Yoan Moncada, picture courtesy of Greenville Online
Tons of talented players made there way through the Sally in 2015
For starters I have never seen a bigger collection of prospects and interesting specs on one team in A Ball than the Greenville Drive ran out there this season. they had top prospects Rafael Devers, Yoan Moncada, Javier Guerra, Michael Chavis, and Michael Kopech, and interesting specs in Mauricio Dubon, Jordan Procyshen, Nick Longhi, Jalen Beeks and Ben Moore.
Tons of talent outside of Greenville to:
Asheville was loaded: Forrest Wall, Dom Nunez, Omar Carrizales Wes Rogers, Shane Hoelscher, Sam Howard, Luis Jean and talented in season arrival Jesus Tinoco, Roberto Ramos and Jairo Rosario. Talented group most of them are just unheralded.
Augusta Greenjackets had a breakout performer Johneshwy Fargas and also had Aramis Garcia and Samuel Coonrod.
Charleston River Dogs had high profile prospect Jorge Mateo and also Vincente Conde and Austin Aune and I saw some promise out of 6’7″ lefty Rony Bautista
Delmarva Shorebirds had a breakout performance from Yermin Mercedes and also had Jomar Reyes and Jonah Heim.
Greensboro Grasshoppers top draftees from 2014 Tyler Kolek and Justin Twine struggled but they’re both really young and they had a breakout performances from KJ Woods and Arturo Rodriguez
Hagerstown Suns had Erick Fedde, Osvaldo Arcia and Andrew Stevens
Hickory Crawdads were loaded: Luis Ortiz, Yohander Mendez, Josh Morgan, Travis Demeritte, Michael De Leon, Jose Trevino, Ariel Jurado, Brett Martin, Jairo Beras, Juremi Profar have all spent significant time with the Crawdads
Kannapolis Intimidators had Arms, Spencer Adams, Jordan Guerrero, Thad Lowry
Lakewood Blue Claws had a nice team led by Rhys Hoskins, Carlos Tocci, Malquin Canelo and recently drafted Scott Kingery.
Lexington Legends were pretty loaded, led by bats Ryan O’Hearn, Chase Vallot, Alfredo Escalera-Maldonado and Elier Hernandez and high profile arms Scott Blewett and struggling but young Foster Griffin.
Rome Braves had high profile prospects Ozhaino (Ozzie) Albies, and Braxton Davidson and scored Touki Toussaint from the D-Backs Alec Grosser has struggled but he’s young with a big arm.
Savannah Sand Gnats had Casey Meisner a talented young arm that was traded to Oakland at the deadline. Offensively the Gnats were led by Wuilmer Becerra, Eudor Garcia and Luis Guillorme.
West Virginia Power were loaded, they were led offensively by Cole Tucker, Jordan Luplow, and Pablo Reyes and on the pitching side Stephen Tarpley, Yeudy Garcia and Austin Coley.
I’ve left a lot of deserving players off of this list but didn’t want to bog it down too much. I’ll be talking about these prospects and more in much greater detail in the coming months. so stick around.