CSS Button No Image Css3Menu.com

Baseball Prospectus home
  
  
Click here to log in Click here for forgotten password Click here to subscribe
<< Previous Article
Cold Takes: How to Att... (04/19)
<< Previous Column
Premium Article Minor League Update: G... (04/19)
Next Column >>
Premium Article Minor League Update: G... (04/21)
Next Article >>
What You Need to Know:... (04/20)

April 20, 2017

Minor League Update

Games of April 19th

by Steve Givarz


Hitter of the Day:

Michael Chavis, 3B, Boston Red Sox (High-A, Salem): 3-4, 3 R, 3 HR, 5 RBI, BB
There were a lot of home runs hit today by notable prospects, but most of them lack the raw power that Chavis provides. It’s easy plus to better raw, with a plus arm at the hot corner. He has just struggled making contact and getting too pull happy. The tools are still there for an impact player at 3B, more days like this can only help.

Pitcher of the Day:

Dylan Cease, RHP, Chicago Cubs (Low-A, South Bend): 6 IP 0 H 0 ER 3 BB 7K
Cease was a potential first rounder coming out of Georgia in 2014. Tommy John surgery, lowered his draft value, but the Cubs still signed him for $1.5M. While his pro resume has been limited, the stuff for Cease is electric, with the main offerings being a 70 FB and a plus to better CB. There is still a long way to being a starter as his delivery, lack of changeup, and injury history could eventually point towards a bullpen destination.

Other Notable Performances:

Brett Phillips, OF, Milwaukee Brewers (Triple-A, Colorado Springs): 2-3, 2 R, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 2 BB
While the potential OF situation for Milwaukee has gotten more crowded, this doesn’t mean that Phillips should be forgotten. He still is a plus runner who can cover ground in the OF with a weapon of an arm. But last year’s issues with making contact and strikeouts leave his picture murkier than before.

The rest of this article is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber?

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or use the buttons to the right to subscribe and get access to the best baseball content on the web.


Cancel anytime.


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!

Already a subscriber? Click here and use the blue login bar to log in.

Related Content:  MLU

5 comments have been left for this article.

<< Previous Article
Cold Takes: How to Att... (04/19)
<< Previous Column
Premium Article Minor League Update: G... (04/19)
Next Column >>
Premium Article Minor League Update: G... (04/21)
Next Article >>
What You Need to Know:... (04/20)

RECENTLY AT BASEBALL PROSPECTUS
Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of May 22nd
Fantasy Article Expert FAAB Review: Week 8
BP Milwaukee
What You Need to Know: First to Thirty
Short Relief: The Laws of Trout, The Heart o...
Premium Article Notes from the Field: May 23, 2017
Baseball Therapy: How Long Can You Keep a Se...

MORE FROM APRIL 20, 2017
Premium Article Notes from the Field: April 20, 2017
Short Relief: The End of Cy Young and the St...
Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: April 20, 2017
What You Need to Know: Big Blasts
Fantasy Article TDGX Transactions: Week 3
Fantasy Article The Stash List: Third Edition
Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Reconsidering Your Target...

MORE BY STEVE GIVARZ
2017-04-27 - Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of April 26
2017-04-26 - Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of April 25
2017-04-25 - Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of April 24
2017-04-20 - Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of April 19th
2017-04-19 - Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of April 18th
2017-04-18 - Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of April 17
2017-04-13 - Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of April 12th
More...

MORE MINOR LEAGUE UPDATE
2017-04-25 - Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of April 24
2017-04-24 - Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of April 21st-23r...
2017-04-21 - Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of April 20th
2017-04-20 - Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of April 19th
2017-04-19 - Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of April 18th
2017-04-18 - Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of April 17
2017-04-17 - Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of April 14th-16t...
More...