Top SP Fantasy Prospects – April 2020

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19MacKenzie GoreSD20AAAL6′ 3”195Will be in the bigs sooner than later as AJ Preller fights to keep his job.YouTube YouTube
210Jesus LuzardoOAK22MLBL6′ 0”209Three plus pitches, solid command, and has already tasted the majors.YouTube YouTube
311Forrest WhitleyHOU22AAAR6′ 7”195The buy-low window has slammed shut thanks to a solid AFL performance.YouTube YouTube
421Casey MizeDET22AAR6′ 3”220Started hot and faded down the stretch. Four potential plus pitches but a history of injuries.YouTube YouTube
522Matt ManningDET21AAR6′ 6”215Big fastball. Lack of a third pitch and questionable command keep him out of my top tier of pitchers.YouTube Twitter
623A.J. PukOAK24MLBL6′ 7”238XL human. Would be starting his third MLB season if not for Tommy John at the beginning of 2018.YouTube YouTube
724Spencer HowardPHI23AAR6′ 2”205Dominant last year. Big fastball. Average secondaries. Has never topped 116 IP.YouTube YouTube
827Sixto SanchezMIA21AAAR6′ 0”185Short. Whippy delivery. Don’t care. Big fastball. No walks. Three plus pitches.YouTube YouTube
928Dustin MayLAD22MLBR6′ 6”180Whippy delivery and lack of strikeouts keep him out of the top tiers of pitchers.YouTube YouTube
1029Nate PearsonTOR23AAAR6′ 6”245Has never pitched more than 101.2 innings. Several 70-80 grades on his fastball. Electric arsenal. Questionable command and health.YouTube YouTube
1130Michael KopechCHW23MLBR6′ 3”205Command issues and missing the entire season slide him down the list.YouTube YouTube
1231Luis PatinoSD20AAR6′ 0”192Short. Explosive fastball. Fantastic slider. Changeup is nowhere close to ready.YouTube YouTube
1347Brendan McKayTB23MLBL6′ 2”212Don’t count on many batting stats despite a few glowing scouting reports. Solid enough as SP-only though.YouTube YouTube
1453Simeon Woods-RichardsonTOR19A+R6′ 3”210Mets really managed his innings in the beginning of the season but he made it to A+ as an 18 year old anyway. Three above average pitches and solid command.YouTube YouTube
1554Grayson RodriguezBAL20AR6′ 5”220Three solid pitches (FB, CU, SL). Average command at best.YouTube YouTube
1655Jordan BalazovicMIN21AAR6′ 5”215Nice fastball and breaking ball. Still working on the change. Dominated as a 20 year old at high-A last year.YouTube YouTube
1756Josiah GrayLAD21AAR6′ 1”190Good fastball, decent slider, and developing changeup. Solid control. Didn’t focus on pitching until college.YouTube YouTube
1857Matthew LiberatoreTB20AL6′ 5”200Looked great in his age 19 season at A ball last year. Nice fastball and curve. Change and slider aren’t far behind.YouTube YouTube
1958Daniel LynchKC23AAL6′ 6”190Solid fastball and slider. Still working on a third pitch. Has displayed solid control for a pitcher his size.YouTube YouTube
2059Logan GilbertSEA22AAR6′ 6”225Nice fastball. Decent curve. Still developing a change. Control has been great for a guy of his stature.YouTube Twitter
2160Tarik SkubalDET23AAL6′ 3”215Can’t really say he came out of nowhere because he mowed down competition in a small sample size after being drafted in 2018. However, he still came out of nowhere last year.YouTube YouTube
2261Kyle WrightATL24MLBR6′ 4”200Three above average pitches. #5 overall pick in 2017. Has really struggled in his brief time in the MLB.YouTube YouTube
2362Ian AndersonATL21AAAR6′ 3”170Big fastball. Curve and change are both really good already. Control is a work in progress.YouTube YouTube
2463Daniel EspinoCLE18RKR6′ 2”205Young. Big. Huge fastball. Nice slider/curve combo as well. Control could be a problem.YouTube YouTube
2564George KirbySEA21A+R6′ 4”201Big fastball with amazing accuracy. None of his secondaries are great.Twitter Twitter
2680Mitch KellerPIT23MLBR6′ 2”210Pitched much better at the MLB level than at AAA, despite the inflated ERA. Big fastball. Nice breaking ball. Mixed reports on the change.YouTube YouTube
