New York Mets 2019 Midseason Top 50 Prospects

Andres Gimenez (AFL 2018) - photo credit Benjamin Rush, forloveofbaseball on Flickr

The 2019 Mets have been, well…the Mets. A team filled with stars at multiple positions, but horribly mismanaged, with players playing away from their defensive homes, strengths, and matchup strengths. The team is currently fighting for a chance at a wild card spot, with Fangraphs giving them just a 17.1% chance. A team this talented should be much better than having a very unlikely chance at the playoffs. 

While the Mets farm system is very talented, it also has almost all its top prospects in the lowest levels of the minors. The trade deadline was supposed to be the time for the Mets to add significant pieces to the system. Instead, they traded for one of the top starting pitchers on the market in Marcus Stroman, giving up 2 Tier 2 prospects in Simeon Woods Richardson and Anthony Kay, who I had ranked #3 and #9 respectively. While this trade in a vacuum was fair value, it further shows General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen’s lack of planning. Making a win-now move like adding Stroman should be followed with more trades for major league players. Instead, the Mets gave away Jason Vargas, their #5 starter with a 103 ERA+, to their direct competition for a wild card berth, the Philadelphia Phillies.


With the ultimate goal being a World Series, I disagree with the notion of the Mets being a win-now team. While they could certainly make perfect moves in the offseason and succeed in 2020, the Mets are much more likely to win a championship with the younger core in Pete Alonso and Jeff McNeil, supplemented with the extremely young and talented prospects at the top of this list. Between this deadline and the offseason, if the Mets had sold significant pieces like Noah Syndergaard, Edwin Diaz, and Michael Conforto, they would have been put in a better spot to reach the goal of a World Series, as they would have continued to add significant talent to the farm system. Combined with the 3 top 13 prospects added this year from a widely lauded draft class, the Mets would have been put in a position to make a serious run in 2-3 years. 

The 2019 preseason Mets Top 50 list was made by previous Mets writer Ben Wilson, so if there is a ranking that is strange compared to their previous ranking, it is just differences in opinion between him and I. 

* List does not include anyone who has already made their MLB debut
**All stats are as of 7/22/2019. These statistics have changed since then

 

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. Ronny Mauricio, SS (2019 Preseason Rank #4)
Age: 18
2019 Highest Level: A
2019 Stats: .280/.318/.382/.700, 375 PA, 3 HR, 24 RBI, 4 SB, 20.5 K%, 4.5 BB%
National prospect writers have started to get on board with the hype for the 18-year-old shortstop. Signed by the Mets during the 2017 J2 period for a then Mets record $2.1 million (broken by #3 Francisco Alvarez), what Mauricio has been able to do at nearly 3.5 years younger than league average has been impressive. However, what has some prospect experts rating him in the top 50 despite being so unpolished is his potential with his tools. At 6’3” and only 166, Mauricio is expected to fill out, complementing his already impressive bat speed, to generate plus power. This combined with his already impressive bat control has being excited about potential plus hit and power tools. Combine these tools with average/above average speed, arm, and glove tools and it becomes obvious why Mauricio is the Mets top prospect.

 

Tier 2:
2. Andres Gimenez, SS/2B (2019 Preseason Rank #1)
Age: 20
2019 Highest Level: AA
2019 Stats: .246/.310/.370/.680, 325 PA, 4 HR, 24 RBI, 17 SB, 22.2 K%, 5.5 BB%
Much of the disappointment coming from Gimenez this season is stemmed from an overhyping of him preseason. Rated by nearly all prospect evaluators as top 50, Gimenez had not shown that level of talent to me yet. Experts that had him pegged as top 50 did so with the expectation he would hit for more power. However, he has failed to show strong power numbers, harming his overall batting line consequently. While I am not of the belief of Gimenez as “Ruben Tejada 2.0” (young performing SS who gets to majors with minimal upside), a player with a plus hit tool, above average glovework at shortstop, and above average to plus speed on the basepaths is still a valuable player. Gimenez has been hot lately, and in a few weeks his line could be looking very different.

