Using our scoring system, I pulled all Class-A hitters stats from MILB.com to find out who has been dominating the league.
Just 10 of the top 50 hitters there are owned, including three by Hydra – Yoan Moncada, Bobby Bradley and Jorge Mateo.
TBD was the only other owner with more than one – Eloy Jimenez and Josh Ockimey.
The Cleveland Indians feature seven players in the top 50:
- Greg Allen
- Tyler Krieger
- Nathan Lukes
- Bobby Bradley
- Yu-Cheng Chang
- Connor Marabell
- Francisco Mejia
Add those prospects to Bradley Zimmer, Clint Frazier and a handful of pitching prospects and the Indians are setup for a very successful future.
This is the farm system of a team that just won 14 games in row and sits 6.5 games ahead of the Detroit Tigers, in first place of the American League Central division.
Thanks to 40 doubles, yes 40, Brian Mundell has 20 more total bases than Eloy Jimenez, who is 2nd. That, plus just 48 strikeouts = future major league hitter.
He was drafted out of college in the 2015 draft and at 22 years old could speed through the Rockies farm system. It is also very likely that an American League team would love to have him as a DH.
HLR’s Travis Demeritte has hit 20 home runs but also has 105 strikeouts. He has already served an 80-game suspension after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance and the Rangers moved him to 2B with Adrian Beltre and Joey Gallo ahead of him. But now with the rise of Rougned Odor and Jurickson Profar back, it could be a while before Demeritte finds a spot with the Rangers. It wouldn’t surprise me to see him dealt at the deadline or this offseason.
We are getting close to the Super Two deadline, which FanGraphs explains here. That means that teams will start calling up some of their more talented prospects from the minor leagues. I went and got all the stats from MILB.com from all AA and AAA leagues and used our scoring system to calculate which players were having the best seasons. I then downloaded the list of all players from Fantrax to see which of these players were owned and by who (whom?).
There are 46 pitchers with at least 300 points scored between AA/AA compared to 39 MLB pitchers. Beach Bum (Daniel Mengden, Zach Eflin, Josh Hader -67th pick in rookie draft) and Long Ball to LF (Jameson Taillon – 28th, Chad Kuhl, Joe Musgrove – 69th) each had three minor league pitchers make the list
Teams With 2
Teams With 1
Musgrove, Mengden, Herrera, Jason Wheeler, Ben Lively and Aaron Wilkerson have been impressive in both AA and AAA.
Making 300 points the cutoff again, I found 34 hitters in the Minor Leagues compared to 57 in the Majors. TBD owns four of the top 36 bats – Peter O’Brien, Tyler O’Neill – 187th, Willy Adames – 115th and Matt Chapman – 130th.
Teams With 2
Teams With 1
Healy, Mancini, Nicky Delmonico, David Washington, Hunter Dozier and Mike Yastrzemski have had success in both AA and AAA this year.