2781Brent HoneywellTB24AAAR6′ 2”180Honeywell has an excellent arsenal and command. Injuries have really hampered his career. Has always been impressive but hasn’t pitched since 2017.YouTube YouTube
2882Jhoan DuranMIN21AAAR6′ 5”230Huge man with a huge fastball. Breaking ball is plus. Change is average. Control is average. I keep hearing about bullpen concerns. Looks like a starter to me.YouTube YouTube
2983Shane BazTB20A+R6′ 2”190Big fastball and breaking ball. Useable change and cutter. Struggles to throw strikes at times.YouTube YouTube
3084Clarke SchmidtNYY23AAR6′ 1”200Four solid pitches. Dominated a level he was way too old to be in last year. Hasn’t thrown 100 innings since his sophomore year of college.YouTube YouTube
3185Edward CabreraMIA21MLBR6′ 4”175Good fastball but he slings it. Don’t think his secondaries are good enough. Below-average command.YouTube YouTube
3286Nick LodoloCIN21A+L6′ 6”202Drafted #7 overall last year. Already nearly 22. Big fastball. Two good secondaries. Questionable command. Really low cross-body delivery doesn’t help.Twitter YouTube
3387Shane McClanahanTB22AAL6′ 1”200Big fastball. Good curve. Change should be usable. Control is questionable. Low arm slot doesn’t help.YouTube YouTube
3488Alek ManoahTOR21RKR6′ 6”260Power fastball/slider big-body guy. Decent control. Needs a third pitch but I prefer him to most pitchers in the class.YouTube
3589Hunter GreeneCIN20A+R6′ 4”175Electric fastball. Two above-average secondaries. Good command. Low arm slot.YouTube YouTube
3690Deivi GarciaNYY20MLBR5′ 9”163Three above average+ pitches with a chance at a fourth. Curve is the best of the bunch. Some have him further down lists due to height.YouTube YouTube
3791Braxton GarrettMIA22A+L6′ 3”190Great curve. Average fastball. Change is already usable. #7 overall pick in 2016 was forgotten by some due to TJ.YouTube YouTube
38125Brailyn MarquezCHC20A+L6′ 4”185Big fastball. Lacks secondaries. Struggles with command. Low arm slot.YouTube YouTube
39126Zack ThompsonSTL22A+L6′ 2”225First round pick in 2019. Above average fastball, curve, and change. Decent command.YouTube YouTube
40131Jonathan StieverCHW22AAR6′ 2”205Fastball reaches high-90s. Slider and changeup are above-average. Command is solid. Should stick as a starter. Good athlete. All-state WR/DB in high school.YouTube
41132Ryan WeathersSD20AL6′ 1”230Former high school player of the year. Three above-average pitches with good command. Disappointed by not improving on his first season.YouTube YouTube
42133Ethan HankinsCLE19RKR6′ 6”200Nice fastball but he slings it. Struggles with control. Needs to develop secondaries. Still very young.YouTube YouTube
43134Jackson KowarKC23AAR6′ 5”180Fantastic changeup. Fastball was up to 98 in spring training. Developing breaking ball. Old for the levels he’s seen.YouTube YouTube
44135Adam KloffensteinTOR19RKR6′ 5”243Multiple nice fastballs. Above average slider. Curve and changeup aren’t great yet.YouTube YouTube
45136JJ GossTB18RKR6′ 3”185Rays were lucky to land him at pick #36. 18 years old with three above-average pitches and decent command.YouTube YouTube
46137Miguel YajureNYY21AAR6′ 1”175Four decent pitches. Good control. Completely under the radar but has done nothing but succeed. His “average, low-90s” fastball now sits mid-90s and tops out at 97. Changeup is his best pitch. The curve is inconsistent but has the makings of an above-average pitch if he can keep it down in the zone. Developing cutter. Absolute bargainTwitter YouTube YouTube
47138Chris RodriguezLAA21A+R6′ 2”185Four potential above-average pitches with a long track record of injuries. Has totaled less than 80 IP since being drafted in 2016. Decent control. Has the stuff to be a MLB starter if his health will allow it.YouTube YouTube
48139Yerry RodriguezTEX22A+R6′ 2”198Three above-average pitches. Fastball reaches high 90s with good spin. Has issues staying healthy. Struggled with a UCL injury last season. Has never reached 75 IP but has shown the ability to pitch deep into games (6+ innings).YouTube YouTube
