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Willie McCovey Memorial 2019 Community Prospect List #9

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We keep flirting with the run-off ledge but we haven’t skirted over it yet!

Ray Black’s comeback year is reflected in the CPL as he jumps all the way from out of the list last year into the #8 spot! Black barely outpaced his colleague in the Triple Digit Club, Melvin Adon who came in a close second. We’re seeing a lot of big jumps into the top 10 so far this year actually—Alex Canario finished last year #25 and Logan Webb barely made the list last year, coming in at the final #44 position! Here’s last year’s list if you want to travel back in time a little.

So, the current list is:

  1. Joey Bart
  2. Heliot Ramos
  3. Marco Luciano
  4. Shaun Anderson
  5. Logan Webb
  6. Alexander Canario
  7. Chris Shaw
  8. Ray Black

On to #9. Are we in the midst of a pitcher run? RHP Melvin Adon, Gregory Santos, and Sean Hjelle were the closest to Black in the last poll, with Adon finishing barely behind Black. But there’s an Aramis Garcia camp out there too. It’s fascinating to me that Santos easily made the original group of top prospects but has yet to garner enough support to make a real run at any of the positions thus far, and could well end up outside of the top 10, which I would not have predicted at the outset.

Here are the candidates for #9 (number 9, number 9, number 9)—as usual, in the list below, first name links to the player’s Baseball Reference page, last name goes to Fangraphs.

Aramis Garcia

Gregory Santos

Jalen Miller

Juan De Paula

Melvin Adon

Sandro Fabian

Sean Hjelle

Poll

Who is the 2019 #9 propsect?

This poll is closed

  • 18%
    Aramis Garica
    (54 votes)
  • 21%
    Gregory Santos
    (61 votes)
  • 5%
    Jalen Miller
    (15 votes)
  • 0%
    Juan De Paula
    (2 votes)
  • 34%
    Melvin Adon
    (100 votes)
  • 1%
    Sandro Fabian
    (4 votes)
  • 17%
    Sean Hjelle
    (50 votes)
286 votes total Vote Now

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