Welcome to this week’s Big Movers in the weekly update of the RotoProspects Top 500.
The No. 1 riser is Jakob Marsee (ABOVE), a 22-year-old Double-A outfielder of the Padres who has been sensational in the Arizona Fall League, putting up a .378/.490/.671 triple-slash with 10 triples, 4 homers and 14 steals in 21 games. The 6-foot, 180-pounder posted a combined .274/.413/.428 triple-slash with 16 homers and 46 steals between High-A Fort Wayne and Double-A San Antonio this past season. Just a sixth-rounder out of Central Michigan in 2022, Marsee blossomed this year to become the Padres’ best hope to challenge Trent Grisham for the starting center field job in 2024. The lefty-hitting Marsee hit southpaws to the tune of an .807 OPS with 4 homers in 84 at-bats last season, so he could be a full-time starter. Marsee has us dreaming of a premier table-setter who could score 100 runs with 15 homers and 40 steals in the near future. Marsee surges up another 37 spots to No. 140.
Next up is Emiliano Teodo, a 20-year-old High-A right-handed pitcher of the Rangers who has been an exciting revelation in the Arizona Fall League out of the bullpen, dominating with a triple-digit fastball in 11 scoreless innings, piling up 19 strikeouts against just 3 walks. This update did not include the meltdown he had on Sunday with me and the rest of First Pitch Arizona when he hit 2 batters, walked 2 and uncorked 2 wild pitches in 1 inning of the Fall Stars Game, as this latest update was through Friday. The 6-foot-1, 165-pound Dominican hurler put up a 4.52 ERA with 84 Ks in 61.2 innings mostly as a starter for Hickory this past season. Teodo should challenge for a spot in the Rangers bullpen in spring training and could find his way to saves in the near future. Teodo blasts up 30 spots to No. 236.
Billy Cook, a 24-year-old Double-A outfielder of the Orioles who has posted an .820 OPS with 4 homers and 2 steals in the Arizona Fall League, so he jumps up 24 spots to No. 465.
Dominic Keegan, a 23-year-old High-A catcher of the Rays who has put up a 1.079 OPS with 3 homers and 12 RBIs in 14 games in the AFL, so he vaults up 22 spots to No. 329.
Gabriel Rincones Jr., a 22-year-old High-A outfielder of the Phillies who has posted an .889 OPS with 2 homers and 14 steals in 21 AFL games, so he shoots up 17 spots to No. 385.
Max Muncy, a 21-year-old Double-A shortstop of the Athletics who has held his own in the AFL with a .723 OPS, 4 homers and 7 steals in 20 games, so he bounces up 12 spots to No. 305.
James Triantos, a 20-year-old Double-A second baseman of the Cubs who leads the AFL with a 1.205 OPS to go with 3 homers and 9 steals, so he jumps up 11 spots to No. 226.
Jacob Berry, a 22-year-old Double-A corner infielder of the Marlins who has has warmed up in the AFL with a .765 and stung the ball with FPAZ in attendance on Friday night, so he creeps up 9 spots to No. 293.
Kala’i Rosario, a 21-year-old High-A outfielder of the Twins who is tied for the AFL lead in homers with 7 (and won the Fall League Home Run Derby, although that wasn’t factored in here), leading to an 8-spot rise to No. 330.
The biggest faller of the week is Nathan Martorella, a 22-year-old Double-A first baseman of the Padres who has struggled in the AFL with a .689 OPS and just 1 homer in 55 ABs, and he drops 9 spots to No. 247.
The biggest riser inside the Top 100 is Victor Scott II, a 22-year-old Double-A outfielder of the Cardinals who has a .773 OPS with 3 homers and 16 steals in the AFL, and he jumps up 10 spots to No. 85.
Check back next week to see who the biggest movers are when our next update for the Top 500 Prospects comes out.