The Daily Farm Report (7/3)

Welcome to the July 3rd 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 some recent news and highlights:

Daz Cameron
Tigers #10 by MLB Pipeline
Baseball Farm Roto #227 Overall

We’ve pegged Cameron as a high floor prospect given his potential for a least 50 tools across the board. Of all his tools, his hit tool probably needs the most work. Therefore, it is really encouraging to see that his K-rate has dropped to 22% in his 13 AA games (from 28% in his time at A-Advanced ball this season). And his BB-rate has remained steady at a very solid 10%. Going forward this could be the difference between being a .240 AVG/.310 OBP hitter and a .270 AG/.350 OBP hitter. His other tools are so good, look for him to rise quickly up a thin Detroit system.

Eloy Jimenez
WhiteSox #1 by MLB Pipeline
Baseball Farm Roto #127 Overall

The White Sox should obviously take it slow with Eloy’s recovery from his hamstring issue. There’s no need to take risks with the system’s top prospect in a year when they are looking to lose games to improve their draft slot. Eloy dealt with a pectoral injury in the spring and now the hamstring issue, but neither has really hampered his production. He’s shown that he has the ability to become a future middle-of-the-order bat for the White Sox. This injury just might push his ETA back to 2019.

Luis Robert
WhiteSox #3 by MLB Pipeline

Robert re-injured his left thumb running into the wall fielding a fly ball. The thumb injury shut him down for approximately 2 months earlier this season, so don’t be surprised if he misses a good chunk of the remainder of the year. The White Sox will likely assign him to AFL ball this fall to make up for some lost developmental time this year. Scouting reports on him from this season have noted that he oozes speed an athleticism, but that his layoff earlier in the year has impacted his pitch recognition. He looks rusty, and he needs reps. This second setback isn’t going to help.

Erich Uelmen
Cubs #17 by MLB Pipeline
Baseball Farm Roto #106 Overall

Buried in this piece is that Cubs pitching prospect Erich Uelmen was promoted on June 21 to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans of the A-Advanced Carolina League. Uelmen’s peripherals at full-season A ball this year were good, 2.45 FIP, 25% K-rate, 6.5% BB-rate in 11 starts. He’s 22, so A-Advanced ball is a more appropriate placement for him.

Ranger Suarez
Phillies #9 by MLB Pipeline
Baseball Farm Roto #126 Overall

Suarez has been a favorite of our statistical model for the last 2 seasons and was recently promoted to AAA ball as a 22-year-old. Groin injuries can be tricky for pitchers as they can really screw with delivery and repeatability. Hopefully, this doesn’t become a lingering issue for Suarez, but don’t be surprised if he misses a few starts due to the injury.

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