Daily Farm Report 4/3/19

Welcome to the April 3rd installment of The Daily Farm Report! We rake the news for each organization’s top farmhands and give you a digest with some commentary for you greedy prospectors to enjoy. Here are some recent news and highlights:

 

Geraldo Perdomo
Diamondbacks #6 by MLB Pipeline

Alek Thomas
Diamondbacks #7 by MLB Pipeline

Kristian Robinson
Diamondbacks #5 by MLB Pipeline

A Trio of Diamondback Prospects Receive Starting Positions

Geraldo Perdomo and Alek Thomas will start the season in Low-A, the number 6 and 7th ranked prospects in the Diamondbacks system according to MLB Pipeline. Perdomo is the slick fielding SS with a smooth stroke while Alek Thomas is the tooled up OF. Thomas might not be the tooled up OF that everyone was hoping to see at Low-A though. Kristian Robinson, the Diamondback’s 5th ranked prospect according to MLB Pipeline, will most likely start the season in extended spring training. Robinson is one of the trendiest prospects around right now and there might be some disappointment that he isn’t starting in full-season ball.


 

Tony Gonsolin
Dodgers #5 by MLB Pipeline

Dodgers’ Top Pitching Prospect at the Doorstep

Tony Gonsolin, the number 5 prospect for the Dodgers according to MLB Pipeline will start the season at the doorstep of the majors in AAA. Gonsolin posted a 2.60 ERA and 3.69 K/BB ratio across A+ and AA a year ago. With how the Dodgers cycle their pitchers on and off the IL, I would fully expect Gonsolin to get the call for his debut sometime this season.


 

Deivi Garcia, SP NYY

Does Size Matter?

Deivi Garcia, the 4th ranked prospect in the Yankees’ organization according to MLB Pipeline, will start the season in Advanced A ball. Garcia isn’t your prototypical starting pitching prospect with that reported 5’10” 163lb frame, but don’t let his size fool you he can throw the baseball. Garcia had a 2.55 ERA and a 5.25 K/BB ratio across Low-A, High-A, and even got a cup of coffee in AA at the end of 2018. Garcia will start the season in High-A but look for him to move to AA quickly and with how advanced he is don’t be shocked if they give him some time at AAA if he continues dominating, which I think he will.


 

Taylor Trammell
Reds #2 by MLB Pipeline

Jonathan India
Reds #4 by MLB Pipeline

A Red Pairing

Two of the Reds premiere hitting prospects, Taylor Trammell and Jonathan India, got their marching orders to start the season. Trammell will start in AA, where the toolsy OF wants to take that next step in his development and put himself in position for a debut in 2020. One does have to wonder what their plans are with Trammell with their decision to move Senzel to CF should be an interesting thing to keep an eye on there. India will start in High-A. India is considered by many as the top fantasy baseball prospect from the 2018 draft class (well maybe only I have him as number one). India had an inauspicious start to his professional career but is looking to prove his draft position. The major thing to look for with India is where is he going to play? Last year he saw time at 3B and SS after being drafted and with Eugenio Suarez entrenched at 3B for the foreseeable future, I think SS may be his long-term home.


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