Prospect News Recap (March 8, 2020)

In our weekly recap segment, I give you a list of prospect-related news from around baseball internet. Many, if not all, of these links will be from the past week. But sometimes I miss something and rather than exclude it forever, I include it in the news recap for the week I find it.

Injuries

A.J. Puk

#2 Athletics (2020) / #34 Overall (October 2019)

Puk suffered an injury early last week, but the largest concern (season-ending injury) seems to have been avoided. Still, we will have to wait and see how long it takes before Puk makes his season debut.

Omar Estevez

#11 Dodgers (2020)

Signed during the 2015-2016 international free agent signing period, Estevez has been steadily climbing Dodgers’ prospect rankings. But instead of enjoying spring training as a non-roster invitee, he has instead been shut down due to a sore throwing shoulder.

Player Profiles

Nolan Jones

#1 Indians (2020) / #44 Overall (October 2019) no

David Laurila shares his notes from an interview with top Indians prospect Nolan Jones.

Miscellaneous

This one is not quite a player profile, but is instead a trade deconstruction. The Sonny Gray trade between the Athletics and Yankees. Ken Rosenthal explores the players (subscription required) involved with a lot of emphasis on the Athletics side (Mateo, Kaprielian, and Fowler).

Outrighted

Yadier Alvarez

#37 Dodgers (2020)

This would normally be under the Prospects on the Move section, but it’s Yadier Alvarez. It was somewhat surprising that the Dodgers DFA’ed him, but I personally found it rather shocking that no team was willing to take a chance on the pitching prospect.

Prospects on the Move

No prospect-related trades, but season preparations have begun with lots of prospects being optioned.

Prospect Name Team #Team Rank (2020) Transaction
Cristian Javier Astros #7 Optioned
Cionel Perez Astros #26 Optioned
Daulton Jefferies Athletics #6 Optioned
Luis Barrera Athletics #8 Optioned
James Kaprielian Athletics #9 Optioned
Grant Holmes Athletics #16 Optioned
Skye Bolt Athletics #19 Optioned
Jasseel De La Cruz Braves #5 Optioned
Bryse Wilson Braves #6 Optioned
Huascar Ynoa Braves #13 Optioned
Jacob Webb Braves #28 Optioned
Elehuris Montero Cardinals #5 Optioned
Alvaro Seijas Cardinals #30 Optioned
Justin Steele Cubs #27 Optioned
Tyson Miller Cubs #34 Optioned
Emilio Vargas Diamondbacks #36 Optioned
Bo Takahashi Diamondbacks #44 Optioned
Mitchell White Dodgers #15 Optioned
Melvin Adon Giants #16 Optioned
Conner Menez Giants #20 Optioned
Abiatal Avelino Giants #24 Optioned
Ricardo Sanchez Mariners #28 Optioned
Art Warren Mariners #29 Optioned
Humberto Mejia Marlins #20 Optioned
Jordan Holloway Marlins #29 Optioned
Thomas Szapucki Mets #4 Optioned
Franklyn Kilome Mets #15 Optioned
Jordan Humphreys Mets #16 Optioned
Dean Kremer Orioles #7 Optioned
Ryan McKenna Orioles #12 Optioned
Adonis Medina Phillies #6 Optioned
JoJo Romero Phillies #27 Optioned
Anderson Tejada Rangers #25 Optioned
Tyler Phillips Rangers #27 Optioned
Kyle Cody Rangers #43 Optioned
Jose Siri Reds #15 Optioned
Ben Bowden Rockies #11 Optioned
Tyler Nevin Rockies #12 Optioned
Carlos Hernandez Royals #12 Optioned
Scott Blewett Royals #40 Optioned
Beau Burrows Tigers #14 Optioned
Dane Dunning White Sox #6 Optioned
Jimmy Lambert White Sox #16 Optioned
Matt Foster White Sox #32 Optioned
Miguel Yajure Yankees #9 Optioned




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