3. Francisco Alvarez, C (2019 Preseason Rank #23)
Age: 17
2019 Highest Level: Rookie- Appalachian League
2019 Stats: .393/.507/.643/1.150, 69 PA, 3 HR, 14 RBI, 0 SB, 21.7 K%, 13.0 BB% (2 Levels)
Recipient of the largest IFA signing bonus in Mets history ($2.9 million), Alvarez has so far been worth every penny. Noted for his advanced bat, Alvarez has shown that off, destroying the GCL although 2.5 years younger than average, and continuing to destroy for Kingsport at 3 1/2 years younger than the average age. When he signed out of Venezuela, Alvarez was known as a subpar defender. Thus far, reports of Alvarez’s defense have been positive, with optimism of Alvarez sticking behind the plate. With Alvarez looking like a future plus contact and power hitter, staying at catcher would make him a star. However, being listed at 5’11” and 220 pounds already, Alvarez will have to maintain his body to remain at catcher. The Mets may let him settle at Kingsport, despite blasting opposing pitchers, in hopes his defense can continue improving, and catch up to his very advanced bat.

4. Brett Baty, 3B, (2019 1st Round Draft Pick)
Age: 19
2019 Highest Level: Rookie- Appalachian League
2019 Stats: .215/.329/.431/.760, 76 PA, 3 HR, 15 RBI, 0 SB, 32.9 K%, 14.5 BB% (2 Levels)
The 12th overall pick in this years annual draft, Baty has an advanced bat, with elite raw power. If he can stay at third base, a lineup with Baty and Pete Alonso will be intimidating for opposing pitchers.

5. Mark Vientos, 3B (2019 Preseason Rank #3)
Age: 19
2019 Highest Level: A
2019 Stats: .268/.312/.428/.740, 346 PA, 10 HR, 49 RBI, 1 SB, 23.4 K%, 4.9 BB%
An annual slow-starter, Vientos started the season very poorly, both with the bat and glove (21 errors in 80 games). However, Vietos has caught fire recently, so much so that his full season stats may be vastly different by the time of this posting. Thus far in July, Vientos has slashed .328/.384/.563/.946, which are much more representative of the Vientos we saw last season. If he can continue his torrid pace, a promotion to A+ St. Lucie seems likely, as well as flirting with back end of some national top 100 prospect lists. Like Baty, Vientos will need to improve his defense in order to stay at 3B, which would greatly improve his overall value as a player, especially for a team with a long term answer at 1B like the Mets and Pete Alonso. 

6. Matthew Allan, RHP (2019 3rd Round Pick)
Age: 18
2019 Highest Level: GCL
2019 Stats: N/A
The highest ranked high school pitcher according to many sources, Allan was the widely acclaimed as the steal of the draft. Allan was a first round talent which the Mets got in the third thanks to signability concerns. 

7. David Peterson, LHP (2019 Preseason Rank #7)
Age: 23
2019 Highest Level: AA
2019 Stats: 87.1 IP, 4.43 ERA, 1.431 WHIP, 24.3 K%, 7.3 BB%
Peterson seems perpetually underrated by fans to me. With his well above average GB% (51.8%), K% (24.3%), and BB% (7.3%), he seems destined to become a valuable mid to back end of the rotation starting pitcher in the MLB. This profile however is not enough to rate him over riskier prospects with significantly higher upside. 

8. Junior Santos, RHP (2019 Preseason Rank #25)
Age: 17 (18 on August 16)
2019 Highest Level: Rookie – Appalachian League
2019 Stats: 18.2 IP, 4.82 ERA, 1.339 WHIP, 20.0 K%, 9,4 BB%
A 6’9” 17 year old, Santos is loaded with potential. As one of the youngest players in the J2 group, seeing Santos perform well in the DSL1 league last year was eye opening, along with a dominant albeit very short stint in the GCL. Santos already sits 91-94 and tops 97, which combined with his top notch athleticism, impressive control (career 1.8 BB/9), and elevated pitching plane due to his height, we could be looking at a future ace.

