Today in Big Hype Prospects, we’ll be looking at the most important possibilities that have been tackled in the trade deadline. For a full summary, check out Mark Polishuk’s American League review and James Hicks The rundown of the National League. CJ Abrams Exhausted his beginner eligibility, so we’ll skip it.
Five big hype prospects
Robert Hassell, 20, OF, WSH (A+)
346 PA, 10 HR, 20 SB, .299/.379/.467
James Wood, 19, OF, WSH (A)
236 PA, 10 HR, 15 SB, .337/ .453/ .601
The citizens said they wanted a mix of big and small talents in return Juan Soto, and Padres bound. Hassell usually finds his way into conversations about the top 10 odds in the league even though most of the list makers have him ranked 25th in the standings. He’s young for his level and could taste Double-A in the final months of the season. Hassell combines discipline with an advanced sense of connection. He’s a potential big player in the future, but he might not be particularly exciting. Each promotion will be a test – can it continue to post a walking rate of over 10 percent, a strike rate of less than 20 percent, while demonstrating the power of 20 home runs? Trent Gresham – Before his absence in the 2022 season – he acts as a loose indicator.
Through production, Wood played as a Hassell clone for one year on the development curve. However, wood is an absolute giant. Most young players of his size either have too much trouble to strike, or they’re all sold out to connect with them. The wood looked comfortable in Low-A, hitting for strength while showing discipline and a high contact rate. One can dream of size, athleticism, and early ability. There is potential for a truly elite player here – someone who might eventually justify getting rid of Soto. Of course, with all the challenging levels minors encounter, Wood is more of a concept than a proven commodity. He should get an experience late in the season at High-A.
Noelvi Marte, 20, SS, CIN (A +)
394 PA, 15 HR, 13 SB, .275/.363/.462
Edwin Arroyo, 18, SS, CIN (A)
410 PA, 13 HR, 21 SB, .316/.385/.514
Many analysts thought Marte was the best prospect traded on Deadline (except for Abrams) while others wondered aloud if the sailors knew something we don’t. You may remember some of the earlier discussions within this column. to shorten, People in baseball America They cooled off Marty, putting him up to 46 in their mid-season top 100. Keith’s Mathematical Law Marty is ranked twelfth. FanGraphs Lists Marte as one of 13 score 60 (on a 20/80 scale). MLB . pipeline Was he ranked 17?
On the face of it, Marte was too expensive for a season and a half Luis Castillo If it turns out that the majority opinion is correct. Especially when you consider that the Mariners also sent 18-year-old Arroyo (more on him below) and a pair of prospects. Even if the more pessimistic American baseball ranking is accurate, the Reds have done well in the trade.
In fact, American baseball Arroyo ranked first behind Marty. Other outlets are less enthusiastic about Arroyo. with Elie de la Cruz Ranked in their top 20, it’s a good time for a short layover in the Cincy system.
Interestingly, Arroyo is a switch hitter and a switch bowler. He was cast as a right-handed player on the field but came down left-handed in high school. This last item will only be triggered if he has to return to the pile in the future, or if he hits his right arm and goes to the field. As a racket, the Arroyo is reported to sell power but have a compact enough swing to do so without painful strike rates. Swing it from the left side has a classic left-hand loop. His racquet track is flat on the right side, although he still produces plenty of volleyball contact.
Ken Waldichuk, 24, SP, (AAA)
47.2 IP, 13.22 K/9, 4.34 BB/9, 3.59 ERA
Waldichuk pulled off a lost COVID season to post one of last season’s most effective promotion streaks. Repeating his success early in the season, he found himself on the top 100 potential list. Many outstanding potential clients have excellent stuff but need to know more about the merchandising craft. Valdechuk, south of the Po, kind of comes from another perspective. He’s polished and sneaky which allows him to excel in his performance, although that doesn’t knock his deep and effective repertoire. Handing him a relaxed look at him, but he has the weapons needed to thrive as a mid-level apprentice. In particular, he has an excellent slider and shifter, both of which help a mid-90s fastball play. Posted to Auckland in Frankie Montas Trade, Waldichuk should get a taste of the big league in the final months of the season.
Logan OhbePHI (22): O’Hoppe was one of the most obvious trading chips. Al Fili does not play an explicit role in achieving quality (although such things can suddenly change). O’Hoppe is seen as both a defensive and offensive player, who should one day be a regular player in the league. He made more use of time in Double-A than he needed in a particularly friendly offensive environment. The discipline and communication skills he has shown this season surpassed anything that had bothered him in the past. We’ll see if they endure the transition to the angel system and the subsequent steps in the ladder.
Jordan Groshans, MIA (22): After hitting just one home in 279 triple-A board appearances, Groshans is heading into the super tool role. Once a well-respected prospect, evaluators started grumbling about something missing – the powerhouse – shortly after he debuted in 2019. He went on to do well enough for list makers to continue including him in the Top 100, but that evaporated once Reaching the upper levels of the palace.
Seth Johnson, Pal (23): A promising pitcher from the Rays system, Johnson will miss the remainder of this season and most of 2023 due to Tommy John’s surgery. It is an interesting case for the Orioles. He’ll be eligible for base 5 this winter, can be put on the hit list, and may keep alone on the order list when he returns in 2024. Will the Orioles put him in or try to get him through the gauntlet 5?
Estori Ruiz, MIL (23): Supposedly, Brewers acquired Ruiz to help with the supplement Tyrone Taylor in the center area. Taylor has played near substitution level, and Ruiz has impressive skills that can help win ball games. For now, he will build on his legend in the palace. He has 60 steals in 379 minor games on the league board. His 27 board appearances in the Majors yielded little — a .222/.222/.333 streak and one steal in three attempts.
Spencer Steer, CIN, (24): Although Steer is not a hot favorite, he is close to the Major League roster and can claim to be a regular. He has a short, impressive swing and enough discipline to hold his head above water. The Great American Ballpark is the perfect setting for it. He doesn’t have much raw power but he hits a ton of fly balls. It might end up Eugenio Suarez re.
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