Minor League Barometer: Summer Prospecting
Minor League Barometer: Summer Prospecting

This article is part of our Minor League Barometer series.

The MLB Draft is in the books, and a fresh set of prospects will soon make their way to the minors. While the Minor League Barometer takes note of all high-upside prospects from the draft that will eventually grace the pages of this article, for now we will stick to those hurlers and ball-strikers already honing their craft in the professional ranks. Let's take our weekly glimpse into the prospect landscape…

UPGRADE

Bo Bichette, SS, TOR – Teammate Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. gets the publicity at Low-A, and rightly so. Guerrero has been billed as a generational-type talent. However, all Bichette has done is hit nearly .400 through 56 games. Technically, the 19-year-old is hitting .396/.463/.639 over that span. Bichette has seven home runs, 45 RBI and nine steals. He may end up at third base like his older brother. Bichette's bat will play anywhere, though, and assuming he is patient enough at the higher levels, Bichette could end up forming quite a tag-team of next-generation MLB talent with the younger Vlad.

Adonis Medina, P, PHI – Medina has fanned 21 batters in his last two starts, which includes a dominant 12-strikeout performance in his last outing. Medina has three double-digit strikeout contests over his last nine starts for Low-A Lakewood. As a result, the 20-year-old righty out of the Dominican Republic now boasts a 75:23 K:BB in 60 innings at this level. Medina's fastball command has been much-improved, as have his off-speed pitches, most notably his slider. Opposing

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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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