Saturday, March 1, 2014

Prospects Who Could Be on an MLB Roster in 2014 (Part 4) - Heaney, Meyer, Ventura, Zimmer, Soler, Wisler

Part 4 -- Prospects (who have chrome autos) who are in the MLB or on the fringe... 

Andrew Heaney, Alex Meyer, Yordano Ventura, Kyle Zimmer, Jorge Soler, Matt Wisler (video below)...


Andrew Heaney (LHP, MIA, 2012 BDPP) 
MLB.com ranks him as the top LHP prospect and might be rushed to the bigs by Miami, similar to how they promoted Jose Fernandez.  But I don't put Heaney in the same class as JoFer.  Marty Scott, VP of player development said, "Who knows? I think it's a long shot. But if he left Spring Training making the Major League club, it wouldn't surprise me."  Sounds like they might want to give him some more seasoning.

Alex Meyer (RHP, MIN, 2013 BC)
Meyer's got a plus plus fastball and plus curve, got his control in check, gets plenty of K's and groundouts despite being 6'9", and has double digit AA starts under his belt.  Whether the Twinkies send him to AA or AAA is irrelevant in my opinion, because he'll dominate wherever he goes and eventually get the call mid-late 2014.

Yordano Ventura (RHP, KC, 2013 BC)
Kyle Zimmer (RHP, KC, 2012 BDPP) 
The Royals have announced Ventura is in the rotation, and Zimmer is right behind him.  I'm not a big fan of the Royals as a franchise and I don't expect these guys to dominate at the MLB level right away.  I'd buy Zimmer and sell him when he eventually gets the call.

Jorge Soler (RF, CHC, 2012 BC)
 
Soler had a shortened year last year, but I still expect him to get the call late this year.  He could be a nice play as I expect a lot of hype to follow Chicago as they start to bring up their studs.

Matt Wisler (RHP, SD, 2013 BC) 
Wisler is ready for a call after 20 starts in AA.  I like this kid a lot and I like pitchers at PETCO.  I'd buy.  Luebke is out for the year and that enhances Wisler's value a ton.  Here's a nice article about that:  click here


2 comments:

  1. Does the health of Zimmer and Soler concern you?

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    1. No, I'm not concerned. They'll both be up this year.

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