Own%: 20%
When people think of Martin’s gameplay, they think of tremendous power. Martin put together an incredible season in 2019, with 35 HR across two levels. This is especially exciting because he played about half of the year in the Florida State League, a league infamous for suppressing power. He was named the Pirates 2019 Minor League Player of the Year. Martin is already a Top 100 prospect in my books, and I expect him to carry over his success to Double-A and beyond.

Dean Kremer, SP (BAL) – #7 on Ryan James’s Orioles Top 50
Age: 24
2019 Highest Level: Triple-A
Fantrax Own%: 16%
Kremer was on this list last year, and he is back on it after a big season in Double-A. He came over from the Dodgers in the summer of 2018 in the Manny Machado trade. When all is said and done, he may very well end up being the best player the O’s received. Kremer has a knack for striking people out, with a career 10.9 K/9. He was added to the 40-Man roster this offseason to be protected from the Rule-5 Draft. Likewise, I expect him to debut at Camden Yards this summer, so add him while you can!

Zac Lowther, SP (BAL) – #8 on Ryan James’s Orioles Top 50
Age: 23
2019 Highest Level: Double-A
Fantrax Own%: 21%
Here’s another quality arm from the Orioles. Lowther has been an organizational All Star the past two seasons, as he has dominated the competition every step of the way. He has multiple above-average pitches, and is able to work deep into games. Like Kremer, expect to see him debut in the Big Leagues this summer.

Jerar Encarnacion, OF (MIA) – #13 on Stoffer Cochran’s Marlins Top 50
Age: 22
2019 Highest Level: Class A-Advanced
Fantrax Own%: 9%
Encarnacion broke out at the beginning of 2019 during his time in Low-A. He showcased his immense power by clobbering 10 HR in 68 games (he also hit an 11th HR in the All Star Game). Encarnacion went on to A-Advanced where he continued to look good. He then really shined in the Arizona Fall League, where he concluded with a game-deciding grand slam. If you are looking for a player with above-average power, Encarnacion is the player for you.

Kevin Padlo, 3B (TB) – #16 on Jake Wiener’s Rays Top 50
Age: 23
2019 Highest Level: Triple-A
Fantrax Own%: 18%
Padlo was added to the 40-Man roster this offseason to be protected from the Rule-5 Draft. The telling part of this to me was that 3B Matt Duffy was released in order to make room for Padlo and the other prospects being protected from the Rule-5 Draft. The Rays certainly have a log jam in the infield, but if Padlo builds off his best career season that he had in 2019, he should crack the majors in 2020. 21 HR and 12 SB across Double-A and Triple-A.

Travis Blankenhorn, 2B/3B/OF (MIN) – #17 on Dave Funnell’s Twins Top 50
Age: 23
2019 Highest Level: Double-A
Fantrax Own%: 10%
Much like Padlo, Blankenhorn is coming off his best career season and was protected from the Rule-5 Draft. Blankenhorn is a well-rounded player, as he hit 19 HR and had 11 SB this season. His versatility should get him a role in the Majors fairly soon, as he has spent time at three positions during his career.

Taylor Walls, SS (TB) – #14 on Jake Wiener’s Rays Top 50
Age: 23
2019 Highest Level: Double-A
Fantrax Own%: 7%
Although the Rays infield is crowded, don’t count out Walls. He mashed in both Class A-Advanced and Double-A this season. Walls also has above-average speed, as he stole 28 bases in 2019. He is also great in the field, as he was named the Rays Defensive Prospect of the Year.

Miguel Yajure, SP (NYY) – #9 on Paul Woodin’s Yankees Top 50
Age: 21
2019 Highest Level: Double-A
Fantrax Own%: 9%
Yajure missed the entire 2017 season due to Tommy John surgery. During his rehab, he got stronger, and added velocity to his fastball. Yajure then went out and had the best season of his career in 2019, with a WHIP of 1.07 across two levels. Yajure was also added to the 40-Man roster in order to be protected from the Rule-5 Draft. If he can keep up his success, he could pan out as a middle or back-end starter.

