The Daily Farm Report (7/4)

Welcome to the July 4th 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:

Jo Adell
Angels #1 by MLB Pipeline
Baseball Farm Roto #34 Overall

Adell is obviously on fire at the moment, but he really has been all season long. He’s a star in the making, and is now slashing .323/.352/.613 at A-Advanced ball as a 19 year-old. The power is very real (16 HR, 18 2B in both levels this season, .290 ISO at A-Advanced), and the speed is too (3 3B, 11-for-13 in SB attempts). Plate discipline is the area of his game that he needs to improve on (3.7% BB-rate, 26.5% K-rate at A-Advanced), but there is plenty of time.

Domingo Acevedo
Yankees #7 by MLB Pipeline

Great numbers for Acevedo since he’s come back from injury earlier this season. The Yankees are loaded with pitching prospects at the moment, but don’t forget about Acevedo, who is one of the top arms in the system.

Isranel Wilson
Braves #20 by MLB Pipeline

So Izzy gets his first look at the Florida State League. He’s a left-hand hitting toolsy OF prospect out of St. Maarten. His contact is a bit of a project at this point (30% K-rate in 68 games at A-Full Season ball, .229 AVG), and it will get challenged more in the FSL where the pitching is much better. But he’s got some power/speed potential (6 HR/11 SB so far this year) that merits watching.

Michael Chavis
RedSox #1 by MLB Pipeline

Good to hear that the kid learned a thing or two from his 80-game suspension. The big question now is whether 2017’s 31 HR outburst was a PED-fueled mirage. His 2017 ISO took a big leap over his previous career high of .182.

D.J. Wilson
Cubs #8 by MLB Pipeline

It’s nice to see a young prospect implement a change in plate approach and be successful doing it. Wilson’s BB-rate improvement is encouraging, and it has led him to a .370 OBP in 2018. Unfortunately, he’s only slugging .316…

Dean Kremer
Unranked by MLB Pipeline
76 Dean Kremer (Dodgers A-Adv P 22 yr) | 3.30 era | 1.18 whip | 114 so | 4.38 kbb | 0.72 hr9 |

This dude has been a strikeout machine so far this season, leading all MiLB pitchers heading into July with 114 strikeouts in 79 innings. AA ball will be a nice test to see if his strikeout stuff holds up against stiffer competition. Interesting to note, Kremer has dual US-Israeli citizenship and played for Team Israel at the last WBC.

Alexander Palma
Unranked by MLB Pipeline
Baseball Farm Roto #94 Overall

Tough break for a kid who has been enjoying a breakout 2018 campaign. Palma is the #94 overall hitter this season using our roto scoring method. He’s posted a .369 wOBA and 131 wRC+ while also contributing some pop (7 HR, 8 2B) and speed (1 3B, 3 SB). He left the July 2 game via ambulance after colliding with his teammate while trying to track down a shallow fly ball.

Sam Carlson
Mariners #3 by MLB Pipeline

This is really rough. The kid has dealt with elbow issues since he was drafted by the Mariners in the 2nd round in 2017. Now he’s likely out for the majority of the 2019 season as well. It’s going to be a long road back to prospect relevance for this kid, but he’s still only 19.

Jordan Yamamoto
Marlins #19 by MLB Pipeline

Can’t argue with this move. Yamamoto posted a 1.92 FIP (seriously) in 7 A-Advanced starts this year. AA will be more of a challenge for him, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see him continue to be dominant for Jacksonville. He pairs a solid fastball with a plus curveball (flashing double-plus at times) and a changeup which is an improving pitch for him. He’s the forgotten piece that came over to Miami in the Christian Yelich trade. He should be owned in dynasty leagues with prospect penetration over 200 or so.

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