9. Thomas Szapucki, LHP (2019 Preseason Rank #8)
Age: 23
2019 Highest Level: A+ St. Lucie
2019 Stats: 35 IP, 2.06 ERA, 1.171 WHIP, 30.4 K%, 10.1 BB% (2 Levels)
Former Mets minors megastar Szapucki is recovering from a devastating TJ surgery. He is having a successful rebound season, performing as well as could be reasonably expected in a first season back from surgery. Look for his fastball velocity to rebound soon, followed by his trademark curveball. Already 23, it will be interesting to see if the Mets fasttrack Szapucki, ditching his changeup, and making him into a lefty power reliever, a role he could very well dominate in.

10. Shervyen Newton, SS/2B/3B (2019 Preseason Rank #5)
Age: 20
2019 Highest Level: A
2019 Stats: .223/.279/.346/.625, 287 PA, 6 HR, 22 RBI, 0 SB, 34.5 K%, 7.2 BB%
Like Mauricio, Newton is expected to grow into his body as he is a scrawny 6’4” 180 pounds, and thus tap into more power. While his season stats look ugly, he was somewhat aggressively to full season A ball and also likely rushed from an injury at the start of the season. Like Vientos, Newton has been on a tear in July and his stats could look very different in a few weeks.

 

Tier 3
11. Josh Wolf, RHP (2019 2nd Round Pick)
Age: 18
2019 Highest Level: GCL
2019 Stats: 1 IP, 0 ERA, 1.000 WHIP, 0 K%, 0 BB%
Somewhat similar to a young right handed Szapucki, Wolf throws with a funky, violent motion, like the motion which helped lead to Szapucki’s TJ surgery. Also, Wolf has a serious fastball coupled with a better curveball. His changeup is also a distinct third pitch like Szapucki. Wolf has plus intangibles which will help him as he progresses.

12. Freddy Valdez, OF (2019 Preseason Rank #16)
Age: 17
2019 Highest Level: DSL1
2019 Stats: .277/.360/.433/.792, 164 PA, 3 HR, 21 RBI, 3 SB, 17.7 K%, 9.8 BB%
Signed from the Dominican Republic for 1.45 million, Valdez was ranked as a top 30 J2 2018 prospect by both MLB.com and Baseball America. Valdez’s game is built around his elite power, with both strength and bat speed. While he has some strikeout concerns, his overall plate approach has been better than advertised, with a 9.4 BB% thus far. He will likely be limited to a corner outfield position or first base if his 6’3”body gains too much mass, although some in the Mets organization like his possibilities of staying in center field (not going to happen), as although he is large, he shows good athleticism and routes in the outfield. He will be helped with an above average arm which should help his highly likely transition to the corner outfield, and for now average speed, which could decline as he fills out his body further.

13. Alexander Ramirez, OF (2019 J2 Signing)
Age: 16
2019 Highest Level: N/A
2019 Stats: N/A
Signed from the Dominican Republic for $2.1 million, Ramirez has been billed as both a true power/speed threat and also a true center fielder. With the potential to be an above average defender in center fielder due to his speed and an advanced plate approach, Ramirez has the makings of an above average defensive center fielder. With the potential to be an above average hitter and defender at a premium position like center field, combined with the pedigree of a 2.1 million bonus, Ramirez is able to rank #15 without playing a single game with the franchise. 

14. Adrian Hernandez, OF (2019 Preseason Rank #9)
Age: 18
2019 Highest Level:  GCL
2019 Stats: .286/.375/.643/1.018, 16 PA, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 SB, 25.0 K%, 6.3 BB%
Another Dominican seven figure signing bonus recipient, Hernandez received $1.5 million during the 2017 J2 period. Hernandez has some of the loudest and explosive collection of tools in the system, possessing above average bat speed, raw power and speed, along with average arm strength. Four games into the season however, Hernandez suffered a serious leg injury which should keep him out for the year, as well as likely zap him of some speed and power. With this loss of speed as well as speed reduction with natural body maturity, Hernandez likely will lose his ability to play center field. Like many “toolsy” players, Hernandez greatest flaw right now is his contact ability. Like any other young prospect with developing plate approach and pitch recognition skills, Hernandez future will be determined by how much he works on these weaknesses. Prior to injury, I was very high on Hernandez, likely placing him as high as #7 with a good season, but with so much uncertainty as to his full potential, I thought best to be more conservative on perhaps the best collection of tools in the Mets system.

