|85||Amerigo Maria Lamb||KC||CF||19||50|
|80||Julio De La Cruz||PIT||3B||22||55|
#77 Angel Aguilar, SS, NYY – Aguilar, already considered a gifted defender at shortstop, struggled in his first full season of AA ball. The Venezuelan native is lauded for his ability to make solid contact (60) and avoid strikeouts (60), but after posting a .274/.345/.368 line at Tampa in 2016 his prospect star faded a little at Trenton (.253/.299/.339). The bat will need to come along in the 2018 campaign for the 22 year old to continue his march toward New York. Aguilar is currently upset at the Yankees organization for something, so we’ll see what kind of attitude he shows up to camp with this spring.
#84 Dave Hopper, CF, CHC – I’m not entirely certain why Hopper is a Centerfielder. His high school team must have just needed an athlete at the position. He will clearly need to find another spot within the organization as he neither has the arm (55), range (55), speed (45) or rating (25) to play centerfield. Coach, he can’t be, centerfield! What he will do, however, is hit the crap out of the ball. He’s got nice bat to ball skills (60 Contact / 55 Avoid Ks), and gap (70) and homerun power (60) to grow into. Hopper was the 13th pick in the 2nd round of the 2017 draft and is currently playing in the Dominican Rookie League.
#91 Luis Jean, 2B/SS/3B, COL – Jean is often times overlooked as a prospect because his bat isn’t as flashy as his glove, but don’t tell him that. After half a season at Modesto last year where he triple-slashed .228/.311/.301, Jean was promoted to AA and eventually to AAA to end the season. While at AA New Britain the young infielder did nothing but mash producing a .349/.397/.442 line over 36 games. After being promoted to AAA Alburquerque he put up a .397/.423/.471 line in 18 games to close out a fantastic year.
#100 Clarence Davis, RHP, SF – Davis was drafted with the 5th overall pick in the 2017 draft out of Bethany HS (OK). Despite not having a quality fastball offering (Sinker-55), he does feature three potential plus pitches: Curveball (60), Slider (65), and Changeup (70). He’s regarded as an extreme groundball pitcher and sits around 90-92mph with the sinker. Though hitters know his bread and butter pitch is the change-up and when he’s on he’s got batters driving it into the ground all game long.