There are currently just 41 teenagers with 150+ PA in Low-A this season. Darryl Collins ranks 15th in wRC+ (108), 1st in BB/K (0.81), 3rd in K% (14.7%), 9th in OBP (.372), and 1st in SwStr% (7.8%). Collins has been extremely contact oriented so far in his professional career, hitting just 4 HR and 25 XBH in over 450 PA, but he is 6′ 2″ and has plenty of room to add strength in his lanky frame. I’ve not seen very many teenagers in full-season ball with an approach as advanced as Collins.
The most recent edition of the RFR podcast is up. Joel and I sat down to recap some of the best performances of the last week as well as a little bit of trade deadline talk before the deadline hits on Friday.
1.) MJ Melendez: 23
2.) Ryan McBroom + Bobby Witt Jr. + Juan Carlos Negret: 18
5.) Nick Pratto: 17
6.) Vinnie Pasquantino + Michael Massey: 15
8.) Emmanuel Rivera: 14
9.) Jake Means + Gabriel Cancel: 13
Q: What’s the biggest thing that you have been working on this off-season?
DL: “This off-season I’ve really just been trying to improve the efficiency of my mechanics and work on getting my change-up to a place where I feel comfortable throwing it in any count.”
Last Night in Arizona
- Erick Peña: 2-3, 2B, 3B
- Wilmin Candelario: 0-4, 2 K
- Roger Leyton: 1-4, 2B, K
- Enrique Valdez: 4-4, 2B
- Francis Grullon: 2-4, SB