15. Ali Sanchez, C (2019 Preseason Rank #21)
Age: 22
2019 Highest Level: AA
2019 Stats: .279/.337/.343/.680, 273 PA, 1 HR, 29 RBI, 1 SB, 17.6 K%, 7.7 BB%
Elite defensive catcher at the most important defensive position on the field. Sanchez has all the defensive abilities you can ask for in a catcher, calling a good game, blocking tough pitches, throwing out base stealers (39%), elite pitch framing abilities, and overall being a player that pitchers enjoy throwing with. Sanchez shows at worst average contact skills, with a career .263 average and 14.1 K%. However, it is his dearth of power and on base skills that make his bat potentially unplayable. With his level of defense, any addition value with his bat would be gravy, but currently he projects to be nothing more than a backup due to that. With his contact skills, if he is able to add any sort of power or on base skills to his arsenal then he could become the Mets catcher of the future. 

16. Kevin Smith, LHP (2019 Preseason Rank – Unranked)
Age: 22
2019 Highest Level: AA
2019 Stats: 91.1 IP, 3.15 ERA, 1.248 WHIP, 27.6 K%, 7.5 BB% (2 Levels)
The highest riser on this list, Smith went from 7th round college pick to skyrocketing up rankings after dominating A+ St. Lucie. Although Smith does not have premium velocity (low 90s fastball), his premier spin rate, funky delivery, and being a 6’5” lefty help offset his deficiencies to post elite swinging strike numbers along with an elite K% (29.1). While his changeup lags behind his fastball and slider, he still has a chance to be a starter, as he is still a young 22 in AA now. However, with his two above-average pitches and elite numbers versus lefties (514 OPS versus lefties to 720 OPS versus righties), Smith could minimally flourish as a lefty specialist whenever the Mets need him. 

17. Franklyn Kilome, RHP (2019 Preseason Rank #11)
Age: 24
2019 Highest Level: AA (2018)
2019 Stats: DNP
Acquired from the Phillies for Asdrubal Cabrera, Kilome was lauded as an excellent return for a flawed, rental. A former top 100 prospect, Kilome had a very rough 2018 season while with the Phillies organization. After being moved to the Mets, Kilome improved his K% from 18.8 to 27.1 and lowered his BB% from 11.6 to 6.5. Sadly, in the start of the offseason, Kilome had to undergo Tommy John surgery. Because he is already 24 and coming back earliest start of 2020, Kilome may be pushed into a reliever role, which significantly pushed him down these rankings. He can definitely make this transition due to his 6’6” throwing plane, good spin rates, velocity which hits 97 as a starter, and an above average curveball. If the Mets have him come back as a starter, besides regaining his velocity and spin back that was lost from the surgery, Kilome will have to make strides with his currently below average changeup and slider, as well as prove the command he showed after joining the Mets organization was legit. 

18. Jordan Humphreys, RHP (2019 Preseason Rank #18)
Age: 23
2019 Highest Level: GCL
2019 Stats: 1 IP, 9 ERA, 3 WHIP, 20 K%, 20 BB%
Like Kilome, Humphreys is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery. Now a year and a half removed from the surgery, Humpreys has started rehabbing. Prior to the surgery, Humphreys was a strike machine, limiting walks (career 1.6 BB/9) and getting strikeouts (career 9.4 K/9), albeit without overpowering stuff. This lead to some video game numbers, like 8.89 K:BB and a 1.42 era in 69 innings, all which being a year younger than league average. Humphreys is able to do this with three average to above average offerings in his fastball, changeup, and curveball. While he is currently rehabbing, likely still trying to gain more strength, if he is able to regain his form, he seems likely to be a back of rotation starting pitcher. 

