With the 2022 MLB Draft now neatly within the rearview mirror, prospects selected this 365 days are already making their presence known during the Minor Leagues.
This week’s edition of the Pipeline Prospect Physique of workers of the Week capabilities three 2022 draftees who are within the early days of their professional careers and striking up spectacular numbers stunning out of the gate. Toronto’s Cade Daring has been hitting homers at a solid scamper for Single-A Dunedin and launched a tear-off shot on Sunday. First-rounder Gavin Dangerous has been doing the identical with Single-A Columbia within the Kansas Metropolis organization, and outfielder Jud Fabian is making the simplest of his 2nd time being drafted within the closing two years by breaking out rapid within the Baltimore arrangement.
To be eligible for the Pipeline Prospect Physique of workers of the Week, Minor League gamers wants to be ranked among their club’s Top 30 prospects on Pipeline’s lists. (These within the Majors quit no longer qualify.)
That is the Prospect Physique of workers of the Week for Aug. 15-21:
Catcher: Harry Ford, Modesto Nuts (Single-A)
Mariners No. 1, MLB No. 68
.400/.613/.900, 6 G, 9-for-20, 2 HR, 4 2B, 5 RBI, 11 R, 7 BB, 7 Ok, 5 SB, 4 HBP
Catchers aren’t consistently steadily for his or her inch, to claim the least, nevertheless that’s a ways from the case with Ford, who the Mariners nabbed with the 12th general employ in 2021. The 19-365 days-historical has been solid in his elephantine-season debut, batting .272/.426/.435 in 87 games so a ways this 365 days. Closing week, his energy came alive with six extra-sinful hits, including residence runs in back-to-back games on Friday and Saturday. The latter modified into his simplest game of the week, with Ford adding two doubles and a tear whereas scoring twice and driving in a plod. As for his wheels, Ford swiped a sinful in every game from Tuesday-Thursday and done his team’s series at Rancho Cucamonga with two steals on Sunday. Ford’s 60-grade plod instrument is the true mark of any of his ratings, in accordance with MLB Pipeline’s scouting file and by a ways the simplest in that category among the tip 10 catching prospects in baseball.
1B: Hunter Goodman, Spokane Indians (Excessive-A)
Rockies No. 23
.357/.357/1.000, 6 G, 10-for-28, 5 HR, 3 2B, 10 RBI, 8 R, 0 BB, 6 Ok
It modified into a energy point to for Goodman closing week to function his third Prospect Physique of workers of the Week assortment of the 2022 season and first since being bumped from Single-A Fresno to Spokane in early July. The Memphis product homered in five straight games to discontinuance his team’s series against visiting Tri-Metropolis and tallied 9 of his 10 RBIs for the week over that span. Goodman additionally racked up all 10 of his hits over those five games, going 10-for-23 during the duration. Since reaching Spokane, the first baseman/catcher has posted a slice line of .308/.335/.575 with eight homers and 25 RBIs in 36 games performed.
2B: Cade Daring, Dunedin Blue Jays (Single-A)
Blue Jays No. 11
.304/.360/.913, 5 G, 7-for-23, 4 HR, 2 2B, 8 RBI, 8 R, 2 BB, 6 Ok
Fancy Goodman, Daring has been on a energy binge over the closing week-plus. Unlike Goodman, Daring’s maintain attain in his first couple of weeks as an expert ballplayer. The 78th general employ in closing month’s Draft, the infielder has spent appropriate 10 games with Dunedin so a ways nevertheless has made an influence rapid with a .341/.426/.805 line, five homers and 14 RBIs within the Florida Remark League. The LSU product has hits in all 10 games he’s performed, and he done the week on a high computer screen, homering on Saturday and adding a pair of dingers on Sunday, including a tear-off solo shot within the backside of the ninth. Daring has scored no longer lower than one plod in 9 straight, already has four multihit and four multi-RBI games as an expert, and would possibly perhaps perhaps also safe out about circulate at a better level sooner than the extinguish of his debut advertising and marketing campaign if his sizzling initiate continues.
3B: Matthew Lugo, Greenville Pressure (Excessive-A)
Red Sox No. 13
.381/.435/1.048, 5 G, 8-for-21, 4 HR, 2 2B, 10 RBI, 9 R, 1 BB, 6 Ok, 2 SB, 1 HBP
Lugo makes his third all-time look on the Prospect Physique of workers of the Week and 2nd this season after a blistering duration with Greenville. After starting the week by going appropriate 1-for-8 with a double in his first two games, Lugo went off, going 7-for-10 with back-to-back two-homer, five-RBI games on Friday and Saturday. The third baseman added a double within the latter, going 4-for-5 with four runs scored. Lugo had appropriate one prior multihomer game this season, when he hit a pair of lengthy balls on June 14. Closing week’s exhibiting pushed his slice line for August to .303/.370/.636 with six homers and 20 RBIs in 16 games.
SS: Jose Rodriguez, Birmingham Barons (Double-A)
White Sox No. 7
.444/.524/.944, 5 G, 8-for-18, 3 HR, 9 RBI, 6 R, 3 BB, 1 Ok, 1 SB
Rodriguez rides a 10-game hitting plug into this week and had a five-game homer plug from Aug. 12-17. The shortstop drove in extra than one runs in his first three games of the award duration, knocking in three on Tuesday and Wednesday and any other two on Thursday. He additionally walked in every of those games and rolled up five hits. After getting his first four starts of the week at shortstop, Rodriguez modified into Birmingham’s designated hitter on Saturday and went 2-for-2 with a solo homer and a pair of runs scored.
