Boston Red Sox Midseason Top 50 Prospects

Any Red Sox prospect follower has been wondering how 2017 Carolina League All-Star Michael Chavis (my 2018 preseason top ranked Sox prospect) would fare upon his return to action this year following an 80-game suspension. He’s off to a slow start after his first 17 games but still showing the power he’s known for. Other prospecting eyes rolled when the news was announced that my preseason 2nd ranked player, Jay Groome, was done for the year and undergoing Tommy John surgery having been on the DL and not pitched at all in 2018. Those two were Boston’s top two minor leaguers across most 2018 organization rankings, some including them in Overall Top 100 lists prior to the season. Those lofty overall rankings have likely disappeared from most lists now and I think it’ll be difficult to find any Red Sox prospect on most midseason Top 100 lists. For reference, my 2018 preseason Red Sox Top 50 Prospects is linked here.

This is a minor league organization that has fallen in ranking, at least from where it stood just a couple years ago when it seemingly was one of baseball’s best farm systems. Many hold out hope that some of these prospects will turn into the next Betts, Bogaerts, Benintendi, or Devers. But for the few of those you can always get more the likes of Allen Webster, Jerry Sands, Trey Ball and Brandon Jacobs. I like some of Boston’s top draft picks from this past June, so let’s play the wait and see game. There could be some diamond in the rough here.

Preseason Top 50 graduated (in my book, even if still MiLB eligible): Sam Travis, Tzu-Wei Lin, Brian Johnson, Hector Velazquez
Preseason Top 50 TRADED: Jalen Beeks, Lorenzo Cedrola, Williams Jerez, Ty Buttrey, Santiago Espinal, Bryce Brentz
Other Preseason Top 50 removed from list: Ben Taylor (claimed off waivers by Cleveland), Kyle Martin (released), Jeremy Barfield (released), and the following dropped off – Austin Maddox, Josh Tobias, Marco Hernandez, Nick Duron, Zach Schellenger, Danny Mars, Aneury Tavarez, Kyle Hart, Trenton Kemp, Trey Ball
In Majors, still MiLB-eligible, but not a prospect for me: Ryan Brasier (Age: 30)

Prospects1500 Tiers:
Tier 1: Players with high expectations of both making the majors and playing at an All-Star level for a number of years
Tier 2: Players with an above average expectation of making the majors and being a solid contributor
Tier 3: Players with an average expectation of making the majors and being a solid contributor
Tier 4: Players who have the potential of making the majors, or have high likelihood of making the majors but providing minimal impact (e.g. middle reliever, low-ceiling UT guys)
Tier 5: Players who are worth keeping an eye on, but likely to never make a team’s 40-man roster


Tier 1:
None


Tier 2:

1. Michael Chavis, 3B (Preseason #1)
Age: 22, currently with Double-A Portland
Twitter: @MichaelChavis11
Coming off the 80-game PED suspension, Chavis is only 17 games into his season (5 games in Lowell, 12 in Portland). .194/.324/.435/.760 (OPS) with 3 HR and 10 RBI. Some are surprised Dombrowski didn’t trade Chavis at the deadline. My main concern here is the 22 strikeouts in 74 plate appearances (29.7 % K%) which probably won’t fly in the majors in Boston at 3B.

2. Bryan Mata, RHP (Preseason #4)
Age: 19, currently with High-A Salem
Boston’s only 2018 Futures Game representative, Mata is 6-3 with 3.50 ERA in 17 games for Salem this season. His K/9 (7.6) is down slightly from his first two pro seasons. A stat I don’t like is 58 BB in 72 IP (7.3 BB/9) which is up from only 3.0 BB/9 in 2017.
mata futures
Photo credit – Brendan Camp (@brendan_camp) of bloggingtheredsox.com

3. Mike Shawaryn, RHP (Preseason #6)
Age: 23, currently with Triple-A Pawtucket (just promoted 8/2)
Twitter: @MikeShawaryn
My favorite Red Sox prospect, Shawaryn is putting together another solid campaign. Don’t worry about the current 6-8 record in Portland. Through 112.2 IP he’s K’d 99 (7.9 K%) to go along with a 3.28 ERA and 1.13 WHIP.
shawaryn
Photo credit: 365digitalphotography.com

4. Tanner Houck, RHP (Preseason #5)
Age: 22, currently with High-A Salem
Twitter: @houck_tanner
Even though his season-to-date stats don’t jump off the page, Houck has been very good over the last month or so. He’s given up only 1 ER in his last 3 games (18 IP) and 7 ER over his last 5 games (31 IP). His 7.9 K/9 is down from 10.1 in last year’s first pro ball.