19. Dedniel Nunez, RHP (2019 Preseason Rank – Unranked)
Age: 23
2019 Highest Level: A+ St. Lucie
2019 Stats: 80 IP, 4.39 ERA, 1.200 WHIP, 27.8 K%, 6.8 BB% (2 Levels)
As a 20-year-old signee from the Dominican Republic, Nunez was not highly regarded initially. However, he has a mid-90s fastball and although he has not been in the system long, already is posting elite strikeout and walk numbers. After dominating A ball (1.97 xFIP) and posting good numbers in A+ St. Lucie, Nunez is one of the few pitching prospects in the high majors with legit prospect status. 

20. Jaylen Palmer, SS/3B (2019 Preseason Rank – Unranked)
Age: 19
2019 Highest Level: Rookie – Appalachian League
2019 Stats: .239/.320/.407/.727, 128 PA, 4 HR, 13 RBI, 1 SB, 40.6 K%, 10.9 BB%
My personal 2018 MLB draft late round “crush”, Palmer was an intriguing pick in the 22nd round for multiple reasons; not only did Palmer grow from 5’5” to 6′ 3” while maintaining his athleticism, but he also grew up and went to high school in Flushing. Palmer compounded this intrigue by performing well in the GCL last year. Palmer projects to be a good defender, as he has above average speed and arm strength. The Mets have so far tried him out at SS and 3B but he seems he could handle 2B and any of the outfield positions baring physical maturation which reduces his speed. This maturation would also likely compliment his already plus bat speed to give him potentially elite power. 

21. Hayden Senger, C (2019 Preseason Rank – Unranked)
Age: 22
2019 Highest Level: A
2019 Stats: .253/.342/.382/.725, 261 PA, 4 HR, 28 RBI, 0 SB, 14.9 K%, 6.1 BB%
Two rounds after Palmer, the Mets took another sleeper. Coming out of the Miami University (Ohio), Senger was known for his defensive prowess, showing all the traits to be good with runners on base and reportedly managing pitchers well on the mound. With the bat, Senger shows good contact skills, but has a level swing which does not produce much power. It will be interesting to see if the Mets adjust his swing to unlock more power, using the “Launch Angle” approach or just proceed with his marginal offense with his above average defense. Overall, Senger is similar to Ali Sanchez, being not as elite a defender but showing better the same contact heavy approach to hitting, although with better K and BB rates. 

22. Blaine McIntosh, OF (2019 13th Round Pick)
Age: 18
2019 Highest Level: GCL
2019 Stats: .200/.200/.200/.400 5 PA, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB, 20 K%, 0 BB%
While not a true sleeper as he was listed on Fangraphs top 500 draft prospects, McIntosh was the 2019 MLB draft late round “crush” for me. Committed to Vanderbilt and their notoriously hard commitments, I did not even include McIntosh in my “New York Mets 2019 Draft Review” due to the assumed sureness of him passing on the Mets offer. As a player, McIntosh relies on his truly elite speed which, with his above average arm and intangibles, should help him become a elite defender in center field. Like many players thus far, McIntosh is a scrawny 6’4” 175 pounds, and should be able to gain muscle to hit for above average power going forward. Between his physical maturation, improved plate approach, and more experience in center field, McIntosh could make his $125K bonus into one of the biggest steals of the MLB draft. 

23. Daison Acosta, RHP (2019 Preseason Rank – Unranked)
Age: 21
2019 Highest Level: A
2019 Stats: 32.3 IP, 2.76 ERA, 0.980 WHIP, 32.3 K%, 10.8 BB% (Across 2 Levels)
Acosta is a 6’2” 160 pound righty who throws his fastball in the low 90s. He currently tops at 95 and being young with a body which can take more mass, he hopefully could sit mid 90s. Acosta also throws a curveball and changeup which may become above average. This season, although younger than league average in both leagues, has shown a propensity to strike batters out with K% of 36.2 and 27.9 in A- and A respectively. 

24. Cesar Loaiza, LHP (2019 Preseason Rank #37)
Age: 21
2019 Highest Level: Rookie – Appalachian League
2019 Stats: 26.2 IP, 3.71 ERA, 1.238 WHIP, 25.7 K%, 6.2 BB%
A favorite of Prospects1500’s former Mets and current Red Sox and New York Penn League writer Ben Wilson, Loaiza is a 6’3” lefty who has posted good strikeout numbers and ground ball numbers thus far in his career. Loaiza shows enough potential with his pitches to remain a starter.

