MLB.com updated their top 100 list and Yorke fell off it. Bello is at 37 but no Yorke to be found.
Yeah, I think people around here are kind of overlooking how bad Yorke's year has been. Anytime he's starts putting something together, he goes 1/5 with 3k. He's going to fall on the Sox lists too. MLB has Rafaela ahead of him. A bunch of publications will have Bleis ahead of him. Some may have both. I have Bleis 4th, Yorke 5th, Rafaela 6th. If Yorke fails to end the year on a positive note, I could see moving Rafaela up.
With that said, I've read a few times the midseason lists publications put out aren't taken as seriously as end of season/beginning of season lists. The end of year lists involve a lot more time and research.
Despite last nights 1/5, 3k performance,
last 9g: 42 PA, .316/.357/.605,.346 BAbip, 3bb/10k. 5xbh/3HR.
last 17g: 79 PA, .250/.304/.486, .286 BAbip, 6bb/20k, 8xbh/4HR.
First 47g: 220 PA .231/.305/.332, .298 BAbip, 20bb/51k, 10xbh/5HR
That's somewhat encouraging anyway. Almost just as many extra base hits and HRs in about a 1/3 of the PA. If his August is more like the last 9 games and less like the first 3, he should have a little rebound on lists. His overall ceiling hasn't lowered, but maybe the % of him getting there has. I was expecting him to finish the year in Portland and I'm sure I'm not alone.
now at .264/.401/.389 for the year with 77bb/78, 28xbh/4HR.
First 72: 329 PA, .242/.380/.314, .311 BAbip, 59bb/62k, 16xbh/0HR, 17sb/21sba. 35 TB via xbh (minus singles)
Last 20: .93 PA, 343/.473/.658, .389 BAbip. 18bb/16k. 12 xbh/4HR. 4sb/6sba. 35 TB via xbh (minus singles)
He would have to go 39/189 with nothing but singles to have an identical average/slugging to his first 264 AB..
First 818 PA: 5 HR
First 557 PA stateside: 3 HR
Last 93: 4 HR.
He turned 20 in July. Any bump in power turns him from UI to every day regular. Rafaela had a similar surge the last half of 2021. It was 209 PA though. I know I've been updating a lot on Brainer but there's a reason for that. He's even been batting 3rd lately. Now that Bello is a legit prospect, probably my number 1 binky. Him or Salazar. But if both keep up their performance of late, they'll be legit too.
April: 74 PA, .162/.230/.250
May: 106 PA, .323/.359/.515
June: 110 PA, .404/.482/.660
July: 97 PA, .221/.309/.302
August: 54 PA, .348/.426/.609
Edgar Allan Castro
(it's actually just Allan Castro): FCL.
Year: 121 PA, .279/.355/.481, .361 BAbip 11 xbh/3HR, 11bb/30k. 6sb/8sba.
First 15 games: 56 PA, .213/.304/.255, .333 BAbip, 1 xbh/0HR, 6bb/19k, 4sb/4sba
Last 18 games: 62 PA, .346/.403/.691, .381 BAbip, 10 xbh/3 HR, 4bb/11k, 2sb/4sba.
Turned 19 in May. $100k signing bonus in 2019. Plus power with projection. Advanced hitter for age., projects to be a cromulent corner OF.
: The man whose name I'm definitely saying wrong in my head is slashing .181/.325/.372, .241 BAbip in 117 PA. 17bb/34k, 10 xbh/3HR. Corner OF with a small chance to stick at CF. Plus power.
Hit .282/.424/.482 last year in 170 PA. 15xbh/4HR. 33bb/32k (at the DSL level, walking more than striking out actually doesn't mean much).
: Slashing .370/.473/.467, .429 BAbip in 112 PA. 17bb/14k. 8xbh. I'm not sure why he hasn't been promoted yet. $440k signing bonus in 2019. Could stick at 3b.
: Slashing .301/.353/.543, .396 BAbip, 24xbh/5HR, 9bb/45k, 18sb/21sba. Above average defender in CF but there is some danger he outgrows the position. Of course, if that happens, his plus power profile could change to plus plus and he should still be fine at a corner OF spot. If he reaches his potential, he'll have an average or better hit tool, + to ++ power, above average speed, above average defense, average arm. Only worrisome thing at the moment is the 26.9% K%. He's only struck out 2 times in his last 31 PA though. He's only walked once. Prior to those 31 PA, his K% was 32.6%. Maybe he's made some adjustments.
Last 31 PA: .500/.548/.964, .520 BAbip, 1bb/2k, 9xbh/1 HR. Obviously he's having insane BAbip luck but that shouldn't impact K%. He has put the ball in play in 25/31 PA.
: 9g, 25.0 ip, 10 hits, 4r/3er, 9bb/34k. 0.760 WHIP. 36.2% K%, 9.6% BB%. Great stuff, great results.
--drafted players still in FCL
: 6 games, 22 PA, .474/.546/.579, 3bb/2k, 2xbh.
: 2 games, 7 PA, .667/.714/1.333, 1bb/2k, 2xbh.
: 5 games, 18 PA, .000/.278/.000, 5bb/6k.
: 5 games, 19 PA, .200/.368/.333, 4bb/1k, 2xbh.
: 1 game, 1 PA, .000/1.000/.000, 1bb/0k.
: 1.0 ip, 1hit, 1bb/1k. 0r. 0.00 era
: 0.2 ip, 1 hit, 2bb/2k. 2r/2er. 27.00 era.
: 1.0 ip. 0.00 era.
Other Draftees in Salem.
: 35 PA, .308/.457/.423, 6bb/6k. 1 HR. A: 24 PA, .278/.417/.444, 4bb/4k, 1 HR
: 12 PA, .200/.333/.200, 2bb/1k, 1 xbh. UDFA.