5. Jay Groome, LHP (Preseason #2)
Age: 19, currently with Full Season A Greenville (on DL)
Twitter: @jaygroome55
Groome went on the DL before even getting to throw a 2018 regular season pitch. He’s on the shelf until sometime in 2019 with TJS. Boston’s 1st round pick in 2016 has had multiple injury issues in his short MiLB career so far. He did look very good when healthy last year and this past Spring.

6. Triston Casas, 1B/3B (Preseason N/A, drafted 1st round 2018)
Age: 18, currently with Short Season A Lowell (on DL)
Twitter: @mvptc37
Casas, Boston’s first round pick this past June, projectst to have a power bat. He’s out for the rest of 2018 after undergoing thumb surgery and will hopefully make his pro debut in 2019.


Tier 3:

7. Josh Ockimey, 1B (Preseason #3)
Age: 22, currently with Triple-A Pawtucket (just promoted 8/2)
Is it ok to have a second favorite Red Sox prospect? I’ve seen Ockimey slaughter some baseballs in Hartford against Yard Goats pitching late last year and this season too. Ockimey represented Portland in the Eastern League All-Star Classic this past June. Through 88 games and 368 plate appearances he’s slashing .251/.370/.459/.828 with 14 HR, 53 RBI and 59 walks. On the other hand, last year he had 143 strikeouts in 131 games and this year he already has 108 K.
Josh Ockimey

8. Bobby Dalbec, 3B (Preseason #13)
Age: 23, currently with Double-A Portland (just promoted 8/2)
Twitter: @BobbyDalbec
One can argue that Dalbec is doing in 2018 exactly what most expected to see in 2017. Last year was an off year in Greenville (A) but 100 games into his High-A Salem season, Dalbec’s put up 26 HR, 85 RBI and a .945 OPS. His power is real folks.

9. C.J. Chatham, SS (Preseason #15)
Age: 23, currently with High-A Salem
Twitter: @CjChatham
After missing most of 2017, Chatham, the Red Sox 2nd round pick in 2016, is hitting .299 across two levels of A-ball. Any power may still be developing (only 2 HR), but he does have 9 SB in 12 attempts.

10. Travis Lakins, RHP (Preseason #14)
Age: 24, currently with Triple-A Pawtucket
I thought Lakins had a good chance to rise through the Sox minor leagues as a starter, but Boston’s brass seem to have converted him to a reliever, and the experiment has had positive results so far. Lakins sports a 2.61 ERA, very solid 1.05 WHIP and 42 K in 38 IP. He started the first 6 games of the year but has come out of the bullpen since the end of May. Lakins also recently earned a promotion to the Triple-A Pawtucket team.
Travis Lakins

11. Darwinzon Hernandez, RHP (Preseason #18)
Age: 21, currently with High-A Salem
One of Boston’s top pitching prospects, Hernandez is grinding through this season in High-A following a decent season in Full Season A last year. The Venezuelan lefty is 8-5 in 21 games, with a solid 3.97 ERA and 106 K in 90.2 IP. One stat I really need to see improvement in to expect success at higher levels is a 1.48 WHIP.

12. Nick Decker, OF (Preseason N/A, drafted 2nd round 2018)
Age: 18, currently assigned to High-A Salem (on DL)
Twitter: @ndecker26
The 6’0, 200 lb. Decker was originally assigned to the GCL Red Sox but then on July 4th was assigned to Salem. He’s currently on the shelf with a left wrist fracture and hasn’t actually made his pro debut yet.


Tier 4:
13. Danny Diaz, 3B
(Preseason #19)
Age: 17, currently with DSL Red Sox2 (Rookie)
The 17-year-old is seeing his first pro action in this year’s Dominican Summer League with the DSL Red Sox 2. Diaz has 6 HR, 27 RBI and is slashing .238/.283/.476/.759 in 26 games and 113 plate appearances.

14. Denyi Reyes, RHP (Preseason N/A)
Age: 21, currently with Full Season A Greenville
In my eyes, Reyes is the biggest surprise in the Red Sox system in 2018. I was definitely missing something as this player was honestly not on my radar anywhere in 2017. I did not do my homework because he was 9-0 with a 1.89 ERA in Lowell last year. He’s already taken home Prospects1500 Prospect of the Week honors twice already. In 21 games this season (18 GS) he’s only gone 10-3, with a 2.40 ERA, stellar 0.85 WHIP and 122 K in 123.2 IP. You may not find him ranked this high on any other Red Sox prospect list, but I’m buying in.

