Prospects of the Week: 7/16 thru 7/22

This week we are incorporating feedback and changing up the PotW format going forward. Instead of longer write-ups on players for each level, we are going to focus on giving a statistical recap of the top performers at each level with a little info on the player we picked as Prospect of the Week. The idea is to give you prospectors more data to work with to uncover the golden nuggets.

Each week, we search the boxscores and use our own proprietary roto weighting system to pick one hitter and one pitcher who had the best week at each minor league level.

Here are Baseball Farm’s Prospects of the Week for the sixteenth week of the season, July 16 thru July 22, 2018:

Pitchers
AAA

2 wins in 2 starts this week for this BabyCakes hurler brings his season ERA down to 3.80. He’s made 18 starts in the AAA PCL as an 22-year-old.

Name Age League Team W L SV IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
David Hess 25 AAA NOR 1 1 0 13.1 10 5 5 0 6 12 3.44 1.22
Rob Whalen 24 AAA TAC 0 0 0 9 8 4 3 0 3 12 3.00 1.22
Arnaldo Hernandez 22 AAA OMA 1 0 0 12 5 3 3 1 5 11 2.25 0.83
Zac Gallen 22 AAA NO 2 0 0 12 7 1 1 0 7 11 0.75 1.17
Cole Irvin 24 AAA LHV 1 0 0 11 6 1 1 0 5 11 0.82 1.00
Dylan Unsworth 25 AAA SL 1 0 1 8 5 0 0 0 0 10 0.00 0.63
Jerry Keel 24 AAA ELP 1 0 0 6 6 2 1 0 2 10 1.50 1.33
Matt Hall 24 AAA TOL 0 0 0 6 7 1 1 0 1 10 1.50 1.33

Pitchers
AA

A dominant 7-inning outing for the young Braves stud who has recently changed to a 4-seam fastball grip with excellent results.

Name Age League Team W L SV IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
Conner Menez 23 AA RIC 0 2 0 13.1 7 3 3 0 3 16 2.06 0.76
Justin Dunn 22 AA BNG 2 0 0 12 15 4 2 0 2 13 1.50 1.42
Vladimir Gutierrez 22 AA PNS 1 0 0 7 5 1 1 0 0 10 1.29 0.71
Bryse Wilson 20 AA MIS 0 0 0 7 3 0 0 0 1 9 0.00 0.57

Pitchers
A-Adv

Completely dominant performance by Medina this week. It was recapped nicely by Jason Woodell:

 

Name Age League Team W L SV IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
Tyler Ivey 22 A-Adv BC 1 0 0 7 3 1 1 0 1 13 1.29 0.57
Adonis Medina 21 A-Adv CLR 0 0 0 7 2 0 0 0 0 12 0.00 0.29
Patrick Murphy 23 A-Adv DUN 2 0 0 13 8 4 4 2 2 11 2.77 0.77
Michel Baez 22 A-Adv LE 1 0 0 7 4 1 0 0 2 9 0.00 0.86
Mike Kaelin 24 A-Adv IE 0 0 1 5 3 0 0 0 0 9 0.00 0.60
Cristian Alvarado 23 A-Adv FRE 1 0 0 7 7 2 2 0 1 8 2.57 1.14
Alejandro Requena 21 A-Adv CLR 1 0 0 6 5 1 1 0 1 8 1.50 1.00

Pitchers
A-Full

6’8″ righty (you read that right) has now posted a 86:9 K:BB ratio this year (you read that right).