OF: Gavin Dangerous, Columbia Fireflies (Single-A)
Royals No. 1, MLB No. 75
.318/.444/.909, 6 G, 7-for-22, 3 HR, 1 3B, 2 2B, 7 RBI, 7 R, 4 BB, 6 Ok, 1 HBP
Since going to the Royals with the ninth employ in closing month’s Draft, Dangerous has been stellar in 13 professional games. After going 5-for-10 with a homer and two doubles within the Rookie-level Arizona Advanced League, he purchased the call to Columbia the keep the Virginia Tech product has persevered to galvanize. Dangerous doubled in Tuesday’s series opener against visiting Kannapolis sooner than powering two homers and driving in four on a 3-for-5 evening on Wednesday. “Up here [in Single-A], guys are landing [offspeed pitches] extra,” he acknowledged after that performance. “You’ve appropriate purchased to follow your means, and if a guy makes a generous pitch, you’ve purchased to switch on and drag to the following one. Obviously all people looks talented, nevertheless so are we, so are the hitters.”
OF: Samuel Zavala, Lake Elsinore Storm (Single-A)
Padres No. 5
.400/.520/.900, 6 G, 8-for-20, 2 HR, 1 3B, 2 2B, 8 RBI, 7 R, 5 BB, 5 Ok, 1 SB
Even though San Diego dealt away a wealth of prospects in alternate for Juan Soto, the Padres’ farm arrangement peaceful boasts spectacular skill. Zavala is a generous example and is facing Single-A ball at appropriate 18 years historical after origin the season with the ACL Padres. There, Zavala batted .345/.412/.621 in 10 games to function the promotion to the California League, the keep he’s hit .267/.389/.517 by his first 17 contests. The Venezuelan tallied a homer, triple, four RBIs and two walks on Tuesday to reputation the tone for his week, following with two extra multihit games by the extinguish of a six-game series at Stockton. He done with a 3-for-5 exhibiting on Sunday, including a homer and two doubles to affiliate with three RBIs.
OF: Jud Fabian, Delmarva Shorebirds (Single-A)
Orioles No. 25
.429/.539/.857, 5 G, 9-for-21, 1 HR, 6 2B, 4 RBI, 8 R, 5 BB, 2 Ok
A 2nd-round employ of the Red Sox two years ago, Fabian returned to the College of Florida for a fourth collegiate season sooner than going to the O’s with the 67th general resolution closing month. The outfielder made his pro debut with four games within the Rookie-level Florida Advanced League and batted .500/.647/.600 to triumph over that level and accomplish a promotion to Single-A. In his first series for Delmarva, at Salem, Fabian no longer regularly slowed down. After going 3-for-4 with his first elephantine-season level homer and a double in his first Carolina League game on Tuesday, Fabian followed with any other double on Wednesday after which went 4-for-5 with three doubles and three runs scored on Thursday. The frail Gator’s interpret of the strike zone modified into distinguished, too, with Fabian earning five walks whereas true striking out twice.
LHP: Kyle Harrison, Richmond Flying Squirrels (Double-A)
Giants No. 2, MLB No. 22
1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 G, 1 GS, 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 10 Ok, 0.33 WHIP
Harrison starred with Excessive-A Eugene to initiate the season, posting a 1.55 ERA and an safe out about-popping 59 strikeouts against 10 walks over appropriate 29 innings to function a slack-Can also fair promotion to Richmond. With the Flying Squirrels, he’s been dominant since getting adjusted by June. Harrison posted a 1-0 narrative and 0.53 ERA in four starts in July, striking out 24 whereas strolling 10 in 17 innings. August has been practically about as generous. Closing day drag back and forth, the southpaw whiffed 10 without issuing a tear and blanked Binghamton on two hits over six innings. The initiate modified into Harrison’s fourth double-digit strikeout effort of the 365 days and first with zero walks. Thru 13 Double-A outings, the 21-365 days-historical is now 4-2 with a 2.56 ERA and 94 Ok’s against 30 walks in 63 1/3 innings pitched.
RHP: Andrew Painter, Reading Fightin Phils (Double-A)
Phillies No. 1, MLB No. 25
1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 G, 1 GS, 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 Ok 0.50 WHIP
Support for the 2nd time within the closing three weeks, Painter earns the nod this time for dominating in his first initiate in Double-A. The beautiful-hander is now at his third level this season, having started the 365 days with Single-A Clearwater, moved to Excessive-A Jersey Shore in mid-June and now reached Double-A in August. Squaring off with visiting Portland, Painter modified into lights out in his first Reading time out. The 19-365 days-historical scattered three singles by his six innings and true as soon as seen a runner attain 2nd sinful. Along with his eight strikeouts, he ended in venerable contact with five outs within the air and two on the ground.
RP: Michael Grove, Oklahoma Metropolis Dodgers (Triple-A)
Dodgers No. 24
0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 G, 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 10 Ok, 0.80 WHIP
A 2nd-round resolution in 2018, Grove missed his junior 365 days at West Virginia attributable to Tommy John surgical treatment and connect up forgettable numbers in his first two pro seasons. This 365 days, things are a ways various – ample that the pretty-hander made his stout league debut with a space initiate in Can also fair. Even though Wednesday’s time out modified into appropriate Grove’s 2nd in reduction this 365 days, it modified into additionally his simplest look of the 365 days. The 25-365 days-historical reputation a new occupation high with 10 strikeouts and yielded four singles over five frames.