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MLB"s Top 10 RHP Prospects for 2023 w/ GRod at #2: Top Pitching Prospects | Right-Handed | MLB.com

GRod top rated for Chang up (70 grade) w/ two others on the list he is also mentioned as having the highest floor and is the most likely ROY candidate.

3 teams have two on the list:

  • Phillies 1 & 9
  • Guardians 4 & 7
  • Dodgers 6 & 10

Nine of the righty hurlers have an eta of 2023. The 10th, Mick Abel (PHI) had 23 innings in AA. SO he is not that far out. Could be quite the turnover for the 2024 list.

Schedule for other positions:

Tuesday: LHP (Hall)

Wednesday: C

Thursday: 1B

Friday: 2B (Westburg? Norby?)

Next Monday: 3B (Gunnar? Westburg? Mayo?)

Tuesday: SS (Gunnar. Holliday. )

Wednesday: OF (Cowser?)

Thursday:  Top 100

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@Tony-OH any deep sleepers that don't get much press here?  Anyone you see potentially stepping up our standing out this year (Pitchers).  Someone like Bautista who didn't' get a ton of praise last year, but appears to have caught lightening in a bottle.  

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43 minutes ago, emmett16 said:

@Tony-OH any deep sleepers that don't get much press here?  Anyone you see potentially stepping up our standing out this year (Pitchers).  Someone like Bautista who didn't' get a ton of praise last year, but appears to have caught lightening in a bottle.  

Alejandro Mendez is a relief pitcher at Delmarva.  6’5 245 and reportedly touches 100 mph.  He turns 22 in February.  His whip was 2.26 and he walked a batter per inning but there’s a reason why they let a reliever with a 10 ERA to get innings all year long.  
 

 

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1 hour ago, emmett16 said:

@Tony-OH any deep sleepers that don't get much press here?  Anyone you see potentially stepping up our standing out this year (Pitchers).  Someone like Bautista who didn't' get a ton of praise last year, but appears to have caught lightening in a bottle.  

Bautista's transformation from minor league wildman to Major League closer is nothing short of stunning; the guy spent 4 seasons in the DSL and another in the GCL. How many players spend 5 seasons in the rookie leagues and then suddenly transform into an All-Star worthy closer in their very first season in the Majors? Bautista's story is a one in a thousand kind of career, I wouldn't compare any other pitchers to his arc of development. 

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2 hours ago, emmett16 said:

@Tony-OH any deep sleepers that don't get much press here?  Anyone you see potentially stepping up our standing out this year (Pitchers).  Someone like Bautista who didn't' get a ton of praise last year, but appears to have caught lightening in a bottle.  

Are we just talking RHPs? 

I think Trace Bright has some real potential to take a big leap next year. Carlos Tavera #31, just fell off the list but if he stays healthy, he's a real sleeper. Juan De Los Santos #34, can really bring it but needs a swing and miss offspeed pitch, but the arm strength might really play up if they move him to relief. Cade Strowd #38, really looked like a different guy when he came back off injury. Command is still an issue for him but he can really spin a curveball and his fastball was sitting 96-98 in some late year outings.

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3 hours ago, CharmCityHokie said:

Bautista's transformation from minor league wildman to Major League closer is nothing short of stunning; the guy spent 4 seasons in the DSL and another in the GCL. How many players spend 5 seasons in the rookie leagues and then suddenly transform into an All-Star worthy closer in their very first season in the Majors? Bautista's story is a one in a thousand kind of career, I wouldn't compare any other pitchers to his arc of development. 

Yes RHP.  Bautista may be a bad example.  Just someone that no one is really talking about but has a skill set that/tools could translate to MLB success.  

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1 hour ago, Tony-OH said:

Are we just talking RHPs? 

I think Trace Bright has some real potential to take a big leap next year. Carlos Tavera #31, just fell off the list but if he stays healthy, he's a real sleeper. Juan De Los Santos #34, can really bring it but needs a swing and miss offspeed pitch, but the arm strength might really play up if they move him to relief. Cade Strowd #38, really looked like a different guy when he came back off injury. Command is still an issue for him but he can really spin a curveball and his fastball was sitting 96-98 in some late year outings.

Thanks!  It’s nice to have some names circled when going to watch the minor league teams play.  

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3 minutes ago, emmett16 said:

Thanks!  It’s nice to have some names circled when going to watch the minor league teams play.  

Maybe print off the top 75 prospects list as well. That should give you the best names to look for in 2023.

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