Big Hype Prospects: Hassell, Wood, Marte, Arroyo, Waldicchuk

Today at Big Hype Prospects, we will look at the most important prospects to be settled on the trading time frame. For a full recap, see Mark Polishuk american league review And James Hicks, national league rundown, CJ Abrams Used his rookie abilities, so we’ll leave him.

Five big promotional possibilities

robert hasello20, OF, WSH (A+)
346 PA, 10 HR, 20 SB, .299/.379/.467

James Wood19, OF, WSH (A)
236 PA, 10 HR, 15 SB, .337/.453/.601

The Nationals said they wanted a mix of major and minor league talent in return. john soto, and Padres bound. Hassel usually finds his way into conversations about the top 10 prospects in the league, although most list-makers place him around 25th-best. He is young for his level and can taste Double-A in the waning months of the season. Hassel combines discipline and an advanced experience for liaison. He is a future big league player with a high potential, but he may not be particularly exciting. Each promotion will be a test – can he continue to post a -10 percent run rate, sub-20 percent strike rate while showing 20 home run power? Trent Grisham His absence – prior to the 2022 season – serves as a loose comp.

Production-wise, Wood has played like a Hassle clone on the development curve from a year ago. However, Wood is an absolute giant. Most young players of his size either have a major strikeout issue, or are sold for contact. Wood looks comfortable in Low-A, hitting for power while demonstrating both discipline and a high rate of contact. One can dream on size, athleticism and untimely potential. There’s the potential for a truly elite player here – one who may eventually justify tackling Soto. Of course, with all the challenging levels awaiting minors, Wood is more a concept than a proven object. He should get a late-season trial at High-A.

noelvi mars20, SS, CIN (A+)
394 PA, 15 HR, 13 SB, .275/.363/.462

edwin arroyo18, SS, CIN (A)
410Pa, 13HR, 21Sb, .316/.385/.514

Many analysts believe that Marte’s trade was at its best on the time frame (except for Abrams), while others wondered aloud whether the Mariners knew something we didn’t know. You may remember some of the earlier debates in this column. In short, people in baseball america Marte has cooled down, propelling him to 46 in his midseason Top 100. meanwhile, Athletics Keith Law Favors Marte with 12th rank. fangraph lists Marte as one of his 13 60-grade (on a 20/80 scale) prospects. mlb pipeline He is ranked 17th.

On the face of it, it was a pretty high price for Marte to pay for a season and a half. louis castle If the majority opinion turns out to be correct. Especially when considering the Mariners’ well-sent 18-year-old Arroyo (more on that in more) and a pair of pitching prospects. Even if the more pessimistic Baseball America rankings are accurate, the Reds did well in this trade.

Baseball America actually ranked Arroyo one place behind Marte. Other outlets are less enthusiastic about Arroyo. with eli cruzo Ranked in their top 20, this is a good time to shortstop in the Cinci system.

Interestingly, Arroyo is a switch-hitter and a switch-thrower. He throws right-handed as a fielder but plays left-handed in high school. That latter element will only come into play if he has to go back to the mound in the future, or if he hurts his right hand and goes into the outfield. As a hitter, reports indicate that Arroyo sells for power but has a sufficiently compact swing to do so without painful strike rates. His swing from the left has a classic lefty-loop. His bat path is flatter to the right, although he still produces a lot of fly ball contact.

ken valdichuku24, SP, (AAA)
47.2 IP, 13.22K/9, 4.34Bb/9, 3.59 ERA

Waldichuk emerged from a lost COVID season to post one of the most effective pitching lines in the minors last season. After repeating his success earlier this season, he found himself on the top 100 potential list. Many premium pitching prospects excel but need to learn more about the craft of pitching. Waldichuk, a southeast, comes in from another perspective. He’s polished and deceitful which allows him to outperform his stuff, though it’s not meant to knock out his repertoire which is both profound and effective. His delivery has a reliever-ish look, but he has the weapons to flourish as a mid-tier starter. Notably, he has an excellent slider and transitions, both of which help him play fastball mid-90s. sent to oakland frankie montaso Business, Waldichuk should be getting a taste of big league action in the waning months of the season.

five more

Logan O’HoppePHI (22):O’Hoppe was one of the most blatantly obvious business chips. The Phillies have no clear role to play for the prospect of a quality catch (though such things can suddenly change). O’Hope is known as both a defensive and offensive catcher who should one day be a league average starter. In Double-A he has benefited from longer than necessary, especially in favorable aggressive environments. The discipline and contact skills he showed this season exceeded anything he had teased in the past. We’ll see if they encounter a move to the Angels System and then step onto the ladder.

Jordan Groshansmia (22): After scoring just one home run in 279 Triple-A plate appearances, Groshans is trending towards a super utility role. Once a well-known prospect, appraisers began to rave about something missing — the impressive power — shortly after his debut in 2019. He continued to hit list-makers conservatively enough to break into the top 100, but that evaporated as soon as he arrived. Upper level of minors.

Seth JohnsonHair (23): A promising pitcher of the Rays system, Johnson will miss the remainder of this season and most of 2023 due to Tommy John surgery. He’s an interesting case for the Orioles. He will qualify for Rule 5 this winter, could be placed on the injured list, and hold his own in the bullpen when he returns in 2024. Will the Orioles roster him or try to pass him through the Rule 5 gauntlet?

esteri ruizzoMil(23): Presumably, the brewers acquired Ruiz to help supplement Tyrone Taylor in the center area. Taylor has played near replacement level, and Ruiz has impressive skills that can help him win the ball game. For now, he will build his legend in the minors. He has 60 steals in 379 minor league plate appearances. His 27 plate appearances in the majors resulted in very few – a .222/.222/.333 line and a steal in three attempts.

spencer steerCIN, (24): While not exactly a top prospect, Steer will soon grace a Major League roster and could claim a regular role. He has a short, impressive swing and enough discipline to keep his head above the water. Great American Ballpark is the ideal venue for them. He doesn’t have great raw power, but he hits a ton of fly balls. wind as he can be Eugene Suarez redux

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