Big Hype Prospects: Baty, Miller, Dominguez, Cowser, Wiemer

This week on Big Hype Prospects, we’ll have a look at extra prospects who might discover themselves on the transfer within the subsequent few days. Check out final week’s Juan Soto Edition of Big Hype Prospects for extra deadline commerce candidates.

Five Big Hype Prospects

Brett Baty, 22, 3B, NYM (AA)
350 PA, 14 HR, 1 SB, .303/.394/.507

The Mets are reportedly attempting very exhausting to hold on Francisco Alvarez and Baty. To accomplish all of their deadline commerce targets, they may not be capable of cling to each. Alvarez being the scarcer and flashier expertise, I determine he is much less more likely to be traded outdoors of a Juan Soto or Shohei Ohtani deal Baty, nevertheless, would slot in a swap for any of the subsequent tier of commerce targets. Names like Luis CastilloFRankie Montasp Sean Murphy.

Baty is having a fantastic season after a little bit of a gradual begin. His efficiency suggests a readiness for the subsequent problem. When I see a prospect of this caliber promoted slowly, it leads me to marvel if he is been held down to make sure his commerce worth would not take successful from an premature hunch. Baty makes a ton of exhausting, low-angle contact. Despite a 26 p.c strikeout price, he recurrently hits for a excessive batting common. He makes essentially the most of his uncommon air-ball contact because of an over 20 p.c HR/FB ratio. His batted ball profile jogs my memory of a barely higher one Ryan McMahon.

Bobby Miller, 23, SP, LAD (AA)
76.1 IP, 11.20 Ok/9, 3.30 BB/9, 4.36 ERA

Miller receives loads of consideration for his triple-digit velocity heater, however his outcomes do not at all times match the uncooked stuff. This season, his ERA is a full level increased than his FIP. In the previous, we might have shrugged and assumed higher days awaited. Unfortunately, it appears his fastball form and middling command are the culprits. Both points, ought to they continue to be, will solely intensify as soon as he reaches the Majors. They might forestall him from realizing his full potential. While some form of rotation function is probably going with a flooring as an elite reliever, now might symbolize a great time for the Dodgers to promote Miller. Some golf equipment would possibly imagine they will repair him.

If the worst outcomes are paying homage to Sixto Sanchez p Hunter Greene, that is not a nasty factor. Sanchez, you would possibly recall, was dealt for a number of seasons JT Realmuto (the Phillies additionally included Jorge Alfaro, Will Stewart, and a world bonus slot within the deal). Miller won’t be fairly as beloved as Sanchez was on the time. His plus command helped assuage doubts a few modest strikeout price. Still, that means the Dodgers can count on so as to add a considerable participant in the event that they half with Miller.

Jasson Dominguez, 19, OF, NYY (A+)
(A) 423 PA, 9 HR, 19 SB, .265/.373/.440
(A+) 27 PA, 1 HR, 2 SB, .292/.370/.500

Dominguez is best-known for having the physique of a mid-20s physique builder as a 17-year-old. Now 19, the developmentally mature teenager just lately earned a promotion to High-A the place he is one of many youngest gamers available (just lately promoted Jackson Chourio is the youngest participant on the stage). Reports heading into this season had been blended with some notes emphasizing his physicality as doubtlessly detrimental. He’s put these considerations to relaxation whereas displaying above common plate self-discipline with loads of blistering contact. Presently, he makes loads of exhausting, low-angle, pulled contact. He has time to make changes to unlock both a extra balanced or extra power-centric strategy.

Dominguez comes with substantial bust danger so any buying group ought to be certain that they really feel assured about their improvement workers.

Colton Cowser, 22, OF, BAL (AA)
(A+) 278 PA, 4 HR, 16 SB, .258/.385/.410
(AA) 98 PA, 7 HR, 1 SB, .324/.480/.689

Cowser is a private favourite of mine. He has implausible self-discipline, a better-than-average swinging strike price, and a batted ball profile maxed out for prime BABIPs. In quick, he’s the perfect leadoff hitter. His sport is a little bit bit like Alec Thomas – if the DBacks outfielder took a tons extra pitches While an adjustment is not strictly obligatory, Cowser might most likely stand to swing extra typically. Adding in a little bit little bit of loft would not harm both. There are loads of instructions this profile can go, and most of them yield some kind of actually helpful ballplayer. To attain a famous person ceiling, he’ll should take daring dangers relating to his strategy and mechanics.

Depending on who you speak to, Cowser is the Orioles third- or fourth-best prospect. With their shock rivalry, the entrance workplace is undoubtedly kicking round concepts. From the attitude of continued employment, it is safer for Mike Elias to remain the course. If they do spend prospects on reinforcements, they’re going to doubtless both be from the cut price bin or club-controlled for an extended interval. In the latter situation, a few of their higher names like Cowser, Coby Mayoand so on Jordan Westburg will have to be in play.

Joey Wiemer, 23, OF, MIL (AA)
364 PA, 15 HR, 24 SB, .243/.321/.446

Wiemer has the look and the scale of the notable prospect. At occasions, he places up online game numbers as he did in High-A final season. Opinions are divided. Some scouts I spoke with final fall weren’t enamored along with his enjoying model, believing he’d fade into a task participant as he superior by means of the system. Unaffiliated scouts who’re plugged extra into the fantasy baseball scene love his mixture of energy and aggression on the basepaths.

Ass reported earlier at presentthe Brewers are on the lookout for mid-tier upgrades like Ramon Laureano. While the membership would undoubtedly want to carry onto one among their few prime prospects, they’ve one of many weaker farm techniques behind Chourio. Their listing of enticing commerce belongings won’t prolong a lot past Wiemer, Sal Frelickand so on Ethan Small.

Five More

Kyle Harrison, SFG (20): In his newest outing – his first look since July 8 – Harrison fanned 9 of 10 batters confronted. It was a masterful efficiency. The soon-to-be 21-year-old is prepared for the subsequent problem.

Oswald Peraza, NYY (22): With the Yankees eyeballing a late-October run, one among their younger shortstops might be going to wind up becoming a member of one other membership. While Peraza is not as spectacular Anthony Volpe, he nonetheless profiles as a future above common shortstop. He’s hit 13 residence runs with 24 steals and a .258/.329/.446 triple-slash in 319 Triple-A plate appearances.

Royce Lewis, MIN (23): Lewis confirmed indicators of a breakout within the spring of 2021 earlier than lacking the complete season. Then, after exhibiting nicely in Triple-A and a 41 plate look stint within the Majors, he once more suffered a season-ending damage. The Twins undoubtedly do not wish to promote Lewis. They caught it out with Byron Buxton so it is not as in the event that they’re averse to gamers with the “damage inclined” label. If they’re thirsty sufficient, he is a extremely beneficial prospect who occurs to be incapable of serving to them contend this season.

Michael Busch, LAD (24): A Busch commerce is starting to really feel inevitable. The oldest participant featured at present, Busch is having an honest however unspectacular marketing campaign at Triple-A. He’s on a tear this month, batting .310/.384/.529 in July (125 wRC+). Since he appears like somebody who would possibly want some time to regulate within the Majors, the Dodgers would possibly want to skip that a part of his improvement by cashing out.

Ricky Tiedemann, TOR, (19): A youthful southpaw who has chewed by means of the competitors, Tiedemann would possibly simply be the Blue Jays most sellable prospect. He has a vibrant and promising future after already succeeding in High-A as a young person. However, TINSTAAPP applies, and the Jays present rivalry window could be closed by the point Tiedemann is huge league prepared.

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