Tejay Antone, SP (CIN) – #27 on Rudie Verougstraete’s Reds Top 50
Age: 25
2019 Highest Level: Triple-A
Fantrax Own%: 0%
Antone is likely the most unknown name here, but that could change. Like Yajure, Antone missed the entire 2017 due to Tommy John surgery. Also like Yajure, Antone was protected from the Rule-5 Draft this offseason. Antone was solid in his first two seasons back from surgery. A telling thing about Antone was what Driveline Baseball founder and current Reds Minor League Director of Pitching Initiatives/Pitching Coordinator, Kyle Boddy, had to say about him. During an AMA, Boddy said “arms like Antone are underrated for sure, even though we just added him to the 40-Man Roster – which tells you what our organization thinks of him :)” With Boddy’s guidance, Antone could become an even better pitcher and find consistent playing time in the majors.


From Tony Bps Spina (Phillies correspondent):
I’ve listed quite a diverse group of players in this under-the-radar prospect list covering a few different options. If you want to speculate on cheap saves and holds, I got you covered. If you want to get a jump on some younger J2 International signees before other owners, I got you here. If you’re looking to get young starters that are overlooked due to injuries, you’re in the right place. What about some toolsy outfielders who can fill up the boxscore? Well, funny you should ask because they are here, too. Most of these players are vastly under owned across all sites but that can change quickly.

Nick Sandlin, P (CLE) – #19 on on Jim Zele’s Cleveland Indians Top 50 Prospects
Opening Day Age: 23
2019 Highest Level: Columbus AAA
Fantrax Owned: 3%
Sandlin is a mid 90’s throwing righty with great offspeed stuff. He was drafted in the 2nd round in 2018 and was on the fast track to his the majors last year before a forearm strain ended his season on July 1st. Sandlin is a name to remember for those looking for future holds and saves in addition to strikeouts as he’s averaged 13.2 K/9 in his career. If healthy in Spring Training, Sandlin could make the team right out of camp.

Adrian Hernandez, OF (NYM) – #17 on Christian Kainer’s New York Mets Top 50 Prospects
Opening Day Age: 18
2019 Highest Level: Gulf Coast League Rookie
Fantrax Owned: 5%
Hernandez was a J2 signee in 2017 for $1.5m by the Mets. He has great bat speed and raw power. He was hurt for most of last year with a leg injury but showed well in his 4 games. In 2018, he slashed .261/.351/.386 with 5 home runs and 9 steals in 63 games. The injury has depressed his value so now is a good time to jump on him before he bounces back in 2020.

Kevin Ginkel, RHP (ARI) – #25 on Matt Hammerling’s Arizona Diamondbacks Top 50 Prospects
Opening Day Age: 25
2019 Highest Level: MLB
Fantrax Owned: 38%
Ginkel was a 22nd round pick in 2016 out of the University of Arizona, where he both started and relieved. For the Diamondbacks, he has only pitched out of the bullpen, averaging 12.9 K/9 over his 4 seasons. He was rewarded with a promotion last year and pitched very well as seen in the numbers above. He only allowed a run in 4 out of his 25 appearances and even recorded 2 saves. Ginkel should remain on the big-league roster and start the year pitching in high-leverage situations and has set himself up to be considered for saves if Archie Bradley struggles or is traded.

Owen White, RHP (TEX) – #35 on Casey Krish’s Texas Rangers Top 50 Prospects
Opening Day Age: 20
2019 Highest Level: N/A
Fantrax Owned: 4%
White was a 2nd round pick in the 2018 draft out of High School and had Tommy John Surgery before he could even throw a pitch for the Rangers. He has a mid-90’s fastball and has good offspeed stuff to match. White has a projectable arm to go along with those pitches and has the makings of a solid 3 starter and perhaps more. He is due back from the surgery sometime early this season and, even though he has a ways to go, could be a great gamble to take.

