Hot Prospects for April 28

Andrew Benintendi OF (Red Sox) - The last three days, including April 29th Andrew is turning into an RBI machine with 11 runs driven in. He has had back to back four RBI games and carries an 18 game hitting streak that has put his average at .365. The homeruns are not coming yet but he has 10 doubles and six triples to put his slugging percentage at .659. The first round 2015 pick makes contact with an 8/6 walk to whiff ratio in 21 games. The only down side to his game at this point is his 0 for 2 success rate in stolen bases.

Connor Goedert 1B (Astros) - It is not like the Astros need another first baseman, but down in Low A Connor had a big 6 RBI game in the first game of a double header. He went 2 for 3 hitting his first homerun and first double in a late start to the season. He hit his second double in the second game of the double header and currently carries a three game hitting streak (4 for 9) raising his batting average to .219.

Jose Peraza SS (Reds) - Jose is showing he has some power in his stick, blasting two doubles and a homerun in a 3 for 4 day. The power display may be impacting his speed on the bases as he was also caught stealing giving him a success rate of 2 for 6 for the season. The three RBI game equaled the numbers he put together in the first 17 games of the season. Jose has been bouncing around between 2B, SS and CF so expect a promotion if the bat of Billy Hamilton remains stagnant.

Willi Castro SS (Indians) - Willi got his average to .300 with a 4 for 5 day, hitting his first homerun of the year to go along with a double and two singles. The outburst gave him four runs driven in, leading Lake County to a 10-1 slaughter of Burlington. Willi will need to improve his 1/16 walk to whiff ratio as he climbs up the minor league ladder if he wants to sustain his success.

Jorge Bonifacio RF (Royals) - The Royals have been waiting for Jorge to find his power stroke. Last year he seemed to have a break out year with a career high 17 homeruns. In a 3 for 5 day he hit his fourth homerun, driving in three runs and scoring three times. The three RBIs gave him six in two days. Jorge still shows his inconsistency. The next day he struck out four times in six at bats to put his walk to whiff ratio at 1/21. He is still hitting .333 despite the poor walk to whiff ratio.

Brian Anderson 3B (Marlins) - Not that familiar with Mr. Anderson but a 4 for 5 day will put him on the radar. This is his second season in the Florida State League. He shows an ability to take walks with 14 in just 21 games for a .409 OBA. Keep an eye on his progress.

Tyler Danish RHP (White Sox) - Another complete game in minor league baseball, this one by a Danish. He threw 105 pitches in the three hit shutout, walking two and striking out six. Tyler had been struggling until this outing lowered his ERA to 3.56 and evened his record to 2-2.

Lucas Sims RHP (Braves) and Andrew Suarez LHP (Giants) - The two double digit K men each gave up a run but they had a lot of bats swinging and missing. Lucas struck out 11 in his outing, just his second start after a promotion to AAA. It is also his second double digit K performance after striking out 10 in one of his three AA starts. Suarez, the Giants 2015 second round pick struck out 10 after striking out nine in his previous performance. Expect a promotion soon to AA.

A.J. Cole RHP (Nationals) - A.J. has always battled inconsistency. Good starts followed by bad starts. This is his third season of pitching in AAA and after giving up 8 runs in four plus innings in his previous start Cole hammered away at the Pawtucket bats throwing six innings of four hit shutout ball. The Nationals would like to see this success followed by multiple successes over the course of a season.

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