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Minor League Barometer: Down on the Farm

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.

Fernando Tatis, Jr. had a horrific start to the season, leading some to foolishly question whether he was truly an elite prospect. Tatis has rebounded in a big way, hitting over .330 since April ended. Tatis is now batting a respectable .283/.358/.516 with 15 home runs and 14 stolen bases for Double-A San Antonio. It must be pointed out that Tatis is also just 19 years of age, so he is among the youngest players at this level, yet he has more than held his own of late. The Padres are in dead last in the NL West, so San Diego will see no need to rush Tatis to the big leagues. That being said, he may have a legitimate shot at winning a starting job out of spring training next season in the majors.

Let’s take a look at some other prospects making waves in this week’s Minor League Barometer...

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