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10 Prospects Who Will Contribute In 2018

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As we get closer to the start of the regular season, I put together a list of ten players who i think will contribute to there teams this year.

Jorge Alfaro Catcher Phillies

Alfaro has raw power and offensive potential, but he needs to fine-tune his approach as a hitter and continue to make strides to improve defensively to be a complete player.

Shohei Ohtani RHP/DH Angels

Ohtani will pitch and DH for the Angels this year. He is a four-pitch pitcher with a mid-90s fastball, forkball, slider and an occasional curve. Ohtani also has home run power and speed at the plate. What Ohtani is trying to do, Play both ways at a high level will impact baseball for years.

Willie Calhoun OF Rangers

Calhoun’s bat is ready for the big leagues, he hit 69 homers in 333 minor league games and 31 of those homers came last year. The question for the Rangers is where does he play in that outfield, looks like it could be left field.

Willie Adames SS/2B Rays

Adames is a potential face of the franchise player for the Rays, Scouts love his intangibles and leadership potential. Those things can take Adames a long way in his career.

J.P Crawford SS Phillies

Crawford had some struggles in the last couple season in the minor league, but the second half of last season he turned it around a bit. Crawford has all the tools he just needs to put them all together.

Ronald Acuna OF Braves

Acuna has the biggest upside of any players in the minors, Acuna had one of the best seasons in minor league history and capped it off with winning the MVP of the Arizona fall league. Acuna is a five-tool talent, who will break the big leagues this year.

Lewis Brinson OF Marlins

Brinson is a speed-power combination player. Brinson struggled a bit in 21 games as Brewer but is poised for a break out year with the young Marlins.

Gleyber Torres IF Yankees

Torres is coming off Tommy John surgery but will have a chance to make the opening day roster with openings at third and second base for the Yankees. Torres is a very mature player for his age, which will help a lot in New York.

Brent Honeywell RHP Rays

Honeywell throws in the mid-90s and has a screwball, which is a good pitch to have. With the combination of stuff and command, he can be the future ace of the Rays franchise.

Luiz Gohara LHP Braves

Gohara throws in the upper 90s, but his secondary pitches have got a lot better along with his command around the plate. With everything starting to come together for Gohara, he has a future at the top of the Braves rotation

 

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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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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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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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