49142Jackson RutledgeWAS20RKR6′ 8”2502019 first rounder. Absolutely enormous. Huge fastball and slider. Decent curve and change. Like most tall pitchers his command is highly questionable.Twitter Twitter
50143Blake WalstonARI18RKL6′ 5”1752019 first rounder. Another huge kid that needs to work on throwing strikes. Projectable fastball. Curve is his best pitch. Change is solid but behind the other two. Low arm slot.YouTube YouTube
51144Matthew AllanNYM18A-R6′ 3”225Above average fastball and curve. Needs to develop the change. Third round 2019 pick due to signability concerns but was ranked much higher.YouTube YouTube
52145Tahnaj ThomasPIT20RKR6′ 4”190Good fastball and breaking pitch. Decent command. Lacks a third offering. Converted infielder. New to pitching.YouTube
53146Gregory SantosSF20AR6′ 2”190High 90s fastball. Wipeout slider. Both could be plus. Lacks a third pitch. Has demonstrated better control than expected. Strikeout totals have been underwhelming considering his solid two pitch combo.YouTube YouTube
54147Michael BaumannBAL24AAAR6′ 4”225Big frame. Fastball hits the upper-90s. Above-average slider. Usable change. Control has been an issue at times but he looked great last season. Would have probably made starts in Baltimore this year if we had a full season.YouTube YouTube
55148Bryse WilsonATL22MLBR6′ 1”225Plus mid-90s fastball. Average change. Developing slider but doesn’t look like it’s going to work at the MLB level without improvement. Average control. Could be a MLB starter with a breaking ball.YouTube YouTube
56149Triston McKenzieCLE22MLBR6′ 5”165Great fastball and curve. Lacks a third pitch. Great command. Wire thin despite being in pro ball since 2015.YouTube YouTube
57177Jose UrquidyHOU24MLBR6′ 0”180A popup guy last year. I think he’s already had his best MLB season. Control/command guy with underwhelming stuff. Good changeup. Average fastball. Below-average curve.YouTube YouTube
58198Trevor RogersMIA22AAL6′ 6”185Good fastballs. Solid changeup. Needs to develop his breaking pitches. Has limited walks well considering he’s a big guy with a low, whippy delivery.YouTube YouTube
59199Luis FriasARI21AR6′ 3”180Huge fastball. Struggles to throw strikes. Decent breaking ball. Lacks a usable change.YouTube YouTube
60200Tyler IveyHOU23AAR6′ 4”195Mid-90s fastball. Solid curve. Change is usable and the control is decent. Arm slot varies depending on which pitch he’s throwing which isn’t ideal but very fixable. Looks like a back-end starter.YouTube
61228Austin CoxKC23AAL6′ 4”185The Royals keep churning out these big-bodied backend starter types. This one features an above-average fastball and curve as well as two other usable pitches.YouTube YouTube
62229Jean Carlos MejiaCLE23AAR6′ 4”240Above-average command of three average pitches. Starter’s frame as well. There are durability concerns but the same can be said for almost any minor league pitcher.YouTube YouTube
63230Brady SingerKC23AAR6′ 5”210Three decent pitches. Good control. Nothing in his arsenal will blow you away though. Low arm slot.YouTube YouTube
64231Hans CrouseTEX21A+R6′ 4”180Good fastball. Above-average to plus curve. Changeup in progress but already isn’t bad. Decent control.YouTube YouTube
65232Matt TaborARI21A+R6′ 2”180Solid fastball, curve, and changeup. Good control. Not overpowering.YouTube YouTube
66233Levi KellyARI20A+R6′ 4”205Average fastball. Plus slider. Developing change. Surprised prospectors with solid control last year. Could stick at starter. Arizona may have gotten an 8th round steal in 2018.Twitter Twitter
67234Cole WinnTEX20AR6′ 2”190Nice fastball and curve. Lacks a third pitch. Walked way too many batters at A ball last year but should figure it out.YouTube Twitter