15. Durbin Feltman, RHP (Preseason N/A, drafted 3rd round 2018)
Age: 21, currently with Full Season A Greenville
Twitter: @dfeltman12
Boston’s 3rd round pick out of TCU is having no trouble so far in Lowell and Greenville. Through 11 IP he’s only given up 6 H, 1 BB, 2 ER and has 21 K, to the tune of 1.64 ERA and 0.64 WHIP. I won’t be surprised if he reaches Salem before the end of the year.

16. Antoni Flores, SS (Preseason – Others considered)
Age: 17, currently with DSL RedSox2 (Rookie)
Flores has gotten off to a great start in the Dominican Summer League. .347/.439/.510/.949, with 17 hits (49 AB), 1 HR and 14 RBI.

17. Alex Scherff, RHP (Preseason #11)
Age: 20, currently with Full Season A Greenville
Twitter: @alexscherff23
2018 stats: 1-5, 6.32 ERA, 1.55 WHIP, 47 IP, 35:21 KK:BB, .294 AVG against

18: Cole Brannen, OF (Preseason #8)
Age: 19, currently with Short Season A Lowell
Twitter: @cbrannen5
Started this season with Single-A Greenville but was assigned to Short Season Lowell after 32 games. Hit .157 in Greenville but has improved to .256 in Lowell (overall still only .197). Has 72 K in 242 plate appearances (29.8%) but has swiped 20 bags in 22 attempts.

19. Nick Northcut, 3B (Preseason N/A, drafted 11th round 2018)
Age: 19, currently with GCL Red Sox (Rookie)
Twitter: @_nicknorthcut_
Boston’s 11th round pick out of William Mason High School in Ohio is slashing .271/.354/.400/.754 in 24 games for the GCL Red Sox. He has 1 HR, 14 RBI and 24 K in 85 AB in his first taste of pro ball.

20. Roldani Baldwin, C (Preseason #27)
Age: 22, currently with High-A Salem
Twitter: @RoldaniBaldwin
Baldwin could be the next great offensive Red Sox catcher. Only 7 HR and 27 RBI so far in 53 games (202 AB) in High-A but many prospect evaluators are high on this 22-year-old from the Dominican Republic.

21. Kutter Crawford, RHP (Preseason N/A)
Age: 22, currently with Full Season A Greenville
Crawford, a 16th round pick in 2017, is pitching like an All-Star in Greenville this year. Currently 3rd in the SALLY league in K’s with 116 (Reyes is first with 122), Kutter sports a sweet 2.99 ERA (5-4 record) in 20 starts, with a 1.21 WHIP and only 5 HR allowed in 108.1 IP. He’s shooting up my Red Sox prospect rankings after having been left off my preseason Red Sox Top 50.

22. Brett Netzer, 2B (Preseason #20)
Age: 22, currently with High-A Salem
Twitter: @BrettNetzer
Boston’s 3rd round pick in 2017 just hits. Netzer doesn’t have any power (yet) but looks like a contact, .300 hitter in his short career so far. He hit .286 across Short Season and Full Season A ball last year. He’s hitting .296 in High-A Salem this year. Just don’t expect him to be a great base stealer. 1 for 8 in SB attempts in 2018 (6 for 11 in his career).

23. Jarren Duran, 2B (Preseason N/A, drafted 7th round 2018)
Age: 21, currently with Full Season A Greenville
Twitter: @DuranJarren
2018 stats: .348/.393/.548/.941, 2 HR, 20 RBI, 12 SB and only 26 K in 168 plate appearances (15.4% K%). Duran has been leading off for the Spinners for the most part in 2018, but he just hit in the 3-hole on 7/31 and was promoted to Greenville on 8/1.

24. Joan Martinez, RHP (Preseason #22)
Age: 21, currently with High-A Salem
Martinez just recently took home Prospect of the Week honors for 5 shutout innings and 10 K this past week (7/23-7/29). Pitching exclusively out of the bullpen, the 6’3″ Dominican sports a 2-1 record with 2 saves, a 4.46 ERA, and 40 K in 34.1 IP.

