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Oakland A's prospect watch: Sean Manaea is the jewel of a great trade deadline haul

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Still the only picture we have of Manaea.
Still the only picture we have of Manaea.
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Before the season began, Athletics Nation voted on its annual Community Prospect List, ranking the 25 best players in the minors. With the season over, it's time for us to take a look at how those top prospects performed. For the full 2015 list, as well as a list of the different categories that I've separated the prospects into, scroll to the bottom of the post.

Today, we will look at The New Acquisitions. Obviously, none of these guys made the preseason list, because none of them were in the organization last winter. All of them except Brooks should crack various levels of the 2016 list, though. I've split them up based on the trades they were acquired in.

From Royals for Ben Zobrist

LHP Sean Manaea (Double-A)
RHP Aaron Brooks (MLB)

From Astros for Scott Kazmir

C Jacob Nottingham (High-A)
RHP Daniel Mengden (High-A)

From Mets for Tyler Clippard

RHP Casey Meisner (High-A)

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Tip of the hat to MLB.com, with their scouting reports and scouting grades -- the "Best tools" are based on the grades given on MLB.com on the 20-to-80 scale, including (for position players) Hit, Power, Speed, Arm, Fielding, and (for pitchers) Fastball, Curveball, Slider, Changeup, Control.

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Note: Ages refer to the ages they played at in 2015.

Sean Manaea | LHP | Age 23

Current level: Double-A (Midland RockHounds)

2015 Midland stats: 7 starts, 1.90 ERA, 42⅔ innings, 51 Ks, 15 BB, 3 HR, 2.95 FIP
2015 Postseason: 2 starts, 1.20 ERA, 15 innings, 15 Ks, 2 BB, 1 HR, 10 hits
2015 AZ Fall League: 3 starts, 6.75 ERA, 12 innings, 13 Ks, 3 BB, 0 HR, 13 hits

Best tools: Fastball, Slider

We've covered Manaea a lot on this site since his acquisition, so his story may be familiar to you already. He was expected to be among the top few picks of the 2013 draft, but injuries deflated his value -- the short version is that he suffered a torn labrum in his hip, and for the long version you can check out this summary by Jim Callis at Baseball America. The tear required surgery (which he later had) but is not expected to affect him in the future (and it hasn't). What it did affect was his draft position, as he fell from the top of the first round to No. 34. The Royals snatched him up and paid him like the No. 6 pick, which Callis notes was a record-setting bonus for a supplemental first-round selection.

The takeaways from that background are that Manaea has elite talent and that his biggest downside was a college injury that is no longer relevant. For more on the nature of that talent, here is MLB.com with the scouting report:

Manaea can get swings and misses with his fastball like few other pitcher in the Minors. He throws his heater at 90-96 mph, and it seems quicker than that because his delivery features good extension and downhill plane and imparts life. He doesn't have a second plus pitch, but his improving slider is a solid offering and his changeup is effective and features some fade.

And that's the least optimistic thing I've read about his slider. John Sickels says both the slider and change show signs of being plus pitches, and Kiley McDaniel of Fangraphs likes both offerings as well. Tucker Blair of Baseball Prospectus describes Manaea as having "three average or better offerings and an easy delivery ... a loose arm and hides the ball well out of his hand." (Later in the MLB.com summary, he's credited with having "an unhittable fastball at times.") Here's one shot of a breaking ball in action:

Manaea is big and left-handed, and he has excellent stuff. However, all of those reports note that his control and command leave something to be desired. And because those two terms get thrown around a lot without explanation, I'll note that "control" generally refers to a pitcher's ability to broadly hit the strike zone, while "command" is his ability to go beyond that and hit the catcher's mitt in the specific spot where the pitch was supposed to go (and is sometimes expanded to include things like pitch sequencing and changing speeds and the ability to follow a larger game plan). I take all of that to mean that Manaea is still learning to harness his top-notch stuff, which sounds standard for a 23-year-old who has barely thrown 200 professional innings. Some guys eventually figure it out and some don't, but at least this guy can overpower his share of hitters with his fastball in the meantime.

