Minor League Report: Week 13

It’s go time for championship caliber teams as this is typically the real beginning of fantasy trading season in dynasty leagues. I always try to preach the flags fly forever motto, even if it is hard for me to do it myself. No league will stay around forever. Take your chance when you can.

Rylan Bannon

.303/.408/.592, 19 HR, BB% 14.5, K% 24.6, 2 SB

Bannon was an eighth-round pick in the 2017 draft out of Xavier.

In 116 games in the minors he has 29 homers and a .314/.414/.591. He was a college bat last year when he handled the rookie league easily. He should be ready to move up from high-A pretty soon if he takes a typical college bat path.

He doesn’t seem like the type of player that will be anything more than a role player if he stays in the Dodgers system for his career. He profiles as an all-around average player. Solid glove solid bat. The homers have been a bit of a surprise to scouts who some have his power as average at best.

Micker Adolfo

.284/.369/.462, 10 HR, BB% 10.1, K% 27.1, 1 SB

Now 21 years old in high-A Adolfo has a respectable slash line. The strikeouts are still there though.

If you can try to get someone to not notice how much he is striking out, assuming this is a league that is deep enough where he should be owned, you might be able to get someone to buy Adolfo.

He has been around for a while and a lot of people in casual leagues like power prospects. There is just way too much swing and miss in his profile for me to believe the .284 average.

Heath Quinn

.333/.390/.533, 7 HR, BB% 7.7, K% 21.4, 2 SB

As a college bat I am a little disappointed Quinn is still in high-A. However, I understand why as he struggled last year to a .228/.290/.371 line.

He has found success in his second time through high-A, already nearing his counting stats from last season.

Quinn might just be a fourth outfielder at this point and maybe my excitement a couple years ago wasn’t correctly placed. I will still keep an eye on him but in anything under 300 prospects

Carter Kieboom

.311/.390/.509, 13 HR, BB% 11.6, K% 18.5, 7 SB

Kieboom is showing off some power potential with 13 homers to this point between high-A and AA. He has the ability to stick at short, which is good but the pool of useful shortstops is much deeper than it was a few years ago.

I could see Kieboom being a top-50 prospect at this point, he is a definite top-100 player. The Nationals have a pretty good shortstop ahead of him now so maybe one of them moves to second to replace an aging Daniel Murphy in a couple of years.

Freudis Nova

.333/.333/.538, 2 HR, BB% 0, K% 7.7, 1 SB

Nova was a big international signee in 2016 but had a disappointing debut last season with a .247/.342/.355 line.

He has had a great start to 2018 to help silence some doubters.

The upside here is immense. He could be a plus player in every aspect if the power continues to develop as it does with many prospects. Nova wont be a top-100 prospect probably for another year because he is really far away, but that means now might be the best time to get him.

Gavin Sheets

.287/.370/.414, 4 HR, BB% 11.1, K% 15.9, 1 SB

A nice power bat from the 2017 draft, Sheets is hitting .444 in his last 10 games as he comes out of an early season slump.

At 6’4” 230 Sheets should hit for power and if he can continue to make contact be a big power producer in the future.

He doesn’t strikeout a ton for someone with his power and walk rate. It could be because he is an advanced college bat playing in high-A, but it could stick just maybe not to this extent.

As a first base only prospect I don’t know if he will crack my top-100 anytime soon, but in any dynasty league with 200 prospects or more.

Kyle Wright

82 1/3 IP, 4.81 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, K% 23.4, BB% 10.0

Wright is another big arm in the Braves system and might be pushing Kolby Allard for the next big Braves promotion.

Wright is older so maybe it makes more sense that it is him anyway, but Allard has more seasoning and is in AAA.

He might have four plus pitches in a mid-90s fastball and a nice curveball. Sliders are worrisome for the potential arm injuries, but great for the potential strikeout numbers.

Wright is comfortable a top-50 prospect and might even flirt with the top-20 on some lists.

Andy Germani

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