Previewing the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox roster for the 2019 Cape Cod Baseball League
You’ve had a chance to read through the cream of the crop of the MLB 2019 draft. By now you should be acquainted with just about everyone who’ll be drafted on Day One, but now it’s time to go deeper. Here is how we ranked prospects 51-100. Ralph Lifshitz, Kyler Peterson, Matt Thompson, Anthony Franco, and Tom Mussa gathered again to debate how these guys shake out and this is the result.
This isn’t the small ball Stanford team of old; this lineup has real thump. Only UCLA has a higher slugging percentage in conference, and Kinamon’s power outburst last weekend put him alongside Stowers, Andrew Daschbach and Brandon Wulff as Cardinal players slugging above .500 since Pac-12 play kicked off.
Featuring a fairly traditional fastball, changeup, slider, curveball toolkit, Pepiot ranks fourth in the nation in strikeouts per nine despite rather pedestrian, low-90’s velocity.
Arkansas lost five regulars and their top two starting pitchers from last year’s national runner-up team, but they’ve plugged in newcomers seamlessly. Franklin, Noland and starter Patrick Wicklander have been solid as freshmen, while JUCO transfers Trevor Ezell and Matt Goodheart have anchored the lineup.
Logan Davidson has been under the microscope for a while. Named a potential top-15 pick for the upcoming draft as early as fourteen months ago, Davidson has had plenty of time to be scrutinized by evaluators. In fairness, some of that scrutiny has been warranted. He’s had plenty of work the past couple of years on the Cape, and the results haven’t been pretty. Combine two summers of plate appearances, and you get something akin to a full college season’s worth of playing time. With wood bats against the nation’s top competition, Davidson hit only .202/.304/.266. If anything, his platform season on the Cape was even more difficult than his post-freshman effort.