Today we continue highlighting prospects making the biggest jumps on the upcoming updated Top 100, soft-scheduled to hit newsstands on Sunday June 5. Cubs 2B SS 3B OF Christopher Morel has looked great so far, like a mushroom blooming in the damp baseball darkness of North Chicago, reaching base in all seven games he s played, playing all the positions listed here and batting leadoff on Tuesday night. He s got two home runs and a stolen base along with his .304/.407/.565 slash line. What initially seemed like some injury cover as Morel came up from AA has become a long-term appointment, as far as I can tell. He s not quite the dynamo Royce Lewis can be, but it s not totally insane to mention them in the same sentence, or at least I hope it s not because I just did. I offered Tanner Houck for Morel in the Razz30, and Baseball America s Geoff Pontes, a razor-sharp baseball mind and a Red Sox fan, rejected it, which offers some idea of how people might be feeling about Morel today.
Feels like we get big prospect headlines every weekend. Makes sense on the baseball calendar. Adley Rutschman, Nolan Gorman and Matthew Liberatore all got that call this week, and I got an invitation to reshuffle the stash list. Graduated from Volume 2: Royce Lewis Rolls Into Town: George Kirby, Adley Rutschman, Alek Thomas, Vidal Brujan, Nolan Gorman, Ryan Pepiot If you cared to look back that far, you'd see two graduates in this list from the class of Volume 1, Oneil Cruz Control featured again here in Volume 3, but that s just the nature of the nomenclature these days. Confusing times when the top guy on the stash list just got demoted after dominating for a couple weeks, but here we are, and away we go.
The Twins reinstated shortstop Carlos Correa from the injured list before their game at Oakland and sent thriving rookie Royce Lewis back to Triple-A St. Paul.
The Twins reinstated shortstop Carlos Correa from the injured list Wednesday before their game at Oakland and sent thriving rookie Royce Lewis back to Triple-A St. Paul.