As for his 2015 results, the bad news is that he only threw 74 innings so there isn't much to see. A couple of non-arm injuries (groin and abdominal) delayed his season debut, and his first five starts came in Rookie Ball and High-A. By the time he made it to the Royals' Double-A squad, it was already late July and he only made two starts before being traded to Oakland. He made seven starts for the RockHounds, plus two more in the playoffs, but as you can see his season was a bit of a rollercoaster as he moved from team to team (and as a RockHound, the Texas League opposition was admittedly weak). His dominant small-sample numbers speak for themselves, but there's still a lot to prove.

In other words, we'll have to wait and see what happens next year. Manaea has huge, unteachable strengths, as well as moderate, potentially fixable weaknesses. He has an injury history, but it's almost completely non-arm-related. He's having mixed results in the Arizona Fall League, but the AFL is generally considered a hitters' league and he's still racking up strikeouts. The most likely scenario has him opening 2016 in Triple-A Nashville, and beyond that it's up to your imagination -- if he stays healthy and continues to dominate then he could even reach Oakland sometime next season. If I had to bet on one guy to become Oakland's next ace (or pair with Sonny Gray as co-aces), I'd put my money on Manaea.

Aaron Brooks | RHP | Age 25

Current level: MLB (Oakland Athletics)

2015 Oakland stats*: 11 games, 6.71 ERA, 51 innings, 35 Ks, 14 BB, 9 HR, 5.11 FIP
2015 Triple-A stats**: 20 games, 3.56 ERA, 118⅔ innings, 103 Ks, 21 BB, 10 HR, 3.52 FIP

* Does not count 2 MLB appearances with Royals; of 11 games, 9 were starts
** 18 games for Omaha Storm Chasers, 2 games for Nashville Sounds; FIP is estimated by averaging his mark from each team (weighted for number of innings)

Brooks is especially good at one thing, and that is throwing strikes. They're not always good strikes, but throughout his professional career he has done a great job of avoiding walks. Let's start with a report from John Sickels:

As you would expect from his profile he is not a hard-thrower, topping out at 93 MPH and averaging around 91. He relies heavily on his change-up and will mix in some sliders. Control is his best attribute and he does a good job eating innings in Triple-A, though his margin for error is thin. He is generally seen as a Quadruple-A pitcher but under the right conditions he could be useful as a fifth starter or bullpen option.

Jim Callis had similar things to say at MLB.com in spring of 2014, calling Brooks a "finesse right-hander" and noting his four-pitch arsenal (including a curve). The question is whether he is best suited as a starter or a reliever. At the time of the trade, Kiley McDaniel of Fangraphs seemed to lean toward the latter, suggesting Brooks could wind up as a "solid 7th inning guy with some slight adjustments" and mentioning that "[h]is flyball tendency will play better in Oakland's big park." J.J. Cooper of Baseball America throws in an A.J. Griffin comp as a best-case, due to "an average fastball and a power breaking ball."

Nevertheless, with the season already lost, the A's took the free opportunity to try Brooks out in the rotation. It started out well, as he looked fantastic in his first two starts -- Nico had the eyeball scouting reports, here and here. But he got shelled in Toronto in his third game and had to take a brief trip to Triple-A due to a roster squeeze before resuming his role in Oakland. In his final six starts, he was quality three times and disastrous the other three. So, in other words he was a No. 5 starter. Here's what he looks like when he's good -- batters chasing his breaking balls for whiffs, and the mistakes dying on the warning track:

I could go either way on him as we enter the offseason. If the A's rotation depth is tested before Opening Day, then it's worth keeping Brooks stretched out because he can probably at least eat some innings. But if there are seven or eight healthy options ahead of him, I'd rather see if his mediocre stuff can play up in shorter relief stints, as many other fringe Quad-A starters have done around the league in recent years. Brooks has exceeded 50 MLB innings, so he's graduated from prospect status, but time will tell if he can stick in Oakland and what role he'll play if he does.

