MLB Prospect Report: September 9
Matt Selz takes a look at some prospects that have already come up and those slated to come up shortly.
Luis Campusano C SD - Campusano is a catcher that has been on my radar for a couple of years now, dating back to him being drafted in 2017 in the second round. He’s rising to the challenges the Padres have given him to this point as last year he was promoted to High-A after just 38 games in Class-A in 2018 and Campusano rewarded them with Co-MVP honors with a .325/.396/.509 slash line in 110 games with 15 homers, 31 doubles, 81 RBI, and 63 runs. The young backstop also walked nearly as many times (52) as he struck out (57) in that 2019 campaign. Now, at just 21 years old, the stocky, 5’11” and 232 pound, catcher is up with the big club to help out the already impressive offense. He comes in with four above-average tools with Run being the only one that’s not great. The plate approach is advanced and his ability to keep the barrel in the hitting zone for a long time means he can spray the ball to all fields well with his line-drive stroke. He’s learning to turn...