The minor league season is winding down and September calls are less than a week away, so it’s time for us to put a bow on the 2019 minor league season and my second stint here at Razzball. Big thanks to Grey and the team for all of the opportunities they’ve given me over the years. Writing about fake baseball on the internet is a great escape from real life. Too bad my real life is getting crazy enough that I won’t be able to do this again next year. You’ll be in great hands with Itch, and you won’t have to wait long for your prospect news. My guess is that the 2020 previews will be right around the corner! Good luck to all of you in your fantasy leagues and thanks for your support and comments.

Luis Garcia, RHP | HOU – Five innings, no hits, ten strikeouts. That’s now ten-plus strikeouts in three of Garcia’s last four starts. He also walked four in this one, which has been his bugaboo in High-A (31 free passes in 59 innings pitched). If he can get that straightened out, there’s good upside here. Through 102 innings across two levels, Garcia has struck out 156 batters.

Ryan Mountcastle, 3B | BAL – Named the International League MVP. He should be a September call as well. I only missed that ETA by about four months. Thanks Orioles! Mountcastle spent the entire 2019 campaign at Triple-A, hitting .308 with 25 homers. If he hasn’t already been added in your league, he’s an easy pick to stash heading into next week.

Luis Campusano, C | SDP – 3-for-4 and five multi-hit games in his last six. I’m just an entitled Philly fan *chucks battery at Sean Rodriguez* but this is the best player photo in all of the minor leagues. It’s like there is a mogwai trying to escape from under that hat. Campusano, which is Italian for campus, has hit .325 with 15 homers in the Cal League this year. If you’re the special type of masochist that likes to hold onto catching prospects, you could do worse than Luis.

Roberto Ramos, 1B | COL – 3-for-5, hitting .316 in the PCL with 28 homers and 25 doubles. This comes a day after he went yard on Sunday, and I’d say that Ramos has shown that the 2018 year he had in Double-A wasn’t a fluke, even if the PCL is a hitter’s wet dream. It’s tough to find players that are worth a shot and still unowned in deeper dynasty formats, so a guy like Ramos – who’s towards the bottom of organizational lists, is a decent bet for some production, proximity, and availability.

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slimbo
slimbo
3 years ago

drop Austin Nola or Trent Grisham in a 16 team dynasty for solak?

cheers!

Mike
Reply to  slimbo
3 years ago

I’d stick with Grish

goodfold2
goodfold2
3 years ago

ah crap, gone busy again eh. glad you came back for at least a year. hope it might happen again (i didn’t think you’d be back after leaving the first time).

Blint
Blint
3 years ago

Thank you Mike!

Good luck for everything in the future

Who has been your fav prospect that panned out? Who has been your fav prospect that didnt pan out? and whos the next Mike Trout that is in the minors?? :D

Always know you leave an impact on people even if you never meet them. Its sad to see you leave.

Blint
Blint
Reply to  Mike
3 years ago

No problem at all :)

TualatinTwoStep
TualatinTwoStep
3 years ago

Sorry to see you go Mike!

Thanks again for the tip on Yordan Alvarez long, long ago. He’s looking like he’s going to be kicking ass for me for the next 10-15 years!

Best of luck in your future endeavors.

Teddy BB
Teddy BB
3 years ago

I’ve enjoyed reading your columns, Mike !
Your advice helped me win my 16 team league last year (won’t blame you for my 11th place finish this season LOL)
Hope that your path leads you back here some day !

Dong Show
Dong Show
3 years ago

Thanks for all the great content and updates Mike! It was helpful throughout the season (and for future ones).

Best of luck to you with everything moving forward.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
3 years ago

Here’s to continued success in all you do!

Be well, mind yourself.

florida jack
florida jack
3 years ago

thanks for all the great info, Mike

David
David
3 years ago

All the best Mike!

galica
galica
3 years ago

Mike!!!

Thanks for all your great efforts and, of course, stories of horse crap in PA. They are vivid memories for me and will be cherished for sure.

Now I only have DT to share my stories about Chad.

Once again, best of luck in all your endeavors.

Cheers,
Ante

Quintero
Quintero
3 years ago

Miss you already, Mike! You are the BEST! Best luck!

slimbo
slimbo
3 years ago

hey hows it going..took over a dynsty team where we keeo 8

Bellinger, Tatis, Benintendi, Senzel, Kyle Tucker
Sale, Soroka, Flaherty, Paddack, Ohtani, Glassnow, Whitley

pretty pitcher heavy…which 4 could you cut?

thanks

steve stevenson
steve stevenson
3 years ago

Thanks and good luck, Mike!

You think Mountcastle opens next year in the majors, and if so does he perform? Gotta decide whether to call him up this year and use a keeper slot on him or leave him in a minors slot.

Steamin Beamen
Steamin Beamen
3 years ago

Love you Mike.

You were awesome. Thanks for everything, and good luck!

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
3 years ago

Thanks Mike! Good luck and I’m sure we shall see you around lurking as you say. I’ll place you on my imaginary Razzball former write Mt Rushmore. You can replace J-FOH

Mike
Reply to  The Great Knoche
3 years ago

Ha! Thanks man!

Phil B.
3 years ago

Most appreciated for all your advice Mike! Good luck!

Thanks for the draft list for my dynasty last year. Now I have Hoerner, Alek Thomas and Jordan Gorshans to build around

Mike
Reply to  Phil B.
3 years ago

Thanks man! Anytime…good gets!

NoOneIsHome
NoOneIsHome
3 years ago

Good luck with whatever it is you are trying to accomplish!

hondo
hondo
3 years ago

Thanks for efforts you put in.

Ciwa
Ciwa
3 years ago

Thanks for all the work you did Mike. I’m going to miss you.

Good luck for everything in real life, and if you ever will come to Rome, you have a beer paid!

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
3 years ago

Hey Mike,

Sad to see yo go! You should come back for the occasional cameo appearance! Once a month or so!

One question, no blurb on Sam Hilliard this week. His Triple-A numbers are out of this world. Any thoughts on this guy? I mean, power, speed and Coors is so enticing! What says Prospector Mike?

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Mike
3 years ago

Thanks boss!

I added Hilliard. Two bombs in two games so far. He’s my new Aquino!!!

Mike
Reply to  Harley Earl
3 years ago

Nice!

zombie
zombie
3 years ago

Thanks for sharing your expertise, Mike. Always a worthwhile and entertaining read. Much appreciated. Godspeed.

Grey
Admin
3 years ago

I miss you already!

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I miss him too!

:o(

Grey
Admin
Reply to  Mike
3 years ago

I’m counting on it!