The Daily Farm Report (6/27)

Welcome to the first installment of The Daily Farm Report! We rake the news for each organization’s top prospects and give you a digest with some commentary for you greedy prospectors to enjoy. Here’s our first run:

Nick Solak
STATS and RANKINGS
Rays #11 by MLB Pipeline
Baseball Farm Roto #81 overall

We agree that Solak looks like the real deal at 2B for the Rays. The organization has moved Brandon Lowe to LF quite a bit this season (near 50/50 split between LF and 2B), so we assume it is to make sure there is room for Solak and somewhere for Lowe to play in the near future for Tampa.

Ranger Suarez
STATS and RANKINGS
Phillies #9 by MLB Pipeline
Baseball Farm Roto #129 Overall

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitching prospect has been promoted to the AAA Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs. Suarez, 22, has been a consistently solid performer at each stop of his minor league career thus far. The lefty posted a 2.87 FIP in 14 A-Full Season starts in 2017, a 2.59 FIP in 8 A-Advanced starts in 2017, and a 3.09 FIP in 12 AA starts thus far in 2018. Keep an eye on him as he continues to climb the Philadelphia minor league ladder, but if he has success in the International League in the second half of the season, an early 2019 ETA is possible.

Jason Bahr
STATS and RANKINGS
Giants #27 by MLB Pipeline
Baseball Farm Roto #17 Overall

This kid has come out of nowhere, but he’s the #17 overall pitcher this season based on our own weighted roto rankings. 23-years-old and a 5th round pick out of Central Florida in the 2017 draft, he’s probably overdue for a promotion to the A-Advanced California league. He’s likely to be tested there, but let’s see what this tall (6’5″) righty can do.

Christin Stewart
STATS and RANKINGS
Tigers #5 by MLB Pipeline

Detroit Tigers outfield prospect Christin Stewart suffered an injury to his right calf during Tuesdays game for the AAA Toledo MudHens. According to MLB.com’s Tigers beat reporter Jason Beck, the team believes that Stewart’s calf injury is minor, and he is only expected to miss a short period of time. Stewart, 24, was the Tigers 1st round pick in the 2015 draft. He’s enjoying a stellar season in 2018 thus far, posting a .376 wOBA and 138 wRC+ with 15 HR in 72 AAA games this season.

Nick Kingham
STATS and RANKINGS
Pirates #12 by MLB Pipeline
Baseball Farm Roto #55 Overall

Kingham has been on the AAA -> MLB shuttle this season, but his peripheral statistics in 6 starts at the MLB level have been outstanding. He boasts a 24.3% K-rate and a miniscule 4.9% BB-rate. Look for Kingham to get a chance to stick in the rotation if Kuhl misses an extended period of time.

Logan Ice
STATS and RANKINGS
Indians #20 by MLB Pipeline

A puzzling move as Ice was downright awful at A-Advanced ball this year, posting a .248 wOBA and 48 wRC+.

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