Sanchez was Baseball America's #30 ranked prospect coming into the season, but he is hitting just .242-.327-.419 with 9 HRs, 33 RBIs and a 70-29 K/BB rate in 227 at bats in High A this season. It hasn't been a good season for Yankee catching prospects as the shine has come off of them pretty quickly.
Garrett (Bakersfield, Ca)
More excerpts and KLaw's 11-20 ranked prospects after the jump:
Here are the next 10 in KLaw's Top 50 prospects:
11. Arodys Vizcaino, ATL
12 Julio Teheran, ATL
13. Jacob Turner, DET
14. Jameson Taillon, PIT
15. Aaron Hicks, MIN
16. Wil Myers, KC
17. Jarred Cosart, PHI
18. Manny Banuelos, NYY
19. Jarrod Parker, ARI
20. Travis d'Arnaud, TOR
KLaw isn't the only prospect expert who is still high on Minnesota outfielder Aaron Hicks, even though he has yet to produce in the minors. This season he is hitting .267-.380-.399 with just 3 HRs, 28 RBIs, 11 SBs but owns an excellent K/BB rate of 69-52 in 281 at bats at High A Fort Myers. BA actually moved him up fro #45 in their pre-season rankings.
Chris (Dallas, TX)
How close is Castellanos to breaking into the top 50? Seems to be holding his own in A.
Klaw (1:48 PM)
Last report I got on him absolutely killed him, especially on defense. Scout sat on that club for a series and said he couldn't get the ball across the infield. I have no idea why that would be the case.
Wow. I wonder if Castellanos is injured. He is hitting .302-.342-.449 with 6 HRs, 53 RBIs but that comes with a 87-21 K/BB rate in 325 at bats in Low A.
Would Rubby De La Rosa be on this list if he wasnt already pitching in the big leagues? If so where?
Klaw (2:03 PM)
Yes. Probably top 20-25.
Like I said the other day, LAD's farm system is starting to produce some decent prospects now. de la Rosa has had some ups and downs in the big leagues this season, but has pitched better of late.