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.