 

Tier 4:
25. Desmond Lindsay, OF (2019 Preseason Rank #13)
Age: 22
2019 Highest Level: A+ St. Lucie
2019 Stats: .196/.305/.294/.599, 59 PA, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 1 SB, 42.4 K%, 11.9 BB%

26. Jefferson Escorcha, LHP (2019 Preseason Rank #48)
Age: 19
2019 Highest Level: Rookie – Appalachian League
2019 Stats: 20.2 IP, 1.31 ERA, 1.065 WHIP, 17.9 K%, 4.8 BB%

27. Ryley Gilliam, RHP (2019 Preseason Rank – Unranked)
Age: 22
2019 Highest Level: AAA
2019 Stats: 38.2 IP, 6.05 ERA, 1.552 WHIP, 31.6 K%, 10.3 BB% (3 Levels)

28. William Lugo, SS/3B (2019 Preseason Rank – Unranked)
Age: 17
2019 Highest Level: GCL
2019 Stats: .171/.278/.211/.488, 91 PA, 0 HR, 6 RBI, 1 SB, 23.1 K%, 11.0 BB%

29. Andres Regnault, C (2019 Preseason Rank #47)
Age: 20
2019 Highest Level: Rookie – Appalachian League
2019 Stats: .271/.307/.471/.778, 75 PA, 4 HR, 18 RBI, 0 SB, 20.0 K%, 4.0 BB%

30. Tony Dibrell, RHP (2019 Preseason Rank #12)
Age: 23
2019 Highest Level: AA
2019 Stats: 96.1 IP, 2.62 ERA, 1.204 WHIP, 19.9 K%, 9.7 BB% 

31. Michel Otanez, RHP (2019 Preseason Rank – Unranked)
Age: 22
2019 Highest Level: Rookie – Appalachian League
2019 Stats: 32.2 IP, 3.86 ERA, 1.133 WHIP, 33.1 K%, 8.3 BB% 

32. Carlos Cortes, 2B/LF (2019 Preseason Rank #14)
Age: 22
2019 Highest Level: A+ St. Lucie
2019 Stats: .251/.330/.385/.715, 335 PA, 7 HR, 51 RBI, 4 SB, 14.5 K%, 9.6 BB%

33. Bryce Hutchinson, RHP (2019 Preseason Rank – Unranked)
Age: 20
2019 Highest Level: A
2019 Stats: 62.2 IP, 3.59 ERA, 1.277 WHIP, 20.5 K%, 7.6 BB%

34. Franklin Parra, RHP (2019 Preseason Rank – Unranked)
Age: 19
2019 Highest Level: GCL
2019 Stats: 6.2 IP, 4.05 ERA, 0.900 WHIP, 37.0 K%, 14.8 BB%

35. Fernando Villalobos, C (2018 J2 Signing)
Age: 17
2019 Highest Level: DSL1
2019 Stats: .243/.396/.324/.720, 48 PA, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 3 SB, 33.3 K%, 18.8 BB%

36. Jake Mangum, OF (2019 4th Round Draft Pick)
Age: 23
2019 Highest Level: A- Brooklyn
2019 Stats: .258/.333/.348/.682, 75 PA, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 3 SB, 12.0 K%, 6.7 BB%

37. Harol Gonzalez, RHP (2019 Preseason Rank – Unranked)
Age: 24
2019 Highest Level: AAA
2019 Stats: 96 IP, 3.38 ERA, 1.135 WHIP, 22.7 K%, 6.1 BB% (2 Levels)
*Quick shoutout to Baseball Prospectus’s Jeff Paternostro, who unveiled Gonzalez as one of his favorite prospects at our Prospects1500 Conference in Cleveland!