Elijah Tatis, SS (CWS) – #48 on WIlliam Shea’s Chicago White Sox Top 50 Prospects
Opening Day Age: 18
2019 Highest Level: Dominican Summer League Rookie
Fantrax Owned: 12%
Elijah is the younger brother of San Diego (and former White Sox) Fernando Tatis, Jr. and was signed during the 2019 J2 Signing period. Scouts have talked about his defensive abilities, notably his strong, accurate arm and how the ball jumps off his bat. Tatis is expected to grow into more power as he ages and matures. If he’s anything like his brother, he can be fantasy gold for your team. If you do happen to take him in your FYPD, just don’t trade him for James Shields’s brother.

Daulton Jefferies, RHP (OAK) – #6 on Joe Drake’s Oakland A’s Top 50 Prospects
Opening Day Age: 24
2019 Highest Level: Midland AA
Fantrax Owned: 26%
Look at that BB/K rate! As you can tell from that stat, Jefferies has great control with a mid-90s fastball to go along with solid offspeed stuff. He only threw 79 innings last year after undergoing Tommy John Surgery back in April 2017 and could start this year in Triple A with a potential promotion to the majors if all goes well. The injury has deflated his value somewhat but now is the time to make a move for him. He will play in a pitcher’s ballpark for an organization that has an excellent record of developing pitching, too.

Sam Carlson, RHP (SEA) – #14 on Joe Rush’s Seattle Mariners Top 50 Prospects
Opening Day Age: 21
2019 Highest Level: N/A
Fantrax Owned: 10%
Oh look – another injured pitcher! Yep – these injuries are keeping the cost low to acquire some potential building blocks for your dynasty team. Carlson had Tommy John Surgery back in July 2018. Prior to this, Carlson threw in the mid 90’s topping out at 97 with pretty good offspeed stuff. Carlson should be back in action later this summer and some scouts have seen him as a future #2 in the majors.

Ashton Goudeau, RHP (COL) – #36 on Michael Parnell’s Colorado Rockies Top 50 Prospects
Opening Day Age: 27
2019 Highest Level: Hartford AA
Fantrax Owned: 2%
Goudeau was very impressive in his stint in the Arizona Fall League this past season. He appeared in 6 games, striking out 18 and walking zero over 13 innings. Goudeau came out of nowhere (actually, he was signed as a minor league free agent in 2018) to put up great numbers in 2019 and can work his way into high-leverage situations in Colorado’s expensive, unspectacular bullpen this year.

Chavez Young, OF (TOR) – #18 on Greg Bracken’s Toronto Blue Jays Top 50 Prospects
Opening Day Age: 22
2019 Highest Level: Dunedin A+
Fantrax Owned: 6%
Young had a down year after a great showing in 2018 at A ball, where he slashed .283/.363/.445 with 8 home runs and 44 steals in 534 plate appearances. He’s a toolsy outfielder with speed and developing power. Coming off a down year is the time to take a chance on him getting back on track as he did the previous year.

Adinso Reyes, SS (DET) – #22 on Dave Eddy’s Detroit Tigers Top 50 Prospects
Opening Day Age: 18
2019 Highest Level: Dominican Summer League Rookie
Fantrax Owned: 6%
One of Detroit’s 2018 J2 signings, Reyes put up great stats in his 62 games showing power and a good hit-tool with a little bit of speed, also. His size may move him to third base in the future but he has the arm to play there. The defense is a concern but is improving. If he continues hitting the way he did last year, his defense won’t matter. I’m excited to see what Reyes does up against older competition this season.

