Minor League Barometer: Diamonds in the Rough
Minor League Barometer: Diamonds in the Rough

This article is part of our Minor League Barometer series.

It's easy to be drawn to the big prospect names, but finding those hidden diamonds in the rough can be much more satisfying. In that vein, here are a few more names to keep in the back of your mind as the season progresses.

Cal Quantrill, P, SD - Tommy John surgery dropped Quantrill a tad in this past year's draft, though he's racked up 43 strikeouts in 37.1 innings in the extremely hitter-friendly confines of the California League.

Seranthony Dominguez, P, PHI – Though he's currently on the Disabled List with an unspecified neck injury, Dominguez posted a 2.02 ERA and 45:13 K:BB in 35.2 innings for High-A Clearwater. Opposing batters hit a putrid .187 against him.

Hector Perez, P, HOU – After being brought along slowly by the Astros, Perez has the chance to jump multiple levels in 2017. He's already been promoted from Low-A to High-A, having accumulated 47 strikeouts in 33.2 innings. Watch out for those walks, though.

Who else is waiting for their turn to burst onto the scene? Let's take a gander in this week's Minor League Barometer.

UPGRADE

Gleyber Torres, SS, NYY – Torres flashed his power stroke over the past week or so, clubbing four home runs in seven games at Double-A Trenton. The organization apparently felt that this was enough to warrant a promotion to Triple-A. Of note, Torres also had almost as many walks (17) as strikeouts (21) during his 32-game stint for the Thunder. Torres

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Jesse Siegel
Siegel covers college football, college basketball and minor league baseball for RotoWire. He was named College Sports Writer of the Year by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.
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