Daily Farm Report (3/24)

Welcome to the March 24th installment of The Daily Farm Report! We rake the news for each organization’s top farmhands and give you a digest with some commentary for you greedy prospectors to enjoy. Here are some recent news and highlights:

Austin Hays
Orioles #4 by MLB Pipeline

Hays Injures Thumb Sliding In Minors Game

Austin Hays suffered an injury to his left thumb while sliding into a base in a minor league game yesterday. The team will have Hays undergo an MRI either today or tomorrow to determine the extent of the injury. This news comes as an awful blow for Hays, who also missed significant time in 2018 dealing with lat, shoulder, and ankle issues.

Sean Reid-Foley
Blue Jays #9 by MLB Pipeline

Blue Jays starting pitcher Ryan Borucki just went down with elbow discomfort, leaving a potential rotation spot open for Sean Reid-Foley. Reid-Foley, 23, made 7 starts with the big club at the tail end of last season, posting an impressive 11.4 K/9 ratio. Unfortunately, it also came with a 5.67 BB/9 ratio. If Reid-Foley can get his control in line this season, he can be a real weapon at the back end of the Blue Jays’ rotation.

Rowdy Tellez
Blue Jays #21 by MLB Pipeline

Tellez Still Pushing For Roster Spot

Toronto Blue Jays 1B prospect “Rowdy” Rowdy Tellez is still pushing for a 25-man roster spot after his strong performance this spring. Tellez, 24, is Baseball Farm’s #7 overall hitter among prospects this spring training. He’s slugging .600 with 5 home runs in 50 ABs. Justin Smoak and Kendrys Morales stand in his way of regular playing time at the MLB level.

Oneil Cruz
Pirates #4 by MLB Pipeline

Cruz Hits Moon Shot In Spring Training Game

Cruz is listed at 6’6″, probably stand more like 6’8″, plays shortstop, and possibly has more raw power than any other hitter in the Pirates organization. He just turned 20 this fall, and if everything falls right for him this season he might be the answer to one of the prospectsphere’s favorite questions: Who will be baseball’s Top-10 prospects heading into 2020?

Ronny Mauricio
Mets #4 by Baseball Farm

Ronny Mauricio Looks Like A Dude

17 year-old Ronny Mauricio had 2 hits, a stolen base, and a run scored in a big league spring training game for the Mets yesterday. Mauricio spent all of last season in Rookie ball, the majority of it stateside in the GCL. Look for him to make a big leap this season if he’s placed into full-season ball and produces out of the gate. Even if he doesn’t, this 6’3″ switch-hitting, physical specimen is so young that he’s got plenty of time to figure some things out. His upside is incredible. Buy now if you can.

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