Jake Meyers jumped into the RotoProspects Top 300 at #277 after a huge weekend for the Sugar Land Skeeters, the Astros’ Triple-A team, hitting 6 homers, going 8-for-12 with 9 runs and 10 RBIs in 3 games against the El Paso Chihuahuas. For the season, the Astros outfield prospect has a triple-slash of .313/.389/.611 with 12 homers and 5 steals. The 2017 13th-round draft pick out of Nebraska has shown a nice blend of power and speed in his ascent up the minor-league ladder with 32 homers and 44 steals in 310 games. Meyers could soon get an opportunity in Houston, where Myles Straw is manning center field with a paltry .250/.323/.310 triple-slash, 1 homer and 9 steals.
Mason Martin moved into the rankings at #298 on the heels of a hot stretch, going 10-for-26 with 3 homers and 9 RBIs for the Altoona Curve, the Pirates’ Double-A team. Martin broke out in 2019, combining for 35 homers and 129 RBIs between stops at Low- and High-A. The Pirates first-base prospect has a .259/.329/.532 line with 8 homers this season. The 2017 17th-round pick out of a Washington high school has plus power but a 35.3% strikeout rate. The power-first profile fits right into today’s MLB, so we could see him getting a shot at the first-base job in Pittsburgh by next fall.
Greg Deichmann joined the list at #300 after a recent binge of 14-for-35 with 9 walks for the Las Vegas Aviators, the A’s Triple-A team. The on-base machine has a triple-slash of .306/.462/.930 with 3 homers and 6 steals. The 2017 2nd-round pick out of LSU has plus power that hasn’t fully shown up in Triple-A games, but between a slew of injuries in his ascent through the minors, Deichmann has hit 29 homers in 217 games. Currently getting time in the Oakland outfield are Tony Kemp, Chad Pinder and Skye Bolt, so expect to see Deichmann log some time with the A’s this summer.