As a companion series to Kris’ fine work, I have been doing a quick summary of the players drafted in the first three rounds and how they are doing so far, plus an educated guess about where they will begin 2019.
Here are spots 89-96. We’ll finish the remaining part of the third round later today.
89) Tristan Pompey, OF, Miami Marlins: From the University of Kentucky, brother of Dalton Pompey (Blue Jays), hit combined .299/.408/.397 with 32 walks, 47 strikeouts, 10 steals in 184 at-bats between Low-A and High-A, could be similar to his brother but with more power, shows more polish than his sibling did at this stage, should open 2019 in High-A.
90) Cal Raleigh, C, Seattle Mariners: Catcher out of Florida State University, hit .288/.367/.534 with eight homers, 18 walks, 29 strikeouts in 146 at-bats in the Northwest League, fine debut with the bat, glove inconsistent but the tools are there, could begin in either Low-A or High-A.
91) Jonathan Ornelas, 3B-SS, Texas Rangers: From high school in Glendale, Arizona; hit .302/.389/.459 with three homers, 25 walks, 41 strikeouts, 15 steals in 172 at-bats in Arizona Rookie League; athletic, fun to watch, good power/speed potential, Rangers like to be aggressive with youngsters so he could open in Low-A.
92) Ford Proctor, SS, Tampa Bay Rays: From Rice University, hit .256/.346/.339 with 32 walks, 50 strikeouts in 227 at-bats in New York-Penn League, steady glove, probably better at second long-term, good strike zone judgment, probably opens in Low-A with High-A promotion possible relatively quickly.
93) Aaron Hernandez, RHP, Los Angeles Angels: Right-hander from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, didn’t pitch after signing in accordance with new team pitching development plan, can hit 98 MPH and has a good curve, assignment for 2019 will depend on spring assessments.
94) Kyle Isbel, OF, Kansas City Royals: From the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, hit .381/.454/.610 in 105 at-bats in Pioneer League, then .289/.,345/.484 in 159 at-bats in Low-A, stole 24 bases, good defense and raw power to go with speed, could open in High-A.
95) Mateo Gil, SS, St. Louis Cardinals: From high school in Keller, Texas, son of Benji Gil, hit .251/.340/.316 with 20 walks, 51 strikeouts in 171 at-bats in Gulf Coast League rookie ball; good tools with power potential and a chance to stay at shortstop, should open 2019 at either Johnson City in Appalachian League or State College in NY-P.
96) Terrin Vavra, SS, Colorado Rockies: From the University of Minnesota, hit .302/.396/.467 with 26 walks, 40 strikeouts in 169 at-bats in the Northwest League, nine steals, relatively polished, my guess is that he splits the year between Low-A and High-A.