Arizona Fall League rosters have been released and did not disappoint. The Fall League is a great time for teams to test the overall skills of a prospect. Positive performance is a great sign of future success in the Major Leagues. I have listed a few players below that I will be watching.
Keston Hiura - I am interested to see how well he hits and defends. AFL MVP is not impossible.
Cristian Pache - Keep a close eye on his extra base hits and home runs.
Buddy Reed - I am looking for an overall good performance. He continues to improve.
Sixto Sanchez - I am worried about Sixto's health. If he is healthy and performs well, he will be a top 15 prospect in 2019.
Ronnie Dawson - Watching for an improvement in the strikeout rate.
Khalil Lee - Watching for an improvement in the strikeout rate.
Bryan Reynolds - Nice prospect. A good performance will boost his stock.
Salt River Rafters
Daulton Varsho - A rare catching prospect that I love. He should play well. Still needs a Bowman Chrome auto.
Pavin Smith - Smith is the most important player to keep an eye on during this Fall League season. I will be monitoring a few things. The most important will be power numbers and batting average.
Mesa Solar Sox
Bobby Dalbec - The K rate has to come down.
Jahmai Jones - Trout needs help. Jones must have a good showing.
Josh Ockimey - Josh is under the radar. He won't be after if he performs well.
Glendale Desert Dogs
Yu Chang - I love Cleveland hitters and will be looking for a good performance with a decrease in his K rate.
Arizona Fall League Full Rosters
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Saturday, August 4, 2018
In this edition of Stats Don't Lie, I wanted to see who were the best hitters this season. When I run this report, batting average is not really a factor. The goal is to looks for hitters with high walk rates, good strikeout rates and power potential. Check out the list below.
|* Min of 175 Plate Appearances|
|* Age range was 23 or younger|
|Ke'Bryan Hayes - Still a bargain bin buy. Scouts are skeptical that he can develop power.|
|Issac Paredes, Daulton Varsho & Carter Kieboom - All need a Chrome auto.|
|Jeter Downs - Still affordable and a strong buy.|
|Gavin Lux - Great bounceback season.|
|Jahmai Jones - Still a strong buy for me.|
|Seth Beer - I hope he is in 2018 Bowman Draft.|
Sunday, July 22, 2018
The release of 2018 Bowman Draft was just announced and while a full checklist will be released at a later date, I have already targeted a few players. Keep and eye on Jonathan India and Alec Bohm. Third base prospects who are selected high are safer than most players. Both are college bats so the path to the majors will be hopefully faster. It will be interesting to see how both perform in short season ball.