Name Age League Team W L SV IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
Kutter Crawford 22 A-Full GVL 1 0 0 10.2 14 5 4 2 4 15 3.53 1.76
Bailey Ober 23 A-Full CR 1 0 0 8 4 0 0 0 1 12 0.00 0.63
Holden Capps 23 A-Full LEX 1 0 0 7 6 2 2 0 1 11 2.57 1.00
Tony Dibrell 22 A-Full COL 1 0 0 7 7 2 2 0 1 10 2.57 1.14
DL Hall 19 A-Full DEL 1 0 0 6 3 1 1 0 3 10 1.50 1.00
Edwin Uceta 20 A-Full GL 1 0 0 7 3 0 0 0 0 9 0.00 0.43
Wyatt Marks 23 A-Full BEL 0 0 0 6 3 0 0 0 3 9 0.00 1.00
John Gavin 22 A-Full AUG 1 0 0 6 1 1 1 0 1 9 1.50 0.33
Max Kranick 21 A-Full WV 0 0 0 5.1 4 1 1 0 1 9 1.76 0.98

Pitchers
A-Short

Really tough to decide between these young arms in short-season ball this week. Vilera gets the nod for his 7-inning shutout performance for the Brooklyn Cyclones this week.

Name Age League Team W L SV IP H R ER HR BB K
Jhenderson Hurtado 22 A-Short VER 0 0 0 11 8 1 1 0 2 11
Humberto Mejia 21 A-Short BAT 0 1 0 11 11 3 2 0 1 10
Eduard Bazardo 22 A-Short LOW 1 0 0 7 4 1 0 0 0 9
Jaison Vilera 21 A-Short BRK 1 0 0 7 2 0 0 0 1 9
Aaron Shortridge 21 A-Short WV 0 0 0 5 3 1 1 0 0 9

Pitchers
Rookie

Alecis is an athletic righty out of the Dominican who made 7 relief appearances in the Midwest League this season before being shuttled to Rookie-level Pioneer League to be stretched out as a starter. He hasn’t been great this year, but he was dominant in his start this week.

Name Age League Team W L SV IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
Luis Alecis 21 Rookie BIL 1 0 0 7 2 1 0 0 1 11 0.00 0.43
Luis Gil 20 Rookie PUL 0 1 0 6 4 2 2 0 1 10 3.00 0.83
Oscar Rojas 19 Rookie MTS 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 1 9 0.00 0.33
Anderson Munoz 19 Rookie YAE 0 0 0 5 3 2 1 0 3 9 1.80 1.20
Tyler Gray 21 Rookie IDF 0 0 0 5 4 0 0 0 1 9 0.00 1.00
Joey Cantillo 18 Rookie SD2 1 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 4 9 0.00 1.00
Dionis Zamora 21 Rookie JC 0 0 0 5.1 3 1 1 1 2 8 1.76 0.98
Yoendrys Gomez 18 Rookie YAE 1 0 0 5 3 0 0 0 2 8 0.00 1.00
Christian Fernandez 18 Rookie RAY 1 0 0 5 3 0 0 0 1 8 0.00 0.80

Hitters
AAA

In 20 AAA games this season, Eloy has hit 5 HR, 5 2B, and has only struck out 7 times.

Name Age Class Parent Rank Team POS H TB AB HR RBI R BB K SB AVG SLG
Eloy Jimenez 21 AAA CWS 1 CHA LF 11 23 27 3 6 6 0 2 0 0.407 0.851
Brandon Lowe 24 AAA TB 13 DUR 2B 8 21 19 4 8 6 2 5 0 0.421 1.105
Rowdy Tellez 23 AAA TOR 15 BUF 1B 7 20 23 4 7 7 2 5 1 0.304 0.869
Joey Meneses 26 AAA PHI NA LHV 1B 10 18 23 2 6 5 4 6 0 0.434 0.782
Kevin Kramer 24 AAA PIT 7 IND 2B 13 16 21 0 2 3 2 3 3 0.619 0.761

Hitters
AA

Curletta has now hit 20 HR with a .241 ISO and .412 wOBA in 91 AA games this year. He’s 24, so he should be pushed up to AAA and see if his improved plate control holds up.

