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Top 5 Farm System’s

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With spring training starting, here are the top 5 minor league systems, along with there top three prospects.

Atlanta Braves

The Braves have the best pitching depth in their minor league system, along with one of the best overall prospects in outfielder Ronald Acuna.

1. Ronald Acuna OF– Acuna put together .325 21 82 with 44 steals across three levels in the minors. Acuna was also named MVP of the Arizona Fall League.

2. Kolby Allard LHP– Alford has an excellent curveball-changeup combination, with veteran savvy on the mound.

3. Luis Gohara LHP– Gohara went 7-4 with a 2.62 ERA in the minors last year. Gohara started five games for Atlanta last year posting a 4.91 ERA but posted 31 strikeouts in 29.1 innings pitched.

Chicago White Sox

The White Sox restocked their farm systems with trades, this should put the White Sox in position to contend in a few years.

  1. Eloy Jimenez OF– Jimenez has star quality. Jimenez put together a .312-19-65 season in single A and AAA.

2. Michael Kopech RHP–  Kopech is known for having the best fastball in the minor leagues. He has developed other pitches to advance his game to be a quality pitcher for the white sox when called upon.

3. Alec Hanson RHP– Hanson pitched in all three levels of the minors last year. Hanson has a mid 90s fastball, with a nasty slider. Hanson stuck out 191 batters in 141.1 innings.

New York Yankees

The Yankees have one of the deepest farm systems lead by Gleyber Torres.

  1. Gleyber Torres ss– Torres is a very mature young player with a good batting eye. Torres walked 30 times in 55 games. Torres had Tommy John surgery in June, look for Torres to get a shot at the every day third baseman job.

2. Chance Adams RHP– Adams really thrived when the Yankees moved him to a starting role. Adams went 15-5 with a  2.45 ERA. Adams has a mid 90s fastball and a power slider.

3. Justus Sheffield RHP– Sheffield is a sleeper in the Yankees system, he has a mid 90s fastball with 3 off-speed pitches a deadly combination.

San Diego Padres Padres

have a lot of pitching depth and star potential with her position players.

1 Fernando Tatis Jr. SS– Tatis is coming off a .278-22-75 season, Tatis made it up to AA at the age of 18. Tatis will get a full season of AA at the age of 19. The sky is the limit for this kid.

2. MacKenzie Gore LHP– Gore posted monster number at a North Carolina high school, going 11-0 with a 0.19 ERA. Gore also had a 158 to 5 strikeout/walk ratio. Gore could be a star in the making.

3. Michael Baez RHP– Baez is 6-8 220 with a fastball in the 100s and a nasty slider. Baez sounds like a right-handed Randy Johnson. Baez struck out 82 batters in 58.2 innings.

Los Angeles Dodgers

With Cody Bellinger and Cory Seager in the big leagues the Dodgers still have a minor league system full of top prospects.

  1. Walker Buehler RHP– Buehler is ready for his first full season coming off Tommy John surgery. Buehler has electric stuff and his command is getting better. Buehler has Ace upside.

2. Alex Verdugo OF– Verdugo is a high average, high on-base guy. Verdugo does not have much pop, but he has a rocket arm.

3. Keibert Ruiz– Ruiz could be the best catching prospect in baseball if he continues to improve at a rapid pace. Ruiz is a switch hitter and a good defender at the catching position.

 

 

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Blue Jays Calling Up Cavan Biggio

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Cavan Biggio

The Toronto Blue Jays are calling up second base prospect Cavan Biggio to the majors for the very first time on Friday, according to ESPN.

Biggio, the son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, has performed well for Triple A Buffalo this season, posting a .306/.440/.507 slash line.

Toronto selected Biggio, 24, in the fifth round of the 2016 draft.

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Royals Assign Drew Storen To Double-A

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Drew Storen

The Kansas City Royals have assigned former big-league reliever Drew Storen to Double-A Northwest Arkansas, according to Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s Paul Boyd.

Storen, who inked a minor league deal with the Royals back in February of this year, is attempting a comeback, as he hasn’t pitched in the majors since playing for the Cincinnati Reds back in 2017.

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Neil Ramirez Accepts Outright Assignment With Indians

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Neil Ramirez

Cleveland Indians reliever Neil Ramirez will remain within the organization after clearing outright waivers and accepting an assignment to Triple-A, according to an official team announcement.

Ramirez landed a one-year, $1 million deal with the Indians this offseason, avoiding arbitration.

Ramirez, 29, has struggled during the 2019 season and maybe a stint in Triple A will help him work things out.

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