 

From Kyle Brown (Pirates correspondent):

Luis Toribio, 3B (SF)– #11 on Paul Aiton’s Giants Top 50
Age: 19
Highest 2019 Level: A-
Fantrax Owned: 16%
What can I say? I am a sucker for insanely high walk rates. In his DSL debut in 2018, Toribio had an OBP of .423 and a BB% of 18.6. He followed that up with a 2019 stateside debut in the AZL that boasted an OBP of .436 and a BB% of 19.2. Reports on the bad speed are glowing, but Toribio is currently being overshadowed by other names in the Giants system like Marco Luciano and Alexander Canario. Let the hype train for those two keep rolling and grab this 19-year-old OBP machine with an advanced feel for hitting on the cheap.

Alexander Mojica, 3B (PIT) – #8 on my Pirates Top 50
Opening Day Age: 17
2019 Highest Level: Rookie – DSL
Fantrax Owned: 18%
Mojica earned the #8 spot on my Pirates Top 50 because he shows an incredible amount of promise with the bat and projection in the body. If he continues to scorch the ball in 2020 the price tag is going to skyrocket and your chance to nab cheap shares will have effervesced away. Mojica slugged a delicious .580 last season, walked more than he struck out, and had yet to celebrate his 17th birthday. Do not sleep on this kid.

Tucupita Marcano, 2B (SD)– #15 on Alex Sanchez’s Padres Top 50
Age: 20
Highest 2019 Level: A
Fantrax Owned: 14%
Prospects with 80-grade names and 60-grade hit tools always seem to find their way into my farm systems. Marcano doesn’t have much power to speak of, but he has yet to be overmatched at the plate at any level. Tucupita’s plate discipline numbers have always been excellent, and while his hard hit percentage might not jump off the page at just 13.4%, I find his 61% medium hit rate very encouraging for someone who was 2.3 years younger than his average competition last season. Not sure if the steals will continue given the abysmal success rate, but I like to identify players who can offer you a cheap shot at a .300 average that I can pair with low-average big-power prospects.

Alexander Ramirez, OF (LAA)– #10 on Andrew Rhodes’s Angels Top 50
Age: 17
2019 Highest Level: Rookie – DSL
Fantrax Owned: 8%
The lack of talent in the middle and lower levels of the Angels system is going to push Ramirez to the top third of most Anaheim prospect lists despite some current flaws in the swing and approach, but the power potential in undeniable and you will want to get in on the ground floor here. Ramirez is going to be a big riser in 2020 if a couple things click together.

Cal Raleigh, C (SEA)– #10 on Joe Rush’s Mariners Top 50
Age: 23
2019 Highest Level: AA
Fantrax Owned: 14%
Raleigh is going to be the anchor for a team of budding superstars that you have all already read enough about this offseason. The 29 home runs he hit last year showed off some of the power potential and his ability to consistently bring out the best in his pitching staff will keep him on the field and hitting home runs amid all the runs that will undoubtedly be scored in Seattle in the coming decade. I see a younger version of Yasmani Grandal in Cal Raleigh’s profile.

Dauri Lorenzo, IF (HOU)– #21 on Brandon Lute’s Astros Top 50
Age: 17
2019 Highest Level: DNP
Fantrax Owned: 12%
The Astros gave this switch-hitting young infielder $1.8 million during the 2019 J2 period and the reports on his bat are exciting. However, with no stats to look at yet the other owners in your league will likely pass on the unknown. This is how you get a very talented player for cheap. Collect those lotto tickets.

Casey Golden, OF (COL)– #14 on Michael Parnell’s Rockies Top 50
Age: 25
Highest 2019 level: High-A
Fantrax Owned: 4%
In 282 minor league games Golden has hit 77 home runs. His hard hit rate was an incredible 42.6% last season, with a medium contact rate over 40% and a soft contact rate of just 12.5%. Those numbers are likely skewed by the fact that Golden doesn’t make much contact, but his walk numbers are solid and he has shown a penchant for stealing a few bases. Double-A will be a big test, but he should be available in the last rounds of your prospect drafts.

