1. Wander Franco (TB, SS) – He’s struggled upon his promotion to the Major Leagues. However, the approach and swing mechanics point to a high on-base, solid power and speed for years to come. 2. Jared Kelenic (Sea, OF) – Yeah, it wasn’t good; and yeah, maybe he’s not the next Mike Trout like some […] The post 2021 Mid Season Top 100 Prospect List first appeared on .
Wander Franco hit the second home run of his career in the sixth inning of the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. Austin Meadows drove in the go-ahead run for the Rays with a double in the same inning.
Called up from our last Stash List: Tampa Bay SS Wander Franco, Baltimore SS Domingo Leyba, Kansas City 3B Emmanuel Rivera, Chicago (AL) 2B Jake Burger, Chicago (AL) OF Gavin Sheets, Cincinnati SS Alejo Lopez, and Milwaukee LHP Aaron Ashby. Always exciting to turn the page. But before we do so, I d like to update the book on Reid Detmers, who had 46 strikeouts in 21 June innings, retiring 51.7 percent of his opponents via strikeout with a 46.1 percent K-BB rate. Adds up to a 19.71 K/9 with a 9.2 K/BB rate with a 1.14 WHIP and .229 opponents batting average despite his squad allowing a .455 BABIP with him on the mound. Wow. I don t think anyone saw this coming. If a 30-year-old, one-inning reliever in A ball were striking out more than half the dudes he saw for a month, he d be opening eyes. Would certainly graduate the level. Detmers, seen as a control and command mid-rotation type on draft night, looks like Tarik Skubal out there on the stat sheet thanks in part to meaty velocity jump that makes his curveball even more Bugs Bunny-ish. If you have George Kirby or some other similarly ranked pitching prospect, I d see if the Detmers owner in your league would be interested in a swap. That ballpark should be perfect for him, and even if he gets hit around a bit, the command and strikeouts will keep his rates in tip-top roto shape. Now onto the list.