38. Will Toffey, 3B (2019 Preseason Rank #15)
Age: 24
2019 Highest Level: AA
2019 Stats: .227/.359/.348/.706, 207 PA, 4 HR, 22 RBI, 3 SB, 27.9 K%, 16.3 BB%

 

Tier 5:
39. Federico Polanco, SS/2B/3B (2019 Preseason Rank – Unranked)
Age: 18
2019 Highest Level: DSL1
2019 Stats: .325/.396/.464/.860, 169 PA, 0 HR, 28 RBI, 5 SB, 12.4 K%, 10.7 BB%

40. Stanley Consuegra, OF (2019 Preseason Rank #19)
Age: 18
2019 Highest Level: N/A
2019 Stats: N/A

41. Branden Fryman, SS/2B (2019 21st Round Draft Pick)
Age: 21
2019 Highest Level: A- Brooklyn
2019 Stats: .351/.397/.421/.818, 63 PA, 0 HR, 10 RBI, 4 SB, 14.3 K%, 6.3 BB% (2 Levels)

42. Raul Beracierta, OF (2019 Preseason Rank #17)
Age: 20
2019 Highest Level: A- Brooklyn
2019 Stats: .250/.267/.295/.562, 45 PA, 0 HR, 6 RBI, 1 SB, 31.1 K%, 2.2 BB% (2 Levels)

43. Luke Ritter, 2B/UT (2019 7th Round Draft Pick)
Age: 22
2019 Highest Level: A- Brooklyn
2019 Stats: .270/.383/.410/.793, 120 PA, 2 HR, 14 RBI, 4 SB, 19.2 K%, 15.0 BB%

44. Bryce Montes de Oca, RHP (2019 Preseason Rank #50)
Age: 23
2019 Highest Level: N/A
2019 Stats: N/A

45. Luis Carpio, 2B/SS (2019 Preseason Rank #41)
Age: 22
2019 Highest Level: AA
2019 Stats: .279/.363/.377/.740, 279 PA, 3 HR, 25 RBI, 2 SB, 16.1 K%, 10.8 BB% (2 Levels)

46. Scott Ota, OF (2019 10th Round Draft Pick)
Age: 21
2019 Highest Level: Rookie – Appalachian League
2019 Stats: .239/.346/.398/.744, 104 PA, 2 HR, 9 RBI, 0 SB, 17.3 K%, 12.5 BB

47. Jace Beck, RHP (2019 22nd Round Draft Pick)
Age: 19
2019 Highest Level: GCL
2019 Stats: N/A

48. Jake Simon, LHP (2019 Preseason Rank – Unranked)
Age: 22
2019 Highest Level: AA
2019 Stats: 24.1 IP, 4.81 ERA, 1.808 WHIP, 22.9 K%, 14.4 BB% (3 Levels)

49. Carlos Dominguez, OF (2019 Preseason Rank – Unranked)
Age: 19
2019 Highest Level: DSL1
2019 Stats: .275/.405/.486/.890, 173 PA, 4 HR, 24 RBI, 12 SB, 24.2 K%, 6.9 BB% (2 Levels)

50. Gregory Guerrero, 2B (2019 Preseason Rank – Unranked)
Age: 20
2019 Highest Level: Rookie – Appalachian League
2019 Stats: .235/.341/.395/.736, 139 PA, 3 HR, 12 RBI, 1 SB, 25.2 K%, 12.9 BB%

Also Considered: Wilmer Reyes, Eduardo Salazar, Christian James, Gerson Molina, Joe Genord, Robert Colina, Yoel Romero, Antoine Duplantis, Zach Ashford, Ranfy Adon, Saul Gonzalez, Tommy Wilson, Andrew Mitchell, Joshua Torres, Nate Peden, Nick Meyer, Ryder Ryan, Wagner Lagrange, David Thompson, Connor Wollersheim, Cameron Planck, Sam Haggerty, Hansel Moreno, Jordan Martinson, Kennie Taylor, Anthony Dirocie, Matt Blackham, Quinn Brodey, Joe Cavallaro, Darwin Ramos, Jose Medina, Jose Moreno, Manny Rodriguez, Nate Jones, David Marcano, Jaison Vilera, Patrick Mazeika, Adonis Uceta




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