These are some minor leaguers that I'm interested in tracking. They can range anywhere from recent signees to international free agents to sudden risers. The only condition is that they can't be rated in the top twenty prospects according to MLB.com or have been drafted in the first three rounds of the most recent draft. Check out who I think could quickly become prospects in the NL East.
Atlanta Braves - Jordan Edgerton, 3B
The Braves 2014 9th round selection, Edgerton, is off to a hot start in his professional debut at Rookie-level Danville. After leading UNC Pembroke, Edgerton is now leading the Danville Braves to an 11-4 record in the Appalachian League. He has excellent strike zone discipline, only striking out 9 times this past season over 222 at-bats in college. So far, he has compiled 3 home runs, 8 walks to 2 strikeouts, and a .408 average, and it is clear he is ready for A baseball. The only knack against him is that his defense could use some improvement.
Others to watch: Yean Carlos Gil (A), Dilmer Mejia (DSL), Luke Dykstra (GCL)
Miami Marlins - Felix Munoz, 1B
Munoz has zoomed to the forefront of the Marlins' prospect ranks because of his elite hit tool. Hitting .306 at A Greensboro with 11 home runs so far, Munoz has demonstrated an ability to power the ball to all fields and take a walk when needed. His plate discipline sits at a comforting 39 walks to 49 strikeouts. This is actually Munoz's sixth season in the Marlins system since entering the Dominican Summer League in 2009. Now that he has added power to his game, Munoz is on the fast track. Since he has no real competitor for the job at first base in Miami and he should have it secured soon enough.
Others to watch: Chad Wallach (A), Mason Davis (SS), Ryan Newell (A)
New York Mets - Marcos Molina, RHP
Molina has gotten people talking this season. Playing for Short Season Brooklyn, Molina is sporting a 0.47 ERA through three starts, walking 2 and striking out 20 through 19 innings. That's about as good as it gets statistically and the 19 year old Molina has the scouting reports to back it up. He has an electric fastball with life that sits at 92, a solid slider, and an above average curveball. The only problem with Molina seem to be his mechanics, which can scare some into thinking he is a future reliever. Only time will tell and Molina is rising fast.
Others to watch: L.J. Mazzilli (A+), Akeel Morris (A)
Philadelphia Phillies - Jiandido Tromp, OF
Besides having one of the best names in the minor leagues, Tromp, has performed well beyond his years at Short Season Williamsport. Signed out of Aruba in 2012, Tromp is said to flash speed, versatility, and surprising power. He can play all three outfield spots and is a smart runner on the base-paths, stealing 10 bases so far without being caught once. The power is emerging, with 6 home runs in between Williamsport and Lakewood. Although he is only batting .258 on the season, he is still young for the league and has a long way to go before reaching Philadelphia.
Others to watch: Ranger Suarez (VSL), Brock Stassi (AA), Matt Shortall (SS)
Washington Nationals - Wilmer Difo, 2B/SS
The Washington Nationals shortstop has finally found a position. After being shuffled around the entire infield and across many levels, Difo, 22, has stuck with the Hagerstown Suns all season. He has a knack for hitting the ball and has finally added some power to his smallish frame, swatting 8 balls past the fences. Not only is he a fast baserunner, but he is also a smart one, stealing 26 bases while only being caught three times. His fielding could use some work, mainly because he has never gotten the chance to stick at a position. Overall, this prospect is doing everything well and should be in line for a promotion to A+ Potomac soon enough.
Others to watch: Destin Hood (AAA), Victor Robles (DSL), Jose Marmolejos-Diaz (SS)
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