68235Dane DunningCHW25AAAR6′ 3”200Average fastball. Above-average slider. Average change. Solid command. 25 and has never pitched above AA. Will miss part of 2020 due to preseason TJ last year.YouTube YouTube
69252Quinn PriesterPIT19RKR6′ 3”1952019 first round pick. Two solid current pitches that should get to above-average+. Developing changeup. Solid BB/9 rate masks spotty control. Way too many HBP and wild pitches.YouTube YouTube
70253Joe RyanTB23AAR6′ 1”185Two pitch guy (fastball and curve). Change is pretty awful. Decent control. Good results so far.YouTube
71254Adrian MorejonSD20AAAL6′ 0”175Three above-average pitches. Good control. Injury history and size may push him to the bullpen.YouTube YouTube
72255Brennan MalonePIT19A-R6′ 4”205Three average+ pitches. Fastball could be plus. Struggles with command. #33 overall pick in 2019.YouTube YouTube
73256Seth CorrySF21A+L6′ 2”195Breakout season last year at full season A ball. Three average+ pitches but struggles with control.YouTube YouTube
74257Aaron AshbyMIL21A+L6′ 2”181Good fastball and change. Great curve. Struggles with command but may be able to reign it in enough to be a starter.YouTube
75258Ethan SmallMIL23AL6′ 3”2142019 first round pick. Fastball and change are ready to go. Lacks a third pitch. Control is solid.YouTube
76259Luis GilNYY21MLBR6′ 3”176Huge fastball. Nice slider. No third pitch yet. Command is very suspect.YouTube YouTube
77260Breidy EncarnacionMIA19RKR6′ 3”185Three average pitches that should improve as he grows into his large frame. Decent command.Twitter
78261Kai-Wei TengSF21A+R6′ 4”260Big kid with four decent pitches. None are overwhelming but if he can mix them he should be able to stick as a starter.YouTube YouTube
79262Ricky VanascoTEX21AR6′ 3”180High 90s fastball and a hammer curve. Struggles with control. No third pitch. Drafted in 2017 but has yet to reach 50 IP in any season. Prime bullpen candidate. Probably low on him because his name reminds me of Ricky Nolasco.YouTube Twitter
80263Josh WolfNYM19RKR6′ 3”170#53 overall pick in 2019. Solid fastball and curve. Change is still being developed. Command is average.YouTube YouTube
81264Hyun Il ChoiLAD19RKR6′ 2”200Led the AZL in strikeouts last season and maintained a BB/9 of 1.52. Solid fastball and change. Throws two breaking pitches but neither is a legitimate third offering yet.YouTube
82265Andry LaraWAS16RKR6′ 3”210Plus fastball. Supposedly has a power curve. Good control. Still a kid. Long way away. Has never pitched a pro inning. Could completely blow up but I love his upside.Twitter
83266Bryan AbreuHOU23AAAR6′ 1”204Two plus breaking pitches and an above-average fastball. Struggles with command.YouTube YouTube
84267Brandon WilliamsonSEA22A+L6′ 6”210Second round 2019 pick. 99th percentile in horizontal break and 87th in spin on his slider. 84th in curve spin. Three above-average+ pitches. XL pitcher with questionable command.YouTube YouTube
85292Bryan MataBOS20AAR6′ 3”160His scouting reports are all over the place and for good reason. Looked good in 2017 but his mechanics were an absolute mess in 2018. Cleaned them up and got back on track last year at A+ before falling apart in the second half of the season.. The bad: I hate his arm slot and he tinkers too much. The good: has thrown at least six pitches at different points in his career. He sports a four seam fastball, a two seam that some call a sinker, a changeup, a cutter, a slider (which is a slower version of his cutter with more break), and a curve. The fastballs are in the high-90s and and if even one or two secondaries get to average he’ll have the arsenal to be a major league starter. Needs to work on the command but he’s only 20 and has already made it to AA. Had a terrible AFL campaign. In addition to way too many walks he also racks up the HBPs,and wild pitches.YouTube YouTube
86293Robert DominguezNYM18RKR6′ 5”195Was considered the top pitching prospect in the 2019 J2 class. Can hit 99 with the fastball.