Finally, we must appreciate Brooks' all-sport name. There was the NFL quarterback Aaron Brooks, who spent most of the '00s being awful for the Saints (and briefly the Raiders). There is the NBA point guard Aaron Brooks, who came up with the Rockets and now plays for the Bulls. And now baseball has one. Get with the program, hockey.

Jacob Nottingham | C | Age 20

Current level: High-A (Stockton Ports)

2015 Single-A stats: 253 PAs, .326/.387/.543, 169 wRC+, 10 HR, 18 BB, 51 Ks
2015 Lancaster stats: 76 PAs, .324/.368/.606, 160 wRC+, 4 HR, 3 BB, 10 Ks
2015 Stockton stats: 182 PAs, .299/.352/.409, 107 wRC+, 3 HR, 12 BB, 38 Ks

Note: Single-A stats are from Houston's affiliate, the Quad Cities River Bandits. Lancaster is Houston's High-A affiliate, where he was playing at the time of the trade. He finished the year in High-A Stockton.

Best tools: Power, Arm

Nottingham is a hitter first, and a catcher second. His season began with a breakout in Single-A, where he was among the best hitters in the league. By the end of June the Astros had seen enough and promoted him to the High-A Lancaster JetHawks, where kept on hitting without missing a beat. By the end of July the A's had seen enough, and they acquired him in the Kazmir trade.

His production finally dropped off in Stockton, but it's worth noting that by the time he got there he was already well into his first full professional season and had played a career-high 76 games (he finished with 119 games, 89 of them behind the plate, and workload is particularly relevant for a catcher). He wasn't much help in the California League playoffs, going 1-for-14 with six strikeouts, but again, those were games 120-122 for a guy who had never played 50 before.

Nottingham is a project, but the materials are top quality. He's got the raw power and bat speed to be a legit slugger, the arm and the athleticism to have a shot at sticking as a catcher, and the makeup and work ethic to make you optimistic that he can do both. But all of his scouting reports at this point make it clear that he is a work in progress, especially on defense. Here is Wilson Karaman of Baseball Prospectus, in an AN exclusive interview with Spencer Silva:

He's got everything he needs to become an average defensive catcher. The blocking and receiving are both still fairly raw, he struggles to get all the way across his body on balls down low, etc. For the most part it's mechanical stuff that he'll improve on as he goes. Similarly his raw arm strength is a plus tool, but he throws with a lot of length in his motion and he's not compact enough in how he loads it up. I'm not sure it ever plays to anything more than average. But given the bat profile, an average defensive projection makes him a potentially very valuable player.

There are more scouting reports, but they all echo the same sentiments -- optimistic, but not guaranteeing anything:

Vince Lara-Cinisomo of Baseball America
Quinn Barry of Minor League Ball
Kiley McDaniel of Fangraphs
AN exclusive: Spencer Silva interviews Nottingham (h/t Spencer for the video embedded below)

But here's MLB.com with the real bottom line: "Nottingham's power is his ticket to the big leagues."

Note: Before the trade, John Sickels had moved Nottingham up to No. 71 in the entire minors on his midseason update, which does not count 2015 draftees.

Daniel Mengden | RHP | Age 22

Current level: High-A (Stockton Ports)

2015 Single-A stats: 8 games, 1.16 ERA, 38⅔ innings, 36 Ks, 8 BB, 1 HR, 2.65 FIP
2015 Lancaster stats: 10 games, 5.26 ERA, 49⅔ innings, 48 Ks, 18 BB, 4 HR, 4.10 FIP
2015 Stockton stats: 8 starts, 4.25 ERA, 42⅓ innings, 41 Ks, 10 BB, 6 HR, 4.53 FIP

Note: Single-A stats are from Houston's affiliate, the Quad Cities River Bandits. Lancaster is Houston's High-A affiliate, where he was playing at the time of the trade. He finished the year in High-A Stockton.