Alexfri Planez, OF (CLE)– #22 on Jim Zele’s Indians Top 50
Opening Day Age: 18
2019 Highest Level: Rookie – AZL
Fantrax Owned: 22%
Planez has caught a bit of helium this offseason from the prospect industry, but there are plenty of other Cleveland bats in the system to distract owners from recognizing what Planez could bring to the table if all his skills coalesce at the right time. Likely a boom or bust type of profile, grab Planez late after everyone else has grabbed the higher priced Cleveland arms and bats and moved on from the system.

Tommy Henry, LHP (ARI)– #34 on Matt Hammerling’s Diamondbacks Top 50
Age: 22
2019 Highest Level: Short Season-A
Fantrax Owned: 3%
Henry was absolutely amazing in the 2019 College World Series and just seems to be one of those pitchers that has the “it” factor. A gamer with a solid arsenal that he mixes well and commands with ease. This 6’3″ LHP could easily find his way to the MLB before too long.

Ivan Herrera, C (STL)– #8 on Chris Eros’s Cardinals Top 50
Age: 19
2019 Highest Level: High-A Palm Beach
Fantrax Owned: 13%
Herrera has been young for every level he has played at and yet has always performed admirably. This pick is similar to my inclusion of Cal Raleigh on this list as I think Herrera is the next franchise catcher for the Cardinals and has yet to show us what he really can do with the bat. Ivan had a very good showing in the Arizona Fall League last year despite being one of the youngest players sent to the league. The window to acquire him for cheap is rapidly closing.


From Adam Tulley (Texas League correspondent):

Andy Pages, OF (LAD) – #26 on Daniel Preciado’s Dodgers Top 50
Age: 19
Highest Level: Rookie Adv.
Fantrax Owned: 19%
Andy Pages was one of the most impressive hitters in the Pioneer League, boasting a .298/.398/.651 slash. While the Pioneer league is notorious for offensive output, Pages was on another level compared to his age-appropriate competition. As an 18-year-old, Pages led the league in doubles and was second in homeruns, leading to a very promising potential as a power hitter. Even if this is lower level production, Andy Pages is a guy worth rostering due to sheer upside alone.

Antoine Kelly, LHP (MIL) – #15 on Philip Case’s Brewers Top 50
Age: 20
Highest Level: A (Full)
Fantrax Owned: 11%
Antoine Kelly is purely an upside pick here. Kelly is 6’6” with room to fill out on the mound. With an already electric fastball and a smooth delivery, there is potential for even more velocity. Kelly has a slider that flashes as an effective pitch, but he has very minimal command with it. If Kelly can develop some polish and a third pitch, the sky is the limit!

Liover Peguero, SS (PIT) – #13 on Matt Hammerling’s Diamondbacks Top 50 (prior to the trade)
Age: 19
Highest Level: A (Short)
Fantrax Owned: 20%
Recently acquired by the Pirates in the Starling Marte deal, Liover Peguero reminds me a lot of his former org mate Geraldo Perdomo. With an innate contact ability, some usable speed, and potential for some pop, this is a middle infielder worth watching in your dynasty leagues. While some may view the move to the Pirates as a downgrade, the path the majors is definitely more clear now (even if he is years away).

Jeremiah Jackson, SS (LAA) – #4 on Andrew Rhodes’s Angels Top 50
Age: 19
Highest Level: Rookie Adv.
Fantrax Owned: 26%
While Andy Pages seems to have the highest potential as a power hitter out of this year’s Pioneer League crop, Jeremiah Jackson was likely the most impressive power hitter this year. Since he was drafted, we have seen significant swing changes and a new approach. These changes had led to significant gains in power to all fields. Buy now before the price is too high!

