Prospect Note: Alvarez, Jung, Casas, Rodriguez

There was also concern that Mets top prospect Francisco Alvarez Surgery on his ailing right ankle could have been required, but the team received relatively good news on that front. Tweet Anthony Dicomo of Alvarez has a loose ankle, but he won’t have surgery, instead he’ll get injections to alleviate some of the discomfort he’s experiencing. I’m here.

Alvarez, 20, is ranked in the top 10 in baseball by most publications and is currently the top-ranked prospect in the game by FanGraphs and 277/.368/.553 with 18 homers and 16 doubles in 296 at-bats, despite being one of his youngest players in the league this season. However, Alvarez stumbled a bit at Triple-A, going just . 180/. 340/. 378 in his 141 at-bats in his first. His strikeout rate rose from 24% in Double-A to his 28.4% in Triple-A. Alvarez has not appeared in a game since his August 23rd.

A few more notes on some of the game’s top prospects…

  • Rangers Fans (understandably) want a third baseman Josh Jung Made his major league debut and became general manager Chris Young Interim manager Tony Beasley has spoken with Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News about the team’s decision to postpone his promotion yet. Ezekiel Durandhe currently plays third base in the big leagues and will be exiled in Jung’s promotion. [Duran] And I just want to take advantage of it until it’s gone,” Beasley says. In the bigger picture, Jung still has only 83 at-bats in Triple-A after missing over the first four months of the season due to shoulder surgery. Grant notes that Jung still hasn’t played third base every day in a week. He spent his eight games with his DH. When Jung first underwent surgery, he missed most of the season and was expected to be available for the DH for the final few weeks. He beat both the timeline and its DH-only predictions, beating Triple-A pitching in a .299/.349/.610 batting average. Jung is still set to make his debut in the near future, but Young emphasized that the organization is more focused on his long-term prospects than getting his bat into the big league lineup as soon as possible.
  • while slugger Triston Casas was not in it Red Sox‘ First convocation of September, manager Alex Cora On WEEI’s Merloni, Fauria & Mego show, the team said it had discussed giving Casas its first taste of the big leagues later this month (twitter link via Steve Hewitt of the Boston Herald). A sprained ankle kept him out for two months, but since returning to the lineup at Triple-A Worcester, the 22-year-old Casas has batted . 3 base hits. The 6’4-inch, 252-pound first baseman is considered one of the best hitters in the minors and is among all his MLB prospects on The Athletic,, Baseball America, and FanGraphs. In which he ranks above 31st. The Red Sox need to add him to their 40-man roster to protect Casas from the Rule 5 draft this winter, so there’s good reason to see him early.
  • right handed Grayson Rodriguez made its first appearance Orioles Rodriguez threw just 31 pitches in 1 1/3 innings for Class A Aberdeen and was ejected on consecutive walks in the second inning. He told reporters after the game that he simply hit the number of pitches set by the organization in his first appearance since June 1 (link via Steve Melewski on He dominated the Triple-A lineup before, posting a 2.09 ERA with a 37.4% strikeout rate and a 6.5% walk rate in 56 innings. He’s not currently on the 40-man roster, but he’ll have to be added in the offseason or be subject to Rule 5, so at least he’ll have O’s in the big leagues in the second half of the regular season for his debut. may call him. If his rehab is going well, the season will be over.


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