Xavier Isaac Experiments With Gravity

Cubs OF Pete Crow-Armstrong appeared like a difference-maker on protection in his debut. I’ve learn some hypothesis that he wouldn’t be a lineup common over the subsequent few weeks, and I’ve to disagree with that. Granted, groups don’t all the time do the issues that make sense with their prospects, however PCA is a playoff weapon, and as long as he doesn’t strike out an excessive amount of (29.7 p.c in Triple-A), he’ll make the staff higher by overlaying heart. 

Orioles C Samuel Basallo (19, AA) hit six house runs in his final seven video games at Excessive-A and compelled a promotion to Double-A only one month into his nineteenth yr on the planet. He has 20 house runs and 12 stolen bases in 101 video games throughout three ranges (nicely, two, contemplating he’s solely performed one sport in Double-A). Feels just like the sort of man who will get traded for approach an excessive amount of in dynasty leagues this winter, a la Diego Cartaya. If you happen to had been fast sufficient to land Basallo this yr, put him on the block this winter and see what trickles in. 

In 12 Excessive-A video games, Rays 1B Xavier Isaac is slashing .408/.491/.898 with six house runs and two stolen bases, elevating his season-long totals to 19 and 12 in 102 video games throughout two ranges. With Kyle Mazardo gone to Cleveland, Isaac is the inheritor obvious at first base in Tampa, and he’s monitoring as a straightforward Prime 25 prospect from a fantasy perspective. 

Padres OF Samuel Zavala (19, A+) homered in his Excessive-A playoff opener on Tuesday evening. He hit .078 in 14 video games there to shut out the common season, so it’s nice to see a spark on an enormous stage. 

Guardians 1B CJ Kayfus (21, A) is slashing .391/.548/.913 with seven walks, 4 strikeouts and three house runs over his final seven video games. A six-foot, third-round decide within the 2023 draft, Kayfus isn’t the sort of man who generates a lot protection within the prospect-sphere however who hits nicely each step of the way in which till he forces the problem. 

Reds 2B Carlos Jorge (19, A+) is hitting .239 with a .277 OBP throughout 23 Excessive-A video games however has caught on shortly and is slashing .308/.349/.667 with three house runs in his final ten video games. He’s been a named man for some time however will transfer approach up some lists over the winter if he continues to complete sturdy. 

Guardians SS Kahlil Watson’s (20, A+) season-long slash line is .216/.329/.405, however he’s at .382/.463/.735 with three house runs and 6 stolen bases over his final 9 video games. 

Padres OF Tyler Robertson (23, A+) has 31 stolen bases throughout three ranges this yr, and he’s hitting higher than ever in 9 video games at Excessive-A, slashing .343/.375/.552 with two house runs and 5 stolen bases. He’s previous for the extent however baseball-young for his age after being a university freshman at 20 and dropping that season to the covid-19 shutdown. 

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