Welcome to this week’s Big Movers in the weekly update of the RotoProspects Top 500.
The No. 1 riser is Noah Cameron, a 23-year-old left-handed pitcher (pictured above) who the Royals just promoted to Double-A after tossing two 11-strikeout gems at High-A in May. A 7th-round pick out of Central Arkansas in 2021, Cameron has the second-best K-BB% in the entire minors at 39.6%, trailing only the Reds’ Andrew Abbott. Cameron skyrocketed 127 spots to No. 338 and could keep rising if he can keep it up in Double-A.
Next up is Bryan Woo, a 23-year-old right-handed pitcher for the Mariners who is dominating for Double-A Arkansas with a 1.85 ERA and 0.82 WHIP. A 6th-round pick out of Cal Poly in 2021, Woo has the fourth-best K-BB% in the minors at 32.3%. Woo catapulted 91 spots to No. 108 and could find himself in Seattle sometime this summer at this rate.
The other biggest risers this week are:
Jeferson Quero, a 20-year-old Double-A catcher for the Brewers who had a 3-homer outburst on Tuesday and shot up 68 spots to No. 181.
Brenton Doyle, a 25-year-old Rockies outfielder who has an .838 OPS with 4 homers and 6 steals for Colorado, leading to a 62-spot rise to No. 143.
Will Warren, a 23-year-old right-handed pitcher for the Yankees who just debuted in Triple-A with a 6-inning quality start after posting a 2.45 ERA in Double-A, leading to a 62-spot rise to No. 186.
Parker Messick a 22-year-old left-handed pitcher of the Guardians who has a 1.24 ERA in Low-A and jumped up 59 spots to No. 383.
Mike Vasil, a 23-year-old right-handed pitcher of the Mets who has a 2.19 ERA with a 46-6 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 37 Double-A innings and vaulted up 53 spots to No. 235.
AJ Smith-Shawver, a 20-year-old right-handed pitcher of the Braves who was just promoted to Triple-A after posting matching 0.00 ERAs for High-A Rome and Double-A Mississippi, leading to a 53-spot jump to No. 142.
The biggest riser inside the Top 100 is Jonny DeLuca, a 24-year-old outfielder of the Dodgers who is already 4-for-11 with 2 steals since earning a promotion to Triple-A with a dynamic performance in Double-A (.970 OPS, 10 homers, 9 steals in 32 games) – he shot up 23 spots to No. 69.
Emmet Sheehan, a 23-year-old Double-A right-handed pitcher of the Dodgers, has a 1.85 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and the third-best K-BB% in the minors at 33.3% – he jumped up 21 spots to No. 47.
Mark Vientos, a 23-year-old Mets third baseman, made his season debut for New York with a game-tying 2-run homer on Wednesday after slugging 13 dingers in Triple-A – he vaulted up 19 spots to No. 56.
Casey Schmitt, a 24-year-old Giants infielder, homered in two of his first three MLB games and has a 1.111 OPS through nine games – he cruised up 19 spots to No. 89.
The biggest faller of the week inside the Top 100 is Mason Miller, a 24-year-old A’s right-handed pitcher who hit the IL with a mild UCL sprain in his elbow and dropped 27 spots to No. 62.
Check back next Friday to see who the biggest movers are when the next update for the Top 500 Prospects comes out.