87294David PetersonNYM24AAAL6′ 6”240Three average pitches and decent control. Does a good job with control for a guy his size.YouTube YouTube
88295Seth JohnsonTB21A-R6′ 1”200#40 overall pick in 2019 was a SS until his last year of college. Has an above-average fastball and a potential plus slider. Decent control. Still finding a third pitch.YouTube YouTube
89296Jay GroomeBOS21AL6′ 6”220Stuff is solid. Curve is outstanding. Fastball is good. Changeup may be one day. Command is a little spotty but his biggest problem is health. Has pitched a total of 66 innings since being drafted #12 overall in 2016.YouTube YouTube
90297Francisco MoralesPHI20AR6′ 4”185Solid fastball and slider. Lacks a third pitch and command. Will be a reliever without one despite having a starter’s build.YouTube YouTube
91298Adonis MedinaPHI22AAR6′ 1”185Big fastball. No decent secondaries yet. Two may be usable one day. Average command.YouTube YouTube
92299Antoine KellyMIL20AL6′ 6”205Massive second round 2019 pick can hit the high-90s with his plus fastball. Good control. Needs to refine his secondaries but could be a MLB starter.YouTube YouTube
93300Kendall WilliamsTOR19RKR6′ 6”205Above-average fastball and curve. Developing a third pitch. Command isn’t bad considering his size.YouTube YouTube
94301Jonathan BowlanKC23AAR6′ 6”262Huge dude. Nice fastball. Decent slider. Needs to work on his changeup. Has done a great job at limiting free passes.Twitter Twitter
95307Matthew ThompsonCWS19A-R6′ 3”195Second round 2019 pick. Above-average curve. Average fastball. Needs to develop a third pitch. Average command.YouTube YouTube
96308Kris BubicKC22A+L6′ 3”220Good changeup. Average everything else. Usable fastball but no third pitch yet.YouTube Twitter
97309Brusdar GraterolMIN21MLBR6′ 1”265Three solid pitches. Low arm slot. Small stature and questionable command will probably cause him to move out of the rotation.YouTube YouTube
98310Kyle MullerATL22AAL6′ 6”225Large pitcher. Decent three pitch combo. Struggles with command.YouTube YouTube
99311Cody BoltonPIT21AAR6′ 3”185Good fastball and slider. Lacks a decent third pitch. Struggled in his brief stint at AA.YouTube YouTube
100312Daulton JefferiesOAK24AAAR6′ 0”182Has battled injuries since being drafted in 2016. Has always done well in limited innings. Did well over 64 IP at AA last year. Was used in a relief role much of the season.YouTube YouTube
101313Joe PalumboTEX25MLBL6′ 1”168Old. Solid fastball and curve. Change is average. Small. Struggles with control at times. Has already had TJ.YouTube YouTube
102314Eddy YeanWAS18A-R6′ 1”1802017 J2 signing has held his own in levels he was young for. I can’t find any video of him but others think he has three potential above-average pitches.
103354Osiel RodriguezNYY18RKR6′ 2”210Fastball and curve are already above-average. Needs a reliable third pitch but has two that could be above-average one day. Struggles with command. High risk/high reward.YouTube YouTube
104355Alex FaedoDET24AAR6′ 5”230Average fastball and slider. Changeup is a work in progress. Solid command.YouTube YouTube
105356Dean KremerBAL24AAAR6′ 3”180Boring arsenal. Decent command with four usable pitches. Fastball fringe-average. Should stick as a starter but not an exciting one.YouTube YouTube
106357Cristian JavierHOU22AAAR6′ 1”204Good curve. Decent fastball and change. Has piled up strikeouts at every level but struggles with control.YouTube YouTube
107358Corbin MartinARI23AAAR6′ 2”200Above-average fastball and slider. Two other average secondaries. Struggled to throw strikes last year but I think he’s got average command.YouTube YouTube
108359Tucker DavidsonATL24AAAL6′ 2”215Plus fastball. Usable change and breaking ball. Has struggled with control the last couple years against better competition.YouTube
109360Thad WardBOS22A+R6′ 3”182Fastball isn’t impressive but it should work. Features a solid cutter and slider. Needs to work on limiting walks.YouTube YouTube
110361Yoendrys GomezNYY20AR6′ 3”175Another IFA bargain for the Yankees. Currently has two above-average pitches and a change that could be usable with development. Control is average.YouTube YouTube
111362Jimmy LewisLAD19RKR6′ 6”200Second round 2019 pick tore his labrum after being drafted and has yet to pitch a professional inning. Huge frame. Mid-90s fastball. Solid curve. Needs to work on his changeup or develop a different third pitch.YouTube YouTube
112363Jairo SolisHOU20AR6′ 2”160Underwent TJ in 2018 and hasn’t pitched since. Struggled with command. Fastball velocity has risen to the high-90s and he has two decent breaking balls. Much larger than 160.
