Each week during this Minor League Baseball season we’ve picked the hitting and pitching prospects from each level (AAA, AA, A+, A, A- (Short Season) and Rookie ball who, in our opinion, had the best week. In this final regular season edition of POTW, Jake Berry and Scott Greene award their Prospects of the Week hitters and pitchers for each level, while also presenting other names at each level that are just as deserving of POTW honors.
As always, tweet us (@Prospects1500, @berrys_baseball and @Scotty_Ballgame) when you see a great performance that warrants a consider for Prospect of the Week. Or feel free to reach out anytime during the postseason to make sure we keep your favorite prospects on our radar. Enjoy, and make sure you’re watching out for these prospects in your dynasty leagues.
HITTER: Edwin Rios, 1B (Los Angeles Dodgers #24)
Oklahoma City Dodgers (6 G, 8 H, 4 HR, 12 RBI, 2 BB)
The 25-year-old had a pretty solid six games to end the season that featured featured four dingers.
Drew Ward, 3B (Washington Nationals #26)
Fresno Grizzlies (7 G, 11 H, 4 HR, 12 RBI, BB, SB)
PITCHER: Tejay Antone, RHP (Cincinnati Reds, NR)
Louisville Bats (2 GS, 2 W, 14 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 19 K)
Antone led all of Triple-A in strikeouts over the last week of the season with 19. He combined that effort with just one walk and two earned runs en route to picking up his two wins.
BREAKING: Tejay Antone Named International League Pitcher of the Week
— Louisville Bats (@LouisvilleBats) September 3, 2019
Anthony Misiewicz, LHP (Seattle Mariners #51)
Tacoma Rainiers (2 GS, W, 11 IP, 11 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 15 K)
HITTER: Connor Wong, C (Los Angeles Dodgers #16)
Tulsa Drillers (6 G, 13 H, 4 HR, 12 RBI, 4 R, 3 BB)
Wong was the easy choice for Double-A hitter of the week as Dodgers hitters sweep the honor from the top two classifications. Of his 13 hits, six were for extra bases including four homers.
After not hitting a homer in his first 19 AA games, Connor Wong has hit nine in his previous 20 games, and four in his last five games.
— Future Dodgers (@FutureDodgers) September 1, 2019
Taylor Trammell, OF (San Diego Padres #2)
Amarillo Sod Poodles (8 G, 12 H, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 8 R, 5 BB)
Nice to see Taylor Trammell finishing out strong. He’s hit in five straight and eight of nine, and has five (and counting?) XBH in four games.
— MadFriars (@madfriars) September 2, 2019
Tyler Nevin, 1B (Colorado Rockies #3)
Hartford Yard Goats (9 G, 11 H, 4 HR, 9 RBI, 11 R, 3 BB)
Tyler Nevin is ending the season right.
The #Rockies prospect has now homered in 4️⃣ straight games and has gotten a hit in 7️⃣ straight. He’s up to 13 homers on the season, tying his career high set in 2018.
— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) August 30, 2019
Joey Bart, C (San Francisco Giants #1)
Richmond Flying Squirrels (7 G, 14 H, HR, 6 RBI, 5 R, 2 BB)
PITCHER: Brady Singer, RHP (Kansas City Royals #3)
Northwest Arkansas Naturals (2 GS, 2 W, 14 IP, 12 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 13 K)
Singer managed 14 innings and racked up 13 K’s, but he did get hit around a little bit. Overall, he worked around it and his performance was strong enough to earn Double-A pitcher of the week.
Brady Singer’s slider looks pretty good tonight. pic.twitter.com/1gNDFGgUcc
— Alex Duvall (@duvy_013) August 27, 2019
Bailey Ober, RHP (Minnesota Twins #35)
Pensacola Blue Wahoos (2 GS, W, 10 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 14 K)
Bailey Ober’s first three Double-A starts:
7.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 8 K
7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 12 K
7.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 10 K
The kid is alright. pic.twitter.com/ZvCnEE39f5
— Pensacola Blue Wahoos (@BlueWahoosBBall) August 28, 2019
HITTER: Julio Pablo Martinez, OF (Texas Rangers #5)
Down East Wood Ducks (9 G, 14 H, 3 HR, 6 RBI, 4 SB – just don’t look at the 14 SO)
It was a boom or bust nine games for JPM as he led all of High-A in hits, but also tied for the league lead in strikeouts. The three homers and four stolen bases are a good example of the power/speed threat that the 23-year-old can be.
Our final weekly winners of the regular season will meet up in this week’s Southern Division Championship Series!
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— Carolina League (@MiLB_CarolinaLg) September 3, 2019
Julio Rodriguez, OF (Seattle Mariners #3)
Modesto Nuts (8 G, 12 H, HR, 9 RBI, 8 R, 4 BB)
Final numbers for Julio Rodriguez in his 1st stateside season at West Virginia & Modesto:
84G, .326/.390/.540/.929, 107H, 26 2B, 4 3B, 12HR, 63R, 69RBI, 25BB, 11HBP, 76K, 3SF, SB. #Mariners
— Mariners Minors (@MiLBMariners) September 3, 2019
Dylan Busby, 3B (Pittsburgh Pirates #50)
Bradenton Marauders (4 G, 6 H, 3 HR, 9 RBI)
PITCHER: Shawn Dubin, RHP (Houston Astros, NR)
Fayetteville Woodpeckers (2 GS, 2 W, 13 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 20 K!)
