Prospects of the Week: August 26 – September 2

Tyler Nevin, Hartford Yard Goats (August 29, 2019) - photo credit Bill Mercey, hartford.baseball on Instagram and BillMerceyPhotos.com

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.

Triple-A

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.

Honorable Mention:
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.


Honorable Mention:
Anthony Misiewicz, LHP (Seattle Mariners #51)
Tacoma Rainiers (2 GS, W, 11 IP, 11 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 15 K)


Double-A

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.


Honorable Mentions:
Taylor Trammell, OF (San Diego Padres #2)
Amarillo Sod Poodles (8 G, 12 H, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 8 R, 5 BB)


Tyler Nevin, 1B (Colorado Rockies #3)
Hartford Yard Goats (9 G, 11 H, 4 HR, 9 RBI, 11 R, 3 BB)


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.


Honorable Mention:
Bailey Ober, RHP (Minnesota Twins #35)
Pensacola Blue Wahoos (2 GS, W, 10 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 14 K)

High-A

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.


Honorable Mentions:
Julio Rodriguez, OF (Seattle Mariners #3)
Modesto Nuts (8 G, 12 H, HR, 9 RBI, 8 R, 4 BB)


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.


Honorable Mention:
Jhonathan Diaz, LHP (Boston Red Sox #42)
Salem Red Sox (2 GS, 2 W, 13 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 13 K)

Enmanuel De Jesus, LHP (Boston Red Sox #38)
Salem Red Sox (1 GS, W, 6 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K)


Single-A

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.

Honorable Mention:
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.


Honorable Mentions:
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)


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)


Honorable Mention:
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)


Honorable Mention:
Frank Valentino, RHP (New York Mets, NR)
Brooklyn Cyclones (2 GS, W, 10.2 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 17 K)


Rookie

CO-HITTERS OF THE WEEK & teammates:
Brenton Doyle, OF (Colorado Rockies, NR)
Grand Junction Rockies (8 G, 16 H, 3 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 12 RBI, 10 R, 5 BB, 2 SB)


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)


PITCHER: Bryan Pena, LHP (Washington Nationals, NR)
GCL Nationals (1 GS, W, 5 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 47% SwStr%)

Honorable Mention:
Stanly Sabino, LHP (Tampa Bay Rays, NR)
Princeton Rays (1 GS, W, 5 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 11 K)




About Jake Berry 39 Articles
I reside in Carrollton, Georgia and love everything baseball. I graduated from the University of West Georgia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management. I have a passion for the minor leagues and have high hopes of visiting as many minor league parks as I can. I enjoy the statistical side of the game, especially sabermetrics. I am also an avid baseball card collector and fantasy baseball player.

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