Continuing to review the pre-season sleeper list.
Connor Hoehn, RHP, Oakland Athletics: 3.45 ERA for Kane County in the Midwest League, 61/20 K/BB in 44 innings, 27 hits. Outstanding K/IP and H/IP ratios stand out as big positives.
T.J. House, LHP, Cleveland Indians: 3.30 ERA with 65/35 K/BB in 71 innings for Kinston in the Carolina League, 70 hits allowed, 1.76 GO/AO. Needs to lower his walks a bit, but having a good year.
Jiwan James, OF, Philadelphia Phillies: Toolsy outfielder hitting .249/.296/.356 with 14 steals, 16 walks, 65 strikeouts in 67 games...obvious strike zone issues. Has been hot in June, .309/.329/.471.
Steven Johnson, RHP, San Francisco Giants: Back to Baltimore system. 3-4, 4.65 with 67/38 K/BB in 70 innings for Double-A Bowie, 57 hits allowed, 13 homers and a 0.47 GO/AO. Strikeout rate is good, but imperfect command and strong fly ball tendency is a bad combo.
James Jones, OF, Seattle Mariners: Toolsy outfielder hitting a mere .202/.317/.357 for Class A Clinton in the Midwest League, 33 walks, 60 strikeouts in 213 at-bats. He's drawing walks and has stolen 13 bases, but other offensive attributes have been weak.
Josh Judy, RHP, Cleveland Indians: 15 innings so far for Triple-A Columbus, 4.11 ERA but a sharp 19/3 K/BB. I still see him as a good sleeper relief prospect.