The Dynasty Digest: June 9, 2023
Chris Clegg runs down all of Thursday's action from the DSL all the way to the Majors.
As usual, we will break down everything you need to know from the Dominican Summer League, all the way up the Major Leagues to help you gain an edge in your dynasty leagues.
Thomas Harrington, RHP, PIT, 21, A+
Each night I find a MILB game to watch based on the pitchers throwing. Last night was my first time watching a complete start of Thomas Harrington and I was impressed. Harrington fired seven scoreless innings while allowing just two hits and he did not allow a walk or run. He struck out eight with an absurd 26 whiffs, which might be the highest mark I have seen this year.
Harrington has a very consistent and timely delivery. It was easy mid-90s velocity, plus a nice changeup and while his slider had some inconsistencies, he made batters look silly at times with it. Harrington is an arm that will rise up rankings very quickly if he keeps this up.
José Ramírez, 3B, CLE, 30, MLB
Many seemed concerned about Ramírez prior to Thursday, but it feels like he does this every year, starting slow before posting a 30 home run, 20 stolen base season. Prior to Thursday’s game Ramírez had just six home runs and five stolen bases. But Ramírez put on one of the best batting performances we have seen this year, hitting three home runs and driving in five in a big win over Boston.
The performance brought his slash to .267/.333/.474 with nine home runs and five stolen bases. That’s still not what you paid for drafting Ramírez in the first round, but I would be willing to bet he still posts first round numbers the rest of the way. His contact rates are still elite, and he is hitting the ball much harder than he did last season. If you can somehow buy-low after Thursday, I would.
Luis Baez, OF, HOU, 19, FCL
If you are looking for hot hitters in Rookie ball, look no further than Luis Baez. The Astros’ 19-year-old prospect has three home runs and six hits in three games, and he currently has 15 total bases which is more than his 11 at-bats.
Baez has a strong DSL last season slashing .305/.351/.552 with nine home runs and ten stolen bases. As an 18 year old, he posted an impressive 103.5 mph 90th percentile exit velocity and a 91.8 mph average exit velocity. Listed at 6’1”/205, Baez has a strong frame and easy power. I am trying to get my hands on some film of Baez to do a more detailed study, but the numbers are interesting.
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