Best tools: Fastball, Slider, Control

Mengden followed the same 2015 path as Nottingham, excelling in Single-A, making the jump to High-A, and then moving to Stockton after his acquisition by the A's. He also made a start in the Cal League playoffs, earning the Ports' only win in the three-game series by going six innings, striking out seven, walking none, and allowing just two runs (on a pair of solo homers). Looking through various scouting reports, there seems to be a consensus on a few facts:

- He lacks a defining feature, like imposing size or big velocity or one particularly amazing "out" pitch
- He most likely profiles as a reliever, but has a chance to be a back-end starter
- He could be a candidate to move quickly up the system
- He has a "bulldog" mentality (that exact word used by multiple sources)
- His delivery is "funky" but no one seems to think it will be a problem (here's a look on YouTube; note the many moving parts and the violent leg raise)

Here is MLB.com with the basics, regarding his arsenal and style:

Mengden has a solid four-pitch mix. He throws his fastball in the low 90s, while mixing in a sharp, biting slider, as well as a curveball and changeup. He generally works around the strike zone with his whole arsenal. There's some effort to his delivery, but it adds deception and he's athletic enough to make it work.

MLB.com notes his slider and Quinn Barry of Minor League Ball does as well, but Vince Lara-Cinisomo of Baseball America points out the changeup instead.

I can't shake the hunch that Mengden will stick as a starter. That "bulldog" label (particularly prevalent in this profile on Baseball Essential) goes a long way with me, perhaps because it was so often used to describe one of my all-time favorites, Tim Hudson. What his arsenal lacks in quality, perhaps it could somewhat make up for in quantity, and the fact that he didn't move to pitching full-time until a couple years ago makes me wonder if there's still time for at least one secondary offering to improve. And if he does move to the pen, then his velocity could likely play up into the mid-90s. Either way, I can't wait to see what he does in 2016, presumably in Double-A to start the year.

And that mustache. Oh my.

Other than the ones already linked, here are the other reports I looked at for Mengden:

- Wilson Karaman and Spencer Silva on AN
Kiley McDaniel of Fangraphs
Ashley Marshall of MiLB.com (game recap from May)
Crawfish Boxes draft report from 2014
Highlight video from May (includes interview w/ Mengden at the end)

Casey Meisner | RHP | Age 20

Current level: High-A (Stockton Ports)

2015 Single-A stats: 12 starts, 2.13 ERA, 76 innings, 66 Ks, 19 BB, 6 HR, 3.64 FIP
2015 St. Lucie stats: 6 games, 2.83 ERA, 35 innings, 23 Ks, 14 BB, 4 HR, 4.71 FIP
2015 Stockton stats: 7 games, 2.78 ERA, 32⅓ innings, 24 Ks, 7 BB, 1 HR, 3.35 FIP

Note: Single-A stats are from the Mets' affiliate, the Savannah Sand Gnats. St. Lucie is the Mets' High-A affiliate, where he was playing at the time of the trade. He finished the year in High-A Stockton.

Best tools: Fastball, Curve, Control

Like fellow 20-year-old Nottingham, Meisner is a bit of a project and so his scouting reports are mostly based on how he could develop and what he could become. What he is right now is extremely tall (6'7) with decent velocity and a couple of encouraging secondary pitches, with a full year of pro experience now under his belt. Let's start with MLB.com:

He's already taken a step forward, velocity-wise, throwing 90-94 mph last summer as a teenager in the New York-Penn League and using his large frame to create a good downhill angle. He complements the improving fastball with a big curve, and he has shown an excellent feel to spinning the ball. While his changeup is behind, he's shown some feel for the offspeed pitch as well. His overall pitchability and consistency in finding the strike zone are better than you'd think for a young pitcher of his size.

