2019 MLB Prospect Report: Who's Hot Part One
Matt Selz discusses some prospects off to hot starts in the minor leagues this year and what to watch for from them throughout the year.
We’re a week and a half into the minor league season from A-ball to Triple-A and now is a good time to see who’s gotten off to a hot start across the levels and leagues. Yes, it is only a week and a half but sometimes a hot start is all someone needs to get called up to The Show, or make the jump to the next level, from either the hitting or pitching side. Next week we will delve into who’s hot in the upper levels across all three Double-A leagues and both Triple-A leagues, while this week we start with Class-A and A-Advanced.
Nolan Gorman (3B, STL) – Drafted in the June 2018 draft, Gorman quickly made the ascent to the top of the Cardinals prospect rankings mainly due to his game changing power. Since making his pro debut he’s done nothing to dissuade the hype surrounding him with a .291/.379/.570 slash line in 63 games with 17 home runs, 49 runs, 44 RBI, and one steal in 2018. Now in the first 12 games of 2019 at A-Ball he’s hitting...