25. Jake Thompson, RHP (Preseason #12)
Age: 23, currently with High-A Salem
It’s been a challenge in High-A ball this year for Thompson. The 2017 4th rounder only threw 11.1 innings in 2017 for Lowell and was assigned to Salem for this season. After 20 games started Thompson is 4-10, 4.76 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, and has only 79 K in 107.2 IP (6.6 K/9).

26. Tyler Esplin, OF (Preseason #47)
Age: 19, currently with Short Season A Lowell
Twitter: @Esplinado7
Esplin is one of Ralph Lifshitz’s (@ProspectJesus) favorite Red Sox prospects. The 2017 7th rounder is slashing .211/.289/.395/.684 in the NY-Penn League after hitting .271 in Rookie ball last year.

27. Esteban Quiroz, 2B (Preseason #43)
Age: 26, currently with Double-A Portland (on DL)
Quiroz was tearing the cover off the Double-A ball for a little while this April before getting injured and he’s been on the DL since. Quiroz was signed last November from the Mexican League.
Esteban Quiroz

28. Eduard Bazardo, RHP (Preseason N/A)
Age: 22, currently with Short Season A Lowell
Twitter: @EduardBazardo1
Bazardo has arguably been the Spinners’ best pitcher in 2018. Through 8 games started he’s 4-3, 2.25 ERA, 0.80 WHIP, and 51 K in 44 IP. On June 25 at Brooklyn he went 6 innings of 2-hit ball, giving up 0 runs, striking out 5, and recently on July 18 at home vs. Aberdeen he threw 7 shutout innings of 4-hit ball and K’d 9. Stock rising!

29. Bobby Poyner, LHP (Preseason #23)
Age: 25, currently with Triple-A Pawtucket
Poyner showed some early season brilliance in the major league Red Sox bullpen, but has spent most of 2018 with the PawSox. Is he a LOOGY? Not necessarily. If he continues to do what he’s doing, Poyner could be a nice 7th/8th inning guy.
2018 stats: 32.1 IP in AAA, 3 SV, 32 K, 2.23 ERA, and 1-0, 10.2 IP in Boston, 1.69 ERA with 10 K.

30. Roniel Raudes, RHP (Preseason #17)
Age: 20, currently with High-A Salem (on DL)
Twitter: @raudezroniel
Raudes has definitely fallen somewhat since being named Boston’s 2016 Minor League Pitcher of the Year for Single-A Greenville. For the last 2 seasons he’s been battling in High-A Salem. 2017 saw him go 4-7 with 4.50 ERA. This season in 11 starts he’s gone 54 IP, with a 2-5 record, 3.67 ERA and only 35 K. His WHIP is not great at 1.43, but that’s down from 1.53 last year. If he can finish out the 2018 campaign with an ERA under 4, get his WHIP under 1.40, and increase his K/9 a bit, I feel he has a chance to succeed at Double-A as a 21-year-old next year and climb that Red Sox prospect ladder again.

31. Dedgar Jimenez, LHP (Preseason #21)
Age: 22, currently with Double-A Portland
Jimenez was one of my favorite Sox prospects coming into the season following his 2017 success (15-3, 3.02 across High-A/Double-A) but 2018 has been a struggle in Portland for the 6’3, 240 lb. Venezuela native. After only 1 start in Pawtucket to start the season (6 IP, 2 ER and the W), he’s 6-6, with a 4.90 ERA in 19 GS for the Sea Dogs.

32. Chandler Shepherd, RHP (Preseason #39)
Age: 25, currently with Triple-A Pawtucket
Shepherd has shown a few flashes of brilliance, but my take is that time is running out for the 25-year-old to punch a ticket to the majors. He’s had a few 6 IP, 0 ER outings for the PawSox in 2018, in addition to a couple 7 IP, 0 ER performances. Overall his 6-7 record, 3.91 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 77 K in 101.1 IP scream mediocre at best. Boston was looking past him when they promoted Jalen Beeks earlier this year and they may very well look elsewhere when the next call-up for a promotion or spot start is needed.


Tier 5:

33. Tyler Hill, OF (Preseason #24)
Age: 22, currently with High-A Salem
Stats to watch – 42 SB in 2017, 22 this year. Needs to improve on the .245 AVG but .348 OBP isn’t bad (with 44 BB helping that).

