The Daily Farm Report (7/27)

Welcome to the July 27th 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:

Kyle Isbel
Unranked by MLB Pipeline
Baseball Farm Roto #1 Overall

It’s obviously very early in his career, but Isbel currently sits as our #1 overall rated performer using our weighted roto scoring rankings. He’s walked more than he’s struck out (20:18 K:BB), has hit 5 HR, and has stolen 15 bags in just 31 games. He was KC’s 3rd round pick out of UNLV, but should be on your radar as a late 1st/early 2nd round pick in your upcoming dynasty league first-year player drafts.

Nick Raquet
Nationals #12 by MLB Pipeline

Raquet had just come off the DL on July 18, and now faces another possible DL stint after we find out the outcome of getting beaned by this comebacker. Raquet was a 3rd round pick in the 2017 draft, and has struggled since his promotion to the A-Advanced Carolina League, posting a 6.10 ERA and 1.89 WHIP in 5 starts. However, he was solid in A-Full Season ball before his promotion, posting a 2.79 ERA and 1.27 WHIP in 12 starts there.

Franklin Perez
Tigers #1 by MLB Pipeline

Uh-oh. Still waiting for more news on this one, but we are hoping that this isn’t a re-aggravation of the lat injury which has plagued Perez this year. Perez has only managed to pitch 19.1 innings in 2018. He’s one of the top pitching prospects in baseball when he’s healthy, but hasn’t been able to do much at all in terms of development in 2018. Fortunately, he’s still only 20 years old, so there is time for Perez to rebound.

Enoli Paredes
Unranked by MLB Pipeline
Baseball Farm Roto #48 Overall

Our Baseball Farm metrics are high on Paredes, and Adam McInturff’s quick scouting report gives a nice glimpse into why he’s been so effective. Flashing a fastball that reaches 97 and a tight slider at 82-84 is the type of arsenal that will continue baffling hitters at the lower minor league levels. He needs to add a 3rd offering if he’s going to start, but he’s got the time to figure that part out. He has dynasty league owners searching the waiver wire thinking “Leave the gun, take the Enoli.”

Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
BlueJays #1 by MLB Pipeline
Baseball Farm Roto #6 Overall

Vladdy is back doing Vladdy things at AA. Despite missing a month of action, he’s still our #6 overall hitter using our weighted roto rankings. The Blue Jays have said recently that he needs to see AAA before playing in the MLB, so it really looks like they are going to wait until 2019 to debut this kid.

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