40 players I was excited to see coming into the yr, that I’m still chasing down

Juan Soto, photo courtesy of http://dplbaseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Juan-soto.jpg

Hey guys, this is a list of players I was excited to see coming into the season but haven’t yet or need a 2nd look.  Some players on this list haven’t made it out of short season ball yet.  But I’m hoping for a 2nd half promotion.  No recent draftees on this list.

Asheville (Rockies)

1B-3B) Tyler Nevin

OF) Pedro Gonzalez

I got one early look at Nevin and he’s been hurt since April.  Gonzalez is one level down, hoping for a 2nd half promotion.

 

Augusta (Giants)

RHP) Melvin Adon

2B) Kelvin Beltre

 

I got one brief look early at both players but want to see again.  Augusta is coming to Asheville a ton in the 2nd half.  Expect several Greenjackets pieces.

 

Charleston (Yankees)

RHP) Austin DeCarr

RHP) Drew Finley

 

DeCarr was activated earlier in the Month and Finley is rehabbing, I hope to catch both soon.

 

Columbia (Mets)

LHP) Thomas Szapucki

SS) Andres Gimenez

 

Szapucki was recently activated and I want another look at the young SS.

 

Delmarva (Orioles)

RHP) Matthias Dietz

1B) Seamus Curran

 

Dietz has been active all season but I’ve missed him so far, Curran is back in Aberdeen for another round.

 

Greensboro (Marlins)

RHP) Jordan Holloway

CF) Thomas Jones

 

I had a couple of early shots at Holloway and missed him both times, now he’s on the DL not sure for how long.  Jones is one level down in Batavia.

 

Greenville (Red Sox)

LHP) Jay Groome

SS) CJ Chatham

2B) Jagger Rusconi

 

I watched Groome’s one and only start in Greenville, he went 1 1/3 back in early April.  I want to see him again before I write.  It’s been a lost season to date for Chatham, he got into 1 game back in May.  Rusconi missed most of the 1st half but is active now.

 

Hagerstown (Nationals)

RF) Juan Soto

SS) Carter Kieboom

CF) Daniel Johnson

LHP) Tyler Watson

 

I was only able to get one look at Hagerstown so far, Soto and Kieboom were out before they got to town.  Hoping for a 2nd look at Johnson before I write.  Also I missed Watson when they came through.

 

Hickory (Rangers)

RHP) Michael Matuella

LHP) Cole Ragans

RHP) Alex Speas

3B) Charles Leblanc

 

Hoping to get another look or two at Matuella, working his way back from TJ and throwing primarily fastballs right now.  Also two high ceiling prep arms and a sleeper bat.  All are one level down in Spokane.

 

Kannapolis (White Sox)

RHP)  Yosmer Solorzano

RF) Antonio Rodriguez

 

Solorzano has been there, I’ve just missed him so far.  I’ve gotten one early look at Rodriguez, want to see him again.  Toolsy but raw outfielder.

 

Lakewood (Phillies)

RHP) Adonis Medina

LHP) Jojo Romero

SS) Arquimedes Gamboa

RHP) Kevin Gowdy

SS-3B) Cole Stobbe

RF) Jhailyn Ortiz

 

Lakewood was my preseason pick for the most talented team in the Sally for a reason.  They have a lot of talent in the low minors.  Medina’s been healthy all yr I’ve just missed him to date.  Same with Jojo Romero. Gamboa I got one look after he got off of the DL, I want to see him again before I write.  Stobbe and Ortiz are both 1 level down in Williamsport.  I assume Gowdy will be joining them soon.

 

 

 

Lexington (Royals)

OF) Khalil Lee

RHP) Jace Vines

LHP) Garrett Davila

OF) Seuly Matias

I only got one look at Lex so far this season.  I want at least one more before I write up Khalil Lee and I missed both Vines and Davilla so far.  Matias is in the Appy and I’ll likely see him there this Summer.

 

Rome (Braves)

Rome came through my area more than any other team in the 1st half.  I saw them 8 times.   The only player on my radar that I didn’t see with Rome was Kyle Muller and I saw him over the weekend in the Appy.

 

West Virginia (Pirates)

RHP) Luis Escobar

2B) Trae Arbet

RHP) Travis MacGregor

LHP) Braeden Ogle

RHP) Max Kranick

 

I only got 1 look at West Virginia in the 1st half, I want another look at Arbet before I write.  And managed to miss Escobar so far.  The other 3 arms are in Bristol and I will hopefully see them all this Summer.

 

 

 

 

 

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