Amid Struggles, Vallot Continues to Push Forward-Part Two

(This is Part Two of a three-part series on former Top-30 Royals prospect Chase Vallot, documenting his time with the Wilmington Blue Rocks and his 2019 return to the Lexington Legends.) When Vallot advanced to Wilmington for 2017, he continued to follow his familiar pattern at the plate: lots of strikeouts (127), but an .818…

Prospect Watch: Eric Cole, OF

A 4th-round pick out of the University of Arkansas in last year’s MLB Draft, Eric Cole‘s 2019 season so far has been an ice-cold start followed by a red-hot run. And he’s still running. The 22-year-old switch-hitter got his start in rookie-level Burlington in 2018, where his traditional stats and peripherals showed true promise. Over…

Prospect Watch: Jeison Guzman, SS

Signed as an international free agent for $1.5 million in July 2015, SS Jeison Guzman has certainly had his share of both supporters and detractors when it comes to his potential and his ability to fulfill it. However, while he’s been a pro since age 17, he’s also been well below the average age at…

Prospect Watch: Evan Steele, LHP

Drafted in the 2nd round of the 2017 Draft out of Chipola College in Marietta, Florida, LHP Evan Steele has displayed an impressive arsenal at Lexington, this year. At 6’5”, 210, the 22-year-old Georgia native certainly looks the part of a power pitcher, though his strengths lie more simply in location and changing speeds. He…