2019 MLB Prospect Report: Who's Hot Part Two
Matt Selz discusses some prospects off to hot starts in the minor leagues this year and what to watch for from them throughout the year.
We’re two weeks into the minor league season and some guys are starting out hot in the upper levels. Some of those hot starts have resulted in call-ups to the majors, as you’ll see later in the piece, but some are certainly worth noting as they may jump them up from Double-A to Triple-A. Let’s jump right in as we have quite a few guys to breakdown this week.
Rhett Wiseman (OF, WAS) – Wiseman is an interesting prospect to start off with as he was a third-round pick in 2015 and has since been stepping his way through the Nationals minor league system one level at a time. Now nearly 25 years old, he’s putting everything together at Double-A Harrisburg with a .345/.403/.862 slash line in 17 games with eight homers, 17 RBI, nine runs, and two steals. Each of the last few seasons have seen him put up improving counting stats including a 19-steal campaign in 2016 but that speed isn’t coming back anytime soon. Wiseman is a solid enough outfielder...