Name Age Class Parent Rank Team POS H TB AB HR RBI R BB K SB AVG SLG
Joey Curletta 24 AA SEA NA ARK RF 10 27 26 5 11 7 0 5 0 0.384 1.038
Jacob Scavuzzo 24 AA LAD NA TUL LF 14 26 26 3 8 5 1 6 3 0.538 1.000
Jose Siri 23 AA CIN 7 PNS CF 6 20 16 4 7 4 2 2 0 0.375 1.250
Johan Mieses 23 AA STL NA SPR CF 10 19 25 3 9 5 1 6 0 0.4 0.760
Ty France 24 AA SD NA SA 3B 11 19 25 2 5 8 1 2 0 0.44 0.760
Cole Tucker 22 AA PIT 4 ALT SS 9 12 21 0 4 7 4 3 6 0.428 0.571
Jacob Scavuzzo 24 AA LAD NA TUL LF 14 26 26 3 8 5 1 6 3 0.538 1.000
Corey Ray 23 AA MIL 6 BLX CF 8 16 18 2 3 5 1 5 3 0.444 0.888

Hitters
A-Adv

Power-hitting lefty has now repeated A-Advanced ball 3 times. He had a fantastic week at the dish, hitting 5 HR and driving in 11.

Name Age Class Parent Rank Team POS H TB AB HR RBI R BB K SB AVG SLG
Sandber Pimentel 23 A-Adv OAK NA STK 1B 8 25 20 5 11 6 2 5 0 0.400 1.250
Jasrado Chisholm 20 A-Adv ARI 3 VIS SS 8 21 17 3 6 6 1 6 0 0.470 1.235
Alex Kirilloff 20 A-Adv MIN 3 FTM RF 12 20 22 1 6 6 0 2 0 0.545 0.909
Jared Walker 22 A-Adv LAD NA RC 3B 7 18 14 3 4 7 1 4 0 0.500 1.285
Li-Jen Chu 24 A-Adv CLE NA LYN C 11 18 18 2 5 5 2 2 0 0.611 1.000

Hitters
A-Full

KC’s 3rd round pick in this summer’s draft, Isbel got promoted to the A-Full Sally League this week.

Name Age Class Parent Rank Team POS H TB AB HR RBI R BB K SB AVG SLG
Manny Olloque 22 A-Full KAN NA LEX 3B 7 19 17 2 7 6 1 7 0 0.411 1.117
Craig Dedelow 23 A-Full CWS NA KAN OF 8 17 22 2 9 3 0 8 0 0.363 0.772
Kyle Isbel 21 A-Full KAN NA LEX OF 7 17 13 3 6 7 4 0 2 0.538 1.307
Casey Golden 23 A-Full COL NA ASH OF 8 17 21 3 8 6 1 5 2 0.380 0.809
Elehuris Montero 19 A-Full STL 27 PEO 3B 8 15 18 2 6 5 5 2 0 0.444 0.833
Marten Gasparini 21 A-Full KAN NA LEX SS 7 15 15 2 6 7 3 6 0 0.466 1.000
Pedro Gonzalez 20 A-Full TEX 9 HIC CF 6 15 18 3 5 5 3 4 1 0.333 0.833

Hitters
Rookie

Morales is a Dominican catcher who is making his stateside pro debut in the AZL this summer. Had back-to-back 2 HR outings this week.

Name Age Class Parent Rank Team POS H TB AB HR RBI R BB K SB AVG SLG
Maxwell Morales 20 Rookie TEX NA RAN C 9 25 19 4 13 7 0 2 0 0.473 1.315
Chase Vallot 21 Rookie KAN NA IDF C 11 20 22 2 6 4 2 6 0 0.500 0.909
Kevin Woodall 22 Rookie STL NA JC 1B 6 19 16 4 8 7 4 4 0 0.375 1.187
Hunter Stovall 21 Rookie COL NA GJ 2B 6 19 19 3 4 6 1 1 1 0.315 1.000
Juan Carlos Abreu 21 Rookie BOS NA RSX LF 12 18 23 0 2 4 0 3 1 0.521 0.782
Mason Martin 19 Rookie PIT 23 BRS 1B 12 17 18 0 0 9 6 2 1 0.666 0.944

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