Dubin was lights out in his 13 innings to end the 2019 season. The 20 K’s are made even more impressive when you put up the one walk beside it.
Putting an exclamation point on a breakthrough season: Shawn Dubin with 107 Ks vs 28 BBs over his last 75.2 IP with just 50 hits allowed. #Astros @WoodpeckersNC @GeorgetownBaseb @GCAthletics @KatsNation @ErieCCAthletics @OleanOilers pic.twitter.com/jyUJzrLzsh
— Future Stros (@DellaTora) August 28, 2019
Enmanuel De Jesus, LHP (Boston Red Sox #38)
Salem Red Sox (1 GS, W, 6 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K)
HITTER: Jose Fermin, IF (Cleveland Indians, NR)
Lake County Captains (5 G, 10 H, 1 HR, 1 3B, 1 2B, 4 SB, 0 SO)
Fermin earned the honor thanks to the production he had in such a limited capacity and the zero strikeouts. He had an extra base hit of each variety and four swipes.
Eduardo Torrealba, INF (New York Yankees, NR)
Charleston RiverDogs (7 G, 13 H, 6 2B, 1 HR, 7 R)
PITCHER: Kai-Wei Teng, RHP (San Francisco Giants, NR)
Augusta GreenJackets (2 GS, 2 W, 14 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 20K!)
Real tough choice here for Single-A POTW as three worthy mentions below all threw hitless outings. Teng stands out here for the 20 strikeouts over 2 starts in 14 IP, giving up 2 ER while only walking two.
Happy to holler this one from the mountain tops some more for those in the back…
Kai-Wei Teng is a STUD! Get on the train now!
Been a fan since he signed in December ’17, and he had another huge night tonight:
7 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 11 K#SFGiants
— Benjamin Chase (@biggentleben) September 1, 2019
Jake Walters, RHP (Miami Marlins #44)
Clinton LumberKings (1 GS, W, 7 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 K)
Gray Fenter, RHP (Baltimore Orioles #39)
Delmarva Shorebirds (1 GS, W, 5 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 11 K)
This is crazy – The last 3 nights for Delmarva, Gray Fenter, Drew Rom and Grayson Rodriguez have combined for 16 no-hit innings with 2 walks and 24 strikeouts.
— Steve Melewski (@masnSteve) August 30, 2019
Grayson Rodriguez, RHP (Baltimore Orioles #2)
Delmarva Shorebirds (1 GS, W, 6 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K)
Roansy Contreras, RHP (New York Yankees #6)
Charleston RiverDogs (2 GS, 2 W, 12 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 14 K)
Short Season (A-)
HITTER: Will Robertson, OF (Toronto Blue Jays #23)
Vancouver Canadians (6 G, 11 H, 1 2B, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 7 R, 5 BB)
Will Robertson named the NWL Player of the Week!@Will21R became the first player since A.J. Kirby-Jones (2010) to hit home runs in three consecutive games as the former Crieghton Blue Jays standout also had a double and a team high eight RBI over the final week.#AtTheNat pic.twitter.com/iAJLFE4D3I
— Vancouver Canadians (@vancanadians) September 3, 2019
Ryan January, C (Arizona Diamondbacks, NR)
Hillsboro Hops (5 G, 6 H, 3 2B, HR, 10 RBI, 7 BB, 3 R)
PITCHER: Carlos Vargas, RHP (Cleveland Indians #24)
Mahoning Valley Scrappers (2 GS, 2 W, 12.2 IP, 9 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 11 K)
Mahoning Valley Scrappers RHP Carlos Vargas had an outstanding outing today to finish his 2019 campaign. Vargas allowed just three hits, one walk and struck out five over seven shutout innings. Over his last 4 starts:
— Indians Prospective (@indiansPro) September 3, 2019
Frank Valentino, RHP (New York Mets, NR)
Brooklyn Cyclones (2 GS, W, 10.2 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 17 K)
— GrandJunctionRockies (@GJRockies) September 3, 2019
Christian Koss, SS (Colorado Rockies, was “one more for the road” according to Michael Parnell on his Rockies Top 50+)
Grand Junction Rockies (8 G, 13 R [scored in all 8 games], 10 BB, 7 H, HR, 5 RBI, 3 SB)
.@GJRockies Season-End All-Stars
Christian Koss – SS
.335 (3rd)/.452 (2nd)/.600 (5th)
10 HR, 47 RBI, 10 SB, 185 AB
Colin Simpson – OF
.305 (8th)/.371 (12th)/.665 (1st)
17 HR, 47 RBI, 131 TB, 197 AB
Brenton Doyle – OF
.358 (2nd)/.454 (1st)/.564 (6th)
6 HR, 28 RBI, 17 SB, 165 AB
— Kyle Kercheval (@kyletkerch) September 2, 2019
Stanly Sabino, LHP (Tampa Bay Rays, NR)
Princeton Rays (1 GS, W, 5 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 11 K)