The Daily Farm Report (7/21)

Welcome to the July 21st 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:


Jimmy Lambert
STATS and RANKINGS
WhiteSox #28 by MLB Pipeline
Baseball Farm Roto #99 Overall

Other sources have Lambert missing at least 2 weeks with the left oblique strain he suffered in the start. These oblique injuries are fickle, and we’ve seen plenty of major and minor leaguers shelved for an extended period of time with similar injuries over the past couple years. As if the White Sox farm didn’t have enough bad injury news, to begin with. Lambert was enjoying a breakout season in the White Sox organization and is currently the #99 overall pitcher in the minor leagues according to our weighted roto scoring method.

Jake Woodford
STATS and RANKINGS
Cardinals #17 by MLB Pipeline

Woodford, 21, was the Cardinals CBA round pick in the 2015 draft. They’ve been pretty aggressive with his placement this year, and have him back at AAA even though he’s really struggled at both AA (5.85 FIP, 16 starts) and AAA (4.68 FIP, 3 starts) this season. Someone in the organization must really like this kid, because he also managed a non-roster invite to spring training this past spring. He should be monitored just because of the faith the organization has in him, but his upside is that of a back-end rotation control artist.

Griffin Canning
STATS and RANKINGS
Angels #5 by MLB Pipeline
Baseball Farm Roto #177 Overall

Canning is one of the fastest rising pitching prospects in baseball, coming in at #80 in our most recent aggregated Top-100 prospect rankings. He’s struggled with his control in 5 AAA starts (5.06 BB/9, and his ERA looks bad. But be aware of his ERA (8.44) vs. FIP (3.58) split and note that this is a buying opportunity.

Bryan Sammons
STATS and RANKINGS
Unranked by MLB Pipeline
Baseball Farm Roto #65 Overall

Sammons has been sneaky good this year, coming in at #65 in our weighted roto pitching rankings. He’s a big (6’4″, 225) left-hander who has been effective in A-Full Season ball (5-5, 2.32 ERA) despite not missing a ton of bats (7.91 K/9). The Twins 8th round pick in the 2017 draft is an interesting pop-up pitching prospect to follow at High-A ball.

Adrian Morejon
STATS and RANKINGS
Padres #7 by MLB Pipeline

Morejon hasn’t pitched since his start on June 15 due to an ongoing hip injury. The Padres have so many promising young arms in their system, their conservative approach to handling injuries makes a lot of sense. Don’t expect the team to rush Morejon back from this hip issue anytime soon.

Adam Haseley
STATS and RANKINGS
Phillies #3 by MLB Pipeline
Baseball Farm Roto #164 Overall

The promotion has definitely treated Haseley well. His BB-rate is currently 16.1% and his K-rate is currently 6.5%, and his batting average is .304 despite a BABIP of .263. He’s got solid tools across the board, but if the hit-tool pans out as plus he’s going to be a very good piece for the Phillies and dynasty owners in the near future.

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