The scouting reports I found don't vary much. They all agree on the velocity range, in the low-90s and topping out at 94 (one source claimed 95). They all agree that the curve is his next-best offering, with everyone giving it mild praise but not loving nor hating it, and that his change is promising but still inconsistent. Overall he seems to profile as a No. 4 starter, give or take one slot in either direction, but the greater point is that he is not yet a finished product and so we don't really know yet what he'll become. Baseball America noted his competitiveness and threw in a Brandon McCarthy comp.

All we can say for now is that his first full season was a success. He stayed healthy, he made 25 starts, and he pitched well for three different teams and two different levels. The Ports were justifiably careful with the youngster late in the summer; he never went more than five innings in a game for them, and he was kept out of the Cal League playoffs. But after settling into Stockton with a few shaky outings, he finished the season by ripping off four straight games of 5 innings, 0-1 runs, 4-5 strikeouts, and no walks at all (total: 20 ip, 2 runs, 19 Ks, 0 BB).

Beyond that, we'll have to wait till next year to see how he develops. His velocity is adequate right now, but can he add a couple more mph and take his fastball to the next level? Can he turn one or both of his breaking balls from "decent" to "plus"? Can he control his lanky limbs enough to repeat his delivery consistently and throw strikes? The only thing that doesn't seem to be in question yet is his role as a starter. I don't know if the A's will keep Meisner in Stockton or move him up to Double-A Midland to begin 2016, but either way we'll get to see a bit more of what he can do with a fresh arm after an offseason of rest.

Kiley McDaniel of Fangraphs (eyewitness report)
Quinn Barry of Minor League Ball
Wayne Cavadi of Minor League Ball
John Calvagno of Minor League Ball
Spencer Silva with the AN Exclusive (eyewitness report)

Extra links:

- A different Meisner comp: the dueling banjos kid from Deliverance
- Meisner tweets a sweet defensive play that he made

Final comments

I was really happy with the trade deadline haul overall, and that seems to be the general opinion around the blogosphere as well. Their performances after their acquisitions were mixed, with Manaea in particular standing out positively and Nottingham struggling a bit, but three of these guys were in their first full pro seasons so it's not crazy that they were wearing down late in the year.

In total, the A's traded three departing free agents, and with them went chances for two qualifying offers (Kazmir and Zobrist) and thus two supplemental first-round picks. The guys they got back now have the following ranks in Oakland's system, according to MLB.com:

3. Manaea
8. Nottingham
11. Meisner
25. Mengden

... and the other, Brooks, has already contributed at the MLB level (and isn't eligible to be ranked anyway). There is a fair amount of risk in this list of players, but there are also some pretty high ceilings. That's something the club could use right now.

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The categories:

The Graduates
The MLB Pitching Depth
The Young Hurlers
The Even Younger Hurlers
The Middle Infielders
The Corner Sluggers: 1B
The Corner Sluggers: 3B
The Best of the Rest
Stepping up in 2015
New International Standouts
Final Names of Note
The 2015 Draft
- The New Acquisitions

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The List

Each player is listed at the level at which he finished the 2015 season (except where noted), and his stats only include his performance at that current level. The levels refer to the Nashville Sounds (AAA), the Midland RockHounds (AA), the High-A Stockton Ports (A+), the Single-A Beloit Snappers (A), the short-season Low-A Vermont Lake Monsters (A-), and the Arizona Rookie League (RK). For the hitters, I am going to focus less on raw numbers and more on league-adjusted stats (wRC+) and rates (K% and BB%).

The list has been expanded to include the five new July trade acquisitions (stats listed are since their acquisitions), as well as five of the top June draft picks (first six picks minus third-round pick Dakota Chalmers, who is still in Rookie ball). There are also five more 2015 standouts, labelled SU (Stepping Up).

