Prospect Report: Unheralded 51-100
Matt Selz is here with this weeks prospect report breaking down all the prospects that were moved at the MLB trade deadline.
Earlier this year we looked at some of the top-50 prospects who were not being talked about all that much, and this week it’s time to look at the back half of the top-50. I know unheralded is a weird term to use when talking about guys that rank this highly considering the sheer numbers of players in the minor leagues overall, but it’s a fact that some teams sail under-the-radar for quite some time and it’s time to give them their turn in the spotlight.
Julio Rodríguez, OF SEA – Rodriguez was signed out of the international ranks in July of 2017 and then made his Dominican Summer League debut in 2018 putting up a .315/.404/.525 slash line with five home runs, 50 runs, 36 RBI, and 10 steals in 59 games at the Rookie level. That performance earned him a promotion to A-ball West Virginia and a U.S. debut for 2019 and so far the 18-year-old outfielder hasn’t disappointed. He’s slashed .281/.351/.477 with nine home runs, 45 runs, 41 RBI, and a steal in 60 games. The K-rate and...