Xavier Altamirano is a ballplayer hungry for success. In three seasons in the minor leagues, he has consistently put up impressive numbers as both a starter and a reliever. With an average ERA of 3.13 after 201 innings of work, Xavier has made it clear that he has the talent and the work ethic to succeed.
Birthplace: Douglas, AZ
Draft: Rnd 27 (2015/OAK)
School: Oral Roberts
Chris Burks is a promising outfielder with the San Francisco Giants. A graduate from Arizona Christian University, he brings dedication as a solid outfielder with him to the field.
Birthplace: New Britain, CT
School: Arizona Christian
Felipe Castaneda is an intriguing young prospect. Having signed with a professional team at only seventeen years old, it is clear Felipe has a unique gift for the game. With a 3.77 ERA through 14.1 IP, Felipe is proving that age is no barrier. His ability to compete with players at such a young age shows that he is on a path to success.
Birthplace: Tecuala, Nayarit, Mexico
Throws: R ight
Draft: Signed by TOR 2016
Cameron Gann is a promising young pitcher. In a short amount of time, Gann has shown an ability to take control of a game from the pitcher’s mound. Through almost three seasons in the minor leagues, Gann has posted remarkable numbers like his 2.76 ERA and his 9.6 SO9. At just 24 years of age, Gann is poised to continue proving himself on and off the field.
Birthplace: Crandall, TX
Draft: Rnd 27 (2015/ARI)
School: Stephen F. Austin State
Gavin Garay is a promising 1st baseman. Hard working and dedicated, he was picked up by the New York Mets after his impressive performance last spring, when he hit .357 with five home runs in 48 games played at St. Petersburg. As a team member of the Kingsport Mets, it's clear his hard work is paying off.
Birthplace: LaGrangeville, NY
Draft: Round 26 (2017, NYM)
School: St. Petersburg JC, FL
Danny Hrbek is an exciting young player. Having been signed as an undrafted player by the Kansas City Royals, there is only a small sample size of what Danny can do. In his first 11 IP Danny has already posted 19 strikeouts and a save. Danny is a bright prospect for the future and, if given the chance, can prove valuable to any team.
Birthplace: Effort, PA
Draft: Signed by KC 2017
Josh Lovelady is a defensive force. Through college and his first season in the minor leagues, Josh has posted stellar defensive numbers as a catcher. His fielding percentage in college was a .995%. Josh’s defensive abilities are evidence that he can play and compete with the higher talent levels. He is a smart player with a bright future.
Birthplace: Mobile, AL
Draft: Signed by KC 2017
School: Mississippi State
Hector Lujan is a pitcher with perseverance and potential. He has shown a desire to put in work and improve throughout his young career. In 2017, Hector has posted career bests in ERA, 1.55, and WHIP, .910, in 40.2 IP. Hector’s willingness to put in effort over the years is what makes him such a special talent.
Birthplace: Corona, CA
Draft: Rnd 35 (2015/MIN)
School: Westmont College
Dewin Perez is a hardworking young player. Over six seasons in the minors, Dewin has established himself as a reliable relief pitcher. With an average ERA of 4.29 over 297.2 IP, he has shown he has the ability to take on the grind of a full season. He has always been available when called upon and can be relied on as a steady option.
Birthplace: Cartagena, Colombia
Draft: Signed by STL 2011
Cody Puckett is a bright young baseball player. Through college and now in the minor leagues, Cody’s combination of intelligence and skill has consistently been on display. At Middle Tennessee, he was named to the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Now in the minors, he is using his smarts to fool hitters, striking out 8 in 6 IP.
Birthplace: Knob Noster, MO
Draft: Rnd 30 (2017/OAK)
School: Middle Tennessee State
A rising star from Marist High School in Bayonne, N.J., Fabian competed collegiately at Northwestern State and Odessa College before he made his mark at Lubbock Christian University. A pitcher with a hot fastball, Fabian was scouted by the Kansas City Royals, Cleveland Indians, Pittsburgh Pirates, Los Angeles Angels, Chicago White Sox, Florida Marlins, Seattle Mariners, and his favorite team, the New York Yankees after his impressive outing in the Joe Wladyka Showcase, where he topped 94 MPH on the radar gun. Fabian was selected by the KC Royals in 2009, but turned down the offer to continue his education. Knowing his talent and hard work would pay off in the future, the Cincinnati Reds selected Roman in the 16th round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft. Now playing with the Reds organization, Fabian is putting in the work and making every inning count in his journey to the Majors.
Birthplace: Jersey City, NJ
Draft: Rnd 16 (2013/CIN)
School: Lubbock Christian
Matthew Wynne is a player on the rise. Coming out of Flagler College, where he threw 18 strikeouts in 34 innings pitched, Matthew proved himself as a capable player worthy of being picked up by a professional organization. In 2016, he was signed by the Royals organization and posted a 1.74 ERA in Arizona Rookie League. Matthew Wynne has a bright future ahead of him, and would be a great piece to any ball club.
Birthplace: Dade City, FL
Draft: Signed by KC 2015