Jose Soriano, #8 Angels Prospect
Soriano underwent Tommy John surgery the week of February 3rd.
Some @Angels prospect news: RHP prospect Jose Soriano underwent Tommy John surgery last week and will miss the 2020 season. Projectable power arm dominated the Midwest League in 2019; still only 21 years old.
— Jonathan Mayo (@JonathanMayo) February 13, 2020
Hunter Schryver, Unranked White Sox Prospect
Schryver underwent Tommy John surgery on Thursday, February 20 (CBS Sports):
The southpaw is expected to make a full recovery in 12-to-18 months, keeping him out of commission for the entire 2020 season and likely a good portion of 2021 as well.
Carter Kieboom, #1 Nationals Prospect
Carter Kieboom will have the opportunity to start at third base for the Nationals if he has a good spring training. However, the presence of Starlin Castro and Asdrubal Cabrera means the Nationals could keep Kieboom down if he struggles.
The club’s No. 1 prospect in 2019, per MLB Pipeline, has the opportunity to earn the starting third base role. Even though he played shortstop in all 11 of his Major League games last season, he feels ready at a new position. Kieboom finds it helpful to focus on one role instead of multiple infield positions.
Prospects Changing Teams
|Prospect||New Team||Old Team||Transaction|
|Ramon Urias||Orioles||Cardinals (#31 prospect)||Claimed off waivers|
|Taylor Williams||Mariners||Brewers (unranked)||Claimed off waivers|
|Andrew Velazquez||Orioles||Indians (#39 prospect)||Claimed off waivers|
|Kyle Garlick||Phillies||Dodgers (unranked)||Trade|
|Tyler Gilbert||Dodgers||Phillies (unranked)||Trade|
Ramon Urias entry from our 2020 Cardinals Top 50:
The older brother of Luis Urias, Ramon is really close to making it to the MLB. In AAA last season, Urias hit 9 HR, with 55 RBI and 4 SB. He’s an decent defender and can play second, third, or shortstop. He will be a solid utility player for the Cardinals this season if he gets the chance.
Andrew Velazquez entry from our 2020 Indians Top 50:
Velazquez and Christian Arroyo have a virtually identical profile. While Arroyo projects as more of a corner infielder, Velazquez splits most of his time between SS and 2B. Velazquez has slightly less power, but he can still put the ball over the fence
You can read about the Kyle Garlick and Tyler Gilbert trade here.
Not Just One Prospect
Dan Szymborski released his Top 100 ZiPS Prospect List. I’ll leave it to you to click over and explore his findings, but it’s always interesting noting the differences the system cranks out compared to prospect analysts.
I hope this becomes a continuous feature here. Since John Sickels’ site went belly-up and he joined The Athletic, I’ve missed having a one-stop-shop for news and such. I still miss the daily message board threads where members could post and talk about daily statlines though.