113364Mason DenaburgWAS20RKR6′ 4”195First round pick in 2018. Didn’t pitch due to injury. Got hurt again 20.1 innings into 2019 and didn’t pitch again. When healthy he has three above-average pitches and questionable command.YouTube
114365Alexander VizcainoNYY22AAR6′ 2”160Triple digit fastball/change combo with no third pitch. Questionable command. Classic reliever profile if he doesn’t develop a third pitch.YouTube YouTube
115366Justus SheffieldSEA23MLBL6′ 0”200Three above average pitches but probably lacks the control to be a starter in the MLB. Should be a good reliever if it doesn’t work out.YouTube YouTube
116367Cody MorrisCLE23A+R6′ 5”222Fastball hits 97. Average slider and change. Decent control. Older prospect that has already had TJ. Posted a K/9 over 11 at two levels of A ball last year. Will be interesting to see how it translates to the upper levels.
117368DL HallBAL21A+L6′ 2”195Great stuff. Awful control. Some people think he’ll figure it out. I’m not one of them. Three above-average+ pitches if he ever does.YouTube YouTube
118369Justin DunnSEA24MLBR6′ 2”185Solid fastball and slider. Decent control. Still working on a third pitch.YouTube YouTube
119370Lewis ThorpeMIN24MLBL6′ 1”218Older due to TJ. Four decent pitches. The best is a plus curve.YouTube YouTube
120371Logan AllenCLE22MLBL6′ 3”200Has always been young for his level but has struggled in the high minors and majors over the last couple years. Throws four decent pitches but none of them are great. Needs to cut down on walks. May never be great a strikeout pitcher.YouTube YouTube
121372Graeme StinsonTB22AL6′ 5”250Draft stock plummeted with his velocity last year. Entered the season as the draft’s top college pitcher. Has a slider that has gotten plus-plus grades from many outlets. Fastball is plus except for during that rough stretch in college. No third pitch but has a developing change. Control is decent.YouTube YouTube
122373Beau BurrowsDET23AAAR6′ 2”215Boring arsenal but has four pitches at his disposal. Needs to work on his control but should be able to start with his stuff.YouTube YouTube
123374James KaprielianOAK25AAAR6′ 3”210Old. Yankees first round pick in 2015. Has battled injuries his entire career. Solid fastball and three good secondaries if he can ever stay healthy.YouTube YouTube
124375Mitchell WhiteLAD24AAAR6′ 3”210Three above-average pitches. Control is an issue. Has done a good job limiting walks the last two seasons. No dominant pitch.YouTube YouTube
125387Ryan RolisonCOL22AAL6′ 2”195Three pitches that are already average with average control. Pitching for Colorado kills his value.YouTube YouTube
126388Tommy HenryARI22A+L6′ 3”205#74 overall pick has three average or better pitches with decent control. No pitch is great.YouTube YouTube
127389Chris MurphyBOS21AL6′ 1”175Supposedly tweaked his mechanics and gained command last year. Already had three average pitches. Didn’t have an outing over 4 IP last year.YouTube YouTube
128390Cory AbbottCHC24AAAR6′ 2”220Not overpowering but has three solid secondaries and good command. Should be a big league starter one day but not a great one.YouTube YouTube
129398Franklin PerezDET22A+R6′ 3”197Injuries have derailed his career. Still has three above-average pitches.YouTube YouTube
130409Chris ClarkeCHC20AR6′ 7”212Incredibly tall and lanky. Fantastic curve. Fastball tops out in the mid-90s but he may gain a tick as he fills out a little bit. College reliever. Cubs are going to try him in the rotation but kept him around three innings per start last year. Posted great numbers and limited the walks in those limited innings. Had TJ in high school.YouTube