* The following recent transactions are not reflected: Tyler Ladendorf was promoted from Triple-A Nashville to MLB; Jose Torres was promoted to from Single-A Beloit to High-A Stockton. ... Sean Nolin (MLB), R.J. Alvarez (MLB), Max Muncy (MLB), Pat Venditte (MLB), Ryan Dull (MLB), Rangel Ravelo (AAA), Dillon Overton (AA), Brendan McCurry (AA), Yairo Munoz (A+), and Mikey White (A) received midseason promotions and I've only included their stats at their new, higher levels. ... Aaron Kurcz spent time in the Braves' system, but I've only included his stats from Triple-A Nashville.

Oakland A's 2015 Community Prospect List (stats thru Sept. 8)
# Name Pos Age Level 2015 Stats
1 Matt Olson 1B 21 AA 585 PAs, 132 wRC+, 17 HR, 17.9% BB, 23.8% Ks
2 Franklin Barreto SS 19 A+ 364 PAs, 122 wRC+, 13 HR, 4.1% BB, 18.4% Ks
3 Matt Chapman 3B 22 A+ 352 PAs, 139 wRC+, 23 HR, 11.1% BB, 22.4% Ks
4 Renato Nunez 3B 21 AA 416 PAs, 124 wRC+, 18 HR, 6.7% BB, 15.9% Ks
5 Dillon Overton LHP 23 AA 13 starts, 3.06 ERA, 64⅔ ip, 47 Ks, 15 BB, 4 HR, 3.34 FIP
6 Kendall Graveman RHP 24 MLB 21 starts, 100 ERA+, 115⅔ ip, 2.03 K/BB, 4.60 FIP, 0.4 fWAR
7 Yairo Munoz SS 20 A+ 165 PAs, 132 wRC+, 4 HR, 6.7% BB, 12.1% Ks
8 Sean Nolin LHP 25 MLB 6 games, 77 ERA+, 29 ip, 1.25 K/BB, 5.13 FIP, 0.0 fWAR
9 Raul Alcantara RHP 22 A+ 15 starts, 3.88 ERA, 48⅔ ip, 29 Ks, 8 BB, 3 HR, 4.00 FIP
10 Joey Wendle 2B 25 AAA 618 PAs, 101 wRC+, 10 HR, 3.6% BB, 18.4% Ks
11 R.J. Alvarez RHP 24 MLB 21 games, 41 ERA+, 20 ip, 1.77 K/BB, 7.33 FIP, -0.5 fWAR
12 Rangel Ravelo 3B 23 AAA 112 PAs, 86 wRC+, 1 HR, 6.3% BB, 19.6% Ks
13 Mark Canha 1B/OF 26 MLB 485 PAs, 106 wRC+, 16 HR, 6.8% BB, 19.8% Ks, 1.4 fWAR
14 Chad Pinder SS 23 AA 522 PAs, 135 wRC+, 15 HR, 5.4% BB, 19.7% Ks
15 Chris Bassitt RHP 26 MLB 18 games, 113 ERA+, 86 ip, 2.13 K/BB, 3.76 FIP, 1.4 fWAR
16 Dustin Driver RHP 20 A- 14 games, 4.99 ERA, 52⅓ ip, 32 Ks, 35 BB, 4 HR, 5.41 FIP
17 Billy Burns OF 25 MLB 555 PAs, 102 wRC+, 26 SB, 4.7% BB, 14.6% Ks, 2.3 fWAR
18 Max Muncy 1B/3B 24 MLB 112 PAs, 80 wRC+, 3 HR, 8.0% BB, 27.7% Ks, -0.5 fWAR