Gabriel Arias, SS (SD) – #8 on Alex Sanchez’s Padres Top 50
Age: 19
Highest Level: A+
Fantrax Owned: 19%
Before his breakout campaign in 2019, Gabriel Arias was known as a defense first shortstop with some potential to be a serviceable offensive contributor. If we dig into first half versus second half splits with Arias, we can see that something significant changed in his ability to make contact. In the first half, he had a 31.3% K rate and in the second half he reduced it to 20.4%. If Arias can maintain this low K rate, we are going to see a momentous rise in prospect lists everywhere.

Maikol Escotto, SS (NYY) – #11 on Paul Woodin’s Yankees Top 50
Age: 17
Highest Level: Rookie (DSL)
Fantrax Owned: 12%
Escotto was one of the more impressive hitters in the DSL in 2019, yet he doesn’t get much love throughout the industry. Here’s why I’m in on him: New York Yankees player development, bat speed, projectable frame, already sweet swing. This is a long play, but this could be an above average hit and power tool down the road.

Alexander Ramirez, OF (NYM)
Highest Level: NA
Age: 17
Fantrax Owned: 9%
Although Ramirez has yet to make his professional debut, he is already gaining traction as a high upside prospect. With a tall, lean build, there is plenty of room for growth. With a kid being this far away, it’s impossible to predict what kind of player he’ll be, but at the moment he projects to have an intriguing power/speed combination. While he may not get as much love as the top tier international signings from 2019, he does have similar upside, so take advantage of that lack of hype, because there’s a good chance you can get him very cheap (if not for free).

Jhonkensy Noel, 1B (CLE) – #17 on Jim Zele’s Indians Top 50
Age: 18
Highest Level: Rookie (AZL)
Fantrax Owned: 8%
Noel has a nice blend of performance and projection. What I like most abut Noel is that he’s found success, even with a swing that needs some work. He knows how to use his lower half well, but his timing throughout his swing is just a little bit off. With a slight correction, I can see Noel becoming another great offensive prospect in a loaded Indians farm system.

Canaan Smith, OF (NYY) – #15 on Paul Woodin’s Yankees Top 50
Age: 20
Highest Level: A (Full)
Fantrax Owned: 17%
Smith is a name that has been floating around for a couple years as a high upside bat. Up until this year, people were beginning to give up on him. After a breakout 2019, expect the hype train to pick back up. Smith is trending up and if he starts off well in his first taste of full season ball, we will see a huge spike in value.

Eddy Diaz, SS (COL) – #27 on Michael Parnell’s Rockies Top 50
Age: 19
Highest Level: Rookie Adv.
Fantrax Owned: 8%
Another Pioneer League standout, Diaz is a very different profile than Pages and Jackson. Eddy Diaz is an electrifying athlete who combines a present hit tool with double plus speed. If Diaz can unlock some power, this is a bat to dream on in the Colorado organization.


From Scott Greene (Red Sox correspondent):

Seth Corry, LHP (SF) – #7 on Paul Aiton’s Giants Top 50
Age: 21
2019 Highest Level: A Greensboro
Fantrax Owned: 23%
2019 stats I like: 1.79 ERA in 122.2 IP, 172 K, 12.6 K/9 in Class-A ball.
2019 stat I’d like to see improved on to be a dynasty star: 4.3 BB/9

Joey Cantillo, LHP (SD) – #16 on Alex Sanchez’s Padres Top 50
Age: 20
2019 Highest Level: A+ Lake Elsinore
Fantrax Owned: 20%
2019 stats I like: 2.26 overall ERA in 111.2 IP (1.93 for A Fort Wayne), 0.93 WHIP, 144 K, 11.6 K/9
2019 stat I’d like to see improved on to be a dynasty star: 5.93 ERA in 3 games at High-A Lake Elsinore. He got hit hard upon his promotion.