131410Michel BaezSD23MLBR6′ 8”220Transitioned to the bullpen last year. Plus fastball. Good change and breaking pitch. Struggles with control and repeating delivery (common with giant frames like his). Still being treated as a starter by the Padres.YouTube YouTube
132411Blair HenleyHOU22AR6′ 3”190Great spin rates on his pitches. Late round 2019 pick. Needs to work on fastball velocity. Looked great in a tiny sample size at A- but that’s expected out of a three year starter from the Big 12. K/9 was really low in college.YouTube
133412Michael GroveLAD23A+R6′ 3”200Had TJ his final college season and still got picked in the second round of the 2018 draft. No usable secondaries yet but has a developing curve and change. Decent command. Limited to four IP per start last year.YouTube YouTube
134413Hector YanLAA20A+L5′ 11”180Mid-90s fastball with an above-average curve. Change is a work in progress. Struggles with command but posted 12.22 K/9 last year.YouTube
135414Yohanse MorelKC19A+R6′ 2”190Mid-90s fastball. Good change. Developing slider. Looks thicker than his listed weight. Stat lines don’t match arsenal.YouTube YouTube
136415Richard GallardoCHC18RKR6′ 1”187Huge fastball. Two secondaries that may be average one day. Struggled in his first try at rookie ball as a minor.YouTube YouTube
137416Blake RiveraSF22A+R6′ 4”225Mid-90s fastball. Solid curve. Struggles to throw strikes and needs to develop his change. Will probably end up in the bullpen. Has the frame of a starter though.Twitter
138417Rony GarciaDET22MLBR6′ 3”200Top selection in this past rule five draft. Has a starter’s build but will probably pitch out of the bullpen if he doesn’t get returned to the Yankees. Underwhelming arsenal at the moment but does have three average pitches and decent command.YouTube YouTube
139418Robert DuggerMIA24MLBR6′ 2”180Good fastball. Decent slider. Lacks a third pitch. Decent control but nothing more than an innings eating unexciting back-end starter. Projected to be the Marlins #5 in 2020.YouTube YouTube
140419Patrick SandovalLAA23MLBL6′ 3”190Nice breaking balls. Average fastball. Weird arm slot. Struggles with command. May stick as a starter though.YouTube YouTube
141420Tony GonsolinLAD25MLBR6′ 3”205Old. Command is suspect. Nice fastball. Decent splitter. Could still start at some point despite underwhelming arsenal.YouTube YouTube
142421Keegan AkinBAL25AAAL6′ 0”225Older prospect with three average pitches and below-average command. Should get an opportunity to start.YouTube YouTube
143424Luis GutierrezSD16RKL5′ 11”170Above average fastball. May develop an above-average curve. Changeup lags behind and his frame is small at the moment.YouTube
144425Noah SongBOS22SchoolR6′ 4”200Good fastball. Solid slider and curve. Command isn’t there yet. Not sure if it ever will be. Currently committed to serve two years at Navy flight school or he would be ranked higher.YouTube YouTube
145426Roansy ContrerasNYY20AR6′ 0”175Solid fastball and curve. Lacks a third pitch, size, and control.YouTube YouTube
146427JT BrubakerPIT26AAAR6′ 3”185Could be a MLB starter. Above-average fastballs and slider. Command is solid. Has not gotten the K% you would expect with his arsenal. Stuff would play up in the bullpen but currently he’s a back-end guy.YouTube YouTube
147428Tony SantillanCIN22AAR6′ 3”240Plus fastball. Above-average slider. No third pitch. Questionable command. Probably ends up the bullpen.YouTube YouTube
148429Thomas SzapuckiNYM23AAL6′ 2”181Plus fastball and curve. No third pitch. Questionable command. Injury concerns. Probably ends up in the bullpen.YouTube
149459Shawn DubinHOU24AAR6′ 1”154Fastball reaches 97. Wipeout slider. Working on the curve and change. JUCO prospect that has been old for the levels he’s seen. Incredibly skinny. Needs to add to his frame to remain in the rotation.
