In Part Two of my look at Shohei Ohtani, I file a new report on his value as a position player.
Shohei Ohtani is lighting up the NPB with his bat, while continuing to dominate on the mound this year.
Two of the top power bats in the Oakland farm system made their debuts with the big club last week, while Rio Ruiz (3B, Braves) made his official debut without making an appearance in the game.
It’s not a full-season sample size, but I saw eighteen games of NY-Penn League action this year. Here are the prospects who stood out.
Nick J. Faleris and Dave DeFreitas take a look at eight prospects who could make big jumps next year, including the Padres 2016 first-rounder Cal Quantrill (pictured).
Dates Seen: Multiple, from 2012-16
Affiliate: Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters - NPB Japan
Dates Seen: 6/23, 6/25, 6/30, 7/8, 7/14
Affiliate: Lotte Giants (KBO)