Cristian Javier, RHP (HOU) – #7 on Brandon Lute’s Astros Top 50
Age: 22
2019 Highest Level: AAA Round Rock
Fantrax Owned: 29%
2019 stats I like: 170 K in 113.2 IP, 13.5 K/9, 0.82 WHIP at AAA
2019 stat I’d like to see improved on to be a dynasty star: 4.7 BB/9 is a little bit high. It’s not that bad for a SP, but I don’t want to see a RP with that ratio.
Javier, Corry and Cantillo were all Prospects1500 Prospects of the Year nominees last year. Corry and Cantillo for SP; Javier for RP. Cristian started 18 of 26 games in 2019, but he did have 4 saves in 8 relief appearances.

Thad Ward, RHP (BOS) – #7 on my Red Sox Top 50 with Ben Wilson
Age: 23
2019 Highest Level: A+ Salem
Fantrax Owned: 15%
2019 stats I like: 157 K in 126.1 IP, 11.2 K/9 overall (which improved to 11.7 K/9 in High-A)
2019 stats I’d like to see improved on to be a dynasty star: 1.30 WHIP in Salem in 12 games started is not stellar, and I also am not a fan of the 5.3 BB/9 at that level.

Joey Murray, RHP (TOR) – #22 on Greg Bracken’s Blue Jays Top 50
Age: 23
2019 Highest Level: AA New Hampshire
Fantrax Owned: 2%
2019 stats I like: 2.35 ERA overall across 3 levels in 137.1 IP, 169 K
2019 stat I’d like to see improved on to be a dynasty star: Would be nice to get his Double-A 2.89 K/BB ratio up a bit.

Levi Kelly, RHP (ARI) – #15 on Matt Hammerling’s Diamondbacks Top 50
Age: 20
2019 Highest Level: A Kane County
Fantrax Owned: 13%
2019 stats I like: 2.15 ERA in 100.1 IP in his first full season (Midwest League), 126 K, 11.3 K/9, 2.80 FIP, .198 AVG against
2019 stat I’d like to see improved on to be a dynasty star: I honestly can’t find much to improve on from his Rookie ball season.

Jose Acosta, 2B (CIN) – #19 on Rudie Verougstraete’s Reds Top 50
Age: 19
2019 Highest Level: Rookie (Arizona League)
Fantrax Owned: 4%
2019 stats I like: 187 wRC+, .395 AVG (highest in MiLB), 1.060 OPS, 26 SB
2019 stat I’d like to see improved on to be a dynasty star: .185 ISO is between Above Average and Great. I want to see this climb to .200.

Darlin Moquete, OF (STL) – not ranked on Chris Eros’s Cardinals Top 50
Age: 20
2019 Highest Level: Rookie (Dominican Summer League)
Fantrax Owned: 1%
2019 stats I like: .390 AVG (2nd highest in MiLB), 1.030 OPS, 178 wRC+ is excellent, 23 SB, 8.8 K%, down from 16.6 K% in his 2018 season.
2019 stats I’d like to see improved on to be a dynasty star: Not much to argue about here except two seasons in Rookie ball. Let’s get the 20 year old up to full season A-ball in 2020.

Heriberto Hernandez, C (TEX) – #15 on Casey Krish’s Rangers Top 50
Age: 20
2019 Highest Level: Short Season A Spokane
Fantrax Owned: 17%
2019 stats I like: 181 wRC+ (6th in MiLB), 1.071 OPS
2019 stat I’d like to see improved on to be a dynasty star: 25.6 K% is a tad high. Let’s get this to under 21-22%!

Christian Koss, IF (COL) – #42 on Michael Parnell’s Rockies Top 50
Age: 22
2019 Highest Level: Rookie (Pioneer League) Grand Junction
Fantrax Owned: 2%
2019 stats I like: 172 wRC+, .332/.447/.605/1.052 slashline in his pro debut (53 games), 11 HR and 35 BB, .274 ISO
2019 stats I’d like to see improved on to be a dynasty star: I’m being picky here, but 4 CS in 14 SB attempts
Koss is a versatile infielder, having played 2B, SS and 3B for Grand Junction in 2019.




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