34. Pedro Castellanos, 1B (Preseason #28)
Age: 20, currently with Full Season A Greenville
2018 stats: .270/.309/.342/.652 in 57 games in A-ball. In 52 games in Rookie ball last year he slashed .339/.385/.457/.842, so there has been regression. We’ll have to see if he maintains those numbers or improves enough to play in High-A next year. Only 20-years-old.

35. Tyler Dearden, OF (Preseason N/A)
Age: 20, currently with Short Season A Lowell
A 29th round pick in 2017, Dearden, who just turned 20 in July, is holding his own in A- ball. In 34 games with Lowell he has 8 2B, 2 HR, 15 RBI, .281 AVG and .348 OBP. Watch the strikeouts though – 40 in 131 plate appearances.

36. Eduardo Lopez, OF
(Preseason N/A, international signing 7/2)
Age: 16, yet to make U.S. debut
Lopez was the highest ranked International prospect signed by the Red Sox this July. He was 20th on Baseball America’s Top 50 International list this past J2 signing period. He’s a switch-hitting center fielder who was 24th on the overall MLB Pipeline list of International prospects. Years away. Stay tuned.

37. Tony Renda, IF
(Preseason N/A)
Age: 27, currently with Triple-A Pawtucket
Twitter: @TRenda28
Yeah we all know 27-years-old is getting up there to be ranked highly as a prospect, but I say, Give Renda A Chance! Renda was with several organizations prior to his signing as a free agent with Boston this past April. In 26 games for Portland this season he hit, and following a promotion to Pawtucket he’s continued to just keep hitting in 19 AAA games.
2018 stats (across AA/AAA) – .356/.404/.520/.924, 4 HR, 23 RBI, 92 total bases, 5 SB.

38. Matthew Kent, LHP (Preseason #49)
Age: 25, currently with Double-A Portland
Twitter: @MK51Baseball
Kent has started 17 games this season (16 in Portland, only 1 in Pawtucket).
2018 stats: 6-7, 3.61 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 104.2 IP, 95 K, .250 AVG against

39. Everlouis Lozada, OF (Preseason #40)
Age: 19, currently with Full Season A Greenville
Twitter: @EverlouisL
Another kid I was really high on coming into 2018 following his Rookie and Short Season performance in 2017. Now in Full Season Greenville (A), the SALLY league presents more of a challenge to the 19-year-old.
2018 stats: .242/.307/.300/.607, 0 HR, 26 RBI, 2 SB, 3 CS in 273 AB.

40. Matthew Gorst, RHP (Preseason N/A)
Age: 23, currently with Triple-A Pawtucket
Twitter: matthew_gorst44
A 2018 Carolina League All-Star, Gorst was just promoted to AAA following only 9 games in AA. For the season he’s been lights out from the back end of the bullpen, with 9 saves, 48 K in 50.2 IP, only 5 ER allowed for a 0.89 ERA and excellent 0.91 WHIP.

41. Kervin Suarez, 2B (Preseason – Others considered)
Age: 19, currently with Full Season A Greenville
Suarez is putting together a solid season in A-ball following 2017 in which he spent most of 2017 in the GCL (Rookie league) and only 3 games with A- Lowell. In 89 games so far, 345 AB, he’s hitting .258 with 5 HR, 29 RBI and 19 SB. Here again though is a youngster who needs to get those strikeout numbers down. He’s tied for 3rd in the league (with Royals stud prospect, MiLB HR leader, Seuly Matias) with 121 K.

42. Daniel Gonzalez, RHP (Preseason #26)
Age: 22, currently with High-A Salem
Another 2018 Carolina League All-Star, Gonzalez was much higher on my preseason list based on his excellent 2017 (12-3, 2.78 ERA, 113 K in 116.2 IP, for Greenville and Salem combined). 2018 in Salem hasn’t been quite as spectacular but still solid. He’s been shifted to a SP role as of mid-June, having started 9 games, a few of which have been major struggles. He’ll go from 7 IP, 4 H, 0 ER outings to an ugly 0 IP, 6 H, 6 ER game, and several in between. Gonzalez is another wait and see project so temper your expectations here.

43. Kole Cottam, C (Preseason N/A, drafted 4th round 2018)
Age: 21, currently with Short Season A Lowell
Twitter: @kole_cotton13
2018 stats: 31 G, 120 AB, 8 2B, 3 HR, 24 RBI, 2 SB, 27 K, .242/.279/.400/.679

44. Marino Campana, OF (Preseason N/A)
Age: 20, currently with Full Season A Greenville
Power has come to Campana’s game this season. After 9 HR in his first 3 professional seasons, he’s swatted 15 this year in 91 games for Greenville, good for 6th place (tied with 2 others) in the SALLY league. His 60 RBI is 4th best in the league. Add to that 17 doubles, 6 triples and 2 stolen bases, we have a nice deep, sleeper prospect here folks.

