Top Prospects No. 30-21



30. Enoli Paredes, RHP

Current Level: A+
ETA: 2021
DOB: 09/28/95

Paredes has been in the system since 2016 and possesses an electric arm. He is smaller in stature but has a mid 90s fastball that can blow guys away. He was very good last year with a 1.43 ERA and 90 K in 69 innings. This year has been more of the same with 46 K in 34 innings and a 1.85 ERA.

2019 Stats: 8 G, 1.85 ERA, 34 IP, 18 H, 19 BB, 46 K

29. Parker Mushinski, LHP

Current Level: A+
ETA: 2022
DOB: 09/06/97

Mushinski was a 7th round pick in 2017. He had solid strikeout numbers in college and they continued in the pros, though he struggled with his command. He has improved mightily this year walking just 8 in 30.2 innings while striking out 43. Overall he has a 2.64 ERA, though he was recently placed on the 7-day injured list.

2019 Stats: 7 G, 2.64 ERA, 30.2 IP, 26 H, 8 BB, 43 K

28. Jonathan Arauz, SS

Current Level: A+
ETA: 2022
DOB: 08/03/98

Arauz was acquired in the deal that also netted Ken Giles. He has always been young for his league, though it hasn’t translated to success. He started 2018 well but tapered off. After a slow start to 2019, Arauz has been raking of late. He is hitting .301 in May and .259 overall with 20 BB/30 K in 44 games.

2019 Stats: 44 G, .259 BA/.350 OBP/.418 SLG, 13 2B, 4 HR, 24 RBI, 3 SB

27. Alex McKenna, RHP

Current Level: A
ETA: 2022
DOB: 09/06/97

McKenna was a 3rd round pick in 2018 and hit well following the draft slashing .311/.394/.512. He started this year with Quad Cities but for some reason, he keeps getting hurt and they have led to nagging injuries. He has only played in 5 games this year but is hitting .294. He has a lot of tools, just needs to stay healthy.

2019 Stats: 5 G, .294 BA/.400 OBP/.353 SLG, 2B, 3 RBI

26. Brandon Bailey, RHP

Current Level: AA
ETA: 2020
DOB: 10/19/94

Bailey was acquired in the trade that sent Laureano to Oakland. He is a smaller guy but can really rack up the strikeouts. He started this year in AA and has struggled a bit posting a 4.84 ERA with 34 K in 35.1 innings. He fits the mold of the high rotation curveball and can spin it for strikeouts.

2019 Stats: 9 G, 4.84 ERA, 35.1 IP, 34 H, 18 BB, 34 K

25. Cristian Javier, RHP

Current Level: AA
ETA: 2021
DOB: 03/26/97

Javier has posted great numbers during his minor league career, and has done so with solid but not great stuff. After a 2.70 ERA last year between A/A+, he has made it up to AA this season. Overall in 2019 he has a 1.60 ERA with 50 K in 39.1 innings. While the stuff he possesses isn’t elite, he has consistently put up good numbers. If he finishes this way in AA this season, he will continue to rise.

2019 Stats: 10 G, 1.60 ERA, 39.1 IP, 21 H, 24 BB, 50 K

24. J.J. Matijevic, OF/1B

Current Level: AA
ETA: 2020
DOB: 11/14/95

Matijevic was drafted by the Astros in the 2nd round in 2017. He had a very good 2018 season slashing .277/.350/.538 with 22 HR in 101 games. He started the year in AA and struggled hitting just .240 with 2 HR in 19 games. Unfortunately, he was suspended 50 games for drug abuse violation.

2019 Stats: 19 G, .240 BA/.293 OBP/.387 SLG, 5 2B, 2 HR, 7 RBI

23. Jairo Solis, RHP

Current Level: A
ETA: 2022
DOB: 12/22/99

I want to have him higher but he will be recovering from TJS and will miss all of this season. He pitched in Quad Cities last year as an 18 year old and struck out 55 in 50.2 innings. He will only be 20 when he makes his return.

2019 Stats: N/A

22. Enmanuel Valdez, 2B/3B

Current Level: A+
ETA: 2022
DOB: 12/28/98

Valdez has been a favorite of mine for a few years and its nice to see him having a breakout season in 2019. He started the year with Quad Cities and had a .816 OPS in 33 games before earning a promotion to High-A. Overall he is hitting .279 with .822 OPS this season. He has draws some walks, doesn’t strikeout a ton, and has some power for a smaller guy.

2019 Stats: 41 G, .279 BA/.373 OBP/.449 SLG, 11 2B, 4 HR, 24 RBI, 18 BB/25 K, 4 SB

21. Rogelio Armenteros, RHP

Current Level: AAA
ETA: 2019
DOB: 06/30/94

Armenteros really broke onto the scene in 2017 when he dominated across AA and AAA posting a 2.04 ERA with 146 K in 123.2 innings. Armenteros spent the entire 2018 season in AAA and struck out 10.2 per 9 innings but had a 3.74 ERA. He has struggled in 2019, like some other pitchers in AAA, posting a 5.73 ERA with 37 K in 33 innings.

2019 Stats: 9 G, 5.73 ERA, 33.0 IP, 40 H, 13 BB, 37 K