Daily Farm Report (3/29)

Welcome to the March 29th 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:

Tarik Skubal
Tigers # by Baseball Farm #16

Tarik Skubal To Report to A+

Skubal, the Tigers’ 9th round choice in the 2018 draft, is an under-the-radar SP riser for the 2019 season. Alex and Brenden went into Skubal in more detail in their Tigers’ Top-20 piece. The short version is he’s a lefty with a good mid-90s fastball that Detroit seems open to stretching out to find out if he can start in the big leagues down the road.

Hans Crouse
Rangers #4 by MLB Pipeline

Crouse To Start Season In A-Full South Atlantic League

Hans Crouse, 20, will start the season for a loaded Hickory Crawdads squad in the South Atlantic League this season. Friend of the Farm John Calvagno gave fans a detalied look at the whole Crawdads roster this offseason. Crouse appeared on a number of Top-100 lists this offseason and if things go well for him at Hickory in the first half look for him to be promoted to A+ ball this year.

Seth Beer
Astros #7 by MLB Pipeline

Beer Starting The Season At A+

The Houston Astros 2018 1st round choice will be opening the 2019 season with the A+ Fayetteville Woodpeckers of the Carolina League. Beer, 22, was the 28th overall selection in the draft this past June. He seems to be on a faster track to MLB time in the organization, and the team actually had him spend more time in the OF than at 1B last season, including some time in RF. I’d expect Beer to continue to hit well until he faces more advanced pitching.

Rowdy Tellez
Blue Jays #29 by MLB Pipeline

Time To Get Rowdy In Toronto

Matt Olson undergoes hamate surgery unexpectedly, Kendrys Morales gets traded to Oakland for a bag of peanuts to fill in for him, and Rowdy Tellez suddenly has 1) a 25-man spot and 2) a path to playing time in Toronto if he continues to hit the ball. You can’t predict baseball. This is why you draft skill, not role.

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