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Visiting the Farms - NL West

Colorado Rockies

Zac Veen is an impressive athlete, given he's only 19. The 6'4" frame at only 190lbs produces a great amount of power, while providing the speed to play center. He's drawing comps to Cody Bellinger with his profile, which would play nice in Colorado's thin air.

Elehuris Montero was a part of the trade that sent Nolan Arenado over to the Cardinals earlier this year. Signed by the Cardinals back in 2015, Montero has shown flashes of brilliance. In 2018, he was the Midwest League MVP, with 16HR, 82RBIs, and an .875 OPS. His arm is above average and translates to third, although his footwork more says first

Ryan Rolison doesn't have the upper 90's fastball like most top prospects. He does feature the ability to pinpoint that pitch, especially as a left handed pitcher. His curveball is a great put away pitch, registering in the upper 70's with a 12-6 break to it. Rolison is off to a decent start in AAA this year with a 3.67 ERA in 27IP.


Los Angeles Dodgers

Bobby Miller has the stuff to produce five pitches. His fastball averages around 96mph, with his slider and changeup forming into a cutter and splitter respectively. He's trending towards the closer role, depending on how his control develops.

Michael Busch is a Max Muncy lookalike to the Dodgers. While not really playing anything other than 1B, Busch and the Dodgers have shifted him over to second in an attempt to boost his defensive ability that's lacking. His bat is above average in both power and contact, while possessing the ability to take walks if needed.

Josiah Gray transformed from a shortstop to a pitcher once he hit the Cape Cod league back in 2017. Drafted by the Reds in 2018, then shipped to the Dodgers in the Puig/Kemp trade, Gray won Minor League Pitcher of the Year sporting a 2.28 ERA in 130 IP. Deception is how Gray is successful, with hitters commenting on how his fastball shows faster than expected. His lower 80's slider and upper 70's curveball keep opponents guessing at what's next.


San Diego Padres

Robert Hassell is a great contact hitter. Couple this with his currently above average speed, will lead him legging out singles for the time being. There are questions about his defensive ability and his consistency to stay in center field. His arm plays very well, hitting 93mph as a pitcher in high school, which could translate to an above average corner outfielder.

CJ Abrams is one of the fastest players in the minors at the moment. Back in 2019, he swiped 14 bases, winning Rookie ball MVP. This award wasn't because of the stolen bases though. This was thanks to his immense potential as a hitter, batting .401 with a 1.104 OPS in 32 games. The Padres are excited for his transition to the Majors but will probably have to move him to center, thanks to Tatis Jr at short.

MacKenzie Gore's pitching framework is all above average. Gore is able to locate all of his pitches with precision, leading to the best swinging strike rate in the minors back in 2019. His fastball won't light up the radar gun, sitting around 93mph, but his command over that as well as his biting slider, projects Gore to be an above average MLB pitcher in the near future.


Arizona Diamondbacks

Corbin Carroll should have Diamondbacks fans excited. This speedy center fielder shows promise to be a middle of the order bat with his hitting ability and possible power. At worst, he'll be a leadoff hitter for the future. Although injured, in his seven games in high A, Carroll produced a 1.464 OPS.

Geraldo Perdomo is known best for his defense. Thanks to his height at 6'2", Perdomo is athletic enough to use that frame to extend his range. Offensively, he has a decent approach, floating with more walks than strikeouts.

Seth Beer produces a great amount of power, where he cranked 56 homers in his college career. He was dealt to the Diamondbacks in the Grienke trade and in that year, Beer smashed 26 homers. What's hindering his call up is his defensive ability. He lacks the feel to play OF consistently and also took a ball off the head playing first.


San Francisco Giants

Marco Luciano has the power and fielding ability to be a top tier MLB player. At 17 years old in 2019, Luciano hit .302 and 10 homers with a .981 OPS. At 19 now, through 49 games in A, he's hit 14 homers and gathered a .956 OPS. Giants fans should be excited about Luciano, because he's on his way to being the best prospect in the minors with fellow shortstop Wander Franco being called up.

Heliot Ramos has a great ability to hit the ball, with his power slowly coming to fruition. In 2019, he put together a solid season, batting .290 with an OPS of .850. While he plays center field now, he'll most likely project to a corner outfield given his speed is slowing down.

Joey Bart did struggle in 2020 in the Majors, but didn't we all struggle? The former #2 pick was drafted back in 2018 with dazzling reviews of his defense and above average catcher power. He's using the power now in AAA, with a .998 OPS and eight homers over 33 games. He's a future Gold Glove catcher, and while he may not be Buster Posey, he's the next best thing.


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