45. Brandon Howlett, 3B (Preseason N/A, drafted 21st round 2018)
Age: 18, currently with GCL Red Sox (Rookie)
Twitter: @brandonh_2424
Howlett is enjoying his first taste of pro ball in the Gulf Coast League. In 24 games and 85 AB he’s slashing .341/.434/.565/.999 with 10 2B, 3 HR, 14 RBI, 13 BB and 22 K.

46. Thad Ward, RHP (Preseason N/A, drafted 5th round 2018)
Age: 21, currently with Short Season A Lowell
Twitter: @TWard_12
Ward has started 6 games for the Spinners, totaling 17.2 IP. He’s only given up 4 ER and posts a 2.04 ERA with a 13:5 K:BB ratio.

47. Jhonathan Diaz, LHP (Preseason N/A)
Age: 21, currently with Full Season A Greenville
Seems that I am lower on Diaz than several other Red Sox prospect evaluators. I hope I’m wrong. The lefty started his season with 1 game in Salem (A+) and was then assigned to Greenville (A). A 3.55 ERA and 1.13 WHIP are solid ratios for a 21-year-old in 119 IP, and 120 K is basically a strikeout per inning. I want to see more mentions of stellar outings and some other prospect gurus tweeting about Diaz before I move him up into my Top 20 or 30, where MLB Pipeline (21) and SoxProspects.com (25) have him.

48. Alexander Montero, RHP (Preseason N/A)
Age: 20, currently assigned to High-A Salem (hasn’t pitched since 7/6 in Lowell)
2018 stats: 4 GS, 0-1, 19.1 IP, 12 H, 4 ER, 4 BB, 21 K, 1.86 ERA, 0.83 WHIP

49. Devlin Granberg, OF (Preseason N/A, drafted 6th round 2018)
Age: 22, currently with Short Season A Lowell
Twitter: @devlin_granberg
A very solid first pro campaign for 2018 draft pick out of Dallas Baptist.
2018 stats: 37 G, 138 AB, 27 R, 42 H, 11 2B, 2 HR, 16 RBI, 15 BB, 32 K, .304/.382/.428/.810

50. Hildemaro Requena, RHP (Preseason #34)
Age: 21, currently with Full Season A Greenville
Requena was a definite sleeper coming into 2018 based on his 11-3, 1.98 ERA 2017 season with Greenville, with much of that coming as a relief pitcher. Times have changed. He started this year in High-A Salem mostly as an RP (only 2 of 8 games started) and struggled mightily to the tune of 7.90 ERA in 27.1 IP. Since then he went back down to Greenville, has started 13 games and is attempting to right the ship (4-3, 5.04 ERA, 64.1 IP). Unfortunately his opponents are swatting .319 against him this year and his WHIP is not promotable at 1.67.

51. Luke Tendler, OF (Preseason N/A)
Age: 26, currently with Double-A Portland
Twitter: @the_FUTURE_22
I love Tendler’s Twitter handle so I had to include The Future as my bonus 51st prospect. I’ve had my eye on Tendler since the season started and I traded Francis Martes and a 2018 minors draft pick to Ben Wilson (@TBDubbs11) for Steven Duggar and Tendler in our Diamond Duos IV deep dynasty league. Boston selected him in this year’s Rule 5 draft so I got excited and thought he might be a major league body. That hasn’t worked out yet but he is holding his own in Portland. He’s hitting .254 with 10 HR and 45 RBI in 81 games. I’m starting to think Tendler’s ceiling might be one of those Bryce Brentz-type AAAA players.


Others considered:

Victor Acosta, OF – Age: 22, High-A Salem
Chad De La Guerra, OF – Age: 25, Double-A Portland
Jake Cosart, RHP – Age: 24, Double-A Portland as of 8/3
Kyri Washington, OF – Age: 24, High-A Salem
Teddy Stankiewicz, RHP – Age: 24, Double-A Portland
Tate Matheny, OF – Age: 24, Double-A Portland
Brian Brown, LHP – Age: 22, Short Season A Lowell
Austin Rei, C – Age: 24, Double-A Portland
Nick Lovullo, 2B – Age: 24, High-A Salem

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