150460Adbert AlzolayCHC24AAAR6′ 0”179Plus fastball and curve. No third pitch. Questionable command. Probably ends up in the bullpen.YouTube YouTube
151461Ryan JensenCHC22AR6′ 0”1802019 first round pick. Looks like a reliever. Huge fastball. Lacks secondaries and command.YouTube
152462Helcris OlivarezCOL19RKL6′ 2”192Good fastball and curve. Conflicting reports on the change. Control needs improvement. Terrible organization for pitching prospects.YouTube YouTube
153463Luis MedinaNYY20AAR6′ 1”175Amazing fastball. Decent curve. Changeup is in-progress. Has no idea where they’re going, though. Looks like a future reliever.YouTube YouTube
154492Joey CantilloSD19RKL6′ 4”220Good changeup. Average fastball. No third pitch. Will struggle at the upper levels.Twitter Twitter
155493J.B. BukauskasARI23AAR6′ 0”196Stuff is good. Command is suspect. Three plus pitches but allows way too many walks.YouTube YouTube
156494Seth RomeroWAS23AL6′ 3”2402017 first rounder. Weird delivery. Was supposed to have three potential plus pitches but nothing looks better than average. Velocity down. Always hurt.YouTube
157495Omar CruzSD21A+L6′ 0”200Average fastball and curve. Seems to have average command. Needs a third pitch. Good career stats in limited innings so far. Stretched out to ~5 IP per start last year.YouTube YouTube
158496Jon DuplantierARI25MLBR6′ 4”225Has unexpectedly struggled with control the last couple years. Solid fastball and breaking ball.YouTube YouTube
159497Anthony KayTOR24MLBL6′ 0”218Mediocre stuff across the board. Below-average control. Bullpen candidate but may stick around in the rotation.YouTube YouTube
160498Jose De LeonCIN27MLBR6′ 1”220Once considered a top 30 prospect by MLB, De Leon’s stock has faded. After three injury-plagued years with the Rays, they shipped him to Cincinnati for basically nothing a month ago. Still capable of a double-digit strikeout rate. The control is no longer there though. Will likely head to the bullpen.YouTube YouTube
161499Brock BurkeTEX23MLBL6′ 4”180Good fastball. Lacks solid secondaries and command. Is currently a starter but I think he ends up in the bullpen.YouTube YouTube
162500Tanner HouckBOS23AAAR6′ 4”2102017 first round pick. Plus fastball. Plus slider. Lacks a third pitch. Struggles with control. Really low arm slot. Transitioned to bullpen last season.YouTube YouTube
163501Stephen GonsalvesNYM25MLBL6′ 5”213Has been in the minor leagues forever. Terrible control. Underwhelming stuff.YouTube YouTube
164502Sean HjelleSF22AAR6′ 11”225Enormous. Looks like he’s throwing a ping pong ball. Above-average fastball. No decent secondaries yet but two are developing. Good control for someone his size.YouTube YouTube
165503Taylor WidenerARI25AAAR6′ 0”195Good change and control. Average fastball. No third pitch. Got destroyed at AAA last year.YouTube YouTube
166504Luis PalaciosMIA19RKL6′ 2”160Pinpoint control with an underwhelming arsenal. Has posted solid stat lines in foreign rookie ball but it’s probably due to his decent changeup and solid command. Shouldn’t translate to higher levels.Twitter
167505Devin SmeltzerMIN24MLBL6′ 3”195Weird delivery from a really low arm slot. Two above-average secondaries but an unexciting fastball.YouTube YouTube
168506Tim CateWAS22AAL6′ 0”185Second round pick in 2018 is small and lacks an average fastball. Plus 12-6 curve won’t be enough by itself.YouTube YouTube
169527Joey WentzDET22AAL6′ 5”210Curve and change are above-average but the fastball needs some work to get to average. Pitched well after being traded to Detroit last year. Had TJ this spring.YouTube YouTube
170528Eric PardinhoTOR18AR5′ 10”155Three potential above-average pitches with decent control. None of the secondaries are there yet, and neither is the control. He’s really short. Recently underwent TJ.YouTube YouTube