19 Tyler Ladendorf IF/OF 27 *AAA 90 PAs, 76 wRC+, 1 HR, 5.6 BB%, 25.6 K%
20 Daniel Gossett RHP 22 A 27 starts, 4.73 ERA, 144⅔ ip, 112 Ks, 52 BB, 16 HR, 4.49 FIP
21 Bobby Wahl RHP 23 AA 24 games, 4.18 ERA, 32⅓ ip, 36 Ks, 14 BB, 2 HR, 3.17 FIP
22 Chris Kohler LHP 20 A- 11 games, 4.66 ERA, 38⅔ ip, 37 Ks, 10 BB, 2 HR, 3.52 FIP
23 Pat Venditte SHP 30 MLB 26 games, 93 ERA+, 28⅔ ip, 1.92 K/BB, 4.15 FIP, 0.1 fWAR
24 Jaycob Brugman OF 23 AA 566 PAs, 105 wRC+, 6 HR, 11.0% BB, 15.7% Ks
25 Brett Graves RHP 22 A 28 starts, 5.36 ERA, 142⅔ ip, 91 Ks, 44 BB, 15 HR, 4.49 FIP
NR Bruce Maxwell C 24 AA 381 PAs, 79 wRC+, 2 HR, 10.2% BB, 14.2% Ks
NR Ryon Healy 3B/1B 23 AA 543 PAs, 113 wRC+, 10 HR, 5.5% BB, 15.1% Ks
NR Branden Kelliher RHP 19 RK Arizona Rookie League
NR Dylan Covey RHP 23 A+ 26 starts, 3.59 ERA, 140⅓ ip, 100 Ks, 43 BB, 13 HR, 4.60 FIP
NR Sandber Pimentel 1B 20 A 471 PAs, 112 wRC+, 13 HR, 10.6% BB, 22.1% Ks
SU Colin Walsh 2B 25 AA 619 PAs, 163 wRC+, 13 HR, 20.0% BB, 21.2% Ks
SU Ryan Dull RHP 25 MLB 13 games, 97 ERA+, 17 ip, 2.67 K/BB, 5.37 FIP, -0.3 fWAR
SU Brendan McCurry RHP 23 AA 14 games, 1.62 ERA, 16⅔ ip, 26 Ks, 6 BB, 1 HR, 2.04 FIP
SU Jose Torres LHP 21 *A 44 games, 2.69 ERA, 73⅔ ip, 80 Ks, 23 BB, 4 HR, 3.03 FIP
SU Aaron Kurcz RHP 24 AAA 18 games, 4.15 ERA, 26 ip, 31 Ks, 15 BB, 2 HR, 3.95 FIP
TR Sean Manaea LHP 23 AA 7 starts, 1.90 ERA, 42⅔ ip, 51 Ks, 15 BB, 3 HR, 2.95 FIP
TR Daniel Mengden RHP 22 A+ 8 starts, 4.25 ERA, 42⅓ ip, 41 Ks, 10 BB, 6 HR, 4.53 FIP
TR Casey Meisner RHP 20 A+ 7 starts, 2.78 ERA, 32⅓ ip, 24 Ks, 7 BB, 1 HR, 3.35 FIP
TR Aaron Brooks RHP 25 MLB 11 games, 60 ERA+, 51 ip, 2.50 K/BB, 5.11 FIP, -0.1 fWAR
TR Jacob Nottingham C 20 A+ 182 PAs, 107 wRC+, 3 HR, 6.6% BB, 20.9% Ks
DR Richie Martin SS 20 A- 226 PAs, 112 wRC+, 2 HR, 11.1% BB, 20.8% Ks
DR Mikey White SS 21 A 145 PAs, 65 wRC+, 1 HR, 6.9% BB, 20.7% Ks
DR Skye Bolt CF 21 A- 206 PAs, 110 wRC+, 4 HR, 11.7% BB, 21.4% Ks
DR Kevin Duchene LHP 21 A- 8 games, 4.84 ERA, 22⅓ ip, 18 Ks, 9 BB, 2 HR, 4.41 FIP
DR Bubba Derby RHP 21 A- 12 games, 0.78 ERA, 34⅔ ip, 45 Ks, 10 BB, 2 HR, 2.54 FIP