2019 MLB Prospect Report: Who's on a Heat Wave
Matt Selz takes a look at guys throughout the minors who have turned their seasons around as the summer months kicked in.
The month of July has been one of the hottest on record in many parts of the country, and personally, I drove through the bulk of the heatwave the last few weeks between Daytona and Cooperstown and living in the Midwest. With the heatwave now past for the time being, now might be a good time to take a look at some guys throughout the minors that are on heaters themselves and have turned around their seasons after, in some cases, terribly slow starts.
Isan Díaz, 2B MIA – Diaz’s numbers might jump out at you for how good they are overall with a .305/.394/.586 slash line and 24 homers at Triple-A New Orleans this year, but that belies the rough start he got off to, after finishing a rough stretch there last year too. In 36 games to finish the 2018 season, he slashed just .203/.281/.358 and then started this year with a .645 OPS in 24 games in April and two homers. Since then he’s found the stroke the Marlins have been waiting for hitting for better than a 1.000 OPS in each...